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Donald Charles Darling

Male 1927 - 1998  (71 years)


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  • Name Donald Charles Darling  [1, 2
    Born 3 Mar 1927  Evergreen Township, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Oct 1998  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In the STRIFFLER-BENKELMAN BROADCAST, Volume 9, September 2, 1946, in a column titled "Still in the Service of the U.S.A.", it was noted that Donald Darling was in the army in Tientsin, China.

      Donald C. Darling, Kingston

      Died Tuesday, October 13, 1998 at Tendercare in Cass City. He was 71. A retired farmer, he was born March 3, 1927 in Cass City to the late Owen and Martha (Mark) Darling. Mr. Darling married Joan Dodge August 30, 1952 in Cass City. He was a lifelong resident of the Kingston area, graduated from Marlette High School in 1945, served in the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II. He is survived by his wife Joan of Kingston; a son Richard Darling of Kingston; a daughter Kathy Darling of Cass City; four brothers, Jim and Violet Darling of Filion, Bob and Noretta Darling of Marlette, Fred and Patrica Darling of Marlette, Jerry and Sue Darling of Grayling; two sisters, Mary and Carl Geister of Deford, Norma and Clark Cryderman of Waterford. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Mark Darling. Funeral services were held Friday, October 16 at 11 a.m. at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette with Rev. John R. Allan officiating. Burial was in the Elkland Cemetery in Cass City. Pallbearers were John Darling, Ron Darling, Ted Roberson, Stan Fox, Richard D'Arcy and Dale Darling. Memorials may given to the donation of your choice.

      (Courtesy of Art Peck, who received a copy of this undated, unreferenced clipping from Jan Wright of Deford, Michigan)
    Person ID I4205  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Owen W. Darling,   b. 15 Dec 1890, Negaunee, Marquette County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1969, Decker, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Martha Alice Mark,   b. 16 Nov 1893, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1983, Marlette, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1916  Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • The 1941 issue of the Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast showed that Mr. and Mrs. Owen Darling of Brown City observed their 25th anniversary Apr. 19, 1941. The STRIFFLER-BENKELMAN BROADCAST, Volume 26, September 5, 1966, reported that they were honored at a reception at the home of their son Jim in celebration of their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary. Their eight children and families planned the celebration.
    Family ID F2336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan Marie Dodge,   b. 27 Jul 1932, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 2000, Saginaw County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1952  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • They were married at the Novesta Church of Christ.
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F2327  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Mar 1927 - Evergreen Township, Sanilac County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Aug 1952 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Oct 1998 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982.

    2. [S564] 1930 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Containing records for approximately 123 million Americans, the 1930 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and is the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.).

    3. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, Thursday, January 27, 1983 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S595] Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast, (Family Publication, published sporadically to record family milestones in connection with the annual Striffler-Benkelman Family Reunions, with Vol. 1, Number 1, published Sept. 7, 1936. Issues on file at the Rawson Memorial Library in Cass City, Michigan include Vol. 5 (1941), Vol. 7 (1944) and Volumes 8 (1945) through Vol. 28 (1968). Issues published from 1961 through 1964 were not assigned volume numbers, and 1963 appears to be missing. Xeroxes of the existing issues were also made by Melinda McLemore Strong in 2007. According to a article published by the Cass City Chronicle on August 6, 1981, commemorating the Fiftieth and Final Striffler-Benkelman Reunion, the final issue of the STRIFFLER-BENKELMAN BROADCAST appears to have been Volume 28, published in 1968.), Volume 15, September 1, 1952. (Reliability: 3).