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Charles O. Drake

Dunn County News, 2 Feb. 1894

DIED. DRAKE - At his home in Hay River, Jan. 17, 1894, CHARLES O. DRAKE, in his 59th year.

Mr. Drake was born in Madison County, NY, March 25, 1835. He came to Dunn County in 1851 and was one of its early pioneers. In 1854 he was married to Miss Mary Ann Lanhart who is said to have been the first white child born in Dunn County. Mrs. Drake died last year. Mr. Drake took an active interest in public affairs and was elected to various local offices, the duties of which he discharged with fidelity.

Mary A. Drake

Dunn County News,, 29 December 1893

DIED. DRAKE - At Wheeler, Dunn County, Wis. of dropsy, MARY A. DRAKE, aged 53 years, 2 weeks and two days.

Mrs. Drake was born in the county of Dunn, town of Menomonie, December 4, 1840. She was married to C. O. Drake in 1854, and they have resided here ever since. Mrs. Drake leaves a kind and loving husband, five sons and three daughters to mourn her death. The family gives thanks they cannot express in words for the kindness bestowed on them by friends during sickness and death.

Washington Lafayette Cummings

Menomonie Times, Feb. 12, 1903

DEATH. Washington Lafayette Cummings - Lafayette Cummings, an aged resident of Dunn County, died at his home in the Town of Springbrook, Sunday, February 8th. The deceased was born in Richland, Oswego County, NY, April 12, 1833. In 1853 he married Miss Margaret Ann Rogers. Four years later they came to this county where they lived until a year ago when his wife died. Mr. Cummings leaves four grown children: Mrs. Riley Drake and Mrs. James Donnelly of Forest Center, Arthur Cummings of Colfax and Duane Cummings of Wheeler, all of whom were present at the funeral which was held last Tuesday from the late home of the deceased.
Mrs. Lafayette Cummings

Menomonie Times, July 18, 1901

Mrs. Lafayette Cummings (Margaret Anne Rogers), of Forest Center died very suddenly last week of blood poisoning. The funeral was held Friday with Rev. Peterson officiating. She will be missed in her home and in the community in which she has so long resided.
Mrs. Riley Drake

Dunn County News, 1931

Mrs. Riley Drake (Josephine Cummings), 71, died at home in Forest Center March 28, 1931. Funeral services being held at 2 PM Saturday at the home, Rev. Kess officiating. Internment in the Forest Center Cemetery. Josephine Lillian Cummings was born October 10, 1859 in Dunn County and was united in marriage to Riley Drake, July 18, 1879. This marriage was blessed with two children, Manley at home and Mrs. Ethel Kenley who proceeded her in death August 19, 1911. Mrs. Drake also cared for one grandson, George Kenley and a nephew, Keith Donnelly until they grew to manhood. One sister, Grace Donnelly, died July 16, 1908. She leaves her husband, two brothers, Duane Cummings of Ashland and Art Cummings of Oregon. She was a loving wife and a kind mother and will be missed by all.
Bessie Hage

Dunn County News, 1927

Bessie Hage, aged 29, died of tuberculosis Monday night at the Wales sanitarium. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home and 2 o'clock at the Tramway church. The Rev. S. Aaron Johnson will officiate and burial will be made in the Tramway cemetery.

Miss Hage was born in North Menomonie March 20, 1898 and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnt Hage. She has spent most of her life at her home in North Menomonie and on Route 10. She has been at the sanitarian since November.

Surviving are her father, Arnt Hage; two sisters, Mrs. Ole J. Solie and Mabel; and three brothers, Ole and Erick at home and Arthur of Livingston, Mont.

Ole Hage

Dunn County News, 1926

Ole Hage, aged 61, a resident of North Menomonie for forty years, died at his home Monday evening at 8:30 o'clock. Funeral services were conducted at the home Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and at the North Menomonie church at 2 o'clock with the Rev. S.A. Johnson officiating. Burial was made in the Halverson cemetery.

Mr. Hage was born in Harig [Horg], Norway, March 3, 1865 and came to this country at the age of nineteen. He was married April 27, 1907, to Miss Carrie Wold in North Menomonie.

Surviving Mr. Hage are Mrs. Hage and son, Alvin; three brothers and three sisters. One brother, Arnt Hage, lives in Tramway, and one sister, Mrs. Ever Bradley, lives in Ironwood, Mich.

Those from out-of-town who attended the funeral were Mrs. Ever Gradley of Ironwood, Mich., A. Hage of Fergus Falls, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Nels Wold of Stanley, and Ingwold Wold of Colfax, ND.


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