Thursday, May 19, 1887
At North Branch on the 11th, Alexander Hoy's little son spilled a bottle of carbolic acid over his body.
The stuff burned the child from his head to his feet, and he will probably die.

Thursday, May 19, 1887,
George Smith's two year old child at William's, Bay county, died last week in great agony after eating heartly of canned peaches.



August 31, 1848
Died - At Florence, Ill, on the 27th inst., Louisa Jane, infant daughter of
Milton and Mary Ann Hendricks.

Also - In Winchester, on the 28th inst., Mary Ellen, daughter of E. G. and
Sophronia Miner, aged 1 year and 8 days.

Thursday, June 2, 1887,
A polish boy five years old was struck in the stomach by a base ball while watching a game at Grand Rapids last week and instantly killed.


September 21, 1848
Died - At Griggsville on the 18th of September inst, of Scarlet fever,
William S. Barnard, only son of Mr. Jas. S. barnard. The deceased was aged
six years and six months, and was a boy of intelligence and promise. We
deeply sympathize with the afflicted parents in their sad bereavement.

Thursday, July 14, 1887,
An 8 year old son of Conductor Hubbard, of Port Huron, was hit on the nose by a batted ball, Friday and gradually bled to death dying Monday.



4 Feb 1870

Fatal Accident. - Mr. Addison BENTON, of Virgil, met with a fatal accident last Wednesday morning.

He, together with some of his neighbors, were chopping in the woods on Wager Hill.

Soon after they commenced work, Mr. BENTON came to Mr. SHEPPARD who was at work only a short distance from where BENTON had been chopping,

and said to SHEPPARD that he had cut his leg and he guessed that he had cut it pretty badly, and thought he would go home.

Mr. BENTON started for home but before he got out of sight, Mr. SHEPPARD saw him fall, when he ran to his assistance, but life was almost, if not quite extinct when he reached him.

Upon examination it was found that the axe had cut quite a gash in his leg just below the knee severing the main artery.

Mr. BENTON was a son of Isaac BENTON, and was universally respected in the community where he resided. He was about 20 years of age.
Virgil Rural Cemetery
Cortland County
New York, USA

Thursday, July 14, 1887,
Hebert, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. France, died on Wednesday morning of cholera infantum, after a few hours illness.

Thursday, July 14, 1887,
Mrs. Gleason, of Jonesville, Hillsdale Co., daughter of W. C. Knox of this place, arrived here on the 2d, with her three children on a visit to her parents.
That evening her baby aged three month was taken ill and on Sunday the little one died. On Thursday last her little two year old son died,
and at this writing the remaining child is very low. The death of the little boy was the eight that has occurred in Mr. Knox's family since September last.
Mrs. Gleason's visit has been a very sad one to her.

Thursday, July 14, 1887,
A five year old son of Mr. F. Fleming, manager of the Sault Brick & Tile company, died suddenly this week.


Laura Parmelee


Le Roy, N.Y. May 18, 1914  - Word was received here this morning of the death of
Laura PARMELEE, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard PARMELEE, former
residents of Le Roy, which occurred on Saturday in Indianapolis. The remains
will be brought to Le Roy tomorrow and the funeral will be held Wednesday
afternoon from the home of her uncle, Frank CURTIS.

Thursday, July 21, 1887,
Rev. Dr. Thomson received the sad intelligence yesterday morning that his boy was fatally injured at St. Paul. Mr. and Mrs. Thomson and son returned home to-day. No particulars.

Thursday, July 28, 1887,
Freddie, infant son of Fred W. and Lulu Roach, died of cholera infantum on Sunday evening last, the 24th inst., at 5:30 o'clock,
aged nearly four months. He was born on Sunday April 4 at 5:30 p.m., and his death occurring on a Sunday at the same hour, was deemed not a little remarkable by his parents and their friends.
The funeral took place from the residence of Mr. A. B. Roach on Monday last, the Rev. Mr. Cory officiating. The parents have the warm sympathy of a large circle of friends in their affliction,
particularly as the young mother was just convalescing from nearly fatal illness and it was feared that the loss of the child might cause a relapse. However, no danger is now apprehended,
as Mrs. Roach is in a fair way of recovery, which is a matter of rejoicing to her family and friends.

