Oceana County Death Records
Liber 3 - 1941-1947

Compiled by Sharon Compton Baatz





**Sharon notes that when she first began compiling these records, she was only doing her family, but, has since begun to work on all of them, so this is incomplete at this point. As time permits she will be going to Hart to work on more and as she sends them in, I'll get them online.**

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1941

Liber 3 page 175 #9349 January 16, 1941 in Twp. of Golden, Oceana County, Michigan.
Sleeper, Azra 81 years 11 months 25 days of age, widowed male, born in Minnesota, died of Myocarditis. Occupation Mill Operator, parents: John Sleeper *(this record shows Azra crossed out and Arza written in.)

January 22, 1941 Liber 3 p.176 #9358 Township of Hart, Oceana County, Michigan
Payne, Anna Marie 61 years 5 months 18 days of age, born in Germany, married, died from cancer of gall bladder & liver. Parents: William Pechunrer? born in Germany & Wilhelmina Sy born in Germany.

Liber 3 p.175 #9345 January 29, 1941 Township of Grant, Oceana County, Michigan
Baxter, Alma Arlene 4 years 10 months 14 days of age, born in Michigan, died of Malignant Cervical Aduiter? at home, parents: Charles Baxter and Gladys Stright both born in Michigan. *(Gladys last name should have been spelled Straight.)

Liber 3 p.176 #9366 February 13, 1941 Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan
Sobers, Albert married, 66 years 10 months 4 days of age, died from Suicide, born in Ohio, Laborer, parents: Delos Sobers born in Ohio & Elizabeth Richter born in Germany.

April 1941
Kalman, Archie husband of Anna, born 1889-1890 Died April 1941
WALKERVILLE Farmer found dead in barn
Walkerville- Archie Kalman, 51 farmer residing a mile south of here, was found dead in his barn Tuesday night by his wife, Anna, upon her return from the village. Mr. Kalman, the son of Mrs. And Mrs. William Kalman, was a native of Walkerville. Besides the widow, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Fay Fairchild of South Leavitt; two brothers Fred and Guy of Muskegon and four grandchildren. Buried at Fairlawn Cemetery.

Liber 3 p.179 #9431 April 17, 1941 Ferry, Oceana County, Michigan
Kidner, Elma Mae widowed, 77 years 7 months 20 days of age, died from Myocarditis, born in Ohio, at home, parents: James & Emily Kendall

Liber 3 p.179 #9432 April 30, 1941 Ferry, Oceana County, Michigan
Dodge, Lucinda Dickie married, 76 years 6 months 16 days of age, died from Aortic Insufficiency, born in Illinois, at home, parents: Volney Dickie born in Illinois

Liber 3 p.181 #9478 June 7, 1941 at Hackley Hospital, Muskegon, Michigan
Baxter, Lillian Lelia married, 27 years 5 months 5 days of age, born in Michigan, Housewife, died of Septicemia…parents: George Frees and Nellie Rowe both were born in Michigan. *(married to Raymond Leroy Baxter)

Liber 3 p.180 #9458 June 17, 1941 Village of Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan
Baxter, female stillborn, born in Michigan, parents: George Elmer Baxter born in Michigan & Grace Scott, B/P unk.

Liber 3 p.181 #9496 July 5, 1941 in Blodgett Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Beachum, Anna 68 years 10 months 3 days of age, married, born in Missouri, died of Chronic Myocarditis and Arterio Sclerosis…parents: James Kollar and Barbara Pepple.

October 16, 1941 Calhoun County, Michigan paper
Ward, Ernest John, son of Clyde E. Ward Sr., 16 years old, high school student, killed by accidental discharge of gun in hands of Leroy Graham 14 of 73 Fairview, his chum. *(1930 census record for Pennfield, Calhoun County, Michigan…Clyde Ward 35, Mary 34, Clyde Jr. 11 & John (this would be Earnest John), these people were all born in Michigan. Clyde Ward Sr. is the son of Leonard A. Ward & Catherine Amelia Baxter of Otto, Oceana County, Michigan.)

December 19, 1941 Charlevoix, Boyne Valley
Croff, Willard 79

Liber 3 page 183 #9545 December 20, 1941 Township of Claybanks, Oceana County, Michigan,
Baxter, Harvey Sheldon born in Michigan, 3 days old, died of umbilical Hemorrhage. Parents: Sheldon E. Baxter & Lillian Kidner of Michigan.

