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Marshall PALLETT

Kalamazoo Gazette Obituary: Marshall Pallett Sr. December 10, 1916 - November 27, 2004
Marshall M. Pallett, Sr. died Saturday, November 27, 2004 with his devoted wife by his side. Marshall was born on Dember 10, 1916 in Martin, Michigan to Arthur and Francis (Munn) Pallett. He graduated from Plainwell high School in 1935. He was united in marriage to Barbara Bellingham on May 13, 1939. Marshall was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Europe during WWII. After the war he returned home and worked 34 years as a pressman at KVP Sutherland/Brown Co., until his retirement in 1976. He was president of Local 337 for many years. After retiring he and his wife, Barbara, owned and operated Shelp's Resort RV campground on Pine Lake. Marshall thoroughly enjoyed his time on the lake. He especially enjoyed talking to people; strangers or acquaintances it did not seem to make a difference. He loved his tractors, mowing grass by himself or with his wife. He worked hard seven days a week and loved every minute of life. He enjoyed winters in Arizona, but always looked forward to returning to the lake in the spring. He loved his kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be truly missed by his family. He is survived by wife of 65 years, Barbara, son, Marshall Pallet, Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Plainwell, daughter, Jill DeJong and her husband Robert of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Grandchildren: Marshall Pallett III and his wife, Rachel; Tammy Herrick and her husband Ray, Monica Fisher and her husband Rich, Tracy White and her husband Jeff, and Natalie Pallet, 9 great grandchildren. Also surviving are his brothers Elwood Pallett of Naples, Fla., Leon Pallett of Plainwell and a sister, Winifred Latourette of Otsego and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the RDMG Life Story Funeral Homes, Plainwell Chapel, private services will be held at a later date. Please visit Marshall's memory page at www.lifestorynet.com, where in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, Multiple Sclerosis Society, or the Scoliosis Research Society.


Charles E. BELLINGHAM

BIRTH-PARENTS-CHILDREN-MARR-DEATH: Bellingham book, complied by Florence Munn Ullrey; 1 Sept. 1974; pages 29-34. Charles Bellingham, b. Feb. 2, 1869, m. Mary Elizabeth Webster, March 30, 1892, d. May 31, 1961. Children: William Leigh, Myron J., Marcia Esther, Charles Leslie and Lawrence (twins).

OBITUARY: Plainwell Enterprise, Thursday June 8, 1961.
Services were held at 1:30 p. m. Saturday at the Marshall and Gren Funeral home for Charles E. Bellingham, age 92, who passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 31, at Kalamazoo. Dr. T. Wylie officiated. Interment was in Hillside Cemetery.
Mr. Bellingham was born February 2, 1869 in Gun Plain Township, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bellingham, and had lived in Kalamazoo for the past 29 years.
Surviving are two sons, Myron of Lansing and Leslie of Kalamazoo; one daughter, Mrs. Marcia Burroughs of Muskegon; 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Two sons, Lee and Lawrence preceded him in death.


Edith R. HALL

Kalamazoo Gazette, Sat. January 30, 1960, page 12.
Mrs. Edith R. Bellingham passed away Friday afternoon. Mrs. Bellingham was born August 27, 1873 in Cooper Township, daughter of the late George and Emma Hall and had been a resident of Plainwell and Kalamazoo County all of her life. She was a member of the Plainwell Baptist Church. Surviving are: one sister, Mrs. Lalia Webster of Cooper' one grandson, Fred Zimmerman; 3 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Mrs. Hazel Zimmerman, preceded her in death in 1955. Services will be held Monday afrernoon at 2 o'clock at the Langeland Memorial Chapel, Rev. Gordon C. Blossom officiating. Interment in Cooper Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.


