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1881 The Ludington Record

Death Notices and Obituaries

Thursday, Jan. 13, 1881

Eleven years old , daughter of William Davison’s died Saturday of diphtheria, a the residence of Mrs. Norman. The funeral took place on Sunday; Re. S.N. Hill conducted the services.

This week on the 11th, another child of Mr. David Cobb of Hamlin was buried, it being the third that has died in his family within one week, of diphtheria.

The Times and Standard, last week seems to gloat over the prevalence of diphtheria here; and complacently says that Manistee is very healthy. For the benefit of our neighbors of the country village, we will repeat, that diphtheria, during the last three years has moved forward in this state at about the rate of fifty miles a year, where the usual meaner of communication have been common. Where stage coaches and wagons are used, it has moved more slowly; so possess your souls in patience, neighbors. With the completion of the branch railroad and the advent of another winter, you may enjoy the luxury of grief and sad homes, shadowed hearthstones and shattered idols.

Thursday, Jan. 20, 1881

Diphtheria is diminishing In this City But one death from diphtheria reported to us during the last week.

Jan. 27th, 1881

On Jan. 21, Alexander McLeod was killed at a lumber camp near Edmore. He was in the act of unloading a sleigh, when a log went over him, crushing his head and shoulders. He leaves a wife and a child.

Yesterday morning, little Hampton E. Stevens died of diphtheria, or rather the sequel of the disease. The little boy was an exceedingly active, bright child and in his short life had twined tendrils of love about the hearts of those who cared for him, tenderly and lovingly. His removal to that country where the inhabitants shall not say, I am sick’ has filled the house, where he so lately a light and hoy, with anguish. A large circle of friends deeply sympathize with the sorrowing family.

Letter to the editor Feb. 3, 1881- Editors of Record; Permit me through your columns to express my heartfelt thanks to those of my friends who so kindly, and without thought of themselves, tendered their aid and consolation in my late sorrow and bereavement in the sickness and death of my little Hampy, May God spare them all from a like affliction. Mrs. A.B. Stevens.

Death of Mrs. WM. F. Kenfield Died, at the home of her parents, in Carlyle, Jan. 12, 1881, at 10 o’ckik P.M. of typhoid fever, Mary Matilda, wife of Wm. F. Kenfield, and daughter of Jesse . and Rebecca Kennedy aged 35 years, 2 months and 20 day)

Msr. Kenfield had many friends in Ludington who will be pained to hear of her untimely death. She was taken sick at Nashville, Tenn. But considered it a slight attack o malarial fever, and went from there to Carlyle, Ill. Where her parents reside. The fever soon developed into a well - defined case of typhoid. Mr. Kenfield was telegraphed for and went at once to Carlyle, being with her constantly from that time until she died, some two weeks afterwards. The funeral took place on Jan. 16th, and was largely attended. Mrs. Wilkinson, and Mrs. DuBree, of Philadelphia both sisters of the deceased, were among the mourners present. Many of our readers will doubtless remember Mr. and Mrs. Kenfield as much respected residents of Ludington a few years ago.

Feb. 10, 1881

Mrs. Lessard, Age 80 died last Monday.

Died, last Monday, Mrs. William Luper of Riverton

Mr. and Mrs. John Fennon has the sympathy of their friends in the death of their baby, by diphtheria on Sunday, Three children are sick. Hopes are entertained of a recovery

Thurs. Feb. 17, 1881 No deaths reported

Feb, 24, 1881 Mrs. Dennis O’Connell died of consumption last Tuesday morning. The deceased lady was much respected by her acquaintances.

Funeral services for the deceased children of Mrs. Hazzard, of Amber will be held in the Rickey School house next Sunday, at 2:30 o’clock. Sermon by Rev. W. Mooney.

Mr. and Mr John F. Arinon have the sympathy of their friends in their deep sorrow Little Mable, who died last Friday, being the second child they have lost by diphtheria.

Mar. 3, 1881 Thursday A child of Mrs. Billins of Victory was buried on Sunday Afternoon C.D. Albertson stopping at the Clinton house, buried a child Saturday.

A little daughter of J.Mety, of Hamlin, aged 5 years was buried last Saturday. Rev. S.N. Hill Officiated.

