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Nancy B. (Wheeler) Fuller
She was married to Wm. O. Fuller May 7, 1857. Three sons were born to them, Arthur E., Merton and L. Roy, all of this place, who, with her husband, survive her.
In early life, Mrs. Fuller accepted the Savior and lived a consistent Christian life. She was a good wife, a kind and loving mother and a true friend. Although an invalid for many years, she was always patient and uncomplaining. Her death occurred October 20, 1898, her 64th birthday. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her late home. The services were conducted by Rev. H. R. Williams, of Port Huron, and Rev. S. A. Long, of this place. Mr. Williams' remarks were based on these words from the 14th chapter of St. John: "If ye loved me ye would rejoice because I said I go unto the Father".
Interment took place in the village cemetery.
(b. 20 October 1834, d. 2 October 1898, buried in the Richmond cemetery.)
Hannah E. Scouten
Mrs. Scouten was stricken with paralysis a year ago last August while on a visit to Port Huron. She was brought to this place and taken to the home of her daughter, where she had been confined to her bed ever since. She had been a great sufferer for months, until death laid a merciful hand upon her.
Mrs. Scouten was one of the pioneers of Columbus Township, moving there from Canada in an early day. She was the mother of twelve children, ten of whom survive her.
The funeral took place yesterday forenoon and the remains were laid to rest in the village cemetery.
(b. 29 August 1820, d. 25 October 1898, buried in the Richmond Cemetery).
Dr. Clement L. Chandler
Dr. Clement L. Chandler Drops Dead While Making a Professional Visit.
Sunday about noon the whole community was shocked by the announcement of the sudden death of Dr. C. L. Chandler. He had been feeling in his usual health and Mrs. Chandler had left for church leaving him reading by the stove. Later J.B. Lutes stopped in and sat for some time in conversation with him. After his departure the doctor arose and crossed the street to call on Mrs. B. F. Doty, who had been under treatment for several days past for a slight illness. He ascended the stairs and had reached the front of the parlor and without having time to speak put his hands to his chest and fell heavily forward to the floor. Supposing he had fainted, Mrs. Doty turned him over and attempted to restore him to consciousness. Failing, she called T. S. Weter and in turn he gave the alarm. Medical assistance was soon at hand but death had evidently been instantaneous. Although he was known to have suffered from heart trouble the appearance of the body would indicate death had resulted from cerebral hemorrhage, in connection probably with the other difficulty. The body was removed to his home after kind neighbors had gently broken the distressing news to his wife. She was nearly prostrated by grief. Friends gathered rapidly and the tearful eyes attested the esteem in which the deceased was held. The doctor had resided in Richmond for fourteen years and, meeting with strong opposition in his line of business, his retiring disposition made the struggle for him a long one. By patient attention to business and by studious habits his worth was at last recognized and for several years his practice has ranked second to none in Richmond. Among many families his opinion was indisputable and his trusty counsel was sought in all cases requiring the attention of a physician. He has been Railway Surgeon for the G.T.R. for several years and has been examining physician for the K.O.T.M. For quite a period of time he has been the township health officer and also filled a like position for the village. He had recently become a member of the Masonic order here.
The following facts may be of interest regarding his early life. He was the son of the Rev. L. Chandler, of Holly, Michigan, and was born at Edinburgh, O., March 29 1849. After spending his early years at this point and at Ellmuth, O., and the family removed in 1858 to Parma, Jackson County, Michigan. A ten years' residence at this point was followed by one of 21 years at White Lake. These places the doctor called his home although away at school a part of the time. He attended the high school at Holly and afterward began the study of medicine at the University of Michigan in 1873. Two years later he graduated at that institution and commenced his practice at Waterford, Michigan. In 1878 he came to Richmond and has resided here since then. His father and mother are both living, at the ages of 78 and 72 respectively. In 1877 the doctor was united in matrimony to Miss C. Engenia Davis, of Coldwater. She was the daughter of D. H. Davis of that place, and her parents are still living there at an advanced age. The deepest sympathy of their many friends are with them in their affliction and a life is suddenly ended in the height of its usefulness.
Funeral services were held at the Congregational church of which the deceased was a member, at 11 o'clock, Wednesday forenoon. Rev. D. A. Strong officiating. Many friends attended the services. The remains were not removed to the church but were taken to Holly for interment, Thursday, in the family lot. The Rev. L. Chandler, wife and daughter, of Holly, and two brothers, the Messrs. H. F. Chandler, of Chicago, and W. H. Chandler, of Cincinnati, were present at the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Davis, of Coldwater, were also here. Dr. Chandler carried a $2,000 insurance in the K.O.T.M.
