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MACK, MARY L. MRS.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 1 July 2007, Page 5-B

Mary L. Mack, Brookfield, WI, (formerly of Montague).  Mary L. Mack of Brookfield, WI, formerly of Montague, passed away after battling cancer on June 21, 2007 at the young age of 76 years.  Beloved wife of 56 years to Cass.  Loving mother of Mary (Mark) Stowasser, Susan (Sid) Young, Michael, Kevin (Lori), Sharon (Dean) Eaton, Teresa (Dan) Wackernagel, Brian (Katie), James (Tracy), Margaret (Todd) Perrin and Cindy (Pat) DeStefanis.  Further survived by 27 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, June 26, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Wisconsin.  Any donations to American Cancer Society or AngelsGrace Hospice is greatly appreciated.  Our mother died as she lived, holding a rosary in one hand and her children and husband embraced in the other.  She lived an unassuming life.  With a gentle spirit, she always forgave, had unconditional love and never judged others.  Her life was about God and family.  She will be greatly missed, but her death will not be in vain. We, her children, will carry on her life’s message - cherishing our family, our faith and others.  “You have gone through a ‘trial by fire’ so rest in peace dear sweet Mama - rest in peace.”

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MACKENZIE, DELORES MRS. (HOYT)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 24 December 1975, Page 17

MACKENZIE, MRS. DELORES, 1312 West Street.  Mrs. Delores Mackenzie, 82, passed away Tuesday morning at Muskegon General Hospital.  She was born April 15, 1893, in Benwood, W. Va. and has resided in Muskegon the past 59 years.  She was the former Delores Hoyt who was married to Samuel S. Mackenzie on Dec. 16, 1911, and he passed away Feb. 27, 1949.  She was a Charter Member of Friendship Wesleyan Church.  She is survived by 2 sons, Herbert of Fruitport and Frank K. of Muskegon; 2 daughters, Mrs. Carlyle (Gwendolyn) Ward, and Mrs. Fred (Norma) DeCoster, both of Muskegon; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Mrs. Ada Dixon of Muskegon.  Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Sytsema Chapel with Rev. V. Emerson McAninch officiating.  Interment will be in Mona View Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 7 p.m. this evening where they may meet the family 7-9 p.m. and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday.  —Sytsema

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MACKENZIE,James & Melissa

Birth notice

a girl,at Mercy General Oak Campus, Muskegon Chronicle,Sept  22,2001,Page 5B

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MACKENZIE, SAMUEL MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 28 February 1949, Page 18

Samuel Mackenzie.  Samuel Mackenzie, 77 years old, former machinist for 25 years at Continental Motors corporation, died Sunday at 9 p. m. in his home, 1312 West street, after an illness of six years.  Born Aug. 7, 1871 in London, England, Mr. Mackenzie came to the United States in 1909 to locate in West Virginia, and moved to Muskegon 36 years ago.  He was married at Wheeling, W. Va., Dec. 16, 1911, to Delores Hoyt.

Mr. Mackenzie leaves his wife, two sons, Kenneth, Muskegon, and Herbert, Fruitport; two daughter, Mrs. Carlyle Ward and Mrs. Fred DeCoster, both of Muskegon; one brother, Herbert, and two sisters, Mrs. Albert Pike and Mrs. Ernest Hutt, all in London, and 11 grandchildren.  MACKENZIE – Samuel Mackenzie, 77 years old of 1312 West street, passed away Sunday at his home.  The service will be held at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Clock Chapel, the Rev. Maurice Edlund.  Interment will be made in Mona View cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.

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MACKEY, CHARLES MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 8 September 1943, Page 19

Charles Mackey, 84, Dies at Daughter’s Home at Heights.. Charles M. Mackey, a Muskegon residence since April of 1915 and for 30 years an engineer at the Elk Rapids Chemical works, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Oscar W. Johnson, 1504 Lemuel street, Muskegon Heights, this morning.  He was 84 years old.  Mr. Mackey was born Oct. 11, 1858 in Washingtonville, O., and moved to Elk Rapids in 1882.  On June 1, 1884 he and Cora Salisbury were married in Elk Rapids where they lived until coming to Muskegon.  In Muskegon he had been employed by Shaw-Walker and Campbell, Wyant and Cannon Foundry companies.  He was affiliated with the Masonic order in Elk Rapids.  He is survived by his widow; a son, Donley, of Muskegon; his daughter, Mrs. Johnson; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

MACKEY – Services for Charles M. Mackey, 1504 Lemuel St., Heights, will be held from the Lee Funeral Home, Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, Rev. P. B. Wellander officiating.  He will be laid to rest in Mona View.

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MACKEY, CORA B. MRS. (SALISBURY)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 16 October 1944, Page 2

Mrs. Mackey, 77, Of Heights, Dies.  Mrs. Cora B. Mackey, 77 years old, a resident of the Heights since 1915, died Sunday at 1504 Lemuel street, Muskegon Heights, where she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Oscar W. Johnson.  Mrs. Mackey was ill only a short time.  The former Miss Salisbury, she was born Jan. 1, 1867 in Pittsford.  She moved to Elk Rapids in 1882 and married Charles M. Mackey there on June 1, 1884.  They came to Muskegon Heights in 1915 to make their home with their daughter.  They celebrated the 59th anniversary of their marriage last year.  Mr. Mackey died in September 1943.  Mrs. Mackey was a member of the Maccabees, Alaska tent, No. 184 and she attended the Temple Methodist church.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Johnson; one son, Donley C., of Muskegon, and four grandchildren.

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MACKEY – Services for Mrs. Cora B. Mackey, 1504 Lemuel street, Muskegon Heights, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Lee Funeral Home, Rev. P. B. Wellander officiating.  She will be laid to rest in Mona View.

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MACKIE, Paul & Tina

Birth notice

a boy, at Mercy General Oak Campus, Muskegon Chronicle,Sept.18,2001,Page 3B.

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MACLANGS, Leo C.

Biography

 

MACLEAN, SIDNEY A. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 8 July 1995, Page 7B

MacLEAN, MR. SIDNEY A., Grand Haven.  Mr. Sidney A. MacLean, 48, died early Thursday morning, July 6, 1995 in Ludington.  He was born on December 4, 1946 in Fremont, MI and had been a resident of Grand Haven for most of his life.  Mr. MacLean worked for Grand Haven Brass for 22 years.  SURVIVORS include his step-father, James H. Rhoads; 2 brothers, Phillip (& Mary) Rhoads of Whitehall, Harry Dake of Muskegon; former sister-in-law, Marjean Rhoads; grandmother, Edith MacLean of Muskegon; niece, Angel (& Haywood) Floyd of Muskegon; great nephew, Phillip Zachary Floyd; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Rhoads in October of 1994.  SERVICES will be 1:00 PM on Monday at

Sytsema Funeral Home 737 Apple Avenue with Rev. Jerry DePoy officiating.  Burial will be in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  VISITATION will be from 7-9 PM this evening and 7-9 PM on Sunday.  SUGGESTED MEMORIALS: American Heart Association & Lakeshore Lung Association.

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MAFFETT

Article

E Pluribus Unum:  The Unification of Muskegon

 

MAFFETT, Samuel

Biography

 

MAGDOZIARZ, Walter

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Monday, June 25, 1928, page 2:2

VIOLATION OF RUM LAW IS ALLEGED   One Charged With Driving Away Car;   Four With Drunk Driving  Warrants were issued today for the proprietor of an alleged  “blind pig” for a suspect charged with driving away an automobile and for four motorists  charged with driving while drunk – all of whom were arrested over the week-end by   Muskegon police and the sheriff’s department.  A small quantity of liquor was seized in a  raid early yesterday at 790 First street, conducted by the sheriff’s force.  John Brown, 58  years old, was arrested and faces arraignment today on a charge of liquor law violation.   E. W. Tatum, colored, 97 Clay avenue is being held by Muskegon police on a charge of  unlawfully operating the automobile of Mrs. A. Berghuis.  Examination in his case has  been set for July 3.  Bail was fixed at $1,000.  Harry Christainsen, 32 years old, 1237  Ninth street, pleaded guilty in justice court to a charge of driving while drunk, and was  ordered to serve 10 days in the county jail and to pay a fine of $100 and costs today.  He  was arrested at Pine street and Clay avenue.  Carl Schroeder, 36 years old, demanded  examination when he appeared in justice court on a drunken driving charge.  He was held  to bail of $500 and his case was set for July 3.  Schroeder was arrested at Maple street  and East Isabella avenue.  Two other men were arrested on charges of drunken driving as follows: Edward Boucher, 35 years old, 930 W. Forest avenue, arrested at Clay avenue and Cedar street, and Walter Magdoziarz, 21 years old, of 125 Western avenue, arrested on Beidler street.

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MAGNER, TREVOR LEE

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 24 July 2005, Page 3C

MAGNER, BABY TREVOR LEE, Muskegon.Baby Trevor Lee Magner, 1 week old son of Tracy Magner, passed away Thursday afternoon, July 21, 2005 in Grand Rapids.  Trevor is also survived by grandparents, Diana (Sam) Schaub; Aunt Jessica, Uncle Chris, 3 cousins, and several other family members.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday at Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Arrangements by Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc. 737 Apple Ave. (231) 726-5210

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MAGNUSON, ANNA ULRIKA MRS.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 25 February 1938, Page 18

MRS. ANNA MAGNUSON.  Mrs. Anna Ulrika Magnuson, a resident here for the past 28 years, died last night of lingering illness at her home, 1663 Messler street.  She was 60 years old, the widow of John Magnuson who died in 1930.              Born in Finland, where she spent her girlhood, Mrs. Magnuson came to the United States in 1877, landing at Philadelphia where she lived on year before coming to Muskegon.  She became the bride of Mr. Magnuson here in 1902 and a year later the couple moved to Grand Rapids, staying there seven years.  They returned to Muskegon in 1910.     Surviving her are:  One daughter, Mrs. Clifford Kibbey of Muskegon and four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Edward Nelson of Muskegon, Mrs. Walter Mattson of Oregon, Mich., and Miss Mary Olin of Finland; two brothers, Jacob Olin of Mt. Vernon, Wash., and Victor Olin of Portland, Ore.

MAGNUSON – The memorial service for Mrs. Anna Ulrika Magnuson, widow of the late John Magnuson, 1663 Messler street, will begin at two o’clock Monday afternoon at the Balbirnie Mansion, the Rev. Mr. Swanson, D. D., officiating, and the interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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MAGNUSON, JOHN MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 17 March 1930, Page 2

JOHN MAGNUSON DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS. John Magnuson, 62 years old, 1663 Messler street, died Sunday at Mercy hospital after a long illness.  He was born Nov. 9, 1867, in Wormland, Sweden, where he grew to manhood, coming to the United States when he was 19 years old, settling in Muskegon.  He was married to Miss Anna Olin 27 years ago.  Mr. Magnuson was a member of the Vikings No. 57, Modern Woodmen of America No. 1075, and New Era Association.  He leaves the widow; one daughter, Mrs. C. J. Kibbey of Muskegon; three grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Augusta Bergrin of Muskegon.

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MAGNUSON—The funeral service for John Magnuson, 1663 Messler St., will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 at the Balbirnie Funeral Mansion, Rev. Gustave Fletwood officiating and the interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

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MAHANNA, MICHAEL J. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 16 October 1973, Page 23

MAHANNA, MR. MICHAEL J., 213 3rd Ave., Big Rapids, Michigan.  Mr. Mahanna, age 22, died at his home Friday afternoon.  He was born at Utica, N.Y. and was a student at Ferris State College.  He was a former patrolman of the New Brunswick, N.J. police force and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp.  He married the former Anita Erdman in 1970 in Montague.  SURVIVORS:  His wife, Anita, and son, Timothy, 3 sisters, Janice Mahanna of Marcy, New York, Mrs. Donna DeSiato, Marcy, New York, and Mrs. Clare Bennett of Oriskany, New York, His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Mahanna of Marcy and Grandmother, Mrs. Rose Mahanna of Utica, New York.  SERVICE:  Service were held today at 1 o’clock from the Clock Funeral Home, Whitehall, with the Rev. Arthur Cunningham officiating.  Interment was made in Oakgrove Cemetery.  —Clock, Whitehall

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MAITLAND, Isabell

Born June 25, 1926 – Died June 9, 1988

Information donated by Sharon Zerns

 

MAKURAT, John

Article

Beach School Dedication

 

MALLOCH

Article

E Pluribus Unum:  The Unification of Muskegon

 

MALOTKE, MARION RUTH MRS. (WILKE)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 14 April 1975, Page 27

MALOTKE, MRS. MARION RUTH, (Wife of Harold), 1287 W. Giles Rd.  Mrs. Marion Ruth Malotke, age 62, died Sunday at her residence.  The former Marion Wilke was born in Chicago, Illinois and has lived in Muskegon since 1918.  She married Harold Malotke on April 18, 1931.  SURVIVORS:  Husband, Harold, 2 daughters, Mrs. Edward (Betty) Valchar of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Mary Jane White of Muskegon, 4 sons, Harold Jr. of Chicago, Ill., Leo, William and Terry all of Muskegon, 4 brothers, Charles Wilke, Harry Wilke, Arthur Wilke, and George Wilke all of Muskegon, 5 sisters, Mrs. Mildred Sauve of Muskegon, Mrs. Betty Bletch of Muskegon, Mrs. Dorothy Beattie of Muskegon, Mrs. Caroline Hamlin of Hesperia and Mrs. Lucille DeWitt of Fremont, Michigan, 21 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  SERVICE:  The service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock from the Clock Chapel with Rev. Duke Wilke officiating.  Interment will be made in Laketon Twp. Cemetery.  VISITATION:  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home where they meet the family beginning this evening at 7:00 o’clock and on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 o’clock. —Clock          

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MANGELS, ROGER K. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 11 December 2005, Page 6-B

Roger K. Mangels, Walkerville.  Roger K. Mangels, 66, of Walkerville, passed away at his home December 1, 2005. He was born in Iowa, September 12, 1939.  Roger has lived in the Walkerville area for the last 5 years and in Montague for 15 years prior to moving.  He worked as a Rail Road Mechanic and loved much of his time working on his small farm in Colfax Twp.  Roger is survived by 3 sons, Paul & Marsha Mangels of Rothbury, John Mangels of Montague, and David Mangels of Montague.  Also surviving are 5 grandsons, Jeffrey, Lucas, Nicholas, Tyler and Brandon; 2 brothers, Gary & Claire Mangels of Illinois, and Merle Mangels of Illinois.  Funeral Services were Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, 2:00 p.m. at the Dunkard Brethern Church in Hart.  Arrangements by Tate Funeral Chapel, Hart 873-3415

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MANGIONE, Betty J. (Mrs.) Skok

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, September 27, 1981

MANGIONE,Mrs. Betty J.  4139 S. Quarterline  Fruitport  Mrs. Betty J. Mangione, age 54, died suddenly on  Sunday at Mercy Hospital. She was born December 21, 1926 in Bridgeman, MI, coming to Muskegon when  she was a small child. She was educated in the Muskegon schools.The former Betty J. Skok married Henry  Mangione in Tyler,TX, December 2, 1944. She was a member of the College of Regents of the Moose Lodge No.  344. She is survived by her husband, Henry, a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis & Zelda Mangione of  Muskegon, a daughter Mrs. William (Nancy) Peterson of Muskegon, 3 sisters, Beverly Skok of Muskegon, June  Morgan and Kathlene Hadon both of Hammond, IN, also 3 grandchildren. The funeral service Will be held at  the Lee Funeral Home, Wednesday 11:00 a.m., Rev. Lane Eddy officiating. She will be laid to rest in Sunrise  Memorial Gardens. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Kidney Foundation,  envelopes available at the funeral home where friends may meet with the family beginning Tuesday, 2-4 & 7-9  P.M.  Lee

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MANGIONE, Kathryn Marie (Mrs.) Scott

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, 13 Feb 1997, page 6C

Tampa, Fl (formerly of Muskegon)   Mrs. Kathryn M. Mangione, age 79, passed away   Monday, Feb. 3, 1997 at a nursing home in Florida. She was born in Allendale on July 1,   1917 to Oliver Scott and Marie DeYoung. On July 1, 1937 she was united in marriage to  John Mangione, and he preceded her in death on the same date in 1980. Mrs. Mangione  was a self employed hairdresser for many years, and loved craft work and sewing. She  loved playing Christian songs on the piano and organ, and her children and grandchildren  were very special in her life. When residing in Muskegon, she and her late husband were  members of Olivet Reformed Church. Surviving are 4 sons, John (Cindy) Mangione of  Green Bay, Wi., Jerry Mangione od Tampa, Fl., Donald (Patricia) Mangione of  Muskegon, and Dale Mangione of Ft. Myers, Fl; 12 grandchildren, 14 great  grandchildren; 1 brother, Nelson (Gen) Scott of Muskegon; 2 sisters, Dorothy Wood of  Whitehall and Betty (Bill) Osborn of Muskegon. She was preceded in death by her sister  Beatrice Ankeny and LaVern Johnson. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 15,  1997 at 1:00 p.m. from Olivet Reformed Church, 2018 Shettler Rd., with Rev. Ronald  Amos officiating. Interment Sunrise Memorials Gardens. Memorials to the American  Cancer Society will be appreciated, envelopes available at the service. -Ever Rest Funeral  Home & Chapel   777-3557; 800-479-3557

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MANN, Charles B.

Biography & Obituary

 

MANNING, Joseph

IN PROBATE COURT

The Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Tuesday, February 14, 1899

Manning, Joseph, deceased, probate of will March 13

Information donated by Bill Moore

 

MARBACH, Charles

Article

Schooner Tennie and Laura

 

MANNON, DIANA B. MRS.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 22 April 2007, Page 7-B

Diana B. Mannon, Los Angeles CA.  Diana B. Mannon, 80, of Los Angeles, California, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away quietly in her sleep on April 9, 2007 after a brief illness, at home with family at her side.  Diana was born and raised in Aurora, Indiana.  She graduated from Indiana University, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.  She lived, and leaves many friends, in Bettendorf, Iowa, North Muskegon, Michigan, Whitehall, Michigan, and Los Angeles, California.  She enjoyed an active life with her passions being tennis, golf, sailing, and bridge.  She enjoyed walking the beach looking for lucky glass, and she never saw a sunset that was not the best she had ever seen.  She is survived by her husband, William H. Mannon; children Tom Getz and his wife Margaret Burrows-Getz of East Grand Rapids, Michigan, Bettina Getz and her husband Bill Judge of River Forest, Illinois and Chris Getz of Melbourne Beach, Florida; step children Carolyn Mannon and her husband Don Haber of Los Angeles, California, Susan Mannon of Santa Monica, California, Will Mannon and his wife Barbara of Santa Monica, California, and Doug Mannon of Arroyo Grande, California; and by 12 grandchildren.  She will be remembered for her kind heart, strong spirit, sense of humor, and her enduring love for family and friends.  A memorial service will be held this summer at White Lake, Michigan where she spent all of her summers since childhood.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hospice, or the cause of your choice.

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MARCOTTE, Joseph

Obituary

Civil War Veteran Answers “Last Post” – Joseph Marcotte aged 72 years, died last night at his home, 43 Wilcox street after a five weeks illness.  Mr. Marcotte was born in Maschief, Province of Quebec, Canada, coming to the United States in 1859 and settling in Illinois.  He enlisted as a private in Co. A 37th Illinois Veteran Infantry, March 22, 1863, serving until the end of the war.  He came to Muskegon in 1867 and resided at Lake Harbor, working on the ferry at Jeannott’s Mill.  Mr. marcotte was a member of St. Jeans Catholic church, the Union of St. Jeans No. 21, and of Phil kearney Post No. 7, Grand Army of the Republic.  He leaves besides his wife, six children; Joseph Marcotte Jr., and Desire Marcotte of Holland, Michigan, Oswald Marcotte of Holland, Michigan, Mrs. Arthur Christian of Pentwater, Michigan, Mrs. George Bowen and Mrs. Elmer Nelson of this city, 24 grand-children, thrre brothers in Canada.  The funeral service will be held at 8:30 o’clock Saturday morning at St. Jean’s Catholic church.  Rev. Fr. Joseph Poulin officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Information was found in the “People’s Scrapbook” located in the Genealogy Room at Hackley Public Library.

Information donated by Barbara Hill

 

MARING (Mrs.) Nicholas

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, May 27, 1963, page 34:3

Local Woman’s Mother Dies  Services for Mrs. Nicholas Maring, 71, of Grand Rapids,  mother of a Muskegon woman, will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from the DeVries  Chapel in Grand Rapids.  She was the mother of Mrs. Paul Clark, of 1048 W. Sherman  Blvd.  She died at Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids.  Mrs. Maring leaves her  husband, four sons and five daughters, all of the Grand Rapids area with the exception  of Mrs. Clark. 

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MARKENSON, Anna (Mrs.)

Article

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  20 June 1910  Page 2

QUEER ACCIDENTS COME SAME WEEK IN FRUITLAND  One  Man Has Leg Broken by Being Bunted Over by Calf; Another Falls From Roof. (Special to News Chronicle.)   Whitehall, Mich., June 20.—Two of the most peculiar accidents  known in years in this vicinity have occurred within a week in Fruitland township, south  of this village.  Saturday, a Mrs. Markenson, a Danish woman who has lived in this  neighborhood, died at the home of George Peterson.  Shortly after her death, Mr.  Peterson went on top of the house to clean the chimney and fell to the ground, breaking  his left leg just above the ankle.  He was brought to Whitehall, where Dr. C. F. Smith  reduced the fracture.  An evening or two previous, Maurice Conklin, who lives in the same township and is 76 years old, was feeding his calves, when one of the frolicsome young bovines bunted him over.  In falling he broke his right thigh bone about two inches below the hip.  The nearest phone was three miles distant, at Michillinda Pines, and from  there his son telephoned for a physician.  None could be secured to go that night, as it  was then late.  The next morning Dr. Smith went to his home and reduced the fracture as  well as he was able.  Mr. Conklin is 76 years of age and lost his wife about a year ago.  He has lived at his present location nearly 40 years.

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Obituary

Whitehall Forum  Whitehall, Michigan  23 June 1910  Page 5

Mrs. Markenson is dead at the home of George Peterson in Fruitland.  She was a widow and had lived in this  vicinity about thirty years.

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MARQUARDT, Albertina (Mrs.) Runzel

Death Record

In the death records, book III, page 256, record #178

April 28, 1914, Albertina Marquardt, female, white, married, age 49-3-1, of White River Twp., born in Germany, a housewife - father, William Runzel, born in Germany, mother not shown.  Her obituary says she was born in White River township.

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Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Tuesday, April 28, 1914, page 7   Mrs. Gust Marquardt   Mrs. Gust Marquardt, mother of Mrs. W. H.  Hillyer of Muskegon, died at her home in White River township last night, aged 49 years.  Mrs. Marquardt had been ill but since Sunday. 

She was born in White River township, and lived there all her life.  Besides her husband, Mrs. Marquardt leaves two sons, Ernest Marquardt of Spokane, Wash. And Carl Marquardt of Clarence, Ia., and three daughters, Mrs. W. H. Hillyer of this city, Miss Elsie Marquardt of Detroit and Miss Lydia Marquardt at home.

Information donated by Bill Moore

 

MARQUARDT, Gustav

Map

In the 1900 plat map, you will find Gustav Marquardt in section 2 of White River Twp. There was a Gustav Marquardt who died in 1932.

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MARQUARDT, Pauline

Marriage Record

1882 Marriage Book 2, page 193, record #97

Sept. 7, 1882  Barney Ackerman, age 30, a farmer from Whitehall, born in Prussia married Pauline Marquardt, age 28, from Montague, born in Prussia.  The minister was J. Gulick and the witnesses were Yena(?) Runzel of White River Twp. And Gustav Marquardt of Montague.  Bride and groom parents' names not given - drat!

Information donated by Bill Moore

 

MARSH, Charles W.

Biography

 

MARSH, Luella (Miss)

CITY NEWS:

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, April 12, 1920, page 10

The Misses Marcella Moon, Luella Marsh, Elinor Chamberlain, Helen Koblishke, Helen Eames, Elizabeth Boyd, Mildred Suit, and Ora Morton, Orin Gray, Roscoe Rodgers, Arthur Cross, Max Koblishke, Richard Haven, John Quincy, John Andrews, and Chester Cloeting, all students at the University of Michigan are spending their annual spring vacation at their homes.

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MARSHALL

 

MARTELL, Kaydin Robert

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 4 June 2006, Page 6-B

Kaydin R. Martell, Baby Boy, Montague, MI.  Our baby boy, Kaydin Robert Martell, went home to be with Jesus Tuesday, May 30, 2006 in Muskegon, MI.  He is survived by his parents, Neal II and Amy (Prenger) Martell of Montague, MI; 2 brothers, Neal III and Deric; 4 sisters, Jordin, Sheldin, Claudia and Breanna all at home.  His grandparents, Robert (Woneta) Prenger and Sheila Prenger all of Muskegon, MI and Katherine Martell of Flint, MI; Kaydin was preceded in death by his grandfather, Neal “Jake” Martell.  MEMORIAL SERVICE: Was Saturday, June 3, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at New Beginnings Assembly of God Church, 200 S. Division, Whitehall, MI.  231-894-9661.  Pastor Scott Visser officiating.  YOUNG - Muskegon

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MARTIN

 

MARTINDALE, Sarah J.

IN PROBATE COURT

The Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Tuesday, February 14, 1899

Martindale, Sarah J. deceased, bond filed

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MARTINEZ, Lydia A.