Obit; December 23, 1941 Claybanks
Baxter, Harvey Sheldon infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon E. Baxter died Saturday evening at the family home in Claybanks Twp., buried in Ferry.

1942

Liber 3 p.184 #9559 January 19, 1942 Shelby Township, Oceana County, Michigan
Baxter, George Hamilton widowed, 75 years 10 months 10 days of age, of Shelby, died of Cerebral Hemorrhage, born in Michigan, retired laborer, parents: George Baxter & Mary Morgan

Obituary…..born March 8, 1865, died January 20, 1942 Oceana County Herald
Baxter, George H. husband of Mary Schmiedeknecht (who died 14 years earlier) George H. Baxter after a brief illness on Monday at the age of 76 years near Shelby, 6 miles east of Shelby at his home. George was born in Blue Lake Township, March 8, 1865 and farmed near Ferry. He made his home the last 3 years with his 3 brothers Dan, Tom and Ben. Following his marriage to Miss Mary, of Claybanks, he farmed near Ferry and then spent several years in Muskegon. Mrs. Baxter died there 14 years ago. He is survived by 6 children, Mrs. Walter Hughes, Mrs. William Kern, Edward Baxter and Arthur Baxter of Flint, Mrs. Harold Allen of Alanson and George Baxter of Ferry…22 grand children, 2 other brothers Charles and John of Hesperia, a half brother Henry of Detroit, 2 sisters Mrs. Mary Harris of Underwood, Washington and Mrs. Amelia Ward of Battle Creek and a half sister Mrs. Nora White of Carr Settlement, Lake County, Michigan.

Liber 3 p.184 #9572 January 24, 1942 Twp. of Newfield, Oceana County, Michigan
Fessenden, Edmund Monroe 77 years 10 months 7 days of age died of Myocarditis, born in Pennsylvania, farmer, parents: Edmund Fessenden & Lasomia Dingman both were born in Pennsylvania.

Liber 3 p.186 #9602 February 15, 1942 Golden, Oceana County, Michigan
Flood, Orin I. married, 86 years 4 months 4 days of age, died of Cirrhosis of liver, born in Canada, retired jeweler, parents: Charles Flood and Adeline Reynolds both were born in Canada.

Liber 3 p.187 #9629 April 18, 1942 Greenwood, Oceana County, Michigan
Southward, Franklin Norman single, 72 years 2 months of age, died of Coronary Occlusion, born in Michigan, farmer, parents: Peter Southward & Barbara Betz, both were born in New York.

June 2, 1942
Powers, Charles Wesley 88

Liber 3 p.188 #9666 July 28, 1942 Golden, Oceana County, Michigan
Campbell, Henry J. widowed, 93 years 5 months 3 days of age, died of Congestive heart failure, born in Connecticut, carpenter, parents: Amassa Campbell & Lucy White both were born in Connecticut.

Liber 3 p.190 #9721 September 28, 1942 Leavitt, Oceana County, Michigan
Andreas, Theodore married, 75 years 9 months 27 days of age, died of Aortic Insufficiency, born in Ohio, farmer, parents: Christian Andreas & Anna Smith both were born in Germany.

Liber 3 p.190 #9712 October 21, 1942 Golden, Oceana County, Michigan
Downing, Franklin William married, 65 years 5 months 6 days of age, died of Cancer of Prostate, born in Michigan, farm supplies, parents: Taylor Downing & Emma Hocum both were born in Pennsylvania.

Liber 3 page 191 #9733 October 21, 1942 in Village of Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan
Baxter, Joyce 0 days of age, born in Michigan, infant died of prematurity. Parents: Sheldon Baxter & Lillian Kidner both born in Michigan.

Liber 3 p.191 #9737 November 3, 1942 Lapeer State home, Lapeer, Michigan
Hendrickson, Mildred 19 years 11 months 15 days of age, single, born in Michigan, died of natural causes, no evidence of violence, patient in Institution…parents: Emmett A. Henrickson and Hattie Vander Sluice both born in Michigan

Liber 2 p.191 #9736 November 6, 1942 Traverse City State Hospital, Traverse City, Michigan
Duke, Roy (Negro & white) 43 years of age, separated male, died at the Traverse City State Hospital of Acute Myocardial failure, born in Michigan, Woodsman, Parents: Walter Duke & Annie Green