In conclusion the publisher of The Review desires to render a personal tribute. We have known Dr. Chandler intimately during his fourteen years' residence in Richmond. As our family physician for several years we have felt his personal strength as a physician during moments that were trying and during which a master hand was needed. He never failed us. We shall remember him as a friend, and counsellor, as a man among men, with faults like unto us all, but with a heart and a hand ever ready to help those in need, and as one whose virtues will ever remain bright in the minds of those who knew him.
Richard W. Heath
SAD DEATH OF RICHARD W. HEATH.
Untimely End of One of Our Best Young Men....Funeral Services at the Congregational Church Sunday.
Never before in the history of this village has the death of one of its citizens cast such a gloom over the entire community as did the announcement on Friday morning of last week that Richard W. Heath had passed away at the home of his parents during the previous night. The news came as a shock to nearly every one, as his death was entirely unexpected, the fatal illness being of less than two weeks' duration. He had been quite ill with an attack of mumps, but no danger was apprehended until symptoms of typhoid pneumonia developed a few days before his death.
Richard W. Heath, or "Dick", as he was familiarly known, was born in Kingston, Ont., in 1868, and came to Michigan with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Heath, who in 1870 moved to this village, which has been the home of the family since Dick had grown from infancy to manhood in our midst, and by his exemplary habits and uniform courtesy and kindness had made a friend of every one with whom he had come in contact. He graduated from the Richmond high school with the class of 1888, and has since held various positions of trust, including two terms as village clerk, and at the time of his last illness was a trusted and respected employee of the mercantile firm of Cooper & Son.
His death is a particularly sad blow to his parents, who fondly looked upon him as the staff and support of their declining years, and they are the recipients of the earnest and heartfelt sympathy of their many warm friends in their great affliction.
The deceased was a member of the Congregational society, and the funeral services were held in that church on Sunday afternoon, the pastor, Rev. H. R. Williams, officiating. Nearly two hundred members of the Maccabees and Foresters, of both of which fraternities he was a member, attended the funeral in a body. Beautiful and appropriate music was furnished by a male quartet composed of Messrs. W. S. Stone, Chas. Sutton, Chas. Butcher, and A. H. Clute (sic., A.W. Kludt), all of whom are brother Foresters. The floral offerings were the most beautiful and numerous ever seen in this village, consisting of emblematic pieces from the K.O.T.M., I.O.F., the High School, Baseball Club, and Messrs. Cooper & Son. The Congregational Young People's Club presenting a profusion of cut roses and smilax with which the casket was completely covered.
The remains were escorted to their last resting place in the Richmond cemetery by the members of the Maccabees and Foresters, where the last sad rites were concluded with the impressive burial service of those orders.
(b. 2 January 1868, d. 7 December 1893, buried in Richmond cemetery.)
Eliza C. Kennedy
Mrs. Kennedy, wife of Mr. T. P. Kennedy, whose serious illness has been referred to, departed this life this (Wednesday) morning at 7 o'clock. The deceased is fairly entitled to the honored name of pioneer, coming as she did to this vicinity, with her husband, 58 years ago. Her family consisting of the bereaved husband and a son, Mr. Albert Kennedy, and the two daughters, Mrs. W. W. Jersey and Mrs. Joseph Weller, are left to mourn their great and irreparable loss. Owing to the lateness of the hour we are unable in this issue to do more than make the bare announcement of her death.
The funeral services will be held at the M. E. church on Friday at 1:30 p.m.
(No dates available.)
Mrs. Adeline Harrington and her son Fred, of near Marysville, the victims. Their rig capsized and both perished.
The saddest and most distressing accident that has happened in this section for many years occurred on Wednesday evening last between the hours of six and seven, in the township of Columbus.
Mrs. Adeline Harrington and her son Fred, who live about three miles from Marysville, were returning home from a trip to Romeo and were driving north on the Gratiot turnpike with a horse and cart. When about five miles northeast of this village at the point where the road crosses Belle River and known as Ramsey's flats, they in some manner lost the way, their rig was capsized and the unfortunate man and woman were thrown into the river. Their screams for help were heard by Sanford Kinsey, Will Ramsey and others living in the neighborhood, who responded immediately but arrived too late to save Harrington and his aged mother. They succeeded in saving the horse but the cart went down with the bodies of the mother and son.
Search was at one made but no trace of the bodies could be found that night. The searching party resumed work next morning and as the report of the sad affair reached our village, many volunteers and local officers went out to assist in finding the bodies. Shortly before noon the body of Mrs. Harrington was found about 30 rods from the scene of the accident, wedged between two cakes of ice and grasped firmly in her hand was a large leather purse, which contained among other things a certificate of her marriage, which occurred in 1852. The cart was pulled out of 10 feet of water.
