Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Silas Wright Ostrander


  Silas Wright Ostrander, a former resident of Gladwin and Civil War veteran, was born July 3, 1844 and died in Flint July 3, 1929, his eighty-fifth birthday. He served his country during the Civil war in Company K, First regiment of the New York Mounted Rifles. He moved to Newaygo county in 1867, and was married to Miss Minnie King. To this union eight children were born three daughters and five sons. Later he moved with his family to Butman township, Gladwin county.

  He was converted in 1909 at the Hockaday Free Methodist church which he joined and continued a faithful member until the Lord called him home. He spent his declining years at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy Major in Flint, his wife having preceded him in death 20 years ago.

  He leaves to mourn his loss three daughters, Mrs. Aletha Major of Flint, Mrs. Jennie Davids of Clarlotte and Mrs Margaret Davids of Mason; five sons, Clinton of West Branch, Lee and Percy of Flint, Robert of Swartz Creek and Clyde of Butman; 47 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, besides many other relatives and a host of friends.

  Services were held at the Flint Roosevelt avenue Free Methodist church of which he was a member, Rev. Charles H. Woods officiating. The body was brought to Gladwin and services were held at the McClure church in charge of Rev. Adin A. Davis of Hockaday Free Methodist church, who used for his text Psalm viii.4.

  His sons, Clinton, Lee, Robert, Clyde and Percy and his son-in-law, Roy Major, acted as pallbearers. Interment took place at McClure cemetery..

{Note: Actual Recorded Date of Death is: 07/3/1929. Name: Silas Wright Ostrander}
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McClure 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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