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Obituaries for Moses and Susan (Leach) Sherman, William and Johannah (Hartwell) Sherman and many others:

MOSES BENJAMIN SHERMAN

Moses Benjamin Sherman died Saturday at a local hospital.  He resided at 714 South 72nd Street and was a  native of Pennsylvania.  He was employed by the Northern Pacific railroad as a pumper and was a member of  Ruby lodge, F. & A. M. of Drummond, Montana and had been a Mason for more than 55 years.  He leaves his wife, Susan V. of the home; sons, William C. of Tacoma, Mury B. of Bellingham; daughter Mrs. Martha Shafer of Michigan, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Lynn Chapel, Dr. Milton A. Marcy presiding with Jos. Warren lodge F. & A. M.  Burial at New Tacoma cemetery.

Tacoma News Tribune, December 5, 1942

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SUSAN VIOLA (LEACH) SHERMAN

Mrs. Moses Benjamin (Susan Viola) Sherman died at the age of 102 this morning in a local nursing home.

Born in Tuscola, Michigan, she had lived in Tacoma since 1942, coming here from Drummond, Montana. She was the adopted grandmother of the Wilson High School Girls Club.  She was a member of Margaret Cummings Chapter OES, at Drummond.  She was also past matron of that chapter, a post which she took after she was 60 years old and she later had served as its chaplain for many years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Martha Shafer, 80 of Muskegon, Michigan, two sons, William C. Sherman, 76, of Tacoma, and Murry Bird Sherman, 74 of Bellingham; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be announced by Mountain View Funeral Home.

The Tacoma News Tribune, July 3, 1962

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WILLIAM C. SHERMAN

William C. Sherman, 84, of 814 S. 72nd St., died Tuesday.

He was a retired warehouseman at Ft. Lewis, and had owned and operated Sherman’s African Violet Shop in Tacoma for many years.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Howard Edminster, of Seattle, and George Edminster of Wallingford, Conn.

Services will be announced by Mountain View Funeral Home.

The Tacoma News Tribune, July 16, 1969

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MRS WILLIAM C. SHERMAN

Mrs. William C.  (Johannah) Sherman, 80, of 814 S. 72nd St. died Sunday in a local hospital.

She was born in Ironton, Michigan, and came to Tacoma 38 years ago from St. Regis, Montana.  She was the operator of the Violet Greenhouse for 15 years.  She was a  member of the Congregational Church and the Violet Prarie Garden Club.

Survivors in addition to her husband include two grandsons, 10 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be announced by Mountain View Funeral Home.

The Tacoma News Tribune, December 4, 1967

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SHERMAN

Murry B. Sherman, age 74 or 2339 Ellis St. passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, Feb. 27 following a short illness.   Mr. Sherman had resided in Bellingham for the past 29 years and was a retired logger.  He leaves to survive his wife, Frances E., at home, one son, Bird E. Sherman of Everett, two daughters, Mrs. Edith V. Decker of Laurel and Mrs. Ethel B. Tolles of this city, 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, one brother, William C., of Tacoma, one sister, Mrs. Martha Shaefer (sic) of Detroit, Mich., Funeral services will be held Friday, March 1 at 3p.m. in the Chapel of the  WESTFORD FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Russell H. Rea officiating.  Interment Greenacres.

Bellingham Herald, February 28, 1963

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BIRD EUGENE “BIRD” SHERMAN

Bird Eugene “Gene” Sherman age 71, of Bellingham, WA, passed away May 7, 2001 at St. Francis Extended Health Care.

He was born August 24, 1929 in Blaine, WA to Murray (sic) Bird and Frances E. (Campbell) Sherman.

Gene graduated from Bellingham High School.  He married Lois Wyatt Larson in Bellingham May 6, 1968.

She preceded him in death April 28, 2001.

Mr. Sherman worked for  Georgia Pacific in Bellingham and retired from Scott Paper Co, of Everett WA.  He returned to Bellingham seven years ago.

