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Achterhoff, Grace T. (Mrs.) Toppen
Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  15 May 1961  Page 27
Mrs. Achterhoff, Mother  Of 4 Businessmen, Dies  Mrs. Grace T. Achterhoff, 72, a resident of this community for nearly 70 years and mother of four Greater Muskegon businessmen, died at Hackley Hospital Sunday after a long illness.  Mrs. Achterhoff, who made her home at 1350 Arthur St., was a cancer victim.  Born in The Netherlands Aug. 4, 1888, she came to the United States as a child, and had made her home in Muskegon for the last 68 years.  She was active at the neighborhood level in programs of the Red Cross, Community Fund and similar civic efforts.  She was a full member of Bethany Christian Reformed Church and assumed a leading role for many years in the women’s programs of the church, including the Ladies Aid and the Missions Societies.  She was equally interested in the work of Muskegon Christian School and had assisted its development with gifts and personal effort.  She played an active part in projects of the Priscilla Aid Society of the school.  The former Grace Toppen, she married Louis K. Achterhoff in Muskegon June 12, 1912.  Mr. Achterhoff, a Muskegon automotive businessman for nearly 30 years, died Feb. 1, 1954.  Stricken with cancer more than four years ago, Mrs. Achterhoff was near death when advance of the disease was arrested and she recovered to lead a full life until acute onset again several weeks ago.  SHE LEAVES four sons, John R., Clarence L., Jay William and Rolland H. Achterhoff, all Muskegon businessmen; two sisters, Mrs. Cornelius Hasper and Mrs. Henry Wyn, both of Muskegon, and 16 grandchildren.  Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from Bethany Christian Reformed Church, the Rev. Lawrence Veltkamp officiating, and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Page 28 ACHTERHOFF, MRS. GRACE T.  (Wife of late Louis K.)  1350 Arthur Street, City  Mrs. Grace T. Achterhoff, 72 years, entered into rest early Sunday morning in Hackley Hospital after an extended illness.  Dear Mother of John R., Clarence L., Jay Wm. and Rolland H. Achterhoff all of Muskegon; Dear Sister of Mrs. C. (Minnie) Hasper, Mrs. Henry (Kate) Wyn and Dear grandmother of sixteen grandchildren.  The Funeral Rites for Mrs. Achterhoff will be Wednesday afternoon 2:30 P. M. in the Bethany Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Lawrence L. Veltkamp, Pastor, officiating.  Mrs. Achterhoff will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery.  The family will receive relatives and friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P. M. today and Tuesday in the Achterhoff Mortuary Memorial Chapel where Mrs. Achterhoff  reposes.  Anyone wishing to call at our Chapels at any time is always welcome and those desirous of transportation to our Chapels are invited to call PA2-6717.  NOTICE  Ladies Aid Society of Bethany Christian Reformed Church are requested to meet in the church basement before the service.  --Achterhoff.

