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Bierema, William
Obituary
December 18, 1928 – photo – William Biermea, 85 years old, for 63 years a resident of Muskegon and for two years and alderman, died today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Peter Laman, 958 Wood street, after a long illness.  Mr. Bierema was employed as a tailor for T.B. Callan company for 40 years.  Mr. Bierema celebrated his 85th birthday anniversary November 9 and during the day many of his friends called at the home to pay their respects and leave gifts.  Mr. Bierema was born in the Netherlands November 9, 1843, and came to this country 63 years ago, settling in Muskegon, where he always made his home.  He was a member of the First Reformed church, where he served as deacon for 25 years.  Mr. Bierema is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Evert Boersema, and Mrs. Peter Laman, and one son, Lawrence Bierema, all of this city; one brother, John Wagner of Muskegon and a sister, Mrs. Dirk Schutter of this city. Information was found in the “People’s Scrapbook” located in the Genealogy Room at Hackley Public Library.

Information donated by Barbara Hill

 

BILLADEAU, Daisy (Infant)
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  28 July 1924
Daisy, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Billadeau, died Saturday night at the family home, 643 Isabella street.  Funeral service was held at 4:00 o’clock Monday afternoon at St. Mary’s cemetery.

Information donated by Matt Burns

 

BINNS-Tom & Pam,
Rothbury

Birth notice - a girl, at home, Muskegon Chronicle,Sept.19,2001,Page 3B.

Information donated by  Joanne Wood  

 

BINSCHUS, Jessica Birth notice -  a boy, at Mercy General Oak Campus, Muskegon Chronicle,Sept.18,2001,Page 3B.

Information donated by  Joanne Wood

 

BLANKMYERS, Charles
Obituary
Muskegon Reporter, May 26, 1859 -
DROWNED - On Saturday evening last, about 9 o'clock, as the schooner S. Bates from Chicago, came up to the dock of C. Davis & Co., in this place, the first mate, Mr. Charles Blankmyers, in endeavoring to jump ashore with a line, missed his footing, fell into the water, and was drowned.  It was quite dark at the time the accident occured, and it is supposed the unfortunate man struck his head against the dock, and was stunned thereby, as he sank without a struggle or without uttering a word.  Every effort was made by the officers and crew of the vessel to rescue their comrade, but all of their endeavors proved unavailing.  His body was recovered about an hour afterwards, and buried here, in the village cemetery, on Sunday afternoon.  In accordance with a beautiful, and we believe, universal custom among sailors when a comrade dies, the flags of the shipping in the harbor were suspended at half mast.  The deceased, we are informed, was an unmar! ried man, about 27 years of age and "shipped" aboard the Bates at Chicago only a few days before the occurrence of the accident that deprived him of life.

Information donated by Bill Moore

 

BLETSCH, Howard Frederick
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  5 October 1945 
To Hold Funeral  Sunday for Auto  Victim, Bletsch  Whitehall, -Oct. 5.-- (Special) -- Funeral services for Howard Frederick Bletsch, 27 years old, who was killed Thursday morning in an auto accident near Twin Lake will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Gee chapel.  The Rev. Earl I. Prosser, of the Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in Oakhurst cemetery in Whitehall.  He was born on March 3, 1918 in Dalton township and had lived all his life in that area.  He was a machinist.  Mr. Bletsch married Miss Edna Wilson on May 31, 1942.  Surviving are the widow, two sons, Howard Raymond, and William Charles; his mother, Mrs. Howard Bletsch, of Dalton; three brothers, Kenneth of Dalton, John in the army at Ft. Knox, Ky., and Wilbur at home; one sister, Mrs. Marian Miller, of Bear lake.

Information donated by Matt Burns

 

Article
Expect Two Men  Injured in Crash  Will Recover  Recovery today was expected at Hackley hospital for Kenneth Bletsch, 23 years old, of Dalton township, and Paul Helman, 33 years old, Muskegon, R. R. 3, who were injured in the automobile accident Thursday which claimed the life of Howard Bletsch, 26 years old, of Lakewood club.  The hospital said the two men were expected to return to their homes in a day or two.

Information donated by Matt Burns

BLETSCH, Kenneth W.
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan 
BLETSCH, MR.  KENNETH W.
  North Muskegon  MR. Bletsch, age 69, died March 14, 1991.  Born January 10, 1922, in Muskegon, he had lived in the area all his life.  On February 13, 1943, he married the former Betty Wilke in Muskegon and had worked in the shipping department at Teledyne Continental Motors until retiring.  Mr. Bletsch also farmed and enjoyed horses greatly.  A brother, Howard, preceded him in death.  FAMILY  His wife, Betty; 3 sons, Kenneth Jr. (LaCinda), James and Mark, all of Muskegon; 6 daughters, Linda Reed, Bonnie (Jack) Snider and Pam (Dan) Wilks all of Muskegon, Faye (Jerry) Kiesgen of Twin Lake, Janet (David) Wilks and Cheryl (Ronald) Bell, both of Whitehall; 16 grandchildren; 1 sister, Marian Miller, of North Muskegon; 2 brothers, John of NV and Wink of Holland.  FUNERAL  Monday, March 18, 1991, at 1 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Bruce Beach officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakhurst Cemetery-Whitehall.]  VISITING HOURS  Saturday, 6:30-8:30 PM and Sunday, 1-4 PM, in Whitehall.  MEMORIAL:  Memorial Fund of the church of Michigan Heart Association.  Clock      White Lake

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BLETSH, Henry William
Obituary
Plain Dealer   Cleveland, Ohio  28 October 1979   Pg. 17, Sec. B 
BLETSH  HENRY WILLIAM BLETSH, devoted husband of Louise A. (nee Froehlich).  Dear father of William H., Elaine McKay and the late Roland A.  Grandfather of eleven, great-grandfather of five.  Services were conducted Saturday at SAUER’S FUNERAL HOME INC. 4891 MEMPHIS AVE.

Information donated by Matt Burns  

 

BOARDWELL, Armanda (Mrs.) Smith
Obituary
Montague Observer  Montague, Michigan  24 January 1901  Page 1

ANOTHER HAS FALLEN.  Mrs. Jas. Boardwell Goes To Her Reward After Two Years' Illness.  At 12 o'clock last Friday night Mrs. James Boardwell passed from life after a lingering illness of complicated diseases of over two years.  She had been a patient sufferer and the end came peacefully and without hardly a struggle.  Her long siege of illness was intermingled with hopes and despair and only her undaunting courage and the good care she received prolonged her life.  At noon of the day on which she died she revived from the comatose state in which she had lapsed during the past month and talked more than she had for days.  Her husband left her at noon in an easy chair and went to his work feeling that she was some­what improved.  At night there was a radical change and she became much worse, being unable to take either nourishment or medicine.  It was then apparent that she was dying and ere long she passed in that sweet sleep that knows no waking.  Deceased's maiden name was Armada Smith and was born in Claybanks township, August 24, 1855, and died January 19, 1901, being 45 years, four months and 26 days of age at the time of her demise.  May 13, 1876 she was joined in marriage with James Boardwell who still survives her.  From this union there resulted four children:  William, Edward, Monte and Goldie.  In her demise this community has lost an esteemed citizen and her family a devoted and affectionate mother and wife.  The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from deceased's late home, Rev. Slee officiating.  A large number of sympathizing friends and relatives were present.  The remains were laid to rest in the village cemetery.

Information donated by Matt Burns

 

BOARDWELL, James
Obituary
Montague Observer  Montague, Michigan  3 March 1921  Page 1 
Answers His Summons.  James Boardwell passed away at his home in this village Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 10 p.m., after a lingering illness, cancer of the lip.  He was born in Rochester, N.Y., Dec. 25, 1845.  When small he moved with his parents to West Bend, Wis.  In 1864 he enlisted in company E, 36th Wisconsin Volunteers, and served until he lost his leg in the battle of Cold Harbor.  In 1867 he came to Montague where he has since made his home.
 
He was united in marriage to Armaea Smith of Claybanks, May 13, 1876, seven children being born to them, of whom four survive--James of Omaha, Neb., Edward, Mont and Goldie of this village, also one sister and one brother of Holland, Mich., and three grandchildren.  The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the family residence, Rev. Aug. Coors, officiating.  Those from out of town attending the funeral were:  Mrs. Jack Dewit of Holland; Mrs. Kate Boardwell and daughter Edna, of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Carl Sorrenson and daughter Hellen and Miss Austin of Shelby.

Information donated by Matt Burns

BODEN, Charles E.
Obituary
St. Petersburg Times  St. Petersburg, Florida  3 December 1973  Page 11-B

BODEN, CHARLES E., 69, of 6013 17th Ave. S., Gulfport, president of Boden Company Mobile Home Industries, Sunday (Dec. 2, 1973).  Robert D. Easter Funeral Home.  BODEN – Charles E., 69, of 6013 17th Ave. S., Gulfport, passed away Sunday, December 2, 1973.  Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, here since 1951 from Holland, Michigan.  President of The Boden Company, Mobile Home Industries.  He is survived by his wife Mina; a son, Charles Jr., of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; 3 daughters Mrs. Jessie Allen, Mrs. Marillyn Newville and Mrs. Bernice TerHaar, all of St. Petersburg; his mother, Mrs. George Boden; 5 sisters and 2 brothers; 13 grandchildren.  Friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9PM at the Robert D. Easter Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2PM with Rev. Donald P. Lohman, of the Bethany Reformed Church, officiating.  Entombment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Heart Association in memory of Charles E. Boden.  ROBERT D. EASTER  FUNERAL HOME  5730 15 Ave. S.  344-3689

Information donated by Matt Burns  

 

Bolema, Curtis G. (Mr.)
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan Monday September 17, 2001 page 3B
Mr. Curtis G. Bolema, age 61, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, September 16, 2001.  He was born in Muskegon, MI on June 1, 1940 to Harry & Anna (Baar) Bolema and married the former Sharon J. Blomberg on November 8, 1968.  Mr Bolema served his country in the US Army Reserves.  He had been employed as a Machine Operator at Dana Corporation, formerly Sealed Power for 37 years until retiring in January of 2001.  He was a member of Fifth Reformed Church, the Men’s Prayer Breakfast Fellowship & was an avid Michigan State & NASCAR fan and enjoyed traveling with his family.  Survivors  Wife, Sharon J; 1 daughter, Heidi A. Bolema of Muskegon; 1 sister, Judie (Gerald) Meyering of Roosevelt Park; a sister-in-law, Patricia Bolema of Norton Shores; 3 nephews, 2 nieces, many cousins as well as his special cats, Taffy & Ginger.  He was preceded in death by his parents & by a brother, Larry Bolema on August 20, 2001.  Memorial Service
Tuesday, September 18, 2001, 7:30 PM at Fifth Reformed Church with Pastor Norm Swier officiating.  Interment at Norton Cemetery.  Visitation  Friends may meet with the family on hour prior to the service at Fifth Reformed Church 2330 Holton Rd., N. Muskegon. Memorial:  Fifth Reformed Church or Muskegon Rescue Mission

Information donated by  Anita Pugh

Bolthouse, Carrie (Mrs.) Nordhof
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Friday, February 28, 1964  page 21

