Caroline Place

contributor:   Linda Phillips Loser.

Marinette Eagle-Star
12 September 1928

DEATH CLAIMS CITY PIONEER THIS MORNING -
Mrs. Caroline Place, Nonagenarian of City, Succumbs Today

Life's cycle of ninety-five years was terminated for Mrs. Caroline Place, widow of Anson Place, who succumbed this morning at her home, 1861 Liberty street, at 2:30. Death was due to complications and the infirmities of advanced years.

Born in Colton, New York, on July 1, 1833, the decedent moved to Peshtigo in 1855, where Mr. Place ran a hotel until 1869. They then moved to Marinette, where Mr. Place conducted a meat market on the site now occupied by the Stephenson Public library. The Place family was one of the few who escaped unharmed during the historic fire that destroyed Peshtigo in 1871. When the Places arrived in Wisconsin they traveled the old Indian trail in coming to Marinette county.

Mrs. Place is the last surviving member of her own family, her parents, brother and sister, having preceded her in death. She was a most devoted wife and loving mother. Mr. Place died November 16, 1875. Mrs. Place is survived by three children, Harry J. Place, Mrs. Frances M. Johnstone and Hattie Place. William Place, a son, died eleven years ago last June. There are several grandchildren; Anson Place, New Butler, Wis.; Mrs. James Christianson, Minneapolis; Miss Sadie Place, Chicago; Mess Ethel Place, Williamsport, Pa.; Mrs. Nelson Francis, Janesville; Royal Place, Racine and Fred Place, Green Bay. The great grandchildren include Lou Emerson Place and Howard William Place, Vincent, Ind.; Edith and Lottie Place, Green Bay; David and John Francis, Janesville.

Wholly devoted to her home, Mrs. Place devoted all her efforts to making the home life all that it should be. Beyond the environs of the home her gentle influence found its way to brighten other hearts. Ill health prevented her from being present at the golden wedding of her son. Harry J. Place, which was celebrated recently at the Place summer home.

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon from the family residence at 2:30. Mrs. Henry Marin, first reader of the Christian Science church reading the services. Interment will be made in Forest Home cemetery. (buried in Woodlawn cemetery).


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