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TAIT, EILEEN JONES MRS.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 19 March 2006, Page 5-B

Eileen Jones Tait, Fountain Hills, AZ.  Eileen Jones Tait of Fountain Hills, Arizona, died March 3, 2006 after a short illness.  Born December 14, 1920, in Big Rapids, Michigan, she attended Central Michigan College, Mt. Pleasant, and received her master’s degree from Columbia University, New York City.  Her first teaching job was in a one-room school near Big Rapids.  She later became principal of Lindbergh School in Muskegon.  In 1956 she married James Nicol Tait and they resided in Whitehall until 1980, when they moved to Fountain Hills.  James Tait died in 1992.  Eileen is survived by sisters Fay (Jack) Gridley, Fountain Hills; Bernita Hancock, Raymore, MO; Marie Jones, Grand Rapids; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was a loving mentor to many children.  In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send a remembrance to Habitat for Humanity, 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709.

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TALQUIST - Elna from Howard

Divorce

Muskegon Chronicle, 9 July 1963

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Talmadge, Donald L.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,Muskegon,Michigan,Friday,January 13,1989

Shelby  MR.Talmadge,age 54,died January 12,1989.Born October 31,1934,in Muskegon,he had lived at Stony  Lake the Past 20 years.He married the former Sylvia Ann Lodes on May 23,1959, in Muskegon and had been  a pattern maker at Seaway Pattern Co. He also worked part-time for Vollmer Realtors in Whitehall.  Mr.Talmadge was amember 0f the Muskegon County Board of Realtors and had served in the U.S. Army.  FAMILY: His wife Sylvia Ann, 2 daughters, Mrs.Sue Ellen(Jeffrey)Lamore of IN. Kristie Ann at home;3  sons,Norman(wife Patricia) of Stony Lake,Vernon(wife Shelby) of Silver Lake, and Steven(wife Jeri) of Shelby;3  grandchildren; 1 sister, Mrs Lois Nealy of Grand Ledge. SERVICE: Saturday,January 14,1989, at 1 P.M. from  Clock Chapel-Whitehall. VISITATION: 12:00 P.M. until service time,in Whitehall. MEMORIAL: Hospice of  Oceana Co. or American Cancer Society.

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TALMADGE, JACK DALE

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 2 July 1923, Page 12

Jack Dale, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Talmadge, 309 S. Columbia avenue, died at Hackley hospital Saturday morning.  He leaves besides his parents, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. V. D. Talmadge, of Muskegon Heights, and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Stitt, of Hesperia.  The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Fruitland cemetery, Rev. A. M. Rusten, officiating.

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TALMADGE, JOHN D. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 20 April 1963, Page 20

J. D. Talmadge, Crane Worker 23 Years, Dies.  John D. Talmadge, 64, of 71 N. Muskegon Drive, Egelston Township, who had been employed 23 years as a machinist at Shaw-Box Crane Division, died Friday night at home after a heart attack.  Mr. Talmadge was born Oct. 24, 1898, in Algoma, Wis.  He lived in Frankfort before moving to Dalton Township, and spent most of his life in Muskegon County.  He married the former Ruth H. Stitt June 16, 1922, in Hesperia.  He was a member of the union at Shaw-Box Crane.  Surviving are the widow; two sons, Tom of Muskegon and Ted of Nunica; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Seabrook of Grant and Mrs. Richard Ritz of Conklin; five brothers, George Talmadge of Muskegon, and Carl Talmadge of Moline, Ill., George Richmond of Beach, N.D., and Harry and James Richmond of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; three sisters, Mrs. Nina Russell of Flint, and Lucille and Mabel Richmond of Sturgeon Bay, and 14 grandchildren.

TALMADGE, MR. JOHN D., 71 N. Muskegon Drive,     Egelston Twp.  Mr. John D. Talmadge, age 64 yrs., passed away suddenly Friday evening at the residence.  Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Sytsema Chapel, Rev. Lowell Betts officiating and the interment will be in the Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 7:00 p.m. this evening.  —Sytsema.  

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TALMADGE, JOHN D. JR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 25 February 1926, Page 2

JOHN D. TALMADGE, JR., DIES IN FAMILY HOME.  John Devere, Jr., the sixteen months’ old child of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Talmadge, Aurora avenue, Muskegon township, died Wednesday at the family home, after a short illness.  He is survived by the parents and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. V. D. Talmadge of Muskegon, and Mrs. S. J. Stitt of Holton.  The funeral will be held privately at 10:30 a. m. Friday at the Clock Funeral Home, Rev. Jersing Thompson, officiating.  Burial will be made in Fruitland township.

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TALMADGE—John Devere, Jr., the sixteen months old child of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Talmadge, Aurora avenue, Muskegon township, died at 9 p. m. Wednesday at the family home.  The funeral will be held privately at 10:30 a. m. Friday at the Clock Funeral Home, Rev. Jersing Thompson, officiating.  Interment will be made in the Fruitland Township cemetery.

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TALMADGE, Marie (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon Michigan, Monday, November  7,1999  TALMADGE, Mrs, Marie Lansing (Formerly of Muskegon) Mrs. Marie Talmadge,age 85,died early Saturday  morning in Lansing following a short illness.Mrs. Talmadge  was born in Muskegon on January 20,1914 and lived in  Muskegon prior to moving to Lansing in 1994. She was a  member of the Covenant Reform Church of Muskegon Hts.,the  Eastern Star,Mespah Chapter and a life member of the  Muskegon Eagles,Aerie 668. Prior to her retirement,she  worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for many years at  various medical practices throughout the Muskegon area.In  1962,Mrs. Talmadge was named Muskegon County medical  assistant of the year. She married Vernon B. Talmadge in  Muskegon on Aug.15,1932.SURVIVORS:she is survived by her  loving daughter,Lois M. Nealey of Grand Ledge; a sister,Audrey  Alexander of Grand Ledge;a daughter-in-law Sylvia  Vanderleest of Shelby; 11 grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren. She also leaves many friends at the Ivan Woods  Senior World in Lansing and a special friend, Donna Hislop of  Muskegon. She was preceded in death by her  husaband,Vernon in 1949 and a son, Donald in 1989.  SERVICES: the Funeral Sevice will be held at the Lee Funeral  Home,Tuesday,11:30 A.M. November 9,1999.Rev. Jeffery  Boersma,officiating. VISITATION: Friends may meet with the  family,1 hour prior to the service. INTERMENT:Mona View  Cemetery.MEMORIAL: for a more lasting memorial,friends and   family are asked to consider the Hospice House of Mid- Michigan,1210 W. Saginaw Rd.,Lansing,MI 48915 Lee

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TALMADGE, RUTH H. MRS. (STITT)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 17 June 1992, Page 5C

TALMADGE, MRS. RUTH H., Muskegon.  Mrs. Ruth H. Talmadge, 90, died this morning, June 17, 1992.  She was born Aug. 23, 1901 in Hesperia, MI, & was a lifetime resident of the Muskegon area.  She was a member of First Free Methodist Church, was previously a member of Phillips Free Methodist Church, & had been a self employed beautician.  The former Ruth Stitt, she married John D. Talmadge in 1922, & he preceded her in death in 1963.  She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Helen Seabrook in 1983.  SURVIVORS: 2 sons, Ted (Carol) Talmadge of Coopersville, Tom (Marva) Talmadge of Muskegon; 1 daughter, Sandra (Richard) Ritz of Conklin; 16 grandchildren & 18 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Horace Stitt of Hastings, Sam (Jewel) Stitt of Hesperia; 3 sisters, Rachel Tyler of Muskegon, Blanche Burley of Holton, Lola (Bert) Cirner of Muskegon.  SERVICES: 1 P.M. Fri., from the Sytsema Funeral Home, 737 Apple Avenue, with Rev. Gordon F. Blakeslee officiating.  Burial will be in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  VISITATION: 7-9PM today, & 2-4 & 7-9PM Thurs.  SUGGESTED MEMORIAL: City Rescue Mission.

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TALMADGE, VERNON D. MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 9 August 1928, Page 2

MRS. V. D. TALMADGE IS TAKEN BY DEATH.  Mrs. Vernon D. Talmadge, 62 years old, died today at her home, 931 W. Western avenue, after a long illness.  She was born in Fruitland township, Sept. 25, 1865.  The past fourteen years she made her home in Muskegon, formerly residing at Fruitland.  She was a member of the First English Lutheran church, and of the Alaska Hive No. 183 Lady Maccabees of Muskegon Heights.  Mrs. Talmadge is survived by her husband; three sons, George, of this city, Carl of Moline, Ill.; and John of Muskegon; one daughter, Mrs. Don Russell, of Flint; five grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. A. I. Hopperstead, of Muskegon.

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TALMADGE—Mrs. Vernon D. Talmadge, aged 62, died at 10 a. m. today at her home, 931 W. Western avenue.  The funeral will be held at 1:30 p. m. Saturday at the First English Lutheran Church, Yuba and Giddings street, Rev. Jersing Thompson officiating.  Interment will be in the Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Friends may view the remains at the Clock Funeral Home.

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TALMAGE, George W.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan 13 December 1906 Page 1

GEORGE W. TALMAGE, FRUITLAND FARMER, DIES.   Was 74  Years Old and Had Resided  in Township About Thirty Years.            George W.  Talmage, a prominent farmer of Fruitland township, who was 74 years of age, died  yesterday at 3:30 at the family residence in Fruitland.  He leaves a son, Vernon Talmage  of Fruitland, and a daughter, Mrs. Clara Horton of Laketon township.  His death was  caused by dry gangrene on the right leg due to old age.  Mr. Talmage was confined to his  bed for the past four weeks.  Mr. Talmage had resided in Fruitland about twenty-nine  years and followed the occupation of a farmer.

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15 December 1906  Page 7

The funeral of George W. Talmage, prominent Fruitland farmer, who died Wednesday,  was held at 11 o’clock yesterday morning at the Gordon school house.  It was largely  attended.  Rev. Archibald Hadden, pastor of the First Congregational church, was in  charge.  The burial was in Fruitland cemetery.

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TALMAGE, Son of George

Obituary

Whitehall Forum Whitehall, Michigan 13 August 1896  Page 1

Geo. Talmage’s son, aged four years, died last Friday, and the funeral occurred Sunday  from Grange Hall, Dalton.

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TALMAGE, Susan (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan  1 October 1903  Page 1

FOR HER FUNERAL  MRS. G. W. TALMAGE OF FRUITLAND MADE  ALL ARRANGEMENTS—A PIONEER GONE.   Mrs. George W. Talmage died at  the home of her son Vernon Talmage in Fruitland township at 4:30 o’clock Wednesday  morning, aged 67.  Tuesday was her 67th birthday anniversary.  She had been in poor  health for years and for the last six months had been confined to her bed by cancer.  Mrs.  Talmage anticipated her death and made all possible preparations for the end.  She  selected the hour of the funeral services, the place that they should be held, the minister  who should conduct them and the place of interment.  The funeral will be held from the  Gordon school house in Fruitland township, at 10 a. m. Friday.  Rev. A. Hadden, pastor  of the First Congregational church, city, will conduct them.  Interment will be in  Fruitland cemetery.  Mrs. Talmage had resided in Muskegon county thirty-six years.  She  came here with her husband from Calhoun county that long ago.  At that time there was  no bridge across the head of Muskegon Lake.  For ten years they lived in Blue Lake  township.  Then they moved to Fruitland and for twenty-six years they have resided on  one farm.  She is survived by a husband and two children—Vernon Talmage, with whom  she and her husband made their home in Fruitland, and Mrs. Charles Horton of Laketon.   She was noted for her sympathy for the sick and when her health permitted it she would  spend days at the bedside of the afflicted.  She was a member of Silica Grange of Dalton.

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TANGNEY, Anna (Mrs.) Burns

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  7 May 1957  Page 26

Here 42 Years, Dies at Age 84  Mrs. Anna Tangney, 1093 Sanford street, a resident here 42 years and mother of Raymond Tangney, a local real estate broker, died today at her home after a brief illness.  She was 84 years old.  Mrs. Tangney was born Nov. 9, 1872, in Amherstberg, Canada, moving to Grand Rapids before coming here.  Formerly Miss Anna Burns, she was married in Grand Rapids in 1899 to Daniel Tangney.  Mr. Tangney died Feb. 15, 1951, in Muskegon.  A communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, she leaves her son, Raymond, of Muskegon, and a daughter, Mrs. Howard Slusser of Michigan City.

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TANGNEY, Daniel E. (Mr)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 16 February 1951, Page 2

Daniel E. Tangney, 82, Retired, Dies.  Daniel E. Tangney, 82 years old, 1093 Sanford street, former employee of the Brunswick-Balke Collender Company, died yesterday at 4 p. m. at the Muskegon Osteopathic Hospital after a short illness.  Born in Ireland, March 30, 1868, Mr. Tangney came to the United States when 3 years old and spent his earlier years at Ludington.  He moved to Muskegon 35 years ago.  Prior to retirement in 1929 he was employed at the Brunswick-Balke Collender Company.  Mr. Tangney was married in Grand Rapids in 1899 to Miss Anna Burns.  He was a communicant of St. Mary’s church, and a member of its Holy Name Society.  Mr. Tangney leaves his wife, one son, Raymond D. Tangney, Muskegon; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Slusser, Rockford, Ill., and one brother, Guy Tangney, Ludington.

