Excerpts from Bangor Newspapers
Submitted by
James W. DeHaven

James DeHaven graciously sent us this file of excerpts that he copied from microfilms of the old Bangor newspapers when looking for selected genealogy information.  He concentrated on the
greater DeHaven family but many friends and/or distant relatives are included.

Friday, January 1, 1875

"Mrs. A.S. Brown is shipping her apples north.  Dan Eckler is the fireman and takes his stove and vituals along."

Saturday, March 13, 1875

"The Bangor Furnace Company are going to erect coal kilns at East Saugatuck.  The brick for the same were brought from Mr. Eckler's yard in Arlington, and is being drawn to this station for shipment.

Saturday, April 10, 1875

Reference to newspaper offices:  "We have moved our office to the East end of Monroe Ave., over the store formerly occupied by the DeHaven brothers . . ."

Saturday, May 29, 1875

(Notice of the formation of Breedsville Grange Association on May 8, 1875; Levi DeHaven listed as a director)

Saturday, June 5, 1875

"Mr. Joseph Dage of Arlington, one of the largest peach growers in this section, informs us that he will have peaches this year in sufficient quantities for his own use and a few to sell, though nothing like a crop.  Very few of his trees are injured."  (Apparent reference to tornado)

Report on a tornado in area:  "Mr. Lewis Dage's kitchen was racked and some of the roof lifted, but the worst damage was done at Mr. Bigelow's." (Calvin Bigelow)

Saturday, June 19, 1875

"In Arlington, Mr. Daniel Hogmire and Levi DeHaven are each erecting a substantial farmhouse.  Levi has the frame up and partly enclosed, and Daniel's was about to raise when we passed there last Saturday."

Saturday, July 3, 1875

Breedsville Items:  "Daniel Eckler has been doing a good job in repairing the bridges and roads across the river."

(Officer of Baily Lodge No. 287 F & A M of Breedsville for 1875 included Phillip Eckler, Treas. and Daniel Eckler, Tyler)

Saturday, December 11, 1875

"Phillip Eckler says he has discovered a process by which he can burn a kiln of brick with one-third less wood and one- third less time than by the old method.  He burned his last kiln in 3 days and 6 hours."

Saturday, February 12, 1876

"There will be a Neck-tie donation at the house of Levi DeHaven, in Arlington, on Tuesday eve. Feb. 15th, for the benefit of Rev. Mr. Skinner of Lawrence."

Saturday, March 11, 1876

(School report shows Lillian DeHaven as best scholar in spelling in School District #4, Township of Arlington)

Saturday, March 25, 1826

"Mr. Joseph Dage of Arlington tells us that nearly one half of his peach buds were killed by the last storm and the succeeding cold weather."

Saturday, June 10, 1876

"Mr. Joseph Dage has contracted his entire crop of peaches for 1.50 per bushel.  He estimates his crop at 1500 bushels."

Saturday, July 22, 1876

"Mrs. D.B. Eckler of Arlington put her hand on a massauga while hunting eggs, the other day, but took it away in time to avoid being bitten, and dispatched his snakeship with a pitchfork."

Saturday, August 26, 1876

"Mr. Joseph Dage has our thanks for remembering us with a basket of ripe peaches."

Saturday, March 3, 1877

"It was getting pretty dull at Arlington Center, the Lyceum was beginning to lose its novelty, and so when, last Friday, it was announced that Gabriel Dage had joined the noble army of benedicts and had `been and gone and got married,' the opportunity of breaking the monotomy with an old fashioned chariveri was not to be neglected.  Arming themselves with the usual musical instruments, a goodly number sallied forth in the darkness, and quietly surrounding the house, they woke the family from their peaceful slumbers with a serenade such as only the Arlington boys could execute.  When communications were established between serenaders and serenaded, explanations were made; and when the boys found that they had been the victims of a practical joke and that Gabriel was yet blowing his own horn, and was not married, and didn't want to be, they `drew in their horns' and went home, feeling -- well, we leave it for you to imagine how they felt and how the two chaps who got up the sell chuckled over its success."

(Andrew Whiteman of Arlington listed as juror for spring term.)

Saturday, March 10, 1877

"Married  - In Bangor, March 4, 1877, by Elder J.H. Reeese, Mr. Gabriel F. Dage, of Arlington, to Miss Emma E. Baker of Bangor."

Saturday, April 7, 1877

(Arlington elected Democratic ticket including Levi DeHaven, Clerk; J.E. DeHaven, School Inspector; Gabriel Dage, Constable)

Saturday, June 9, 1877

(List of letters remaining at post office at Bangor include one for Phillip Parks.)

Saturday, July 14, 1877

(Mrs. Martha Scott, wife of L.G. Scott of Arlington died July 10th of heart disease.)

Saturday, July 28, 1877

"Mr. Dage has sold his peach crop to Mr. Fonger, of Benton Harbor, for 25 cents per basket, delivered at the depot here.  He estimates his crop at 5000 bushels, full pecks."

Saturday, August 25, 1877

"The Arlington Town Board met Wednesday and appointed Joseph Dage as commissioner to enforce the law for preventing the spread of the yellows in peaches.  Mr. Dage is interested in the matter, and we hope that he will see that the law is carried out in every instance.  Persons knowing of infected trees in that township should notify the commissioner promptly in writing, and it will be his duty to see that such trees are at once destroyed.  Anyone wishing to see the law, will find a copy at the Reflectors office."

Saturday, October 13, 1877

"Mr. Joseph Dage, dropped in the otherday, left us a fine basket of pears and report of his peach crop.  He shipped 7530 baskets, five to the bushel.  They were sold to Mr. Fonger, and were paid for to the last basket, without a word of trouble."

Saturday, November 17, 1877

"John DeHaven took his seat in the big chair, at the Hogmire schoolhouse, last Monday.  He proposes to "hold the fort' for four months; then he'll "pocket his $120 and go home."

"Married Oct. 31st, at the residence of Edward Parks, by Rev. N.M. Steele, Mr. Cassins M. Burlingame and Miss Lillie K. Siebbins, both of Lawrence."

Saturday, December 1, 1877

"Mrs. Merinda Eckler, of Detroit, is visiting friends in this place."  (Melinda ?)

Saturday, December 8, 1877

" `Mr. A. Whiteman, of Bangor, has bought the 40 acres of improved land sold by the Geo. Meachum estate.  Price paid, $1,515.' -- Press & Courier

That's all right.  Glad to hear it.  Whiteman is a fine man: Takes the Relector, and pays for it:  But he lives in Arlington, instead of Bangor."

Saturday, December 15, 1877

(J.E. DeHaven, as teacher, reports on the star scholars of District No. 1 of Arlington.)

Saturday, December 22, 1877

"At a regular meeting of the Bailey Lodge, No. 287, F & A. M. Breedsville, Mich., the following officers were elected . . . Philip Eckler, Treas. . . ."

Saturday, January 12, 1878

(J.E. DeHaven, as teacher, reports on the star scholars of District No. 1 of Arlington including Hettie DeHaven.)

Saturday, March 16, 1878

(J.E. DeHaven, as teacher, reports on the star scholars of District No. 1 of Arlington.)

Saturday, April 13, 1878

"Donation -- For the benefit of Eld. J.H. Reese, at Levi DeHaven's, in Arlington, Tuesday evening next.  Suppers prepared in the ordinary way.  A cordial invitation extended to all."

Saturday, May 4, 1878

Breedsville Items:  "Daniel Eckler proposes, if the nails are furnished, to build a walk from the mineral spring to Klare's factory, which is very much needed."

Saturday, June 22, 1878

"Mr. & Mrs. Dr. Daniels, F.E. Sherwood, and Daniel Eckler started for Kalamazoo this morning (Thursday), to attend the reunion of the Michigan Soldiers."

Saturday, July 6, 1878

"As I have purchased the Huckleberry crop on the marsch of Wm. S. Brown, in Arlington, the public are hereby warned not to trespass, or pick berries theron, under penalty of the law. --  John DeHaven"

Saturday, August 10, 1878

(Breedsville Items: Philip Eckler died at his home in Arlington the 4th inst.; lived on his farm for 23 years; age 64 yrs, 11 months, 14 days; treasurer of Baily Lodge No. 187 F.& A.M.; also honored member of I.O.O.F.; funeral on Monday, 5th)

Saturday, September 14, 1878

(Calvin J. Bigelow died last Wed morning, Sept. 11th, of apopolexy; funeral held Friday; born in Livingston County, New York; married 40 years ago; lived on farm over 30 years)

Saturday, September 21, 1878

(Breedsville Items:  Daniel Eckler gone to Detroit to see State Fair.)

Saturday, October 19, 1878

"Horticultural Specimen this week.  Levi DeHaven brought in Champion Baldwin apple 17 oz and perfect in every respect."

Saturday, October 26, 1878

"Married -- At the residence of the bride's parents in Arlington Sunday Evening, Oct 20, 1878, Eld. J.H. Reese officiating, Mr. Levi DeHaven to Miss Flora J. Dage.

`There is a link of sweetness
 In the chain which live entwines;
 Perfects our life's completeness,
 When twain in one combine.' "

Friday, January 31, 1879

"There will be a donation for the benefit of Elder Reese, at Levi DeHaven's in Arlington, Friday evening, Feb. 7.  Supper by the friends."

Friday, February 7, 1879

"Elder Reese has tendered his resignation as pastor of the Church of Christ in this village.  It has not yet been accepted, and probably will not be if the wishes of the members prevail in the matter."

Friday, February 14, 1879

"The donation in Arlington, for the benefit of Elder J.H. Reese, was very well attended, and resulted in a collection of $31.65, mostly money.  The Arlingtonians know what ministers need.  Many thanks for these timely expressions of regard."

Friday, March 21, 1879

"Levi DeHaven hauled 102½ bush. of wheat from his house to Bangor at one load yesterday, and Burse Merriman is hauling a cord and a half of wood to the furnance, at a load, thanks to the good sleighing."

"Married -- At Redford, Wayne Co., Mich., March 13, 1879, by Elder Shaftoe, Daniel Eckler of Breedsville, Mich., and Margaret A. Maiden, adopted daughter of the late Wm. Maiden, of Redford."

Friday, April 4, 1879

(The Arlington Greenback ticket includes Joseph Dage as Justice of the Peace.)

Friday, April 11, 1879

(John DeHaven elected School Inspector for Arlington; Andrew Whiteman and Jos. Dage as Justices of the Peace.)

Friday, May 2, 1879

"Cynthia, eldest daughter of Geo. and Lucinda Meabons, of Arlington, died at her father's, April 22, 1879, of consumption.  she was born Feb. 11, 1854, in Arlington, Van Buren County, and always lived till about four months ago, when she went to visit friends in Detroit, . . . "

Friday, May 9, 1879

Breedsville Items: "The remains of Mrs. Mary Page, daughter of Mrs. Mentura Eckler, and wife of Ellis Page, of Newago, were brought here the other day for burial . . ."

Friday, December 1879

"Mrs. Helen Eckler died at the residence of her daughter Mrs. C.J. Bigelow, in Arlington, last Tuesday evening.  She was sitting in her chair busy with her knitting, and so sudden and so quiet was her death, that when they went to her, the knitting work lay in her hands with the yarn still wrapped around her finger.  She was 84 years old and had lived with her daughter Mrs. George Meabons, for several years back, until last spring when she went to Mrs. Bigelow's."  (This should read Mrs.Magdalena Eckler; since she went by "Lany", it may have been thought her real name was Helen.)

Friday, January 2, 1880

(Arlington Center School scholars included Cora Eckler and Hattie Whiteman.)

Friday, February 27, 1880

"William Parks and Miss Drusilla Fellows were married at Hartford, Sunday, Feb. 15th. . . "

Friday, June 4, 1880

(Mr. Joseph Dage lost three sheep and had several more badly torn by sheep killing dogs.)

Friday, June 18, 1880

"Farm for Sale.  Good wheat and fruit land, situated in town of Covert.  For terms inquire of Mrs. S.D. Brown, Breedsville, Mich., or D. Eckler, Plank Road, Wayne Co., Mich."

Friday, July 30, 1880

"Mrs. Levi DeHaven on the 27' inst. cut seven acres of oats in one-half day with two horses -- one of them a 3 year-old colt -- with a Roys machine.  How is that for a woman who weighs only 95 pounds?"

Friday, August 20, 1880

The following two paragraphs were reprinted in the Bangor Reflector from the Grand Forks Herald:

"Mrs. Levi DeHaven cut seven acres of oats in one half of a day with two horses, one of them a three year old colt with a Roy machine.  How is that for a woman who weighs only 95 lbs? -- Bangor Reflector

Dot ish good in old Michigan, where they run around the field and tie the grain up mit little straw ropes; -- yes dot ish good.  If Mrs. DeHaven were in Northern Dakota and equipped with a cord or wire binder she might cut and bind ten acres in the same length of time and have the satisfaction of knowing it would yield 40 bushels per acre of N. 1 hard. -- Grand Forks (Dakota) Herald "

Friday, September 24, 1880

(Arlington School scholars included Dora Whiteman.)

Friday, October 22, 1880

"Horse for Sale.  I have a good solid horse for all work, weight about 1100, which I will sell cheap, on easy terms, with good security.  Enquire at my residence two miles southeast of Bangor. -- John DeHaven"

Friday, October 29, 1880

"Levi DeHaven has gone to Minnesota with a couple of carloads of apples, on a speculation, and a tour of inspection."

(Arlington School scholars included Willie Dage.)

Friday, January 28, 1881

"Died -- In Arlington, Jan. 23, 1881, Mertie, daughter of James and Melinda Washburn, aged 2 years and 6 months.  Funeral services were conducted from the residence.  Eld. J.H. Reese officiating."

Friday, February 4, 1881

"Married -- In Arlington, at the residence of the bride's mother, Feb 1, 1881, by elder J.H. Reese, Mr. Leslie Scott of Grand Fork, Dakota, to Miss Lillian B. Dehaven of Arlington, Mich."

Friday, February 11, 1881

"John DeHaven has commenced to haul lumber for a new house to be erected in the spring.  It will be built on the north-west corner of Charles and Shepard streets, and will be for rent, if it is not already rented."

"Lawrence Items -- Frank Parks is clerking for the Carl Bros. in Paw Paw."

Friday, April 1, 1881

(Arlington School scholars included Hettie DeHaven.)

Friday, April 8, 1881

"Levi DeHaven lost a fine three-year old colt, last Friday afternoon.  He turned him out in the barnyard to exercise, and in its gambols it ran a stick as long as a pitch-fork handle into its body about three feet.  The colt was a fine one and highly prized by its owner."

