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Elijah Carpenter Osborn
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Submitted by: Dorothy Hazel Tarr. SOURCE: Kalamazoo Gazette newspaper dated 5 May 1882, Cooper, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Newspaper clipping Courtesy of Kalamazoo Public Library (Local History & Research), 315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan 49007; phone (269) 342-9837; ELIJAH CARPENTER OSBORN - obituary is in the center and marked with a "red dot". (NOTE: I've use photoshop to 'clean up' the obit article to make it more readible, the area around the obit has not be altered.)
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ELIJAH C. OSBORN for many years a resident of this township, died at his residence in Watson, Allegan Co., on the evening of the 28th ult. The funeral services were attended at the Cooper Congregational Church at 10:30 a.m., the 1st inst., by a large number of relatives and sympathizing friends from Watson, also his former friends and neighbors in Cooper.

Mr. Osborn was born at Rochester N.Y., in 1803. He moved with his parents to Canada at an early day.

In 1826 he married Anna Scott, who after passing through the varied scenes of fifty-six years of married life, lives to mourn the loss of one of the best of husbands .

In 1837 he brought his family to Kalamazooto to take up their abode in the then almost unbroken wilderness of western Michigan. Since that time he has resided in Kalamazoo and Allegan counties, the greater portion of the time in Cooper, on a farm now owned by Mr. W. S. Delano.

Mr. Osborn was the father of thirteen children, ten of whom grew to man and womanhood. Five are still living.

He never made a profession of religion. His was a religion, not of words, but of deeds. Quiet and unassuming in his manners, he never sought to make himself conspicuous. We believe him to have been one of whom it may be truthfully said, that he never did a neighbor a wrong and never had an enemy.
Added by: Dorothy Hazel Tarr

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