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Charles Ronald Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Tuesday, September 6, 1899. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Another Child Called

Died, in the town of Stockton, Aug. 30th, Charles Ronald Dineen, youngest son of James P. Dineen and wife, aged 2 years, 2 months and 24 days. Just three weeks before his death, little Charlie was taken sick with the whooping cough. From the very commencement, it was apparent the disease had settled on him with an unrelenting grasp. Constant watching and tender care of parents and kind friends seemed of no avail. Day and night he suffered almost untold agony until death came to his relief at half past one on Wednesday last.

Little Charlie, although only two years old, had attended school several days during the past summer, and had always been complimented for his beauty and brightness. Two hours before his death, seeming to realize the parting was near, he fondly caressed his weeping mother's face with his trembling hand. The taking away of such a child from the fond parents, who had centered their affection on him, is a most severe blow, and it was also the first death in a large family. Besides the afflicted parents, he leaves four brothers and two sisters. The funeral took place on Thursday from St. Mary's church at Custer, and was largely attended. Henry and Willie Dineen, Johnnie and Earnie Corrigan, two brothers and two cousins, acted as pall bearers.

Helen Hoffman Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Tuesday, June 4, 1996. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Helen Dineen

Helen Frances Dineen, 66, Oakfield, died Monday, June 3, 1996, at St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac. Her husband, Thomas, is a former Stevens Point resident.

Services will be at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at Zacherl Funeral Home, Fond du Lac, and at 7:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Oakfield. Burial will be in Avoca Cemetery, Oakfield. Friends may call from 3 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in her name to St. James Catholic Church.

Mrs. Dineen had worked as a nurse in the Appleton area prior to her marriage.

Survivors besides her husband include three daughters, six sons, a brother and 10 grandchildren.

Henry R. Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, January 16, 1956. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Henry Dineen

Henry Dineen, 70, Milwaukee, a former resident of the Custer area, died recently at his home after a two-year illness.

Until his retirement two years ago, he had been employed for 45 years by the Milwaukee Gas and Electric company.

He was born in April, 1885, in the town of Stockton, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Dineen. He attended public school and Central State college, then the Stevens Point Normal, before moving to Milwaukee.

Mr. Dineen's wife, the former Lena Schanen of Green Bay, survives. Other survivors include two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Walter, Milwaukee, Claude, Iola, and Carl, Baraboo, and one sister, Mrs. Thomas Hopkins, Milwaukee.

Preceding him in death were a daughter, Ruth, who died in 1940, two brothers, Charles and William, and a sister, Mary.

Funeral services will be held at the Schmidt and Bartelt funeral home in Milwaukee Tuesday at 2 p.m., and interment will take place in Pinelawn Memorial park.

Mrs. Florence Dineen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, March 29, 1980. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Florence Dineen

Mrs. Florence Dineen, 83, Iola, died Friday at Theda Clark Hospital, Neenah.

She was born Nov. 1, 1896, in Chicago, Ill.

She married Harlan Stone Dec. 1, 1915, and they lived in Manitowoc from 1915-45. He died March 7, 1964. She married Claude Dineen May 21, 1969, at Waupaca. He died Sept. 5, 1974.

Survivors include a son, Robert Stone, Delray Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Herman (Blanch) Neuser, Manitowoc, and Mrs. Byron (Charlotte) Adams, Iola; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Brei, in North Carolina, and Mrs. Dale (Mildred) Hansman, Naples, Fla.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church, Iola, with the Rev. David E. Sharpe officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Iola. Friends may call after 3 pm. Sunday at Voie Funeral Home, Iola.

John Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, October 9, 1901. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of John Doyle

John Doyle, a veteran resident of the town of Stockton, died at his home, about two and one-half miles east of Custer, at five o'clock Monday morning, after an illness of only three days with pneumonia, he being taken ill with that disease last Friday. Mr. Doyle, however, had not been in robust health for about 15 years, although he was able to be about constantly up to his last illness.

The deceased gentleman was a native of Ireland, where he was born 75 years ago last Christmas. He came to Canada when a boy and was married in the latter country to Miss Catherine Clark about 50 years ago. For a number of years they resided near North Augusta, Upper Canada. Thirty-three years ago they came to Wisconsin and located on their present farm in the town of Stockton. Mr. Doyle is survived by a widow and eight children, as follows: James and Michael, of Rhinelander; Misses Nora and Minnie and Joseph and Edward, of Stockton, and John and Peter, of Lanark. He also leaves one brother, James, of Buena Vista, and one sister, Mrs. John Conniff, of Dancy.