Harrington's cap and pipe were found during the afternoon but his body had not been recovered at dusk last evening, when the searching party retired for the night. The search was resumed this morning.
Sheriff Mallory and Coroner Carlisle, of Port Huron, arrived on the scene yesterday afternoon and held an inquest on the body of Mrs. Harrington, the jury rendering a verdict of accidental drowning. The body was placed in charge of undertaker Culver and left at the home of Wm. Ramsey until the arrival of the relatives of the deceased.
The Harringtons are known to many of our citizens, having lived on the Bartlett Perkins farm, west of this village, six or seven years ago. Mrs. Harrington was about 60 years of age and leaves a husband and one son, a young man of about 25 years. Fred Harrington was 37 years old and leaves a young widow to whom he was married but two months ago.
The mother and son were seen in this village Tuesday and Wednesday, stopping here to make some purchases. They also called to make some inquiries at the home of Wm. Allington, in Columbus, a few minutes before the accident.
At the point where the accident occurred, the road and river run side by side and there is no railing or fence between them and the water having risen during the late freshets, had overflowed the riverbank and nearly a quarter of a mile of road was under water. Many theories are advanced as to how the accident occurred but the most likely one is that a piece of floating ice had lodged in the road, and Harrington, in trying to drive around it, got over the edge of the bank, thus capsizing the cart and throwing the occupants into the river.
This piece of road has long been considered dangerous and the township of Columbus had purchased a right of way and constructed a road around the flats, but the old road had not been closed and was used during the dry season. It seems to be the general opinion that the Columbus authorities are guilty of gross negligence.
(No dates available)
Alanson D. Maher
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Mrs. Levi Haynes
(No dates available).
MURDER AND SUICIDE.
Abraham Cooley, of Richmond,
cuts his wife's throat with a knife.
And as she rushes from him sends a bullet through her head.
Then shoots himself in the head and breast and cuts his own throat.
This morning, between the hours of 7 o'clock and 8 o'clock, Abraham Cooley, a well-to-do farmer, aged 62 years, living one mile north of this village, murdered his wife in cold blood and then finished his horrible work by committing suicide.
It is supposed that he first attacked her in the kitchen by the pantry door, first cutting her throat, when she started for the outside of the house. He pursued, and when she was about one rod and a half from the house he fired at her with a revolver, the ball taking effect in the back of her head, passing through her head and lodging in her nostrils, causing instant death.
After doing this deed he placed the pistol behind his right ear and fired, the ball striking his skull and glancing upwards. This being a failure he placed the weapon to his left breast, intending to shoot himself through the heart, but the ball spent its force in his clothing, merely setting fire to his garments. This not having the desired effect he took the knife with which he had cut his wife and inflicted the death wound on himself, cutting his throat from ear to ear.
Mrs. Cooley was his second wife, to whom he had been married about a year. She has two sons in Chicago and one is supposed to be in Texas. They are children by her first husband, and she had a daughter, 10 years old, by her second husband, from whom she had been divorced, she having been married three times in all.
Mr. Cooley had five grown sons: F. M. Cooley, of Mayville, Myron Cooley, who lives on his father's farm, Andrew Cooley, residing in Richmond, Asa Cooley of Marlette, Frank Cooley, the youngest, who resides in Richmond.
Mr. Gillespie (sic. = Glaspie), who had recently purchased the farm, was the first person to discover the tragedy. His team was in the barn and he was there taking care of the horses when he dicovered smoke issuing from the woodshed. It was caused by the burning coat and vest of Mr. Cooley, which he had taken off. Mr. Gillespie (Glaspie) started at once for the house but when about a rod and a half away he discovered the dead body of Mrs. Cooley, lying on her face in a pool of blood. As he advanced and got near the woodshed door he found the dead body of Mr. Cooley lying in about the same position as that of Mrs. Cooley.
The motive which prompted this terrible deed can be best obtained from a paper which Justice Heath took from a book in Cooley's inside vest pocket, which appeared to have just been written. It reads as follows:
"The act which I am about to commit I hope God will forgive me for. Lib has robbed me of my living and happiness, and now is agoing to rob the family, because the law allows a woman to do as they please, and for other reasons not becoming of a woman. I told Mr. Wicks (sic=Weeks) that he must look to her for the money he let her have, as I would not be responsible for it. The papers is in the little box in the tool chest. Mr. Acker, please pay those checks to Frank and he can settle with the rest of the boys. Sell the farm to my son and he can pay the rest off. Good-bye to my family. Don't bury Lib on my lot. Search her boxes and take what belongs to me".
s./ Abraham Cooley
(Abraham Cooley b. 17 April
1829, d. 29 March 1892, buried in Richmond cemetery.)
