OCONTO COUNTY 1879
LYNES – We regret to learn that Mr. Geo. Lynes has met with another bereavement in the loss, by death, of their baby. Our citizens will remember that he lost a son a few weeks ago. We understand that he has another child seriously ill.
BROWN, working for the Menominee River
Lumber Co., was instantly
killed Wednesday of last
week. The deceased was a
single man and lived in Racine where his father lives
DIED – MILLIDGE – In this city, Sunday morning, Jan. 12, 1879, of hemorrhage of the lungs, Abbie Lucy, daughter of Thomas and La Vina Millidge, aged 19 yrs. And 9 months.
PERRIGO – At Oconto Falls, Jan. 2, 1879, Mary
C. Perrigo, daughter of D. S. Perrigo Esq. 35
SMITH – At Oconto Falls, Jan. 11th, 1879, Edward
Smith, aged 67 years.
January 25, 1879
DIED - MORRISON
– Thomas Morrison and wife mourn the
loss of a child by death, which occurred on
Sunday night. The funeral
was on Monday afternoon.
DIED – Mrs. Arabella McDONALD
Mrs. Paul McDonald, whose serious and prolonged illness we noticed last week, was relieved from her sufferings, by death on Friday evening of last Week. On Thursday afternoon she had fallen into a deep sleep, from which she did not again awaken. At seven fifty o’clock, Friday evening, she stopped breathing, without a struggle, and was no more.
Her malady was a peculiar one, something akin to a cancer on the side of her face. Though indications of some affection in her face had been apparent, at times, all her life, yet the first painful evidence of its serious nature had appeared only about three years ago, when spending a winter in Delaware. In its later development, it was a most painful disease, and her death came as sweet relief.
McDonald, whose maiden name was Hibbard,
was born at Halifax, N. S., on the 7th day of March, 1806, and was
not quite 73 years of age. She was united in marriage to Paul McDonald,
Esq., about the year 1836, and with him emigrated to Wisconsin, and
at Oconto in January, 1853, where she has since made her home. She was,
thus, one of the earliest residents of this community and witnessed its
progress from its earliest beginning to the present. With pleasant home
associations, she was in a position
to enjoy life for many years, had not this painful disease insinuated
into her life. Two sisters, Mrs. Barnard and Mrs. Pauley, who reside
and a brother, who resides in New Brunswick are, we believe, the only
members of her father’s family.
Michael MURPHY, an aged Irishman who has been
a resident of this vicinity for some fifteen years, died at the
of his son Hugh Murphy, on Monday, and was buried from St.
on Tuesday. Many of the older residents remember him as one of the
pack peddlers who traversed this part of
WAGGONER – In this city Sunday morning February
2d, 1879 after a long and painful illness, Christiana Sullivan
wife of S. H. Waggoner Esq. Aged 39 years.
–HAGGERSON - Found dead—Three Indians found the
dead body of an old man, on the ice between Green Island and
last week Wednesday. The proper authorities were notified and the body
brought in to Marinette, where an inquest developed the fact that he
an old man named Haggerson, who has been stopping at Section 22, on the
railroad, and about 60 years old. He had started to walk from Menominee
to Sister Bay, Door Co., where his wife and daughter resides, and the
theory is that he slipped and fell backwards, striking on his head and knocking him insensible, the cold and shock causing death. There was found to be a slight depression on the back of the skull, and a slight abrasion under one eye. He had two sons living at Section 22, who were notified.
DEATH – Only a pauper – One of the aged paupers whom the city has been supporting, died on Tuesday of last week. There is nothing particularly remarkable about that, in as much as it is appointed unto all, once to die. And we may state also while adhering to the truth, that he was buried. As soon as convenient after he died, he was deposited in a square pine box and in a short time thereafter a livery team and sleighs were driven up and the box was tumbled into the sleigh and then hurried off toward the cemetery on a trot much as a mule driver would the emaciated remains of a Government mule. The driver and the grave digger lowered him into a hole in the ground silently in human haste while generous nature wrapped the whole scene in a winding sheet of the beautiful, beautiful snow which fell in luxurious plenty like a shower of boquets, oh so tenderly, on the plain pine lid. Only a pauper. At the bedside, no priest or chaplain; between the fleeing of the vital spark and the grave, still none. A Christian community pays the expense.
WHITE—At her home near Gillette Centre, Oconto
County, Wisconsin, February 24, 1879, MRS. ANENE K. WHITE, wife of John
White Esq. aged 25 years.
HART – In this city, Thursday March 6, 1879
of lung fever, Lewis Elvin only child of Clifford and Hattie Hart, aged
4 yrs. Four months, 7 days.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Hart will be pained to learn of their loss by death of their only child, Lewis, a bright little boy of four years. He had been suffering from a severe attack of lung fever which terminated in death at a quarter after nine o’clock Thursday morning. They have the sympathy of the whole community in their great affliction. The funeral will take place today, Saturday, at 1 o’clock from the house.
LOCK – Mr. and Mrs. George Lock met with a deep
affliction this week in the death of a child. The funeral occurred on
POULEY – In this city, Sunday morning, June
1, 1870, Mrs. Charlotte Pauley, aged 77 years.
Mrs. Pauley was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and came to Oconto about twenty three years ago with her husband About a year after their arrival here, her husband died, and her widowhood has extended from that time to this. She was well and favorably known to all the older residents of the place, and had for some years lived by herself on the south side, near a sister. She was a sister to Mrs. Paul McDonald, who died recently, and Mrs. Barnard, and was thus related to our oldest and most respected citizens. The funeral occurred on Tuesday.
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