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Eaton County Michigan

EATON COUNTY MEMORIAL REPORT

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 sixteen persons.

Michigan 1883


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