State of Michigan
Source: Jackson Citizen - Jackson, MI - pg. 7
Dated July 18, 1882
Death of Dr. Powers.
Dr. George B. Powers, of Spring Arbor, May 22,
1882, of heart disease, while temporarily absent from home in
Larimore, Grand Forks county, D. G. The remains were
brought to Adrian for interment. Dr. Powers was
born Oct. 6th, 1800, in Casanovia, Madison county, N. Y.
When but 9 years of age he united with the Presbyterian church,
of which he was ever a consistent, and honored member. He
was married in 1825, received his diploma in 1827 at Fairfield,
Herkimer county, N. Y. and commenced his arduous life work.
In 1886 he became a member of the Monroe County Medical society,
of Rochester, N. Y., and for twenty years or more continued to
practice in the town of Ogden, where he made many warm friends
and where he buried his mother, wife and four children. In
1855 he was again married and leaves a wife to mourn his sudden
departure. Dr. Powers removed to Michigan in 1871,
and for the past eight years has been a resident of Spring
Arbor, Jackson county. Although a man of modest
pretentions, one more self-sacrificing or more loyal to duty is
seldom found. "Tis said the fragrance of a good life
endures forever, and is more convincing than argument, more
eloquent than oratory, more persuasive than fine rhetoric and is
it own best eulogy.
Source: Kalamazoo Gazette - Michigan
Dated: June 12, 1894
THE NEWS IN BRIEF:
Socialists attempted to make a demonstration at the
graves of the communists in the Mont Parnasse cemetery, Paris.
A police order to the crowd to disperse was quietly obeyed.
B. LANGE & Co., a Wapakaneta, O., dry goods
firm, has made an assignment. Liabilities and assets are
A Conference of the American Shoe Workers of
America in Boston decided on an international label. It is
a leather colored diamond inclosing a shoe.
The supreme court at Topeka, Kan., held the state
banking law to be constitutional.
Frank HOWARD was sentenced at Rawlins, Wy., to
hang Nov. 23 for the murder Charles HORN at Dickson.
Louis SCHALES feel from a ladder at St. Elmo,
Ills. and broke his back.
Tom SMITH, alias Charles O'FEEL, was
arrested at Pueblo, Colo., for the murder of Benjamin BIDDLE
at Allene, Ark., Mar. 10.
Walter G. YOUNG, ticket and passenger agent of
the Santa Fee at St. Joseph, Mo. committed suicide by taking
poison. His accounts are straight and the cause is not
A lodge of fifty members of the American Railway union
has been organized in Bloomington, Ills.
The Eureka, Ills., brick and tile works will shut down
on account of lack of fuel.
A young man named EGGERBRECHT was caught by a
heavy freight elevator in Richmond, Ind., and fatally injured.
Mrs. Jane SHATTUCK of San Francisco goes to
prison for life for killing her daughter's lover.
Paul LOCARIO, 60 years old, and a prominent
citizen of Birmingham, Ala., goes to the penitentiary for twenty
years for killing his wife.
The national board of management of the Daughters of
the Revolution has adopted a resolution recommending June 14 to
be observed by the daughters as flag day.
Jacob MILLER, a banker, hung himself at
Wilkesbarre, Pa., the act being prompted by the disgrace arising
out of a quarrel in which he became engaged.
Anthony HEMPEN, of Carlyle, Ills., was thrown
from a cultivator, sustaining internal injuries.
There is one case of smallpox at Ashland, Ind., and
every citizen in the town either has been or will be vaccinated.
The big statue of Benjamin Franklin which was
presented by the World's fair commission to the University of
Pennsylvania, ahs been set up on the college campus.
Source: Elkhart Weekly
Review (Elkhart, IN) Page 8
Dated: Aug. 9 & 16, 1894
NECROLOGY of the PIONEERS of ELKHART COUNTY, INDIANA and
CASS COUNTY, MICHIGAN, for the YEAR ENDING AUGUST 8, 1894.
The following list of deaths of pioneers of Elkhart and
Cass counties was prepared and read by C. H. Chase, at
the picnic of the Pioneers' Association of Northern Indiana and
Southern Michigan, at Simonton Lake, Thursday, August 9, 1894:
WILLIAM POLLOCK, born in Prebble Co., Ohio, Aug.
6, 1820, came to Cass Co., when but ten years old, died suddenly
at Cassopolis, June 3, 1894.
