Mrs. William Jones

Susie Anna Shanger [sic] was born in Sussex County, New Jersey, July 19, 1860, and passed away Monday, June 1, 1936, at the age of 75 years, ten months and 21 days. She was the daughter of John Leroy and Mary Rorick Shanger [sic] and when a young child moved with her parents to Lenawee County near Morenci. December 25, 1879, she was married to William Jones of Cooperstown, N.Y. To them were born two daughters Pearl Grace, now the wife of Joseph Moll, and Mabel Lavera, who predeceased her mother in death September 23, 1895, at the age of ten years. She was united with the Methodist Episcopal church under the pastorage of Rev. D.H. Ramsdell. She has been a resident of Adrian the last 34 years, coming here from Clayton. Her’s [sic] was a beautiful character, loyal and true and she was loved by all who knew her. She had been frail for some time and for the last two weeks was a patient sufferer until her Savior claimed her for His own. She was preceded in death by two brothers Harry and John and three sisters Miss Ellen, Mrs. Amelia Holmes and Mrs. Lucy Wood, the latter passing just three weeks ago. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. She leaves her sorrowing husband and daughter who will miss her sweet companionship. The funeral was held at the Everiss Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. W.H. Young officiating. She was laid to rest in Maple Grove cemetery in Hudson.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, June 6, 1936.

Mrs. A.J. Wood Died From Burns Suffered In Stove Explosion

No. McKenzie Street Woman Passed Away Last Night in Emma L. Bixby Hospital

2 Rescuers Also Burned

Explosion Blew Out Downstairs in House and Lifted Rugs From Floor

Mrs. Andrew J. Wood, aged 73 years, died at 8:30 o’clock last evening in the Emma L. Bixby hospital from burns she suffered about 2:25 o’clock yesterday afternoon in the explosion of a gas stove in the kitchen of her home at 204 North McKenzie Street.

Two other persons suffered burns while trying to rescue Mrs. Wood after the explosion. Paul Holloway, 17, employed by the Ward Motor Service on the St. Joseph Street side of the Wood residence, had his eyebrows singed. Mrs. Harold Lovitt, who lives next door on the McKenzie Street side, was painfully burned on her arms as she wrapped the unconscious woman in rugs. She was later attended by Dr. A.B. Hewes.

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John L. Shauger

John L. Shauger, aged 67 years, died this morning at 7:30 o’clock in the home of his stepson, W.J. Isaacson, 226 Ormsby Street, where he has made his home for the last three years. Death resulted after a two week illness with asthma and complications.

Mr. Shauger was born in Canandaigua in 1867. For the last 30 years he has been foreman in the Peerless Fence factory and since the death of his wife three years ago he has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Isaacson.

He is survived by one daughter Mrs. Earl Goodrich of Pontiac, four stepsons William J. Isaacson, Thomas and John Isaacson of Adrian and George Isaacson of Tecumseh and two sisters Mrs. Will Jones and Mrs. Andrew Wood of Adrian. A number of grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Isaacson home and the burial will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, March 8, 1935.

Andrew J. Wood

Andrew J. Wood, an Adrian resident for many years, died last night at 9:15 o’clock in the home of his daughter Mrs. Merle Sherman in Palmyra village. Death was the result of failing health from infirmities of age for the last two years. He was 80 years old.

Mr. Wood was born in Lenawee county and lived the greater part of his life in and near Adrian. He was a resident of Adrian since 1902 and the family home was at 204 North McKenzie Street until the death of his wife Lucy E. Wood May 6, 1936. Since then he has lived with his only daughter Mrs. Percy Sherman of Palmyra.

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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.

Funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Shauger

The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Shauger, who died Saturday, was held Tuesday afternoon in the home of her son, W.J. Shauger [sic] at 226 Ormsby Street with the Rev. R.S. Chalmers officiating. Hymns were sung by Mrs. Charles Burr and Mrs. Roswell Burr. The bearers were George Isaacson, Joseph Isaacson, John Isaacson, Thomas Isaacson, Joseph Isaacson, Jr., and Earl Goodrich. The burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends and relatives attending the services were from Holloway, Tecumseh and Pontiac.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, May 18, 1932.

Short News Items from 1932

Mr. and Mrs. M.W. McGrew and family of the Klamath Junction, accompanied by C.A. McGrew spent last Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Briner. (Medford Mail Tribune, February 12, 1932)

Mrs. J.L. Shauger is ill in the home of her son Joseph Isaacson at 226 Ormsby Street. (Adrian Daily Telegram, April 7, 1932)

Mr. and Mrs. William Brightman, four Prospect street, have returned home after spending their vacation in Asbury Park. (Middletown Times Herald, August 20, 1932)

Zelora Armstrong and a Mr. Quinn, Des Moines, came Saturday for the pheasant hunting, and Mrs. J.A. Armstrong accompanied them to Stephen Sharp’s, where the men hunted. The visitors spent Saturday afternoon at J.A. Armstrong’s, returning to Des Moines Sunday. (Kossuth County Advance, November 24, 1932)

Short News Items from 1931

Rev. Burl Brown and family are attending annual conference at Sabina, this week. (Marysville Journal-Tribune, August 20, 1931)

John Shauger of Onsted visited Thomas Isaacson and family Sunday.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 15, 1931)

Mildred Armstrong has been ill the past week at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Sharp.  (Algona Upper Des Moines, October 21, 1931)

Short News Items from 1928

Mrs. B.F. Search has returned to her home, at Crooksville, after shopping in Zanesville. (Zanesville Times Recorder, January 31, 1928)

The condition of Mrs. John L. Shauger of 618 Comstock Street, who has been ill for some time, shows no improvement. (Adrian Daily Telegram, May 9, 1928)

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hiatt of Winchester Bay in Coos county were week end visitors at the home of Mr. Hiatt’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Toews. They all motored to Grand Ronde Sunday where they were dinner guests at the F.N. Preston home and visited with J.S. Hiatt who is stationed there. (Salem Statesman Journal, July 11, 1928)

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