On This Day … 14 August

August 14th, 2016 |

AUCLAIR Loretta – 1937, married Max DRINKWATER in Steuben County, Indiana 79 years ago.  (2nd cousin 2x removed -m)

BENSON Ida – 1883, born in Ontario, Canada 133 years ago to James Benson & Clara LEMIEUX.  (1st cousin 4x removed -m)

DOUGHTY Levi -1893, died in Alpena, Michigan 123 years ago when he was 76 years old.  (3rd great-grandfather -m)

FOUNTAIN Mae – 1899, born in Sanilac, Michigan 117 years ago to James Fountain & Emma GEROW.  (2nd cousin 2x removed -m)

HAERENS Charles – 1998, died in Macomb county, Michigan 18 years ago when he was 73 years old.  (great uncle -p)

O’BRIEN Tressa – 1922, married Ernest KRAFT in Bay City, Michigan 94 years ago.  (1st cousin 3x removed -p)

ROSS David – 1919, married Lela BIGGS in Pontiac, Michigan 97 years ago.  (1st cousin 3x removed -p)

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On This Day … 4 August

August 4th, 2016 |

ENGLISH Charles – 1845, born in Prussia 171 years ago to John English & Elisabeth RICK.  (2nd great-grandfather -p)

FLEWELLING Edward – 1890, married Clara MATHER in Port Huron, Michigan 126 years ago.  (3rd great-granduncle -m)

LAFOUNTAIN Stacy – 1896, born in Sanilac, Michigan 120 years ago to James Fountain & Emma GEROW.  (2nd cousin 2x removed -m)

HESS Philip – 1923, died in St. Clair, Michigan 93 years ago when he was 37 years old.  (husband of Mary McKAY, 1st cousin 4x removed -m)

KNIGHT Tena – 1904, born in Alpena, Michigan 111 years ago to Adelbert Knight & Clara DOUGHTY.  (great-grandaunt -m)

MATHEWS Violet – 1964, died in Hillman, Michigan 52 years ago when she was 30 years old.  (1st cousin 2x removed -m)

VAN SEVENANT Leonard – 1917, married Marie VAN DAMME in Detroit, Michigan 99 years ago.  (great-granduncle -p)

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On This Day … 31 January

January 31st, 2016 |

1910 – Louise LAFLEUR (18) married Dennis AUCLAIR (27) in Alpena, Michigan 106 years ago.  (1st cousin 3x removed -m)

1937 – Julius HAERENS died 79 years ago in Detroit, Michigan after being struck by an automobile at 47 years old.  (great-grandfather -p)

1952 – Jeanette MOORE Lapan died 64 years ago in Bay City, Michigan at 64 years old.  (wife of Alfred LAPAN, 2nd great-granduncle -p)

1978 – Albert BENSON died 38 years ago in Alpena, Michigan at 86 years old.  (2nd great-granduncle -m)

1981 – Mary Ethel BOOTH Hawley died 35 years ago in Alpena, Michigan at 85 years old.  (great-grandmother -m)

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Sympathy Saturday – Julius Haerens

August 13th, 2011 |


Julius Haerens was hit by a car while riding his bike, and he suffered a fractured skull.  He was 47 years old.  Julius was an Belgian immigrant who appears to live first in Canada and later in Detroit.  He leaves behind his wife Marie and his 4 children.  He rests in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan apart from the rest of the family.