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Susan Drake Hollenbeck
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1847
Toronto Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Death: Feb. 26, 1902
Michigan, USA

March 13, 1902- Elk Rapids Progress

OBITUARY- Hollenbeck, Susan (Drake), was born in Toronto, Canada, February 5th, 1847 and was married to Mr. Chester Hollenbeck, June 4th 1874. The family came to Michigan in August, 1881, and settled in Milton where she resided up to her death; which occurred in the evening of February 26th, 1902 aged 55 years and 21 days old. She had been a member of the M.E. Church for nearly forty years and her consistent Christian life was an honor to her profession.

A husband and seven children and a large circle of relatives and friends are left to mourn the loss of an affectionate wife, a loving mother and a good neighbor. The funeral services were held at her home, February 28th, 1902. The religious services were conducted by the Rev. S. P. Hewett, Rev. S. W. Masters offered prayer a large procession followed her to the Elk Rapids Cemetery where she was laid in her last resting place.

Memorial Poem:

We miss thy dear mother, From thy familiar place. We do not hear thy footsteps here,Nor see thy cheerful face.

We miss thy at the table,We feel thy absence there. And oh, what sorrow pierce our heart, To see thy vacant chair.

We miss the in the garden, Where Thou didst oft retreat. To breathe the fragrances of the flowers,And rest thy weary feet.

We miss thy kind words spoken, Thy merry laugh and smile. We miss the fond look of thine eye,We miss the all the while.

Our home is sad without the, How desolate each heart. Oh, could we hear thy voice again, What joy it would impart.

We miss the, oh we miss the, Whichever way we go. The stroke of death that snatched the hence, Hath filled our hearts with woe.

Farewell our dearest mother, Our souls were knit to thine. The memory of thy kindness still,Around our hearts entwine.

Again we hope to meet thee,When life' short journey's o'er. Oh yes we hope to meet the,On heaven's eternal shore.


Oh children dear, hush every sigh,Wipe all they tears away.

For I have reached that world on high,Where reigns eternal day.

I've safely passed the billow's roar Upon life's stormy son,

An here upon the shining shore I'm waiting now for thee.

Family links: 
  Chester Hollenbeck (1840 - 1911)*
  Artemas C Hollenbeck (1882 - 1958)*
*Calculated relationship
Maple Grove Cemetery
Elk Rapids
Antrim County
Michigan, USA
Plot: 160
Created by: Denise Ferguson Lake
Record added: Apr 27, 2008
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