An infant daughter, aged 8 months , of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Hawley died last Thursday morning of congestion of the lungs. A short funeral sermon was held at their residence today (Friday) at noon, and the remains taken to Riverton for interment.

Thursday, march 10, 1881 A three year old child of Hans Jensen died last Monday.

Died on Sunday, of diptheria, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Fortune.

Thursday, March 17, 1881 Geo. Pentland, aged 65, died at Roby’s and Co. boarding house, and was buried last Monday. Deceased was a sailor and had no relatives in this part of the country.

J.V. Durham of Summitt, died last Tuesday, at 10 p.m. of inflammatory Rheumatism. Mr. Durham was about 50 years of age, and one of the early settlers of Summit township, having located there soon after the close of the war. The funeral will take place this afternoon.

The Funeral of the Rev. E.C. Chambers

The funeral of Rev. E.C. Chambers held at the Chapel Corners school house on Tuesday was probably the most largely attended of any which - ever took place in Victory. Having filled this circuit several years in the past, and preached funeral sermons far and near, he was widely known and what- ever was loved and respected for his good sound sense, his sterling honesty and his unquestioned piety. The large concourse of people which assembled to pay their last respects to the departed, was but a small part of those who had heard with genuine sorrow, that their friend and pastor was no more, and had not distance and bad roads- prevented, doubtless the assembly, which now was double what the building could contain would have been greatly increased,

The funeral services were directed by Rev. A. J. Russell, , of Big Rapids, presiding elder of this district, the funeral sermon being preached by Rev. W. Mooney, of Ludington, Rev. S.N. Hill, Rev. W.N. Younglove and Rev. A. Potter were also present and assisted in the services. The singing was led by a quartette directed by Dr. McConnell of Ludington. The necessary arrangements for the funeral were taking charge of by WM. Freeman, a close friend of the departed. The whole of the mourning family was present with exception of a son living near Ford School, Kansas, two sons having arrived Sunday, one from Pentwater and one from Hillsdale. The relatives of the deceased return their heartfelt thanks for the selflessness so freely extended to them, both at the bedside of their sick one and in their hour of bereavement.

Thursday, March 24, 1881

James Garvey’s little daughter, May, aged 2 years, was buried last Tuesday. The little girl is greatly lamented by her sorrowing parents.

Thursday March 31, 1881

Charles R. Sweet, Son of Cora E. and Cassius H. Sweet, died March 18, Aged 4 weeks and two days - G.R. Post.

Little Ragna Bradtland, whose sickness we mentioned last week, died on Tuesday, after severe suffering. The funeral was attended yesterday by a large number of friends of the family. She was 13 years old, a lovable and painstaking child. Her unfinished drawing book, left at school, show how careful and faithful were the little fingers that have ceased from their work.

Frank R. White, aged eight years who died last Monday, was the only son of Judge S.F. and Mrs. H.R. White, and the second child they have lost by the same disease. The little boy was the center and life of the family; his sturdy health, restless activity, cheerful hilarity, were strongly marked and fixed characteristics of the young life, that was it seems, to our dim comprehension and untaught eyes, snapped rudely by a death most sad and untimely. The patriarch said ‘if I bereaved of my children, I am bereaved” indeed; he spoke but the sentiment of the universal human heart. So we all give the broken hearted parents deepest sympathy.

April 7, 1881

Diphtheria is still at Hamlin. Diphtheria is still prevalent in the city.

A little son of Hans Johnson’s of the Fourth ward died last Monday. NO cause listed. Martha, daughter of Mrs. Genson aged 8 years, died of diphtheria and was buried last Monday.

April 14, 1881

Mrs. Clara McMaster, wife of John McMaster died April 6th, aged 28 years. Mrs. McMaster had a large circle of acquaintances by all of whom she was much beloved and respected. The funeral will occur this afternoon from the residence of the parents of the deceased , on fourth St. Saginaw Courier.

On Saturday, the 9th last, two young sons of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blackburn at Cartier Mill were buried at the Claybanks. Rev. S.N. Hill officiating. These children named Robert J., aged 6 years, And Allen A. aged 3 years died very suddenly during Thursday night. Their disease was supposed to be measles

The sudden death of Mr. John Tracy of this city occurred at the residence of his son, Mr. Frank Tracy in the Fourth Ward, sending affliction to the hearts of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. The fatal attack upon the brain was at the first congestive, but in a few hours terminated in apoplexy. His health during the winter has been good while traveling upon business at the south. Mr. Tracy was a native of Main, born in 1823, being in his 59th year. In 1852 he removed with his family to the west, where for several years his business called him to reside in several different states and cities . The past 12 years he has spent in this city, as an active and respected citizen.