Thursday, July 28, 1887,
St. Ignace Notes
The 7-year old daughter of Ignatius Reagan died on Sunday.





On the 20th of April, in Kent county, Mich., of dropsy, MENNO, son of Isaac DETWEILER, aged 12 years, 10 months and 20 days.

He was buried on the 1st of May, on which occasion, Henry Wismer and Samuel Sherk preached funeral discourses.

Before he died, he told his mother not to feel so sad over him; he bade the family farewell, and said to his father he should pray and sing, and then died. Let us remember his advice.
Holy Corners Cemetery
Kent County
Michigan, USA

Thursday, August 4, 1887,
The infant son of William and Anna Sparling, died Friday morning last, aged 13 months. It was their only child and an exceedingly bright and interesting boy, who was the idol of its parents.
There friends will unite in sympathy in their bereavement.

Thursday, August 11, 1887,
Geo. H. Cary lost his little child last week. His wife has just died, and he had only returned from Charlotte where he buried her.



Rochester, Monroe, NY, The Rochester Herald, Wed., Nov. 30, 1892
Agnes CAREY, aged 27 years, died Saturday at the home of her brother, 6 Orange Street. The funeral will take place at 9.30 o'clock this morning from the house, and at 10 o'clock from St. Patrick's Cathedral.

At a meeting of the Master Plumbers' Association held last evening appropriate resolutions on the death of William REID were presented by the following committee and adopted: Henry HART. George HENIGAN, William WIDMAN.

Bastina ANGELO, aged 28 years, died yesterday at the City Hospital, after a long and painful illness.

Carrie A., daughter of Sebastian and Caroline KERBER, died yesterday at the family residence, 51 Alphonse Street, aged eighteen years.

Adam, son of Max and Mary KRAMER, died yesterday morning at the family residence, 22 Pardee Terrace, aged six years.

Mount Hope Cemetery

Thursday, August 18, 1887,
Archie, the ten-year old son of Dr. Newkirk, of Bay City, was thrown from a horse and killed last Wednesday. The horse stumbled and fell on the boy, crushing him to death.

HOPKINS - At Burlington, Vt., on Monday, March 27th, 1865
Mary Josephine, only daughter of Rev. T. A. and Alice L.
HOPKINS, aged 7 years.

Thursday, August 18, 1887,
The infant son of Mrs. John Knox died on Monday last of cholera infantum. This is the sixth child she has lost and her husband died less than a year ago.
She has the sympathy of the entire community in this, her sad bereavement.




On the 2nd of June, in Nicholson township, Fayette Co., Pa., BARBARA, wife of Josiah BAER and daughter of Bishop Nicholas Johnson, aged 40 years, 2 months and 2 days.

She leaves a husband and seven children, of which the two youngest were twin daughters, only a few days old, which she named Magdalena and Mary before she died.

Her brothers and sisters and friends stood round her bedside weeping, but she told them not to weep for her,

and urged them to fill her place in the church of which she was a member for some time.

Funeral services were conducted by Joseph Y. Cover.

Her infants died, the one on the 1st, the other on the 2nd of July, and were buried on the 3rd.

Honsaker Johnson Cemetery-Nicholson Township
Fayette County
Pennsylvania, USA

Thursday, August 25, 1887,
Arthur, the four year-old son of William Ogle died last week Saturday of scarlet fever.

Thursday, August 25, 1888,
Claudie, the seven-year-old son of W. H. O'Brien, who has been suffering from an affliction of the spine for some time, died last Thursday.
The remains were taken to Grayling for burial.





On the 18th of June, in Woolwich township, Waterloo Co., Ont., MICHAEL BRUBACHER, aged 27 years, 9 months and 18 days.

He struck his foot against a splinter, which penetrated the flesh between the large and second toes.

He drew out the splinter and the wound healed. In ten days however he felt pains in his back and other parts of the body.

He went to see a physician to whom the case seemed singular and he called other physicians, and the foot was opened and another piece of splinter was found and taken out.

But the pains continued to increase, his mouth and all the limbs of the body became stiff and death put an end to his suffering.

He leaves his mourning friends the comfort that their loss is his eternal gain. He leaves a widow and one child.

He was a member of the Mennonite church. He was buried on the 20th at Conestoga where Lewis Koch and A. B. Martin preached funeral discourses, to a large concourse of people.

