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Vol. VI

Lansing, Mich.
Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Company
State Printers
1907
page 446
MEMORIAL REPORT
BY E. D. LAY

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The following are obituary notices of the deaths of pioneers in Washtenaw county, between June 7, 1882, and June 6, 1883:

MISS PHEBE LAMSON died June 14, 1882, in her 86th year, and had resided in Ypsilanti over 40 years.

MRS. CATHERINE HILL died June 21, 1882, aged 72 years, and had been a resident of Ann Arbor 52 years.

JOHN WESLEY BROOKS, a colored Methodist preacher, died in Ann Arbor, June 22, 1882, aged 84 years, and had resided in Washtenaw county over 50 years.

MRS. MARY ANN NAYLOR died July 20, 1882, aged 81 years, a resident of Northfield for half a century.

JOHN PRIOR died July 11, 1882, aged 83 years; settled in Salem, in this county, in 1832.

MRS. LUCRETIA WILLIAMS FELCH, wife of ex-governor Felch, died July 30, 1882, aged 64 years, 6 months, and 29 days; had been a resident of Ann Arbor 39 years.

MRS. MARGARET NOBLES died July 29, 1882, aged 81 years, and had resided in Dexter, in this county, 57 years.

MRS. SOPHIA CUSHING died in Webster, in this county (date not known); an old resident, and had lived on the farm where she died for forty years.

COLLINS B. COOK died at Sault Ste. Marie, July 29, 1882, aged 74 years, and had made this county his home for 40 years. MRS. ELIZABETH COOK died August 31, 1882, aged 76 years, and had resided in Northfield, in this county, for 50 years.

JOHN N. GOTT died September 6, 1882, in his 69th year, and had been a resident of Ann Arbor 42 years.

MRS. M. SEABOTT died October 1, 1882, aged 82 years, and had resided in Ann Arbor 45 years.

MRS. HARRIET STARK died September 29, 1882, aged 72 years, and had been a resident of Augusta and Ypsilanti, in this county, nearly 50 years.

ALMON PERKINS died in Ypsilanti, October, 1882, by falling from a building, aged 72 years and six months, and had resided in Michigan fifty-six years. Three years of the time he lived near Green's lake; twnety-six years in Van Buren, Wayne County, near Denton, and twenty-seven years in Ypsilanti city and town.

GEORGE MCDOUGALL died November 12, 1882, aged 81 years; and had resided in Washtenaw county 54 years.

BENJAMIN THOMPSON died November 17, 1882, aged 77 years; and had lived in Ypsilanti village and city 52 years.

MRS. MARTHA SHAW died November 14, 1882, aged 82 years and 6 months, and had resided in Ypsilanti township and city over 40 years.

HON. J. WEBSTER CHILDS died at his home in Augusta, in this county, November 11, 1882, aged 56 years; a resident of said township for 34 years. Mr. Childs was a person well known throughout the State, and esteemed for his many noble qualities, and was called to fill many responsible and honorable offices, both in his own town and in the State legislature.

TRUMAN B. GOODSPEED died November 28, 1882, in the court house at Ann Arbor, of apoplexy, aged 57 years, and had resided in Superior township, in this county, 56 years.

ISRAEL ROGERS died November 29, 1883, aged 88 years and 6 months; a long resident of Washtenaw county.

MRS. MARY N. IRISH died December 9, 1882, aged 70 years, and had resided in Ann Arbor 47 years.

JOB GARTON died December 19, 1882, aged 79 years, and had been a resident of Ypsilanti township and Augusta, in this county, over 50 years.

RUSSEL BRIGGS died December 18, 1882 (his age not known), and had lived in Washtenaw county 56 years. Mr. Briggs was a delegate to the first constitutional convention of Michigan.

DANIEL O'HARA died in Ann Arbor township December 22, 1882, aged 80 years, and had lived in that township nearly 40 years.

LEWIS CORY died in Ypsilanti city, December 23, 1882, aged 74 years, and had been a resident of this county 38 years.

GERMOND SHERWOOD died in Ypsilanti township, December 27, 1882, aged 80 years, and had lived in said township 28 years.

JAMES B. GOTT died December 17, 1882, aged 64 years, and had resided in Ann Arbor 46 years.

PROFESSOR JOHN F. NICHOLS died January 7, 1883, aged 63 years; a long resident of Washtenaw county.

MRS. JOHN DOANE died January 5, 1883, aged 73 years, and had resided in Washtenaw county 49 years.

MRS. JULIA A. KNAPP died January 12, 1883, aged 79 years. First residence at Dixborough, then Ann Arbor, then Ypsilanti, and lastly in Superior, where she died; a resident of the county 53 years.

PAUL MINNIS died January 11, 1883, aged 84 years, and had lived in Ann Arbor 51 years. OWEN GALLAGER died January, 1883, aged 62 years; a resident of this county 53 years.

