John C. Eardly

John C. Eardly

Michigan, USA
Death 10 Dec 1882 (aged 39–40)
Cascade, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Burial Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Plot Sec. A
Memorial ID 53790870 · View Source
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EARDLEY - In Cascade, Dec. 10, 1882, of heart disease, JOHN C. EARDLEY, aged 39 years, 11 months and 10 days.

Funeral from St. Mary's church, in Cascade, on Dec. 12, at 10 o'clock a.m.

DAILY MORNING DEMOCRAT, Grand Rapids, Mich., Tues., Dec. 12, 1882, Pg. 4, Col. 2, Obit. 2


JOHN C. EARDLEY a well-known farmer o[f] Cascade township died a few days ago aged forty years.

DAILY MORNING DEMOCRAT, Grand Rapids, Mich., Wed., Dec. 13, 1882, Pg. 3, Col. 2 (Local Laconics), Item 7


1850 U.S. CENSUS, CASCADE, KENT CO., MI, 25 July 1850
Eardley, Michael, 36, Farmer, b. Ireland
Eardley, Margaret, 35, b. Ireland
Eardley, James, 9, b. MI

1860 U.S. CENSUS, CASCADE, KENT CO., MI, 19 July 1860
Erdly, Michael, 45, Farmer, b. Ireland
Erdly, Margaret, 40, b. Ireland
Erdly, James, 19, Farm Laborer, b. MI
ERDLY, JOHN, 17, Farm Laborer, b. MI
Erdly, Thomas, 9, b. MI

1870 U.S. CENSUS, CASCADE, KENT CO., MI, 6 August 1870
EARLY, JOHN, 28, Farmer, b. MI
Early, Margaret, 58, Keeping House, b. ?
Early, Thomas, 19, At Home, b. MI
Maloy, John, 13, Farm Laborer, b. MI
Pease, Sarah, 15, Domestic Servant, b. MI


Section: 19
Township: Cascade
Post Office Address: Cascade

HISTORY AND DIRECTORY OF KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN, Compiled and Published by Dillenback & Leavitt, Daily Eagle Steam Printing House, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1870, Pg. 194


1880 U.S. CENSUS, CASCADE, KENT CO., MI, 14 June 1880
EARDLY, JOHN C., 35, Farmer, b. MI (Parents b. Ireland)
Eardly, Elizabeth (Wife), 30, Keeping House, b. MI (Parents b. Ireland)
Eardly, Willie (Son), 8, b. MI (Parents b. MI)
Eardly, David (Son), 6, b. MI (Parents b. MI)
Eardly, Mary (Daughter), 4, b. MI (Parents b. MI)
Eardly, John (Son), 2, b. MI (Parents b. MI)
Murphy, Henry (Boarder), 36, Single, Farm Laborer, b. Ireland (Parents b. Ireland)
Lafergey, Dennis (Boarder), 30, Single, Farm Laborer, b. NY (Parents b. UNKNOWN)
O'Brien, Ellen (Boarder), 50, Single, Housework, b. Ireland (Parents b. Ireland)


JOHN C. EARDLY, was formerly one of the most prominent and respected men of Ada township. This morning a warrant was sworn out before Justice Potter charging him with being a common drunkard.

THE EVENING LEADER, Grand Rapids, Mich., Mon., Apr. 25, 1881, Pg. 1, Col. 2, Item 18 (Personal.)



The case of BARNARD PETIT, of Cascade who was complained of by his brother-in-law, JOHN EARDLEY, for assault and battery, resulted in a conviction, and Petit was fined $100 and costs or 90 days at the Ionia House of Correction. The assault was a very aggravated one, and Eardley sustained serious injuries from the blows received.

On the stand Petit swore that he was not present at the time of the assault and therefore knew nothing about it. Witnesses were produced by the complainant to show that he was there and made the assault as charged.

After the trial he was immediately rearrested on the charge of perjury and gave bonds for his appearance for examination.

GRAND RAPIDS WEEKLY LEADER, Grand Rapids, Mich., Wed., Jul. 19, 1882, Pg. 4, Col. 1, Art. 2 (The Petit Assault Case)


KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN, DEATH RECORDS (1882), Pg. 88, Record No. 373 - JOH. C. EARDLY (Male-White-Married), died, 20 December 1882, in Cascade, age "Not Given," of "Heart Disease". John, engaged in Farming, lived in Cascade, the son of J.C. EARDLY of Cascade and "Not Given" of Cascade.

NOTE: John's tombstone inscription says he died 10 December 1882. As of 28 September 2012, a digital copy of his death record can be viewed at:


BARNARD PETTIT, convicted in the Circuit Court yesterday of assault and battery on JOHN C. EARDLEY, since deceased, in July last, will be sentenced on Monday next.

THE EVENING LEADER, Grand Rapids, Mich., Fri., May 11, 1883, Pg. 4, Col. 1, Item 29 (City News - Brief Mentions.)

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John C. Eardly
Dec. 10, 1882
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