Article

Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan  5 June 1978  Page 1

Three die in county  in weekend traffic  Muskegon County's traffic toll climbed to 18 this year when three persons died over  the weekend.  The count compares to eight deaths a year ago.  Edna J. Peterson, 58, of 2605 W. River, died when the car  she was riding in was involved in a three-car collision at Whitehall and River at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday.  The driver, her  husband Raymond, 60, was in critical condition today with multiple injuries in Hackley Hospital's intensive care unit.  Muskegon County Sheriff's deputies said the accident happened when a northbound pickup truck on Whitehall skidded  sideways on slippery pavement and entered the southbound lane and collided with two approaching cars, including the  Peterson vehicle.  Carl W. Parrish Jr., 29, of 3275 Worden, told police that he tried unsuccessfully to steer the truck into a  nearby woods.  The driver of the third car in the collision, Russell A. Pulaski, 27, of 866 Fleming, told investigators that he saw  the truck slide out of control but that he was unable to avoid hitting it.  A passenger, Jason Pulaski, 4, of the same address,  was in critical condition in Hackley's intensive care unit with a head injury.  Five other persons in the accident were treated and  released.  Dalton Township firemen were called to free up trapped victims with a Hurst tool.  Norton Shores police said a  Wyoming, Mich., woman died just before midnight Sunday when her car rolled several times on Seaway after it failed to make   a curve at the Norton intersection.  A county medical examiner pronounced Lydia A. Martinez, 27, dead at the scene of the  accident.  A passenger, Diamantina G. Fernandez, 29, of 2855 Taft in Spring Lake, was not injured.  The county's third  weekend fatality occurred early Saturday when a 19-year-old Grand Rapids man died after he fell from his motorcycle into the  path of a van.  Michael Wayne Conant was pronounced dead on arrival at Grant Hospital, according to state police from  Newaygo.  Police said Conant was northbound on M-37 near White Road in Muskegon County when he ran into the rear of another motorcycle and was thrown into the path of the van.

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MARVIL, JOEL D. MR.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 26 November 2006, Page 6-B

Joel D. Marvil, Wantage, NJ.  Joel D. Marvil, 72, most recently of Wantage, NJ, died Monday, November 20, 2006, at Atlantic Hospice in Morristown.  Born in Oak Park, Illinois, Mr. Marvil lived in Sparta for many years and also maintained a home in Whitehall, Michigan.  He was a United States Navy veteran, serving during peacetime as a Gunnery Officer on the Destroyer USS Herbert J. Thomas in Long Beach, California.  A 1957 graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Mr. Marvil received his BS in Chemical Engineering while attending Northwestern on a NROTC scholarship.  He was President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Ames Rubber Corporation in Hamburg, retiring from active employment, but still serving as Chairman of the Board.  During his tenure as President and CEO, Mr. Marvil was proud to accept the 1993 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from President Clinton on behalf of all Ames teammates.  This award is given to companies who establish an environment and record of performance excellence and is administered by the United States Department of Commerce.  Mr. Marvil was a past member of the Board of Overseers for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.  He was also an Emeritus Advisory Board member of Northwestern University Tech School and was the recipient of the 2004 Alumni Achievement Award from Northwestern University.   Mr. Marvil was also Vice Chairman of Sussex Bank.  His community involvement included serving as a Board member of the Sussex County United Way as well as a Board member of Sunrise House in Lafayette.  He was also a member of the Sussex Presbyterian Church and was a former member of the Sparta Presbyterian Church.  An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Marvil was a life member of Ducks Unlimited and the White Lake Yacht Club in Whitehall, Michigan.  The son of the late J. Dallas and Dorothy Ames Marvil, Mr. Marvil was also predeceased by a daughter, Kimbeth Marvil, in 1963.  He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Ellis Marvil, whom he married in 1958; a son, Timothy D. Marvil, and his wife, Meg, of Wantage; one brother, Richard A. Marvil of Glen Ellyn, Illinois; and three grandchildren, Joshua, Thomas and Christopher.   A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2006, at the Sparta Presbyterian Church, Main Street in Sparta.  Memorial donations may be made to Atlantic Hospice, 33 Bleeker Street, Millburn, NJ 07041 or Sunrise House Foundation, 47 Main Street, Franklin, NJ 07416.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton.

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MARVIN, CAROLINE V. MRS. (SCHILLER)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 23 September 1983, Page 4C

MARVIN, MRS. CAROLINE V., R.N., 610 E. River St., Whitehall.  Mrs. Marvin, age 62, died at Blodgett Hospital, Grand Rapids, Wednesday afternoon.  Born June 1, 1921 in Illinois, she has lived most all her life in the White Lake area.  She was employed for 28 years at Teledyne Continental as an Industrial Nurse and had also worked for the Muskegon County Health Dept. for 8 years.  She was a member of First Congregational Church, Whitehall and a member of Whitehall Chapter No. 201 OES.  The former Caroline Schiller was married to Lloyd Marvin.  SURVIVORS:  Husband, Lloyd; 1 daughter, Mrs. Ronnie (Sue) Greer of Muskegon; her mother, Mrs. Anna Schiller of Whitehall; 1 brother, Clyde Schiller of Sarasota, FL.  A brother, Frank, preceded in death.  SERVICE:  Clock Chapel, Whitehall, Monday, Sept. 26, 1983 at 1 o’clock with Pastor Sam M. Withers officiating.  Interment in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  VISITATION:  Clock Funeral Home, Whitehall on Sunday, 2-4 & 6:30-8:30 P.M.  Whitehall Chapter No. 201 OES will hold a public Memorial Service Sunday evening 7:30 P.M. at the funeral home.  MEMORIALS:  First Congregational Church Memorial Fund.  —Clock,

White Lake

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MARVIN, Oscar T. (Mr)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 7 March 2000, Page 4B

MARVIN, MR. OSCAR T. Holton.  Mr. Oscar T. Marvin, age 81, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2000 at his home.  He was born December 22, 1918 in Holton, MI to Paul O. & Pearl (Olsen) Marvin.  On November 23, 1963 he married the former Geraldine M. “Gerry” Tucker, and she preceded him in death on February 25, 1999.  He was also preceded in death by 1 great grandson, 2 brothers & 2 sisters.  Mr. Marvin was a US Army Veteran of WWII where he served in the European Theater and received a bronze star & was a Purple Heart recipient.  He was a member of the 70th Division Association, and the DAV Chapter 11.  He was also a member of the NRA.  He was retired from Teledyne Continental Motors.  Survivors include his children:  Paul “Nick” (Shirley) Marvin of Missouri, Cookie (Ron) Evanauski of Holton, Pam (Al) Bruederle of Wisconsin, Tom (Janice) Marvin of Whitehall, Brian (Carol) Marvin of Holland, MI;

step-daughter, Deanna Hafenbrack of Hesperia; 16 grandchildren & 18 great grandchildren; 2 step-granddaughters & several step-great grandchildren; 1 sister, Ruth Wiegand of Muskegon; & several nieces & nephews.  Services will be 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 9, 2000 at the Kroeze Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will be in Oakwood-Holton Cemetery with full military rites provided by the Holton American Legion Post #397.  Visitation:  2-4 & 7-9 P.M. on Wednesday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the DAV Chapter 11.  Kroeze Funeral Home Inc.

637 E. Main – Fremont (231) 924-2130 or 888-544-5388

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MARVIN, PAUL MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 1 March 1967, Page 13

PAUL MARVIN.  FREMONT—Paul Marvin, 85, of Holton, died Monday night at the Hillcrest Nursing Home at North Muskegon after a long illness.  He was born Feb. 10, 1882, in Ohio.  He married Pearl Olsen in 1904 at Twin Lake.  She preceded him in death.  He served as the Muskegon County chairman of the Agricultural Stabilization Commission for several years.  He had been a member of the Odd Fellows for over 50 years.Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Wiegand and Mrs. John Wiegand of Muskegon; three sons, Paul and Floyd of Muskegon and Oscar of Holton; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Kroeze Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Holton Cemtery.

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MASON

 

MASTAIN, Barney (Mr) & John (Mr)

Obituary

Montague Observer, Montague, Michigan, 6 December 1900, Page 1

A FAMILY'S FATE.  The Mastain family have been greatly afflicted during the past week by the visitation of death.  The death of the father, Barney Mastain, last week was followed Monday morning by the death of his son John, who has been a victim of epileptic fits  many years.  John Mastain was born in Montague May 9, 1867 and was 33 years, six months and five days at the time of his death.  The  funeral took place from the deceased's late home yesterday, Rev. C. C. Coors officiating.  Barney Mastain was born in the state of  Pennsylvania, Oct. 20, 1828 and was 72 years at the time death claimed him.  Barney, as he was familiarly known came to Montague  about 36 years ago.  Deceased is survived by a wife and four children, George and David Mastain, Mrs. Jennie Banks, of Rib Lake, Wis.,  and Mrs. Bessie Degen, of Park Falls, Wis.

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MASTAIN, Mary (Mrs) Butler

Obituary

Montague Observer, Montague, Michigan, 2 April 1931 Page 1

OBITUARY Mrs. Mary Mastain, aged nearly 91 years, died last Sunday morning at her home in this village.  She had been an invalid for several years owing to a fall at which time she suffered a fractured hip, and never walked again after that, but used a wheel chair to get about the house.  Three weeks ago she began to show signs of failing health, from which she was not able to rally.  Mary Butler was born in Centerville, N.Y., June 26, 1840.  She was married at the place of her birth to Joseph Mastain in 1860 and they came to Montague six years later.  Mr. Mastain died in 1900.  Mrs. Mastain possessed many good qualities which inspired the love and respect of all who knew her well.  Misfortune did not destroy her indulgent disposition nor old age and long suffering diminish her solicitude for friends and loved ones.  No doubt, the constant and unselfish care given her by her son, George, was a great blessing to her and prolonged her life.  She is survived by two sons, George and David, of this village, and one daughter, Mrs. Wm. Banks, of Rib Lake, Wis., also 17 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one reat-great- grandchild.  The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church, Rev. I. W. Minor, officiating.  Burial was in the Oakgrove cemetery.  Relatives from out of town, who attended the funeral, were:  Mrs. Wm. Banks, Rib Lake, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Mastain, So. Bend, Ind., Wm. Mastain, Chicago, Samuel Mastain and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Connel, Racine, Wis., Ralph and Eleanor Woodward, Hesperia, Mrs. G. Arnold, Ludington.

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MATHEWS, ARNOLD R. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 23 January 2000, Page 5E

MATHEWS, MR. ARNOLD R., North Muskegon.  Mr. Arnold R. Mathews, age 75, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, January 20, 2000 at a local hospital.  He was born May 5, 1924 in Neillsville, WS, settled in Newaygo as a child and then moved to Muskegon as a young man.  He married the former Alice F. (Sweet) Fisher in Muskegon on August 31, 1957.  Mr. Mathews served with the Seabee’s during W.W.II and was a life member of V.F.W. Post 8846.  He was also a member of the Northside Seniors and the Sociable 70’s where he called Bingo.  Mr. Mathews was employed at Dresser Industries until retiring in 1973.  SURVIVORS: his wife, Alice; 2 daughters, Irene (Scott) Williamson of Muskegon and Susan (Robert) Harrington of Rothbury; a step-son, Robert (Roberta) Fisher of North Muskegon; 2 sisters, Edith (Russell) Ronning of Muskegon and Dorothy Downing of Twin Lake; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held Tuesday 2:00 P.M. at the Lee Funeral Home under the auspices of V.F.W. Post 8846.  Friends may meet with the family at the funeral home beginning one hour prior to the service.  MEMORIALS: Northside Seniors.  —Lee (733-2152)

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MATHEWS, BETTY SUE MISS

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 20 August 1957, Page 21

MATHEWS, BETTY SUE, 210 Sumner Avenue.  Betty Sue, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Mathews expired at Muskegon Osteopathic Hospital Monday afternoon.  Age 11 months.  Further announcement later.  —Balbirnie-Apostle.   

21 August 1957, Page 30

MATHEWS, BETTY SUE, 210 Sumner Street.  The Private Memorial Service for Betty Sue, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rubin Mathews began at the Balbirnie-Apostle Chapel at 2:00 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Fritz officiating, and the interment was in Fruitland Cemetery.  —Balbirnie-Apostle.      

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MATHEWS, William O.

Biography

 

MATSON, Carl J.

Biography

 

MATTEO, Robert Louis

Biography

 

MATTESON, Jesse O.

Biography

 

MATTISON, ARTHUR J. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 8 September 1956, Page 21

Arthur Mattison Dies at 39.  Arthur J. Mattison, 39, of 3705 Ross road, Dalton Township, died early this morning at Mercy Hospital after a brief illness.  Up to the time of his illness, Mr. Mattison worked at Continental Motors Corporation where he was a machinist for 16 years.  He was born in Dalton Township on Sept. 1, 1917.  Educated in Dalton schools, he lived in the Muskegon area all of his life.  He married Miss Mildred Brado in Dalton, Aug. 30, 1951.  He is survived by his wife; a son, John; a daughter, Rozann, both at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Mattison of Dalton; a brother, William A. Mattison of Laketon Township, and five sisters, Mrs. Stanley Lee of Muskegon, Mrs. John Dalson of Detroit, Mrs. Eskel Anderson of Dalton, Mrs. Evelyn Johnson of Detroit, and Mrs. George Goodhue of Alaska.

10 September 1956, Page 25,

MATTISON, MR. ARTHUR J., 3705 Ross Rd., Dalton Twp.  The funeral service for Mr. Mattison will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the Chapel at Clock’s, Rev. Jacob Huizenga officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.  —Clock.          

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MATTSON, Frances E. (Mrs.) Hancock

Obituary

(She died May 23, 1979)

3499 North Maple Island Rd.   Mrs. Frances E. Mattson passed away very suddenly Wednesday evening.   She was born in  Circleville, Indiana, coming to Muskegon at an early age.  The former Frances Hancock married Oscar C. Mattson in  Rochester, Indiana,  September 1, 1931. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Morton Thompson of Muskegon and  a daughter, Mrs. Garth (Janet) Reynolds of Twin Lake. Also, 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The funeral  service and committal  for Mrs. Mattson will be held at the Lee Funeral Home Saturday, 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Lew Edwards  officiating. She will be laid to rest in Mona View Cemetery. Friends  May call at the Lee funeral Home. 

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MAUTHE, Elsa F.  (see Elsa KITZING)

 

MAUTHE, Otto M.

Wedding

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Thursday, June 28, 1906, page 7:3

MAUTHE-KITZING   In the presence of only a few immediate friends, Miss Elsa Kitzing and Mr. Otto M. Mauthe were married at 7 o’clock last evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. J.  Hentschel, 754 Lake street.   The ceremony was performed by Rev. Carl F. Huth, pastor of the German Lutheran church.   As the bridal couple entered the room the Tannhauser  march was played by F. P. Schnabler. Mr. and Mrs. Hentschel acted as groomsman and bridesmaid.  The bride was prettily gowned in dotted Swiss and carried bride roses.  The couple  will go to Appleton, Wis. And points in Minnesota on a short wedding trip and will be home about July 10 at 603 Lake street.  The bridegroom is an engineer in the employ of the  Central Paper company.  The bride has been employed for some time as a domestic in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hentschel.

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Marriage Record

Muskegon County Marriage Records, Liber V, Page 56, 27-June-1906

Otto M. Mauthe, 27, white, res. Muskegon, b. Wisconsin, Engineer, parents Wm. Mauthe and Rosa Stark

Elsa Kitzing, 18, white, res. Muskegon, b. Germany, no occupation, parents Edw. Kitzing and Unknown – comment, in 1906 when they were married they did not know her mother’s name!!!!

Married June 27, 1906 by C.F.A. Huth, Ev. Luth. Pastor; witnesses Ernest and Marie Henschell, both of Muskegon.

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Death Record

Muskegon County Death records, Liber 29, Page 1120

Otto Mauthe, male, died November 19, 1968, Muskegon Co., white, age 89

B. June 23, 1879 in Wisconsin, citizen of US, married to Elsa Kitzing,

SSAN 365-10-7610.  Chief engineer, paper company.  Residence, 2612 Memorial Dr., North Muskegon, MI

Parents William Mauthe and Rosa Stark

Cause: Struck by auto at 2612 Memorial Dr., N. Muskegon, severe shock and possible cerebral damage, fracture of left femur and left pelvis.

Burial, Oakwood Cemetery, Muskegon on 11-22-68;  Clock Funeral Home.

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MAXWELL, MARY ELIZA MRS. (SIMONS)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 7 March 1951, Page 2

Mrs. Maxwell, 89, Ill 5 Years, Dies.  Mrs. Mary E. Maxwell, 89 years old, 293 Jackson avenue, died at home, Tuesday, at 8:30 p.m.  Mrs. Maxwell has been an invalid since in the autumn of 1946 when she suffered a hip fracture.  The former Miss Mary Eliza Simons, she was born in Huntington County, Ind., March 25, 1861, and spent her early years in Indiana where she was married Nov. 27, 1883, to Allen W. Maxwell.  They moved to Battle Creek in 1903.  Following her husband’s death, March 10, 1930, Mrs. Maxwell moved in 1936 to Montague with her son-in-law and daughter, Rev. and Mrs. Carl A. Smith.  She accompanied them when they came from there to Muskegon in April, 1943.  Mrs. Maxwell was a member of the Gospel Center, at Battle Creek.  She leaves one son, F. R. Maxwell, Orange City, Fla.; two daughters, Miss Ina Maxwell and Mrs. Carl A. Smith, in Muskegon; one brother, William E. Simons, South Bend, Ind., four grandsons, one great grandson.

Page 31

MAXWELL, MRS. MARY E., 293 Jackson Avenue.  Mrs. Mary E. Maxwell, aged 89, passed away Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl Smith.  A prayer service will be held Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock at the Clock Chapel, the Rev. Carl A. Smith officiating, followed by a service Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Farley Funeral Home, Battle Creek, the Rev. Cal Beukema officiating.  Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.

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MAY, ROGER MR.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 20 January 2008, Page 5-B

Roger May, Los Angeles, CA.  Roger May, 69, died Jan. 9, 2008 suddenly at his home.  Mr. May was born Aug. 6, 1938 in Grayling, MI., to Art and Edith May.  His parents have preceded him in death.  Roger moved to Montague when he was in third grade and attended the Montague schools.  He was president of his senior class ('56); he excelled in track in high school and won medals in state meets.  He attended Muskegon Junior College, and transferred to the University of Michigan where he graduated with a B.S. in electrical engineering in 1961.  Roger started work at Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica, CA, in 1961 where he worked in the navigational, guidance, and control lab.  In 1973, he went to work for Hughes Aircraft Co. (now Boeing Satellite Systems) as a spacecraft manager.  In this position, he tested the spacecraft to ensure its readiness for launch.  He followed the spacecraft to the launch site to continue testing systems.  Roger married Judy Risdall from Iowa in 1964.  He met her at Douglas where she was employed as a chemical engineer.  Roger and Judy retired from Hughes together in July, 1998.  They spent their retirement traveling and spending time with their family.  Roger spent many years attending antique clock classes, and repaired antique clocks for a hobby.  He had just started piano lessons before his passing.  FAMILY: He is survived by his wife, Judy; 3 married children, Linda, Diane and Stephen; and 9 grandchildren.  There are no plans for memorials at the current time.  There will be a "celebration of life" gathering in the ensuing weeks.

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MAYCROFT, ALICE MRS. (NEWVILLE)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 11 October 1938, Page 12

Mrs. Alice Maycroft, Formerly Resident Of Ravenna, Expires.  Mrs. Alice Maycroft, 76 years old, of 734 Marcoux street, died this morning at her home, after an illness of two days.  Formerly Alice Newville, she was born in New York state, Aug. 20, 1861.  The last two years she made her home in Muskegon, coming here from Ravenna where she lived for 62 years.  Her husband, Anthony H. Maycroft, died in March of 1932.  Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Fred VanBergen and Mrs. Eugene Reynolds, of Muskegon, Mrs. Marion Bunce, Mrs. Ida Hage, and Mrs. Gerrit VanBergen, of Ravenna, and Mrs. Leon Bockman, of Sparta; two sons, Clarence Maycroft, of Ravenna and Walter Maycroft, of Muskegon; 36 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

12 October 1938, Page 16

MAYCROFT – Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Maycroft, 734 Marcoux St., will be held Thursday at 1 p. m. from the Clock Chapel and at the Methodist church in Ravenna at 2 p. m., Rev. J. C. VanWyk officiating.  Interment at Ravenna.  Friends may view the remains at the residence until 11 a. m. Thursday.

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MAYCROFT, ANTHONY MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 10 March 1932, Page 8

Anthony Maycroft, 78, Long Resident Of Ravenna, Dies.  Ravenna, March 10.—(Special)—Anthony Maycroft, 78 years old, for nearly 70 years a resident of this village, died at the home of his son, Walter, in Muskegon yesterday, following a short illness.  He had been living with his son during the winter.  Mr. Maycroft was born in New York and came to this village as a boy.  He married Miss Alice Newville and nine children were born to them, eight of whom are still living.  Mr. Maycroft was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge here for more than 50 years.  The funeral will be held at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Fred Van Bergen, 590 Oak Street, Muskegon, Saturday at 1 p. m. and at 2 p. m. from the Ravenna M. E. church, in charge of the Odd Fellows lodge.  Burial will be in Ravenna.  Surviving Mr. Maycroft are two sons, Walter of Muskegon and Clarence of Ravenna; six daughters, Mrs. Marion Bunce, Mrs. Isaac Hage, and Mrs. Gerrit Van Bergen of Ravenna, Mrs. Van Bergen and Mrs. Bessie Christian of Muskegon, and Mrs. Leon Bochman of Sparta; two brothers, Frank and Charles of Ravenna; a sister, Mrs. Frank Lake of Coopersville, 35 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

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MAYCROFT, MRS. ANTHONY

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 12 December 1901, Page 4

Ravenna, Mich., December 11.—Mrs. Anthony Maycroft, Sr., died at her home, four miles southwest of town, after a short illness of pneumonia.  Mrs. Maycroft was a woman liked by everybody and leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn her loss.

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MAYCROFT, Clayton

Article

East Muskegon

 

MAYLE, DENISE JOLENE MRS. (ZERBA)

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 9 July 2006, Page 5-B

Denise Jolene Mayle (Zerba), Bruce Crossing, MI (formerly of Charlotte, MI).  Denise Jolene Mayle (Zerba) of Bruce Crossing, MI, formerly of Charlotte, MI, age 43, born September 22, 1962, passed away at Spectrum Health Center in Grand Rapids on July 5, 2006.  Denise was a loving wife, mother, friend and companion.  She is survived by her husband, Bruce; four sons, Joshua, 19, Justin, 18, Wesley, 15 and Christopher, 13; parents, Roger and Barbara Zerba; sisters, Carmen Bjorklund (Bob), Suzette Patterson (John); grandmother, Edith Engel; in-laws, Fred and Sally Mayle; sisters-in-law, Beverly Hepler and Barbara Walker; along with many nieces and nephews.  She was best known in her community for servicing computers in the local school districts and surrounding communities.  She was employed by Smurfit Stone Container Corp. of Ontonagon, MI as a computer specialist.  She loved life, her family, her cats and many friends throughout the community.  She will be remembered by all whom she came in contact with for her willingness to always give of her talents and self unconditionally.  We will miss her deeply.  Memorial services will be held at Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10500 Plains Rd., Eaton Rapids at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 10, 2006.  Donations in lieu of flowers will be accepted at Settlers Credit Union, P.O. Box 107, Bruce Crossing, MI 49912 in care of the Mayle Children College Fund.

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MAYNARD, CHARLES CLARENCE MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 18 November 1944, Page 2

Charles Maynard, Veteran, Expires.  Charles Clarence Maynard, 56 years old, R. R. 3, Muskegon, in Dalton township, a veteran of World War I, died Friday at Mercy hospital, following an illness of six months.  He was born at Edmore, on Sept. 6, 1888 and moved to Traverse City with his parents.  He attended school there.  He came to Muskegon in 1917 and was employed at Continental Motors corporation until he entered the service.  After the war he settled in Muskegon and married Miss Dairy Burns in 1926.  They lived here until two weeks ago when they moved to a farm in Dalton township.  He leaves his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Marshall Lloyd, Muskegon; one son, Charles Clayton Maynard, at home; a stepson, Donald Maynard, in U. S. Navy; one stepdaughter, Miss Laurine M. Billadeau, Muskegon, and two grandsons.  Page 11  MAYNARD – The memorial service for Mr. Charles Clarence Maynard of R. No. 3, Dalton township, Muskegon, will begin at 2:00 o’clock Monday afternoon at Balbirnie’s, the Rev. Mr. Chapman officiating, and the interment will be in Lakeside cemetery.  Those of the friends wishing to view the remains may do so at Balbirnie’s.

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MAYNARD, GLORIA E. MRS. (CLARKE)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 7 September 1997, Page 4D,

MAYNARD, MRS. GLORIA E., Muskegon.  Mrs. Gloria E. Maynard, age 71, passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 6, 1997 at Mercy Hospital following a very brief illness.  A lifelong resident, she was born in Muskegon on March 15, 1926, and was an Avon Representative for 39 years.  She also did demonstrations at Meijers for Show & Tell for 10 years.  In 1945 she married Charles C. Maynard, who survives.  They are former members of Bible Presbyterian Church.  Surviving is her husband, Charles C. Maynard; 2 children, Charles Lee (Barbara) Maynard of Muskegon, and Gloria (Richard) Goldsborough of Ft. Worth, TX; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 1 sister, Joyce (Harold “Brez”) Brezina of Muskegon; 2 brothers, Marvin W. “Willy” (Shirley) Clarke of Muskegon and Richard (Betty) Clarke of Grand Rapids.  She was preceded in death by her 4 brothers, Don, George, Howard & Russ Clarke.  Funeral Services will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. from Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel, 1783 E. Keating with Rev. De Loyd Hesselink officiating.  Interment Lakeside Cemetery.  Visitation at the funeral home will be Monday 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.  -Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel  777-3557; 800-479-3557

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MAYETTE, Eugene

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Saturday, June 4, 1927

HEIGHTS RESIDENT OF 14 YEARS SUCCUMBS   Eugene Mayette, aged 66, died at his  home at 512 7th street, following an illness of two weeks duration.  Mr. Mayette was  born in Quebec, Canada, and came to this country about 45 years ago.  He resided in  Muskegon Heights about 14 years.  He was employed at the Balke-Brunswick plant for  several years as night watchman.  Surviving him besides his wife are five daughters,  Mrs. Joseph Moran of Chicago, Mrs. Walter Wippo of Detroit, Mrs. A. Neiser, Muskegon,  Mrs. J. O. Yeager of Muskegon heights, Mrs. Joseph Ross of Muskegon, four sons,  Joseph, Arthur, Albert and Philip, three brothers and one sister in Canada.  Also 22  grandchildren.  Mr. Mayette was a member of St. Jean’s Catholic Church. Fraternally  he was affiliated with the Catholic Order of Foresters.

