Charlwood, John William

John William Charlwood
March 23, 1877-December 15, 1928

Niles Daily Star, Saturday, December 15, 1928, page 4, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library


Word was received in Niles today of the death this morning of John Charlwood, at Elgin,Ill., from pneumonia.  The body will be brought to Niles for burial on Tuesday and burial will take place in Silver Brook cemetery. Mr. Charlwood is survived by a widow.  Mr. Charlwood came to Niles a number of years ago and conducted a bakery. Later he was employed as a traveling salesman until ill health prevented.

Niles Daily Star, Monday, December 17, 1928, page 4, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library


Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock for John W. Charlwood, who died on Saturday morning in Elgin, Ill., after five days illness with influenza and pneumonia.  The services will be in charge of St. Joseph Valley Lodge, No. 4 F. and A. M. with an escort from Niles Commandery,  No. 12, Knights Templar.  Rev. W.W. Slee, pastor of the Methodist church will be the officiating minister.  Burial will take place in Silver Brook cemetery. Mr Charlwood was 52 years of age.  He was born in Buchanan and had spent most of his life in this vicinity.  For a number of years he engaged in the bakery business in Niles and later was employed as a traveling salesman. Mr. and Mrs. Charlwood moved to Elgin last August from Niles.  Mr. Charlwood is survived by a widow, Mrs. Mildred Charlwood, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Charlwood, of Buchanan, a daughter, Mrs. Roscoe Clark, of Niles and three brothers, Charles, Buchanan; Arthur, South Bend, and Knowles, of Baldwin, Miss. The body was [illegible]taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Clark, 214 N. Fifteenth street. Friends may call at the Rutherford Funeral Home tomorrow after 10 o'clock to view the body.  Besides the Masonic orders, Mr. Charlwood was a member of Niles Camp, Modern Woodmen of America.  Mrs. Charlwood and Mrs. Clark accompanied the body to Niles.

Young, Minnie (Hartman)

Minnie (Hartman) Young
July 7, 1874-Dec. 24, 1928


Passes Away At 26 N. State Street After Long Illness


Mrs. Minnie Young, wife of John M. Young, 26 N. State street, died at 5 o'clock this morning, at their home. Mrs. Young suffered a third and ocmplete[sic] stroke of paralysis on Friday evening and she did not regain consciousness. Mrs. Young had spent practically her entire life in Niles and was well known to many although for about three years she had practically been an invalid, an invalidism patiently borne.

Mrs. Young's maiden name was Minnie Hartman, a daughter of Eli and Clara Hartman. She was born in Cass county near Three Rivers on July 7, 1874. She was married in Niles to  Mr. Young on May 4, 1893.  Of the two children born to them one survives, Mrs. Gladys Unruh, at home.  The other child died at the age of eight years.  Besides her husband and daughter, Mrs. Young is survived by two brothers who are Sol Hartman and William Hartman, both of Cass county.

The funeral services will be held in the home on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. John Schurman, pastor of the Evangelical church, will officiate.  Burial will take place in Silver Brook cemetery.

Niles Daily Star, Monday, December 24, 1928, page 1, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

Bartrem, Esther A. (Stevens)

Esther A. (Stevens) Bartrem
Oct. 19, 1854-July 13, 1915

Niles Daily Sun, Tuesday, July 13, 1915, page 1, col. 8, microfilm Niles District Library


Private Funeral Services Will Be Held Thursday Afternoon


Mrs. N.E. Bartrem of 707 South Fourth street passed away at 6 o'clock this morning. She is survived by her husband and daughters, Mrs. L.L. Cornell of Falls City, Neb., Mrs. Roy S. Dean of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Mrs. Harry N. Barnes of South Bend, and Mrs. Wilber N. Burns of this city.

Private services will be held Thursday.

Same appeared in Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, July 13, 1915, page 1, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library under headline MRS. N.E. BARTREM PASSED AWAY AT 6 A.M. TODAY.

