A copy of the following unidentified newspaper article was found in a scrapbook owned by Town Historian Richard Schmal:
HENRY MONROE SPAULDING, son of Heman and Mary Spaulding, died at the home of his sister, Mary Pool, in the township of Deerfield, Lenawee County, Mich., at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 10th, 1901, aged 76 years, 2 months and 6 days. Cause of death: paralysis of right side, sustained Saturday morning, April 6th. Burial in Newton Cemetery, Blissfield, by the side of his wife who died in May, 1900, at Ypsilanti, where they had lived since the spring of 1856 -- the next after they were married. Deceased never had any children. He was born in Vienna, Oneida County, N.Y., the 4th of February, 1825, and came to Dundee, Mich., with the rest of his father's family in May, 1831. He learned the cabinet and carpenter and joiner's trade, which he followed after he left the homestead farm in Dundee Township in 1856, the next year after he was married. After the death of his wife he sold all his property in Ypsilanti except one vacant lot and returned to Dundee but made his home with his widowed sister, Mary Spaulding-Pool, in Deerfield Township, to which place he went last January, to rest and recuperate but his health which had been poor for years, grew worse until the culmination. He leaves two brothers and one sister older and one brother and one sister younger than himself. His life was mostly prose, made up of integrity, honor and fidelity.