OCONTO COUNTY 1887
The schools in the Banta and Rymer districts were closed last week, on account of diphtheria. Several deaths have resulted from it.
David Gonion lost a little girl and Joe Gonion a boy aged four years; several others are sick. (See Feb. 12)
A mistake was made last week in mentioning Lewis Whitning's death, it was the infant son, Roy, of Lewis and Jennie Whiting, aged 2 months and 15 days.
Mrs. Gagnon of Green Bay died at her home in Marinette on Dec. 29th, of dropsy at the age of 63 years. She resided in the city in 1867.
Mr. C. H. Kies, an old resident of Green Bay, died in that city
on Monday, Jan. 3rd, 1887. He had held the office of Justice of the Peace
for 30 years, and during this time had tried 5,938 cases and married 221
Mr. John B. Lacourcier died in Frenchtown on Thursday of last week, and was buried on Saturday from the St. Peter's church.
Mrs. Susan Mayville, grandmother of Mrs. Mat Eggleston, died at his residence, at 2:00 Thursday morning. She was 87 years old and died of old age. The funeral takes place today at Mr. Eggleston's residence at 2 p.m.
A little child of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Chesley, of Beaver, died with pneumonia, last Monday. The body will be brought here and interned in the Brookside cemetery.
We are sorry to learn of the death of Mr. Frank Powers, which occurred at Lake Geneva, on the 15th day of Jan. after a long and painful illness. He had made his home in Oconto for over two years, during that time he had made many friends and was esteemed by all.
The funeral of Mrs. John Schrader who died at the North Branch crossing Feb 6th, took place in this city on Wednesday. She was Henry Baker's sister.
Joseph and David Gagnon each lost a child by death last
week. These are the third by the former and second and last by the latter,
from diphtheria. The disease in this vicinity so far as known was confined
to these cases.
Oconto County Reporter
Feb 26, 1887
Martin Conlin, more familiarly known in this city by the name of "Pudding" died at Green Bay Feb 17th, of an epileptic fit. He was 37 years of age at the time of his death. His remains were taken to Wrightstown for burial.
Died, Feb. 10th 1887, of paralysis, in the town of Union, Caroline Churchill, wife of David Churchill, aged 75 years. Deceased was born in Litchfield, Maine, Oct. 8th, 1811. She was the daughter of Major Brown and Hannah Baker. She was married in Maine in 1827, where she resided until 1856, moving to Ripon, Wis. in 1860 they moved to the town of Union, Waupaca county where they have since resided. She leaves an aged husband, who has been an invalid for the past three years, and eight children. The oldest child Albert still lives in Maine. The oldest daughter Julia A. Stevens and a son Daniel live in Dakota. The second daughter Dora F. Cook, lives near Oconto Wis. The second son Abel, and the third daughter Mary C. Jenkins, at whose house she died, live in the town of Union. The whereabouts of Melvin, the youngest son is unknown and Lizzie H. Carpenter, the youngest child resides in the town of Lanark, Potage county, Wis. Besides these she leaves 26 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Mr. James Lucas, of Jones Creek, in the Town of Little River, died on Saturday last and was buried on Monday. He has been sick for a long time with a stomach trouble.
Mr. James Darrow, lost a child at Hurley. Its remains
were brought down on Saturday last and the funeral took place on Monday
from the St. Joseph’s Church.
Died, Feb. 15th, 1887 of abscess of the stomach, Walter R. Folsom, of the city of Oconto, son of Mrs. P.P. Folsom, aged 38 years. The deceased was born in Maine, October 22nd, 1847, and came to Oconto September 17th, 1864, where he leaves a mother, two brothers and a sister, Mr. Lorin E. Folsom, Mr. Edwin Folsom and Mrs. S.W. Ford. He was confined to his bed for five weeks, and during this time he manifested much patience and endurance, being a great sufferer. His greatest anxiety was for his mother, whom he had cared for, for years. We can but hope he has gone to rest. Deceased had many friends, and his funeral was largely attended, the service being conducted by Rev. A.L. Whitcomb, pastor of the M.E. Church, of this city.
A dispatch from Lena states that Mrs. James Lucas relict of James
dropped dead of heart disease last evening.
Mr. Robert Chamberlain a well known lumberman was found dead
in his bed
at the Washington House yesterday morning. Deceased was a son of Mr.
George Chamberlain and about 38 years of age. The funeral will take
place tomorrow under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. Society of which
he was an honorable member.
As we go to press we learn that Mr. Phillip Keefe a former resident
this place died suddenly at Fort Howard last evening. His remains were
brought to this city on the 2 o'clock train for internment. The funeral
will take place tomorrow from the St. Joseph's Church.
