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Flash From The Past - 1919
"BILL" PURDY DEAD
Composer of "On Wisconsin" Answers Final Call
Madison - "Bill" Purdy, composer of “On Wisconsin” is dead.
He died while a campaign was being carried on in the state to raise funds to help him in his fight to fight tuberculosis. Students, faculty and alumni of the university responded with the amount of $1,250.00, which will be sent to Purdy’s wife and children, who were left destitute. A letter from Carl Beck, who wrote the words of the states most famous song, told of the death of the death of the composer two weeks ago.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Napoleon LeFarve of this village,
Mr. Everett Costello,
also from here were united in marriage yesterday
afternoon by the justice of the peace, A. P. Smith. The groom is an employee of the Falls Mfg. Co. an industrious and intelligent young man of exemplary habits and pleasant disposition, and is highly regarded where he is well known. The bride has been a resident of this village for several years, and has been a student in the high school, and has nearly completed the senior year in that institution. She is a reliable, attractive young lady whose many friends join in their best wishes to her and Mr. Costello. The young couple was attended by Bernard LeFave and Miss Katie Schnell.
Frank Kramer of Grover has
returned home after seven months
of service overseas. Mr. Kramer was in Avtion, until fourteen days
the armistice was signed and was to be relieved for a rest period in two
days when he was burned with mustard gas. Mr. Kramer met John Price of
Peshtigo and member of Company I on the street in Bordeaux, France, and
they were to have made the homeward trip at the same time. On account
confusion in names, John Price was withheld, his name being John F.
and the name on his papers bearing the name John M. Price.
The Daily Northwestern - Oshkosh
Karl and Albertina (Owen RienhartFrankenstein) Birr Celebrate Their 50th Wedding Anniversary
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