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MAYVILLE, LEWIS C.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Monday, October 18, 1943, Page 1:3

Dies After Car, Train Collide  Lewis C. Mayville, 44, of Whitehall, Victim of Crash, Wife Cut and Bruised  Lewis C. Mayville, 44 years old, R.R.1, Whitehall, died at 1 a.m. today in Mercy hospital of internal injuries suffered Saturday when the car he was driving collided with a Pere Marquette switch engine at the Wood street and McLaughlin crossing.  Mr. Mayville became Muskegon county’s 15th traffic accident fatality for 1943 and the city of Muskegon’s third.  Mrs. Mayville, 42 years old, was reported in satisfactory condition today by Mercy hospital attendants.  She has scalp cuts and bruises.  Maxine, their daughter, and Betty Franklin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Franklin, R.R. 1 Whitehall, both 16 years old, were in the automobile but Maxine was uninjured and Betty was only slightly cut and discharged from Mercy hospital today.  According to report by Muskegon police officer Robert Sharp and Harold Lilliberg who investigated, the Mayville car was hit by the switch engine at about 8:35 p.m. Saturday.  C.A. Erickson, 2152 Harrison street was engineer and Eugene Wiersma, Holland, fireman of the locomotive.  Mr. Mayville, taken to Mercy hospital by Clock ambulance, was believed to have a broken back as well as internal injuries.

He was born in Charlevoix May 25, 1899, and came to Muskegon county from East Jordan 15 years ago to work as a moulder for Sealed Power corporation where he had been employed since.  He was married to Addabelle Thompson in Mancelona, April 10, 1920.  Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Maxine; three sons, Ronald of Drew Field, Fla., Kenneth in North Africa, Bruce of Farragut, Idaho; a stepson, Fred Thompson of Muskegon; stepdaughter Mrs. John Hardenburgh of Muskegon Heights; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Stuart of Flint and Mrs. William Bulow of Lansing and three brothers, Joseph of East Jordan, Albert of Greenville and Lawrence of Muskegon.  Coroner Thomas C. Clock said there would be no inquest.

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Mazany, Theodore Edward

Birth

Muskegon Chronicle,  4 April 1916

MAZANY -- To Mr. and Mrs. William Mazany, 152 Sanford street, Saturday, March 4, 1916, a son, Theodore Edward

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MAZUREK, John Peter (infant)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Tuesday, December 8, 1942 page 2:5

JOHN PETER MAZUREK   John Peter Mazurek, four months old, infant son of Mr. and  Mrs. John F. Mazurek, 132 Glade street, Muskegon, died today at Mercy hospital.   Besides his parents, he is survived by one sister, Marjorie, at home; grandparents, Mr.  and Mrs. Peter Balawender, Ravenna and Mr. and Mrs. John Galant, Muskegon. 

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MAZURKIEWICZ, Paul & Deanna

Birth notice

a boy, at Mercy General Oak Campus, Muskegon Chronicle, Sept 22,2001, Page 5B

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MCADOW, Helen (Mrs) Sawyer

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 8 July 1989, Page 5B

MC ADOW, MRS. HELEN Dalton Township.  Mrs. McAdow, age 72, died Thursday, July 6, 1989.  The former Helen Sawyer was born in Marion, MI on Nov. 19, 1916 and married Frank McAdow, Jr. on Oct. 10, 1937.  Mrs. McAdow was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 2 brothers.  SURVIVORS  Husband, Frank; 1 son, James (Pat) Burnes, Jr. of Muskegon; 2 daughters, Janet Williams & Mrs. Thomas (Frances) Woodruff both of Muskegon; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Mrs. Orville (Beverly) Woodring of Twin Lake; 1 brother, Albert (Carol) Sawyer of Mt. Pleasant, MI; 4 sisters-in-law, 2 brothers-in-law; several nieces and nephews. SERVICE  Monday 1:00 p.m. at the Restlawn Cemetery Chapel with the Rev. Donald LeMaire officiating.  Interment Restlawn Cemetery.  VISITATION  This evening 7-9 and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 at the Clock Funeral Home.  --Clock Muskegon

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MCADOW, Marguerite V. (Mrs) Grow

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,  Muskegon, Michigan, 19 February 1973, Page 21

McADOW, MRS.  MARGUERITE V. 2505 James St., Muskegon Twp. Mrs. Marguerite V. McAdow, 68 years, entered into rest early Sunday morning in Muskegon General Hospital after a brief illness.  The Funeral Rites for Mrs. McAdow will be Wednesday morning 10:30 o'clock, in the Memorial Chapel of The Achterhoff Mortuary with the Rev. Mr. Clay Nuttall, Pastor, Bethel Baptist Church of Fruitport, officiating.  Mrs. McAdow will be laid to rest in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  A sincere invitation is extended to relatives and friends to meet the family 7 to 9 this evening and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Mortuary where Mrs. McAdow will repose after 7 p.m.

today.  Born in Montague, Mich., September 18, 1904, Mrs. McAdow had been a Muskegon resident for the past 40 years.  The former Marguerite V. Grow, she was educated in the Public Schools of Wisconsin and Ludington, Michigan, and in 1937 was married to Clarence "Bud" McAdow.  Mrs. McAdow is survived by a niece, Mrs. Donald (Donna) Skuse of Muskegon and a nephew, Mr. Eugene VanderMolen of Westerville, Ohio.--Achterhoff.

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MCANINCH, Sophie (Mrs.) VanAndel

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan Wednesday,March 12, 1986 page 5C

No. Muskegon (Wife of Rev. V. Emerson)   Mrs. Sophie McAninch age 86, died Tuesday afternoon at a local nursing   home following a long illness. She was born June 20,1899 in the Netherlands and came to Muskegon in 1910. The  former Sophie VanAndel was married to V.Emerson McAninch in Muskegon May 22, 1935. She had assisted her  husband in his ministry at the Heights Gospel Tabernacle and throughout Muskegon and western Michigan. The  FUNERAL SERVICE for Mrs. MCAninch will be held at the Lee Funeral Home Thursday, 1:30 P.M.,Rev. Jack M. Brown  officiating. She will be laid to rest in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. VISITATION will be today 2-4 & 7-9 P.M.   Lee

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MCAULEY, Willis Sr.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Monday, November 17, 1986

MCAULEY, MR. WILLIS, SR.   Ravenna, MI   Mr. Willis McAuley, Sr., age 74, of Ravenna, passed away  Sat. evening at General Hospital.  He is survived by his wife, Pearl; 2 sons, Willis, Jr. (Verda) and James  (Joyce), both of Ravenna; 2 daughters, Mrs. Etta (George) McCleary of Ravenna, Mrs. Helen (Kenneth)  Karafa of Nunica; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  The funeral services for Mr. McAuley will  be held Tuesday afternoon 1:30 o’clock at County Line Baptist Church, Ravenna.  Rev. Charles Jones  officiating.  Interment, Ravenna Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Throop Funeral Home, Ravenna, today,  3-4 and 7-9 P.M.

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MCBRIDE, Dr. B. M.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle   Muskegon, Michigan  23 July 1965  Page 24

Dr. McBride,  Heart Victim,  Dies at Age 49  Dr. B. M. McBride, a Crystal physician, who interned at Muskegon  Osteopathic Hospital, died Thursday at his home of a heart attack.  He was 49.  Dr. McBride was the deputy coroner  and health officer for Montcalm County and was widely known in the Crystal area.  Dr. McBride was born Sept. 18,  1915, in Jersey City, N.J. and attended school at Brattleboro, Vt.  He took premedical training at Wesleyan College,  Wesleyan, Conn., and completed his medical training at Kirksville Osteopathic College, Mo.  An Army veteran of  World War II, Dr. McBride married the former Virginia Dayson at Muskegon in June, 1948.  After completing his  internship in Muskegon, Dr. McBride practiced briefly in Casnovia, before moving to Crystal 14 years ago.  He was  a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Crystal Lions Club.  Surviving are his widow; a son Harold and a daughter,  Martha, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Nelson Lofstead of Boston; and his mother, Mrs. Lucy McBride of Muskegon.

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MCCANN, James

Article

East Muskegon

 

McCarther, Elen Dora

Marriage Record

(see Edwin Wale Caine)

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MCCARTY, Jerry

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Thursday, December 20, 1990 Page 7C:1

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McCARTY, MR. JERRY

Muskegon Heights

Mr. Jerry McCarty, age 70, passed Monday unexpectedly in Phoenix, AZ.  He had worked for Lakey Foundry, was a veteran of W.W. II, was a member of Queen Esther Baptist Church.  Jerry was past master of King David Lodge No. 20 F & AM PHA Sanford McKinney No. 10 H.R.A., St. Paul No. 10 Knight of Templar, past E.C. Peninsular No. 44, El Karnek Temple No. 86 A.E.O.N.M.S., past potentate, past D.D.G.L. of M.W.P.H.  Survivors are wife, Dorothy McCarty; 3 sons, Jerry Jr., Jerome & Rodney; 2 daughters, Hydrome Elijah and Anita McCarty; 1 step-daughter, Lucy Jackson, 1 brother, Simon McCarty; 1 sister, Octavius Dace, mother-in-law, Olivia Johnson, 12 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.  Services  Sat., 1 p.m. at Queen Esther, Rev. Samuel Greer, Jr., officiating.  Interment Oakwood Cemetery.  Visitation Friday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., the family will receive friends Friday evening 7-8 p.m.  Members of King David Lodge No. 20 will perform ceremonies beginning at 7 !

 p.m.  Members of VFW Post No. 9388 will perform ceremonies at cemetery.     –Toombs

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MCCLELLAN, FERDELL E. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 3 July 1975, Page 24

McCLELLAN, MR. FERDELL E., 88 Avenue Route 1, Rothbury.  Mr. McClellan, age 41, died in Muskegon General Hospital Wednesday evening.  He was born in Wisconsin and has lived most of his life in the Rothbury area.  He was employed as a foundry worker for the last eight years at Campbell, Wyant, and Cannon.  He was married to the former Ruth G. Johnson.  SURVIVORS:  Wife Ruth, four sons, Ronald, Karl, Michael, and Larry, three daughters Brenda, Carol, and Mary Jo all at home, one grandson, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vern McClellan of Montague, his twin brother Fred McClellan of Allendale, one half-brother Neil DeMien of California.  SERVICE:  Saturday afternoon at two o’clock from the Clock Chapel, Whitehall with the Reverend Mark Frykholm officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION:  Friends may call at the funeral home in Whitehall, beginning Friday noon.  —Clock White Lake

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MCCLELLAN , Kimberly Lynn & Patrick Michael LEWIS

Birth notice

a boy,at Lakeshore Community, Muskegon Chronicle,Sept.20,2001, Page 4B

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MCCLELLAN, MICHAEL A. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 3 June 1978, Page 3

Rothbury youth’s body recovered.  ROTHBURY— Divers from the Oceana Sheriff’s department and Michigan State Police recovered the body of Michael McClellan, 15, of Rothbury, at 1:20 p.m. Friday in a manmade lake west of the village.  The McClellan youth disappeared Thursday evening while swimming with friends in about 12 feet of water at the lake near Winston Road and U.S. 31 highway.  He was the son of Ruth McClellan, of 88th Avenue in Rothbury, and a student at Montague Junior High School.

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Page 13,

MC CLELLAN, MR. MICHAEL A. ,88th Ave., Rothbury, Mi.  Michael age 15, died Thursday in Oceana County.  Born in Shelby he has lived all of his life in the Greater White Lake area.  He was a student of the Montague Junior High School and attended Bible Class at the Bible Baptist Church of New Era.  SURVIVORS:  His Mother Mrs. Ruth G. Mc Clellan of Rothbury; 3 brothers Ron, Karl, and Larry all of Rothbury, 3 Sisters Carol, and Mary of Rothbury and Mrs. Rod (Brenda) Epplett of Grand Haven, 2 nephews, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Vern Mc Clellan of Montague.  SERVICE:  Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Clock Chapel Whitehall with the Rev. Mark A. Frykholm officiating.  Interment in Fruitland Township Cemtery.  VISITATION

Friends may call at the funeral home in Whitehall to meet the family this evening and Sunday afternoon and evening.  —Clock White Lake.

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McCord, Mozell (Mrs.) Tanner

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan Sunday September 16, 2001 page 7D

Mrs. Mozell (Tanner) McCord, age 89, passed away Friday, September 14, 2001 at University Park Nursing Home.  She was born September 7, 1912 in Hornbeak, Tennessee.  She is survived by her loving husband of 74 years, Virgil McCord; her daughters, Barbara Gray and Joe Ann Bowers; 6 grandchildren, Connie Hamlin, Steve Bowers, Donald Gray, Theresa Bredin, Janet Glieden and Lesa Bramer, 10 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren; her brothers, Ben and Leroy Tanner ; and her sister, Mary Sue Vermilya.  Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel with Pastor Lee Coggin officiating.  Interment will be in the Antioch Cemetery n Hornbeak, TN.  Visitation will be held Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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MCCORMICK, Alice G. (Mrs.) Miszewski

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 6 October 1970, Page 27

McCORMICK, MRS. ALICE G. (Miszewski) 1165 W. Larch Avenue. Mrs. Alice G. (Miszewski) McCormick, 83 years, entered into rest Monday afternoon in Muskegon General Hospital after a brief illness.  The Funeral Rites for Mrs. McCormick will be Wednesday, 2 p.m. in The Memorial Chapel of The Achterhoff Mortuary with The Rev. Mr. Homer Marsh, Pastor, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiating.  Mrs. McCormick will be laid to rest in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  A sincere invitation is extended to the relatives and friends to meet the family 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in The Mortuary where Mrs. McCormick reposes.  Mrs. McCormick was born August 28, 1887, Alice Gertrude James, in Sheridan Twp., Mason County, Michigan.  She settled in the Muskegon area 47 years ago.  Beloved mother of Mrs. Agnes Hardenburgh of Traverse City, Mich.; Mrs. Alice Phelps of Muskegon; Mrs. George (Mary) Nevels of Lake Orion, Mich.; David, George, Joseph and Kenneth Miszewski all of Muskegon; Raymond Miszewski of Ravenna and John Michaels of Taylor, Mich.  Mrs. McCormick is also survived by five sisters and two brothers.  Twenty-eight grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren.—Acherhoff.        

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MCCORMICK, Minnie V. (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle 12-6-1960  Mrs. McCormick  Resident Here  For 43 Years,  Widow Dies  Mrs. Minnie V. McCormick, 79, of 1973 Austin Street, a resident of Muskegon for 43 years, died unexpectedly Monday en route to Hackley Hospital.  Alling for some time, she was stricken at home.   Mrs. McCormick was born April 9, 1881, in Oceana County, where she attended public schools.  She was married Jan. 9, 1919 in Muskegon to the late Fred McCormick.   Coming to Muskegon from Big Rapids in 1917, she was a member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church.     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eva S. Valli and Mrs. Lila M. Cunningham of Muskegon, 17 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and four half brothers, James Warner of Muskegon, Tom Warner of Custer, Samuel Warner of Pentwater, and Hugh Warner of Ludington

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MCCRARY, GEORGE ROBERT MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 14 November 2004, Page 5-B

Mr. George Robert McCrary,   (Husband of Barbara), Whitehall.  Mr. George Robert McCrary entered into eternal rest Tuesday, November 9, 2004, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.  He was born December 4, 1928 to William and Mayme McCrary.  He was an auto body shop manager for many dealerships in the area.  After retirement, he enjoyed cooking, hunting, gardening, woodworking, and having his kids at the house.  SURVIVORS include his loving wife of 54 years, Barbara (Post), daughter, Marcia (Brian) Hendrie; sons, Michael (Ellen), Patrick (Rhonda), 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; and many friends and relatives.  Services were 1:00 PM Friday, November 12, 2004 at the Systema Funeral Home, 737 Apple Avenue, (231) 726-5210 with a family cousin, Mr. Ray Post officiating.  VISITATION was from 6-8 PM Thursday evening, and 1 hour prior to the service on Friday.  IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, please consider Hackley Cancer Treatment Center of the American Lung Association.  A proper wake will be held at a later date.  Family and friends are encouraged to sign the on-line guestbook at www.sytsemafh.com

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MCCREA, Archie Elbert

Biography

 

MCCREA, Ralph Stone

Biography

 

MCCULOM, George

Biography

 

MCDERMOTT, James J.

Biography

 

MCDONALD, Claude

Article

East Muskegon

 

MCDONALD, James & Heather

Birth notice

girl,at Mercy General Oak Campus, Muskegon Chronicle,Sept.18,2001,Page 3B.

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MCDONALD, John

Article

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Friday, September 15, 1882  Muskegon Men in Trouble  Two Canadians, John McDonald and his “chum” who have been employed at the Boom  grounds in this city, left a day or two since to return to their homes in Canada.  Having  heard so much about Grand Rapids they stopped here to investigate and ascertain what  sort of place it was.  They partook of too much intelligent whiskey, strayed, and one of  them continued on his way to Canada.  McDonald fell into the hands of the sharpers,  who were going to show him the sights.  His summer wages, amounting to considerable,  were safe and sound in his pocket when he started out.  The sharpers finally succeeded in  getting him intoxicated and then decoyed the drunken man into a disreputable house, and  after a night’s debauch they took him to a hotel.  Nothing more was heard of him until  four o’clock the next day, when he was found lying on the ground, outside the hotel,  badly injured having either fallen or been pushed out of the third story.  His person was  searched and every dollar found missing.  Suspicion at once therefore, pointed to the men  who brought him home the night before and one of them was arrested.  McDonald is in  precarious condition.

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MCENTAFFER, KATHI A. MRS. (REHKOPF)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 27 December 2004, Page 3B

McENTAFFER, MRS. KATHI A., North Muskegon.  Mrs. McEntaffer, age 40, died December 25, 2004.  Born April 22, 1964, in Muskegon, to Gerald and Carol (Schneider) Rehkopf, she had lived in the Muskegon area all her life.  On April 21, 1984, in Whitehall, she married Kevin J. McEntaffer.  She had worked in the deli at Meijer and was a member of Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church.  FAMILY:  Her husband, Kevin; a daughter, Kelsea McEntaffer; 2 sons, Kyle McEntaffer and Keith McEntaffer; her parents, Jerry & Carol Rehkopf of Hesperia; 2 sisters, Sandi Rehkopf and Becky (Ron) Amos, both of Muskegon; 2 brothers, Mark (Pam) Rehkopf of Shelby and Paul (Anita) Rehkopf of Grand Rapids.  SERVICE:  Wednesday, December 29, 2004, at 11:00 AM, from Clock Chapel- Whitehall with the Rev. Brian L. Kyle officiating.  VISITING HOURS:  Tuesday, 2-4 & 6-8 PM, at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.  —Clock - White Lake

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MCFADDEN, Thomas W.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Wedenesday January 19, 1916 page 9

The funeral of Thomas W. McFadden will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the  residence,  corner of Yuba and Giddings streets.  The Rev. E.G. Lewis, pastor of the  Central M.E. church will officiate and interment will take place in Oakwood Cemetery.

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MCGORAN, BETTY I. MRS. (KROLL)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 7 March 2004, Page 6-B

Mrs. Betty I. McGoran, Montague.  Mrs. McGoran, age 79, died February 29, 2004.  Born September 30, 1924, in Montague, to Paul and Mae (Thomas) Kroll, she had lived in the White Lake area all her life.  On October 17, 1947, in Montague, she married William McGoran and had been a homemaker all her life. FAMILY:  Her husband, William; 3 children; several grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren; 4 brothers.   SERVICES:  Private services have been held.   MEMORIALS:  Transitional Health Systems Alzheimer's Unit, 4554 W. 48th Ave., Fremont, 49412.  CLOCK-White Lake

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MCGORAN, BEULAH MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 5 February 1984, Page 7D

MCGORAN, MRS. BEULAH, 1860 Duck Lake Rd.  Mrs. McGoran, age 80, died at Hackley Hospital Friday evening.  Visitation at Clock Funeral Home, Whitehall on Monday, 2-4 & 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Funeral service and interment will be held at a later date.  —Clock White Lake

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MCGRAFT, Newcomb

Article

E Pluribus Unum:  The Unification of Muskegon

 

MCGREGOR, Charles

Article

E Pluribus Unum:  The Unification of Muskegon

 

MCGUIGAN, JAMES W. MR.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 23 March 2008, Page 6-B

McGuigan, Mr. James W., Whitehall.  Mr. McGuigan, age 77, died March 14, 2008.  He was born July 21, 1930, in Fargo, ND, to James and Olga (Tank) McGuigan.  After serving in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict, on June 27, 1954, in Park River, ND, he married the former Leatrice Skjerven.  Working as a computer engineer for UNIVAC, he was transferred to South Bend in 1962 as part of a team to install the first main frame computer at the University of Notre Dame.  He was a member of Lebanon Lutheran Church, a member of Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69, White Lake Eagles Arie #3214, and was an avid golfer.  Mr. McGuigan was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Markey.  FAMILY: His wife, Leatrice; 1 son, Michael McGuigan of Douglas; 2 daughters, Chris McGuigan (Gary Neal) of North Muskegon and Patricia (DeVon) Swihart of Mishawaka, IN; 5 grandchildren.  SERVICE: Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at 2:00 PM, from Lebanon Lutheran Church with the Rev. Douglas M. Ogden officiating.  VISITING HOURS: Tuesday, 6-8 PM, at the funeral home in Whitehall.  DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of Lebanon Lutheran Church, 1101 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall 49461  CLOCK - White Lake

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MCILRATH, Edward W.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan  5 January 1954  Page 1

Truck Driver  In Fatal Crash  In Louisiana  Edward W. McIlrath, 31 years old, 3013 Lenore road, lifelong resident of  Muskegon and a veteran of overseas service during World War II, was killed instantly today when the truck he was  driving overturned and smashed into the concrete support of a highway underpass near Rochelle, La.  Mr. McIlrath  was driving a truck owned by John J. Miedema, 1509 Hoyt street, and was en route back to Muskegon with a load of  sweet potatoes from Opelousas, La.  State police reported there was a heavy fog and said Mr. McIlrath apparently  failed to see the underpass.  They said the road makes a sharp turn at the underpass.  The truck overturned as the  driver evidently fought to gain control and skidded on its side into the concrete support, demolishing the truck.   Born in Muskegon Sept. 7, 1922, Mr. McIlrath attended Muskegon school before enlisting in the Air Force  Sept. 22,  1942.  He trained at Kelly Field, Chanute and Camp Davis, Ariz. Before going overseas in November, 1943.   He was  stationed in England.  He had attained the rank of staff sergeant before being discharged.  Returned to civilian life,  Mr. McIlrath operated a service station at Getty avenue and Keating before beginning work as a truck driver for a  number of trucking concerns.  On this trip, he had taken a load of onions to New Orleans, leaving Muskegon Dec.  30.  He was a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church.  He leaves his wife, the former Myrtle Carden, whom he  married Nov. 5, 1947 at Bryan, Ohio; a daughter, Peggy Marlene and two sons, Reginald and Daniel, all at home; his  parents, Mr. and Mrs. James L. McIlrath of Muskegon; four brothers, Charles, Lewis, Clarence and Raymond, and  one sister, Mrs. Diane Briggs, all of Muskegon.

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MCILRATH, Myrtle L. “Mickie” (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle   Muskegon, Michigan   18 December 1997   Page 9C

McILRATH, MRS.   MYRTLE L. "MICKIE"   Muskegon   Mrs. Myrtle L. McIlrath, age 76, died Wednesday, December  17, 1997 in Kalamazoo.  She was born on June 2, 1921 in Muskegon and had been a resident for most of her life.   SURVIVORS include 2 sons, Reginald (& Susan) Iervolina of Kalamazoo, Daniel (& Bea) McIlrath of Muskegon; 7  grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Nora May "Toni" Porter of Muskegon, JoAnn (& Thomas) Martin of  AZ, Kay Johnson of FL; and 2 former daughters-in-law, Gloria McIlrath and Patricia Woriol.  She was preceded in  death by her husband, Edward McIlrath, daughter, Pegi McIlrath, a great-grandchild, and 2 brothers.  A MEMORIAL  SERVICE will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday at Sytsema Funeral Home 737 Apple Avenue with Rev. John H. Brown  officiating.  Inurnment will be in Laketon Twp. Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  In lieu of flowers, the family  requests memorials to a charity of your choice.

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MCINTOSH, William M.

Article

Man, 75, Listed as Car Victim   Muskegon Chronicle, Monday, Sept 11, 1961, page 17  An elderly pedestrian, struck by a car on West Sherman Boulevard six weeks ago, died at Hackley Hospital over the weekend, and today, was listed as an apparent traffic victim.  .....  Considered a tentative traffic victim, pending arrangements for an autopsy is William M. McIntosh, 75, 0f 2689 LeBoeuf St.  Mr. McIntosh was injured seriously Aug 1 at Sherman and LeBoeuf when a westbound car driven by Samuel L. Ward, 19, son of Muskegon Fire Chief and Mrs. Dennis B. Ward, 3092 Lake Shore Drive, struck him.  Sgt. Edward Storm reported an attending physician cited brain damage as the cause of death. Mr. McIntosh had been discharged to a convalescent hospital since the accident, but was later readmitted to Hackley where he died late Saturday.   If he is confirmed as a traffic death, the county's 1961 road toll will move up to 29 dead.