Mrs. Carrie Bolthouse
  Dies;  Resident Here 68 Years  Mrs. Bert Bolthouse, a native of the Netherlands and resident of this community the last 68 years, died at her home Thursday.  Mrs. Bolthouse was 83 and lived at 148 Diana Ave.  Born January 21, 1881 in the Netherlands, she came to this country as a girl and lived first at Montague.  She attended school there and later in Muskegon.  The former Carrie Noordhof, she married Bert Bolthouse in Muskegon May 22, 1902 and the couple had made their home here since.  Mrs. Bolthouse was a member of Allen Avenue Christian Reformed Church and was a former member of the Ladies Aid of the church.
Besides her husband, she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Thomas P. DeLong, Mrs. John Bush and Miss Clarissa Bolthouse, all of Muskegon; two sister, Mrs. Jennie DeYoung and Mrs. Peter Weesies, both of Muskegon; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Information donated by  William & Barbara Hill  

 

Bolthouse, Herman W.
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Friday, February 1, 1952  page 2
H. W. Bolthouse
, Leading Sports Booster, Dies (photo & article on page 12)
Herman W. Bolthouse, 51 years old, a leading booster of Muskegon High School athletics more than 30 years, died late yesterday at his home, 183 Delaware avenue.  Known to hundreds of sports fans through his enthusiasm for sports, and a familiar figure at all the Muskegon High athletic contests, Mr. Bolthouse was stricken with a heart attack two months ago.  He returned home several weeks ago from the hospital and appeared to be making satisfactory recovery when the fatal attack came.  District representative for the Michigan Mutual Liability Company, Mr. Bolthouse was a lifelong resident of Muskegon, born here July 24, 1900.  A member of the Muskegon Yacht Club, Mr. Bolthouse served as treasurer seven years and was a member of the racing committee, contributing much to the development of the club’s racing program.  He also was active in the Muskegon High “M” Club, alumni athletic organization, and had served as club treasurer.  Mr. Bolthouse was graduated by Muskegon High School and attended Western Michigan College.  He married Marian Hunt July 24, 1924.  He was a member of Central Reformed Church and was active in the Church Brotherhood.  He was a member of the Greater Muskegon Chamber of Commerce and was active on it committee.  Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Robert Bolthouse, at home, and a brother, George Bolthouse of Muskegon.

Information donated by  William & Barbara Hill  

 

Bolthouse, Samuel
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Monday, November 21, 1910  page 5

After an illness of seven weeks and four days, Samuel Bolthouse, 51 Emerald street, a partner in the firm of Cramer & Bolthouse, 147 w. Western avenue, died this morning at 6:15 at his home.  Tuberculosis was the cause of death, he having been afflicted only recently with the disease.  He was 33 years of age.  Mr. Bolthouse was born in the Netherlands and came to this country when 11 years old.  He resided in Muskegon since that time.  He was married 11 years ago and leaves a widow and two children, Anton Bolthouse, aged nine years and Jantina Bolthouse aged five years.  He was a member of the First Christian Reformed church.  He worked at the tinsmith business.  The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the residence and at 2 o’clock at the First Christian Reformed church on Terrace St.  The Rev. B.H. Einink, pastor of the church will have charge of the services.

Information donated by  William & Barbara Hill  

 

Bolthouse, Tunis
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Friday, December 22, 1905  page 1

Tunis Bolhouse
Dies; Farmer At Fruitport, Resident Of Muskegon  After suffering two years with malignant cancer of the head, Tunis Bolthouse died this morning at 1 o’clock at his home, 14 Kenneth St.  Mr. Bolthouse had a farm in Fruitport township and formerly lived there, but has lived in Muskegon for the last two years.  He was born in the Netherlands fifty-seven years ago and lived there until he was 38 years old, coming directly from there to Muskegon county.  Besides his wife, Mr. Bolthouse leaves two sons, Bert Bolthouse and Samuel Bolthouse, and one daughter, Mrs. Tride Clock, all of Muskegon.  The funeral will be held at the residence next Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Information donated by  William & Barbara Hill  

 

Booker, Vera B. (Mrs.)
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan Wednesday September 19, 2001 page 3B

Muskegon Hts. - Vera B. Booker, 78, of Muskegon Heights died Monday at Hackley Hospital.  She was the widow of Charlie Booker and had been employed by Bill Stern Restaurant as a kitchen helper.  She was a member of the Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research Inc.  Arrangements by Toombs.  Funeral services for Mrs. Vera B. Booker, age 78, will be held Friday, 12 noon at Toombs Chapel, Dr. James Dye of IDMR officiating.  Interment; Mona View Cemetery.  Visitation:  Thursday, 10am-9pm.

Information donated by  Anita Pugh

 

BORCHERS, M. Alice (Mrs.) Bowman
Obituary

Mrs.Borchers, County Pioneer Dies at 83  Mrs. Alice Borchers, 83, widow of Charles M. Borchers, twice Decatur's mayor, died at 5:12 am.today in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Helen Brown of Country Club Road.  Mrs. Borchers, of 695 s. Crea St. had been ill three months.  She was born near Oakley September 24, 1870, a daughter of Andrew and Emilena (Manecke)Bowman, pioneer Macon County residents. She attended a college at Dixon and for 16 years was a teacher in Macon county schools.  Mrs. Borchers was married June 28, 1905 to Charles M. Borchers, Decatur attorney, who was mayor of Decatur two terms during which he led the fight for the impounding of the Sangamon river and the creation of Lake Decatur.  Mr. Borchers also was elected congressman from the 19th district in 1912 and once was a candidate for governor of Illinois.  He died December 2, 1946  Mrs. Borchers was one of the founders of the Macon County Humane Society and worked for the organization of the Boys Opportunity Home. She was a member of Decatur Chapter 111, Order of Eastern Star.  She leaves two sons, A.Webber Borchers and Robert Borchers, Decatur;two daughters, Mrs. Helen Brown, Decatur and Mrs Lois Marriner, Garden City, Long Island, NY., and seven grandchildren.  There are three sisters, Mrs. Flora Jostes, Blue Mound, and Miss Leona F. Bowman and Mrs. Myrtle Miller,both of Cocoa Beach,FL  The body is at the Brintling funeral Home, Arrangements are imcomplete.

Information Donated by Barbara Hill & Gail B. Hupp

 

Borgeson, George (Mr.)
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan Sunday September 16, 2001 page 7D

Mr. George E. Borgeson
, age 79, passed away Friday, September 14, 2001 in Muskegon.  He was born April 29, 1922 in Muskegon to Ernest & Myrtle (Stewart) Borgeson, and had been a life resident of the area.  Mr. Borgeson was a member of Calvary Church.  He was veteran of World War II, 126th infantry Company G -32nd division, and had been employed by Dresser Industries for 39 years, until his retirement in 1984.  After his retirement, he worked for the Muskegon Country Club for 13 years.  Mr. Borgeson was a member of VFW Post #446, a life member of Red Arrow 32nd Division, American Legion Post 0069, MDHA (Michigan Duck Hunters Association - Lakeshore Chapter), and was a member of the DeClores Family.  On April 5, 1941, Mr. Borgeson married the former Ida Smith and she survives him along with 1 son, Roger & Keiren Borgeson of Kalamazoo, and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by 1 son, Mark Allen Borgeson, 3 brothers and 4 sisters.  Services will be 1 PM Tuesday at Calvary Church, with Pastor Bill Rudd officiating.  Visitation with the family will be 2-4 & 7-9 PM Monday at The Walburn Chapel Sytsema Funeral Homes 1547 W. Sherman Blvd. http://sysema2.plan4ever.com.  Burial will take place in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the Calvary Church Building Fund would be appreciated.

Information donated by  Anita Pugh  

 

Borgeson, Marva Florence
Birth
Muskegon Chronicle,  4 April 1916

BORGESON -- To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Borgeson, 118 Harrison Street, at Hackley Hospital, Monday, March 27, 1916,
a daughter, Marva Florence

Information donated by Bill Moore

 

BOURDO, Alex
Obituary
May 16, 1921 – Alex Bourdo died this morning at his home, 81 Park avenue, after nine weeks’ illness, aged 76 years.  Mr. Bourdo was born in New York state, coming to Muskegon in 1856.  He was employed at the Brunswick Balke Collender Co..   Mr. Bourdo was a member of St. Jean’s Catholic Church.  He leaves four children, Henry Bourdo, George Bourdo, Mrs. George Hoerres and Mrs. Maude VanderBusch, all of Milwaukee; eleven grandchildren and on great grandchild; one borther and four sisters, John Bourdo, Mrs. Ernest Coutchie, Mrs. Marion Pate, Mrs. Oliver Mitchell and Mrs. Peter Morin, all of this city.  Funeral announcemene will be given later.
Information was found in the “People’s Scrapbook” located in the Genealogy Room at Hackley Public Library.

Information donated by Barbara Hill  

 

Bourland, Marjorie
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Thursday, September 20, 2001 page 4B

Mt. Vernon, IL formerly of Muskegon - Marjorie Bourland, age 93, died Sept. 8, 2001 in Jackson, MI.  Survivors:  Brother, Frank Weirich (wife, Peggy), Jackson, MI; several nieces & nephews, including Roger & Tom Fielstra of Muskegon, Preceding her death, husbands:  Leamon Wingo and Charles Bourland, sister, Cleo Fielstra.  Graveside service:  Kirk Cemetery, Ina, Illinois, Sept. 22, 2001.
 

 

BOUTELL, Mrs. Cora / STEVENS
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan August 26 1965
LONG ILLNESS TAKES LIFE OF MRS. BOUTELL.   Mrs. Cora Catherine Boutell, 73, formerly of 1137 Wood St. and a resident of this community most of her life, died Wednesday at Knollview Manor Nursing Home after a long illness.  Born Feb. 18, 1887, Mrs. Boutell attended Muskegon schools. She was a communicant of St. Paul’s Church and a member of St. Paul’s Sixth Guild.  She worked for a number of years as a seamstress. Formerly Miss Cora C. Stevens, she married Jan. 2, 1926, to Frank Boutell in LaPorte, Ind. Mr. Boutell died here in 1957. She leaves a sister Mrs. Sadie Hancock of Akron, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.                                

Information donated by Bob Nordstrand

 

BOUTELL, Frank
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle Muskegon, Michigan 31 Jan 1957
FRANK BOUTELL, LIFE RESIDENT, HEART VICTIM (with picture) Frank Boutell, 1137 Wood street, veteran foundry man, died while being taken to Hackley hospital after he was stricken with a heart attack at his home yesterday. He was 63 years old. A life resident of Muskegon, he was born in Norton township July 23, 1891. He attended public schools of Muskegon and at the age of 13 started work as coremaker at Montague Casting Company. When the company was purchased by Paul M. Wiener, he continued with the new foundry company and for 20 years was supervisor in the plant until it closed. Mr. Boutell retired about four years ago. He married the former Cora Stevens Jan. 2, 1926, at LaPorte, Ind.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, a member of The Foundrymen’s Association, the Maccabees and was a former member of Masonic Lodge. In addition to his wife, he leaves one brother, Henry Boutell of Muskegon, and several nieces and nephews.

Information donated by Bob Nordstrand

 

Bouwkamp, boy
Birth
Muskegon News Chronicle,  6 March 1912
BORN - To Mr. and Mrs. John Bouwkamp, Muskegon township, Wednesday, March 6, 1912, a son. Information donated by Bill Moore  

BOWEN, Mrs. Harlow Obituary Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  26 April 1882  Page 3  The funeral of Mrs. Harlow Bowen was held April 2 [I believe this is a mistake and should be 20-something as she died on April 19], under the auspices of the Trent Grange, at their hall.  The Master, Benjamen Whitney, assisted by N. Whitney had charge of the services of the order.  Rev. Mudge, of Bailey, conducted the religious services.  The remains were deposited in the Minnich Cemetery [this is Seaman Cemetery].  Harlow Bowen is one of the oldest residents of Moorland, as well as one of the most respected, and has the sympathy of the entire community.