The deceased was a very honorable citizen, a good neighbor, devoted husband, kind father and sincere christian. All who knew him will regret to hear of his sudden death, and will extend sympathy to the bereaved ones.

The funeral will take place from St. Mary's church, Custer, at ten o'clock Thursday forenoon, Rev. E. P. Lorrigan officiating with interment in the church cemetery. The sons who reside at Rhinelander are expected to be present.

LeRoy M. Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, March 3, 1945. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Doyle Memorial Services

Rev. Henry J. Ehr was the celebrant at a requiem high mass Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's Catholic church for Pfc. LeRoy M. Doyle, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Doyle, 503 Church street, who was killed in action in Germany on Feb. 8.

Military rites were conducted by members of the American Legion with Frank A. Grabin and Barney Stroik as color guard. R. B. Lewis was in charge of the services and Mr. Grabin made the presentation of the flag. R. L. Pendergast, contact officer of the Veterans' administration, represented the government at the services and taps were sounded by William Jensen.

During the services an aunt of the young soldier, Miss Lucy Doyle, sang "Just As I Am." The mass was sung by the children's choir.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, March 29, 1949:

Say Rosary, Meet

Members of the Catholic Daughters of America will say the rosary this evening at 8 o'clock at the Boston funeral home for the late Pfc. LeRoy M. Doyle.

The auxiliary to Berens-Scribner post, No. 6, American Legion, will meet this evening at 7 o'clock to pay respects.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, March 31, 1949:

Committal of Father, Son

The committal of Michael D. Doyle, Sr., 503 Church street, who died on March 6, and his son, Pfc. LeRoy M. Doyle, who was killed during World War two, took place Wednesday morning in St. Stephen's cemetery, following funeral services for Private Doyle at St. Stephen's Catholic church.

Rev. John R. McGinley officiated at a requiem mass at 9 o'clock. During the services, Miss Lucy Doyle, an aunt of the young man, sang "Heaven Is My Home" and "O, What Could My Jesus Do More." She was accompanied by Miss Barbara Van Hecke.

Military rites were conducted at the grave. A firing squad, under the direction of Moritz Grasamke, was composted of Ferdinand Hirzy, Jr., Harold Pinther, Richard Krasavage, David Richmond, John Isherwood and Gene Duda. The color guard was made up of members of the American Legion and James Whelihan sounded taps. The flag presentation was made by Sgt. Donald Pate, escort, who accompanied the body from Chicago.

Pallbearers were Edward Klopotek, an uncle of the young man, Herbert Dobbe, Richard Leary and Norman Leary, cousins, and Clarence Bushnell and Jim Kobishop.

Those who came for the services were Mr. and Mrs. Leon Narloch and John Narloch of Wausau; Pfc. Emil Pawelski of Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dineen of Iola; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Leary of Amherst; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bushnell of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Klopotek, Mr. and Mrs. John Esidor and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dobbe of Rosholt; Mr. and Mrs. Clements Steffanus and family of Ellis; Mrs. Elizabeth Leary and family of Custer and many other relatives and friends from throughout the county.


Michael Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, April 10, 1889. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Michael Doyle

In the death of Michael Doyle, Sr., who departed this life at his home in the town of Stockton on Friday forenoon last, Portage county loses another of its early residents. He was taken ill just one week before his death, but nothing serious was apprehended for two or three days thereafter, and almost up to the time of his death it was not thought there would be a fatal termination. Always of a robust constitution, Mr. Doyle was never sick but once before, and that was one year ago, when he was quite ill with the same complaint, pneumonia, that finally claimed him as its victim. The deceased was born in the county of Wicklow, Ireland, and was in the 75th year of his age. He emigrated to Canada in 1849, where he was married in 1851, and in 1855 himself and family came to Wisconsin, direct to Stevens Point, and taking up a homestead in the town where he died. His wife died on the 22d of February, 1878, and he leaves seven children, Michael, John and Thos. of this city, Richard of Stockton, and Peter, Martin and Maggie, who live upon the farm, besides one stepdaughter, Mrs. Michael Nugent, of Hull, and two brothers, John and Michael, and one sister, Mrs. John Conniff, of Stockton. The deceased was one of the most honorable of men, good hearted and true, always willing to help one in need, friend or stranger. He was respected by all who knew him and dearly loved by his children, and relatives. The funeral, which was held from St. Mary's church in the town of Stockton on Sunday afternoon last, was one of the largest ever seen in the county, there being one hundred and sixteen teams in line. The pall bearers were Chas. Dineen, Hugh Black, Owen Fehely, Patrick O'Keefe, Timothy Leary and Matthew Heffron.