DAVID LILLY, born in Zanesville, Ohio, in 1814,
came to LaGrange when but 21 years old, and bought the land on
which he died, March 18, 1894.
LYDIA McCOY SIFFORD, was born in Ohio in 1829,
and while yet a child came to Cass county, where she married
Matthew W. Sifford in 1846, died at Dowagiac, September 22,
JOHN EMMONS, born in Giles county, Va., August
18, 1808, settled on a farm in Pokagon in 1834, and died Oct. 1,
PHEBE LONG, widow of Oscar Long, for more
than 50 years a resident of Porter, died in that township, Dec.
MARY A., widow of W. P. BUCKLEN, born in
Sandusky county, Ohio, in 1820, came to Michigan, while a child,
married to Mr. Bucklen, Jan. 26, 1894.
BETHESDA MOTLEY, widow of James Motley,
came to Porter in 1840, and there died Mar. 5, 1894, in the 81st
year of her age.
MRS. JOHN KELSEY, for many years a resident of
Mason, died at Elkhart, Sept. 6, 1893, in the 79th year of her
MOSES McKISSICK, born in Effingham, Limermick
county, Maine, in 1813, died in Mason township, Apr. 29, 1894.
Had resided where he died since 1840.
LEVI REAMS, born in Logan county, Ohio, Nov. 13,
1824, came to Jefferson in 1828, and there died, April 12, 1894.
MRS. HATTIE WILEY, widow of James Wiley,
born in Scipio, N.Y., in 1810, married Mr. Wiley and came
to Michigan in 1831, died at Dowagiac, December 1, 1893.
HARVEY BIGELOW, born July 4, 1816, at Half Moon,
N. Y., came to La Grange in 1837, died at Dowagiac, Nov. 3,
1893, where he had resided since 1851.
MRS. HARRIET BROWNELL died at Dowagiac, Feb. 20,
1894. She was born in Onondaga county, Y. Y., Dec. 5,
1812, and married to Charles Brownell in 1841.
CATHERINE, WIFE OF R. V. HICKS, born in
Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, in 1823. Came to Michigan
at an early date, and was married to Mr. Hicks in 1843.
Died in Milton, July 1, 1893.
SUSANNAH DIEFFENBACHER, born in Northumberland
county, Pa., Sept. 5, 1809, came to Ontwa at an early date, and
died Sept. 25, 1893.
MRS. MELINDA BACHUS, an early settler of Milton,
died Nov. 16, 1893, at the age of 73.
RICHARD R. HUYCK, born in New York, Feb. 21,
1811, settled on Little Prairie Ronde in 1832, and died Dec. 14,
DANIEL BLISH, born in Gilsam,
New Hampshire, June 17, 1812, came to Michigan in 1839, and
Silver Creek in 1840; died Nov. 5, 1893.
LYDIA J. RUPLE, born in Cayuga Co., N. Y., Mar. 3,
1835, came to Cass county when an infant, married to Jonas
Ruple, May 29, 1856; died in Pena, Sept. 16, 1893.
WESLEY BAIR, a resident of Marcellus since
1837, died Dec. 28, 1893, at the age of 68.
LYDIA O. THARP, born Jan.
10, 1817, in Logan county, Ohio, came to Cass county when but
ten eyars old, married to Laban Tharp, Jan. 20, 1838, and
died in Jefferson, Sept. 15, 1893.
DR. WILLIAM J. KELSEY, born in
Niagara county, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1839, and while yet an infant
came with his parents to Cass county. Died at Cassopolis,
Nov. 29, 1893.
NANCY L. HEBRON, born in New York city, Feb. 17,
1822, came to Porter in 1836, married to Benj. Hebron,
Sept. 5, 1841, and died in Penn., Nov. 26, 1893.
HUGH TRAVERSE, aged 76 years, most of whose life
was spent in Porter, died in that town, Jan. 25, 1894.
MRS. FANNY ANDRUS, widow of Haggard Andrus,
was born in Cayuga county, N. Y., Nov. 4, 1808, came to Ontwa in
1835, and died in Mason, Jan. 20, 1894.
JAMES H. TRUITT, born in Milton in 1843, died in
that town, Feb. 6, 1894.
