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Bridget Hopkins Clark

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, August 26, 1893. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Bridget Clark, aged 57 years, wife of Michael Clark of the town of Belmont, died Monday forenoon at the hotel and residence of her daughters in this city. Four years ago Mrs. Clark experienced a severe attack of grip and since her illness at that time has not enjoyed good health.

A short time ago she began to fail rapidly, but was not considered dangerously ill until a short time before she expired. The deceased lady was born in County Roscommon, Ireland and came to this country in 1855, locating at Racine, where she was married to Michael Clark. In 1875 the family came north, locating in this county where they have since lived on a farm in the town of Belmont.

Besides the husband, ten children survive her. They are four sons, John, Michael, Patrick and Lochelin, and six daughters, Annie, Nellie, Sarah, Celia, Delia and Mary. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Anthony Timlin and Mrs. Mary Hickey of Lanark and two brothers, John and Michael Hopkins.

Mrs. Clark had a large circle of friends in Belmont as well as many in this city, where she has resided with her daughters most of the time for the past four years, all of whom will mourn her loss, and extend their deepest sympathy to the remaining relatives.

The funeral was held from St. Stephen's church Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. The pall bearers were M. Clifford, Own Clark, P. Leonard, J. F. Shea, E. Dunnegan and Dan Leary.

Hiram William Clinton

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, September 14, 1959. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Hiram William Clinton

A lifelong resident of the Town of Lanark, Hiram William Clinton, 73, died at the family home there at 6 p.m. Sunday. He had been ill several months.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lanark. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Jungers Funeral Home in Amherst after 7 p.m. Tuesday. The rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mr. Clinton was born in Lanark Dec. 15, 1885, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Clinton. He operated a farm there all his adult life.

He married Mary Carey, also of Lanark, on Nov. 26, 1913.

The wife survives, as do three sons, William, Amherst, James, Wisconsin Rapids, and LeRoy, at home; two brothers, John, Waupaca, and Joseph, Berlin; and grandchildren.

A daughter and two sons preceded him in death.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, September 21, 1959:

Services For Mr. Clinton

The Rev. Alfred Hemmersbach conducted funeral services at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lanark last Thursday for Hiram W. Clinton.

Mr. Clinton, 71, a Lanark resident, died September 13.

Following the services, burial took place in the parish cemetery.

The pallbearers were Albert Krutza, Morris Johnson, Lewis Lindquist, Frank Wysocki, John Rekoski and Tom Morgan.

Relatives and friends attended from Berlin, Clintonville; Stevens Point, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Neenah, Menasha, King and Wausau.

Mary Carey Clinton

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, December 26, 1973. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Hiram Clinton

Mrs. Hiram Clinton, 79, a lifelong resident of the Town of Lanark, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Michael's Hospital, after a lengthy illness.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lanark. The Rev. Joseph Follmar will officiate, and burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation has been scheduled after 4 p.m. Thursday at the Junger's Funeral Home, Amherst, where a general rosary will be said at 8 p.m.

The former Mary Athleta Carey was born Sept. 1, 1894, in Lanark, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carey. She taught in rural schools before marrying Hiram Clinton who farmed until his death in 1959.

Mrs. Clinton is survived by three sons, William, Amherst, James, Wisconsin Rapids, and Leroy, at home; one brother, Dan Carey, California; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Margaret Dineen Corrigan

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, January 27, 1936. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Margaret Corrigan

Mrs. Margaret Corrigan of St. Cloud, Minnesota, a former resident of the town of Stockton and widow of James C. Corrigan, died Saturday, according to word received from St. Cloud by her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard O'Keefe of Stockton.

Mr. and Mrs. O'Keefe and baby left Sunday by car for St. Cloud. Mrs. Corrigan, who lived in Minnesota the past 20 years was a sister of Mrs. John Leary, Strongs avenue. Two brothers, John Dineen of Buena Vista and James Dineen of Amherst Junction, preceded her in death.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, February 8, 1936:

Mrs. Margaret Corrigan (Contributed)

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Corrigan, Parent, Minnesota, a former resident of the town of Stockton for many years, who died Saturday, January 25, were held Tuesday morning, January 28, at 10 o'clock at St. Patrick's Catholic church at Minden, Minnesota. Rev. Jerome Bieljeski, pastor, officiated. Interment was made in the parish cemetery.

The Christian Mother's society of St. Patrick's church, of which Mrs. Corrigan was a member, attended the funeral in a body.

Mrs. Corrigan, whose maiden name was Margaret Dineen, was born in the town of Stockton on May 2, 1862, and spent 53 years of her life in that community. Her marriage to James P. Corrigan took place in 1885 at St. Mary's church at Custer. In 1915 she, her husband and family located at Parent, where she had resided since. She died suddenly, after a brief illness of two days, suffering a heart attack.

