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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
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
Published in the Hartford Day Spring, March 8, 1933
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
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
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.
Garrett possessed a wide acquaintance in the community and many
friends are saddened by his long illness and death.
Published in the Day
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