Chippewa County Obituaries



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Bound, William

William Ray Bound of Brimley and St. Petersburg, Fla, died Wednesday at War Memorial Hospital. Born 24 April, 1897 in Coleman and had lived in Chippewa County 50 years.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m., with Dr. Joseph Blackburn officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

(June 4, 1970 Sault Ste. Marie Newspaper)



Coleman, Patrick, aged 87 years, is dead of pnemonia.

Patrick Coleman, aged 87 years, died this morning at his home, 207 Portage Avenue. Death was caused by pnemonia. He leaves a nephew, James Coleman and a sister in Stratford, Ont. Mr. Coleman resided in the So for 32 years and was cnsidered one of the pioneers of Chippewa County. For many years he was nvolved in the real estate business, but of late years had led a retired life. The funeral will be held from Ryan Chapel, Saturday morning at 9 o'clock and the burial will take place in the Riverside Cemetery.

(March 9, 1905)



Collins, Thomas - dead at Brimley

Thomas Collins died Sunday at Brimley of catarrh of the stomach after a long illness. He was 68 years of age. The funeral takes place today at Brimley, interment in the Mission Cemetery.

(April 30, 1901)



Dubay, Floyd F.

Floyd F. Dubay of Lakefield died Wednesday night at Schoolcraft County Memorial Hospital in Manistee. Mr. Dubay was born 6 Feb. 1906 in Bay City.

(June 4, 1970 Sault Ste. Marie Newspaper)



Harkness, V.E.

Vincent F. Harkness, 60 Jackson was dead on arrival at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. He was born 10 April 1910 and will be taken to Jackosn for burial.

(June 4, 1970 Sault Ste. Marie Newspaper)



OBITUARY TAKEN FROM THE EVENING NEWS, SAULT STE. MARIE, MI 9-29-1954 pg. 16

Mrs. McSweeney Dies on Tuesday

Mrs. Elizabeth McSweeney, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1954, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. F. J. Fallon in Gaylord, Mich. Born in Allendale Ont., Oct. 11, 1865, Mrs. McSweeney had been ill about two weeks. She was preceded in death by her husband in March, 1928, and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Lynch.

Surviving are one daughter Nellie of Gaylord, two sons, Eugene of Pickford and William of the Sault, one granddaughter, and four grandsons and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Gaylord and was a member of the Altar Society, the national Council of Society of Catholic Women, and was also a perpetual member of the Society of the Propagation of the Faith in addition to holding memberships in several mission societies.

The body was brought to the Quinnell Funeral Home in Pickford from Gaylord where friends may call beginning this evening (Wednesday). Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Contributed by: Aaron Sweeney



MCSWEENEY FUNERAL, THE EVENING NEWS, SAULT STE. MARIE, MI 9-30-1954, pg. 7

McSweeney Funeral

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth McSweeney will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Rev. Father Elmer Bares officiating. Prayers for Mrs. McSweeney will be said at 9 o'clock tonight at the Quinnell funeral home in Pickford. Burial will be in Donaldson cemetery.

Contributed by: Aaron Sweeney



OBITUARY, THE EVENING NEWS, SAULT STE. MARIE, MICHIGAN, MONDAY, JULY 8, 1940

JAMES J. MCSWEENEY

James J. McSweeney, 83, formerly of the Sault, died Friday, July 5, 1940 at Newberry. He was born in New York state on July 6, 1856. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Dan Donnelly of Tone; four sons, John, James and Richard of Detroit, and Joseph, whose residence is unknown.

The body lies in state at the Beaumier funeral home where the rosary will be recited tonight at 8 o'clock. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic church. Burial will be in Donaldson Cemetery.

Contributed by: Aaron Sweeney



OBITUARY TAKEN FROM THE EVENING NEWS, SAULT STE. MARIE, MI 6-22-1931, p3

MRS. JAMES MCSWEENEY

Mrs. James McSweeney, 60 died at her home, 1802 Tweed Street, Saturday, June 20, 1931 after an illness of six years with heart disease. Mrs. McSweeney has been ill in bed for six months.

