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Death Of Alva Freer, Of Chelsea

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Another oí Chelsea s well known citizens bas been seen upon our streets for the last tiine. Alva Fi'eer was boni at Séneca, Ontario couuty, N. Y., March 28th, 1813, and died at Chelsea, Mich., August 2-lth, 1896, aged 83 years, 4 rnonths and 27 days. Ün the 3rd of November, 1833, he was married to Miss Phoebe Aun fcStreeter, at Beuton, Yates county, where he erected his home and resided until 183?, when he came to Michigan, and settled in the town of Lima. Here Mr. Freer lived and labored as a farmer until 1880, fortythree years, when he sold his farm aud came to Chelsea. His Chelsea nome was on Jeö'ersou street, until 1 803, since which he has íoiind a restful and pleasant retreat from toil and care witta his daughter and son-iu-law, Mr. and Mrs. James P. Wood. Mrs. Freer died in 1893, f our months af ter their removal to Mr. Wood's. To Mr. aud Mrs. Freer were born sis ohildren ; two of whom, Mrs. Sarah A. Wood and Mrs. Mary E. Kerapf, both of Chelsea, witb one brother aud tüfee sisters survive him. Mr. Freer was an iudusfcrious and successful farmer, a kind and accommodating neighbor, a faithful husbaud aud a fond father; respected and beloved by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the residence of ais son-in-law, James P. Wood, on Wednesday, 26th inst., conducted by Rev. Dr. Holmes and his remains were rieposited in Oak Grove cemetery. -