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Achterhoff, J. William

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  11 March 1965  Page 21  Death of J. W. Achterhoff  Shocks, Saddens Many Here  J. William Achterhoff, sales executive and a life-long resident of Muskegon, died at Hackley Hospital Wednesday following a brief illness.  Death of the 45-year-old real estate and insurance sales official shocked scores of friends and business associates made over a lifetime in the community.  Mr. Achterhoff, who suffered a critical heart attack 11 years ago, had made an apparent complete recovery and was in excellent health until stricken at his home early Monday.  Admitted at Hackley, he seemed to be responding to treatment until his condition worsened early Wednesday, followed by his death in the afternoon.  Born in Muskegon July 18, 1919, he was graduated by Muskegon High School in 1938 and attended the former Muskegon Junior College before completing his education at the Hartford School of Insurance, Hartford, Conn.  He was a member of the first draft contingent to leave Muskegon during World War II and received his basic training at Ft. Sheridan, later attending finance school in San Diego.  He served overseas four years, stationed with the Finance Division at Anchorage, Alaska, and was discharged in September, 1945 as a master sergeant.  While in Alaska he met the former Mary M. Abercrombie and the couple was married at Anchorage June 12, 1943.  Returned to Muskegon, he joined the sales staff of the former Andrews-Achterhoff Agency as a real estate and insurance sales agent and has continued in association with his brother, John R. Achterhoff, since the dissolution of the former partnership.  Mr. Achterhoff was general sales manager of the John R. Achterhoff Co., vice-president of the Greater Muskegon Housing Corp. and five-president of Achterhoff Motors.  During the period Achterhoff Motors was local franchise dealer for Packard, Kaiser and Frazer automobiles, Mr. Achterhoff was general manager of the firm and continued active with that operation in the investment field since the discontinuance of automotive sales.  Mr. Achterhoff was a member of the Muskegon County Board of Realtors and had been active at the state level in real estate affairs; was member and former officer of the Muskegon Association of Insurance Agents, a former member of the Greater Muskegon Automobile Dealers Association and a former member of Muskegon Lions Club.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Glenside.  Surviving besides his widow are three sons, James P., Jayson J. and Andrew A. Achterhoff; two daughters, Mary Kathleen and Joan Achterhoff, all at home; three brothers, John R., Clarence L., and Rolland H. Achterhoff, all of Muskegon.  He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis K. Achterhoff.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from First Presbyterian Church, Rev. J. C. DeVries officiating, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Page 35  ACHTERHOFF, MR. J. WM.  1526 Winchester Dr., Glenside  Mr. J. Wm. Achterhoff, 45 years, entered into rest Wednesday afternoon very unexpectedly at Hackley Hospital.  The Funeral Rites for Mr. Achterhoff will be Saturday afternoon 2 o’clock in The First Presbyterian Church with Pastor J. C. DeVries officiating.  Mr. Achterhoff will be laid to rest in Oakwood.  Mr. Achterhoff is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary M., two daughters, Kathy and Joan; three sons, James P., Jason J. and Andrew A. all at home.  Three brothers, John R., Clarence L., and Rolland H. Achterhoff all of Muskegon.  The family will receive relatives and friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday in The Memorial Chapel of the Achterhoff Mortuary where Mr. Achterhoff will repose after 7 o’clock this evening.  --Achterhoff.

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Achterhoff, John R.
Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  21 December 1966  Page 15 
Ranking Realtor, John Achterhoff, Is Dead at Age 50  John R. Achterhoff, one of the area’s best-known realtors and developers, died at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami, Fla., at 8 a.m. today.  While the realtor had been in critical condition since he was stricken with a heart attack Nov. 15, death resulted from acute leukemia; discovered while Mr. Achterhoff was confined with the heart condition.  Members of the family had been notified of the realtor’s terminal illness when it was detected and were told it was unlikely he could live until the new year.  Mr. Achterhoff, 50, was known as one of the most controversial, yet effective, real estate developers in Western Michigan.  His frequent clashes with city and township councils and commissions kept his projects in the public eye.  But his adversaries conceded his vision and foresight resulted in some of the major developments and progress for the community.  The realtor’s specialty was that of purchasing or optioning random parcels of land and then combining them in parcels suitable for development.  Among most recent examples are sites of the Community College, Osteopathic Hospital, and Michigan Mental Health Hospital; all presently under construction on sites developed by the realtor.  His own programs in the same area, now in construction, include the 9-hole University Park Golf Course and a 72-unit apartment project, the latter including a professional building.  Earlier he had developed the Glenside Gardens apartment complex.  In association with Robert D. Andrews earlier, he had developed residential communities at Garber Woods in North Muskegon and Indian Village in Norton Township.  Born in Muskegon March 22, 1916, Mr. Achterhoff was graduated by Muskegon High School and attended the former Muskegon Junior College before beginning his real estate career with the late Milton Riordan.  He became a licensed broker in 1940 and the following year, joined Mr. Andrews in the Andrews-Achterhoff Agency which was dissolved in 1950.  He established the John R. Achterhoff Co. at that time.  Mr. Achterhoff was named “Michigan Realtor of the Year” in 1962 by the MREA, was a member of the Society of Industrial Realtors, a national organization; was a member of the real estate advisory council of the Michigan Department of Economic Expansion; a director of the Norton Township Industrial Development Corp.; a director of the Great Lakes States Industrial Development Council, and a member of the National Real Estate Association, the convention of which he was attending when stricken.        He leaves his widow, the former Ruth Kammen, whom he married in Muskegon Oct. 20, 1940; one son, Robert J., attending college in Florida; two daughters, Mary Jane, attending Ferris State College, and Susan, at home; and two brothers, Clarence L. of North Muskegon and Rolland H. of Muskegon.  A third brother, J. William, died in March, 1965.  Mr. Achterhoff made his home at 1491 Lexington Ave., Glenside, and maintained a summer home in Holcomb Hills, Grand Haven.
22 December 1966  Page 37