During her youth, Mrs. Corrigan wrote numerous poems and articles, many of which were based on history and the Irish question and on high ideals of life. They were printed by this paper, then known as the "Gazette." She was a woman of sterling character and was loved by everyone who knew her.

Left to mourn her loss are eight children, John, Ray, Bert, Emmet and Myron of St. George, Minnesota, Sister J. Faith, O. B. S., a teacher at Montgomery, Minnesota, Mrs. Leonard P. O'Keefe of Arnott, and Frances, teaching and at home. Mrs. John Leary, 528 Strongs avenue, an only sister, also survives. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons, Ernest and Basil, and two brothers, John Dineen of Buena Vista and James Dineen of Amherst Junction.

Mr. and Mrs. O'Keefe and son attended the funeral and returned to their home at Arnott last Saturday.

James Jerome Clinton

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Monday, December 18, 1995. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

James Clinton

James J. Clinton, 77, died Friday, Dec.15, 1995, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, where he had been a resident since Nov. 30, 1983.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Main Chapel, Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, with the Rev. Paul Vanden Hogan officiating.

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of services at the chapel.

Mr. Clinton was born June 2, 1918, in the town of Lanark, the son of the late Hiriam and Lettie (Carey) Clinton.

He was married to Loretta Panzer in Wisconsin Rapids on May 3, 1947. She died July 16, 1966.

From Jan. 14, 1942, to Nov. 20, 1945, Mr. Clinton served in the Pacific with the U. S. Army. Both before and after his military service, he was an employee of Pre-Way in Wisconsin Rapids.

Survivors include two brothers, William (Del), Amherst and LeRoy 'Bob,' Mesa, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by a sister and two infant brothers.

The Jungers-Holly Funeral Home, Amherst, assisted the family with arrangements.

LeRoy Clinton

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Monday, July 29, 1996. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

LeRoy Clinton

LeRoy 'Bob' R. Clinton, 70, Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Stevens Point and Amherst, died Saturday, July 27, 1996, at the Mesa General Hospital, Mesa, Ariz.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Lanark. The Rev. Charles Hiebl will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 9 until 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Jungers-Holly Funeral Home, Amherst.

He was born May 7, 1926, in the town of Lanark, a son of the late Hiram and Lettie (Carey) Clinton.

A graduate of Amherst High School, he served in the U. S. Army from Feb. 28, 1950, to Feb. 27, 1953, during the Korean War.

He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Lanark.

Mr. Clinton moved to Arizona for health reasons.

Survivors include a brother, William (Del), Amherst; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.

James Emmett Cooney

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, April 28, 1934. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

James Emmett Cooney

James Emmett Cooney, age 41 years, World war veteran, died Wednesday, April 18, at a government hospital at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. He had been a patient at the hospital for the past eight months, receiving treatment for an injury received while in government service at Lancaster, Wisconsin.

Mr. Cooney was born at Lanark in 1892. He was the son of the late Edward and Catherine Cooney. He attended school and grew to manhood in Amherst. Mr. Cooney was employed by the Plankington Packing company of Milwaukee for 10 years.

Miss Grace Cooney of Fond du Lac, a sister, is the only immediate relative surviving. His parents and one sister, Mrs. Hans Gladoske of Amherst, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at Fond du Lac Saturday morning of last week at 8:30 o'clock at the George M. Dugan funeral home, followed by services at the Church of the Presentation at 9 o'clock. Rev. J. P. Hiller officiated and burial took place in Calvary cemetery at Fond du Lac. Military service was conducted by the American Legion.

The pallbearers were Ashley Blank, Clarence Curran, Harland Ammel, August Burger, Joseph Promen and Frank Pommerick.

Esther Strom Sward Cooper

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, March 18, 1957. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Esther Cooper

Mrs. Esther Cooper, 50, a former Stevens Point resident died Sunday at Washburn after suffering a stroke.

She was the widow of Eugene Cooper. A brother, William Strom, lives at 911 S. Minnesota Ave.

Mrs. Cooper, who was born at Washburn, lived in Stevens Point from about 1936 to 1948.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at Washburn.

Eugene R. Cooper

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, November 10, 1951. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Eugene R. Cooper

Eugene R. Cooper, 65, a boyhood resident of McDill and former proprietor of Cooper's Corners Bar and Restaurant at Whiting, died at Anchorage, Alaska, Wednesday night, according to word received by his daughter, Mr. E. C. Schultz, 1512 South Michigan avenue. He was working there with the U. S. army engineers. The body will be returned here.

