Mrs. Emeline Benedict Pardee *
Frank B. Perkins *
Arthur L. Pierce *
Daisy Bell Pinkham
THE ACORN -- August 1919
Beloved Resident Called Home
Like a silent messenger in the night the Angel of Death came to summon Mrs. Emeline BENEDICT PARDEE to the home from "whence no traveler returns". The summons was not unexpected and it had been waited for patiently yet longingly; she had long been ready to obey the call. There was no dread of "Crossing the Bar". It was simply going to sleep here to awaken over there..
Emeline BENEDICT was born in Springwater, New York, August 4th 1831. She came to Michigan with her parents in 1838, who settled in Litchfield, Hillsdale county. She was married to George S. PARDEE in 1850. They went to housekeeping in Jackson county. In 1855 they moved to Berrien Springs where they resided until 1888 when they moved to Three Oaks which has since been their home.
Seven children were born to them, six daughters and one son, Dr. Joel PARDEE who died in 1895. Three daughters passed away in early life, and three survive her. Their loving care and untiring devotion filled the last years of her life with happiness and comfort. In the early hours of August 17th the call came, and quietly without suffering she crossed the threshhold of the New Life. The funeral service was held at home on Tuesday the 19th at 1:30 P. M., Re. Normann BRABY of the Presbyterian church officiating. He loved her who had passed on and paid a tribute to her memory, which voiced the sentiment in the hearts of those who also knew and loved her. The interment was in Rose hill Cemetery in Berrien Springs where many old and loving friends came to pay their last tribute of respect to her whose life of eighty eight years and thirteen days had been one of loving service to those about her.
Submitter: Elaine Bennett-Sharp
Submitter's note: This obituary dates from August 1919, and has been typed with corrections made to the text from the Three Oaks newspaper, The Acorn. (Emeline's name was misspelled, and the year of her marriage was incorrectly listed.) George Sheldon PARDEE d. 1872, so it was Emeline and some of the children who moved to Three Oaks in 1888. Son Joel and his family built a home in the village of Three Oaks, and she resided there. Her youngest daughter, Myrta O. PARDEE, taught in Three Oaks for 50 years.
Reading Hustler, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, 2 May 1906, p.1.
Frank B. PERKINS, who moved from Reading to Los Angeles, Cal., a few years ago, died April 19th in that city. We have not learned the particulars of his death. He was about 45 years of age.
Submitter: Nancy Nally
(Kansas) Eagle-Optic, Friday, February 22, 1901
Died on the Train
Arthur L. Pierce, who was on his was home from
Arizona to Michigan, died on the east bound Santa Fe
train a few miles west of Larned Saturday evening.
The body was taken off at this station and conveyed
to the undertaking establishment of E. T. Eggleston,
where it was properly coffined, and on Sunday
evening forwarded to its destination, at Hillsdale,
Letters found upon the person of the deceased
revealed the fact that he had been teaching school
in Arizona, but realizing that he had only a short
time to live he had started east, hoping to be able
to reach home before he died. He was traveling
alone and a short time before he died he must have
come to the conclusion that he could not reach his
destination alive, as he wrote upon the back of an
envelope: My name is Arthur Pierce. My father
lives in Hillsdale, Michigan, 138 River Street.
Name D. L. Pierce, and handed it to the train
conductor. Soon after, as he was being assisted
through the aisle by a fellow passenger he collapsed
and died on the fast moving train among total
The deceased appeared to be about twenty-eight or
thirty years of age. His father is a small merchant
at Hillsdale, Michigan. He died of consumption.
submitted by Richard Schwartzkopf
unknown newspaper - handwritten date of Jan. 8, 1968 on obit
Mrs. Pinkham Dies at Home
PITTSFORD - Mrs. Claude (Daisy Bell) Pinkham, 83, of 1027 Union Road, Pittsford, died this morning at the Tuttle Nursing Home in Hudson where she had been a patient since Dec. 23.
She was born in Hillsdale County, July 3, 1884, the daughter of John and Helen Briggs Haggerty.
She was a member of the South Pittsford Methodist Church and had lived all her life at 1027 Union Road.
She is survived by her widower, Claude; seven daughters, Mrs. James 9Beatrice) Brooks, Mrs. Roy (Pearle) Earl, both of Hillsdale, Marjorie Pinkham of Toledo, Mrs. Rex (Louise) Delcamp of Pittsford, Mrs. Clement (Gladys) Alleger of Pittsford, Mrs. Fred (Betty) Cunningham of Hudson, Mrs. Roberta Ellis of Hudson; one sister, Mrs. Bert Stewart of Hillsdale, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 in the Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson. Burial will be in the Leonardson Cemetery near Pittsford
submitted by Pat McArthur
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