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1888 Ludington Record Printed Weekly on Thursday.
Jan. 5, 1888
Mrs. Mary Marshall, of Victory died, Dec. 28, 1887, aged 81 years and 6 months. She suffered for many years from the asthma, which finally hastened her death. She is the last of the family of 3 Brothers and 3 sisters, 2 others of them having died during the past year. She was born in Ohio, resided for many years in west Pennsylvania. She was married 50 years ago, and has been a widow for the past 13 years. Her family of children has been 9 daughters and 3 sons, of these 5 daughters now reside in Victory, Mason County, Mich., who have been her help and comfort during her declining years. She began her Christian life while young, and was for many years a member of the United Pres. Church, and about years ago she became a member of the Victory branch of the Pres. Church of Ludington, MI. Her Christian life has been uniform and firm. Her faith was strong, and her love for the gospel and mission work was ardent; her home influenced has been parental. She was always ready to resign her trust when the master should call. The Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 31, 1887, at the family residence, conducted by Rev. S.N. Hill, the pastor, and attended by the friends and neighbors, who, together with the family, feel that a Christian mother has left them. The burial was in the Victory cemetery. Thus she has been laid at rest in the closing hours of the past year, to begin the immortal life in the home above.
Jan. 12, 1888
Edward Ormsby, a young man of about 25, died of typhoid fever on Sunday last. His home was in Summit, He was buried there on Tuesday.
Jan. 26, 1888
A little five months old baby of Ed. Lake’s died yesterday. The funeral was held at the Marble School House today at 2 o’clock.
Mrs. Wells, an old lady of 79, died of rheumatism of the heart on Tuesday afternoon. She resided on north Charles Street.
Mr. Elmer King, 35, a resident of Amber, died this morning leaving a wife and three children. Funeral service will be held tomorrow at the Rickey school.
Mr. and mrs. Peter Burns acknowledge with gratitude the kindness of their neighbors who assisted them In their sorrows, three children having died within a year. They with also to mention with thankfulness the fact that Mr. Thos. R. Lyon in a note of condolence enclosed $50 to aid them in their unusual expenses. They appreciate the thorough and constant care bestowed on their child last week by Dr. W.H. Taylor.
Feb. 9, 1888
Mr. Ed. C. Johnson died last evening of typhoid fever. Deceased was a young man of about 32 and leaves a wife and three children. His remains will be taken tomorrow to Petrolia, Canada. Mr. Johnson has been a resident of this city for some years and was employed in the Big Store for about two years previous to his death.
The death of Mrs. Margaret E. Mitchell, nee Morton, last Saturday morning, was the cause of more genuine sorrow than has been called out by any other incident in this community for a long time.
Her marriage about a year ago to our friend and neighbor, C. E. Mitchell, was cause for general congratulations and when on Thursday of last week it became known that Mrs. Mitchell had become a mother, the expressions of good will were general. A few days later and the sad intelligence of her death produced widespread commiseration for her sorrow stricken family. The re-action produced on the public mind was painfully apparent.
Miss Morton had been preceptress in our high school and in that position had become widely known. Being pre-eminently fitted for the position she had gained the entire confidence and affection of the young people who composed the classes and her permanent settlement in Ludington as the wife of one of our best and truest citizens was a source of gratification to all. Soon after the birth of the child it became, apparent that she was in a very precarious condition and her friends in Ann Arbor were notified. Her brother, Dr. Morton, and mother arrived before she died but too late to hold any conversation with her. On Sunday afternoon, the funeral services were held at the family residence, every room on the ground floor being filled with sympathizing friends.
The christening of the baby in its father’s arms beside the remains of the mother, just preceded the funeral sermon and was a truly pathetic incident. At its close the choir sang a beautiful hymn. Rev. S.N. Hill preached the funeral sermon and was followed by Rev. I.W. McKeever with remarks and prayer. The friends then took a last sad look at the face of the dead and passed on in sorrow.
In accordance with her dying request the body was taken to Ann Arbor for Sepulchure. The deceased lady will long be remembered by her associates as a genial and true friend, while for her sorrowing companion and the little one who can never know a mother’s love, there is a sympathy too deep to be adequately expressed in language.
