Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Margaret (Lawhorn) Shell


   Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Shell, 76, were held from the Reigle Funeral Home in Flint recently. The Rev. C. H. Woods officiated and burial was made in the Gladwin cemetery. Mrs. Shell was a resident of Gladwin county for many years. She was born in Arden, Ontario in 1874 and came to the United States at 15. She married William Shell in 1890 in Oscoda. They operated a farm in Gladwin for some years. After leaving the farm. Mr. Shell served the county as sheriff for two terms. Moving to Bay City and then to Flint, he passed away 22 years ago.

   Following her husband' s death, Mrs. Shell spent her time in Pontiac, Gladwin and Flint. She died at the Walls Convalescent Home in Flint on Sunday, May 7, following several months of failing health. Surviving are one brother, George Boomhower, of Elk Horn, Manitoba; three sisters, Mrs. Lavina Green, of Arden, Ontario, Mrs. Edward Thompson of Elm Tree, Ontario and Mrs. Henry Long, of Flint; alson several nieces and nephews.

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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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