Sunday, October 31, 2010

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John B. Fowler passed away in 1842, which I posted about earlier in the month, which you can read by clicking here. He may have been buried in the original cemetery for Fowlerville, formerly located on the north side of the 700 block of East Grand River (the above note was published in The Fowlerville Review in 1875). There are four brown brick houses located in this block now and that is where residents were interred until 1884, when Greenwood Cemetery was developed. This headstone, which is no longer used but was probably at the original cemetery, can now be found at the fairgrounds in the historic village. As you will see by clicking on the above link, John Fowler is now represented by a simple stone in Greenwood Cemetery.

As a side note, it was reported in the late 1800s, while coffins and headstones were being moved from the original cemetery to the current one, sometimes -- by mistake -- headstones were moved before the coffins! So, as I wandered through Greenwood snapping earlier pictures for this month's squints shots, I sometimes thought is John really where they say he is, or is Martha really where they say she is. Something to think about.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

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In 1969, when Chuck and Barbara Keesler purchased the Jackson Furniture Company (which in later years became The Decorating Center owned by Ron Daly and is now open as Maria's Dance School), Mr. Keesler discovered something very interesting in the second floor of the building. What appeared to be part of the floor possibly, a large white, flat piece of limestone, was in fact something very interesting when it was lifted up and turned over. It was the original headstone for Martha Fowler, Ralph Fowler's first wife. You can read a bit more about her by clicking here. It was not determined in my research for The Fowlerville Chronicles, or at least I never found a report or article, that this headstone was ever used. Also, as I click off the history of the downtown area, the wood structures that were located on northeast block burned in 1891, years after Martha and her headstone would have been located at the original cemetery. Did this headstone get placed in the new brick structures when coffins were being moved from the original cemetery to Greenwood?

Also, as early as 1875 (Greenwood Cemetery was developed in 1884), the short article below was published in The Fowlerville Review. These are questions and thoughts that can only be surmised because we never will really know what happened so long ago. If you would like to see this old-fashioned headstone, it is located at the M.E. Church building at the fairgrounds in the historic village.

Friday, October 29, 2010

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Other than seeing the "Reyhl" name when going through pictures from the 1909 tornado that swept through Fowlerville, the only other time is in the following 1921 class picture of William Reyhl. Would this have maybe been a son on the Reyhl farm that took a hit during the storm?
Thanks to my friend, Bill Vogt, I have digital pictures of the early classes in the Fowlerville High School. If anyone is looking for a particular year, feel free to e-mail me and I will see what I have available.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

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In 1909, what has been termed as a "cyclone" hit Fowlerville at the railroad tracks in the late afternoon of May 15th. One of the pictures I found while working on The Fowlerville Chronicles showed the destroyed barn of A. Woll. On page 152 of my book, in an article that was originally published in The Fowlerville Review, the name "Andrew Woll" is listed as having property damaged during the storm.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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In the last 10 years of his life, George Ruel seemed to be a man on the move. A sprinkling of articles, which I found in the very early issues of The Fowlerville Review, shows a good example of how he moved from the village to Lansing to doing work in Canada then back in Fowlerville, where he changed storefront locations a few times: 1875~~Take your old clothes to Ruel and have them renovated.

1875~~Mr. Geo. Ruel, our popular tailor, is at present filling an engagement with McPherson of Howell but will be in the village on Saturday afternoons and Monday forenoons to attend to any jobs of cutting or repairing that may come in. Those having work that they want done should beaer this in mind.

1876~~Mr. Geo. Ruel, who for some time has been doing business in Canada, has returned to this village and will open a tailor shop in the first door south of the Reason House. We are glad to welcome Mr. Ruel back among us and bespeak for him that which he always had when in business here, a good custom.

1876~~The building occupied for some time by Messrs. Ruel, Kelso and McLeod has been vacated. Mr. Ruel will occupy a portion of the basement of the Palmerton block, while Mr. McLeod will run his boot and shoe business in connection with A. West & Co.'s establishment. As intimated elsewhere, Mr. Kelso will remove to Leroy.

1879~~Mr. Geo. Ruel, of Fowlerville, has secured the position of head cutter in the Reform School, at Lansing, at a salary of $900 a year. George is a first-class cutter and an excellent tailor -- well deserving of such a position.

1880~~Geo. Ruel has returned to town, and will open up business again soon.

1880~~Geo. Ruel seem to be doing a rushing business in the tailoring line. He has three hands employed constantly.

1880~~Geo. Ruel has removed his tailor shop to the rooms over Spencer Bros. store, where he will continue to supply the wants of the people with all the latest novelties.

1880~~Geo. Ruel has leased a portion of the building occupied by J.G. Gould's shoe shop, and has opened a tailor shop in the same.

Someday, if and/or when I come across an obituary for Mr. Ruel, I will post it.

As a postscript, in 1881, the publisher of the local newspaper wrote, Mr. F. French, late of Detroit, opened up a tailor shop on Wednesday in the room formerly occupied by Geo. Ruel. He is a gentleman of thirty years' experience in the trade and we bespeak for him a liberal patronage.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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It would appear from numerous articles in The Fowlerville Review, Samuel Gillam was a highly-respected businessman in this village in the late 1800s. Following are many items I found that showcase his work as well as some of the trials and tribulations of having a blacksmith shop:
1877~~The blacksmith and carriage shops of Mr. S. Gillam had a narrow escape from fire on Sunday evening last. At about eight o'clock, Mr. Gillam went to his shop (a very unusual thing for him to do on that day) and found it filled with smoke and, upon investigation, discovered it to issue from beneath the floor and sidewalk at the west end of the blacksmith shop where a lot of rubbish was just ready for a blaze and had already ignited some of the timbers. A few pails of water soon extinguished it. The cause assigned is a cast-away cigar stub.

1877~~The handsome phaeton, manufactured by S. Gillam and exhibited at the county fair, mention of which was made in these columns last week, bore off the first premium, and before the close of the fair, Mr. Gillam had received orders for two or three more. This speaks well for the enterprise of our townsman and we hope will be the means of securing to him a large amount of work, in which we are confident he is able to give the best satisfaction.

1878~~Mr. S. Gillam has erected one of the S.L. Bignall & Co.'s wind mills near his shop. He intends putting up a tank with which to supply a watering trough.

