Eaton County Michigan EATON COUNTY
By D. B. HALE
Eaton Rapids, June -13, 1883.
Greene, Corresponding Secretary:
Dear Sir, —I send you enclosed such names of
pioneers of Eaton county as I have been able
to obtain. Some weeks since, I addressed
letters to parties in different parts of the
county, requesting a list of the pioneers who
have died since June, 1882, in their various
localities. Only two to whom I wrote have
responded. I very much regret I could not
have obtained a complete list of such as have
endured the hardships of pioneer life, and
prepared the way for the comforts and even
luxuries guaranteed to the present
They are worthy-of having their names
perpetuated as examples of energy and
endurance which may well be honored.
I regret that I am not permitted to meet with
you on this occasion. I have been looking
forward to this meeting with pleasant
anticipations, but like all •of this world's
promises, we are often doomed to
Whether I may be permitted to meet with
those who shall gather for -another
anniversary, I know not. How many who shall
gather at Lansing on the 13th and 14th of
June, 1883, will be gathered with those whose
obituaries will be read on this occasion, is
a solemn question which possibly may be
answered on the occasion of the next
anniversary of 1884.
May you have a pleasant and profitable
gathering; profitable in good cheer and
Yours truly, D.
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