Survived by his son, David Sherman of Stanwood, WA., daughters Diane Hanson of Everett, WA, Dona Garthley of Everett, WA, Darlene Laird of Marysville, WA,  sisters Edith Decker and Ethel Tolles both of Bellingham WA.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1230 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225. Arrangements entrusted to Westford Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1301 Broadway, Bellingham, WA.

Everett Herald,  May 9, 2001

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EDITH DECKER (information from funeral card)

In Loving Memory

Edith Viola Decker

Born March 5, 1915 at LaClede, Idaho,  Died July 20, 2006 at Davao City, Philippines

Graveside Services, Greenacres Cemetery Monday Aughst 7, 2006 at 2p.m.

Officiant Rev. Rick Qualls

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The following are brief death notices we recorded at the Bradford County Genealogy Society in Towanda, PA.  As you see there are multiple publications of some of the notices, most of which are rather cryptic:

SHERMAN,  Jacob d. Mar. 11, Overton; Reporter Journal, Th. Mar. 16, 1905

SHERMAN, Mrs. Eliza, d. Thur last week at son Charles, New Albany, age 56. surf. ch: Charles, Ernest, James, Ivan, Dori & Mrs. Fred Babcock.  Reporter Journal, Thu. May 9, 1901

SHERMAN, Mr.s Elizabeth A.  d. May 8, at dau., Mrs. W.W. Brooks, E. Troy, age 80, Bradford Star, Th. May 18, 1905

SHERMAN, Jacob, Overton, buried Tues. Monroeton Enterprise, Th. Mar 16, 1905

SHERMAN, Jacob, s/o Henry Sherman, d. Mar. 11, Overton,  age 71, b. Nov. 2, 1834, Co. G. 28 PA, m. Hannah Mussleman who survives.  Children George E., Frank, Oscar, Ernest, Fred, Lee, Mrs. Celia Chase, Mrs. Clara Lancaster .

SHERMAN, Henry  d. last Wed,  Overton, age 75, Sur wife, 6 day, 1 son, 1/2 brother Edward, Canton Reporter Journal, Th Apr. 17, 1902

SHERMAN, Mrs. Henry, d. June 10, E. Herrick, age 50,  Bradford Reporter, Th. June 15, 1871.

SHERMAN, Henry, d. Wed. last week – Overton, sur by wife, 7 children.  Vet.  Bradford Argus, Thu, Apr 17, 1902

SHERMAN, Death.  Henry Sherman, veteran of Civil War, died Overton on Wed. age 75 years. Survived by 6 children and his wife.  Bradford Repub. Thurs Apr. 17, 1902

SHERMAN Peter, d. Mar. 6, Albany Twp, age 58. Reporter Journal, Th. Mar 19, 1891

SHERMAN, Peter, d. Fri New Albany, buried Overton.  Twanda Weekly REview, Fri Mar 13, 1891.

SHERMAN, William A. of Overton, died Apr. 27, 1915, Wilkes-Barre. He was 47 years. Was son of late Henry Sherman.  Survived by his wife and 6 children. May 6, 1915. Bradford Star.

SHERMAN, Margaret, Ireland, w/o Nelson Sherman. d. Dec 6 at dau in New Albany, buried Catholic Cem – Overton, survived 1 daughter, 3 sons, 1 brother.  Bradford Star, Th. December 12, 1895

SHERMAN, Mrs. d. Fri. New Albany, buried Overton Catholic Cemetery.  Reporter Journal, December 12, 1895

SHERMAN, Death, Funeral of Mrs. Eliza Sherman who died in New Albany on Thursday, was held at Reformed Church, Overton.

SHERMAN,   Betsey, w/o late Henry Sherman was buried on Monday last.  She was of Overton.  Mar 16, 1882, Bradford Reporter

SHERMAN, Death – Nelson Sherman, Overton, died May 25, 1912 at Sayre Hospital, age 74 years.  He was son of Henry Sherman of Overton.  Born Oct 12, 1838.  Survived by 3 sons, 1 daughter. Buried at Overton.  2 sons, Joseph & Richard were in Spanish-American War.  Gradford Star May 30, 1912.