Surviving are her husband, four sons, Joseph of the Sault, John of Detroit, Richard and James of the Sault, and one daughter, Mrs. Dan Donnelly of Pickford, and 14 grandchildren.

Mrs. McSweeney was born in Toronto, August 20, 1870, and came to the Sault to live fifty hears ago. The family settled six miles south of US-2. She was married to James McSweeney forty three years ago at Pickford.

Mrs McSweeney was a member of the St. Marys Church. The funeral cars will leave the house Tuesday morning at eight o'clock. Funeral services will be held at the Catholic Church at Donaldson at 9. Burial will be in the churchyard cemetery.

Contributed by: Aaron Sweeney



OBITUARY FROM THE EVENING NEWS, SAULT STE. MARIE, MI, MARCH 7, 1928 Pg. 8

MCSWEENEY FUNERAL

Funeral services for John McSweeney, prominent Pickford Township farmer who died last Saturday were held this morning at the Barbeau Catholic Church. Burial was at the Donaldson Cemetery.

Mr. McSweeney had been failing in health for two years and his death resulted from a complication of diseases. He is survived by his widow, on the farm near Stirlingville; two sons Eugene and William both of Stirlingville and one daughter Mrs. Nellie Fallon of Schenectady, New York. He also leaves a brother James McSweeney of the Sault.

Coming to this country when a youth Mr. McSweeney established a farm near Pickford. His farm was one the largest and most modern in the county and he was widely known.

Contributed by: Aaron Sweeney



OBITUARY, EVENING NEWS, SAULT STE. MARIE, MI 12-16-1920 Pg. 2

MRS. MARY (Mc)SWEENEY

Mrs. Mary Sweeney, Sr., widow of the late Eugene Sweeney, Sr., passed away at the home of her son, John Sweeney, Friday morning, after a very short illness. Death was due to old age. The deceased has made her home in this locality for over forty-five years and leaves to mourn her death two sons, James and John, both of this place.

Contributed by: Aaron Sweeney



OBITUARY TAKEN FROM THE PICKFORD CLARION, Thursday, October 5, 1911

ANOTHER OLD SETTLER GONE

OWEN MCSWEENEY PASSED AWAY MONDAY, AGED 87 YEARS

Owen McSweeney, one of the first settlers of Pickford Township, died at his home in Sterlingville on Monday at the ripe old age of 87 years. Mr. McSweeney was born in Ireland in 1824, and came to this country and settled here when this was almost an unbroken forest. He was well liked and respected by all who knew him for his kind acts and benevolent characteristics. He is survived by a widow and two sons, John and James, both of this community. Several children have preceded the father to the grave. The funeral services were held from the Donaldson Catholic Church, of which the deceased was a devout member, yesterday morning at 10:30 o'clock and burial was in the cemetery at that place.

Contributed by: Aaron Sweeney



Patton, Reino

Reno M. Patton of Dafter died at War Memorial Hospital Wednesday. He was born in Pickford on 4 May 1897 and was a lifelong resident of Chippewa County. He farmed in Brimley and Kinross.

(June 4, 1970 Sault Ste. Marie Newspaper)



Saturday, October 23, 1897 Page 1
Died of Blood Poisoning
James Roberts Expires on a Train Enroute to His Home Here

James Roberts, a resident of the Soo, died on a train near Brimley, Thursday evening, where en route from Grand Marais to this city. Death was caused by blood-poisoning, resulting from a wound in Mr. Robert's knee, which he cut with an axe some weeks ago while working in a lumber camp, near Grand Marais. His brother Charles was with him at the time of his death. On the arrival of the train the body was taken charge off by Ryan & Co., and prepared for burial. The deceased was 24 years old. He was formerly in business here in the firm of Lane & Roberts and was well known. Among relatives who reside here are two brothers Charles and Isaac, and a sister, Mrs. Alex. Roberts. The funeral will be held at the Central M. E. church this afternoon, and the remains will be interred in the city cemetery.