  1491 Lexington Avenue  Glenside  The Funeral Rites for Mr. John R. Achterhoff will be Saturday afternoon 2 o’clock in the Bethany Christian Reformed Church with the Rev. Mr. William K. Stob, the Church Pastor, officiating.  Mr. Achterhoff will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery.  Mr. Achterhoff leaves his wife, Ruth ‘nee Kammen, Achterhoff at home; two daughters, Mary Jane, a student at Ferris State College in Big Rapids, and Susan, at home; one son, John R. Achterhoff, at home; two brothers, Clarence L. of North Muskegon and Rolland H. Achterhoff of Muskegon; and many other relatives and friends.  The Family will receive relatives and friends 7 to 9 p.m. this evening and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of the Achterhoff Mortuary where Mr. Achterhoff will repose after 7 o’clock this evening and until 11 o’clock Saturday morning and at the Church after noon until the time of service.  The Family suggest that for a more lasting Memorial to John, contributions be made to the Leukemia or Heart Fund Foundations for research.  Contributions may be made at the Mortuary.  --Achterhoff.

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ADAMS - Mildred from Martin
Custody of one child to mother.- Muskegon Chronicle, 9 July 1963

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ADKINS, Courtney
Birth notice
- Muskegon, a boy, at Mercy General Oak Campus, Muskegon Chronicle, Sept 22,2001,Page 5B

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Alaska Refrigeration  1897



ALBERT, May A. (Mrs.)
Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  12 February 1976  Page 35 
ALBERT, MRS. MAY A.  Formerly of 1626 Manz  Mrs. May A. Albert, 87 years, entered into rest Wednesday noon in DeBoer Nursing Home, following an extended illness.  Born November 29, 1888, in Belleville, Ill., she had been a Muskegon are resident for the past 64 years, coming here from Terre Haute, Ind.  On Nov. 29, 1906, in Terre Haute, Ind., the former May Wainwright was united in marriage to Allie Albert, who preceded her in death.  Mrs. Albert was affiliated with First Christian Church and Royal Neighbors of America.  She is survived by a son, Joe W. Albert of San Leandro, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Morton of Murray, Utah; a sister, Mrs. Anna Powell of Ft. Myers, Fla.; her step-mother, Mrs. Julia Wainwright; 4 step-brothers and 4 step-sisters; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.  The Funeral Rites for Mrs. Albert will be Friday forenoon 11:00 o’clock in the Memorial Chapel of the Achterhoff Mortuary, with her Pastor, the Rev. Mr. Carlyle Barnard, officiating.  She will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery.  Friends are invited to call, beginning at 2 o’clock this afternoon, at the Mortuary, where they may meet the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  –Achterhoff

