Weiler, Frances Gertrude

Female 1893 - 1922  (28 years)


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  • Name Weiler, Frances Gertrude 
    Born 18 Oct 1893 
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Jan 1922  Crystal Falls Iron Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Resthaven Cem, Iron Co Mi Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • FRANCES G HOUGHAM Request Information
      SSN 366-54-3788 Residence: HC
      Born 18 Oct 1893 Last Benefit:
      Died Jan 1992 Issued: MI (1966)

      Marriage info from obituary daily times


      From Nancy O'Connell
      Frances had two brothers who also moved from Bloomington to the Upper Peninsula - Robert Edward Weiler moved there in 1924 and Charles Henry Weiler moved there in 1956. (We know from Ira's WWII Reg that Ira & Frances were there by 1942.) Both brothers are also buried @ Resthaven Cemetery. Sadly, Robert Weiler died in a fire started by Frances, who was also hurt in the fire. The following story & obit are posted on the Find-a-Grave entry: NEWS ARTICLE Iron River Reporter March 10 1971 "Elderly Township Man Dies In Blaze: Robert Weiler, 75, Victim of Fire" A 75-year old Iron River Township man perished, and his elderly sister is reported in fair condition as the result of an early morning fire Monday that destroyed their two-story frame dwelling. Dead is Robert Weiler, who resided in the Robinson Lake area approximately 35 miles from here. Receiving burns over the lower part of her body was Mrs. Francis Haughan [Hougham], 76. Iron River Fire Chief Sylvester Nocerini said his department first received word of the fire at 6:30 this morning, and that when local firemen arrived on the scene, the house was completely engulfed in flames. Nocerini said the Trout Creek volunteer fire department already was at the house when his firemen arrived. The fire chief said his department guarded the blaze for nearly three hours. Nocerini and Iron County Sheriff Edward P. Sandri said the fire was started when Mrs. Haughan tried to start a wood stove in the kitchen with kerosene. Nocerini said the woman poured kerosene on the fire when it suddenly exploded and ignited her clothing. He said Mrs. Haughan ran outside and rolled in the snow to douse the flames, then went back inside the burning house, donned a pair of snowshoes, and trudged 500 feet to the nearest neighbor, Albert Petoskey, for assistance. The fire chief said Weiler was in the house at the time, presumably in his bedroom. Since he was a semi-invalid it is believed he could not reach safety before the house became engulfed in flames. Mrs. Haughan is a patient at Crystal Falls Municipal Hospital. Petoskey, who assisted Mrs. Haughan, sustained burns to his face but was not hospitalized, authorities said. Nocerini said the little house was located about 500 feet from the nearest road, making it extremely difficult for firemen to get in to fight the fire. Iron County Sheriff's Department is aiding in the investigation. OBITUARY Iron River Reporter March 17 1971 "Funerals: Robert Weiler" Funeral services were held Thursday, March 11 at 2 p.m. at the Duvall Funeral Home for Mr. Robert Weiler, 75, who perished when his residence at Robinson Lake, Iron County, burned to the ground March 8. Mr. Weiler was born June 25, 1895 in Bloomington, Illinois and came to this area July 3, 1924 where he resided until his death. He and his brother Charles fought in the historical Meuse-Argonne offensive in Europe in 1918 as machine gunners. Surviving are one sister Mrs. Frances Hougham, Robinson Lake; one niece Mrs. Hope Davis, Denver; and one nephew Darnall Hougham, Alliance, Ohio. Mr. Reuben Smith, Iron River, officiated at the service and interment followed in Resthaven Cemetery. Tom Ward was in charge of the flag folding. The Duvall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Person ID I7221  Hougham
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2012 

    Father Living 
    Family ID F8138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hougham, Ira Mearl
              b. 17 Mar 1888, Il Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1955  (Age 66 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Hougham, Darnell Luther
              b. 24 Aug 1913, Bloomington Il Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Apr 1988, Alliance stark Oh Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +2. Hougham, Hope Selma
              b. 24 Aug 1915, Il Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 22 Aug 1998, Leesburg Fl Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Family ID F1125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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