Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Lawrence Carl Havens

   Havens---Lawrence Carl Havens was born on a farm at Northwest, Williams county, O., July 11, 1899, and died at Camp Merritt, N.J., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1918, at 6 a.m., aged 18 years, 6 months and 25 days. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Newman D. Havens and came with his parents to Beaverton in October, 1907, and afterward settled in Buckeye township. At the age of 12 years he injured a limb and was in the Saginaw General hospital 22 weeks for treatment.

  On his eighteenth birthday he enlisted at Pontiac where he was employed, and was sent to Ft. Brady for training where he remained two months when he was transferred to Waco, Texas. About three weeks ago he and his brother were again transferred to Camp Merritt, N.J., 17 miles from New York where they were awaiting orders to sail for France. Here he contracted measels and pneumonia and lived only nine days.

  He was a member of the Ancient Order of Gleaners and belonged to the Highwood arbor. He was not a church member but of the Advent belief, a good worker in Sunday school and always ready to do his part wherever duty presented itself. His friendly smile and kind greetings will be missed by all who knew him.

  He is mourned by his parents, five brothers and two sisters, Mrs. John Maxwell of Hope, Ray who enlisted with him and has been with him since, Byrl, Marion, Clair, Ruth and Truman at home, an two grandmothers, Mrs. Julia Hand of Williams county, Ohio, and Mrs. Weatherwax of Ray, Ind., besides other relatives and hosts of friends who came to pay tribute at the last rites held at the Arbutus school. Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. Nolan of Edenville followed by interment in Arbutus cemetery. .

{Note: Actual Recorded Date of Death is: 02/5/1918. Name: Lawrence Carl Havens}
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Arbutus Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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