Whitehall Forum Whitehall, Michigan 22 June 1900 Page 1
The body of Charles Conklin who died in Muskegon a week ago Tuesday was brought to the home of his parents near Duck Lake, and the funeral was held the following Friday, the burial taken place in the Fruitland cemetery.
Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan 14 December 1994 Page 4C
CONKLIN, MRS. DELORES GAYLE REED Grand Haven Mrs. Delores Gayle Conklin, age 77, died Sunday in Grand Haven. She was born March 11, 1917 in Muskegon where she resided all her life. The former Delores Gayle Fetters married Robert E. Reed who preceded her in death December 9, 1987. She later married Barron T. Conklin in Spring Lake, June 30, 1989. Mrs. Conklin was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spring Lake and was employed at F.M.B. Lumberman’s Bank as a Mortgage Processing Clerk until her retirement in 1974. SURVIVORS: her husband, Barron; 1 son, Robert A. (Darnell) Reed of Montague; 1 daughter, Mrs. Charlene (Ernest) Ravell of Twin Lake; 1 sister, Mrs. Norma Jean Cox of Florida; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. The FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Lee Funeral Home, Friday 11:00 a.m., Fr. Norman Droski officiating. INTERMENT: Mona View Cemetery. VISITATION: Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 8:30 p.m. MEMORIAL: St. Patrick’s Retirement Fund, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Detroit, MI --Lee (733-2152)
CONKLIN, Jane (Mrs.)
Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan 15 October 1908 Page 7
WAS OLD RESIDENT Death of Mrs. Morris Conklin of Fruitland Township. Mrs. Morris Conklin of Fruitland, one of this country’s oldest residents, died at an early hour this morning after a month’s illness of stomach trouble. The deceased was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1836, coming to this country when she was eight years old. She came to Muskegon in 1861 and for many years resided in this city, later removing with her husband to Fruitland. The Conklins home in Muskegon was at the corner of Houston avenue and Sixth street. On August 10, 1908, Mr. and Mrs. Conklin celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Since that time Mrs. Conklin had not been well, although she did not become seriously ill until about a month ago. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock from the residence in Fruitland.
Whitehall Forum Whitehall, Michigan 22 October 1908 Page 5
Mrs. Morris Conklin, one of the old pioneers of this country died at her home south of Duck Lake last Thursday. The funeral was held at the house Sunday.
Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan 23 March 1901 Page 7
THE DEATH OF MARSHALL CONKLIN Was 28 Years Old and Was Born in Muskegon—Married Six Years Ago. Marshall Conklin died of consumption at his home in Laketon township yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Mr. Conklin, who was in his 29th year, was born in Muskegon, but later lived in Fruitland. Six years ago he was married to Miss Leora R. Lynder, who survives him. It was three years ago that they went to reside on their farm in Laketon. Besides a widow, he leaves a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Conklin of Fruitland; three brothers—John, who lives in Louisiana, Samuel, of Chicago, and Seabring, of Fruitland—and a sister, Miss Ruby Conklin, of Fruitland. The funeral will take place from No. 2 school house of Laketon township tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock. Rev. J. L. Mer?hon, of the North Muskegon M. E. church will officiate.
Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan 14 June 1900 Page 1
DIED. CONKLIN—Wednesday evening, June 13, at 6 oclock, of consumption, Charles Conklin, aged 35 years. He had lived in this city all of his life. His parents reside at Duck Lake.
Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan 20 June 1910 Page 2
QUEER ACCIDENTS COME SAME WEEK IN FRUITLAND One Man Has Leg Broken by Being Bunted Over by Calf; Another Falls From Roof. (Special to News Chronicle.) Whitehall, Mich., June 20.—Two of the most peculiar accidents known in years in this vicinity have occurred within a week in Fruitland township, south of this village. Saturday, a Mrs. Markenson, a Danish woman who has lived in this neighborhood, died at the home of George Peterson. Shortly after her death, Mr. Peterson went on top of the house to clean the chimney and fell to the ground, breaking his left leg just above the ankle. He was brought to Whitehall, where Dr. C. F. Smith reduced the fracture. An evening or two previous, Maurice Conklin, who lives in the same township and is 76 years old, was feeding his calves, when one of the frolicsome young bovines bunted him over. In falling he broke his right thigh bone about two inches below the hip. The nearest phone was three miles distant, at Michillinda Pines, and from there his son telephoned for a physician. None could be secured to go that night, as it was then late. The next morning Dr. Smith went to his home and reduced the fracture as well as he was able. Mr. Conklin is 76 years of age and lost his wife about a year ago. He has lived at his present location nearly 40 years.