Mr. Cooper was the son of the late Sam Cooper. In his young manhood he was employed in railroad work, on the old Wisconsin Central, but spent most of his life in construction work. He was employed for many years by the A. Gutherie Co. of Minneapolis-St. Paul. He was with the U. S. engineers in Newfoundland during World war two. During World war one he served with the national guard from Wausau and was a member of the Last Man's Club there.

Mr. Cooper sold his business establishment at Whiting in May 1948, to Virgil R. Pierce, after owning and operating the business for six years.

His first wife, who was Alice Cram, died many years ago, and his second wife, the former Agnes Leary, died in October, 1950. He married Esther Sward of Stevens Point on June 30, 1951, at Long Beach, Calif.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Schultz of Stevens Point and Mrs. Arnold Mennenga of Belmont, Ia., and seven grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, November 17, 1951:

Schedule Cooper Rites

Funeral services for Eugene R. Cooper, 65, who died Nov. 8 at Fort Richardson, Alaska, will be held at St. Stephen's Catholic church on Monday at 9 o'clock. Burial will follow in the McDill cemetery.

Mr. Cooper, who was a civilian employe in Alaska of the department of the army, was a former resident of McDill and at one time owned the Cooper's Corners bar and restaurant at Whiting.

The body was flown from Anchorage, Alaska, to Seattle, where it was sent by train to Stevens Point, arriving here at 1:50 Friday afternoon.

Friends may call at the Rosenow funeral home after 6 o'clock this evening. The rosary will be recited there Sunday evening at 8 o'clock.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, November 20, 1951:

Cooper Funeral

Funeral services for Eugene Cooper, 65, were held at St. Stephen's Catholic church Monday morning at 9 o'clock. Rev. John R. McGinley officiated and interment followed in McDill cemetery.

Mr. Cooper, a resident for many years of McDill, died at Fort Richardson, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 8.

Military services were conducted at graveside by Berens-Scribner post No. 6 of the American Legion. Members of the firing squad were Jack Davis, Chester Kulas, Martin Wrobleski and Norman Johnson. R. B. Lewis sounded taps. The memorial team was composed of Frank R. Grabin and Barney Stroik.

The pallbearers were Ed C. Horn, James Burns, W. B. Dagneau, Art Raymond, Glenn Smith and Barney Omernick.


Evelyn Glennon Crummey

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, July 14, 1951. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. John F. Crummey

Mrs. John F. Crummey, 510 Normal avenue, died at 4:12 o'clock Friday afternoon at St. Michael's hospital. Mrs. Crummey had been in ill health since last fall. She underwent an operation at Wisconsin General hospital, Madison, where she was a patient for six weeks prior to the middle of December, and was a patient at the hospital here the past week.

Mrs. Crummey's maiden name was Evelyn Ann Glennon. She was born in Stevens Point Dec. 17, 1888, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Glennon. She attended and was graduated from St. Stephen's parochial school and the Emerson High school.

Her marriage to Mr. Crummey took place Sept. 10, 1913, at St. Stephen's Catholic church. Mr. and Mrs. Crummey lived in the same home, at the Normal avenue address, ever since their marriage.

She is survived by her husband, a maintenance man for Consolidated Water Power and Paper company, and five children, Mrs. Neal Rothman of Wausau, Mrs. Robert Bretzke of Minneapolis, Mrs. Joseph Negard at the family home, John W. Crummey, 745 Portage street, and James R. Crummey, 1306 1/2 Clark street. There are eight grandchildren. An only brother of Mrs. Crummey, James P. Glennon, died in 1942.

Mrs. Crummey was a member of the Catholic Woman's club.

Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Monday morning at St. Stephen's church with burial following in the parish cemetery.

The body is at the Rosenow funeral home, where it may be viewed after 7 o'clock this evening. A rosary will be said at the funeral home at 8 o'clock Sunday evening.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, July 17, 1951:

Funeral of Mrs. Crummey

Funeral services for Mrs. John F. Crummey, 510 Normal avenue, who died last Friday afternoon, were held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church, with burial following in St. Stephen's cemetery. Rev. John R. McGinley officiated. Ray Weiss, accompanied by Miss Barbara Van Hecke, sang "Ave Maria" and "Mother Dear O Pray for Me."

The pallbearers were Kenneth Glennon, James S. Glennon, Edward Duggan, Donald Duggan, Ben Glennon and James Cashin.

Those who came from away for the funeral were: Dr. and Mrs. O. E. Negard, Alma Center; George Halversen and John Halversen, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Neal Rothman and children, Louise, Russell and Philip, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bretzke and children, Richard, Terry and Jack, Minneapolis, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Larson, Eau Claire.

Jessie Cate

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, July 13, 1889. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

--Jessie, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cate of the town of Stockton, aged about 10 years, died on Sunday evening last, of heart disease after an illness of three weeks. The funeral was held from the family residence on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. W. Henry Watts, rector of the Church of the Intercession of this city, officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Cate have the sympathy of many friends, both in this city and throughout the country, in their sad bereavement.


