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CALIFF, C. E.

Obituary

Whitehall Forum  Whitehall, Michigan  18 June 1896  Page 1

The funeral of C. E. Califf occurred Sunday from the Califf farm in Fruitland.  Mr. Califf died Friday night aged 55 years.  He  was a well-known farmer and has held several offices of trust in his township.

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CALIFF, David E.

Biography (notes)

Source: Portrait & Biographical Record of Muskegon and Ottawa Counties

Patriarch of the  FRUITLAND Township family, for whom there once was named a CALIFF Station, on the present  Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, on Riley Thompson Rd. Muskegon Co. Mi.   My son is a direct  descendent of David E. CALIFF......... David's grandchild  Ernest Leroy CALIFF raised his family in,  and still lives in Dalton Twp.  Where this David CALIFF Helped form FRUITLAND and Dalton Twp.

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Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  20 January 1905  Page 7

DAVID E. CALIFF, OLD   RESIDENT OF FRUITLAND, DIES.   David E. Califf, a resident  of Fruitland township for more than forty years, died at his home yesterday after an  illness of a week with the grip.  He was born in Bradford county, Pa., in 1825, and in  1858 came to Michigan.  A year later he settled on a farm in Fruitland and had lived  there ever since.  In 1858 he and Miss Harriet Knickerbocker were married.  Fourteen  years ago Mrs. Califf died in Fruitland.  Mr. Califf leaves three children: Mrs. Emma K.  Jenkins, 22 Giddings street; Ernest R. Califf, Fruitland, and Frank Califf, Rudolph, La.   He also leaves the following grandchildren in Muskegon: David, Claude and John  Jenkins, and Elmer and Nellie Califf.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1  o’clock at the Gordon school house in Fruitland.  Rev. W. I. Cogshall, of the Central M.  E. church will conduct the service.

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Notes

b. February 16, 1825 Smithfield Twp. Bradford Co. Pa.

d. January 19, 1905 Fruitland Twp. Muskegon Co. Mi.

Buried Fruitland Township Cemetery, Muskegon Cty, MI Block 1 Lot 51

He has held office as Justice or Collector for several years in Fruitland Twp.

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CALIFF, DAVID MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 11 August 1890, Page 7

Mrs. David Califf, of Fruitland township, died at her home Friday, aged 66 years, after suffering with paralysis for thirteen years.  She had lived in Fruitland for thirty-three years.  The funeral took place yesterday and was largely attended.

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Whitehall Forum, Whitehall, Michigan, 14 August 1890, Page 1

Mrs. David Califf, of Fruitland township, died at her home Friday, aged 66 years, after suffering with paralysis for thirteen years.  She had lived in Fruitland for thirty-three years.  The funeral took place Sunday and was largely attended.

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CALIFF, EMMA R. MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 6 September 1928, Page 11

HEIGHTS RESIDENT 18 YEARS EXPIRES.   Mrs. Emma R. Califf, Was Widow of Civil War Veteran.   Mrs. Emma R. Califf, a resident of Muskegon Heights since 1910 died yesterday at the Michigan Soldiers’ Home of Grand Rapids, following a lingering illness of one and one-half years.  She was 75 years old.  Mrs. Califf, the widow of a Civil war veteran, had gone to the Grand Rapids institution two weeks ago.  She was born July 23, 1852, in Knox county, Ohio.  She spent the greater part of her life in Fruitland township, and has been a resident of Muskegon Heights for the past eighteen years.  Mrs. Califf was a member of the Church of God, of Muskegon Heights, and the W. C. T. U.  She is survived by four sons, Harry E., of Muskegon Heights, Charles D., of Grand Haven, Leslie A., of Nunica, and Ernest F., of Flint; three daughters, Mrs. John Mason, and Mrs. Mabel De Coster, of Muskegon Heights, Mrs. Edna Morse, of Los Angeles; three brothers, Charles L. Evans, and Frank Evans, of Kansas City, Mo., Robert S. Evans, of Manhattan, Kan.; one sister, Mrs. Lee Talbott, of Indianola, Iowa; 25 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

7 September 1928, Page 30

CALIFF—The funeral services of Mrs. Emma R. Califf, 744 Reynolds street, will be held from the Church of God Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. W. M. Hartman of Kalamazoo, officiating.  Burial will take place in Fruitland township cemetery.  For information call Lee Funeral Home.