(No dates available on Lib Cooley.)
Louisa B. Cooper
(d. 6 March 1895, buried in the Richmond cemetery.)
(No dates available).
(No dates available; however, obituary was published at the same time as the obituaries of Ambrose Knoakes and Louisa B. Cooper, in 1895.)
Euphemia (Quick) Pigget
(No dates available.)
(No dates available.)
Mrs. Farrar was at the barn milking the cow, when she was stricken with paralysis, and fell to the floor, unable to help herself or to summon others. She was discovered by a hired man and was carried into the house. Medical aid was at once summoned, but death occurred in about one hour. The deceased had a partial stroke two or three years ago. The funeral was held at the Baptist church Wednesday forenoon, Rev. Mr. Day, pastor of the church, officiating.
Mrs. Sybil Smith Farrar was born at Vesper, N. Y., April 5th, 1816, and was therefore 75 years of age at her death. She was married at Tully, N.Y., October 20th, 1835, to Manson Farrar, and with him came to Mt. Clemens, where Mr. Farrar had previously located as a carpenter. They resided in Mt. Clemens until 1848 when they removed to Detroit, where they remained about two years, and then moved to the township of Columbus and located a new farm. Here they lived for nineteen years, and then moved to the present homestead. Mrs. Farrar was the mother of four sons and three daughters. Of these there are now living: Adjt.-Gen. J. S. Farrar, Capt. U.S. Farrar, now in California, Mrs. J. S. Parker, of New Haven, and Mrs. R. Randall, of this place. The deceased was a lady who had been prominent in church work and was possessed of a large circle of friends.
(b. 5 April 1816, d. 27 April 1891, buried in the Richmond cemetery).
The following biographical sketch of the deceased is taken from the Macomb county history:
"Manson Farrar, son of Sullivan and Charity Judd Farrar, was a native of Massachusetts, and married there and removed to Pitcher, Chenango Co., N. Y.; subsequently to Homer, Cortland Co., N.Y., where Manson was born September 14, 1809. They returned to Pitcher, where they lived until they came to Michigan in 1834, and settled in Mt. Clemens. He and his father took a half-section of land in Macomb. Mason continued to live in Mt. Clemens and worked at the carpenter's trade. In 1835, he went to Tully, Onandaga Co., N. Y., where he was married October 20, 1835, to Miss Sybil Smith, daughter of Dean Uriel and Sybil Smith. The young people returned to Mt. Clemens, and resided there until 1848. He was elected Second Lieutenant in the Mt. Clemens Rifle Company, and called out by Gov. Manson for the Toledo war. They had four sons and three daughters. Mr. Farrar became a member of the Baptist church at Pitcher, N. Y.; at the age of twenty-one he brought a letter from the church in Pitcher and joined the Baptist church at Mt. Clemens. His wife was also a Baptist from then years of age, and brought a letter from Tully church, and united with the Mt. Clemens church. They aided in building the present church edifice as well as aiding largely in its spiritual interests, and also engaged largely in the Sabbath school and temperance work, etc. They went to Detroit in 1848, where he worked for two years for the Michigan Central Railroad Company, and helped build the round house; also 200 farm gates to be used by the company at the farm crossings. He united with the Baptist church at Detroit in 1850. He removed to Columbus, St. Clair County, on the Belle River, two miles from Gratiot Turnpike, where he lived for nineteen years. He found not only a forest of trees, but still worse, a moral waste, as many will remember, when the name of Columbus was a terror; but believing in the power of the Gospel of love, he immediately went to work in the Sunday school and the temperance cause, holding the Sunday school in his and Deacon Topping's houses. The first temperance society was formed in the schoolhouse. The Baptist church was organized in his house September 15, 1851, called the First Baptist Church in Columbus. Mr. Farrar was chosen deacon, he having served in that capacity in Mt. Clemens. The church edifice was built in 1858. Here he lived to see the Sabbath school, temperance cause and religious meetings well established, and a more healthy moral tone pervade the community, when he came to Lenox and located on Section 1. Here they were among the charter members in the organization of the Baptist church in Richmond Village, also aided in building a church and defraying many other heavy expenses, as well as the other necessary work.
Mr. Farrar was a man who was highly regarded by his acquaintances, and had a reputation for strict integrity and honesty. His funeral was held this forenoon at 10 o'clock at the house and public services at the Baptist church at 11 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Arthur Day.
(b. 14 September 1809, d. 18 August 1891, buried in the Richmond cemetery.)
(No dates available).
