|Obituary of Jonathan Tice (1841-1921)
Mr. Jonathan Tice was born in Berford, Canada, Nov. 19, 1841, and departed this life Nov. 5, being 79 years, 11 months and 16 days of age.
Oct. 9, 1865, he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Ann Hollenbeck, with whom he lived in happy wedlock for 56 years. To this union were born five sons and two daughters, Solomon Tice, of Detroit; Mrs. John Morgan, of Brockway township; Oliver Tice, Port Huron; Jesse Tice, Lynn township; Mrs. Bunyan Douglass, Brown City; Henry Tice, Port Huron, and John Tice, Detroit.
He is also survived by a brother, Albert Tice, of Mecosta Co., and two sisters, Mrs. Phebe Condon, of Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Mary McCormick, of Mecosta Co., a number of grandchildren and a host of friends who graciously extend their sympathy at this time to those who mourn.
Mr. Tice began work for himself as a young man, and by hard work and economy has made his way in the world. He lumbered, farmed and served his country as a soldier in the Civil, war,, when he enlisted in the First Michigan Light Artillery and served for two years, or in other words, until the close of the war, when he was honorably discharged. During the last two years he has lived a retired life in Yale, in the midst of his friends.
For a number of years he has entertained a strong, desire to know his God in the forgiveness of his sins, and it was his good fortune during the last few months to have the witness of his acceptance with God. Even during his last illness he gladdened the hearts of those who were near by saying, "I was a great sinner, but Jesus saved me''. He often expressed a desire to live nearer to Him. He was a great sufferer and he has gone to his reward.
Funeral services were held in the Brick Chapel on Monday, Nov. 7 by Elds. R. M. Dodd and J. A. Avery. Interment was made in Elmwood cemetery.
Contributed by Mary Doerderlein