A life of lumbering has compelled hi, to struggle with difficulties, and to endure hardness which he as bravely done with integrity and moral courage. His religious connections have been at several places with the Baptist Church. He was a charter member of the Red Ribbon club in this place for four years ago, to which he has firmly adhered. He was genial and kind in his family and in his business relations. His married life is 36 years. The remaining family are the bereaved widow and three sons, all residents of this city, who have the tender sympathy of many friends here and in other places of their residence.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. S.N. Hill at the Presbyterian Chapel, amidst a large congregation on Sunday, the 10th last. This is the third bereavement in this family within one year. The admonition of our lord comes to us all. Be ye also ready for the master com at an hour when ye not think.

Apr. 21, 1881

Mrs. Peterson, a native of Sweden died at her son’s residence, last Tuesday morning.

Mr. Kane, an old gentleman about 65 years old, died at the residence of his niece, of inflammation of the lungs. The funeral took place yesterday.

Little Birdie Hudson, Daughter of W.G. Hudson, who we announced last week as recovering, died last Monday night. She was a few days less than ten years old. Her going leaves a home most desolate The following on the death of little Birdle Hudson, is published by request:

  • Our Birdle has gone to heaven
  • To join the happy throng.
  • And with thy holy angels
  • She’ll raise her voice in song.
  • She was the first of our circle
  • To leave this world of care.
  • She only went to remind us
  • Of our happier home up there.
  • An empty chair, a vacant seat
  • And clothes that she a fore wore
  • Are all that we have left to us
  • Our Birdie is no more.

    Thos. McKeeb, of Fourth Ward lost a little girl, about six years of age, last Thursday evening.. She was a strong, healthy child, and leaves a sad void in the family circle. Two others are it is hoped, slowly recovering.

    The family of D. Whalen, in Amber, have suffered under its afflictive hand, having lost one child during a week past. Mrs. Whalen and another child are still sick.

    April 28, 1881

    Mrs. H. Neumans’s death last Monday was a most sad affliction. A family of small children are left pitifully in need of her care. The funeral yesterday was attended by a large concourse of friends.

    Mrs. Robbins died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Rickard of Amber, last night at one o’clock. The funeral will take place on Saturday the 3th, instant.

    Little Hattie Belle, aged 4, daughter of D. Whalen of Amber, died last Thursday and was buried on Friday. Rev. S.N. Hill officiated.

    May 5, 1881

    Mrs. Mokler, of the Fourth Ward, lost a little daughter by diphtheria, last Monday.

    The funeral of Mrs. Thos. Barnes, of Victory, last Sunday was largely attended by the many friends and neighbors of the deceased. The services were very appropriate and solemn; the sermon was very fitting. The bereaved husband and family of small children receive the sympathy of the community.

    Mr. and Mrs. Edward Surplice of the Second ward, buried their daughter Madaline, aged 5 years, on Monday, the 2nd last. The service was conducted by Rev. S.M. Hill. She died of Diptheria.

    Little Mabel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Allen at Cartier and Filer’s mill, was buried on Saturday last, at the Clay Banks by Rev. S.N. Hill aged 11 months. Her disease was measles.

    The death of Ezra Kistler of Summit, on Tuesday night was in shock as were his friends in this city, as well as at his home. He was eighteen years old a manly gentlemanly boy thoughtful and appreciative beyond his years. Our schools have suffered severe and sad losses this year, and the sudden taking away of the most promising member of the graduating class has cast gloom and sadness through the central building. His desk in the high school was appropriately draped yesterday, Prof. Foster, Miss Drury and the graduating class attend the funeral in Summit to-day. The class has prepared and will present a beautiful foral tribute. His death was caused by blood poisoning brought on by acute anemia.

    May, 19, 1881

    Diphtheria as rife as ever.

    John Weitz, the sailor who has been lying at the Hanson house for the past two weeks, died early yesterday morning after suffering amputation of the limb the day previous. Mrs. Weitz has been with him but a few days. N. Holwquist will take the remains to Chicago for burial.

