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Shawano County Journal

13 Mar 1924

Mrs. Mike Devlin

One time resident of City passes away in Iowa


Mrs. Mike Devlin died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Hardy, in Manchester, Iowa, Sunday morning. The cause of death was old age.

In pioneer days the Devlin name was a familiar one in Shawano county. This family ran the Devlin House and early day hotel which stood on the lot, now occupied by the Schweers garage, and many public affairs of those early days centered around this hotel.

Mr. Devlin died eighteen years ago. Some years afterward, Mrs. Devlin moved to Iowa. Her eldest daughter was married to J. A. Hardy and had moved to Iowa some years before. The  old settlers all held Mrs. Devlin in the highest esteem. She lived to be a little over eighty years old.

There are three children, Thomas, Mrs. Hardy and Miss Mayme. The funeral was held yesterday morning in the Sacred Heart church of this city, the body having been brought here from Iowa. Walter Garfield, who is in the city for a short sojourn was asked to take charge of the funeral. The church was filled with old friends of the family, Protestants and Catholic's alike.


Miss Pearl Hottenstein is Buried


Pearl Hottenstein, who for some six weeks had been a patient in Maple Crest Sanitarium at Whitelaw, died Wednesday, March 5, 1924. For some time previous to going to Whitelaw she was confined to her bed by a weakened condition, which seemed as though it could be relieved by proper care, which she was not getting. The authorities at Maple crest were glad to give her all the service and care experts can, but it was too late, she gradually grew weaker until she slept away on March 5th.

The body was shipped to Shawano and the funeral services were held at the Methodist church, of which Pearl was a member, on Friday afternoon, March 7th, when Rev. A. Wade officiated, and gave some facts relative to the Christian Faith of Pearl, indicating "How Flowers Grow in the Gloom".

Much credit should be given to the very human and generous interest of her Aunt, Mrs. Spowls, of this city, who volunteered to pay all funeral expenses and gave this young girl fine support, after her mother had refused to accept any obligation.

The internment was at Woodlawn cemetery.

It is always a solemn shock when young people are suddenly cut off in life's meaning and should be a rousing challenge to those who remain "To work while it is yet day for the night cometh."