JOHN SOLOMON MALBONE (1846) FAMILY OBITUARIES
John Solomon Malbone (1846 - 1940)
South Haven Tribune, June 15, 1940
JOHN MALBONE, OLDEST BUSINESS MAN HERE, PASSES
Funeral Services to be held at the Baptist Church on Monday.
John S. Malbone, South Haven's oldest business man by virtue of age and years in business, died Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. at his home, culminating a three weeks illness that has prevented his being at his store, the Malbone Hardware and Furniture company, for the first time since he organized the firm in October 1894. Mr Malbone was 94 years of age. The Funeral service will be Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Baptist church with the Rev. A.D. Werden officiating. Burial will be in Lake View cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ayres Funeral home until noon Monday.
Mr. Malbone is well known by all South Haven and is distinguished with his record of being active in his place of business from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily in spite of his advanced age that neared the century mark.
Five years after establishing his business in 1894, Mr. Malbone purchased two adjoining lots and rebuilt his store into a three story building, then unusual in South Haven. It was 66x90 feet. Adding a stock of furniture, he renamed the business the Malbone Hardware and Furniture company.
In 1905, he turned his business over to his three sons, Willis, John and Lloyd, and sold one fourth to A.D. Moore from whom he repurchased the share in 1907before selling the concern to Adolph Ender of Chicago and taking his family to Richmond, Va., in the fall of 1907. He soon returned to South Haven and re bought his business April 6, 1911, since then he has retained sole ownership.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Winifred Farrand of South Haven, and Mrs. Carrie Brooks of Virginia, and three sons, John of South Haven, Franklin of Three Rivers and Lloyd of Kalamazoo.
Mary Cordelia Rawson (1847 - 1912) - Wife of John Solomon Malbone
South Haven Tribune, March 1912
Mrs. J.S. Malbone Died Last Night
Slept Away Her Life After Being Ill for Three Weeks with Heart Trouble: Members of Family Here at the Last
FUNERAL WILL BE HELD THURSDAY AT 10 A.M.
Sons and Sons-in-Law Will be the Pall Bearers
After a three week illness from heart trouble, Mrs. J.S. Malbone passed away at their home in the Malbone block last evening at 7:15. For the preceding twenty-four hours she had been in an unconscious condition and her death was expected to occur at any time. Death came easily, she apparently sleeping into the other world. Mrs Malbone had been afflicted with a weak heart for a good many years. About a year ago she passed through a serious illness from pneumonia and had never regained her former strength although she was fairly well until taken ill three weeks ago.
Mary Cordelia Rawson was born in Batavia, Ill, Sept 12, 1847, and was exactly sixty four years and six months old at the time of her death. She was married to John S. Malbone at Fort Dodge, Iowa, April 15, 1869. They lived in Webster county, Iowa, six years, moving from there to South Haven in 1875. This place has continued to be their home since that time except for two years and nine months spent in Virginia. Six children, four sons and two daughters have been born to them, all of whom are living. The eldest is Winnie, now Mrs. R. A. Farrand of Leslie, MI; and the youngest is Carrie B., now Mrs. C. S. Brooks of Blackstone, Va., Frank of Saginaw, John of South Haven, and Lloyd G. of Kalamazoo. These with their father were at her bedside when the death summons came. There are also three brothers, Chas. E. Rawson, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Howard and Frank Rawson of Woodstock, Ill. the later arrived in South Haven yesterday, but it is not thought likely that the brother from Des Moines will get here. The brother, Howard, is an invalid, and will not be expected. It is possible that two brothers of Mr. Malbone, L.G. Malbone and H. E. Malbone who live in Iowa, will arrive in time for the funeral. Sixteen grand children mourn the loss of a good and ____ woman.
Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. C. S. Lester officiating. The pall bearers will be the four sons and the two sons-in-law of Mrs. Malbone.
John Horace Malbone (1877 - 1948) - Son of John Solomon Malbone
South Haven Tribune, December 16, 1948
John H. Malbone, 71 years of age, passed away this morning at 6:30 o'clock, in the South Haven Hospital, where he had been critically ill since Oct. 24. He was a pioneer businessman, being associated with the Malbone Hardware Company for 55 years.
The body is at the Calvin Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. M. C. Harlow officiating. The hour of the service will be announced later.
Surviving are his wife, Susie, two sons, Gordon of Louisville, Ky, and John R., of 826 Wilson Street and one daughter, Mrs. Lois Valentine of rural South Haven and five grandchildren.
Mr. Malbone was a member of the First Baptist Church.
The Malbone home was located on East Aylworth Avenue. They had recently sold it to Dr. J.H. MacKenzie.
Lloyd Garrison Malbone (1878 - 1942) - Son of John Solomon Malbone
Kalamazoo Gazette, August 3, 1942
L.G. Malbone, 63, Expires Here
Salesman for Chicago firm for 33 years.
Lloyd G. Malbone, 63, of 516 Oak street, died Sunday evening at his home after a lingering illness. He was born Dec. 29, 1878, in South Haven, and had been a resident here 33 years. He was connected with the Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett Company, Chicago, as a salesman since 1909, and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Surviving are the wife, Fern; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Hocking, Duluth, and Mrs Marian Stafford, Kalamazoo; two sons, Wesley and Howard Malbone, Kalamazoo; two sisters, Mrs. Winifred Rummel, Leslie, and Mrs. Carrie Brooks, Winterpock, Va.; two brothers, Frank Malbone, Three Rivers, and John Malbone, South Haven; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday from the Langeland chapel, the Rev. T. Thomas Wylie officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview cemetery, South Haven.