Arlington election results;

C.J. Wright  167  (Republican)
       Levi DeHaven 130  (Greenback)

School Inspector:
John B. Wilcox 149  (Republican)
John DeHaven   147  (Greenback)

Friday, April 22, 1881

"They had a pleasant little surprise part at Levi DeHaven's last Friday evening.  His sister, Lillie, and her husband, Mr. Leslie Scott, were about to leave for Dakota, and about twenty of her friends and neighbors came in for a good-by visit, bringing numerous presents and tokens of good-will.  The young couple left their western home on Monday, and the presents left by the friends will serve to fill with glad thoughts many otherwise lonesome hours in her new home."

Friday, May 6, 1881

"Mrs. Geo. Meabons, of Arlington, is again very sick and beyond all hopes of recovery.  Her friends in the eastern part of the state have been telegraphed for."

Friday, May 13, 1881

"Obituary -- Lucinda, wife of Geo. Meabons, of Arlington, was born Jan. 27, 1827.  Came to this state in 1845, from N.Y. and has been among the respected citizens of Arlington.  She has been a great sufferer of cancer, and ended her days on earth May 8th, 1881.  She leaves a husband, one daughter, and three sons to face the battle of life alone.  Funeral services at the residence, conducted by Eld. J.H. Reese."

Friday, June 17, 1881

"Miss Hettie DeHaven has made us her debtor, by the present of a fine bouquet."

(Arlington School scholars included Willie Dage; Bangor scholars included Jennie Washburn.)

Friday, July 8, 1881

"C.J. Wright has built a new mill this summer.  It is about eighty rods east of the old mill, on the place purchased from D.B. Eckler."

Friday, July 22, 1881

(Hogmire School scholars included Hetty and Nona DeHaven.)

Friday, October 28, 1881

"Rev. Thomas Eckler, from the state of New York, will preach at the North Side Church, on next Sunday morning, at 10:30."

Friday, November 25, 1881

"Married -- Many friends and relatives gathered at the residence of C.A. Phillips, of Arlington, on Wednesday evening, Nov. 23, 1881, to witness the solemnization of the rite of matrimony, between Mr. LeRoy Whiteman and Miss Minnie Phillips, both of Arlington.  Eld. J.H. Reese, officiating minister."

Friday, December 2, 1881

(Arlington School scholars included Hettie and Nona DeHaven.)

Friday, January 20, 1882

"Leslie Scott sends us a daily paper setting forth the glories of Dakota, especially in the neighborhood of Grand Forks . . ."

Friday, February 24, 1882

"Leslie Scott, of Dakota, is visiting friends."

(Lew Dage fined $25 for giving liquor to Jonn Meabon.)

Friday, March 10, 1882

"Geo. Decker, of Ohio, an uncle of J.G. Decker, of Arlington, has bought B.D. Eckler's farm in Arlington Center district.  Dight is going west with the rest of the boys, to grow up with the country.  May he have a healthy and vigorous growth."

Friday, March 17, 1882

"A perfect begira is setting in this spring from all part of Michigan to the soon to be erected state of Dakota, and the disease may be fitly described as wheat-raising on the brain, for according to the most favorable reports the climate is suitable for nothing else.  However there'll be some sturdy good farmers there when the Arlington delegation arrives and they leave on Monday next.  This is the list:  Levi DeHaven and wife, Jay Whiteman and family, B.D. Eckler and family, Dallas Mauk and family, Ed. Brunner, Leslie Scott, James Washburn, Fred Mauk and Ed. Cushman.  DeHaven and Whiteman are the leaders in the movement, Scott being already a resident, the latter has 480 acres.  DeHaven and Whiteman have 320 each, the others have not yet purchased.  Four cars are now being loaded here for the party, with lumber already dressed and framed for two houses, 21 head of horses, household goods, etc.  Well, boys, if you get cold up there next winter with the thermostat at two or three hundred degrees below zero, just remember that there are good warm fires in Michigan and plenty of wood to keep them up, and you'll be always welcome to come home and warm."

Friday, March 31, 1882

"The Arlington delegation for Dakota, which started Monday of last week, reached their destination, at Grand Forks, on Sunday morning, without accident."

Friday, April 7, 1882

Arlington election results for School Inspector for two years:
A.B. Palmer   134  (Republican)
John DeHaven  128  (Greenback)

Friday, April 14, 1882

"Cyrus Dage started for Dakota, Monday, accompanied by Mrs. Levi DeHaven, who goes to join her husband."

"Mr. A. Whiteman has gone to Dakota, not to stay, but to see how the boys get along.  Jay's wife and children, and Mrs. Francis Martin went with him."

June 2, 1882

(Decoration Day)

" . . . A monument had been erected for the occasion in the grove west of the Village, and on the monument were inscribed the names of the deceased soldiers from the vicinity, within the jurisdiction of the Post.  Below we give the names of the honored dead as inscribed on the monumnet:  "

(1861:  David DeHaven & many others)

(1812:  John Eckler & many others)

(Arlington School scholars included Vickie and Willie Dage.)

Friday, August 18, 1882

"Mr. Joseph Dage, of Arlington, is digging up his entire peach orchard, having taken out over 1000 trees.  Most of them are badly affected by the yellows, and the few that are not he considers of little value, as they are almost sure to be inoculated."

Friday, September 8, 1882

"Manley Crawford and Miss Cora Eckler, two Dakota emigrants from Arlington, were married a few days ago and are not ready to take up a homestead."

Friday, November 3, 1882

"Gabriel Dage returned from Dakota Wednesday.  Says he likes the West, and will take up a homestead there next spring."

Friday, November 10, 1882

"Levi DeHaven and wife, and Andrew Whiteman are back by Dakota, and will winter in Michigan."

Friday, November 24, 1882

"Charlie Palmer, Alfred Eckler, and Ed. Bronner came back from Dakota, Friday, and will spend the winter in Michigan."

Friday, December 29, 1882

Edward Bronner, age 34 years, died Christmas evening at the residence of his cousin Levi DeHaven, in Arlington.  He caught a severe cold on his way back from Dakota this fall, and has since gradually grown worse, but not considered dangerously ill until about noon on the day of his death.  He was a widower with one child.  His brother George was telegraphed for at Grand Rapids and arrived Tuesday noon.  The funeral was held at the Thompson Schoolhouse on Wednesday forenoon, Rev. J.H. Reese officiating."

February 2, 1883

"Two years ago Levi DeHaven shipped a quantity of maple syrup to the west.  A flood in the Missouri river compelled the railroad company to switch the car containing the sugar off on a side-track, and there it was broken into, and the sugar and other freight stolen.  Levi gave up the sugar and was therefore agreeably surprised last Monday to receive a check from the cashier of the C.B. & Q. Railroad Company for $19.88, and a letter saying that the thief was in the penetentiary."

Friday, February 9, 1883

"Levi DeHaven entered into partnership on Tuesday last with a young man who will assist him in working his Dakota farm, next summer.  The aforesaid young man is a foreigner and doesn't understand English, but Levi has him in training, and hopes in a couple of years to have him sufficiently Americanized to address his tutor as `Dad'."

Friday, March 23, 1883

"Levi DeHaven loaded a car and started back for Dakota for a summer's work."

(Miss Mary Schmerhorn freshman at Hillsdale College.)

"Gabriel Dage went back to Dakota Tuesday, with his sleeves, rolled up, ready for spring work."

Friday, April 6, 1883

"Gabriel Dage came back from Dakota last week, and is enthusiatic in his praise of the country.  He has taken up land and will go back in two or three weeks with a carload of farming assessories."

Friday, April 27, 1883

"Gabriel Dage and Adrian Rathbun, of Arlington, started for Clark, Nebraska, yesterday, each of them taking a car load of freight with them."

Friday, July 27, 1883

Included in an advertisement for Richardson boots sold by J.D. Davis:

"Of all the boots I ever bought Wm. Richardson' Celebrated Boots have proved the best for wearing and keeping out the water.  I bought them of J.D. Davis.--
Joseph Dage"

Friday, August 3, 1883

"Mrs. Joseph Dage has gone to Galien, Crawford County, Ohio.  She will remain an indefinite time as she has the care of her father, an old gentleman in his 79th year.  Mr. Dage expects to go there also this fall."

Friday, August 10, 1883

"Apple shipments have commenced.  On Monday last Joseph Dage and C.J. Clark inaugurated the movement by shipping a few barrels each."

Friday, August 24, 1883

"Public Auction.  Having rented my farm in Arlington to Lewis Dage, and having sold to him one team and machinery to run the same, the balance will be offered for sale on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 1883, at 1 o'clock p. m., as follows: Hay by the ton, Corn Stalks by the acre, 1 Horse, 1 3-year-old Colt, 1 good top Buggy, 1 Wagon, 1 Hand Cart, 1 set Bob Sleighs, 1 double Cutter, 2 sets of harness, and many other articles used on a farm.  Bureau, Stoves, Tables, Chairs, Bedsteads, and other articles of Household Furniture.
All sums under $5.00, cash; all sums of $5.00 and over, one year's time will be given on notes with approved security, 7 per cent. discount for cash, or 7 per cent. interest will be charged from dated if not paid when due.  No goods to be taken away until settled for.
Joseph Dage
Geo. Bridges, Auctioneer.
J.D. Harris, Clerk
P. S. -- No by bidders.  The owner only reserves one bid on some few articles."

Friday, September 14, 1883

"Mr. Joseph Dage went to Ohio Tuesday morning, going sooner than he expected, on account of the illness of Mrs. Dage."

Friday, September 21, 1883

"A card from Joseph Dage says that he reached Galion, Ohio, all right, and found Mrs. D. somewhat improved in health."

Friday, September 28, 1883

"Mr. Geo. Meabons sends us in this week a basket of the largest peaches we have seen this year.  They were gratefully devoured."

Friday, October 5, 1883

"A. Whiteman, of Arlington, has sold his farm to Henry Monroe, of Grand Traverse county.  The latter is a cousin of G.W. and Miles Monroe."

Friday, October 12, 1883

"A. Whiteman is off for a visit and prospecting tour in Dakota and Nebraska."

Breedsville Items:  "Mr. Dan. Eckler and wife, Detroit, are visiting old acquaintances in this vicinity."

Friday, November 16, 1883

"Andrew Whiteman returned from another western trip yesterday.  He has bought 320 acres of land in Brooking county, Dakota.

"Clark, Dakota.  November 10, 1883.
Friends Phillips:  As many of the neighbors wanted me to write when I got settled, I will write to the Reflector and it will answer for all.  My land had nothing done on it when I came here this spring, now I have confortable buildings and fifty acres ready for crops in the spring.  I am located five and a half miles wouth-east of Clar, in Clark county, Dakota, and am well suited with the country so far.  We are having spendid weather here yet, people are plowing.  I have my fall work all done.  I have had good luck ever since I came here until a few days ago, when I lost a horse; but that is a common thing in this country.  There is no vacant land near Clark and the town is growing fast.  There have been two nice churches and a large schoolhouse built in Clark this summer besides lots of other buildings.  It is in the center of the county and all of the county business is done there.  It will be the county seat, and there are good prospects of another railroad going through here next summer.  Wheat is 71 cents, oats 38 cents.
G. F. Dage"

Friday, December 7, 1883

"Levi DeHaven and Leslie Scott and their families, and Mrs. Jay Whiteman returned from Dakota, last week, to hibernate in Michigan."

Friday, December 21, 1883

"A. Whiteman and wife are up at Grand Rapids."

"J.C. Whiteman has come back from Dakota, and while he don't seem to know for certain, we think he will stay till spring."

(Arlington School Scholar:  Hattie Whiteman, Hattie Bronner, Frank and Bert Palmer, Darwin Palmer, Vickie Dage.)

Friday, January 4, 1884

Breedsville Items:  "We noted in the last issue of the Bloomingdale Leader, that Isham Cassady Esq., has been superseded as Drum Major of the Breedsville Cornet Band, by the Hon. Peter Eckler.  We see no reason now why the band, with its able musical director, should not enjoy a lucrative future."

Friday, February 16, 1884

"A. Whiteman's Auction Sale, advertized for yesterday, was postponed until next Wednesday, on account of the weather.  See the advertisment of it on 8th page."

"POSTPONED.  Auction Sale.  I will offer for sale at my farm, three miles east and one-half mile south of Bangor village, on Wednesday, Feb 20, 1884, commencing at 10:00 a.m., the following property:  76 sheep, 2 cows, 1 two year old heifer, 4 yearlings, 1 Champion combined reaper and mover, 1 fifteen shoe drill, nearly new, 1 Buckeye two-horse cultivator, 3 good plows, 1 one-horse plow, 1 spring drag, 2 common harrows, 1 two-horse buggy, 1 cornsheller, 1 sixty gallon caldron kettle, 100 white oak fence post, 1 stack of hay and other minor articles.
TERMS -- One year's time, without interest if paid when due; if not, ten per cent. from date.  Sums less than $5.00, cash.
A. Whiteman
Geo. Bridges, Auctioneer."

Friday, March 28, 1884

"Jay Whiteman and wife and Albert Ames and wife left for their Dakota home near Reynolds, on Wednesday."

"The Whitemans have loaded two cars of household stuff, agricultural implements, etc., for Dakota, this week, and Levi DeHaven and Leslie Scott have also leaded two cars.  The rains of the fore part of the week make them a day or two later in leaving than they intended."

Friday, April 4, 1884

"A. Whiteman and family moved to Dakota the fore part of this week.  Mr. Whiteman is one of our old and best citizens, and we are sorry that he was not content to remain in Michigan and leave the boys to develop the western country."

Friday, April 11, 1884

(Reference to Mantoria F. Eckler as defendant in a chancory sale of land by the Circuit Court; complainant was Elisha B. Abbott as administrator of estate of Wilbur J. Dennis)

"Seed Oats for Sale.  White Russian, good clean seed, call at my farm, two miles southeast of Bangor.
                                        -- John DeHaven"

Friday, April 18, 1884

"G.A. Cross of Lawrence, is moving into the DeHaven house in this village.  As soon as the family are settled in their new home Dell will take to the road, as a drummer boy."

Friday, June 13, 1884

"Cyrus Dage came back from Ohio the fore part of the week.  He reports all the old folks as sell and hearty."

Friday, September 5, 1884

"Cyrus Dage is clerking at Oppenheim's."

Friday, September 19, 1884

Breedsville Item:  "Mr. Samuel DeHaven, of Ovid, Mich., formerly of Avon, N.Y., is visiting his sister, Mrs. Kate Eckler, and other friends here.  He is an old acquaintenance of Mrs. S.D. Brown and Fred Sherwood.  Fred says he remembers Mr. DeHaven holding him on his knees when he (Fred) was a so year old."