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Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Monday, 11 Sept 1961, page 26  Mr. McIntosh, Hurt in Crash, Dies at Age 75
William M. McInstosh, 75, of 2698 LeBoeuf St. died at Hackley Hospital Saturday night after six weeks of illness.  A retired S.D. Warren Co. worker. Mr. McIntosh was injured in a traffic accident near his home Aug. 1. An autopsy is expected to determine whether he is a traffic victim. See story on page 17).  Born at Estill, Ky., Mr. McIntosh moved here in 1926 from Hamilton, O. He was educated in Kentucky. His wife was the former Nancy Reed and died in 1929.  Mr. McIntosh worked as a millwright for 10 years at S.D. Warren, before his retirement in 1951.  Survivors are two sons, William of Muskegon and Otis of Folsom, NM; a daughter, Mrs. Lester Bogue of Grand Rapids, a brother, Jesse of Alhambra, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Mary Cushaway of Mancelona. There are 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral at Clock Funeral Home.

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MCKEON, John W.

Biography

 

MCKILLIP, Mary J.

Marriage

Mary J. McKillip, 22, of Muskegon, born in Traverse City, Michigan was married to Charles Osborn Padley, 23, of St. Joseph, Michigan, born in Waterville, New York, a physician, on August 23, 1881 – Witnesses to the marriage were:  Geo. H. McKillip of Muskegon and R.H. Mann of Muskegon

(personal note: the McKillip family was an inportant family in Muskegon)

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MC KINSTRY, William

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  July 16, 1942, page 26:1

McKINSTRY – William McKinstry, age 89, formerly of Muskegon, died Tuesday at his home in Detroit.  The remains will be brought here for a graveside service at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery under the auspices of Lovell Moore Lodge No. 182, F. and A.M.

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MCKINSTRY, William H.

Biography - legislative

 

MC KINSTRY, Mrs. William J.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday June 7, 1926, page 12

McKINSTRY – The funeral services of Mrs. William J. McKinstry who died at her home in Tomahawk, Wisconsin Friday  will be held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl I. Miller, 900 Jefferson street at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon.  Rev.  Walter Fuller Tunks, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church officiating and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.  Inquiries may  be made at the Balbirnie Funeral Home.

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MCLAUGHLIN, David

Biography

 

McLaughlin, Katherine

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,  2 April 1916

The funeral of Mrs. Katherine McLaughlin will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock at the St. Mary’s church, Fr. Thomas L. Whalen, pastor of the church will officiate and interment will be in St. Mary’s cemetery.

Muskegon Chronicle, 4 April 1916

The funeral of Mrs. Katherine McLaughlin was held this morning at 9 o’clock at the St. Mary’s church.  Fr. Thomas L. Whalen, pastor of the church, officiated and interment was at St. Mary’s cemetery.

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MCLAUGHLIN, James C.

Biography - legistative  (3) & newspaper article

 

MCLAUGHLIN, Wilson

Biography

 

McLENNAN, George

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, March 8, 1937, page 14:6

McLENNAN – Funeral services for George McLennan, 395 Sumner St. will be held at 2  p.m. Tuesday at the Clock Funeral Home, Rev. Ernest Smith officiating.  Interment at  Restlawn.  Friends may view the remains at the Clock Funeral Home.

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Saturday, March 6, 1937, page 2

George McLennan Drops Dead Of Heart Attack   George McLennan, 57 years old, of 395  Sumner street, dropped dead today at his work in the yards of the Stanford Scrap Metal  company, 389 E. Western avenue.  Coroner T.J. Kane said death resulted from a heart  attack.   Employees of the company said McLennan was stricken shortly after 11 a.m.  and dropped to the ground in acute pain.  Lee ambulance was called, but the victim  was dead when it arrived.   Mr. McLennan was born in Claybanks township near Shelby  Jan. 9, 1880.  He came to Muskegon from Pentwater and worked with several scrap  metal concerns before entering the employ of the Stanford company.  His wife died  about a year ago.  Surviving are two daughters, Mary and Ruth, and a son, John  McLennan, all of Lapeer, and two brothers, William, Muskegon, and Fred McLennan,  Ludington. 

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Funeral Recored

Muskegon County,  Funeral Record 42, March 6, 1937

George McLennan (also known as Georgia McLennan)  - white – born at Claybanks,  Oceana County, January 4, 1880.  Died in Muskegon, March 6, 1937, 12 a.m.   Informant, Willie McLennan (brother), widow, Amanda(?) Hennesy.  Father Wm.  McLennan, born in Canada, mother, Josephine Morris, born at Leslie, Mich.  Interment  at Restlawn Cemetery.  Funeral cost $50, funeral paid by City of Muskegon.

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Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber V, Page 583, record #3987

March 6, 1937, McLennan, George.  Died in Muskegon, age 57-1-25, coronary  thrombosis, b. in MI, a laborer.  Parents William McLennan, born in Canada and  Josephine Morris, born in Michigan 

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McLELLEN, Mary K. (Mrs.) Stowers

Obituary

Mrs. Mary K. McLellen 65, died Fri., May 10, 1991 in Grand Rapids.  She was born April 18, 1926 in Muskegon.  The former Mary Stowers, she was married to Bruce “Mac” McLellen & he preceded her in death, along with her son, Dale White.  Survivors include 4 children, Gary (Joanne) White of Hesperia, Linda Riesberg, Mrs. Tim (Sherri) Walker, Jack (Lori) Perry all of Muskegon; 9 grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Raymond Stowers & Max Stowers, both of Muskegon; 1 sister, Ruby Eldridge of Rothbury.  Services will be 10 a.m. Tues. from the Sytsema Funeral Home with Pastor Stephen Rumley officiating.  Burial will be in West Hesperia Cemetery at 12 Noon Tuesday.  Visitation: 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Monday. -Sytsema 737 Apple Ave.

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MCLEOD, Mrs. James (DePue)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 6 April 1912, Page 5

Mrs. James McLeod, a former resident of Muskeon county, died at St. Mary’s hospital in Grand Rapids yesterday afternoon after a short illness.  Mrs. McLeod was ont of the first settlers of Fruitland township.  She was born in Broome county, New York, and settled in Fruitland with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David T. DePue in 1862.  In 1866 she married Nels Paulson, who died about thirty wears ago.  Several years ago she married James McLeod, at that time proprietor of the Wierengo hotel.  Afterwards they made their home in Grand Rapids, and for the last two years they have resided on a farm near that city.  Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Andrew Paulson, of Dalton, D. T. Paulson of Grand Rapids, J. E. Paulson of Bronson, Mich., and several brothers, two of whom, James DePue and Michael DePue reside in Fruitland.  Buchanan DePue of Manton, Mich., and John DePue of Munising are also brothers.  Miss Etta and Miss Nelsa Paulson are granddaughters.  Patrolman Edward DePue is a nephew.  The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Dalton.  Burial will be in the Fruitland cemetery.

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9 April 1912, Page 5

The funeral of Mrs. James McLeod was held this afternoon at Dalton at 2 o’clock.  Rev. Archibald Hadden, pastor of the First Congregational church, conducted the services.

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MCLOUTH, LUCILLE K.  MRS. (DRAFT)

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 11 November 2007, Page 4-B

Lucille K. McLouth, Whitehall.  Lucille K. McLouth, age 93, of Whitehall, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, entered eternal rest and peace on Saturday, November 3, 2007 in Muskegon.  She was born August 23, 1914 in Rothbury to Bert and Katherine Rosabelle (Pranger) Draft.  She was raised near New Era and graduated from Montague High School.  She married Edward "Pete" McLouth on March 30, 1935.  He passed away December 14, 1980.  The McLouths lived in several different places in the area before settling in Whitehall many years ago.  She was a member of Whitehall Methodist Church and had been active in the church's womens group.  She enjoyed crocheting and doing word searches and spending time with her family at the farm.  Mrs. McLouth is survived by her sons, Dale (Joy) McLouth of Molalla, OR, Gordon McLouth of Whitehall, and Merle (Sharon) McLouth of Montague; son-in-law, Roland (Joan) Brooks of Rothbury; nine grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Joyce Brooks; grandson, Daniel McLouth; brother, Louis Draft; and sister, Louise Pranger.  The funeral service was held Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 3 p.m., at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby with Pastor Anita Hahn officiating.  Interment was in Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Memorials to either Harbor Hospice or Whitehall Methodist Church are appreciated.  You may leave a message of condolence for the family at www.harrisfhome.com.

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MCMAHON, Kate Schultz

Article

Beach School Dedication

 

McMilan/McMillan/McMillen – others researching this surname:  Penny Pollock

 

MCNABB, John and Mary A. Ryan

Marriage

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Wednesday, September 13, 1882   Married  MC NABB – Ryan – In this city, September 12, 1882, at the St. Mary’s  parsonage by Rev. Father Van Pammel, Mr. John McNabb and Miss Mary A. Ryan,   Miss Ryan is the only daughter of Major Wm. Ryan of this city.  A large number of  friends wished them joy.

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MCNIFF, T.V.

Article

E Pluribus Unum:  The Unification of Muskegon

 

MCNITT, Susie and John Price

Wedding

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  November 20, 1895, page 7:1

Last evening at the Central M.E. church parsonage, John Price and Miss Susie McNitt, both of Ravenna, were married.  Rev. J. P. MacCarthy officiating.  They will reside in that township.  The groom is the brother of Miss Gertrude Price, a teacher in the city schools.

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MCPHAIL, Buckskin

Article

East Muskegon

 

Article

Romance of an Island Empire

 

MCPHERON, BABY BOY

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 29 October 1926, Page 14

McPHERON—A graveside service for Baby McPheron, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry McPheron of Fruitland township, was held Wednesday afternoon, and interment was in Fruitland cemetery.  Inquiries may be made at the Balbirnie Funeral church.

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MCPHERSON, D.H. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 5 April 1998, Page 3C

McPHERSON, MR. D.H., Muskegon.  D.H. McPherson, age 69, passed away April 4, 1998 at home.  Surviving are:  his wife, Marlene, of 22 years, 13 children, 28 grandchildren, 6 brothers and 2 sisters.  He was a member of the Broadway Baptist Church.  Mr. McPherson retired from his own contracting business after many years of service.  Funeral services will be held Monday 1:00 p.m. at Broadway Baptist Church with Rev. Evans officiating.  Interment will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens Cemetery with full military rites.  Relatives and friends may meet his family from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel, 1783 E. Keating.  For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Broadway Baptist Church.  -Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel 777-3557

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MCPHERON, ETHEL L. MRS. (SHADE)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan,  29 September 1966,  Page 42

Mrs. McPheron Dies Following Long Illness.  Mrs. Ethel L. McPheron, 72, of 2339 E. Manahan Ave., a 45-year Muskegon resident, died Wednesday night in the Muskegon County Medical Care Facility after a long illness.  Born July 2, 1894, in Lima, Ohio, she was educated in public schools there.  The former Ethel Shade was married to Harry H. McPheron April 28, 1914, in Lima.  The couple moved here in 1921.  She was a production worker for 10 years at Brunswick Corp. until 1945 and a member of Blue Star Mothers, Chapter No. 155.  She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Hippchen of Fruitport, and Mrs. Harold Mabrey and Mrs. Eugene Larabee, both of Muskegon; 3 sons, Wayne of Muskegon, Vernon of Fruitport and William of Montague; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Swick of Lima, Ohio; Mrs. Lillie Beckdoldt of Bell, Calif., and Mrs. Gladys Parlette of Uniopolis, Ohio; 34 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

McPEHRON, MRS. HARRY H., 2339 E. Manahan Avenue, City.  Mrs. Ethel L. McPheron, 72 years, entered into rest Wednesday evening in a local convalescent home after an extended illness.  The Funeral Rites for Mrs. McPheron will be Saturday afternoon 1:30 o’clock in the Memorial Chapel of the Achterhoff Mortuary with the Rev. Mr. Clarence Hesselink officiating.  Mrs. McPheron will be laid to rest in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  The Family will receive relatives and friends 7 to 9 p.m. this evening and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Mortuary where Mrs. McPheron will repose after 7 o’clock this evening.  —Achterhoff.    

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MC PHERON, HARRY H.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  20 July 1993  Page 5C

Muskegon   Mr. Harry H. McPheron, age 100, died Sunday evening at a local nursing  home.  He was born November 18, 1892 in Lima, Ohio and came to Muskegon in 1922.   He married the former Lydia E. Shade in Lima on April 28, 1914, who preceded him in  death on September 28, 1966.  Mr. McPheron was a member and past president of  V.F.W. Post #3195 Dads, a past member of the Muskegon Hts. Eagles and retired from  Dresser Industries in 1961.  SURVIVORS: 2 sons, Wayne (Ethel) McPheron of Fruitport  and William McPheron Manton, MI; 3 daughters, Mrs. Ethel Pauline Hippchen of  Fruitport, Mrs. Margurite “Rita” Mabrey of Honor, MI, and Mrs. Ida (Eugene) Larabee of  Muskegon; 34 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren, and 31 great-great- grandchildren.  Mr. McPheron was also preceded in death by a son, Vernon Lawrence  McPheron in 1989, whose wife, Myrtle, survives him.  The FUNERAL SERVICE will be  held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Lee Funeral Home with Rev. James Stevens  officiating.  INTERMENT: Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Visitation will be held one hour  prior to the service.  MEMORIAL: American Cancer Society.  —Lee (733-2152)

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MCWHINNIE, KAIYA STAR MISS

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 14 August 2000, Page 5C

McWHINNIE, BABY KAIYA STAR, Muskegon.  Our Darling Baby Daughter, Kaiya Star McWhinnie, age 3 months, passed away Friday, August 11, 2000 at Spectrum Health Downtown.  She was born on May 5, 2000 in Muskegon to Jamie Urcavich and Jason McWhinnie.  She will be greatly missed by her parents, Jamie & Jason; 2 brother, Phoenix Urcavich and Jason McWhinnie and her sister, Kaylynn McWhinnie; her grandparents, Jim Smith and Linda Hoefakker and Pat & Jackie McWhinnie; also her great-grandmothers, Alice Herndon and Esther McWhinnie and her many aunts and uncles.  Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. at the Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel with Fr. Michael Olson officiating.  Interment will be in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may meet her family Monday from 7-9 P.M. at the Funeral Home.  For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to her parents in memory of Kaiya.  -Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel (231) 777-3557

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MEAD, Nathan Douglas

Marriage

MEAD, Nathan Douglas , 1877 Kinsey St. and Patricia May Johnston, 3104 Glade St.  Muskegon Chronicle, 9 July 1963, page 11

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MEARS, Albert

Biography

 

MECHER, Edward R.

Article

 

MECHER, George W.

Article

 

MECHER, Hilda

Article

 

MECHER, Jacob

Article

 

MEDBURY, Lullan and Merton Gould

Wedding

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Saturday, June 4, 1927

Miss Lulla Medbury and Mr. Merton Gould, both of Muskegon Heights were married in  the parsonage of the Muskegon Heights Baptist church, Friday evening, June 3, by  pastor H. S. Grandholm.  Mr. and Mrs. Gould will make their home in Muskegon.

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MEDEMA

 

MEEKHOF, Andrew

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  15 February 2002  Page 3B

MEEKHOF, MR.  ANDREW  Muskegon  Mr. Andrew Meekhof, age 81, died Thursday, February 14, 2002.  He was born  in McBain, MI on September 24, 1920 to John & Grace (Buikema) Meekhof and married the former Patricia Hackey on  August 22, 1980 in Muskegon.  Mr. Meekhof a building contractor, was owner of Meekhof Construction.  He was a member  of Christ Community Congregational Church, Lifetime member of the Don Rea VFW Post 8846 & Greater Muskegon  Homebuilders Association.  He enjoyed Toastmasters, hunting, fishing & breakfast at Northside Mr. Quick with the gang.  SURVIVORS  Wife, Patricia; children, John (Susan) Meekhof, Jim (Diane) Meekhof, Kathy (David) Fisher, Jean (Mike)  Stowell, Linda Hicks, Zoe Pearson, Susan Crow & Jennifer Hackey; 21 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Trena  (June) Bosch & Jeanette Baas; 1 brother, Neal (Fran) Meekhof & by lifetime friend, Bob Bassett.  He was preceded in death  by 3 brothers, Robert, Albert & Mynie; 1 sister, Norma Heuker & by a son, Jeff Hackey.  SERVICE   Monday, February  18, 2002, 10:30 AM at Clock Chapel with Rev. Ben Jansen officiating.  Interment at Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION  Sunday, 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Clock Funeral Home.  MEMORIAL: Hospice of Muskegon-Oceana. Clock- Muskegon  www.clockfuneralhome.com

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MEESKE, Fritz Louis

Biography

 

MEESKE, G.

Article

E Pluribus Unum:  The Unification of Muskegon

 

MEESKE, Gustav

Biography

 

MEESKE, Otto Gustav

Biography

 

MEESKE, Otto W.

Biography

 

MEESKE, Paul E.

Biography

 

MEINER, Henry George

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Sunday, June 6, 1982

MEINER, MR. HENRY GEORGE  896 E. Forest Ave  Mr. Meiner, age 71, died Saturday morning.  Born in South Bend, Indiana, he  lived in  the Muskegon area since 1912.  He married Dorothy Irene Andrews in  Muskegon on May 25, 1940.  He was a manufacturing engineer at  Teledyne  Continental for 30 years until his retirement in 1971, and was a member of  the First Congregational Church. SURVIVORS  Wife, Dorothy, 1 daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Karen) Peterson of Elizabeth   City, NC, 3 grandchildren, Karl, Robert, Jr. and Ross  Peterson all of  Elizabeth City, NC, 2 brothers, William and Patricia Meiner, Herbert and  Marge Meiner, 1 sister, Helen and Jules Fairfield,  1 sister-in-law, Velma and  Melvin Page, all of Muskegon and several Nieces and Nephews. SERVICE Memorial Service Tuesday at 3 p.m.  at the Clock Chapel with the Rev. Larry  Brosselt officiating. VISITATION Tuesday, 2 p.m. at the Clock Funeral Home.  MEMORIAL:  American Cancer  Society.

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MEINERT, JEAN A. MRS. (SWEET)

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 2 December 2007, Page 4-B

Jean A. Meinert, Montague.  Mrs. Jean A.  Meinert, age 87 of Montague, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2007 in Whitehall.  She was born July 19, 1920 in Montague to Fred and Edna (Kuhlman) Sweet.  She married Roger Meinert who passed away in 1945.  She later married Eugene Meinert who passed away in 1981.  Mrs. Meinert was a life long resident of Montague.  She was a member of Montague United Methodist Church.  She was also a member of the White Lake VFW Auxiliary 3256 and had been a member of the Muskegon County Farm Bureau.   She is survived by her children, Mary Ann (Herbert) Bard of North Muskegon, Thomas (Carolyn) Meinert of Reed City, Freddie Lou (Harold) Olson of Tooele, Utah, Connie Jean (Kenneth) Tutak of Montague and Dale (Laurie) Meinert of Montague; her sister, Bette (Don) Todd of Sarasota, FL; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Meinert was also preceded in death by her daughter, Gwen TenBrink.  A service for Mrs. Meinert was held Saturday, December 1, 11 a.m., at Montague United Methodist Church.  Pastor Gary Bekofske officiated and Jim Tanis was eulogist.   Memorials to Montague United Methodist Church are appreciated.  Arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.

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MEINERT, LEWIS CHARLES MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 1 December 1943, Page 13

L. C. Meinert of White River Dies.  Lifelong Resident of Vicinity, Was Ill 5 Weeks.  By Staff Correspondent.  Montague, Dec. 1.—Lewis Charles Meinert, 65 years old, of White River township, died Tuesday at Hackley hospital in Muskegon after an illness of five weeks.  Mr. Meinert, a carpenter, was born in White River June 1, 1878 and with the exception of seven years spent in Muskegon, had lived in this vicinity all his life.  He was married Nov. 14, 1900 to Nellie Watson in White River township.  Survivors, besides the widow, are: one daughter, Mrs. Fred Ramthun of Muskegon, one son, Raymond of Montague; six grandchildren; three brothers, William of Whitehall, Walter of White River and Joseph of Sheboygan, Wis.; four sisters, Mrs. August Redmond of Muskegon, Mrs. Herman Breitzke of Michigan City, Ind., and Mrs. Ernest Cockerill and Mrs. Otto Schultz of White River.  Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Carl Smith of Montague and Abe Hartsema, of Muskegon, will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Gee chapel and burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery at Montague.

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MEINERT, NELLIE MRS. (WATSON)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 17 April 1948, Page 10

Mrs. Meinert, 73, Lifelong County Resident, Dies.  Montague, April 17.—Mrs. Nellie Watson Meinert, 73 years old, lifelong resident of Muskegon county, died today at the Hackley hospital following a long illness.  She was born Nov. 26, 1874 in White River township, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Watson, pioneer residents.  Mr. Watson served as White River supervisor and was Muskegon county register of deeds.  She was married Nov. 14, 1900 to Lewis Meinert in White River township.  He died about four years ago.  She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Fred Ramthun, Muskegon, one son, Raymond Meinert, Milwaukee; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  The funeral services will be held at the Gee chapel at 3 p. m., Monday and the Rev. Abe Hartsema will officiate.  Burial will be in the Oakgrove cemetery.  The body will lie in state at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Ramthun, 441 Allen avenue, Muskegon from Saturday night to Monday morning.

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MEMMOTT, JAMES T. MR.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 18 November 2007, Page 5-B

James T. Memmott, Rothbury.  James T. Memmott, age 80, of Rothbury, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at The Poppen House of Harbor Hospice in Muskegon.  He was born July 19, 1927 in Evanston , Illinois to James and Cordelia (Norman) Memmott.  He married Annette Marie Joutras on May 26, 1951.  She passed away January 25, 1986.  He married Ivah Dzur Gifford on October 3, 1987.  He moved to Rothbury 40 years ago.  Mr. Memmott was employed at Muskegon Piston Ring before his retirement in 1988.  He was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Rothbury.  Mr. Memmott enjoyed golfing and bowling.  He is survived by his wife, Ivah; his children, Kathy (Rich) Wright, James (Luanne) Memmott, John (Dena) Memmott, Christine (Bob) Peterson, Bob (Mary) Memmott, and Eileen (Eric) Ross; his stepchildren, Rick (Janet) Gifford, Ralph (Sandra) Gifford, and Connie (George) Tilton; his brother, Thomas (Barbara) Memmott; 19 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; and 4 step-great-grandchildren.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, Norman and stepson, Larry Gifford.  The Funeral Mass was held Saturday, November 17, 1 p.m., at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Rothbury with Father Phillip Witkowski as Celebrant.  Interment was in Our Lady of the Assumption Cemetery.  Memorials to Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Ave., Muskegon, Michigan 49441 or Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 3000 Winston Rd., Rothbury 49452 are appreciated.  You may leave a message of condolence for the family at www.harrisfhome.com.

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MERLE, FRANK NORMAN

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  24 August 1993  Page 5C

Mr. Merle, age 78, died Monday, August 23 at Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids.  He  was born in Cobalt, Ontario, Canada Sept. 21, 1914.  He moved to Muskegon with his  family in 1923.  He attended Muskegon Heights Schools and graduated from there in  1934.  He was employed at Lakey Foundry for 7 years before going to Sealed Power in  1942, where he was employed until his retirement February of 1977.  He married  Margaret Rowell March 18, 1938, who survives him along with 2 daughters, Pauline  (Warren) Stephanek of Shorewood, IL and Barbara (Chuck) Barbier of North Muskegon,  and a son, Frank (Suzette) Merle of Muskegon; 7 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; 1  brother, Andrew of Flint, along with several nieces & nephews.  SERVICE: 2 o’clock  Thursday from Balbirnie-Apostle with Rev. Fr. Bevins of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,  officiating.  MEMORIALS: American Cancer Society or the Heart Foundation.  There will  be no visitation.  —Balbirnie-Apostle  …Since 1865

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MERNITZ, Carl

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  5 September 1914  Page 3

Carl Mernitz of Chicago died at the home of Carl Erfurth on the Jacob Oyler farm,  Fruitland, Friday morning, aged 73 years.  Interment will be in Speed cemetery Sunday  afternoon, with services at the late home. 

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MERRILL, Carrie “Mack”

ARTICLE

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Saturday September 27, 1924, page 2  BATTLES 

POLICEMEN; WOMAN PAYS $20 FINE Carrie Merrill, alias Mack, colored, who

gave police officers a battle Friday morning was arraigned on a disorderly charge before

justice Gale.  She pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $20.  Two of the police officers are

suffering from slight injuries received in the battle.

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MERRILL, Constance E.

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Tuesday, January 28, 1938

Suit to recover $7,000 and interest on a note executed May 29, 1930, was started in circuit court yesterday by the Hackley Union National Bank, trustee under agreement with Otto and Emma J. Loescher, against Charles B. Cross, executor of the estate of Esther C. Merrill, Walborg Merrill and Constance E. Merrill.

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MERRILL, Elias W.

Biography

 

MERRILL, Esther C.

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Tuesday, January 28, 1938

Suit to recover $7,000 and interest on a note executed May 29, 1930, was started in circuit court yesterday by the Hackley Union National Bank, trustee under agreement with Otto and Emma J. Loescher, against Charles B. Cross, executor of the estate of Esther C. Merrill, Walborg Merrill and Constance E. Merrill.

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MERRILL, Mary (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon News Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Wednesday, June 5, 1912

Mrs. Mary Merrill   Mrs. Mary Merrill and old resident of Muskegon died suddenly at the  home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Fritsch in Grand Rapids, last night.  Mrs. Merrill leaves  one son, George E. Merrill of New York City, one daughter, Mrs. Fritcsh, and one sister,  Mrs. Alex Gosler of Bay City.  The body will be brought to Muskegon for burial.

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MERRILL, Walborg

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Tuesday, January 28, 1938

Suit to recover $7,000 and interest on a note executed May 29, 1930, was started in circuit court yesterday by the Hackley Union National Bank, trustee under agreement with Otto and Emma J. Loescher, against Charles B. Cross, executor of the estate of Esther C. Merrill, Walborg Merrill and Constance E. Merrill.