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TANGNEY, Raymond D. (Mr)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 30 April 1986, Page 2B

RAYMOND D. TANGNEY, 73, of Eugene, Ore., and formerly of Ludington died Monday in Eugene.  He had been employed as a real estate appraiser.  Arrangements by Lounsbury-Musgrove, Eugene, Ore.

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TANNEHILL, Charles H.

Biography

 

TARDY, Peter

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Thursday, March 28, 1935, page 2

Peter Tardy Dies Today at Son’ Home Lived Here Since ’83   Peter Tardy, 89 years old,  died today at the home of his son, Louis, 672 Laketon avenue.   Mr. Tardy was born in  Quebec in 1846, going to Vermont at the age of 20 years.  There he was married to Miss  Rose LaFranie in 1874.  In 1883 they came to Muskegon.  Mrs. Tardy died in 1921.  Mr.  Tardy was a member of St. Jean’s church.   He is survived by three sons, Adolph of  Chicago; Louis of Muskegon and William of Flint; 10 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.  

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TART, George

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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TATUM, E. W.

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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Taylor, Beverly J. (Mrs.)

Obituary

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

Beverly J. Taylor, age 70, passed away Saturday at Spectrum health East.  Visitation:  Wednesday, 1-4pm.  Funeral Services:  4pm at the Crandell Funeral Home White Cloud Chapel

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TAYLOR, Harold W.

Biography

 

TAYLOR, Lewis E.

Obituary

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

Died While Visiting   Having come to Muskegon to visit, Lewis E. Taylor of Denver, Col. died Saturday at the home of his sister, Mrs. J. H. Parker, 91 Clay avenue.  He had been a sufferer for some time with liver complaint.  The remains were taken today to the home of his mother at Orland, Ind. where the funeral and interment will take place.

See also, The Muskegon News, Sunday, January 3, 1909; page 5:4

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Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber III, Page 30, Record #14, January 2, 1909

Lewis F. Taylor, male, white, widowed, age 48-7-5; died, Muskegon, Tuberculosis, born, Indiana, occupation Agent, Father Alonzo Taylor, mother unknown.

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TAYLOR, MARIAN F. E. MRS. (COURTNEY)

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 5 December 2004, Page 8-A

Mrs. Marian F.E. Taylor, Montague.  Mrs. Taylor, age 100, died November 29, 2004.  Born June 14, 1904, in Urbana, IL, to William and Hettie (Wilson) Courtney, she had lived in the White Lake area for many years.  Mrs. Taylor worked as a receptionist for Dr. Gillan for 10 years and then worked as a House Mother at the University of Maryland for 20 years before retiring.  She was a member of St. Peter's By-The-Lake Episcopal Church, was the first female council member for the Village of Pentwater, was a Past President of the Montague PTA, was a member and Past President of the White Lake Woman's Club, and was active at her church and very civic minded.  Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by a sister and 2 brothers.  FAMILY:  A daughter, Martha Viars of Montague; a grandson, Eric Viars of MD; 3 great-grandchildren, George Hall, Michael Emery and Shelby Viars.  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Was held Saturday, December 4, 2004, at 10:00 AM, from St. Peter's By-The-Lake Episcopal Church with the Rev. Fr. Everett H. Klein officiating.  MEMORIALS:  Memorial Fund of St. Peter's By-The-Lake Episcopal Church, 8435 Old Channel Trail, Montague 49437.  CLOCK - White Lake

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Death Announcement

Marian F. E. Taylor TAYLOR, MRS. MARIAN F. E. Montague Mrs. Taylor, age  100, died November 29, 2004. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, December 4, 2004, at 10:00 AM, from St. Peter's By-The-Lake  Episcopal Church.   MEMORIALS: Memorial Fund of St. Peter's By-The-Lake Episcopal Church, 8435 Old  Channel Trail, Montague 49437. Clock - White Lake Published in the Muskegon Chronicle on  12/1/2004.

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TAYLOR, NORMAN HENRY

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 17 June 2007, Page 5-B

Norman Henry Taylor, D.D.S., Muskegon.  Dr. Norman H. Taylor, age 95, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2007, at a local hospital.  Norman was born in Detroit, June 24, 1911, with his twin brother, Sherman V. Taylor , to the late Dr. Reu Spencer Taylor and Grace (Voorheis) Taylor.  He was a 1930 graduate of Detroit Western High School and a 1937 graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.  Dr. Taylor served his country for 4 years in the Army Air Force, 3 of those spent in the Philippines.  Norman loved woodworking, sailing, photography, and listening to music.  He was a long time member of the First Christian Reformed Church.  Dr. Taylor was one of the original tenants of Pine Grove Manor, enjoying 34 years of friendships and retirement.  He is SURVIVED by his daughter, Martha Viars of Montague; 2 grandchildren, Lisa (Michael) Emery, and Eric Viars; 3 great grandchildren; a niece, Carol (David) Waisanen of Hancock, MI; 2 nephews, David and Charles Taylor of Detroit.  Norman was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Charles Spencer Taylor, Dr. Wendell H. Taylor, and Sherman V. Taylor.  A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held 2 PM Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at the First Christian Reformed Church (1450 Catherine Ave.), with Rev. Mike Borgert officiating.  Burial will be made in Grand Lawn Cemetery, Redford Township , MI.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS may be made to the Western Michigan Christian High School Athletic Field Fund.  Share memories with the family at their On-Line Guest Book at www.sytsemafh.com.  Arrangements are be handled by The Sytsema Chapel Sytsema Funeral Homes, INC, 737 Apple Ave. 231-726-5210.

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TEETER, SHARON LEE BONNER MRS.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 30 January 2005, Page 5-B

Mrs. Sharon Lee Bonner Teeter, DeQuincy, LA.  Sharon Lee Bonner Teeter (64) passed away Monday night, January 24, 2005, in DeQuincy, LA., after a long illness.  She was the wife of Rev. Richard Teeter, pastor of the DeQuincy United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Teeter was a native of Bloomer, Arkansas, and graduate from Arkansas Tech with a musical education degree.  She as an accomplished pianist and was involved in the music department of the several churches where she and her husband served.  She was an honorary member of the DeQuincy Rotary Club, a member of Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 3802 and DeQuincy United Methodist Women.  The Teeters had formerly served churches in Zwolle, Downsville, Bunkie and Chalmette.  The Teeters came to DeQuincy in 2002 when Rev. Teeter was appointed the Methodist pastor there.  Sharon Teeter's body was donated to the LSU Medical Center for research purposes.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005 at the DeQuincy United Methodist Church.  Persons wishing to make donations, the family requested to do so to their respective churches.  Mrs. Teeter is survived by her husband Richard of 43 years; her children and their families; Brooks Teeter of Shreveport, LA; Richard and Amanda Teeter of Montague, Michigan; Four grandchildren; Chris Willis of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Rachel Willis of Lake Charles, LA, Ricky and Cayenne Teeter both of Montague, Michigan, and her aunt, Louellen Lyons of F. Smith, Arkansas.  HIXSON-SNIDER - DeQuincy, LA

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TEIFER, Charles Aloysius

Biography

 

TELLMAN, Garrett Henry

Biography

 

TEMPLE, A.F.

Article

E Pluribus Unum:  The Unification of Muskegon

 

TEMPLE, Jennie (Mrs) Balk

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 5 November 1945, Page 2

Mrs. John Temple, Former Nurse, Dies. Mrs. John J. Temple, 57 years old, 1881 John street, a lifelong resident of Muskegon; and a practical nurse here for many years, died Sunday at her home after a long illness.  Born May 19, 1888, in Muskegon, where she attended school, she was a member of the Gospel hall, Muskegon.  Formerly Miss Jennie Balk, she was married to John J. Temple in Muskegon, Aug. 19, 1909.  She leaves her husband; one daughter, Miss Alberta Carolyn, a student nurse at St. Luke hospital, Chicago; one son, Jack B. Temple recently dischargedfrom the U. S. Army; the mother, Mrs. Katie Balk, Muskegon; one brother, Fred Balk of Fruitland township; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Boden, Muskegon and Mrs. Bert Wieten, Laketon township.

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7 November 1945, Page 19

TEMPLE—Funeral services for Mrs. John J. Temple of 1881 John St., will be held at 3:00 p. m. Thursday at the Clock Chapel, Mr. D. E. W. Hartwell officiating.  Interment in Oakwood cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.

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TEMPLE, John J. (Mr)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 5 September 1953, Page 18

J. J. Temple, Machinist, Dies.  John J. Temple, 1881 Leahy street, a lifetime resident of Muskegon, died yesterday at the Jones Convalescent Home, after a four-month illness.  Born Dec. 26, 1877, Mr. Temple was 75 years old and until 1946, had been employed for 28 years as a machinist at Sealed Power Corporation.  Mr. Temple, who was born and educated in Muskegon, was married on Aug. 18, 1909, to the former Jennie Balk.  Mrs. Temple died on Nov. 4, 1945.  Mr. Temple leaves a son, Jack B. Temple, and a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Dressler, both of Muskegon, and two grandchildren.  He also leaves three sisters who make their homes in this city, Mrs. George Cayo, Mrs. Frank Van Dyke, and Mrs. Fred Ploughman.

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Page 19

TEMPLE, MR. JOHN J. 1881 Leahy Street.  Mr. John J. Temple, age 75, passed away Friday at the Jones Convalescent Home.  The funeral service for Mr. Temple will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Clock Chapel, the Rev. W. Wilbert Welch, Ph. D, and Rev. Gordon Anderson officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home beginning Sunday noon.--Clock.

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TEMPLE, MARILYN J. MRS. (PETERSEN)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 11 November 2006, Page 5A

TEMPLE, MRS. MARILYN J., North Muskegon.  Mrs. Temple, age 71, died November 10, 2006.  Born September 10, 1935, in Muskegon, to Sig and Mildred (Postema) Petersen, she had lived in the area all her life.  On June 2, 1956, in Muskegon, she married Lenz M. Temple and had been a homemaker.  She had also worked at Howmet and for Shaefer Bakery.  Mrs. Temple was a member of Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church.  FAMILY:  Her husband, Lenz; 2 sisters, Jackie Bradford and Janet (Everett “Ted”) Kittridge; many nieces, nephews, family & friends.  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Monday, November 13, 2006 at 2:00 PM, at Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church with the Rev. Brian L. Kyle officiating.

VISITING HOURS:  1:00 PM until service time at the church.  DONATIONS:  American Cancer Society, 12723 N. Bellwood, Suite 20, Holland, MI 49424 or Memorial Fund of Fruitland Evangelical Covenant Church, 4283 N. Weber Rd., Whitehall, MI 49461.  Clock - White Lake

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TENBRINK, James

Article

Beach School Dedication

 

TENNY, M. Dale

Biography

 

TERMUNDE, ROY A. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 14 August 2005, Page 4-B

Mr. Roy A. Termunde, Rothbury.  Roy A. Termunde, age 79 of Rothbury, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2005 at home.  He was born July 14, 1926 in Blue Island, Illinois, the son of William and Josephine (Baker) Termunde.  He was a World War II Army veteran.

Roy worked at the Signode Steel in Illinois for many years.  He came to Rothbury in 1980 when he married Mary (Smith) Hopkins.  He was employed at Haworth in Holland until his retirement.  He is survived by his wife, Mary; his stepchildren, Regina (David) Sill of Shelby, Shelly (Laurie) Hopkins of DeRidder, Louisiana, Alan (Denise) Hopkins of Hart and Brenda (Keith) Walsworth of Kingsport, Tennessee; his brother, Richard Termunde of Lombard, Illinois; twenty-one grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur "Skip" Termunde and Robert Termunde and his sister, June Sherpan.  The funeral service for Mr. Termunde was held Wednesday, August 10, 11 a.m., at Rothbury Community Church with Pastor Roger Rose officiating.  Interment was in Oakgrove Cemetery, Rothbury.  Memorials to Hackley Visiting Nurses Hospice or Rothbury Community Church Building Fund 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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TERPSTRA, CORNELIUS S. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 16 July 1951, Page 2

C. S. Terpstra, Retired, Dies.  Cornelius S. Terpstra, 1631 Glendale avenue, Muskegon Heights, formerly a guard at John Wood Manufacturing Company, died yesterday at the Creston Convalescent Home.  He was 74 years old.  Born in the Netherlands, Jan. 19, 1877, Mr. Terpstra was a resident of the Heights for 22 years.  He lived in the United States for 67 years, coming here from Holland.  He was a plumber for several years and was last employed at the John Wood firm, Oct. 20, 1950.  He married the former Miss Reka Wydgraf, Oct. 3, 1898.  Mrs. Terpstra died June 15, 1926.  Mr. Terpstra was a member of the Christian Reformed Church at Holland and of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 2106.  Surviving are three sons, Harold H. and Raymond C., Muskegon Heights, and John S., San Francisco; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma Johnson, Muskegon Heights, and Mrs. Hilda Stygstra, Holland; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

17 July 1951, Page 16

TERPSTRA, CORNELIUS S., 1631 Glendale Ave., Heights.  The service for Mr. Cornelius S. Terpstra will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock at the Young Funeral Home, Rev. Harold R. Kinney officiating.  Interment will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Holland.  Friends may call at the Funeral Home. – Young.