Information donated by Matt Burns  

 

Bowman, Charles Frank  Bowman, Charles Frank
Photo courtesy of Beverly Bowman Hartman

Marriage

September 26, 1936 to Cornelia Lucille Berghuis in St. Joseph Co., IN
  Death Record Muskegon County, Liber 42 page 44  

Obituary Muskegon Chronicle - Muskegon, MI May 20, 1981  C. Frank Bowman, age 80, passed away Tuesday evening at Mercy Hospital. He was born February 19, 1901 in Rochester, IN and has resided in the Muskegon area most of his life. He was married to the former Cornelia Berghuis on September 26, 1936.  He was Proprietor of Wolf Lake Bus Line until 1946 and then was employed at Montgomery Wards & retired from Cash Way Lumber.  He was a life member of F. O. E. No 668 of Muskegon. He is survived by his wife Cornelia, 1 son Walter Bowman, 3 daughters, Ms. Beverly Hartman, Mrs. Fred Daniels, and Mrs. Ernest Flermoen all of Muskegon, 10 grandchildren, 1 sister Mrs. Jessie Garbe of Lake Orion, MI, several nieces and nephews.  Services will be held at 3:00p.m. Friday from Sytsema Chapel. Interment will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 7p.m. this evening where they may meet the family 7-9p.m. today and Thursday. Burial May 22, 1981 Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Last Supper   SSDI    b.   February 19, 1901   d. May 1, 1981   SS #384-28-0391

Information donated by  William & Barbara Hill  

 

Bowman, Mrs. Cornelia  Bowman, Cornelia Lucille (Mrs.) Berghuis
Obituary

51 N. Kensington  Muskegon Chronicle-Muskegon, MI December 6, 1982  Mrs. Cornelia L. Bowman, age 74, passed away Sunday morning at Mercy Hospital. She was born September 1, 1908 in Muskegon and has been a life resident. She was the former Cornelia Berghuis and was married to C. Frank Bowman on September 26, 1936, he preceded her in death on may 19, 1981. She had been employed at the Amazon Knitting Co. and SS Kresge Store. She was a Charter Member of Wolf Lake United Methodist Church and F. O. E. No 668 Aux. She is survived by her children, Mrs. Beverly Hartman of White Cloud, MI, Mrs. Fred Daniels and Mrs. Ernest Flermoen and Walter Bowman all of Muskegon, 11 grandchildren and one great-grand-daughter. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday from the Wolf Lake United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Williams officiating. Interment will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the Sytsema Funeral Home beginning at 7p.m. this evening where they may meet the family 7-9p.m. and 2-4 and 7-9p.m on Tuesday
SSDI    b. September 1, 1908   d. December 1, 1982   SS #    379-01-2605
Photo courtesy of Beverly Hartman
 

Information donated by  Barbara Hill

 

Bowman, Anna InnezBOWMAN, Anna Innez (Mrs.) Grove
Obituary
Kalkaska Area Resident Dies  Kalkaska - Mrs. Anna I. Bowman, 89, area resident for the past 10 years, died March 15 at Meadow Brook Hospital in Bellaire.  She was born March 5, 1883 in Rochester, IN and lived in Muskegon prior to her residence here.  Surviving are a son, Frank of Muskegon, MI and a daughter Mrs. Jesse Garbe of Lake Orion; brothers Frank Grove of Alma, MI and Earl Grove of Traverse City; 8 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.  Services will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in the Swartz-Wolfe funeral home, Rev. Gerald Hedlund of the Fife Lake Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City
Information Donated by Barbara Hill & Herman Stiver – Photo courtesy of Herman Stiver     BOWMAN, Laura Belle (Mrs.) Clark Obituary (photo)  Mrs. Bowman Dies at 75  Mrs. Laura Belle Bowman, 75, of 2015 N. Union St., a life-long resident of Decatur, died at 4:45 p.m. yesterday in her home.  She had been in failing health for two years and seriously ill since February.  Mrs. Bowman was a charter member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and a former member of the Altar Society of the church.  Her husband, William F. Bowman Sr., was a Decatur carpenter, contractor and business agent for the Carpenter's Union before his death in 1952.  She was born in Decatur on August 30, 1877, a daughter of Michael and Catherine Clark. She was married to Mr. Bowman in Decatur on April 22, 1902. He died on March 20, 1952.  She is survived by nine daughters, Mrs. William S. Reid, Niles, Il, Miss Mary Bowman and Miss Catherine Bowman, Chicago, Mrs. John Bolero, Mrs. Bernard O'Neill, Mrs. Richard Huff, Mrs. Hermoise Walter, and Miss Constance Bowman all of Decatur, Mrs. Bernard Bowman, Waverly, and two sons, W.F Bowman Jr., Los Angeles, and C.A. Bowman, Decatur.  There are 16 grandchildren. Also surviving are tow brothers, Will Clark, Decatur, and J.M. Clark, Rockwell, Iowa and two sisters, Mrs. Louis J. Garver and Mrs. Clinton Booker, Decatur.  The body is in the J.J.Moran & Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.  Requiem high mass will be at 9 a.m. Friday in St.Thomas Catholic Church, Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery

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Bowman, LeonaBOWMAN, Leona F. (Miss)

Obituary
Miss Bowman Dies at 97  the first woman to be elected to public office in Macon County died Friday in Cocoa Beach, FL.  She served as superintendent of county schools at a time shen women could not yet vote.  In fact, it was 14 years after her election that women first gained the right to vote.  Miss Bowman, who was 97, was one of six sisters, all of whom taught school in Macon county.  She was an aunt of Rep. A. Webber Borcher, R-Decatur, and served as superintendent of the county schools from 1906-1910.  A newspaper clippin dated 1906 said that Miss Bowman was receiving $70 a month while a teacher at Magee School.  She later earned $1650 a year as superintendent of schools, according to newspaper clippings.  Miss Bowman had spent the last years of her life in Cocoa Beach with a sister, Mrs. Reverdy (Myrtle)Miller, who survives.  She received her school room education in the country schools and as a student in the Illinois Normal University and as a student at the Normal College in Dixon.  Miss Bowman received her doctor's degree in home economics from the University of Chicago. She later taught there and at Iniana University. She also served as chairman of the department of home economics at Wittenberg College in Ohio.  She and her six siters taught school for 54 years in Macon county.  Besides her role as educator, she was a painter and author of several books on sewing.  Miss Bowman was born near Oakley on December 31, 1873, the daughter of Andrew and Emmalena (Manecke)Bowman.  Funeral Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Brintlinger's Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. sunday. Burial will be in Fairlawn cemetery

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BOWMAN, William F.
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W.F.Bowman Dies at 75  William Frederick Bowman, Sr., 75, of 2015 North Union St., carpenter, contractor and former business agen of the carpenter's union, died at 9:05p.m. yesterday in St.Mary's Hospital.  He was business agent fo the union in pre-war years. Born April2, 1876 in Oakley he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bowman. He married Laura Belle Clark April 22, 1902 in Decatur. Mr. Bowman came here 50 years ago from Oakely. He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, TeDuem, the fourth degree of the Knights of Columbus and of the carpenters union.  Besides his wife he leave nine daughters, Mrs. W.S. Reid, Kay Bowman and mary Bowman of Chicago; Mrs.Bernard bowman of Waverly and Mrs. R.L.Huff, Mrs. John Bollero, Mrs. Bernard O'Neill, Mrs. Hermoise Walter and Constance Bowman all of Decatur; two sons, William F.,Jr. of Los Angeles, CA and C.A. of Decatur; four sisters, Mrs. Will Jostes of Macon, Mrs. Charles M.Borchers of Decatur and Mrs.Reverdy J. Miller and Leona F.Bowman of Cocoa Beach, FL and 15 grandchildren The body is in the J.J.Moran & Sons funeral home, where friends may call after 2p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be at 9a.m. Monday in St.Thomas Catholic church with burial in Calvary cemetery

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BOWMAN, William John
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Took Strychnine  William J. Bowman ended life this morning  He was struck on the head in Manistee and never fully recovered Record Eagle - Traverse City, MI - November 12, 1913  William J. Bowman committed suicide this morning at nine o'clock at his home at 206 North Oak Street by taking ten grains of strychnine dying in a terrible agony two and a half hours afterward. Despondency is the only reason given for his act. Mr. Bowman has been in the employ of A.W.Rickerd for the past six years and a half and left the office this morning at 8:30 going directly home and to his room, where he swallowed the deadly poison. A physician was hastely summoned, who rendered all the aid possible, but when it is considered that a twentieth of a grain is a dose, the amount taken was enough to kill a dozen men. The coroner was called and pronounced death from the cause as stated. Mr. Bowman was assaulted in Manistee some time ago and he had never fully recovered from the effects of the blow that he received at that time. He had lived in Traverse City for several years before entering the employ of Mr. Rickerd and the utmost confidence has always been placed in him and he has filled many importat positions with this firm. It was stated that Mr.Bowman purchased the poison several days ago saying that he was going to use it to kill some rats and nothing was thought of the occurrence. Ther is left a wife and three children, Frank, twelve, Jessie, ten, and Walter eight years of age.

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Bowman, Dollie
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b. Jan 23, 1884   d. February 1, 1981   SS #382-24-0870

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Bowman, Ellis  
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b. April 4, 1926   d. November 18, 1988   SS #365-22-2443

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Bowman, Helen
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b. September 28, 1880   d. July 1, 1978   SS #371-68-3831

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Bowman, John 
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b. January 29, 1880   d. January 1, 1969   SS #379-01-7569

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Bowman, Len    
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b. October 16, 1892   d. March 1, 1968   SS #367-10-9272

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Bowman, Mildred
SSDI    b. August 16, 1910   d. April 1, 1983   SS #367-10-6813

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Bowman, Theo  
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b. April 24, 1897   d. November 1, 1973   SS #372-30-6100

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Bowman, Violet
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b. September 5, 1893   d. November 1, 1966   SS #370-14-5517

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BOWMAN, Walter Lyle
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Bus Operator at Wolf Lake, Dies  Walter Lyle Bowman, 33 years old, of Wolf Lake, R.R.4 Egelston township, on of the Wolf Lake bus line operators, died Saturday at his home after an illness of nine months.  He was born in Thompsonville October 5, 1905 and later lived in Traverse City, where he graduated from the Traverse City High school. He also attended Michigan State Normal college at Ypsilanti for two years.  The last several years he had lived here, coming to Muskegon from Detroit where he made his home for several years. Mr. Bowman operated the Wolf Lake bus line for six years.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. A. I. Bowman, with whom he made his home at Wolf Lake, his brother Frank of R.R.4; and one sister, Mrs. Jessie Garbe of Pontiac.

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Bowman, William 
SSDI b. April 1, 1928   d. February 15, 1994   SS #369-22-9399

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BOWNE, Pearl F. (Mrs.)
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  24 August 1961  Page 39 
Mrs. Bowne  Here 25 Years,  Dies at Age 66  Mrs. Pearl F. Bowne, 66, of 62 W. Walton Ave., a resident here since 1936 after moving from Grand Ledge and active as a communicant of St. Jean's Church, died today at her home after a long illness.  Born Dec. 22, 1894, in Manistee, Mrs. Bowne attended schools in Manistee.  She was married Dec. 27, 1921, to Raymond Bowne in Ludington.  Her activities in the church included membership in the St. Ann's Society.  She leaves her husband; two sons, Raymond, Jr., and Richard, both of Muskegon; a brother, John of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Lou of Muskegon and Mrs. Miller Joseph of   Johannesburg, and 14 grandchildren.

