Albert Brabazon Succumbs At 82

Heart Attack Proves Fatal; Served Township for Thirty Years.

Thetford, April 20 - Albert Brabazon, 82, retired farmer and Justice of the peace, who had held some township office continuously for 20 years, died Friday at his Thetford township farm home one mile from where he was born.
Death was die to a heart attack. He served the township as supervisor at three different times for 15 years, was a member of and former master of Thetford Grange, a member of the Masonic lodge for 25 years and a member of the M.E. Church.
Mr. Brabazon was born in 1853 in a log house in Thetford Township, built of ash, sticks and clay by his father, John Brabazon, a native of London England.
He came to the Township with Mrs Brabazon, a native of Connecticut and obtained his education in the Boutel school district, where he later served as a member of the school board for 45 years.
When 8 years old, he travelled alone through the forest, a distance of a mile and half to reach the schoolhouse.
Until four years ago, Mr Brabazon operated his 80-acre farm on the Vienna road, where his family has lived for 48 years. In his younger days, he was fond of hunting coon, lynx, wild turkey, bear and deer.

In March 1878 he married Alvira Cooledge of Thetford. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in march 1934. He leaves a widow and six sons and daughters. Edwars and Clinton Brabazon and Mrs Mabel Melick of Thetford; Mrs Linnie Peterson of Clio; Mrs Eva Tinker of Flint and Byron of North Dakota, 20 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.