Died, in Grand Rapids, June 20, 1898, Harriet M. FOSGET, beloved wife of James FOSGET, aged seventy-five years, four months and eighteen days. Harriet Melvina HERRINGTON was the second child of William and Miranda HERRINGTON and was born in the village and town of Summerset, Niagara county, New York, Feb. 2, 1823, and was one of a family of ten children, of whom there are five who survive her, two sisters and three brothers.Her parents came to Michigan in 1836 and settled near the head waters of Grand River, then a wilderness and where the city of Jackson now stands.Her ancestors were of the revolutionary stock and many of their names mark the time-worn stones in New York, Vermont and Rhode Island. In May 1845, Harriet HERRINGTON came with her brother's family to Grand Raapids and on Dec 2, 1845, was united in marriage to James FOSGET, the Rev. Mr. Fitch, of the M. E. Church performing the ceremony.Mr. and Mrs. Fosget resided in Grand Rapids and Grandville until July 18, 1848, when they removed to Crockery township, Ottawa county, where they made their home sharing with the early settlers the hardships, sorrows and joys, and forming close relationships which extended thru all her life and was a source of pleasure to her until the end.During these years eight children were born to them. In September, 1863, Mr. and Mrs. Fosget removed to Wright township in the same county, with their family, settling on a farm in which was then known as the LILLIE settlement.Their family of small children growing up, marrying, making homes of their own, and old neighbors going on before made the old home sad and lonesome and in December, 1886, Mr. and Mrs. Fosget came to Coopersville to reside where she remained until a short time before her death which took place after a short illness at the home of her son, Ralph FOSGET, in Grand Rapids, where she had gone on a visit. Mrs. Fosget left a large circle of friends and relatives besides her immediate family to mourn her departure.Of those she leaves a husband and five children, three daughters and two sons and a number of grand children.In her last illness, she was carefully attended by their old family physician and her last hours were soothed by the loving ministrations of her husband and children.The funeral services were held at her late home in Coopersville, June 23, Rev. George Laubach, an old friend of the family officiating.