Dena J Moyer (1881 - 1933) - Wife of Lloyd Garrison Malbone
Kalamazoo Gazette, Mon. 30 Jan 1933
Mrs. Dena J. Malbone, Westnedge Ave. Dies - Mrs. Dena J. Malbone, wife of Lloyd G. Malbone died at her home, 1402 South Westnedge Avenue on Sunday afternoon. She was 51 years of age and had been a resident of this city for the last 25 years. She was a member of the First Baptist church. Besides the husband the deceased is survived by four children, Mrs. Hocking, St. Joseph, Mich; Mrs. Stafford and Wesley and Howard Malbone, Kalamazoo; a brother, Vern Moyer, South Haven, and four grandchildren.
Florence Malbone (1904 - 1981) - Niece of John Solomon Malbone
South Haven Tribune, 14 November 1981
South Haven -- Florence L. Malbone, 77 of 850 Phillips St., South Haven died Friday morning at the Martin Luther Nursing Home, South Haven. Funeral services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Frost Funeral Home, South Haven. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, South Haven. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Miss Malbone was born June 30, 1904, in South Haven, and had been a life-long resident of this area. She is survived by several cousins.
Frances [Weelands] Malbone (1880 - 1967) - Wife of Ross Malbone
South Haven Tribune, 29 Oct 1967
Frances M. Malbone, 36, of 38 Delaware Court, South Haven, died Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Malbone was born in Sarnia, Ont., Canada on Dec. 5, 1880. Her husband, Ross, died in 1963. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen Greenman and Mrs. Arlene Schiele, both of South Haven; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Everson funeral home in South Haven. The Rev. Gordon Kehrein, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be in the North Shore Memorial Gardens.
George Willis Malbone (1896 - 1956) - Grandson of John Solomon Malbone
South Haven Tribune, March 7, 1956
Brother of Local Man Passes Away
Word was received by Lawrence E Malbone of the death of his brother, George Willis Malbone in Glendale, Ariz., Tuesday morning March 6, at the age of 59. Mr. Malbone moved to Virginia with his parents when just a child; his parents later returning here, Mr. Malbone made his home in Virginia prior to moving to Arizona. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of Glendale, his mother Mrs Fleta Malbone and a brother Lawrence E. of South Haven. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Burial will be in Richmond, Va.
Lawrence E Malbone (1900 - 1990) - Grandson of John Solomon Malbone
South Haven Tribune, December 26, 1990
South Haven -- Lawrence E. Malbone, 90, of South Haven, died Monday at South Haven Community Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Calvin, Starks and Frost Funeral Home.
December 27, 1990
South Haven -- The funeral for Lawrence E. Malbone, 90, of South Haven who died Monday, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Epiphany Church, South Haven. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, East Tawas, Mich. Friends may call at the church one hour before the funeral. Arrangements are by Calvin, Starks and Frost Funeral Home, South Haven. Memorials may be made in care of the trust department of Citizens Trust and Savings Bank of South Haven.
Mr. Malbone was born May 14, 1900, in South Haven. He was formerly employed as a salesman at McKimmies in South Haven. He was a member of the Episcopal Epiphany Church, South Haven. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, in 1985. Survivors include five cousins.
Clyde V Malbone (1903 - 1943) - Grandson of John Solomon Malbone
St. Joseph, Michigan
The Herald Press
Article: 14 August 1943
Title: Motorman Suffers Heart Attack; Two Killed in Chicago Trolly Crash
CHICAGO, Aug 14 (AP) A Street car, running wild after its motorman collapsed of a heart attack rammed into a standing street car last night, killing two persons and injuring a dozen others.
Fred J Wischwch, 52, the motorman who slumped over the controls as his car approached a busy north side intersection, escaped with a double fracture of the left leg, but one of the two fatalities was a motorman off duty, CLYDE V. MALBONE, 40. The other was Charles A. Franden, 53, a passenger.
MALBONE, And Franden were riding on the front platform of Wischwch's car.
Alertness of persons waiting to board cars at the triple crossing on Lincoln, Fullerton and Halstead streets saved others. Seeing the car approach without cutting speed they shouted to Joseph Schwartz, Jr., 26, conductor on the rear platform of the standing trolly car. He jumped and pushed an unidentified passenger off the platform with him just before Wischwch's car struck.
John Rawson Malbone (1910 - 1982) - Grandson of John Solomon Malbone
South Haven Tribune, December 8, 1982
John R. Malbone, 72, retired assistant vice president of Citizens Trust and Savings Bank, South Haven, died Monday at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, following a short illness. He resided at Route 5, Box 113, South Haven. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Calvin-Starks Funeral Home, South Haven, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, South Haven. Memorials may be made to Midwest Oncology, Kalamazoo. Mr. Malbone was born March 18, 1910, in Eugene Ore. He was graduated from South Haven High School and joined the predecessor Citizens State Bank in 1931. He resigned in 1946 to operate the Malbone Hardware business in South Haven and rejoined the bank in 1965. He retired as assistant vice president in 1975.
Survivors include a son, John of South Haven; a daughter Briane Daudert, of Kalamazoo; two step daughters, Pamela Lundvord, of Anniston, Ala., and Patricia Marofco, of Lilly, Ill., 13 grandchildren; and a brother Gordon of Louisville, Ky. He was preceded in death by his first wife Caroline, in 1974, and by his second wife, Mildred, in 1980.