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June 28, 1930 – Civil Was Veteran Taken By Death – Alber A. Albright Had Made Home Here Since 1910 – Albert A. Albright, 84 years old, died yesterday after a three years illness at his home, R. R. 7 Muskegon, He was born in Germany March 30, 1846 and came to this country at the age of two years.  He had made his home in Muskegon since 1910.  Mr. Albright was a veteran of the Civil War serving in company B. of the New York Infantry.  He attended the Gospel Tabernacle.  Surviving him are his widow, Ida’ on daughter, Mrs. Gregory Bertrad, of Aurora, Ill. And five grandchildren.
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Alder, Ilean A. (Mrs.) Kiel
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Thursday, September 20, 2001 page 4B
Muskegon - Mrs. Ilean A. Alder, age 73, died Tuesday, September 18, 2001.  She was born in Antrim County, MI on August 29, 1928 to Bearl & Nellie (Straight) Kiel and married Robert W. Adler on February 4, 1947 in Mancelona, MI.  Mrs. Adler was retired from Fruitport Community Schools.  Survivors - Husband, Robert W; 4 son, Robert B (Leeanne) Alder of Fruitport, William (Jan) Adler of Sullivan Twp,  Rick (Deborah) Alder of Norton Shores & Tom (Vicki) Alder of Sullivan Twp; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers Harold Kiel of Egelston Twp & Archie (Caroline) Kiel of Dalton Twp.  She was preceded in death by a son, Richard, brothers, Raymond & Bearl Kiel, sister, Inez Kiel.  Service - Friday, September 21, 2001, 1:00pm at Clock Chapel with Rev. Ben Jansen officiating.  Interment at Fruitport Cemetery.  Visitation - Thursday, 7-9pm at the Clock Funeral Home.

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The Muskegon Chronicle - 9 Jul 1908

Menno Allting Passes Away This Afternoon

Pioneer Hollander Came to Muskegon in 1866 - Worked as Carpenter All His Life

Menno Allting, a veteran carpenter and longtime resident of Muskegon , died at his home, 65 Ransom Street , at 1:30 this afternoon.  Although he had been failing in health for the last six months, the end came unexpectedly, as Mr. Allting had been out of doors yesterday and seemingly was no weaker then usual. Mr. Allting came to Muskegon with his wife and family from his native home in the Netherlands in 1866 and had ever since resided here.  He was born in 1835 and for an old man was very active up till last winter, working as a carpenter on his seventieth birthday as hard as many a young man. Among the Holland-Americans of this city, Mr. Allting had always held a position of prominence.  He was one of the organizers of the First Christian Reformed Church. Mrs. Allting died March 7, 1906.  The following children survive:  George Allting of Detroit , Mrs. Grace Kellogg, Highland Park , Albert M. Allting of Chicago, Miss Ella Allting and Martin Allting of Muskegon







The Muskegon Chronicle - 16 Oct 1963

The Memorial Service for Mr. Martin Allting began at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Balbirnie-Apostle Chapel, Rev. Thomas Pauley Jr. officiating and the interment was in Oakwood Cemetery , under the auspices of the Muskegon Lodge No. 274, B.P.O. Elks.




Muskegon Chronicle - 25 May 1950, page 2

Miss Alting, 84, Pioneer, Dies  Miss Ella Alting, 84 years old, 1311 Ransom street, a Muskegon resident more than 80 years, died today at Spring Haven Convalescent home following an extended illness. Born in the Netherlands , Jan. 9, 1866, Miss Alting came to Muskegon with her parents while an infant. She had been housekeeper for her brother, Martin Alting, a carpenter here, for many years. Miss Alting leaves two brothers, Martin and Albert Alting of Muskegon , a niece, Mrs. Grace Loose of Detroit , and a nephew, Sterling Kellogg, Detroit.