Son of Thomas Davis
(No dates available, except that it was published on the same date as the obituary of L. Schairer.)
Calvin A. Smith
Yesterday morning at 5 o'clock, Mr. Calvin A. Smith, whose death has long been expected, quietly passed away surrounded by his family and other sorrowing friends. Mr. Smith was taken with a severe attack of the Grippe one year ago last January. He was very sick for some time, but finally got around to his business, but was never well again. He looked after his business affairs a little, but has really done but little work since that illness. For nearly a year past, Mr. Smith has not been able to do anything worthy of mention, but has steadily failed, from what his physician, Dr. Baldwin, pronounces pernicious anemia.
Calvin A. Smith was born near London, Canada, June 13, 1847, and was, therefore, at the time of his death but a little past 44 years of age. He came when 9 years old with his father's family to Armada, Macomb County, in this state. On November 14, 1869, he married Miss Mary McNally of that place. A few years after their marriage they moved to New Haven, in the same county, where for 11 years Mr. Smith held a responsible position with the large dealer in hardwood lumber, Mr. H. R. Hazelton. From New Haven they moved to Ithaca, in the county, where Mr. Smith was for three years manager of C. W. Althouse's stave mills. Three years ago this fall, Mr. Smith came to this city and became the head of the popular firm of Smith, Claggett & Co., manufacturers of staves and heading, and has been identified with the interests of the city since.
He leaves a widow and seven children, all but one of whom is at home. The oldest, Rhetta, having married Mr. Griswold and lives in the city. The oldest at home is Lillie, 19; Hattie, 16; Bertie, 13; Gertie, 11; Earl, 8; and little Pearl, 5 years old.
Mr. Smith was a good citizen - helpful to all whom he could help, kind hearted, a good businessman, with a special ability in handling machinery, and with his brother-in-law, Samuel Miller, he invented a valuable appliance for consuming sawdust.
He was an affectionate husband and father, a liberal provider in the family and an excellent neighbor. He was formerly a member of the Baptist church at New Haven, but has never united with any church here. He had about $4,000 in life insurance. The funeral will be held tomorrow at the Methodist church, Rev. A. F. Hart officiating. The remains will be buried in the cemetery on the north side.
A. W. Graves
Mr. A. W. Graves died at No. 409 Vilas Avenue in this city at 12 o'clock Wednesday night, March 22. He had been holding down a claim in the Sac and Fox country, and came over here about a week ago on a visit. He was taken sick on his arrival with pneumonia, which resulted in his death. The funeral will occur at the late residence of the deceased at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Friends of the family are invited.
Mr. A. W. Graves was a resident of this place for several years and will be remembered by many of our citizens for his genial manners and kindly disposition, which made him many friends.
(No dates available.)
(b. ca. 1813 in Warren, N.H., d. 23 March 1893, buried in the Richmond cemetery.)
Alfred D. Weeks
The deceased was the only son of Samuel Weeks, an exemplary young man of excellent habits and qualities, and a general favorite among his acquaintances. He graduated from Richmond high school with the class of 1894 (rest illegible - damaged).
The funeral, held at his late home was conducted by Revs. J. A. McIlwain and T. Hunt, and was largely attended by sympathizing friends of the family.....(illegible - damaged).
The floral offerings were beautiful and numerous, consisting of emblematic design from the Alumni Association, Richmond Coronet Band, baseball team, Class of 1894 high school, and M. E. church choir, of which the deceased was a member.
A sorrowing father and three loving sisters are left to mourn his untimely demise.
(b. 17 March 1876, d. 2 October 1895, buried in the Richmond cemetery.)
John Sanford Parker
Another pioneer is gone - such men deserve more than a passing notice. It is meet that they be remembered. Mr. Parker was born in Mansfield, Conn., May 17th, 1810. When a child of seven years he moved with his parents to Homer, N.Y., where he remained until his removal to Michigan in 1835. In 1832 he was married to Miss Delia Palmer, who still survives. Their first home in Michigan was in Warren, in this county. In 1838 they removed with their two little boys to Columbus, St. Clair County, where they lived for 28 years. He was closely identified with all of the interests of that town, holding offices of trust and responsibility, and respected for his integrity of purpose, honest living and kindness of heart. He was greatly missed when he and his family moved to New Haven in 1866, where he so lived as to gain the respect and esteem of all. His means helped to build two of its churches, and he was very much interested in the growth and prosperity of the village. Five children, two sons and three daughters, with their aged mother mourn the loss of a kind husband and father, and the village the loss of one of its most respected citizens.
