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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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Cox, Wesley

Wesley Cox
Dec. 14, 1898-March 15, 1975


Niles Daily Star, Friday, March 14, 1975, page 2, col. 1-2, microfilm Niles District Library

NILES--Wesley Cox, 76, of 2393 US 12, died suddenly at 3:03 p.m. Thursday on arrival at Pawating Hospital.

An Army veteran of World War I, he was a retired engineer for the Penn Central Railroad.

Born Dec. 14, 1898, in Olive Hill, Ky., he lived in Niles since 1921. On May 4, 1950, he married the former Esther Stuber.

She survives along with two sons, Frank and Lawrence Cox of Niles, two stepsons, William and Larry Rhoads of Niles, a daughter, Mrs. Debbie Smith of Niles, three step daughters, Mrs. Mary True, Mrs. Darlene Meador and Mrs. Sandra Robbins, all of Niles; a brother, William Cox of New Troy, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Rose Simcox of LaPorte, Ind.; 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 3 pm. Saturday in the Halbritter Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ralph Pletcher of Coulter's Chapel Church officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday at the Funeral home.

 

Yung, Hazel (Dickeson)

Hazel Yung
July 21, 1912-March 12, 1975


Niles Daily Star, Friday, March 14, 1975, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

NILES--Mrs. Hazel Yung, 62, formerly of Niles, died suddenly at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday in her home in North Judson, Ind.

Born July 21, 1912 in Niles, she moved to Hamlet, Ind. in 1942. On April 28, 1932 in Niles, she married Raymond Yung.

He survives, along with two sons, Leo of Hamlet and Arthur of English Lake, Ind., a brother, Virgil Dickeson of Michigan; three sisters, Mrs.Esther Hoyt, Miss Opa Dickeson and Mrs. Lucille Cheney, all of Niles; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday at the Halbritter Funeral Home with the Rev. Ernest Glant, formerly of the United Methodist Church of Hamlet, officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Halbritter Funeral Home.

 

Price, Joseph B.

Joseph B. Price
March 1, 1888-March 13, 1975

Niles Daily Star, Friday, March 14, 1975, page 2, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

NILES-- Joseph B. Price, 87, formerly of Niles, died Thursday in Rosemead, Calif., after a long illness.

Born March 1, 1888, in Lancaster, Pa., he was a retired employe of Simplicity Pattern Co.

His wife, the former Anna Parsons, died Nov. 4, 1955.

Surviving are six grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granchild[sic].

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Pifer Chapel of the Swem-Smith Funeral Home.


Niles Daily Star, Monday, March 17, 1975, page 2, col. 7, microfilm Niles District Library

NILES--Graveside committal services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Pastor James Redfield officiating for Joseph B. Price, 87, formerly of Niles, who died March 13 in Rosemead, Calfi.

Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Pifer Chapel of the Swem-Smith Funeral Home.

 

Brown, Albert E.

Albert E. Brown
March 4, 1868-Dec. 12, 1939


Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, December 12, 1939, page 2, col. 7, microfilm Niles District Library


Albert E. Brown, 71, Dies at Rural Home After Long Illness

 

Albert E. Brown, who had lived in and near Niles all of his life, died early this morning in the family home on Route 4.  He had been ill several years.

Surviving are his wife, Lydia, and a son, Glen Brown, Niles. He was born March 4, 1868, and prior to his illness had been a laborer.

The body was taken to the Price and Kiger funeral home where services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2, the Rev. G.W. Simon officiating.  Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery. Friends of the family may call at Price and Kiger's funeral home.

 

Brown, Etta

Etta Brown
May 22, 1879-July 1, 1964


Niles Daily Star, Thursday, July 2, 1964, page 2, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. Etta Brown, 85, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Niles, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Bronson Hospital, Kalamazoo. She had been a patient there since May 18.

She was born May 22, 1879, in LaPorte, Inc. She was a member of the Order of Eastern star and White Shrine, both of Niles.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. George Cartland, Kalamazoo, Mrs. Rex Barron, Niles, and Mrs. John Elwell, Ypsilanti; seven grandchildren and11 great- grandchildren.

Her husband, Earl, died in 1955. A Christian Science service conducted by Mrs. Dorothy Brand will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Pifer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home.