"Joseph Dage and Willie came back from Galion, Ohio, on Tuesday, looking hale and hearty.  Mr. Dage will remain in Michigan about a month to look after some business matters, and Willie will stay here all winter and attend school.  Mrs. Dage did not return with her husband, as she was needed in Ohio to assist in caring for her father."

Friday, October 17, 1884

"Joseph Dage leaves Bangor for Ohio to-day.  He will visit at one or two points on the road, and will reach his home in about a week."

Friday, November 14, 1884

"Willie Dage, of Arlington, a fifteen yeear old lad, husked and put in piles 50 bushels of corn one day this week."

Friday, Novmeber 21, 1884

"Mr. & Mrs. Levi DeHaven and Ed. Cushman came back from Dakota, yesterday, for the winter."

Friday, January 2, 1885

"Mr. Geo. Meabons, who has been quite ill for a couple of weeks, is now rapidly regaining his health."

Friday, January 9, 1885

"Will Dyckman, of South Haven, started for New Orleans with two boats loaded with apples, potatoes and other produce; a few weeks ago.  In a letter to his sister, Mrs. John DeHaven, last week, he writes that they were 100 miles from New Orleans and had sold out.  Apples were selling for five cents a piece, oranges for a cent."

Friday, January 30, 1885

"Geo. Meabon was down town yesterday for the first time in two months.  He has been sick for over six weeks.  He says this is the only hard spell of sickness he has ever had, and he is now 67 years old."

Friday, March 6, 1885

"Burt Tripp has sold his groceries and drugs to Levi Dehaven and Sam Monroe, and will go to Texas when he get his affairs straightened.  We are sorry to lose Burt among our business men, but it seems the young man's ambition to go west has got hold of him and we'll have to submit.  Levi was in business here some years ago in the Ferguson building, and Sam has clerked in years previous in the village.  With a large circle of friends to commence on, the new firm ought to have no difficulty in securing a good trade."

"FARM FOR SALE.  Joseph Dage now offers his old farm for sale, 120 acres in Arlington township, three miles from Bangor, Van Buren county, Mich., in section 16.  Terms easy.                        Levi DeHaven.

Friday, March 27, 1885

"FOR SALE.  One good new milch cow; also one mare, a good worker and a good breeding mare, at my farm two miles east of Bangor.
                    -- John DeHav

First advertisement of Monroe & DeHaven:

    Monroe & DeHaven,

On and after this date, March 18, 1885
will sell

    15 lbs Confectioners A sugar for $1 00
15  "  Granulated Sugar           1 00
20  "  nice C Sugar,              1 00
18  "  extra C Sugar,             1 00
 4  "  Kirk's Savon soap,           25 c
 6 bars Japan Olive Soap,           25 c
 l  lb good Baking Powder,          18 c
 6 papers of Starch,                25 c
16 packages of Salarators,          25 c
 3 lbs good plug Tobacco          1 00
 8 lbs good fine cut Tobacco      1 00

And all DRUGS at a large discount.  Give us a call and see if we mean business.

Monroe & DeHaven"

Friday, April 3, 1885

"C.C. Phillips has bought of A. Chapman the two business lots between Monroe & DeHaven's and Harvey Bros.' store.  Price, $650."

Friday, April 10, 1885

(Arlington election:  John Dehaven [Fusion Party] loses vote for Clerk to H.K. Wells [Republican Party])

Friday, April 17, 1885

"Word was received by Levi DeHaven the latter part of last week that Ainsley Benton, son of Mrs. Flora Stone, was killed by a splinter flying from a circular saw, severing his jugular vein.  He lived but a few minutes, and never spoke after the accident  It occurred in or near Minto, in northeastern Dakota.  Ainsley had been in Dakota about five years.  He was 23 years old and formerly lived in Arlington township."

"Lewis Dage's little girl, about 8 years old, fell from a buggy last Saturday as she was trying to climb into it and broke her leg.  Dr. Synder was called and set the limb, and the little sufferer is now doing well."

Friday, April 24, 1885


"Monroe & DeHaven's
special telegram
Arlington, April 16, 1885.

Samuel E. Monroe:

SIR - Have purchased an Immense Stock of DRUGS, GROCERIES, AND RUBBER GOODS, make room for same.
In the meantime allow no man to under-sell you.
Slaughter Drugs, Groceries, Etc., regardless of Cost.
Will be with you soon.

Friday, May 15, 1885

"John Pedrick has resigned his position at Sinclair's and after a few weeks outdoor exercise will step behind the counter at Monroe & DeHaven's."

Friday, May 29, 1885

"John Pedrick thinks the business of the East side needed a little assistance, as so he has gone over to help boom it.  He is filling prescriptions behind the drug counter at Monroe & DeHaven's."

Friday, June 5, 1885

Business Locals:  "Teas way down:
               75 Reduce to 60
               60  "     "  50
               50  "     "  40
               40  "     "  25
               25  "     "  20
           Monroe & DeHaven"

Friday, June 12, 1885

Business Locals:  "Prime dried beef sliced to order for 16c. per pound, at Monroe & DeHaven's."

Friday, June 19, 1885

Advertisement:  "Monroe & DeHaven wish to make an assertion, which they can back with a positive guarantee.  It is all about Ackers Blood Elixir.  They claim for it superior merits over all other remedies of its kind, and guarantee for it a positve and sure cure for Rheumatism, Syphillis, and all blood disorders.  It frees the skin from spots and disease, and leaves the complexion clear.  Ask them about it."

Friday, August 7, 1885

"Geo. Meabons has a nine acre field of wheat, that, all things considered, gives a yield that will be hard to beat.  For over twenty-five years it has been sown to wheat on alternate years and this year it threshed out 38 1/2 bushels per acre."

Friday, August 14, 1885

Business Locals:  "New Stock of Drugs and Patent Medicines at Monroe & DeHaven's:  This is the proper place to get your prescriptions filled."

Business Locals:  "Reaping and Mowing Machine and Carriage Oils at Monroe & DeHaven's.  Best quality and lowest prices."

"Sylvester Hogmire, James Babcock, Charles Brink, Charles Anderson, Levi DeHaven, Omer Jenkins, Alfred Eckler, Jacob Mowers and George Arnold left Monday for Reynolds, Grand Forks county, Dakota.  Most of them are making a trial trip of it and will pay the expenses of the trip by harvesting and thrashing during the fall.  The excursion rates, which Mark advertised in the Reflector, a week or two since, are attracting a good many of the boys."

Friday, August 28, 1885

Business Locals:  "A new stock of Drugs, but no liquors for minors, at Monroe & DeHaven's."

Business Locals:  "A splendid new line of Scrap Albums, Combs, School Books, Slates, etc., at Monroe & DeHaven's.  Go there for your school outfits.  Our Stock of Groceries is renewed weekly, and we'll duplicate any man's price in Michigan,
Monroe & DeHaven"

Advertisement:  "Monroe & DeHaven wish to state that they have at last found an article they can sell on its merits.  It is with pleasure they guarantee to the public Acker's English Remedy as a sure and never failing cure for Asthma, Coughs, Whooping Cough, Croup, and Lung Troubles.  It is the standard remedy for consumption.  They have never found its equal."

Friday, September 4, 1885

"Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dage returned from Galion, Ohio, on Wednesday and will spend a couple of months on their farm in Arlington, visiting and assisting in the farm work."
Friday, October 16, 1885

Business Locals:  "The Knife Plug Tobacco.  A new pocket knife with every pound plug, at Monroe & DeHaven's."

Friday, October 23, 1885

Mrs. Joseph Dage and her son Willie returned to Ohio last Tuesday.  Mr. Dage will remain at his farm in Arlington for a month or two yet."

Friday, November 27, 1885

"Several of the Arlington boys have reached home from Dakota within a week or two, among the crowd is Levi DeHaven, who seems to be about the only real happy looking apple speculator on the street."

Friday, December 4, 1885

"There is a sad household at L.S. Dage's in Arlington.  Tuesday night, their only boy, Joseph, aged 6 1/2 years, died of diphtheria and two of their little girls are also suffering from the dreaded disease.  A number of children have been exposed and much apprehension has been felt lest the disease should spread."

Friday, December 18, 1885

Business Locals:  "See Monroe & DeHaven's window full of 5c. Novelties for Christmas gifts."

"Geo. Meabon is nursing a very lame hand.  He broke his little finger a week or two ago and it is cauing him a great deal of pain."

Business Locals:  "Dressing Cases, Satchels and every thing suitable for Holiday present, at Monroe & DeHaven's."

Business Locals:  "Photo and Autograph Albums in endless variety, at Monroe & DeHaven's."

Friday, January 15, 1886

Business Locals:  "The best can of oysters in town for 25 cts. at Monroe & DeHaven's."

Business Locals:  "Now we are ready to sell you Groceries and Drugs way down.  Having finished invoicing we find a larger stock than we expected and want to sell it.  Come in and buy
Monroe & DeHaven's."

Friday, February 19, 1886

"Leslie Scott came in from Dakota, Saturday, to visit a few weeks, and will take back a load of livestock in the spring."

Friday, March 12, 1886

"Lyman Rockwell has rented one of the Thomas houses, Levi DeHaven has rented the Lane place, and Moses Chidester has moved over the river to live with his mother."

Business Locals:  "Monroe & DeHaven will not give you prices on goods through the papers, for it is too expensive; but will give you prices personally, and guarantee prices and quality with our competitors.  Honesty is our motto."

Friday, March 19, 1886

"Levi DeHaven and Leslie Scott shipped another carload of horses and buggies to their farms in Kakota this week.  Scott accompanied the car.  This is the eighth car they have shipped from Bangor making 44 head of horses, besides cattle and grain.  They own 1120 acres of land, and raised 12,000 bushels of grain last year."

Friday, April 9, 1886

Business Locals:  "Alabastine all colors, at Monroe & DeHaven's."

Friday, April 30, 1886

"John Pedrick who has been out for about six weeks is at his old station in Monroe & DeHaven's."

"Fred Meabon has gone to Indiana for a few days' visit."

Business Locals:  "Garden Seeds by the package, ounce, pound, peck or bushel, at Monroe & DeHaven's."

Friday, May 7, 1886

"In our list of new awnings we omitted to mention Monroe & DeHaven's which in style and quality is no whit behind the others enumerated.  The whole block now presents a pretty nearly unbroken front of striped canopy."

Friday, May 14, 1886

"The broken pump in front of Monroe & DeHaven's has been replaced by order of the Village Council by a bran new one.  the well is one of the best in town, and is a great accomodation to the public."

Friday, May 21, 1886

Business Locals:  "New stack of Oranges and Lemons, at Monroe & DeHaven's."

Friday, June 4, 1886

"John DeHaven is at South Haven for a month on a job of building.  Arthur Rockwell accompanies him to learn the trade."

Friday, June 11, 1886

Business Locals:  "Good fine Tobacco for 25 cts. at Monroe & DeHaven's."

Business Locals:  "The best machine oil, cheap, at Monroe & DeHaven's."

Friday, June 18, 1886

"Cyrus and Willie Dage are back from Ohio, and their parents will also return the fore part of July.  They think of taking up their residence in the village until next spring."

Friday, July 9, 1886

"James Washburn's barn, in Arlington, a half mile east of the Heath school, burned Wednesday night.  It was a large barn and contained considerable hay which had just been drawn, also agricultural implements, etc.  The horses which had been left in the barn were found in the field near by their halters and chain by which they had been hitched still on them.  Suspicions are entertained that the fire was of an incendiary origin."

Friday, July 16, 1886

"Lewis Dage showed us a sample of wheat threshed Wednesday, which we thought good.  He raised 343 bushels from 16 acres.  G.W.Smiley paid him 70 cents per bushel for 200 bushels."

Friday, July 30, 1886

"Leslie Scott writes that the harvest is ripe in Dakota and a severe hail storm at Grand Forks has made them anxious to gather their wheat and thresh it before the hail threshes it for them.  He reports the wheat crop in good condition.  Levi DeHaven will go out the fore part of next week accompanied by his wife and will also take hands along to help him through the harvest."

"A game of baseball between the married and unmarried men of the village will take place at the fair grounds this afternoon.  No charge for admission, but the purchase of an accident insurance policy will be a reasonable precaution on the part of any person expecting to come within a half-mile of the grounds during the play.  Below are the enlistments:

MARRIED                    UNMARRIED

  O.A. Rider                  Omar Miller
  M. Hurlbut                  Burt Wilson
  M. Chidester                Jay Epley
  Levi DeHaven                Geo. Harrison
  Fred Becers                 Ed. LaBar
  C.B. Raymond                M.F. Russell
  J.D. Davis                  Ed Ferguson
  Thad McNitt                 John Van Duger
  Dr. B.S. Synder             Fred C. Root
                     E.S. Harvey, Umpire"

Friday, August 6, 1886

"The ball game between the bachelors and the benedicts came off last Friday afternoon as advertised.  Six innings were played, and the game was an interesting one.  The boys got away with the married men, badly but the latter are rubbing off the rust and expect to show the kids how to play next time.  The following is the score:

Innings         1   2   3   4   5   6
                       --- --- --- --- --- ---
Married men     1   4   0   0   2   3  -- 10
Unmarried men   6   1   2   2   4   5  -- 20 "

"A second game of ball by the married and unmarried men of the village will be played this afternoon."

Friday, August 13, 1886

"Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dage are getting settled in their new home, in the Goodell building."

Friday, August 20, 1886

"Four young boys of the village were caught while engaged in petty pilfering from Monroe & DeHaven's last Friday.  Arrests were made and . . ."

Friday, October 8, 1886

Business Locals:  "JEWELRY - A nice assortment of Pins, Initials, Buttons, Rings, etc. at `way down' prices at Monroe & DeHaven's."

Business Locals:  " `Immense' cigar.  The best nickle cigar in the Union, at Monroe & DeHaven's."

Friday, November 19, 1886

"Levi DeHaven came back from his Dakota trip Friday night of last week."

Friday, December 3, 1886

Business Locals:  "On your Holiday shopping tour don't forget Monroe & DeHaven's.  They'll be sure to have something to suit you."

Friday, January 14, 1887

"Levi DeHaven and his sister, Mrs. Leslie Scott, are home from Dakota.  Mr. Scott will follow them in a couple of weeks."

Friday, March 4, 1887

"Messrs. Levi DeHaven and O.B. Gay have rented the vacant lot on Monroe Stree, Est of Monroe & DeHaven's store, of C.C. Phillips, and will proceed at once to erect a building for an agricultural implement depot.  They will handle a full line, in addition to the specialties now handled by Mr. Gay."

