Mrs. Martha Spear, 69, Passed Away Monday

Mrs. Martha Spear, age 69 years, died Monday in the University hospital in Ann Arbor, following an operation she underwent three weeks ago. Mrs. Spear had been in failing health the last two years.

She was born in Medina township and for the past 15 years, with her family, resided in Morenci.

She leaves her husband, E.E. Spear, three sons, Paul and Kenneth Spear of New Mexico; Maurice Spear of near Morenci; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Rogers of Ypsilanti and Mrs. Ray Lyons of Adrian.

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Ackland funeral home and conducted by the Rev. H.A. Essex, pastor of the Morenci Baptist church.

Interment was made in Oak Grove cemetery.

Source: Morenci Observer, March 8, 1934.

Rogers-Spear

Medina, Mich., March 29.—The home of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Spear of Sunny Brook farm was the scene of a pretty appointed wedding when their daughter Dorothy R. was united in marriage to Richard H. Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Rogers, prominent farmers of Medina township. To the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march, played by Mrs. Lilje Gulbrandsen Moore, the bride and groom, attended only by the ring bearer, Margaret Spear, little sister of the bride, entered the parlor and took their places under a canopy of green and white.

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Estelle [sic] E. Spear

MORENCI, May 9—The funeral of Estelle [sic] E. Spear who died Tuesday in his home here was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Stockwell Funeral Home with the Rev. N.D. Johnson officiating. The bearers were Ray Lyons, Maurice Spear, Kenneth Spear, Paul Spear, Richard Rogers and Harry Reppert. The burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.

Relatives and friends from Claunch, N.M., Milan, Adrian, Howell, Ann Arbor, Tecumseh, Ypsilanti and Fayette attended the services.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, May 9, 1941.

Mrs. Estell Spear

MORENCI, Nov. 5.—Mrs. Bella Scott Spear, 53 years old, wife of Estell Spear, died at 10:45 o’clock last night in her home on East Main Street. Mrs. Spear was born March 14, 1887, in Montpelier and lived there until three years ago. She was a member of the Methodist church in Montpelier.

Besides her husband she is survived by three step-sons Paul and Maurice Spear of Milan and Kenneth Spear of Morenci, two stepdaughters Mrs. Dorothy Rogers of Ypsilanti and Mrs. Margaret Lyons of Adrian and ten grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Friends Funeral Home in Montpelier and the burial will be in the Montpelier cemetery.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, November 5, 1940.

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.

Mrs. Deborah Ann Spear

Deborah Ann Rorick was born in Seneca township, September 28, 1840, and died at the home of her son in Morenci May 27, 1931, aged 90 years, seven months and 27 years. Her parents were Estel and Hannah Rorick. She was the eldest of four children. She received her education in the public schools and attended the seminary at Medina. She was married to Philetus Spear December 30, 1859. One son was born to them, Estel E. Spear of Morenci. In early life she united with the Medina Baptist church, where she retained her membership to the time of her death. Fifty years of her life were spent on the farm in Medina township. Fifteen years ago they moved to Morenci because of the failing health of her husband who preceded her in death September 11, 1917. Her life had been one of constant activity. She had always taken a lively interest in the affairs of the local church and community. She leaves to mourn her loss one son, Estel E., and wife Martha, five grandchildren, Paul and Maurice Spear of Morenci, Mrs. Richards Rogers of Ypsilanti, Mrs. John Bryant of Sand Creek, and K.R. Spear of Littlefield, Texas, and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Dr. Rorick Bennett and Mrs. S.K. Porter of Pasadena, Cal.; five nieces and two nephews.

Deprived of a daughter, she took Josephine Grandy, now Mrs. Will Hyslop of West Branch into her home.

The funeral was held at the home of her son, Estel, Friday afternoon, May 29, at 2 o’clock. The Rev. H.A. Essex of the Baptist church officiated.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, June 4, 1931.

Untitled (Anna Bailey Rogers)

The funeral of Mrs. William Rogers, of Oxford was held at the church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Services were conducted by Rev. T.D. Denman, of Oxford. Mrs. Rogers was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Bailey and had spent the greater portion of her life here. Besides her husband, she leaves her young son and daughter, who will keenly feel their loss, one brother, and three sisters also survive: Warren Bailey, Mrs. Mildred Whims, of Snover, Mrs. Winnie Porritt of Seymour Lake and Mrs. Dorothy Alleman, of Oxford.

Source: Oxford Leader, July 7, 1922.