Emery S. Blakeley, 70, 1002 Fourth Avenue West, Ashland, died Saturday at Memorial Medical Center, Ashland. He was born Aug. 15, 1915 at Sanborn, the son of William and Blanche Blakeley. On Dec.9, 1940, he was married at Bessemer, Mich., to Edith Scribner. Mr. Blakeley was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the paper mill in 1978 after 37 and one-half years. Mr. Blakeley was past vice president of the United Paper Workers International Union 1104 of AFL-CIO; was a member of the Ashland United Methodist Church; was a past president of the North Wisconsin Rod and Gun Club; and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Surviving are his wife, Edith; two daughters, Mrs. Frank, Jr. (Jane) Stadler and Alice Blakeley, both of Ashland; five sons, Emery Lee, Wentworth; Larry, Washburn, James, Whitefish, Mont.; Dennis and Edward, both of Ashland;10 grandchildren; and five nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by one brother, William; and a sister, Clara.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Frost Home for Funerals, Ashland, with the Rev. Stephen Foster officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Ashland. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. There was a veterans service there at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.
The Iron River Pioneer October 10, 1985
BLAKELY , Josiah B.
Posted By:Donna Bell Cross
Date: Friday, 12 November 1999, at 1:47:36 p.m.
Josiah Blakely Died Here Tuesday
Josiah Blackman Blakely, resident in this city since November, 1922, passed away at the family residence on Third Street Tuesday afteroon at 1:30 o'clock, following a gradual decline in health covering several weeks duration, death being due to the infirmities of age, deceased being almost 79 years old at the time of his demise. Funeral services were held at the residence this Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Carl F. Bruhn, pastor of the first Presbyterian church, officiating. Deceased is survived by the widow, and three children all of whom were present at the funeral services. The children are Dr. Clement C. Blakely, of Barnum, Minn., Mrs. E. F. Hughes of Lakota, N. D., and Albert J. Blakely, of Bayfield. A brother, Clarence Blakely, resides in San Raphael, Cal. To these sorrowing ones the Press and its readers extend sincere sympathy in their bereavement. Josiah Blackman Blakely was born on a farm near Otsego, N.Y., Apr. 23, 1846. He came to Wisconsin with his parents when nine years of age. Following attendance at public schools he entered Ripon College, and upon completion of his work in that institution took a three years theological course, one year in Chicago, and two years in Oberlin, Ohio, graduating from the latter place in 1873. He was ordained to the Gospel ministry in Menasha and supplied Home Mission churches in southern Wisconsin for a year while awaiting opportunity to go to China. On Sept. 1st, 1874, Mr. Blakely was married to Isabelle Campbell and on Oct. 31st, of that year, the couple sailed for China to labor as missionaries under the American Board. Five and a half years were spent in Foo Chow and Shau Wu. In late summer of 1879 Mr. Blakely suffered sunstroke and was advised by physicias to return to America, as it was probable he could not stand another summer in China. Consequently in 1880, with wife and family, he came back to America, spending nearly a year seeking to regain health at the home of his wife's parents, and six months in a health resort at Clifton Springs, N.Y. Upon the advise (sic) of doctors, Mr. Blakely took up farming, first at Pittsville, Wis., and later near Neenah. He resided near Neenah and in that city for thirty-five years, coming to Bayfiled in November, 1922, where he continued to reside until his demise. Josiah Blakely was a faithful and earnest Christian, a member of the Presbyterian church, and well versed on the Scriptures, bearing his sufferings and discouragements with patience and fortitude.
NOTE: This transciber has only the original obituary, cut from the newspaper. There is no date or Masthead. It is believed to be from the Bayfield County Press, Saturday, January 24, 1925, as other documentation gives Josiah's date of death as January 20, 1925.
BLAND, Annie B.
Posted By:Donna Bell Cross
Date: Friday, 12 November 1999, at 9:12:04 a.m.
