from Newspapers and other Sources


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

 Newspaper abbreviations:

CI = Clinton Independent MRD = Maple Rapids Dispatch
CR = Clinton Republican MRP = Maple Rapids Press
CCRN = Clinton County Republican News MRM = Maple Rapids Messenger
CCN = Clinton County News MW = Meridian Weekly
DBR = DeWitt-Bath Review SJH = St. Johns Herald
GCH = Gratiot County Herald SJI = Saint Johns Independent Informer
GLI = Grand Ledge Independent SJN = Saint Johns News
LSJ = Lansing State Journal SJR = Saint Johns Reminder

 This is a work in progress with additional deaths added on a regular basis as newspapers are abstracted.  Currently this database contains 53,172 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. 

Back to the CCHS homepage


Last Update 7/21/2014