Michael Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, October 31, 1947. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Michael Doyle

Michael Doyle, of Moose Jaw, Sask., Canada, a former Portage county resident, died on Oct. 15, at a Moose Jaw hospital at the age of 95, local relatives have been informed.

Mr. Doyle was the oldest and last survivor of a family of 11 children of the late Michael Doyle and Elizabeth O'Keefe Doyle, early day town of Stockton residents. He was born in Prescott, Ont., Canada, on February 7, 1852, and came to Stockton as a child with his parents. He resided in Stockton until his marriage to Miss O'Keefe on June 14, 1888. The couple resided in Stevens Point for a time after their marriage and then moved to Cadott, where they lived for a number of years, moving to Moose Jaw in 1912. During his residence in Wisconsin, Mr. Doyle was a woods foreman for Bosworth and Riley Lumber company for over 30 years. After going to Canada he was a postal carrier until his retirement. Mrs. Doyle died on Dec. 5, 1927 in Moose Jaw.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Margaret Wells, Vancouver, B. C., Mrs. C. McCaw, Calgary, Ont., Mrs. Leol LaMarche, Portland, Ore., Mrs. Charles Richards, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. H. S. Bell, Moose Jaw, three sons, Frank Doyle, Vancouver, B. C. and Ray and Michael of Moose Jaw, 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. His brothers and sisters included the late Richard, Peter and Thomas Doyle, Mrs. Timothy Welch and Mrs. Michael Nugent, all former Portage county residents.

Funeral services were held on Oct. 17 at the Catholic Church of Our Lady at Moose Jaw, where burial followed.

Michael Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, July 13, 1918. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DEATH OF MICHAEL DOYLE

The death of Michael Doyle, former resident of Stockton, Portage county, occurred at Belfield, N. D., last Saturday. The decedent was born in Stockton and spent his boyhood there and will be remembered by many in this vicinity. He was a son of the late Peter Doyle. The funeral was held at Belfield. Mr. Doyle's death was caused by diabetes.

Mr. Doyle's wife was Miss Kate Houlehan before her marriage. She is a sister of Dr. G. M. Houlehan, Mrs. Mary McAuliffe and Mrs. Robert Phelan, of this city. Seven children survive.

The Doyle family resided at Hurley, Wis., prior to its departure for North Dakota.

Michael Daniel Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, March 7, 1949. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Michael Daniel Doyle

The unexpected death of Michael Daniel Doyle, 50, 503 Church street, a Portage county automobile dealer for 25 years, occurred Sunday evening at 6:55 o'clock at St. Mary's hospital, Green Bay. He entered the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. Doyle, a son of Richard and Ellen Doyle, members of pioneer Portage county families, was born on May 9, 1898, at the farm home of his parents in the town of Stockton. His marriage to Miss Mary Esidore of Rosholt took place at St. Adelbert's Catholic church in the town of Alban on Sept. 11, 1922. Shortly after their marriage the couple located at Rosholt where Mr. Doyle owned and operated the New Highway garage until 1930. At that time he came to Stevens Point and continued in the car business.

In 1941 Mr. Doyle, John Zei and Marvin Behr purchased the Stevens Point Motor company, which they operated under the firm name of Stevens Point Motor Sales. Late in 1942 Mr. Doyle and Mr. Zei bought the interests of Mr. Behr in the company, which they continued to operate until selling to G. J. Erickson in 1945. During the same year Mr. Doyle and Mr. Zei formed a corporation, the Point Implement company, dealing in tractors and farm machinery. A few months later they added the DeSoto and Plymouth automobile agency. Mr. Doyle was president and manager of the company and Mr. Zei assumed the duties of secretary and treasurer. The corporation became inactive on Jan. 1, 1948.

Mr. Doyle was a member of the Holy Name society of St. Stephen's Catholic church, Council No. 1170, Knights of Columbus, the Elks and Eagles clubs and the Izaak Walton league.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael Doyle, Jr., of Stevens Point, and seven sisters, Mrs. Edward P. Leary of Custer, Mrs. Hugh Leary of Amherst, Mrs. Clements Steffanus of Ellis and Mrs. Emil Pawelski, Misses Nellie, Cicely and Lucy Doyle of Stevens Point. A son, LeRoy Doyle, was killed in action in Germany on Feb. 8, 1945, during World War II. His father died on Feb. 16, 1938, his mother passed away on July 30, 1942, and a sister, Mrs. George Balder of Foley, Minn., died on Feb. 26, 1942.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed. The body is at the Boston funeral home where friends may call after 9 o'clock Wednesday morning.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, March 9, 1949:

