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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Alanson Avery

   The Sanilac Jeffersonian publishes the following obituary of a former citizen of Gladwin county:
   "Last Sunday morning there passed away in this city a man who had lived a score of years more than the alloted three score and ten. "Alanson Avery was born in the Bay of Quinte district, Ontario. May 31, 1821, thus making him 91 years and 5 months old when he died. He had been sick about two weeks and suffered greatly from acute kidney trouble. "He was the second child in a family of thirteen children One brother, his sisters, Mrs. Robert Moore of Idaho, and Mrs. E. Stevens, Chicago, are the only members of the family who survive him. "He enlisted Sept. 16, 1861, with Company B, of the 1st Missourians Regiment of Engineers and was honorably discharged at the expiration of his term of service. After the war he lived in Kansas, Iowa, and other western states. He was married while living in Kansas, but had no family and his wife died several years ago. About fourteen years ago he came to Michigan and lived in Gladwin. "He was a staunch Republican, always at the polls on election day. When getting his ticket he always asked for a straight Republican one. For many years he was a member of the United Brethren church, but since coming to Croswell united with the Baptist church. "The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Baptist church. Rev. L. A. Townsend preaching the funeral sermon. The body was interred in the Avery lot of Croswell."
Personal Information
Death Date
Burial/Final Location
Nov. 1912
Croswell, MI
Co. B 1st MO Reg of Engineers
Publication Information
Pub. Date
Pub. Page
Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
P:1 C:6
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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