Liber 3 p.192 #9764 December 21, 1942 Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan
Croff, Orin Montley married, 50 years 6 months 20 days of age, died of Intra thoracic Hemorrhage, born in Michigan, Laborer, parents: J. M. Croff born in Michigan & Alma Case born in Kentucky

1943

Liber 3 p.193 #9782 January 1, 1943 Ferry, Oceana County, Michigan
Mendham, Carrie Edith married, 67 years 8 months 20 days of age, died of Valvular Heart, born in Michigan, Housewife, parents: John & Marie Wall

Liber 3 p.193 #9779 January 6, 1943 Hart, Oceana County, Michigan
Fessenden, Medora A. widower, 74 years 6 months 28 days of age, died of Strangulated Hernia, born in Indiana, House wife, parents: Samuel Frees & Delora Little both were born in Indiana.

January 29, 1943

Van Vleet, Frank A., born February 16, 1860 and died January 29, 1943. He was buried in West Hesperia Cemetery, Hesperia, MI, Newaygo County. *(Frank was married to Phoebe Ward)

February 10, 1943 posted February 12, 1943 Friday Escanaba, Delta County, Michigan
Cartwright, Thomas: The funeral of Thomas Cartwright will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Allo Funeral Home with the Rev. Andrew Counterman officiating. Burial will be in Fernwood cemetery at Gladstone.

February 10, 1943 Death Certificate #3 Wells Township, Delta County, Michigan
Cartwright, Thomas 61 years 9 days of age, widower, born February 1, 1882 Rothbury, Michigan, laborer, died from Apoplexy in Wells Township, Delta Co., Michigan. Parents: Merrick Cartwright born in New York State & Cordelia Duke born in Rothbury, Michigan. Informant: Merrick Cartwright of Gladstone, Michigan. Burial in Fernwood Cemetery.

Liber 3 p.194 #9801 February 18, 1943 Colfax, Oceana County, Michigan
Rogers, Mary widowed, 79 years 11 months 29 days of age, died of Cerebral Hemorrhage, born in Minnesota, at home, parents: Charles Royle & unknown *(her mother’s name was Elizabeth Ann Smith sister to Erastus D. Smith of Ferry.)

Liber 3 p.195 #9836 May 8, 1943 Golden, Oceana County, Michigan
Morley, Robert David widower, 83 years 8 months 13 days of age, born in New York, farming, died of Cerebral Hemorrhage, parents: Peter Morley born in England and Nancy Wyatt born in Pennsylvania

Liber 3 p.195 #9848 June 11, 1943 Village of Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan
Paige, Effie Mae married, 72 years 1 month 19 days of age, born in Michigan, died of Chronic Interstical Phephrite *(possibly Nephritis), Housewife, parents: John A. Chellis born in New York & Mary Jane Shirts born in Pennsylvania

Liber 3 p.197 #9875 July 5, 1943 Village of Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan
Bearss, Joseph Wilson married, 87 years 10 months 19 days of age, died of Heart failure, born in Arconia, Canada, retired farmer, parents: Joseph Bearss & Phoebe Ott both were born in Canada.

Liber 3 p.197 #9877 July 15, 1943 Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan
Royal, Harry Mark widowed, 74 years 11 months 19 days of age, died of Uremia, born in Michigan, Retired Publisher & Editor, Parents: Albert Royal & Sarah Woodruff

Liber 3 p.198 #9901 August 8, 1943 Golden, Oceana County, Michigan
Campbell, William Henry married, 73 years 11 months 13 days of age, died of Coronary Occlusion, born in Michigan, worked in Finishing Department, parents: Henry J. Campbell born in Connecticut & Flora E. Arnold born in Pennsylvania

Hendrickson, Mark E.
Liber 3 page 197 #9895 August 29, 1943 in twp., of Benona, Oceana County, Michigan. Married farmer, born in Michigan, died of Coronary Sclerosis at age of 51 years 11 months 28 days. Parents: John and Matilda Hendrickson both were born in Norway.

Liber 3 p.199 #9924 October 7, 1943 Hart, Oceana Co., Mich.
Post, Donald Raymond 2 yrs. 3 months 7 days of age, born in Michigan, died from Basillar Skull Fracture. Parents: Raymond F. Post born in Michigan & Hazel Garnett born in Michigan.

October 13, 1943 Ferry, Oceana County, Michigan
Sumner, Florence DeEtta (Smith) married, (born August 18, 1883 in Ferry), died at age of 60 years 1 month 25 days, in Ferry, October 13, 1943 of metastatic canrcinoma of chest and breast, house wife, *(husband Elmer Sumner 61), parents: Herbert Smith born in *(Benton, New York) and Minnie Converse born in *(Shortsville, New York.)