Doyle Funeral Saturday

Funeral services for Michael D. Doyle, Sr., 503 Church street, who died suddenly Sunday evening, will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church. Burial will take place later in the parish cemetery. Plans for the funeral were delayed as Mr. Doyle's son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Doyle, Jr., who were married on Feb. 26, were on a western trip and could not be reached. They were located in Denver, Colo., where they were visiting a relative of the junior Mrs. Doyle. They flew to Chicago early this morning and are arriving in Stevens Point late this afternoon.

Friends may call at the Boston funeral home until the time of the services.

Members of the Elks lodge will meet at the funeral home this evening at 7:30 o'clock.

St. Cecelia's court, No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters and Court Jerem No. 1031, Catholic Daughters of America, will meet at the funeral home Thursday evening to say the rosary at 7:30 o'clock.

Mr. Doyle was a member of the Moose lodge in Stevens Point.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, March 10, 1949:

Rosary for Mr. Doyle

Members of the auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars will meet at the Boston funeral home Friday evening to say the rosary at 8:15 o'clock for the late Michael D. Doyle, Sr.

A general rosary will be said at 8:30 o'clock Friday evening.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, March 14, 1949:

Funeral of Mr. Doyle

St. Stephen's Catholic church was filled Saturday morning for the funeral of the late Michael D. Doyle, Sr., 508 Church street, who died suddenly Sunday evening, March 6. Rev. John R. McGinley officiated at a requiem high mass at 9 o'clock and burial will take place later in St. Stephen's cemetery.

During the services, Miss Jeanette Balder of Foley, Minn., a niece of Mr. Doyle, sang "Panis Angelicus" and "O, What Could My Jesus Do More." She was accompanied by Miss Barbara Van Hecke.

Pallbearers were John Esidor, Edward Dobbe, Capt. Ernest Edwards, Hugh Leary, Emil Pawelski and Clements Steffanus, brothers-in-law of Mr. Doyle.

Among the many relatives and friends who attended the services, were the following from a distance: Mr. and Mrs. Francis L. Leary of Marquette, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Augustine of Schiller Park, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schultz and Miss Donna Mae Leary of Oak Park, Ill.; Mrs. Peter Winkleman, Clifford and Jeanette Balder and Earl Corrigan of Foley; Emil Pawelski of Racine; Albert Smestad of Kenosha; Mrs. Stanley Esidor and son, Donald, and daughter, Elaine, of Rhinelander; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stafford and son, Jim, and William Ritchay of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Luman Precourt and Miss Betty Rae Ritchay of Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Doyle and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Doyle of Waupaca; Mr. and Mrs. Leon Narloch and sons, Lawrence and LeRoy, and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Stoltz of Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Senke and Leonard Jozwiak of Hatley; Florian Jozwiak of Birnamwood; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Zoromski of Ringle; Mr. and Mrs. Edward O'Keefe of Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. John Shern of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dineen of Iola; Mr. and Mrs. Julius Beecker and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin DuPuis of Mosinee; Mrs. Howard Seaves of Schofield. Many others attended from Custer, Arnott, Rosholt, Ellis, Amherst, Plover, Junction City, Stockton and throughout the county.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, March 31, 1949:

Committal of Father, Son

The committal of Michael D. Doyle, Sr., 503 Church street, who died on March 6, and his son, Pfc. LeRoy M. Doyle, who was killed during World War two, took place Wednesday morning in St. Stephen's cemetery, following funeral services for Private Doyle at St. Stephen's Catholic church.

Rev. John R. McGinley officiated at a requiem mass at 9 o'clock. During the services, Miss Lucy Doyle, an aunt of the young man, sang "Heaven Is My Home" and "O, What Could My Jesus Do More." She was accompanied by Miss Barbara Van Hecke.

Military rites were conducted at the grave. A firing squad, under the direction of Moritz Grasamke, was composted of Ferdinand Hirzy, Jr., Harold Pinther, Richard Krasavage, David Richmond, John Isherwood and Gene Duda. The color guard was made up of members of the American Legion and James Whelihan sounded taps. The flag presentation was made by Sgt. Donald Pate, escort, who accompanied the body from Chicago.

Pallbearers were Edward Klopotek, an uncle of the young man, Herbert Dobbe, Richard Leary and Norman Leary, cousins, and Clarence Bushnell and Jim Kobishop.