Saint Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery

St. Jacobs Ontario, Canada

Thursday, September 8, 1887,
Jessie Pomeroy, the boy murderer doing life sentence in Massachusetts, has confessed to the killing of Horace Miller, of South Boston, making his seventh victim.




James Branch Walthall: Nov 24 , 1861
Staunton; pneumonia; 18 years; Parents: E.B. & P.R. Walthall; 
Inf: E.B. Walthall, father.
Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery 


Thursday, September 22, 1887,
A little niece of Geo. Wheatley died yesterday morning of Diptheria. His little boy is also sick with the same complaint.

Thursday, October 6, 1887,
Milan had a case of cheese poisoning last week, in the family of S. H. Evans. The entire family partook of milk freely Friday and with one exception all were taken suddenly ill.
Physicians were summoned and suspician turned toward the milk. Prof. Vaughan, of the University, was sent for and pronounced it a sure case of the effects of tyrotoxican.
A boy of 12 or 14 years of age died Saturday; Mrs. Evans on Sunday, and it is feared one daughter may not recover. Mr. Evans is now believed to be out of danger.


Sat 2 Feb 1867

Wood County, West Verginia

01Fatal Result of Accident. The unfortunate child of James W. Dils, Linnie, who was accidentally burned severely on Tuesday last, expired from the injuries yesterday. It is a surprise to us that more accidents of the kind do not occur from the custom of using grate fires around which children constantly gather and play. This sad occurrence, so purely accidental and unavoidable, should be turned to account in the future as illustrating the absolute necessity of constantly guarding against the possibility of such a calamity among little ones in families being repeated in our community.
Parkersburg Memorial Gardens Parkersburg
Wood County
West Virginia, USA


Thursday, October 13, 1887,
Died- On Thursday, the 6th inst., of diphtheria, Harry T. Fitch, only son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Fitch, after an illness, of only a few days.
From the first of his illness he seemed to anticipate approaching death and although only seven years old, he talked of his going away as of going home,
and tried to comfort his mother and sister, and urged them not to weep for him.

Thursday, October 20, 1887,
Upper Peninsula Notes
The eldest son of Lieut.-Gov. Macdonald, died last week, at Escanaba, of consumption.

May, 1881

"The Five Year Old Boy of Mr. John Ruter Run Over and Killed by the Cars."

At 9 1/2 o'clock yesterday (Sunday) morning the two boys of Mr. John Ruter,
freight agent of the L. N. A. & C. in this city, attempted to cross the
track at the depot just as a freight train of twenty cars moved forward.
The children tried to pass under the cars. One of them succeeded in doing
so, but the other was caught by the trucks of a heavily loaded lumber car
and his head, from the mouth upward, separated from the body, and the
fingers of his right hand badly mangled.

The following is the testimony in the case taken before Coroner Lemon.

George Clipper sworn - Saw the child killed; saw the wheels pass over the
body. Have seen the child with Mr. Ruter's family. I was standing at
street and railroad crossing on Sycamore street. Saw the oldest boy come
through under the cars, which attracted my attention. Heard him scream, and
looking saw the youngest boy lying on the track. The train was pulling out
from the depot. There were 15 or 20 cars in the train when it passed over
the boy. Saw the child that was run over lying dead on its face. Jasper
Woods, Mr. Shea and myself were standing together. I did not recognize
where the child was at the time. The train was just starting out and was
moving slowly. The oldest boy was badly frightened and made a good deal of
noise, and this attracted our attention. Do not know th regular time for
the cars to go out.
Read more testimonies form witnesses here

May 16, 1881
The funeral of Major, the five year old son of Mr. John Ruter, killed by the
cars yesterday, took place this afternoon and was largely attended. Mr. and
Mrs. Ruter have the sympathy of all our citizens in the calamity that has
overtaken them.

Thursday, October 27, 1887,
A Young Girl Cremated
The first young girl to be cremated in America was 9 year-old Alida Weissleder, the daughter of the superintendent of the Brush Electric Light company in Cincinati.
Her body was burned last week at the crematory in that city.