Edward P. Stanchfield
Mr. Edward F. Stanchfield of this city died on Monday, February 6, of Catarrhal consumption, caused by a severe course of typhoid fever, which he contracted by traversing the malarial swamps of Arkansas last summer, in the lumber interest. He was forty years and three months and age, and was born in Calais, ME. He was the only son of John R. Stanchfield, who descended in the lineage of the Lindaley’s of Scotland and the Otises and Howards of England, early settlers of New England. His grandfather was the first male child born in Maine. Mr. E.F. Stanchfield’s father died early, and his mother, Mrs. Maria (Foster) Stanchfield was married to Mr. Charles K. Hutchins, who was killed in battle at Fredericksburgh in 1862. Young Edward, at the age of 18 was with Capt. Hutchins in army life until he was killed. He early formed a taste for traveling, and has traversed several states in the lumber interest, being very much associated with his uncles of the Foster family. He came to Ludington, Mich. when 20 years of age, where he has since made his principal home. In 1873 he was married to Miss Nellie T. Woodward of Augusta, Maine a sister of Mr. Augustus Woodward, a banker now in that city. He leaves his bereaved wife: one son 18 years of age; one sister, Mrs. J.V. McMahon: and one half -sister, Mrs. G.P. McMahon. During his last sickness the fruit of his early Christian education appeared and he gave satisfactory evidence to his friends that he was prepared for a happy future. The funeral services were held on Wednesday p.m. the 8th inst., at the family residence, conducted by Rev. S.N. Hill, assisted by a male quartette choir of resident friend of the deceased. The burial was in the Ludington cemetery by the side of his mother, and his uncle L.H. Foster. The bereaved family have the sympathy of many friends.
Feb. 16, 1888 A 13 year old son of Mr. Piper (who died last fall) died last Friday night of Typhoid Fever. Two other members of the family are sick with the same disease.
Mrs. Mary Keine, 77 years of age, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Finley of Lincoln, on Feb. 14, and was buried on Feb. 15, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. L.P. Paquin at St. Simons Church.
Died at Custer, Feb. 11, 1888, of Membranous croup, Reo, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Leander Sanborn, at the age of five years. Mr. and Mrs. Sanborn have the sympathy of the entire community in their deep bereavement.
Mar. 1, 1888
Mrs. P. J. O’Malley died on last Sabbath, Feb. 26, after a long and painful sickness, aged 26 years. She was married to her now bereaved husband two years ago. She was most affectionate and endured her infirmities with a Christian patience and waited for the end with faith in her Savior and a firm hope of eternal life. The bereaved have the tender sympathy of many friends. The funeral services were held Monday at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson, her parents, on Loomis St. conducted by Rev. S.N. Hill, and the burial was in the Ludington Cemetery.
Mr. L.N. Cribbs, son of J.C. Cribbs of Summit, was for a considerable time a sufferer from rheumatism and fever. A few days ago a physician residing in Pentwater undertook to perform a surgical operation on the patient’s arm. He was treated to hypodermic injections of Morphia and chloroformed into a sleep that knew no waking. Dr. Crosby of this city was sent for but too late to save the sufferer’s life. Deceased was 31 years old. He came from Pennsylvania with his father several years ago. The family is one of the best even in Summit and his untimely end is very much regretted by his friends. A widow and one child to mourn for him.
March 15, 1888 No deaths reported.
March 22, 1888 No deaths reported
March 29, 1888
On the 26th inst., Mrs. Marvin Fuller, of North Amber, died of an inflammatory attack, aged 30 years. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the school house conducted by Rev. S.N. Hill, and attended by a large congregation of sympathizing friends. The burial was in the North Amber cemetery.
April 12, 1888
Levi Shackelton, for so many terms justice of the peace in this city, died last Wednesday morning, at the ripe age of 71. He leaves a widow and family of grown children. The funeral service will beheld at the Presbyterian church on Friday Afternoon at 2 o’clock.. The Encampment and subordinate lodges of Odd Fellows will be in attendance to do honor to the deceased, who was as a prominent and respected citizen.
April 19, 1888
Mrs. Andrew Carlson, a lady of 50 died last Friday at her residence in the third ward, after an illness of but one day. In the absence of the paster, Rev.S.N. Hill conducted the funeral service at the Swedish Lutheran church. Friends of the deceased wish through this paper to thank their friends and the choir for the sympathy and aid rendered.
