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NEWSPAPER
REPORTED DEATHS
IN OLD
OCONTO COUNTY 1880



Oconto County Reporter
January 3, 1880

A very sad accident occurred at one of the Oconto Co’s, camps up river on Wednesday, by which the boss Thos. Dey was fatally injured.


 
Oconto County Reporter
Jan. 31, 1880

Mr. Jas. Lacy, the man who was injured about 4 months ago, by a runaway horse, died at 4 o'clock Friday morning. His many friends of Oconto have sincerely sympathized with him during his long and painful suffering. He was a man who had many friends and few if any enemies. He will be sadly missed in his circle.


Oconto County Reporter
Feb. 21, 1880

DIED.

Marks – At the residence of A. B. Lawerance, city of Oconto, Wis., February 12th, 1880, Mrs. Martha A. Marks, aged 42 years.
 


Oconto County Reporter
Feb. 28, 1880

Obituary

We regret that it is our province to record the death of Miss Hattie Leigh daughter of John Leigh Esq. Miss Leigh has been a sufferer for nearly four years. But a sever attack of inflammatory rheumatism, about two years ago, left her with chorea. A year since a second attack was more severe, followed by convulsions. After this last illness, no dangerous results were apprehended until Dr. Allen discovered symptoms of heart disease.  When she was taken down with typhoid fever. On Wednesday last Dr. Moriarty held a consultation with him and on Friday Drs. Coleman and Allen consulted. It was the opinion of both Drs. Moriarty and Coleman that the course of treatment was all that could be. Saturday morning Miss Leigh, was decidedly better, but towards night, she grew faint and weak. Dr. Allen was sent for at 4 a.m. but arrived only to find her dead. There is no doubt that the immediate cause of her death was the heart disease spoken of, superinduced by inflammatory rheumatism. She was buried on Thursday at the Protestant burying ground, Rev. Mr. Burdick officiating. The very large assembly of friends present testified more earnestly than words, to the deep sympathy, felt for the bereaved family.

Brookside

Died, in South Walnut, Ill. Feb 20th Louise Gowran wife of Edward Gowran, and daughter of Hiram Allen of Brookside. A letter was mailed to inform her parents of her illness, but did not reach them until after a telegram was received by them announcing her death.  Her remains were brought here to rest once more beneath the parental roof, ere being conveyed to their last resting-place by her former associates and schoolmates. Rev. Mr. Couch delivered the funeral discourse to-day (Wednesday) to a large and sympathetic audience.
 


Oconto County Reporter
Feb. 13, 1880

Died

Butler – At Maple Valley, March 4, Elizabeth, wife of Charles Butler, aged 35 years and 5 months. 

The deceased came to Oconto about 13 years ago, where she resided until 5 years ago when she moved to this place. She was a faithful wife, a loving mother, an affectionate sister and a kind neighbor. She leaves a husband and three children, two sisters and one brother to mourn her loss.
 


Oconto County Reporter
Feb. 27, 1880

Fatal Accident

Mike Sullivan was killed and a man named McCarthy fatally injured at Escanaba the 23rd. The men were wipers and were taking an engine out of the roundhouse; they had no steam up but were shoving it out and were in some manner crushed between the engine and the door of the building.

Drowned

The body of Samuel Klaus, who was drowned on Wednesday in the Menominee  river was brought to this city on Thursday evening’s train.
 


Oconto County Reporter
March 6, 1880

Suicide

The wife of Chas. Butler, of Maple Valley, committed suicide, Thursday the 4th during a fit of temporary insanity. Mrs. Butler has been in poor health for sometime past.
 


Oconto County Reporter
March 13, 1880

DIED.

Butler – At Maple Valley, March 4th Elizabeth wife of Charles Butler, aged 35 years and 5 months.
 


Oconto County Reporter
March 27, 1880

Drowned

The body of Samuel Klass, who was drowned on Wednesday in the Menominne river was brought to this city on Thursday evening’s train.

He was driving across the river, a mile and a half above Marinette, when the ice broke and he was thrown into the river. He became chilled and being impeded by his wrappings, was unable to get out. He was found Thursday morning, with one arm on the boom frozen to death. He was buried on Friday.
 


Oconto County Reporter
April 3, 1880

Gillett

 On Sunday last the remains of Mrs. Duel of our Town was borne to her long home. 
 


Oconto County Reporter
May 1, 1880

The little two-year old daughter of Mr. Frank Brabeau (Barabeau)  scaldied herself in a terrible manner.  The child lingering in intense agony until 4 p.m. on Sunday, when death released it from its suffering.
 


Oconto County Reporter
May 22, 1880

Mr. Peter Feeney, whose injuries were noted in our columns last week, died on Monday last.  He was buried from St. Joseph’s C. T. A. Society, and his remains were escorted to their last resting place in the Catholic Cemetery, by the Society.
 


Oconto County Reporter
June 5, 1880

Little Suamico

 Mr. Ferdinand Ladle’s infant daughter died on the 25th ult.  His seven year old daughter is quite ill and temporarily deaf from a cold contracted in the
early stages of measles.
 


Oconto County Reporter
June 12, 1880

Died
BARLAMENT. - At Pensaukee, June 10th, 11880, Michael Barlament in the 79th year of his age.
 


Oconto County Reporter
June 26, 1880

Little Suamico

 Mr. Daniel Egan, and old resident of this place, after several years of lingering illness departed this life on the morning of the 21st.  He leaves a wife and grown up son.
 


Oconto County Reporter
July 17, 1880
transcribed by Ron Renquin
Florence

 Mr. John Morrison lost a little son by death on the 28th of last month.