A. M. Cholette, of Peshtigo, died at the northern hospital Monday
of congestion of the brain.
Mr. C. G. Folsom, who died Friday, March 25th, 1887 in this city, was born in East Machias, Maine, in 1847 and moved to Oconto in 1867. He has for a number of years past held the office of Justice of the Peace in the southward. He leaves for daughters and a brother to mourn his loss. Mesdames Hazen and Levisee of this city and Stewart and Elsemore of California and Mr. Elisha Folsom also of this city.
Richard Parmalee died at his residence in Oshkosh on Myrtle St.
Sunday morning. He leaves a wife and one child. The funeral was held from
St. Peter’s church at 9:00 Tuesday morning.
We regret to chronicle the fact that one of the infant twins of Mr. W. Walsh, of Maple Valley, died at the residence of the grandparents in this city, on Wednesday afternoon, after an illness of little more then a day.
Chandler Cushman, one of our oldest and most respected citizens, died Wednesday morning, aged 82 years. He has been in poor health for over a year and seemed ready to go. He leaves an aged wife, also in poor health, but who will be cared for by kind friends. They have, we believe, no relatives whatever nearer then Kansas and Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Borden buried their infant son Wednesday
afternoon. They have the earnest sympathy of all friends in this, their
first sorrow of wedded life. That their joys may outnumber their troubles
and trials is our earnest wish.
A.M. Cholette, late proprietor of the Cholette House, an old
citizen of Marinette County, and for many years an enterprising and successful
business man of Peshtigo, died at the Northern Hospital for the Insane
near Oshkosh on Monday afternoon, April 25th 1887, at 3:30, aged 42
Robert Chamberlin, who has been a resident of this city for a number of years past, died suddenly at the Washington House during Thursday night last. The deceased had been drinking quite heavily since he came down from the lumber woods this spring until a few days ago, when he sobered up preparatory to going on the drive. Feeling somewhat nervous, he applied at the drug store of A.H. Luckenbach for medicine to “tone up” with and was given a bottle of of bromide and chloral, which is usually given in such cases, and it is supposed took an overdose of it. When the discovery of his death was made it was found that the bottle of medicine was only half full. Dr. Wolter was interviewed as to the preparation which had been given the deceased, and said that three or four times the dose prescribed on the label of the bottle would not produce death, but such a quantity as he is supposed to have taken would result fatally. Dr. Bentz, coroner, impaneled a jury, and held an inquest on the remains Friday afternoon, but at the time of our going to press a verdict had not been reached. Deceased was a little over thirty years of age. After the inquest the body was conveyed to the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. Wm. Johnson, in the South Ward.
Last Saturday afternoon, Mr. Manning received a telegram that his father, who lived in Dakota, had fallen from a load of hay and broken his neck. The deceased was an old man, and was subject to fainting spells, but the shock was a startling one and Manning has the sympathy of all in his sorrow.
Phillip Keefe died in Fort Howard Friday. His home was formerly in this city, but since McDonald & Billings’ mill has been built in Fort Howard he and his wife have kept the boardinghouse at the mill. Mr. Keefe was a man between 55 and 60 years of age. His wife survives him. The remains were brought to this city on the train Saturday and the funeral occurred on Monday.
Mrs. Catharine Lucas, relict of the late James Lucas, of Little River, died at the family residence on Saturday, April 30, 1887, in the 55th year of her age. The deceased lady was a native of Ottowa, Canada, in which place she grew to womanhood and was married. Twenty-nine years ago the family moved to this state and settled in this county and for 20 years past they have resided on the farm which was their home up to the time of her death. She was an exemplary mother and neighbor, and her loss is greatly deplored not only by her family, but also by the community in which she resided. She leaves four children to mourn her departure, two sons and two daughters.
Frank Shannabrook, an old resident of this city, who has been ailing for some two years past, was seized with epileptic fits on Wednesday morning last, and about 2:00 the same afternoon he passed away, after having suffered with 58 successive fits. Mr. Shannabrook was a native of Pennsylvania, and when the (Civil) war broke out he enlisted in the 7th Pennsylvania Reserve corp.’s C & D and remained at “the front” until after Lee’s surrender, when he received and honorable discharge. Soon after the close of the rebellion he came to Oconto, since which time he has been filer (sharpening saws) in some of the largest mills on the river. The deceased was one of the soldiers who mounted guard over the room of Secretary W. H. Steward, who was injured by some of the conspirators at the time of the assassination of President Lincoln. Mr. S. was a single man, and was in his 54th year. He leaves three sisters, two of whom reside at Oberlin, Ohio, and one somewhere in Kansas. The funeral service took place yesterday morning, under the auspices of the G.A.R. of this city, who acted as pall-bearers and guard of honor. The Germania band proceeded the cortege and played appropriate funeral dirges. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Whitcomb, of the M.E. church.
