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Arlene R. Carrier * Nelly Edith Chaney * Mrs. Chaney


Arlene R. Carrier

The Leader and the Kalkaskian, Kalkaska Co., Michigan, 12 April 2001

Arlene R. CARRIER
72, of Kalkaska, died Fri., April 6, 2001, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.

Mrs. Carrier had been a lifelong resident of Kalkaska, and was a member of the Kalkaska Senior Center.

She was born in New Buffalo on Aug. 25, 1928, the daughter of Sherbon Aaron and Clara Fifarek Prentice. She married Judd Carrier in Kalkaska on Aug. 11, 1958, who survives.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters Marie Morrison, Helen Hendricks, Joan Adams, Billie Pickering, Aggie and Marlene Blosser; brother Sherman Prentice; sister Frances Miller; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 9 at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Inurnment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Submitter: Gladys Ballard

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Nelly Edith Chaney

The Leader and the Kalkaskian, Kalkaska Co., Michigan, January 1946

Dies at Torch Lake after Brief Illness
Kalkaska – Mrs.(Nelly E.) William Chaney, 75, died after a short illness at her home on Torch Lake Monday morning.

She was born in Orangeville and moved to Barker Creek in 1890. She was resident of Kalkaska and Spencer before moving to Torch Lake 25 years ago.

Surviving are the husband, William; three sons, Cyril and Richard at home; Homer of Rapid City; a daughter, Margaret; brother, Frank Hewitt of Augusta; three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 Wednesday at the Berg Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery in Kalkaska.

Submitter: Gladys Ballard

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Mrs. Chaney

The Leader and the Kalkaskian, Kalkaska Co., Michigan, January 1946

Complete Obituary of A Beloved Pioneer Resident
The community was saddened by the death of Mrs. W.E. Chaney a much loved resident of Kalkaska in the early days, who died at her home on Torch Lake Jan. 21, 1946, at the age of 75 years, 10 months and five days. A most sincere and inspiring sermon was given by Rev. Markley, a neighbor and close friend at the Berg Funeral Home, at Kalkaska, on Wednesday, January 23rd.

Mrs. Chaney was one of the old pioneers of Torch Lake, which has been their permanent home for 30 years. Prior to that time the family lived in Kalkaska winters and in 1904 bought the property on Torch lake known as “Chaney’s Cove”, where they build a cottage for summer use, cleared the land and set out fruit trees. At that time about the only residents were the Aemiseggers, the Walter Wilsons and the “Chummy” Persons. Each Spring found the family moving with horses and team over the sandy trail from Kalkaska to Torch lake, stopping to open many gates to drive through. There was no road laid out at that time from Torch River Bridge to their farm. And at first not even a bridge where it is now located, so that they had to go by way of the “Old Ferry” half way down Torch River, and over a swampy deep-rutted trail. It was a happy day in 1909 when they became the proud possessors of a Franklin car, one of the only about three cars in Kalkaska. When it would leave the yard Kalkaska it was usually piled about three deep with the kids of the neighborhood, who had scrambled for a coveted ride. But it was an unhappy night when Mr. Chaney nearly drove it into Torch River, because the bridge was open with no warning light on it. Shortly after it was equipped with a red and green light.

Mrs. Chaney was born on a farm near Orangeville, Mich., coming to Barker Creek in 1890 where she married Mr. Chaney in 1894. Later they lived at Spencer where Mr. Chaney did an extensive lumbering business. About 1903 they moved to Kalkaska.

Mrs. Chaney lived a simple life devoted to her family and all things of nature, the birds, the flowers and her children. She loved to read of what went on in the world. Many old-timers will miss the sight of her followed by her flock of chickens, with her snowy head above them.

She leaves her husband and three children at home, Cyril, Richard and Martha. Another son, Homer lives with his family near by. There are three grandchildren and one brother, Frank Hewitt of Augusta.

Burial was made at the Evergreen cemetery in Kalkaska.

Submitter: Gladys Ballard


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