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.

Remains of Drowning Victim Shipped East

Funeral services over the remains of Glenn Brodt, who was drowned Sunday, October 15th, were held at the residence of Mrs. Alice Veit, the Rev. R.B. McCain officiating.  E. [sic] Brodt, father of the young man, arrived in Lompoc last Saturday from his home at Marlette, Michigan.  There were a great many floral tributes and other last tokens of respect and regard for the victim of the sad incident.

The remains were shipped to Marlette Monday. Mr. Brodt, accompanied by Mrs. Veit, left from home on the same train.  He planned on stopping off in Oakland for a brief visit in Oakland with sisters whom he has not seen from 50 years.  Mrs. Veit intends to visit in Marlette with the Brodts until after the holidays.

Source:  Lompoc Journal, October 27, 1916.

Glenn Brodt Is Drowned In Creek

Wades Out Into Bear Creek After Ducks Going In Over His Depth

While attempting to ford Bear Creek in order that he might retrieve a number of ducks which he had just shot, Glenn Brodt, a machinist employed at the Central Garage was accidently drowned Sunday afternoon.

In company with Mrs. Alice Veit, Brodt motored from Lompoc early Sunday morning and, after spending a few hours at Surf, fishing continued on to Bear Creek where he expected to spend the rest of the day duck hunting. Several shots were fired after the arrival of the hunters and the last volley fired brought Brodt and his companion nine ducks. These fell near the center of the creek and divesting himself of his upper garments, Brodt started to wade after his spoils. A barb wire fence is strung across the center of the creek. This is almost wholly covered by the water at present and at the point where Brodt lost his life, is totally invisible.

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Mrs. Mary Rogers Dies Suddenly

Oxford Resident Expires Following Sudden Heart Attack

Mrs. Mary E. Rogers, 76 years, died suddenly at her residence, 49 Hovey Street, Thursday, Dec. 28th, following a heart attack.

She had been in poor health for over a year but had been active. On Wednesday she retired at night and after failing to make an appearance at the usual hour the next morning her son, Lee, went to her room where he found her dead in bed.

She was born in Independence township, Sept. 14th, 1858, the daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth Sutton. At the age of 18 years she was married to William H. Rogers, who passed away May 31, 1914.

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Untitled (Lewis Sutton)

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon for Lewis Sutton, well-known and life-long resident of Oakland County. Mr. Sutton was only confined to his bed for two weeks and death came unexpected from a heart attack. Besides his widow is one daughter, Mattie Sutton, four sisters, Mrs. Frank Thurston, Mrs. William Schoff, Lake Orion; Mrs. Manley Brodt, of Marlette; and Mrs. Ellen Rogers, of Oxford.

Source: Oxford Leader, July 3, 1931.

Oxford Lady Passes After Brief Illness

Mrs. Ruth McNeil Died at Goodrich Hospital, Funeral Saturday at 2 P.M.

Mrs. Ruth A. McNeil, a resident of Oxford for the past thirty years, passed away at the Goodrich Hospital, Wednesday morning, Nov. 21st, following a brief illness of heart trouble.

Mrs. McNeil was born at Sashabaw Plains, December 9, 1860, the daughter of Ebenezer T. and Abilgail [sic] Beardslee. She was married to Andrew McNeil, Feb. 6, 1884, who passed away a year ago, November 28th. To this union three children were born, Elva McNeil, E.T. McNeil and Mrs. Grant Brodt. Besides the three children she is survived by three sisters, Miss Belle Beardslee, Mrs. Frank MacDemand [sic] and Mrs. Carrie B. Larned and on[e] brother, Samuel T. Beardslee.

Funeral services will be held at the home on Pontiac Street, Oxford, at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, Nov. 24th, with burial in Shashabaw Plains cemetery.

Source: The Oxford Leader, November 23, 1928.

Oxford Man Succumbs To Heart Trouble

Andrew B. McNeil Had Been in Failing Health for Several Years

Andrew B. McNeil, a resident of this vicinity for the past thirty years, passed away at his home on South Pontiac St., Monday afternoon, Nov. 27th, following an illness of several years of heart trouble.

Mr. McNeil was born at Farmers Creek, Feb. 2nd,1863. He was married to Ruth Beardslee, February 6th, 1884 and to this union three children were born, Miss Elva McNeil of Ann Arbor; E.T. McNeil, of Pontiac, and Mrs. Grant Brodt.