April 26, 1888
Edge of below column was chopped off. On Wednesday, Mr. Wm. Leggat was found dead lying diagonally across his bed, his head resting on his clasped hands. It was evident from papers and bottles found in his room that he had died form the effects of Chloroform administered by himself. Mrs. Leggat died about one year ago leaving him with two children, little girls, the oldest in her ____year. A paper dated April 23, 1888 written by him stated that he wishes his brother, Henry, living at ____ city, Montana to take charge of his children. He desired also to be buried at Manistee with as little fuss as possible. He left notes se______ by real estate to the amount of _____, and a number of promissory ___: two houses and lots, a balance of ___in the bank, and some money and mining stock. He held a policy with the Royal Arcanum for $3,000, one in the Ancient order of the ____Workingmen for $2,000. An inquest was held by Coroner Riordan. The remains were taken to Manistee ____ on the noon train, accompanied by three members from each organization of which he had been a member, Masonic being one of them. Deceased was a man of retiring habits, a ___Mechanic and had always been in receipt of good wages as a sawyer and worker in the mills. He was perhaps____years old.
May 3, 1888
Mrs. Catharine E. Crawford died last Tuesday at the age of 53. Cancer was the cause of death. The unfortunate lady has for a long time received the best care that could be bestowed upon her. Her husband, Mr. Charles Crawford, and four Children, Mrs. D.V. Samuels, and Mrs. F. L. Aubery among them, mourn her loss. The funeral will take place this afternoon.
May 10, 1888
Lulu Jensen, the little girl that was taken to Chicago for treatment a few weeks ago, had to return without being benefited. She died last Tuesday and was buried on Thursday. Mr. Jensen is very grateful to the Christian friends who were ever ready to alleviate the child’s suffering.
Mrs. Robert Dewar died on Sunday May 15, 1888, at their residence on Loomis St. Aged 33 years. She has lingered with severe suffering for several months past. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Penny of Amber. Was married nearly 14 years ago, and has resided in this city some of these years. She leaves four children. The funeral services will be held at the Rickey School hose this afternoon. The afflicted family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
May 24, 1888
Mrs. Dodd, who has resided on Loomis St. for several years, died last Sunday after an illness of three days. The funeral services were conducted at the family residence, Rev. Joseph B. Prichard officiating. Deceased was 60 years old and leaves a husband and a son, Mr. George Dodd, and two daughters, Mrs. J.S. Harrington, and Mrs. William Share to mourn her loss.
May 31, 1888
Mr. Christenson, residing on Dowland St., lost a little girl three years old by measles last Monday.
The body of a man was found in the boom at Cartier’s mill, several days ago, and was identified with difficulty as being Philip Schultz, who disappeared several weeks ago. Deceased was 40 years old, and unmarried
Update. Nov. 22, 1888 : Last May the body of a man was found floating near Shorts’ dock. At the inquest held over it witnesses testified to their belief that the unfortunate was Phillip Shultz, alias Happy Jack. The body was interred and as far as the law was concerned Happy Jack had gone to the happy hunting grounds. A few days ago, Happy Jack in the flesh stepped into Squire Riordan’s office and insisted that he was not dead, but was just as happy as he used to be.
John Madsen, a sailor residing in the Fourth Ward, was struck by a stick of timber while unloading a vessel at Chicago a few days ago. His neck was broken, causing death in a few hours. Mrs. Madsen left home in response to a telegram stating that he was badly hurt. He leaves a family of several little ones now attending school. Mrs. Madsen and children have the deepest sympathy of all who realize how sad is their bereavement.
Thursday, June 7, 1888
No deaths reported
Thursday, June 14, 1888
Died, in the town of Grant, on Monday morning at 3 o’clock, Henry W. Freeman, aged 31 years. He leaves his young wife and child 7 months old, his father, four brothers and three sisters. He was born in the City of Lancaster, P.a., on the 10th of June, 1857, and has resided in Mason County since August, 1862.
Mr. E.M. Haskell died at his home in Olivet last Friday of consumption. His brothers, George and Henry, were present to attend the funeral on Sunday. Deceased was a resident of this city for many years, and left here in the hope that a change of climate would prolong his days. His widow is a daughter of Ex-Justice H.A. Sutherland of this city. Mr. Haskell was a well disposed, reliable man of steady habits, respected by all his acquaintances. The brothers have returned to the city.