BLAND-Tuesday, March 13th, at the home of her parents, Mrs. Annie B. wife of Martin Bland, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Baker, of consumption, aged 23 years 8 days.
Mrs. Bland was born at Dexter, Jefferson county, N.Y., and came to Bayfield with her parents. So much of her life had been spent here that she seemed to belong more to Bayfield than any other place where she had resided. A little over a year ago she was married to Mr. Bland, and henceforth for a few months her home was at Montrose, Minn. A short time since she came back to her old friends, the victim of consumption. Although not expected for some time to survive, her death came suddenly. The funeral ______ were held Wednesday and were conducted by Rev.J.McNary, of Ashland. Mrs. Bland will be long missed by a large circle of friends here and elsewhere.
[Bayfield County Press Saturday, Jan. 23, 1897]
NOTE: the missing word appears to have five letters, ending in 'ces', but is blurred and illegible. It may be even be that it should say 'services', though it is clearly only five letters long.
Insulin Shock Cause Ascribed for Her Unexpected Death Della, wife of R. Edward Bousley, of this city, long afflicted with diabetes, died of insulin shock about fifteen minutes after she reached St. Joseph's hospital in Ashland last Friday morning, Sept. 2nd . Mrs. Bousley, though not feeling well, prepared her husband's breakfast that morning, but shortly after he left home for the store she felt what appeared to be a familiar sick spell coming on, common to diabetic sufferers, and without awaiting a test to confirm her suspicion of the cause, took a dose of insulin when , as it happened, she should have taken just the opposite in effect -- sugar and orange juice. Mrs. Bousley fell in her home and cut herself, and the thud and her scream brought her daughter, Dorothy, to her side. When Mr. Bousley arrived he immediately arranged to take his wife to a hospital and Howard Fuhrmann, county traffic officer, lost no time in getting her over there.
The deceased was born in the city of Chicago and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vacha. Her age was 46 years,4 months and 25 days.
Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her untimely death two daughters, Dorothy and Jeane, her mother, Mrs. Barbara Vacha, of this city, and three sisters, Mrs. A. Bavra and Mrs. R. Kucera, of Cicero, Ill., and Mrs. Oliver Pierce, of Pittsburgh, California.
The interment was at the Catholic cemetery Saturday forenoon, following services at St. Michael's church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Father Dzurko.
To the sorrowing family, bereft of wife and mother so untimerly, the deep and sincere sympathy of all go out.
THE IRON RIVER PIONEER, BAYFIELD COUNTY, WISCONSIN Thursday, September 8, 1938
Mrs. Charlotte Boutin at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wallace White at Marquette, Michigan, Wednesday, Aril 4th, aged sixty-seven years. The sad news of Mrs. Boutin's death by heart failure was received in this city Wednesday of last week. Mrs. Boutin was born in *York state, in 1839 and spent her early girlhood with her parents in that state. She later came to Wisconsin and married Mr. Boutin at Two Rivers 53 years ago. She was of an amiable disposition, generous and kind hearted, and her demise is exceedingly sorrowful to the large circle of friends she won during her stay in Bayfield. She leaves ten children to mourn her departure, all of whom are living and married. They are Edward, Henry, Theordore, S.L. and Mrs. Steve Brown of Bayfield; Walter, Mrs. T.F. Kintz and Mrs. Warren Hicks of Duluth; Mrs. Wallace White, of Marquette and Mrs. J.M. Eston, of Muskegon, Mich.
The Bayfield County Press, Friday, Aapril 13, 1906
*Presumably New York state.
The PRESS lists the ten children. Among them is Theordore (spelled with an 'r' before the 'd'. it is probably a misspelling. Immediately following are initials S.L. Although there is no comma after those initials, they must refer to a son. If those initials are counted as a name, then ten children are, indeed, listed.
Posted By:Donna Bell Cross
Date: Friday, 12 November 1999, at 1:10:41 a.m.
