from Newspapers and other Sources


Abstracted and Compiled
by the
Genealogists of the Clinton County Historical Society

 Newspaper abbreviations:

CI = Clinton Independent MRP = Maple Rapids Press
CR = Clinton Republican MRM = Maple Rapids Messenger
CCRN = Clinton County Republican News MW = Meridian Weekly
CCN = Clinton County News ORU = Ovid Register Union
DBR = DeWitt-Bath Review SJH = St. Johns Herald
EE = Elsie Enterprise SJI = Saint Johns Independent Informer
ES = Elsie Sun SJN = Saint Johns News
FP = Fowler Post SJR = Saint Johns Reminder
GCH = Gratiot County Herald TA = The American
GLI = Grand Ledge Independent TB = The Banner
LSJ = Lansing State Journal TCD = The Clinton Democrat
MRD = Maple Rapids Dispatch TLG = The Looking Glass

 This is a work in progress with additional deaths added on a regular basis as newspapers are abstracted.  Currently this database contains 54,628 deaths.   Please check all possible spellings or partial spellings of last names.  The original cards sometimes contain additional information (birth date, marriage, husband/wife name) which was not transcribed to the computer database.           

Data Type:

Many variations of spelling and data appear in the newspaper accounts for the same person.   Researchers should view civic records for verification and/or interpretation. 

Known Issues:

1.      About 1,000 deaths from the early 1950ís were filed before being transcribed into this database.  These cards can be searched in the card file at the archives.

2.      During the early years of this transcription project only obituaries were recorded.   Additional brief death notices were not extracted.

3.      This online database is a transcription of index cards on file at the archives.  Transcription errors can and have occurred in the original newspaper, by the original extractor and during the transcription to the computer database.   Commonly misread letters are i, e, a, o, v, r, h and k. 

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Last Update 1/9/2017