Mrs. Margaret L. Birdsell,
widow of the late John Y. Birdsell, died at the home of her son,
Mr. Aquilla Birdsell, north of Waterford on Friday last, after an
illness of three weeks with gangrene.
She was a resident of Owosso,
Mich., in 1861, when she married Mr. Birdsell, and came to Townsend
township, where she has resided ever since and as a loving wife,
devoted mother and kind neighbor, had many friends who regret her
demise although she was spared more than the allotted span of life.
There were three children,
Mrs. B. Haviland, of Detroit,
who died last April, Elmer of Waterford, and Aquilla of Townsend.
She was a member of the Wilsonville Methodist Church.
The funeral service was
conducted at her late home by
Rev. F. G. Rickard on Monday last.