Feb 24 1934 J.J. Amiotte Dies of injury; Life ColorfulFall on Sidewalk Fatal to Prominent Former Liveryman Lived Here 70 Years Was one of the last Muskegoniter to Give Up Horses on Advent of Autos Muskegon last night lost one of it's most colorful characters of the horse and buggy age in a tragic death of John J. Amiotte, for many years proprietor of the city's finest livery business.  He was 75 years old.   Mr. Amiotte also prominent in social and fraternal circles here as the oldest living member of the Century club and an early member of the Elks lodge was one of the last residents to recognize the ascendancy of the automobile era and the passing of the horse and buggy. LOVER OF HORSE  -  John Amiotte loved his horses William Brinen a close friend said today.  "He also kept his rig in the finest shape.  Insisting they be washed every night whatever the weather".  He kept a fin livery building too, known throughout the region with good robes and the best of all other equipment."Mr. Amiotte didn't like automobiles".  Mr. Brinen said.  It was only a few years ago he succumbed to the inevitable and leased his building for a storage garage and a taxicab headquarters.  Even when we used to ride through the countryside, John took a special interest in the farm horses we saw along away.  It seemed to renew his hope for the return of horse transportation.   Mr. Amiotte died last night in Mercy hospital as a result of a fall.  When he slipped on an icy sidewalk and suffered a skull fracture Thursday at First and Webster Avenue.  He was walking from his home at 1327 Jefferson Street to a downtown dentist's office. Mr. Amiotte was active until the day of his accident, and spent the greasiest portion of his time looking after his business.  A resident here for 70 years few people were as familiar with Muskegon history as Mr. Amiotte.  His mind was exceedingly active and he recalled without difficulty details of events of a half century back.  Mr. Amiotte also had a wide circle of friends men and woman who had been active for more then 50 years in the building of Muskegon. Born in Quebec - Born in Valleyfield Quebec May 16, 1861, he came to Muskegon with his parents 3 years later and lived here for 70 years.  The family first lived in a house at Washington Avenue and Hudson Street. When he was about 14 years old, he entered the employ of C.C. Moulton.  He worked for Mr. Moulton from 1875 to 1878 forming a friendship which continued for a lifetime.  They spent many happy hours in recent years playing cribbage at the Elks temple a game in which Mr. Amiotte became an expert, winning several Elks tournament's. Established Livery- In 1878 Mr. Amiotte established a small livery business on lower West Western Avenue near the site of the present Consumers Power company substation and the Anaconda Wire and Cable company plant. Ten years later desiring to make his headquarters nearer the Occidental hotel and the business center of the city.  He erected a brick building on Third Street between Western and Morris avenues where he continued in the livery business until six or seven years ago. In his new location he was not only near the hotel, a leading center for traveling men, but also just a short distance from the old central wharf.  Now known as the municipal pier.  Where the Goodrich passenger streamers used to dock. In later years.  Mr. Amiotte obtained his greatest pleasure visiting with friends of years standing.  For many years on Sunday afternoons a group of prominent Muskegon business men gathered at the office of the Amiotte place to discuss various events of the past and present.  Here they discussed the weighty problems of the day and problems not so weighty.  That organization became known as the "Livery Stable Cabinet" Survivors  Mr. Amiotte received his early education in St. Mary's school.  He was a member of St. Jean's church.  He leaves the widow, one daughter.  Mrs. Lui A. Dratz one grandson and a sister Mrs. Mary C. Leonard, of Ukiah Calif.  Funeral services will be held at 9a.m.  Monday in St. Jean's church.  Burial will be in St. Mary's.

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Anderson, Alice Tompkins- (Mrs.)
Funeral Rites Held for Alaiedon Woman   Ill Five months at Daughters Home.  Services for Mrs. Alice Tompkins Anderson, 68, were held at the Ball funeral home Wednesday afternoon.  The Rev. James Bowker of the Mason Methodist church officiated.  Burial was in Mt. Hope cemetery, Lansing.   Mrs. Anderson had been sick for five months.  Death came Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Bartholomew of Alaiedon Township.  Besides the daughter, Mrs. Anderson is survived by a brother (James) Howard Grant of Muskegon.

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Anderson, Alfred
Muskegon Chronicle,  4 April 1916

ANDERSON -- To Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Anderson,
25 Ruddiman Avenue, Saturday, April 1, 1916, a son, Alfred.

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ANDERSON, Amanda Marie & Dominic Joseph CORRADIN
Marriage notice
– Muskegon Chronicle September 17, 2001 page 3B

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ANDERSON, Caroline (Mrs.) Halvorsen
Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  19 August 1921  Page 13
WHITEHALL    Mrs. Halvar Anderson of Fruitland, died Thursday aged 75 years.  She had lived on the same farm for over fifty years.  She is survived by the husband and several grown children.  The funeral will be held from the Gordon school house Saturday after­noon, with Rev. A. M. Rustin, pastor of the Norwegian church, Muskegon, in charge of services.  Interment will be in Oakhurst cemetery, Whitehall.