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TERPSTRA, Jennie V.

Marriage Record

Muskegon County Marriage Records, Liber 57, page 311

Howard Thomas Rose, age 58, born 10-20-1913 in Chicago, address 545 C Abbey Street, Muskegon, married one time before, parents, John Thomas Rose and Mable O’Llwine.

And

Jennie V. Terpstra, born 4-27-1915 in South Haven, Mich. Address 545 C Abbey Street, Muskegon, married twice before, parents, Harvey Amsbury and Winifred Gilbert

Married 7-April-1972 at the Muskegon County Building

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TERRY, Bert R.

Biography

 

TERRYBERRY, ARTHUR PARKER MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 18 December 2005, Page 6-B

Arthur Parker Terryberry,      E. Grand Rapids.  Arthur Parker Terryberry, 95, died at his East Grand Rapids home on Monday, Dec. 12, 2005.  Mr. Terryberry was born on July 13, 1910, and lived in the Grand Rapids area his entire life.  He was preceded in death by his dear wife of 67 years, Mary Montgomery Terryberry and his parents Herbert Rosboro and Ann Parker Terryberry.  He is survived by his daughters, MaryAnn Terryberry Byam (George) and Joan (Joey) Terryberry Hoffman (Theodore); four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  Mr. Terryberry attended Sigsbee Elementary School and graduated from Central High School, where he was a class leader and all-around athlete.  After attending the University of Michigan for two years, he responded to his father’s request and came home to work for the H.R. Terryberry Company.  For many years he worked as a salesman and ring designer, traveling to high schools all over Michigan, and then became the president of the Terryberry Company, where he dedicated much of his time and energy, until his retirement.  He attended First Church of Christ, Scientist of Grand Rapids, and in the summer, the Wabaningo Community Church where he proudly served as an usher for 50 years.  Mr. Terryberry served as president of the Board of Trustees of The Hillsboro Club in Pompano Beach, Florida for over 10 years, and was past president of the Sylvan Beach Resort Company in Whitehall, Michigan.  He was a long time member of the Kent Country Club, the White Lake Golf Club and the White Lake Yacht Club.  An avid participant in sports throughout his life, he enjoyed the competition and camaraderie, especially in golf, tennis and badminton.  His family and friends will remember with warmth his enduring sense of humor and enjoyment and appreciation of life.  Mr. Terryberry’s funeral was held on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, 11 a.m. at the Metcalf-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.  Visitations for Mr. Terryberry were held on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Metcalf Jonkhoff Funeral Home.  Memorials may be sent to: Wabaningo Church, c/o Robert Fleming, 2636 10th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265; St. Cecilia Music Society, 24 Ransom NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503; and the First Church of Christ, Scientist, 48 Lafayette NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503.  The family is being served by Metcalf and Jonkhoff Funeral Service, Grand Rapids, MI.

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TERRYN, LINDA KAY

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 17 June 1972, Page 2

INFANT TERRYN.  MONTAGUE – The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Terryn, of Rt. 1, Montague, died Friday shortly after birth.  Arrangements by Clock, Whitehall.

19 June 1972, Page 29

TERRYN, LINDA KAY, R#1, Montague.  Linda, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Terryn, died shortly after birth on Friday.  The graveside interment service was held this noon at Fruitland Twp. Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Max Ostrowski officiating.  —Clock, White Lake   

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TERWILLIGER, Herman

Article

East Muskegon

 

TEUNIS, CLARA MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 22 March 1943, Page 7

Clara Teunis, 85, Of S. Lake, Dies.  By Staff Correspondent.  Spring Lake, March 22—Mrs. Clara Teunis, 85 years old, a resident of Spring Lake for the last 60 years, died early today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Isaac Diephouse of Norton township.  Mrs. Teunis was born in The Netherlands Aug. 26, 1856, and was a member of the Christian Reformed church here.  Surviving are: three daughters and four sons, Mrs. Diephouse, Mrs. Albert Yonker of Ferrysburg, and Mrs. Marius Goudzward of Grand Rapids, and Barney Teunis of Grand Haven and John, William and Albert, all of Spring Lake.  Rev. J. P. De Vries of Spring Lake will conduct the funeral Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Ringold chapel and burial will be in Spring Lake.

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TEUNIS, GERRIT MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 29 June 1939, Page 15

Gerrit Teunis Dies at S. Lake.  Was Farm Resident of Township 46 Years.  Ferrysburg, June 29.—Gerrit Teunis, 84 years old, died today at 6 a. m. at his home north of Ferrysburg in Spring Lake township.  He was a resident of the township 46 years and after coming to this section from The Netherlands where he was born Dec. 7, 1854, resided in Spring Lake before beginning to farm in the township.  He was a member of the First Christian Reformed church of Spring Lake.  The body was removed to the Ringold funeral home and will be returned to the family home early tomorrow and remain there until Saturday morning to enable friends who are unable to come to Spring Lake to view it.  The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p. m., Rev. J. P. De Vries of Spring Lake First Christian Reformed church, officiating, and burial will be in Spring Lake.  Beside the widow, Mrs. Clara Teunis, the survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Isaac Diephouse of Muskegon; Mrs. Marinus Goudzward of Grand Rapids and Mrs. Albert Yonker of Ferrysburg; four sons, John of Ferrysburg and William, Albert and Barney, all of Spring Lake; 32 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Gerrit Smant of Crockery township and a brother, Barney of Grand Rapids.

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THATCHER, Edwin (Mr)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 3 December 1901, Page 7

A PIONEER OF RAVENNA. Death of Edwin Thatcher Monday Night.  The End of a Well Rounded Life.  Was Born in Harford, Pa., March 28, 1825, and Came to Ravenna in 1866.  Served Ravenna as Supervisor and Had Held Various Other Offices at Trust.  Edwin Thatcher, one of Ravenna's first settlers and a prominent resident of Muskegon county, died of old age at 8 o'clock Monday night at his home in Ravenna, after an illness of over a year.  Edwin Thatcher was born in Harford, Susquehanna county, Pa., March 28, 1825, and was 76 years of age.  His father, John, and his grandfather, John Thatcher, Sr., were both natives of Attleborough, Mass., the former having been born July 20, 1787.  In Harford, Pa., Edwin Thatcher received his education, which was sufficient to enable him, at the age of nineteen, to begin teaching.  In 1844 he was graduated from Franklin university.  He followed his profession in Pennsylvania until 1866, when he came to Ravenna.  Prior to his removal to this state, he enlisted as a member of the Fifty-second Pennsylvania Infantry, in which he served until the close of the war, and upon being mustered out of service, returned to Pennsylvania.  In the spring of 1866 he settled in Ravenna, Muskegon county, where he purchased a farm and in connection with the conduct of agricultural pursuits also taught school until 1872.  He was appointed county superintendent of schools early in 1872, to succeed Albert H. Burch, of Muskegon, resigned.  In April of the same year he was elected to the same office and served one term upon the expiration of which he returned to the farm.  In the spring of 1871, he was elected to the office of supervisor, and served three years, during which time (in 1872) he was elected county Superintendent.  A few years after the close of his term in 1882, he was again elected supervisor, holding office until 1887, making a service of twelve years in all in that position.  At the close, his son, Frank E., was elected to the same office, retaining the position for five years.  Edwin Thatcher while supervisor was elected chairman of the board for four years.  In '92 and '93 Mr. Thatcher served as postmaster of Ravenna.  The marriage of Mr. Thatcher united him with Miss Catherine S., daughter of Tyler and Mary (Graham) Carpenter, their wedding being celebrated September 27, 1849.  Six children were born of this union:  Fred A., Mrs. Walter S. Averill, Mrs. Grenville Rockwell, Frank E., Eldred F., Mrs. James R. Rockwell and Frank E., all of whom survive him and are now residing close by at Ravenna.  He also leaves an adopted brother, Professor Samuel M. Thatcher, of Bingamton, N.Y.  Although of late years a Democrat, Mr. Thatcher was one of the founders of the Republican party.  He voted for John C. Hale, the Free Soil candidate in 1852, and then for John C. Fremont in 1856.  With the new born power he allied himself until 1878, when he left to join the Greenbacks.  In '86 he finally became a Democrat.  For the political faith of his later years Mr. Thatcher labored unweariedly, supporting its candidates and principles with unwavering fidelity.  He was identified socially with Ravenna Lodge, No. 387, G.A.R., in which he was influential and prominent.  The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the G.A.R. hall in Ravenna, under the auspices of that body.  The burial will be in the Ravenna cemetery.

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THAYER, Mrs. E.W.

CITY NEWS:

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

Mrs. E. W. Thayer, 184 west Clay avenue, left this morning for Cleveland to attend the national convention of the Young Women’s Christian association, in session there from the 13th to the 20th of April.

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THAYER, Leo Verne

Obituary

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

BODY OF LAKE VICTIM FOUND AS WINDS DIE  The body of Leo Verne Thayer, 29 years old, of  1575 Brusse avenue, East Muskegon, was recovered from edgings near the Gow and Campbell dock, North  Muskegon, Sunday morning.  Thayer was drowned about noon Saturday when a small skiff in which he  was carrying an anchor consisting of about 200 pounds of automobile parts was swamped in a rough sea.   He went down when he was unable to swim to a nearby commercial fishing boat for which the anchor was  intended.  Efforts of sheriff’s officers James F. Cronk, North Muskegon police officer, and Muskegon coast  guards were of no avail Saturday because of the seas.  Charles Davis, North Muskegon chief of police,  recovered the body working with the same group Sunday morning when the lake was calm.  Mr. Thayer  was born in Bellaire, May 1, 1903.  He came to Muskegon three years ago from Mason county, where the  family had lived.  For two years he was employed at the Howe Chain company.  He had been without  employment for the past year.  He recently sold his car to purchase the Aldebelle, a motor boat, which he  was repairing to use in commercial fishing.  He and his parents had moved aboard the boat.  He is survived  by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Hollis, and one brother, Herbert W. Thayer of Olympia, Wash.   Another brother, James was drowned at Black Lake six years ago when he was 28 years old.

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THIEDEMAN, William L.

Biography

 

THEISEN, John Leo

Biography

 

THIEMAN, WILLIAM “BILL” HALL MR.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 10 June 2007, Page 5-B

William “Bill” Hall Thieman, Montague.  Mr. William (Bill) Hall Thieman, age 92, passed away June 3, 2007.  Born and raised in Montague on June 9, 1914, to John and Nellie (Hall) Thieman, he continued to live and work in Montague for the remainder of his life.  On December 14, 1934, he married Illa Fern Minor of Muskegon and together the two shared their lives here in Montague.  Bill's younger years were spent working with his father as a mason.  He also worked at Kaydon and Continental Motors in Muskegon.  He built the Park Theater in 1947, opening for business in February of 1948, which he and his wife Illa ran with their children for 24 years.  Bill also served on the Montague Fire Department, drove a school bus for the Montague Public Schools, worked for the Montague Post Office for 18 years and he also indulged in his favorite hobby of horses for the most part of his life.  He was a past member of the Rotary Club and life-time member of the Montague United Methodist Church.  FAMILY: Bill is survived by his wife, Illa; one son, Robert (Jane) Thieman of Manistee; two daughters, Sally McLouth and Illana (Charley) Hoglund, both of Montague; nine grandchildren, Dawn (Randy) Johnson, Carrie (Curt) Mathieu, Tom (Chris) Thieman, Sondra McLouth, Julie (Pat) Ferrier, Cindy (Ted) Pawlowski, Shannon (Melissa) McLouth, Laurie (Ken) Walsama and Darren (Beth) Schultz; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters Ruth (Carl) Ramthun, Una (Walter) Ramthun, Lucille Thieman and 2 infant siblings.  SERVICE: Private services have been held.  DONATIONS: Memorial Fund of Montague United Methodist Church, 8555 Cook St., Montague 49437  CLOCK - White Lake

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THIES, ROBERT D. REV

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 27 January 2008, Page 4-B

Rev. Robert D. Thies, Shelby.  Rev. Robert D. Thies, age 76, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, January 19, 2008.  He was born November 4, 1931 in Chicago to Robert S. Thies and Dorothy (Davidson) Thies.  He was baptized in March of 1932 and confirmed in May of 1945.  He graduated from River Forest Township High School in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1949.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954.  Rev. Thies attended St. Olaf College, graduating in 1957.  He married MaryJo Lorenz on Aug. 29, 1964.  Rev. Thies graduated from Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1968 and was ordained into the ministry on June 16, 1968 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fremont, OH.  His first call was to serve three parishes, St. Peter in Metz, St. John in Hagensville, near Rogers City and Leer in Posen.  From 1972 to 1983 he served St. Mark in Ypsilanti. Rev. Thies was called to Trinity Lutheran in New Era in 1983 and served there until 1989.  His last call was to St. Paul in Au Gres from 1989 to 1995.  He retired to Shelby in 1995.  He is survived by his wife, MaryJo; his children, Robert L. Thies of East Pointe, Heidi (Chad) Bohlmann of Oak Park, IL., and Erik (Jennifer) Thies of Decatur; grandchildren, Kyle and Logan Thies, Riley and Kellyn Daly, Dietrich, Austin and Evan Bohlmann; his brother, Rev. David (Marilyn) Thies of Oklahoma City; sisters-in-law, Karen Thies of Orlando, FL., and Joan (Norman) Bystol of Green Valley, AZ and eight nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Donald.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 2, 3 p.m., at Lebanon Lutheran Church in Whitehall with Rev. Douglas M. Ogden officiating.  Memorials to either Lebanon Lutheran Church, 1101 S. Mears Avenue, Whitehall 4941 or St. Olaf College Centennial Choir Robe Fund c/o St Olaf College Music Dept., 1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN., 55057 are appreciated.  You may sign the on-line guest book or get directions at www.harrisfhome.com.  Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.