1878~~A new dray is to be put on the streets by Mr. H. Handy & Son. Mr. Samuel Gillam is building it.

1878~~The new dray establishment of Homer Handy & Son made its appearance on the streets on Wednesday. It shines like a new dollar and attracted some considerable attention. The dray was manufactured by S. Gillam, is of the platform-spring style, and is well gotten up. The horses wear a new set of heavy draft harness built by A.N. McIntosh and are a credit to the builder.

1878~~On Wednesday afternoon, we were privileged with examining the new fire apparatuses recently purchased by the village. Mr. S. Gillam has just completed the trucks, which are made to carry five dozen large buckets, eight large ladders, two thirty feet and the rest twenty-five feet in length, besides a large quantity of rope, chain, and hooks. Mr. Gillam has done an excellent job and one worthy of much commendation. The painting was done by Jerry Peek & Son, and of course is No. 1. Each bucket, one hundred and two in number, are also all painted and lettered 'H&L.' We suppose that we may now bid defiance to the destroying element.

1879~~Quite an interesting game of base ball was played on Friday afternoon last at the Driving Park between a nine from Turner & Archer's carriage factory and a nine from Gillam & Hamilton's factory. Nine innings were played; time, three hours; score, 18 to 64 in favor of the Gillam & Hamilton nine. The contest was for bat, ball and supper. The supper was served at the Central House and, of course, was 'bang up' good.

1879~~The roof of S. Gillam's wood shop was discovered to be on fire on Friday afternoon last and extinguished after burning a whole about the size of a barrel. The fire is supposed to have originated from one of the chimneys of the blacksmith shop.

1879~~Messrs. Samuel Gillam, Geo. Hamilton and C.W. Peek have just completed the construction of a light one-horse wagon for us that really 'removes the dilapidated linen from the shrubbery' and is worthy of being placed beside the best work. It gives us confidence in the ability of the above-named gentlemen to turn out the very best work. Try them when you want something in their line.

1879~~S. Gillam is building two new chimneys in his blacksmith shop. A rush of custom work is the cause.

1880~~S. Gillam tells you in another column what he intends to do this summer. Mr. Gillam proposes to try printer's ink for a season, and we have not the least doubt that with this and his wide business reputation for fair dealing he will accomplish what he desires.

1880~~S. Gillam turned out of his manufacturing establishment on Thursday one of the finest 3-spring phaetons that has ever been made in this county. It is a credit to the manfuacturer and the village that such work can be made here as well as by eastern parties. The carriage was made to order for Geo. Baker at a cost of $250.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Two Months Until Christmas

Just your friendly reminder . . . if you know of anyone interested in Fowlerville or history, this is a perfect gift for giving at Christmas time. So there's my sales-pitch for another month. For those that have purchased a copy, I hope you are enjoying it.

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Toward the back of the older section of the Greenwood cemetery (north end), there is a section where many of the headstones are barely, or not at all, readable. This is one of them, but I decided to add this headstone to this month's squint shots because of its unusual shape. I could not make out the last name but this plot is where LaMott and Homer (it would appear) were placed in 1871 and 1872. If anyone can figure this one out and let me know, I will see if I have an obituary or other information.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

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In the mid-1900s, the storefront just to the right of the Standard station that stood at the corner of South Second Street and East Grand River was a variety store. It was owned by the Line family. They also had a store in Howell.I had hoped I would come across an obituary to go along with this headstone -- but no luck. So, I thought I would offer up a bit of information I found while researching The Fowlerville Chronicles. The Lines were very active in making a successful storefront, eventually adding additional square footage to the building. In one article I found, their one-year anniversary celebration included "grab bags" for the kids to pick out. Makes me wonder what may have been in those bags. Bubble gum? Rings? Whistles? Local dime stores used to be a wealth of delights for kids; and probably adults too.

In later years, the Line's Five and Dime would become the D&C 5-Cents to $5. I grew up with one of those chain stores in the Lansing area -- Colonial Village on the south end, to be exact -- and loved that store. Those are great memories. Now I know most will remember when the Burnies had the V&S Variety store, but now for my question. Does anyone reading this website remember when Lines operated this storefront? I would love to hear from you and what you remember. Feel free to post, even anonymously.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

1881 Election Suggestion

"We hope that the coming village election may not be a political contest, but that good men who have the best interests of the village at heart may be nominated and elected, irrespective of political belief."

These words were written in 1881 by G.L. Adams, publisher and editor of The Fowlerville Review. This one sentence still holds up today, whether it be for local, county, state, or national elections. Hopefully those wanting to be in an elected position are there for the greater good of everyone, not just for selfish reasons.

Remember to vote Tuesday, November 2.

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In 1930, Charles Bristol passed away. As shown in the following obituary, he was a long-time businessman in Fowlerville.

Charles H. Bristol Passed Away Monday~~Had Been in Business in Fowlerville for the Past Thirty-Five Years~~Death claimed another business man of Fowlerville Monday morning when Charles Bristol succumbed to an attack of pneumonia after a short illness. He had not been in good health for some time and his weakened condition made him an easy prey to the attack.Mr. Bristol was the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs Levi and Ellen Bristol, born September 4, 1856 and was 64 years old when claimed by death. He has lived in Fowlerville all his life and been engaged in business about thirty-five years.

When still a young man, he was associated with Mr. Rathbun as a partner in the grocery business. Later he was with Mr. Hamilton in the general merchandise business and about twelve years ago started in business for himself in a variety store which he conducted up to the time of his death.

Mr. Bristol was united in marriage to Miss Mayme Wint of Williamston on November 6, 1895, and is survived by his widow, a brother Will Bristol and a sister, Mrs. Cleve Copeland, all of Fowlerville. Also a nephew, Donald Lockwood, who has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Bristol for several years and who is attending Michigan State college.

Funeral services will be conducted at the local Methodist Episcopal church by the Masonic lodge, of which order he was a member, Thursday at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. A.B. Sutcliffe preaching the sermon and internment will be made in Greenwood cemetery.

The business places of Fowlerville will be closed Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 while the funeral is in progress. Mr. Bristol leaves many friends who mourn with the relatives in his departure.

The Bristol Variety store was located on North Grand River, about where Olden Days now resides.