Storm at Peshtigo

 Our Peshtigo friends were visited by a severe storm on Friday of last week.  A party of children were out berrying at the time and sought shelter from the storm under of porch of Mr. Gould’s house.  Among them was Michael Keyser a boy leaning against  a post of the porch when lightning struck the house and passed down the post, instantly killing the lad, and knocking down a girl who stood near him; burning her considerably.  Others of the party were more or less stunned, but no others severely injured.  The room of Robert Dunn’s “half way house” was blown off, two cows were killed, and a colt blown into the river and drowned. Oconto County Reporter 
July 24, 1880

Chips.

 While bathing in the river at Green Bay last Thursday evening, with three companions, Louis Schiller was drowned.  His body was recovered early the next morning. Oconto County Reporter
July 31, 1880

Obituary
 The many friends of Mrs. Dr. O’Keef, were sadly shocked on Saturday morning to hear of her sudden demise.  She had been in poor health for sometime past but was not supposed to be in any immediate danger.  Friday night she suffered considerably and Dr. O’Keef (her husband) was up with her until nearly morning, when she seemed to be so much better that he concluded to lie down for awhile, leaving Mrs. O’Keef, with her niece Miss Johnson.  She arose and passed into the kitchen where she shortly fell over upon the floor and died almost instantly.  The deceased lady was universally respected, and her unexpected death fills the hearts of her many friends with sorrow.  We sympathize sincerely with Dr. O’Keef in his great affliction. 

Personal.
 Thomas Stephenson died Thursday morning.  He was an old resident of Oconto, having followed the occupation of gardener and wood sawyer here for a long time.  He was about 65 years of age.
 


Oconto County Reporter
September 18, 1880

Gillett
 Scarlet Fever  has been prevailing to some extent among the Germans, resulting in one death, a daughter of Mrs. Herman Smith.

 Miss Nettie Schaal, while visiting friends in the southern part of the state, was taken with the fever and died within twenty-four hours; the family were telegraphed to but only arrived to find her in her grave.  Hattie was a child, that had many friends and her sudden death has cast a shadow among them.  We sympathize with the family in their sad bereavment.

DIED
JOYCE - In Peshtigo, Marinette Co., of typhoid fever Sept. 6th inst. Mrs Lina J. Joyce, wife of John J. Joyce of Marinette.
 


Oconto County Reporter
September 25, 1880

DIED
LEROY - O. N. Napoleon, infant sone of Frank LeRoy, in this city, Friday morning Sept. 24th, 1880, aged one week.  Funeral tomorrow at 3 p.m.

Personals.
 Mrs. Luby, the mother of our fellow townsman, William Luby, died at her sisters in Milwaukee on Wednesday, her remains were brought to this city on the Friday morning train for interment.
 


Oconto County Reporter
October 2, 1880

Personals.

 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tilton (of the Advocate) have had the misfortune to lose their son George, who died of diptheria on Friday of last week.  His age was 10 years and he was a boy of whom any parents might well be proud.  The REPORTER tenders its warmest sympathy to the bereaved parents. Oconto County Reporter
October 23, 1880

DIED
MOORE. - In Maple Valley, Oct. 14th 1880, Mary wife of Hugh Moore aged 49 years, 9 months, and 19 days. 

The deceased was born in the town of Branslee Parish of Ballylinney, County of Antrim, Ireland.  Moved from thense to the state of Ohio, where she lived for several years, and then moved to this state.  She has resided in Maple Valley for about four years.  It is about sixteen years since consumption first marked her for its victim, and in all that time she has been patient, cheerful and submissive to the will of God in all things, manifesting beyond a doubt that he faith and hope were centered in that One who “tempers’ the wind to the shorn lamb,” she leaves a husband and eleven childrento mourn her loss, together with a large circle of friends who deeply sympathize with the family in this their sad bereavment.  But they mourn not, as they that have no hope, knowing that their loss is her eternal gain.

 Our mother has gone, her spirit’s at rest
 And revels with joy in the land of the blest
 And we who survive, Oh! From sorrows refrain
 In that heavenly land we shall meet again.
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Personals.

 Mrs. Joseph Cox, Jr., died in this city on Saturday last.  Mrs. Cox was but 17 years of age, and has been a bride but a few months.  Her death was caused by paralysis. The funeral occurred on Monday from the St. Joseph’s Church.

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NOTICE

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., Oct. 21, 1880 -  MAYOR OF OCONTO: 
Tell Mrs.  Lamkey we think we had the body of Mrs. McConnell. 
What disposition  shall we make of the body?
 Z. G. WINSOR
The loss of the Goodrich steamer Alpena, which went down on Lake Michigan with all on board - over one hundred persons in all.
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Oconto County Reporter
November 13, 1880

Personel.

 A married daughter of Mrs. Desjarlis, of this this city, died at Manitoba, on Wednesday of last week.

A Sad Case

 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McClosky have been doubly afflicted.  They have lost two children from membranous croup, one dying on Saturday and other on Sunday last.  Both were buried on Tuesday.  A third child, down with the same dread disease, is getting better.  They have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement. Oconto County Reporter
November 13, 1880

DIED
Mr. James Bohan died at his residence, in this city, on Thursday last.  The deceased has resided in this place for seventeen years, and was much respected.  He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss.

In this city, Nov. 8th of typhoid fever, William, son of Soren Clossen, aged 19 years.

Personal.
 Mr. Benjamin Thompson died at his home in Green Bay on Saturday last and was buried on Monday.  The deceased was an old and respected citizen of that city.  He was the father of R. W. Thompson, of this city.
 


Oconto County Reporter
December 4, 1880

DEAD -  We stated in our last issue that Mayor Young and family had been called home to New Brunswick suddenly, owing to the dangerous illness of Mrs. Young’s father. We regret to learn that the gentleman died the day before they got there.
 


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