Thursday, October 27, 1887,


Otter Belt, one of the greatest of Comanche chiefs, died in Indian Territory a few days ago. Five minutes before his death they held him erect and rigged him out in his best war costume.
They painted him red, set his war bonnet on his head, tied up his hair in beaver skins, and laid him down just as he died.
Then his five wives took sharp butcher knives, slashed their faces with long, deep cuts, cut themselves in other places, and beat their bleeding bodies and pulled their hair.
They also burned everything they had, tepees, furniture, and even most of the clothing they had on. A big crowd of bucks looked on and killed ten horses,
including a favorite team of Fress Addington, on whose ranch Otter Belt lived.

Thursday, December 8, 1887,
Geo. Watson, a young man about 25 years of age, died at the Sault Hospital Tuesday, of typhoid fever, after a short illness. He was a young man of excellent habits,
and formerly worked for Dave Ranson. We understand he has, relative living in the country.


Wed 22 Dec 1866


Wood County, West Verginia

Death of Col. J. J. Polsley. - Our citizens were startled on last Monday morning by the intelligence of the sudden death of John J. Polsley, late Lieut. Col. of the 7th West Va. Vet. Cavalry.

He was upon our street on Saturday, apparently in usual health, and the sad intelligence of his decease sent a thrill of awe through our whole community.

The members of his late regiment and others held a meeting on Monday afternoon, at which resolutions of respect for his memory were adopted.

We learn that Mrs. Polsley is lying severely, even dangerously ill. She has the sympathy of the community in her bereavement.

The funeral took place from his residence, on 2d street, the 12th inst., at 11 o'clock. ; West Va. Journal.

Spring Hill Cemetery

Thursday, December 8, 1887,
The little child of Mr and Mrs Lemond, living on the corner of Easterday avenue and Court street died last week of inflamation of the lungs and was buried Sunday.

As reported in the The Sonoma County Journal CA. of August 1856
We find in the San Francisco papers, notice made of the sudden death in
that city, on the morning of the 18th inst., of Mr. Mathias PURCELL,
formerly of Santa Rosa. A 'post mortem', examination of the body was
held by Drs. ROWELL and KIRKPATRICK, who reported his death to have been
occasioned by dropsy on the brain, superinduced by excessive drinking.
PURCELL is the same man who came near being burnt to death at Santa Rosa
a few months since at the time his house was consumed. His wife perished
in the flames.

Thursday, December 29, 1887,
On Christmas morning at the residence of his parents, occurred the death of Willie, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Danskin.
The young man had been sick for a number of weeks and latterly he seemed to be gaining, but it proved to be only a temporary rally and hopes doomed to disappointment....
The funeral took place yesterday afternoon from the Presbyterian church and was very largely attended.





On the 3rd of June, in Union Township, Elkhart Co., Ind., JACOB son of Christian STAHLY, age 21 years and 11 months.

Funeral sermons were preached by Abm. Mast, of Ohio, and J. C. Schlabach, of Marshall Co., Indiana.

Union Center Cemetery

July 29, 1847 at Pittsfield
Died - On the 19th inst, Jacob, son of Mr. Joseph Alkire, of Pleasant Vale
township, aged ten years, of that most frightful of maladies, hydrophobia.
[rabies] The deceased was bitten about the middle of last May, was taken to
the mad stone which failed to effect a cure; and persons who are bitten
should not place much confidence in cures said to have been effected thru
such means.

Saturday, January 14, 1888,
Mrs. A. Miller, of Luther, gave her little child a dose of creosite, recently by mistake, causing the little one's death.

Saturday, January 28, 1888
Two boys, orphan sons of W. Weatherbee, aged 9 and 11 years suffered a horrible death at Benona, Oceana County, Wednesday. They were digging a well when the earth caved in upon them, smothering the lads long before help reached them.

August 26, 1847
Died - In Griggsville, on the 2??h, July, Julia Maria, only daughter of
William and Sarah Gieer, aged 7 months and nine days.
Ah! lovely babe! She's gone to rest.
And in her Savior's image blest;
She, while n earth, tho short her stay,
Had gained our love, and hard it was to say, "Thy will be done."

Saturday, February 4, 1888,
From Detour
Died of diphtheria on the 13th inst., Anna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sims. She was six years of age and was a sweet and pleasant child.


