15 February 2011

Obituary--Mrs Roseann Jacklin

Mrs Jacklin is another immigrant to our area, although not from the Netherlands, as so many of our Fremont area people were.  She is actually a double immigrant, being born in Ireland, but coming to Newaygo county from Canada with her husband. 

From the 6 August 1914 Fremont TimesIndicator:

Mrs. R. Jacklin Passed Away at Her Home on Main Street Tuesday--Lived Here Since 1860
The death of Mrs. Roaseann Jacklin occurred at her home on W. Main St. Tuesday, about noon.  Mrs. Jacklin had been seriously ill for three weeks and death was not unexpected. 
The deceased was a pioneer of Newaygo county and was the widow of the late Robert Jacklin, who passed away thirteen years ago.  She was born in Ireland in 1844 and came to Canada with her parents when seven years of age.
She was married to Robert Jacklin in Toronto, April 2, 1860, and in November of that same year came to Newaygo county, where she has lived since that time.
She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ and was always keenly interested in the growth and prosperity of Fremont.
She is survived by four children:  John R. Jacklin, Mrs. Fannie Fuller, Mrs Clara Kellogg and Edward B. Jacklin, and one grandson, Murray Jacklin.
The funeral service will be held this afternoon at 2:-- o'clock from the house and at 2:30 from the Church of Christ.  Rev. R. A. Thibos will have charge of the services.  The remains will be interred in Maple Grove cemetery.

So much of our residents today owe their presence to the itchy feet of their ancestors.  My ancestors came from Ireland, as well as generations in New England. Other branches traveled from Pennsylvania and Indiana.  My favorite ancestor, Mary Sitts, was captured by Indians from New York and her family came to Michigan from Canada.  Itchy feet all leading them to Michigan.

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