Camp, Charles William

Charles William Camp
Dec. 11, 1857-June 29, 1921

Niles Daily Star-Sun, Wednesday, June 29, 1921, page 1, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library


Charles Camp, Who Was Being Held Pending Arrival of Authorities From State Hospital, Succumbs to Apoplexy

Charles Camp, 64 years old, was found dead at the city jail about 11 o'clock this morning, having succumbed to an attack of apoplexy.

Mr. Camp had been an inmate of the state hospital at Kalamazoo up to the 21st instant, when it was thought that he had sufficiently recovered mentally to be permitted to return home. His daughter, Mrs. Fye of Vernon Heights took him to her home, and this morning he became violently insane, and Chief Francis was summoned.  The demented man was taken to the city jail to be held pending the arrival of attendants from the state hospital, and upon their arrival here, Chief Francis accompanied them to the jail, where it was found that Mr. Camp had expired.  The deceased has another daughter, Mrs. Chas. Weaver, residing north of town.

The body will be taken to the home of John  Weaver, 723 N. Front street, tomorrow. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Niles Daily Star-Sun, Thursday, June 30, 1921, page 3, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library


Charles William Camp was born in Buchanan, Michigan, Dec. 11, 1857, and was married to Rosa Brundge in 1883.  To them were born eight children, one having died in infancy.  He leaves to mourn his loss the following children: Mrs. John Weaver and Mrs. Frank Fey of Niles; Mrs. Hettie Pierson and Mrs. Zina Morley, Porter Camp and Oliver Camp, of Omaha, Neb., and William Camp of Milwaukee, Wis., also eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  He was of a kind and cheerful disposition. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of Mrs. John Weaver.  Burial will be in Silver Brook cemetery.


Camp, Porter Isaac

Porter Isaac Camp
May 26, 1892-April 9, 1924

The body of Porter Camp, 31, American legion member, who died in Lee sanitarium in Dowagiac, was brought to Niles this afternoon and buried in Silver Brook cemetery.  He was given a military burial.

Niles Daily Star, Saturday, April 12, 1924, page 8, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

Note: Date of birth computed from age as given on Cass Co. Death Record

Hoadley, Susan Henrietta (Ashcraft)

Susan Henrietta (Ashcraft) Hoadley
July 25, 1845-July 8, 1916

Niles Daily Sun, Saturday, July 8, 1916, page 4, col. 6, microfilm Niles District Library


Well Known Lady was a Pioneer of This Section

After a year and three months suffering from paralysis Mrs. S.H. Hoadley peacefully and painlessly closed her eyes to all suffering at 12:45 o'clock this afternoon.

Susan Henrietta Ashcraft was born in Preston, N.Y., July 24, 1845. She was one of the pioneers of this part of the country, coming here at the age of six years with her parents, Ebenezer and Henrietta Ashcraft. She was of America's old pioneer stock also being of colonial and revolutionary descent on both sides of her family.  Ashcraft street in New London, Conn. was named for a great grandfather and his son, who lived on that street and who both served with distinction in the Revolutionary war.

She was married at Buchanan, Mich. on Thanksgiving day, 1862, to Jared Hoadley.

Four children were born of this union, Willard E. Hoadley of Niles township, Mrs. James H. Gray of Vinton, Iowa, Martha Clark who died at the age of four years and Mrs. Louise Hoadley Gillette of this place, with whom she made her home.

The funeral will be hold Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the home.

Niles Daily Sun, Tuesday, July 11, 1916, page 4, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

The funeral services for Mrs. Susan Hoadley were held this morning from the home of Mrs.Louise Hoadley Gillette. Chas. Kitterer, first reader for the Christian Science church, conducted the services.  Miss Whetstone sang. Interment occurred at Silver Brook cemetery.


Starkweather, Cora Delia (Warner)

Cora Delia (Warner) Starkweather
Oct. 9, 1863-July 10, 1916

Niles Daily Sun, Monday, July 10, 1916, page 4, col. 7, microfilm Niles District Library


Many Mourn Death of Much-beloved Lady

A beautiful life was brought to a peaceful close this morning at 11:30 o'clock when Mrs. Cora Starkweather, wife of Frank Starkweather, Berrien county road commissioner, passed away at their home north of the city after a prolonged illness from cancer and Bright's disease. While she had long been ill it was not until last Friday that the marked changed for the worse came and since that day her life had been despaired of. The long illness and suffering has been patiently borne, the same unselfish devotion to her family which had always characterized her home life, having been manifested to the end.

Cora Delia Warner was born in Slaterville, N.Y., Oct. 9, 1863, the daughter of Rev. Francis M. and Mary A Cannon Warner. She was  married to Frank Starkweather at Lodi, N.Y., Jan. 17, 1882.  They came to Niles directly after their marriage.  Four children were born to them, Roy Lincoln., Clinton J., Evan Warner and Doris Starkweather.  Besides the husband two of the children survive., Dr. Roy Starkweather of Goshen, and Miss Doris, who is at home.  The following brothers and sisters also survive:  Mrs. Frank Mason of Ann Arbor, Mrs. Mary Avery of Rochester, N.Y.; John Warner of Buffalo, N.Y.; Mrs. Evan Lombard of Cape Elizabeth, Me.; and Charles Warner of Buffalo.

With the relatives, many friends mourn Mrs. Starkweather's death, her ready sympathy and other splendid qualities have won her a warm place in their hearts. In the neighborhood especially she will be sadly missed.

The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and will be private.

Niles Daily Sun, Tuesday, July 11, 1916, page 4, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

The funeral services for Mrs. Frank Starkweather will not be private as was stated yesterday and all friends may attend.  The services will be held at 2 o'clock from the house.  Rev. R.A. Wright of the Methodist church will officiate. Interment will occur at Silver brook cemetery.

Niles Daily Sun, Wednesday, July 12, 1916, page 4, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

Funeral services for Mrs. Starkweather were held this afternoon from the residence north of the city. Rev. R.A. Wright of the Methodist church conducted the services.  The remains were laid to rest at Silver Brook cemetery in this city. Automobiles were exclusively used for the funeral procession and an auto hearse conveyed the remains.  A large concourse of friends were in attendance at the last sad rites for the much beloved lady, about 25 cars being in the procession.


Starkweather, Helen (Johnson)

Helen Johnson Starkweather
1887-June 29, 1921


Wife of Dr. Roy Starkweather Had Long Been Ill--Body Will be Brought to Niles for Burial

Mrs. Helen Johnson Starkweather, wife of Dr. Roy Starkweather, the latter a son of Frank Starkweather, died last evening at 11 o'clock at her home in Goshen after a prolonged illness from a complication of disease.  Mrs. Starkweather was 33 years of age. She was born in South Bend and had practically spent her entire life there until she was married to Dr. Stakweather in Atlantic City, 10 years ago. Doctor and Mrs. Starkweather had no children. Besides the husband, Mrs. Starkweather is survived by her mother, four sisters and two brothers.

Mrs. Starkweather had frequently visisted in Niles. Her lovable disposition won for her many friends who deeply mourn her death.

Private funeral services will be held in Goshen tomorrow afternoon. The body will be brought to Niles for burial in the Starkweather lot in accordance with the expressed wish of the deceased.

Niles Daily Star-Sun, Thursday, June 30, 1921, page 3, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library