Those who came for the services were Mr. and Mrs. Leon Narloch and John Narloch of Wausau; Pfc. Emil Pawelski of Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dineen of Iola; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Leary of Amherst; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bushnell of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Klopotek, Mr. and Mrs. John Esidor and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dobbe of Rosholt; Mr. and Mrs. Clements Steffanus and family of Ellis; Mrs. Elizabeth Leary and family of Custer and many other relatives and friends from throughout the county.


Rose Tovey Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, February 1, 1943. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Rose Tovey Doyle

Mrs. Rose Tovey Doyle, age 73, the last surviving member of a prominent town of Stockton family for nearly a century, died suddenly last night at the Tovey family homestead in Stockton. She was found dead in her bed, between 8 and 9 o'clock this morning by her niece, Miss Mary Tovey, who also lives at the Tovey home.

Mrs. Doyle had suffered from a heart ailment for several years. Although her condition became worse last September, she was able to be up and about most of the time until Sunday. She felt worse yesterday and remained in bed part of the day. Her condition was not regarded as critical.

Mrs. Doyle was born in the town of Stockton on April 24, 1869, a daughter of the late James and Jane Tovey. Her parents located in the late 1855's on the farm where she was born and where her death occurred. She spent her early life there and after teaching school for several years in Portage and Marathon counties she married Thomas J. Doyle, on April 20, 1897, at St. Mary's Catholic church at Custer.

After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Doyle lived at Duluth, Minnesota, for five years and then at Overly, North Dakota, where Mr. Doyle was employed by the Soo Line railroad. They resided at Overly for five years and then went to Montana where they lived on a ranch near Shawmut. They resided in Montana and at Minneapolis for a period of years until Mr. Doyle's health failed and then returned to this vicinity. Mr. Doyle died on July 17, 1931.

Mrs. Doyle's father came to this county from his native land, Ireland, in 1850. He resided at Oswego, New York, where he was married and the couple came to Wisconsin in 1855. He conducted a hotel at St. Marie, Green Lake county, for a time and then came to Portage county. He purchased a tract of land in Stockton where he developed and added to until it was one of the largest and best known farms in this vicinity. It has been in the Tovey family since.

Mrs. Doyle's only survivors are the niece, Miss Mary Tovey, the daughter of the late James Tovey, and a cousin, Thomas Tovey, both living at the Stockton home. Mrs. Doyle's brother, James, died on October 18, 1925, and her sisters, Misses Nora and Mary Tovey, passed away on May 25, 1940, and February 11, 1941, respectively.

The body is at the Crosby funeral home. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, February 2, 1943:

Doyle Funeral Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Tovey Doyle, who died suddenly Monday morning at her home in the town of Stockton, will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church. The body is at the Crosby funeral home where the rosary will be said this evening at 8:15 o'clock.

Mrs. Doyle was a member of the altar society of St. Stephen's church. Members of the society will meet tonight to say the rosary at the funeral home.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, February 4, 1943:

Funeral of Mrs. Doyle

Rev. John R. McGinley officiated at a requiem high mass Wednesday morning for the late Mrs. Rose Doyle, who died suddenly Sunday night at her home in the town of Stockton. The services were held at 10 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church and burial will take place later in the parish cemetery.

The pallbearers were Arthur Raymond, Edward Leary, Peter Jacobs, Martin J. Roach, Michael Doyle and Ray Gibbs.

Those from away who were here for the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. John Tovey of Fremont, Mrs. George Quinn of Minneapolis and William Quinn and son, Donald, of Neenah. St. Cecelia's court No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, of which she was a member, attended the services in a body.


Thomas Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, September 8, 1936. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Dies at Rhinelander

Thomas Doyle, 76, a veteran northern Wisconsin lumberman and a native of the town of Stockton, died Saturday morning at 6:45 o'clock at his home at Rhinelander. He was a brother of Mrs. Agnes Dunn of Stevens Point.

Mr. Doyle's death, caused from heart trouble, ended 54 years of service with the Brown Brothers Lumber company at Rhinelander. He was one of the best known pioneers among early loggers. He was born on May 22, 1860, in the town of Stockton, the son of Peter and Elizabeth Doyle. He received his education in the schools of Portage county and then attended business school at Oshkosh.

He then went to work as a woodsman, and was employed in some of the first camps and log drives on the Plover and Pine rivers. He went to Rhinelander in 1882 with the Brown brothers. During his first two winters there he sawed in the woods, then followed a winter of loading logs and two winters of skidding. Later he became camp foreman, running camps for several winters and for 15 years operating a boom. For the next 13 years he was walking boss for the Browns, looking after their timberland right-of-ways. With the removal of the timber, he continued to have charge of the land holdings.

