Leon J. Furman

Leon J. Furman, 74, died last Thursday night at the Herrington Nursing Home where he had been taken earlier in the day.  He was born November 21, 1880, to William and Laura Moore Furman.

He has lived in the community as his life and worked as a carpenter.  He made his home at the Hotel Morenci.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Lewis Furman. He is survived by cousins.

Funeral services were held Sunday from the Ackland and Fink funeral home in Morenci with Rev. William Johnson officiating.  Burial was in the Canandaigua cemetery.

Source: Morenci Observer, December 23, 1954.

L.M. Furman Dies Of Heart Attack

Services Will Be Held This Afternoon At Stockwell Funeral Home

Lewis M. Furman, aged 62 years, dropped dead Monday afternoon Monday afternoon at his home one mile east of Canandaigua.  Mr. Furman was just entering the back door of his home when he suffered the attack.  Arthur Turner was called and acted as coroner and decided no inquest was necessary.

Funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Stockwell Funeral Home. The Rev. W.A. Rush, pastor of the Congregational church, will officiate.

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William H. Furman Passed Away Monday

Funeral Services at Ackland Funeral Home This Afternoon at 2 o’Clock

Funeral services will be held for William H. Furman this afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Ackland Funeral Home. The Rev. L. LaVerne Finch will officiate.

Mr. Furman, aged 82 years, died at one o’clock Monday afternoon in Blanchard hospital after a short illness. He was born on a farm east of Canandaigua and had spent all his life in that community.

He is survived by two sons, Lewis and Lee Furman, and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Hathaway, all of near Canandaigua.

Burial will be made in the Canandaigua cemetery with the Masonic lodge of Medina in charges of services at the grave. 

Source: Morenci Observer, March 23, 1939. 

Lewis M. Furman

Lewis M. Furman, oldest son of William H. and Laura M. Furman, was born Sept. 12, 1878, at the farm home east of Canandaigua, and passed away at the same home Aug. 18, 1941, at the age of 62 years, 11 months and six days.

A brother, John, his father and mother preceded him in death.

He spent his entire life at home, acquiring his education at the Canandaigua school and at the Adrian high school. Always a good neighbor and of a kind and loving disposition, he cared for his invalid mother through her last illness. His companionship will be greatly missed by his only brother, Leon, who is left to mourn. He was a member of the Benfield Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, the Gleaners and a faithful member of the Evening Star Masonic Lodge and was planning to attend its meeting the evening he was called to the Great Lodge above. The funeral was held in the Stockwell Funeral Home in Morenci with the Rev. Nihl D. Johnson officiating. The burial was in the Canandaigua cemetery. The bearers were Warren and Jay Hathaway, Alton and George Tew, Harry Stone and Kenneth Smith.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, August 23, 1941.

William H. Furman

MORENCI, March 21—William Henry Furman, aged 82 years, died in the Blanchard hospital at 1 o’clock yesterday afternoon at 1 o’clock after a few days illness with pneumonia. Mr. Furman was born in a log house east of Canandaigua and had spent all his life in that vicinity.

He is survived by two sons Lewis and Lee Furman and a daughter [sic] Mrs. Carrie Hathaway all of near Canandaigua.

The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, March 21, 1939.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of our wife and mother, Laura Furman, who passed away February 18, 1934:

“I cannot say and I will not say
That she is dead; she is just away.
With a submissive smile and a wave of the hand
She has entered into that Better Land,
And let us, thinking how fair,
It needs must be, since she lingers there;
And you, oh you, who so fondly yearn
For the welcome step and the glad return
Thinking of them living on as dear
In the land of there as the land of here.”

Sadly missed by William H. Furman, Lewis M. Furman, Leon John Furman.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, February 20, 1935.

Mrs. Laura A. Furman

Laura Alice Furman was born at Franklin Furnace, New Jersey, July 4, 1857, and came to Michigan with her parents when 11 years of age, settling on a farm one mile east of Canandaigua, where she attended school. She was married to William H. Furman February 10, 1877. To this union three sons were born, Lewis M., Leon J. and John L. She passed away December 18, 1934, at the age of 77 years, five months and 14 days. A faithful wife, a fond mother and of industrious disposition, she was loved by all who knew her. She was a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star at Medina.

February 10, 1934, Mr. and Mrs. Furman celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary by entertaining a few invited friends. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, two sons, Lewis M. Furman and Leon J. Furman, one brother, John E. Moore, one nephew John W. Moore, one grandniece Patricia Moore of Detroit. Her son John Lynn Furman died July 20, 1915.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, December 28, 1934.

Untitled (Mr. and Mrs. William Jones’ 55th Wedding Anniversary)

Mr. and Mrs. William Jones of 229 East Henry street quietly celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary last Sunday in their home, where they have lived since 1902. They were married in Morenci, December 24, 1878, and were attended at that time by Mr. and Mrs. Will Furman of Seneca. Mr. Jones was born in Cooperstown, N.Y., June 26, 1855, and Mrs. Jones, who was Susie Rorick Shauger, was born in Sussex, N.Y. [sic], July 10, 1860. They were the parents of two daughters, Pearl Grace who is now Mrs. Joseph Moll of Adrian and Mabel Lavera, who died September 23, 1895, aged ten years. While Mr. Jones is nearly 79 and Mrs. Jones 74 both are quite active for their years.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, December 30, 1933.

Business & Professional Notices from 1905

Wanted—Situation as a carpenter; references furnished. Leon J. Furman, R.F.D. No. 1, Clayton. 2-27-6. (Adrian Daily Telegram, March 3, 1905)

Reiner Bros. of Warsaw, Ind., who purchased the Queen tile mill about one year ago, has sold the same to Rorick & Sweeney of Gar Creek. We hope the new managers meet with success. (Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, September 17, 1905)

The request of Orange S. Pomeroy of Oregon for an extension of time in which to make settlement for his entry in the Twin Falls tract, under the Carey act, was granted by the board. (Idaho Statesman, September 29, 1905)

Celebrate 55th Wedding Anniversary

CANANDAIGUA, Feb. 11.—Mr. and Mrs. William Furman celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Tuesday in their home at this village.  A family dinner was served at 6 o’clock and the evening was spent socially.  The table was tastefully decorated and valentines were used as favors.

Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Shaneour who were celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary, and Mrs. Mertle Spaulding of Alpena.  Mr. and Mrs. Spaulding were married February 19, 1888, and the two families observed the anniversaries together until the latter moved to the northern part of the state a few years ago.  Mrs. Spaulding is to return to her home Friday. Continue reading “Celebrate 55th Wedding Anniversary”