Sat 6 Apr 1867

Wood County, West Verginia
Louis Phillip Dollmeyer. A bright boy of five years, the hope and delight of his parents, who died March 28th at 4 1/2 o'clock p.m., was buried last Sunday afternoon. We refer to Louis Philip Dollmeyer, the son of Mr. Phillip and Louisa Dollmeyer. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Reed and attended by a large concourse of people. As the solemn procession moved to the Odd Fellows grave yard, it was impossible to restrain a bitter feeling of pain, that one as young and but a short time ago in blooming health, with all prospects of a happy, useful future, would depart so suddenly from among his loving circle. The Rev. minister in his short, touching sermon, well illustrated the sentiments of the large assembly. The parents of the defunct tender their heartfelt thanks to all and friends who have manifested by their presence a sympathy with their deep affliction; they will ever cherish this kindness and rendering the last honors to their dear departed son.

Parkersburg Memorial Gardens

Saturday, February 18, 1888,
The little child of a family named Boor, formerly of Detroit, was burned to death at their home, near Clyde, Wednesday. The remains were brought to Detroit for burial.


On the 19th of September, in Kent county, Mich., of ulcer in the stomach and symptoms of typhoid fever,

Daniel, son of Henry C. and Esther Wismer, aged 4 years, 10 months and 6 days.

Holy Corners Cemetery

Saturday, February 25, 1888,
A Sad Death
The death of George A. Dean, which occurred last Tuesday was one which came with startling effect upon his many school mates and friends. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Alfred Dean. He was at play as usual last Saturday, and Sunday started to Sunday school but feeling unwell returned home. His condition grew rapidly worse and he died Tuesday morning with congestion of the brain.
He was a bright warm hearted boy and highly thought of by all who knew him. He was fifteen years and two months old at the time of his death, and a member of the fifth grade in the high school.
The funeral occurred Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church, the Rev. Cassler conducting the services.

Saturday, March 17, 1888,
George W. McCrary's 5-year old George drank boiling water from the spout of a tea kettle at East Saginaw and died.


Sat 14 Dec 1867

Wood County,  West Verginia
Sad Accident. On Sunday last, Mrs. H. Kramer on Market Street, holding her little daughter, aged nine months, on her arms went to the stairs and called her husband to dinner,

and not receiving an answer, while starting down stairs slipped and fell to the foot of the stairs, hurting herself and the baby as it was thought at the time, to some extent, but it was supposed not severely.

The baby lingered until the next day and expired yesterday morning at 5 o'clock a.m.

The unfortunate mother is naturally in distress, but every hope is entertained that the injuries received by her in falling will have no more serious results.

The burial of the deceased baby will take place today.

Saturday, March 24, 1888,
Willie Fleming, son of John Fleming, is lying very near death from compression of the brain, caused by a horse stepping on his head last Saturday.
Dr. Rundle is attending him and everything possible is being done to relieve the unfortunate little sufferer.



On the 26th of April, 1867, in Waterloo Township, two sons of Abraham B. CLEMMER, Amos, aged 16 years and 7 months, and Amos, 14 years and 7 days respectively.

They were engaged in hauling stone, and, driving through marshy ground where the wheels of the wagon turned up wild parsnips.

The younger took up some of the roots, and ate them, and also induced his brother to eat some; and in an hour and a half they were both dead, having been poisoned thereby.

They were buried on the 28th. A large concourse of people were present, so that there was not room for them in the house.

The funeral sermons were, therefore, delivered by Joseph Hegy and John Bear in the grave yard. Read more here

Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery


Saturday, March 24, 1888,
A four year old son of Patrick Dulin of Niles fell into a cistern and was drowned.



Thursday, May 12, 1887
Mrs. Chas. Martin, wife of a farmer living near Grand Rapids, poisoned herself and two of her children on the 3d, with "rough on rats."

Saturday, March 24, 1888,
Clare Falls, aged 11 years, son of a well-known business man of Tecumseh, while playing with an "unloaded" revolver in company with some other boys, playfully pointed it at his head and fired, killing himself instantly.




Miss H. Belle Cannon, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Cannon, was born 16 Oct 1869 and died 28 April 1890, aged 20 years.

A fair and fragile flower, she had been tenderly nourished by loving hearts and full well she repaid the care bestowed, but love and hope and skill were equally unavailing.
About 10 Feb she was attacked with La Grippe and that with the hereditary weakness of heart and lungs resulted in quick consumption.
Her's was a particularly cheerful temperament, happiness consisting in making others happy, so her bright smile was a magnet, drawing all hearts to her
and during her illness the ruling passion of her life was well illustrated, for there was no word or thought of repining while,
loving all and anxious to live for them she was ready to go, if such was the heavenly Father's will.
Her work in society, in Sunday School and as a member of the choir had been always done as a glad offering of the talents entrusted to her and well had she used them.