Friday, October 22, 2010

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The Gale & Place store was located on North Grand Avenue, about where Frank's Market stood in later years before the Curtis family moved to their current location. Mrs. W.B. Gale, a picture of which can be found in my book, The Fowlerville Chronicles on page 103, was very active in the local chapter of the Philomathean Club. The first meeting of the newly-formed club was held at the Gale home in 1898. Mrs. Joanna Palmerton, the daughter of Ralph Fowler, served as the first president of this club. Mrs. Gale passed away five years before her husband, William B. Gale. Mr. Gale's obituary was published in The Fowlerville Review, as follows:
Pioneer Resident Passes in Ohio~~Former Fowlerville Business Man was Resident Here for 50 Years~~Funeral services for Willilam B. Gale, 85, a former Fowlerville business man, who passed away suddenly lasst Wednesday at the home of his son, Harry T. Gale of Columbus, Ohio, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the local Baptist church. The Rev. Carey Willett of Paw Paw, a former pastor here, and an old friend of the deceased, officiated, assisted by the Rev. H.V. Gould. Masonic services, conducted by the Fowlerville order, were held both at the church and at Greenwood cemetery, where burial was made in the family lot. In respect for Mr. Gale, Fowlerville business places were closed during the funeral services.
Mr. Gale was a resident of Fowlerville for more than 50 years and for many years was engaged in the mercantile business here. After selling his store, he was cashier of the Commercial State Bank for several years and was also in the insurance business. He was a member of the local Masonic lodge.
After the death of Mrs. Gale, five years ago, Mr. Gale went to Columbus, Ohio, to live with his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harry To. Gale.
The surviving relatives are one son, Harry T. Gale of Columbus, Ohio; one grand-daughter, Miss Virginia Gale of Dayton, Ohio, and one brother, Charles F. Gale, who is now in Florida.
Two additional paragraphs were added at the end of the above obituary (some items repetitive):
Obituary~~William Bedford Gale was born in New York City, New York state, January 25th, 1848, and died at Columbus Ohio, November 22, 1933, at age of 85 years, 10 months and 23 days. He moved with his parents to Detroit when quite young, and at the age of 12 years, went to live with people by the name of Dixon, near Byron, Michigan. A while later, he went to Grand Rapids to work and from there moved to Corunna.
In 1873, he was married to Mary Thayer. About 58 years ago, he and Mrs. Gale moved to Fowlerville, where they resided up until five years ago, when Mrs. Gale passed away November 15th, 1928. Mr. Gale then moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he passed away November 22, 1933. He leaves one son, Harry; one grand-daughter, Virginia; and one brother, Charles F. Gale.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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Wm. J. Miner is described below in the obituary as having been in the lumber business and as a "drover" but during my research for my book, The Fowlerville Chronicles, the Miner family were also successful grocers and merchants of dry goods in the early 1900s. As you can find in The Fowlerville Chronicles, at one point, their store encompassed at least three storefronts to accommodate all of the merchandise. The Miners also had wagons equipped with groceries and dry goods and would travel to the outlying areas in the county to sell their wares.

Two articles follow which were published in The Fowlerville Review upon Mr. Miner's passing.Another Pioneer is Claimed by Death~~Wm. J. Miner passed away this (Wednesday) forenoon at 10:45. Mr. Miner was another of the pioneers of Fowlerville, having lived here a great number of years. His occupation was a stock buyer but a cancer on his left arm necessitated an amputation about ten years ago and he retired from active business after that. About two years ago, he suffered a stroke and his health had been very poor since then.

He is survived by his wife; a sister, Mrs. Emily Converse of near Fowlerville; two brothers; Seldon Miner of Owosso, formerly a judge in that city and Henry Miner; and a cousin, A.R. Miner of this village.

Funeral arrangements will not be completed until the arrival of his brother from Owosso.

Obituary~~Wm. J. Miner~~William J. Miner was born in Conway township, Livingston county, November 7, 1846. His father was Ezra Miner and his mother was Anna Mariah Miner.

His entire life had been spent in Livingston county, either upon the farm or in the village of Fowlerville. For a long time, he was engaged in the lumber business in Fowlerville, and later was known throughout this county as a drover.

On August 11, 1904, he married Carrie Herning, who survives him as his widow. He died July 15, 1931.

For over sixty years, he had been a familiar figure upon the streets of Fowlerville and had a wide acquaintance over the county. To all those who knew him and had business with him, he was known as one whose word could be depended upon and who was a friend of everybody and especially the little children. He will be greatly missed by all.

The funeral service was held at his late residence in Fowlerville on Friday afternoon, July 18th, in charge of Rev. A.B. Sutcliffe, with internment in the Fowlerville cemetery.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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There are a number of Carrs in the Fowlerville area. In my research I found one article in The Fowlerville Review. No obituary, though, for Mr. O.C. Carr. In 1901, it was noted in the newspaper, "Dr. C.B. Hayner is now located in the central parlors just vacated by Dr. O.C. Carr. The rooms have been thoroughly refitted and present a pleasing appearance. Dr. Hayner has all the latest devices and is a skilled man in his chosen profession. His success is already assured." I have wondered if this would be the same O.C. Carr for this headstone below.I did find a 1952 obituary for E.P. Carr, another family member:

E.P. Carr Passed Away Last Thursday~~Erwin Potter Carr was born September 25, 1867, in Vernon, Michigan. The son of Thomas Carr and Cordelia Potter Carr and passed away at his home October 30, 1952.

He was the youngest of seven children all of whom have preceded him in death.

The family moved to Fowlerville in 1872, where he has since resided. When about 20 years old he took up the watch-making trade, in which capacity he served the community until 1951. In addition, he took an active interest in civic affairs, serving on the Council and as President of the village as well as Township Clerk and on the Water Commission. He was a life member of the Masonic Lodge. He was an early member of the Fowlerville Band, playing a cornet.
On October 11, 1900, he was united in marriage to Fame Benjamin, who survives; also two children, Benjamin P. Carr of Jackson and Ione at home.