Joseph Matthew Clifford

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, March 12, 1879. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DIED

CLIFFORD-- In this city, Saturday the 8th inst., of croup, Joseph Matthew, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Clifford, aged 5 months and 7 days.

After a brief illness the little one passed from this life to that better land above. A large circle of friends attended the funeral on Sunday, who tender their condolence to the parents.

Sarah Cram Cole

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, May 15, 1895. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. SARAH C. COLE

Another veteran resident of Stevens Point passed over the dark and mysterious river of Death, last Saturday morning. Mrs. Sarah C. Cole, widow of the late Geo. E. Cole, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elsworth Hoile, on N. Second street, at half-past two o'clock, of heart failure, the indirect result of an accident received a couple of weeks ago. In company with Mrs. Hoile she was seated in a two-wheeled cart, riding along Dixon street, when a bolt gave way and Mrs. Cole fell between the cross pieces of the tills and cart proper-- a space of but a few inches-- sustaining painful injuries, and she had been unable to leave her bed since that time. At the burning of P. A. Maloney's barn, a few rods away, last Friday afternoon, Mrs. Cole became badly frightened and failed very rapidly until her death a few hours later.

Sarah C. Cram was born in Machias, Cattaraugus county, N. Y., 57 years ago the 10th of last September, and when a girl of seventeen years her parents moved to Wisconsin, locating on a farm in the town of Buena Vista, this county. Oct. 18th, 1860, she was married to Geo. E. Cole, who died here six years ago last February. For the past 21 years Mrs. Cole has resided in Stevens Point continuously. She was an active member of the Methodist church, uniting with that body some sixteen years ago, and took a deep interest in church work. She was a good neighbor and friend, ever read to assist in sickness or distress and her taking off will be mourned by many. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Hoile, she leaves two brothers, Frank Cram of this city, and Geo. W. Cram, of Belmond, Iowa; also two sisters, Mrs. M. W. Clark of Belmond, Iowa, and Mrs. Jonathan West, of Belmont, this county.

Funeral services were held at the house at 9 o'clock Monday morning by Rev. E. W. F. ReQua, after which the remains were conveyed to the Lone Pine cemetery and laid beside her husband who had gone before. The pallbearer were Jos. Springer, Jos. Strong, Chas. H. Mace, A. J. Booth, Francis Gotchy and Jas. Quinn.

Annis Seely Cram

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, December 28, 1903. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Funeral Services

The funeral of Mrs. F. C. Cram was held from the family home on Elk street at 9 o'clock this morning and the remains were taken by train to Plainfield for interment. Rev. Hall officiated both here and at Plainfield. The deceased was a member of the Woman's Relief corps and the members of that order attended the funeral and conducted part of the ceremony.


Charles S. Cram

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, August 4, 1924. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Charles Cram, Sr.

Charles Cram, Sr., nearly a life long resident of Portage county and of Stevens point, died at a sanatorium at West Bend, Wis., Sunday evening at 8 o'clock. He had been ill for some months with diabetes and became a patient at the West Bend hospital a month ago.

Charles Cram, Jr., 302 Blaine street, a son, went to West Bend last night to accompany the remains to his father's late residence, at 718 Wisconsin avenue today. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Mr. Cram was born in the town of Belmont 53 years ago and except for two years spent in North Dakota prior to six years ago, had always resided in the city or county.

He is survived by the widow and the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Hubbard Burk, Bell, Calif.; Mrs. Roy Johnson, Park Falls; Charles Cram, Jr.; Mrs. George Warner and Mrs. Harry Coats, all of Stevens Point, and Archie and Vinnie, at home.

The following brothers and sisters also remain: Mrs. Frank Hill, Nashua, Mont.; Mrs. Lizzie Glocksine, Whitefish, Mont.; Henry, city; William, Detroit, Mich.; George, Everett, Wash.; Mrs. Charles Heath, Park Falls, and Emmons, Elk River, Idaho.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point, Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, August 5, 1924:

Funeral Thursday

The funeral of Charles Cram, Sr., who died at West Bend, Wis. will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Cram home at 718 Wisconsin avenue. Burial is to follow in Forest cemetery.

The services have been postponed until Thursday awaiting the arrival of Mrs. Frank Hill of Nashua, Mont., a daughter, who is expected Wednesday afternoon. William Cram of Detroit, Mich, a brother is also expected. Mrs. Charles Heath of Park Falls, a sister will come for the funeral.

Franklin C. Cram

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, January 23, 1911. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DEATH OF FRANK C. CRAM.

