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28 Nov 1907


Death of Mrs. M. Breed


The news of the sudden death of Mrs. Montgomery Breed brought sadness to the hearts of the community and sorrow to the loving family who are left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving wife and mother.  This is the first break in the family and it is a hard blow for all.

Apparently robust and healthful, she left home Saturday morning to visit her daughter, Mrs. Charles Weed, at Big Falls, returning to Embarrass Monday forenoon.  She ate dinner with a relative there and at three o’clock in the afternoon her eldest son joined her, and they started for home.  After going but a short distance she spoke of not feeling well and asked for water, then soon sank into her son’s arms.  Medical assistance was summoned at once and she was cared for in every possible way, but never regained consciousness, and passed away at 6:30 that evening.

Sarah Elizabeth McFadden was born in Readsfield, Maine, October 20, 1853.  When she was one year of age her parents left her with an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gamble, while they immigrated to California during the great gold fever.  She never saw them again.  When she was twelve years of age Mr. and Mrs. Gamble came to Embarrass, bringing their niece with them.  At the age of sixteen she began teaching in the public schools, which occupation she followed until she was nineteen years of age, when she was united in marriage to Montgomery C. Breed.

Mrs. Breed, life was a model.  She was always cheerful, kind and thoughtful, and her character was above reproach.  While her span of life was not long, and the blow falls heavily upon the bereaved husband and sorrowing sons and daughters, there should be consolation in the fact that hers was a life well spent.

She leaves to mourn her loss two sons, Everett, and Rueben, who are at home, four daughters, Mrs. Charles weed of Antigo, Florence, Genevieve and Sadie, who are teachers in the public schools of Shawano County, and a husband and one little grandson.