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BOWNE, Raymond Joseph
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  18 January 1979  Page 36 
BOWNE, MR.
RAYMOND JOSEPH  2933 Dawes Rd.   Roosevelt Park   Mr Raymond Bowne age 78, passed away Wednesday at Mercy Hospital.  He was born June 3, 1900 in Ludington.  He came to Muskegon in 1920 where he resided most of his life.  He was married to the former Frances Pearl Blair, Dec. 23, 1920, she passed away Aug. 1961, in Muskegon.  He was employed in the Printing Dept. at Mercy Hospital, retiring in 1970.  Mr. Bowne attended St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.  His survivors include 2 sons Raymond and Richard of Muskegon, 19 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  The Funeral Service will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Rev. Leo Rosioniec celebrant, interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  A Bible Vigil will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Young Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the funeral home beginning Friday, where they may meet the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorial tributes are suggested to the Emphysema Division of Muskegon TB Association.  Envelopes available at the Funeral Home.  –Young

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BRADFIELD, Lary Gene 
Marriage

BRADFIELD, Lary Gene  897 E. Forest Ave., and Sharon Kay Cochran, 929 Dale Ave Muskegon Chronicle, 9 July 1963, page 11
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Braspenninx Shirley (Mrs.)
Obituary Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Thursday, September 20, 2001 page 4B Ravenna Shirley Braspenninx, age 66, died Wednesday morning at home after a long battle with cancer.  Survivors:  Husband Gregory “Jack”; 4 sons, Bruce (Debbie) and Gary (Beverly) both of Ravenna, Greg Jr. (Christi)of Muskegon, & Scott (Linda) of Grand Haven; 9 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter; 1 sister, Elizabeth Oom of Sparta, Shirley was predeceased by a grandson, Brian, 1 brother & 2 sisters.  Memorial Service Saturday, 11:30am at Throop Funeral Home, Ravenna with Rev. Don VanSlyke officiating.  Cremation has taken place.  Burial:  Ravenna Cemetery, Memorial:  Hospice of Muskegon/Oceana Co.  The family will greet family and friends at Moorland Twp. Hall after the service.

 

 

BRAULT, Desiree (Mrs.) Derbaix
Obituary
clipping from an Indiana newspaper-assumed Linton, IN area
Age 81, Succumbs of Heart Attack Wed.  Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 O'clock at the M.J. Aikin and Son Funeral Home in Linton for the late Mrs. Desiree Derbaix Brault aged Belgium woman who died suddenly at her home in Linton sometime after midnight Tuesday.  Mrs. Brault, since the passing of her husband Jean Antone Brault in 1943, has lived alone in South Linton between visits with her children and has been in the usual good health having visited a neighbor a few
days prior to her passing. The announcement of her death came as a shock to her many friends.  She was found early Wednesday morning by Mrs. Mary Simon a neighbor who summoned a son Victor Brault of Spencer. The coroner's report indicated that she had passed away of coronary occlucion.  Mrs. Brault was born in Belgium Christmas day in 1865 and at the time of her passing was 81 years, 9 months and 6 days old.  The family came to America 55 years ago and about 45 years agoe came to Linton from Georgetown, IL.  The deceased is survived by three daughter, Mrs. Clara Vantrepot of Muskegon, MI, Mrs. Hermine Martin of Columbia City, IN, and Mrs. Termine McKimm of Wayne, MI. also by five sons,A.L. and Gene Brault of Ashboro, North Carolina, Eugene Brault of Muskegon, MI, Victor Brault of Spencer, IN and G.E. Brault of Freedom, IN.  Two sisters in France also survive as does a brother Jules Derbaix in France.  The remains lay in state at the Funeral home until time of the services which will be conducted by Rev. Grady Spiegel of the Christian Church.  Interment will be made in the family plot in Fairview Cemetery.

 

BRAULT, Emma (Miss)
Obituary
(Frenchie)  1300 W. Broadway, Roosevelt Park  Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Oct.30, 1983  Miss Emma (Frenchie) Brault age 65, died Sunday afternoon at a local hospital following a short illness.  She was born October 19, 1918 in Linton, IN and has lived in Muskegon most of her life.  She had worked at the Parkview Tavern for many years until her retirement in 1980.  She is survived by a son; Marvin Brault of Fountain, MI, 2 nephews; Donald Hartman of Grand Rapids, MI and Robert Hartman of White Cloud, MI, 2 nieces; Mrs. Edwin (Shirley) Workman of Muskegon and Ms. MaryAnn Hartman of San Antonio, TX, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. There will be no service or visitation. Her cremation will be interned in Mona View Cemetery. (Lee Funeral Home)
BRAULT, Ruby Berniece (Mrs.) Haton Obituary (1998)  Ruby B. Brault, 88, Worthington, died Monday, July 6, at Greene County General Hospital  Born September 24, 1909, in Owen County, she was the daughter of John and Zantia (Moore)Haton  She had been a cook at Indiana University, retiring after 26 years of service. She was a member of the Spencer Baptist Church.  Survivors include one sister, Irene Haton of Worthington; four nephews, two nieces and several great-nephews and nieces.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Brault, 1965; four brothers, Randle Haton, Claude Haton, Glenn Haton, and Frank Haton and three sisters, Goldie Hubbard, Jeanete padgett and Lussie Hatton. Services will be 7p.m Wednesday, July 8, at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer with the Rev. Don Lincicome officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  

BRAULT, Eugene D.
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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Nov.20, 1967 pg.8  Mr. Brault Active in Masons, Dies  Eugene D. Brault, a native of Pennsylvania and resident here 36 years, died Sunday at the home of his grandson at 70 E. Kenwood Drive, Laketon Township. He was 75. Born September 13, 1886, in Pennsylvania, he moved to Indiana with his parents as a child, and later to St. Louis, MO, where he attended public schools. He was married there to the former Ruby Sarah Beebe in 1910. The couple settled there and later moved to Linton, IN.  Mr. Brault moved with his wife to Muskegon in 1925. He was a thirty-third degree Mason and member of the Masonic Lodge of Linton, IN.  He leaves two daughters, Miss Emma Marie Brault, and Mrs. Helen Hartman of Muskegon, a son Ferrere Brault of Muskegon; four sisters, Mrs. Lee Marquette of Barberton, OH, Mrs Clara Vandtrpot of Michigan, Mrs. Travis McKim of Highland, and Mrs. Octave Martin Estell of South Carolina; three brothers, John of Ashborough, North Carolina, Victor of Spencer, IN, and Germinal Brault of Freedom, IN; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

 

 

BRAULT, Henry Otto
Obituary
April 4, 1999 Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Grant, MI Henry Otto Brault, ate 76, died Friday, April 2, 1999. Born September 1922 at Linton, IN to Henry O. Brault and Amy Edith (Payne) Brault, who are both deceased.  SURVIVORS: Wife & soul mate of 36 years, Mary Diane (Alley) Brault; 2 sons, Timothy Pierre (Dina) Brault, of N. Carolina, John Otto (Debra) Brault of Pinconning, MI; a very special Grandson, S.David Otto Maycroft of WI; 10 Grandchildren; 24 Great-Grandchildren; 1 Great-Great-Grandchild; 2 brothers, Charles Brault & Don (Helen) Brault both of Ravenna; 3 sisters, Mary Smith of IN, Marjorie Dailey of IN & Lucy Duke of Ravenna, MI  SERVICES: Pending for Tuesday at the Throop Funeral Home, Ravenna. Burial Moorland Twp. Cemetery.  VISITATION: Monday 2-4 & 7-9 at the funeral home, Throop, Ravenna

 

 

 

BRAULT, Ruby Sarah (Mrs.) Beebe
Obituary

Mrs. Brault Stricken Dies  Muskegon Chronicle - Muskegon, MI  Mrs. Ruby S. Brault 3009 Mona Ave., Muskegon Heights, died unexpectedly yesterday afternoon at her home despite efforts of Heights firemen to revive her with a resuscitator. She was 62 years old.  Mrs. Brault, the wife of Eugene D. Brault was born December 17, 1893 in Bridgeton, NJ. She moved to Belleview, IL in 1912 and then to Linton, IN in 1914. She came to Muskegon in 1928 from Linton.  She was educated in New Jersey. The former Ruby S. Beebe, she married Mr. Brault in St. Louis, MO on May 15, 1912.  Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Ferrere Brault of Muskegon, two daughters, Mrs. Helen Hartman of Muskegon Heights, and Miss Emma Brault at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ray Montgomery and Mrs. Ada Winters both of St. Louis, MO and six grandchildren and tow great-grandchildren

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Brink, Onner
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Tuesday, May 5, 1914 page 7 Onner Brink died at 4:45 o'clock this morning at his home, 17 Catherine street, after a four months illness, aged 49 years.  Mr. Brink was born in the Netherlands and came to the United States with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Garret Brink, in 1870 locating in Muskegon.  He has been employed by the Towner Hardware company for the past 13 years.  Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, the Misses Ethel B. and Gertrude W. Brink, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Garet Brink of this city, two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Dausey of Muskegon and Mrs. Charles Huff of Grand Rapids; and two half-brothers, Dick Brink and Heldebrant Brink of this city.  He was a member of the Fourth Christian Reformed church.

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BRISTOL, Charles K.
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Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  23 June 1917  Page 13  CHARLES K. BRISTOL  Charles K. Bristol, aged 67 years, died at his home in Fruitland township yesterday after a short illness.  Mr. Bristol was born June 1, 1851, at Wakeman, Ohio.  In 1871 he was married at Sandusky, O., and then moved to Cecil, O., where he kept a store and owned a farm.  At Auburn, Ind., a few years later he manufactured windmills and other farm implements until 12 years ago when he came to Fruitland.  He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. John Zedaker of Whitehall, and two sons, W. W. Bristol of this city, and C. M. Bristol of Grand Rapids.  The funeral announcement will be announced later.
27 June 1917  Page 6  WHITEHALL  Whitehall, June 27, -- Charles K. Bristol, 60 years old, a farmer of Fruitland township, died from acute indigestion Saturday.  He is survived by his widow, one daughter and two sons.  Interment took place in Oakhurst cemetery, Whitehall, Rev. U. S. Villars, pastor of Whitehall M. E. church, was in charge of the burial services.

The Whitehall Forum  Whitehall, Michigan  28 June 1917  Page 4 
OBITUARY    
Charles K. Bristol died suddenly last Saturday of acute indigestion, at his home in Fruitland township.  He was buried in Whitehall cemetery Monday afternoon, Rev. U. S. Villars officiating.
He was born in Huron county, Ohio, June 12, 1850, and married Sabra Jane Willcox of Spears Corners, Erie county, Ohio, Jan. 28, 1871 and shortly afterwards moved to Paulding county, where he was one of the pioneers of that section.  Later he owned a hardware store at Cecil, Ohio for nine years; moved from there to Auburn, Indiana, where he was engaged in the manufacture of windmills and other farm implements.  Fifteen years ago he came to Fruitland and settled on the old Shuey farm.  He held various township offices and represented the township as supervisor for three years.  He is survived by his wife, a daughter and two sons, Mrs. John W. Zedaker of Fruitland, Will W. of Muskegon and Charles M. of Grand Rapids; two brothers, David of White Cloud and Orin of Sandusky, Ohio; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Mrs. William Weibel and Ben Fox of Chicago, and Orin Bristol of Sandusky attended the funeral.  

