Hand, Roy

Roy Hand
June 12, 1891-Oct. 24, 1918


Niles Daily Sun, Friday, October 25, 1918, page 1, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

ROY HAND IS DEAD
Former Niles Boy Succumbs to Pneumonia in Hospital at Dayton, O.
Was Employed by Government

    Roy Hand, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hand, of 1305 Regent street, died of pneumonia in St. Elizabeth's hospital at Dayton, O., yesterday, aged 27 years.
    Mr. Hand, who was employed as an electrician in a government plant at Dayton, was born in this county June 22, 1891. He was graduated from Berrien Springs high school in 1909 and subsequently served as a conductor on the interurban line of the Southern Michigan Railway Co.  Prior to leaving here in 1912, he worked for William Bowerman, the electrician.
    On Dec. 24, 1912, Mr. Hand was married to Miss Lillian Burns of McDonald, Pa., who survives him, as do his three children --Joe, Robert and Winifred--his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hand, and his sister, Mrs. Carl Dick, and his brother, Meryl Hand, of this city.  His parents were with him when the end came, they having been summoned to Dayton several days ago.
    The body will arrive tomorrow and will be taken to the home of the parents of the deceased. The young man was highly esteemed by all who knew him and his untimely taking off is to be greatly deplored.
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Niles Daily Star, Friday, Oct. 25, 1918, page 1, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

RAY HAND DIES IN DAYTON, OHIO

    The death of Roy Hand, which occurred yesterday afternoon at 2:40 o'clock in St. Elizabeth's hosptial, at Dayton, Ohio, after a brief illness of pneumonia, comes as a shock to his many friends in this city.
    Deceased was born on the Hand farm, eight miles north of Niles, June 12, 1891, and moved to this city with his parents, in 1911.  He was graduated from the Berrien Springs high school with the class of 1909.
    Six years ago he went to Pittsburgh, Pa., later moving to Dayton, Ohio, where he was employed in an aeroplane factory.
    For a number of years Mr. Hand was conductor for the Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan railway, and at one time was employed as electrician for Wm. Bowerman in this city.
    Besides his wife he is survived by three children, Jo[sic], Robert and Winifred; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hand, one sister, Mrs. Carl Dick, and one brother, Merle Hand, all of this city.
    The body will be brought to this city tomorrow afternoon for burial and announcement of the funeral will  be made later.
    Mr. Hand was very popular with a host of friends in this city and Dayton, Ohio.
His grief stricken relatives have the sympathy of their friends in their bereavement.

Niles Daily Sun, Monday, October 28, 1918, page 4, col 3, microfilm Niles District Library

    The funeral services for Roy Hand whose body was brought to Niles from Dayton, O., on Saturday, were held this afternoon from the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hand, 1304 Regent street. Rev. E.G. Lewis conducted the services.  Interment occurred at Silver Brook cemetery.

Luth, Herman C.

Herman C. Luth
June 14, 1874-Oct. 25, 1918


Niles Daily Sun, Friday, October 25, 1918, page 4, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

HERMAN LUTH CLAIMED BY DEATH
Attack of Influenza Hastens Death of Well Known Citizen

    Hermann Luth, who has been in ill health from Bright's disease for about two years, died this morning about 4 o'clock at his home at the corner of Hickory and Ninth streets, aged 44 years.  The immediate cause of death was heart disease resulting from an attack of influenza. He became ill last Wednesday while at his work at the Kawneer plant.
    Mr. Luth had resided in Niles about 12 years, the family coming to Niles from Hancock, Mich.  He is survived by his wife, who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Burt of this city, and by seven children who are Bert and Collins, who are in the U.S.navy, the former stationed the Great Lakes Training station, and the latter at present in Washington; Gladys, Verna, Marion, Hari and Mary Rose. He is also survived by three brothers and six sisters.  The son Bert, and a brother and sister are expected this evening to attend the funeral services.
    The services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock and will be private on account of illness of several members of the household.  Rev. E.G. Lewis will officiate.  Interment will occur at Silver Brook cemetery.
    The deceased was well known and a highly respected citizen and many mourn his death.
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Niles Daily Star, Friday, October 25, 1918, page 1 col. 6, microfilm Niles District Library

H.C. LUTH PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING

    Herman C. Luth, 44 years old, 709 Hickory street, died early this morning after an illness of two years with complication of diseases.
    He is survived by his wife and seven children, Burt and Collins, who are in the navy; Gladys, Verne, Marion, Harl and Ray Rose, residing at home.
    Mr. Luth was born June 14, 1874 in Germany.
    Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the house, Dr. E.G. Lewis to officiate.  Burial will take place at Silver Brook cemetery.

