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CALHOUN COUNTY MICHIGAN

CALHOUN COUNTY

For thirty-five years he was a resident of Michigan, and was one of the men who deserve a lasting place in the memory of her citizens, both for his public service and personal worth.
MRS. J. D. LABAR The death of Mrs, J. D. Labar, at her home in Battle Creek, of pulmonary consumption, February 13, 1882, already announced in the columns of the Journal, seems to call for a more extended tribute, inasmuch as she had been well and favorably known in this city for more than a third of a century.
Ludencia G. Cole was born in Herkimer county, New York, June 11, 1828. Her parents, Calvin and Sally Cole, removed in her early childhood to this State, and settled on a farm near Marshall, where most of her youth was passed. April 10th, 1850, she was married to Mr. J. D. Labar. They came immediately to this then village, and located a home on the spot where they have since continuously resided. One child was born to them, a son, Volney C, who, many of the older residents will remember, died after a lingering illness, at the age of about ten years. The memory of this interesting child the parents ever most tenderly cherished, and his loss may have been one incentive to the works of love and benevolence that so characterized the mother in after years. She loved children, and her sunny disposition made her peculiarly adapted to interest them. She drew about her a society of little girls, meeting weekly at her home to prepare garments for the needy. Many destitute children were clothed by their united efforts and contributions, while the youthful donors were thus receiving lessons in practical Christianity.

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