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Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan 30 March 1914 Page 7
Morris Conklin. Morris Conklin of Fruitland township, a resident of Muskegon for 40 years, and of Fruitland since 1887, died at Mercy hospital at 5:30 o’clock this morning after an illness of about 15 months, aged past 80 years. Mr. Conklin was born at Queenstown, County Cork, Ireland, May 16, 1833. He came to the United States about 68 years ago, locating at New York city. From New York he moved to Wisconsin and then came to Muskegon over 65 years ago and resided in this city about 40 years, moving to Fruitland township in 1887 and living there since. He leaves three sons, John Conklin of Lake Charles, La., Samuel Conklin of Chicago and Sebring Conklin of Muskegon. The funeral will be held at the residence in Fruitland at 1 o’clock Wednesday.
1 April 1914 Page 7
The funeral of Morris Conklin was held this afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Balbirnie chapel. Rev. W. I. [E]lmer, pastor of the Wood avenue M. E. church, conducted the services.
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Whitehall Forum Whitehall, Michigan 2 April 1914 Page 4
FRUITLAND Morris Conklin of Fruitland township, a resident of Muskegon for 40 years and a resident of Fruitland since 1887, died at the Mercy hospital at 5 30 o'clock Wednesday morning after an illness of fifteen months, at the age of 81. He was born at Creenstown, County Cork, Ireland, May 16, 1853, and he came to this country about 69 years ago. He leaves three sons, John of Lake Charles, La., Samuel of Chicago and Sebring of Muskegon. His wife and daughter died several years ago. The funeral will be held at the residence in Fruitland at 10 o'clock Wednesday. Burial will be in the family lot in Speeds cemetery.
CONKLIN, Ruby (Miss)
Whitehall Forum Whitehall, Michigan 5 November 1903 Page 1
Three More Deaths. One of the most sudden deaths that has occurred in the township of Fruitland for some time took place last Saturday night when Miss Ruby Conklin passed away after an illness of but a few hours duration. On Thursday of the same week she had returned home from a four weeks visit with relatives in Wisconsin. She had lived in Fruitland township for the past fifteen years and was well known and respected by all. She was the home keeper for her aged parents and was their main support. Sometime next week she was to have been united in marriage to Eric Olson formerly mail carrier from this village, and they were to live on the home farm. The deceased was 22 years and 10 months of age, and died of bilious fever. The funeral services were conducted at the family residence on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 2 o'clock p. m. by Rev. G. A. Odlum, and interment took place in the Speed cemetery. Mrs. Christina Leard, of Alderny, Wis., an aunt of the deceased was present at the funeral. The following were the pall bearers: James Cowles, Wm. Wilson, Otto Olson, John Wilson, John Hart and Bartholomew Halley.
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 7 November 1903, Page 1
A FEW ITEMS FROM WHITEHALL. The Death of Miss Ruby Conklin. The funeral of Miss Ruby Conklin was held from her late home in Fruitland on November 4 and Rev. G. A. Odlum, of Whitehall, officiated. The deceased was 22 years old and passed away Oct. 31. She lived in Fruitland township the past 15 years and next week she was to have been married to Eric Olson, a former mail carrier from Whitehall.
Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan 20 January 1917 Page 9
The body of Samuel Conklin, whose death occurred in Chicago January 12, was brought to Muskegon today. Funeral services were conducted at the Balbirnie chapel at 1 o’clock this afternoon by the Rev. L. R. Manning, pastor of the Central M. E. church, interment was in the Fruitland township cemetery.
Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan 22 January 1917 Page 10
The funeral of Samuel Conklin, who died at his home in Chicago, was held Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Balbirnie chapel, Rev. Louis R. Manning, pastor of the Central M. E. church, officiated and burial was in the Fruitland township cemetery.
CONKLIN, SEABRING – SEABING MR.
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 26 May 1947, Page 20
Seabing Conklin, Early Baseball Pitcher, Dies. Seabring Conklin, the last member of one of Muskegon’s pioneer families and an early player in the Michigan Baseball league, died Sunday evening at 429 Adams street, the home of the late William Hart, his closest friend. A lifelong resident of the county, he had been ill only a short time. He was 83 years old. Graduated by Muskegon High school with an early class in 1881, he spent seven years, following graduation, as a pitcher in the Michigan Baseball league. The loss of his right eye while a member of the league forced his retirement from baseball. He turned to employment in the lumbering industry and for 30 years he was employed in shingle mills and in the woods of the county by lumber firms. He moved to Fruitland township in 1886 where he met Mr. Hart, also an early resident of the county. Since then he had been a close friend of the Hart family and since returning to Muskegon in 1909 had lived in the Hart home. For 20 years after returning here he was employed by several industrial concerns, including the Linderman Machine company, the Austin Machine company, and the Continental Motors corporation until his retirement in 1929. He leaves no relatives.
CONKLIN – The Memorial service for Mr. Seabring Conklin, of 429 Adams Ave., will begin at one-thirty o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Balbirnie’s, the Rev. Mr. Reeves officiating and the interment will be in Fruitland Township cemetery. The remains lie in state at the mortuary.
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