She was the youngest of 5 children and, coming to these parts on the anniversary of their wedding day, with her sunny disposition and natural refinement,
her beauty of form and feature, and those large, luminous brown eyes, she had seemed a priceless gift and their hearts are well nigh broken by this cruel separation,
but many friends extend to them, to the sister and brother left behind, and also to him who would, ere long, have taken the nearest and dearest earthly relationship,
a tender heartfelt sympathy, while they in turn feel deeply grateful for all the loving words and deeds in this time of  bereavement, every act having been appreciated.

The funeral at the Union Church was very largely attended by a deeply affected congregation of friends, with a sermon by her beloved pastor, the Rev. J. H. Paton, assisted by Rev. Mr. Mudge, the text,
"Let not your heart be troubled," seeming like an echo of her own voice since those had been her favorite words of comfort to the mourning friends.
The marble-like form was enshrined in a snow white casket, surrounded by many choice floral tributes and the full Union choir united in pathetic melody, while standing around her vacant chair,
that was draped with white crepe in memory of its fair, pure occupant. An escort of six of her most intimate young lady friends preceeded the remains, which were borne by six of her school mates,
and at the Cannon cemetery the grave was robbed of its unsightliness, by the loving hands that arranged its snowy lining and dainty decorations.
"Take her in thine arms, O Father,
And let her gentle spirit be

A messenger of love, between

Our human hearts and Thee."
Cannon Cemetery


Eaby. - On the 11th of December, 1870, in Salsbury township, Lancaster county, Pa., SUSANAH, oldest daughter of Henry S. and Barbara EABY, in the 10th year of her age.

Eaby. - On the 12th of March 1871, BARBARA, wife of Henry S. EABY, in the 35th year of her age. On the 12th her infant child which was only two days old, was buried.

Eaby. - On the 13th of March 1871, CHRISTIAN, son of Henry S. and Barbara EABY, in the 3rd year of his age.

On the 14th the mother and son were buried together at Hess, burying ground

On the 15th of August 1871, in the same place, Catharine Kinig, also of sore throat, aged 5 years, 4 months and 20 days.

On the 23rd of August 1871, of the same disease, Solomon Kinig, aged 7 years, 3 months and 2 days.

On the 26th of August 1871, of summer complaint, Rebecca Kinig, aged 1 year, 1 month and 28 days.

The above three were all children of Samuel S. Kinig and died in the course of 11 days.

Bradshaw, John
John Bradshaw, aged 17, son of Mr. John W. Bradshaw, of Lynchburg, accidently shot himself on Saturday last, and died almost instantly.  Thurs., March 10, 1870

Cunningham, Samuel B.
Obituary: Samuel B. Cunningham, infant son of Samuel A. and Alice N. Cunningham, departed this life at the residence of his father, at Carter Depot, on the 24th day of July, 1870,
aged six months and seven days. The baby gone, the cradle empty and the home is desolate. God gave and God has taken away.
Little Sammie's life was short and of continual suffering. Death quieted his anguish and placed the little earthly jewel in a heavenly casket, and oh, how solacing and beautiful the
promises of God to human heart whose idols are dead, that parents and children may meet on the green banks of the
New Jerusalem where suffering ceases and the reunion is eternal.

Hart, Richard B,


Drowned: We regret to learn that a little son of Rev. Abraham Hart of Elizabethton, two years of age, was accidentally drowned in Doe River on Wednesday evening, the 21st.
The child was missed and search being made its body was found in the river about two hundred yards below the residence of Mr. Hart.
Mrs. Hart, we are pained to learn, was suffering from severe illness at the time of the accident and the shock was so great she is not expect to recover. September 22, 1870
Harts Mill