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Obituary 2
The Forum 
Whitehall, Michigan  25 August 1921  Page 1
Mrs. Halvar Anderson died at her home in Fruitland township Thursday, August 18th, after a lingering illness, aged 75 years.  Mrs. Anderson was born in Norway, August 29, 1845.  Her maiden name was Caroline Halvorsen.  She came to this country at the age of seven years.  She was married to Halver Anderson October 32, 1870 [sic].  The couple have resided at the farm in Fruitland township ever since.   She is survived by her husband and three children, Mrs. Emma Reside, Mrs. Etta Tyler and Albert L. Anderson, at home, six grand-children, Melvin A. and Ida A. Reside, Harold F., Blanche A., Lester A., and Walter H. Anderson.  The funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at the Gordon school, Rev. A. M. Rusten, pastor of the Muskegon First Evangelical Lutheran church officiating.  Interment was made in Oakhurst cemetery.

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ANDERSOM, Charles Anton (Mr)
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon Michigan,  Wednesday, November 4,1925
RESIDENT OF CITY FOR 32 YEARS SUCCUMBS.    Charles Anton Andersom, aged 54,of 357 Monroe Ave. died Tuesday afternoon at his home after a weeks' illness. Mr. Anderson was born January 2, 1871 at Kalmer, Sweden, where he was educated and  grew to manhood.  He came to the United States in 1888 settling in Hartford, Connecticut, where he lived for  five years. He then came to Muskegon where he lived until his death. In 1905  he was married to Miss Jennie Johnson of this city. Mr. Anderson was a member  of the Vikings and of the Samuel Lutheran Church.  He leaves besides his  widow, two daughters, Iola and Meredith, one son, Aldwin, all at home. Two  brothers, Emil Anderson of Australia and Joseph Anderson of Muskegon: two sisters, Mrs. John Ekwal of Muskegon and Mrs. Edward Carlson of  Hartford, Connecticut.

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Anderson, daughter

Muskegon News Chronicle,  7 March 1912 
BORN - To Mr. and Mrs. John G. Anderson, 193 Houston avenue, at Hackley Hospital, March 1, 1912, a daughter.

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ANDERSON, Emeline (Mrs.)  Reed – Grant
Entered Into Eternal Rest Saturday, April 23, 1977  ANDERSON, Emeline - (Mrs.)   8175 Blue Lake Rd.  Twin Lake, Michigan
Mrs. Emeline Anderson, age 83, passed away early this morning at Muskegon  General Hospital after a long illness. She was born August 9, 1893, in Grand  Traverse County, moving to Muskegon in 1925 from Manistique, Michigan.  She was educated in the Antrim County Schools.  The former Emeline Reed married Mr. James Howard Grant in East Jordon, Michigan, December 13, 1915, who preceded her in death in 1938;  she was then married to Mr. Robert Anderson July 19, 1941, who also preceded her in death August 19, 1973.  Mrs. Anderson is survived by 4 sons: James of Muskegon, Albert of Hesperia, Homer of Irons, Mich., Theodore of Muskegon; 3 daughters, Mrs. Agnes Ochs, Muskegon, Mrs. Edna LaNore of Twin Lake, Mrs. Alice Cunningham of Muskegon, a brother, Mr. Ace Reed of Warren, Mich., also 40 grandchildren and 63 great grandchildren.  The funeral service for Mrs. Anderson will be held at the Lee Funeral Home,
Tuesday, 1:00 p.m., Rev. Donald Vuurens officiating.  She will be laid to rest at the Twin Lake Cemetery, Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home beginning Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.  -Lee

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Montague Observer  Montague, Michigan  12 February 1925  Page 1  Halvor Anderson, a resident of Fruitland Township 64 years, died Friday at the age of 83 years.  He was born in Norway and came to this country in 1860.  In 1862 he enlisted at White River and served three years in the civil war, as a member of Company F, Fifth Michigan Cavalry.
The Forum  Whitehall, Michigan12 February 1925  Page 1, Obituaries  Halvor Anderson, Civil War Veteran  Halvor Anderson died at his home in Fruitland township, last Friday, February 6th, at the age of eighty-three years.  Mr. Anderson was born in Norway on Feb. 19, 1841 and came to this country twenty years later.  He enlisted in Co. F. Fifth Michigan Cavalry at White River on August 15, 1862, serving three years in the Civil War, and was mustered out at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas on June 22, 1865.  He has been a resident of Fruitland Township for 64 years.  In October, 1870, he married Miss Caroline Halvorsen, who died three years ago.  He is survived by one son, Albert Anderson of Fruitland; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Tyler, of Fruitland, and Mrs. Macdonald Reside, of Dalton; seven grandchildren and one brother who lives in Wisconsin.  The funeral services were held at the Gordon school house Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock.  Rev. J. Thompson of Muskegon officiated.  Interment was made in Oakhurst cemetery.

