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Kanitz, Elby Warren

Male 1893 - 1981  (87 years)


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  • Name Kanitz, Elby Warren 
    Born 9 Mar 1893  Arthur, Moultrie County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Obituary Feb 1981  Milan, Monroe County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    unknown newspaper 
    • Elby W. Kanitz, Sr., 87, of 504 Ideal St., died Sunday morning in St. Joe Hospital A2.  Died Feb. 15, 1981.  Burial at Marble Park.  He was born March 9, 1893 in Arthur, Ill.  His parents were Charles and Sarah (Smith) Kanitz. He lost his first wife, Lilly Rohn.  They had two children, Harold and Gertrude.  She died of ___.  He married his second wife, Lela (Williams) Blaase Jan. 20, 1920 in Tuscola, Ill. He was a self employed contractor and farmed most of his life. He trained horses for harness racing before he retired in 1966.

      Surviving are 4 sons, Harold (Rose) of Chelsea, Elby Jr. (Norma) of Milan, Jack (Joan) of Milan, and Wayne (Marcella) of Fenton; 5 daughters, Gertrude Seleska and Lavona (Her DOB 4-24-31) (William) Dennison, of Milan; Fern (Joseph) Shaffer of Trenton; Juanita (Clark) Mason of Dallas, and Eunice Baisch of Maybee; 5 brothers, Clarence, Frank, Theral, Sylvan and Joseph; several nieces and nephews; 50 grand children; 59 great grandchildren, and a great-great-grand-daughter. He was preceded in death by two sons and three brothers.
    Died 15 Feb 1981  Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Marble Park Cemetery, Milan, Monroe County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14764  Wheeler

    Family Williams, Lela F.,   b. 18 Jul 1897, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1993  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1920  Tuscola, Douglas County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F5566  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Mar 1893 - Arthur, Moultrie County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jan 1920 - Tuscola, Douglas County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - unknown newspaper - Feb 1981 - Milan, Monroe County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Feb 1981 - Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Marble Park Cemetery, Milan, Monroe County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S781] Obituary - Kanitz, Elby Sr., (Accessed at http://www.marthachurchill.com/mi-hist-LN-k.html).