Liber 3 p.199 #9927 October 13, 1943 Ferry, Oceana County, Michigan
Sumner, Florence D. Married, 60 years 1 month 25 days of age, born in Michigan, housewife died of metastatic carcinoma of the chest…parents: Herbert Smith and Minnie Converse both were born in New York. *Florence was married to Elmer Sumner.

Liber 3 p.199 #9930 October 16, 1943 Village of Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan
Beachum, Marsena 80 years 6 months of age, widow, born in Ontario, Canada, farmer, died of Cerebral Apoplexy, parents: George Beachum born in England & Jane Green born in Canada

Liber 3 p.204 #10063 November 9, 1943 Village of Hesperia, Oceana County, Michigan
Woodward, Bartrom 86 years 3 months 13 days of age, widowed, born in New York, farmer, died of Broncho Pneumonia, parents unknown.

Liber 3 p.199 #9940 November 11, 1943 Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan
Hand, Henry Adolphus married, 85 years 5 months 17 days of age, born in Michigan, retired Laborer, died of Carcinoma of the liver, parents: Hiram Hand born in New York & Helen Drum b/p unknown

November 20, 1943 posted Sunday November 21, 1943 The Escanaba Daily Press:
Cartwright, Merrick 63
GLADSTONE MAN IN FATAL CRASH Cartwright, Merrick 63 Killed in Car Midhap on M-35 at Beaver, Delta Co., Michigan.
Merrick Cartwright 63 of Gladstone was killed and his sosn Dick 37 was injured last evening at 5:30 when the car driven by the son skidded off Highway M-35 near Beaver north of Perkins while they were returning from a hunting camp. The elder Cartwright suffered a skull fracture and died almost instantly. The son was taken to St. Francis hospital in Escanaba for treatment. Physicians said he was suffering from shock and they believe his injuries are not serious. The Cartwrights were returning to Gladstone from a hunting camp where other members of the family were deer hunting. The car was traveling south on a straight stretch of road, when it skidded off the highway and rolled over end for end. The accident was investigated by state police of the Gladstone detachment and Coroner Keville Murphy of Escanaba. Cartwright is survived by his widow and 13 children. The fatality was the ninth highway death toll in Delta county so far this year. Five were in the City of Escanaba and four on roads in the county. The body was taken to the Kelley funeral home in Gladstone in preparation for burial.

November 20, 1943 posted November 23, 1943 Funeral Services set for Wednesday for crash victim.
Cartwright, Merrick…Funeral services for Merrick Cartwright 63 of Gladstone, who was killed in an auto accident near Beaver north of Perkins Saturday evening, are to be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Kelley funeral home, Rev. Sam Counterman of Escanaba officiating. Burial will be made in Fernwood cemetery. The deceased was born in lower Michigan and came to the Upper Peninsula and Gladstone about 25 years ago. Surviving are the father Merrick Cartwright of Gladstone; the widow, Katherine; fourteen children, Joseph of Milwaukee, Irving of Middleton, Conn., Clarence of Escanaba, Mrs. Ray Neal of Chicago, Elmer of Rock Falls, Conn., Mrs. F. Melind of Chicago, Richard of Meddleton, Conn., Robert and Everett of the U. S. Marines, Wallace of the U. S. Army whose present address is unknown, Mrs. Kenneth Minor of Escanaba, and Lawrence and Florence and Beverly at home. There are also five brothers, George of Shelby, Michigan, Jesse and Ralph of Gladstone, Harvey of Rock and Ray of Gladstone and one sister, Mrs. Minnie Hilton of Marinette and 15 grandchildren. Marine Everett left San Diego for home yesterday and he is expected to arrive in time for the services.

Liber 3 p.201 #9998 December 25, 1943 Ferry, Oceana County, Michigan
Croff, Gertrude Virginia married, 64 years 10 months 29 days of age, born in Michignan, died at home of Pneumonia, parents: Joseph Emery & Elizabeth Marckel

1944

Holcomb, Ella (McLarsen) born 1877/78, died 1944 at age of 66, wife of Frank Holcomb, died at home in Olivet, was former Shelby resident.