William Otto HAMILTON

OBITUARY: Plainwell Enterprise, May 11, 1933, page1, column 6.
William Otto Hamilton, aged 35 years passed away at his home here at 2:00 o'clock Saturday morning from a heart attack. He was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Irving Hamilton and was born July 6, 1898. He has lived all his life in this village but has recently been engaged in contruction work in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Mr. Hamilton was married to Marcia Bellingham September 22, 1917 and to them were born three sons, Donald, Robert and Richard. Besides his wife and children he is survived by his parents and two brothers Lee of Watervliet, Edward of Plainwell. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Johnson Funeral Home with Rev. A. G. Beard of the Presbyterian church officiating. The beautiful floral tributes gave mute testimony to the sympathy of their many friends. He was laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery.


Marcia Esther BELLINGHAM

BIR-PARENTS-CHILDREN-MARRS: Bellingham book, complied by Florence Munn Ullrey; 1 Sept. 1974, page 32. Marcia Esther Bellingham, b. Aug. 15, 1898, m. (1) Otto Hamilton Sept. 22, 1917 m. (2) Walter hodges Burroughs, Sept. 5, 1936. Children by 1st marr: Donald Jay, Robert Charles and Richard Earle.

MARR 2ND: Information was from her son Donald Hamilton, Otsego, MI.

OBITUARY: Kalamazoo Gazette, March 22, 1976, Section B, page 9, column 1.
Mrs. Marcia Burroughs, 575 Orchard St.; Twin Lake, formerly of Plainwell passed away Sunday morning at the Hackley Hospital, Muskegon, after a short illness.
Mrs. Burroughs was born August 15, 1898, in Gun Plains Twp., daughter of Charles and Mary Bellingham. She is survived by 2 sons, Donald Hamilton of Kalamazoo and Richard Hamilton of Buena Park, Calif.; one stepson, Walter Burroughs of Iowa Falls, Iowa; 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one brother, Leslie Bellingham of Kalamazoo; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Marshall Gren Chapel, Plainwell, where services will be held
Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Pastor D. A. Parrott officiating. Interment in Hillside Cemetery. Those who desire may make contributions to the Heart Fund.


Walter Hodges BURROUGHS

BIRTH-CHILDREN-DEATH: Information from Walter's obituary.

MARR: Bellingham Book, complied by Florence Munn Ullrey Sept. 1, 1974; pg. 32.

OBT: Kalamazoo Gazette, 4:54:1, dated Jan 1, 1969.
Mr. Walter H. Burroughs passed away Saturday morning in Mc Allen, Tex., after a lingering illness. Born July 16, 1892, in Plainwell, Michigan, he was a veteran of World War I and is survived by his wife, Marcia; one son, Walter Burroughs of Iowa Falls, Iowa; two steps sons, Donald Hamilton of Kalamazoo and Richard Hamilton of Anaheim, Calif.; step-mother, Mrs. Eva Wheater of Plainwell; one brother Harry Burroughs of Toledo, Ohio, 13 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Marshall and Gren Chapel after Tuesday morning. Services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday after- noon with the Rev. Emerson Minor officiating. Interment, Hillside Cemetery. Those who desire may make contributions to the charity of their choice.


Marcia Esther BELLINGHAM

BIR-PARENTS-CHILDREN-MARRS: Bellingham book, complied by Florence Munn Ullrey; 1 Sept. 1974, page 32. Marcia Esther Bellingham, b. Aug. 15, 1898, m. (1) Otto Hamilton Sept. 22, 1917 m. (2) Walter hodges Burroughs, Sept. 5, 1936. Children by 1st marr: Donald Jay, Robert Charles and Richard Earle.

MARR 2ND: Information was from her son Donald Hamilton, Otsego, MI.

OBITUARY: Kalamazoo Gazette, March 22, 1976, Section B, page 9, column 1.
Mrs. Marcia Burroughs, 575 Orchard St.; Twin Lake, formerly of Plainwell passed away Sunday morning at the Hackley Hospital, Muskegon, after a short illness.
Mrs. Burroughs was born August 15, 1898, in Gun Plains Twp., daughter of Charles and Mary Bellingham. She is survived by 2 sons, Donald Hamilton of Kalamazoo and Richard Hamilton of Buena Park, Calif.; one stepson, Walter Burroughs of Iowa Falls, Iowa; 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one brother, Leslie Bellingham of Kalamazoo; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Marshall Gren Chapel, Plainwell, where services will be held
Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Pastor D. A. Parrott officiating. Interment in Hillside Cemetery. Those who desire may make contributions to the Heart Fund.