Funeral services were held Monday, November 3, at Vogt's Funeral Home with Rev. Ira Cargo of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

The following picture, ca. 1895, has E.P. Carr sitting in the front row, at the left side. Other band members include, standing left to right, Forbes Jewell on piano, Floyd Von Richter, Frank Drew, Chas Van Verst, and, sitting left to right, E.P. Carr and Morghan Vaughn. This picture can also be found in my book, The Fowlerville Chronicles, along with nearly 600 other photographs, maps, and aerials.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My Very First Author Talk

I'm totally convinced the Fowlerville Library creates an atmosphere for fun. At least that is exactly what I had last night at my first ever author talk. I had a blast. The audience -- yes, people showed up -- asked questions, reacted surprised at some of the stories I related, and bought copies of The Fowlerville Chronicles. Well, except for one copy. We had a drawing at the end of the evening and here I am with our pleased (and surprised) winner -- congratulations to Sue and thanks for coming. In addition to our happy winner, I had a few surprises and pleases last night:

~~As mentioned before, friends and others showed up!

~~My knee caps didn't shake from nerves.

~~My husband, as it turns out, was my "ringer" in the audience. He asked a few questions at the right time to prompt another "download" of information from me (thank you very much).

~~And, last but not least, our former writing group leader drove all the way from Indianapolis just to hear my talk. And she brought me some chocolate!

So, thank you, thank you, to everyone that attended last night. I tried to answer questions as thoroughly as possible, but if anyone would like more information, please feel free to contact me through this website. Also, I hope you came away with a new appreciation of the rich history of Fowlerville.

And now as a side note, the question was asked if Fowler, Michigan, might have been settled by the same branch of the family that settled this area. I don't know the answer, but if you click here, you can read about a "John N. Fowler" settling their village. Maybe someday when I have a few minutes, I'll check this out further.

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The Lockwood name has been in the Fowlerville area since the early days of Fowlerville. Following are photographs of a large family headstone, as well as smaller ones for Calvin Lockwood (b. 1833-d.1904) and James A. Lockwood (b. 1846-d. 1914):
This time, instead of obituaries, following are some events noted in the local newspaper:
1875~~ Mr. Cal. Lockwood has a fig tree that is four years old and stands about four feet high.
1877~~On Tuesday afternoon, smoke was discovered issuing from under the south side of Cal. Lockwood's restaurant (located just north of the railroad tracks on the west side of South Grand Avenue) and, upon investigation, it was found to come from a fire that appears to have been smouldering under the floor for some time. How it originated is a mystery, but most probably from the sparks from a passing engine.

Meeting of Cal's Club~~On January 4th, 1896, the ninth annual mid-winter meeting of Cal's Club was held at Brother Cal's cosy home, and was enjoyed very much by all present, with all but one member present.
When the general business was disposed of, Brother Cal announced supper, and such a supper. Among the many good things to eat was a roasted pig, which had been purloined by some members of the Club from the farm of J.A. Lockwood, who was asked to do the carving. After doing justice to the repast, they adjourned to the parlor. S.L. Bignall, who had justg returned from a trip to the Gulf Coast in Miss., proceeded to distribute to each member a cane, each of which was cut on the historic Farragut plantation, situated eight miles west from Scranton, the county seat of Jackson Co., Miss., now owned by R.L. Glenn and his son, Fred.
With each came a botanical account of the same. They were distributed as follows: Cypress, S.S. Abbott; Black Gum, J.A. Lockwood; Rattan, Joshua Dunn; Sweet Gum, F.G. Palmerton; Magnolia, J.L. Cooper; English Holly, R.C. Hackett; Stinkbush, F.G. Rounsville; Myrtle, A.W. Knapp; Sweet Orange, J.P. Spencer; Blood Orange, W.B. Gale; Yapon, Cal. Lockwood.
A vote of thanks was extended to John C. Ellsworth for the timely arrival of refreshments during the most trying part of the business session.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Author Talk at Library

This evening, at 6 pm, I will be at the Fowlerville Library speaking about The Fowlerville Chronicles. I can hardly wait. I kiddingly mention to friends and family how my head is absolutely stuffed full of history trivia -- to the point, I've had at least one person mention he is going to temper his questions to me so I don't download too much!

But, anyhow, I have been having such a blast since the end of August when I first laid eyes on the finished product. The reception of the book has been astronomical and has led to other interesting invitations, e-mails, phone calls, research requests -- you name it!

Well, this evening comes an event I have looked forward to for six weeks. I will be speaking at the library from 6-7 (even a bit beyond) pm of how this all came about, something I'm calling the "Fowlerville Fab Forty," and taking questions (hopefully I'll have the answer, and if I don't, I will research it).

I will have copies for purchase after the "talk." But, as a special item and even something my friends at the library do not know of, I will be having a drawing at the end of the evening for a free copy. There will be a bowl (or maybe even a hat) where you can enter your name on a slip of paper. It will be only for those attending and you have to be present to win.

So for all my friends that visit the website, please join me tonight. If I have not met you before, please introduce yourself to me. I love knowing my readers and, as always, I love meeting new friends. See you tonight!

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In 1913, John C. Ellsworth purchased the building owned by Hugh Loughlin (in the southeast quadrant), adjoining the Gardner block on the east side. In later years, it would become the State Bank with Mr. Ellsworth as President of the bank. The following is a notice that was printed in The Fowlerville Review in 1922 with information on the bank's status as well as its officers. Many in Fowlerville still remember Mr. Ellsworth, and the large house on North Grand Avenue across from the high school is still sometimes referred to as "the old banker's" home. This picture below was found in the Fowlerville Historical Collection. There was no date on it, but based on the telephone pole, maybe from the mid-40s (?). I never did come across an obituary for Mr. Ellsworth so that is why I've posted the bank information as was shown in my book, The Fowlerville Chronicles, as well as this picture of his house.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