Liber 3 p.201 #9997 January 30, 1944 Township of Otto, Oceana County, Michigan
Knapp, Giles L. married, 82 years 8 months 21 days of age, died of chronic valvular heart decease, born in New York, retired farmer, Parents: Nathaniel Knapp born in New York & Sarah Jane Loud born in New York.

Obituary: died January 30, 1944
Knapp, Giles of Greenwood Township, Oceana County, Michigan, husband of Alice Hightower & Susie Sherwood. Giles was born in New York May 7, 1862. He came to Michigan as a small boy with his parents. Married July 3, 1887 to Alice Hightower who died March 2, 1909. On March 7, 1910 he married Susie Sherwood. Giles was a farmer and a Logger. He is survived by his wife Susie and six daughters: Ruth Knapp and Della Itineer of Hesperia, Mrs. Harry Camben, Mrs. Fred Howell, Mrs. Lida Shaffer all of Shelby, Mrs. Lansford of Otto & two sons: Herman of Muskegon & Warren & a brother Charles Knapp of Greenwood. *note, his parents were Nathan and Sarah Knapp of Greenwood.

Baxter, John Newton
Liber 3 page 202 #10015 Feb. 29, 1944 in the Village of Shelby, farmer, born in Michigan, widowed male 60 years 3 months 8 days of age, died of Hypostatic Pneumonia. Parents: George Baxter born in Ohio and Mary J. Morgan.

Feb. 29, 1944 Shelby
Obituary……born November 21, 1883,
Baxter, John N. husband of Nellie Pickle, died at the Shelby Hospital on Feb. 29 as the result of injuries received in an Auto accident which ocurred a mile and a half north west of Montague on Feb. 6. He was born on November 21, 1883 in Blue Lake Township and married Miss Nellie I. Pickle in Ferry in 1905. Mrs. Baxter preceded her husband in death 8 years ago. *(Nellie died July 14, 1936 in Crystal twp., Oceana County, Michigan, buried in Ferry Cemetery.) He is survived by 3 sons: Pvt. Raymond of Fort Seburt, Alabama, Sgt. John Clifford of Sulpher Spring, West Virg. And Sheldon of Fremont, nine daughters: Mrs. Vernon Shanaf of Muskegon, Mrs. Doyle Lepree, Mrs. Eldon Moon, Mrs. Archie Burmeister and Mrs. Orville Richardson of Montague, Mrs. Russell Baron and Mrs. Ernest Frees of Ferry and Miss Dorothy Baxter and Mrs. James Bartlett of White River, two sisters: Mrs. Leonard Ward of Battle Creek and Mrs. Mary Harris of Spokane, Washington, four brother: Ben of Muskegon, Charles, Dan and Thomas of Ferry, John was buried in Ferry Cemetery.

Liber 3 p.204 #10053 1944 Township of Newfield, Oceana County, Michigan
Eitniear, William 70 years 5 days of age, widowed, born in Ohio, Lumberman, died of Cerebral Hemorrhage, parents: Abe Eitniear.

Baxter, Charles A.
Liber 3 page 204 #10073 June 10, 1944 in Township of Greenwood, Oceana County, Michigan, farmer, born in Michigan, married male, 71 years 3 months 21 days of age died of Cerebral Hemorrhage. Parents: George Baxter and Mary Morgan. *(married to Rebecca Young)

June 10, 1944 Greenwood Township, Oceana County, Michigan.
Baxter, Charles Augustus was born February 20, 1873 in Brookfield Township, Eaton County, Michigan, died June 10, 1944 in Greenwood Township, Oceana County, Michigan

Liber 3 page 205 #10096 July 31, 1944 Township of Ferry, Oceana County, Michigan
Converse, Joseph Elliot, married, retired, born in New York, 74 years 4 months 28 days of age, died of Intestinal obstruction. Parents: Arthur Converse New York and Jennie Doty New York. Joseph’s wife is Cynthia.

Obituary: 1944
Pearson Ole 73 of Golden Township, husband of Alma Thorson. Ole was born July 31, 1870 in Ystad, Sweden, came to the United States when he was 22 years old. He married Alma in Mears on September 5, 1896. He was a farmer for over ½ century and died at home in 1944. Surviving four sons: Yeoman, Edwin of U.S. Navy, Arthur of Grand Rapids and Ernest and Donald of Muskegon. Seven daughters: Ensign Alice Pearson R. N. of the U.S. Navy, Rhode Island, Mrs. Hannah Duncan and Mrs. Florence Crawford of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Hilma Waller of Whitehall, Mrs. Mary Schwass of Scottville, Ruth Pearson of Fremont and Mrs. Bertha Carlson of Hart.