(d. 29 August 1890, aged 80/03/01, buried in the Richmond cemetery)
John C. Lawrence
The deceased was born in Bennington, VT, in 1811, and consequently was in his eightieth year at the time of his death. When two years old he moved with his parents to the State of New York. In 1830 he was united in marriage to Betsey Glaspie. The latter departed this life about two years ago, and her death was a severe blow to Mr. Lawrence, and undoubtedly hastened his death. Three children were born to them of which but one, Mr. Warren Lawrence, of this village, survives.
In 1834 the deceased, with his wife, came to Michigan and settled in the vicinity of Mt. Vernon, town of Washington, on a farm, which he bought from the Government. He united with the Baptist church of Mt. Vernon, in 1848. He continued an active member of this church until 1869, in which year he moved to Romeo and where he resided continually up to the day of his death, which occurred on Thursday, April 24th.
A kind husband, an affectionate father, an honest and upright citizen and neighbor, is the verdict concerning him, of all who have known him.
The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Gardner, of Oxford, on Sunday, at the late residence of the deceased, and was well attended by old friends and neighbors.
(No dates available.)
W. Irving Hunt, Ph. D.
Rev. H. W. Hunt of Orange, Conn., a brother of the deceased, added a few words of tender personal regard and voiced the abounding Christian hope of the bereaved family. The deceased was distinguished from earliest youth for the brightness of his mind, the uprightness of his spirit and life and many attractive personal qualities. One of the teachers of his early boyhood now writes, "It was with great pleasure that I watched his success. He was such a bright little boy when at the village school of Alma".
At fourteen years of age he entered the preparatory course at Olivet College and from the beginning, by his industry and studiousness, maintained a foremost position in his class. After five years at Olivet, at the close of the sophomore year of his college course, he entered directly the junior class at Yale University where he speedily took high rank, becoming the Salutatorian of the class of 1886.
At the close of his college course he was awarded scholarships enabling him to pursue graduate studies at Yale for two years. He was then elected tutor of Greek in the same institution and after one year of teaching he was awarded a third scholarship.
He was married to Miss Sarah H. BREESE of Columbus, Mich., and in company with his wife went abroad, spending several months in special study at Berlin, Germany, and Athens, Greece, and in travel upon the continent. He then returned to Yale and resumed his tutorship of Greek for two years. He also became secretary of the sophomore class. At the close of the two years he was re-elected to his tutorship for a term of three years and, received from Yale the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. In the summer of 1892 the severe strain of his arduous and unremitting labors which he had already begun to feel cause his health to break, and he retired from active service and devoted himself to the recovery of strength. He seemed to greatly improve in health and during the spring of 1893 he was prominent as a candidate for a consulship in Greece. Although his candidacy was not a success politically, it was eminently success spiritually and fraternally, eliciting the highest testimonials and expressions of good will from many friends, including a goodly number of the leading instructors and scholars of our country. He had just been elected to an assistant professorship in the State University of California, and it was on the tidal wave of this new hope and joy that he suffered relapse, and after nine days of patient, brave, hopeful waiting passed into another life. He was sustained to the last by an abiding faith in God. Near the end he testified, "I have never had any other thought; I have felt God's goodness; I can see a part of the wisdom of His ways; I have trusted Him in the darkest hour".
It had been a practical maxim of his life to strive to deserve and win the respect of his fellow men as a basis for their loving regard.
A natural delicacy of feeling rendered him quite undemonstrative, and yet few men doubtless more appreciated human kindness or more prized human friendship....(continuation is missing).
(W. Irving HUNT was born 7 November 1854; he died 25 August 1892; buried in Richmond Cemetery.)
Mary Jane (Beebe) Waterloo
She who was Mary Jane Beebe was born in Genessee County, New York, June 21, 1818. Both her father and mother came from old New England stock. Her ancestors were of those who sought, found, and helped maintain a home for the oppressed. With her brothers and sisters, of whom there was a goodly lot in that sturdy family, she was educated in a humble way in the public schools of Genessee and Cataraugus counties. In 1836, when this portion of Michigan was practically a wilderness, the family came to this state, the journey occupying several weeks, and located at what is now Richmond, in Macomb County. The settlement there established was long known as, and is still occasionally called, "Beebe's Corners" - a mark of distinction in a way for the dominating family among Macomb's pioneers. They were not rich, these people who came here in the early days, but they were progressive. The men felled the forest, and with the first logs, after homes had been built, schoolhouses were erected. In one of these homely places of learning Mary Beebe taught boys and girls who have since carried on the task inaugurated by the pioneers. The schoolhouse stood on the riverbank near Marysville's site. Red men in canoes filled the great water path in front that is now traversed by the craft of a mighty commerce.