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CALIFF, Ernest Robert “Bert”

b.April 10, 1865 Fruitland Twp. Dalton Mi.

d.January 19, 1909 Fruitland Twp.  Muskegon Co., MI

buried Oakwood Cem. Muskegon Mi.

wife Nellie May McMillan

HE WAS TWP. CLERK OF FRUITLAND TWP. 1898-1899

ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS IN 1900 AND SERVED 2 YEARS, THEN AGAIN IN 1905.

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CALIFF, FERN M. (Mrs.) Steele

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  3 January 1994  Page 5C

Dalton Township   Mrs. Fern M. Califf, age 70, died Saturday morning at a local  hospital following a long illness.  She was born December 2, 1923 in Muskegon Hts.  and lived in the Muskegon area all of her life.  The former Fern M. Steele married Ernest  L. Califf in Neosho, Missouri on November 2, 1942.  She was an avid bowler and owned  & operated Dalton Beauty Shop until retiring in 1978.  SURVIVORS: her husband,  Ernest; 6 sons, Robert (Pamela) Califf of Lakewood Club, Ernest (Norma) Califf, Jr. of  Twin Lake, Richard (Lorarine) Califf, Henry (Susan) Califf, Perry Califf and Carl  (Donnakay) Califf, all of Muskegon; her mother, Irene Engelbertson of Benzonia; a  sister, Alice Tiff of Muskegon Hts.; an adopted brother, Elmer Engelbertson and an  adopted sister, Cheri Lou Engelbertson; 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Steele.  The FUNERAL SERVICE will be  held Tuesday 1:00 P.M. at the Lee Funeral Home with Rev. Phillip T. Shear officiating.   INTERMENT: Fruitland Cemetery.  VISITATION: This evening 5-9 P.M.  —Lee (733- 2152)

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CALIFF, MILEN A. “MIKE”  MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 2 June 1997, Page 4C

CALIFF, MR. MILEN A. “MIKE”, Rothbury.  Mr. Califf, age 57, died June 1, 1997.  Born January 24, 1940, in Muskegon, he had lived in the area all his life.  In 1992, he married the former Marie Harwood.  FAMILY:  His wife, Marie; children, Deborah (Bryan) Eastling of Muskegon, Cynthia Califf of Nunica and Brian Ahearn of Muskegon; 2 step-sons and 1 step-daughter; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchildren; his parents, Emeline & Robert Hanke of Holton; 1 sister, Patricia (Bill) Kempf of Whitehall; 3 brothers, Arthur Gray of Fremont, Dale (Celeste) Gray of Grand Ledge and Edward (Barbara) Hanke of Holton.  SERVICE:  Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at 10 AM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS:  Tomorrow, Tuesday, 2-4 & 6-8 PM, at the funeral home in Whitehall.  —Clock – White Lake

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CALIFF, Ordelia (Mrs.) Walsama

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle July 1, 1966

Mrs. Califf dies at 87   Mrs. Ordelia Califf, of 5651 Grand Haven Road, died early today in the Medical Care Facility  after a long illness.  She was 87.  The former Ordelia Westcomb was born July 15, 1878, in Grand Haven and  attended schools there before coming to Muskegon in 1900.  On March 24, 1917, she married Charles B. Califf.  He  died on Feb.10, 1959.  Mrs. Califf was a member of the Muskegon Heights Gospel Tabernacle.  She is survived by  two sons, Robert and Frank Walsama, of Muskegon; three daughters, Mrs. Delilah English, of Fort Smith, Ark., Mrs.  Ordelia Savage, of Muskegon Heights, and Mrs.. Ida Curtis, of Norton Township: four grandchildren and fourteen  great-grandchildren.

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