Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Eliza Dundas

   Mrs. Eliza Dundas died of typhoid fever, Jan. 15, 1929 at her home in Tobacco township. Eliza J. Dow was born June 25, 1872, at her home in Tobacco township and was married in 1890 to Jas. Dundas, who died March 22, 1922. Mr. and Mrs. Dundas were the parents of seven children, James Gordon of Detroit, Mrs. Julia Partridge of Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Hazel Greer of Midland, Mrs. Margaret Raymond of Beaverton, Mrs. Agnes Greer of Gladwin, and Mac and Alma at home, who survive her with 10 grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Julia F. Knox; one sister, Mrs. John Rich; two brothers, Jay Dow of Toledo, Ohio and Valley Knox of Beaverton.

   Funeral services were held at the Advent church at Edenville Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Perry Hoover, followed by burial in the Edenville cemetery. Mrs. Dundas was born at the old lumber camp now known as Knox Corners, and was the first white child born in Tobacco township. Mrs. Dundas, her sister, now Mrs. John Rich, and her brother, Jay Dow, now of Toledo, Ohio, were the only three school children in Tobacco township when the district was first organized. They found their way by a trail of trees one half the distance to the school house. The nearest neighbors were nine miles away. All the lumberman of early days stopped here, as it was the only stopping place this side of Edenville. She was always very healthy and had never spent an entire week away from the township in which she was born.

   It can well be said of her that she was a true wife, a loving mother, who gave her life for her family. She was a good neighbor who never failed, day or night, when her services were needed. She will be greatly missed in her community. She fought the fights, she kept the faith, Her fame shines bright and clear, And her memory lives in all our hearts, Which will hold it ever dear.

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January 2005
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