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April 8, 1929 – photo –
Civil War Veteran Taken By Death – Joseph W. Anderson Was in Grocery Business Here Many Years – Joseph W. Anderson, 84 years old, a veteran of the Civil War died yesterday at his home, 417 Allen Avenue.  Mr. Anderson formerly was in the grocery business here with a store at Pine Street and Apple Avenue.  Mr. Anderson was born in Grand Rapids, May 5, 1844.  He was a student when the Civil War started, and when he was 15 years old he enlisted at LaCrosse, Wisconsin, January 24, 1865 as a private in Co. K 46th Army Corps.  He served in the Army of the Cumberland under General Thomas and was honorably discharged at Nashville, Tennessee October 10, 1865.  Mr. Anderson’s father also served in the Civil War, being a member of the First Missouri Cavalry.  His brother, Peter was  in the 30th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and his mother was a nurse in the military hospital at St. Louis.  Mr. Anderson first came to Muskegon in 1853 and left again in 1856.  He returned to Muskegon at the close of the Civil War and on December 18, 1870, married Miss Sarah Fuller of this city.  Mrs. Anderson died on March 4 of this year after they had been married 59 years.  After his return to Muskegon, Mr. Anderson became a lumberman and followed this industry for 30 years.  He was in the grocery business 14 years and retired in 1907.  He was a member of the G.A.R.  Mr. Anderson is survived by one son, Percy; one daughter; Mrs. Ada Davis; one grandchild and two great grandchildren of this city.
Information was found in the “People’s Scrapbook” located in the Genealogy Room at Hackley Public Library.

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ARKEMA, Paul Douglas & Elizabeth Ann, Shelby
Birth notice
a boy, at Hackley, Muskegon Chronicle,Sept.18,2001,Page 3B.

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Muskegon ChronicleMuskegon, Michigan  15 February 2000Page 5C 

ARNEBERG, MR.  PAUL D.  Husband of Virginia  Muskegon  Mr. Paul D. Arneberg, age 74, died Sunday morning February 13, 2000.  He was born on October 20, 1925 in Muskegon to Clarence & Ethel (Crayner) Arneberg and had been a life resident of the area.  Mr. Arneberg was a 1951 graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio and then went to work for Brunswick Corporation, working there 35 years, retiring in 1986.  He was an active member and past president of the Men’s Club at Brunswick Corp. and also participated in their bowling and golf league.  Mr. Arneberg was also an avid golfer, stamp collector, and WWII U.S. Air Force Veteran.  On December 19, 1964 he married the former Virginia Groendal in Muskegon, and she survives him along with 3 children, David M. (& Cindi) Arneberg of Pinconning, MI, Brian T. (& Linda) Arneberg, Jeffrey M. Arneberg both of Muskegon; 2 grandchildren; 1 step-grandson; 2 step-great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Don J. (& Barbara) Arneberg of Raleigh, NC; 1 sister, Janet (& Edward) Bleich of Muskegon; and many nieces and nephews.  A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held 3:00 PM Thursday at  Sytsema Funeral Home  737 Apple Avenue  with Rev. Neil Van Heest
officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials to Fellowship Reformed Church, Visiting Nurse-Home Care Services, or the charity of your choice will be appreciated.