He was married in 1889 to Mary Murphy who died in 1891. His marriage to Miss Mary Slattery of Wisconsin Rapids took place on August 16, 1893.

Surviving are his wife, four children, Harold Doyle and Miss Gertrude Doyle of Rhinelander, Mrs. Viola Hoyt of Chicago and Mrs. Elmira Plants of Evanston, Illinois, and three sisters, Mrs. Frank Wood of Williams, Oregon, Miss Rena Doyle of Duluth, Minnesota, and Mrs. Dunn.

Funeral services were held this morning at St. Mary's church at Rhinelander. Rev. Francis Bertram officiated and burial took place in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Dunn and Mrs. James P. Glennon attended the funeral.

Mr. Doyle's woods activities and popularity were recorded when he was selected as one to help capture the mythical hodag near Rhinelander several years ago. He was prominently mentioned by the late Eugene Shepard in the nationally famous poem "The Round River Drive," and by other writers of the old logging days.

Thomas J. Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, July 18, 1931. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Thomas J. Doyle

Thomas J. Doyle of the town of Stockton, age 69, brother of Peter Doyle, 923 Normal avenue, and Richard Doyle, 503 Church street, died at his home at 55 o'clock Friday afternoon following a long illness with heart trouble. His suffering had increased during the past year, making him unable to work on the farm. The last two weeks he was confined to bed and was in critical condition during the past week.

Mr. Doyle was born on august 15, 1861, in the town of Sharon. His parents were Michael and Elizabeth Doyle. Mr. Doyle lived on the home farm until his marriage, on April 20, 1897, to Miss rose Tovey of the town of Stockton. They lived in Duluth for five years after their marriage, spent the next five years at Overly, North Dakota, where Mr. Doyle was employed by the Soo Line, and then located on a ranch in Montana, where they lived until five years ago. They returned to this vicinity at that time because of Mr. Doyle's ill health.

He leaves his widow, his tow brothers in this city and two other brothers, Martin Doyle of Seattle, Wash., and Michael Doyle of Moosejaw, Canada. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Timothy Welch, of the town of Sharon.

Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Monday morning at St. Stephen's church and burial will be in St. Stephen's cemetery. The body will be at the Boston funeral home until the time of the funeral.

A rosary will be said at 8 o'clock Sunday evening at the Boston funeral home.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, July 21, 1931:

Funeral of Mr. Doyle

Many Portage county friends as well as friends and relatives of this city were at St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock Monday morning for the funeral of Thomas Doyle of the town of Stockton, who died at his home last Friday afternoon. Rev. George A. Casey officiated at a requiem mass.

Pallbearers were William O'Keefe, James Welch and A. W. Breitenstein of this city, Raymond Gibbs and Stanley Finnessey of the town of Stockton and Michael O'Keefe of Arnott.

Burial took place in St. Stephen's cemetery.

Out of town people present were Mr. and Mrs. John Tovey of Fremont; John Burns and son, John, Jr., and Patrick Gray of Almond; Mr. and Mrs. Coleman of New York city and Mrs. Peter Doyle and Mrs. Joseph Doyle of the town of Lanark.

Alice Dawson

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, November 15, 1951. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Miss Alice Dawson

Miss Alice Dawson, 86, a member of a pioneer Portage county family, died Wednesday evening at 8:30 o'clock at St. Elizabeth's Nursing home in Milwaukee.

Miss Dawson was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dawson of the town of Stockton. A veteran teacher, Miss Dawson taught school for many years at Custer, Merrill and in the state of Washington, after completing her education. Following her retirement she lived at her home at 910 Normal avenue until moving to Milwaukee 10 years ago. For a short time before entering the nursing home she lived with a nephew in Milwaukee.

She is the last surviving member of her family. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mrs. John Higgins, Sr., Mrs. Martin Heffron and Miss Anna Dawson, Stockton, and two brothers, Dennis and John Dawson, Portland, Ore. A nephew, John Higgins, Jr., lives at 901 Ellis street. Other nephews and nieces live in Milwaukee, Tomahawk, and Cass Lake, Minn.

The body is being brought to Stevens Point and may be viewed at the Crosby funeral home after Friday noon. The rosary will be said Friday evening at 8 o'clock.

Since she was an honorary member of the Stevens Point Catholic Woman's club, that group will say the rosary in a body at the same time.

