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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We now have over 5,100 obituaries collected about the interred here at Silverbrook Cemetery.
17 February 1878--March 27, 1879
George, aged 13 months and 10 days, son of Jas. J. Mars, died of croup on Thursday morning last.
(Source: Niles Weekly Mirror, Wednesday, April 2, 1879, page 5 col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library)
Julia (Webber) Marrs
March 16, 1851-June 7, 1907
DEATH OF MRS. JULIA MARRS.
Well Known Niles Lady Passed Away This Morning.
Mrs. Julia Marrs of West Niles, who recently suffered a stroke of paralysis, died at 9 o'clock this morning, aged 56 years. The deceased has resided in Niles since childhood and enjoyed the esteem and respect of a wide circle of acquaintances. She was identified with the Woodman Circle and the Loyal Americana.
The deceased is survived by a mother, Mrs. John Webber; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Marshall and Mrs. Wm. Snook, four brothers, William, Emmett, John and Frank, the latter of Canada, and one sister, Clara Marrs.
The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at an hour as yet to be decided upon. The remains will be interred at Silver Brook cemetery.
(Source: Niles Daily Star, Friday, June 7, 1907, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library)
John Rayborn Marrs
April 14, 1842-October 23, 1901
Death of John Marrs
John Marrs of this city died at Kalamazoo this morning. The remains will be brought here this evening for interment. Funeral will occur Sunday from the house. Burial in Silver Brook cemetery. Last June Mr. Marrs suffered a paralytic stroke. He was put under the care of a doctor at Sturgis and recovered so as to be able to visit his daughter at Kalamazoo. Soon after his arrival there he was taken ill and attacked with a second stroke last Tuesday, from which he never recovered. Deased leaves a wife, two daughters, Mrs. L. Marshal of Sturgis, and Mrs. Snook of Kalamazoo, and a brother James, of Bridgeman. Mr. Marrs was insured in the W.O.W. lodge for $3,000. (Source: Niles Daily Star, Thursday, October 24, 1901, page 3, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library)
James J. Marrs
Died January 31, 1892
James J. Marrs died yesterday at 10 at the home of his son-in-law, Geo S. Power, on Lincoln avenue, of the grip and old age, after an illness of five days. He leaves three daughters and two sons, Mrs. G.S. Power, Olie[sic] Marrs, city; Mrs. Anna Crawford, Berrien Springs, Eddie Marrs, city; and Archibald Marrs, living in Indiana. The deceased was 69 years old. Funeral services tomorrow at 10 o'clock from the residence. Mr. Marrs has been employed for the past four years by William Stone as shoemaker, and has a large circle of acquaintances who will regret to learn of his death. (Source: Niles Daily Sun, Monday, February 1, 1892, page 1, col. 6, microfilm Niles District Library)
JAMES J. MARRSAssociated with Wm. Stone, the shoe maker, for the past four years, died at his home in West Niles, Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, with the grip. He was taken ill at Mr. Stone's shoe shop one week ago today.. His age was 69 years. He leaves three daughters and two sons. Funeral tomorrow morning at 10 from residence. The deceased was a cousin of Thomas and Parker Mars, well known in this county. Years ago he and Henry Camp and Geo. Alward were old associates, the two former dying previous, and all will be buried side by side. The wife of Mr. Mars died about a year ago. (Source: Niles Daily Star, Monday, February 1, 1892, page 3, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library)
Lillian F. Ladonski
Nov. 13, 1918-July 30, 1946
Dayton Resident Dies Tuesday in Home of Sister
Mrs. Lillian F. Ladonski, 27, of Dayton, died Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. in the home of her sister, Mrs. Quinton Crocker, 210 1/2 North Front street. She had been seriously ill for one week.
She was a member of the Rebekah lodge in Dayton.
Survivors include: her husband, Peter Ladonski, Dayton; her mother, Mrs. Lillian Townsend, Dayton; two daughers, Lillian and Christina, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Crocker, and Mrs. Arden Brown and Mrs. William Alford, both of Dayton; and one brother, Charles Schau, Dayton.
Born in Indiana
She was born in Michigan City, Ind. Nov. 13, 1918, and came to Niles approximately a week ago to live with Mrs. Crocker.
Services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Pifer funeral home. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery, and friends may call at the funeral home until time of the services.
(Source: Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, July 31, 1946, page 2, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library)