BOUTIN-Wednesday, May 23,1888, aged 2 years, 4 months and 28 days, CLIFFORD BOUTIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Boutin Jr.
Funeral services were held at the Catholic church Thursday afternoon. [Bayfield County Press, Saturday, May 26, 1888]
Posted By:Donna Bell Cross
Date: Wednesday, 10 November 1999, at 3:49:34 p.m.
DIED. BOUTIN.-Leslie Boutin, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Boutin, Jr., of congestion of the lungs, Wednesday, March 28, 1888, aged 2 years and 3 months.
The bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.
He thought our good-night kiss was given, And like a lily his life did close; Angels uncurtained that repose, And the next waking dawn'd in heaven.
OBITUARY FRANK BOUTIN SR.
PROMINENT PIONEER RESIDENT PASSES AWAY
All Bayfield people were grieved to learn yesterday morning of the death of one of our most prominent and well known residents, Frank Boutin Sr., which occurred at his home on Second street yesterday morning at one o'clock. Although Mr. Boutin's death was not wholly unexpected, it proves a shock to the many relatives and friends, for he was a man well liked by all, of pleasing disposition and strong personality.
Mr. Boutin was born in Laacadia Canada in the year 1832. He resided with his parents there for some time, and first came to Bayfield from Turtle River in the year 1870. Since that time he has always been a resident of this city. During the early years of his residence here, he was identified in the fishing industry and lumbering business with several of the former well known pioneer residents of Bayfield, among them being S. S. Vaughn, Nels Boutin, a brother, and others. For years he has also conducted a general store on Washington avenue and Front street, the building he erected being one of the land marks of the city. Mr. Boutin has always been one of the prominent business men of North Wisconsin and for years has been identified with the Northern National bank, of Ashland, as director.
To mourn his departure Mr. Boutin leaves two sons, Frank and Joe, of Bayfield and three daughters, Mrs. J.M. Egan and Mrs. G. A. Pine of Bayfield, Mrs. Dan Stahl, of Spooner and three brothers Sol D. and Joe C. of Bayfield, Duffy of International Falls. Funeral services will be conducted in the Holy Family Catholic church tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock and the burial services will take place in Calvary cemetery.
The Bayfield County Press Friday August 4, 1911
Marvin Clarence Brenholt, 71, died Sept. 18 at his residence in Corona, Calif. He was born in Cushing, Wis., on Nov. 1, 1913, the son of Carl and Clarissa Brenholt. The family moved to Washburn when Marvin was a young boy. He graduated from Ondossagon High School in 1932. He married Linda Wahamaki in 1936 and they have two childen. Mr. Brenholt went into electronics work and lived in several states during his career. He worked in quality control for North American Rockwell in California and Huntsville, Alabama. He and his wife, Linda, vacationed in Washburn many times over the years. After retiring, he spent the last 12 years with his wife in Corona, California.
He is surived by his wife of 49 years, Linda; two children, Marlynn Smith of Corona, Calif.; Kenneth Brenholt, U.S. Navy retired, of the Philippines; four grandchildren; his brother Floyd Brenholt of Washburn; and nieces and nephews.
The Iron River Pioneer October 24, 1985
Maurice E. Bresette, 73, Red Cliff, died Thursday at his residence. He was born Nov. 10, 1911. Mr. Bresette was honored in 1983 as "Volunteer of the Year" for his services to the Elderly Program at Red Cliff. He was also a volunteer with Lutheran Services and was manager of the 12-Step Club in Milwaukee. Mr. Bresette was a woodworking assistant through the foster Grandparent Program at the Bayfield High School.
A former member of the Red Cliff Tribal Council, Mr. Bresette was a member of the Elderly Steering Committee at Red Cliff. He was also an active member of St. Francis Catholic Church at Red Cliff. He was also a Red Cliff Youth Club leader.
