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Gertrude Berryman Scott Obituary
Century Fundral Home, Yazoo City, MS
Mrs. Gertrude Berryman Scott, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses Berryman, was born in Swiftown, Mississippi on February 21, 1891. She confessed Christ at an early age and was united with St. Stephen Methodist Church. She was married in 1914 to the late Mr. Charlie Scott, who preceded her in death. To this union three children were born, one son preceded them in death. Her education was received in Yazoo City Public Schools, Rust College, and Jackson State College. She taught school in Yazoo County for forty-three years. She was a member of the Paul Lawrence Dunbar Federated Club, Eastern Star and Women's Socity of Christian Services of St. Stephen United Methodist Church. She leaves to mourn her passing two children; Mrs. Hattie Scott Wingfield and Charlie Scott, Jr., of Chicago, Illinois, one sister, Mrs. Bernice Gordon, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, four grandchildren, three devoted sisters-in-law, and a host of relatives and friends, She departed this life Wednesday, December 8,1971.
Despite obstacles set in his path, he stayed committed to seeking racial harmony. Edgar William Gordon, a window cleaner by trade, played an antique alto horn in the 1st Brigade Civil War Band for nearly 30 years and once performed an impromptu singing duet with the city's mayor. A religious man who pasted biblical and philosophic sayings on his car, Gordon, 79, died Thursday at Sinai Samaritan Medical Center. He had heart surgery several months ago. He was known for his smiles, his enthusiasm, his duties as a Democratic poll worker for 48 years, his frequent opinion pieces in The Milwaukee Journal and his efforts to bring whites and blacks together. "He was always trying to bridge that (racial) gap," said his daughter, Patricia Chyphes. "He wanted the white people to know the positive things about black people." Gordon was born in Greenwood, Miss., on Sept. 7, 1917. At age 2, he moved to Milwaukee with his parents, Bernice and Percy Gordon. A graduate of Lincoln High School, he later told about a taste of discrimination when he enrolled in a post-high school baking course in the 1930s. "Even though I became the most qualified student," he wrote, the instructor "never sent me to a baker shop as a helper because he feared they would not accept me and I'd be greatly discouraged. He did not seem to understand that nothing could be worse than seeing less qualified white kids being tossed the ball." For 14 years in the 1940s and '50s, he and his family attended a nearly all-white church and actively participated in its programs and services. It was a blow to Gordon that, when he applied for membership, the church turned him down. Some years later, he joined the predominantly white North Shore Presbyterian Church, where he became a deacon and member of the choir and occasionally rang the hand bells or played the trumpet. It was there in 1988 that he sang the duet with Mayor John Norquist, who was visiting the church. "I remember singing with him fondly," Norquist said Friday. "The song was 'His Eye Is on the Sparrow.'" We've felt blessed to have Edgar with us," said the Rev. Elizabeth Stafford, North Shore's associate pastor. "He is much beloved here." Gordon eventually had to give up the choir because his eyes were getting bad and he could no longer read the music, said Sam Kashou, co=chairman of the deacon board. However, he did not give up his habit of sending letters on religion and his personal feelings to selected church members, his family and friends. He often quoted from the Bible and, "while washing windows, at the drop of the hat, he would start evangelizing," Kashou said. Actually, Gordon did not wash windows. He cleaned them. "People want their windows cleaned, not just washed," he would explain. Gordon tried to follow his father into foundry labor, but that, like a job with the gas company, didn't work out. He went on welfare for a year to help support his family but did not like it and vowed to repay every cent. He did. While working for a window washing firm, Gordon decided he could start his own company; Beacon Window cleaners was the result. With no employees but himself, he cleaned windows at businesses throughout the city and at large private homes on the east side. He retired about 10 years ago and closed his business. He had been playing a horn, trumpet or cornet much of his life, and he frequently played in volunteer bands around the city. But Gordon's longest attachment was with the 1st Brigade Band, an organization based on a Wisconsin unit that accompanied Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman on his march through Georgia. The band uses instruments from that period and has recorded numerous tapes and compact discs and given concerts through the nation. Gordon was with the band in 1990 when it played in Washington, D.C., leading the 125th anniversary commemoration of the Grand Review Parade, which celebrated the end of the Civil War. Despite his failing eyesight, he played with the 1st Brigade Band until last year. "He had a lot of the music memorized," said his friend, Barbara Lauterbach, who plays trumpet. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Northwest Funeral Chapel, 630 W. Hampton Ave., with the service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at North Shore Presbyterian, 4049 Bartlett Ave. He is survived by his wife, Juanita, of Milwaukee, and three children, Patricia, of Wauwatosa, Virginia Gordon, of Milwaukee, and Carlyle Gordon, of Detroit. Another son, Albert, preceded him in death.
