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Clyde Everett Van Tuyl 1896




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Jan Otten van Tuyl 1635

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Aaron Van Tuyl

Daniel Van Tuyl 1796

Cutler Solomon Van Tuyl 1831

James Alfred Van Tuyl 1866





    Clyde Everett was born October 15, 1896. He died November 15, 1945. He married Elsie May Cantwell on July 14, 1923. She was born on March 8, 1907. She died October 19, 1974. They moved to Three Rivers, Michigan in St. Joseph County about 1925 where he was employed by the city of Three Rivers doing manual labor until 1937 when he retired due to poor health. This picture was probably taken in Moorestown, Michigan around 1922. He would be about 26 years old.

 They had seven children;

Reita Louise        April 30, 1924 -            

Stanley Morris    August 21, 1925 - September 16, 1925

Lois Jean             October 4, 1926 -

Lyle Dewain         June 9, 1928 - February 17, 1977

Marvin Hurley     September 17, 1931 -

Ruby Marie         March 9, 1933 - December 11, 1998

Lewis Arnold        February 9, 1935 - September 4, 1996

    Elsie Mae (Cantwell) Van Tuyl on the left, Emeline Lucy (Cox) Van Tuyl in the center (Clyde Everett's mother) and Clyde Everett Van Tuyl on the right. This picture was taken at 205 5th Avenue, Three Rivers, Michigan year,1940.


   On the left; The Van Tuyl family picture taken in 1940 at 205 5th Avenue, Three Rivers Michigan. First Row:  Lewis Arnold and Ruby Marie. Second Row:  Lois Jean, Lyle Dewain and Marvin Hurley. Third Row:  Elsie Mae, Everett and Rieta Louise

   In the center; Elsie Mae (Cantwell) Van Tuyl taken about 1952, 46 years old. This picture was taken at Lois and John's house at 816 Buckhout Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

   On the right: Clyde Everett sharpening his lawnmower.

   On the left; Clyde Everett took his own picture, 1943.

   On the right; Summer of 1942, Ray Cantwell and Pearl, with Loyd Cantwell and Kuman getting ready to leave. Everett, Elsie, Lyle and Ruby are also in the picture. 

  On the left; Truck driven by Clyde Everett in the early 1930's while working for the city of Three Rivers.

  On the right; This is picture of family car (license Plate No LN-46-36 1942) taken in summer of 1942 at Hoffman Street Bridge Three Rivers, MI. Lewis Arnold Van Tuyl always sat on the hood as he was scared of the water.  We worked hoeing in our big vegetable garden every Saturday then dad took us to the river to swim before going home.


    Marvin Hurley after first hair cut while living at 810 King St. Three Rivers, MI. House in back ground is the Lyle Stannard Family home, our only neighbor at that time. Mother went to town on a Saturday morning and dad cut his curls off. When mother came home upset dad said he is a boy not a girl.

   Picture on right Marvin Hurley taken same house in front yard about 4 years old.  


    Elsie Mae and Clyde Everett with Marvin Hurley in the background taken at 205 5th Avenue, Three Rivers, Michigan. Summer of 1944.

Published in Three Rivers Commercial November 16, 1945

  Clyde Edward Van Tuyl died at University hospital Thursday morning where he had been hospitalized for a week. He suffered declining health for the past eight years. He was born near Cassopolis, Oct.15, 1896, son of James and Emaline (Cox) Van Tuyl. He was united in marriage to Elsie Cantwell of Lake City, July 14, 1923. The family came to Three Rivers in 1925 where he was an employee of the city until 1937 when his health failed. He was well liked by his fellow employees. Survivors, beside the widow, are three daughters, Mrs. Gerald Walters, Lois and Ruby Van Tuyl, three sons, Lyle, Marvin and Lewis, of Three Rivers; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Thomas of Marshall and Mrs. Ray Jacobs of Michigan Center. Services will be held from Balch chapel, Sunday at two o’clock, Rev. E. Knight Worth officiating.  Interment will be made in the Hanson cemetery near Edwardsburg.

Published in the Three Rivers Commercial, Monday, October 21, 1974

  Elsie M. (Van Tuyl) Hamilton, Age 67, formerly of Three Rivers, Died early Saturday morning at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born on March 8, 1907, in Missaukee County, Michigan, the daughter of John and Catherine (Jacobs) Cantwell. On July 14, 1923, she was married to Clyde E. Van Tuyl in Lake City, Michigan, and moved to Three Rivers in 1925.  Mr. Van Tuyl died in 1945. She attended the Three Rivers Church of the Nazarene. She made her home in Kalamazoo and was married to Irving Hamilton on February 2, 1959. He died in 1961. Mrs. Hamilton is survived by six children: Mrs. Gerald (Reita) Walter of Three Rivers, Mrs. Lois Boyd of Vicksburg, Mrs. Forest (Ruby) Wright of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Lyle and Marvin Van Tuyl both of Kalamazoo, and Lewis Van Tuyl of Vicksburg; 28 grandchildren; 11 great grand-children; one sister, Mrs. James Sanderson, of Clayton Mich., Five brothers, Clare of Newberry, Mich., Ray of Fife Lake, Mich. and Harold, Lloyd and Keith all of Lansing; four step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Morris Stanley, her parents and two brothers. Religious services for Mrs. Hamilton will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Halverson Chapel with the Rev. Franklin D. Garton of the Three Rivers Church of the Nazarene officiating.  Internment will be at the Hansen-Crawford Cemetery near Edwardsburg, Mich.



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