The deceased, a staunch Democrat, was formerly a farmer in North Oxford until selling his farm and removing to this village. He held the office of Highway Commissioner of Oxford Township for [a] number of years.

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Susan Sutton Brodt

Mrs. Susan Brodt was born in Oakland county, Mich., August 7, 1856 and departed this life in her home in Marlette, last Friday, May 7m 1937, aged 80 years and 7 months.

She was the daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth Sutton.

In 1881 she was united in marriage to Amandus Brodt and with her husband she moved to Marlette township.

On January 7, 1900, she united with the Lamotte Presbyterian church and was baptized in the Christian faith. Then on January 8, 1905 she united with the First Presbyterian church of Marlette, Michigan on transfer of her church letter from the Lamotte church.

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Elva B. McNeil

Elva B. McNeil of Pontiac passed away April 2 at the age of 80. Miss McNeil at one time was an Orion Township school teacher.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Grace Brodt of Oxford and several cousins.

Services were Sunday at the Sharp-Goyette Funeral Home. Burial followed in Sashabaw Plains Cemetery.

Source: The Clarkston News, April 8, 1965.

Small Town News – Lake Orion

TEN YEARS AGO (1924) — Kenneth Chapin, Assistant Cashier of the Orion State Bank, who has been critically ill this week with pneumonia, is considered out of danger and on the road to recovery. The services of a trained nurse were secured Tuesday evening. Dr. Bachelor is caring for him. (Orion Weekly Review, December 7, 1934)

A double birthday celebration was held at the Lyle Fritz home last week in honor Mr. and Mrs. Fritz’s two sons, Richard (7) and Billy (10). (Lake Orion Review, October 10, 1947)

Mrs. John Lomerson underwent an operation for the removal of a goiter at University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Friday, and is recovering splendidly. Her husband, daughters Miss Marjory Groover and Mrs. Willard Cline, son Lee Groover, and Miss Marie Hessler visited her Sunday. She is expected home this week-end. (Lake Orion Review, November 8, 1935)

THIRTY YEARS AGO (1919): Edward, the 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Porritt of Seymour Lake, was severely injured Friday afternoon when he fell from a wagon in which he was riding and the rear wheel passed over the body. A doctor was summoned and it was found no bones were broken although it was feared he might be injured internally. (Lake Orion Review, July 8, 1949)

Olga, Francis, and Ward Lake were entertained by Miss Hattie Rogers on Sunday. (Orion Weekly Review, March 26, 1909)

TEN YEARS AGO (1927): Mrs. Mary Rogers, sister of L.L. and Marion Sutton, of Town Corners, has sold her 40 acre farm east of Oxford to Mr. Buhl of Detroit. Consideration $6,000. Mr. Buhl has given Mrs. Rogers permission to occupy the farm till she buys another home. (Lake Orion Review, March 12, 1937)

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO (1919): Talk about potatoes! Will Schoff deposited on our ta—, no floor, a bushel of this week’s raising, the actual count of which was 47 tubers. When anyone beats Will as a potato raiser, they have got to “go some.” (Lake Orion Review, October 19, 1934)

Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Schoff spent several days last week with the latter’s sister, Mrs. Manley Brodt, at Marlette. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thurstin were also guests of Mrs. Brodt. (Lake Orion Review, October 26, 1934)

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Skinner, and their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Murl Teller, spent Mother’s Day together. They had dinner at a restaurant near Detroit and visited the White Chapel to view the tulips. (Lake Orion Review, May 18, 1951)

Gale Skinner, who is employed by the Kroger Company and has been transferred from Pontiac to Flint, was home for the week-end. (Orion Weekly Review, August 23, 1935)

TWENTY YEARS AGO (1931): Murl Teller and his bride of a few weeks contemplate an early trip to St. Petersburg where his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Teller, reside and where he expects to obtain employment in the Newark Shoe Store. (Lake Orion Review, October 15, 1951)

Murl Teller, who is suffering from sciatic neuritis, has been home from Lapeer Hospital for about ten days. He is able to be up and around a little, but is confined to his bed most of the time. (Lake Orion Review, June 24, 1949)

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thurstin and Marion Sutton were Thanksgiving dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Schoff. (Lake Orion Review, November 30, 1934)

Mrs. Frank Thurstin, of Lake Orion, is seriously ill at the Bliss Home. (Lake Orion Review, May 5, 1944)