Passed Away Sunday Morning After a Long Illness

Franklin C. Cram died at his home, 1117 Church street, Sunday morning at 4 o'clock. He had been suffering from Brights disease for a long time and had been confined to his house, gradually growing weaker, day by day, since early October. The end therefore was not unexpected, in fact he lapsed into unconsciousness two or three days before his life finally went out.

Deceased was born at Machias, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1848, and therefore he was in the sixty-third year of his age. He came west when a boy and the most of his life was spent in this county. He lived on a farm in Almond for some time but had been a resident of the city, with the exception of a short time he spent in Minnesota, for many years. On August 25, 1864, at which time he was a resident of the town of Almond, he enlisted in Company "F," 5th Wisconsin Infantry, which regiment was at that time serving in the Army of the Potomac. He was mustered out, on account of the close of the war, June 20, 1865. He was a member of the local Grand Army post and was among the youngest Civil war veterans in the city.

Mrs. Cram died Dec. 25, 1903, he is survived by nine children, as follows: Charles S., Mrs. Eugene Cooper and Miss Lizzie of this city, William S., who lives in Michigan, Mrs. Frank Hill and Emmons C. of Glasgow, Mont., George W. of Rigia, N. D., Henry H., Plover and Mrs. Charles Heath, Taconite, Minn.

The funeral services will be held tomorrow. There will be a prayer at the house at 9:30 o'clock and the remains will be taken to Plainfield on the 10:12 train. Services will be held in one of the Plainfield churches. Interment following in the cemetery near there. The services here and at Plainfield will be conducted by Rev. W. B. Fuller of the Baptist church.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, January 24, 1911:

FUNERAL OF FRANK CRAM

The funeral services of Frank C. Cram were held today at Plainfield, Rev. W. H. Fuller of the Baptist church officiating. A brief prayer service was held at the house, 1117 Church street, after which the remains were taken to Plainfield. The pallbearers were William Ragan, Edward Mcintee, Charles Manley, James Manley, Albert Manley and Charles Wilson, all of Bancroft.

Those who accompanied the body from this city to Plainfield were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Cram, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Cooper, Miss Lizzie Cram and William Glocksine of this city, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cram of Plover, George Cram of Berg, N. D., William Cram of Gourley, Mich., and Rev. W. H. Fuller, pastor of the Baptist church.

Bernard F. Clinton

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, June 19, 1951. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Bernard Clinton

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic church at Waupaca for Bernard Clinton, 79, who died June 11 at his home at Waupaca. Rev. D. L. Krembs officiated and burial was in a town of Lanark cemetery.

A resident of Waupaca the past eight years, Mr. Clinton was born Dec. 1, 1871, in the town of Lanark. Previous to living at Waupaca he had been employed for 29 years in Montana.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ella Grosbeck, Fond du Lac, and three brothers, Joseph, Clintonville, John, Waupaca, and Hiram Clinton, town of Lanark. Five sisters preceded him in death.

The pallbearers at the funeral were Gayle Clinton, James Clinton, William Clinton, Joe Clinton, Jr., Leighton Trice and Mathias Ritchie.

Relatives attended from Fond du Lac, Amherst, Clintonville, Neenah, Wausau, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids and Berlin.

Matthew Coniff

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, August 24, 1942. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Matthew Coniff

Funeral services for Matthew Coniff of Bradley, a boyhood resident of Portage county, who died Tuesday at a Rhinelander hospital, were held Friday morning at St. Paul's Catholic church at Mosinee. Rev. J. B. Cyzewski officiated and burial followed in the parish cemetery.

The pallbearers were G. J. Altenberg, Ralph E. Kronenwetter, Philip Kronenwetter, Howard Knoller, John S. Kronenwetter and Anton Schoultz.

Mr. Coniff was born at Beloit on December 25, 1855, and with his parents located in the Custer vicinity where he resided for many years before going to Bradley. He was engaged in the logging business at Bradley. He died at St. Mary's hospital at Rhinelander where he had been a patient six weeks.

Surviving are a brother, Jack Coniff of Fallon, Nevada, and several nieces and nephews.

Perley F. Chase

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, January 3, 1920. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

ALMOND PIONEER DEAD

P. F. Chase Expires in Fond du Lac Hospital Tuesday--Funeral Held Friday

Pearly F. Chase of Almond, father of Mrs. Earl Newby of this city and well known throughout Portage county, died at St. Agnes' hospital in Fond du Lac on Tuesday afternoon at 12:15 o'clock. He had been a patient at the Fond du Lac hospital for several weeks.

The body was accompanied to Almond village by members of the family on Wednesday and was taken to his home in the town of Almond.

Had Mr. Chase lived until next March, he would have been 65 years of age. He was one of the old residents of the town of Almond and a man highly respected by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held from St. Martin's Catholic church in the town of Almond Friday morning at 10 o'clock with burial in the Catholic cemetery there.

