Thursday, August 18, 2011

Squint Shot 081811

James Converse, b. Sept. 30, 1838, d. Feb. 20, 1917, and
Emily A. Converse, b. Sept. 29, 1844, d. Feb. 7, 1934.

A Good Man Laid to Rest~~James Converse died at the home of his son, Fred, in this village, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, after an illness of a few weeks.

He was born Sept. 30, 1838, at Syracuse, New York, and at the age of two years, came with his parents to Michigan, settling at Commerce, Oakland county, and when he was 10 years of age, they moved to the township of Conway, this county. He was united in marriage to Miss Emily Miner, July 15, 1860, and in 1866 purchased the farm where he continued his residence for 50 years, with the exception of the few weeks he spent in the home of his son in this village. For 56 years, they traveled the road of married life together, sharing the joys and sorrows of the pioneer days and the coming days will be very lonely for her. Mr. Converse was of a genial, kindly nature and was greatly respected as a neighbor and friend.

The funeral services were held at the house on Thursday afternoon, the Rev. G.L. Adams officiating, and the remains placed in one of the crypts in the mausoleum.

The above obituary was found in The Fowlerville Review.

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