Mr. Frank Bellew, of this city, died on Wednesday last and was buried
from St. Joseph’s church on Friday. Mr. B. was an old resident of Oconto,
and leaves a large number of friends and relatives to mourn his loss.
Died, at his home, in Maple Valley, after an illness of two weeks, Nathan
E. eldest son of Ira and Lydie Moody, aged 18 years and 11 months.
Thus has the dark messenger angel entered this home, and summoned a loved son and brother away to that home from whence no traveler ever returns.
Mr. and Mrs. Abbot met with a sad loss in the death of their little daughter Alice, a sweet child of eight years. They have the sympathy of the community in their affliction.
There has been and is now a little sickness in this vicinity; measles are reported in the family of Mr. Abbott.
Mr. and Mrs. Abbott lost their eldest girl last Thursday with pneumonia.
Mr. and Mrs. Neahl lost an infant child last Saturday, Mrs. N. is still confined to her bed.
Mrs. Smith, mother of Mr. W. K. Smith, of this city, and Mrs. George Farnsworth, of Chicago, died at her residence at St. Albans, Vt. on Wednesday evening last, at a ripe old age. Mr. and Mrs. George Farnsworth, who were in Paris, France, at the time, started for home immediately on receipt of the sad intelligence by cable.
Mr. George Marlote, who has been on a sick bed for many long weeks, was buried Sunday forenoon. Being an old resident he was followed to his last resting place by a great number of his old friends and acquaintances.
Mrs. John German, formerly of Oconto, died at Ashland last week.
Death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Andrews, June 15, and snatched their baby Roy, aged 10 months, from their midst. He was seemingly in the best of health until two days before his death. Inflamation of the brain is supposed have been the cause. The grief stricken parents have the sympathy of all in their deep sorrow.
Died at Little Suamico, Thursday, June 16, 1887, Mrs. Adaline Rech, in the 69th year of her age.
The infant daughter of James Archibald passed away from earth on Saturday last, to that beautiful country where its beloved mother had preceded it but a few months previously. How sweet such a reunion and how much of comfort in the tender reflection.
Mrs. Gonyou, of this city, mother of Mrs. Sam Simpson, died Sunday at her home in the Westward. She has been quite low for a long time and her death was not unexpected.
Geo. A. Clapp, father of Mrs. A.P. McCaul, died at Juneau Wednesday.
Died. Lillian Eva, infant daughter of Geo. & Agnes Glynn, of the town of Oconto, July 28, 1887, aged 5 months and 10 days. Mr. and Mrs. Glynn have the sincere sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.
Miss Addie Osborn, aged 31 years, died at her home in Oshkosh,
at 2:00 Tuesday afternoon. She was the daughter of Judge Osborn of Oshkosh,
and a cousin of Miss Etta Osborn of this city. She was well known here.
Died, Aug. 1, 1887, in this city, after a protracted illness of several years. Mrs. Josephine Juneau, in her 48th year. The deceased was born in the province of Namur, Belgium, and came to this country with her parents 33 years ago. Settled in Manitowoc county, this state, she there married Havier Juneau, and followed the occupation of farming until about 14 years ago when they moved to and settled in this city and engaged in the grocery business up to the time of her death. Mrs. Juneau leaves a husband and four children to mourn her loss; three daughters, Mrs. W.R. Shurtleff, Mrs. O. Berrin and Mrs. F. Pallidean; one son Joseph. She was well and favorably known and leaves a number of mourning and sad friends.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Bell’s baby girl aged eight months, died Wednesday. Her remains were conveyed to Saukville and interred in the cemetery at this place.
Mr. and Mrs. Green lost their youngest child the other day by death.
It is with regret that we are called upon to chronicle the death of an infant child of Mr. Ed. Simons on Thursday evening.
Died, in this city, on Saturday, August 13, 1887, Edith Clara, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Pendleton, aged 2 years.The little one had been a sufferer for only 10 days, and although everything was done that kind and loving friends could do to prolong her stay on earth her spirit answered the summons of a higher power and took its flight to the abode of eternal joy. Though so young, Edith, by her kindly and friendly disposition, had made a host of friends who watched with aching hearts and weeping eyes the sufferings which the little one endured with so much patience when the end came. A void has been made which it may not be possible to fill on this earth, and only the consolation can be offered that what has been the loss to friends has been gain to their loved one.