The deceased is survived by the widow and two daughters, Mrs. Conrad Entzminger of Colfax and Mrs. Earl Newby of this city.

Anton Cera, Jr.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, November 21, 1910. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

WAS ACCIDENTALLY SHOT

Boy of Fifteen Years Loses His Life Near Fancher Station


Death came instantly to Antone Cera jr., aged 15 years, at about half past one Saturday afternoon, as the result of the accidental discharge of a shot gun, which he had carried into the woods, near the home of his father, about one mile west of Fancher station. That the shot was accidental, there is no doubt, the lifeless boy of the boy being found a few minutes after the shooting, by his brother, Mike, lying with the gun across his body, and the left side of his head terribly shattered by the discharge of shot.

The boys, Mike and Antone, were ordered by their father, early in the morning to go into the woods, south of the house and fell some trees and attend to the burning out of some stumps. The father then left the house and went hunting about two miles away, at which place he was at the time of the accident.

Antone finished his dinner hurriedly and struck out for the woods ahead of his brother, taking with him a 12 gauge shot gun, which he had obtained a few days before from his brother-in-law, Joseph Megel, of Buena Vista. No one knew that the boy had the gun, not even the owner. Mike, who left the house later, had proceeded to within about 50 rods of the spot where the chopping was to be done, when he heard a shot. When he reached the place he found Anton lying on his back, with the gun across his body, and a furrow, plowed by the shot, extending from the left temple back to the crown of his head. After finding the body of his brother, Mike hastened back to the house, procured a surrey and team and brought the body back to the house.

The spot where the body was found was midway between a stump, on which a fire had been kindled, and a small pile of brush. Northwest of the stump, at a distance of about ten feet, a piece of the unfortunate boy's cap was found. This developed the theory that the boy had laid the gun on the pile of brush, and in picking it up the trigger had become entangled, discharging the gun at close range.

The boy’s father is a very careful man in regard to firearms, and it was without his knowledge that the boy had the gun in his possession.

Antone was the youngest of a family of seven boys and four girls, eight of whom are living at home. The others are Frank, who is in Milwaukee, David in Chicago and Mrs. Joseph Megel who lives in Buena Vista. The mother died about five years ago.

The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock at Fancher, Rev. L. J. Pescinski officiating.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, November 23, 1910:

Anton Cera, Jr., of Stockton, Meets With Sad Accident Saturday--Dies Without Regaining Consciousness.

Anton Cera, Jr., the 15 year old son of Anton Cera, Sr., who resides one mile west of Fancher in the town of Stockton, met with a sad death between 1 and 2 o'clock last Saturday afternoon. He with an older brother, Mike, had been engaged in cutting some wood on an 80-acre tract belonging to their father about one and one-half miles from Home. Anton seemed particularly anxious to return to the woods, and after eating a hasty meal started away. he carried with him a shot gun, which fact was then unknown to the other members of the family, and which he had secured at the home of his brother-in-law, Jos. Mugel, in Buena Vista, a few days before, without the latter's permission. The weapon had been concealed in a store house, and when Anton reached the wood lot he placed the gun in a clump of bushes, stalk down, and then built a fire in a stump and some brush a few feet away. After he had accomplished this duty he returned to get his gun, possibly for a short hunt, caught hold of the barrel, and in pulling it through the brush the weapon was exploded, the charge entering the left side of his forehead, and tearing a large hole through that side of the head. Mike was about forty rods away when he heard the shot, and when he reached the spot where his brother was prostrate on the ground, the latter was all but dead, expiring in a few moments without uttering a word. Help was summoned and the remains taken home. The father, who had also been hunting, was about seven miles away from home when he was notified of his son's sad death.

Anton was 15 years of age June 17th, and was an industrious, competent boy. Besides his father, he leaves seven brothers, Frank of Milwaukee, David of Chicago, Edward, Mike, Joseph, Stanley and Jacob, who are at home, and four sisters, Mary at home, Mrs. Jos. Mugel of Buena Vista and Rosalia and Magdalena, who are also at home.

The funeral took place from the Catholic church at Fancher, Rev. L. J. Pescinski officiating, at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.


Bernice Ropella Cera

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, May 2, 1960. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Henry Cera

Mrs. Henry Cera, 43, Menasha, who formerly lived in the Town of Stockton, died Sunday morning in a Menasha hospital.

Mrs. Cera, who was the former Bernice Ropella, had been in ill health for 16 years.