WM. LOFLAND, a
resident of Jefferson more than fifty years ago died in
Mishawaka, and was buried in Cassopolis cemetery, Feb. 19, 1894,
at the age of 84 years.
WILLIAM I. HALL, an aged pioneer, died in
Volinia, Mar. 18, 1894.
PHEBE H., wife of H. A.
CREGO, born on Young's Prairie, Mar. 6, 1840, married to
Mr. Crego, Aug. 8, 1867, died in Volinia, Mar. 24, 1894.
WILLIAM SEARES, born in Erie county, Pa.,
June 10, 1816, came to La Grange in 1835, died Mar. 18, 1894.
WESLEY HUNT, born in Vermont about 80
years ago, came to Cass county when a young man, died at
Cassopolis, Mar. 13, 1894
WILLIAM JONES, born in Preble county,
Ohio, Mar. 8, 1813, came to the farm in Cass county on which he
died, in 1829, and died Mar. 29, 1894.
LOVINA BOSLEY, wife of James H. Cooper,
born in Lake county, Ohio, Apr. 29, 1834, and with her parents
came to Jefferson in 1839, married to Mr. Cooper, Dec.
16, 1860, died June 17, 1894.
MRS. E. C. SMITH, born in Erie county, N. Y.,
May 29, 1811; married to E. C. Smith, Jan. 11, 1832, came
to Howard township, June 4, 1835; died there, July 12, 1894.
E. C. SMITH, husband of above, born in Erie
county, N. Y., June 6, 1811; died in Howard township, July 30,
1894. He held the office of Supervisor for 12 years, was
Justice nearly 36 years and a member of the legislature 2 years.
Source: Grand Rapids Herald - Michigan
Dated: Sept. 26, 1899
SHOT AT HIS MOTHER
CHARLES SARTWELL ARRESTED FOR DEADLY ASSAULT.
BULLET MISSED ITS MARK
HAD THREATENED TO KILL HER ON PREVIOUS OCCASIONS.
Unfortunate Woman Expressed the Wish That, the Bail
Had Relieved Her of Her Burdensome Life. Revolver Found
Upon Sartwell With One Chamber Empty.
While In an ugly mood last night a few minutes before _
o'clock, Charles Sartwell fired a revolver at his mother
as she was fleeing from him down the stairs at No. 11 Crescent
avenue, where Mrs. Sartwell lives and rents rooms.
She is a poor woman and is employed at times in hotel kitchens.
The bullet went low and did not touch Mrs. Sartwell, but
she had a narrow escape. Her son stood at the top of the
stairs when he fired the shot.
Mrs. Sartwell rushed into the street and a
bystander who learned what had happened went to police
headquarters for an officer. Detectives Jackway
and McDonald ran down to the place, which is only one
block from the station and placed Sartwell under street.
When he was approached and asked where he revolver was he denied
having one and showed fight when Detectives Jakeway
attempted to search for it. He was overpowered and the
revolver, a 38-caliber gun, was found in his hip pocket with one
chamber empty He was taken to headquarters and a charge of
deadly assault will be made against him.
Charles Sartwell was a soldier in the Spanish
American war. His mother and several others who know him
well said last night he had special dislike for work He is
a banjo player and has made a partial living by playing in
saloons. He often lived for weeks at a time with his
mother, but never helped her pay for rent or buy anything to
Source: Grand Rapids Press - Michigan
Dated: Nov. 7, 1905
Cut On Her Hand - Wife Appealed to Officers to Save Her
Mrs. Sartwell Refused to Go Home After the Affray - Will Be
Tried on Drunk Charge.
After a quarrel and fight with her
husband last night, in which she sustained a cut across the
fingers of her left hand, Jessie Sartwell appealed to
Patrolman Launiere to be sent to police headquarters in
order to escape her husband.
The woman was intoxicated, according to the officer and
Sergeant Howell, and after the officers had seen
Sartwell, taken away the knife and secured his promise to
remain peaceful, the woman refused to return to the home and was
sent to headquarters under a charge of drunk.
She pleaded not guilty when arraigned bandaged hand and
told the story of her trouble. The case was adjourned
until tomorrow, Sartwell is the Thomas Sartwell,
who was court martialed in the Philippines for attempted assault
on his superior officer and who was saved from paying the
penalty with his life by Congressman Smith. He is
the same man who shot at his mother, and who has figured in
various other scrapes. Sartwell is white, but his
wife is colored.