Mary EllenMitchell Freer
Alcona County ReviewHarrisville, Michigan6 Nov 1920 Mrs. Mary L. Freer, 79, widow of the late Andrew J. Freer, died at her home in Harrisville Township on Monday. The death of Mrs. Freer removes another of the county pioneers, the Freer family being one of the best known of the earlier settlers. Before his death, which occurred several years ago, Mr. Freer was prominently connected with the county's development, having followed the profession of surveyor and having held the office of county surveyor for a number of years, which office has since been filled by two of his sons, Andrew and William. Mrs. Freer had lived on the farm on which she died for sixty-five years. Funeral services were held from the home Thursday, interment in the family lot in Springport cemetery. Surviving are five sons and six daughters: George of Alcona, William of Curran, John of Montana, Andrew J. of Millen, Fred of Harrisville; Mrs. Carrie Smith of Newberry, Mrs. Mattie? Mather of Montana, Mrs. Kate Weir of Harrisville Township, Mrs. Martha Bonker of Alpena, Mrs. Julia Green of Harrisville, and Mrs. Mary Cook of Wyandotte. Mary L. FreerAlpena News26 November 1920 Mrs. Mary L. Freer, widow of A.J. Freer of Harrisville township, Alcona county, died last Thursday at the old home where all of their children were born. The family residence there dated back 65 years. They came to Alcona county when the Indian was their neighbor. Mr. Freer died 11 years ago and Mrs. Freer had been in failing health for the past three years. She was born October 19, 1841. She is survived by five sons and six daughters, George of Alcona, William of Curran, John of Montana, Andrew J. of Millen, sheriff-elect of Alcona county, Fred of Harrisville, Mrs. Carrie Smith of Newberry, Mrs. Walter Mather of Montana, Mrs. Kate Wier of Harrisville, Mrs. Julia Green of Harrisville, Mrs. Martha Bunker of Alpena and Mrs. Mae Cook of Wyandotte.