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MERVAU, Joseph

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Wednesday, August 26, 1896

A CAMP INSTITUTED   Modern Woodmen of America Are Now Represented at Whitehall  C. J. French Camp, Modern Woodmen of America was instituted at Whitehall  Wednesday night with 31 charter members.  The order starts off there in splendid  shape.  Twenty-six members of the Muskegon camp drove up in the evening, going to a  carryall drawn by two teams and in two other horse rigs.  The party started at 6:30 p.m.  and arrived at 9:30.  Arrived at Whitehall the new camp was instituted, the local team  of foresters, the crack team of Western Michigan, having charge of the initiation.   Afterward there was a banquet at the G.A.R. hall, to which about 75 persons sat down.  The woodmen started on the return trip at one o’clock and arrived here at 4:30 this  morning.  Along the way they enlivened matters with the M.W.A. yell.  Those who made  up the party were:   Bert Stuit, H. A. Bauchnecht, John Leatherman, J. A. Snyder, Albert Bush, Henry  Harnan, V. B. Eckenrede, W. W. Richards, Edward Oakley, Jacob Wagner, C. M.  Duncan, W. C. Stewart, George Tart, C. B. Stuart, A. Leatherman, Nels Leatherman, J. G. Straub, Anton Harnau, Daniel Veltman, E. J. Gillie, William Nested, Jr., Clinton  Knapp, W. G. Smith, Vernon Yost, George Smith, Joseph Mervau

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MESICH, EVELYN M. MRS. (PIPER)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 5 February 1993, Page 5C

MESICH, MRS. EVELYN M., Montague.  Mrs. Mesich, age 74, died February 4, 1993.  Born March 23, 1918, in Bessemer, she had lived in the White Lake area the past 16 years coming from Ironwood.   The former Evelyn Piper had been a floral designer at White Lake Greenhouses and had attended Shelby Road Baptist Church.  FAMILY:  1 son, John (Claire) Mesich of Milwaukee; 2 daughters, Mary (Robert) Murdoch of Montague and Pat (Lloyd) Eastman of Mason; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Earl (Mary) Piper of CA.  FUNERAL:  Sunday, February 7, 1993, at 2 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Robert D. McNeil officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakgrove Cemetery - Montague.  VISITING HOURS:  This evening, 6:30-8:30 PM and Saturday, 6:30-8:30 PM, in Whitehall.—Clock - White Lake

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MEYER, ALEDA M. MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 2 October 2000, Page 3B

ALEDA M. MEYER, 68, of Montague died Sunday at Mercy General Sherman Campus.  She was the wife of Ronald Meyer.  Arrangements by Cooper-Harris, Shelby.  MEYER, MRS. (RONALD) ALEDA, Montague, MI.  Mrs. Aleda Meyer, age 68, passed away Sunday.  Visitation: Tuesday 7-9 P.M. at the funeral home.  Funeral Services will be held Wed. 10 A.M. at the funeral home.  —Cooper-Harris, Shelby (861) 861-2360 or 1-888-216-9744

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MEYER, Anna (Miss)

Marriage

Muskegon County Marriage Records, Liber V, page 79, record #6316  June 27, 1907

Barney Kort, age 27, white, Muskegon, b. Netherlands, Factory hand, father Peter Kort, mother Frouvina Toppen

Anna Meyer, age 21, white, Fruitport, b. Fruitport, no occupation, father, John Meyer, mother, Catherine Housemand.

Married June 27, 1907 @ Muskegon, John Toppen and Gertie A. Goosen, withesses, both of Muskegon

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MEYER, Dora

Marriage

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI; Tuesday, January 5, 1909, page 7:3

CHICAGO GROCER WEDS GROCERESS   The bridegroom a grocer and the bride a groceress, an interesting marriage ceremony was performed in Muskegon this afternoon.  Mrs. Dora Meyer and Mr. Roelf Van Wartum were the couple to be wedded.  The bride has for many years conducted a grocery at the east end of this city and the bridegroom is a Chicago grocer in business in Englewood.   There was no festivity in celebration of the event.  Instead the bridal couple quietly paid a visit to the residence of Rev. J. I. Fles, at which the marriage service was said.   Mr. and Mrs. Van Wartum expect to leave the latter part of this week for Chicago.  In that place, they will take up their residence at 1104 W. Sixty-first street at Englewood.  Mrs. Van Wartum’s grocery in this city is situated at 70 Oak street and has been sold by her to J. Leffer, a farmer at Berlin.  The latter is now preparing to move here with his family in order to take personal charge of the business.

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Meyer, Hendriktje

Birth

Muskegon News Chronicle,  6 March 1912

BORN - To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meyer, 115 Seventh street, Monday, March 4, 1912, a daughter, Hendriktje Meyer.

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MEYER, RENEE M. MRS. (MEYER)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 14 October 2004, Page 3B

MEYER, RENEE, Montague, MI.  Renee M. Meyer, age 49, passed away Tues., Oct. 12, 2004.  Visitation is today 2-4 and 7-9 pm and the Funeral Service is Fri. 11am at the funeral home.  —Harris, Shelby, www.harrisfhome.com, (231) 861-2360 or 1-888-216-9744

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 17 October 2004, Page 5-B

Renee M. Meyer, Montague.  Renee M. Meyer, age 49, of Montague, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at home.  She was born March 18, 1955, the daughter of Ronald and Aleda (VanderStelt) Meyer.  Renee was a graduate of Montague High School and a lifelong resident of Montague.  She is survived by her father, Ronald of Montague and her brother, Gary (Dina) Meyer of New Era.  She was preceded in death by her mother on October 1, 2000.  The funeral service for Renee is Friday, October 15, 11 a.m. at Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.  Interment was in Fruitland Township Cemetery.

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MEYERING, Jacob

Census 1884

City of Muskegon, 5th precinct, 3rd Ward, page 120; 11 Western Avenue
Meyering, Jacob, age 30, male, white, married, born in Holland
Meyering, Mary, age 30, female, white, married, born in Holland, gave birth in Sept.,
3rd child born to Mary:
Meyering, Elizabeth, age 9/12, female, white, single, daughter, born in Michigan.

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MEYERING, Jennie

Marriage Announcement

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Friday, October 6, 1905, page 5
MARRIAGE LICENSES  5723-Louis Schuitema, 22, city and Jennie Voss, 21, city

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Marriage Record

Muskegon County Marriage Records, Liber V, page 40, record #5723, October 6, 1905
Lewis Schuitema, age 22, resident of Muskegon, born Muskegon Twp., foundry business
Father, Henry Schuitema, Mother, Hattie Doorn, married once before
Jennie Voss (Meyring), age 21, resident of Muskegon, born, Muskegon, no occupation
Father, Henry Meyring, Mother, Effie Van Ganton(?)
Married October 6, 1905 at Muskegon by Benj. G. Oosterbaan, justice of the peace
Witnesses:  Henry H. Meyring and Aufke Jonker, both of Muskegon

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MEYERS, JAMES F. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 8 January 2006, Page 6-B

James F. Meyers, Mountain Home, AK.  Mr. James F. Meyers, 87, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2006.  A Memorial Mass in his honor will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006 at Saint Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church.  Mr. Meyers was born to Joseph and Mary Catherine (Storin) Meyers on April 19, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois.  He joined the U.S. Army Air Force in 1943, and was a Purple Heart recipient and a Prisoner of War for 3 months in Europe.  He was a member of the “Liberatos” and past member of VFW Post 3246.  He worked for the Solo Cup Company in Illinois and moved to Mountain Home in 1984 after his retirement.  He is survived by his sister in law, Virginia Meyers of Mountain Home and nephew James E. (Janet) Meyers of Bettendorf, Iowa.  Arrangements by Roller Funeral Home; online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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MEYERS, JOSEPH J. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 3 October 2004, Page 5-B

Mr. Joseph J. Meyers, Mountain Home, AK.  Mr. Joseph J. Meyers, age 90, of Mountain Home passed away Sunday, September 26, 2004 at Baxter Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Meyers was born on February 28, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph J. and Mae Storin Meyers.  He married Virginia Lawrence on April 22, 1939 in Montague, Michigan and they moved to Mountain Home from Calumet City, Illinois in 1974.  He is survived by his wife, Virginia, of the home; 1 son, James Meyers (Janet) of Bettendorf, Iowa; 2 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and 1 brother, James Meyers of Mountain Home.  Mr. Meyers was a member of the Twin Lakes Telephone Pioneers and a life member of the B.P.O. Elks #1714.  He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #134 in Chicago.  He retired from Illinois Bell in 1960 as an Installation Superintendent.  Funeral services were at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004 in the Roller Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Richard Linstad officiating.  Elks memorial service will be conducted by the B.P.O.E. #1714.  Interment will be private.

Arrangement are by the Roller Funeral Home.  An online guestbook is available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com

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MEYERS , Lori Ann  & Joshua David WARD

Birth notice

Muskegon,a boy,at Hacklet, Muskegon Chronicle,Sept.20,2001, Page 4B

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MEYERS, MINA L. (Lambertson)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI; Friday, February 4, 1977, Page 19:4

Meyers, Mrs. Mina L.   1451 Clinton    Mrs. Mina L. Meyers, age 94 passed away Thursday evening.  She was the former Mina Lambertson and was born December 10, 1882 near Grant in Newaygo County.  She had worked in the Silk Mills in Belding and came to Muskegon in 1917 and worked for many years at the Amazon Knitting Mills.  She is survived by one son, Orrin C. Bardon of Del Ray Beach, Florida., one daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Ethel) Bradshaw of Muskegon, six grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren, one half-brother Fred Sain of Whitehall, Mich..  Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Sytsema Chapel with Mr. Thomas Woodin officiating.  Interment at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday where they may meet the family 7-9 p.m. and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday.     –Sytsema

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Death Records

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber XXXVIII; Page 188; died February 3, 1977 at Muskegon

Mina L. Meyers, female, white, divorced, age 94, born December 10, 1882 in Michigan.  Died at Sherman Oaks Care Center.  SSAN 379-01-2696A.  Domestic.

Parents William Henry Lambertson and Augusta Dresser.

Informant, Mrs. Ethel Bradshaw, 943 Chandler, Muskegon, MI  49442

Acute Congenital Heart Failure, Advance Coronary and Cerebral Arteriosclerosis.

Burial Sunrise Memorial gardens, Feb. 7, 1977.  Sytsema Funeral Home.

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Meyers, Rose (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Friday, February 28, 1964  page 21

Mrs. Rose Meyers    (Wife of Walter J.) 1523 Nelson Street  Mrs. Rose Meyers, age 41, passed away this morning at the Seaway Convalescent Home.  The funeral arrangements for Mrs. Meyers will be announced later by the Clock Funeral Home.

Clock

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MEZYNSKI, Daisy A. (Mrs.) DeYoung)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  29 November 2001  Page 4B

MEZYNSKI,   MRS. DAISY A.   Muskegon   Mrs. Daisy Alice Mezynski, age 83, passed away Tuesday, November 27,  2001.  She was born in Muskegon, MI on November 16, 1918 to Bert & Edith (King) DeYoung.  Mrs. Mezynski was a  life long resident of Muskegon & she resided in recent years at Pine Grove Manor.  Over the years she was involved  in various volunteer activities in the Muskegon area.  SURVIVORS 2 daughters, Kaye (Ronald) Betz of Noblesville,  IN & Karen (Arden) Schulz of Whitehall; 4 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her  husband, Francis.  SERVICE Saturday, December 1, 2001, 11:00 AM at Henry Street Baptist Church with Rev.  Joseph Hill officiating.  Interment at Restlawn Cemetery.  VISITATION Friday, 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Clock Funeral  Home.  MEMORIAL: Henry St. Baptist Church.   Clock-Muskegon   www.clockfuneralhome.com

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MICHAEL, ESTHER OLIVE MRS. (PHILLIPS)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 16 April 2006, Page 5-B

Esther Olive Michael, Whitehall.  Mrs. Michael, age 89, of Whitehall, died April 10, 2006.  Born September 3, 1916, in Dowagiac, to Merle and Edna (Gould) Phillips, she had lived in the White Lake area since 1999.  On August 31, 1935, in South Bend, IN, she married the former William A. Michael, who preceded her in death in 1999.  With her husband, she was co-owner & operator of the Gambles Store in Bellevue for 17 years.  A member of Montague United Methodist Church, Mrs. Michael belonged to Bellevue Historical Society and was an honorary member of Bellevue 20th Century Club.  She was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 1 brother.  FAMILY: 1 son, John (Kay) Michael of Montague; 3 grandchildren, Arthur (Lori) Michael of White Cloud, Susan (Patrick) Conroy of Montague and Sharon (Rick) Sobers of New Era; 12 great-grandchildren.  MEMORIAL VISITATION: Wednesday, April 12, 2006, 6-8 PM, at Clock Funeral Home in Whitehall.  DONATIONS: Bellevue High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Francis Pease, 3841 S. Ionia Rd., Bellevue, MI 49021.  CLOCK - White Lake

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MICHAEL, Louis D.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Wednesday, April 29, 1953, page 34

Infant Dies   Louis D. Michael, 3 months old, died at his home last night.  He was the son  of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Michael, 914 Southern avenue.  He was born here Jan. 22.   He  leaves his parents; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Michael and Mr. and Mrs. Vern  Denison, Muskegon.

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MICHAELSON/MICKELSON

 

MIEL

 

MIELKE, Frederick Carl

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Wednesday, March 12, 1986

Mr. Mielke, who was a lifetime area resident of Muskegon, Norton Shores & Spring Lake, died Tuesday, March  11, 1986, in Grand Rapids at the age of 71. He married the former Mary Nibblelink in 1942 and she survives.  Mr Mielke received BA & MBA degrees in the School of Business at the University of Michigan. He had been  employed at the Equitable Life Assurance Co. and was Treasurer & Ofice Manager for 25 years at Standard  Automotive Parts Co. An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Mielke retired as Chief Warrant Oficer after  serving over 4 years stateside and in the South Pacific in the Medical Corp. He was also actively involved in  the Republican Party serving as a delegate to the 1952 Republican Convention and Sgt, of Arms at the 1960  convention. He was Chairman of the Michigan 9th District for 13 years and 3 years the local Muskegon  County Chairman of the Republican Party. He was a charter member of the Muskegon Numismatic &  Philatelist Associations,a member of the Muskegon Elks No.274 and a communicant of St. Paul's Episcopal;  Church. SURVIVORS: Wife, Mary; 1 on David of Boynton Beach,FL.; 2 granddaughters, 1 sister, Margaret  Wilbur of Muskegon. SERVICE: Friday 3 p.m. at the Clock Chapel with the Rev Robert A. Shackles officiating.  Interment Oakwood Cemetery. VISITATION: Thursday 7-9 at the Clock Funeral Home. MEMORIAL: American  Cancer Society. Clock   Muskegon

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MIKAELSEN, LUVERNE D. MRS. (WOLD)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 30 April 2006, Page 5-B

Luverne D. Mikaelsen, Minneapolis, MN.  Luverne Dorothy Mikaelsen, 85, of Minneapolis, MN, died Tuesday, February 14, 2006 in La Paz, Bolivia, South America.  She was born on December 5, 1920 in Hillsboro, Wisconsin.  Survivors include: five children, Judy Yund of Bolivia, S.A., Ruth Gee (Bruce) of Hastings, MI, Paul Mikaelsen (Jacqueline) of Bolivia, S.A., Benjamin Mikaelsen of Bozeman, MT and Joel Mikaelsen (Anne) of Montague, MI; ten grandchildren; two step grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Bernice Lavik of Issaquah, WA and Charlotte Sevold of Canada, and one brother, Robert Wold of Monona, WI; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Mikaelsen; two sons, Daniel and David Mikaelsen; and three brothers, Orville, Ronald and Richard Wold.  Funeral services for Luverne Mikaelsen were held at El Rendentor Lutheran Church in La Paz, Bolivia and she was buried in Amachuma. Bolivia where she and her husband, John, served as missionaries for many years.  A memorial service for Luverne Mikaelsen will be scheduled at a later date in Minnesota.

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MIKKELSEN, DONALD W. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 23 April 2006, Page 8-A

Donald W. Mikkelsen, Spring Hill, FL.  Donald Wilbur Mikkelsen, 69, of Spring Hill, Florida, passed away Monday, April 3, 2006, at his home.  Donald was born May 5, 1936, in Muskegon, to Wilbur and Florence Mikkelsen of Montague, who preceded him in death.  He was a 1954 graduate of Montague High School and had attended Michigan State University.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a retired chemist for General Electric Co. with 30 years of service.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, Glen (Denise) of Albany, NY and Douglas of Orlando, Florida; grandson, Matthew, of Albany, NY; three brothers, Richard (Jean) of Jackson, MI, Norman (Valerie) of Montague, MI and David (Carole) of Seneca, SC; one sister, Mary Jacobs (Roger) of Montague, MI; one uncle, Harold Becker (Dorothy) of Rockford, MI; two stepsons, one step daughter, eight step grandchildren, 1 step great grandson and many nieces and nephews.  There will be a memorial service, including military services, held in Montague on July 1, 2006.  Further arrangements will be announced later.

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Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 25 June 2006, Page 4-B

Donald P. Mikkelsen, Formerly of Montague.  The memorial service for Donald P. Mikkelsen, 69, formerly of Montague, will be held at the Montague Masonic Temple in Montague at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2006.  Former neighbor and friend of the family, James Tanis, will handle the service.  VFW #3256 Commander and Donald’s brother, Norman Mikkelsen, will lead the military portion of the service.  Donald is survived by: his wife, Barbara of Florida; sons, Glen (Denise) of New York and Doug of Florida; grandson, Matthew of New York; brothers, Richard (Jean) of Jackson, MI, Norman (Valerie) of Montague, David (Carole) of S.C.; sister, Mary (Roger) Jacobs of Montague; several stepchildren and step-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews.  Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

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MIKKELSON, ANNIE

Article and Obituary

Whitehall Forum, Whitehall, Michigan, 24 October 1889, Page 1

Fatal Flames.              Yesterday afternoon about half-past two o’clock a fire alarm called the department to the corner of Lincoln street and Mears avenue where a barn on the lot of Louis Mikkelson was found to be in flames, which soon spread to the barn and residence of Mrs. Thompson on the opposite side of the alley.  Word soon went the rounds that three children had been in the Mikkelson barn and could not be found.  In a short time two of the children were accounted for but the third, a little girl of four years, daughter of Louis Mikkelson, could not be found.  At last when the flames had been sufficiently subdued fireman Louis Klett, searching near the alleyway door of the barn, found the blackened and charred remains of the little one near the inside threshold.  It appears that the children had been playing in and about the barn, when the little one went to the house and secured some matches.  Returning she entered the barn, latched the door, and must have set fire to the inflammable material around.  Iver Johnson and a neighbor woman were in the alley and heard the child’s cries.  Seeing smoke oozing from the cracks, Johnson tried the doors, but before they could be opened the interior of the barn was a seething mass of flames and the child was past help.  Mrs. Mikkelson who was badly burned in her efforts to get at the child is frantic with grief, and the father who is captain on the schooner Nellie Hammond is away on his boat.  Both barns were destroyed and the Thompson house was nearly ruined.  It is only about three years since another child was burned in the same neighborhood.

31 October 1889, Page 1

The funeral of little Annie Mikkelson, the child burned to death last week, was held Friday, the Norwegian pastor at Muskegon officiating.  The father arrived from Milwaukee in time to attend and a large number of relatives and friends followed the remains to the grave.  The family has vacated the premises where the accident occurred.

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MIKKELSON, PAUL J. “NOTCH” MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 3 April 2005, Page 4-B

Mr. Paul J. “Notch” Mikkelson, Montague.  Mr. Paul J. “Notch” Mikkelson, age 82, of Montague, died March 29, 2005.  He was born to Charles and Louisa (Peterson) Mikkelson on December 6, 1922, in Montague.  He married Patricia (Rowe) Mikkelson on April 13, 1951, in Indiana.  She preceded him in death on September 1, 2001.  Mr. Mikkelson was retired from Howmet Corp. and was a member of White Lake VFW Post #3256.  He served in the US Navy, as a “Seabee,” during World War II in Okinawa.  Mr. Mikkelson was preceded in death by a son, Gordie; 2 granddaughters, Kimberly and Heather; 6 brothers; and 4 sisters.  FAMILY:  2 sons, Ronald (Karen) Mikkelson of Montague and Lawrence (Teresa) Mikkelson of Muskegon; 2 daughters, Kathy (Dennis) Moore and Candy (George) Perry, both of Muskegon; 7 grandchildren, Steve (Polly), Jamie, Milissia (Ryan), Edwin (Tammy), Kendra (Tim), Josh and Jessica; 3 great-grandchildren, Hannah, Josalyn & Hayden; 4 sisters, Marjorie Knopf of Big Rapids, Mirabel Teichthesen of Montague, Ruth Cederquist of Montague and Annabelle Tesdall of South Dakota; beloved pets of Paul and Patricia.  SERVICE:  Was held Saturday, April 2, 2005, at 11:00 AM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with Mr. James K. Tanis officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakgrove Cemetery - Montague.  MILITARY GRAVESIDE RITES were conducted at the cemetery by White Lake VFW Post #3256. MEMORIALS:  Humane Society-Animal Rescue, Box 93, Muskegon, MI 49443-0093, or Hospice of Muskegon/Oceana, 1050 W. Western Ave., Suite 400, Muskegon 49441.

CLOCK - White Lake

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MILLEN , Jennie and  Charles D. Lamond

Marriage

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Wednesday, September 13, 1882

Married   LAMOND – MILLEN – In this city, Sept. 13, 1882, by Rev. W. J. Miller, Mr.  Charles D. Lamond and Miss Jennie Millen, all of Muskegon  Mr. and Mrs. Lamond  have the heartiest wishes of the many friends for their future prosperity and happiness

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Miles, Jeffrey A. (Mr.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan Wednesday September 19, 2001 page 3B

Dalton - Mr. Miles, age 30, died Thursday, September 13, 2001.  Private services have been held.  Clock-White Lake

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MILLEN, Mrs. Robert

Obituary

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI; Tuesday, January 5, 1909, page 8:4

FROM OLD BIBLE   At Funeral, Minister Read From Family Heirloom.   The funeral of Mrs. Robert Millen was held from the family residence, 151 Peck street, at 2:30 yesterday afternoon.  Rev. Archibald Hadden, pastor of the First Congregational church conducted the service.  He read from a family Bible that has been in Mrs. Millen’s family for two generations.  The hymns were sung by Joseph Mulder and Miss Emma Dratz, Mrs. Howard Johnston accompanist.  The pallbearers were John S. Bain, William Buck, John Mullen, William Stahl, Charles Edwards and Ole Peterson.

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MILLER

 

MILLS, Edward P.

Biography

 

MILLS, WILLIAM O. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 20 May 1957, Page 8

William Mills, 84, Former Resident, Dies at Rockford.  Whitehall, May 20 – William Oscar Mills, 84, former Muskegon area resident, died Saturday at the Rockford Convalescent Home where he had been the past five years.  He had been a retail grocery clerk for many years at Buwalda Brothers in North Muskegon.  Mr. Mills was born in Evansville, Ind., Oct. 21, 1872, and had been a resident of the Muskegon area for 35 years.  He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Willard Barrow of Fruitland and three grandchildren.  Mr. Kenneth Berlin will officiate at the 2 p.m. Tuesday service at Gee Chapel in Whitehall with burial in Speed Cemetery, Fruitland.

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Grand Rapids Herald, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 20 May 1957, Page 13

William O. Mills.  WHITEHALL – William Oscar Mills, a resident of the Muskegon area for 35 years, died Sunday night at the Rockford Convalescent Home at Rockford where he had been a patient five years.  He was 84.  The body is at the Gee Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakhurst Cemetery.

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MILNE, SHIRLEY MRS. (FREEMAN)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 5 June 2005, Page 5-B

Shirley Freeman Milne, Grand Rapids.  Milne - Shirley Freeman Milne, 83, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, died on May 27, 2005 after a long illness.  Born in Alpena, Michigan on February 12, 1922, she graduated from Michigan State with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Shirley worked for I.B.M. during World War II. After the war, she was a homemaker while living all over the Midwest, Southwest, East and South with her family.  An avid sailor and skier, Shirley returned to Michigan as a summer and then full time resident at White Lake, before moving to Grand Rapids.  Shirley was active in the White Lake Yacht Club, Sylvan Beach Resort Company and in an Alzheimer’s support group in Muskegon for years.  She continued to ski into her 78th winter.  Shirley was predeceased by her husband, James Alexander Milne, her parents Vern and Miriam Freeman, and her brother John Freeman.  Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Debbie Milne of Cincinnati and Robert and Mary Milne of Grand Rapids, a daughter, Ann Milne of New York City, as well as four grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sister, Bethel Freeman Wells of Ann Arbor and her brother, Robert Freeman and his wife Alberta (Em) Freeman of Richmond, Virginia.  Services will be private.  The family would like to acknowledge the thoughtful care she received from the staff at Porter Hills during her final years.  Contributions may be sent to the Porter Hills Foundation, Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service - Grand Rapids, MI

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MINER, CLARE H. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 6 July 1962, Page 11

Mr. Miner, Ill a Year, Dies at 52.  Clare H. Miner, 52, of 4972 Anderson Road, a machinist at Muskegon Outboard Specialties, died early today at home after a year-long illness.  Mr. Miner was employed by the Frauenthal Division plant prior to joining Muskegon Outboard Specialties in 1961.  He served in the Army from 1930 to 1933.  Born in Marne on June 27, 1910, he graduated from Marne High School as valedictorian of his class.  He moved to Muskegon in 1934.  Mr. Miner was married to Bonnie Agard in Muskegon on Dec. 25, 1934.  He was a member of Dalton Baptist Church.  He leaves his widow, a son, Paul H. Miner, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Douglas Hazekamp, Muskegon; a sister, Mrs. Grant Davis, Muskegon; and a brother, Clyde Miner, of Grand Rapids; and two grandchildren.