Surviving are four sons, Donald, Watertown; Edward, Milwaukee; Raymond, Cudahy; and Robert, Cascade, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Heinemeyer, Lannon, Wis.; Mrs. Estelle Vinzant, Red Cliff; and Mrs. Maureen Steliga, Milwaukee; 31 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Henry (Hank), and Albert (resetteTed), both of Red Cliff; three sisters, Mrs. Susan Gordon, and Mrs. Margaret Franks, both of Red Cliff; and Mrs. Florence Kovachevich, Superior, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille M. (Buffalo).
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Church, Red Cliff, with the Rev. Fr. William Schmidt officiating. Burial was in the St. Francis Cemetery. Visitation was 1 p.m. Sunday at the Red Cliff Elderly Center. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers. Arrangements were by the Overholser Memorial Chapel.
The Iron River Pioneer July 4, 1985
Reprinted from the "Iron River Pioneer" March 16, 1961 in Iron River Memories column by Beverlee Thivierge
Raymond Louis Briggs, 52, Iron River, was accidentally killed Friday, March 10th , in Liberia, North Africa, where he was employed as a heavy equipment maintenance man for the Mine Management Assn. He was born Dec. 19, 1909, in Hancock County, Iowa, and moved to the Iron River vicinity in 1915. He worked a year in Greenland as a maintenance foreman, and servied in the European Theater during World War II. He was a member of the Hanson-Maki Legion Post, Iron River. He had been operating a gravel business until Dec. 1959, when he went to Liberia to work.
Survivors are his wife, Evelyn, brothers, Laurence, of Iron River; and Ralph, of Superior; stepdaughter, Lynette Granfors, of Iron River; and stepson, David Goldberg, of Ashland. Services will be held at the Calvary Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Herman Kossack officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and burial will be in the Iron River Cemetery.
The County Journal Clipping provided to transcriber was not dated.
BRIGGS, INFANT GIRL
A little girl arrived at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Grant Briggs at Raspberry Friday last, but lived only four days.
The Bayfield County Press, Friday, October 6, 1905
Harry M. Brinker, 72, 213 East Second Street, Ashland, died Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center, Ashland. He was born March 18, 1913 at Eveleth, Minn., the son of John and Mary Ellen Brinker. Mr. Brinker worked as a cook for several years at Lake Owen Lodge, Cable, was also a cook on Great Lakes Steamships, and for about three years was manager of Lumberman's Inn, Iron River. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. On Feb, 14, 1944 he was married at Superior to Virgie Shuquist. She died in June, 1975. On March 18, 1976, he was married at Ashland to Bernice Gray. Mr. Brinker was a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church, Ashland.
Surviving are his wife, Bernice, Ashland; three sisters, Mrs. Rolland (Catherine) Bessey,Grafton; Mrs. Jane Bergschneider, Ashland; and Mrs. Mary Ellen Melchior, Ashland; two brothers, Bernard and Jack Brinker, both of Iron River; and nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers.
A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Agnes Catholic church with the Rev. Fr. Andre Schludecker officiating. Cremation will take place in Hayward. A Memorial fund has been established. Funeral arrangements are by the Frost Home for Funerals, Ashland.
The Iron River Pioneer September 12, 1985
Negro Homesteader is Dead.
The following special to the Superior Telegram from Ashland gives an account of the death of Walter B. Brock, who is referred to as being perhaps the only negro homesteader in upper Wisconsin. There is probably some doubt about that, but the story is interesting, and here it is:
Walter B. Brock, 61, believed to be the only Negro homesteader in Northern Wisconsin, is dead. Coming to Chequamegon Bay region 10 years ago, Brock and his wife settled on a 40-acre area near Ino, and carved out a miniature plantation among the sand hills of the Bayfield county barrens.
Although grieved by the loss of her husband, Mrs. Brock beliees he is dead physically and states that she must continue to operate the farm among the barrens until the time comes for her to join her husband in another world. Meanwhile she is seeking some way to secure funds with which to take Brock's body to Ashley, Ill., so that she may carry out his dying wish.