November 7, 1891
Foreign Intelligence.
John Clarkson, Peter Hewis, Leo Johnston and William Alliston, four young boys of Midland, Ont., were drowned by the capsizing of a sailboat.
November 7, 1891,
Bay Mills Items - Obituary.
Entered into rest on Tuesday, Nov. 3d, 1891, at Bay Mills, Mich., after a lingering illness, borne with uncomplaining sweetness, Lilly Scott, daughter of Mr. Scott, aged 12 years.
Lilly was a patient sufferer for over two years and a child thoughtful beyond her years, with a sweet trust in her Saviour, so that her death was a "falling asleep in Jesus.
" The remains were taken to Garden River for burial, many friends accompanying the bereaved father and relatives.
Mr.Scott desires to express his deepest thanks to the people of Bay Mills for their great and constant kindness throughout his child's sickness, for their sympathy and affections to him and his in his sorrow.
Wm. Scott's daughter Lilly died on Tuesday of consumption. The funeral took place at Garden river on Wednesday.
November 7, 1891
The State of Superior.
The six year old son of Thomas Atwell, of Ishpeming, was killed while playing on a car which was side tracked.
He was seated on the brake wheel and the brake was released by a companion, starting the car, which bumped against another,
the collision hurling the little fellow from his seat just in time to be caught between the bumpers as the cars rebounded
and came together the second time.He was crushed in a terrible manner.

Passed away, Thursday, April 12th 1883, Lloyed, infant son, of Willard Kate Martin.
This is the second bright boy these afflicted parents have laid to rest in
less than two years. There is now, two little turf covered graves, side by
side, in the cemetery, on which the tears of the dooting parents will often
fall in sorrow. The Angel of death, spread his wing, over their threshold,
and grief and morning entered. They have the deep sympathy of their large
circle of friends.

Saturday, February 25, 1888
A Sad Death
The death of George A. Dean, which occurred last Tuesday was one which came with startling effect upon his many school mates and friends.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Dean. He was at play as usual last Saturday, and Sunday started to Sunday school but feeling unwell returned home.
His condition grew rapidly worse and he died Tuesdaay morning with congestion of the brain.
He was a bright warm hearted boy and highly thought of by all who knew him.
He was fifteen years and two months old at the time of his death, and a member of the fifth grade in the high school.
The funeral occurred Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church, the Rev. Cassler conducting the services.

Saturday, March 31, 1888
William Dalrymple who lives near Buchanan, lost five children by diphtheria.

December 18, 1845
Drowned, while skating on a pond near the Universalist meetinghouse in Brewster, 
on the 13th inst., James CROSBY, aged 12 years, youngest son of the late Capt. James CROSBY, 
who was murdered on board the brig JUNIPER.  
He was an interesting lad and by his modest deportment had won the esteem of all who knew him.

16 Jul 1867, Cortland County
Died. KETCHUM - At the residence of D.W. CARR, in Cortland , on the morning of the 14th inst., of congestion of the brain, Willie,
son of George B. and M.W. KETCHUM, of Buffalo, aged 7 years and 4 months.
Unusually sad are the circumstances connected with the death of this bright little boy.
With a younger brother he was visiting the family of Mr. CARR,
who but a day or two previous to his death had written to their parents of their perfect health and happiness, when about 11 o'clock on the Saturday forenoon
Willie was taken sick,
and though all was done that could be, on the morning following, after an illness of only about sixteen hours, breathed his last.
May God have especial pity on his parents, and enable them to bear this sudden and great change from happiness to sorrow with christian fortitude.


Died. MINTURN - In this village, on the evening of the 7th ins., Carrie MINTURN, wife of L.S. CRANDALL, aged 17 years and six months.

To the bereaved husband, our esteemed friend and contemporary, we feel an earnest sorrow. He has indeed, met with an irreparable loss.

Her never-failing kindness, gentle demeanor, and sweet, winning ways charmed all with whom she came in contact,

gained her many friends, and made her the guiding star of him who now mourns his loneliness. Such women make men gentlemen.

Their presence smooths the rugged paths of life, lessens the rigor of daily toil, renders home happier, and this beautiful world yet brighter.

    "Happy, happier far than thou,
    With the laurel on the brow;
    She makes the humble hearth
    Lovely but to one on earth."
The deceased had been ill for several weeks, but was convalescent, and friends and relatives were
looking forward in the fullness of hope to her perfect recovery,
when a sudden relapse made her home desolate. A large concourse of saddened acquaintances attended her funeral,
and offered their heartfelt sympathy to the grief-stricken husband.
May her spirit-influence guide and guard him in the future, as her love and gentleness have in the past.