Page 20

MINER, MR. CLARE H., 4972 Anderson Road, Dalton Twp.  Mr. Clare H. Miner, 52 years, entered into rest early this morning very unexpectedly at his residence.  The dear husband of Bonnie (‘Nee Agard) at home, dear father of Mrs. Douglas (Barbara) Hazekamp of Muskegon, Paul H. Miner at home.  Dear brother of Mrs. Grant (Jessie) Davis of Muskegon, Clyde Miner of Grand Rapids, Mich.  Grandfather of two grandchildren.  The Funeral Rites for Mr. Clare H. Miner will be Monday 2 P.M., in The Dalton Baptist Church with Rev. James Rentz, The Pastor, officiating.  Mr. Miner will be laid to rest in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  The family will receive relatives and friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Saturday and Sunday and after 8 P.M. today in The Achterhoff Mortuary where Mr. Miner will repose.  Anyone wishing to call at our chapels at any time is always welcome and those desirous of transportation to our Chapels are invited to call PA 2-6717.  —Achterhoff.

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MINER, Edward

Article

E Pluribus Unum:  The Unification of Muskegon

 

MINES, MR. JOHN B.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  31 March 1993  Page 5C

Whitehall   Mr. Mines, age 71, died March 30, 1993.  Born June 1, 1921, in Florence,  Alabama, he had lived in the Whitehall the past 10 years.  Previously, he had lived in  Twin Lake.  On October 28, 1983, in Whitehall, he married the Carol Vanderzyl  Ackerberg and had been a factory worker at Anaconda Corp. and then worked as a  carpenter.  He was a Life Member of White Lake VFW Post No. 3256, a 32nd Degree  Mason and member of Whitehall Lodge No. 310 F & AM, and was an organizer & Life  Member of Pearl Harbor Survivors.  Mr. Mines served in the US Navy in the Pacific  Theater during World War II and was a survivor of the December 7, 1941 attack on  Pearl Harbor.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Mines, and 2 brothers  and a sister.  FAMILY  His wife, Carol and her family; 1 son, Keith of Twin Lake; 3  grandchildren; a brother, Woodrow (Evelyn) Mines of OR; a sister-in-law, Betty Mines of  Muskegon.  FUNERAL  Friday, April 2, 1993, at 11 AM, from Lebanon Lutheran Church  with the Rev. Dr. Larry L. Foster officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland  Township Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS  Tomorrow, Thursday, 2-4 & 6:30-8:30 PM, in  Whitehall.  MEMORIAL: Hospice of Muskegon Co. or Building Fund of Lebanon  Lutheran Church.  —Clock – White Lake

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MINK

 

Minniefield, Edna (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan Sunday September 16, 2001 page 7D

Mrs. Edna Minniefield, age 90, passed Thursday, September 13, 2001, at Hackley Hospital.  Services will be held Tuesday, 11am at New Hope Baptist Church Gregory Kirksey officiating.  Visitation begins Monday 10am-9pm.  Interment, Oakwood Cemetery.

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Minor, Arthur

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan Friday, February 28, 1964  page 21

Arthur Minor  (Sparky) Fort Smith, Arkansas  Mr. Arthur Minor, age 54, passed away this morning at Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Clock Funeral Home.

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MINTY, John E.

Biography

 

MISNER, E.C.

Article

E Pluribus Unum:  The Unification of Muskegon

 

MISNER, Porter P.

Biography

 

MISZEWSKI, David M.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 26 November 1968, Page 1

Marine Dies in Combat - A Northside family today faced a grim Thanksgiving with word of the death of their son on the battlefield in Vietnam.  Pfc. David M. Miszewski, 20, of 2766 Lorenson Road, fatally wounded in action with the Viet Cong, became Muskegon County’s 38th victim of the Vietnam conflict.  Death came Friday, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Miszewski, were informed late Monday by Army representatives.  A soldier only since May, Pfc. Miszewski was serving with the 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry, 9th Division.  Further details of his death were not immediately available.  Arrangements for military rites are being made by the Grand Rapids Army Reserve and Achterhoff Mortuary.  It is expected the body will be returned here under military escort within 10 days.  David was born Oct. 11, 1948 in Muskegon.  He attended Laketon Township schools and was graduated by North Muskegon High School in 1966.  Before entering the service, he was employed for a year and a half as an inspector with Misco Division, Howmet Corp.  He was a member of the First Lutheran Church.  Surviving are his parents, three brothers, Samuel, Robert and Randy, all at home; a grandfather, Samuel LaPorte of Muskegon Heights, and a grandmother, Mrs. Alice McCormick of Muskegon.

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MISZEWSKI, PFC. DAVID M. 2766 Lorenson Rd. Fruitport Twp.

Pfc. David M. Miszewski, 20 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Miszewski, was killed in action while encountering hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam on November 22, 1968 while serving with the United States Army and entered into rest in the service of His Country.  The Funeral Plans for Pfc. Miszewski will be published later by the Achterhoff Mortuary.—Achterhoff. 

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30 November 1968, Page 25

Soldier’s Rites Set Tuesday - Services will be held Tuesay at First Evangelical Lutheran Church for Pfc. David M. Miszewski, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Miszewski, 2766 Lorenson Road, who was killed in action in Vietnam Nov. 22.  The Rev. Homer A. Marsh, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be in Fruitland Township Cemetery following military graveside rites conducted by the U.S. Army Detachment from Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Pfc. Miszewski’s body will arrive at the Achterhoff Chapel this evening.  This Muskegon serviceman, who entered service in May, died of wounds sustained in combat while serving with 47th Battalion, 47th Infantry, 9th Division.  He leaves his parents, three brothers, and his grandparents.

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MISZEWSKI, PFC. DAVID M. 2766 Lorenson Rd., Fruitland Twp.

The funeral rites for Pfc. David M. Miszewski will be Tuesday afternoon 2 o’clock in the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1206 N. Whitehall Rd., with his Pastor, the Rev. Mr. Homer A. Marsh, officiating.  Pfc. Miszewski will be laid to rest in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the U.S. Army Detachment from Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana.  The Family will receive relatives and friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday in the Memorial Chapel of the Achterhoff Mortuary where Pfc. Miszewski will repose after 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon. —Achterhoff.       

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MITCHELL, Joseph Jr. & Angela

Birth notice

a girl,at Mercy General Oak Campus, Muskegon Chronicle,Sept.19,2001,Page 3B.

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MITCHELL, Marion W. (Mrs)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon Michigan, Wednesday, November 4, 1925   Pioneer Resident Dies   Old People's Home Inmate,  Aged 99, Schoolmate of Susan B. Anthony.  The death  of Mrs. Marion W. Mitchell yesterday morning marked the passing of one of

Muskegon county's oldest residents.  She was especially well known among the old pioneer settlers of Muskegon county, having settled in Norton township about 45 years ago.  She was 99 years of age.    Although her body was beginning to show the buffeting of life, her mind had   remained clear until the last.  She took an active interest in her  surroundings, whatever the environment. Although equal franchise did not come  until she was 91 years of age, she made use of the ballot as soon and as long  as she was able.   She was born in Saratoga county, New York in 1827. She went to school with  Susan B. Anthony, one of the pioneer suffragists in the United States.     

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MITCHELL, SIDENEY MR. JR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 22 May 1959, Page 28

MITCHELL, MR. SIDNEY, JR., 2008 Manz St., Hts.  Mr. Mitchell expired at the Muskegon County Medical Care Facility Thursday afternoon.  Further announcement later.  —Reynolds.     

25 May 1959, Page 24

MITCHELL, MR. SIDNEY, 2008 Manz, Hts.  Services for Mr. Mitchell were held this morning at the Reynolds Chapel, Rev. Henry G. Reynolds officiating.  Burial was in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  —Reynolds.    

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MITCHELL, William

Obituary

Muskegon Enterprise, November 4, 1870  DIED   MITCHELL - In this city, on the 31st ult. of consumption, Wm. Mitchell, aged 25 years

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MJOVIG, CORA A. MRS. (OLSON)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 3 May 1997, Page 5B

MJOVIG, MRS. CORA A., North Muskegon.  Mrs. Cora A. Mjovig, age 90, passed away early Friday morning, May 2, 1997, at a local hospital.  The former Cora Olson, she was born on Sept. 24, 1906 to Carl & Emilie (Gaaserud) Olson on a farm near Scarville, Iowa in Winnebago County.  In 1913 her parents moved to Polk County, Minnesota.  She graduated from Fosston H.S. in 1925 and attended Bemidji Teacher’s College and taught for four years in a one room school near her parents farm.  She married James Lawrence Mjovig in Winger, MN on May 3, 1930.  They farmed until 1941 when they moved to Muskegon with their four oldest children.  Her husband worked at Sealed Power until his death in 1963.  She worked at Teledyne from 1943 to 1951.  She loved gardening, flowers, bird watching, quilting and reading.  She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 39’ers, Retired & Inspired, Sons of Norway and the Rescue Mission Sewing Circle where she quilted every Tuesday morning for many years.  SURVIVORS:

4 daughters; Deloris Smith, Jordis Hutchins, Janice Mjovig, Eloise & John Cihos all of Muskegon; 2 sons, LeRoy & Helen Mjovig of Jackson, Raymond Mjovig of North Muskegon; 12 grandchildren, David McCann of Chicago, Jay Smith, Melissa & Steve Kuziak, Carl & Ruth Smith, Karen Hutchins, Mark & Debra Hutchins, Scott & Sandra Hutchins, Stefanie & Jay Freeland, Erin & Emily Cihos, all of the Muskegon Area, Lawrence Mjovig and Lynn Mjovig of Jackson; 10 great-grandchildren, Jason Yonkers, Jeffrey, Jessica, Theresa, Amanda, Rebecca Hutchins, Madison Freeland, Coralie & Jamie Kuziak, Mitchell Smith.  She was preceded in death by her Husband, parents, 3 brothers, 2 sisters and 2 sons-in-laws, Paul Smith in 1972 and Roger (Bob) Hutchins in 1990.  SERVICE:  Monday, May 5, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. William Uetricht officiating.  Interment at Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION:  Sunday 2-5 pm at Clock Funeral Home.  MEMORIAL: Muskegon Rescue Mission or 1st Lutheran Abiding Memorial Fund.  —Clock Muskegon

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MJOVIK, JAMES LAWRENCE MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 28 June 1963, Page 18

Mr. Mjovik, 63, Heart Victim.  James Lawrence Mjovik, 63, of 272 Merrill Ave., died unexpectedly early today.  It was reported Mr. Mjovik had just arrived home from work as a machinist at Sealed Power Corp. when he suffered a heart attack and died immediately.  He was born Aug. 28, 1899 at McIntosh, Minn., and spent his early years there.  Mr. Mjovik was married May 3, 1930 at McIntosh to Cora Olson.  They came to Muskegon 22 years ago.  Surviving are his widow; four daughters, Mrs. Paul Smith of Muskegon, Mrs. Roger Hutchins of Brownsburg, Ind., Janice Mjovik and Eloise Mjovik at home; two sons, LeRoy of Muskegon, attending Ferris Institute at Big Rapids; and Raymond in the U.S. Army at Ft. Hood, Tex.; one brother, Sigurd Mjovik of McIntosh, Minn.; three sisters, Mrs. Olga Ericksen of Gilbert, Minn., Mrs. William Rolf and Mrs. Sophie Lee, both of McIntosh.

29 June 1963, Page 19

MJOVIK, MR. JAMES LAWRENCE, 272 Merrill Ave.  The service for Mr. Mjovik will be held Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the Clock Chapel with Rev. Russell W. Johnson officiating.  Interment will be made in Lakeside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.  —Clock.  NOTE: Surname should be MJOVIG.  He was later removed from Lakeside Cemetery and reinterred in Fruitland Township Cemetery.

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MOEHLMAN, HAROLD W. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 19 May 1985, Page 8D

MOEHLMAN, MR. HAROLD W., Muskegon.  Mr. Moehlman, age 64, died May 17, 1985.  Born March 13, 1921, in Muskegon, he has lived in the Fruitalnd Twp. area for many years.  He married the former Nettie VanBavel, and was a machinist at Dresser Industries for 43 years until retirement.  A member of Fruitland Baptist Church, he served in the U.S. Army during WW II.  FAMILY:  Wife, Nettie; 2 sons, Harold Jr. & Michael; 1 daughter, Suenettie all at home; 1 brother, Charles of Whitehall; 1 sister, Roberta Olsen of Escondido, CA.  SERVICE:  Tuesday May 21, 1985, 1:00 P.M., from Clock Chapel, Whitehall with The Rev. Donald LeMaire officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  VISITATION:  Monday 2-4 & 6:30-8:30 P.M., in Whitehall. —Clock White Lake

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Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 28 May 1985, Page A-21

Harold W. Moehlman.  Mr. Harold W. Moehlman of 3346 N. Weber Rd., Muskegon died Friday evening, May 17 in Muskegon.  He was 64-years-old.  Mr. Moehlman lived in the area for many years and served in the army in World War II.  He was a retired machinist for Dresser Industries.  Mr. Moehlman was born March 13, 1921, the son of Theresa and Walter Moehlman.  He was a member of Fruitland Baptist Church.  Surviving Mr. Moehlman are his wife, Nettie; two sons, Harold Jr. and Michael; a daughter, Suenette; a brother, Charles, of Whitehall; and a sister, Roberta Olsen of Escondidio, CA.  Funeral Services for Mr. Moehlman were Tuesday, May 21, 1 p.m., at Clock Chapel in Whitehall.  Rev. Donald LeMaire officiated.  Interment was at Fruitland Township Cemetery.

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MOEHLMAN, WALTER R. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 21 March 1962, Page 31

W. F. Moehlman, At Anaconda 30 Years, Dies.  Walter F. Moehlman, life resident of Western Michigan and a veteran employe of Anaconda Wire & Cable Co. before his retirement, died at his home Tuesday after a short illness.  He was 70 and lived at 3410 Weber Road.  Born June 30, 1891 at Montague, he attended schools in that community before completing his education at Albion College.  He returned to this area to begin a long career as a machinist and tool maker, associated with Anaconda for 30 years before retiring in 1959.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.  Besides his widow, the former Theresa Martha Crane whom he married at St. Ignace, May 19, 1917, he leaves two sons, Harold of Muskegon and Charles of Whitehall; a brother, Henry, of Muskegon Heights; two sisters, Mrs. Howard Durham of Casnovia and Mrs. Jack Stitt of Conway, and seven grandchildren.

22 March 1962, Page 40

MOEHLMAN, MR. WALTER F., 3410 Weber Road.  The funeral service for Mr. Moehlman will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Clock Chapel with the Rev. Robert J. Reynhout officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.  —Clock.        

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Moesker, Albert

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,  2 April 1916

Albert Moesker, aged 50, 80 Williams street, died this morning at his home after a short illness.  Mr. Moesker was born in the Netherlands  and came to this country when a boy.  For the past 33 years he has been in the employ of Francis Jiroch, local cigar dealer.  He has  always been a cigarmaker by trade.  He leaves besides his wife, two daughters, Katharine and Rika at home and one son, Jacob, at home.   The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence.  The Rev. John Dollin, pastor of the Bethany Christian  Reformed church will officiate and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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Muskegon Chronicle, 4 April 1916

The funeral of Albert Moesker will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence, 80 Williams street.  The Rev. John Dollin,  pastor of the Bethany Christian Reformed church will officiate and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. 

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Muskegon Chronicle,  Wednesday 5 April 1916

The funeral of Albert Moesker will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence, 80 Williams street.  The Rev. John Dollin, pastor of the Bethany Christian Reformed church will officiate and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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MOESKER, Grace Elizabeth (Mrs.) Ackerman

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Wednesday, January 19, 1949, page 2   Mrs. Moesker, 49, Active in Church, Other Groups, Dies  Mrs.  Jacob W. Moesker, 49 years old, 1694 Ray street, a resident here 31 years, died yesterday in Hackley hospital after a one-month illness.   Mrs. Moesker was a member of the East Lawn Reformed church and taught a Bible class.  She was a member of the Merritt Lamb  Auxiliary of the American Legion, and the Order of the Eastern Star.   She leaves, besides her husband, a son, William Dale and a  daughter Mary Jane, both at home; three brothers, George, Arthur and Henry Ackerman, all of Whitehall; three sisters, Mrs. Clifton  Wright, South Bend, Ind., and Mrs. Ernest Stewart and Mrs. Mayme Ochampaugh, both of Muskegon.

 

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Wednesday, January 19, 1949, page 30

MOESKER - Mrs. Jacob W. Moesker, 49 years old, of 1694 Ray street, passed away Tuesday at Hackley hospital.  The service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the East Lawn Reformed church, following  a prayer service at the home, and Rev. Harold Ringnoldus and the Rev. Bert VanMalen officiating.  Interment will be in Restlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.

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MOESKER, Jacob W.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Wednesday, December 14, 1960, page 40   J. Moesker Dies at 61 in Florida   Jacob W. Moesker, a  Muskegon industrialist until leaving the community 11 years ago to make his home in Florida, died at St. Petersburg, Fla. Tuesday after a  short illness.  Mr. Moesker, who made his home on Ray street while a resident here, was 61.   Born in Muskegon, July 1, 1899, he  attended schools in this community, graduating from Muskegon High school before entering business.  He was a partner in the Muskegon  Tool & Die Co. until moving to Florida and was a member of Eastlawn Reformed Church.   During his years in Muskegon, Mr. Moesker was  also an active member of the Old Newsboys Association.  He was a veteran of World War I service with the Navy.   He leaves a son,  William, and a daughter, Mary Jane Ringelpaugh, both of St. Petersburg; a brother, Albert, of Muskegon and one grandson.  Mrs. Moesker,  the former Grace Elizabeth Ackerman whom he married in Muskegon May 28, 1926, preceded her husband in death Jan. 18, 1949.

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MOEWE, Parke W.

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Friday, May 25, 1945, page 15

Brunswick Flier, Nazi Prisoner 10 Months, Liberated  Brunswick, May 25 –(Special)— Lt. Parke W. Moewe has been liberated from Stalag Luft 1 at Barth, where he has been a  prisoner for the last 10 months, according to a message from the Red Cross to his wife,  the former Betty Jane Anderson.  Lt. Moewe was awarded the Air medl and three oak  leaf clusters, and the Presidential Citation, at ceremonies held at Selfridge Field on April  6.  The awards were presented to his wife, Mrs. Betty Moewe.

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MOHR, (Mrs.) Elizabeth C. (Gotterhut)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Tuesday, November 9, 1937, Page 12:1Elizabeth Mohr, Charter Member Church Here DiesMrs. Elizabeth C. Mohr, 79 years old, charter member of St. John’s Evangelical church, and one of the oldest members of the Ladies Aid society, died today at her home after a prolonged illness.She was born Elizabeth Gotterhut at H assen Nausa, Germany Oct. 29, 1858, and was married in Germany.  Coming to the United States with her husband, who died 20 years ago, the couple settled in Muskegon.  Mrs.  Mohr has lived at 582 Prospect street for 53 years.She is survived by four sons, George Mohr, of Racine, Wis., John, Fred and Robert Mohr of Muskegon, and a daughter, Miss Emma Mohr, of Detroit; and 12 grandchildren.  Six of her children preceded her in death. Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Tuesday, November 9, 1937, Page 12:5MOHR- The funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth C. Mohr, 582 Prospect st. will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Alvin H. Witt Funeral Home.   Rev. George Bohn officiating.  Interment in Oakwood cemetery.  Friends may view the remains t the Alvin H. Witt Funeral Home. Muskegon County Death Records, Liber V, Page  585, Record #4022, November 9, 1937Mohr, Elizabeth C., @ Muskegon, Female, White, Widowed, age 79—10.  Cardiac hypertrophy. Born in Germany, housewife.   Father, unknown, mother Phur, Christiana, born in Germany.

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MONROE, DOUGLAS LEE

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 17 August 1957, Page 2

Monroe Infant Dies.  Douglas Lee, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Lee Monroe, 2445 Lemuel street, Muskegon Heights, died this morning at Mercy Hospital.  He was three months old.  He leaves his parents; one brother, Rodney Monroe, at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Lee Martin and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Payne, Heights; great-great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Glass, Heights; great-grandmother Mrs. Jessie Harris, California; and several uncles and aunts.

19 August 1957, Page 21

MONROE, DOUGLAS LEE, 2445 Lemuel St., Muskegon Heights.  The Graveside Service for Douglas Lee, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Lee Monroe will begin at 2:00 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Shady Rest Cemetery.  Rev. Mr. Culp officiating.  Douglas Lee Monroe will lie in state at the Balbirnie-Apostle Mortuary.  —Balbirnie-Apostle.    

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MONROE, Polly (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle -- Nov. 21, 1898
"Died at a Ripe Old Age"   Mrs. Polley Monroe died at Whitehall on Sunday, November 20, aged 83 years,  after an illness of only four days.  She was born in the state of New York.  She formerly resided in this city,  but three years ago removed to Whitehall and made her home there with her son.  She leaves five children;  B.C. Monroe, Coldwater; Mrs. Lydia Brown, Albany, NY; George Monroe, Auburn, NY; Odell Monroe,  Muskegon; C.S. Monroe, Whitehall. Funeral at 2 p.m. tomorrow from No. 54 E. Walton street

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MONTE, H. EDWARD MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 29 May 2005, Page 5-B

Mr. H. Edward Monte, Montague.  Mr. H. Edward Monte passed away October 31, 2004 in Alpharetta, GA.  A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 4, 2005, 11 AM, at Lebanon Lutheran Church, 1101 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.  He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Monte.  Memorials to Lebanon Lutheran Church.

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 7 November 2004, Page 6-B

Mr. H. Edward Monte, Montague.  Mr. Monte, 77, died October 31, 2004, in Alpharetta, Georgia.  Born Feb. 15, 1927, in Muskegon, to John and Hazel (Larsen) Monte, he had lived in the White Lake area for many years.  On September 17, 1976, in Montague, he married the former Phyllis Lash and had worked at GTE for 45 years, retiring as a PBX technician.  He was a member of Lebanon Lutheran Church and Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69.  Mr. Monte served in the US Navy during World War II and Korea.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Monte.  FAMILY:  His wife, Phyllis; children, Robert (Ellen) Monte of Muskegon, Laurie (Dan) Wierda and Kris (Brent) Sowles, both of North Muskegon, Mardi Baumann and Rick (Susie) Johnson, both of Georgia; 10 grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Betty Monte of Muskegon.  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  MEMORIALS:  Memorial Fund of Lebanon Lutheran Church, 1101 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall 49461 or White Lake Senior Center, 8741 Ferry St., Montague 49437.  CLOCK - White Lake

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MONTGOMERY, A. S.

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  November 20, 1895, page 7:1

This afternoon Miss Nettie Golden was released from jail on a new bond, signed by David P. James of Holton and Griswold D. Jones of 51 E. Western avenue.  This is the fourth bond furnished in this case.  A. S. Montgomery and family left this afternoon for Saginaw where they will make their home for the present.  Later they may move to Georgia as Mr. Montgomery's health seems to demand a milder climate.  He has lived here for 21 years and his former prominence in the lumber business here is well known.

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MONTGOMERY, Mrs.

Short Story – “The Story of Charity in Muskegon

 

MOON

REUNION

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Wednesday, January 17, 1883, page 2

The Moons   A family reunion is taking place today at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Moon, at Lakeside.  The following persons are in attendance.  Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Weeks and daughters,  Belle, Pearl and son, John, of Napoleon, Jackson county Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Tuttle and son, Wick, of Ann Arbor; Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Moon and son, Wesley, of Greenville; Miss Mina Moon, city,  S. C. Moon and family of Lakeside; S. C. Moon, Sr., of Lakeside, father of J.W. and S. C. Moon, (in his 85th year).  It is one of those pleasant family reunions which do not occur very often, and we doubt  not that a most enjoyable time will be had.

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MOON, Roy E. – Mr. & Mrs.

Birth Notice

The Muskegon Chronicle – Friday March 7, 1902 pg. 6 – Thursday morning, March 5, to Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Moon, 366 Jefferson street, a daughter.

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MOON, J.W.

Article

E Pluribus Unum:  The Unification of Muskegon

 

MOON, Marcella (Miss)

CITY NEWS:

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, April 12, 1920, page 10

The Misses Marcella Moon, Luella Marsh, Elinor Chamberlain, Helen Koblishke, Helen Eames, Elizabeth Boyd, Mildred Suit, and Ora Morton, Orin Gray, Roscoe Rodgers, Arthur Cross, Max Koblishke, Richard Haven, John Quincy, John Andrews, and Chester Cloeting, all students at the University of Michigan are spending their annual spring vacation at their homes.

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MOON, Mrs. John

Short Story – “The Story of Charity in Muskegon

 

MOORE

 

MORAN, Ernest

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Monday, October 17, 1932, page 2

REPORTS WIFE AS MISSING TWO DAYS  Ernest Moran, who gave his address as the Oxford hotel,  asked the police to aid in the search of his wife who left their room at 4 p.m. Saturday to visit relatives in  the city.  Mr. Moran said he checked addresses she planned to visit but she had not been seen.  One of  these places was the home of her mother where she planned to visit.  He said she was in ill health.  He  furnished the police with a description.

