Daniel Fay, Belleville, Buried Saturday|
--From the Carleton Messenger, Monroe County, Michigan, February 6, 1936|
Daniel Fay, aged 70 years, passed away at Belleville, Michigan, January 29,
1936 after an extended illness.|
He was born in Exeter township, Monroe County, Michigan October 10, 1865
where he lived until moving to Belleville, 11 years ago.
He is survived by his wife, three sons, and three daughters, 25
grandchildren, five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at St Stephans Church at New Boston Saturday,
February 1, 1936 at 8:30 am.
Those left to mourn their loss are his wife, Mrs Eliza Fay of Belleville,
George Fay of Exeter, Charles D Fay of Oceanside, California, Mrs Lulu Beach
of Belleville, Jenner Fay of Romulus, Pearl Lewis of Flat Rock, Faith
Nowland of Detroit, one sister Ms Dr. Hamilton of Detroit, two brothers
Charles F Fay of Earlimart California, and Robert Fay of Detroit.
Old Mr Fay Dies|
From The Monroe Commercial, Friday, January 11 1884 (Monroe, MI)
Dateline: Exeter North Side
Old Mr Fay, father of Austin and Francis Fay, of this place, died on
Christmas day at the home of his son, Francis, aged over 80 years. He has
been sick for some time.
Obit for George Fay--Michigan|
Enterprise Roman and the Legal Times Wed. Sept. 2, 1964.
Fay, George Frances 76, 35 Clarence St. Belleville, died at the Belvil
Hospital Aug 28, 1964. He was born in Monroe Co. on January 20, 1887 . He is
survived by two sons, Ralph of Ecorse and Frances L. of Belleville, three
daughters, Mrs. Marie Hopkins of Romulus, Mrs. Viola Dyer and Eileen Simkins
of Belleville. One brother, Genner Fay of Higgins Lake and 2 sisters, Mrs.
Faith D'Annunzio of Florida, and Mrs. Pearl Louys of Mancelona also survive.
Services were held at Robert Bros [now called Pawlus--2000] Funeral Home and
St. Anthony's Catholic Church Sept 1. Mr. Fays grave is in Mt. Carmel
Cemetery in Flat Rock.
Obit for Francis Fay--Michigan|
Obituary provided by the Monroe County [Michigan] Historical Museum,
newpaper name not recorded, dated July 30, 1915.
FRANCIS FAY, who has been sick for several months from the infirmities of
old age, passed away peacefully on Friday morning at 8 o'clock, July 30.
1915, removing from our midst one of the oldest settlers in this part of
Monroe County. Mr Fay was born in Huron township, Wayne county, September 9,
1828, and died at the advanced age of 87 years 10 months and 21 days, being
the last one of his father's family. When a young man he shouldered his ax
and made his way on foot to the Northern pine woods, and after several
months of hard labor he managed to save out of his earnings $250. Proposing
to make his own way in the world he returned on foot to this part of the
state, and with his fund of $250 he purchased the 80 acres in Section 1 of
Exeter township, now owned by his son Dan. That part of the county at that
time was a dense wilderness and the farm that Mr fay selected had not been
touched by ax of settler in any way. Mr Fay's first team was an ox team,
horses being too scarce, and in those days, on account of bad roads or no
roads, it was common when visiting neighbors , for the men to walk and the
women to ride in the oxcart. Deceased often spoke of his fishing trips with
the Indians. He settled on the farm in 1847, and many others took up the
farms in that section who have passed to the great beyond these 20 or 30
years, leaving Mr Fay the unique distinction of being the original and
honored pioneer of this section. He was married in Huron township to
Charlotte D Brown at the home of Enoch Chamberlain March 19, 1854. This
union was blessed with ten children, six sons and four daughters. Two
daughters died in infancy and two sons, William E Fay and Perry C Fay died
in manhood. The surviving children left with the bereaved wife are: Dr O J
Fay, Carleton, Mrs John Pryor, Belleville, Charles F Fay, Isle of Pines,
Cuba, Mrs Dr. J D Hamilton, Detroit, Dan Fay, Exeter, Robert Fay, Detroit;
he also leaves 20 grand children, and 7 great grand children, and Mrs Fay
retired from the farm August 28th 1896, and since that time have made their
home in this village. He was a man of sterling qualities and devoted to his
home. He has often remarked that his long life and good health these many
years were due to his clean habits for he neither chewed or smoked tobacco
or indulged in intoxicating liquor of any kind. The funeral which was held
in the M E Church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 was largely attended. The service
was conducted by Rev C D Finch, pastor of the church. Burial at Carlton
Orion Jonathon Fay|
From "History of Monroe County, Michigan" Talcott E Wing, Editor, New York,
Munsell & Company, Publishers. 1890
