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Gratiot County Michigan

Gratiot County

He had been a member of the common council almost uninterruptedly since the organization of that body, and death could not have taken one who will be more missed in Lansing. He was a life-long democrat, holding rigidly to his views without pressing them upon others, and he was well known to Michigan politicians. He leaves two sons and a daughter at Lansing, and another son at Lapeer, and an estate worth half a million dollars." From a Lapeer correspondent to the Free Press: The funeral of the late Judge A. N. Hart took place at Lapeer on Tuesday, and the high estimation in which the deceased stood in the community was manifested by the concourse that collected to see the last of this good man who had done so much for the city of Lapeer, where he was the first settler. His remains were brought from Lansing. The mayor and common council of Lansing and the Odd Fellows accompanied the remains to Lapeer, and a special car draped in mourning conveyed them through. They were met at Lapeer by the mayor and common council of the city, and numerous other friends of the deceased. The stores were all closed and draped in mourning. The court-house, which the judge built, and the strong pillars by which it is supported, were entwined in mourners' garb. State street was crowded to excess as the long procession moved to the Presbyterian church where the service was performed by Rev. Mr. Foster. The singing was most exceedingly touching, Mrs. Vincent being the organist, Miss Hicks, S. N. Vincent, Benjamin Loder and Mr. Phillips the vocal part. The lofty tree that overlooks the city, under which the judge pitched his tent, received its full share of crape. It was here where the bears and wolves howled

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