Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Obituary of Margaret (Cameron) McMillan

Obituary of Margaret (Cameron) McMillan, the wife of Duncan T. McMillan, who died 2 January 1916 in Munising, Alger Co., Michigan:

DEMISE OF MRS. MCMILLAN - The death of Mrs. Margaret Cameron McMillan, wife of D.T. McMillan, occurred at an early hour last Sunday morning, January 2, 1916, at her home in Munising, Mich. Four years ago Mrs. McMillan was ill of typhoid fever and from that time she has been a great sufferer. The late Mrs. McMillan was born at Buckingham, Quebec, Canada, and was married to D.T. McMillan June 9, 1872. She has been a resident of Munising the past twenty years with the exception of one and a half years which she spent at Duluth, Minn. Mrs. McMillan has visited her daughter, Mrs. Frasier, here several times and has made many warm friends who will be sorry to hear of her demise. Although she has been a constant sufferer the past four years she never complained and was always cheerful with her family, friends and neighbors. All that medical aid and kind and loving hands could do to alleviate the suffering and prolong the life so near and dear to all was done but to no avail as the angel of death came to release the soul from the weary worn out body and give it the first breath of life which our souls draw when born anew in the morning land. Besides her husband Mrs. McMillan leaves five children, Mrs. Frasier, Waldo; Hugh of Munising; Walter, Portland, Oregon; Sam of Duluth, Minn; and Thomas of Munising. She is also survived by nine grandchildren. The funeral services were held at the house at two o'clock and 2:30 at the First Presbyterian church where she was one of the oldest members, Rev. Austin officiating. The choir sang "Shall we gather at the River" and Beautiful Isle of Somewhere: and Mrs. H. H. McMillan sang a solo, "His Will Be Done." The floral tributes were beautiful. By her family she was regarded as a faithful wife, a devoted mother and was beloved by her neighbors who knew her best. The body was laid to rest in Maple Grove cemetery.

Margaret (Cameron) McMillan was the daughter of Archibald (b. 1808) & Nancy (McMillan) Cameron (b. Dec 1819). Nancy McMillan was the daughter of John B. & Elizabeth (Graham) McMillan. [Information and obituary courtesy of her descendant, Scott M.]

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