Lois Julia Barkley (1876-1944)

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Lois Julia Barkley Terpening
Terpening, Seth W.JPG
Lakeview Cemetery
Born: 15 Apr 1876 St. Lawrence, New York
Died: 23 Mar 1944 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Father: Gordon William Barkley
Mother: Sarah Pelsue
Siblings: George Barkley
Mattie Barkley
Ellen Barkley
Samuel W. Barkley
Lois Julia Barkley
Spouse: Seth Wheelock Terpening
Married: 1 Feb 1893 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Children: Bemsle Lewis Terpening
Bryan Terpening
George Dewey Terpening
Henry S. Terpening
Daniel Gordon Terpening
Mildred E. Terpening
Hazella Irene Terpening

Death Notice

Petoskey Evening News, Thursday, March 23, 1944, page 5:

Harbor Springs

Mrs. Seth Terpening died early this morning at her home here following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced tomorrow.


Petoskey Evening News, Friday, March 24, 1944, page 1:

Pioneer Dies
In Harbor

Death claims one of Harbor Springs pioneer residents on Thursday morning when Mrs. Seth Terpening passed away at her home on Snyder street. She had been very ill for the past four weeks.

Born Lois Julia Barkley, in St. Lawrence County, New York, April 15, 1876, she came to Harbor Springs with her parents, the late Gordon and Sarah Barkley, in 1880. On February 1, 1893 she was married to Seth Terpening of Harbor Springs. They lived on a farm near Five Mile Creek until coming to Harbor Springs several years ago. On February 1, 1943 they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Mrs. Terpening was a member of the Harbor Springs grange, Little Traverse Rebekah lodge, No. 316, and the I. B. Richardson Woman's Relief corps, being a very active worker in these organizations.

She is survived by her husband and seven children, Bemsley, of Harbor Springs; Bryan and Dewey of Springport; Henry of Lansing; Daniel of Pickerel Lake; Mrs. Gordon Wilcox (Mildred) of Harbor Springs, and Hazel Terpening of Saginaw. One sister, Mrs. William Wright and a brother, Sam Barkley of Harbor Springs survive together with 17 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. G. A. Weaver of Petoskey officiating. Interment will be made in Lake View cemetery and the bearers will be her five sons and her son-in-law, Gordon Wilcox.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Record of Marriages, Liber 2, FHL Film #966507:
Page: 33
Number: 730
License Dated: 30 Jan 1893
Groom: Seth W. Terpening
Age: 12
Race: white
Residence: Friendship, Mich
Birth place: Jackson, Mich
Occupation: Farmer
Father: Bemsle Terpening
Mother: Elizabeth Ward
Times Previously married: 0
Bride: Lois J. Barkley
Age: 16
Race: white
Residence: Good Hart, Mich
Birth place: New York
Occupation: House Keeper
Father: Gordon Barkley
Mother: Sarah Pelsue
Times Previously married: 0
Married: 1 Feb 1893
Place: Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan
By: E. Marble, Minister of Gospel
Mrs. E. Marble, Harbor Springs
Martha J. Paddock, Harbor Springs
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Date: 1/30/1893
Liber: 2
Folio: 33
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Terpening, Lois Julia
Date of Death: 3/23/1944
Liber: 5
Folio: 429
Place of Death: Harbor Springs, MI
Terpening, Lois (Mrs. Seth)
Born: 0/0/0000
Died: 0/0/0000
Burial: 3/25/1944
Cemetery: Lakeview, Harbor Springs