While many white settlers have failed to eke out an existence among the sand hills of Bayfield county, Mr. and Mrs. Brock were able to make a comfortable living. They raised a large amount of garden truck, and kept turkeys, geese and chickens. In the summer they combined a health resort business with their "plantation" and frequently had white guests from Chicago and Milwaukee.
The Negro couple, although somewhat isolated because of the obscure location of their farm, were well known throughout the upper part of the state. Now and then a Negro Pullman porter visits Ashland, but rarely if ever do any "darkies"ever establish permanent headquarters so far north, the way Mr. and Mrs. Brock have done.
Bock had been ill since last July. His death occurred Saturday at an Ashland hospital. The body lies in state at the Soilie mortuary, pending funeral arrangements. The Negro is survived by his wife, and two sisters of Ashley, Ill.
The Iron River Pioneer March 6, 1930
George W. Brown, 81, of 3701 55th St. N.W. Cascade Township, died Wednesday at his home. Mr. Brown was born Feb. 22, 1904, in Mason, Wis. He grew up in Northern Wisconsin. On April 8, 1930, he married Ethel Upson in Stillwater. The couple lived in the Superior and Iron River, Wis. areas until coming to Rochester in 1970. Mr. Brown was a self-employed carpenter and Mrs. Brown was a dietician.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. David (Patricia) Pennington and Mrs. don (Melanie) Mays, both of Rochester; six grandchildren; three great-grandchldren; six sisters, Mrs. Lutie Little of Superior, Mrs. Charlotte Diamon of Chisolm, Minn., Mrs. Violet McCauly of Iron River, Mrs. Rachel Robbins of Spokane, Wash., Mrs. Gladys Steubing of Eau Clair,Wis., and Mrs. Frances Mageske of Green Valley, Ariz.; a brother Herbert Brown of Lake Nebagamon, Wis. A daughter, a sister and four brothers preceded him in death.
The funeral was 2:30 p.m. Friday at Vine Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Stewart Robertson officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Prarie Cemetery, U.S. 52 North.
The Iron River Pioneer May 30, 1985
Herbert Necola Brown, aged 80 years, passed away at his home in Iron River, Tuesday evening [June 6, 1939]. He had been a resident of Bayfield county for the past 35 years, and before coming to Iron River resided with his family on a farm near Sutherland station on South Shore railway. Mrs. Brown was born at North Alby, Essex county, N.Y.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen Brown; seven daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Diamon, Iron River; Mrs. Violet Little, Iron River; Mrs. Latie Little, Superior; Mrs. Lucille Fisher and Mrs. Rachel Robbins, Pierce, Idaho; Mrs. Gladys Steubing, Eau Claire, and Mrs. Frances Mageske, Milwaukee; six sons, George Brown, Iron River; Herbert Brown, Jr., Maple; Orin Brown, California; Henry Brown, Portland, Ore.; Jessie Brown, Pierce, Idaho, and Byron Brown, Pierce, Idaho; 43 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services Sunday at two o'clock from the Congregational Church, the Rev. R. F. Black officiating. Burial will be in the Iron River Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church Sunday from the Lenroot Funeral Home, and will lie in state until the hour of service. The pallbearers will be Jack Hicks, Ben Upson, E. F. Daniels, Jack MacRae, Ole Larson, Harry Hewett.
THE IRON RIVER PIONEER, BAYFIELD COUNTY, WISCONSIN June 8, 1939
Jacob Brown, civil war veteran, and for many years a resident in the district now embraced in the town of Hughes, near Iron River, died on Oct. 12th, at his home in Stillwater, Minn. He was in his 81st year.
Mr. Brown was a fine type of man - honest, upright, a good neighbor and friend. Many of the older residents of the district who knew him will long revere his memory.
The Iron River Pioneer Thursday, October 29, 1925
Lylith Verne [Lund] Brown, 93, of Lea Street, Iron River, Wis., died Sunday, Sept 10, 1995, at her residence.