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There are a number of Spencers in the Greenwood Cemetery, but for this particular squint shot I am going to record the obituary for Henry N. Spencer, as republished in The Fowlerville Review in 1923 from an article published in The Democrat.
Henry N. Spencer~~This community mourns the death of Henry Spencer which occurred at the home of his mother on West Grand avenue Monday afternoon. His long illness had been followed with more than casual interest by all and neews from the sick chamber was awaited and received with deep concern. As late as Saturday evening, his physician and relatives were optomistic as to his ultimate recovery, but Sunday morning complications of typhoid and meningitis symptoms set in and the end was only a question of a few hours.
A few days before Christmas, in New York City, Henry found himself infected with fever and was advised to go to a hospital. Instead, he started on a characteristic race for home. He arrived in time to join the family Christmas festivities and to spend a farewell hour at the piano, but the next day took to his bed where he fought off in succession two high-voltage cases of typhoid fever of the most malignant type. The best medical and nursing skill obtainable were employed from the beginning, but the third attack found the patient's worn system with nothing left to fight back with and death came quickly.
Henry Norman Spencer, the eldest son of Dr. Will C. and Alice McPherson Spencer, was born in Howell May 9, 1889. Dr. Spencer died in Denver but a few years later, and Mrs. Spencer and her two little boys, Henry and William, came back to Howell, which has been their home ever since. Henry attended the public schools here and the Cascadila school for boys at Ithaca, N.E., but the ways of a student were too slow and plodding for Henry's high-geared system and he forsook the classroom for activities of business, returning hom to build and operate with Clifford Britten the first real garage and sales agency in the city. Later in was instrumental in organizing the Spencer-Smith Machine Co., the largest plant of its kind in America, and the Howell Electric Motor Co., which has become a strong competitor in its field. Some time ago, he had severed active connection with the Spencer-Smith Co. to give his entire time and unusual talent in building up the eastern business of the motor concern with offices in New York City. Such, in brief, is the story of a short life crowded with many activities.--The Democrat

Ten years later, the following obituary was published in The Fowlerville Review for another Spencer:

Former Resident Dies in California~~Henry P. Spencer's family came to Fowlerville eighty years ago. The death of Henry P. Spencer at nearly eighty years, in Merced, California, during the Christmas holidays, may have some interest to those in Fowlerville or its adjacent territory who have known the community for three score years and ten.
Henry P. Spencer was the eldest son of Dr. Henry N. Spencer, who came to Fowlerville in 1853, just eighty years ago. Dr. Spencer was himself then only twenty-seven. He brought with him his wife and their babe in arms. Four years earlier, he had finished his studies at the Cleveland Medical college. Incidentally, the wife and mother was the sister of Dr. James Avery Brown, also eminent in the medical profession, who practiced in Fowlerville and is buried in its cemetery. Two sons, Dr. Will C. Spencer and Dr. J. Ernest Brown, both eminent in the profession of medicine, fully sustained the Spencer and Brown family tradition.

It may be interesting to record how Dr. Henry N. Spencer was one of a family of nine (five brothers and four sisters), of old Connecticut stock, and that all of them except two of the sisters came from New York to Fowlerville in those early days when that great movement of population was on during the fifties to the North Central states and territories. The Spencers were thoroughly rooted in this community, and however far away or long years absent, persist in that feeling still. In Fowlerville were born all of Dr. Spencer's family except Henry, Claudius, William, Belle and Alice. The two older boys recalled very distinctly the excitement in the village as the Civil war came on, the knocks at the little red school house, the training and marching away of the older youths called to the colors. The township of Handy never had a draft. Very distinct was the memory of how drab was the day that saw Lincoln shot.

In 1868, Dr. Henry N. Spencer was elected Judge of the probate court for Livingston county, and Howell, the county seat, became the future old hometown for the family.

In Howell, Henry P. Spencer learned banking in the great banking house of Alexander McPherson & Co. In 1877, he brought Miss Eva Noble a bride to Howell; there their two daughters.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Squint Shot 101610

Mr. L.H. Beebe was one of the first undertakers that I found information on for the village of Fowlerville. The first few times L.H. Beebe's name popped up in the newspaper were in a short notes in 1877:

L.H. Beebe and son, of Pinckney, spent a couple of days in the village this week, and, Mr. L.H. Beebe, of Pinckney, is engaged in drawing up plans for the new brick block to be erected in the spring by Geo. W. Palmerton.

Although I have not come across his obituary, there have been numerous mentions of his name and here is just a sampling of those articles:

1877~~Mr. L.H. Beebe, formerly of Pinckney, has leased the north store of the Opera House block, which he will soon fill up with a large stock of undertaking goods. He has purchased the new hearse recently manufactured by Messrs. Turner & Archer and a fine span of blacks from Chicago, which will make about as fine a funeral turnout as the county affords. He also proposes to do considerable of a business in the cabinet and furniture manufacturing line.

1878~~Messrs. L.H. Beebe & Son were out with their new hearse on Saturday last at the funeral of Mr. Harvey Metcalf, it being the first one they have furnished and attended. The casket was elegant of itself and the trimmings, etc., were in perfect keeping with it and the occasion for which they were used. These gentlemen are making a specialty of undertaking goods and their prices and method of dealing cannot fail to satisfy anyone.

1878~~L.H. Beebe & Son have moved their furniture establishment to the quarters formerly occupied by the Fowlerville Bakery, they having purchased that property of Mr. Metcalf (this was shortly after Harvey Metcalf passed away -- information on him can be found under Squint Shot 101110 -- and now that I have found Mr. Metcalf's obituary, I will post it at a later date).

1878~~As Mr. Beebe, wife, and daughter were out riding on Sunday afternoon last, when passing the residence of Isaac Wright, south, Mr. Beebe accidentally dropped one of the lines, and at the same time thoughtlessly pulled on the other, which caused his horses to turn around in such a manner as to overturn the carriage and spill out the occupants. The horses did not run away, as has been reported, but trotted into Mr. W's barnyard and stopped. The carriage was slightly damaged, but none of the party were seriously injured.

1879~~L.H. Beebe has a telephone running from his residence to that of his son.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Squint Shot 101510

Dr. and Mrs. Byron Defendorf moved from Fowlerville a few years before their passing. At the time of Dr. Defendorf's retirement, the following article was published in The Fowlerville Review:
Farewell Reception~~A comfortably-filled church greeted Dr. and Mrs. Byron Defendorf Wednesday evening to express to them their kindly appreciation of the more than 45 years of true and faithful work as memberes of the M.E. church.
The doctor has served the church and Sunday school in an official capacity all those years and no sacrifice has been too great for him that meant the advancement of the cause he loved.
During her years of health, Mrs. Defendorf was equally faithful as a member of the choir for years and for over 40 years has prepared the elements for the communion services.
After pleasant greetings, the following program was rendered:
Music . . . Choir, Prayer . . . Rev. W.G. Stephens, Solo . . . Ruth Wilkinson, Recitation . . . Mable Andrews, Remarks . . . Rev. W.G. Stephens, Solo . . . Mrs. R.K. Carr, Remarks . . . G.L. Adams, Presentation. . . Rev. W.G. Stephens, Singing . . . Congregation
The pleasure of the evening was greatly enhanced by the presence of the orchestra.
At the close of the program, Mr. Defendorf was presented with a fine book case and Mrs. Defendorf a fine rocker to sustain the memory of the parting hour, after which the ladies aid served ice cream and cake.I recently came across this picture of Dr. Defendorf, probably about the time of his retirement. In my current book, The Fowlerville Chronicles, there are number tidbits of information regarding the Defendorfs and their house/office, which formerly stood at the southwest corner of East Grand River and South Second Street.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Squint Shot 101410