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BROMLEY, Trinity
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Muskegon Chronicle Thursday, November 1, 2001 page 5B 
Bromley, Trinity  Shelby, MI  Trinity Bromley, infant daughter of Robert and Jennifer Bromley, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2001.  She is also survived by her brothers, Steven Donley, Dakota Pugh and sister, Skylar Bromley; grandparents, Cheryl and Michael Pugh of Kearsarge, MI, Bernard and Dora Bromley , Jr., of Shelby and Ken Root of Scottville; great-grandparents, Donna Lupini of Mears, Pat Bromley of Hart and Robert Pugh of Muskegon; aunts, uncles and cousins.
 
Visitation will be held Fri. 7-9 pm and the funeral service will be held Sat. 2 pm at the funeral home.  Interment:  Mt. Hope Cemetery. -Cooper-Harris Shelby Muskegon Chronicle Wednesday, October 31, 2001 page 1A  A 10 month old Shelby girl died Tuesday after apparently choking to death on the strap of her infant car seat, according to the Muskegon County Sheriff's Department.  It appears to have been an accident. said Detective Roger Robillard.  He said the investigation was continuing today and that an autopsy was pending.  Robillard identified the victim as Trinity Madison Bromley, the daughter of Jennifer Lynn Bromley, 26, of 51 N. Michigan, Shelby.  He said Jennifer Bromley had taken her three young children to her father's home at 7477 Automobile in Muskegon's Dalton Township Tuesday around 5 pm. "She was helping him move." Robillard said.  The mobile home occupied by her father, Michael Pugh, did not have heat, the detective said.  So Bromley put her baby daughter in the car seat inside the car because it was cold outside.  She then went back to helping her father.  She checked on the baby a short time later and found the baby still in the  car seat with the straps from the child restraint seat wrapped around her neck.  The baby was deceased, Robillard said.  The mother removed the baby from the car and told her father to run in and  call 911, he said.  She brought the baby inside and received cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructions from Central Dispatch over the phone.  She was in the process of giving the child CPR when fire and EMS arrived. he said. 

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Brooks, Helen Mae
Marriage License

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan September 5, 1914
#9389, Arthur W. Brosey, 28, Chicago; Helen Mae Brooks, 24, Muskegon Heights

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Brosey, Arthur W.
Marriage License

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan September 5, 1914 #9389, Arthur W. Brosey, 28, Chicago; Helen Mae Brooks, 24, Muskegon Heights

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Brown, Ella (Mrs. J.L.) DeYoung
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan September 5, 1914  The funeral of Mrs. J. L. Brown formerly of Muskegon who died recently at Girard, Mont., was held last Saturday.  She was formerly Miss Ella DeYoung of North Muskegon and left here about three years ago.  besides her husband she leaves three children, her father, three sisters and one brother.  Henry Brown, Strong avenue, has gone to Girard where he will remain for some time.

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BROWN, Gertrude (Mrs.)
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  19 January 1931  Page 2

MRS. GERTRUDE BROWN, HERE 50 YEARS, DIES  Mrs. Gertrude Brown, 79 years old, died Saturday evening, after an illness of seven weeks, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Dykstra, 821 W. Grand avenue.  She was born in the Netherlands, April 6, 1851, and had lived in Muskegon since the year 1881.  Mr. Louis Brown, her husband, died nine years ago.      Mrs. Brown was a member of the Allen Avenue Christian Reformed church.  She is survived by three sons, Mitchell Brown, of Muskegon, John Brown, of Montana, Harry Brown, of Muskegon; three daughters, Mrs. John Dykstra, at whose home she died, Mrs. Lauritz Peterson, of Muskegon Heights and Mrs. Frank Thurnhofer, of Muskegon; one brother, Lambert Norman, of Fulton, Illinois; 28 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.

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BROWN, Louis
Obitaury

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  28 December 1921  Page 9 
Louis Brown  Mr. Louis Brown, aged 77 years, died at 4:15 o’clock yesterday afternoon, at his home on John street, Fairview addition, after a short illness.  He was born in the Netherlands, July 20, 1844, and came to this country forty-eight years ago.  He was a resident of Muskegon the past forty years, and was employed by the city as caretaker of parks for several years.  Mr. Brown is survived by his wife and seven children, Mitchell and Henry Brown of Muskegon, John Brown of Lambert, Montana, Harry Brown of Muskegon, Mrs. John Dykstra of this city, Mrs. Lawrence Peterson of Muskegon Heights, and Mrs. Frank Thurnhofer of Muskegon.  The funeral notice will be given later.

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BROWN, Mitchell
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  14 December 1959  Page 33 
Mr. Brown, 86,  Dies Leaving  69 Descendant  Mitchell Brown, 86, of 1141 Terrace street, for 29 years custodian at Bethany Christian Reformed Church, died Saturday at Hackley Hospital after a long illness.  Mr. Brown was born Dec. 1, 1872, in Groningen, The Netherlands, and came to this country with his parents at the age of two.  When he was four, the family moved to Muskegon.  He was educated in local schools.  He married the former Martha Pastoor, who died in 1915.  In March, 1916, he married the former Mrs. Maggie Lieffers.  She died March 21, 1949.  In 1910, Mr. Brown became custodian of Bethany Christian Reformed Church, of which he was a member, and he served in that capacity for 29 years.  He retired in 1949.  Survivors include four sons, William, Henry and Mitchell Brown, Jr., all of Muskegon, and Percy Lieffers of Milwaukee, Wis.; five  daughters, Mrs. Howard Christenson of Milwaukee, Mrs. Herman Postema of North Muskegon, Mrs. Robert Omness, Mrs. Louis Wolffis and Mrs. Dennis Johnson, all of Muskegon; a sister, Mrs. Maggie Dykstra of Muskegon; a brother, John Brown of Columbia Falls, Mon.; 30 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.  BROWN, MR. MITCHELL  1141 Terrace Street  Mr. Mitchell Brown, age 86, passed away Saturday evening at Hackley Hospital.  Services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday at the Sytsema Chapel, Rev. Lawrence Veltkamp officiating and interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.  Sytsema.
     

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BROWN, Mrs. Mitchell
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  10 March 1915  Page 9 
Mrs. Mitchell Brown  Mrs. Mitchell Brown, wife of Alderman Mitchell Brown of the Second ward, died this morning at her home, 42 Williams street, after a short illness, aged 40 years.  Mrs. Brown was born in the Netherlands July 3, 1875.  She leaves besides her husband and three sons, Louis, William and Henry; three daughters, Gertrude, Margaret and Martha; four brothers, Henry and Cornelius Pastoor of this city, and William and John of Grand Rapids and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Hartman, and Mrs. Frank Lieffers of this city also survive.  Funeral announcement will be made later.

12 March 1915  Page 13  The funeral of Mrs. Mitchell Brown will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the residence, 42 Williams street, and at 2 o’clock at the First Nederduitsche church.  Rev. Titus Hager, pastor of the church, will conduct the services, assisted by Rev. John Luxen, pastor of the First Reformed church, who will preach in English.  Interment will take place in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Bruner, Gerald C. (Mr.)
Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Thursday, September 20, 2001 page 4B Muskegon (formerly of Grand Haven) - Gerald C. Bruner, age 77, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2001 at the Veterans Medical Center in Battle Creek.  A memorial service for Mr. Bruner will be held 2:00 pm Saturday at the Salvation Army Citadel in Grand Haven with Captain Dan Leisher officiating.  Friends may meet the family one hour prior to the service at The Salvation Army, Interment will be in Lake Forest Cemetery.  Memorial donation may be made to his family.

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BRUSTAD, Mrs. Goldie / PITTMAN
Obituary
Obituary of Goldie Delia Senecal Pittman Brustad, Muskegon Chronicle, 6 Dec. 1969, page 3
Mrs. Brustad Succumbs to Long Illness Mrs. Goldie Brustad, age 72, of 3277 Thompson, died Friday at Mercy Hospital following a long illness. The former Goldie Pittman was born in Muskegon on Nov. 12, 1897, was educated in local schools and resided here all of her life. She married Holgar I. Brustad here in 1936; Mr. Brustad died in 1966.She was a communicant of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and a member of the VFW Auxiliary No. 446, the World War I Barracks Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Bloomquist and Mrs. Thomas Travis, and a sister, Mrs. Ray Rahrig, all of Muskegon, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Bultema, Herman (Duke) Mr.
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan Wednesday September 19, 2001 page 3B

Ravenna - Mr. Herman (Duke) Bultema, age 79, passed away September 16, 2001 at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Louise (Broersma) Bultema; parents, Henry and Elsie Bultema; 3 brothers, Cornelius, Henry (Bonnie), and Benjamin (Donna) Bultema; 2 sisters, Elsie Geskus and Sena (Marlin) Clark.  Surviving are his wife, Margaret; children, Judy (Matt) Styburski of Grand Haven, James (Carole) Bultema of California, David Bultema of Grand Haven ; stepchildren, Marilyn (William) Pembrook of Bitely; Barbara (Dana) Correll of Knoxville, TN, Kathleen (Tom) Potts of Ravenna; 4 grandchildren; 0 step-grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 8 step-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Diane (Harold) Eklund of Florida, Ruth (Jack) Irving of Grand Rapids; sister-in-law, Frances Bultema of Grand Rapids; brother-in-law, Gerald Geskus of Grand Rapids; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Evelyn (William) Wiebenga of Grand Haven.  Mr. Bultema served our country during WWII.  He was a retiree of Atcoflex of Grand Haven; and a member of Berean Church.  He loved life and enjoyed gardening, traveling, woodworking and many other activities.  memorial Services will be held Friday, September 21 at 2:00pm at the Berean Church 635 Seminole Rd, Muskegon with Pastor Dwight Reed and Pastor Craig Apel officiating.  Interment in Ravenna Cemetery.  Visitation will be 1-2 pm (one hour prior) to service at the church.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider Hospice of Muskegon/Oceana.

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Burgess, Alyda (Mrs.) Havenga
Obituary

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

Mrs. Alyda Burgess, 71 years old, 921 Wood St., died early today at her home after a prolonged illness.  Formerly Alyda B. Havenga, she was born January 7, 1871, in the Netherlands.  She came to this country 59 years ago and took up residence in Muskegon where she had resided since.  She was married to John H. Burgess in Muskegon October 12, 1887.  Mr. Burgess died 26 years ago.  Mrs. Burgess was a member of the First Reformed church and the Missionary Society.  Surviving are one son, John Burgess of Muskegon; six daughters, Mrs. Sidney Bos, Mrs. John Kooi, Miss Shirley Burgess, Mrs. Douglas Scholten, Mrs. Matthew VanderPloeg and Mrs. Cornelius Vos all of Muskegon; one sister, Mrs. Dena Gardner of Muskegon; 20 grandchildren; and on great grandchild.