Liber 3 p.206 #10116 August 26, 1944 Hart, Oceana County, Michigan
Althouse, Frank single, 75 years, born in Michigan, simple minded, died of Cerebral Hemorrhage, parents: George Althouse

1945

Liber 3 p.211 #10229 January 20, 1945 Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan
Althouse, William married, 76 years 6 months 28 days of age, born in Michigan, retired laborer, died of Cerebral Thrombosis…parents: John Althouse and Eliza Horton both born in New York

Obituary
Died January 22, 1945 in Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan
Althouse, William 76 years old, husband of Laura (Starr) Butler, died unexpectedly @ his home here in Shelby. He was born in Weare Township, Oceana Co., Michigan on June 23, 1868, the son of Mr. And Mrs. John Althouse, pioneer residents of Oceana County. When he was 6 years old, they moved to Arkansas but returned 7 years later. He since had made his home in Oceana County at Mears and for 44 years in Shelby. William was married to Mrs. Laura (Starr) Butler of Elbridge January 16, 1908 and worked as a section hand on the Pere Marquette railroad and for the Harrison Basket Company here. He was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Shelby. Survived by 2 daughter: Mrs. Eliza Murphy of Shelby and Mrs. Mary Johnston of Detroit and 1 son, Floyd of Toledo and 4 step-children: Bert Butler of Muskegon, John Butler of Detroit, Mrs. Pearl Christiansen of Muskegon and 2 gr. Children, a sister Tillie Inman of Bald Knob, Ark., and 1 brother John Althouse of S. Bend, Indiana. Burrial @ Mount Hope Cemetery near Shelby.

Liber 3 p.211 #10235 February 6, 1945 Village of Hart, Oceana County, Michigan
Glover, Sarah Alma 72 yrs. 1 month 5 days of age, widow, born in Michigan housewife, died of cerebral hemorrhage. Parents: Andrew Brillhart born in Ohio & Almena/Almera? Johns born in Ohio

Obit February 6, 1945
Glover, Sarah Alma (Brillhart) wife of Frank Glover. Sarah Alma Glover was born January 1, 1873 in Pentwater, Michigan. In 1888 she moved with her parents to a farm north of Hart. On December 24, 1892 she married Frank Glover who died in 1912. Their children: Ted, Phil & Verna (Verna died 1936)

Feb. 11, 1945 Muskegon Hts., Muskegon County, Michigan
Chellis, Anna Barbara 83

May 28, 1945
Gregorie, Archie A. 75 died in Grand Traverse County, Michigan, May 28, 1945.
Gregoire, Archie A. born May 5, 1870 Michigan, died May 28, 1945 Traverse City, State Hospital, Grand Traverse County, Garfield Township, Traverse City, Michigan. Length of stay 4 years 11 months 2 days. Died at 5:05 a.m. from generalized arteriosclerosis & Hypertensive heart disease, 14 yrs. duration. Usual residence: Newaygo County, Michigan. Occupation: Blacksmith. Parents: Alex Gregoire born in France & Emiline Jane Quick born in U.S. Buried in Newaygo County, Michigan 5-31-1945. Death Certificate #117

Liber 3 p.214 #10307 June 7, 1945 Golden, Oceana County, Michigan
Carlson, Carl John married, 80 years 11 months 24 days of age, born in Sweden, farmer, died of Carcinoma of Stomach, parents: John Carlson born in Sweden

June 7, 1945
Carlson, Carl John born July 8, 1864 in Sweden, died at home June 7, 1945. Carl was husband to Hannah Nelson and Ida Jones. His parents are listed as John Carlson. Carl came to this country 61 years ago settling in Golden Township.

Liber 3 page 214 #10316 July 5, 1945 in twp. of Golden, Oceana County, Michigan.
Hunter, Joseph Arthur 88 years 3 months 25 days of age, died of myocarditis, married, born in Michigan, Light House Attendant, parents: Liberty Hunter born in Ohio & Elizabeth Stephens

Liber 3 page 215 #10339 August 23, 1945 in Twp. of Benona, Oceana County, Michigan.
Hendrickson, Henry G. 53 years 4 months 8 days old died of hanging, married farmer, born in Michigan, parents: Henry Hendrickson and Rachel Karstead of Michigan.