SHERMAN, Hannah Mussleman, w/o late Jacob Sherman, d. Jan 7, Overton, d/o Jacob and Hannah Mussleman.  b. Feb 17, 1843, M. 1865, buried Reformed Cemetery.   Had 6 sons, 3 daughters.  Survived by: Oscar (Rummerfeld), Fred (Endicott, N.Y.), Ernest (Chanango, Forks, N.Y),  Lee, (Whittier, CA), Mrs., Celia Chase (Elmira, N.Y.), Mrs. Clara Lancaster (at home).,  16 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren.

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Obituaries and death notices were collected and assembled by Susan J. Edminster, Granite Falls, WA   November 17, 2011

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This obituary was generously shared by Dale H. Leach, descendant of Sylvester Leach. Many thanks to you, Dale!

Obituary Mary E. Bunn (1847-1909)

WHEN COUNTRY WAS NEW
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Mrs. Sylvester Leach Settled With Hus-
band in Arbela – Died Last Week
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Central Arbela, June 30–When the
country about Arbela center was new,
Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Leach settled
one mile south of the center of the
township and lived there in peace and
happiness until Wednesday, June 23,
when the wife and mother was called
to her home.
Mary E. Bunn was born in Pennsyl-
vania, but early in life moved to Ohio
where she was married. Four children
came to bless the union. Walter and
William now live in Ohio; Louisa
of St. Charles and Myrtle of Arbela.
She had been afflicted with cancer
and had been a sufferer several months.
She was a member of the M.E. church
of Arbela and of the Grange; was a
kind loving wife and mother, good
neighbor and friend. She will be great-
ly missed in the circle in which she was
an active figure and husband and chil-
dren have the sympathy of all. Her
last words were “I am going home.”
She was 62 years and 10 months old
and the funeral services in the church
conducted by her pastor, were largely
attended and the floral offerings were
many and beautiful. Burial was in
Pine Grove cemetery.
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Source: The Tuscola County Advertiser Newspaper – July 2nd, 1909 – p. 6 (microfilm copy) Obituary of Mary E. Bunn (1847-1909)

Records of Dale H. Leach, 21 October, 2010

Susan J. Edminster, Granite Falls WA, November 12, 2010, All Rights Reserved.



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Dear Friends,

Tonight I’ll share with you three obituaries found in the scrapbook of Susan Viola (Leach) Sherman. Unfortunately I have no idea exactly where or when these obituaries were published….

And today, (October 25, 2010) I’ve added the obituary of Mary E. (Bunn) Leach, wife of Sylvester, who died in 1909

MARY (LEACH) GOODWIN

Mrs. Mary Goodwin, age 75, died Wednesday morning at her home on South Mill Street following an illness of six months’ duration. She was born in Arbela September 1, 1862, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Leach, and had spent her entire life in this community.

Surviving are her husband, Sylvester, three sons, Philo Thompson of Detroit, Lloyd Carr of Arbela and Harry Carr of Saginaw; three grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Susie Sherman of Montana, Mrs. Alma Coles of Millington, one brother, Grant Leach of California.

Funeral services were held last Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Free Methodist Church, Rev. C.B. Loree officiating. Burial was at Pine Grove cemetery.

Note: Alma Coles of Millington is the same person as Veiva Coles.

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LEACH

Mrs. Artie Leach died at her home in Clio, Monday, November 25, 1929 after a long illness. Artie Guthrie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Guthrie, was born in Mundy Township, April 6, 1855. She moved to Arbela with her parents when a young girl. The family were among the early settlers of Arbela and passed through the hardships of pioneer days. She was united in marriage to Enard Leach of Arbela, September 21, 1873, where they continued to live until 1911, when they moved to Clio, where she had since lived. Mr. Leach pased away February 20th, 1920. She was a devoted wife and mother and a kind neighbor and was very highly respected by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn two daughters, Mrs. Ora Allen of Millington, Mrs. John Nelson of New Lothrop, one son, M.C. Leach of Flint, and a stepson, Edgar Leach of St. Charles, and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral was held Wednesday from the family home. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. Manahan officiating.