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Burgess, Azariah M. 
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Thursday, January 18, 1894  page 7

A Sudden Death – Photographer A.M. Burgess Expires Suddenly Wednesday Afternoon
At 2:30 Wednesday afternoon A.M. Burgess, a photographer, operating a gallery on Pine Street, left his gallery and went across the street to Marlin Brown’s grocery store, where he was in the habit of visiting occasionally.  He took a chair and sat near the stove.  After a being there a few minutes he complained of not feeling well and began acting as if he would fall down.  Drs. Gordon and Thomas were quickly called and did what they could to revive Mr. Burgess.  He was removed to his photograph gallery a part of which was also occupied by himself and family as a home.  Ten minutes after that he died.  Mrs. Burgess is at present visiting somewhere in Indiana.  Mr. Burgess came here last August from Holland, Michigan and embarked in the photograph business on Pine street.  He had lived in Holland for a number of years, but previous to that was engaged in the photograph business in Muskegon and consequently was well known to many of our oldest inhabitants.  He is a member of the I. O. O. F.

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Burgess, Seneca M.
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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Monday, May 4, 1908  page 7

S. M. Burgess Dies In Lonely Home  Once Prominent Teacher of Muskegon County – Falls To Floor And Expires  Dead Body Found By Neighbor – Formerly Was Active In Politics  Apparently having been visited by apoplexy or a fainting spell as he was cooking his simple meal, the body of Seneca M. Burgess was found yesterday lying on the floor of the rear room of the two-room house on his farm two and one half miles northeast of Fruitport, which had been his home for the past 12 or 15 years.  The body when found by a neighbor gave evidence of foul play as his head was lying in a pool of blood.  Coroner Balbirnie and Sheriff Clinger were notified and made the run out to the farm in an automobile.  They quickly ascertained that the blood which came from cuts in his face had not been the cause of death, unless indirectly.  The old man had fallen over on his face and when his head struck the floor it flattened his nose and bruised his face, causing the flow of blood.  The presence of a burned piece of meat on the small stove which served Mr. Burgess both for heating and cooking purposes, showed that he had been stricken while cooking his supper Saturday night.  In Feeble Health.  He was 73 years old and very feeble, so the neighbors kept watch of him.  When he was not seen moving around the shack as usual yesterday morning, Otto Fish, who lived in another house on the farm, entered the tumbled down cabin the old man called home and found his body lying amid the squalid surroundings which had been his during his last days.  Balbirnie’s ambulance brought the body into this city yesterday afternoon and arrangements will be made for an interment at Oakwood cemetery as he has no relatives to look after his burial.  Mr. Burgess was a school-teacher by profession and had a fine record for many years of service in the schools of the county.   He had taught in schools in California, Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan.  He was long a member of the board of county school examiners and served a number of terms as principal of the Fruitport Village school.  Good War Record.  The outbreak of the civil war found Mr. Burgess in the ranks of the patriots marching to the front.  He enlisted as a private in 1862 in De Goyler’s battery of light artillery, serving two years until discharged for disability.  Before his discharge he had secured a promotion to the quartermaster’s staff.  In 1857 he married Harriet Alexander of Rollin, Michigan.  After their marriage she taught at the North Muskegon school.  Their only daughter, Kate M. Burgess, also taught at the North Muskegon School.  The daughter died about 18 years ago and about the same time, Mr. & Mrs. Burgess separated.  Mrs. Burgess is now living at Addison, Lenawee county.  Mr. Burgess was a Mason and was active in politics 20 and 30 years ago in this county.  In 1884 he was the candidate of the democratic and working men's parties for the office of representative from this, then the second district.

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Burgess, Winnie (Mrs.) Baker
Marriage April 5, 1902  Harry Berghuis

Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan  Tuesday, April 5, 1935  page 9

Two long-time residents of Muskegon died yesterday and today following prolonged illnesses. (see Tryntje Baker) Mrs. Burgess, 55 years old, died at her home, 646 Hill avenue.  She came here from Zeeland where she was born April 8, 1882.  her maiden name was Winnie Baker and she was married to Harry Burgess April 8, 1902 in Zeeland.  She was a member of the Creston Avenue tabernacle.  Surviving are, her husband; two sons, John Burgess a missionary in India, Ray Burgess, of Muskegon; three daughters, Mrs. Evart Brillhart, Hazel and Ruth Burgess of Muskegon; four brothers, Johannes, John and Andrew Baker of Zeeland; and Joseph Baker of Muskegon; three sisters, Mrs. Peter DeJonge of Muskegon Heights; and one grandson Stanley Milton Burgess in India.

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BURLEY, Guy J.
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  29 November 1946  Page 20 
GUY J.   BURLEY  Casnovia, Nov. 29.  Funeral rites will be held Saturday for Guy J. Burley, 54 years old, resident of Casnovia for 14 years, who died Thursday at his home on R. R. 2, Ravenna.  The service will be at the Kammeraad Funeral home, Coopersville, at 2:30 p. m., with burial in the Hilton cemetery.  Surviving are the widow, Vernie; six daughters, Mrs. Ida Lauback, Grand Rapids, Mrs. Howard Fisher, Ravenna, Mrs. Lester Martin, Muskegon, Mrs. Frank Fiselets, Muskegon Heights, and Mrs. Agnes Bauma, Iowa, and Miss Jean Burley, at home; one son, Verene, of Muskegon; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Montgomery, Kent City, and Miss Clojane Burley, of Muskegon, and eight grandchildren.

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BURLEY, Vinnie A. (Mrs.)
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  11 January 1993  Page 4C

Montague  Mrs. Burley, age 101, died January 10, 1993.  Born August 24, 1891, in Ravenna, she had lived in the White Lake area for many years.  On September 11, 1911, in Harrisburg, MI, the former Vinnie Rockwell married Guy Burley, who preceded her in death in 1948.  Mrs. Burley graduated from Ravenna High School and Kalamazoo County Normal School (WMU) and was a school teacher for several years.  She also worked as a clerk at the Montgomery Ward store in Montague.  She was a member of Montague United Methodist Church.  A son, Verne, and 3 daughters, Dorothy Martin, Agnes Byers and Katherine Fisher preceded her in death.  FAMILY  3 daughters, Mrs. Montez (Ivan) Laubach of Central Lake, Mrs. Virginia Veselits of FL and Mrs. Jean (Richard) Hunt of Montague; 20 grandchildren; many great and many great-great-grandchildren.  FUNERAL  Tuesday, January 12, 1993, at 3:30 PM, from Clock Chapel- Whitehall with Mr. James Tanis officiating.  Interment will be made in Oakgrove Cemetery - Montague.  MEMORIAL:  Memorial Fund of Montague United Methodist Church.  --Clock - White Lake

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BURNS, Alice R. (Mrs.) Ericksen
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  May 1992
Muskegon  Mrs. Burns, age 76, died Saturday, May 9, 1992.  She was born Alice Ericksen, in Muskegon on Dec. 29, 1915 and married Dolphis “Duffy” Burns on Oct. 22, 1936 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1989.  SURVIVORS  2 sons, Keith of Lansing & Delbert of Muskegon; 1 daughter, Jean Fairfield of Muskegon; 3 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Gladys Gust & Doris Newville and 3 brothers, Kenneth, Raymond & Robert all of Muskegon.  SERVICE  Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at the Clock Chapel with the Rev. Thomas E. Schutt officiating.  Interment East Dalton Oakhill Cemetery.  VISITATION  Today 2-4 and 7-9 at the Clock Funeral Home.  MEMORIAL:  American Cancer Society.  –Clock  Muskegon

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BURNS, Andrew
Obituary

The Morning News  Muskegon, Michigan  27 January 1894  Page 5

Andrew Burns, son of Andrew B. Burns, died yesterday at 11:45 a.m. at his home, 68 Florence street.  He was 18 years old and the cause of his death was typhoid fever.  He was a bright young man and had served two or three years’ apprentice as a machinist in Rodgers Mfg. Co.’s shops.  Notice of funeral will be given later.

Muskegon Daily Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  27 January 1894  Page 7
Died.  BURNS--Yesterday, Andrew, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Burns, No. 68 Florence street, aged 18 years.  His death was caused by typhoid fever.  The funeral will take place at 2 o’clock p.m. tomorrow from the French Catholic church.

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BURNS, Andrew
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  28 July 1913
Andrew Burns died at his home in Cedar Creek township yesterday afternoon after an illness of two years, aged 68 years.  Mr. Burns was born in Canada and came to the United States 28 years ago, locating at Ludington where he lived a year.  A quarter of a century ago Mr. Burns came to Muskegon and remained here for seven years, having been employed at the Munroe mill.  Later he moved to a farm in Cedar Creek township which has been his home since.  He was a member of the St. Jean’s Baptiste church and of the C. M. B. A. of that church.  Besides his widow, Mr. Burns leaves six sons, Dolphus of Lakewood, Joe, Patrick, and Luke of Cedar Creek, and Robert and Walter of Muskegon; and three daughters, Mrs. Edward Cavanaugh of Muskegon, Mrs. George Hower of Battle Creek, and Miss Daisy Burns at home.  Thirteen grandchildren also survive him.

30 July 1913 The funeral of Andrew Burns was held at 10 o’clock yesterday morning at the St. Jean’s Baptiste church.  Rev. Fr. John G. Sanson, the priest of that church, conducted the services.  Burial was in St. Mary’s Catholic cemetery.

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BURNS, Anna (Mrs.)
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  20 April 1917  Page 17

The funeral announcement of Mrs. Anna Burns, who died yesterday at her home in Cedar Creek township, will be made later.  Mrs. Burns was born in Amherst, Ont. and came to Muskegon 30 years ago.  Nine children survive.  They are Mrs. Edward Cavanaugh, of this city; Mrs. George Homer of Battle Creek; Duffburn of Lakewood; Robert of Fruitport; Walter of Muskegon township and Miss Daisy Burns, Patrick, Luke and Joseph, all of Cedar Creek.  Mrs. Burns was a member of St. Jean Baptiste church.
 

21 April 1917  Page 12 The funeral of Mrs. Anna Burns will be held Monday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Jean Baptiste church, Rev. Fr. Joseph L. Poulin, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery.

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BURNS, Dolphis (Duffy) Bartholomew
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Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  13 January 1962  Page 21

BURNS, MR. DOLPHIS    BARTHOLOMEW (DUFFY)  5858 Whitehall Road, R. R. No. 1
Whitehall, Michigan  The Memorial Service for Mr. Dolphis (Duffy) Bartholomew Burns will begin at 1 o’clock Monday afternoon at the Gee Memorial Chapel, Whitehall, Rev. Mr. William Humile officiating and the interment will be in East Speed Cemetery, Fruitland, Michigan.  Mr. Burns will lie in state at the Mortuary.  --Gee, Whitehall 15 January 1962  Page 10 Dolchis Burns  Rites Held  WHITEHALL--Funeral services were held today for Dolchis (Duffy) Burns, 90, who died Thursday.  He lived on U.S. 31 at Lakewood.  He is survived by his widow; five sons, Delbert, Washington, D.C., James, Duffy Jr., and George, all of Muskegon, and Joseph, of Maple Island; two daughters, Mrs. James (Anna) Pothoff, Duck Lake Road, and Mrs. Charles (Josephine) Kubon, McMillan Road; three brothers, James of Valley City, Ill., Walter of Muskegon, and Ora of Reed City; two sisters, Mrs. Rena Hower, Muskegon, and Mrs. Claire King, Muskegon Heights; 24 grandchildren and 22 great-children.  Among those attending the funeral was a granddaughter, Mrs. Joyce Meyer, of Indianapolis.