Sept. 25, 1945 Liber 2 p.216 #10358 Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan
Harjes, Lucy Tallant widow 79 yrs 8 mos 14 days, POB: NY, DOD 25 Sept 1945, POD: Shelby, Oceana, MI, cause of death: chronic valvelor (sic) disease of heart, f. John Tallant, m. Adeline Bowen, both of NY rec. Oct 5, 1945

Liber 3 p.217 #10378 October 14, 1945 Ferry, Oceana County, Michigan
Frees, John Colm 74 years 17 days of age, married, born in Michigan, farmer, died from Coronary Occlusion, parents: Samual Frees born in Indiana & Deborah Frees born in Penn.

1946

Liber 3 p.221 #10419 January 30, 1946 Fremont, Michigan
Smith, Judith Ann born in Michigan, 0 age, Dystocie?, parents: Lamont W. Smith & Mary W. Edwards both born in Michigan.

January 30, 1946
Smith, baby Judith Ann, died in Gerber Memorial in Freemont, buried in Ferry Cemetery.

Obit: February 26, 1946 Muskegon, Michigan
Gilmore, George W. 76 years of age, died in Muskegon of a stroke. He was buried in Ferry Cemetery.

April 20, 1946 Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan
Powers, Elma 69 years of age.

Liber 3 p.221 #1029 April 21, 1946 Elbridge, Oceana County, Michigan
Payne, Otho Andrew 70 years 8 months 14 days of age, born in Indiana, farmer, divorced, died from Carcinomatosis, Rectal Carcinoma. Parents: Charles Payne born in Indiana & May Waddle born in Indiana.

Liber 3 p.220 #10405 April 22, 1946 Village of Ferry, Oceana County, Michigan
Putney, Pearl Irene 53 years 1 month 28 days of age, born in Michigan, house wife, married, died from Cerebral Hemorrhage, parents: Fred Chalker born in Canada & Sylvia Bearss born in Canada.

Liber 3 p.222 #10437 June 22, 1946 Township of Hart, Oceana County, Michigan
Dodge, Julius 84 years 1 month 13 days of age, widow, born in Michigan, retired, died from Pernicious Anemia, parents: Henry Dodge born in Vermont & Lacushia DeGall born in Canada.

Liber 3 p.222 #10452 July 22, 1946 Hart, Oceana County, Michigan
Rollins, Warren Ellsworth 75 years 5 months 2 days of age, married, born in Michigan, Retired Banker, died of Coronary Thrombosis, parents: George B. Rollins born in Ohio & Mary A. Hichock born in New York.

Liber 3 p.224 #10484 August 13, 1946 Village of Pentwater, Oceana County, Michigan
Moody, Mary Ella 79 years 11 months 17 days of age, widow, born in Canada, housewife, died from acute Mycardial failure, parents: George Stubbs born in England & Eliza Ugle born in Canada.

Liber 3 page 225 #10508 Oct. 13, 1946 Village of Shelby, Oceana Co., Michigan
Cartwright, George W. 68 years 3 months of age, married, born in Michigan, laborer, died of Coronary Embolisom, parents: Merrick Cartwright & Delia Cartwright of Michigan. *(her name was Cordelia Duke)

Liber 3 p.227 #17 November 3, 1946 Traverse City State Hospital, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Knapp, Fred 67 years 4 months 8 days of age, married, born in Michigan, farmer, died from Chronic Myocarditis, parents: Moses Knapp born in New York & Harriett Tuttle birth place unknown.

Liber 3 p.226 #10542 December 15, 1946 Township of Hart, Oceana County, Michigan
Baxter, Louis Thomas single, 82 years 10 months 30 days of age, born in Ohio, laborer, died of cirrhosis of liver, parents: George L. Baxter born in New York and Mary Younglove born in Ohio. *(I believe Louis is probably George T. Baxter’s brother because they have the same parents.) *according to his actual death certificate it states he was single and died 11 a.m. in the County Infirmary after a two week stay. Dr. L. P. Munger M.D. of Hart, had treated him since Dec. 1st of 1946. It also states Louis Thomas Baxter was buried in Otto Cemetery in Oceana County, Michigan on December 18, 1946. The funeral home was B. H. Cooper in Shelby, Michigan. The Informant was Mrs. Cartherine Ward of Hesperia, Michigan. *(Catherine Amelia (Baxter) Ward, Married to Leonard Ward)

Liber 3 p.226 #10541 December 25, 1946 Township of Hart, Oceana County, Michigan
Butler, Geroge single, 87 years 2 months of age, born in New York State, patient at county farm, died of Arterio Sclerosis and age, parents: Merin Butler and Claria Tubbs both born in New York

1947

January 19, 1947 Liber 4 p.4 City of St. Petersburg
Southwick, Roger 68 years 8 months 29 days of age, married, born in Michigan, farmer, died from Cardia Decompensation, parents: Richard B. Southwick born in New York & Emma Rogers born in Michigan.