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THOMA, Emma Helman

Article

Beach School Dedication

 

THOMA, Nicholas

Article

Beach School Dedication

 

THOMAS

 

THOMPSON

 

THORNTON, Anna (Mrs.) McGordon

Obituary

May 1921 – Wife of Prominent Business Man Dead – Mrs. William Thornton died at Hackley hospital at 7 o’clock Thursday morning after a short illness.  Mrs. Thornton’s maiden name was Miss anna McGordon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James McGordon.  She was born in this city in 1862.  She leaves besides her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Paul Meeske, and one brother , Charles McGordon; six grandchildren.  The funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon from the residenc of her daughter, Mrs. Paul Meeske, 15 lake street, Rev. Walter F. Tunks, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal church officiating.  Friend please omit flowers.

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

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THORNTON, Eugene Sharp

Biography

 

THORNTON, George

Obituary

Obituary: THORNTON January 10,1951  Mr.Thornton,Industrialist Heart Victim George  Thornton,69 years old,former industrialist and manufacturer here,died unexpectedly of  a heart attack yesterday at 3:40 p.m. He was stricken while taking some groceries from  his car at home,171 Lakeshore avenue,Norton township,and was rushed to Hackley  Hospital in the Achterhoff ambulance bu was dead upon arrival. Born in London,Ont.,May 22,1881,Mr Thornton came to Muskegon when a boy and attended  Muskegon High School. While there served as an office secretary for Supt. of Schools  David McKenzie. Mr. Thornton entered the employment of the former Muskegon  Washing Machine Company as an office boy and rose to the position of Secretary and  General Manager.Later he was purchasing agent at the Bennett Pumps division and the  Agerstrand Corporation prior to retirement in 1945. Mr Thornton moved to Muskegon  Heights in 1901 and was a member of the Muskegon Heights Charter Commission,and  served as a secretary of the former Muskegon Heights Board of Trade.Since 1917 he  had been living in Norton township. He was married May 13,1898,in Muskegon to Miss  Goldie Downing.They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1948. Mr. Thornton  was a life member of Muskegon Lodge 274 Elks. He leaves his wife; a son George W.  Thornton,Muskegon Heights; two daughters, Mrs.Anton J. Kohlbeck,of Norton  Township,and Mrs.Joseph A.Benoit,Royal Oak,and two garndchildren

 

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THORNTON, George W.

Obituary

Obituary:THORNTON  Muskegon Chronicle October 5,1956  Muskegon Man Dies Trying  to take Picture Monoxide Fatal While Waiting in Car for Closeup Gatlinburg,Tenn  A  Muskegon Heights tourist's attempt to get a night phototgraph of a Smokey Mountains  black bear resulted in loss of his life Thursday. George W. Thornton,45,of 3333  Baker,was found dead in his parked car near here. The engine was running and the  heater was on.  Sevier County Coroner Harold Atchley said Thornton died of carbon  monoxide poisoning and ruled the death accidental. Thornton had told friends he  wanted to see how a bear would look when no one was around.He decided to set up his  camera at night with a baited release. Atchley theorized that while waiting for a bear to  trip the shutter,Thornton got into his car,started the engine and turned on the heater,  Earl Mathis,17 year old motel employe who found the body,said Thornton had tied a  can of fish on one end of a string and fastened the other end to the camera shutter  release. Thornton,a native of Muskegon Heights,was a member of Temple Methodist  Church.He was employed by Continental Motors Corp. Surviving are his wife,the former  Alvina Sterkenberg;his mother,Mrs.George Thornton of Mona Lake.a step  daughter,Maxine,a Western Michigan College student;and two sisters. Servies will be  held at 3 p.m. Monday in Muskegon Heights Christian Reformed Church. Burial will be  in Mona View Cemetery.

 

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THORNTON, Goldie (Mrs.) Downing

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  February 26,1962

Mrs.THORNTON,Ill Six Years,Dies at Age 78  Mrs. Goldie Thornton,78,of 171 Lakeshore Blvd.Mona Lake,a resident of the Mona Lake area for about 50 years,died today at the Cook Nursing Home in Fremont after an illness of six years. Born May 13,1883,in Kanawha Falls,W.Va.,Mrs.Thornton was a past president of the Mona Beach PTA and was active in Red Cross work during World War I.She came here about 1888. Formerly Miss Goldie Downing,she was married May 13,1898,to George Thornton in Muskegon. Mr.Thornton died Jan.6,1951. She leaves two daughters,Mrs.Anton J.Kohlbeck of Norton Township,and Mrs.Joseph A.Benoit of Detroit;one grandchild and one great-grandchild. A son,Robert,was killed in Germany in World War II. 

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THORNTON, John

Obituary

June 27, 1921 – Pioneer Resident Passes Away After Thirty Years Here – John Thornton, a pioneer resident of Muskegon, died Saturday morning at his home, 37 Prospect street, after a short illness, aged 70 years.  Mr. Thornton was born in Lincolnshire, England, coming to Canada at the age of two years.  He came to Michigan when seventeen years of age and settled at Owasso, later returning to London, Canada.  From tere he went to East Tawas, Michigan, where he lived for five years, coming to Muskegon thirty years ago.  He had since made his home here.  Mr. Thornton was a locomotive engineer, having spent practically all his working days on the railroad.  He was a member of the Macoabees, and of the Canadian Order of Foresters.  He leaves, besides his wife, four children, George Thornton of Muskegon Heights, Andrew Thornton, Ormand Thornton, and Mrs. Lottie Nibblenink, all of Muskegon; eight grand children; one brother and one sister.  James Thornton of Windsor, and Mrs. Ann Scarce of London, Canada.  The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock, Tuesday afternoon, from the residence, 37 Prospect street, Rev. W. Ernest Collins, pastor of the First Congregational church, officiating.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

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THORNTON, John

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon Michigan, January 17, 1914

Obituary: John Thornton died at his home, 10 Ottawa street, this morning at 4:10 o'clock after a short illness,  aged 34 years. Mr. Thornton was born in London, Canada, July 20,1879, and has lived in Muskegon for  about 20 years. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World, Besides his wife, Mr.Thornton leaves one  daughter, Fanchon, at home; his parents, Mr.& Mrs. John Thornton of Muskegon, three brothers, Richard,  George, and Orman of this city and one sister, Miss Lottie Thornton of Muskegon. The funeral will be held at  2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the residence. Rev. Archibald Hadden, pastor of the First Congregational  church will conduct the service

 

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THORNTON, Marjorie (infant)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, September 22, 1906

THORNTON-Marjorie Thornton, the thirteen-months' old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Thornton, died at the home of her parents on Sanford street, Muskegon Heights, at 3:55 yesterday afternoon. The funeral will be held at the residence tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.  Rev.Archibald Hadden will conduct the service.

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THORNTON, Mary E. (Mrs.)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, August 24,1929   Obituary: Muskegon Resident 40 years expires  Mrs. Mary E. Thornton,  78 years old, of 576 Prospect street, died Thursday at Hackley Hospital after a long illness. She was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland,  Nov.21, 1851, going to Canada when she was 16 years old. She was married to John Thornton at London, Ontario, in 1871, coming to  Muskegon 40 years ago. Mrs.Thornton was a member of the First Congregational church, the order of Mutual Protection and the  Foresters. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Lottie Nibbelink at home; two sons, George Thornton of Muskegon, and Andrew R. of Grand  Rapids; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and one sister,Miss Charlotte Milne of Toledo.

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THORNTON, Minnie (Mrs.) Stone

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle February 13,1960 Obituary: Former  Local Women Dies Mrs.A.R. Thornton,73,of Grand Rapids,a  native of Muskegon and for many years a resident here,died at  her home Thursday following an illness of 10 days. Mrs.  Thornton,the former Minnie Stone,was born in Muskegon  June 19,1886. She attended local schools. On Sept  19,1905,she was married to Andrew R. Thornton, and the  couple lived in Muskegon until 1925.They left to make their  home in Grand Rapids,where on Dec.11, 1943, Mr.Thornton  died. In Grand Rapids Mrs. Thornton was a member of  Railway Conductors Auxillary and a life member of Peninsular  Chapter 65,OES. She was also a member of Bethesda Shrine  21,White Shrine of Jerusalem in Muskegon. Mrs. Thornton is  survived by a son,Ray Thornton at home; a daughter, Mrs.  Don Stroud of St.John's; and three grandchildren. Friends  may call beginning Saturday afternoon at the Witt Funeral  Home.

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THORNTON, Robert

Obituary

Obituary:THORNTON   Muskegon Chronicle November 1,1948  Robert Thornton Rites  Wednesday Lt.Wilbur L. Boyer,Post 3195,VFW,will be in charge of graveside services  Wednesday for Pfc.Robert Dean Thornton,25 years old,son of Mr. and Mrs. George  Thornton,Mona Lake,who was killed in action at West Tunen,Germany,April 6,1945.  The Rev.E.Lenton Sutcliffe,a former Heights pastor,will officiate and burial will be at  Mona View. Private Thornton had received the Purple Heart for wounds received in  action Nov.2,1944,in Germany while attached to a field artillery battalion of the Third  Army. He recovered and was transferred to Company G,378th Infantry regiment,95th  Division of the Ninth army and saw action in Belgium as well as Germany. Born in  Muskegon Heights Aug. 29,1919,he attended Muskegon Heights High school and was a  member of the Temple Methodist church. He was employed at the Kaydon Engineering  corporation and was a member of the Machinist union of Kaydon,and to the  International Association of Machinists,Lodge 670. Private Thornton entered the Army  May, 1943,and left for overseas duty in July,1944. He was a member of Lt.Wilbur L.  Boyer post,named in honor of Private Thornton's cousin,who died in World War I and  was  buried in Arlington.  He leaves besides the parents,a brother, George W. of  Muskegon Heights;two sisters,Mrs. Anton J. Kohlbeck,Norton township,and Mrs.Joseph  A. Benoit,Royal Oak.

 

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THORP, Charles E.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Tuesday, July 7, 1942 page 12

Charles E. Thorp, 85 years old, died at his home on R.R. No. 4, Muskegon Monday afternoon.  Born in Ohio on March 15, 1857, he has lived for many years in Muskegon.  He has no relative living.

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THORPE, Frank D.

Obituary

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, January 4, 1909, page 7:2

Death of F. D. Thorpe   Albert H. Burch, 321 W. Webster avenue has received news of the death in Chicago of his brother-in-law, Frank D. Thorpe.  The deceased had been a Michigan salesman for the George H. Carpenter company of Chicago for 30 years and was well known in Muskegon business circles.

See also, The Muskegon News, Sunday, January 3, 1909, Page 5:4

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THURSTON, Arthur Rufus

Obituary

 

Muskegon Daily Chronicle, Muskegon, MI; Monday, April 10, 1905, page 1::4

FUNERAL OF A.R. THURSTON IS HELD AT HIS RESIDENCE  The funeral of A. R. Thurston was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence, 235 Peck street.  Rev. Frank Blomfeld was in charge of the service.  The pall bearers were Daniel Upton, R.K. Mann, W. G. Watson, F.E. Hammond, city; Frank Smith, Fremont, and H.J. Dudley, Grand Rapids.

Among those from out of town that attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Anderson, Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. John Schoonfield, Grand Rapids; Miss Florence Alberts, Chicago.

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Death Record

Muskegon County Death Records, Liber III, Page 27, record #150, April 6, 1905

Arthur Rufus Thurston, male, white, married, age 56-11-25, died in City (Muskegon).  Cause, angina pectoris,

Born in Conn., bookkeeper, no parents listed.

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THURSTON, Harold

Biography

 

TIBBITTS, C.W.

Article

East Muskegon

 

TIBBITTS, CARL E. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 13 November 2005, Page 7-B

Mr. Carl E. Tibbitts, Muskegon.  Mr. Carl E. Tibbitts, 68, of Muskegon, quietly passed away November 6, 2005 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in North Muskegon.  He was born August 1, 1937 to Orpheus and Ruth Tibbitts in Hart, Michigan.  Carl was employed by C.W.C. Foundry in Muskegon for 30 years.  The voice of Montague Wildcat Football in the 1970s, he coached football for many years in the White Lake area and was co-founder of the White Lake Youth Football League.  He also coached football for both Oakridge Junior High School and Montague High School.  Carl was a member of the White Lake Wesleyan Church for over 40 years and the long-time director of the Christian Youth Crusaders (C.Y.C.).  Carl was very proud to have graduated with honors from Muskegon Community College later in his life.  His hobbies and passions were enjoying his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, building and racing stock cars with his sons.  Carl was an avid outdoorsman who also loved spending time in his garden.  He approached life with a very dedicated work ethic, yet didn’t take life too seriously.  Carl has an unselfish dedication to his friends and family.  He is survived by his children, Mike Tibbitts of Hart, Doug (Irma) Tibbitts of Marne, Tim (Kathy) Tibbitts of Holland, Vicki (Jeff) Davis of Iowa, Randy (Wendy) Tibbitts of Norton Shores and Julie (Jeff) Smith of Twin Lake; 12 grandchildren; 2 great-granddaughters; brothers, Laverne Tibbitts of Muskegon, Max Tibbitts of Hart, Don Tibbitts of Mears; and a sister, Donna Morgan of Hart.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia; a brother, Cleo Tibbitts; and two sisters, Nancy Tibbitts and Ruth Tibbitts.  Funeral services were conducted 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 10 at the White Lake Wesleyan Church.  Burial at the Elbridge Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to: Carl Tibbitts Memorial Fund, c/o White Lake Wesleyan Church.  Those wishing to leave a message of condolence for the Tibbitts family may do so at www.TateFuneralChapel.com.  Arrangements by Tate Funeral Chapel, Hart, 873-3415.

