Vetter, Clarence J.

Clarence J. Vetter
April 30, 1892-June 20, 1953

Niles Daily Star, Monday, June 22, 1953, page 2, microfilm Niles District Library

Clarence J. Vetter, 61, of 512 Union street, chief inspector for the New York Central Railroad here for 35 years, died at 7:35 p.m. Saturday at Pawating Hospital following an illness of six years.

Vetter was born in Niles Township April 30, 1892, and lived here his entire life. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church here and past master and secretary of the Masonic Lodge. Surviving are: his wife, Bernice; two sons, Gale, College Station, Tex.,and Donald, San Juan, Puerto Rico; a brother, Frank, South Bend, and one grandchild.

Funeral serivces[sic] will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. John G. Carlton, rector, officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kiger Funeral Home.


Vetter, Bernice V.

Bernice V. Vetter
Aug. 16, 1892-March 5, 1975

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, March 5, 1975, page 2, col. 1-2, microfilm Niles District Library

NILES--Mrs. Bernice V. Vetter, 82, of 512 Union St., died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday in Pawating Hospital after an illness of one month.

Born Aug. 16, 1892 in Niles, she lived here all her life. Her husband, Clarence J. Vetter, died June 20, 1953.

Mrs. Vetter was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, a life member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Past Matrons' Club, and a member of the Pawating Hospital Auxiliary.

Surviving are two sons, Gale K. Vetter of Boulder, Colo., and Donald R. Vetter of Washington, D.C., and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Trinity Episcopal Church, with the Very Rev. Vincent J. Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday at the Halbritter Funeral Home.


McGuirk, Anna

Mrs. James (Anna) McGuirk
Jan. 27, 1851-July 18, 1905

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, July 19, 1905, page 3, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. James McGuirk passed away yesterday afternoon about 5 o'clock at her home on north State street. Death resulted from septic material escaping from a boil, affecting the brain. Mrs. McGuirk was 54 years of age and is survived by a husband and four children. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning from the residence at 10 o'clock, Rev. C.E. Marvin officiating. Interment at Silver Brook.

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, July 19, 1905, page 1, col. 2-3, microfilm Niles District Library


Four Persons Had a narrow Escape Last Evening


Four Occupant of a Rig Were Dashed Madly Along Main Street--Caused Great Commotion


Frank A. Davis, his wife and their little two-year old child, and Miss Grace, the 9 year-old daughter of Jas. McGuirk, were out for a drive last evening.

The party had just left the Main street bridge driving east, about 8:15 o'clock, when part of the harness broke startling the horse and causing a runaway.  Men rushed to the street and stopped the horse, "Doc" Carter and Blacksmith Thos. Kelley bringing it a halt. Mr. Kelly's right hand today is badly swollen from his experience, and Carter had one of his hands skinned.

The horse backed against the vehicle, kicked the dashboard clear over the buggy and splintered a cross piece. It was with the greatest difficulty that the occupants clung to the seat of the rig.

When in front of the Winter grocery the horse was stopped, and Chas. Knott lifted Mrs. Davis and her child to the ground. The McGuirk girl, whose mother died yesterday afternoon, was cut on  the head, the gash being two inches long and to the bone, and the severest feature is a contusion on the back.

Mr. Davis was kicked on the right arm and left leg, while Mrs. Davis, who held the child on her shoulders, received an injury to the knee. The little one escaped without a scratch. The injured went to the office office of Drs. Belknap and Tew and received treatment.

The affair created much excitement. The McGuirk girl is resting as comfortable as possible, and is considered out of danger.

*First name and dob from Michigan Death Record as not included in obituary.

McGuirk, William

William McGuirk
July 3, 1892-Aug. 18, 1969

Niles Daily Star, Monday, August 18, 1969, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

NILES--William McGuirk, 77, of 1309 Barron Lake Road, died at 2:10 a.m. today in Pawating Hospital after an illness of several months.

A retired employe of the Niles City Police Dept., Mr. McGuirk was born July 3, 1892, in Niles and had lived here all his life.  He was a veteran of WWI, serving with the Army.

Mr. McGuirk is survived by a niece, Mrs. Dorothy Bunker, Niles; a sister, Mrs. Adam Kinnfluy, Newport Richie, Fla., and a half-sister, Mrs. Belle Davis, Niles.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Halbritter Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert M. Trenery of the Wesley United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday at the funeral home.


Manuel, Dwayne D.

Dwayne D. Manuel
May 5, 1969-Aug. 13, 1969

Niles Daily Star, Thursday, August 14, 1969, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

NILES--Dwayne D. Manuel, three-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin J. Manuel, 1025 N. Sixth St., died at 4 a.m. Wednesday in the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor.

Dwayne was born May 5, 1969, in Buchanan.

In addition to his parents, Dwayne is survived by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Smoot, Benton, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Richardson, Anderson, Ind.; three brothers, Michael, Wilbert and Walter, all at home and a sister, Sheila, also at home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Pifer Funeral Home.  Burial in Silverbrook Cemetery will follow.

Friends may call after 7 tonight in the funeral home.