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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Huston Mayhew


  Huston Mayhew died Jan. 31, 1916, at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 17 days, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carrie M. Laurin, at Highwood. His death came from a general decline. He had recently suffered from an attack of la grippe. It was customary for him to lie awake nights, and in the morning fall asleep until afternoon. Friday previous to his death he fell asleep, and remained in this condition until his death, Monday afternoon.

  Mr. Mayhew was born in Vermont, March 14, 1836, and came to Montrose , Michigan, when a child, with his parents. At the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted and served until its close, receiving an honorable discharge. He was on "Sherman's March to the Sea," and participated in the battle of Gettysburg. For many years he had been a member of the G.A.R.

  While home on a furlough he was united in marriage with Miss Nancy Middleton of Corunna. To this union five children were born, four of whom are living Albert Mayhew of St. Charles, Mrs. Carrie M. Laurin of Highwood, Mrs. John Smallwood of Winegar, and Burton Mayhew of Billings. He also leaves 22 grandchildren. His wife died in October, 1911.

  Mr. Mayhew and family were among the early residents of Billings township, moving there in June, 1884, where he cleared a farm, and lived until death of his wife. He was held in high esteem by his neighbors and associates. Mr. Mayhew had been for many years a member of the Baptist church, and frequently had expressed himself ready for the Master's call.

  Funeral services were held Wednesday at the M.E. church, Gladwin, conducted by Rev. Switzer of Highwood. Interment took place in Highland cemetery. The pallbearers were the following friends and neighbors: James McIlvenna, Henry Robbins, S.J. Knight and George Rich. .

{Note: Actual Recorded Date of Death is: 1/31/1916. Name:Huston Mayhew}
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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
Civil War
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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