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Hon. Charles Tripp, one of our oldest business men and most generally esteemed citizens died at an early hour on Wednesday morning, after a long sickness and of a complication of diseases, either of which would have sooner carried off a man of less iron will. Mr. Tripp was born in Epsom, New Hampshire, Dec. 12, 1812. He came to this city in 1843, since which he has earned the reputation of a first-class machinist, and has been a public-spirited and trusted citizen. He has been alderman, supervisor, member of the school board, and in 1854 was elected to the Senate : discharging the duties of these several positions to the satisfaction of the public. At the time of his death he was president of the Gas Company, a director of the First National Bank, and a trustee of the Congregational Church. He was well read, a man of strong convictions, a warm friend, in short such a citizen as our city can ill afford to lose. His widow and daughters have the sympathies of the entire community.

- George Granville, for over forty-seven years a resident of this city, and the oldest druggist, died yesterday morning, January 17, of brain disease. Mr. Granville was born in England. He has been an active citizen and leaves a large circle of friends.

- Mrs. Mary A. Slingerland, aged 73 years, nd widow of Col. Peter Slingerland (once Sheriff of this county), died at 6 o'clock a. m. H Mouday moruiug last, havmg been in usual heiltli up to withiu au liou-, Two daughters lurrive her - Mrs. S. D. Goodale, and Mrs. Goulet, wife of Louis X. Goulat, of the Lapeer Democrat.

- John Kettner, a well-known Germán resident for thirty years, died on Sunday evening last.