    (May 5, 1881) An accident occurred last night on the schooner Bertie Calkins, while off Little Point Sauble. John Weit, one of the sailors, fell from the square-sail yard to the deck, a distance of 60 feet, fracturing the left thigh and arm. Capt. Godmen at once attempted at once to return to Ludington, but owning to light winds did not reach here until 7 a.m. this morning. The unfortunate man was taken to the Hansen house and placed under the care of Dr. Shorts and Sweltzer, and will receive every attention. Mr. Allen of the custom house , will furnish a man to attend Mr. Weitz during his convalescence to take care of him. He has a wife and child residing at Chicago.

    Mr. Ezra Moore died at his residence in Victory township on Sunday last. He had been a resident of this county for two years past, and in that time had made a friend of everyone who knew him. His funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, by Rev. W. Mooney, of this city.

    May 26, 1881 No deaths reported

    June 2, 1881 The youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. A. Aldrich, died on Monday, the 30th , of May.

    Doille Fitch, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Fitch died of Diphtheria of Monday, the 30th ult .

    Diphtheria (article has been cut off end on lines…) Owing to the prevailing scourge of modern time. We again decided to close the schoools. The decision having taken ….Wednes morning. It was on Monday that forty children were sick with the disease; it is vailing to any extent out…. Of health in the township…far taken vigorous means…..intine the houses where….has shown itself; there ////spreding after the chara….disease has been known. …vigor should be exhibited…When we consider the fact …one death per day has been …age, and that these dethly…curred entirely within a …ing less than a fourth of population – young children…shocked; fornothing has….

    Odorous alleys, still unclean…mer in the summer and…that small to heaven u…aboutnd in ink, stink and m…diphtheria continues its ….and taks off some prom…less almost daily. Few…taining young families hav…being a house of mourning…past year. The week just …been particularly fatal. …our hands, wonder at the ways of providence, and the…of the doctors andunder…is just horrible! Our ce… doubled its occupants in…and three fourths are little…They contain the germ, bod…that would ripen , a few ye…into the fruit of a new generate…tivity, ambition and useful…grevious to lose the little…the household. But those…gling, bustling, josting, bu…all unmindful , a crumbling …laid at its very foundation. … Full blooded active, vigorous are the first to die.

    And should this disease continue thorgh a sh…years even, the citizen of the… of native American blood, ….benee, will be far the infe…boys in blue and gray, …years ago med and struggled…met Greek. However, the…be considered is what shall…day.? As citizens and businessmen, …are suffering in trade and… The closing of the schools …no doubt proper and in …required, as a first step in the direction—only a step.

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    June 16th, 1881

    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Loomis of the Third ward, have the deep smpathy of this entire community in their double and sore bereavement, the first of this week. After a severe illness of several days, Walace, aged a little over three years, died Sunday morning with the Diphtheria and early Monday morning, their oldest son, aged Nine years, died of the same terrible disease, after an illness of several weeks. The funeral of both little ones took place from the family residence, on east Loomis street, Monday afternoon, at four o’clock. This is one of the saddest cases we have …

    Mr. and Mrs Wm. Allen of the Second ward, lost their daughter Sarah, aged three years and eleven months by diphtheria, last week Thursday. The family have the deep sympathy of the community in their affliction.

    June 23, 1881

    On Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Roach, of the Third ward, lost a child four years of age, with the diphtheria.

    July 28, 1881

    (only paper available for July) The Total number of diphtheria cases in the city is nine all of a mild type. Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Chapin lost their third child by diphtheria last Tuesday. Aug. 4, 1881

    Thursday Mr. Frank Badguror’s daughter, Belle, aged 11 years was taken sick Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock and died at 11 the same evening. The excessive heat of Wednesday was the direct cause of her death. She was an intelligent, lovely little girl and is greatly lamented. The funeral will take place this Friday.

    Still a few cases of diphtheria in town, but mild of character. By the exercise of due caution and vigilance on the part of the sanitary police we may see the last of this scourge at no distant day.

    Mr. John Gerard, whose funeral occurred on Wednesday, was one of the pioneers of this county, having been a resident here the past 18 years. He died full of years and was followed to his last resting place by a large concourse of relatives and friends.

