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Mrs. Alice Coe, 72, died very suddenly, late Friday afternoon at the home of a neighbor, Mrs. Karl J. Kumley, 1118, Division street. Mrs. Coe, who lived at 1208 Division street, had gone to mail a letter at the corner, and on her return, became ill. She went into the Kumley home, to which a physician was hastily summond. (sic) An hour later, death occurred in spite of vigorous efforts of the physician who answered the call to save her life. Death was pronounced due to heart disease. Mrs. Coe leaves two sisters, Mrs. Delpha Darrow of Interlaken, N.Y. and Mrs. May Barnes of Galesburg; one brother, Thomas Robards of Galesburg: and three grandchildren, Merrill W. Coe and Max O. Coe of Kalamazoo, and Miss Alice Coe of Chicago.  The Kalamazoo (MI) Gazette, April, 1930 note: Date of Death: 04-Apr-1930

Lewis A. Coe, 59 years of age, died at his home on Division street at Kalamazoo after an illness of several weeks.  Mr. Coe was born in Comstock and lived in Kalamazoo county nearly all his life. He was preceded in death six months ago by an only child, Ora Coe. He is survived by his wife, his mother, Mrs. Walter Coe, of South Comstock; five brothers, Eugene of Chicago, Edward of Augusta and Charles, James and Dowan of Kalamazoo, and two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Hammill of San Francisco and Mrs. William Smith of Kalamazoo. There are also three little grandchildren: Alice, Merrill and Max Coe. Funeral was held at 3:30 Friday afternoon from the home, Rev. J.B. Peatling officiating. Burial in Riverside cemetery.   For a number of years Mr. Coe lived north east Galesburg on the farm now owned by Frank Griffith. Later he conducted a livery business in the village leaving here about ten years ago.   The Kalamazoo Gazette (?), date unknown.  Date of death was: 2-May-1916

Ora W. Coe, one of the best-known young men of the county, died this morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs L.A. Coe, 1206 Division street, after an illness of three months. He was taken sick last summer and an operation was performed while he was in South Dakota. Since that time he has gradually failed.   Mr. Coe was born in Galesburg July 12, 1884, and lived in the vicinity of that village until he came to Kalamazoo a number of years ago. November 29, 1905, he was married to Miss Lulu Temple, a well-known Kalamazoo young lady, and for a time they resided in this city. More recently they made their home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he was the manager of the Reliance Film Exchange company.   Besides Mrs. Coe, three small children survive. They are: Merrill, aged 8; Alice, aged 6, and Max, an 18 month old babe. With the relatives, a wide circle of friends mourn his death.   The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home, 1200 Division street. Burial will take place in Riverside.   The Kalamazoo (MI) Gazette (?), October, 1915.  Date of Death: 15-Oct-1915

GEROULD, Mrs. Margaret Ann, 725 North Rose St. --Passed away April 14, 1973 at her residence. Mrs. Gerould was born August 21, 1898 in Kalamazoo, daughter of John J. and Margaret McPherson Temple. Surviving are the husband, Claire R.; one son, Claire T. at home; brother, Fred W. Temple, Florida; several nieces and nephews, Mrs. Gerould will be at the Truesdale Downtown Funeral Home where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Internment Riverside Cemetery.  The Kalamazoo (MI) Gazette, April 14, 1973, Sect. B, p. 4, col. 6
Gerould Rites Set Tuesday, Funeral services will be held Tuesday for Mrs. Margaret A. Gerould, 74, of 725 N. Rose. Mrs. Gerould died early Saturday at her home.   Mrs. Gerould was the wife of Claire R. Gerould, an unsuccessful candidate for a county commission seat last fall from the 12th district. He was an American Independent Party candidate.  Also surviving are a son, Claire T., at home, and a brother, Fred W. Temple of Florida.  The Kalamazoo (MI) Gazette, April 15, 1973, Sect. E, p. 24, col. 4

GEROULD, Mr. Claire T. "Sonny", 181 W. North Street, Died Wednesday evening, May 11, 1994. Sonny was born September 22, 1921 in Kalamazoo, MI, the son of Claire and Margaret Temple Gerould and had been a lifelong resident here. Prior to his retirement he was employed for 30 plus years as the elevator operator at the Park Trades Center, formerly the Saniwax building. He was an accomplished artist and was involved with Community Advocates for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are many friends. Services will be held at 10:30 Friday at the Langeland Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, A Trust 100 Chapel, with the Rev. Fred B. Cunningham of North Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Senior Services or Community Advocates.  The Kalamazoo (MI) Gazette, May 12, 1994, Sect. C, p. 8, col. 3

Mrs. Margaret Temple, 80, widow of John J. Temple, died Friday morning at her home, North Rose and Frank streets, after a long illness.  She was born July 5, 1861 at Mount Forest, Canada, the daughter of William and Anne McPherson, coming to this country when five years of age. May 6, 1883 she was married to Mr. Temple, and has lived at her present address for 60 years.  Mrs. Temple attended the old Frank street school, and was a member of the North Presbterian church. Surviving are a son, Fred, La Crosse, Wis.; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Gerould and Mrs. Lulu Branch, Kalamazoo; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The Kalamazoo (MI) Gazette, May 1, 1942, p. 21, col. 4

