Eaton County Michigan EATON COUNTY
Mrs. Abigail Cheney, aged 85, died Aug. 1,
1883, of old age. She was the first settler
of the village of Fenton, and came from
Cayuga county, New York, in 1834. She leaves
four sons and two daughters.
Jacob B. Covert. —Our citizens were shocked
and pained this morning to learn of the death
of Jacob B. Covert. He arose about six
o'clock this morning and attended to his fire
as usual, but complained of feeling badly.
Mr. Covert had been troubled with heart
disease, and the usual remedies were resorted
to, but they were of no avail, and Dr.
Murray, who lives opposite, was called, but
he was past help, and died immediately.
Mr. Covert has been a resident of the city
for many years, and is well known by every
one as being one of our best citizens, a man
that every one respected, a conscientious,
Christian gentleman. Nothing the Journal
could say would add to the esteem in which he
has always been held. He was a member of the
Presbyterian church. His age was 7(5 years.
The funeral occurred at the Presbyterian
church at two o'clock Tuesday, under the
direction of Rev. H. M. Curtis, assisted by
Rev. H. H. Northrup and Dr. DeBarr, of
Northville, the former residence of the,
deceased. The pall-bearers were selected from
among the members of the Presbjterian church,
of which the deceased was a member, and
consisted of Messrs. H. P. Cristy, T. G.
Smith, D. E. Salisbury, E. S. Knickerbocker,
Josiah Voss, and H. Seymour. The mourners
were followed by the association of
underwriters of this city, consisting of
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