Son, William H. Pullen, and father, Levi Pullen, are the next headstones. Following are the headstones and corresponding obituaries found in The Fowlerville Review. Mustered Out~~William H. Pullen passed peacefully away at his home in this village on Saturday evening, of last week, after an illness of about three weeks, although he has been in very poor health for several years past, in fact ever since he lost his leg on the battlefield at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, having been hardly free from pain in all these years, and yet it never soured his pleasant disposition and no man ever carried a kinder heart or was more ready to help in any emergency than he. In all the thirty-one years the writer has been brought in contact with him, he has never uttered an unkind word against anyone.

He was born in the township of Putnam, this county, and with the exception of the three years spent in the army and two years at Ithaca, he has always resided in this county. When a young man, he came with his parents from Putnam to the western part of Howell township and August 3, 1866, married Emily A. Hamilton and became a resident of this village. In the seventies, he was appointed postmaster and held that office nine years when he was compelled to resign on account of failing health. He has also filled the offices of Justice of the Peace and Notary Public for many years.

He enlisted in this county June 19, 1861, and served faithfully in many battles until July 2, 1863, on the second day of that great battle at Gettysburg, he was wounded in the left knee and seven days later his leg was amputated. He was instrumental in organizing John Gilluly post, G.A.R., at this place and became one of its charter members and was given a soldier's burial under its auspices. He was also an active member of Fowlerville Lodge, I.O.O.F., for many years.

He leaves a son, Cleve, a daughter, Mrs. Dr. Ford Smith, and a stricken wife, with a large company of friends to mourn his departure. He was converted in 1884 and became a member of the M.E. church and died in the faith.

The funeral services were held at the M.E. church on Tuesday morning, the Rev. J.E. Ryerson officiating, assisted by Rev. G.L. Adams, and the remains were interred in Greenwood.

Called at 99~~Levi Pullen died at his home in this village Tuesday after an illness of a few years and a general decline, aged 99 years and four months.

He was born in the township of Jackson, Kennebeck county, Maine, Sept. 1, 1810, and at the age of six years moved with his parents to New York, when they moved to Detroit in September, 1824, and after one year moved to Washtenaw County and in 1831 settled in the township of Putnam, this county. In March 1831, he was married to Nabby M. Wood at Ann Arbor, who only lived until Nov. 1833. One child was born as a result of this union, but only lived about one year, being the first white child born in this county. In Nov. 1835, he married Jerusha Towner, who died in Oct. 1852. To this union, three children were born; two daughters and one son, one daughter having died, the other daughter, Mrs. John Hoagland of Marion, and M.H. Pullen, surviving. In 1853 he married Emily Hinkley, who survives him.

He came to Fowlerville in 1872 and operated a foundry and planing mill with his son, M.H. Pullen, for many years.

He was converted in 1856 and united with the M.E. church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. He was of a pleasant, kindly disposition and was respected and esteemed by all who knew him. He had a remarkable memory and often described to the writer the village of Detroit, having worked on the capitol there when a boy. He was also one of the "minute men" of the old state militia and was summoned to Ann Arbor at the time of the threatened Black Hawk war, and as he often stated, was never discharged from service.

The funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 2:30, the Rev. W.G. Stephens officiating and the remains will be interred in Greenwood cemetery.

I found Mr. Levi Pullen an interesting character and you can read more about him and how he never fought in the Black Hawk War in The Fowlerville Chronicles as well as find notations about the planing mill he owned.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Squint Shot 101310

There were two Drs. Lamoreaux in the Fowlerville area -- practicing in the early 1900s. Charles H. Lamoreaux was a physician, and his son, Fred A., was listed as both a physician and optometrist. Before that, Dr. C.H. Lamoreaux, as early as 1899, sold drugs and groceries in the evenings at R.J. Minkley's store while he took care of his patients during the day. Instead of an obituary for Dr. Lamoreaux (or his wife), following is a picture, which can also be found in The Fowlerville Chronicles, that originally was used to show where the fire department was located as well as its first company of men. At the far left of the picture, lettering indicates the office space used by Dr. Lamoreaux. In this 1922 surveyor's map, the office is indicated just south of "telephone exchange." In present day, this storefront is now Reggie's Barber Shop and the pet grooming operation is where the telephone operators used to work. One article I did come across, published in The Fowlerville Review in 1930, follows:

Dr. Lamoreaux’s Car Ran Into by Truck~~Was Driving Across Grand River Street When Hit by Creamery Truck~~Last Monday, at about one o’clock, as Dr. Lamoreaux was driving his car across US 16 at the intersection of Ann street in this village, a Belle Isle creamery truck, going west, ran into his car and did a great deal of damage to it, but very fortunately Mr. Lamoreaux was not seriously injured.

The driver of the truck, seeing that he could not avoid the doctor’s car, turned his wheel sharply to the left and the two cars met near the south side of the street and both came to a stop a few feet short of a large power company post. The cars meeting at an angle undoubtedly prevented a more serious accident. The left side of Mr. Lamoreaux’s sedan was caved in and some of the glass broken and the steering gear of the truck, which was towing three cream tanks, was badly bent. Dr. Lamoreaux was badly shaken up but luckily escaped being cut by broken glass or sustaining other serious injury. The truck driver escaped without injury. Had the truck hit the sedan straight head-on, undoubtedly it would have cut the sedan in two.

The creamery truck had its steering gear straightened and proceeded under its own power.
As I've mentioned in earlier squint shots, as I continue to catalog all of my research materials, I will randomly post information -- some of which will, no doubt, be about the Drs. Lamoreaux.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Squint Shot 101210

J. H. Place Dead~~James H. Place died at his home in this village early Sunday morning after an illness of about five days.

