Roy Byron Aler (1887-1975)

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Roy Byron Aler
Aler, Roy B.JPG
IslandView Cemetery
Born: 30 Dec 1887 Paris, Michigan
Died: 27 Mar 1975 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Levi Aler
Mother: Alice H.
Siblings: Roy Byron Aler
Dora Aler
Children: Irene Aler
Frances Aler
Spouse: Lois Janice Garver
Married: 20 May 1943 Petoskey, Michigan


Petoskey News-Review, Friday, March 28, 1975:

Roy Aler
Rites Monday

Services for Roy B. Aler, 87, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Gillian-Erwin Funeral Chapel, in Harbor Springs. Rev. Philip Brown, of the United Methodist Church, will officiate and interment will be in the Island View Cemetery. Masonic services will be under the auspices of lodge 378 F. and A.M., of Harbor Springs.

Mr. Aler died last night at the Beverly Manor Convalescent Center, in Petoskey.

He was born December 30, 1887 in Paris, Mich. and had moved to Harbor Springs in 1912. He was a mail carrier in Harbor Springs from 1912 until he retired in 1953.

On May 20, 1943 he married Lois Garver in Petoskey and they made their home in Harbor Springs.

He was a member of Lodge 378 F. and A.M. and had been master of the lodge. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Francis, of Mahwah, N.J.; one daughter, Mrs. Irene Organ, of Sandusky, Ohio; a step-son, James Snively, of Harbor Springs; a step-daughter, Mrs. Janice Fosdick, of Gaylord; 12 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Dora Burch of Alberdeen, Washington.

The family will receive friends at the Gillian-Erwin Funeral Chapel Sunday from 6-9 p.m.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Aler, Roy B & Snively, Lois Janice
Date of Marriage: 5/20/1943
Liber: 5
Folio: 3