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TICE, Stanley Raymond

Marriage

TICE, Stanley Raymond , 2352 Greenwood, and Pamela Ann Nelson, 1585 Montague Ave  Muskegon Chronicle, 9 July 1963, page 11

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TILLOTSON, George J.

Article

E Pluribus Unum:  The Unification of Muskegon

 

Biography

 

TIMMER, Thaukis

Marriage Record

William Knol married ?Thaukis? Timmer; November 20, 1889.  The  bride's parents were Peter Timmer and ?Wutje? Sterenburg. 

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TIMMERSON, Willard

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Saturday, March 25, 1944  page 2

Funeral services and burial of Willard Timerson, 47 years old, Twin Lake, county highway commission employee who was fatally injured while at work Thursday will be held Monday in Holton.  Coroner Harold A. Wood said he had decided not to call an inquest, after obtaining eyewitness accounts of the accident at Maple Island bridge.  Mr. Timerson leaves, besides his widow, Bertha, three sisters, Mrs. Maude Armstrong and Miss Marjorie Timerson, both of Lansing…… (this is all that I had on from a print out of one of my family members)

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TINSLEY, Frances (Mrs.) Mathers

Obituary
2900 N. Whitehall Rd.  Muskegon Chronicle, 26 Dec 1972.  Mrs. Frances Tinsley, age 81 yrs. passed away unexpectedly Monday evening at Muskegon General Hospital after a lingering illness. She was born Aug 21, 1891 in Newton, England and came to this country in 1923 and settled in Muskegon where she has lived except for 10 years spent in Pompano Beach, Florida. She was the former Frances Mathers and was married to William Tinsley on Jan 12, 1913 in Newton, England. She was a charter member of Eastlawn Reformed Church and of the British Commonwealth Club. She is survived by her husband; one son, William Tinsley Jr. of Muskegon; 2 grandsons; 3 great grandchildren and 3 sisters in England. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sytsema chapel, Rev. Louis H. Benes, Jr. officiating and interment will be in Mona View Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 7:00 pm this evening and where they may meet the family from 7-9 pm today and 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Wendesday. – Sytsema

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TINSLEY, William, Sr.

Obituary
Mr. William Tinsley, Sr. age 82 years, passed away this morning at Hart, Mich. he was born Aug 16, 1893 at Staffordshire County, England and came to this country in 1923 and has resided in Muskegon until moving to Pentwater 2 years ago. He was married to the former Frances Mathers on Jan 12, 1913 in Newton, England and she passed away Dec 25, 1972 at Muskegon. He was employed at teledyne Continental Motors for many years until his retirement in 1958. He was a charter member of Eastlawn Ref. Church where he had served in the consistory, and had served in the British Army during World War I and received the Victoria Cross Medal. He is survived by 1 son, William, Jr., of Pentwater, 2 grandsons and 3 great grandchildren. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sytsema Chapel with Rev. Allen Cook officiating. Interment will be in Mona View Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 7:00 p.m. this evening where they may meet the family 7-9 pm and 2-4 and 7-9pm on Tuesday. For a more lasting memorial please consider the Memorial Fund of Eastlawn Ref. Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. –Sytsema

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Tithof, Eloise

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Thursday, September 20, 2001 page 4B

Newaygo County - Eloise Tithof, 74, of Newaygo died Monday at Spectrum Health-East Campus.  She had been employed by Wanda’s Restaurant and was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Newaygo.  Arrangements by McKinley, Grant.

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TOBIAS, MARY MRS.

Obituary

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

Mary Tobias, Montague.  Mary Tobias, age 80, of Montague, Michigan died Monday, April 24, 2006 at the Holland Hospital.  She was a member of Ferry Memorial Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Richard S. Tobias (1962), and a daughter, Kathleen Leahy (2000).  She is survived by her children: Marsha and Mark Lind of Holland, Linda Tobias and Stephen Thompson of Mt. Pleasant MI, Beth and John Schlafley of Jenison; sons in law, John Leahy of Indianapolis IN, Delwyn Dekker of Holland; 7 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; sister, Martha Blakley of Larwill IN; sister in law, Pam Wood of Fort Wayne IN; several nephews and nieces.  A memorial service was 7 PM, Thursday, April 27, 2006 at Ferry Memorial Reformed Church 8669 Old Channel Trail Montague, MI 49437 with Rev. Dick B. Klaver will be officiating.  A graveside service will be 11AM Wednesday at Greenlawn Memorial Park and Cemetery in Fort Wayne Indiana.   Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland.  An on-line registry book is available at www.lakeshorememorial.com for those who cannot attend the services.

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TODD

 

TOPPEN, Charles J.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 13 October 1969, Page 32

Mr. Toppen Dies at 82. Charles J. Toppen, a retired celery farmer, died Sunday at the Christian Home for the Aged Sunday.  He was 82 and lived at 1609 Peck.  A life resident of Muskegon, he was born June 13, 1887, and received his education at the Dutch Christian School here.  He was a member of the Berean Church.  He is survived by nephews Donald and Charles Toppen, of Muskegon, and Andrew, William and Clarence VanderLinde, and a niece, Mrs. Grace Barr.

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TOPPEN, MR. CHARLES J. 1691 Peck Street, City. Mr. Charles J. Toppen, 82 years, entered into rest quite unexpectedly Sunday evening in The Christian Home for The Aged.  The Funeral Rites for Mr. Toppen will be Wednesday afternoon, 2 o’clock in The Memorial Chapel of The Achterhoff Mortuary with his Pastor, The Rev. Mr. Paul E. Hume, pastor of The Berean Church, officiating.  Mr. Toppen will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery.  The family will receive relatives and friends 7:30 to 9 p.m. this evening and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in The Mortuary where Mr. Toppen will repose after 7:30 this evening. --Achterhoff.

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TOPPEN, CHARLES R. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 10 May 2005, Page 3B

TOPPEN, MR. CHARLES R., (husband of Elsie), Roosevelt Park.  Mr. Charles R. Toppen, age 88, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, May 7, 2005, in Muskegon following a brief illness.  He was born June 6, 1916 in Muskegon to John and Grace (Fiet) Toppen.  He married the former Elsie M. Campbell in 1945.  Mr. Toppen served in the U.S. Navy during W.W.II and was employed at C.W.C. for 44 years until retiring on June 5, 1978.  Mr. Toppen attended the First Presbyterian Church and was a former member of the Berean Church.  He was an avid golfer and was a former member of the Pontaluna Country Club.  He also enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a former member of the Foundrymen's Association and the Muskegon Shuffle Board Club.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elsie; 2 sisters-in-law, Anne D. Toppen and Ellen M. Bush both of Muskegon; many nieces and nephews, including nephews, Robert C. Toppen of Norton Shores, Harvey R. Toppen of Connecticut, D. James Toppen of Spring Lake and Paul Toppen of North Muskegon.  The FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 2577 Wickham Dr., Wednesday 11:00 AM, Rev. Donald Mathews officiating.  VISITATION: Tuesday 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the Lee Funeral Home.   NTERMENT: Mona View Cemetery.  MEMORIALS: Hackley Visiting Nurse Services and Hospice or the First Presbyterian Church.  Share memories with the family at their online guest book at www.leechapel.com.   —Lee (733-2152)

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TOPPEN, Grace (Mrs)
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 17 March 1962, Page 19

Mrs. Toppen, Church Charter Member, Dies. Mrs. Grace Toppen, 78, of 90 Catherine Ave., died today in Hackley Hospital where she was admitted after suffering a stroke at home Friday afternoon.  The former Grace Fiet, she was a lifelong resident of Muskegon where she was born Dec. 12, 1883.  She was married here in 1912 to John Toppen who died 10 years ago.  Mrs. Toppen was a charter member of the Berean Church and a member of its Perses Ladies Aid Society.  She leaves two sons, Donald and Charles Toppen, both of Muskegon; one sister, Mrs. George VanderLaan; two brothers, Alex and Dick Fiet, all of Muskegon, and four grandchildren.

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19 March 1962, Page 22

TOPPEN, MRS. GRACE 90 Catherine Ave., City. The Funeral Rites for Mrs. Grace Toppen will be Wednesday afternoon, 1 o’clock in the Achterhoff Mortuary Memorial Chapel with Pastor William B.  Hallman of Berean Church officiating.  Mrs. Toppen will be laid to rest in Oakwood.  The Family is receiving relatives and friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. today and Tuesday in the Achterhoff Mortuary West Chapel where Mrs. Toppen reposes.  Anyone wishing to call at our chapels at any time is always

welcome.  Those desirous of transportation to our chapels are invited to call PA 2-6717. --Achterhoff.

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TOPPEN, Jennie (Mrs)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 14 December 1903, Page 7

MRS. JENNIE TOPPEN DIES AT AGE OF 22.  Mrs. Jennie Toppen, wife of Peter Toppen, died Sunday at 2:30 a.m. at her home, 21 Catherine street, at the age of 22 years.  She was born in Coopersville.  She left, besides her husband, one little daughter and her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Menke Dykstra, city.  The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:15 o’clock from the house and at 2 o’clock from the Second Christian Reformed church Fourth street.  Rev. R. L. Haan will have charge of the services.

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TOPPEN, John (Mrs)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 4 March 1918, Page 7

Mrs. John Toppen.  Mrs. John Toppen, aged 76 years, died early this morning at 14 Sophia street, after a short illness.  Her husband, John Toppen, died four weeks ago this morning.  Mrs. Toppen leaves four children, Jan Toppen, 146 Spring street, Mrs. Nicholas Vanderlinde, 11 Sophia street, John Toppen, jr., 176 Spring street, and Charles Toppen, at home, two sisters, Mrs. Derk Vanderzijl, Apple street, and one sister still living in the Netherlands, one brother, Jerry Noon of Chicago, eleven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the home, 14 Sophia street.  Rev. Harry Bultema, pastor of the First Christian Reformed church, will officiate.  The body of Mr. Toppen is still in the receiving vault and they will be interred together Wednesday afternoon in Oakwood cemetery.

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TOPPEN, John J. (Mr)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 27 January 1937, Page 2

Three Long-Time Residents of Muskegon Dead. Herman Kelcynske, Mrs. Fred Zuidema and John J. Toppen Here About 50 Years. Three residents here for about half a century, Mrs. Fred Zuidema, 760 Catherine avenue, John J. Toppen, 156 Apple avenue, John Herman H. Kelcynske, 1632 Beidler street, died yesterday after long illnesses.  Mr. Kelcynske had lived here 54 years, Mrs. Zuidema, 57 and Mr. Toppen, 45 years.  Mr. Toppen, 71 years old, of 156 Apple avenue, died Tuesday at his home, after an illness of nine days.  He was a native of the Netherlands born Jan.15, 1866.  On July 5, 1892, he arrived in the United States, settling in Muskegon and making his home in this city the last 45 years.  He was employed as janitor at the Michigan Associated Telephone company building for 15 years, retiring about three years ago.  He was a member of the First Christian Reformed church.  He was married to Ruth Workman, Sept.17, 1888, in the Netherlands.  Surviving are his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Louis Achterhoff, Mrs. Cornelius Hasper and Mrs. Henry Wyn; 13 grandchildren, one great grandchild; two brothers, John Toppen of California and Charles Toppen, of Muskegon.

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Page 14

TOPPEN--John J. Toppen, 71 years old, died Tuesday at his home, 156 Apple Ave.  Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p. m. Friday at the Clock Funeral Home, Rev. S. P. Eldersveld officiating.  There will be  family prayer service at the residence at 3 p. m.  Interment in Oakwood.  Friends may view the remains at the Clock Funeral Home until 2 p. m. Thurs., and then at the residence.

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 5 February 1918, Page 10

John Toppen.  John Toppen died yesterday morning at his home, 11 Sophia street.  He was an old resident of Muskegon, coming here from the Netherlands in 1881, where he has since made his home.  Death was very sudden.  The funeral will be held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock.  Rev. Harry Bultema, pastor of the First Christian Reformed church, will officiate.

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TOPPEN, Peter (Mr)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 23 September 1908, Page 1

Dies in Kalamazoo.  Peter Toppen, who died at Kalamazoo yesterday, was a former resident of Muskegon.  Mr. Toppen moved to Kalamazoo about a year ago and has been ill with acute Bright’s disease all summer.  He resided in this city at 135 Spring street.  Besides his wife he leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Toppen, 14 Sophia street, and two brothers, John J. and Charles J. Toppen.  The interment was in Kalamazoo this afternoon.