Thursday, June 28, 1888
Miss Lizzie Hansen, sister to Mrs. Robert Wilson, died of Consumption yesterday and will be buried on Sunday Next. Update Thursday, July 5, 1887: Miss Lizzie Hansen, who died of consumption last week was buried on Sunday, the funeral services being held in the M.E. Church. The attendance was large and much sympathy evinced for the sorrowing friends of the young lady.
Thursday, July 5, 1888
On Thursday, Last Mr. Charles Eichler, aged 24 years , died of consumption. He resided with his parents in Pere Marquette township north of the state road bridge. The funeral service was held at their home on Saturday, June 30, and the burial in the city cemetery. His death is a sad blow to the hopes of his aged parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Fairbanks mourn the loss of their child who died on Monday a few hours after birth.
Bertie Floyd, son of Isaiah and Esther Smith was born in Riverton, Mich., May 22, 1886 and died of Consumption June 26, 1888. Little Bertie was an especially bright and cheerful boy, full of play seaming to good to stay in this terrestrial garden . The Father h as taken him to the purer clime. He bore the wonderful patience his suffering for he would raise his little hand and point heavenward as to say “I will soon be at rest.” Thus another link has been added to the family in heaven, and while the parents feel heavily the loss sustained but yet they mourn not without hope. They have the sympathy of many friends, as was manifest by the large attendance at the funeral. “He is not dead but sleepeth.: and in the “Sweet by and by” we may meet him at the portals of the beautiful gate. The services were conducted by their pastor, Rev. C.H. Theobald.
Emma Spaulding, of Waukaw, IA. Committed Suicide from a F. & P.M. Boat
The Detroit Tribune of July 1st, contains the following dispatch. Capt. J.B. Muir, of the steamer F & P.M. No. 1 , reports that Thursday evening a lady giving her name as Emma Spaulding an residence at Waukaw, Iowa bought a ticket at Milwaukee for Ludington. During the night her stateroom was found unoccupied. An investigation brought to light a note reading as follows: Will the clerk of this boat bo so kind as to see that this satchel and its contents are expressed to Mrs. L.O. L.o. Hatch, North McGregor, Iowa. He will find a little money in the hand bag to pay the charges and himself for his trouble. It will be a great favor, and for which please accept the thanks on one who has ended her life by drowning. (signed) Emma Spaulding
The satchel and contents corroborated the note and $3.80 was found. The woman did not leave the boat at Ludington and it is believed she suicided in Lake Michigan.
Miss Spaulding was a lady of perhaps thirty, well informed and possessed of considerable property, but she had not been in good health for years. A letter written by her before she left Milwaukee gave a calm review of her life and surroundings and ended with expressions of utter hopelessness as to prospects for a return of health. It was mailed to her sister-in-law, Mrs. Spaulding, of Reed City. That lady came her last Monday and stayed temporarily with Mrs. G. Daniels while she investigated the case. She stated that Miss Spaulding left her home in Iowa for the purpose of spending the summer in Reed City. There is no doubt of the fact of Miss Spaulding’s death, nor that continued poor health was the cause of her despondency.
Update July 19, 1888: The body of Emma Spalding, who jumped from an F.& P.M. steamer in the middle of Lake Michigan, June 28, has been picked upon the Wisconsin shore, 100 miles from the spot where she committed suicide. The remains have been sent to her home at McGregor, IA.
Thursday, July 12, 1888 No deaths reported
July 19, 1888
Martha, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Howe, of Gun Lake, died July 15, and was buried on the 15th at Victory. The child was 8 months old and had been a sufferer from birth. The sorrowing parents desire through these columns to express their thanks to the friends who so kindly assisted in caring for the little one, and to those friends who came from a distance to assist in laying her to rest.
Miss Bessie Ward died last Thursday evening, after a brave fight for life. She was fifteen years age. In her deportment at school and in social life she gave promise of a bright future. The sad occurrence is deplored by the many friends of the family to whom it is hard to give words of comfort. The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, I.W. McKeever, D.D. assisted by Rev. S.N. Hill. The grief stricken family can rest assured that their friends extend a most heartfelt sympathy to them.