 

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Niles Daily Sun, Saturday, November 2, 1918, page 4, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

    Mrs. Herman Luth expresses her thanks for the gift of money from the Kawneer management and employes sent her upon the death of her husband and especially appreciates the kindness that prompted it.

Fowler, Anita

Anita L. Fowler
Nov. 11, 1877-Nov. 15, 1918

Niles Daily Star, Saturday, November 16, 1918, page 1 col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

MISS FOWLER DEAD IN CHICAGO
Body Will Be Brought to Niles Tomorrow for Burial

    Miss Anita Fowler, a former well known and prominent Niles resident, died at her home in Chicago after about two years' of illness.
    The body will be brought to Niles via the Michigan Central at 12:59 p.m. and removed to Price's chapel where the funeral services will be held. Burial will occur in Silver Brook cemetery.
    Miss Fowler was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Fowler, both now deceased. She was born in New York but came to Niles when a child and grew to young womanhood here. She was endowed with much talent as an actress and for a number of years or until stricken with illness, she successfully appeared in the play, "Old Homestead," and later in "Within the Law."
    Miss Fowler is survived by two sisters, Miss Mabel and Kate Fowler, both of Chicago, who wil accompany the body to Niles tomorrow as will also Mrs. Benjamin Schneewind.
    Mrs. Jane McDonald of this city and the mother of the deceased were sisters.
    Mrs. Belle Babcock of this city and Mrs. Stephen Arney of Buchanan are cousins of the deceased.
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Niles Daily Star, Saturday, November 16, 1918, page 1, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

FORMER NILES WOMAN DEAD

    Miss Anita Fowler, formerly of this city, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Fowler, passed away at her home in Chicago yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Miss Fowler has been ailing for several years and about three weeks ago was taken very seriously ill with tubercular trouble.
    She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Niles when but a small child.  She resided here until 16 years ago, when she went to Chicago to live. After that she entered in a stage career and took leading roles in many of the most popular plays.
    Miss Fowler is survived by two sisters, Mabel and Kathryn, both of Chicago.
    The body will be brought here tomorrow at 1 o'clock and taken to Price's chapel. Funeral services will take place at 1:30 o'clock.  Burial at Silver Brook cemetery.
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Niles Daily Star, Monday, November 16, 1918, page 4, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

    At H.E. Price's chapel Sunday afternoon funeral services were held for Miss Anita Fowler, who passed away Saturday at her home in Chicago. The Christian Science service was used, Mrs. H.O. Parker, reader, having charge.  A wreath of lovely flowers were testimonials of love and friendship from many. Misses Kate and Mable Fowler, sisters of the deceased, accompanied the body to Niles.  Burial took place in Silver Brook cemetery.


Swartz, Benjamin

Benjamin/Beniwill Swartz
June 12, 1840-November 15, 1918


Niles Daily Sun, Saturday, November 16, 1918, page 1, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

BENIWILL SWARTZ AGED 78, DEAD
Was Civil War Veteran and Well Known Resident of Niles for 68 Years

    Beniwill Swartz, aged 78 years, a respected and well known resident of Niles for 68 years, died last night at 7:35 o'clcok at his home 813 Clay street, after about a week's illness with pneumonia.
    Mr. Swartz was born in Parisburg, Pa., in 1840, and had reached the age of 78 years, 5 months and 7 days, when his death occurred.  When he was a boy of 10 years, he came to Niles with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Swartz, and had since resided here.
    Mr. Swartz was a veteran of the Civil war, having served in Co., E, 12th infantry, from Feb. 23, 1865, until he was mustered out at Campden, Ark., Feb. 14 1866, when he returned to Niles.
    The deceased had never married.  He is survived by five brothers and four sisters who are: Joseph, Milton and Wilson Swartz, Mrs. William Webber, Mrs. Lydia Loane, Mrs. Henry Weiser, all of Niles; Frank and Jacob Swartz of South Bend, and Mrs. Ella Clark of Chicago.
    The funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2:30 o'clock from the house.  Rev. Camfield will officiate.
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Niles Daily Star, Saturday, November 16, 1918, page 1 col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

BENNIAL SWARTZ DIED LAST NIGHT

    Bennial Swartz, one of the oldest residents of West Niles, died at his home in Clay street last evening after an illness of two weeks with pneumonia.
    Mr. Swartz was 78 years of age and a veteran of the civil war.  Four sisters and five brothers survive.
    Funeral will be held from the home tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  Rev. W.H. Camfield, of the Evangelical church will officiate.  Burial will take place at Silver Brook cemetery.