Friday, March 11, 1887

"We are indebted to the courtesy of Levi DeHaven for a copy of Vol. one Number one of the Bangor Reflector.  It was published December 27th 1873, by Wm. W. Secord . . . we have laid up this initial number of the Reflector among the archives of this office and will carefully perserve it."

Advertisement:  "Itch Prairie Mange, and Scratches of every kind cured in 30 minutes by Woolford's Sanitary Lotion.  this never fails.  Sold by Monroe & DeHaven, druggists, Bangor, Mich."

Friday, March 25, 1887

"Messrs. DeHaven & Gay are making rapid progress with their agricultural warehouse this week."

Business Locals:  "Go to Remington's on Monroe & DeHaven's for Close's Silver Starch Enamel."

Friday, April 1, 1887

"DeHaven & Gay received their first consignment of goods this week Wednesday:  Buggies."

"Quite a stir in a small way, in the building line has been made this spring already.  Frank Spencer and Chris. Kirchner have each a new barn, Edgar Smioth has built an upright to his house, DeHaven & Co., an agricultural implement depot, Moses Chidester, John DeHaven and Steve McMillan are enlarging their dwelling houses.  And all before the thermometer gets above the mark for cold fingers and freezing nights."

Friday, April 8, 1887

(Reference to Arlington elections:
 Township Clerk -  Chauncey J. Wright    211
                               John DeHaven          115)

Friday, April 22, 1887

"Miss Gertie Smith of Hartford and Miss Cora Southard, daughters of C.A. Southard have opened dressmaking rooms over Monroe & DeHaven's store."

Friday, May 6, 1887

(Reference to Common Council convened to pass upon bonds presented and approved, including Druggist's bond of Monroe & DeHaven, Sureties Joseph Dage.)

Paw Paw Items:  "Druggist Bonds filed;  Bangor, Monroe & DeHaven"

Friday, May 13, 1887

"Phil Oppenheim has been getting his household goods arranged this week, in the John DeHaven house on the corner, and his family are expected this week to take possession."

Friday, May 27, 1887

"E.B. Stimpson is painting the John DeHaven house on the corner of Shephard and Union Streets this week."

Friday, July 23, 1887

"The town pump in front of Monroe & DeHaven's has been pulled up this week and driven down anew and now yields an abundant supply of good water."

Friday, August 12, 1887

"Levi DeHaven started for Dakota Sunday night, taking with him for a tour of inspection, threshing and speculation, Cyrus Dage, Maurice Russell, Geo. Decker, James Bagley, Fred Carpenter, Geo. Cook and John Hurd."

"Last Saturday was the birthday anniversay of both Mr. and Mrs. Levi DeHaven.  Their friends to the number of thirty thought they would make them a surprise and accordingly waited until about 10:00 p.m. before they made a raid on their dwelling.  The was complete, but they submitted gracefully to occupying the two easy chairs which were brought by the raiders.  The occasion was one that will give Levi something pleasant to think of during his absence from home on his annual Dakota trip."

Friday, September 2, 1887

"A new side walk has been laid across the east front of John DeHaven's lot, occupied by Philip Oppenheim, and one in front of the Clark Russell house; also one in front of J.G. Miller's store."

Friday, September 30, 1887

Advertisement:  "English Spavin Liniment removes all Hard, soft, or Calloused Lumps and Blemishes from horses, Bolood Spavin, Curbs, Splints, Sweeney, Stitles, Sore and Swollen Throat, Coughs, etc.  Save $50 by use of one bottle.  Warranted.  Sold by Monroe & DeHaven.  Druggists, Bangor, Mich.

Friday, December 16, 1887

"Mr. Joseph Dage, has been suffering from a cancer in the mouth for some time, and some weeks ago went to Ann Arbor to be treated for it at the University.  Mrs. Dage accompanied him and they remained until last Saturday.  The cancer was removed by surgerical operation, from the inside of the mouth, so that it does not show, but it seriously interferes with Mr. D's comfort while attempting to converse, or eat."

Friday, December 23, 1887

"G.F. Dage came home last Thursday night, and will remain for six weeks.  He likes his Dakota home very much.  He is favorably located, at Clark, in South Dakota."

Friday, January 6, 1888

"Gabe. Dage will return to his Dakota home next Monday."

Friday, January 13, 1888

(Reference to John DeHaven, secretary of Bangor Grange.)

Friday, January 20, 1888

"An alarm of fire was raised Tuesday morning, caused by the roof of the John DeHaven house, occupied by A.E. Howland, catching on fire near the chimney.  Our $1500 fire apparatus was banked up with snow in front of the engine house so high that the doors could not be opened without tearing them from their hinges.  The engine and hose cart have since been taken in by the fire to thaw out."

Friday, January 27, 1888

"Mr. Joseph Dage is again at Ann Arbor for a second operation for cancer.  He has the sympathy of the community in his sufferings, and we hope the treatment may prove successful in the permanent eradication of the disease."

Friday, February 3, 1888

"Mr. Joseph Dage returned from Ann Arbor on Tuesday evening, appearing quite feeble from the effects of the treatment and fatigue of the journey."

Friday, February 10, 1888

"Monroe & DeHaven are moving into the furnace store.  They have much more commodious quarters than in their old store."

Friday, February 24, 1888

"Cyrus Dage and Miss Leona Cassade, both of Bangor were married by O.W. Rowland, J.P. at Paw Paw, on Wednesday."

Friday, March 2, 1888

"Mrs. R. D. Cottrell, Jr. is making preparations to move into the store lately vacated by Monroe & DeHaven, in a week or two."

Paw Paw Items:  "Married Feb. 22d, 1888, by Justice Rowland, Cyrus M. Dage to Miss Leona C. Cassade, both of Bangor."

Paw Paw Items: "Marriage License No. 110, Feb. 22  - Cyrus M. Dage, Age 24, and Miss Leona Cassade, Age 20, both Bangor."

Friday, March 9, 1888

"Last Saturday afternoon some person, presumably by mistake, took a box containing a pair of shoes, belonging to John DeHaven, from Monroe & DeHaven's drug store.  If they will return them they will greatly oblige the owner."

Friday, March 16, 1888

(reference to Levi running for village treasurer but losing John E. Sebring 138, Levi DeHaven 91, Moses Chidester 21)

Friday, April 6, 1888

(reference to Arlington election for constable: Alford Eckler)

Friday, April 13, 1888

"Levi DeHaven is in Dakota, and will bring back a car of potatoes."

Paw Paw Items: "No.144, Apr 3, Edward DeHaven of Pine Grove, age 25 and Estella Hatfield, age 16 of Howard City."

Friday, April 20, 1888

"Levi DeHaven arrived home from Dakota Wednesday night.  He reports the spring as opening up there in fine shape."

Friday, June 1, 1888

"Mr. Joseph Dage has been very near to death's door this week and last night it was reported that his death might be expected at any moment."

Friday, June 8, 1888

"Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Dage of Ft. Wayne County, Ohio, were called here by the death of his brother, Joseph Dage this week.  They returned home yesterday."

"Mr. Joseph Dage died in this village on Monday last, June 4th, of a cancer of the face.  Our readers will remember that we made mention of his making three trips to Ann Arbor to be treated for this terrible disease, but it baffled the skill of the best physicians, and completed its fatal work in less than a single year.  Mr. Dage had lived in Arlington since 1865, up to four years ago, and was known as a hard working and successful farmer.  His death took place at his home in this village, where he has resided for the last year or two.  He was born in Pennsylvania in July, 1820, moving from there to Ohio at an early age.  His wife, with whom he had lived happily for forty-five years, survives him and he leaves also four sons and one daughter, the latter being Mrs. Levi DeHaven of this village.  One son, Gabriel Dage, lives in Dakota, and was unable to be present at the funeral.  The rest were all here.  The funeral was held at the Christian church in this village on Tuesday afternoon, a very excellent discourse being delivered by the pastor Rev. J. H. Reese.  A large number of sorrowing friends followed the remaining to the burial, in Arlington cemetery."

Friday, August 31, 1888

Advertisement:  "$80.  One bottle of English Spavin Liniment cured by fine Norman mare of two ugly blood spavins which damaged her value at least $80.  It is the grandest blemish cure I ever used --  John McCain, Horse Dealer, Darlington, Indiana.  Sold by Monroe & DeHaven, druggists, Bangor, Mich."

Friday, October 19, 1888

"Apples are beginning to move.  We record for the first half of the week the following shipments:  John DeHaven a car to Reynolds, Dakota . . ."

Friday, October 26, 1888

"Last Saturday was the tenth anniversay of marriage of Mr. & Mrs. James Dingle.  In the absence of Mrs. D. some of their friends piled their kitchen stove up with tin ware as a remembrance."  (Should have read Mrs. Levi DeHaven; see correction in next issue.)

Friday, November 2, 1888

"Our tin wedding item last week got sadly mixed, and was credited to the wrong neighbor.  It was Mrs. Levi DeHaven who was the recipient of the tin ware."

Friday, November 30, 1888

"Levi DeHaven came home Saturday evening from his Dakota expedition.  He says that real estate is booming in his section of Dakota, land having risen from five to ten dollars per acre within a year, and wheat, though a light crop, brought nearly double the price of a year ago and was therefore a profitable crop."

Friday, December 28, 1888

"G. F. Dage writes from his home in Clark County, Dakota, that they are having a very mild winter and the ground not frozen yet enought to stop the plowing.  He seems well pleased with his Western home."

"The following are the officers of Bangor Chapter, R.A.M., for the year 1880:  . . . Levi DeHaven, M.2d V . . ."

Friday, January 4, 1889

"Leslie Scott of Dakota, dropped in on his Bangor friends New Years and is having a pleasant visit with old acquaintences."

Friday, January 18, 1889

"Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Dage are rejoicing over their first born, a daughter, born Monday, Jan. 14th."

Friday, January 25, 1889

(Reference to J.E. DeHaven secretary of Bangor Grange No. 60, P. of H.)

Friday, February 22, 1889

"Leslie Scott who has been here for a couple of months went home to Dakota sunday night."


Friday, April 5, 1889

"Will Dage carries his hand in a sling, caused by a bruise at Broadwell's mill."

"The Spring term of school in the Hogmire district commences next Monday with Miss Nona DeHaven as teacher.  This is Miss Nona's first term and we wish her abundant success."

Friday, April 12, 1889

"Levi DeHaven would like to dispose of 80 acres of the Joseph Dage estate in Arlington and will give a purchaser a splendid bargain."

(new Monroe & DeHaven advertisement)

Friday, April 19, 1889

(Reference to Lizzie Schmerhorn's new millinery)

Friday, May 10, 1889

"Monroe & DeHaven have added a Soda Fountain to their counter, where a cool, refreshing drink, flavored to your taste, can always be found.  Call and test it some of these warm days."

Friday, May 24, 1889

"Levi DeHaven has appropriately redressed his house in white."

Friday, May 31, 1889

"The Dowagiac Marble Co. are putting up some splendid monuments in this vicinity.  Among those we have noticed are the ones of Mr. Kamp, Mr Charles and Mr. Dage at the Van Auken, Arlington Hill and Hoppin cemeteries respectively."

"While at the Hoppin cemetery, in Arlington, Tuesday, we could but notice the splendid and massive monument lately placed on the Dage family burial lot.  Its liberal dimensions, design and workmanship reflect credit to this estimable family."

Friday, June 7, 1889

"Mrs. N. H. Eckler of Jackson, died Tuesday after an illness reaching over many years.  Mr. Eckler was a former Van Buren County boy and has many relatives in this vicinity."

Friday, June 28, 1889

Mrs. J. Dage and son Will started Monday for Clark, Dak., for a visit with her son G.F. Dage.  They will be gone several months."

Friday, August 16, 1889

"Levi DeHaven starts next Sunday night for his annual trip to Dakota."

Friday, August 23, 1889

"Levi DeHaven got off on the Sunday night train.  He was accompanied by John Brown of Arlington."

Friday, October 25, 1889

"The Scott orchard, near Scott Lake, yields about 1,200 barrels of apples which have been sold for $1.40 a barrel."

"Monroe & DeHaven's shop east of town employs four men, Will Thomas, C. Dage, Charlie Cunningham and Wm. Burgh; besides these a shaver and a nailer.  They also have control of the old Miner shop, and John McKinney and J. Miner are employed there.  An average of $300 per day are turned out of these two shops.  Mr. Thomas is the most rapid workman and on Tuesday last made 80 barrels, which at the price paid, eight each, makes quite a respectable day's work.  The other men are also well up in the business and some days crowd Thomas very close."

Friday, November 1, 1889

"Levi DeHaven returned from Dakota last Friday, accompanied by his sister Mrs. Leslie Scott.  Mrs. DeHaven went to Chicago to meet them."

Friday, November 8, 1889

"Levi DeHaven is building a neat barn 16 x 24 on his lot on Maple Street."

Friday, November 15, 1889

"Mrs. Levi DeHaven and Mrs. Leslie Scott made a pleasant visit with friends at Benton Harbor the past week."

Friday, November 22, 1889

"Mrs. J. Dage and son Will have returned from Dakota."

"S.E. Monroe & Levi DeHaven returned from a business trip to Chicago Wednesday evening."

Friday, December 6, 1889

"Levi DeHaven has taken down his old barn (it wasn't an ornament) and moved it to his farm in Arlington where it will be rebuilt for a swine house.  As was remarked by another fellow: `We can dispense without it.'"

Friday, December 13, 1889

One of Bangor's substantial firms is Monroe & DeHaven.  They make no rash promises and always remember their friends.  Read their new ad."

(New advertisement of Monoroe & DeHaven)

"It's a happy fellow who falls into Monroe & DeHaven's hands, for after they have filled an order for groceries, provisions, or drugs, there's money left to lay by for another occasion."

Friday, December 27, 1889

"Levi and John DeHaven, Leslie Scott, S.E. Monroe, Edward Moden, G.W. Monroe and Morris Monroe, with their families, filled the Christmas tables and themselvesa at Miles Monroe's."

"Leslie Scott reached Bangor from Reynolds, N. D. in time to enjoy Christmas cheer.  Mrs. Scott has been here some time.  As they have rented their farm, they will be in no hurry to return and he may visit his old home in Canada first."

Friday, January 10, 1890

"L.R. Whiteman writes us from Estelline, Dak., that times are a little close, good crops and plenty to eat; nice winter, only one storm and everybody well."

