Louise M. McMillan (1906-1997)

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Louise M. McMillan
Born: 19 Jun 1906 Bear Creek Twp., Michigan
Died: 15 May 1997 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Father: Peter McMillan
Mother: Mary Jackson
Siblings: Agnes McMillan
Archie McMillan
Louise M. McMillan
Paul Jackson
Patrick McMillan
Moses Jackson
Theresa McMillan
Arvilla McMillan
Spouse: Orville K. Laird
Married: 1926 Battle Creek, Michigan


Petoskey News-Review, Friday May 16, 1997

Louise M. Laird, 90

Louise M. Laird, 90, of Petoskey, died Thursday, May 15, 1997, at the Emmet County Medical Care Facility in Harbor Springs.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. May 31, at Greensky Hill United Methodist Church in Charlevoix. The Rev. Dale Oesterna of the Charlevoix United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek.

Louise was born June 19, 1906, in Bear Creek Township, the daughter of Peter Mcmillan and Mary (Jackson) McMillan. She grew up in Petoskey and attended Murray School in Bay Shore.

Louise received her high school diploma in 1988 after completing her high school education through the friendship Center in Petoskey.

She married Orville Laird in Battle Creek, and he preceded her in death in 1946.

Louise and her husband owned and operated Laird’s Grocery in Battle Creek for many years. After her husband’s death, she worked at Geiske’s Grocery until her retirement. She returned to Petoskey in 1975, where she has made her home since.

Louise loved to read and was an avid writer. She enjoyed playing golf and loved working in the garden.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Petoskey and was active in Greensky Hill Methodist Church.

Survivors include her nephew, Bruce Kahgee, of Petoskey; her sister-in-law, Esther McMillan, of Lansing; and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Greensky Hill United Methodist Church.


  • Marriage: Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995
Groom's Name: Orville J. Laird
Bride's Name: Louise M. Mcmillan
Marriage Date: 1926
Marriage Place: Calhoun Co., Michigan
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01789-5
System Origin: Michigan-EASy
Source Film Number: 2107909
Reference Number: bk8 pg210 #149
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Laird, Louise M.
Date of Death: 5/15/1997
Liber: 1997
Folio: 163
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
Laird, Louise M. (McMillan)
Age: 90
Born: 6/19/1906
Died: 5/15/1997
Burial: 0/0/0000
Cemetery: Battle Creek, MI, Memorial Park Cemetery
Obituary: on file. PNR - 05/16/1997