She was born in Iron River, Wis., on June 27, 1902, the daughter of Hakon Lund and Annie Mclean.
She was raised in the area and was a teacher for 43 years in the Wauwatosa School District. She was an active member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church in Iron River, and the Presbyterian Women and Bayfield County Historical Society.
She married Arthur L. Brown.
Surivors are a sister, Mary Lutz, Willoughby, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Fred (Anita) Lund, North St. Paul, Minn., a cousin, Carol Buckman, Gull Lake, Wis., and seven nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; three brothers, Loch, King, and Fred Lund; and one sister, Leone Baker.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. in Calvary Presbyterian Church, Iron River, with Pastor David Heyser officiating.
Arrangements are by Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home, Superior.
Memorials my be made to the Calvary Presbyterian Church, Iron River.
The Bayfield County Journal
September 14, 1995
Juell G. Bruness, 73, former washburn resident, died at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire on April 19 . He was born in Washburn and married Idella Amundson Oct. 22, 1954, in Minneapolis. He was a bricklayer for many years retiring in 1970.
Survivors include his wife; a brother, Adolph, Cloquet, Minn.; and a sister, Ivadell Moe, Minneapolis. Services were conducted April 24 at Lenmark-Gromsrud Funeral Home, with burial in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Visitation was April 24 at the funeral home.
The Iron River Pioneer May 2, 1985
BUNKER, CAPT. THOMAS HENRY
Pioneer Lake Captain Has Gone to His Reward.
Capt. Thomas Henry Bunker, one of the old time lake captains, well known to Bayfielders who lived here in the early days, and who has been connected with many events in the history of Bayfield, died at Red Cliff Sunday evening. Shortly before his death the following statement of his life was secured from him, which we herewith publish as he gave it.
"I was born in Johnstown, Hockmuer county, New York state, on the 13th day of June 1820 and raised at Sackett's Harbour, *York state. I left home at the age of ten years and returned later after making two trips on the Erie canal.
"I commenced sailing at the age of eight years and came to lake Superior in the schooner Mary, of Myron Ohio, in 1844 and landed at the canal at Sault St. Marie with a load of stone for the government locks.
"I first came to Bayfield in 1871 as captain of the Alice Craige and was captain of her for eighteen years in the fish trade for Nels and Frank Boutin.
"After sailing the Craige for eighteen years, I cooked one year for Irwin Leihy and the next spring I went to Buffalo and brought the tug Boutin to Bayfield. I was captain of her the first year she ran in the fish business for Nels Boutin and S. Mahan.
"I left Bayfield in 1883 and sailed out of Duluth but again returned to Bayfield in 1887 and sailed the Craige for Frank Boutin and lost her during a severe storm in the fall of 1887 at Eagle bay. Was sick after that in the hospital at Ashland where I remained several weeks.
"In the spring I went to Cheboygan after the tug Minnie Carl. After that, I went to Duluth and sailed out of there and wintered seven or eight winters at Odanah. For the last five years I have lived with John Soulier at Red Cliff.
"My father's name was M.G. Bunker and my mother's name was Susan A. Bunker. Her maiden name was Susan Anne Reeves. I have two brothers, James and William and three sisters, Elizabeth, Margaret and Mary."
Captain Bunker died at at the age of 88 years, respected and mourned by the many who knew him. He was an interesting old man and had scores of friends in the vicinity.
*Presumably should say New York state.
The Bayfield County Press, Friday, December 6, 1908
Funeral services for Milton E. Burdick, Sr., 67, 716 McAllister Avenue, Marinette, who died May 9 , were held May 13 at Marinette. Burial was also in Marinette. He was born March 26, 1918 in Washburn. He was a graduate of Washburn High Scool and a 1940 graduate of Northland College, Ashland. Mr. Burdick served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and following his discharge in 1946, he was employed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at Spooner. He transferred to Woodruff the following year and was promoted to fisheries biologist in 1949. He moved to Marinette as area fish manager for DNR and held that positon until his retirement in 1983. He was married to the former Marian Tardiff June 20, 1951 at Ashland. Mr. Burdick was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, the Elks Lodge, the American Fisheries Society and the M&M Great Lakes Sports Fisherman's Association.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Milton, Jr., Elkhart, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Stephen Kellner, Mrs. David Reiswitz, Mrs. Richard Streeter, all of Marinette; and Maureen Sue Burdick at home; and four grandchildren. A memorial fund has been established.
