Tuesday, December 6, 2011

James McCrea's Obituary (Husband of Isabelle Cameron)

 The obituary of James B. McCrea (1850 - 1934), husband of Isabelle Cameron, daughter of Duncan and Ellen (Cameron) Cameron.
Roscommon (MI) Herald-News / December 6, 1934

James B. McCrea, former well known resident here, passed away at his home at Muskegon, Monday afternoon, after having been ill for several months.  He was about 85 years of age.  He came to Roscommon during the early lumbering days and for years was engaged in the lumber business.  When things quieted down in that industry he engaged in farming, developing a nice farm in Richfield township, where he lived for several years.  While there he was elected supervisor from that township and served in that capacity for several terms, also served several terms as chairman of the Board of Supervisors.  He gave up farming nearly fifteen years ago and then moved to Flint, later going to Muskegon where he has resided for the past four or five years.  Beside his widow, he is survived by five children, James E., of Salem, Ore., Miss Adelia and Duncan C., both of Detroit, Mrs. Ellen Audley of Waukesha, Wis., and Miss Jessie B., of Honolulu, Hawaii.  The remains are being brought here today for burial in Higgins cemetery.  The funeral will be held from the Congregational church this afternoon under the auspices of Roscommon Lodge, F. & A. M., of which he had been a member for a number of years and of which he is a past master.

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