ORION JONATHON FAY, of Carlton is one of the self made men of Monroe County
who have steadily worked their way from the lowest round of the ladder to a
very enviable position, and whose ambition will hardly be satisfied until
they have reached the top. He is a descendant of the old Puritan stock that
came over on the Mayflower, being the son of Francis and Charlotte (Brown)
Fay, and born in the township of Exeter June 20, 1860. The fathers family
came from Massachusetts, the mothers from Vermont, and settled in Monroe
County in the early part of the thirties. When the California gold fever
broke out in 1849, Mr Brown, his wifes father, crossed the continet with a
wagon train, and remained on the Pacific coast until the outbreak of the
Rebellion, when he returned by water. He is next to the oldest of eight
children, six boys and two girls: Edwin E. born 1858, Lucretia, 1862,
Charles, 1864, Lois Lavina, 1866, Dan, 1868, Albert, 1871, and Perry, 1875;
all of whom are married with the exception of the doctor, who with Charles,
Albert and Perry, are still bachelors.
When a mere lad, Dr Fay began the battle of life and has fought his way
heroically, unaasisted, until he has at an early age, by his indominable
energy, sound business sense and sterling integrity, won the confidence of
his associates and fellow citizens. He attended the common district schools
of his township, which education his parents deemed sufficiant for him, but
in this he disagreed with them and finally his father took him to Flat Rock
to attend the high school there, but with positive injunctions to the party
with whom he left him that he must earn his board and pay his own way, as he
would not be responsible for any of his expenses. This he pluckily did, and
the four years course was completed in three years and nine months.,
graduating June 28, 1878. The principal, Mrs Harriet B Jones, has in early
years been the preceptress of Fays father. Having tasted the sweets of
knowledge, Mr Fay determined to mount higher and accomplish more. With this
purpose in view, after graduating from Flat Rock Union High School he
matriculated in the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, taking a partial
literary course and a special course in German and French, the knowledge of
which he deemed esential in the practice of medicine, to which he had
determined to devote his life. He took the two courses of dentistry and
medicine at the same time, and by close application and pertinacious work
completed the usual five year course in three years and three months
receiving his degree as Docotr of Dental Surgury March 23, 1881, and of
Medical Doctor June 30, 1882. Not content with this he determined to grasp
all the honors that his Alma Mater could confer on him, and in the
Department of general chemistry took special courses in electro therapeutics
and practical manipulations o of electrical apparatus and in the
In politics he has always been a Democrat, his maiden vote being cast in the
effort to seat General Hancock in the Presidential chair, but has never
taken any active part in the councils of his party nor held other office
than that of health physician for the Township of Ash, his time being too
fully occupied in the practice of his profession of medicine and surgery.
Socially he has many warm friends, and takes great interest in the several
fraternal organizations with which he is connected. He was made a Mason in
Hiram Lodge No 110, at Flat Rock in 1880, and is a charter member of Orion
Lodge, No. 123, Ancient Order of United Workmen, which was named in his
Suicide Victim Buried|
From: The Monroe Evening News Tuesday May 18, 1920 p. 6 c. 3
The funeral of Austin Fay, Jr., of Carleton, who committed suicide by
shooting himself in the head, was held at the Methodist church at Carleton
this afternoon. He had been in failing health for sometime.
a prominent farmer of Exeter township ended all of his early troubles on
Saturday evening by shooting himself while in bed. Mr. Fay has been sick for
the past three weeks and in a serious condition. His brother, Wilmer, has
been caring for him and on Saturday evening he was
asked by the sick brother to go and care for the chores, When only a short
distance from the house the shot was heard and instantly returning to learn
the cause found his brother breathing his last. Austin Fay was born at Flat
Rock, September 25, 1859, and had spent 45 years of his life in Exeter
township, He had never married and lived alone on his farm for a number of
years. The rash act is due to despondency over his failing health. When
the news reached the village many were shocked for Mr. Fay had many friends
here as well as in his own neighborhood.