Mary Jane BOURNE

Birth: 1891 British census correctly gives county of birth as Kent, not Sussex as reported in the 1881 British census.


Alexander ANDERSON

BIRTH-MARR-DEATH-BURIAL: This information for Alexander came from his obituary.

OBITUARY: The Traverse City Record Eagle, December. 28, 1928; pg. 3.
Alexander Anderson, 630 West Eight Street, 79 years of age and a pioneer of the region, passed away this morning at one o'clock following a long illness.
The deceased was born at Moscowton of Leister, Livingston, N. Y., March 26th 1849. In 1869 he came to Allegan, Michigan, and on May 11, 1817 (should be1878), was united in marriage to Miss Eliza Bellingham. In 1871 he bought 160 acres of land in Homestead, Benzie County, Michigan and ten years later moved to Homestead where he resided until 1908, when he moved to Traverse City.
He was the father of three children, two of who remain to mourn their loss, William A. of 330 West Tenth street, and Burton at home. His wife also survives as well as an adopted daughter, Mrs. A. Reid of Acme and other relatives and a host of friends. He was a member of the Asbury Methodist church and also a life member of the Masonic lodge. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 from the Hibbard chapel, Rev. Myron E. Hoyt, pastor of the Asbury church and Dr. Demas Cochlin of the First Congregational church officiating. Burial will be made in the family lot in Oakwood cemetery.


Eliza A. BELLINGHAM

BIRTH-PARENTS-SPOUSE-MARR-CHILDREN-DEATH-BURIAL: Bellingham Book complied by Florence Munn Ullrey, Sept. 1, 1974; pages 9-10. Eliza Bellingham, b. May 8, 1858, Plainwell, Michigan; m. Alex Anderson , May 11, 1878; d. August 12, 1933, Traverse City, Michigan. Children: William Alfred, Burton A., Charles, and Margaret Jane.

OBITUARY: From the Traverse City Record Eagle, pg. 3, August 14, 1933.
Mrs. Eliza Anderson, a resident of this city since 1908 died at her home, 630 West Eighth St., Saturday afternoon, August 12, 1933, following a long illness.
Mrs. Anderson's maiden name was Eliza Ann Bellingham and she was born May 8,1858, in Allegan County. There she was married to Alex Anderson May 11, 1878. The young couple moved to Homestead, Benzie County and cut a home out of the hardwood forests where they lived until they moved to Traverse City in 1908.
Three sons were born to the couple, Charles, who died in infancy, William A. of 330 West Tenth Street and Berton, (Burton) at home. An adopted daughter Mrs. Margaret Reid of Acme also survives, besides four sisters, Mrs. Hattie Pierson of Hastings, Mrs. Ella Munn of Vicksburg, Mrs. Matie Bliss of Silver Creek, and Mrs. Sadie Dunwell of Kalamazoo. One brother, Charles Bellingham of Kalamazoo also survives. Mr. Anderson died December 28, 1928.

BURIAL: Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Michigan.


Jay Thomas PIERSON

BIRTHPLACE-BIRTHDATE-PARENTS-DEATH: Jay T. Pierson's death certificate.

OBITUARY: Hastings Banner, April 6, 1931.
J. T. Pierson, who has been identified with mercantile interests in this city for a long time, passed away Sunday from pneumonia. He had been in poor health for a long time and confined to his home. Funeral services were held at the family residence on So. Jefferson St. on Tuesday at two P.M. Surviving are the widow, two sons, Maurice and Lynn and a daughter, Grace.


Harriet (Hattie) BELLINGHAM

BIRTH-PARENTS-SPOUSE-MARR-CHILDREN-DEATH-OBT: In the Bellingham book complied by Florence Munn Ullrey, Sept.1, 1974; page 11-12. Harriet Bellingham, b. April 27, 1860, Plainwell, Michigan, m. Jay T. Pierson, Nov. 24, 1881, d. Feb. 11, 1943, Hastings, Michigan. Children: Maurice Leon, Grace May, and Lynn Edgar.