(New advertisement of Monroe & DeHaven's)

Friday, January 24, 1890

"Leslie Scott started Tuesday for a sojourn with relatives at Toronto, Ont., expecting to be absent several weeks."

"Several of our advertisers -- S. DeLong, Monroe & DeHaven, C.W. Peters and N.W. Drake -- have a word to say to our 6,000 readers this week.  All will do well to call on them."

"The 80 acres of land belonging to the Dage estate, sold by Levi DeHaven at administrator's sale Monday, was purchased by George Meabon for $1,800.  Ten years ago it would have brought $2,500."

Friday, January 31, 1890

"The probate court has confirmed the sale of the 80 acres of the Joseph Dage estate to George Meabon."

"A law contest in a matter of disagreement between Levi DeHaven vs. E.B. Ferguson took several of our citizens to Hartford yesterday."

Friday, February 7, 1890

(New advertisement of Monroe & DeHaven's)

Friday, February 21, 1890

"That advertisement of Monroe & DeHaven;s will bear reading and re-reading.  Don't miss it."

(New advertisement of Monroe & DeHaven's)

Friday, February 28, 1890

Business Locals:  "Take Notice.  O.B., the `Famous Orange Blossom,' sure cure for all female diseases.  For sale by Mrs. Leslie Scott, Bangor, Mich."

(Reference to new village elections to replace incumbents including Levi DeHaven for assessor)

Friday, March 14, 1890

(Reference to Democratic ticket nomination including Levi DeHaven for assessor)

Friday, March 28, 1890

"Leslie Scott returned to his Dakota farm on the 20th.  His wife will remain here for some time yet."


Friday, November 16, 1917

"Mr. and Mrs. Michaels of Bangor, Mr. and Mrs. DeHaven and Mr. and Mrs. Amish were Sunday visitors at Gribbles."

Friday, November 23, 1917

"Carmon DeHaven is confined to his home on Division street with an attack of typhoid fever.  At present he is not dangerously sick, but is evidently in for a complete run of the disease."

"Leslie Scott is always pulling of something out of the ordinary.  His latest stunt was to pack a barrel of choice apples, paint the barrel red, white and blue, and cover the entire white surface with autographs of Bangor and Arlington people and sent it to his son Forrest, a soldier in training at Camp Houston, Texas."

Friday, December 7, 1917

"Houston, Texas
Nov. 24, 1917

Dear Editor Russell:  I wish to convey thanks to yourself and the friends who so thoughtfully and kindly attached their autographs upon the barrel of apples sent to the camp from The Arlington.  the selection was fine and greatly appreciated by the soldiers and in accordance with father's wish, was widely distributed among the officers and rank as consistent with the quality, with expression that all soldiers boys who defend their coutry are entitled to its best fruits and feels as if they are all his boys.
But to me, personally, the Fruits of the Heart, as a garnish placed upon the container in the name of my many friends at home, was in itself very unique and original and more dear and more enduring by far.  Truly the American soldier ahs much to be thankful for in such a precious and devoted kinship.
The treatment we have received here has been very cordial.  Every institution and social event is at our disposal.  All homes extend themselves for a good Sunday dinner.
Our Army life has implied no real hardships yet.  Our drill is very intensive, but the hours are short and the many accommodations are conducive to the best of health and contentment.  We expect to leave soon and although I will be unable to write of my experiences as I would like, will ensure you I will appreciate hearing from the dear friends of `my own home town.'

    Most respectively yours,
    Forrest F. Scott,Priv. Battery D, 122d F.A.,
    Camp Logan, Texas"

Friday, December 14, 1917

(Reference to Leslie DeHaven on Gift Box Committee for Community Christmas Tree project)

"It is definitely known that Arthur Scott, one of three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Scott, who are fighting for world democracy, is in Halifax, and was there at the time of the terribel explosion.  Up to the time we go to press no word has been received from him and his parents and wife are naturally very anxious to receive tidings from the sticken city.  There has been no mention in the daily papers of the loss of any Canadian troops and its is very likely that he is safe, and he may possibly have gone acroos the water."

"Mr. Leslie Scott, Jr., who has been spending a few days at home, left for Chicago Wednesday where he will spend a few days before going to Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois."

Friday, December 21, 1917

(Letter to Editor from Art Scott)

"Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parkes, of Debeque, Colo., formerly Bangor people, were in town a short time last week visiting old-time friends."

Friday, December 28, 1917

"Leslie DeHaven has been in Buffalo, N.Y., on business this week."

"Mr. and Mrs. Clarence DeHaven and son of Jackson have been spending a few days in Bangor."

Friday, January 4, 1918

"Breedsville:  Mr. & Mrs. DeHanen are entertaining a sister from Hartford."  (named spelled as printed)

"Carmon DeHaven is able to be out again after his long sickness with typhoid fever.  He is pretty thin but is coming fine."

(Reference to Leslie DeHaven elected as W.M. of Coffinbury Lodge)

Thursday, January 10, 1918

(Reference to Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Carr of Madison here to visit her mother and Bangor friends)

Thursday, January 24, 1918

(Letter to editor from Art Scott)

Thursday, February 7, 1918

"A telegram was received Sunday from Arthur Scott, who has been with the Canadian Army at Halifax for some time, stating that he was sailing that day for the battlefields of Europe.  His next letter will be dated `somewhere in France'."

"Carmon DeHaven, who has been having a severe time with typhoid fever, does not get along as well as his people wish for.  Friday he was taken to the hospital in Grand Rapids for a thorough examination.  He returned Monday, reporting that no chronic condition existed and there appeared to be no reason why he should not improve."

Thursday, February 14, 1918

(A space reserved for Levi DeHaven & Sons' advertisement was left empty; obviously, Carmon's sudden death took precedence over business matters.)

(Reference to Council meeting; Leslie DeHaven appointed as election commissioner and election inspector.)

Thursday, February 21, 1918


Carmon J. DeHaven, who has been ill with typhoid fever for the past three months, passed away at his home on Division street about 9 o'clock on the evening of Feb. 13th, 1918, at the age of 35 years and seven days.  His funeral services were held at the Congregational church Friday afternoon, conducted by Dr. I.G. Kent, who was assisted by Eld. W.H. Hedges and Eld. C.H. Kelsey.  His Masonic brethren attended in a body and had charge of the service at the grave.
The death of Mr. DeHaven cast a gloom over the entire village and countryside, as he was known by everyone.
His friends were legion, as was evidenced by the large concourse who attended the funeral services and followed the remains to their last resting place.
He was born at Arlington Center feb. 6, 1883, and while a lad his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Levi DeHaven, moved to Bangor village.  Here he received his education and graduated from the Bangor High school in 1903.  Later he entered Parsons' Business college in Kalamazoo and graduated herefrom June 4, 1906, after which he became a member of the firm of Levi DeHaven & Sons, general merchants of Bangor and Lawrence.
On Sept. 4, 1907, Mr. DeHaven was united in marriage to Miss Bessie Parkes, and on Feb. 8, 1911, after the birth of a son, Cecil, she passed away.
On Sept. 4, 1912, he was united in marriage to Miss Annis LaForte, and this happy union two children were born, but the natural devotion to her own children did not deter her from giving to Cecil the mother love which he deserved.
Carmon was a member of Coffinbury Lodge No. 204, F. & A.M., of Bangor Chapter No. 105, R.A.M, and of Golden Rule Chapter No. 339, O.E.S.  He was actively interested in these societies and by them will be sadly missed.
He laeves to mourn his death, a wife three children, father and mother, grandmother, Mrs. Rachael Dage, two brothers, Clarence of Jackson and Leslie of Bangor, besides many more distant relatives and a host of
Those from out-of-town who attended the funeral were Mrs. Raymond Green of Rochester, Mich.; Orlow Tillyer of Camp Custer; Mr. and Mrs. C.L. DeHaven of Jackson; Lewis Dage of Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. Will Dage of Kankakee, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Whiteman of Lawrence; Mr. and Mrs. Chas Carr, James Bell and C.B. Carr of Chicago; E. W. Wheeler and daughter Marion of Cedar Springs; Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Brown of Harford; Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Phillips of Lawrence; Miss Ruth McNiel of Chicago."

(Soldiers Directory included Leslie Scott at Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois; Forrest Scott at Camp Logan, Houston, Texas; Corp. Arthur Scott of the Canadian Overseas Draft and somewhere isn France)

"Clarence Abbott, who lives seven miles northeast of Bangor, walked here on the 15th to attend the funeral of his old friend and fellow baseball player Carmon DeHaven.  the roads were so bad he would not put a horse on them, but proposed to come anyway."

(Notice of probate for Carmon requested by Annis; to be Mar. 18, 1918)

Thursday, February 28, 1918

(Levi's new credit policy announced)

"Card of Thanks - We wish to extend most sincere thanks to those who so graciously assisted during the illness and death of our beloved one.
                                   Mrs. Carmon DeHaven
                                   Mr. & Mrs. Levi DeHaven
                                   Mr. & Mrs. C. L. DeHaven
                                   Mr. & Mrs. L. C. DeHaven"

"Mrs. Carmon DeHaven and eldest daughter have been spending a few days in Chicago."

"Among those who attended the auto show at Grand Rapids last week were . . . Mr. and Mrs. C. J. DeHaven, . . ."

Thursday, March 7, 1918

Probate Court:  "Matter Cecil DeHaven, minor.  Bond filed. Order appointing guardian.  Letters of Guardianship issued to Leslie DeHaven."

Probate Court:  "Matters Frances Louise DeHaven and Annis Marie DeHaven.  Minors bond filed and order appointing guardian entered.  Letters of guardianship issued to Annis DeHaven."

Thursday, March 14, 1918

"Mrs. Arthur Scott this week received word from her husband, the first in five weeks.  He is now at a Camp Whitly, Surrey, England, in training with the Canadian Reserve Artillery."

Thursday, March 21, 1918

"Clarence DeHaven and family have returned to Bangor from Jackson, where they have been for sometime.  He will go into some kind of business in the near future."

"John DeHaven has purchased the property of the Silas DeLong estate known as The Russell House, the deal being made Monday."

"Last November it was decided to adopt free postal delivery in Bangor Village.  It was possible that his action would be rescinded at the Council Meeting last Thursday night, but it was left as originally planned.  The service will begin April 1.  We understand that a register has been gotten up in regard to house numbers and that all persons who will call at DeHaven's store can get their correct house number from Leslie DeHaven.  Any kind of mail box will do and any kind of numbers are permissable."

Probate Court:  "Estate Carmon J. DeHaven, deceased.  Order appointing Annis DeHaven, administrix.  Bond issued."

Thursday, March 28, 1918

"The following information is for the patrons of Bangor Village free postal delivery service; The service begins April 1, 1918.  First see Leslie DeHaven at the Big Store and learn what your number will be Metal numbers may be purchased at the Racket Store for a few cents."

Probate Court: "Carmon J. DeHaven, deceased.  Bond filed and letters of administration issued to Annis DeHaven.  Order appointing appraiser and hearing on claims.  Claim day July 22."

(Reference to Village committee appointments include Trustee DeHaven for Electric Lights, Sewers, and Licences.)

Thursday, April 11, 1918

(Letter to the editor from Forrest Scott)

"Saturday morning the fire alarm sounded and it was reported that Levi DeHaven's residence was on fire.  A small fire had started on the roof and was put out with the aid of a garden hose.It evidently came from a chimney, but fortunately little damage was done."

(Reference to Probate Court's Notice of Hearing Claims for Carmon J. DeHaven.)

Thursday, April 18, 1918

(Reference to Leslie DeHaven attending a Masonci Lodge meeting in Benton Harbor on april 15th.)

Thursday, April 25, 1918

(Reference to those who had bought war bonds included Clarence DeHaven, Annis DeHaven, and Levi DeHaven.)

Thursday, May 2, 1918

(Reference to those in Arlington who had bought war bonds included Leslie Scott.)

Thursday, May 9, 1918

(Letter to the editor from Art Scott)

Thursday, May 16, 1918

"Clarence DeHaven, who came back to Bangor a few months ago has purchased the buisiness of the Locker Vulcanizing plant and taken possession of the same.  The business will be conducted along the same lines as formerly.  H. Clare Locker, the former proprietor, will enter the employ of the Bangor Canning Company, who are always on the outlook for bright, ambitious young men."

Thursday, May 30, 1918

"Mr. & Mrs. Levi DeHaven are spending the week at Scott Lake.   They have recently remodeled their cottage there and expect  to spend donsiderable time there this summer."

"Lieut. Leslie Scott, Jr. of Bangor was one of 40 officers selected from 600 at Camp Grant and sent to Camp Perry, Ohio, for advanced training, to be returned in 30 days to Camp Grant for the formation of a new division."

Thursday, June 6, 1918

"Leslie DeHaven Henry Phillips have gone to Chicago to buy goods for the Big Stores at Bangor and Lawrence."

Thursday, June 13, 1918

"Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Strohm are here to spend the summmer.  they will occupy the John DeHaven house."

Thursday, July 11, 1918

"Mrs. Carmon DeHaven and children have gone to their new home in California."

"M. Hurlbut and Miss Gertrude Hammond are taking their vacations from their duties at DeHaven & Son's store."

"Through an oversight on our part the names of Mrs. J. R. Ciffen, Roy Nicholas and Leslie DeHaven were omitted from the list of committees in the War Savings Stamp drive last week.  These people were active in the convass and should receive proper credit.

Thursday, July 18, 1918

"Levi DeHaven and wife are spending a few days, with Mr. and Mrs. E. I. Potter of Spring Lake, Mich."

Arlington Center:  "Mr. and Mrs. Chas Palmer are entertaining their daughter and family of Kalamazoo."

Thursday, July 25, 1918

"Van Paddock is working at DeHaven & Sons during the absence of John Melling."

"M. Hurlbut resumed his duties at DeHaven & Sons after a two-week vacation.  He is starting in the 40th year of service at this same store, and says that he is good for 40 more."

Thursday, August 1, 1918

(A letter to the editor from Art Scott.)

"Hettie DeHaven Chase was born at Arlington, Van Buren county, Mich., Feb., 6th, 1870 and died at Alva, Okla., Aug. 2d, 1918, at the age of 48 years, five months and 27 days.  She was the daughter of John E. and Marie DeHaven, and has now gone to join the mother who preceded her.  She was a member of the Christian church and lived a devoted Christian life.  The deceased was married Dec. 31st, 1895, to Russell M. Chase, with whom she lived until her death, devoting her life to the service of her family.
She leaves to mourn their loss a father, husband, two sons, one daughter, a brother and sister and many other relatives and friends.  Her faith in the future never faltered and she has now passed to the great beyond, her memory to remain as a sweet inspiration to those she left behind.  Funeral services were held in the Christian church on Monday afternoon, Aug. 5th, at 3 o'clock, Rev. C.H. Kelsey officating.  The interment which took place at Arlington Hill was deferred until the following moring at ten o'clock , awaiting the arrival of a son who is in the navy."

