Location: Osceola County MI

1894 Michigan State Census – Osceola County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Burdell Township – William F. Edgett. T. Rogers, John Byers, Urias Witmer. George W. Averill. Henry Dyer. Albert Adams, Eben Grover, A. Holbrook, M. B. Houghton. John Stansell. Eric Anderson. David H. Servis. W. H. Ball, N. B. Henry, John Waters. W. B. Irwin. L. L. Gue, J. D. Smith. Village of Tustin – W. M. Degoit. J. F. Emery. Sr. Harlon Cole. P. Compton, N: S. Spencer. Ira Hopkins. Stark Lampman, George Schlappi, C. H. Forbes, Daniel McGovern, A. J. Morgan. Cedar Township – Robert W. Blakny. Godfrey Kalt. Nelson Vickery. Varanes B. Havens. Evart Township – Bronson Wing. Horace Peck. Solomon Fennick, James Sims, Homer Richman. Isaac Coenran, Aaron Minier, James G. Light. David H. Huron (?), Edmund Underwood. Jas. L. Green. Lucius A. Bisbee. Joseph L. Wixom, John Hillis. William Hungerford. Joseph Smith, William H. Stryker. Loren D. Cooper, Henry Head, [Isaac Corman, Deborah Stillwell]. Hartwick Township – Nelson Hall. Silsby E. Rowe, Andrew J. Pence, Albert A. Havens. Reuben B. Gibbs. John Horsfall. Martin Vanderhoof, David W. Welch, Silas D. Davis, John H. King. Charles Peel. George H. Pope. John E. Vreeland, Joseph B. Sawyer. David H. Simons, Joseph H. Thompson, Alva Vanderhoof. Hersey Township – Alexander Hilts, Welles Berdic. Philip Wagner, Adam...

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Biography of L. A. York

The present popular editor and proprietor of the Owyhee Avalanche, at Silver City, Mr. L. A. York, is a native of Lewiston, Maine, born March 13, 1866. His parents were Jerome W. and Martha (Read) York, both natives of that city, and his father of Scotch ancestry. The first representatives of the family in America settled in Maine very early in its history. On the maternal side this ancestry is English, traceable back to Sir John Read, an English nobleman born in the year 1600. Mr. York’s father died in North Dakota, in 1894, at the age of sixty-five years; and his mother is living, being now in her fifty-eighth year. In religious faith they were Universalists. Mr. York, the subject proper of this brief biographical outline, was the second of a family of three children. He was educated in the public schools, was taken by his parents to New Hampshire, in their change of residence to that state in 1871, and to Evart, Michigan, in 1879. In 1881 Mr. York entered the Weekly Review office, at Evart, to work in the capacity of printer’s “devil,” and in the spring of 1883 left for Telluride, Colorado, where he was employed at the printer’s trade. From the fall of 1884 to the spring of 1889 he was in North Dakota. Next he returned to Colorado and then proceeded to Salt...

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Bowman, Warren Roscoe – Obituary

Warren R. “Ross” Bowman, age 74, of Leroy, died Monday, July 7, 1997, at his residence. He was born Sept. 10, 1922 in Leroy to Reuben and Cora (Holmes) Bowman and was a resident there all of his life. He served with the U.S. Army in Germany during WWII and was a life member of VFW Post 2964 of Reed City and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #705 Reed City. He was a life-long farmer and in addition was employed for 10 years with Miller Industries of Reed City and later was employed with Michigan Consolidated Gas Co. for 20 years, retiring in 1983. He was married July 7, 1947 to Hazel Trimner who survives. He is also survived by one daughter, Brenda Dean of Leroy; one grandson, Mark Cool also of Leroy; three sisters, Edith Johnson and Alberta Pierce both of Leroy, and Audrey Davis of Reed City. He was predeceased by two brothers an four sisters. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 9, 1997, at 11 a.m. from the Pruitt-Livingston Funeral Home, Reed City with Rev. Timothy Diemer officiating. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery, Leroy. Memorial contributions may be made to Mecosta-Osceola Home Hospice and friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. The Pioneer, July 8, 1997 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bowman, Sylvester Gerald – Obituary