In November 1844, the young schoolteacher was married at Richmond to Charles H. WATERLOO, who, with his parents, brothers, and sisters, had left England some seventeen years before. The Waterloos had first established themselves on a farm near Detroit, but were now in Columbus Township, St. Clair County. Here Charles and his wife began a married life that lasted nearly half a century. Their first home, like those all about them, was of logs, for they were in the heart of the woods. Turkeys so wild that they were not afraid of man came to the very doorway to be shot. Deer and other game offered themselves as easy sacrifices to the growing family. In time the log home and barns gave place to prouder structures of frame. The children and the grain fields demanded it. Mr. Waterloo had been a successful farmer in a small way and had become well known in the community. In 1862 he was elected Register of Deeds of St. Clair County, and shortly thereafter abandoned farm life for a home in this city, then the county seat. Here the homestead has remained. The house in which Mrs. Waterloo died she had lived in and loved for twenty-eight years. Her children attended, and some of them taught in the public schools of the county. Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Waterloo. Two of them died more than two score years ago. Since then there had not been a death in the family until last Wednesday, when the mother breathed her last. Indeed, the Almighty in whom she had an abiding faith had dealt kindly with her in that she had seen a large family of children reach full maturity. These children are Stanley, Althea (Mrs. Jerome Campbell), Belle (Mrs. Frank Flower), Hattie, Charlie, Minnie (Mrs. Ed Conway), Lucy and Burke. All were with their mother at the time of her death, with the exception of Stanley, and he arrived in time to attend the funeral. This took place from the old home last Friday afternoon, the interment being at Port Huron. The pallbearers were the dead woman's own sons and Mr. Campbell, her son-in-law.
Mrs. Waterloo was a member of the Congregational church and had been for nearly thirty years. During long months of sickness and suffering she bore up bravely and to the very last she taught to those around her a lesson of unselfishness, humanity and immortality. The world is better because of such women as she.
(Angus McQuaig b. 10 May 1829, d. 17 August 1895, buried in St. Michael's Cemetery in Richmond.)
McConnell - McCauley (Wedding)
Wm. G. Anderson
Charlotte E. Lee (nee Palmer)
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abijah Palmer, both of whom departed this life some years ago. As a little girl, many household cares and duties devolved upon her, all of which she met and performed, even to the day of her death, with a self sacrificing spirit that was as beautiful as it was remarkable, and which ought to entitle her to the welcome plaudit of "well done, good and faithful servant".
The deceased had not been feeling well for some weeks, but was not confined to her bed until one week from last Friday. In spite of all efforts, she steadily failed and at 5 a.m. on Saturday last they folded her tired hands over her tired heart, with life's struggles all ended.
She was born in Romeo 37 years ago, in the house in which she died. She was united in marriage some years since to Henry Lee, who survives her, with his three motherless children, to whom, as the pastor feelingly said, he must now be both father and mother. Mr. Lee has the deep and genuine sympathy of all our people in his great affliction.
The funeral services were held on Monday at the late home of the deceased, by Rev. S. L. Smith of the Cong'l church. The services were attended by large numbers of friends and relatives of the deceased and her family. The remains were deposited in the Romeo cemetery by the side of her father and mother.
A. W. Baxter
Rosa Bartley (nee Lockwood)
These two, who 30 years ago, dating from the 7th of next March, were married and began their life together in hope and happiness here in St. Clair, ended that life amid much pain and sorrow - separated from each other, one with clouded mind and the other after untold bodily suffering. But it was touching indeed to hear the faithful wife say, "I have been waiting for this. I wanted him to go first" - pathetically expressing her tender solicitude for the more afflicted husband.
Mr. Bartley would have been 50 years old had he lived until next February. His earlier life was active and vigorous. At one time he was proprietor of the St. James and in the livery business. He held also the important office of County Sheriff. All these responsibilities he met with manly strength.
The malady of a diseased brain resulting from paralysis did not prevent him from having a peaceful, and in some respects, close of life. He found, while at the asylum, consolation in religion, putting his trust in Christ as a Savior. Only a few days ago a letter came from him expressing this great hope and prayer for those at home.
Mrs. Bartley was just past 50 years of age. Her maiden name was Rosa Lockwood. She was the youngest of 10 children, 5 of whom are still living. Though never perhaps in good health, she was of a strong and determined disposition, which no doubt have her great vitality. Though for many years afflicted in body, she did not finally give up until about four years ago, since which time she has been unable to bear her weight on her feet and has spent weary days and nights upon her chair. Occasionally she has been carried to the carriage and taken a few short rides, but these have scarcely relieved the monotony and strain and pain of these years. No one will ever be able to understand, much less give expression to - this terrible experience - with an incurable disease sapping at her vitality and draining her nervous force.