The Iron River Pioneer May 23, 1985
Roy Thomas Burrow, 77, of 416 Fourth St. W., Ashland, formerly of LaPointe, died Tuesday, Oct. 29  at Memorial Medical Center, Ashland. Mr. Burrow was born March 24, 1908 in Estill Springs, Tenn. He lived in Harvey, Ill. for many years. He moved to LaPointe in 1944 where he worked as a game farm manager on Madeline Island for the late Ted Gary until his retirement. He had been a resident of Ashland since 1981, He was a member of St. John's United church of Christ, LaPointe.
On Feb. 26, 1944, he married the former Elsie Semple Hunt in Harvey, Ill. He is survived by his wife Elsie; one daughter Mrs. Wayne (Verna Mae) Cochran, Posen, Ill.; a brother Robert Burrow of Winchester, Tenn.; two grandchilren, one great-grandchild and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Freeman and Virginia Burrow, two brothers and a sister.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John's United Church of Christ, LaPointe, with Pastor Emmajane Finney officiating. Visitation was at Roberts Funeral Home, Ashland, on Thursday, after 4 p.m. and also at the church at LaPointe on Friday from noon until the hour of service. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery, LaPointe.
The Iron River Pioneer November 7, 1985
Roy T. Burrow, 78, 416 Fourth Avenue West, Ashland, a former resident of LaPointe, died Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center, Ashland,
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Roberts Funeral Home, Ashland, and are tentatively set for Friday.
The Iron River Pioneer October 31, 1985
Richard N. Butterfield, 55, Bayfield, died Monday at Charlotte, N.C. He was born Sept. 16, 1929 at Bayfield, the son of Stephen and Grace Butterfield. Mr. Butterfield was employed as a truck driver for Wausau Homes. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army.
Surviving are his wife, Lorraine; two daughters, Christine (Butterfield) Bressler, and Laurie Ann Butterfield, both of Bayfield; two sons, Kenneth F. Butterfield, Bayfield, and Michael S. Butterfield, Milwaukee; and four grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Harry, Spooner; and Tom, Red Cliff; three sisters, Vivian Lamoreaux, Cloquet, Minn.; Dorothy Babineau and Helen Basina, both of Red Cliff; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church, Red Cliff, with the Rev. Fr. Willie Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Bayfield. Visitation is after 7 p.m. Thursday at the Red Cliff Elderly Center. The Overholser Funeral Chapel, Bayfield, is in charge of the arrangements.
The Iron River Pioneer August 22, 1985
Word has been received of the death of Sister Patricia Byrne who served as principal of Holy Family School in Bayfield from 1972-76. Sister Pat was born on June 29, 1937, the daughter of Christopher and Ethel Byrne. She entered the Postulancy of the Sisters of St. Francis on Sept. 6, 1954. She began her Novitiate on August 13, 1955, pronounced her First Profession of Vows on Aug. 12, 1957 and her Final vows on Aug. 13, 1960. Sister Pat died on Thursday, April 18 [ 1985] at 10:20 a.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill.
A Mass of Chrisitan Burial was celebrated on April 21 and burial was in Resurrection Cemetery on Monday, April 22.
She is surived by her mother, Mrs. Ethel Byrne; sisters, Sister Thomasine Byrne and Chris (Mrs. Eugene Audette) and brothers, James and Christopher. Many in the Bayfield area will remember Sister Pat.
The Iron River Pioneer May 16, 1985