 

NB: Obituaries have variable spellings of name; Michigan Death Certificate has first name as Benjamin.

BENIWILL SWARTZ AGED 78, DEAD
Was Civil War Veteran and Well Known Resident of Niles for 68 Years

    Beniwill Swartz, aged 78 years, a respected and well known resident of Niles for 68 years, died last night at 7:35 o'clock at his home 813 Clay street, after about a week's illness with pneumonia.
    Mr. Swartz was born in Parisburg, Pa., in 1840, and had reached the age of 78 years, 5 months and 7 days, when his death occurred.  When he was a boy of 10 years, he came to Niles with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Swartz, and had since resided here.
    Mr. Swartz was a veteran of the Civil war, having served in Co., E, 12th infantry, from Feb. 23, 1865, until he was mustered out at Campden, Ark., Feb. 14 1866, when he returned to Niles.
    The deceased had never married.  He is survived by five brothers and four sisters who are: Joseph, Milton and Wilson Swartz, Mrs. William Webber, Mrs. Lydia Loane, Mrs. Henry Weiser, all of Niles; Frank and Jacob Swartz of South Bend, and Mrs. Ella Clark of Chicago.
    The funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2:30 o'clock from the house.  Rev. Camfield will officiate.
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Niles Daily Star, Saturday, November 16, 1918, page 1 col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

BENNIAL SWARTZ DIED LAST NIGHT

    Bennial Swartz, one of the oldest residents of West Niles, died at his home in Clay street last evening after an illness of two weeks with pneumonia.
    Mr. Swartz was 78 years of age and a veteran of the civil war.  Four sisters and five brothers survive.
    Funeral will be held from the home tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  Rev. W.H. Camfield, of the Evangelical church will officiate.  Burial will take place at Silver Brook cemetery.

Sheldon, Freida (Geishert)

Mrs. Harry (Freida Geishert) Sheldon
December 25, 1894-October 22, 1918


Niles Daily Sun, Wednesday, October 23, 1918, page 1, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

MRS. HARRY SHELDON DEAD OF PNEUMONIA
Deceased Young Woman Was Formerly Miss Freeda Geishert of Niles.

    The sad message was received in Niles today of the death at Jackson of Mrs. Henry Sheldon, who was formerly Miss Freeda Geishirt, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Geishirt of this city.  Mrs. Sheldon's death was caused by pneumonia. Her mother was called to Jackson about a week ago and was with her daugher when her death occurred.
    Mrs. Sheldon was about 24 years of age. She was born in Niles and grew to young womanhood here, making many friends who deeply deplore her death.  She was married in August, 1917, to Mr. Sheldon and had since resided in Jackson.
    Besides her parents, Mrs. Geishirt is survived by two sisters--Mrs. Albert Lewis of Jackson and Mrs. Lloyd Williams of Niles--and by four brothers, who reside at the parental home in west Niles.
    The funeral arrangements will be announced later.
    Mrs. Lewis, sister of the deceased and her family are all ill with pneumonia.
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Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, October 23, 1918, page 1 col. 6, microfilm Niles District Library

MRS. H. SHELDON DEAD OF PNEUMONIA

    Mrs. Henry Sheldon, formerly Miss Freida Geishirt of this city, died at her home in Jackson yesterday afternoon, following a two weeks' illness of pneumonia.
    Mrs. Sheldon was born in this city Dec. 25, 1894, and a little over a year ago was married to Henry Sheldon of Jackson.
    Besides her husband she is survived by her parents, Mr.and Mrs. C. Geishirt and four brothers, William, Louis, George and John of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Lewis of Jackson and Mrs. Lloyd Williams of this city.
    Mrs. Sheldon had many friends in this city who regret her untimely death.
    Funeral announcement  later.
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Niles Daily Star, Thursday, October 24, 1918, page 1 col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

MRS. H. SHELDON TO BE BURIED FRIDAY MORN

    The body of the late Mrs. Henry Sheldon, whose death occurred at her home in Jackson yesterday, arrived in Niles this morning, and was taken to Price's chapel, where funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.  Rev. W.H. Camfield will officiate. Burial will occur at Silver Brook cemetery.
    In the funeral party accompanying the body to the city was members of the immediate family, including Henry Sheldon and sister, Mrs. C.  Geishirt and Albert Lewis.