Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Levi Eldridge


  Levi Eldrage, the first permanent resident of Billings township, died in that township Saturday, June 2, after a serious illness, aged 74 years. Mr. Eldrage was a native of New York state, and came to Michigan with his family 33 years ago. He served in Co. C of the 11th Mich, Calvary. He homesteaded a soldier's claim in Billings 52 years ago, and cleared a farm thereon. His wife died 5 years ago, and five children survive them, and five are dead.

  Funeral services were held at the Billings schoolhouse Monday, and were largely attended. Ten comrades of the G.A.R. were present, and the following acted as pall bearers: E. Robbins, H. Mayhew, Fred Burton, John Gransden, John and Richard Arnce. An appropriate sermon was preached by Rev. Phillip Hooper, of Edenville, and the remains were interred by the side of the wife of deceased in Edenville cemetery. .

{Note: Actual Recorded Date of Death is: 6/2/1894. Name: Levi Eldridge}
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Edenville Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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