Burt, Mary

Mary Burt
Oct. 22, 1861-May 5, 1946

Niles Daily Star, Monday, May 6, 1946, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. Mary Burt, Octogenarian, Dies on Sunday


Mrs. Mary Burt, 84, died Sunday at 2:50 a.m. in her home at 530 Huron street, after an illness of two weeks.

Her husband, Mason Burt, died in [illegible].

She was born Oct. 22, 1861, in Chattanooga, Tenn.,and had lived in Niles for two years.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Paul Aston, 525 Superior street; Mrs. Ida Starks and Mrs. Amanda Lomax, both of Los Angeles, Cal.; three sons, Sidney Burt, Niles; Elijah Burt, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Charles Burt, Los Angeles; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Stringer, and Mrs. Amanda Brooks, both of Chattanooga; and one brother, Robert Clemerson, of Arkansas.

Services will be conducted from the Second Baptist church, Wednesday at 2 p.m .with the Rev. Richard Alexander officiating.  Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery. Friends may call at the Kiger funeral home.


Brown, Julia

Julia Brown
March 1867

Niles Republican, Saturday, April. 6, 1867, page 3, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

Chester Rollo, the City Sexton, submitted his quarterly report of interments in the Cemetery for the quarter ending March 31st, of which the following is a summary:
. . .

March 20, Julia, Infant of S. & L. Brown, of Niles, at Niles, of Erysipelas.

Boardman, Delbert L.

Delbert L. Boardman
March 15, 1864-May 29, 1946

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, May 29, 1946, page 2, col. 6, microfilm Niles District Library

D.L. Boardman Dies in Buchanan


Buchanan, May 29--Delbert L. Boardman, 82, widely known dry goods merchant in Buchanan, died at 9:45 a.m. today at his home after an illness of several months.

Born March 16, 1864, in Caltaraugus county,  New York, he was graduated from Chamberlain institute in New York state, where he taught for four years. Coming to Michigan in 1889, he started a business in Three Oaks, opening a store in Buchanan in 1891.  He moved to Wyoming, where he opened a store in 1902, returning to Buchanan and buying his former store the following year.

He was married Oct. 7, 1891, in Three Oaks to Miss Kate Sherrill, who died 12 years ago. Surviving are a foster daughter, Mrs. O. Gaylord Marsh, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Friday

Boardman held several public offices in Buchanan and was a member of the First Presbyterian church, the Buchanan Masonic lodge, and the Modern Woodmen of America.  He was a charter member of the Buchanan Lions club.

Friends may call at the Swem funeral home, where services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m.  A nephew, the Rev. Harold T. Reese, will conduct the services, assisted by the Rev. [illegible] D. McNeal, pastor of the Buchanan Presbyterian church.  Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.


Bierbauer, Eva L.

Eva L. Bierbauer
July 20, 1869-May 15, 1872

Niles Democrat, Saturday, May 18, 1873, page 3, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library


On the morning of the 15th instant, in this city, after a severe illness, EVA L., daughter of Simon and Ambrosia Bierbauer, aged 2 years, 9 months and 25 days.

Ballard, James E.

James E. Ballard
Feb. 6, 1876-May 31, 1946

Niles Daily Star, Saturday, June 1, 1946, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

James Ballard Dies Suddenly


James E. Ballard, 70, died suddenly Friday at 10 p.m. in his home, 1537 Clarendon avenue.

His was born Feb. 6, 1876, in Standish, Mich., and came to Niles 23 years ago from Tawas City, where he had been owner and editor of the Tawas Herald. He was married to Miss Mamie Carolyn Peterson in 1909 in LeRoy, Mich.

In Niles he had been for several years the proprietor of the Ballard Print shop.

He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, and the Royal Arch Masons of Tawas City. He was a Spanish-American war veteran.

Survivors are his widow; one son, James E. Ballard, Jr., St. Joseph; three daughters, Mrs. Howard Anthony, Benton Harbor; Mrs. Edith Ostrander, New York City; and Miss Ruth Ballard, Long Beach, Cal.

Serices[sic] will be held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Pifer funeral home, with the Rev. T.M. Greenhoe officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.