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MORAN, George J.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Saturday, August 24, 1974, page 16:3

MORAN, MR. GEORGE J.  223 South St., Spring Lake  (Formerly of Muskegon)  Mr.  George J. Moran passed away Friday morning following a short illness.  Age 71.  Born  January 1, 1903 in Chicago, he married the former Elvi S. Stein at Grand Haven on  November 18, 1933.  She preceded him in death in 1968.  Mr. Moran had resided in  Spring Lake the past 1-1/2 years moving from Muskegon where he had resided since  1940.  He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spring Lake and while  in Muskegon a communicant of St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church.  Mr. Moran was a  life member of the Elks Lodge No. 274, and was employed by Rich & Howell Plumbing  as a bookkeeper retiring 6 years ago.  Survivors include two sons, John and Michael G.  both of Muskegon and two grandchildren.  A Funeral Mass for Mr. Moran will be offered  Monday 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Leo Rosloniec as  Celebrant with interment at Lake Forest Cemetery in Grand Haven.  Friends may meet  the family beginning Saturday at 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Walburn  Funeral Home where a Bible Vigil service will be held Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

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MORAN, Julia M. (Mrs) Wainwright

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 21 March 1990, Page 5C

MORAN, MRS. JULIA M. North Muskegon.  Mrs. Moran, the former Julia May Wainwright, died Monday, March 19, 1990, at the age of 73.  She was born in Terre Haute, IN, on Aug. 2, 1916, and married Lyle A. Moran on Oct. 22, 1937, and he preceded her in death on July 23, 1986.  An infant daughter, Jewel Kay, died in 1955.  A cashier for Plumb’s Super Markets, Mrs. Moran retired in 1975.  SURVIVORS

3 sons, Frank A. (Judy) of Muskegon, Lyle A. “Bud” Jr. (Joann) of Jacksonville, FL & Danny K. (Jean) of Lexington, SC; 1 daughter, Kay (Tom) Anderson of North Muskegon; 7 grandchildren, Sharon K. Anderson of Winston-Salem, NC, Shelley Anderson of North Muskegon, Stacey (Steve) Carter of Muskegon, Safiya Moran & Patrick Moran both of Lexington, SC, Julie (Brian) Fritz & Scott Moran both of Muskegon; 2 great-grandchildren, Jamie Fritz & Casey Moran both of Muskegon; 2 step-grandchildren, Pamela Glover & Ryan Coffey both of Muskegon; 1 sister, Thelma Wood of North Muskegon; 2 brothers, Albert (Winifred) Wainwright & Frank (Jeanne) Wainwright both of Muskegon; sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law, Garwood & Jeanne Gordon, Augusta Moran, Fred & Dolores Young and Harold Mosier all of Muskegon & Bess Moran of Deerfield Beach, FL and several nieces & nephews.  SERVICE Friday 11 a.m. at the Community United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Fisher officiating.  Interment Laketon Township Cemetery. VISITATION Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 at the Clock Funeral Home. --Clock Muskegon

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MORAN, STEVE MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 18 April 1958, Page 24

Steve Moran, 62, Bartender, Dies.  Steve Moran, 62, of 439 Lake Shore boulevard, Mona Lake, died at his residence today.  Coroner James Apostle said death was caused by a heart attack.  A native of Chicago, Mr. Moran came to this area about 25 years ago, working as a bartender in a number of taverns until his retirement.  He leaves no immediate relatives.

22 April 1958, Page 21

MORAN, MR. STEVE, 439 Lakeshore Blvd., Mona Lake.  The Memorial Service for Mr. Steve Moran will begin at 10:30 o’clock Thursday morning at the Balbirnie-Apostle Chapel.  Interment will be in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  —Balbirnie-Apostle.

23 April 1958, Page 38

MORAN, MR. STEVE, 439 Lakeshore Blvd., Mona Lake.  The Memorial Service for Mr. Steve Moran will begin at Ten-Thirty o’clock Thursday morning at the Balbirnie-Apostle Chapel, Rev. Mr. Roy Williamson officiating and the interment will be in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Mortuary.  —Balbirnie-Apostle.          

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MORBECK, Jahanna Marie (Mrs.) Thom

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Monday, April 6, 1938, page 16

Widow of Lake Captain Dies Here  Mrs. Charles Morbeck, Invalid Nine Years, Expires  Mrs. Johanna Marie Morbeck, 67 years old,  widow of a former Muskegon lakes captain, Charles Emil Morbeck, died today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry E. Stahl, 804  Sixth street, Muskegon Heights.  She had been an invalid for nine years, but was critically ill about four fays from a heart ailment.  Mrs. Morbeck was born in West Prussia, Germany Dec, 5, 1870.  At the age of 16 she came alone to the United States to be with  relatives in Milwaukee, Wis.  She was married there in September, 1893 to Charles Emil Morbeck.  He owned several sailing  schooners.  One of the best known, the Minnehaha, which plied out of Milwaukee, was a frequent visitor in Muskegon Harbor.  In  1902 he sold one of his boats, purchased a home in North Muskegon and moved there.  The following Aug. 2 he was drowned in Lake  Michigan when the schooner Tena Howard foundered about 13 miles off Milwaukee in a calm sea.  Mr. Morbeck was accompanying  the owner, John Johnson who was trying to induce him to become a half-owner.  On the trial trip, the ship sprung a leak, listed faster  than the cargo could be shifted and went down.  A sidewheeler, attempting to rescue the crew from a rowboat accidentally overturned  the small craft, and Mr. Morbeck was drawn under the wheel.  His body was never recovered.  That same fall, the two youngest  children of the family died of pneumonia within a few days of each other.  Mrs. Morbeck continued to live here.  For a number of  years she made her home at Lake Harbor, and since 1929 had beenw with her daughter, Mrs. Stahl.  She was a member of the Prairie  Street Lutheran church in Milwaukee, and while in North Muskegon attended the Methodist church there.  Surviving are two  daughters, Mrs. Henry Stahl of Muskegon Heights, and Mrs, Henry Hart of Muskegon township; one son, C. Arthur Morbeck,  Muskegon Heights; one sister, Mrs. Louisa Olson, Milwaukee, two brothers, Gus Thom, Milwaukee and George Thom, Lake Harbor;  and six grandchildren.

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MORDEN, SHERYL “SHERI” D. MRS. (OOSTERBAAN)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 21 March 2004, Page 7-B

Mrs. Sheryl D. “Sheri” Morden, Whitehall.  Mrs. Morden, age 57, went to be home with her Lord and Savior, March 13, 2004.  Born September 24, 1946, in Holland, to Harold “Red” and Viola (Stienfort) Oosterbaan, she had lived in the White Lake area since 1969.  On January 30, 1965, in Muskegon, she married Max Morden Sr. and had been an office manager for Morden Construction Co. for many years.  Mrs. Morden was a member of Dalton Baptist Church and was preceded in death by two sons, Max Morden Jr., in 1983, Todd Morden, in 2001, and a sister, Connie Barnes.  FAMILY:  Her husband, Max; 2 grandsons, Kyle and Tracer; her mother Viola Oosterbaan of Muskegon; a sister, Sandy Frisbie of NY; a daughter-in-law, Jeannie Dykman; many nieces & nephews.  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Was held Thursday, March 18, 2004, at 11:00 AM, from Dalton Baptist Church with Pastor Rod Sheveland officiating.  MEMORIALS:  American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 60, New York, NY 10038 or Lakeshore Lung Society, 1147 Third St., Muskegon 49441.  CLOCK - White Lake

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MOREY - Ruth Mary from Jarold Arthur. 

Divorce

Custody of one child to mother.- Muskegon Chronicle, 9 July 1963

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MORFORD, Frederick Norman

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MORIARTY, Daniel J.

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MORIN, Elzaid

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Tuesday May 3, 1921, page 11

SHOP WORKER DIES AFTER OPERATION   Elzaid Morin, sixty-nine years of age, 35 Park avenue, who has been in  the employ of the Brunswick-Balke-Collender company, for the past fourteen years, fell to the floor Saturday night  from a box on which he was standing and suffered a relapse of an old rupture from which he died.  He was taken to  Mercy hospital immediately afterwards by Dr. George L. LeFevre, and an immediate operation was performed.  The  operation was unsuccessful and Mr. Morin died Monday afternoon.  He worked in the hard rubber department of the  factory.  He had been a resident of Muskegon for the past 45 years, coming to this country from Quebec.  For a long  time Mr. Morin was a sailor on lumber vessels plying between this city and Chicago.  He was married to Zelstine  Raymond in Quebec in 1873.  Mrs. Morin died thirty-five years ago.  Six children were born.  He was married to  Adeline Bouchard in this city thirty-three years ago.  He was a member of St. Jean's Catholic church, and also of  the Catholic order of Foresters.  He leaves besides his wife, five sons and seven daughters; Ernest Morin of Rock  Falls, Wis., John Morin, Omaha, Neb., Louis Morin of Milwaukee, Wis., Joseph Morin and George Morin of this city,  Mrs. George Dorval, Tomahawk, Wis., Miss Rose Valya of New York City, Mrs. C. C. Love of Chicago, Mrs. Charles  Chasteen of Terre Haute, Ind., Mrs. O. Crevier, Mrs. Arthur Betts and Miss Louise Morin of this city.  The funeral  service will be held at 8 o'clock Friday morning at St. Jean's Catholic church, Rev. Fr. Joseph Poulin officiating.   Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. 

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Wednesday May 4, 1921, page 11

The funeral service of Elziard Morin, 35 Park avenue will be held at 8 o'clock Friday morning from St. Jean's  Catholic church.  Rev. Fr. Joseph Poulin officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.

 

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MORLEY, E. ISABEL MRS. (ROWEN)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 6 February 2005, Page 5-B

Mrs. E. Isabel Rowan Morley, Whitehall.  Mrs. Morley, age 88, of Whitehall, died January 28, 2005.  Born May 9, 1916, in New York, New York, to Arthur and Eva (Butcher) Rowan, she had lived in the White Lake area for a number of years.  She had worked at Bennett Pump Co. for 25 years, retiring as an executive secretary in 1980.  Mrs. Morley was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientists and had been a long-time member of Greater Muskegon Woman's Club.  FAMILY:  1 daughter, Martha (Chuck) McKinney of Whitehall; 1 son, Dick Morley of Whitehall; 1 granddaughter, Heather McKinney of Whitehall.  MEMORIAL GATHERING:  Sunday, February 6, 2005, beginning at 2:00 PM, at Greater Muskegon Woman's Club, 280 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon.  MEMORIALS:  Greater Muskegon Woman's Club, 280 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon 49440.  CLOCK - White Lake

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MORNINGSTAR, ROBERT L. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 12 February 2006, Page 7-A

Robert L. Morningstar, Whitehall.  Robert L. Morningstar, age 77 of Whitehall, passed away Monday, February 6, 2006 in Muskegon.  He was born November 15, 1928 in Shelby, the son of James and Minnie (Near) Morningstar.  He married the former Denise Loew on December 31, 1951.  Mr. Morningstar was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean War.  He was raised in Shelby and lived there until moving to Whitehall in 1962.  He was employed at NJ Fox and Sons in Shelby from 1944 to 1951.  He worked at Howmet Corporation for nine years before working for Associated Truck Lines from 1964 to 1982.  Mr. Morningstar is survived by his wife, Denise; his children, Frank (Sandi) Morningstar, Mary Ruth Morningstar, James (Debbie) Morningstar, Melissa (Ray) Cole, and Richard (Diane) Morningstar, all of Whitehall, Jackie (Mark) Wright of Newaygo, Ross (Ronda) Morningstar and Burl (Kim) Morningstar both of Whitehall; special friend of the family, Kathy Jacobson of Whitehall; brother, Norman (Mary) Morningstar of Shelby; brother-in-law, Ralph Fox of Shelby; sixteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Isabel Fox.  The Funeral Mass for Mr. Morningstar is Thursday, February 9, 12 Noon at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Shelby with Father Philip Witkowski as Celebrant.  Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shelby.  It is suggested that those who wish consider the White Lake Fire Authority or Shelby-Benona Fire Department as a memorial.  You may leave a message of condolence for the family or get directions at www.harrisfhome.com.  Arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.

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MORRELL, George

Biography

 

MORRESEY, Luke

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Thursday, May 3, 1888

DIED   MORRESEY – In this city, this morning at the home of Martin Flinn, 361 West Clay avenue, Luke   Morresey, aged 29 years.  The funeral will take place Saturday morning at 8 o’clock from St. Mary’s  church.

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MORRIS, GEORGE MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 11 July 1945, Page 16

George Morris, 75, Whitehall, Dies.    Whitehall, July 11 – George Morris, 75 years old, an employe of the Eagle Ottawa Leather plant here for 18 years, died today at his home in Whitehall, following a short illness.  He was born in London on Jan. 15, 1870 and served in the British Marines for two years.  He came to the United States in 1890, settled in Boston, and married Louisa Wright in 1906 there.  Before coming to Whitehall 28 years ago he was a chef.  Mr. Morris is survived by the widow, six children, George, Jr., Robert C., and Mrs. Dorothy Baxter, all of Whitehall, Mrs. Violet Fenner of Greenville, Pfc. Harold, in Italy, and Seaman First Class Nelson, in the Pacific; and 11 grandchildren.  The funeral services will be held at 4 p. m. Friday from the Gee chapel, with Dr. A. E. Jervis officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakhurst cemetery in Whitehall.

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MORRIS, IRENE L. MRS. (LOHMAN)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 2 October 2005, Page 7-B

Mrs. Irene L. Morris,  Whitehall.  Mrs. Morris, age 95, died September 28, 2005.  Born July 30, 1910, in Claybanks Township, Oceana County, to Paul and Alice (Longnecker) Lohman, she had lived in the White Lake area over 50 years.  On November 8, 1945, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, she married George Morris, who preceded her in death in 1987, and had been a baker and cook at Whitehall Public Schools until retiring.  Mrs. Morris was a member of Whitehall United Methodist Church where she was very active for many years.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Lohman, and two sisters, Ruth Mudge and Hazel Buttleman.  FAMILY:  Two sons, William (Kathleen) Morris and Jack Morris, both of Whitehall; three grandchildren, Annette Morris, Allison Morris and Aaron Morris; four sisters, Leota Munson, Laura Parker, Beryle Hepworth and Edith Decker.  SERVICE:  Was held Thursday, September 29, 2005, at 11 AM, from Whitehall United Methodist Church with the Rev. Anita K. Hahn officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakgrove Cemetery, Montague.  MEMORIALS:  Heartland Hospice, 916 E. Lewis St., Whitehall, 49461 or Building Fund of Whitehall United Methodist Church, 117 S. Division St., Whitehall 49461  CLOCK - White Lake

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MORRIS, LOUISA VIOLET MRS.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 10 March 1965, Page 9

MRS. LOUISA MORRIS.  MONTAGUE – Mrs. Louisa Violet Morris, 81, of 9903 Walsh Road, died Tuesday at the home of a son, Nelson, where she lived.  She had been in failing health since last fall.  She was born Dec. 24, 1884, in Wales and came to the United States in 1906.  She was married to George Morris June 17, 1906, in Massachusetts.  The couple moved to Chicago where they lived until 1918 when they came to Whitehall.  She made her home in Montague since last fall.  Mr. Morris died in July, 1945.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Violet Fenner of Whitehall and Mrs. Dorothy Davis of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two sons, George of Whitehall and Nelson; 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Gee Funeral Chapel.  Burial will be Oakhurst Cemetery.

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MORRIS, MRS. LOUISA V., (Wife of Former George, Sr. of Whitehall), 9903 Walsh Road, Montague.  Services will be conducted by Rev. Keith Davis at the Gee Memorial Chapel 2 p.m. Friday.  —Gee, Whitehall.      

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MORRISON, DONNA

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  12 June 1993  Page 7B

Twin Lake   Donna J. Morrison, 60, died Fri., June 11, 1993.  She was born Dec. 27,  1932 in Twin Lake, MI.  SURVIVORS include 1 son, James Kelly; 1 daughter, Kathleen  Boylan; & 1 granddaughter, Donna.  A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be 1PM Sat., June  1993 at the  Sytsema Funeral Home  737 Apple Avenue  There will be no visitation.

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MORRISON, Mrs. Max

Article

Neighboring News   Brunswick   Muskegon Chronicle, Thursday, September 18, 1941

Mrs. Blanche Corbett of Los Angeles, Calif. is visiting her niece, Mrs. Max Morrison

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MORRISON, Walter B. MD

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MORSE, Flora (Mrs.) Stevens

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan    9 Jan 1939

MRS. FLORA MORSE, WIDOW OF CAPTAIN, HERE MANY YEARS, DIES

Mrs. Flora Morse, 76 years old of 349 Bauer avenue, widow of Captain William Morse, died today at Hackley hospital, after an illness of 10 days.Her husband, Captain Morse, who formaly sailed the Great Lakes, expired March 30, 1927. Mrs. Morse, a resident here nearly all her life was born May 7, 1862 in Thomaston, Maine and came here from Maine at an early age. She was a

member of the Wood Avenue Methodist Episcopal church.Surviving, one daughter, Mrs. Charles Stark, of Muskegon; one son, Thomas Morse, of Grand Haven; and five grandchildren.

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MORTON, H.E.

CITY NEWS:

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, April 12, 1920, page 10

H. E. Morton, 933 Jefferson street has returned to his home after spending a few days in Chicago on business.

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MORTON, Henry Earl

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MORTON, Henry Ellsworth

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MORTON, Mason B.

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MORTON, Ora

CITY NEWS:

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, April 12, 1920, page 10

The Misses Marcella Moon, Luella Marsh, Elinor Chamberlain, Helen Koblishke, Helen Eames, Elizabeth Boyd, Mildred Suit, and Ora Morton, Orin Gray, Roscoe Rodgers, Arthur Cross, Max Koblishke, Richard Haven, John Quincy, John Andrews, and Chester Cloeting, all students at the University of Michigan are spending their annual spring vacation at their homes.

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MORTON - Willimina C. from Earl H. 

Divorce

Custody of six children to mother- Muskegon Chronicle, 9 July 1963

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MOSER, CORA MRS. (DUTMER)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 15 August 1956, Page 28

Mrs. Moser, Life Resident, Dies at Age 59.  Mrs. Irwin Moser, 461 Apple avenue, died today at her home following a short illness.  She was 59 years old, born Jan. 11, 1897, in Muskegon and has been a life long resident of this city.  The former Cora Dutmer, she was married to Irwin Moser June 21, 1920.  She attended Calvary Baptist Church.  Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Nathan and Theodore, both of Muskegon; three daughters, Mrs. Clarence Boiley and Mrs. Glen Green, of Muskegon and Miss Sharon Moser at home, one brother, Ted Dutmer of Muskegon and three sisters, Mrs. John Wildeboer, Mrs. Dick Scholtens, both of Muskegon, and Mrs. Edward Bol of Grant.

Page 54

MOSER, MRS. IRVIN, 461 Apple Avenue.  Mrs. Irvin Moser, age 59, died at her home early Wednesday morning.  The funeral service for Mrs. Moser will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock from the Chapel at Clock’s, Rev. W. Wilbert Welch, Ph.D., officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home. —Clock.         

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MOSER, JOHN I. MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 24 April 1961, Page 28

Mr. Moser, Dies at 63.  John I. Moser, 63, of 362 McLaughlin Ave., former barber for many years, died early today at Hackley Hospital after two years of illness.  Born July 10, 1897 at Shelby, Mr. Moser spent his early years there and moved to Muskegon in 1915.  He served in the Navy from 1919 to 1920 as a machinist mate.  Mr. Moser was employed at the Continental Motors Corp., as a machinist until April, 1959.  He was married in Grand Haven, June 21, to Cora Dutmer.  She died in August, 1956.  Mr. Moser was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Glen Greene and Miss Sharon Moser, both of Muskegon; Mrs. Claire Boiley of Miami, Fla.; two sons, Nathan and Theodore, both of Muskegon; one sister, Mrs. Bonnie Smith of Muskegon, and 18 grandchildren.

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MOSER, MR. JOHN I. (BING), 362 McLaughlin Ave.  Mr. John I. Moser, age 63, passed away this morning at Hackley Hospital.  The funeral service for Mr. Moser will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the Clock Chapel with the Rev. Robert Reynhout officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery.  Friends may call to meet the family from 7 to 9 this evening, then from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Tuesday.  —Clock.      

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MOSER, MARGARET H. MRS. (WINTERSTEEN)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 25 September 1948, Page 2

Mrs. M. H. Moser, Formerly Shelby Resident, Dies.  Mrs. Margaret H. Moser, 86 years old, 1358 Pine street, a Muskegon resident for the past 11 years after coming here from Shelby, died yesterday at her home after a short illness.  She was born Jan. 13, 1862, in Columbia county, Pennsylvania.  Formerly Miss Margaret Wintersteen, she was married July 29, 1889, to Albert N. Moser in Pennsylvania.  Mr. Moser died in 1922.  She was a member of the Methodist church here.  She leaves one son, Irving of Muskegon; one daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Smith of Muskegon; one sister, Mrs. Otis Kern of Greenville; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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MOSER – Mrs. Margaret Moser, 86 years old, of 1358 Pine street, passed away Friday at her home.  The service will be held at 3:15 p. m. Monday at the Clock Chapel, the Rev. John H. Hall officiating.  Interment in Oakwood cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.

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MOSIER, Gertrude (Mrs) Wainwright

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 17 April 1972, Page 23

MOSIER, MRS. GERTRUDE  (Wife of Harold, Sr.) 2125 Leahy St..  Mrs. Mosier, age 66, passed away Saturday while vacationing in Florida.  The former Gertrude Wainwright she married Harold F. Mosier, Sr. in Muskegon on October 24, 1925.  She was a member of Temple United Methodist Church.  Surviving are her husband, 2 daughters, Mrs. John (Mary) VanderKolk of Grand Haven and Mrs. Kenneth (Barbara) Boes of Norton Shores, 2 sons, Harold of Buchanan, Mich. and Wayne of Muskegon, 24 grandchildren, her mother, Mrs. Julia Wainwright of Muskegon, 4 brothers, Charles, Harvey, and Albert of Muskegon, Frank of Norton Shores, 4 sisters, Mrs. Doris Nelson, Mrs. Lyle (Julia Mae) Moran, Mrs. Vern (Thelma) Wood all of Muskegon and Mrs. Donald (Marguerite) Bowersock of Columbus Grove, Ohio; 2 half sisters, Mrs. Ann Powell of Fort Meyers, Fla., and Mrs. May Alberts of Muskegon.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Clock Funeral Home. --Clock

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MOULTON,  Charles Carol
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, July 20, 1942, page 2:7
C. C. Moulton, Retired Grocery Wholesaler, Dies.   Former Head of Firm Which Bore His Name, Was Also Active in  Civic Affairs.   {PICTURE}   C. C. Moulton, retired commission merchant and wholesale groce, died Saturday  afternoon at his home, 1160 Ransom street, where he had been critically ill for several days.  Ninety-three years  old, Mr. Moulton had not been active in business for the past 12 years and had long been in poor health. Formerly  he had been prominent in a number of Muskegon business enterprises.  A native of Vermont, born near St.  Johnsbury, Charles Carol Moulton came to Michigan before he was 20 years old.  After a short time at Alpena,  reports of the busy sawmill industry attracted him and a companion here.  The two young men set up in the retail  grocery business in the old "Lower town" district, near the Stewart Hartshorn plant.  After a few years Mr. Moulton  acquired sole ownership of the business.  Formed Partnership  He entered partnership with the late August Riedel  in the wholesale produce firm of Moulton and Reidel, doing business at Western avenue and Terrace street.  About  30 years ago, Mr. Moulton associated with Frank C. Keegstra, N.L. Heeres, and others to form the Moulton Grocery  company.  Mr. Moulton was president.  The wholesale firm, which was located at Market and North Jefferson  streets, continued in business until about 12 years ago, when the stock was sold to the Hume Grocer company.  For  about 30 years, until five years ago, Mr. Moulton served as a director of the Hackley Union National bank and its  predecessor the Union National bank.  He was formerly treasurer of the Peoples Milling and Grocer company, a  stockholder in several other businesses here, including the George Morrell corporation, and the owner of  considerable real estate in Muskegon and Muskegon Heights.  Long Inactive  Although for years Mr. Moulton had  not been active in civic affairs, he is remembered as an early and important contributor to the Community Chest.  Besides his Muskegon business interests in the wholesale grocery from of Moulton and Smith at Anderson, Ind.,  with the late Charles Smith, formerly of Muskegon.   As a commission dealer he purchased orchards of apples and  peaches both in Michigan and New York state, having the fruit picked and crated and then shipping by the carload  and the train-load.  About 30 years ago, Mr. Moulton was married to the former Miss Mary Molloy, the first  telephone operator here.  The couple had no children.  Surviving besides Mrs. Moulton are a nephew, Elmore C.  Bacon of Cleveland, formerly of Muskegon, several grand-nephews and grand-nieces and two cousins here, Francis  and James Kent.

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MOULTON,  Mary (Mrs.) Malloy
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Tuesday, December 26, 1944, page 2:8
Mrs. Moulton, 89, Dies at Her Home Mrs. Mary Moulton, 89 years old, who operated the first telephone exchange in  Muskegon, died Sunday in her home, 1160 Ransom street, after a long illness.  She was the widow of C. C. Moulton,  local wholesale grocer, who died two years ago.  Formerly Mary Malloy, she became the first operator when  telephone service was started here in October, 1879.  There were 32 subscribers.  She was a communicant of St.  Mary's church.  She leaves several nieces and nephews.

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Moulton, Nettie

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,  Monday, 8 January 1940, page 12

Mrs. Nettie Moulton, Here 57 Years, Dies.  Mrs. Nettie Moulton, 448 Houston avenue, died today at Mercy hospital, where she was recently taken after a short illness.  She was 74 years old and had been a resident of Muskegon for 57 years.  Mrs. Moulton was born in Germany in April 1865 and came with her parents to America when she was 15 years old.  The family first made their home in Montague.  At the age of 17, she was married to Jerry Moulton at Muskegon and had lived here ever since.  Mr. Moulton died 22 years ago.  Only survivors are two grandchildren, Mrs. Kenneth Shong and James McHugh, Jr. of Alma, and two great grandchildren also at Alma.

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Mousseau, Julia

Marriage license

Muskegon Chronicle,  1 April 1916

#10138 - John S. Shepherd, 25, city, Julia Mosseau, 23, city

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MOWATT, Ben

Article

East Muskegon

 

Mueller, Max Fortune

Birth

Muskegon News Chronicle,  6 March 1912

BORN - To Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph E. Mueller, 24 Jiroch street, at Hackley hospital, Tuesday, March 5, 1912, a son, Max Fortune Mueller.

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MULDER, Cornelius DeRoo

Biography

 

MULLALLY, Martin

Biography

 

MULLEN, Clarence W.