"Mrs. C.M. Dage is spending the week with friends at Spring Lake, Mich."

"Mrs. Harold Monroe of Lawrence spent sunday with her sister, Mrs. Clarence DeHaven."

"Mrs. R.F. Brown of Hartford spent Sunday and Monday with her daughter, Mrs. Clarence DeHaven."

"Mrs. Clarence DeHaven is in receipt of a card from her sister, Mrs. Leland Steeves, stating they are at present stationed in Japan."

"Lieut. Leslie Scott, Jr. of Camp Grant, Ill., on his way from Florida, after delivering a contingent of soldiers to one of the camps there, spent a day with his parents at The Arlington."

Thursday, August 8, 1918

"The DeHaven-Eckler family reunion which was to have been held Aug. 15 at The Arlington, has been postponed.  Owing to the inroads of the war and its effects on the family genealogical roster it has been deemed expedient by the acting committee to postpone the reunion for one year or until the termination of the war."

Thursday, August 15, 1918

(Advertisement for Bangor Vulcanizing Co., C.L. DeHaven)

"Mrs. Leslie Scott, Jr., war bride of Lieut. Leslie Scott, Jr. of Camp grant, is visiting her husband's parents at The Arlington.  Mrs. scott is a native of England and until three years ago, a resident of London with an interesting and unique war relationship, having in service a husband, three brothers, two brothers-in-law and 16 cousins, all in active service for the Allies."

Thursday, September 12, 1918

(Reference to Leslie Scott chosen as Arlington Village Chairman of Republican party for coming year.)

(Bangor's Roll of Honor for servicemen included Leslie Scott, Jr., Forrest Scott, and Arthur Scott.)

"Mr. & Mrs. C.L. DeHaven made a business trip to Grand Rapids last Friday."

Thursday, September 19, 1918

"Leslie DeHaven made a business trip to Chicago the first part of the week."

Thursday, October 3, 1918

"Mrs. L. Meabon visited friends at Breedsville last week."

Thursday, October 10, 1918

"Miss Gertrude Smith, Mrs. Leslie DeHaven, and Mrs. Roy Nicholas went to Kalamazoo Tuesday to attend the Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star."

Thursday, October 17, 1918

"FOR SALE - Good Shropshire ram. -- Chas. J. DeHaven"

"Word has been received that Arthur Scott is ill in a hospital in England, and that Victor Burlingame is in the hospital at Camp Eustis.  It is to be hoped that these boys may have a speedy recovery."

Thursday, October 24, 1918

"Mr. and Mrs. Levi DeHaven and Clarence DeHaven and family made a business trip to Benton Harber, Niles, and Buchanan last Thursday."

"Mr. and Mrs. Levi DeHaven celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary, Sunday, October 20th.  Their children assisted in the celebration, and presented them with a fine buffet as a token of remembrance of the day."

"There is at present no indication that the ban on public meetings will be lifted as new cases of influenza have developed this week.  A copy of the Governor's proclamation relative to the quarantine appears in another column of this issue."

"Mrs. Rachel A. Dage celebrated her 93rd birthday last Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Levi DeHaven.  All of her children were present except her son Will Dage of Kankakee, ILL.  Those present from out of town were L.S. Dage and wife of Detroit, and Eugene King and wife of Benton Harbor. Mrs. Dage is very well and active, and intends to celebrate many more birthdays."

Thursday, October 31, 1918

"Mrs. Lucinda Parks of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, returned to her home October 22 after a three week's visit with her sister, Mrs. F.B. Crapo and family."

Thursday, November 7, 1918

"Levi DeHaven and Son have given forty good quality cloaks and capes to the Red Cross for distribution to the Belgians.  The materials in these garments are very good, and will make over into splendid clothing.  This firm deserves much credit for this splendid gift."

Thursday, November 14, 1918

"The employees of the Big Store took supper with Leslie DeHaven last Monday evening, the occasion being in celebration of his birthday.  A handsome Masonic ring was presented to him as a token of regard and remembrance of the day."

"J.E. DeHaven, Levi DeHaven, and Mrs. Leslie Scott went to Muskegon last week to attend the funeral of their sister, Mrs. flora Stone.  She formerly resided in Bangor, but has recently lived with her daughter, mrs. Pearl Johnson.  Mrs Stone was married twice, first to Henry Benton.  To this union four children were born, three sons and one daughter.  Her second marriage was to W.C. Stone and to this union one daughter was born, Pearl.  Mrs. Stone died at the age of seventy three, six months and twenty four days.  One son and two daughters mourn her death, besides other relatives and friends."

Thursday, December 5, 1918

"Will Dage of Kankakee, Illinois visited his mother and other Bangor relatives over Sunday."

"Leslie Scott went to Chicago to attend the International stock show this week.  He plans to spend a week with his son, Leslie at Camp Grant before returning home."

Thursday, December 12, 1918

"Mr. and Mrs. Levi DeHaven returned Monday after spending a week with friends in Chicago."

Thursday, December 19, 1918

"Earle Bigelow and Glessner Dage have been mustered out of service in the S.A.T.C. at Ann Arbor, and have returned home."

Thursday, December 26, 1918

"Leslie DeHaven, Orren Cross, and P.M. Gross are the latest addition to the ranks of Influenza sufferers, joining Saturday and Sunday."

"Mrs. Arthur Scott is seriously ill with pneumonia following at attack of influenza at the home of her father north of town."

"There will be no church services in Bangor this coming Sunday but there is a possibility that services may be resumed Sunday, January 5th."

Thursday, January 2, 1919

"Clarence DeHaven is working at the Big Store during the absence of Leslie DeHaven."

"Mrs. Leslie Scott, Jr. was here for the funeral of Mrs. Arthur Scott, returning to Chicago Sunday night."

"Mrs. Leslie DeHaven is recovering from an attack of influenza, and Leslie is gaining slowly from his illness with pneumonia following the flu."

Thursday, January 9, 1919



For the second time with the past twelve months, the hand of death has entered the family of Mr. and Mrs. Levi DeHaven, taking one of their sons.  Leslie, youngest son of this family, died last Saturday morning after a fourteen days illness with influenza and pnewmonia, at the age of 31 years.
The funeral service was held from his late home, Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W.H. Hedges, and Rev. O.F. Bulman.  The Masonic fraternity attended the funeral in a body and accompanied his body to its final resting place in Arlington Hill Cemetery.
Leslie was a Bangor boy, born here Nov. 10th 1887, educated in the Bangor schools, graduating in 1907, and from Parsons Business College in Kalamazoo the same year.
From his boyhood days, he has been of great service to his father in conducting the business of Levi DeHaven & Sons in Bangor and Lawrence, having been admitted to a partnership in the business in 1909.  After the death of his brother, Carmon, he purchased that interest in the business and assumed active management of the two stores under the firm name of Levi DeHaven & Son.  The fine growth and success of this firm is a tribute to his ability as a merchant.
Leslie was a member of Coffinbury Lodge, No. 204, F. and A.M., of Bangor Chapter No. 105, R.A.M. and of Golden Rule Chapter No. 339, O.E.S.  He has been actively interested in the welfare of these organizations, and has given freely of his time and energy to the interest of these institutions.
At the time of his death, he was W.M. of Coffinbury Lodge, ahving completed two years of service in that capacity.  He enjoyed the distinction of being the youngest Master in the history of Coffinbury Lodge.
During the past two years he was a member of the village council and has been most active in his service in that capacity.  His fellow council members have always found him ready and eager to give of his time and energy for the furtherance of the interests of Bangor.
The news of his untimely death Saturday morning, cast a deep sorrow over the whole village and the surrounding country, as he was widely known and was held in highest steem by all of his many acquaintances.  The finest tribute to his worth to the community has been the universal sorrow which has prevailed in the village since the news of his death, and the expressions of sympathy extended to his bereaved relatives.
He leaves to mourn his loss a father, mother, aged grandmother, brother, wife, and two daughters, besides a veritable host of friends.  Bangor stores were closed during the funeral hour on Monday afternoon.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Henry Phillips of Lawrence, R.F. Brown of Hartford, Mr. and Mrs. Will Dage of Kankakee, Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Wheeler of Cedar Springs, Mrs. Flora King of Benton Hargor, Charles Karr of Chicago, Dr. N.A. Williams of Michigan City, Ind."

"Arthur Scott, who is convalescing in a hospital in London, has sent word to his parents that he expects to start for home in the near future."

"CARD OF THANKS.  We wish to thank the many friends and neighbors for all the kindness and little remembrances sent in to us during our sickness and death of our most loved one.  To all those who sent such beautiful flowers, and the Masonic brothers for their songs and each and every one who helped in any way to lighten this great sorrow.  We wish to extend our most sincere thanks to each and every one.

                                       Mrs. Leslie DeHaven
                                       Pauline DeHaven
                                       Maxine DeHaven
                                       Mr. & Mrs. Levi DeHaven
                                       Mr. Clarence L. DeHaven"

Thursday, January 16, 1919

(Order of publication 1/13/1919 re Carmon J. DeHaven estate; Mrs. Annis DeHaven administratrix re Annis petition to sell real estate; hearing set for 2.10/1919)

Thursday, January 23, 1919

"Mrs. Clarence DeHaven has been ill the past week."

Thursday, January 30, 1919

"Leslie Scott has received word from his son Arthur stating that he is now in Canada, and that he expects to be home soon.  His condition is much improved.

Thursday, February 6, 1919

"Arthur Scott arrived home last Thursday from England, arriving Bangor two weeks after sailing from Liverpool.  He has not entirely recovered from the effects of his wounds and illness, but hopes to be much improved in a short time.  He has not been discharged from the army as yet, but must return to Toronto for final discharge.  His many friends are glad to welcome him back."

Excerpt from article about Congregational Church Reception:
"Arthur Scott, who has recently returned from service overseas was called on for a recital of some of his experiences, and responded graciously.  He paid high tribute to Billie Broadwell, and the other Bangor boys who have seen service.  He also gave an account of some of his experiences, which was very interesting.  His hearers would have been glad to have him speak longer, but he had not recovered fully from the effects of his recent illness, and so spoke briefly."

Thursday, February 13, 1919

(Letter to the editor from Forrest Scott)

Thursday, February 20, 1919

The Big Store, formerly owned by Levi DeHaven & Son is now the property of Rutledge, Young & Co., the transfer taking place last Saturday.
This store and stock of merchandise was purchased by Levi DeHaven from Oppenheim & Son June 15, 1900 and has been conducted successfully by him and his two sons, Carmon and Leslie until their deaths during the present year.  Levi DeHaven has served the people of this community faithfully and well during the past nineteen years, and retires with a host of friends who will long remember him as a man worthy of their friendship.  When the stock was first purchased, the entire store was contained in the brick building on the corner, but with the expansion of the business which came to Mr. DeHaven, more room was necessary, and two years later, the store next to the east was acquired, since which time, these two stores have been crowded with the splendid stock which it has been the policy of this firm to carry. In 1912, Carmon and Leslie were admitted to a partnership in the business, and the father was thus relieved of some of the detail work.  About this time, a stock of goods was secured at Lawrence, and the two stores conducted under the firm name of Levi DeHaven & Sons, until the death of Carmon, which occurred in Feb. 1918.  Since that time the firm name has been Levi DeHaven & Son.
Truly a splendid record of growth and an evidence of the business integrity of the firm which Bangor people have known so long.
After so long a period of confining business duties Mr. DeHaven feels unable to care for the business, and so has decided to retire.
The new firm is composed of H.C. Rutledge and E.H. Young, both of Chicago.  Mr. Rutledge has been a resident of Bangor for some time past and is therefore known to Bangor people.  Mr. Young plans to move his family here in the near future, and we are glad to extend the welcome of Bangor to the new firm.
Mr. Rutledge has been engaged in large corporation work for the past twenty years, and has had a wide experience in the handling of business matters.  For the past few years he has been office manager of the wall paper and paper mills section of the Sear, Roebuck co. interest in Chicago.  Prior to that he was employed by the Inland Steel Co. in a position of large responsibility.  He is very highly recommended by all who have known him in his business life.
Mr. Young also comes from the office force of Sears, Roebuck & Co., resigning the position of superintendent of the shade department and assistant buyer in the paper department to enter business for himself.  Previous to this position, he was a salesman for the John V. Farwell Co.
Messrs. Rutledge and Young assure us that they are glad to come to Bangor, that they appreciate the standing and reputation of the business which they have purchased, and that they will give their best efforts to merit and care for the splendid patronage which this store has had in the past.  They extend a cordial welcome to all old friends of the store, and are anxious to make new ones.  We extend every wish for their success in their new location, and hope that the future will hold as much in the way of business success for them as it has in the past for their predecessor."

Thursday, March 6, 1919

"Clarence DeHaven made a business trip to Benton Harbor the first part of the week."

Thursday, March 27, 1919

Real estate transfers: "Edward DeHaven and wife to J.B. Warner, 40 acres, Sec 25, Paw Paw, $1"

Thursday, April 10, 1919

(Reference to Mrs. Verne DeHaven as officer of O.E.S.)

Thursday, April 17, 1919

Breedsville:  "Mr. & Mrs. Cy Dage of Bangor and James Cassada and family of Bloomingdale spent Sunday at the E.K. Cassada home."

Thursday, April 24, 1919

"Fire Destroys Landmark of Arlington.
The farm home of Chas Hoelz was totally destroyed by fire last Sunday . . . This house has long been a landmark of Arlington, having been built by Joseph Dage, father of Mrs. Levi DeHaven who at that time had a fine peach orchard on that farm."

Thursday, May 1, 1919

"Annis M. DeHaven, admx., to Chas. Carr, Lot 5, Whitewood Beach Resort. $1."

Thursday, May 8, 1919

"Mrs. C. J. DeHaven is confirmed to her home by illness."  (Chas.)

Thursday, May 15, 1919

"Carmon J. DeHaven, deceased; order allowing final account and assigning residual."

Thursday, May 22, 1919

"FOR SALE -- Seed Corn.  C.J. DeHaven"

"FOR SALE -- 20th Century Seed Potatoes.  Pure Seed.  C.J. DeHaven"

Real Estate Transfers:  "Edward F. Parks and wife to Clayton Roberts and wife, blk 62, Paw Paw, $1"

"Forrest Scott has arrived in this country from overseas, and has been sent to a demobilization camp in the West."

