Mrs. Elsie Chittenden died yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellis Cleveland, 111 Sanford street, after a three weeks’ illness, aged 56 years. Mrs. Chittenden was born near Holland, Mich., coming to Muskegon in 1899, where she has since made her home. She was a member of Mizpah Chapter No. 88, Order of the Eastern Star, Alaska Hive, L.O.T.M., and the Mystic Workers of the World. She leaves three children, Mrs. Ellis Cleveland, at whose home she died, Mrs. Carl Field, and Elbert L. Chittenden, all of Muskegon, ten grand Children, two sisters and six brothers, Mrs. F. Bakker, of Holland, Mich., Mrs. John Bovendan of Washington, John Berkampas and Martin Berkampas of Holland, Take Berkampas of Rudyard, Mich., Nicholas Berkampas of Kalamazoo, Andrew Berkampas of Marion, Mich., and Abraham Berkampas of Byron Center, Mich. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon from the resident, Rev. Lewis H. Manning of the Central Methodist Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Source: Muskegon Chronicle, August 30, 1919.