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

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, November 19, 1951:

Funeral of Miss Dawson

Funeral services for Miss Alice Dawson, 86, a member of a pioneer Portage county family, were held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning at St. Stephen's Catholic church. Rev. John R. McGinley officiated and interment was in St. Stephen's cemetery. Miss Dawson died Wednesday evening at St. Elizabeth's Nursing home in Milwaukee.

The pallbearers were Louis Maloney, Art Raymond, Tom Nugent, Ben Welch, M. J. Mersch and Arthur Simonis.

Those who attended the services from away were Mr. and Mrs. Francis Higgins of Madison; Miss Alice Higgins, Algoma; Mrs. Adam Welch and Mrs. Michael Hintz, Milwaukee; Mrs. E. A. Rell of Los Angeles, and many relatives and friends from this vicinity.

Miss Dawson was preceded in death by five sisters, Mrs. John Higgins, Sr., Mrs. Martin Heffron, Miss Anna Dawson, Mrs. Patrick O'Mara and Mrs. William McHugh, and three brothers, Dennis, John and Michael Dawson.

Anna Dawson

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, October 27, 1920. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MISS ANNA DAWSON CALLED BY DEATH

WELL KNOWN RESIDENT OF COUNTY DIES TUESDAY AT HOSPITAL--HOLD FUNERAL FRIDAY

Miss Anna Dawson, a lifelong resident of Portage county and one of its most respected residents, died at St. Michael's hospital at 11:30 o'clock Tuesday night. Miss Dawson had been in poor health for a year or more suffering with anaemia, and during much of this time lived with a sister, Mrs. J. M. Higgins in the town of Stockton. Miss Dawson's condition became very serious last week, when it was deemed advisable to transfer her to the hospital, but she sank very fast during the past few days.

Miss Dawson was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dawson who were numbered among the pioneers of this section, and was born in Stockton, Oct. 26, 1861. She therefore expired on her fifty-ninth birthday anniversary. After completing her studies at the rural school, she became a seamstress and followed this vocation almost continually until very recently. For a portion of this time she made her home in Stevens Point and enjoyed a large acquaintance among our people. The announcement of her death will be learned with deep regret.

The deceased is survived by three brothers and four sisters: D. E. Dawson of Portland, Ore., John Dawson of Posser, Wash., Michael of Wausau, Mrs. Mary O'Meara of Cass Lake, Minn., Mrs. Martin Heffron and Mrs. John M. Higgins of Stockton and Miss Alice Dawson of this city.

The body was taken to the Higgins home today and on Friday morning will be taken to St. Mary's church, Custer, where services will be conducted at 10 o'clock by Rev. L. Schorn. Interment takes place in the parish cemetery.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, October 30, 1920:

Funeral of Miss Anna Dawson

Funeral services for the late Miss Anna Dawson, a lifelong resident of Portage county, who died at St. Michael's hospital Tuesday night following an illness of more than a year, were held Friday morning at St. Mary's Catholic church, Custer. Rev. L. Schorn officiated at the services. The pall bearers were James Tovey, Michael Feeley, Dennis Higgins, Emmett Leary, William Wagner and William Cauley. Burial took place in the parish cemetery.

Norma King Day

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, September 17, 1974. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Edwin Day

Mrs. Edwin Day, 59, Brandon, Fla., died at 9 p.m. Sunday while visiting in Almond. She was a former Almond area resident.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Guardian Angel Catholic Church, Almond. The Rev. Robert Hegenbarth will officiate. Burial will be in Almond Cemetery.

Visitation has been scheduled from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at the Almond Memorial Chapel, where a general rosary will be said at 8 p.m. The Gould-Gasperic Funeral Home, Plainfield, is in charge of the arrangements.

The former Norma King was born Dec. 9, 1914, in the Town of Rose in Waushara County. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles King.

Her marriage to Edwin Day was in Almond on Aug. 1, 1945. Her husband preceded her in death.

Mrs. Day resided in the Town of Rose before moving to Milwaukee. She was a bookkeeper, and she moved to Brandon about three years ago.

Survivors include two brothers, John and Harold, both of Almond.

She was a member of the Ladies Circle of Nativity Catholic Church, Brandon and of a senior citizens club and other women's organizations in Brandon.

Lucy C. Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Monday, September 25, 1995. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Lucy C. Doyle

Lucy C. Doyle, 91, former principal and retired teacher in the Stevens Point Area Public School District, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 1995, at the River Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen Catholic Church, with the Rev. James Leary, the Rev. Robert Greatorex and Deacon Robert Hensen officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Mary Catholic Church cemetery in Custer.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Boston Funeral Home. A general rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. today.

