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Birnamwood New

4 Jan 1905

Birnamwood Has


One dentist

One jeweler

One dray line

Four painters

Seven saloons

One ice dealer

Two saw mills

Three masons

One sale stable

One drug store

Two physicians

One state bank

One tailor shop

Two barber shops

One bowling alley

Two harness shops

Two meat markets

One cheese factory

One furniture store

One attorney at law

Three general stores

Two millinery stores

Two hardware shops

Two blacksmith shops

Six hundred inhabitants

Two real estate agencies

A volunteer fire company

One implement warehouse

One wagon and repair shop

Two fire insurance agencies

one newspaper and job office

Two contractors and builders

An express office -- the American

One first class electric light plant

One fruit and confectionary store

One hay, grain and feed warehouse

One orchestra - The Crescent Club

One painting mill and excelsior factory

One bakery, fruit and confectionary store

One railroad - Chicago & Northwestern

One large hall, owned by a stock company

An enterprising and public spirited class of people

One dealer in sewing machines and musical instruments

One telephone exchange with nearly one hundred subscribers

A free high school with seven departments, employing eight teachers

Five churches, two German-Lutheran, Congregational, Catholic and Seventh Day Advent

Eight secret and Fraternal societies - the Odd Fellows, Rebekahs, Mystic Workers, Equitable, Fraternal, Union, Modern Woodsmen of America, Royal Neighbors, Grand Army of the Republic and Woman's Relief Corps.






Shawano County Advocate

17 Aug 1905

Death of Thomas McMurray


The many friends of Thos. McMurray were pained to learn of his death last week. The deceased was born in New York City Feb. 2, 1842 and died at his home in Cecil, Wis. on August 9th, 1905 at 5:30 p.m. of heart disease. He grew to manhood in the east, and served four years in the 2nd Penn, Cal. He was married to Miss Florence McDonnell, a sister of Mrs. D. A. McDonnell of this city about thirty years ago. They lived in Cecil for the last twenty one years. He was a carpenter by trade, and left a nice home at Cecil. Mr. McMurray was a deputy sheriff four years under D. A. McDonnell. He was of quiet disposition and greatly liked by all who knew him. He was a good neighbor and will be missed in Cecil.


The funeral was held Friday under the Auspices of the G.A.R. Internment was in the Shawano Cemetery. Among the relatives and friends from out of town to attend the funeral, were Mr. and Mrs. R.A. McDonell and Miss Cora McDonell of Seymour, Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Sherman and daughter of Appleton, Mrs. Masterson and daughters Belle and Catherine of Marinette, Mrs. Riley of Oconto, Mrs. Dicke and Mrs. Lusher of Antigo.