Claire R. Gerould, 82, of 725 N. Rose, Kalamazoo, an unsuccessful candidate for Kalamazoo County commissioner in 1972, died this morning in Borgess Medical Center.  Gerould, a life-long resident of Kalamazoo County, failed in his bid for the 12th District county commissioner in November, 1972, running as an American Independent party candidate.   A retired machine and product designer for Clark Equipment Co., in Battle Creek, Gerould was a frequent critic of the county and Kalamazoo commissions.   In early 1975, he failed in a bid to recall the City Commission when he was unable to obtain enough signatures on petitions. He was particularly upset about property assessments that he felt were too high.   A veteran of World War I, Gerould was considered a conservative and frequently wrote letters to the editor in the Kalamazoo Gazette.    Funeral arrangements for Gerould are being made by Truesdale's Williamsburg Chapel.   The Kalamazoo (MI) Gazette, August 10, 1979, Sect D., p. 1, col. 3
GEROULD, Mr. Claire R., 725 N. Rose --- Passed away August 10, 1979 in Borgess Hospital. Mr. Gerould was born January 16, 1897 in Kalamazoo, the son of George and Bertha Gerould. He married Margaret Ann Temple on December 4, 1920, and she preceded him in death April 15, 1975. He was a veteran of World War I. He was a draftsman for Clark Equipment Co. for 15 years before he retired. He is survived by one son, Claire T. of Kalamazoo; several cousins. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the TRUESDALE WILLIAMSBURG CHAPEL, 445 W. Michigan, with William Pryor of the VFW Post No. 827 officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation today and Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Heart Association. The Kalamazoo (MI) Gazette, August 11, 1979, Sect. B, p. 7, col. 6

COE, Mr. Merrill J., 3508 Adams, Kalamazoo -- Passed away September 12 at Bronson Hospital. Mr. Coe was born April 21, 1907 in Kalamazoo, the son of Ora and Lulu Coe and had been a resident here most of his life. Surviving are his wife, Hazel; 1 son, M. Jerry Coe of California; 2 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; 1 brother, Max Coe of Schoolcraft; 1 sister, Mrs. Alice Grunwald, Kansas City, Kansas. Mr. Coe will be at the Truesdale South Chapel, Portage, where religious services will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday, with Pastor Harold M. Taber, of the Lane Blvd. United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment, Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  The Kalamazoo (MI) Gazette, September 13, 1973, Sect. C, p. 8, col. 2

COE, Mrs. Hazel L., Kalamazoo, Passed away Thursday, December 20, 1999 at the Alamo Nursing Home. Mrs. Coe was born March 14, 1908 and had been a resident of Kalamazoo all of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merrill J. Coe in 1973. She is survived by a son, Merrill "Jerry" Coe and his wife Marilyn of California; a sister-in-law, Margaret Upson; two grandsons Steven Coe of Colorado and David Coe of California; four great-grandsons. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday at the TRUESDALE-ANSELL FUNERAL HOME Westnedge at Milham.  Interment Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 at the funeral home.  The Kalamazoo (MI) Gazette, December 26, 1999, Sect. B, p. 7, Col. 1

Coe, Mr. Max  O., 409 S. Grand, Schoolcraft, Passed away June 11, 1990. He was born April 7, 1914 in Kalamazoo the son of Ora and Lulu Coe. He attended Central High School and was a W.W. II Army veteran, serving in the #947 Engineers in Guam. He was a commercial artist and salesman for Crescent Engraving in Kalamazoo and Co-owner of United Graphics in Battle Creek. He owned and operated with his wife the Village Drive-in in Schoolcraft. He was also an avid hunter and vintage car enthusiast. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Marjorie (Daniels) ; a son, Jon of Belleville, MI; a daughter and son-in-law, Cheri and Jerry Arnold of Kalamazoo; 2 grandchildren, Jeff and Scott; a sister, Alice Grunwald of Sun City, AZ; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Merrill in 1975. At his wish cremation has taken place. There will be no services or visitation. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Schoolcraft Ambulance Assoc. or the charity of your choice. Arrangements handled by AVINK FUNERAL HOME Schoolcraft,  Kalamazoo Gazette, Date Unknown

COE, Mrs. Marjorie E., 409 South Grand, Schoolcraft,  Passed away at Bronson Hospital Sunday, November 24, 1991. She was born February 9, 1914 in Battle Creek the daughter of Clarence and Mary Daniels. She married Max Coe and he preceded her in death June 11, 1990. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Cheri and Jerry Arnold of Kalamazoo; a son, John Coe of Ann Arbor; 2 grandchildren; a sister, Ethel Brown of Vicksburg; a brother and sister-in-law, Gordon and Dorothy Daniels of Vicksburg; special friends, Rae and Ed Hoare, Ruth Toorman, Ginny Munson, and Barb Ott. She was also preceded in death by a brother, John Daniels. At her request cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at her home, 409 S. Grand, Tuesday afternoon and evening. Interment of cremains Riverside Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the Schoolcraft Ambulance Association. Arrangements handled by AVINK FUNERAL HOME, Schoolcraft, The Kalamazoo (MI) Gazette, November 25, 1991, Sect. C, p. 4, col. 2

