Miller, Lenore L.

Lenore L. Miller
Feb. 5, 1919-Oct. 9, 1953


Lenore L. Miller, 34, of 1344 Eagle street, died at 9:45 a.m. Friday in Pawating Hospital following an illness of two months.

Mrs. Miller was born Feb. 5, 1919, in Chicago and had lived most of her life in Niles.  She is survived by her husband, Howard; her father, Edward Bishop of Niles; a son David and three daughters, Vera Bernice, Loretta Mae and Trudy Ann, all at home, and a sister, Mrs. Leona Bishop, also Niles.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Pifer Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence Pedersen, pastor of the First Assembly of God, officiating.  Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.


Niles Daily Star, Saturday, October 10, 1953, page 2, col. 7, microfilm Niles District Library

Couch, Frank

Frank Couch
April 18, 1901-Oct. 9, 1953


Frank Couch, 52, of 533 Lake street, died at 2 p.m. Friday at Coldwater following a lingering illness.

Couch was born April 18, 1901 in Ypsilanti, He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Charles Couch Sr., Niles; two brothers, Charles Couch Jr., Niles, and William Couch, Gary, Ind., and two sisters, Miss Nellie Couch, South Haven, and Mrs. Clayton Rowe, Watervliet.

Private funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon in the Kiger Funeral Home with the Rev. T.M. Greenhoe, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.


Niles Daily Star, Saturday, October 10, 1953, page 2, col. 8, microfilm Niles District Library

Johnson, William H.

William H. Johnson
Feb. 6, 1892-Oct. 10, 1953


Niles Daily Star, Saturday, October 10, 1953, page 2, col. 7, microfilm Niles District Library

William H. Johnson , 61, of 1621 Ontario street, died at 12:15 a.m.  today in Pawating Hospital, where he had been a patient since July 4.  He had been ill six months.

Johnson was born Feb. 6, 1892, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and had lived in Pontiac and South Bend before moving here several years ago to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Melita Daughtery[sic]. He was an automobile mechanic and was last associated with the Rivard Products Company in South Bend.  He also served in the Canadian Army from 1916 to 1919.

His only survivor is his daughter.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Kiger Funeral Home with the Rev. H.A. Meussling, pastor of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church, officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.


Niles Daily Star, Monday, October 12, 1953, page 2, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

CORRECTION

William H. Johnson, 61, of 1621 Ontario street, who died Saturday, resided at the home of Mrs. Melita Daugherty. It was erroneously reported in Saturday's Niles Daily Star that Mrs. Daugherty was Johnson's daughter and that she was his only survivor. She is not his daughter nor does he have any survivors.

Lafler, Enos Mill

Enos Mill Lafler
Nov. 22, 1870-Oct. 11, 1953


Enos Mill Lafleer, 82, of 530 Broadway, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday in Pawating hospital.

Lafler was born Nov. 22, 1870, in Kalamazoo and came here from Warsaw, Ind., seven years ago. He was a retired New York Central Railroad employe with 50 years of service. His occupation was agent and chief clerk at Wabash, Ind. He was married June 14, 1905, in Niles to Carrie Saunders, who survives.

Also surviving are: four children, Charles S. Lafler of Pennsauken, N.J., Edward Lafler, Newman, Calif., Josephine Lafler Dyson, Manhattan Beach, Calif., and William G. Lafler, Hollywood, Calif., and six grandchildren.

Private funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kiger Funeral Home with the Rev. T.M. Greenhoe, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.


Niles Daily Star, Monday, October 12, 1953, page 2, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

Contois, Jo Ann

Jo Ann Contois
Oct. 6, 1948-Oct. 18, 1948


Niles Daily Star, Monday, Oct. 18, 1948, page 2, col. 6, microfilm Niles District Library

INFANT JO ANN CONTOIS

Jo Ann Contois, premature infant daugther, of Mr. and Mrs. George Contois, 1605 Broadway, died at 11:15 a.m. today at Pawating hospital.

The child weighed two pounds, five and one-quarter ounces at birth, October 6, and was confined to an incubator since that time. The infant was two and  one-half months premature.

Funeral arrangements, to be handled by the Pifer funeral home, are incomplete at this time.


Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1948, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

COMMITTAL SERVICES

Committal services were held today at Silverbrook cemetery for JoAnn Contois, infant daughter of Mr.and Mrs. George Contois, 1605 Broadway.  Services were conducted by the Rev. L. George Beacock, pastor of the First Methodist church.