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BURNS, Dolphis Ole (Duffy)
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  27 February 1989  Page 5C

BURNS, MR.  DOLPHIS OLE “DUFFY”  Muskegon  Mr. Burns, age 80, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 1989.  He was born in Muskegon on Feb. 13, 1909, and married Alice Ericksen on Oct. 22, 1936.  Until his retirement in 1975 he had been employed for 13 years at VB Manufacturing.  Mr. Burns was an avid bowler and outdoorsman.  SURVIVORS  Wife, Alice; 2 sons, Keith of Lansing & Delbert of Muskegon; 1 daughter, Jean Fairfield of IN; 4 grandchildren; 1 sister, Mrs. James (Ann) Carr of Whitehall; 2 brothers, George of Muskegon & Joe of Twin Lake; several nieces and nephews.  SERVICE  Wednesday 1 p.m. at the Clock Chapel with the Rev. Thomas E. Schutt officiating.  Interment East Dalton Oakhill Cemetery.  VISITATION  Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 at the Clock Funeral Home.  MEMORIAL:  Alzheimer’s Disease.  –Clock  Muskegon

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BURNS, Elizabeth (Mrs.)
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle   Muskegon, Michigan  7 May 1999  Page 5C

BURNS, MRS.   ELIZABETH  Norton Shores   Mrs. Elizabeth Burns, age 77, died early Thursday morning, May 6, 1999 at Mercy Hospital.  She was born January 29, 1922 in Enniscorthy, Ireland, and was a long time Muskegon resident.  In 1948 she was married to LaVerne Burns, and he preceded her in death in 1994.  Mrs. Burns was a retired homemaker, and formerly attended St. Frances deSales Catholic Church.  She was active in DeColores in Muskegon.  Surviving are her 5 children, Patrick (Beth Donovan) Burns of Muskegon, Eileen Burns of Norton Shores, Christopher Burns of San Francisco, CA, Michael (Jennifer) Burns of Lutz, FL and David Burns of Phoenix, AZ; 4 grandchildren, Kane, Colleen, Kyle, and Kevin; 9 brothers & sisters.  Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. from Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel, 1783 E. Keating.  Interment Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  Friends may meet her family at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m. Memorials may be given to a charity of your choice.   -Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel   777-3557

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BURNS, Elizabeth Georgianna (Mrs.) Workman
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White Lake Beacon   Whitehall, Michigan  23 June 1997  Page A-17

Burns, Mrs.  Elizabeth G.  Cedar Creek Township    Mrs. Burns, age 76 died June 15, 1997 at Mercy Hospital following an extended illness.  Elizabeth Georgianna Workman was born October 7, 1920, in Muskegon Township, the daughter of William & Winona (Park) Workman.  She was married on April 24, 1946, in Muskegon, to Joseph M. Burns and had been a homemaker.  FAMILY  Her husband, Joseph; 2 sons, Ward (Becky) Burns of North Muskegon and David (Debbie) Burns of Twin Lake; 4 grandchildren, Matthew (Melanie) Burns of Lansing, Joy (Ryan) Sparks of Twin Lake, and Christa Burns & Kevin Burns of Twin Lake; 1 great-grandson, Isaac Burns; 2 sisters, Ann (Rich) Witteveen of Hesperia and Bess (Norm) Ludlow of Grant; 3 brothers, Ralph (Lannie) Workman of Twin Lake, Fred (Alice) Workman of North Muskegon and Luke Workman of Sparta; several nieces and nephews.  SERVICE  Was held Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at 3 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Mark R. Tromp and the Rev. Dr. Gordon D. Aikin officiating.  Interment was made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  MEMORIAL:  Memorial Fund of White Lake Baptist Church or Memorial Fund of Central Assembly of God.  CLOCK-White Lake

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  16 June 1997  Page 7B DEATHS    ELIZABETH G. BURNS, 76, of Cedar Creek Township died Sunday at Mercy Hospital.  She was the wife of Joseph M. Burns.  Arrangements by Clock-White Lake. Page 5C BURNS, MRS.  ELIZABETH G.  Cedar Creek Twp.  Mrs. Burns, age 76 died June 15, 1997 at Mercy Hospital following an extended illness.  Elizabeth Georgianna Workman was born October 7, 1920, in Muskegon Township, the daughter of William and Winona (Park) Workman.  She was married on April 24, 1946, in Muskegon, to Joseph M. Burns and had been a homemaker.  FAMILY  Her husband, Joseph; 2 sons, Ward (Becky) Burns of North Muskegon and David (Debbie) Burns of Twin Lake; 4 grandchildren, Matthew (Melanie) Burns of Lansing, Joy (Ryan) Sparks of Twin Lake, and Christa Burns & Kevin Burns of Twin Lake; 1 great-grandson, Isaac Burns; 2 sisters, Ann (Rich) Witteveen of Hesperia and Bess (Norm) Ludlow of Grant; 3 brothers, Ralph (Lannie) Workman of Twin Lake, Fred (Alice) Workman of North Muskegon and Luke Workman of Sparta; and several nieces and nephews.  SERVICE  Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at 3 PM, from Clock Chapel-Whitehall with the Rev. Mark R. Tromp and the Rev. Dr. Gordon D. Aikin officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITING HOURS  Tomorrow, Tuesday, 2 PM until service time, at the funeral home in Whitehall.  MEMORIAL:  Memorial Fund of White Lake Baptist Church or Memorial Fund of Central Assembly of God.  --Clock-White Lake

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BURNS, George A.
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Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  25 February 1995  DEATHS   GEORGE A. BURNS, 89, of Muskegon, died Friday morning in Mount Clemens.  Arrangements by Sytsema.
 
26 February 1995  BURNS, MR.  GEORGE A.  Muskegon   Mr. George A. Burns, 89, died Friday morning in Mt. Clemens, MI.  SERVICES will be held on Saturday, March 4, 1995.  Complete arrangements will be announced later by the  Sytsema Funeral Home  737 Apple Avenue  27 February 1995  BURNS, MR.   GEORGE A.  Muskegon  Mr. George A. Burns, 89, died Fri. in Mt. Clemens, MI.  SERVICES will be 1:00 PM Saturday, March 4, 1995 at the  Sytsema Funeral Home  737 Apple Avenue  VISITATION:  2-4 & 7-9 PM Friday.  SUGGESTED MEMORIAL:  Memorial Fund of Crestwood United Methodist Church. 2 March 1995  BURNS, MR.  GEORGE A.  Muskegon  Mr. George A. Burns, 89, died Friday, Feb. 24, 1995 in Mt. Clemens, MI.  He was born April 5, 1905 in Muskegon, & had been a life resident.  Mr. Burns had been a mechanic at Witt Buick for 42 years, retiring at the age of 75.  He married the former Hazel L. Seastrand on July 5, 1929 in IN., & she preceded him in death on Aug. 24, 1983.  SURVIVORS include 2 children, JoAnn B. Mowers of Mt. Clemens, George A. (Linda) Burns, Jr. of Waterford; 5 grandchildren, Bruce (Dory) Mowers, Brian & Scott Mowers, Bradley (Kathy) Burns, Tammy Burns; 2 step-grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; & 2 step-great grandchildren; 1 sister, Anna Carr; 1 brother, Joseph (Betty) Burns; 1 sister-in-law, Helen Lauterberg.  SERVICES will be 1:00 PM Saturday at the  Sytsema Funeral Home  737 Apple Avenue with Pastor M. Christopher L. Lane officiating.  Burial will be in Restlawn Cemetery.  VISITATION:  2-4 & 7-9 PM Friday.  SUGGESTED MEMORIAL:  Memorial Fund of Crestwood United Methodist Church.

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BURNS, Hazel L. (Mrs.) Seastrand
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Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  25 August 1983  Page 7C 
BURNS, MRS.
HAZEL L.  955 Ada Ave.  Mrs. Hazel L. Burns, age 69 yrs., passed away suddenly Wednesday afternoon at Mercy Hospital.  She was born Sept. 28, 1913 in Muskegon and has been a life resident.  She was the former Hazel L. Seastrand and was married to George A. Burns on July 5, 1929 in IN.  She had been a Clerk at Angell & Steele Schools until retiring in 1978.  She was a member of Retired Teachers Assoc.  She is survived by her husband, George, one son, George A. Burns, Jr. & friend Linda Rea of Pontiac, one daughter, Mrs. Robert (JoAnn) Mowers of Sterling Heights, MI, 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, her mother, Mrs. Maude Cluff, one sister, Mrs. Helen Lauterberg both of Muskegon, a half brother, Miles Cluff, Jr. of Colorado.  Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday from the Sytsema Chapel.  Interment will be in Restlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 7 p.m. this evening where they may meet the family 7-9 p.m. and 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Friday.  Sytsema

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BURNS, James W. Sr.
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Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  14 August 1987  Page 4C 
BURNS, MR.
JAMES W., SR.  3170 Becker Rd.  Mr. Burns, age 80, died Wednesday, August 12, 1987.  He was born in Muskegon on Feb. 7, 1907 and married Cora Reed on Oct. 10, 1936.  Until his retirement in 1957 he had been employed at Michigan Spring Co.  Mr. Burns had served in the National Guard.  SURVIVORS  Wife, Cora; his children, Theodore & Karen Burns of Twin Lake, Mrs. James (Karen) Scott of Holton, Mrs. Ralph (Geraldine) Gibbs of Muskegon, Mrs. William (Beverly) Hasse of Walkerville, James Jr. & Patricia Burns of Holton and Janet Williams of Muskegon; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, George & Duff Burns of Muskegon & Joseph Burns of Twin Lake & 1 sister, Anne Carr of Muskegon.  SERVICE  Saturday 10:30 a.m. at the Clock Chapel with the Rev. Jerry DePoy officiating.  Interment East Dalton Oakhill Cemetery.  VISITATION  Today 2-4 & 7-9 at the Clock Funeral Home.  Clock  Muskegon

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BURNS, Kelly B.
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Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  26 April 1971  Page 21 
BURNS, KELLY B.  Sterling Heights, Mich.  (Formerly of Muskegon)  Kelly B. Burns, age 12 yrs., passed away unexpectedly Saturday afternoon at a Mt. Clemens hospital.  He was born January 8, 1959 at Muskegon and lived here until moving there 6 yrs. ago and where he had since resided.  He attended Sterling Jr. High School.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George A. Burns Jr., of Sterling Heights; 1 brother, Bradley George, at home; 1 sister, Tammy Sue at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George A. Burns Sr., of Muskegon, Mr. and Mrs. Valcona Lash of Muskegon, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schertenlieb of Twin Lake; his grandmother, Mrs. Maud Cluff of Muskegon.  Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Sytsema Chapel, Rev. Stanley Veldt officiating and the interment will be in Restlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sytsema Funeral Home beginning at 7:00 p.m. this evening.  –Sytsema

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BURNS, Laverne P.
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Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  4 May 1994  BURNS, MR.  LAVERNE P.
Norton Shores  Mr. Burns, age 71, a Veteran of WW II, passed away Mon. evening.  He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Elizabeth (Lillian); a daughter, Eileen Burns of Tulsa, OK; sons, Patrick (Beth) Burns of Muskegon, Chris Burns of San Francisco, CA, Michael (Jennifer) Burns of FL and David Burns of Phoenix, AZ; 3 grandchildren, Kane, Colleen and Kyle Burns.  He is also survived by a brother, Walter (Dawn) Burns of Clarksville, MI, and a nephew, Dennis (Susan) Burns of Twin Lake.  Mr. Burns was a member of the VFW Post 3195 and was a retired carpenter.  Funeral services will be conducted Thurs. 12 noon at the Ever Rest Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Marvin Archer officiating.  Interment Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive visitors Wed. (today) 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Ever Rest Funeral Home and Chapel, 1783 E. Keating Ave.  Memorial contributions to:  Catholic Social Services will be appreciated.  Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel  777-3557, 1-800-479-3557