Born in Stockton on July 5, 1916, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Ropella. She attended St. Mary's Parochial School at Fancher and later moved with her family to Menasha, where she married Mr. Cera.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Delores, 17, of St. Joseph's Convent, Stevens Point, and Nancy, 11, at home; her parents, of Menasha, eight brothers and sisters, Mrs. Esther Wierzba, Town of Stockton, Ambrose Ropella, Ernest Ropella, Felix Ropella Jr., Gregory Ropella and Mrs. Grace Buss, Menasha, Mrs. Lillian Rekowski, Chicago, and Mrs. Alice Wenzel, Kaukauna, and a grandfather, Nick Trzebiatowski, Marshfield.

Funeral services will be held at St. John's Catholic Church, Menasha, at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The body is at the Laemmrich Funeral Home in Menasha.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, May 9, 1960:

Attended Funeral

Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Cera, 43, Menasha, a former Town of Stockton resident, were held recently at St. John's Catholic Church in Menasha.

Relatives and friends who attended from this area included Mr. and Mrs. Ben Kiedrowski and son, Betty Kiedrowski, Edwin Damask, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Firkus, Mrs. Peter Kiedrowski, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Turzinski, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wierzba, Mrs. Ambrose Sankey, Martin Wierzba, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wierzba and family and others from Fancher, Amherst, Amherst Junction, Stevens Point, Marshfield, Auburndale and nearby communities.

Bernice Wayerski Cera

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, December 13, 1927. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. David P. Cera

Bernice Wayerski Cera, wife of David P. Cera, telegraph operator in the union depot at Junction City, died at River Pines Sanitarium at 8 a.m. today, following a two years' illness with tubercular trouble. Since last September she had been a patient at the local institution. The body will be taken to the family home at Junction City and funeral services held from St. Michael's church in that village at 10 o'clock Friday morning, with interment in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Cera was born in Chicago 32 years ago October 28 but practically all her life was spent at and near Junction City, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wayerski, residing on a nearby farm. Her marriage to Mr. Cera took place June 12, 1917, and they have two children, Herman and Bertha.

Other members of the family are the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Frank Kabosky, Mrs. Carl Wisnewski, Mrs. Walter Koslowski, Mrs. Lloyd Karn and Vincent, and Barney Wayerski of Milwaukee, Peter Wayerski of Pulaski and Stanley Wayerski of Stevens Point.

David Paul Cera

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, September 7, 1935. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

David P. Cera

David P. Cera, a former Soo Line railroad employe and son of Anton Cera of Fancher, died this morning at 4 o'clock at Forest Lawn sanatorium at Jefferson, where he had been a patient for the past three years.

Mr. Cera was born at Fancher, town of Stockton, on December 30, 1886. He spent his boyhood at Fancher and attended St. Mary's parochial school there. He had been a telegraph operator for 20 years prior to his illness, being located at Highland Park, Illinois, Clinton, Iowa, and for 15 years at Junction City as an operator for the Soo Line and St. Paul railroads.

His marriage to Miss Berniece Wayerski took place at Junction City in 1917. Mrs. Cera died in 1927.

Surviving are a son, Herman Cera, and a daughter, Bertha, both at 252 1/2 North Second street; four sisters, Mrs. Felix Kropidlowski, 1130 Ellis street, Mrs. Joseph Megal of Stockton, Mrs. Rose Kropidlowski of Menasha and Mrs. John Drewa of Milwaukee, and six brothers, Frank, Mike, Jack and Ed Cera of Milwaukee, Stanley Cera of Winona, Minnesota, and Joseph Cera, 345 Washington avenue, Two brothers, John and Anton, preceded him in death.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed. The body will be at the Prais funeral home until the time of the funeral.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, September 9, 1935:

Funeral of Mr. Cera

Funeral services for David P. Cera, formerly of Junction City and a son of Anton Cera of Fancher, who died Saturday morning at Forest Lawn sanitarium at Jefferson, will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Michael's church at Junction City. Rev. S. Lepinski will officiate and interment will take place in the parish cemetery.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, September 12, 1935:

Funeral of Mr. Cera

Funeral services for David P. Cera, a former Soo Line railroad employe and son of Anton Cera of Fancher, who died Saturday morning at Forest Lawn Sanitarium at Jefferson, were held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Michael's church at Junction City. Rev. S. Lepinski officiated and burial followed in the parish cemetery.

The pallbearers were Joseph Megal, Jr., Victor Megal, Roman, Felix and Peter Kropidlowski and Peter Tafelski.

Frances Cesieski Kropidlowski Cera

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, December 2, 1939. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Antone Cera

Mrs. Antone Cera, age 71, a resident of Portage county since childhood, died Friday evening at 9:25 o'clock at her home at Amherst Junction. She had been in ill health for three years, during which time she suffered two strokes, and on Wednesday morning she was again stricken. She was unconscious until death.

