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Angus MacPhail

Male Abt 1881 - 1942  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name Angus MacPhail  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1881  Argyle, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Sep 1942  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 22 Sep 1942  Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Cass City Chronicle
      Volume 37, Number 27.
      Friday, September 25, 1942.

      Well Known Mortician of Thumb Died Here

      Angus MacPhail Came to Cass City from Argyle in 1920 to Enter Business

      Angus MacPhail, for 22 years a funeral director in Cass City, passed away at his home on North Seeger St. on Saturday night, Sept. 19, after a four-day illness. He had been in poor health for several months.

      Born in Argyle Township, Sanilac County, he came to Cass City in early manhood to assist Alex McKenzie, pioneer funeral director here. Mr. MacPhail entered the undertaking business for himself in 1920. He was a member of the National Funeral Directors' Association, the Michigan Funeral Directors' Association and the Thumb of Michigan association. He served as president of the last named society. He was also a member of Tyler Ledge, F. & A. M., at Cass City.

      Funeral services were conducted at the Douglas Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock by Rev. Dudley Mosure, pastor of the Methodist Church, Rev. Stanley P. Kirn, pastor of the Evangelical Church, and Rev. Geo. Hill of North Branch, a former Methodist minister here. Mr. Hill delivered the sermon. Burial was in Elkland Cemetery.

      Pallbearers were Myron Fancher, Imlay City; Geo. Dwelley, Carsonville; Alvin McAlpine, Bad Axe; Herman Winkle, Pigeon; Clarence Mayhew, Elkton; and Elmer Pomeroy, Crosswell; and other members of the Thumb Funeral Directors' Association served as honorary pallbearers. Business houses in Cass City were closed during the funeral hour.

      Friends and relatives of the family came from many points in the state to attend the services and the funeral cortege to the cemetery was one of the largest ever witnessed here.

      Besides the widow, the former Lillian Striffler, whom he married in 1914, Mr. MacPhail leaves a son, Albert; two brothers, John MacPhail of Detroit and Alex MacPhail of Argyle; and three sisters, Mrs. Jennie McBride and Miss Cassie MacPhail of Argyle and Mrs. Mary Vennix of Alger.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, February 2008)
    Person ID I28707  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family Lillian E. Striffler,   b. 6 Nov 1886, Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1965, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1914  Argyle, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Albert Angus MacPhail, M. D.,   b. 7 Dec 1929, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 2012, East Orleans, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2009 
    Family ID F9285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1881 - Argyle, Sanilac County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Jan 1914 - Argyle, Sanilac County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Sep 1942 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Sep 1942 - Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, Thursday, November 25, 1965 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, Friday, September 25, 1942 (Reliability: 3).