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BURNS, M. Helen (Mrs.)
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Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  10 April 1979  Page 24 
BURNS, MRS.  M. HELEN  2425 N. Beattie Rd.  Twin Lake  Mrs. M. Helen Burns, 58 yrs., passed away this morning at Mercy Hospital.  She was born Oct. 17, 1920 in Flint, Mi. and has resided in Muskegon most of her life.  She was employed at Sealed Power Corp. for 28 years and retired on Disability 7 yrs. ago.  She was a member of Local No. 637.  She is survived by 1 daughter, and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Daniel (Judith) Whaley of Twin Lake, her stepmother, Mrs. Andrew (Helen) Huffman of Muskegon, 1 sister, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Ericksen of Muskegon, 2 half brothers, Jack & Charles Ferguson, 2 half sisters, Mrs. Frederick (Rose Mary) Blanche & Mrs. Robert (Kathleen) Erb all of California, a close friend, Claudia J. Souser of Muskegon.  A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Sytsema Chapel with Pastor Lewis H. Glick officiating.  There will be no visitation at the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Kidney Foundation.  Envelopes at funeral home.  Sytsema

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BURNS, Margaret C. (Mrs.)
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Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  1 October 2001  Page 3B 
BURNS, MRS.
MARGARET C. Muskegon, MI   Mrs. Margaret Chapman Burns, age 86, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2001 at University Park Nursing Home.  She was born June 6, 1915 in Saugerties, New York.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan M. Kriesel in 1978 and her brother, Howard Welpton.  She is survived by her son, Dennis (Sue) Burns of Twin Lake; her 6 grandchildren, Jeff, Jay, and Jeremy Kriesel, Dennis ``D.J.'' (Stacy) Burns, Cory Burns and Jennifer Burns; 4 great grandchildren; her 2 brothers, William (Marjorie) Welpton of NC, and Addison (Margaret) Brainard of NY and several nieces and nephews.  She was a member of Samuel Lutheran Church.  FUNERAL SERVICES will be held Wednesday October 3, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. at the Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel with Pastor Lewis Glick officiating.  Visitation will be held Tuesday from 7-9 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.  For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Muskegon-Oceana.  Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel  (231) 777-3557

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BURNS, Marie P. (Mrs.) Christiansen
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Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  9 January 1967  Page 12 
MRS. MARIE BURNS  WHITEHALL--Mrs. Marie P. Burns, 87, 5858 Whitehall Road, died Sunday at a White Lake nursing home, where she had been a patient since March 3, 1966.  The former Marie Christiansen was born April 4, 1879.  Her husband, Dolphis, died Jan. 12, 1962.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Anna Pothoff of Whitehall and Mrs. Charles Kubon of Muskegon; five sons, Delbert of Washington, D.C., George and James of Muskegon, Dolphis of Twin Lake and Joseph of Maple Island; 24 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gee Funeral Home with burial in Fruitland Township Cemetery.

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BURNS, Mark Adam & Bridget Lee COX
Marriage notice – Muskegon Chronicle September 17, 2001 page 3B

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BURNS, Marsha Rae
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Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  4 May 1945  Page 2 
Baby Picks Up  Bottle of Oil,  Poisoned, Dies  Marsha Rae Burns, one-year-old daughter of Mrs. Helen Burns, 1827 Greeley street, and Joseph Burns, of Twin Lake, was dead today from swallowing camphorated oil Thursday night.  Left alone for a moment by an aunt, who went to shut a door which had blown open, the infant picked up the opened bottle and put it to her mouth.  The oil resulted in toxic poisoning, according to Coroner  Thomas Clock.  The infant was rushed to Hackley hospital at 8 p. m. where she died at 3 a. m. today.  Marsha was born in Muskegon on April 1, 1944.  Surviving are the parents and a sister, Judith Kay Burns, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Duffy Burns, Whitehall R. R. 1, Mrs. Dora Curtis, of Twin Lake, and Charles Fergeson.
Page 18  BURNS--Marsha Rae Burns, 1 year old, of 1827 Greeley St., passed away early this morning at Hackley hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p. m. Saturday at the Clock Chapel, the Rev. Lester E. Thompson officiating.  Interment in Lakeside cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.

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BURNS, Mrs. Frank E.
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  23 July 1918  Page 15 
Mrs. Frank E. Burns  Mrs. Frank E. Burns died this morning at her home, 124 Beidler street, after a short illness, at the age of 50 years.  Mrs. Burns came to Muskegon with her family about a year and a half ago from Ludington.  She leaves besides her husband, four children:  Miss Gertrude Bailey of Portland, Oregon; Roy Burns of Camp Greenleaf, Georgia; Robert Burns of Manistee, Mrs. Robert Cater of Detroit; also her mother, Mrs. Frank Nettleton, of Caro, Mich.  Mrs. Burns was a member of the Episcopal church.  The body will be taken to Caro for burial.
Ludington Daily News  Ludington, Michigan  23 July 1918  Page 1  MRS. FRANK   BURNS  FOUND DEAD IN BED  Wife of Former Ludington Restarateur Passes Away at  Home in Muskegon.  Telegram from Muskegon today to George Bowne, 309 north Charles street, announced that his sister, Mrs. Frank Burns, was found dead in bed this morning.  Heart trouble is believed to have been the cause of her demise.  She was known to have been afflicted with heart trouble for several years.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burns were former proprietors of the Burns restaurant.  It occupied a frame building on west Ludington avenue, adjoining the Cartier garage, and was destroyed by fire three years ago this summer.  Later they conducted a restaurant in Muskegon but sold it recently.   The remains will be taken to Caro, Mich., for interment.

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BURNS, Mrs. Robert
Obituary

The Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  15 August 1910  Page 7 
TWO DAYS' ILLNESS FATAL  Mrs. Robert Burns, Former Muskegon  Girl, Dies at Hospital.
After an illness of only two days with heart trouble, Mrs. Robert Burns of Cedar Creek township died at Mercy hospital, Saturday afternoon at about 4:30 o'clock.  She was 33 years of age.  Mrs. Burns was born in Muskegon and received her education here.  She was a member of St. Jean Baptiste church.  She had been married for about eight years.She leaves, besides her husband, four children--Dorothy, aged seven years; Robert, aged five years; Lucille, aged three years; and Winifred, aged 20 months.  Also surviving is her father, Barney Rabidoux of Muskegon, and four brothers and three sisters as follows:  Arthur Rabidoux, Superior, Wis.; Edward of Muskegon; Fred of Detroit and Louis of Chicago; and Mrs. Jeanette Avery, of Binghampton, N.Y.; Miss Georgie Rabidoux of Chicago, and Mrs. Herbert Morgan of Muskegon.  The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning from the St. Jean Baptiste church, with the Rev. Fr. John G. Sanson in charge of the service.

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BURNS, Nora
Obituary

Morning News  Muskegon, Michigan  14 October 1890  Page 5 
The funeral of Nora, the 10 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Burns, was held yesterday at the Lincoln house, Elizabeth street.
Page 7  Oct. 13--No. 125.--Nora Burns aged 10 months, died Oct. 12 of inflammation of the brain, at No. 26 Elizabeth street; place of burial, St. Mary’s cemetery.

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Burns, Patrick J.
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  16 November 1955  Page 42 
Dies, Veteran – Carpenter -  Services for 72-year-old Patrick J. Burns, who died in Hackley Hospital, will be held tomorrow in the chapel of Clock Funeral Home, Rev. T. M. Wright officiating.  Interment will be in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Mr. Burns, of 4475 W. River road, Laketon Township, was born March 17, 1883, in Ontario, Can., but had been a resident of Muskegon most of his life, coming to the United States when two years old.  He married the former Pearl Hutchins in 1927.  Mrs. Burns died Feb. 19, 1948.  A carpenter many years, Mr. Burns leaves a daughter, Mrs. Nora George of Muskegon County; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy King and Mrs. Rena Hower, both of Muskegon; four brothers, Joseph of Valley City, Ill., Orie of Reed City, Duff of Lakewood and Walter of Muskegon; a step-son, Lt. George A. Speed with the USAF; three step-daughters, Mesdames Basil Thompson of Fruitport, Ina Porter of Detroit and George Flodin of Muskegon; and five grandchildren.

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BURNS, Robert
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  24 June 1954 Page 36 
Fruitport Man Dies at Mears  MEARS -- Robert Burns died Wednesday evening at his home here.  He was 51 years old, born June 6, 1903, in Muskegon.   He had lived in Fruitport until moving to Mears last February.  He married Ruth Ogle in Indiana June 28, 1940.  He had attended the Mears Methodist Church.  During World War 2 he was employed at Continental Aviation and Engineering Company and later at Universal Metal Stamping Company, and since moving to Mears he had operated a grocery store.  He leaves his wife; his mother, Mrs. Margaret Burns of Fruitport; one son, William Burns of Muskegon; one step-son, Sgt. Kenneth Ogle of Roswell, New Mexico; one daughter, Mrs. Wayne Wood of Grand Ledge; one step-daughter, Mrs. Wilmer Combs of Muskegon; four sisters, Mrs. George Chandonnet of Muskegon, Mrs. Carl Cargill and Mrs. Dorothy Sturgeon of Monroe and Mrs. Edward Pascoe of Fruitport.  He also leaves seven grandchildren.

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BURNS, Robert J.
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  7 July 1952  Page 20 
BURNS, MR. ROBERT J. 2483 Sternburgh Road, Norton Twp.  Services for Mr. Robert J. Burns will be held Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. from St. Jean’s Catholic Church, the Very Rev. William Frasen officiating.  He will be laid to rest in the Fruitport Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited this evening at 8 o’clock.

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Butzer, Elizabeth
Marriage license

Muskegon News Chronicle,  7 March 1912
#8230 - Earl L. Huston, 24, White River township; Elizabeth Butzer, 23 Grant, Mich.

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BYERS, Agnes I. (Mrs.) Burley
Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  14 October 1984  Page 8D

1830 Manor Dr.  Funeral services for Mrs. Byers will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday in the Walburn-Sytsema Chapel with interment in Hilton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home beginning 2:00 P.M. today, and may meet the family there 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. today.  Mrs. Byers, 60, died Friday morning at Hackley Hospital.  A resident of Muskegon most of her life, she was born June 8, 1924 in Har­risburg.  The former Agnes Burley married Jack B. Byers, Sr. in March 1966, and he survives her.  She had been an inspector at S.D. Warren Co. for more than 31 years.  Survivors include her husband, Jack; sons: Jack Jr. of Grand Haven, Daniel of Muskegon, William of Anderson, Ind., and Timothy Byers of Grand Rapids; daughters:  Mrs. Dave (Karen) Christensen, Millicent Byers, and Mrs. Stanley (Ruth) Levendosky all of Muskegon, and Mrs. John (Patricia) Jourdon of Ypsilanti; 13 grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Vinnie Burley of Montague; and sisters: Montez Laubach of Greenville, Virginia Veslits of St. Petersburg, Fla., Katherine Fisher of Coopersville, and Jean Hunt of Montague.  --Walburn-Sytsema  1547 W. Sherman

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