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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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Obituaries

We now have over 5,100 obituaries collected about the interred here at Silverbrook Cemetery.

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Sunderlin, Emma V.

Emma V. Sunderlin
Nov. 7, 1872-April 7, 1953


Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, April 8, 1953, page 2, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. Emma V. Sunderlin, 80, former Niles resident, died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at her home at Mar-Main Apartments in South Bend following an illness of three years.

Mrs. Sunderlin was born Nov. 7, 1872 in Muir and moved to South Bend from Niles in 1945.  Her husband, Fred A. Sunderlin, died Feb. 26, 1949. Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Eula Grimes, South Bend, and Mrs. Arlene McLaughlin, Grand Rapids; a son Harold Sunderlin, also South Bend, and six grandchildren.

She was an associate member of the Niles Monday Reading Club, member of the Social Club here and of the First Baptist Church in South Bend. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Kiger Funeral Home with the Rev. T.M. Greenhoe, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Silverbrook Cemetery.

 

Clark, Tania Roxann

Tania Roxann Clark
March 22, 1952


Niles Daily Star, Monday, March 24, 1952, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

Tania Roxann Clark was still-born at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the South Bend Osteopathic hospital. The parents are Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Clark, 229 Jackson street.

Also surviving are a grandfather, E.P. Clark, of Shelbyville, Ill., and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dash, of Niles; one Brother, Dwight Sherman Clark, and three sisters, Jackie Sue, Renee Fay and Valeda Paulette Clark, all at home.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Pifer funeral  home by Charles Jobe. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.

 

Cox, Irl S.

Irl S. Cox
June 14, 1896-March 26, 1952


Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, March 26, 1952, page 2, col. 7, microfilm Niles District Library

Irl S. Cox, of M-60 east, died at 8:45 a.m. today in Pawating hospital, after an illness of one week.

He is survived by his widow, Tillie. Cox was born on June 14, [words missing] here from Chicago, one year ago. He was a carpenter by trade, and was a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Odd Fellows of Chicago.

Friends may call at the Pifer funeral home, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.


Niles Daily Star, Thursday, March 27, 1952, page 2, col. 6, microfilm Niles District Library

COX RITES SET

The Rev. Lawrence Stauss, of the First Evangelical United Brethren church, of Chicago, will conduct services at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pifer funeral home for Irl S. Cox, 55, who died Wednesday morning. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.

Fink, Dorothea M.

Dorothea M. Fink
Feb. 16, 1885-March 23, 1952


Niles Daily Star, Monday, March 24, 1952, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. Dorothea M. Fink, of 631 North Sixth street, died at 4:10 a.m. Sunday in the Allegan Health center. She had been in poor health for some time.

Surviving are: her husband, Elba, of Niles; one son, T/Sgt. Mervin Fink, of the air corps, stationed at San Bernardino, Cal.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Pauline Kesterson, of Boulder City, Nev., and a brother, Alfred Oberweiser, of Chicago.

Mrs. Fink was born on Feb. 16, 1885, in Mensha, Wis., and came to Niles from there in 1904.

Friends may call at the Pifer funeral home until noon on Wednesday, when the body will be moved to the First Presbyterian church.  Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church by the pastor, the Rev. T.M. Greenhoe. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.

 

Gorton, Nancy Jean (Toney)

Nancy Jean Gorton
Aug. 1, 1927-Apr. 1, 1952


Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, April 1, 1952, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. Eugene Gorton, 24, of 1102 North Seventh street, died Monday at 4:25 p.m. in Pawating hospital.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m from the Presbyterian church with the Rev. T.M. Greenhoe officiating.

Burial will be made in Silverbrook cemetery. Friends may call at the Kiger funeral home.

Mrs. Gorton was born Nancy Jean Toney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Toney, in Niles on Aug. 1, 1927. She married Eugene Gorton on Sept. 4, 1950 in this city.

Survivors include the husband and parents; a brother Franklin Toney, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George McClary, all of Niles.

She was a member of the Presbyterian church.