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ies in 1933
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Mrs. W. M. Woodward  Just as she was ready to come to the State Theatre operated by her grandson, Walter Woodward, shortly before 7 o’clock Monday evening, Mrs. Hattie Woodward, aged 72, was stricken with a heart attack which resulted in her death four hours later. 
     Funeral rites for her will be held at the Zuver & Calvin chapel at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. J. H. Balfour of Coloma officiating, and the body will be taken to Lawrence for burial.  Four grandsons will act as casket bearers. 
     Mrs. Woodward is survived by her husband, W. M. Woodward, to whom she was married 56 years ago, on March 14, 1877.  Mr. and Mrs. Woodward had been residents of Hartford for 45 years, having resided for the past several years at their home on Marion avenue where her death occurred.  For a number of years they resided on a farm in northeast Hartford. 
     Mrs. Woodward is also survived by three children, Mrs. C. I. Peapples of Hartford, Mrs. D. L. Horthrup of Cassopolis and Horace E. Woodward of Bloomington, Ill. and by eleven grandchildren.

Published in the Hartford Day Spring, March 8, 1933

Funeral services for Patrick Carney, 83, who died Thursday morning [January 12, 1933], will be held at the Immaculate Conception church here Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. A nephew of Mr. Carney’s, Father Edward Carney of Chicago, will assist Father F.T. Murphy, pastor of the church in the mass.
     Burial will be at Maple Hill cemetery, and neighbors and friends of Mr. Carney will act as casket bearers.
Patrick Carney was born in Queenstown, Ireland March 20 in 1849 and came to America when he was 20 years old.  
     On April 5, 1872 he was married to Miss Mary Kelley of Boston, Mass., where he had lived for about three years after coming to America. In 1874 they came to Michigan and settled on a farm on the county line between Hartford and Watervliet where they resided for three years and then moved into Hartford and purchased a home on the Old Beeney road west of the village where he had resided 53 years.
     The late Mr. Carney for many years was one of the best known ditching contractors in this section and has built miles and miles of ditches through many meadows and farms of this township and various other townships of Van Buren County.
     The deceased is survived by his widow [Mary Carney], three sons and three daughters. The sons are Timothy Carney, Bangor; John and Will Carney, of Hartford. The daughters are Mrs. Nellie Smith and Mrs. Warren Clark, Hartford, and Mrs. Kate Sternamen of Lawrence. A brother, James Carney, and a sister, Mrs. Kate Finnick, live in Boston.

Published in the Hartford Day Spring.

Bert Garrett After an illness of several months Bert Garrett, aged 58, a well known Hartford farmer and a resident here for the past 25 years, died Friday morning [January 6, 1933] at his home on Shepard street.
     Funeral rites for him were held at the Zuver & Calvin chapel Monday afternoon, Rev. Fr. J.
F. Murphy officiating and interment was at Maple Hill.
     Mr. Garrett is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Mary Donovan of Hartford, and two daughter, Mrs. George Bailey, Jr., and Miss Treva Garrett, a professional nurse who cared for her father during his illness. He also leaves three brothers, Frank Garrett of Bangor, Elmer Garrett of Battle Creek and Ervine Garrett of Gobles, and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Westcott of McDonald and Mrs. Mabel Root of Hartford, Mrs. Root has also been critically ill at her home on Mary street. Another sister, Mrs. Minnie Yates, died at her home on November 27. He also leaves two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
     Mr. Garrett possessed a wide acquaintance in the community and many friends are saddened by his long illness and death.

Published in the Day Spring 1-12-1933.

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