He was born at Jerusalem, Yates county, New York, April 21, 1836, and after a few years, moved with his parents to Ohio, where at the age of 14 years, he left his home and came to Michigan, locating at Flint for a year or two, after which he came to this township, and with the exception of eight years spent in California in the sixties, had resided here until death.

He married Angeline Metcalf at the home of her parents Nov. 8, 1856, who died about 15 years ago. He was the father of three children; two sons and one daughter, only the daughter, Mrs. Anna Bell Elliott, surviving him.

For many years, he operated as a contractor and builder here and also constructed many of the best farm houses in Handy and Conway. He was absolutely honest in all his dealings and had the confidence of all with whom he transacted business.

In February, 1880, in company with W.B. Gale, they purchased the general merchandise business of Glenn & Co. and conducted it together for over 21 years, He was an obliging neighbor, always ready to accommodate and help in a time of need.

The funeral services were held at the house Tuesday morning, Dr. C.C. Willett, assisted by the Rev. A.A. Rose, officiating, and the remains, by his request, were taken to Detroit for cremation and the ashes will be interred on the family lot in Greenwood cemetery.While working on The Fowlerville Chronicles, I found the following picture of the northeast quadrant of the downtown area. The photographer would have been standing at about where the Handy Township offices are located, and looking southeast. The main four corners would be at the right side of the picture. In all of the close-to-600 pictures, maps, and aerials in the book, this particular snapshot may be shown under the wrong year -- by a bunch -- but I didn't notice it until after the book had been sent to the printer. So now I am waiting to see if anyone will ask about it.

The main reason, though, that I am showing it here is due to the fact the words "Place & Gale" were carved into the upper part of the building located in the middle of the block. This was where the mercantile store could be found for shoppers (in later years it became part of the Curtis Grocery location). As I look at this building in present times, the carved letters no longer exist. So the next time you are sitting at the traffic light on North Grand, heading south, look upward to the east and let me know what you see.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Squint Shot 101110

This headstone is for the Metcalfs. It is located at the left side of the main road coming into the old portion of Greenwood Cemetery. There is a large tree at the corner and this monument stands quite close to it.

I was unsuccessful in my search for Harvey Metcalf's obituary (d. May, 1878) in all of my research papers, but I did come across,
The news business heretofore conducted by Mr. Metcalf will be removed to the Central News Depot in the basement of the Palmerton block, where all the late publications of the day and a good assortment of sheet music will be kept constantly on hand. In 1878, the new brick structure for the Palmerton block was completed, but in 1891 the building burned again and had to be rebuilt. How sad all of these papers were no doubt destroyed in the 1891 fire. Of interest, I did come across this article for Mrs. Metcalf, published in The Fowlerville Review in 1875:

Mrs. Metcalf, who left this village a few weeks since for California, met with quite an accident. The train on which she was traveling was run into by another, causing a smash-up, in which she had three ribs broken. The railroad company took her on to San Francisco, paid her doctor bill and offered her $200 to settle it; but she wants more.

I did have the pleasure of meeting a direct descendant of Harvey Metcalf recently when she purchased a copy of my book. It was interesting to speak with someone that knew so much about the family lineage. While working on putting together the Chronicles, I briefly (very briefly) thought about genealogy, but was overwhelmed by how this small community, in the very early days, combined families through marriage. Listening to this woman speak, I realized I made the right decision to follow the progress of the downtown instead of trying to work on families!

As far as the Metcalfs go, as I catalog the huge collection of history papers I have, I will occasionally post more information as it presents itself.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

1876 New Palmerton Block

In the early spring of 1876, two new buildings were highlighted in The Fowlerville Review, and the editor followed the progress; for the second building to stand at the corner of West Grand River and North Grand (the first wooden building having burned previously) and for the Spencer House (originally called the Spencer Exchange) that formerly stood at the northeast corner of North Second Street and East Grand River. Following are the progress reports (each new paragraph indicates a new update found in the Local News section) for the Palmerton block, as well as a description of the finished building and a picture:

Last Monday morning the excavations for Geo. W. Palmerton’s new brick block were commenced on the corner of Grand River street and Grand avenue. The building is to be 40x80 feet on the ground, three stories high and a basement. The building will be not only a credit to the proprietor but will add materially to the improvements of our town.

The stone laying on the foundation of Palmerton’s new block has been commenced.

A brick kiln has been started on the Charley Fowler farm, a mile west of the village where brick of a good quality are being made with which to build the new Palmerton block.

The walls of the Palmerton block have reached the top of the ground and the bricklaying will soon be commenced.

The foundation is now completed and bricklaying has commenced on the Palmerton block.

Geo. W. Palmerton is putting in a vault in the room to be occupied by the bank which will cost over $1,000.

The doors for the new bank vault arrived on Wednesday and are being put in place.

The Palmerton block has reached the second story.

The brick work on the Palmerton block is about completed and ready for the roof.

The floors are being laid in the Palmerton block and the work of painting the exterior has been commenced.

The new Palmerton block which is now fast nearing completion will soon be ready for occupancy and is one of the finest in the county.

A new sidewalk graces the street in front of the new Palmerton block.

The painting of the new Palmerton block is about completed, and the magnificent structure will now be ready for occupancy in a few weeks. The storeroom is to be heated with hot air, and the furnace for this purpose, has already been placed in the basement. The finishing touches to the room to be occupied by the bank are being put on, the vault of which alone has cost about $2,000 and is yet to contain a burglar-proof chest which can only be unlocked one time. Just the lock of this little affair can be purchased for three hundred dollars. Messrs. Gay & Ellsworth are indeed enterprising gentlemen and we doubt not when they are fully settled in their new quarters will have as neat a banking house as can be found in any town of twice the size of Fowlerville in Michigan.

Mrs. C.T. Powers has removed her millinery establishment to the north room of the Palmerton block where she will cordially greet her customers. See her advertisement found elsewhere.

E.E. Walton, dentist, A.S. Austin, physician, and A.D. Cruickshank, attorney, have taken up their abode on the second floor of the new Palmerton block.

By Christmas, Palmerton will occupy his new block some time next month.