HON. NEWTON SHELDON died in Ann Arbor, January 12, 1883, aged 73 years; an old resident of Washtenaw county.

MRS. ROBERT K. AILES died January 11, 1883, aged 58 years, and had resided in Michigan 48 years, and in Ann Arbor 34 years.

MRS. RHODA FULLER died January 19, 1883, aged 93 years; and had been a resident of Ann Arbor 53 years.

THOMAS FITZIMMONS died January 26, 1883, aged 82 years, and had resided in the county 34 years.

HON. CHARLES SHIER died January 29, 1883, aged 78 years; and had been a resident of Ypsilanti township and city 38 years.

JOHN STARKWEATHER died February 2, 1883, aged 75 years, and had been a resident of Ypsilanti township and city over 40 years.

MRS. SARAH RORISON died February 15, 1883, in her 78th year, and had resided in Ypsilanti township and city 47 years.

MRS. MARIA ABER died September 19th, 1882, in her 80th year, and had been a resident of Washtenaw county 46 years.

HENRY DAVIDSON died February 20, 1883, aged 83 years; an old resident of Saline and Ypsilanti city.

HENRY STUMPENHUSEN died February 22, 1883, aged 69 years and 6 months; a resident of Ypsilanti 46 years.

PHILO GALPIN died March 4, 1883, aged 80 years, and had lived upon the farm where he died, in Superior Township, 51 years.

MRS. NORMAN A. PHELPS died February 25, 1883, aged 71 years; a resident of Washtenaw county 51 years.

E. G. COOPER died February 22, 1883, aged 73 years; a resident of Washtenaw county 52 years.

MRS. CATHARINE FOGARTY died March 7, 1883 (age not known); a resident of Ann Arbor over 40 years

. JOHN S. REED died March 16, 1883, aged 71 years, and had lived in the county 48 years.

MRS. MARTHA LAMB died March 21, 1883, aged 64 years, and was a resident of Saline township 52 years.

OLIVER M. MARTIN died March 28, 1883, aged 67 years and 6 months, and had resided in Ann Arbor 43 years.

MRS. JANE GALPIN, wife of the late Philo Galpin, died March 27, 1883, aged 77 years, and had lived on the farm where she died 51 years.

CORNELIUS D. GOODRICH died April 5, 1883, aged 66 years, and had been a resident of Ann Arbor 52 years, and a resident of Michigan 56 years.

HATHCOTT M. MOWRY died April 11, 1883, aged 76 years, and had been a resident of Ann Arbor city and town 50 years.

WM. KANAUSE died April 13, 1883, aged 6 years. He had been a resident of Washtenaw county 51 years.

TIMOTHY SHOWERMAN died April 8, 1883, ages 87 years; and had lived in Ypsilanti city 49 years.

MRS. FOSTER, widow of the late Lemuel Foster of Ann Arbor town, died April 17, 1883, aged 82 years; and had lived in Washtenaw county 54 years.

DAVID BOTSFORD died April 10, 1883, aged 80 years; and had lived upon the farm where he died in Salem township 52 years.

MRS. PACKARD, wife of Orson Packard, died in the last week in April, 1883, aged 77 years; and had been a resident of Salem township 57 years.

JOHN B. SMITH died April 6, 1883, aged 80 years, a resident of Ypsilanti 47 years.

HENRY YANSON died in Salem, May 13, 1883, aged 77 years; and had lived in Washtenaw county 53 years.

CHARLES WILLIAMS died May 20, 1883, aged 70 years; and had been a resident of Washtenaw county 54 years.

MRS. OLIVE A. JOHNSON died April 8, 1883, aged 85 years; an old resident of Dexter in this county.

MRS. ELLEN MARTIN died in Ann Arbor March 19, 1883 (age not known); and had lived in Washtenaw county 53 years.

BENJAMIN ACKLEY died February 25, 1883, aged 81 years; and had lived in Washtenaw county over 40 years.

MRS. SARAH A . LARUE died April 30, 1883, aged 77 years; and had been a resident of Washtenaw county 48 years.

MRS. MARY E. HICKS died May 24, 1883, aged 51 years. Mrs. Hicks was born in Washtenaw county, and had always been a resident of said county.

Ages of the Pioneers that have died in Washtenaw county between June 7, 1882 and June 13, 1883:

	Between 90 and 95					1
	Between 85 and 90					4	
	Between 80 and 85 				         18	
	Between 75 and 80				         14 	
	Between 70 and 75 				         14
	Between 65 and 70					5				
	Between 60 and 65					5
	Between 55 and 60					3
	Betweeb 50 and 55			                  1
                                                       total    65

A special 'thank you' to Bonnie Petee for transcribing and submitting this historical data.

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