Last Friday we announced the death that morning of Mrs. J.N. Foster, wife of the editor of the Courier. The funeral took place on Sunday morning at 8 o’clock, Rev. J. P. Phillips conducting the service assisted by Revs. W.T. Lowry and H.P. Collin, after which the remains were taken to Marshall for burial. The floral decorations were numerous and very beautiful. Miss Fannie Josephine Wilcox was born at Lempster, N.H., June 14, 1839 and was educated at the academies in Lempster and Newport, N.H. At the age of 13 she was immersed in midwinter and became a member of the Baptist church, with which body she has ever since retained her relations. In 1863 she was married to A. C. Sargent, a graduate of Michigan University, and came with him to Lansing where Mr. Sargent was acting as Principal of the city schools. Later, he became superintendent of the schools at Marshall and in 1865 he died there. They had one child which later died and was buried at Utica. A few years since Mr. Foster had these remains taken up and buried by the side of its father. Mr. Sargent was a member of the Baptist Church. After Mr. Sargent’s death, Mrs. Sargent returned to her home in New Hampshire and in 1870 came to South Haven, in this state where she had two brothers with whom she lived about two years.
In 1871 Mrs. Sargent became matron of the Reform School at Lansing, where she became acquainted with Mr. Foster, who was acting as assistant superintendent of the same institution, where they were married Nov. 27, 1873. Mr. Foster was a graduate of the State Normal School. After their marriage Mr. Foster taught for a while at South Haven and then went to Ludington where he became the superintendent of the city schools and remained eight years. During this time they became thoroughly identified with the intellectual and social and business life of Ludington. Mrs. Foster, with her husband, and a Mrs. Maxwell, formed the committee for the construction of the Baptist church in that city, which they did to the entire satisfaction of the church. To them one child was born while living in Ludington, who now lives at the age of ten years, as a comfort to her father in his affliction. Mrs. Foster was preceptress of the Ludington schools for two years.
In 1883, they moved to this city where Mr. Foster became superintendent of the State Public School. In this work Mrs. Foster was to him a great aid. While not matron of the school she had charge of what might be termed the society affairs of the institution, and here her unostentatious but lady like ways won her a place in the hearts of all who were connected with the institution. All loved her as a friend and companion. In the late spring of 1887 they moved into the city and here, too, Mrs. Foster was at once recognized as a worthy leader in church and in Temperance work. She was, at her death, president of the W.C.T.U. of this city and was very active in assisting and directing at the late state meeting of that body in this city.
Her Christian character was such as to commend her to everyone who knew her. We cannot but speak of our own regard for her ability, her modest ways and earnest zeal in doing good. The training of her child was the one great aim in life, and for her she spared her strength, hoping that she might be able to live to see her grow to mature years, a conscientious, Christian woman. But her frail system could not stand the shock of disease. She rests in the Jesus whom she loved and exemplified in her daily life. May the same source of consolation which bore her up in many trials and afflictions be the comfort to those that remain. While her own hand shall continue to beckon them heavenward.
July 26, 1888 No deaths reported
Thursday, Aug. 2, 1888 no deaths reported
Thursday, Aug. 9, 1888 No deaths recorded
Aug. 16, 1888 No deaths reported
Thursday, Aug. 23, 1888
Maud Landon Dead Died, Monday, August 20th, little Maud, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. David F. Landon, aged five years five months, and twenty-one days
Thursday, Sept. 6, 1888 No deaths reported
Thursday, Sept. 13, 1888 No deaths reported
Thursday, Sept. 20, 1888
Mrs. Addie A. Rowlingson, wife of W.H. Rowlingson, died of paralysis at the resident of her daughter, Mrs. H.H. Eastey, on the 16th inst., and was buried Monday afternoon. Mrs. Rowlingson was born in West Eaton, Madison Co. , N.Y. on March 8, 1833; was married in 1854; and resided in Poolville, N.Y. for some years. Four children, Mrs. Eastey, Mrs. Lillian Proseus, Charlie a. Rowlingson, and Mrs. S.S. Davis, of Hubbardston, MI and the father are living to sorrow for her. The family has resided in this city for some years. The deceased lady was much respected by her neighbors.