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Friday, November 16, 1927, page 12:3

Boy Auto Thieves Add to Record in Latest Escapade   As automobile thieves, William  Fix, 12 years old, and his brother, August, 9 years old, hold the record here.  The two  Muskegon Heights youths added two more cars to their total yesterday, making four  automobiles and a horse and buggy they have stolen since last Sunday, according to  the officers.  A Ford sedan owned by Earl Eckerman, employed at the Campbell, Wyant  and Cannon factory, was stolen yesterday by the boys.  Then Merle Bright, 198 West  Clay avenue, reported that his Ford coupe was stolen and later abandoned in Muskegon  Heights.  The boys last Sunday stole a horse and buggy owned by Henry Carlson, a  farmer, driving it from St. Mary's church to Muskegon Heights.  On Tuesday they stole  an automobile owned by Clarence W. Mullen, 138 John street.  It was found at  Muskegon Heights.  The same day another car owned by Earl Fordham, employed at  the Brunswick plant, was stolen.  The boys were brought before the juvenile court when  taken into custody a few days ago.  They were released and went back to stealing Fords. 

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MULLEN, Clarence W.

Biography

 

MULLEN, John R.

Biography

 

MULREADY, J.

Article

East Muskegon

 

MUMPER, DONNA R. MRS. (MCDONALD)

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 17 February 2008, Page 6-B

Donna R. Mumper, Lakewood Club.  Mrs. Mumper, age 60, died February 11, 2008.  She was born March 4, 1947, in Muskegon, to LaVerne and Caroline (Bolthouse) McDonald.  On May 12, 1973, in Muskegon, she married Larry L. Mumper and had worked in assembly at Highlight Intl./Acutex.  She was a member of Lakewood Bible Church, was very active in her church, loved bowling and bingo, and loved her church family.  FAMILY: Her husband, Larry; 2 sons, Larry Mumper, Jr. of Lakewood Club and Randy (Liz) Mumper of Twin Lake; 2 daughters, Paula (Floyd) McGuire of Lakewood Club and Denise (Ron) Holy of White Cloud; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Doris McAuley of Rothbury.  MEMORIAL SERVICE: Was Friday, February 15, 2008 at 3:00 PM, from Lakewood Bible Church with Pastor Robert D. Crawford officiating.  DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of Lakewood Bible Church, 347 W. Kenwood St., Twin Lake, MI 49457  CLOCK - White Lake

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MUND, MONICA MARY

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 29 May 2005, Page 5-B

Monica Mary Mund, Whitehall.  Monica Mary Mund walked, no wait, Ran into Glory to meet her Savior and Lord Jesus on May 20, 2005.  She was greeted by her Mother, Lillian (Machovsky) Mund who preceded her in 1990, her Father, Robert L. Mund November 2004, brother Bobby, May 2005 and nephew Adam DeVries July of 1987.

Born on Jan., 18, 1953, Monica was a life long resident of Whitehall MI.  Growing up in Rothbury, she graduated from Montague High School and Ferris State University.  Monnie spent a short time living in Florida but returned to Michigan in 1974 to be close to her family.  Monnie’s life long fight against Multiple Sclerosis was an example to all that knew her.  She was one of the best examples of how to embrace life with a debilitating disease; have faith in Jesus, laugh much and love always.  Monnie’s favorite thing to do was to be with family and friends.  She went home to heaven just as she lived, surrounded by those who cherished and loved her.  Monica leaves behind brother, Greg Mund, sister Serena (Wes) DeVries; Nieces and Nephews; Derrick, Brian, Erin and Meghan Mund, Amber (Clint) Myers, Kate (Josh) Martin, Alivia, Kyra and Kaelyn DeVries; Great Nieces and Nephew; Jaden Wesley, Isabella Lillian, Olivia Grace Myers, Delaney Elise Martin and many special friends, too numerous to mention, who over the years took care of her as if she were their own.  The Service to celebrate Monica’s life was held at St. James Catholic Church in Montague on Tuesday, May 24, at 11 a.m. with Father Phil Witkowski, Father Tom Schiller and Father Norbert Leyrita as Concelebrants.

Monica’s desire is that donations be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 21311 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076.  You may leave a message of condolence for the family at www.harrisfhome.com.  Arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.

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MUND, ROBERT A. “BOBBY” “MUNDO” MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 15 May 2005, Page 4-B

Robert A. Mund “Bobby” “Mundo” Rothbury.  Robert A. "Bobby" "Mundo" Mund of Rothbury, born Feb. 26, 1950 to Robert and Lillian (Machovsky) Mund, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 6, 2005.  He was a life long resident of Rothbury and graduated from Montague High School.  Mundo spent time in Colorado learning the trade of Mechanics.  He was founder and owner of Motocross Specialty's in Rothbury.  Motocross and mechanics were his passions.  He loved people and would give his all to help anyone in need.  He will be remembered for his love and dedication to his friends.  He will be greatly missed.  Mundo is preceded in death by his mother, Lil in 1990, his father and best friend, Bob in Nov. of 2004 and nephew, Adam DeVries in 1987.

He is survived by his brother, Greg Mund, sisters, Serena (Wes) DeVries and Monica Mund; nephews and nieces, Derrick, Brian, Erin and Meghan Mund, Alivia, Kyra and Kaelyn DeVries, Amber (Clint) Myers and Kate (Josh) Martin; great-nephews and nieces, Jaden, Isabella, and Olivia Myers, and Delaney Martin; his extended family, Bill, Cara, Ceceila and Willie McKenzie, Joe, Natasha and Joseph James Clementson, Priscilla Clementson, Jerry and Margie Ginn, and Grant Hendrickson and many, many more too numerous to mention.  A celebration of Mundo's life was held on Tuesday, May 10, at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Shelby.  Memorials to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 21311 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076 are appreciated.  You may leave a message of condolence for the family at www.harrisfhome.com.  Arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.

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MUND, ROBERT L. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 14 November 2004, Page 5-B

Mr. Robert L. Mund, Rothbury.  Robert L. Mund, of Rothbury, born May 6, 1916 in Otto Township to Lena (Royce) and Adolf Mund, has gone home to see the face of his Savior, his wife Lillian who preceded him in death and his grandson, Adam on November 6, 2004.  Bob married Lillian (Machovsky), his true love, on April 3, 1948 after returning from active duty with the U.S. Army in World War II.  He retired from Howmet Corp. in 1978 but continued to work the family farm until passing it on to his son, Greg in 1979.  He was active in his faith to Jesus Christ, his Savior, at Our Lady of the Assumption in Rothbury.  He is survived by his children, Robert "Bobby" Mund, Jr., Gregory Mund, Monica Mund and Serena (Wesley) DeVries; his grandchildren, Derrick, Brian, Erin and Meghan Mund, Amber (Clint) Myers, Katie (Josh) Martin, Adam Wesley Edmund DeVries, and Alivia Irena, Kyra Joy and Kaelyn Mae DeVries; great-grandchildren, Jaden Wesley, Isabella Lillian and Olivia Grace Myers and Delaney Elise Martin; sisters, Dorothy Strahl, Ruth Kowalski and Edith (Ed) Dovey.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Carl and sister, Mildred Longnecker.  The Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, November 9, 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Rothbury with Father Phil Witkowski as Celebrant.  The rosary was recited Monday evening at the funeral home.  Interment was in Our Lady of the Assumption Cemetery.  Please direct any expressions of sympathy to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017.  You may leave a message of condolence for the family at www.harrisfhome.com.  Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.

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MUNROE, Mrs. Thomas

Short Story – “The Story of Charity in Muskegon

 

MUNROE, William Reid

Biography

 

MURA, JENAE M. MRS.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 15 July 2007, Page 4-B

Jenae M. Mura, Whitehall.  Mrs. Jenae Mura, age 51, passed into the eternal salvation and glory of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, July 5, 2007 (after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer).  She was born February 29, 1956 in Fremont to Charles and Joyce Bourdon.  She married William (Bill) Mura in 1974 and had three children.  She knew her purpose in life was to be a devoted wife, mother and friend.  She touched the heart of everyone she met because of her fun loving nature and ability to make everyone feel at ease.  She thrived on caring for others and making life easier for everyone around her.  She was a wonder woman who faced life’s obstacles head on, without fear, and solved any problems that came her way.  She was passionate about her family and created many lasting memories for them.  SURVIVORS: Husband, William; three children, Kristen Mura of Muskegon, Kyle and Kori Mura of Whitehall; one grandson, Brandon Anderson of Muskegon; parents, Charles and Joyce Bourdon of Whitehall; five brothers, Gregg (Dawn) Bourdon of Newaygo; Gary (Jayne) Bourdon of Florissant, CO; Jeff (Debbie) Bourdon of Dexter, MI; Bruce (Melissa) Bourdon of Simpsonville, SC; Michael (Brenda) Bourdon of Whitehall; her 101-year-old grandmother, Bernice Lindsey of Fremont; and many nieces and nephews.  According to her wishes, there will be a private memorial.  For a more lasting memorial, you may make a donation to the American Cancer Society, 12723 N. Bellwood, Suite 20, Holland 49424.  CLOCK - White Lake

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MURIE, GRACE E. MISS

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 20 March 1985, Page 6C

MURIE, MISS GRACE E., Whitehall.  Miss Murie, age 83, died Tuesday, March 19, 1985.  Born Aug. 27, 1901, in Whitehall, she had lived in the White Lake area most of her life.  Miss Murie was a bank teller for 35 years at the State Bank of Whitehall and a Charter Member of White Lake Baptist Church.  FAMILY:  3 sisters, Thelma Soerheide of Spring Lake, Elizabeth Boyink and Margaret Catron, both of Grand Haven; 3 brothers, Robert of IL, Stewart of Muskegon, and Douglas of Grand Haven.  SERVICE:  Friday, March 22, 1985, at 1 PM from White Lake Baptist Church with The Rev. Douglas Bartlett officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakhurst Cemetery-Whitehall.  VISITATION:  Thursday, 2-4 & 6:30-8:30 PM in Whitehall.  MEMORIAL: Memorial Fund of White Lake Baptist Church.  —Clock White Lake

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Muriset, Rudolf E.

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Tuesday, January 28, 1938

A temporary injunction preventing Thomas Gilroy from selling, encumbering or disposing of any of the properties of the Blue Ridge tavern.  A bill of complaint filed by Rudolph E. Muriset sets forth that of Dec. 15, 1933 Glenn M. Porter sold a half interest to Mr. Gilroy and on Jan. 4, 1936, he sold the remaining half to Mr. Muriset.  Since then Mr. Gilroy has had possession of the property and has made no accounting to Mr. Muriset, it is alleged.  The plaintiff seeks an equitable division of the property, and if this cannot be accomplished asks that it be sold under direction of the court.  The plaintff further asks an accounting for equitable rental of the property from the defendant.

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MURPHY, James

Obituary

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, January 4, 1909, page 2:6

DIED AT HOT SPRINGS   James Murphy Is Dead at Arkansas Health Resort   Word was received in Muskegon this morning of the death at Hot Springs, Ark., of James Murphy, a former resident of Muskegon, and who recently visited his relatives in this city.   Mr. Murphy had left Muskegon a few weeks ago to visit a brother, William Murphy, at Humphrey, Ark., but was taken ill and went to Hot Springs for treatment.  He was a brother of Justice Patrick A. Murphy, Henry Murphy, George A. Murphy, John B. Murphy and Mrs. L.G. Pingree of Muskegon.  His death resulted from heart disease and asthma.  His mother, Mrs. Catherine Murphy, lives in Muskegon.  Mrs. Pingree was with him when he died.  His funeral was held at the Catholic church at Hot Springs.

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MURRAY, Edward J.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, July 27, 1997

Obituary: MURRAY,Mr. Edward J.  Hesperia  Mr.Edward J. Murray, age 70, died Saturday, July 26, 1997 at  Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. He was born on October 10, 1926 to Joseph A. & Pauline E. (Tripp)  Murray in South Haven, MI. On January 10,1948 he married the former Barbara Ann Brooks in Muskegon.  Mr. Murray was a former communicant of St.Jean's Catholic Church & had been employed at Muskegon  Piston Ring as maintenance superintendant for 10 years prior to retirement. Mr. Murray served in the  U.S.Navy, belonged to the Hesperia American Legion, the Muskegon Recreation Club, Muskegon Moose Lodge  #491 & the Lakeside Fraternal Order of Eagles. SURVIVORS: 3 daughters, Sherry (Don) Rogers of  Indianapolis,IN, Luanne (Paul) Shatney of Charlotte,NC & Nancy(Joe)Wood of Twin Lak,MI;2  sisters,Katie(Roger) DeYoung of MUskegon & Mary Lou (Gerritt) Vanderstelt of Plant City, FL & 5  Grandchildren. Mr Murray was preceded in death by his wife, Barabara in January 1992 & his sister, Beverly  Vallier in January 1997. SERVICE: Wednesday, July 30, 1997, 11:00 am at the Clock Chapel-Muskegon  with  MR. David L. Wright officiating. VISITATION: Half hour prior to service time at Clock Funeral Home.  MEMORIAL: American Lung Association.   Clock-Muskegon

 

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MURRAY, George R.

Biography

 

MUSCATO, JAMES ANTHONY MR.

Obituary and Aritcle

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 1 June 1956, Page 1

Father of Nine, Fixing Antenna, Killed in Fall.  A fall from his roof while attempting to fix his television antenna last night claimed the life of a Fruitland Township resident – the father of nine children.  James Anthony Muscato, 46 years old, 3450 Todd road, was found unconscious on the ground by one of his children.  Taken to Hackley Hospital by Purdy Ambulance, he was dead on arrival.  An autopsy ordered by Coroner Basil J. Young showed brain injuries caused death.  At first it was thought Mr. Muscato might have suffered a heart attack.  No one witnessed the fall but it is believed Mr. Muscato slipped from the roof rather than from the TV tower, the coroner said.  Contusions about the scalp indicated he apparently landed on his head.  Mr. Muscato was born Oct. 28, 1909, in Chicago, moving to Muskegon in 1916, and to Todd road in 1946.  He had been employed at Continental Motors Corporation.  He married Grace Klootwyk Feb. 20, 1936, in Muskegon.  Besides his wife, he leaves six sons and three daughters, all at home.  They are Richard, Randolph, David, Timothy, Lee, James, Bonny Jean, Carol Sue and Sandra.  Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Amelia Muscato of Muskegon; five brothers, Frank, Alphonse, Michael and Antonio, all of Muskegon, John of Coldwater; and a sister, Mrs. Anna Cavalier of Muskegon.  Funeral service will take place at 3 p.m. Monday at the Fruitland Mission Church with Rev. Kenneth Berlin officiating.  Burial will be in Fruitland Cemetery.  The body is at Purdy Chapel, Whitehall.

Page 28

MUSCATO, MR. JAMES ANTHONY, 3450 Todd Rd., Fruitland Twp.  Services for Mr. Muscato, age 46, will be held from the Fruitland Mission Covenant Church Monday at 3:00 P. M., Rev. Kenneth Berlin officiating, and interment in Fruitland Cemetery.  Friends may call at Chapel until noon Monday.  —Purdy, Whitehall.

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MUSCATO, TIMOTHY G. MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 5 May 1994, Page 5C

MUSCATO, MR. TIMOTHY G., Muskegon.  Died May 3, 1994.  Age 45.  Memorial service will be held at a later date.  —Clock, Muskegon

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MUSK, Annie Meyer

Marriage

Muskegon County Marriage records, Liber IV, page 227, Record No.3336

Sept 23, 1898,  John G. VanDerStelt, 47, res. of Muskegon Twp., born in the Netherlands. farmer, father, Gerrit VanDer Stelt, mother Nellie Dekker

Annie Meyer Musk, 46 of Muskegon, born in the Netherlands, parents, unknown,  married on Sept. 22, 1898 at Muskegon, H. Walkotten, misister, witnesses were  Mr.  Harm Janker and Mrs. Annie Walkotten.

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MUSKOVIN, MARTIN K. MR.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 15 October 2006, Page 6-B

Martin K. Muskovin, Whitehall.  Mr. Muskovin, age 74, died October 10, 2006.  Born November 19, 1931, in Grand Rapids, to Alfred and Nellie (Dingman) Muskovin, he had lived in the White Lake area the past 48 years.  On September 20, 1952, in Montague, he married the former Kathryn Klimp.  He worked for and retired as a foreman & supervisor at Howmet Corp.  He was a member of White Lake VFW Post # 3256, Korean Veteran’s Association, and the Northwest Hunting Club.  Mr. Muskovin served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict attaining the rank of Technical Sergeant.  He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Al, Jack and Charlie Muskovin.  FAMILY: His wife, Kathryn; 2 daughters, Marty Buwalda of Whitehall and Anne Sanborn of Muskegon; 2 granddaughters, Kate Buwalda & Lindsay Buwalda both of Grand Rapids; 2 brothers, Jerry Muskovin & Glenn Muskovin.  SERVICE: Private Services have been held.  DONATIONS: Hackley VNS & Hospice, 888 Terrace St., Muskegon 49440-1220.  CLOCK - White Lake

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White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 22 October 2006, Page 6-B

Marvin K. Muskovin, Whitehall.  Mr. Muskovin, age 74, died October 10, 2006.  Born November 19, 1931, in Grand Rapids, to Alfred and Nellie (Dingman) Muskovin, he had lived in the White Lake area the past 48 years.  On September 20, 1952, in Montague, he married the former Kathryn Klimp.  He worked for and retired as a foreman & supervisor at Howmet Corp.  He was a member of White Lake VFW Post #3256, Korean Veteran’s Association and the Northwest Hunting Club.  Mr. Muskovin served in the US Army during the Korean War Conflict, attaining the rank of Technical Sergeant.  He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Al, Jack and Charlie Muskovin.  FAMILY: His wife, Kathryn; 2 daughters, Marty Buwalda of Whitehall and Anne Sanborn of Muskegon; 2 granddaughters, Kate Buwalda and Lindsay Buwalda, both Grand Rapids; 2 brothers, Jerry Muskovin and Glenn Muskovin.  SERVICE: Private services have been held.  DONATIONS: Hackley VNS & Hospice, 888 Terrace St., Muskegon 49440-1220.  CLOCK - White Lake

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MUSSER, WILLIAM JOSEPH “JOE” MR.

Article and Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 26 August 1999, Page 1B

Man dies in one-car crash.  By Lisa Medendorp CHRONICLE STAFF WRITER.  A 38-year-old Lakewood Club man died Wednesday night, and his passenger was critically injured, after the car he was driving struck a large oak tree on West Fruitvale Road in Montague Township.  William Joseph Musser of 659 W. Englewood was pronounced dead at Mercy General Health Partners, Sherman Campus, shortly after the 7:40 p.m. single-vehicle crash.  A passenger, James Joslin, 41, of Park Meadows Mobile Home Community in Muskegon Township, was reported in critical condition this morning in Hackley Hospital’s intensive care unit.  If authorities’ suspicions are right, the crash was the third alcohol-related fatality in as many days in Muskegon County.  Muskegon County Sheriff’s Deputy William Kozal said Wednesday’s accident remains under investigation but is believed to be alcohol-related.  “We could smell alcohol at the scene, in the car, and we have statements from relatives that they had been drinking,” Kozal said.  The two men had left the home of a relative of Joslin’s in the Montague area in the 1991 Pontiac Grand Am prior to crashing on Fruitvale west of Kubon Road, he said.  “In looking at the crash, the vehicle was westbound at a significant speed, and as it approached the curve, there is no evidence that the driver tried to brake and rather than making the curve, the vehicle went straight,” Kozal said.  “It traveled 170 feet in the grass and struck a very large oak tree.”  Kozal said neither man wore a seat belt.  Funeral arrangements for Musser, who is survived by his wife, Kimberly, are pending.

28 August 1999, Page 4B

MUSSER, MR. W. J. “JOE”, Lakewood Club.  Joe Musser, age 38, died August 25, 1999.  Born October 5, 1960, in Flint, he had lived in the area the past 3 years.  He was married to the former Kimberly S. Taylor and had recently become a roofing specialist at Free Spirit Enterprises.  Previously, he had worked Target Department Store.  Mr. Musser was preceded in death by a brother, Jody.  FAMILY:  His wife, Kimberly; his children, Skye and Logan; his parents, Leon D. “Joe” Jr. (Shirley Ann) Musser of Muskegon; his grandparents, Leon D. Sr. (Dorothy) Musser of Muskegon; 1 brother, Michael (Bonnie) Musser of Muskegon; 1 sister, Michelle (James) Polk of Muskegon; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & in-laws.  SERVICE:  Monday, August 30, 1999 at 1 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS:  Sunday, 4-8 PM, at the funeral home in Whitehall.  MEMORIAL: Family Expense Fund.  —Clock – White Lake

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MYER, Alex

Biography

 

MYERS, Basil Elwood

Obituary

Basil Elwood MYERS, age 78, of Hesperia passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at his home. He was born on July 22, 1922 in Shelby to Harold and Nettie (Smith) Myers and married Mercile Ferne Brickey on September 23, 1942 in Muskegon. Mercile preceded him in death on February 8, 2000. He was a pattern maker at C.W.C. Textron until his retirement and was a veteran of World War II where he served in the United States Army. He attended the Hesperia Presbyterian Church.  He is survived by his sons, Charles (Pamela) Myers of Hesperia; William "Bill" (Diane) Myers of Hesperia; Donald (Nancy) Myers of Hesperia; Darrel (Kim Lintjer) Myers of Grand Haven; Dick (Cindy) Myers of Hesperia; 26 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister Evidene Erdman of Montague: brother-in-law, Raymond (Linda) Brickey of Fremont; sister-in-laws, Doris Smith of Hesperia; Louann Sumner of Hesperia; Joyce (Bob) Wilkinson of Lowell; Evelyn Brickey of Hesperia; Katherine Myers of Grand Rapids; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death a brother, Gerald Clarion Myers and a grandson, Chuckie Lynn Myers.Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 16, 2000 from the Hesperia Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Kirby Smith presiding with interment in the West Hesperia Cemetery. Friends may consider the Hesperia Presbyterian Church or the Fremont Area Foundation Endowment Fund for the Newaygo County Medical Care Facility Endowment Fund for memorial contributions. Envelopes and arrangements by Crandell Funeral Home in Fremont.

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MYERS, GEORGE C. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 29 August 2004, Page 7-B

Mr. George C. Myers.  Venice, Florida.  George C. Myers, longtime White Lake area businessman, died in Venice, Florida on Tuesday, August 17, 2004.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest B. Myers of Claybanks Township and Montague.  He was also a descendent of John B. Hansen, a White Lake area pioneer.  Mr. Myers and his late wife, Marge, operated restaurants in Montague and Whitehall.  They included The Green Haven, Shamrock Inn, and for many years, the Goody-Goody.  George was a 1929 graduate of Montague High School and a 1935 graduate of Michigan State College with a degree in restaurant management.  After college, his first job was at the old Rochdale Inn on Brown's Pond at Fruitvale.  Mr. Myers served in the US Army during WW II. He rose to the rank of Major.  His duties included commandant of two prisoner of war camps in North Dakota and Iowa.  For the past thirty years, George lived in Venice, Florida.  He was predeceased by his wife, three brothers (Carl, Charles and Phillip), and five sisters (Ruth Osborn, Verna Huston, Donna Eilers, Maxine Martan and Willette Mead).  He is survived by a brother, Leo of Ocala, Florida.  He is also survived by nieces: Annabelle Zinser and Carol Levering of Amelia Island, FL, Jane Martin of Schaumburg, IL and nephews: Jim Myers of Douglasville, GA, William Mead of Baton Rouge, LA, Fred Osborn of Sugarland, TX and Richard Dahlstrom of Grosse Pointe Farms, MI.  A memorial service will be in Venice at a future date.

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MYERS, LEO “MUSCLES, BUDDY”, MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 4 March 2007, Page 4-B

Leo Myers, Ocala, FL.  Leo “Muscles, Buddy” Myers age 94, of Ocala, Florida, passed away January 31, 2007.  Born in Hart, MI, August 13, 1912.  Graduated from Montague HS 1932.  Put out to pasture at Irish Acres Farm of Ocala 1981.  He spent 3 decades of his life as an assistant to the late equine veterinarian Dr. William O. Reed.  Prior to that, he worked with thoroughbred racehorses at racetracks across the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast.  He loved his job taking care of horses.  He enjoyed spending times with friends, family and sharing racetrack tales.  He was a member of the Florida Farm Managers.  Proceeded in death by his parents, Earnest and Ida Myers of Montague MI, and his 9 siblings George, Phillip, Charlie, Carl, Verna Houston, Donna Eilers, Maxine Martan, Willett Mead and Ruth Osborne.  A memorial service was held Saturday, March 3, 2007 at Hiers Funeral Home, 910 SE Silver Springs, Blvd. Ocala.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation PO Box 3387, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or www.trfinc.org.

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MYERS, Mercile Ferne

Obituary

Mercile Ferne Myers, age 76, of Hesperia passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2000, at the Newaygo Medical Care Facility. She was born on June 27, 1923, in Hesperia to Herbert & Jennie Ferne (Frink) Brickey and married Basil Elwood Myers on September 23, 1942, in Muskegon. She was a retiree from Gerber Products Company and was a member of the Hesperia Presbyterian Church.  She is survived by her loving husband Basil of Hesperia; sons, Charles (Pamela) Myers of Hesperia; William "Bill" (Diane) Myers of Hesperia; Donald (Nancy) Myers all of Hesperia; Darrel (Kim Hart) Myers of Grand Haven; Dick (Cindy) Myers of Hesperia; 26 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Raymond (Linda) Brickey of Fremont; sisters, Doris Smith of Hesperia; Louann Sumner of Hesperia; Joyce (Bob) Wilkinson of Lowell; sister-in-laws, Everlyn Brickey of Hesperia; Evidene Erdman of Montague; Katherine Myers of Grand Rapids; many nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert F. Brickey Jr., grandson, Chucky Lynn Myers and parents Herbert Sr. & Ferne.  Funeral services were held on Friday, February 11, 2000 from Hesperia Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Kirby Smith officiating.  Interment in West Hesperia Cemetery. Friends may consider the Newaygo County Medical Care Facility Endowment Fund at the Fremont Area Foundation.  Arrangements by the Crandell Funeral Homes, Inc. - Fremont Chapel.

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MYLER, Clarence James

Biography

 

MYRICK, Fern (see Fern Peters)

 

 

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