Mrs. W.C. Tyrrell Called

Word has reached Clarion of the death of Mrs. W.C. Tyrrell, which occurred last Sunday.  The end came suddenly, the result of heart failure.  It is understood they were making an automobile trip to the Black Hills.  Mrs. Tyrrell, in company with her husband and grandson, Tyrrell Garth, had gone to Sioux Falls, S.D., to visit Mr. Tyrrell’s brother.  She was around eighty years of age and had driven from Beaumont, Texas, recently to visit her son, Will, at Belmond, and other relatives in the north.  Burial will be made in Beaumont, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Will Tyrrell have gone south to attend the funeral.

The Tyrrell family is one of the oldest and best known in Wright county, having lived in Clarion and at Belmond in an early day.  Deceased was a woman of fine and sturdy character, beloved by her family and respected by all.

Source:  Wright County Monitor, August 6, 1919. 

Elizabeth McRill Dead

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth McRill a former well known and highly respected resident of Wyoming occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ivan Snyder, wife of Rev. Ivan Snyder, pastor of the M.E. church at Old Forge, with whom she has been residing for some time past on Saturday afternoon following a two day illness of pneumonia. She was a member of the local Rebekah Lodge I.O.O.F.. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ivan Snyder, of Old Forge and two brothers, Charles and Edward Alling of Wyoming. Private funeral services will be held at the M.E. parsonage at Old Forge at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon. Interment in the Wyoming cemetery where a large number of friends and relatives and members of the local Rebekah Lodge attended the services at the grave.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Evening News, December 9, 1918.


Mr. and Mrs. Harold Clark have received word from her brother Harlow Ingall that his granddaughter Nancy Ingall had been killed in an automobile accident Saturday near Big Rapids where she is a student. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ingall of Plymouth. The funeral was held in Plymouth today.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, April 12, 1969.

Third Death Visits Home Of Elbert

Cecil Ernest Elbert, aged 11 months, died of influenza in the influenza hospital last evening, making a third death in the family within a week. The family lives at Othello, where the father, Henry Elbert, is employed on the railroad. Mrs. Elbert and infant son died at the home at Othello last Saturday of pneumonia. The deaths of the three members of the family leaves but two to survive, Mr. Elbert and a 2-year-old son.

Triple funeral services was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at Turnbull’s parlors followed by burial in Greenwood cemetery. Besides the father, Henry Elbert, and son, Harvey, Mrs. E. Ling of Spokane and Mrs. H. Othello, grandparents of the children, survive.

Source: Spokane Chronicle, March 2, 1920.

Funeral of John C. Struble

Funeral services for John C. Struble were held in his home at 1108 Garfield Ave. last night. Rev. Albert K. Stanton, pastor of the Bergen Baptist Church, preached the sermon. A delegation from West Side Council No. 142, J.O.U.A.M., attended the services in a body to pay the last tribute of respect.

Mr. Struble had been foreman of the Baldwin Lumber Company for thirty-seven years and was one of the heads of the Monticello Building and Loan Association. A long and active business career made him one of the best known men in the Bergen and Lafayette sections. He enjoyed the friendship of hundreds of people. Mr. Struble died Sunday at the age of 70 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura Struble; one son, John Struble, and three daughters—the Misses Minnie and Edna Struble and Mrs. Irma Barto. Interment will take place in Frankfort Plains in the spring. Meanwhile the body will rest in a receiving vault in New York Bay Cemetery.

Source: Jersey Journal, December 19, 1917.

Mark D. Rorick

RORICK, MARK DUANE—At a Norfolk hospital, Saturday night, June 29, 1963, at 8:20 o’clock.  MARK DUANE RORICK, son of Mrs. Elsa Ohlso [sic] Bromley and the late Mark D. Rorick, in the 39th year of his age.  The body will be taken from the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home to Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for a funeral service THIS (Monday) AFTERNOON, July 1, 1963, at 5 o’clock.  Friends are invited.  Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

Source:  Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, July 1, 1963. 

Bessie B. Groover

Bessie Bell Groover, 82, formerly of Oxford, died Friday in Pontiac after an illness of several years.

Born in Ray Center, she attended the Oxford schools and was a resident of Oxford for 67 years. She was the widow of Frank Groover.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary A. Milliken of Pontiac and Mrs. Marcella Hockman of Indianapolis, Ind., and one grandson.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Bossardet Funeral Home, The Rev. Fred Clark of Thomas United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Oxford.

Source: Oxford Leader, August 7, 1969.

Mark D. Rorick

NORFOLK—Mark Duane Rorick, 38, of Apt. 509, Pembroke Towers, died Saturday at 8:20 p.m. in a hospital. 

A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, he lived in Norfolk 13 months.  He was with Business Consultants Manpower, Inc. of Tidewater, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and a member of Noma Club and St. Johns Club.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Elsa Olso [sic] Bromley of Mystic, Conn.; and a sister, Mrs. C.C. Shafer of Kansas.

A funeral service will be held Monday at 5 p.m. in Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.  The body will be sent from Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home to Arlington National Cemetery for burial.

Source:  Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, June 30, 1963. 

Grace Brodt

Grace Brodt, formerly of 26 Moyers, Oxford, died after a prolonged illness at the Oakland County sanitorium. She was 79 years old.

Mrs. Brodt was born in Oakland County and attended Oxford area schools. She was a member of the Crawford Extension Club of Oxford. She had worked as a bookkeeper at Tunstead’s Hardware.

She is survived by two cousins, Grant Beardslee of Clarkston, and Mrs. Florence Tarr of Pontiac.

Services were Saturday afternoon from Bossardet Funeral Home with the Rev. Arthur Habermehl of the Immanuel Congregational Church officiating. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery.

Source: Oxford Leader, March 21, 1968.

Hold Jesse Walling’s Funeral

Crossed Plains in 1865—Interment to Be at Colfax.

Funeral services for Jesse Walling, age 84, a retired farmer, who died Saturday, were held yesterday at 2 o’clock from the Hazen-Jaeger chapel, the Rev. Williams of the Manito Presbyterian church officiating.

Mr. Walling crossed the plains to Oregon in 1865, and soon after located a homestead on the site of Colfax. While he returned to Oregon to bring his family his claim was jumped and he located to another on the Palouse river. For the last few months he had been ailing and was undergoing treatment at a hospital. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Harvey Elbert, of E22 Twenty-night avenue, and a son, J.H. Walling, of Peone prairie. The body will be buried in Colfax.

Source: Spokane Spokesman-Review, October 23, 1917.