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Muskegon News, Muskegon, Michigan, 23 September 1908, Page 5

Peter Toppen.  Married just two years ago for the second time, Peter Toppen, of Kalamazoo, until a year ago a resident of this city, was stricken early this summer with acute Bright’s disease, dying yesterday morning.  He had been ill with the same disease previous to the time he left Muskegon, but was thoroughly healthy until the latter part of the spring.  While in this city, Mr. Toppen lived at 135 Spring street.  He was 31 years of age.  Besides his wife, there survive him his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Toppen, 14 Sophia street and two brothers, Charles J. and John J.  Funeral services will be held this afternoon, interment being at Kalamazoo.

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TOPPEN, Ruth (Mrs) Werkman

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 25 February 1952, Page 2

Mrs. Toppen Passes at 83.  Mrs. Ruth Toppen, 83 years old, 1350 Arthur street, grandmother of the Achterhoff brothers, local businessmen, died early today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cornelius Hasper, 1108 Terrace street.  Mrs. Toppen, who made her home with another daughter, Mrs. Louis K.  Achterhoff, had been staying at the Haspers recently during remodeling operations at home.  About to eat breakfast, she went to her bedroom for a housecoat, and was stricken.  She died almost instantly.  Born Dec. 13, 1868, in Groningen province, The Netherlands, she was the former Miss Ruth Werkman and spent her early years in her native country. She was married in Groningen in 1886 and they came to the United States 59 years ago to locate in Muskegon where she had lived since.  Mr. Toppen died in January 1937.  Mrs. Toppen was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church and its Ladies Aid Society.  She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Louis K. Achterhoff, Mrs. Cornelius Hasper and Mrs. Henry Wyn, of Muskegon; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

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Page 28

TOPPEN, MRS. RUTH 1350 Arthur Street.  Mrs. Ruth Toppen, 83 years, passed away very unexpectedly early this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cornelius Hasper, 1108 Terrace street. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Louis K. Achterhoff (Grace), Mrs. Cornelius Hasper (Minnie), and Mrs. Henry Wyn (Kate), all of Muskegon; and 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.  The funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Achterhoff Mortuary with the Rev. Otto DeGroot of the First Christian Reformed Church officiating.  Mrs. Toppen will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery.  Mrs. Toppen reposes at the Achterhoff Mortuary.--Achterhoff.

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TOPPEN, Ruth L. (Mrs) Miller

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 25 September 1998, Page 4B

TOPPEN, MRS. RUTH L. North Muskegon. Mrs. Ruth Lillian Toppen, age 88, died Thursday, September 24, 1998.  She was born in Chicago, IL on May 2, 1910 to Ernest & Wilhelmina (Brehmer) Miller & married John Toppen on April 28, 1934 in Chicago.  Mrs. Toppen worked as the secretary to the Vice President of the Erlander-Platt Company in Chicago prior to her retirement.  She was a member of Laketon Bethel Reformed Church, a past member of the Muskegon Women's Club & an Associate Member of the Michigan Association of Retired Teachers - Muskegon Chapter.  SURVIVORS Husband, John; 1 son, Robert (Mary) Toppen of Caledonia, MI; 1 daughter, Janice Toppen of Columbia, MD; 1 sister, Lucille (Herman) Koepke of Batavia, IL; 2 grandchildren, Jeffrey (Nancy) Toppen of Grand Rapids, MI & Jennifer (Paul) Meier of Imlay City, MI; 1 great- granddaughter, Sarah E. Toppen. SERVICE Monday, September 28, 1998, 1:00 pm at the Clock Chapel with Rev. Sherwin Brantsen officiating.  Interment at Restlawn Cemetery. VISITATION Sunday 2-4 pm at Clock Funeral Home.  MEMORIAL: Brookhaven Eden Project.  Clock Muskegon

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Tolen, Mrs. Ole A.

Obituary

Muskegon News Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 6 March 1912  Mrs. Ole A. Tolen died yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock at her home, 139 Montgomery street after an illness of about seven weeks.  Mrs. Tolen was born at Wermland, Sweden, October 7, 1850, being in her sixty-second year at the time of her death.  She came to the United States in 1881, locating at Manistee, and came to Muskegon in May of 1881.  During that same month she was married to Ole A. Tolen.  She leaves, besides her husband, two sons, Oscar and Almer Tolen, one sister, Betty Olson and one brother, John Olson.  The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock at the residence, 139 Montgomery street, and at 3 o’clock at the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran church, Rev. J.T.O. Olander, the pastor, will conduct the services.  Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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TOLLENAAR - Laura from Wayne J.

Divorce

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

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TORBESON, Emil

Biography

 

TORRENT, John

Article

Know Muskegon June 28, 1947

 

Real Estate Transfers

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  November 21, 1895, page 3:4

John Torrent et al to Raffel Peterson, se ¼ ne ¼ se ¼ 21-12-15, Holton: $150

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TOTTEN, L.D. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 11 September 1961,  Page 12

L. D. Totten, Ill Many Years, Expires.  WHITEHALL—L. D. Totten, 4882 Scenic Dr., died Sunday at the Veterans Facility Hospital, Ann Arbor, where he had been since June.  He was born Oct. 29, 1893, in Sparta.  From 1895 to 1919 he lived at Bailey.  He was married Jan. 8, 1921, to Merle Hodgins, at Sparta.  They came to Whitehall in 1945.  Mr. Totten had been a millwright in Grand Rapids and Sparta.  He had been an invalid 23 years.  He is survived by his widow; four sons, Max, of Whitehall, Raymond, of Sparta, Dick, in Arkansas, Jack, Riley Thompson Road; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Davis, Franklin, Ind., and Mrs. Joy Lownds, Montague; a sister, Mrs. Alveretta Cook, Sparta, and 19 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Purdy Funeral Home, the Rev. Keith A. Davis, of First Congregational Church, Whitehall, officiating.  Burial will be in Speese Cemetery.

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TOWNE, Ira

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Saturday, May 24, 1941, page 2

Boy, 9 Hit by Car, Is Cut About Head, Man Hurt in Crash  Harry Collins, nine years old,  574 Yuba street, sustained a small cut on the head at 12:25 p.m. Friday when an  automobile driven by Ira Towne, 37 of R.R. 4, struck the bicycle Harry was riding on  Jackson street.  Motorcycle officer Floyd Goschnick investigated.  The boy was taken to  a physician’s office and treated.  Henry J. Webber, 51 years old, of R.R. 3, Fremont, was  slightly injured on the right side of the face at 6:20 p.m. Friday when his car turned over  on the right side after colliding with an automobile driven by Evelyn Barling, 18 years  old, R.R. 4, Wolf Lake, at the Five Lakes and Mill Iron roads.

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TOWNER, Frederick

Biography

 

Towner, George B. M.

Biography

 

TOWNS, DOROTHY E. MRS. (JACOBSON)

OBITUARY

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

Dorothy E. Towns, Montague.  Dorothy was born to Lillian and Victor Jacobson, May 26, 1923, in Muskegon, MI, graduated from Muskegon Heights High School in 1941, and completed a secretarial program at Howell Business School where she met her future husband, Jesse Towns.  They were married June 15, 1946, in Muskegon.  She worked at the Norge Company in Muskegon Heights until becoming a stay-at-home mother, living in the White Lake area for over 50 years.  Dorothy was very creative and talented.  She was a violinist with the West Shore Symphony and the White Lake Community Orchestra.  She taught violin and organ.  She was a successful artist, selling many of her oil paintings.  Dorothy and Jesse really enjoyed their winter retirement in Gainesville, Florida, where she learned to play golf in order to spend time with her golf loving husband.  She loved to garden both in Florida and in Michigan, surrounding both homes with all of her beautiful flowers and plants.  Dorothy really loved her family and nothing was ever too much to ask of her, always being generous with her time and efforts.  She was a “mother” to many.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Towns; her sister, Lorraine Dyer; her brother-in-law, John Dyer; and her sister-in-law, Kay Jacobson.  FAMILY: 1 son, Daniel (Tanya) Towns of Kent, WA; 2 daughters, Bonnie (Jim) Morris of Norton Shores and Patty Weathers of Whitehall; 2 grandchildren, Crystal and Heather Towns; 1 brother, Doug Jacobson of Whitehall; and several nieces, nephews and friends.  SERVICE: Was Thursday, January 17, 2008, at 11:00 AM, at Montague United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Gary Befkoske officiating.  Interment in Oakgrove Cemetery-Montague.  DONATIONS: Cancer Research Institute, National Headquarters, 1 Exchange Plaza, 55 Broadway, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10006  CLOCK - White Lake

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TOWNSEND, CHARLOTTE R. MRS. (HALL)

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 2 November 2003, Page 5-B

TOWNSEND, MRS. CHARLOTTE R., Montague. Mrs. Townsend, age 72, of Montague, died October 28, 2003.  Born July 20, 1931, in Elbridge, to William and Clara (Dumont) Hall, she had lived in the White Lake Area for many years.  She was married to Mr. William Townsend and had worked in the shipping and then the wax department at Howmet Corp. until retiring.  She was a member of the Shelby Congregational Church UCC.  Mrs. Townsend was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Hall.  FAMILY:  Her husband, William; 3 sons, Bruce (Doris) Townsend of Montague, Samuel Townsend of FL and Andrew (Laurie) Townsend of Montague; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 1 sister, Frances (Les) Reinsmith of New Era; 1 brother, James (Arlene) Hall of New Era.  MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Sunday, November 9, 2003, at 3:00 p.m., from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Earnest P. Cummings officiating.  MEMORIALS:  Family Expense Fund.  CLOCK - White Lake

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TOWNSEND, STEPHANIE JO

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 12 September 2004, Page 5-B

STEPHANIE JO TOWNSEND, Grand Rapids, MI.  Stephanie Townsend, born in Sault Ste. Marie, MI on June 18, 1956, passed away quietly at Peter C. and Pat Cook Hospice Center of Holland Home in Grand Rapids on Sept. 8, 2004.  She leaves her parents, Dr. Jack and Joanne Townsend, formerly of Grand Rapids, now in Montague, MI; brothers, Jeffrey (Lisa) of Ellicott City, MD, Joel of Grand Rapids and Stephen (Rachel) of Greenfield, MA; 5 nieces and 1 nephew.  Burial plans are pending and will be private.  Memoriams in Stephanie's name may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Stem Cell Research Foundation in Clarksburg, MD 20734 (1-877-842-3442).

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TOZER, Margaret (Mrs.)  McGowan

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Friday, September 9, 1966, page 13

MRS. MARGARET TOZER   WHITEHALL – Mrs. Margaret Tozer, 77 of Grand  Rapids, died Wednesday in Shelby Hospital.  She was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Charles  Moelhman in Whitehall when she became ill.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the  Gee Funeral Home, Whitehall, with burial in Hesperia East Cemetery.  She was born Dec  29, 1888 in White Cloud and received her education there.  The former Margaret  MCGowan was married to Loran Tozer in 1903.  He died in 1951.  Mrs. Tozer was a  retired practical nurse.  Besides her daughter, she leaves three sisters, Mrs. Gladys  Driscoll, Detroit, Mrs. Flossie Stout, Muskegon and Mrs. Elizabeth Dellaven, White  Cloud; two brothers, Patrick McGowan, Fremont and Edward, White Cloud; 17  grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.

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Tjapkes, Henry A. (Mr.)

Obituary

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

memorial Service: Monday, September 17, 2001, 2 P.M. at the Don Rea VFW Post 8846, 1061 Withan Rd.  For those who wish Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Muskegon-Oceana or the VFW Post 8846

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TRAHAN, Bradley D. & Wendy Jo GOUDZWAARD

Marriage notice – Muskegon Chronicle September 17, 2001 page 3B

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TRAVIS, Joseph LeRoy

Obituary

Obituary of Jospeh LeRoy Travis, Muskegon Daily, 2 December 1891, page 7, col. 3

Travis-Tuesday, Dec. 1, at his residence on Moriarty street, Joseph L.  Travis, of pneumonia, aged 38 years. The funeral will take place  from the residence Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Deceased was born in Cattaraugus county, New York, and has resided in this city the  past ten years employed at his trade as a painter. He leaves a wife and three small children.  (Note: a fourth child, Edna L., was born five  months after his death)

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TRAVIS, LeRoy J.