Mrs. Cera, whose maiden name was Frances Cesieski, was born in Poland on November 12, 1868. She came to this county at the age of six with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cesieski, who located on a farm in the town of Stockton. She resided at the home of her parents until her marriage to Paul Kropidlowski which took place in 1891, after which they lived on a farm in the town of Amherst. They were the parents of 12 children. Mr. Kropidlowski died 20 years after their marriage and two years later, on April 16, 1913, she married Mr. Cera of Amherst. The couple located on a farm in the town of Stockton where they lived until two years ago. Since then they resided at Amherst Junction. Two children were born to this couple.

Surviving are her husband, 12 of the 14 children, Mary Kropidlowski at home, John Kropidlowski and Mrs. Frank Buza of Amherst, Paul Kropidlowski of Fremont, Antoine Kropidlowski of Buena Vista, Felix Kropidlowski of Wausau, Mrs. Peter Korlewski of Wild Rose, Roman and Henry Kropidlowski of Amherst Junction, Charles Kropidlowski of Oshkosh, Mrs. Ben Kedrowski of Stockton and Henry Cera of Auburndale, 34 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A child died in infancy and a son, Peter, was killed in action during the World war.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's church at Fancher and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Amherst Junction home where the rosary will be said tonight, Sunday and Monday nights at 8 o'clock.

Mrs. Cera was a member of the Rosary society of St. Mary's church.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, December 6, 1939:

Funeral of Mrs. Cera

Funeral services for Mrs. Antone Cera of Amherst Junction, age 71, were held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's church at Fancher. Rev. Stanislaus Lapinski officiated and burial followed in the parish cemetery.

Six sons of Mrs. Cera were the pallbearers, Roman, Anton, Felix, Henry, Paul and John Kropidlowski. Attending the funeral from away were Felix Kropidlowski and family of Wausau. The Rosary society of the church was present in a body.


Clara Lynch Cooney

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, May 9, 1967 . Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. James Cooney

Mrs. James Cooney, 76, who died Tuesday in Elk Grove, Ill., was a Town of Lanark resident until 10 years ago. She died at St. Alexis Hospital in Elk Grove, where she had been a patient since Friday. She had been living in Roselle, Ill.

Mrs. Cooney was the former Clara (Kitty) Lynch, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lynch.

She was born in Lanark June 10, 1890, and was married there at St. Patrick's Catholic Church on Nov. 19, 1914. Her husband, who farmed in Lanark, died in 1945, but she continued to live there until moving to the Chicago area. She had been in ill health for three years. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Maxine Carpenter, Cedarburg, Mrs. Kenneth (Ruby) Nielsen, Waupaca, Mrs. Herbert (Jean) Davis, Roselle, Ill., and Miss Leone Cooney, Evanston, Ill., seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Angus (Jessie) Maxwell, Chippewa Falls, and Mrs. Nell Anderson, Amherst. Four children, three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

Mrs. Cooney was a member of the Royal Neighbors and St. Patrick's Church in Lanark, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Raymond Peters officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Jungers Funeral Home in Amherst, and the rosary will be said there Thursday night at 8.

Lawrence Cooney

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, August 31, 1930, page 9. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Neighborhood News Amherst Word was received last week by James McTigue of the death of Lawrence Cooney of Superior. Death occurred last Wednesday forenoon.


Madeline Cooney

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, June 21, 1934. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Madeline Cooney

Madeline Cooney, 15-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Cooney of Lanark, died last Friday at a Madison hospital. She had been ill for the past 10 weeks.

Madeline was born on March 24, 1918, at Lanark. Surviving are her parents, one brother, Borden Cooney, and four sisters, Maxine, Ruby, Jean and Leone Cooney.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at St. Patrick's church at Lanark. Rev. DeLoyd Krembs officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery.

Stella Cisewski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, June 30, 1947. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Miss Stella Cisewski

Miss Stella Cisewski, age 48, died Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family home, 743 Center street, following an illness of 27 years. She entered St. Michael's hospital last Friday and returned to her home Sunday afternoon a few minutes before her death.

Miss Cisewski was born on Dec. 6, 1898, in the town of Hull, a daughter of Frank and Mary Cisewski. When she was 13 years old the family moved to the town of Dewey and came to Stevens Point in November, 1946.

Surviving are her parents and six sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Joseph Szczesny of the town of Carson, Phillip Cisewski of Hull, Mrs. John Dandzyk of Dewey, Mrs. Peter Lassa and Ray Cisewski of Stevens Point, Mrs. Jacob Rusin of South Haven, Mich., Alice Cisewski at home and Mrs. Steve Misierowski of Chicago. Two brothers preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Boston funeral home. Rev. Marshall Schroeder will officiate and burial will follow in Forest cemetery. The body is at the funeral home.