Sylvester G. Bowman, 55, Rt. 3, Reed City, died suddenly Saturday, March 12, at Reed City Hospital. He was born April 28, 1921, in Burdell Township, to Reuben and Cora (Holmes) Bowman. He lived in the LeRoy and Reed City areas all of his life and graduated from LeRoy High School in 1939. Mr. Bowman was employed with Conalco Industries since 1953 where he was a foreman. He attended the First Baptist Church of Reed City. He was a life member of the Reed City VFW Post 2964. During WWII he served in the Pacific theater as a member of the U.S. Army. On April 15, 1943, he married Helen Werner, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters: Kathy Kadwell of Reed City, Mrs. Jim (Cindra) Kneale of Reed City and Mrs. Roger (Candice) Hall of Ft. Bragg. N.C.; five sisters: Vera Engstrom of Truth or Consequences, N.M., Mrs. Hubert (Violet) Johnson of LeRoy, Edith Johnson of chase, Alberta Pierce of Detroit and Mrs. Kenneth (Audrey) Davis of LeRoy; one brother: Warren of LeRoy and six grandchildren. Two sons and one daughter preceded him in death. Services were held March 14 at Rogers-Livingston Funeral Home, Reed City, with the Rev. Brian Spencer and the Rev. Larry Pitts officiating. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery, LeRoy. The Osceola County herald, March 17, 1977 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bowman, Raymond Leslie – Obituary

Raymond L. Bowman, age 55, resident of Leroy, died this morning at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids following an extended illness. He was born April 24, 1909 to Rube and Cora Bowman and was married December 19, 1931 to Mabel Dosenberry. Surviving are his wife, Mabel, Leroy; two sons, Roger, Leroy, and Richard, Grand Rapids; two brothers, Sylvester and Warren, both of Leroy; and five sisters, Mrs. Vera Engstrom, Howell, Mrs. Hubert Johnson, Mrs. Leonard Johnson and Mrs. Kenneth Davis, all of Leroy and Mrs. William Pierce, Detroit. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Livingston Funeral Home in Reed City, Rev. Donald Walker officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Leroy. The Big Rapids Pioneer, July 18, 1964 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bowman, Carrie Lampe – Obituary

Carrie (Lampe) Bowman, 91, of 114 Cynthia St., died Sept. 3, 1984, at Froh Community Home, Sturgis, following a four-year illness. She was born Nov. 3, 1892 in Burr Oak Township, a daughter of Helmuth Henry and Ida (Waterstraut) Lampe. On Sept. 3, 1912, she married Frank Athol Bowman in Sturgis. He died in 1951. She was a Bronson resident since 1931. She was of the Evangelical Lutheran faith and attended the Bronson Baptist Church for many years. She was employed by the Sturgis Journal from age 16-20, when the owner was E. A. Ferrier. During World War II she was employed at Wright-Patterson, Dayton, Ohio and from 1935 until her retirement at age 65, at the Bronson Reel Co. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Howard B. (Geraldine) Wolfe, Bronson; one son, Wallace R. Bowman Sr., Sturgis; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. Relatives and friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the Kubasiak-Kolcz Funeral Home, Bronson. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Clinton Housely officiating. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Sturgis Journal, September 4, 1984 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Johnson, Violet Evangeline Bowman – Obituary

Leroy-Violet E. Johnson, 79 of LeRoy, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1992, at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac. She was born April 6, 1913 near Tustin and was a lifelong resident of the LeRoy area. She is survived by one son, Terry of LeRoy; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren, one brother, Warren Bowman of LeRoy and three sisters, Edith (Mrs. Leonard) Johnson of Clare, Alberta Pierce of LeRoy, and Audrey (Mrs. Kenneth) Davis of Reed City. Two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Services were held Saturday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. from the Pruitt-Livingston Funeral Home in Reed City with the Rev. Timothy Nielson officiating. Burial was in LeRoy Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospital or to the Zion Lutheran Church of LeRoy. Reed City Herald News, September 17, 1992 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Erickson, Suzanne J. Marquardt Mrs. – Obituary

Suzanne J. Erickson, 76, a former Baker City resident, died Dec. 26, 2006, at her home in Tustin, Mich. A memorial service to honor her life will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, at the First Baptist Church in Tustin with Pastor Sean Nemecek officiating. Burial will be in the Burdell Township Cemetery in Tustin. She was born in Lansing, Mich., to Elvera and Victor Marquardt on March 6, 1930. She graduated from Cadillac High School in 1948 and then went on to receive education and training at the Mercy Central School of Nursing in Grand Rapids, receiving her RN license in 1952. That same year she began working in surgery at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac, Mich. On Nov. 26, 1952, Suzanne married Dennis W. Erickson in Canyon City, Ore. Suzanne took pride in her nursing profession and enjoyed the rewards of helping people attain comfort and quality of life throughout her long career. She practiced nursing at John Day Hospital and Day Clinic in John Day. Later in 1958, she joined the nursing staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Baker City. While employed there she started the Home Health Agency in 1972, was elected president of the Oregon Nursing Association in 1978, and was instrumental in the development, implementation, and management of their hospice program. Suzanne also took great pleasure in community service and was inducted...

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