Eaton County Michigan EATON COUNTY
One by one the pioneers of the county are
passing away. On last Saturday, Daniel S.
Freeman died at his residence in the First
ward, at the age of 74
years. He was one of the oldest residents of
this county, and will be greatly missed, as
he was an honored citizen, a man who had the
love and respect of the entire community. The
funeral services occurred at the Garland
street Methodist Episcopal church Monday
afternoon, and were largely attended. The
services were appropriate to the occasion.
Dr. George W. Fish delivered a brief sketch
of the busy life of the subject of this
notice, which we print entire. As coming from
this source, it is perhaps the-best sketch of
the life of the deceased we could give. Dr.
It would, perhaps, better befit me to occupy
a seat with this mourning congregation, and
mingle my silent tears with them, than to
attempt to say even a few words on this
occasion. I am reminded in this presence to-
day of scenes long past.
More than forty 'years ago I left my eastern
home, and with my young wife came to this,
then a frontier town. We brought our church
letters with us, and among the first to bid
us welcome to our new home, and extend to us
the cordial hand of church fellowship, was
Brother Freeman, and through all these
intervening years the friendship thus begun
has been strengthened and perpetuated.
Together we struggled, and prayed, and
labored, trusting in God. In some very dark
hours his strong, unwavering confidence and
faith in God came to his brethren in the
church like a baptism of strength.
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