Liber 3 p.227 #10 January 22, 1947 Village of Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan
Burmeiser, Hanna 89 years 4 months 10 days of age, widow, born in Germany, housewife, died of Cardiac decomposition, parents: Fred Zigglow born in Germany and mother unknown.

February 7, 1947 City of White Cloud, Newaygo Co., Michigan
____________ , born in Michigan, Blacksmith, died from Acute Myocardial failure, parents: Orange Powers & Sarah Newman.

Liber 3 p.228 #28 February 27, 1947 Township of Golden, Oceana County, Michigan
Pearson, Lars 82 years 2 months 1 day of age, married, born in Sweden, Farmer, died of Arteriosclerosis General, parents: Peter Olson born in Sweden & Hana born in Sweden.

Liber 3 p.229 #54 March 10, 1947 Village of Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan
Carlson, Otto 54 years 9 months 25 days of age, married, born in Michigan, farming, died of Brain Abscess, parents: Carl J. Carlson and Hannah Nelson both were born in Sweden.

Liber 3 p.229 #65 April 13, 1947 Township of Ferry, Oceana County, Michigan
Freess, Nellie Rowe 63 years 6 months 28 days of age, born in Michigan, housewife, died from Arthritis Deformon and Hypertension, parents: Brull Rowe born in Michigan & Ruth Green born in Michigan

Liber 3 p.231 #118 April 14, 1947 Traverse City State Hospital, Traverse City, Michigan
Riddell, Carl 62 years 1 month 5 days of age, separated, born in Michigan, laborer, died from Coronary Occlusion, parents: Richard Riddell born in New York & unknown mother born in New York.

Liber 3 p.229 #75 May 10, 1947 Township of Grant, Oceana County, Michigan
Coon, George Ulysses 74 years 9 months 23 days of age, single, farmer, born in Michigan, died from Concession of the prostate, parents: William Coon born in Michigan & Harriet Bird born in New York.

Liber 3 p.230 #84 June 15, 1947 Village of Shelby, Oceana co., Mich.
Post, Elbert M. married, 74 yrs. 11 months 23 days of age, born in Michigan, died from Cancer of Rectum & Intestinal obstruction. Parents: Alvah Post born in New York & Emily Coon born in New York.

June 28, 1947 Liber 3 p.4 #71 Village of Hesperia, Oceana County, Michigan
Covington, James Hendrix 83 years 4 months 16 days of age, widow, born in Tenn., farmer, died from carcinoma of stomach, parents unknown.

Liber 3 p.231 #121 August 2, 1947 Village of Hart, Oceana County, Michigan
Sumner, Robert B. 16 years 3 months 26 days of age, single, Student, born in Michigan, died from Fracture Skull Parietal & Temporal bones crushed, parents: George E. Sumner born in Michigan & Lelia Bailey born in Mississippi.

Liber 3 p.232 #142 September 16, 1947 Village of Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan
Putney, Louis Odell 78 years 3 months 22 days of age, born in Michigan, farming, married, died from sudden Myocardial Failure, parents: John Putney born in Canada & Lucy Powers born in Ohio.

Liber 3 p.233 #163 October 28, 1947 City of Hart, Oceana County, Michigan
Newman, Herman Frederick 65 years 2 months 27 days of age, married, born in Michigan, retired, died from Cerebral Hemorrhage, parents: Frederick Newman born in Penn. & Frances D. Keech born in New York.

Liber 3 p.233 #170 November 8, 1947 Village of Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan
Wilson, Orin L. 67 years 7 months 8 days of age, married, born in Michigan, retired grocer, died of Myocarditis, parents: Charles Wilson unknown birthplace & Addie Keech born in New York.

Liber 3 p.233 #173 November 21, 1947 City of Hart, Oceana County, Michigan
Dodge, Chester Rufus 30 years 8 months 10 days of age, married, born in Michigan, farmer, died from skull fracture, parents: Rufus Dodge born in Michigan & Pearl Chatfield born in Michigan.

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