Thursday, June 5, 1919

(Court:  Estella DeHaven vs. Edward DeHaven; bill for divorce.)

Thursday, June 19, 1919

"Forrest Scott, Cecil Trim, & James Knight arrived home from overseas service last Wednesday.  The boys are feeling fine and are glad to be at home with home folks again."

Thursday, June 26, 1919

(Marriage licenses:  James E. Earl, 27, Paw Paw; Lida Washburn, 21, Paw Paw.)

"C.M. Dage is suffering from a prolonged attack of lumbago."

"The Misses Pauline and Maxine DeHaven are spending the week with their grandparents at Scott Lake."

(Probate Court:  Leslie DeHaven deceased; order allowing claims and closing estate to creditors, petition for widow's allowances filed, order granting allowances.)

Thursday, July 3, 1919

"Clarence DeHaven and family spent Tuesday in Kalamazoo."

"Leslie Scott, Jr. of Chicago, spent Sunday with his parents."

"Mrs. Verne DeHaven and daughters spent Sunday at the home of Leslie Scott in Arlington."

"Chas. Carr and family of Chicago came Tuesday to spend the summer at their cottage at Scott Lake."

Thursday, July 24, 1919

"Levi DeHaven is improving his residence with a coat of paint this week."

"Mrs. Vern DeHaven and daughters spent the first part of the week at the DeHaven cottage at Scott Lake."

"Lewis L. Dage, formerly of Detroit, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Flora King at Benton Harbor Sunday July 20.  He was the oldest of the family, having reached the age of 71 years last February.  He is survived by his wife and seven children, aged mother, Mrs. Rachael Dage; his brothers, C.M. Dage of Bangor and Will Dage of Kankakee and his sister, Mrs. Levi DeHaven.  The body was brought to Bangor Wednesday from Benton Harbor, and the funeral service will be held this afternoon, burial being made in Hoppin cemetery."

Thursday, July 31, 1919

"Arthur Scott is spending the week with Mr. and Mrs. Allen Dayton at Glendale."

Obituary:  "Lewis S. Dage was born in Slankerville, Ohio, February 1st, 1848, and passed to rest at the home of his daughter in Benton Harbor July 22, 1919, aged 71 years, 5 months and 21 days.  He was united in marriage to Miss Eunice Bonesteel in Arlington township, Michigan September 8, 1867.  Mr. Dage had formerly lived in Detroit, Michigan, and three months ago came to Benton Harbor where he lingered through a sickness that caused great pain and suffering, and in the early morning of a summer day, fell asleep, leaving the changing scenes of earthly life where mortals pass through pain and suffering, fade and droup and die.
He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, three duaghters, Mrs. V. Braley of Detroit, Mrs. E.L. King of Benton Harbor and Mrs. Brice Perry of Kalamazoo.  Four sons, Joh, Will, Harry, and Carrol; an aged mother, Mrs. Rachael Dage, two brothers C.M. Dage of Bangor and Will Dage of Kankakee, Illinois, and 13 grandchildren.
The funeral service was held from the home of Mrs. Leslie  DeHaven last Thursday afternoon at 2:00, Dr. T.W. Bellingham, pastor of the Christian Church at Benton Harbor officiating and bringing a message hope and cheer to the bereaved.  He spoke of the trust Mr. Dage had in God, and the hope of that better day when disease and death shall pass away.
Burial was made in the Hoppin Cemetery."

Thursday, August 14, 1919

Breedsville:  "Daniel Eckler from near Detroit, an old resident of this village, called on his old friends recently."

Thursday, August 21, 1919

C.M. Dage has sold his hardware stock to Brice W. Perry of Kalamazoo, the transfer taking place last Tuesday.  Mr. Perry has had many years of experience in the larger stores in Kalamazoo, and is well equipped to care for his new interests.  He has leased the James Yates residence and will move his family here in the near future.
Mr. Dage has conducted the store at the present location during the past seventeen years, and has felt the need for a rest from the confining work of the store.  He had not as yet decided what his future work will be but will spend the next few months in taking his vacation from the store where he has served so long."

"Mrs. Verne DeHaven and children spent the latter part of last week at the DeHaven cottage at Scott Lake."

Real Estate Transfers:  "Gustav Bessert and wife to John DeHaven, 5 acres, Sec. 7, Arlington, $800."

Thursday, August 28, 1919

"Mrs. Winoma Schermerhorn is at Borgess hospital for a couple of weeks."

Thursday, September 4, 1919

(Notice from successors to DeHaven & Sons; closing out general merchandise business)

(Full page advertisement about successors going out of business sale)

(Article about successors going out of business)

Thursday, September 11, 1919

"The remainder of the Rutledge, Young & Co. stock of goods has been sold to parties from Detroit, and will probably be moved to that city in the near future."

Real Estate Transfers:  "Nellie G. Davis to Chas. N. Carr, lot 1, Whitewood Beach, Arlington, $60."

Thursday, September 18, 1919

Brice W. Perry, who recently purchased the C.M. Dage stock of hardware, has arrived in Bangor from Kalamazoo and took over the active charge of his store last Monday morning . . . "

"Jerry Weller, Wesley Nicholas, Levi DeHaven, and John McKinney left Wednesday for Bear Lake, Manistee, for a week of fishing.  Be prepared for some big reports when they return."

Thursday, September 25, 1919

"Leslie Scott was the lucky winner of the fine sunshine cake baked by Mrs. M.J. Smiley for the King's Daughters, which was raffled Saturday afternoon.  We use the term lucky advisedly, for we are in a position to know whereof we speak.  The good-hearted Leslie celebrated his winning by bringing his cake to the Advance office, where generous slices were bestowed upon the editor and his office force.  We are very glad that Mr. Scott was the lucky man.  We shall be glad to act as judge in all similiar circumstances."

"Mrs. Verne DeHaven spent Tuesday at Hartford."

(Advertisement for Bangor Vulcanizing Co. -- C.L. DeHaven)

Thursday, October 2, 1919

(Advertisement of successor saying landlord has given them a few more days)

Thursday, October 9, 1919

"Mrs. Verne DeHaven went to Grand Rapids Tuesday to attend the Grand Chapter of the O.E.S. of Michigan."

Thursday, October 16, 1919

(Reference to County O.E.S. convention; Levi on Table Committee, Decorating and Arranging for Chairs and Tables; Flora on Kitchen Committee; Leona Dage and Hattie Brown waiting on table)

(Another close out advertisement for successor claiming October 18 to be last day)

Thursday, October 23, 1919

"FOR SALE -- New Milch cow -- Chas. J. DeHaven."

"H.C. Rutledge has decided to engage in business in Wichita, Kans., and will move his family there in the near future."  (Rutledge is one of the successors of DeHaven & Sons)

Thursday, October 30, 1919

"Miss Maxine DeHaven celebrated her eighth birthday anniversary Monday afternoon.  To make the occasion more enjoyable, she invited a number of her girl friends to assist in the celebration.  The afternoon was spent with games and stories, after which the hostess served light refreshments, assisted by her mother, and sister, Miss Pauline."

Thursday, November 6, 1919

On All Hallow's Eve, the neighboring friends of J.H. and Miss Katherine Shuver were invited to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Scott to make merry . . . It was just another good time at Scott's."

"Miss Dorothy DeHaven entertained a large company of her school friends at a Hollowe'en party at her home last Friday night.  The evening was pleasantly spent with Hallowe'en pranks and games, after which refreshments were served."

"Miss Pauline DeHaven entertained the members of her Sunday school class at her home last Thursday evening.  Hallowe'en games and costumes were in order, and a merry time was spent.  Visits were made to the homes of neighbors, after which refreshments were served by the hostess."

Last Thursday afternoon, Mrs. Leslie Scott and daughter narrowly excaped serious injury when the horse they were driving along Railroad street, became frightened at the freight engine which was switching cars.  The horse ran south on the street, striking a guy wire on one of the light poles.  The force of the impact threw Mrs. Scott out of the buggy, but she pluckily retained hold of the reins, and prevented the horse from getting entirely away.  She was most fortunate in escaping with only a few minor bruises.  Her daughter Frances, who was with her, was not hurt."

Thursday, December 4, 1919

"Marriage Licenses:  Edward DeHaven, 50, Paw Paw; Katherine Call, 25, Lima, OH."

"FOR RENT -- 4 room cottage near schoolhouse.  Inquire of John DeHaven."

(Reference to Verne Brown DeHaven at Reunion of M.M.M. Club)

Thursday, December 11, 1919

"Mrs. and Mrs. C.M. Dage have gone to Kankakee to visit with his brother Will and family until after the Christmas holidays."

Thursday, December 18, 1919

"Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Dage returned from their visit at Kankakee last Friday."

"Glessner Dage came home from Detroit Friday for a few days' vacation, which was caused by the shutdown due to the coal shortage."

Thursday, December 25, 1919

"Mr. & Mrs. C.L. DeHaven went to Lawrence Saturday to attend the funeral services of Geo. Chapman, father of Harvery Chapman."

"The marriage of Levi Hadsell to Mrs. Stella DeHaven of Bourbon, Ind., occurred at that place on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1919.  They will make their home in Bangor, where the groom is employed as a lineman for the Van Buren County Telephone Co.  Congratulations."

Thursday, January 1, 1920

"M.F. Russell and family and Mrs. Verne DeHaven and children drove to Benton Harbor last Friday."

Thursday, January 15, 1920

(Reference that Mrs. Leslie DeHaven was elected Secretary of the Argonauts)

Thursday, January 29, 1920

"Bert Lee has purchased the residence property of Chas. J. DeHaven, and will move his family there in the near future.  Mr. and Mrs. DeHaven are planning to move to Benton Harbor."

Thursday, February 5, 1920

Real Estate Transfers:  "Chas. J. DeHaven and wife to Mary Fisher, Pcl. Blk. 8, Cross' Ad., Bangor, $4000."

Thursday, February 12, 1920

"Burt Lee and family have moved into their new home, recently purchased of Chas. DeHaven.  Mr. and Mrs. DeHaven and family have moved to their farm home south of town."

Thursday, February 26, 1920

"Mrs. Clarence DeHaven has received word from her sister, Mrs. Leland Steves, saying that they sailed January 28 for China and would locate at either Canton or Hong Kong."

Thursday, March 4, 1920

Miss Cora Schweizer has leased the DeHaven building and will open a new dry goods store on March 13.  She has a space advertisement in this issue announcing the opening.  Miss Schweizer has had a fine experience in this line, having been connected with the DeHaven store for many years, and will bring this experience into the conduct of her own store.  The new store will be known as `The Quality Shop.'  Watch for the big announcement of her opening in this paper next week."

"W.E. Nicholas, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Nicholas, and Mrs. Leslie DeHaven went to Lawrence Monday to attend the funeral of Philip Nicholas, father of W.E. Nicholas, which occurred on that date.  Mr. Nicholas was nearly 93 years of age at the time of his death, and had enjoyed excellent health until during the past few weeks."

Thursday, March 11, 1920

"Cora M. Schweizer announces the opening of The Quality Ship in the DeHaven building next Saturday, March 13.  A full page advertisement carries the announcement.  Be sure to read it."

Thursday, March 18, 1920

(Reference that John DeHaven on Democratice ticket for Bangor Township Justice of Peace)

Thursday, March 25, 1920

(Reference that Norris DeHaven participated in County Boys Conference at South Haven)

Thursday, April 1, 1920

"FOR SALE - new milch cow, also turkey gobbler -- Chas. J. DeHaven"

Thursday, April 8, 1920

(Reference that John DeHaven loses election for township Justice of the Peace)

"Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Scott, Jr. of Chicago, were week end visitors at home, and with Miss Frances Scott, who is teaching at Lake Cora.  Mrs. Ella Monroe, her daughter Bernice, and son Stanley, composed an Easter dinner party at the Arlington."

Thursday, April 15, 1920

"Roy Nicholas went to Grand Rapids Tuesday to obtain fixtures for added equipment in the store of Nicholas & Son."

"The Loyal Daughters of the Church of Christ Sunday school, . . . will meet with their president, Mrs. Verne DeHaven on Friday evening . . ."

"Grandma Dage, who has been ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Levi DeHaven for the past few weeks is slightly improved in health at this time.  Her advanced age, 94 years, makes her recovery very slow.  Her son, Will Dage, of Kankakee, visited her last week for a few days."

Thursday, April 22, 1920

"Mrs. Verne M. DeHaven entertained the members of her Sunday school class last Friday night."

Thursday, April 29, 1920

Breedsville:  "Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Dage of Bangor and Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Cassada of Gobleville were Sunday guests at the Cassada home."

"Mrs. C.O. Tyrell and family are moving to the Mrs. J. Dage residence on East Charles street."

Thursday, May 6, 1920

"C.M. Dage spent Monday in Grand Rapids on business."

"At the meeting of Golden Rule Chapter O.E.S. . . Past Worthy Matron Verne M. DeHaven will be the installing officer."

Thursday, May 13, 1921

"Mrs. Leslie DeHaven, Mrs. C.L. Thomas, Mrs. H.E. Ward, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Nicholas went to South Haven Monday evening to attend the installation of officers in the Eastern Star chapter there. . . Both Mrs. Ocobuch and Mrs. DeHaven were presented with beautiful bouquets of roses."

(Reference that Leone Dage among O.E.S. officers installed)

Thursday, May 20, 1020

"FOR SALE - Seed Corn -- Chas DeHaven"

"FOR SALE - Large Outdoor Toilet -- Levi DeHaven"

"Glessner Dage, one of our Bangor boys, has been promoted to a good position with the Timken Axle Co. of Detroit.  He is chief schedule maker and office manager, and has charge of the whole planning department."

Thursday, May 27, 1920

"Mrs. Annis DeHaven and children of Los Angeles are expected to arrive in Bangor this week for an extended visit with relatives and friends."

Thursday, June 10, 1920

"Levi DeHaven and family have moved to their cottage at Scott Lake for the summer.  Watch out for some fish stories."

"Chas. J. DeHaven gets into the limelight this week in the Chicago - Herald Examiner.  Mr. DeHaven went to Chicago last week to secure help for his farm.  He made applications to the employment bureau of the Hearld - Examiner, and secured Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Baum, a newly married couple from England.  Mr. Baum was formerly a sailor, but has now decided to make farming his occupation.  Mr. and Mrs. Baum will make their home at the DeHaven farm, south of town."

Thursday, June 24, 1920

(Reference to a baseball league being established for the county, with C.L. DeHaven, vice president)

"Mrs. Clarence DeHaven spent Friday in Kalamazoo."