Carlyle was born on May 10, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was the fourth child of five born to Edgar Gordon and Juanita Knott Gordon. Carlyle's parents; one brother, Albert Gordon; and one sister, "Baby" Gordon preceded him in death. Carlyle confessed a hope in Christ early in life. He attended the Wisconsin Public Schools and graduated from North Division High School. Upon completion of high school, Carlyle served in the United States Marine Corps receiving an honorable discharge. He had an ambition to be an R & B entertainer. He sang with the Impalas of California. In 1966, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Patricia Wright. Two children were born to this union. Tonya Marie (preceded him in death) and Tasha Shawntay Gordon. Carlyle moved to Westland, Michigan in 1967. He was employed as a millwright, at Ford Motor Co., Michigan Truck Plant until he became ill in June of 2001. He was known as "Sweet Pea." Everyone knew he loved his job. In 1980, Carlyle met Nancy Pace. Together they had one son, Carlyle Pace. Carlyle departed this life on Tuesday, September 18. 2001. He leaves to cherish his memory, one daughter, Tasha Shawntay Gordon of Romulus, MI; one son, Carlyle Pace of Romulus, MI; two sisters: Patricia (Cleodis) Chyphes, of Wauwatosa, WI and Virginia Gordon of Milwaukee, WI; two nephews: Orville Gordon of New York, and Paul Gordon of Milwaukee; uncle Frank Gordon of Georgia; goddaughter, Kimberly Campbell Fultz, and a special significant other, Nancy Pace. Interment United Memorial Gardens, Plymouth, Michigan.
Source unknown but from an Ottawa Illinois paper dated July 1919
am posting an Obituary from the Ottawa paper in July of 1919 I believe. If any one has any further information on this family past or present I would love to talk with you.
Source unknown but from an Ottawa Illinois paper dated July 1919
CASE: Hurley J Case, aged 47 years,of Ottawa died Monday evening at the family home following an illness which had extended over a period of several years. The deceased was the father of John J. Case, Ottawa's first Gold star hero. Surviving he leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Case and the following children: Mamie, Carrie, Athea, Pluma, Nora, Amelia, Hurley Jr. and Frank. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Wolfe of Racine, Wisconsin and Mrs. J. V. Stevenson of Fort Madison Iowa, two brothers, William of Chicago, and Horace of Minnesota. Funeral Wednesday. Burial in Ottaw Avenue cemetary.
Rites held for D M Metzger, 67 --------- Sheffield Resident passed away on Friday ---------
Funeral services were conducted today at 2 p. m. at Brown-Service chapel for D Martin Metzger, aged 67, who died Friday in Sheffield. Rev. J Luther Gaines, pastor of Calvary Baptist church, officiated, and interment was in Sheffield Oakwood cemetery, Brown-Service in charge. The deceased had been a resident of Sheffield for several years where he was employed as an iron worker before ill health forced him to retire.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eliza Bell Metzger, Sheffield; five sons, First Lt. Charles Lasser, Ft. McClellan, George E. Metzger, Martin L. Metzger, Cleveland, Ohio, Alfred R Metzger, Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, Jerry P Metzger, Camp Ednicott, Rhode Island; four daughters, Mrs Roxie (Lasser) Benson, Lafayette, Indiana, Mrs Dora (Metzger) Emberry, Chicago, Illinois, Mrs Mary (Metzger) Roland, LaSalle, Michigan, and Mrs Almeda (Metzger) Rhodes, chicago, Illinois.
Two of our fellow citizens Messrs Henry and Able Tourtillott started for Colorado on Monday last. These gentlemen are Oconto's oldest Pioneers, having been among the first to settle in this place. They, are on a prospecting route and if that country should suit them better than this, they will send for their families in the spring. Mr. Thomas Judkins, of this city is already in that part of the country and has written glowing accounts, both as to the climate and wages, and on the strength of his recommendation these gentlemen started for that land "beyond the Mississippi." We shall expect to see them return during the next summer perfectly satisfied with Oconto."