Mr. and Mrs. John Nelligan , of this city, lost by death, a young baby on Saturday last. The parents have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Tenneson lost a young child on Sunday. They
have been particularly unfortunate in losing their children and the loss
of this last comes with a heavier stroke in consequence.
We regret to announce the death of Mr. Robert Cashore, which occurred at Marinette, Aug 31. He suffered as short but painful illness of gastric fever. Mr. C. was a contractor on the M & N R’y at Pembine, and had a host of friends whom he won by his genial ways and kind deeds. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his seemingly untimely end.
Death of a Prominent Michigan Miner
Nagaunee, Sep 22, 1887
We regret to chronicle the death of an infant child of Mr. W.M. Lee,
on Sunday morning last. The little one had been a sufferer for some time,
and its death had been anticipated for several days previous to its demise.
The parents have the sympathy of all in their affliction.
Mrs. Leon Belangia died on the 10thand was buried on the 12th, from the French Catholic Church, Oconto.
Mrs. Lynch, the mother of Mrs. P. Maloney, died at the residence of the latter Sunday afternoon. The deceased was quite an old lady, and died suddenly sitting in a chair. Her funeral took place Tuesday, from St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church.
On Sunday last Mrs. Hartigan, of this city, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Jas. Megan, at the advanced age of 74 yrs. Mrs. Hartigan was an exemplary lady and much esteemed by all who enjoyed her acquaintance. Her death was the result of injuries sustained in a fall a short time since.
Died, in this city, on Friday, Sept. 30, 1887, Mr. George Lamkey, in the 62nd year of his age. The deceased was one of our well-known citizens, having been a resident of Oconto for over 20 years. Being a man of integrity and character he was generally respected and held in highest esteem by intimate acquaintances. Mr. L. was taken sick in Michigan woods, where he was looking up some land, about a week before his death, but up to the time of his dissolution neither his family nor physician had any idea the end was so near. He leaves a wife and eight children – five sons and three daughters, most of whom have attained their majority. The funeral took place Sunday from St. Joseph’s R.C.Church, Re. Fr. Schweibach officiating.
Died – In this city, on Friday evening, Oct 7, 1887, of paralysis, Mr. Herman Rohrlack, in the 60th year of his age. The deceased leaves a wife and five children – two daughters and three sons to mourn his absence. He was buried on Monday afternoon under the auspices of Oconto Lodge No. 190 I.O.O.F. of which he was a member, the funeral being held at the Presbyterian church, Rev. Mr. Luther officiating.
Oct 22, 1887
A letter received this week from Mr. Joseph Labbe, of Neuchatel, Kansas, informs us that his father died at that place on Oct. 13, after an illness of only two days. Mr. Labbe, Sr. was 67 years of age, and for many years a resident of Frenchtown in this city.
Little River – With sincere sorrow we announce the death of Anton Ciser, who died Saturday morning Oct. 15. He was a young man of much promise and deservedly popular with all who knew him. He was buried Sunday. Fully 40 carriages were in line at the funeral.
Mr. Thomas Headland died at the residence of James McClure last Sunday evening at 6:00, in the 75th year of his age. His burial took place in Flintville burying ground on Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Roberts, of Peshtigo, sister of Mrs. W.A. Ellis,
and well known in this city, died last week from the effect of a carbuncle
on the neck. The deceased was a very
estimable lady, and her death is a severe blow to her relatives and numerous friends.
Passed to a higher life, Oct. 26, 1887, Mrs. Mary J. DeLano, wife of Marcus D. DeLano, of Brookside.
Nov 12, 1887
Gone from earth to heaven, Mrs. Mary Ann Widger, of Lena, Oconto Co. was laid to rest in her narrow bed of earth, Nov. 5th 1887. Her visit here upon earth had been numbered by eighty summers and sixty of those had been given to the service of Jesus, her master. Her companion in life, with whom she had journeyed for 52 years, had walked through the dark valley before her, and was waiting to welcome her to her happy home. As the years of life accumulated, gently the “silver cord was loosed and the golden bowl was broken,” and she sank quietly in the western horizon of life, lost to time but added to eternity.
Marinette Cor. Menominee Herald
Wm. A. Darrow, who for sometime occupied the position of clerk in the C. & N. W. depot, died at his home in this city Saturday night after a prolonged sickness. He was 33 years of age and originally lived at Oconto where he was connected with railroad work. His remains were taken to Oconto Tuesday for burial. He leaves a loving wife and two small children to mourn his death. The bereaved have the sympathy of many friends. .