It is proper to state that through it all many kind friends have contributed as best they could to ease her burden and bring a little comfort into her weary life. This she deeply appreciated, but the one who to the end proved her best earthly friend and upon whom the weary sufferer depended was the daughter, who for these years has given herself loyally and lovingly to this filial task. And now the end has come. Past are all those weary days and lonely suffering nights, past her anxieties and fears and disappointments, and as we look back upon it all we have been privileged to see a marked growth in spiritual strength and trust. Who shall blame her if at first there were misgivings and complaints and difficulties about resignation to her fate. This all passed away however, and she came into a beautiful trust in Christ.
I believe, dear friends, that in the bright life beyond for which this husband and wife have been fitted by a firm and complete trust in Christ's merit and sacrifice and by the culture of pain and broken earthly hopes, these two are reunited and if they could speak to us today would fervently declare "we know that all things work together for good to them that love God."
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Sarah Black nee Selleck
Mrs. Black was one of Richmond's pioneer women, having been born in this township, November 22, 1844. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Selleck, were among the earliest settlers in the county.
In 1870, she was married to Thomas Black, moving to Greenwood and later engaging in the mercantile business in Deckerville, where they were very successful. Retiring from business they returned to Richmond to end their days. Since her widowhood, Mrs. Black has spent considerable time with her nieces, Mrs. G. M. Grennis of Highland Park, Mrs. A. E. Millett, of Armada and Mrs. M. J. Hawkins, of this place, her nearest surviving relatives, for Mrs. Black was the last remaining representative of her immediate family. However, she always kept her home here.
Though little known to the rising generation, those whose knowledge of Richmond extends over a period of fifty years will remember Mrs. Black as a personage admired and respected by her friends and by those who knew her as a figure in the church, fraternal and social life of the place. Her death will cause many in Richmond to mourn, as well as in the towns where she spent part of her life, away from here.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock, from the home Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Waldron Geach, of Vassar, officiating, taking for his text a scriptural verse quoted by Mrs. Black shortly before her demise "I know that my Redeemer liveth, and because he liveth I shall live also". The floral offerings were many and beautiful. Interment took place in the Richmond cemetery.
Wm. A. Burt
John T. Proctor
"The late John T. Proctor, of Cascade, this county, whose death has heretofore been announced in these columns, was born in Bethany, N.Y., July 19, 1827 from whence the family moved to Michigan in 1829. In 1859 he settled in Cascade, where he has since resided. On Thursday, September 27, last, he ascended to a scaffold over his barn floor to arrange it for the reception of some grain, when he accidentally lost his balance and fell to the floor beneath. The floor was bare and the fall a severe and fatal one; for while no bones were broken, he received internal injuries from which he died on the morning of Wednesday, October 10. Mr. Proctor was widely known as a man of sterling integrity. He had held the office of Justice of the Peace in the township, and for many years had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. His funeral was attended at his late residence on Friday the 12th inst., by a large concourse of people, Rev. H. M. Joy officiation. He leaves a widow and two sons, one of the latter being a resident of this city.
Percy Hiram Mills
Ere the meridian sun has shown
Ere the day's full strength is born
The bud that's yet but partly blown
Is nipped by the frost of early morn'
A little babe on its mother's breast
A little child in a happy home
A weary little one gone to rest
A little angel by the Throne.
Lucy M. Hovey
H. Belle Cannon
"Take her in thine arms, O Father,
And let her gentle spirit be
A messenger of love, between
Our human hearts and Thee."
Joel P. Muzzy
Mrs. Jas. McCauley
Mrs. Anne Townsend
Mrs. John Overton
(Charlotte Mills-Overton was the wife of John Manson Overton, b. 1848, d. 1892, buried in Richmond cemetery.)
Mrs. Wm. Labadie
Mrs. Orsemus Webster
Ms. Carrie Powers
A light is from our household
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
Wm. H. Savage
Sarah J. Wakeling
Ava May Griffith
M. Salina French
Mary Eva Haddock
Bruce J. Crandall
Jane C. Kennedy
Dr. James Harvey
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C. F. Mallory
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Mr. Calkins was born in Cayuga Co., N.Y. on 1 October 1816 and moved to the township of Washington with his parents in 1825, where he has lived ever since. He has been prominent in mercantile pursuits in Romeo, having at different times been actively engaged in the mercantile, drug and furniture trade, besides being interested in outside ventures of considerable magnitude, among which is the Union Iron Co. of Detroit.
He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Wm. Chapman, to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church yesterday afternoon and were largely attended by our citizens. -- Romeo Hydrant.
Henry T. Terry