Contributed by: TomNanceeRoberts@aol.com



JOSEPH ST. GERMAINE

Joseph St. Germaine died at his home at 14th St. Monday, January 14 at 10:30 A.M. He was born on Drummond Island.

Surviving are his wife, Hattie; three sons, Edward and Leo of Harbor Springs, Jonas at home; four daughters, Mrs. Leona Whit- man of West Bay, Ontario, Mrs. Elizabeth Spanish of Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Jenny Lee of Harbor Springs, and Virginia at Home; and one brother, James of the Sault.

The body will rest at the family home, with funeral services Thurs- day at the home at 2:00 P.M. The body will be placed in the municiple vault untill spring, with burial in Riverside Cemetery.

Contributed by: Shawn St. Germaine



Saturday, December 11, 1897 Page 2 Drummond (Special Correspondence)

Joseph St. Germain died Saturday, Nov. 27 at 2 o'clock a.m. Joe as he was familiarly called, was a repesentitive Indian. His father was one of the old time "medicine men" or conjurors, but Joe, early in his life adopted the white man's ways and was a white man to all intents and a good citizen. Your correspondent was well acquainted with the older St. Germain and was a chum of Joe's in many a trip exploring and hunting for game and gold. When the Rev. Mr. Fitch was Indian agent we were appointed patrol to prevent the introduction of whiskey at the payments, which for a few years at that time were held on Sugar Island at Church's Landing, and we were both present at the council when Mr. Fitch confirmed the title to the little Island in the Soo rapids to the lod Chief Shaw-wa-no.

Contributed by: Shawn St. Germaine



From the Evening News, Sault Ste Marie, March 16, 1981.

Mrs. Kristine Flaa Sherman, 88, widow of former Sault Ste. Marie City Manager Henry A Sherman, died Saturday in Naples Florida where she had been living at 2521 Clipper Way.

She was a graduate of Ishpeming High School and attended Marquette Normal School. While living in the Sault area she taught at Bai de Wasai on Sugar Island, Donaldson and Washington Schools in the Sault.

She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in the Sault and St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Naples, a World War I and II member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Red Cross, a life member of the Chippewa County historical Society and a member of the Grey Ladies at Camp Lucas and War Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by three sons, Henry S. of Naples, James L. of Woodstown, NJ and Peter R. of Lewiston, NY, a sister, Esther Fandrem, and a brother, James Flaa, both of Ishpeming: 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Naples at St. Paul's Church with the Rev. Larry Smellie officiating.

Contributed by: Dan Sherman



Sault Ste Marie newspaper, publishing date unknown, but date of death was June 6, 1911.

"Dafter (Special Correspondence)

Robert Smith passed away June 6 at the home of his son, James, of Dafter at the age of 83 years and 4 months. His death did not come unexpectedly, as he had been suffering with gangrene in his foot for the last six months. The deceased was born in the Province of Quebec, Canada, where he continuously resided up to three years ago, when he and his aged wife moved with his one and family to Dafter. Mrs. Smith passed away December 27, 1910, at the age of 83 years. Nine children survive, five sons and four daughters.

They were both of a kind and cheerful disposition which endeared them to every person with whom they became acquainted."



Called to the Great Beyond
Soo Paper - January 1, 1898
Mrs. E.E. Winget Released From Her Sufferings by Death

Mrs. E. E. Winget was called to the great beyond Sunday afternoon after a long illness of paralysis and a complication of diseases. Mrs. Wingett was the wife of E.E. Winget, who is connected with the Troy laundry, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Scribner, formerly of Brimley, but for the last several years residing at Spokane, Wash. It is expected that Mrs. Scribner will arrive today to attend the funeral, which will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Congregational Church.

Mrs. Winget was an earnest member of the Congregational Church and a most estimable lady. Though an invalid for years she bore her suffereings without a murmur. The heartfelt sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved husband and other relatives.



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