Batson, Carrie

Carrie Batson
abt. 1864-July 10, 1872

Niles Democrat, Saturday, July 13, 1872, page 3, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

In this city, at the residence of her aunt, Mrs. Young, on Wednesday morning, July 10, of cerebro-spinal meningitis, CARRIE BATSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. R. Batson, of Bertrand in the 9th year of her age.

Little Carrie had been a patient sufferer with this dreadful disease for nearly three months,and often during this period seemed near death's door, but would rally and hope would revive, but as oft would relapse, and week after week passed, leaving her weaker and weaker, until there remained scarcely a shadow of her former self.

Carrie possessed a sweet and amiable disposition, which had won the love of all who knew her. Her protracted illness had excited much sympathy in the community, and every one seemed anxious to do everything in their power for her relief, most prominent among whom was her aunt, Mrs. Young, who watched her with little less than a mother's devotion. But despite all this love, care and attention, little Carrie has left us for fairer and brighter scenes beyond this world.


Batson, Lorinda

Lorinda Batson
Abt. 1820-Jan. 16, 1870

Niles Republican, Thursday, January 20, 1870, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library


On Sunday evening, January 16th, 1870, Mrs. LORINDA BATSON, aged 50 years.

Batson, Lafayette

Dr. Lafayette Batson
1850-November 22, 1880

Niles Weekly Mirror, Wednesday, December 1, 1880, page 5, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

Dr. Lafayette Batson, son of Wm. Batson, of Bertrand township, died at Wakelee on Monday morning of last week, aged about 31 years. Dr. Batson studied medicine with Dr. Mead, of this city, and went to Ann Arbor and was a graduate of the medical department there. He located at Wakelee, Mich., about three years since where he was well received and promised a life of much usefulness. He leaves a wife and one child, and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss.

Batson, William

William Batson
March 29, 1868-July 3, 1932

Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, July 5, 1932, page 1, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library


Passes Away Sunday Morning at Home, 1428 Sheffield Avenue


William Batson, 63, employed at the Kawneer company's plant as a polisher and miller, died on Sunday morning at 10:30 in his home, 1429 Sheffield Ave., after a week of illness. He had engaged in his work until stricken by the illness which proved fatal.

Mr. Batson was born in Bertrand township on March 29, 1868. He came to Niles from Baroda five years ago. He was married in November 1882 at Berrien Springs to Miss Emma Martin who survives him. Besides the widow he is survived by two daughters, one son, nine grandchildren and three sisters. The daughters are Mrs. Ina Reed and Mrs. Marie Gulbranson, of Niles, and the son is Harold Batson of Niles. The sisters are Mrs. William Estes of Benton Harbor, Mrs. Lewis Putnam of South Haven and Mrs. Lena Moran of Chicago.

The funeral services will be held in the Rutherford funeral home on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. The Rev. Harry L. Nicholson, rector of Trinity Episcopal church, will officiate. Burial will be be made in Silverbrook cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home to view the body.


Batson, Cornelia

Cornelia Batson
1840-October 13, 1875

Niles Democrat, Saturday, October 16, 1875, page 3, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library


At her residence in Bertrand township, on the 13th inst., MRS CORNELIA BATSON, aged 36 years.

Niles Democrat, Saturday, October 16, 1875, page 3, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. William Batson, sister of Mrs. J.B. Young of this city, died suddenly at her residence in Bertrand, Tuesday night. She was a very estimable lady, and her sudden death is lamented by many friends. Her funeral took place from her sister's residence on Main street, on Thursday afternoon.