(Reference that Mrs. Verne M. DeHaven and Mrs. Annis DeHaven in attendance of meeting of O.E.S.)

Thursday, July 1, 1920

"Mrs. Verne M. DeHaven and daughters spent the latter part of last week with friends at Lawrence."

Thursday, July 8, 1920

"Mrs. Annis DeHaven and children are spending the week with relatives at Lowell and Detroit."

"Glessner Dage and friend from Detroit, spent the week end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Dage."

"Mrs. Verne M. DeHaven entertained a number of her friends at a thimble party Wednesday afternoon in honor of Miss Helen Chapman."

"Honoring Mrs. James P. Ryan, Mrs. Verne M. DeHaven and Mrs. Herbert A. Wood enteretained a number of ladies at Five Hundred last Monday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. DeHaven."

Thursday, July 22, 1920

"Mrs. Annis DeHaven and children returned Sunday from a visit with relatives at Lowell and Detroit."

"The July social of the M.E. Ladies Aid Society will be held at the home of Mrs. Clarence DeHaven on Tuesday afternoon, July 27, instead of on Wed., July 28."

Thursday, August 5, 1920

"Will Dage and family of Kankakee, Ill., are spending the week with Bangor relatives and friends."

"Mrs. Verne M. DeHaven spent the latter part of last week in Chicago, with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Phillips, who were buying Fall goods for their Lawrence store."

Thursday, August 12, 1920

(Large article about Leslie Scott's birthday party)

"Glessner Dage of Detroit is spending the week with his parents here."

Thursday, August 19, 1920

(Reference to finding a hired hand of Charles DeHaven, who was rumored to have been murdered; found alive and working nearby)

"Mesdames Tim Carney and Clarence DeHaven entertained at cards at the home of Mrs. Carney on Tuesday evening."

"Mrs. R.F. Brown of Hartford has been a guest of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence DeHaven, and her mother Mrs. Julie McKenzie."

"C.L. DeHaven has installed a fine new gasoline filling station at his shop on Monroe street, making a decided improvement, and adding much to the efficiency of his equipment."

"Mrs. Annis DeHaven and children left today for her home in Los Angeles, California, after spending the summer here.  She was accompanied by Miss Phyllis Chase, who is returning to her home in Oklahoma."

"The Arlington, the pleasant country home of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Scott, was the scene of a happy family reunion last Sunday when seventy-five members of the DeHaven family gathered there to spend the day.  A bountiful dinner in the grove, was enjoyed to the fullest extent, after which the balance of the day was mostly pleasantly spent in visiting and other pastimes."

Thursday, August 26, 1920

"Mrs. C.M. Dage is visiting friends at Spring Lake this week."

Thursday, September 2, 1920

Real Estate Transfers:  "David B. Cronkite et al. to Clarence S. DeHaven, Lot 3, Bridges Ad., Hartford, $700."

"Should be annual event.  The community picnic held last Thursday under the leadership of the Sunday schools of our community was a marked success in every way.  The crowd was larger than most people though possible at this busy season.  It numbered over one thousand people. . . The fifty yard dash . . . for girls under sixteen was won by Elizabeth Cavanaugh, with Maxine DeHaven in second place."

(Reference to the death of George and Lucinda Meabon's daughter, Mrs. Martha L. Harvey; wife of Henry D. Harvey)

"Mrs. L.L. Whitney of Evanston, Ill., spent the first part of the week with Mrs. Verne M. DeHaven."

Thursday, September 9, 1920

"Walter Nunn, of Grand Rapids, spent the week with Mrs. Verne M. DeHaven and children."

"Mrs. Ruth Hazard and daughter Bertha have moved to the Dage house on Charles street, where she will continue her dressmaking."

Thursday, September 16, 1920

"Mr. and Mrs. Levi DeHaven spent Tuesday in Kalamazoo."

"Mrs. Leslie Scott, Jr. of Chicago, is spending the week at The Arlington."

"Miss Dorothy DeHaven left Tuesday for South Bend, where she will study music and art at the St. Mary's academy."

Thursday, September 23, 1920

(Advertisement by Chas. J. DeHaven for seed wheat)

"Mrs. Verne M. DeHaven spent Tuesday and Wednesday with friends in Grand Rapids."

Thursday, September 30, 1920

(Card of Thanks from Mrs. Hattie Brown)

"Mrs. C.L. DeHaven, Mrs. W.L. Hamilton, Miss Alice Murph and Miss Gertrude Smith spent Monday in Benton Harbor."

"Messrs. Levi DeHaven, O.A. Miller, Bert Freestone, Oscar Getz, Guy Howard, and Hugh Seebeck attended the banquet of the Consistory club at the Hotel Whitcombe at St. Joseph on Monday evening.  Senator Roy Clark was the guest of honor."

Thursday, October 7, 1920

(Obituary of John Turner Brown, Hattie Brown's husband; born near Frederickstown, Knox Co., Ohio 3/14/1857; married Hattie Bonner 12/24/1891; died 9/21/1920 from car accident)

Thursday, October 14, 1920

(Letters of Administration issued to Hattie Brown in husband's estate)

Thursday, October 21, 1920

"Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1920, was the 95th birthday anniversary of `Grandma' Dage, and her daughter, Mrs. Levi DeHaven, entertained the members of the Dage and DeHaven families at dinner in honor of the event.  Despite her advanced age, Mrs. Dage enjoys good health and enjoyed the celebration of the event as much as any of the party.  Medames Dage and King of Benton Harbor were present for the occasion."

"Last Tuesday afternoon a second serious automobile accident occurred on the stone road east of the village when the rig owned by Wilson Hammond was struck by an automobile driven by John DeHaven, and considerable damage was done.  The rig was driven by Cliff Waite, who was accompanied by Thad. McNitt.  They were returning from the slaughterhouse, where they had finished some work, and upon hearing the warning signal by Mr. DeHaven, who was coming toward town, they turned to their side of the road to allow him to pass.  In some way he failed to make allowance for the wagon, and crashed into it, throwing Mr. Waite and Mr. McNitt to the road with great force, injuring both of them.  Mr. Waite escaped with the least injury, having the ligaments torn on several ribs.  Mr. McNitt was more seriously injured, suffering from a number of severe bruises, although no bones were broken.  On account of his advanced age, his recovery will necessarily be a slow process.  The auto was only slightly damaged, and was driven home under its own power."

Thursday, October 28, 1920

"Mrs. Clarence DeHaven has been ill during the past week."

" `Grandma' Dage is seriously ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Levi DeHaven."

"Miss Maxine DeHaven entertained a number of her friends at her home Wednesday evening in celebration of her birthday anniversary."

"Levi DeHaven and John McKinney have gone to Bear Lake in Manistee county to spend the week hunting and fishing.  They made the trip by auto."

"Valda Dage, son of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Dage of No. Harrison Ave., and Mary Pillow of Marion, Ill., were united in marriage, Tuesday evening at the parsonage of the First M.E. Church, the Rev. George H. McClung performing the ceremony -- Kankakee Daily"

(Probate Court: Notice of Hearing Claims; will be Feb. 14, 1921; re John T. Brown, deceased)

Thursday, November 4, 1920

"Levi DeHaven was confined to his home by illness the first part of the week, but is again able to be out."

" `Grandma' Dage does not improve as rapidly from her illness as her many friends would wish.  Owing to her advanced age, her illness is very serious."

"A very fine specimen of pickerel found its way to the editor's table last week, due to the thoughtfulness of Levi DeHaven, who with John McKinney secured a fine catch of eighteen beauties at Bear Lake in Manistee county last week.  The largest one weighed fourteen pounds and we will vouch for the quality of our share of the catch."

Thursday, November 11, 1920

"Leslie Scott was in Paw Paw on business Friday of last week."

"Mr. and Mrs. J. Dibbler, Patsy Laudig, and Nadine Fisher, of South Bend, accompanied Miss Dorothy DeHaven home for a week-end visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. J. DeHaven."

Thursday, November 25, 1920

"The Argonauts will meet with Mrs. Verne M. DeHaven on Friday afternoon of this week."

"Mrs. Hattie Brown left Tuesday for Frederickstown, O., where she will spend the winter with relatives."

" `Grandma' Dage has so far recovered from the effects of her recent illness as to be able to be about the home again."

Thursday, December 2, 1920

"Elzie Crosby and Glessner Dage, of Detroit, spent the weekend in Bangor."

"Clarence DeHaven and family spent Thanksgiving at Hartford at the home of Robert F. Brown."

"Mrs. Leland Steeves and daughter Olive, came Sunday from Hartford to spend a few days with her sister, Mrs. Clarence DeHaven."

Thursday, December 23, 1920

"Glessner Dage came home from Detroit last Friday for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Dage."

"Mrs. Verne DeHaven spent Friday in Grand Rapids."

Thursday, January 13, 1921

"WANTED -- Small fireproof iron safe.  Inquire at the Bangor Vulcanizing Ship -- C.L. DeHaven"

"Miss Dorothy DeHaven returned to her school work at South Bend Tuesday, after spending a three week's vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.J. DeHaven."

Thursday, January 20, 1921

"Mrs. Robert Brown of Hartford, spent Friday and Saturday with her daughter, Mrs. C.L. DeHaven."

"Mr. and Mrs. Clarence DeHaven went to Lawrence last Thursday evening as guests of the Lawrence Country club."

"Mrs. Ed. Sutherby and daughter Cleo entertained the Arlington Ladies' Sunshine club at their pleasant home Thursday, Jan. 13.  Fourteen members and four visitors were present.  After a delicious dinner a fine program was given, each selection being worthy of mention, as was also the singing a Aileen Bridges, Maxine DeHaven and Mrytle Harvey. . ."

Thursday, January 27, 1921

"Mrs. C.M. Dage has been quite seriously ill for the past two weeks with neuritis, but is slowly on the gain."

Thursday, February 17, 1921

"Mrs. Clarence DeHaven spent Tuesday at Hartford with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Brown."

"Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Dage are spending the week at the home of her brother, Robt. Cassada, near Bloomingdale.  Mrs. Dage is slowly recovering from her recent severe attack of neuritis."

Thursday, March 10, 1921

(Probate Court:  Leslie C. DeHaven, deceased; order allowing final account.)

Thursday, March 17, 1921

(Probate Court:  Hearing date set for April 11, 1921 in matter of John T. Brown estate)

Thursday, March 24, 1921

"Glessner Dage is home from Detroit for a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Dage."

Thursday, March 31, 1921

"Miss Dorothy DeHaven is at home this week from her school work at South Bend, Ind."

"Mr. and Mrs. Eugene King, of Benton Harbor, spent Easter with Mr. and Mrs. Levi DeHaven."

"Lieut. Leland Steeves and wife spent Thursday and Friday with Mr. and Mrs. C.L. DeHaven."

"Mr. and Mrs. Levi DeHaven and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence DeHaven and son, left today for a week end visit with relatives at Kankakee, Ill."

Thursday, April 14, 1921

"Mrs. Hattie Brown is occupying a part of the J.G. Todd residence on Charles St."

Thursday, April 21, 1921

(Probate Court:  Determined heirs of John T. Brown)

"The building occupied by DeHaven Vulcanizing shop is being moved three feet to the east of its present location, it being found that it does not at present rest on the lot belonging to the property."

Thursday, April 28, 1921

(Probate Court:  Leola Pauline DeHaven et al., minors; receipt and bond filed)

"FOR SALE -- Two good building lots on Arlington street -- John DeHaven"

"Glessner Dage of Detroit is spending a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Dage."

Thursday, May 5, 1921

(Reference to Glessner Dage winning a $1 door prize)

Thursday, May 26, 1921

"FOR SALE -- Fine parrot.  Can talk and whistle, with cage.  -- Mrs. Levi DeHaven."

Thursday, June 2, 1921

"Mr. and Mrs. Eugene King, and Carroll Dage, of Benton Harbor, spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Levi DeHaven."

Thursday, June 9, 1921

"Mr. and Mrs. Levi DeHaven have moved to their cottage at Scott Lake for the summer."

Thursday, June 23, 1921

"WANTED -- Huckleberry pickers on shares, or will rent the entire patch.  -- Chas. J. DeHaven"

Thursday, July 7, 1921

"The Misses Helen Thomas and Margaret Miller spent the week end in Grand Rapids with the Misses Pauline and Maxine DeHaven."

Thursday, July 21, 1921

" `Grandma' Dage has been quite sick at the DeHaven cottage at Scott Lake."

Thursday, July 28, 1921

"John DeHaven is improving his residence with a new coat of paint this week."

Thursday, August 4, 1921

"Mrs. Will Dage and granddaughter, of Kankakee, and Eleanor Austin, spent Friday with Mr. and Mrs. LaMott Farmington."

"The Misses Pauline and Maxine DeHaven returned to their home in Grand Rapids Friday after spending two weeks with relatives and friends in Bangor."

Thursday, August 11, 1921

"Mrs. Clarence DeHaven entertained a few friends Saturday afternoon, honoring Mrs. Lena Barnes of Lawrence."

"Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Barnes and daughters, Harriet and Margaret of Lawrence, spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. C.L. DeHaven."

Thursday, September 15, 1921

"Mr. and Mrs. Levi DeHaven have returned from their cottage at Scott Lake and are again at home on Walnut street."

Thursday, September 22, 1921

(Reference to local young people away at college; included Kathleen Scott at Western State Normal of Kalamazoo)

"Miss Dorothy DeHaven went to Notre Dame last week for the second year of her school work there."

"Messrs. Levi and Clarence DeHaven and their wives motored to Grand Rapids Tuesday to visit with Mrs. Walter Nunn and family, and to attend the West Michigan State fair."

Thursday, October 13, 1921

"Clarence DeHaven has a new Buick Six roadster."

"Mrs. Levi DeHaven entertained the Arlington Woman's Union at her home last Thursday night."

Thursday, October 27, 1921

"Mr. and Mrs. C.L. DeHaven entertained at dinner Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. Walter Nunn and two daughters, of Grand Rapids, E.W. Wheeler of Cedar Springs, Mr. and Mrs. Levi DeHaven and grandson, Cecil, and W.E. Nicholas."

Thursday, November 3, 1921

"NOTICE -- No hunting or trespassing on my farm, night or day.  All violators will be prosecuted.  -- Chas J. DeHaven"

Thursday, November 17, 1921

"Clarence DeHaven is suffering from a severe attack of erysipelas on his face."

Thursday, December 1, 1921

"Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Dage entertained `Grandma' Dage, Mr. and Mrs. Levi DeHaven, and Cecil; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence DeHaven, and son Norris, at dinner, Thanksgiving."

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