    From Eden The diphtheria has got into school district No. 3 Mr. J.s. Adam’s family had it first. One boy about ten years old has died, but the rest are reported better. .

    Aug. 11, 1881

    Dr. R.F. dundass visited his diphtheria patients in Eden this morning.

    Paul Pomeroy’s children have diphtheria. The oldest one died this morning.

    Mr. Walter Mason’s little daughter, Laura, aged 18 months, died last Tuesday.

    Flora, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. J. Brown died of cholera infantum last Wednesday.

    Charles Hackert of Amber, buried a little nine-year old daughter on Thursday. Rev. S.M. Hill officiating.

    Died , of the Diphtheria in the township of Amber at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Shoulmire, August 5th at 12 o’clock m., Eddie, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bailey., aged 8 years, 9 months and 26 days.

    The intense heat of last week caused the death rate in the larger cities to be greater than ever before. Chicago recorded 527 deaths during the week.

    Mrs. Frank Williams of Lincoln was buried last Tuesday in the Catholic Cemetery. The German aid society followed the remains to the grave.

    It is with regret that we mention the death of Hans Fagra, by typhoid fever, yesterday/ Evening. Mr. Fagra had been sick about ten days, and leaves a wife . and several children to mourn his loss. Mrs. Fagra and one child were sick also at the time of his death. The deceased was a man of steady and quiet habits and reliable in all his dealing and is a loss to the community. He carried a policy of $1000 in the Washington life insurance company.

    August 18, 1881

    Barbary, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Everett of Amber died of Cholera infantum last Friday, the 12th last.

    An infant child of Geo. Hagadorn of Tallman died at the residence of his brother-in-law, Marion Lyman, across the little lake this morning. The child had been suffering from cholera infantum for some time.

    Mrs. Michael Vatz, of Sherman died after a short illness last Monday morning. The deceased lady had been healthy up to the day before her death.

    Thurs. Aug. 25, 1881

    Exit Diphtheria!

    On Monday, the 22d inst. , a child of Albert Hall’s was buried.

    Herman Arnold of Custer, lost an infant daughter by dysentery last Sunday.

    Zelotus Beebe, who died very suddenly last Monday night was a pioneer in this county, having entered a homestead in 1863. He was an old man then, and was one of those who by reason of strength reached four score. He was for the past fifty years a member of the Methodist Church, and his testimony gave forth no uncertain sound.

    Sept. 1, 1881

    A boy about two years old, belonging to a Swedish emigrant en route for Manistee, died on the cars a little while before reaching Ludington last Monday. Mr. Holmquist provided a….

    Mrs. S.B. Share, nee Frankie M. Thorne, died yesterday morning of consumption. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock., services to be held in the M.E. church. Mrs Share was but 21 years old and eight months of age and was married last June.

    For several years past the deceased lady was organist in the M.E. church attending to the duties of her office with a zeal and fidelity seldom equaled except those who do so for pecuniary consideration. In this capacity she had secured a wide circle of friends and acquaintances who are deeply grieved at the untimely end of their gentle and gifted friend. Her Christianity was of a practical kind, and her life went out in the calm and trusty manner of those who know in whom they trust. The funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. S.N> HIL

    Sept. 29, 1881

    Death of president Garfield.

    Oct. 6, 1881

    The horses in Chicago are dying by the hundreds with a disease known as pinkeye.

    An infant daughter of J.s. Danks died last Friday of Cholera Infantum.

    J. Steoffle and his worthy wife are in deep sorrow, for the death of their son, a boy five years old, who died Sunday morning from consumption induced by measles, after a lingering illness of several months; he was a bright boy, and the sorrowing parents receive the sympathy of their numerous friends.

    On Wednesday evening Eddy Luking died of consumption at the residence of his brother-in-law., Frank J. Conrad, in Pere Marquette Township.

    The law forbids al parents from sending their children to school where diphtheria is in the family and yet some of our people are guilty of this very thing.

    Oct. 13, 1881 A little son of William White’s near Wood’s corners in Victory , died of typhoid fever last Wednesday afternoon.

    Mr. Hiram Corsaut of Fourth Ward cut his foot with an ax some time ago, working at E.A. Foster & Co’s shingle mill. Blood poisoning ensued, from which he died last Saturday. He was buried on Monday. Rev. Hewitt conducted the services.

