Name:    Herbert Abiram Orvis

From:  The Clare Sentinel, Clare, Michigan
Date:  May 1942   

Bert Orvis Succumbs to Long Illness After Living Here Many Years

Bert Orvis, a lifelong resident of Sheridan township, passed away Thursday, May 7th, following a long illness.

Bert Orvis, son of James and Martha Orvis, was born in Sheridan township, Clare county, August 14, 1875 [sic], and passed away May 7, 1942, at the age of sixty-six years, eight months and twenty-three days.

In 1915, he was united in marriage to Dora Thorne, of Yorkville, Illinois, and to this union were born nine children, four boys and five girls.  One child died in infancy.  He was a member of a family of eleven children, four sisters and six brothers.  Two brothers, James and Claud, preceded him in death.

He leaves to mourn their loss, the wife, eight children, Mrs. Alice Bradley of Grant township, Mrs. Arbutus Baldwin of Ithaca, Mrs. Mary Depew of Flint, and Riley, Leo, Elsie, Harold and Richard at home; eight brothers and sisters, Mrs. Della Gerow of Loomis, William of Detroit, John of Battle Creek, Mrs. Gettie Langworthy of Owosso, Eugene of Arthur township, Mrs. Ethel Kirkpatrick of Clare, Ervin of Sheridan township and Mrs. Mary Gerow also of Sheridan township; six grandchildren; besides a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held from the Thurston Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, May 9, with Rev. Charles Kleinhardt officiating and interment was at Cherry Grove Cemetery.