Obituary

Obituary of LeRoy Joseph Travis, Muskegon Chronicle 25 Aug. 1964, page 23

L .J Travis, Life resident, Dies at Age 77  LeRoy J. Travis, 77, of 393 Marquette Ave., died early today at Muskegon  Osteopathic Hospital  after a seven-month illness.  Born Sept. 2, 1886 in Grand Rapids, Mr. Travis moved to Muskegon and spent  most of his life here. He was  married to the former Lily R. Wood, May 10, 1910 at Grand Rapids. He had been employed many years at the former Titzjohn  Coach Co.  and for 21 years at Lyons Machine and Tool Co. until his retirement in 1959.  He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Lincoln  Lamphere and Mrs. Arthur Druif, both of Muskegon; one son, Thomas L. of Muskegon and Mrs. Thomas Rayner of Panama City, Fla; one  half sister, Mrs. Cecil Engle of Muskegon, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

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TRAVIS, Lily R. (Mrs.) Wood

Obituary

Obituary of Lily Rose Wood Travis, Muskegon Chronicle, 21 May 1981, page 12D

Travis, Mrs. Lily R. 233 Buys Rd. N Muskegon  Mrs. Lily R. Travis, age 88, passed away this morning at a local nursing  home. She was born  Aug. 31, 1892 in Muskegon and has been a life resident. She was the former Lily R. Wood and was married to LeRoy J. Travis in 1910  and  he passed away in 1964. She was a Fifth Generation Mother being survived by 1 son, Thomas L. Travis, two daughters, Mrs. Lincoln  (Edna) Lamphere and Mrs. Arthur (Evelyn) Druif; 1 sister, Mrs. Mary Zeleznik, all of Muskegon  area, 5 grandchildren, 11 great  grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday from Systema Chapel with Rev. John W. Reishus  officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen 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.----Systema

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TRAVIS, THOMAS L. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 21 October 2004, Page 3B

TRAVIS, MR. THOMAS L., (Husband of Maxine) , Muskegon .  Mr. Thomas L. Travis, age 84, died at home on Tuesday, October 19, 2004.  He was a veteran of WWII and a retired Letter Carrier from North Muskegon.  He is survived by his wife, Maxine; 3 children, Joan Messner, Thomas Travis, Jr. and Colly Jackson.  He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held by the family at Carriage Clubhouse, 1930 Carriage Road, Muskegon, MI 49442 on Saturday, October 23, 2004 from 1 - 3 PM.  Flowers may be sent to 1930 Carriage Rd.   Arrangements by Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc., 737 Apple Avenue, 231-726-5210

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TREAT, Andrew J.

Obituary

Whitehall Forum  Whitehall, Michigan  21 November 1895  Page 1

Andrew J. Treat, a farmer in Dalton township, died Friday evening at 7:30 o,clock while sitting in a chair conversing with his  family.  He was 66 years of age and leaves a widow, one daughter Mrs. Charles Cross, Dalton township, and a son, C. E.  Treat of Jamestown, N. Y.  The funeral was held Tuesday from the residence.

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 16 November 1895, Page 2

DIED IN HIS CHAIR.  Andrew J. Treat, Old Resident of Dalton, Expires Without Warning.  At 7:30 last evening, in Dalton township, Andrew J. Treat, a farmer, died without warning while sitting in a chair conversing with his family.  He was 66 years of age, and leaves a widow, one daughter, Mrs. Charles Cross, of the same township, and a son, C. E. Treat, in Jamestown, N.Y.  The latter, with his family, returned home two weeks ago, after an extended visit in Dalton.  He was wired last night and is expected here tomorrow or Monday.  The funeral will take place Tuesday from the residence.  Mr. Treat lived on the farm formerly worked by George Engle, the postmaster who dropped dead about a year ago.  He was a fleshy, robust man, and never complained.  Two years ago a Detroit physician told him he had heart disease, but he did not believe the doctor.  Yesterday he assisted his son-in-law, Charles Cross, in harvesting corn stalks.  At supper time he complained of feeling very tired.  After supper he sat in a chair and conversed with the members of his family.  The first intimation that anything was wrong was a queer condition of the eyes.  Some member of the family spoke to him, and getting no response, investigated and found him dead still sitting in a natural position.  Coroner Vanderlinde was notified by telegraph and drove out this morning.  After questioning the members of the family he concluded that Mr. Treat died of heart disease and did not think an inquest necessary.

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TREBES, Henrietta

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Saturday, August 28, 1915  The body of Mrs. Henrietta Trebes was  taken to Kenosha, Wis. this afternoon where burial will be made.

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TREPTOW, Ruth K. (Mrs.) Klopp

Obituary

Grand Haven  Formerly of Muskegon  Muskegon Chronicle - Muskegon, MI October 24, 1995  Mrs. Ruth K. Treptow, 85, died Sunday evening, Oct. 22, 1995 at the home of her nephew in Grand Haven. She was born Apr. 16, 1910 in Oceana Co., the daughter of Rudolph and Clara (Burmeister) Klopp, and had lived in the Muskegon area most of her life. she had been a receiving clerk at Teledyne prior to her retirement and was a member of Samuel Lutheran Church. She married Arthur Treptow on Nov. 15, 1928 in Muskegon, and he preceded her in death Feb. 13, 1973. Survivors include nieces and nephews, Dorothy Neeley of NC, Rudy Klopp of Grand Haven, Jerald Klopp of VG, Robert Klopp of CT, Floyd Klopp of N.Muskegon and Anita Bishop of GA. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Helen Krueger, Florence cox, Erwin Klopp and Walter Klopp. Services will be held Wednesday, 1pm from The Walburn Chapel, Sytsema Funeral Homes, 1547 W. Sherman Blvd. with Rev. Glenn McWilliams, officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Visitation : one hour prior to service. Suggested memorials: American Cancer Soc., American Heart Assn., or Samuel Lutheran Church.

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TRIPP, Marvin E.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI; Wednesday, December 10, 1941, Page 25:6 & 7

Marvin Tripp, 80, Formerly Heights Resident, Dies   Marvin E. Tripp, 80 years old, for many years a machinist at the Shaw-Box Crane & Hoist division of Manning, Maxwell & Moore, Inc. died Tuesday night at his home in Coopersville, Polkton township, after a short illness.  Mr. Tripp was born on Nov. 1, 1861 in Marion, Ind.  When a small boy his family moved to Tecumseh and later to Coopersville where on Aug. 24, 1886, he was married to Bertha Parrish.  On April 1, 1898, they came to Muskegon Heights and lived there until 1937 when they returned to Coopersville.  On Aug. 24, 1936, in Muskegon Heights, Mr. and Mrs. Tripp celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  Mr. Tripp was past noble grand of the Coopersville Lodge No. 376, I.O.O.F., and while in Muskegon Heights was active in fraternal work.  Surviving besides the widow are a son and two daughters-Cash Tripp, of Grant; Mrs. George Saxon of Richmond, Calif.; and Mrs. Glenn Dulyea, of Twin Lake.  There are 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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TROMBLY, D. DUANE MR.

Obituary

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

Mr. D. Duane Trombly, Montague.  Mr. Trombly, age 70, died November 8, 2004.  Born July 11, 1934, in Escanaba, to Aelred and Genevieve (Golisek) Trombly, he was raised in the Detroit area and had lived in the White Lake area the past 25 years.  He earned a Bachelor degree and a Masters degree at Michigan State University and worked as planning manager for Michigan State Police Emergency Services.  He also owned and operated CAER Service, an emergency planning consulting service.  Mr. Trombly was a former Montague City Council member, was a member of the Montague City Planning Commission, a member and co-founder of the White Lake Association.  He was a member of the White Lake Historical Society, LEPC for Muskegon County and Algot Johnson American Legion Post #69.  He served in the US Army and Reserve, retiring at the rank of Colonel.  FAMILY:  His long time companion, Linda Jennings; 4 sons, Jon Trombly of Holt, Mark (Teri) Trombly of East Lansing, Jack (Dawn) Trombly of Durand and Paul Trombly of Montague; 3 daughters, Denise Trombly of Oak Park, Karen (Raymond) Huerta of Eaton Rapids and Diane (Ralph) Cavanna of CA; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; his mother, Genevieve Trombly of St. Clair Shores; 2 sisters, Carole (Dick) Alexander of FL and Judy (Jerry) Campernel of Shelby Township; 1 brother, James (Corrine) Trombly of Roseville.  MEMORIAL GATHERING:  Family and friends will gather Sunday, November 14, 2004, from 2:00-4:00 PM, in the Montague City Council Chambers, 8778 Ferry St., to celebrate his life.  MEMORIALS:  Contributions in his name may be made to White Lake Association, Box 151, Montague 49437 or White Lake Historical Society, 124 W. Hanson St., Whitehall 49461.

CLOCK - White Lake

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Trost, Myrtle (Miss)

Obituary

Muskegon News Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 6 March 1912  The funeral of Miss Myrtle Trost, formerly of Muskegon, who died February 29, after a nine weeks’ illness with typhoid fever, was held Saturday afternoon, March 2, at 2:30 o’clock.  Miss Trost was born in Muskegon in 1892, being 20 years of age at the time of her death.

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TROUTIER, Joseph

Article

Know Muskegon June 14, 1947

 

TROWBRIDGE, Alvah

Lumbering – Trowbridge & Wing

 

TRUCKEY, Antione

Death Record

Muskegon County Death Record, Liber II, page 249, Record #388,  Dec. 5, 1899

Antoine Truckey,  male, widowed, age 60-5-17, died Muskegon, cause, apoplexy, born Michigan, occupation unknown, parents, Jos. Truckey and unknown.

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TRUCKEY, Sarah

Death Record

Muskegon County Death Record, Liber I, page 93, record #1800, Sept. 23, 1878.

Sarah Truckey, Female, married, age 41-7---, died Holton Township, cause, consumption, born, New York, occupation, housekeeper, parents unknown, but from New York State.

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TRUE, RAYMOND P. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 2 April 1954, Page 2

Raymond True Dies; Resident Of Fruitland.  Raymond P. True, a life-time resident of Fruitland Township, died today at the home of a nephew, Francis Broner, 1669 Riley-Thompson road, after an illness of 2 weeks.  Mr. True, who made his home with his brother, Irwin, on US-31, was 83.  He was born July 14, 1871 in Indiana.  He attended the Gordon School and was employed as a farm laborer.  He leaves his brother and nephew, and two sisters, Mrs. Orea Broner of Muskegon and Mrs. Cleone Englehart of Manhattan Beach, Calif.

3 April 1954, Page 29

TRUE, MR. RAYMOND P., US-31 North.  The funeral service for Mr. Raymond P. True will be held Monday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock at the Clock Chapel, the Rev. T. M. Wright officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.  —Clock.

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TRUESDELL, Mrs. Gideon

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle; Friday, November 15, 1878

Died:  TRUEDELL—October 12, 1878, at Silver City, New Mexico, Mrs. Gideon TRUESDELL, formerly of this city, aged 66 years.

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TRYZELL, ANNA MARIA MRS. (OLSMAN)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 19 November 1952, Page 14

Whitehall Rites Set Friday for Mrs. Tryzell.  Whitehall, Nov. 19. – Funeral services will be held here in Whitehall Friday for Mrs. Anna Maria Tryzell, former resident, who died Sunday in New York.  Mrs. Tryzell left Whitehall 20 years ago after the death of her husband, Otto, who had been a rural mail carrier here.  Mrs. Tryzell, 80 years old, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Galvin in the Bronx, N. Y., after a three-month illness.  She had made her home with her daughter.  Rev. Axel Berg will officiate at the funeral rites at 2 p. m., Friday, at the Gee Chapel.  Burial will be at Oakhurst.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Olsman, born at Whitehall July 25, 1872.  She was married here to Mr. Tryzell, Oct. 27, 1897.  Mrs. Tryzell was a member of the Lutheran Church in the Bronx.  She leaves her daughter, one brother, Eric Olsman, Overland, Mo., and one grandson.

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TUCKER, CLARENCE MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 30 September 2003, Page 3B

TUCKER, MR. CLARENCE, Twin Lake.  Mr. Clarence M. Tucker, age 77, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2003.  Mr. Tucker was born December 1, 1925, to Charles and Mabel (Splitstone) Tucker in Ensley Township, MI.  Mr. Tucker served his country in the U.S. Army during W.W.II.  On February 24, 1944, he married the former Inis Skuse in Muskegon.  She preceded him in death on March 10, 2001.  Mr. Tucker was employed as a maintenance worker for Lakey Foundry until his retirement.  He was a member of VFW Post #8846.  He is SURVIVED by 3 sons, Clarence (Vicki) Tucker Jr., Thomas Tucker and Michael (Char) Tucker all of Twin Lake; 5 daughters, Darlene (Dale) Sheehy and Sandra (Doug) Selig, Judith (Fred) Smith, Jackie (Mark) Bates and Cindy (Ed Tomaras) Tucker all of Twin Lake; 23 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  A PRIVATE GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held at a later date.  INTERMENT: Fruitland Township Cemetery.  —Achterhoff (231) 722-6717 www.heritagefuneralservice.com

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TUCKER, INIS V. (Mrs.) Skuse

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  11 March 2001  Page 4C

Lakewood Club    Mrs. Inis Victoria Tucker, age 74, passed away Saturday, March 10,  2001.  Mrs. Tucker was born on February 3, 1927 to William and Inez (Doyle) Skuse in  Lincoln, MI.  On February 24, 1944 she married Clarence Tucker.  Mrs. Tucker worked  as a Nurses Aid at Whitehall Manor for 26 years prior to her retirement.  Inis was a  member of VFW #8846 Don Rea Post Auxiliary.  She was a loving and wonderful  grandmother.  Mrs. Tucker is SURVIVED by her husband, Clarence; 3 sons, Clarence  (Vicki) Tucker, Jr., Thomas Tucker and Michael (Char) Tucker, all of Twin Lake; 5  daughters, Darlene (Dale) Sheehy of Twin Lake, Sandra (Doug) Selig of Twin Lake,  Judith (Fiancee, Fred Smith) Pulaski of Whitehall, Jackie (Mark) Bates of Twin Lake and  Cindy (fiancee, Ed Tomaras) Tucker of Twin Lake; 23 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; 3 brothers, Ernie Skuse of Muskegon, Victor  (Leota) Skuse of Whitehall and Donald (Arlene) Skuse of Holton; 1 sister, Sharon (Keith)  Eitniear and 1 sister-in-law, Ruth Skuse of Whitehall; Mrs. Tucker was preceded in  death by her brother, Elwood Skuse.  In accordance with Mrs. Tucker’s wishes, there  will be no services.  INTERMENT: Fruitland Township Cemetery.  —Achterhoff (231)  722-6717

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TURK, (Mrs. James A.) Ruth O. (Lyon)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Saturday, November 28, 1964, page 20

Mrs. Turk, 71, Long Ill, Dies   Mrs. Ruth O. Turk, 71, of 2899 Memorial Drive, Laketon  Township, a Muskegon resident since 1941, died Friday at her home after a long illness.   Born Oct. 10, 1893 in Antrim County, Mrs. Turk attended schools in Antrim.  She was  a member of Green Ridge Chapel.  Formerly Miss Ruth O. Lyon, she was married Oct.  24, 1909 to James A. Turk in Bellaire.  Mr. Turk died in 1991.  She leaves a son,  Leland, of Plymouth; a daughter, Mrs. Peter Hamelink of Laketon Township, a brother,  Fred of Paisley, Fla.; and six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

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TURK, MRS. RUTH O.

