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|James Alfred Van Tuyl 1866|
Alfred Van Tuyl family
This picture was taken by Cooke Photography in Elkhart, Indiana about 1903. Left to right - Front row: Emeline Lucy age 29, Edna Viola age 1, and James Alfred age 37. Back row: Elsie Edith age 8 and Clyde Everett age 7
They had four children;
Clarence A. May 21, 1894 - 1894
Elsie Edith May 11, 1895 - December 31, 1983 Married Edward Moore
Clyde Everett October 15, 1896 - November 15, 1945 Married
Edna Viola January 25, 1902 - November 18, 1985 Married Ray Jacobs
James and Emeline’s four children were all born in Cass County. Clyde Everett was born October 15, 1896 in Jefferson Township Cass County.Then after Edna Viola was born January 25, 1902 in Ontwa Township Cass County, MI and family picture was taken in 1903 at Elkhart, Indiana the family moved up north to Moorestown, Mi. They moved sometime between 1903 and fall of 1906. We know they were there before school started in the fall of 1906 for sure. This is documented as Clyde Everett was awarded a Certificate March 2, 1907 from School District # 2 in Norwich Township, Missaukee County for the fall and winter term. He would have been over 11 years old at this time.
The next documented period is June 1, 1912, as Clyde Everett was awarded a Diploma from School District # 2 Norwich Township Missaukee County. He would have been almost 16 years old at that time.
Cutler Solomon Van Tuyl's Obituary dated January 6, 1916 in the Edwardsburg Argus Weekly Newspaper states son James Alfred Van Tuyl is from Moorestown, Mich.
Prior to this time in spring of 1925 James Alfred and Emeline moved to Three Rivers, Michigan. They rented a big two-story frame house at 1219 5th Street on the corner of 5th and Liberty streets in Second Ward.
James Alfred was about 59 years old and went to work for the City of
Three Rivers. That must be
the reason my father Clyde Everett also went to work for the City, as he
was employed by the City as far back as I can remember.
James Alfred and Emeline moved to Hill St., a couple blocks away from
where we lived at 813 King St. James
Alfred Van Tuyl died June 5, 1936 while they were living on Hill St. at
the age of 70 Years plus 3 months and 8 days.
Published in the Three Rivers Commercial June 6, 1936 Located by Marvin
Van Tuyl & son Timothy Van Tuyl in basement Files at Three Rivers
Alfred Van Tuyl
Funeral services will be held at Two O’clock Sunday Afternoon for
James Alfred Van Tuyl who died at Three Rivers Hospital Friday.
He was born near Edwardsburg February 28, 1866 a son of Cutler and
Elizabeth Donahe Van Tuyl. He was united in marriage to Emeline Cox
February 25, 1892 and they began housekeeping near Constantine. For the
past eleven years the family has resided in Three Rivers where Mr. Van
Tuyl was employed by the city at different times.
Besides his widow he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ray Jacobs of
Michigan Center and Mrs. Ernest Moore of Three Rivers one son Clyde, one
brother Daniel of Charlotte one sister Mrs. Olive Way of Edwardsburg and
16 grand children.
Funeral services will be in charge of Rev. G. E. Groeneveld with burial at Edwardsburg Cemetery.
Information: Marvin H. Van Tuyl
Pictures: Marvin H. Van Tuyl