Thursday, Sept. 27, 1888
Miss Mary White aged 69, aunt of Jos. White, Jno Richard, Thos. Black, and Wm. Black of East Saginaw, Mrs. Chas. Surplice and Miss Lizzie Black of this city, died in New York city on Sept. 20. At her request the remains were brought from New York to Riverton to be interred beside her brother – in – law, John Black. Deceased lady spent a peculiar life, having been employed for years on ocean steamers. She crossed the ocean over fifty times and was employed for years on Charleston, Savannah, and Havana Lines.
Oct. 4, 1888 No deaths reported
Oct. 11, 1888 no deaths reported
Oct. 18, 1888 No deaths reported
Thursday, Oct. 25, 1888
Mrs. Cross, spoken of elsewhere, occupied the upper floor in Mrs. Lozo’s residence. She died on Monday and Mrs. Lozo, the elder, died the following day. Mrs. Mary A. Cross, a widow lady who came to this city from Charlevoix about three months ago, and resided on North Charles St., died on Monday morning and was buried on Wednesday, Rev. W.J. Maybee preaching the funeral sermon. Deceased was 44 years old and leaves a daughter, Mrs. Hamlin, residing in Chicago, and a son, C.G. Cross, who is a mate of the Fleetwing, now lying in Whitehall. The family were here attending the funeral. Mrs. Hamlin desires to thank the neighbors for their great kindness and assistance.
Mrs. Lozo, an old lady of 84, whose home has been for years in Summit, has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Louis Lozo, residing on North Charles st. About two weeks ago she took sick and died yesterday. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon.
Nov. 1, 1888 No deaths reported
Nov. 8, 1888 No deaths reported
Nov. 15, 1888 No deaths reported
Nov. 22, 1888
Death of Capt. J. Muir About ten days ago, Capt. Muir, of the F.& P.M. No.1 , was taken sick. He continued in command of his boat and sought medical aid both here and in Chicago. Upon arriving in Ludington yesterday morning he found himself too sick to retain command and made arrangement for a special car to take him to his home in East Saginaw. He left here early this morning, and as we go to press the sad intelligence of his death almost immediately after reaching there is sent here.
Captain Muir was a native of Dumfries, Scotland, and has been a sailor since early boyhood. He settled in Buffalo many years ago and subsequently moved to East Saginaw, where his wife and three daughters now resides. Deeased was a brave and skillful navigator, and has had command of No. 1 ever since she was built. A genial, friendly and accommodating gentleman, he was a favorite with people of this city, who always felt safe on the lake under his care. He was honest to the core and was ever ready to relieve want and distress wherever met. His family will have the sympathy of all in their irreparable loss.
Thurs. , Nov. 29, 1888
Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Bisbee lose one of their twin babies by pneumonia on Tuesday. It was buried the following day.
At Butters & Peters mill a few minutes before noon on Wednesday, Eugene Morez, aged twenty – one, a native of France, was struck on the forehead by a piece of stave bolt, hurled from the machine. He sank to the floor and died almost immediately. Deceased has worked for the above firm for some years and was engaged in making barrel staves, his brother operating another machine some twenty feet away. The piece of pine that killed him came from the machine his brother worked. The body was left at the place where he met his death, while Mr. M. F. Butters reported the sad occurrence to Coroner Reardon, who at once went to the mill and impaneled a jury. They adjourned to meet in the evening and rendered a verdict in accordance with the facts. The bereaved family are much respected and have the sympathy of their many friends. The funeral services will be held at the catholic church on Saturday, Rev. Paquin officiating.
Dec. 6, 1888 No deaths reported.
Dec. 13, 1888
Miss Jessie May, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Phillips, died of typhoid fever and was buried last Friday, Rev. J.B. Prichard conducting the funeral services. The stricken parents desire to give expression here to their gratitude to many neighbors who were un-remittent in their attention and care of the sufferer. The Parents have the sympathy of not only the public but the school mates of the deceased. .
Dec. 20, 1888 No deaths reported
Dec. 27, 1888
Mr. Patrick O’Connor, Sr., died on Monday Last, at Buttersville, at the age of 76 years. The funeral took place yesterday from the Catholic church in this city, Rev. L.P. Paquin officiating. Deceased was a resident of Wisconsin for many years, but came to Buttersville three years ago to be with his son who is foreman for Butters & Peters saw and shingle mills. The old gentleman had been in feeble health for some time.
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