The new Masonic hall in the Palmerton block is now ready for occupancy and is said to be one of the finest in this section of the state. It will be occupied jointly by the Masons and Odd Fellows.

In January, 1877, Palmerton is moving into his new block.

On New Year’s evening, every window of the new Palmerton block was illuminated, presenting a very handsome appearance.

And then a complete description was written up in The Fowlerville Review:

The New Palmerton Block~~One of the Most Imposing Structures in Livingston County~~Now that the Palmerton block is completed, it becomes our duty as the editor of the local paper to give a description of the building and a little history of its proprietor and occupants. Mr. Geo. W. Palmerton, the proprietor, we have spoken of before as having been one of the business men of Fowlerville at an early day in its history. He first commenced business as a notion dealer in the small building just east of the Review office, sometime during the year 18~~ and from that time to the present day by a strict attention to business, has been steadily rising and growing into favor with the public. Though Mr. Palmerton commenced on a very small scale, by his earnestness and untiring efforts, he has managed during these years to bear out one of the finest pieces of property in the county.

The new building is built of brick manufactured in Fowlerville, is three stories high and fronts 44 feet on Grand River Avenue, 82 feet with two fronts on the latter named street, and a fine basement under the whole, half of which is reserved by Mr. Palmerton for his own use. The first floor is divided into three rooms. One, in the southeast corner, 22x34 is occupied by the private and enterprising banking firm of Gay & Ellsworth, and which for completeness in every point of taste and convenience cannot be beaten, being provided with a modern fire-proof vault and a burglar-proof, time-lock chest. Next on Grand avenue comes the east entrance to Mr. Palmerton’s general merchandise establishment, which also has an entrance from the south on Grand River street. In this spacious apartment of the building, we find Mr. Palmerton located with a very large and varied assortment of dry goods, clothing, piece goods, hats and caps, boots and shoes, groceries, Queensware and notions. The counters are very tastily built and finished up with black walnut tops, white fronts and cherry paneling with black walnut mouldings. All the counters, except in the grocery department, have sunken showcases, the tops of which form the tops of the counters and prove to be a very tasty and convenient arrangement. The boot and shoe department occupies the space at the right of the east entrance and the dry goods the left as you pass around toward the south entrance, the storeroom being the shape of a T, while the south half of the west side is occupied by the hat, cap, clothing and piece goods department and the north half by the grocery department and between the two last-named departments, immediately opposite the east entrance is a very neat and conveniently arranged office, which is occupied by Mr. Frank Palmerton as bookkeeper and teller. Frank has only recently risen to the dignity of this position and is fast coming into favor as a young man of promise into whose hands a good share of the business of his father’s establishment is already entrusted.

Off the northeast corner is a neat room, 20x22, which is occupied by Mrs. C.T. Power as a millinery and dress-making establishment, which is fitted up in such a neat and attractive style as to attract the passer’s eye at once. The stock in this establishment is quite extensive and needs no comment from us to commend it to ladies of our village as a location where their wants can be satisfied to a T.

Access is gained to the second story by a spacious stairway leading up from Grand avenue between the bank and the east entrance to Mr. Palmerton’s store. The east half of this floor is divided into four fine offices, each about 20-foot square, the one in the southeast corner, over the bank, being occupied by Dr. Walton’s dental parlor. Another is occupied by Drs. A.S. and Geo. O. Austin and another by Prosecuting Attorney Cruickshank. The other remains unoccupied. The south room in the west half of the building will probably be reserved by Mr. Palmerton for his own use, and the one in the rear is now used by him as a Queensware room. These rooms are each about 20x35 feet with a woodroom between the two. The third story is divided into three rooms, the two in the east half being each 22x35 feet. The one in the southeast corner is designed to be used as a public library room and the other remains yet unoccupied. The west half of this story which is reached by a separate stairway is fitted up and used by the Masonic and Odd Fellow fraternities as a hall and is one of the finest in this section of the state. The drafting and architectural work was done by Mr. J.V. Smith of Detroit. The carpenter work was superintended by Mr. L.H. Beebe of Pinckney, assisted by his son Adelbert, R.H. Fowler, S.S. Abbott
(note: see yesterday's squint shot for Mr. Abbott's obituary by clicking here) and brother, G.F. Harman and others of this village, all first-class workmen. The mason work, carpenter work and painting was done by the day and overseen by Mr. Palmerton himself, and shows an excellent exhibition of taste.

The cost of the building is estimated by Mr. Palmerton to be about $13,000.
Following is a picture of the Palmerton block, dated ca. 1877-78. In a few short years, unfortunately, a second fire would visit this location and the building would need to be reconstructed. There is so much more about this building in my book, The Fowlerville Chronicles, of the fire of 1891 that would do so much damage.

Squint Shot 101010

Just to the north of the Fowler headstones, a grouping of headstones can be found with Palmerton indicated on most of them. Some are totally unreadable, such as this one. But the tallest one, a newer style, has Palmerton very readable, facing west. There were many Palmertons in the village of Fowlerville, but one of the most progressive and forward thinking was a Palmerton through marriage. Joanna Fowler married Frank Palmerton. Following is the obituary written by G.L. Adams of The Fowlerville Review: Old Pioneer Laid to Rest~~Mrs. Joanna Palmerton died at her home Saturday afternoon. Miss Joanna Fowler was born in this village October 23, 1839, and resided here all her life. Late in the fall of 1857, she married George W. Palmerton, who died January 1, 1879. He was engaged in business at the time, having built and occupied the Palmerton block. She and her son, Frank G., reorganized the business, taking in William M. Beach as a partner. Later he retired and Mrs. Palmerton and son continued until the fire of 1891 consumed the building. They sold the stock that was saved and Mrs. Palmerton at once commenced the reconstruction of the building as a memorial to her departed husband.

She was the devoted mother of two children; onen son, Frank G., and one daughter, Blanche E., both of whom preceded her in death. She was a remarkable woman in many ways, kindly in heart, careful in business, cheerful and helpful in the social life, an active member for many years of the M.E. church, liberal in her contributions to all and one who will be greatly missed among her neighbors and friends.

The funeral services were held at her late home on Monday afternoon, the Rev. R.T. Kilpatrick, assisted by the Rev. G.L. Adams, officiating, and the remains were interred in the family lot in Greenwood cemetery.