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Mrs. WA-TI-CO-NIT & Daughter

Shawano County Journal

Friday, 28 Nov 1884

On Wednesday last, Mr. Orlin Andrews of this city, found the dead body of an Indian girl near the picnic grounds on the north side of Shawano lake. Coroner Williams and a jury went out and sat upon the body and rendered a verdict of death caused by exposure to cold. Dr Williams is of the opinion that the deceased was ill, previous to death as she was found lying on her face without the least precautions for shelter. The body was brought to the city for identification and burial. LATER - The body has been identified by Jas. Tourtillotte as that of his cousin who in company with her mother, who had been nursing Mrs. Tourtillotte during her late illness, started to walk from Keshena to Cecil, last Saturday afternoon. It is supposed that they got lost on the plains and that both of them perished, as the mother has not been heard of since. A party has gone in search of her.

Friday, 5 Dec 1884
The dead body of Mrs. WA-TI-CO-NIT, mother of the dead child found last week, was found on Thanksgiving Day, some distance from the child. It is evident that the mother perished first, and the child struggled on in hope of reaching shelter. This is one of the saddest events that has occurred for a long time in this neighborhood. The bodies were interred at Keshena last week.