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The entrance to Silverbrook Cemetery is located at the corner of Main and Cherry Streets in the city of Niles, Michigan.

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Brown, Earl

Earl Brown
Aug. 30, 1875-Aug. 1, 1955


Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, August 2, 1955, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

Funeral services for Earl Brown, 79, 611 Riverview Drive, who died Monday, in Roseland, Indiana, will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Pifer Funeral Home, in Niles.

The Rev. L. George Beacock, pastor of the First Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be in the Silverbrook Cemetery.

Mr. Brown was a member of the St. Joseph Valley Lodge, No. 4 F& A M: the St. Joseph Valley Chapter, No. 2, RAM and Niles Council 19, royal select masters. He was also a member of the New York Central Pioneers association.

Mr. Brown came to Niles from Michigan City in 1920 and worked as a conductor on the New York Central Railroad. He was born in Union Mills, Indiana, on August 30, 1875.

Survivors include his wife Etta, three daughters; Mrs. George Cartland, Kalamazoo, Mrs. Rex Barron, Niles, Mrs. John Elwell, of Ypsilanti; a sister, Mrs. H.O. Porter, of Wellsboro, Indiana, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Pfeil, Pauline C.

Pauline C. Pfeil
Oct. 15, 1914*-Aug. 3, 1955


Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, August 3, 1955, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

Miss Pauline C. Pfeil, 1002 North Fifth street, died at 9 a.m. today in Pawating Hospital. She had been in ill health a year.

She is survived by two brothers., John and Frank, both of Niles and a sister, Mrs. Frank Albright, South Bend.

She was born in Niles, April 10, 1914*, and was employed by the Simplicity Pattern company.

Friends may call at the Pifer Funeral Home Thursday afternoon where services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday with the Rev. H.A. Meussling, pastor of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church, officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.

 

*Date of Birth is not certain.  Obituary says April 10, 1914; death record says Oct. 15, 1914; gravemarker says Oct. 15, 1915.

 

Laverty, Celia P.

Celia P. Laverty
Jan. 28, 1908-Aug. 7, 1955


Niles Daily Star, Monday, August 8, 1955, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. Celia P. Laverty, 1021 Cedar Street, died suddenly at 3:05 a.m. Sunday in Pawating Hospital.

She was born in South Bend on Jan. 28, 1908 and came to Niles from there 15 years ago.

In addition to her husband, the following children survive: Mrs. Harold Martin, Mrs. Clarence McIntyre, Jr., Burton Phiilip Bedinger and Marcia Mae Bedinger, all of Niles.

Other survivors include two grandchildren, two brothers, Frank Rundle and Clem Wyrembewski, both of South Bend, and five sisters, Mrs. Joseph Grall, Mrs. Gaston Talboom and Mrs. . . [illegible] . . .Mrs. Thomas Porter, Elgin, Ill., and Mrs. Joseph Swiental, Louisville, Ky.

Friends may call at the Pifer Funeral Home until noon on Tuesday. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Presbyterian Church, with Dr. T.M. Greenhoe officiating.  Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.

 

Keeys, Pauline

Pauline Keeys
April 20, 1937-Aug. 8, 1955


Niles Daily Star, Monday, August 8, 1955, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

Miss Pauline Keeys, 18, of 1645 Michigan Street, died at 12:15 a.m. today in Pawating Hospital following an illness of four years.

She was born in Sunflower, Miss., where she spent most of her life.

She is survived by her father, John; five brothers, Erskin, Central, Denver and Garnit, all of Niles and Verties, who is serving with the United States Army in Japan; and three sisters, Mrs. Nevada Morgan and Miss Theora Keeys, both of Niles, and Mrs. Mildred Gray, Chicago.

Friends may call at the Pifer Funeral home and services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Mt. Calvary Baptist church with the Rev. Richard Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.

 

Alford, Infant Girl

Alford Girl
Aug. 1, 1955


Niles Daily Star, Monday, August 1, 1955, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

A daughter was stillborn at 3 a.m. today in Pawating Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Billy Alford, 2704 Detroit Road.

Surviving in addition to the parents are a brother, Allan Wayne, and one sister, Peggy Lill Alford.

Committal services will be held this afternoon in Silverbrook cemetery.