2899 Memorial Drive   North Muskegon   Mrs. Ruth O. Turk, age 71, passed away  Friday evening at her home.  The service for Mrs. Turk will be held Monday afternoon at  2:30 o'clock from the Clock Chapel with Rev. Edward Boer officiating.  Interment will be  made in Laketon Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.

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TURNBULL, Thomas

Article

E Pluribus Unum:  The Unification of Muskegon

 

TURNER, Jerome E.

Biography

 

TURNER, Judge Josiah

Biography

Michigan Pioneer and Historical Collections, Volume 36, 1908, page 662

JUDGE JOSIAH TURNER   Judge Josiah Turner died at Owosso, April 7, 1907 from old age.  In his home city, he was  universally known as "The Grand Old Man."  For twelve years he had lived a quiet, retired life, and whenever he  appeared in court or at the Pioneer Society he was accorded an ovation.  He was born in Addison county, Vermont  in 1811, admitted to the bar in 1833, and four years later moved to Michigan.  He started for Howell, but said he had  great difficulty in finding it as it boasted only a very few houses and was called Livingston Center.   After boarding  for awhile he was offered the rent of a house if he would pay the taxes which amounted to one dollar and a half per  year.  His law office was located at the village tavern.  He held nearly every office in the town and county's gift, and  was elected county judge on the democratic ticket in 1848.  At Jackson he espoused the cause of the republican  party, and presided over the first state convention.  He served twenty-four years on the bench as circuit judge.  In  1882 he was appointed consul at Amherstburg remaining there until 1891.  In his autobiography he relates he  never did one stroke of official or professional work on Sunday, thinking nothing gained by the violation of laws  whether human or devine.  He left three children, Hon. Jerome Turner, representative from Muskegon, Mrs.  Newcomb of Washington, D.C. and daughter Nellie of Owosso.

 

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TURNER, Willard J.

Biography

 

TURNER, William H.

Birth Record

Muskegon County Births:  Liber II, page 5, Record #2

July 6, 1883, William H. Turner, male, white, alive, Blue Lake.  Parents William H. Turner and Harriet A. Turner,  both of Blue Lake, he born in Ohio, she was born in Michigan.  Occupation, carpenter.  Recorded May 9,  1884.

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Directory

Muskegon City/County Directory, 1885-86:

Turner, William H., f (farmer), section 28, Blue Lake, P.O. Whitehall

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Census

1884 State Census, Blue Lake Township:  20/20  

Turner, William H. 28       Ohio    New York    New York, 1 child   born in July - 4 children born to family, occupation, sawyer in mill, 3 years  in Michigan

Turner, Hattie A., 26       Michigan    New Jersey  New York    3 yrs in Mich.

Turner, John O., 6      Ohio    Ohio    Michigan

Turner, Cora M., 3      Ohio    Ohio    Michigan

Turner, William H., 11/12   Michigan    Ohio    Michigan

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TURNS

 

TURRELL, George

Biography

 

TUTAK, CHESTER S. “CHET” MR.

Obituary

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

Chester S. “Chet” Tutak, Rothbury.  Chester S. "Chet" Tutak, age 87 of Rothbury, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 27, 2005.  He was born July 19, 1918 in Chicago, the son of Simon and Sophia (Bialas) Tutak.  Mr. Tutak was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the Aleutian Islands.  He married Stella Kuta on January 6, 1945 in Muskegon.  He was a man of faith, family and friends.  His honesty, hard work and wit will be remembered by all.  Mr. Tutak was a lifelong farmer in Oceana County.  He also worked at Muskegon Heights Public Schools for many years.  He had owned and operated Rothbury Hardware in the 1940s and 50s.  Mr. Tutak had served on the Green School Board.  He was a lifelong member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church.   He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Stella; his children, Mary (Tyler) Morris of Montague, David (Joanne) Tutak of Clearwater, Florida, Carol (Thomas) Nielsen of Whitehall, Teresa Atchison of Montague, Thomas (Martha) Tutak of Muskegon, Daniel (Susan) Tutak of Montague and Judith (Colin) Hill of Saranac; his grandchildren, Brian, Mark and John Morris, Julie (Steven) Maley, Jeffrey (Aparna) Tutak, Jennifer Tutak, Marie Nielsen and husband, Ryan Masuga, Matt Nielsen, Sarah (Troy) Moran, Bethany Atchison, Rachel, Kari, Megan, Adam and Danielle Tutak, Courtney (Lisa) Hill and their daughter, Madeline; Trevor (Jennifer) Hill, Evan Hill and Victoria Hill; sisters, Mary Bartlett of Fremont, Virginia (Joseph) Strach of Muskegon and Frances (Melvin) Arnson of Muskegon; brother-in-law, John Strach of Muskegon; sister-in-law, Harriett Tutak of Wisconsin and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Leo and Edward and sisters, Anna Tutak and Irene Strach.  The Funeral Mass was held Saturday, October 1, 11 a.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 Catholic Cemetery.  Memorials to Our Lady of the Assumption Building Fund or Hospice of Muskegon-Oceana are appreciated.  Arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.  You may leave a message of condolence for the family at www.harrisfhome.com.

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TUTTLE, DONNA J. MRS. (BOWMAN)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 10 June 2003, Page 3B

TUTTLE, MRS. DONNA J., (Wife of Carlos), Twin Lake.  Mrs. Donna J. Tuttle, age 57, died Sunday, June 8, 2003 in Muskegon.  She was born June 24, 1945 in Hazel Park, MI to Elmus and Josephine (Garner) Bowman, and had resided in the Muskegon area for more than 20 years.  She was an avid local race fan, bowler and attended Living Word Church of Muskegon.  On October 14, 1961 she married Carlos Tuttle who survives her along with 3 children, Sherry Woodrum of Muskegon, Penny (Shannon) Tucker of Twin Lake, Tim (Michelle) Tuttle of Muskegon; 10 grandchildren; 1 great grandson; her mother, Josephine Bowman; 1 brother, Don Bowman of Coldwater, MI; and 1 sister, Bobbie (Bob) Latson of Quincy, MI.  Mrs. Tuttle was preceded in death by her father, Elmus, and daughter, Terri.  SERVICES will be 11 AM Thursday at Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc. 737 Apple Ave., 231-726-5210, http://sytsema1.plan4ever.com

with Pastor Tim Cross officiating. VISITATION with the family will be 6-8 PM Wednesday evening.  Burial will take place in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.

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TWINING, girl

Birth

Muskegon Chronicle, 9 July 1963, page 11 - Mr. and Mrs. Walter, 320 Delaware Ave., Mercy

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TWINING, HATTIE MRS. (GRAVES)

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 11 February 1950, Page 16

Mrs. Twining Dies at Shelby.  Shelby, Feb. 11—(Special)—Mrs. Hattie Twining, 88 years old, a resident here most of her life, died suddenly yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Wheeler with whom she lived the past six months.  Mrs. Twining was born June 20, 1861, at Brockton, N. Y.  She came to Shelby when 14 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Graves, among the first owners of the Shelby hotel.  She was married to Wesley Twining here Jan. 15, 1878.  He died in 1935.  She attended the Methodist church.  She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Guenther of Muskegon, a sister, Mrs. Emma Wins of Los Angeles, nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  The body lies in state at the Cooper Funeral home where service will be held Monday, at 2 p. m.  The Rev. George Hovda will officiate and burial will be at Mt. Hope.

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TWINING, RUFUS W. MR.

OBITUARY

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 21 October 1935, Page 14

R. W. Twining, 85, Dies in Shelby.  One of Early Settlers; Was Official; Fireman 30 Years.  By Staff Correspondent.  Shelby, Oct. 21—Rufus W. Twining, 85 years old, one of the early settlers of this vicinity in Oceana county and a former deputy sheriff, constable and game warden here died at his home Saturday following three weeks illness.  Mr. Twining, who operated a grocery store as one of Shelby’s first businessmen, was an interior decorator for many years and worked at his trade until three years.  He suffered a stroke 10 years ago and several years later suffered another stroke but recovered to carry on his work.  He was at one time active in the Maccabees and was among the first to form the present volunteer fire department, having served actively for over 30 years.  Born in Findlay, Ohio, on April 19, 1850, Mr. Twining came to Shelby township with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Twining who were among the earliest settlers in the county, when he was 17 years old.  The family cleared the timber from land two miles east of Shelby which at that time was a hamlet surrounded by dense woods.  Mr. Twining was married to Hattie Graves, of Shelby, on Jan. 15, 1878.  The ceremony was performed in the Shelby hotel which the bride’s father then owned.  Settling in Shelby, Mr. Twining started the grocery store in the building now occupied by John Van Domelin, furniture dealer, and which Mr. Twining continued to own.  After several years in the grocery business, Mr. Twining entered interior decorating.  Surviving besides the widow are a son, Roy, of Grand Rapids; a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Guenther, of Shelby; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and three brothers, John, of Grand Rapids, Willoughby, of Cadillac, and Cyrus, of Watervliet.  Funeral services will be held at the Cooper chapel here Tuesday at 2:30 p. m., with Rev. W. E. Beckett, pastor of the Methodist church, in charge.  Burial will be made in Mt. Hope here.

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TWOSLEY, Ernest

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Thursday, January 15, 1920, page 9

SEARCHES IN VAIN FOR MOTHER HERE   Ex-Service Man Comes from California But Now Can’t Locate Relatives  Ernest Towsley, discharged from the U.S. Navy, is in Muskegon  in search of his mother, Mrs. Leo Russell, whom he has not seen since he enlisted in the service.  Towsley came all the way from Pomona, California, to see her and now is unable to find  her.  He has asked the assistance of the Home Relief department of the Red Cross in the search, and every effort is being put forth to locate the mother and her husband, Leo Russell. Ernest Towsley was reported missing several months before the armistice was signed.  Towsley’s father and a brother were also killed in France.  The report concerning Towsley was in  error, however, and he returned to the family home in Pomona to find his mother had married again and was thought by an uncle to be in Muskegon.  Towsley has spent much time in  trying to locate his relatives, who were said to be living on Terrace street.  Towsley entered the service March 17, 1918 and was discharged Aug. 11, 1919.

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TYNDALL, TERRY L. MR.

OBITUARY

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 5 November 2006, Page 6-B

Terry L. Tyndall, Troy, MT.  Terry L. Tyndall, 64, of Troy died Sunday October 29, 2006 at his home from natural causes.  He was born January 8, 2006 in Custer Township in Michigan to Midgel M. & Florence Rupcich Tyndall.  He attended school in Ludington, Michigan and graduated from St. Simon Catholic School.  He entered the U.S. Army in March of 1959, served in Korea, and had an honorable discharge in February of 1962.  After the service he worked at GTE of Michigan, then as a private contractor installing telephone equipment for thirty years.  He married Lois Thomas on November 19, 1983 in a little chapel near Lake Tahoe and they worked together contracting as central office equipment installers.  After traveling across the U.S., their home was completed in 1992 so they stayed in Troy permanently.  He earned his realtors license in July of 1993 and worked as a sales associate with DeShazer/Ryan until May of this year.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, making walking sticks, campfires, and chopping wood.  He was a member of the National Rifle Association, The American Legion and B.A.S.S. Association.  He was a loving husband and he will always be remembered for his honesty and his sense of humor.  All who knew him will sorely miss him.   Survivors include his wife Lois Tyndall of Troy, MT; 3 brothers Gary Tyndall & wife Donna of Brownsburg, IN; Gale Tyndall & wife Janet of Scottville, MI; Joe Tyndall & wife Marcia of Muskegon, MI; a sister Jean Mustaikis & husband Jim of El Mirage, CA and a very special niece, Kristy Fresh & her son Patrick from Post Falls, ID.   His brother Pat preceded him in death.  Contributions will be accepted by Troy Hospice, Troy Volunteer Ambulance, or Kalispell Wings.  A memorial service will be Monday November 6, 2006 at 1:00 pm at the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home in Libby, Montana.

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