Grimes, Nadine

Nadine Grimes
Nov. 29, 1917-March 19, 2003*

Nadine (nee Chapman) was born to John and Maude (Carroll) Chapman in Baroda, on Nov. 29, 1917. On July 24, 1937, she married Frank "Burleigh" Grimes at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Niles. Nadine and Frank had a busy, wonderful life together for 43 years. They traveled all over the U.S. and to several foreign countries, until Frank's passing on Dec. 15, 1980.

They moved to Fairplain in July of 1954. Nadine worked for Totzke Realtors. She also had a large clientele as an Avon lady for several years. She and Frank and children joined St. Joseph Catholic Church, where Nadine belonged to the Marian Guild Auxiliary. Nadine and Frank loved to golf and were members of the Berrien Hills Country Club. Nadine won several 9-hole club championships. She and Frank were also members of the St. Joseph Elks Lodge. Nadine was a former member of the Maccabee Ladies in Niles, a Girl Scout leader, and a Memorial Hospital volunteer in the coffee shop. In earlier years, she liked to play bingo, was an avid reader, and loved and enjoyed all kinds of animals.

Nadine is survived by four children, Patty (Philip) Damico of St. Joseph, Peggy Shepherdson of China, Judy Nicklo of Fresno, Calif., and Mike Grimes of Stevensville; grandchildren, Tom Damico of Texas, Steve Damico of Stevensville, and Mike and John Damico of St. Joseph, Gary Shepherdson of Berrien Springs, Shari Smallwood of Florida and Mary Linn of Niles, Chris Nicklo of California and Angie Nicklo of Kentucky. Nadine is also survived by 20 great-grandchildren.

Besides her beloved "Burleigh," Nadine was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers and three sisters; and her granddaughter, Deborah Marie Damico, in 1960.

We all loved you very much Mom and will miss you, but you are with Daddy now and we can rejoice that you are together in Heaven.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Entombment will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Animal Aid or the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan.

Submitted by family member; publication details unknown.


*Date of Interment at Silverbrook

Edgerle, Charles

Charles Edgerle
May 14, 1860-June 21, 1915

Niles Daily Sun, Tuesday, June 22, 1915, page 4, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

Charles Edgerle of Niles, aged about 80 years, admitted to the Michigan state hospital at Kalamazoo about two months ago, died Monday. H.A. Barrett, 521 St. Joseph avenue, a nephew of the deceased, went to Kalamazoo today to accompany the body to Niles this afternoon. The body will be taken to the home of a son of the deceased in West Niles.  The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Niles Daily Sun, Wednesday, June 23, 1915, page 4, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

The funeral services for the late Charles Edgerle will be held from the Evangelical church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Renner will officiate.  The body is at the home of Otto Edgerle, a son of the deceased, on Grant street.

Niles Daily Star, Saturday, June 26, 1915, page 1, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library.


Charles Edgerle, the eldest son of Loel and Harriett Edgerle, was born May 14, 1860 in Hannibal, Franklin county, N.Y. and died June 21, 1915, aged 75 years, one month and six days.

He died in Kalamazoo, Mich., and was brought to his son's home in Niles June 22 by his nephew, H.A. Barrett.  He was united in marriage to Miss Eliza Grimes in 1875 and to this union three children were born, two sons and one daughter, Otto E. and Edward, residing in Niles, the daughter dying in infancy.

He leaves the widow, two sons and one brother, Harrison in Kansas, and many other sorrowing relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

Those from out of town to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Maynard, of Union City, Mich.; Mrs. Ida Monroe and son Wesley and Mrs. Mary Ornsby of Colon, Mich.; Mrs. W.M. Hatton of Lowell, Ind., and Mrs. M. Stallcop and Miss Sarah Grimes of Momence, Ill.

He was a man that was well known in Indiana and Illinois and a man who had a large circle of friends.  He will be greatly missed and it is regretted that a man of so good moral habits and one strictly temperate all through life and honest in his dealings with his fellow men should be taken.

(Note:  Date of Birth in obituary is not consistent with age; death certificate gives only year of birth as 1838 but also states age to be 72 years)