    George Puff’s aged mother, who has been residing with him, died last Friday. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. F.B. Smith, the following Sunday.

    Oct. 27, 1881

    Ferdinand Keison lost a seven year old son by diphtheria last Monday.

    Mrs. Holmes of Amber lost a little boy , 6 years old , by diphtheria Tuesday Evening, Two others are still sick.

    Luther Wood , who lived in Lincoln Township, near Victory died last Friday of Spinal Meningitis and was buried.

    Mrs. L.G. Lamarre died in the Third ward, at her residence, last Monday. The venerable lady was 71 years old, and her children carried the remains or burial to Canada.

    Mr. C.O. Holmes a resident, of Sherman, was killed in a well he was digging, last week. Mer. Holmes was a well- known by many of our citizens and in his own locality was popular for his sturdy manly qualities of head and heart. He was one of the pioneers of the county and made for himself and those dependent on him a home in the wilderness.

    Miss Mary M. Morton, of Riverton, daughter of Alex Morton, died in this city at the residence of her aunt, Mrs. Wm. Bush, in the Fourth ward, on Tuesday evening. The deceased was scarcely 17 years of age, but a bright and intelligent girl. She received a certificate from t he county examiners last month passing a creditable examination and hoped to have taught school this winter. A bereaved and fond family mourn unfilled hopes and a bright promising young life gone out a desolated hearth – stone a sad home. Death’s mysteries close those still greater mysteries of life. A wide circle of friends sympathize with the stricken parents and friends.

    Mrs. Maria Storrs, wife of the Rev. C.E. Storrs, died on Sunday the 23d inst., at 11 o’clock a.m. of an internal cancer, after a long and painful period of suffering. She is at rest. The funeral was held on Tuesday. The family are worn out with watching and care.

    Nov. 10, 1881

    Mr. Gardner, a resident of the Fourth ward, mysteriously disappeared last Saturday about midnight. Mrs. Gardner had been suffering for some days from typhoid fever and was occasionally delirious at the time of his disappearance. She missed Mr. Gardner in a short time, and becoming alarmed discharged a fowling piece to arouse the neighbors who made an unsuccessful search for him. The only trace yet found was by Capt. McGregor of the tug Sport who found his coat and hat at the end of Roby & Co.’s slab dock the next morning.

    This would indicate that Mr. Gardner had committed suicide by downing. The unfortunate woman is greatly distressed in mind and may not get well. They have a family of small children. Update Nov. 17, 1881: Several members of the labor union spent the greater part of the last Thursday in a vain endeavor to find the body of S. M. Gardner, who is supposed to have committed suicide by drowning. Mrs. Gardner has become completely insane on account of the mysterious disappearance of her husband. She has been taken to friends in York state together with her little family.

    UP Date March 23, 1882: About the middle of last November (1881) Sylvester M. Gardner left his home in the Fourth ward in a state of mental depression caused by his many misfortunes and the sickness in his family and was supposed to have committed suicide. His remains were found near to the Danaher & Melendy mill last Saturday. Coroner Shackelton and jury held an inquest. Mr. W.H. Gardner, his brother, took charge of the body and took it to Riverton for burial.


    On Saturday night last, Mrs. Mennie McMaster died after a most severe and protracted sickness of nearly six months duration, a t the age of 24. The deceased lady was born in La Grange county, Indiana, and has lived in Mason County since 1864. She leaves a little family of two children.

    While in health she was active in the discharge of her duties as a wife and mother; was a member of the Presbyterian church, and as a member of the Good Templars organization she hath done what she could for the perpetuation of good moral principles in her own offspring and for the elevation of those around her.

    The last few days of her life were spent in peace and in the Christian hope of a glorious resurrection. Funeral services were held by Rev. S.N. Hill in the Presbyterian church. A large number of friends of the deceased attended the last sad rites and followed the remained to the grave.

    Nov. 17, 1881 (only two papers available)

    Diphtheria is now almost unknown in and around the city.

    Dec. 29, 1881

    (Only paper available this month) A child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Olsen on East Filer St. aged 3 years and 5 months, was buried on Tuesday, Last. The services were conducted by Rev. S.M. Hill at the grave.


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