[Hand written on this obit is: Carleton Messenger Obit File 1904? And
Sept. 25, 1859]
we are definitely dealing with one Austin, who was born 9/25/1859, died in 1920, had a father named Austin and a brother named Wilmer. See above for the listing of Austin, son of Jonathan, father of Austin and Wilmer. So far for the info from OPF.
Next: The obit itself says that Austin was born in 1859. Somehow, the date of the original obit was lost. Someone read the obit itself for hints. Look at the sentence : "Austin Fay was born at Flat Rock,
September 25, 1859, and had spent 45 years of his life in Exeter township." If you add 45 to the 1859 date, you come out with 1904: which is exactly the date that someone wrote in hand on the bottom.
However, it does NOT say that Austin died at the age of 45 or that he spent his WHOLE life in Exeter. That is a false inference. Since the original date of 1920 IS on the burial notice, I would definitely
accept 1920 as the date of death, and assume that he died at the age of 61, which fits in a lot better with the description "failing health" and so on.
[Arthur R. Fay]|
Feb. 12, 1960
(Special to the Evening News)
Arthur R. Fay, 70, of 3147 Douglas Rd., died Thursday in his home. Included
among his survivors is a son, James B.Fay of Temperance. The body is in the
Bennett Funeral Home at 3434 Secor Rd..where Toledo Commandery Knights
Templar will conduct services at 3 p.m., Saturday. Burial will be in the
Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery at Sylvania, Ohio.
Mr. Fay was born at Mansfield, Ohio, and lived at Toledo since 1919. He
was employed as a sheet-metal worker until his retirement. He was a member
of: Sanford Collins Lodge, F & AM, Council Chapter and Commandery:
Scottish Rite and Zenobia Shrine, and South Side Post, American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Estie, and two sons, James B. Fay of Temperance
and Harold Fay of Toledo; a daughter, Miss Eloise Fay of Toledo; a sister,
Mrs. Luella Hursh of Mansfield, Ohio, and four grandchildren.
[Mrs. Charlotte Fay]|
(This info hand written on obit "1839- 1922")
Mrs. Charlotte Fay widow of the late Francis Fay died last Thursday in Detroit. The remains
were at the home of William J. Stoll, l929 Twenty-fifth Street until 10:00
am,. Saturday. When they were taken to Carleton for interment. She leaves
six children, O. J. Fay, Mrs. J. Pryor, and D. Fay of Carleton, C. S. Fay of
Earlimart, California, Mrs. D.J. Hamilton and R. Fay as well as the late W.
E. Fay and P.C. Fay of Detroit.
Carleton Messenger Obituary File
[There was also a card that read Mrs. Charlotte Fay-92 years old,
d. June 30, 1922 MEN July 1, 1922 Page 2 C. 4]
Charles F. Fay|
From: The Monroe Evening News Tuesday June 19, 1945 p. 7 c. 1
Charles F. Fay of Earlimart, California, formerly of Exeter township,
April 16, Monroe county friends have learned. Mr. Fay, who was 87 years old,
had been ill some time with a heart ailment. He was a native of Michigan and
lived some time in the Dakotas and Nebraska. He is survived by his widow,
Mrs. Minnie Fay; one daughter, Mrs. Frances Williams of California; and a
[William Edward Fay]|
Carleton Messenger Obituary File May 17, 1908
[Handwritten on Card: Cem 1857 - Cem 1906. Also behind the
initial E. was
William E. Fay
was born in Exeter township in 1863, and died in St. Mary's
Detroit, Sunday, May 17, 1908 at 2 pm from apoplexy. He leaves a
son, and two daughters to mourn his loss, Leo and Ethel of
Detroit and Lottie
of North Dakota, all married. He was taken sick May 8th and was
the hospital where a consultation of six doctors failed to help
him. Mr. Fay
was a son of Francis and Charlotte Fay, of this village. He
lived here until
about ten years ago when, he moved to Detroit and engaged in the
business. He was once treasurer of Ash township and a director of
district no 17, also a successful farmer. He was also charter
member of Orion
Lodge A.O.U.W. and member Flat Rock Masons. The funeral was held
from the M.