In this city, on Thursday, Nov 17, 1887, in the 34 year of his age, Francis Charles Sharp. Mr. Sharp leaves a wife and two young children to mourn his early death. The funeral will take place tomorrow (Sunday) from St. Joseph’sR.C.Church.
Nov 26, 1887
It is with regret we announce the death of Mrs. Delos Washburn, which occurred at her residence on Main Street. The deceased was an old and respected resident of this city, and leaves a husband and large family to mourn her loss.
At the residence of her parents, in Marinette, Saturday, December 2, 1887, Miss Anna Mott, aged 18 years. The deceased was a native of this city and resided here for a number of years. Her gentle disposition and kindly matter made her very popular, and a host of loving friends regret her early death.
At the residence of Joseph Tibbetts, Pulcifer, Saturday, Nov. 26, Mr. George A.W. Johnson, aged 77 years, 3 months and 10 days. Deceased was born in Wrentham, Mass. in 1810, was married in 1839 to Miss Mary A. Knight, of Windham, N.H. He was the father of ten children, five of whom survive him, one son and four daughters, namely Charles E. Johnson, Mrs. L.A. Robinson, Mrs. J.A. Morrow, Mrs. D. W. Hutchenson, all of Stoneham, Mass., and Mrs. Joseph Tibbitts, of Pulcifer, with whom he made his home since 1876. He was a loving, affectionate husband, a kind, intelligent father, of quiet disposition, loving home best of all places, where his pleasant sociable ways, made him a favorite with all. He will be greatly missed in the home circle, and by all who enjoyed his acquaintance. The funeral took place on Monday, Nov. 28 at 10:00, at the residence of Joseph Tibbitts, at Pulcifer, Rev. Mr. Savage, of Maple Valley, officiating.
At Ironwood, Mich., on Saturday, Dec. 3, 1887, of heart disease, Henry W. Mott, in the 46th year of his age. The announcement of the death of Mr. Mott, was received in this city, by telegram on Saturday evening at 6:00, created a feeling of surprise and profound regret, as the deceased had been well known here for many years.
Joseph Ploude Sr., an old resident of this city, died
on Monday forenoon last, aged 66 years. He leaves four sons and three daughters
to mourn his loss.
We regret to announce the death of a little seven year old daughter of Mr. James Megan, on Wednesday. We understand that death was caused by black diphtheria.
A very sad occurrence was the death at Chicago on Thursday of James F. Brown, bookkeeper for Adams, Hastings & Co. of this city. On Tuesday evening of last week the deceased, in company with several young men, was skating down the river and in passing the tug Balcom tripped over a rope which was stretched from that vessel to a pile across the river, and fell on the ice with considerable violence. He soon regained his feet, however, and seemed to experience very little pain from his fall. The next morning he complained of a feeling of pain, and Drs. Allen and Rosenbery were called, and after an examination decided that he had sustained a rupture of the liver, and recommended his removal to Chicago, whither he went the same day, accompanied by Dr. Rosenbery. On arrival at Chicago he was taken to the West Side Presbyterian hospital, after making an incision, pronounced the liver ruptured and his case hopeless, and though everything was done for him that could be, his death on Thursday morning confirmed the opinions of the medical attendants. The deceased was a young Scotchman about 20 years of age, and had been in this country only two years. He was heir to an estate in Scotland, which he would have inherited on attaining his majority. While here he had made a number of friends who deeply and sincerely regret his sudden and sad death.
In this city, on Monday, Dec. 19, 1887, of heart disease, Mrs.
Hiram Kinney, in the 70 year of her age. The news of the sudden death
of this estimable lady was received with sincere regret by her many friends
and acquaintances throughout the city. The deceased was born on Pendleton’s
Island, on the coast of Maine, in 1817, where she was married to Capt.
Porter and raised a family of children. In 1865 she came to Oconto, where
she has resided until about two years ago, when she married Mr. Hiram Kinney
and moved onto her farm in MapleValley. Mrs. K. had not felt very well
of late, and came to the city, hoping the change and medical attendance
would improve her health, and was stopping at the residence of her son,
Mr. James Porter when the summons so suddenly came.
The deceased lady was a devout Christian, and a consistent member of the Methodist church, from which she was buried on Wednesday, and the large number of friends and mourners who thronged the church and followed her to her last resting place testified to the high esteem in which she was held. She leaves behind her a husband and six children – four sons and two daughters, those residing in this county being Messrs. G.T. Marsh and James J. Porter and Mrs. Thos. Smith.
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