OBITUARY. MRS. JOSIAH JENKINS. Martha Belford was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1836, and died at the home of her son, J. W. Jenkins, in Grand Rapids, January 26, 1917, age 81 years, 7 months and 18 days. She was united in marriage, in 1855, to Josiah Jenkins, to which union were born thirteen children, of which number six (five sons and one daughter) are now living. The family first settled in Indiana, and about forty years ago came to Kalkaska County, taking up their residence at Lodi on a farm where they lived until about two years ago. Being too far advanced in years to live alone, the farm was then sold and the aged couple went to Grand Rapids to make their home with one of their children. At her request, Mrs. Jenkin's remains were brought back for burial in the Lodi cemetery, services being held in the Lodi town hall on Sunday, January 28, at 11 o'clock, Mr. A. E. Bowerman officiating and L. M. Clapp conducting same. Deceased was highly respected by the people of the county and community among whom she had lived so many years, and the beautiful floral offerings from relatives and friends attested the love by which she was held by all. The remains were accompanied from Grand Rapids by Mr. Jas. W. Jenkins and his daughter Hazel, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Jenkins, the aged husband being too poorly and feeble to make the trip with them, and it is feared he will not long survive his wife. - February 1, 1917, The Leader and the Kalkaskian
CARD OF THANKS:
We wish to thank our many friends for the sympathy and kindness shown us in the loss of our wife, mother and grandmother, and especially do we thank those who were so generous with their floral offerings, and Mr. A. E. Bowerman for his services.
Josiah Jenkins, J. W. Jenkins and family, Ed. Jenkins and family, Chas. J. Jenkins and family, Joe Jenkins and family
- February 1, 1917, Leader and Kalkaskian
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