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Leach

Allison Leach, son of Solomon and Susan Leach, was born on a farm in Arbela, Tuscola County, Michigan on the 12th day of September, 1857, and had been a lifelong resident of that township.

On December 21, 1890, he was united in marriage to Miss Ida Hossler of Millington.

For over 30 years he was a faithful worker in the Methodist church. He was a kind husband and father.

On April 16 he passed away very suddenly, the result of heart disease. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Althea, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Susan Sherman, of Drummond, Montana; Mrs. Mary Goodwin and Mrs. Veiva Coles, of Clio; one brother, Grant, of Long Beach, California; two half-brothers, Sylvester Leach, of Arbela, and Mose Leach, of Akron, Ohio.

Funeral services were held from the late home, Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Etsel Stubbs, of Tuscola, officiating. The choir sang his favorite hymn, “In the Sweet Bye and Bye,” and all that was mortal of our dear one was tenderly born to it’s last….. (remaining article destroyed).

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October 25, 2010

Thank you to cousin Dale Leach for providing this obituary of Mary E. (Bunn) Leach 1847-1909

WHEN COUNTRY WAS NEW

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Mrs. Sylvester Leach Settled With Husband in Arbela – Died Last Week

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Central Arbela, June 30 – When the country about Arbela center was new, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Leach settled one mile south of the center of the township and lived there in peace and happiness until Wednesday, June 23, when the wife and mother was called to her home.

Mary E. Bunn was born in Pennsylvania, but early in life moved to Ohio where she was married.  Four children came to bless the union.  Walter and William now live in Ohio; Louisa of St. Charles and Myrtle of Arbela.

She had been afflicted with cancer and had been a sufferer several months.  She was a member of the M.E. church of Arbela and of the Grange; was a kind loving wife and mother, good neighbor and friend.  She will be greatly missed in the circle in which she was an active figure and husband and children have the sympathy of all.  Her last words were “I am going home.”

She was 62 years and 10 months old and the funeral services in the church conducted by her pastor, were largely attended and the floral offerings were  many and beautiful.  Burial was in Pine Grove cemetery.

Source:  The Tuscola County Advertiser Newspaper – July 2nd, 1909 – p. 6 (microfilm copy).  Courtesy of Dale Leach.

Susan J. Edminster, Granite Falls Washington, October 28, 2010 All Rights Reserved.

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Rev. Clyde Dale Edminster

Rev. Clyde Dale Edminster, of Rainier, slipped peaceably away to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 27. He was born Dec. 8th, 1914 in Bashor, Kansas. Clyde was preceded in death by his wife Beatrice L., who died in 2002 (1 year and 3 days earlier), and eldest son, Douglas, who died in 1979.

Clyde served faithfully in the ministry as teacher, writer, pastor and notably as editor of CHRIST IS THE ANSWER MAGAZINE since its beginning in 1967.

He is survived by his three daughters, Judy and John Smith, Janet and Manley Goodwin, and Sally Edminster, all of Rainier; three sons, Robert and Beverly Edminster of Rainier, Paul and Peggy Edminster of Puyallup and David and Leasha Edminster of Chehalis; 35 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister, Roy and Dorothy Edminster, Walt and MaryLou Edminster and Opal Ellwein, all of Tacoma and one brother-in-law, Frank Stermitz of Helena, MT. He is loved and will be greatly missed by his family and a multitude of friends and extended family.

Visitation will be from 10 am until 1:30 pm, Friday, October 3, 2003 at Mountain View Funeral Home. A celebration service in honor of his life will be held for his family and friends, Friday, Oct. 3rd at 3:00 pm, in the Mt. View Valley Chapel, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. in Lakewood.

SOURCE: This clipping was given to me, it probably was published in the Tacoma News Tribune.

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