Fire Warden Jacob Landis Sr. retires at 81 years of age and George Gray obituary
Fire Warden Retires At 82 .1 we*>b Landis Si , R2 (if I a- bell« has retin'i av a fir«* warden warden for thr U S Forest Service Piter 41 years employment, first a.s a “key man" and then warden thr past 12 years. Landis, whose father came to tins country from Switzerland year* ago. wa.s born and ream! in the Isabella area iu.n’ short way from his home. As warden, hr worked through thr Cooks tower. He has farmed throughout his life, keeping US- 40 head of cattle In the past two years he cut down — now keeps 12 cows, and a total of 20 including young stock. He built the ‘louse and barn on hi.s farm, which now ha.«! four forties, with tiO acres tilled. At one time he h.id eight forties and saw “some beautiful pine” cut in the area smith from him, some m o i e than four feet at the butt, during during land clearing days in the Isabella ai*ea. Landis says he cleared much of the land on which his farm is located. He ha.s three children, Jacob Jr at Isabella. Roy at Cook« and Mrs. Toivo (Betty) Piipp > of Chicago. He married the fn-<tt time at age 41. and was widower eight years before his second marriage seven year* ago. Mrs. l^andis has a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Lorraine) Peterson Peterson of Ensign. He has seven grandchildren and she has nine. RETIRING AFTER 41 years with th»* US Fores Jacob Landis Sr of Isabella has had h part in tl tion of vast stands of timber through the years. (I), Photo) »• protec- iily Pli^S Tiger Stolen ATLANTA. Ga. *AP> —Police ato looking for a ,*tigernaj>er.” A nine-week-old tiger cub was stolen from the Grant Park Zoo In Atlanta over the weekend. Zoo Suj^erintendent Johnny Dilbeck Dilbeck fears it will die from pneumonia pneumonia or lack of proper feeding. feeding. A sister to the bottle-fed cub mas left behind. Florence Kell Rites Tuesday Funeral services for Mi-s Florence Kell, 52. who died Saturday Saturday at 8:40 a m. at St. Francis Francis Hospital from self-inflicted knife wounds will be held Tuesday Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Kell-Ton- din Chapel in Spalding. The Rev. James Lumsden of He. - mansville Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery Friends ma', call at the Chapel beginning at 4 p. m. today. Miss Kell, former resident of Green Bay was born in Wilson, Nov. 17. 1911. She was x graduate graduate of Menominee High Schcol and Jordan College and tausht school in Waukesha prior to her employment in Green Bay. She leaves one sister, Mr.» A del ore I^aPalm, Harris, and i number of nieces and nephews. Rapid River Former Resident Of Cooks Dies In Minneapolis MANISTIQUE — George W Gray, 50, of St. Ignace, a former former Cooks resident died at V A Hospital in Minneapolis following heart surgery Friday. He had been a patient months. Mr. Gray is survived by wife. Shirley, twin daughters, one and a half years old, four step-children. all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George F Gray of Cooks; brother. Ferris, Cooks; and sister, Mrs. Frank Kelley, Saginaw. Saginaw. Gray worked in construction , and saw mill operation in St. Ignace area and had work- i ed on the Mackinac Bridge. Military funeral services be conduct ed in St. Ignace Wednesday at 11 am Those attending from this area include: Mr. and Mrs. Gray Ferris. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gray, Cooks, and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Schnurer, Gulliver.