E. Church, Carleton, Tuesday Rev Hicks officiating. Interment in
[[William] Edward Fay]|
From: The Monroe Democrat Friday May 22, 1908 p. 5 c. 2
Edward Fay, well known here [Carleton], died in Detroit
from apoplexy and was brought-here [Carleton] Tuesday and the
from the M.E. church Tuesday afternoon. He leaves a widow and
[Anna Harryman Fay]|
Carleton Messenger--Jan 17, 1918
From: [This obit had William
E written in
before Edw ]
Mrs. Anna Harryman Fay
wife of the late Edw. Fay, died at Detroit, Thursday, Jan. 17th
was the daughter of the late Henry Harryman of Flat Rock, where
she spent her
childhood. She died at the home of her daughter, Ethel, in
Detroit. She was
in her 55th year. She leaves to mourn her loss one son, Leo, of
two daughters, Ethel of Detroit, and Lottie of Kansas City. The
service was held in the M.E. Church in Carleton, on Jan. 19, ,
Rev C D .Finch
officiating. Interment took place in Carleton cemetery.
[Leo F. Fay]|
Monroe Evening News 5-29-1945 Pg 9 Col 8
[This obit says "continued" but I did not find the first part.]
Leo F. Fay (Cont.)
Friday, May l8, funeral services were held in the Cooper
in Detroit and burial was in Carleton cemetery last Tuesday. Mr.
Carleton public school and, was a son of the late Edward and Anna
Fay. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Frances Payne of Garden City
William Bigler of Wyandotte; a son, Wilson Charles Fay of
Wyandotte; and two
sisters, Mrs. Lottie Gifford of Hollywood, California, and Mrs,
Rayner of Detroit.
Mrs. Florence Fay|
B E L L E V I L L E - October 11, 1972 [This obit does not say which paper it is from]
Florence Fay, 81, of Belleville, formerly of Carleton, died of
ailment Monday night in
Grayling Hospital, Grayling, MI. She had been visiting
Higgins.Lake. She was the mother of Joseph Fay, of 628 John
Friends may call in the Roberts Funeral Home in Belleville.
Services will be
at 10 am Friday in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Belleville, and
will be in Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery, Flat Rock.
The daughter of Mr. Joseph Brown, she was born March 22,
Sandusky, Ohio. Her husband, Jenner A. Fay, died Aug. 28, 1970.
Surviving are 5 sons, Joseph, of Monroe, Jerome of Belleville
James and Robert of Higgins Lake; 4 daughters, Mrs. Margaret
Marak, and Mrs.
Keith (Joann) Carnahan, both of Belleville, Mrs. William (Helen)
Higgins Lake and Mrs. Clyde (Shirley) Y o u n c e of Plymouth. 4
Fred of Carleton, Harold of Detroit, Alfred of Dearborn and
Vernon of Lake
Worth, Fla.; 36 grandchildren and 21, great-grandchildren. A
FAY, GARY T.|
Detroit News 9-28-94
FAY, GARY T.- Beloved husband of Barbara. Loving father of
(MichaeI) Kulaszewski and Kelly. Dear son of Emma. Dear brother
Verduce and Carol McDowell. Loving uncle of many nieces and
state Wednesday 3 p.m. Scripture service Thursday 8 p.m. Funeral
am, from Czopek Trust 10 Funeral Home, 2157 6 Oak St. Wyandotte,
to St. Plus
the X Church at 10, Interment Michigan Memorial Park..
FAY - Thomas F.|
News Herald 11-2-94
1930 - October 29, 1994
FAY - Thomas F., age 64, October 29, 1994, of Allen Park, Beloved
Mary A. Loving brother of Mary A. Mc Iver of Cypress, California.
father at Lynn (Nancy) Ferguson of Flat Rock, Linda A. Walker,
(James) Smith of Taylor, L. Michael (Nancy) Ferguson of Taylor.
survived by nine grandchildren, one great grandchild and three
California. Funeral services are Wednesday, November 2, 9am at
Funeral Home, 10915 Allen Road (corner of Goddard) to St.
Catholic Church at 9:30am., Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery.
may be made to the American Cancer Society,