Eunice Evangeline Kraft - Sturgis, Mi., A 42 year educator at Western Michigan University died Sunday February 28, 1999 at her home in Sturgis, Mi.  At the age of 100.  She was born August 29, 1898 in the house she was currently living in and the house that her grandfather John W. Craig purchased in 1875.  She was the daughter of Henry C. & Nellie (Craig) Kraft.  Her childhood was spent in Sturgis.  She resided in Kalamazoo from 1916-1977 when she returned to Sturgis.  Eunice received her teaching certificate from Western Michgian Univesity, Kalamazoo where she was a teacher for 42 years.  She received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the School of Literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Sturgis and a member of the Prayer Group.  Eunice was the first woman in the city of Sturgis to be inducted into the Phi Betta Kappa Sorority she was also a member of Delta Kappa Gama Sorority.  Other memberships include Life Member of the Alumni Association of Western Michigan University, Michigan Education Association, Retired Teachers Association, Sturgis Woman's Club, St. Joseph County Historical Society of which she served as President in 1976-1976.  A Latin Scholarship is given in her name each year at Western Michigan University.  Eunice enjoyed corresponding with her former students up to the time of her death.  Surviving are several second cousins.  In accordance to her wishes there will be no visitation.  Private burial will take place at Oak Lake Cemetery, Sturgis.  Memorial services will be held in Kimbel Chapel at the First United Methodist Church, Surgis on Thursday at 11:00 A.M.  The Rev. Keith Treman will officiate.  If desired memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army.  Envelopes are available at the Hackman-Foglesong Funeral Home, 114 SW Nottawa Street, Sturgis, Mi.  616-651-2331 who is handling the arrangements.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mar 2, 1999

Hartle, Thomas B., D.D.S., born March 14, 1907 in Kalamazoo, Michigan; passed away October 21, 1997 in Arcadia Methodist Hospital.  Tom has been a resident of Pasadena (Linda Vista area) for 48 years.  He graduated from University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1933.  He enjoyed all his patients and his practice of dentistry for 60 years in downtown Los Angeles.  His parents, Thomas J. Bartle, a cigar maker and Kathryn "Kitty: Graf Bartle were proud of his accomplishments.  He spent his early childhood on a rural farm in Arvada, Colorado before the family moved to Los Angeles in 1917.  Tom was a cheerleader at Lincoln Heights High School.  As a college student at the Univesity of Southern California, he sang with the famous U.S.C. Choral Group.  As a dental student, he worked as a night gas station attendant so he could study and pay for his college education.  He graduated from U.S.C. Dental School in 1933 and was recognized for his outstanding achievement with the Garrett Newkirk Memorial Award.  He served his country as a dentist in the U.S. Nany in World War II.  He was also awarded a lifetime membership in the American Dental Association.  He raised his three daughters after his first wife, Marian Alice Sprott, died in 1967.  He lived a long and active life enjoying hunting, traveling and gardening. Dr. Tom Bartle is survived by his living wife, Betty; his three daughters, Rev. Judy Rarick (Ron) of Grandview, Missouri,  Mrs. Joyce Flieger (Rich) of Tucson, Arizona and Mrs. Alice Lodwich (John) of Laguna Niguel;  eight grandsons and two great-grandsons.  Tom was loved immensely and his gift for stories will be greatly missed by family and friends.  Services will be held 4 p.m. Monday, October 27 at la Canada Presbyterian Church, Harris Hall Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: U.S.C. Dental Alumni Association, 3308 Butler Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 90066-1306  Oakdale Mortuary, Glendale.  source:  Los Angeles Times Oct 26, 1997

Mrs. Lafayette Coe was born in Charleston, June 22, 1837. Her maiden name was Candace Renette Potts. She was the eldest of a family of seven children, was married to Lafayette Coe September 10, 1859 at Climax, having spent the greater part of her life at that place, or near vicinity.   She was the mother of eight children, five survive her; three sons: Henry of Battle Creek, Jerome of Kalamazoo, Ed of Climax and two daughters, Mrs. C. Allen of Tuscon, Arizona and Mrs. Hester Lawrence of this place. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. John Freer.  Mrs. Coe has been a sufferer for several months and last Tuesday suffered a second stroke of paralysis to which she succumbed Sunday morning at 4 o'clock.  The funeral was held at the home Tuesday at one o'clock, Rev. Joshua White officiating. Interment near Climax. --- Argus.   The Climax (MI) Cereal, Friday, April 18, 1902, p. 1, col. 3

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