OBITUARY: Probably the Hastings Banner, Friday, February 12, 1943.
Mrs. Harriet Pierson, aged 82, passed away Thursday afternoon, February 11, 1943, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Pierson. Her health had not been good for some time and after the death of her daughter, Miss Grace Pierson, two weeks previously, she declined rapidly.
She was the widow of J.T. Pierson, a former well known merchant in Irving and Hastings, the family coming to this city from Irving about 25 years ago. Mrs. Pierson had been a member of the First Methodist Church for many years, and was also a member of one of the W.S.C.S. circles and as long as she was able, was always faithful in attendance.
Surviving are two sons, Maurice of Hasting and Lynn of Detroit, also several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral service were held 2:30 P. M. Saturday in the Leonard Chapel the Rev. L. Winston Stone officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery.


George E. MUNN

IMMIGRATION: George came to the USA in 1876. he filed his intention in Allegan County Michigan to become a citizen of the United States June 25, 1884.

OBITUARY: The Vicksburg Commercial, August 6, 1935, page1, column 5.
George Munn, 75 year old pioneer of this section, passed away at the farm home at Indian Lake Sunday morning about 8:15 o'clock from a heart attack. Mr. Munn had undergone an operation at Borgess hospital recently and only two weeks ago returned home.
Mr. Munn was born in Kent county England on December 16, 1859 and came to this country when only a small boy. He came to Michigan to live upon his arrival, first living in Brady township about 43 years ago, Allegan county and then moving to where he lived on his farm bordering Indian Lake. Some 26 years ago he started to develop a resort along the lake front of his farm and since that time has spent most of his time that way.
He loved to hunt and fish and work and combined them all as nearly as possible on his farm near the lake. He was known far and wide and well liked.
Funeral services will be held from the Critz Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, 1935 with the Rev. Norman Klump officiating. Burial will be made in Vicksburg cemetery.
He is survived by his widow Ellen; two sons, Clarence W. Munn of Vicksburg and Mancel T. Munn of Geneva, New York; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Butcher of Battle Creek and Mrs. Florence Ullery of Kalamazoo; eleven grandchildren; three brothers, Edward of Long Beach, California, B. John Munn of Vicksburg and Charles Munn of West Branch, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Fanny Crane of Plainwell, Mrs. Jennie Southworth and Mrs. Hannah Lee of Vicksburg, besides a host of friends.


Ellen (Ella) BELLINGHAM

BIRTH-PARENTS-MARR-SPOUSE-CHILDREN-DEATH: Bellingham Book, complied by Florence Munn Ullrey, Sept. 1, 1974; pages 13-17. Ellen Bellingham, b. Feb 11, 1863, m. George E. Munn Dec. 25, 1883, d. June 16, 1940 Vicksburg, Michigan. Children: Clarence William, Mancel Thornton, Evelyn Emily and Florence Eloise,

OBITUARY: Kalamazoo Gazette; January 17, 1940; page3, column 6.
VICKSBURG-Mrs. Ellen Bellingham Munn, 77, died at Allendale convalescent home in Battle Creek on Sunday afternoon. She was born at Gun Plains, February 11, 1863, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. William Bellingham. On December 25, 1883 she was married to George Munn who died five years ago. For the last 49 years she had resided on a farm near Indian lake where she and her husband had operated the Munn resort. She leaves four children, Clarence of Vicksburg; Mancel of Geneva, N.Y.; Mrs. Evelyn Butcher of Battle Creek, and Mrs. Florence Ullrey of Kalamazoo; three sisters, Mrs. Harriet Pierson of Hastings; Mrs. Emmett Bliss of Plainwell and Mrs. Edgar Dunwell of Kalamazoo, also a brother, Charles Bellingham, also of Kalamazoo and 11 grandchildren. Services will be held from the Critz funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday burial in the Vicksburg cemetery.