Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Mary Battees


  Round Lake, Dec. 2--Mrs. J. C. Battees died, on the eve. of Nov. 29, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Stuck, of paralysis; caused by a rupture of a blood vessel in the brain. She made an appointment with Dr. Busch to do some dental work, Nov. 28; after the work was done, on their way home before they left Gladwin. Mr. Battees noticed as they were talking that her speech grew thick, spoke of it to her, and suggested taking her back to consult a physician. She objected, but as she grew worse, he insisted and she said no more. He drove back to Dr. Leininger's and with the help of one other, she walked to the office, but nothing could be done. About midnight Thursday they called both Drs. Leininger and Suylandt, and they visited her Friday. No help was found, and she never regained consciousness.

  A message was sent to Jack Battees at Mishawaka, Friday noon, and with his wife he reached Gladwin, Saturday noon only to learn that their mother had died. The deceased was born in Cumberland county, Illinois, June 10, in 1854, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Richards. They removed to Columbus, O., the same year.

  Six children were born to them John the eldest, of Mishawaka, Ind.; Flora wife of William Stuck of Round Lake; Lulu, wife of Frank Kelley of Beaverton, Ore.; Myrtle, wife of Charles Austin, or near Gladwin; an infant son, died near Paulding Center, O., in 1886. Walter Battees of Hillsboro, Ore., Mrs. Battees sister Mrs. Charles Gordon, of Edison, South Dakota, Mrs. Frank Kelley and Walter Battees could not be present at the funeral, which will be conducted at Round Lake G. B. church, Tuesday at 10 o'clock a.m., Reverends Willard of the Evangelical association and Hahn officiating; interment in Gladwin cemetery.

  The deceased with the family all at home excepting Jack Battees, removed from O., to their present home in Gladwin county in August 1899, hoping the change might benefit her health, which it did. She became very active walking great distances, working in the Sunday-school and church at Round Lake; until the German Baptist church was established and was a frequent visitor at North Sage, and Sherman F. M. churches.

  Mr. and Mrs. Battees united with the Church of Christ near Paulding Center, Ohio. She was a devoted wife and mother, and as time passes she will be greatly missed from many places. The pioneers are dispersing; time is passing swiftly and when we look back fourteen years, miraculous changes have taken place. No idlers have struck this camp. It behooves us to work while yet it is day.

  "So in the harvest if others may gather sheaves from the fields that in spring I have sown, Who plowed or sowed, matters not to the reaper. I'm only remembered by what I have done.".

{Note: Actual Recorded Date of Death is: 11/29/1912. Name: Mary Battees}
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Gladwin Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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