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ARNTZ, Adolf  
Atwell, Scott & Patrice
Birth notice - a girl, Big Rapids, at home, Muskegon Chronicle, Sept 17,2001,Page 3B

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Ashley, William Wheeler
Muskegon News Chronicle,  Wednesday, 6 March 1912 
Funeral of Crimean War Survivor Friday  (Picture of William Wheeler Ashley, a British Army veteran and resident of Muskegon since 1872 who died yesterday afternoon, from a picture taken at Aldershot, England nearly 50 years ago when he was in the army)  Funeral services for William Wheeler Ashley, 65 Allen street, the former British army veteran who saw service in the Crimean war and who for a decade worked for the Pere Marquette railroad as flagman at Kanitz Junction, will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Balbirnie’s Chapel.  Mr. Ashley’s death occurred just 13 days before his 79th birthday, which he would have celebrated on March 18.  He and Mrs. Ashley were among the oldest married couples in Muskegon having passed the 58th anniversary of their married life August 21, 1911.  They were married at Christ church Road Hill, Wiltshire, England by the Rev. E. Peacocke.  Born in Laverton, Somersetshire, England, Mr. Ashley spent the early years of his life in that country.  In 1854 he enlisted for a ten year period in the 36th British regiment, commonly known as the Hereford regiment or the “Hereford Heroes”.  He was with his regiment for a year, when, tired of inaction, he and 145 companions offered themselves for service in the Crimea.  He was transferred to the Wiltshire Springers, or the 60th regiment.  The regiment was sent to Mullinger, Ireland, where it drilled for eight months before it went south and east toward Sebastopol.  The soldiers were too late to see active service, however, as peace was declared about this time.  They were taken back to England, and almost immediately transferred to Halifax, Nova Scotia.  While here the seizure of the British steamer Trent, carrying confederate emissaries, by a United States war vessel, threatened to involve Great Britain and the United States into war.  Mr. Ashley’s regiment was ordered to the Maine frontier and served for a time at St. Andrew, then at Woodstock, later at Rivie du Loup, near Quebec, and finally at Kingston.  In 1872 Mr. Ashley came to Muskegon and began working in the sawmills here.  He had had some previous experience in this work, being a whip sawyer by trade.  In 1874 he was forced to give up this work and entered the employ of the old Chicago and West Michigan Railroad.  For 38 years he has followed the fortunes of this road in various capacities.  For over 10 years he has been a flagman at the Kanitz Junction, where the Pere Marquette freight tracks intersect the G. R. & I. tracks about half a mile southeast of the corner of Laketon and Getty avenue.  He has been a member of Muskegon lodge, No. 140, F. and A. M. for 35 years.  Since 1874, Mr. Ashley has lived at 65 Allen street.  He is survived by his widow, three children, 15 grandchildren, and nine great-grand-children.  The children are the Rev. Dr, Edward Ashley, dean of the Nebraska Indian mission field of the Protestant Episcopal church, which he has served as a missionary among the Sioux for 38 years; Mrs. Thomas Brennan, 396 S. Terrace street, and Mrs. Jacob C. Van Kersen, 86 Emerald street.  The Rev. Dr. Ashley is now in Muskegon having arrived here last week.  He is stationed at the Cheyenne river reservation. 

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ATKINS, Asenath (Mrs.) Burnett
Grandma Atkins Dead  taken from a Dallas Oregon newspaper
Mrs. Asenith Atkins
died at her home in this city, Saturday, August 25, 1900, aged 76 years. She had been in failing health for several months.  Mrs. Atkins was born at the foot of the Cumberland mountains in Tennessee, March 15, 1824. She moved with her parents to Indiana when a small child, and was married at Westfield in that State November 28, 1839. The family moved to Iowa in 1852, and from Iowa to Kansas in 1869. Her husband died in Independence, Kansas, February 21, 1874. In March, 1883, she went to Goldendale, Washington to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Oliver Stump, and came with Mr. Stump's family to Dallas in 1889. Mrs. Atkins was the mother of seven children - three daughters and four sons. The fourth eldest, a son, died September 26, 1863. The six surviving children are: Mrs. Oliver Stump of Dallas, OR; Mrs. L.C. Wright of Adel, IO; Mrs. Ella Bowman or Rochester, IN; J.R. Atkins of Siloam Springs, AK; F. M.Atkins of Van Meter, IO; and George Atkins of Vancouver, British Columbia.  She joined the M.E. Church at the age of thirteen years, and lived a faithful and conscientious Christian life. "Grandma" Atkins was loved by all who knew her, and will be missed by a large circle of friends

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