Miss Doyle was born Feb. 24, 1904, in the town of Stockton, daughter of the late Richard and Ellen (McCarthy) Doyle. She was a granddaughter of a Portage County Irish pioneer.

She graduated from the Stevens Point Teachers College with a bachelor's degree in education, and studied music at the Appleton School of Music and Chicago School of Music.

Miss Doyle spent 37 years teaching in the state of Wisconsin and nine years in California. She served as principal of Jackson School and Jefferson School for 16 years, and was a supervising teacher in Portage County for five years. Following her retirement in June of 1969, she taught two semesters at the St. Stephen Grade School in the remedial reading program.

Elected four years as grand regent of the Court Jerem No. 1031, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, she served as general chairman for the first state CDA convention in 1941. She also represented the local court as a national delegate of the CDA that same year.

Miss Doyle was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church, officer of the Third Order of St. Francis at the church and a member of its Rosary Society and senior choir for many years.

She was a member of the National Retired Teachers Association, the Wisconsin Retired Teachers Association (WRTA), and the Stevens Point Area Retired Teachers Association (SPARTA.) She served as the first president of SPARTA in 1969 and 1970, and from 1970 to 1975 was appointed district director of the WRTA.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by eight sisters and three brothers.

Belle Tracy Damon

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, November 25, 1969. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Frank Damon

Mrs. Frank Damon, 92, Wisconsin Rapids, a former resident of Portage County for many years, died at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at Riverview Manor at Wisconsin Rapids. She had been a resident there for the past month.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church at Wisconsin Rapids and burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery there.

The body is at the Ritchay Funeral Home at Wisconsin Rapids, where friends may call from 7 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 4 until 9 p.m. on Thursday. A general rosary is scheduled there Thursday evening at 7:30.

Mrs. Damon, the former Belle Tracy, was born Aug. 27, 1877, at Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Tracy. She was married to Frank Damon in 1900 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in the Town of Lanark. Mr. Damon died in April 1932.

Mrs. Damon is survived by a son, Hugh, Wisconsin Rapids; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Verneil) Berard and Mrs. William (Cicely) Nobles, both of Wisconsin Rapids, and Mrs. Max (Nina) Borgen, Elmhurst, Ill., and 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sons, one daughter and four brothers.

Ellen Hopkins Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, September 23, 1959. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Peter Doyle Sr.

Mrs. Peter Doyle Sr., 81, King, a former resident of the Town of Lanark, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Community Hospital in Waupaca. She had been a patient there since Sunday.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary Magdalen's Catholic Church, Waupaca, with the Rev. Michael S. Wasniewski officiating, and burial will take place in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Lanark.

Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Holly Funeral Home, Waupaca, where the rosary will be said Thursday night at 8 o'clock.

Mrs. Doyle, the former Ellen Hopkins, was born in Lanark on Feb. 7, 1878, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Hopkins, pioneer Portage County residents.

She attended the Madley School in Lanark and the Stevens Point Normal School during the second year of its existence.

Her marriage to Mr. Doyle of Custer took place at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lanark, on May 9, 1990. They lived on a farm in Lanark until moving to the Waupaca vicinity eight years ago.

Mrs. Doyle is survived by her husband; six daughters, Mrs. Julius (Mary) Becker, Rothschild, Mrs. Marvin (Grace) Dupuis, Mosinee; Mrs. Richard (Margaret) Davies, Waupaca; Mrs. Cecelia Pflieger, Portland, Ore., Mrs. Howard (Eileen) Seavers, Junction City, and Miss Monica Doyle, King; three sons, Francis, Joseph and Peter Jr., King; 25 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

A daughter died in infancy.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, September 28, 1959:

Mrs. Doyle's Funeral

Funeral services were held at St. Mary Magdalen's Catholic Church in Waupaca Friday for Mrs. Peter Doyle, 81, King, a former Town of Lanark resident who died last Tuesday.

The Rev. Michael S. Wasnewska officiated, and conducted burial rites in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lanark.

Pallbearers were John Doyle, Paul Doyle, Jerome Dupuis, Norbert Dupuis, Richard Davies Jr. and David Davies.

Relatives and friends attended from Portland, Ore., Madison, Horicon, Wisconsin Rapids, Wausau, Rothschild, Mosinee, Junction City, Stevens Point, Almond, Amherst and the Waupaca, King and Lanark vicinities.

Joseph J. Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, February 20, 1978. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Joseph J. Doyle

Joseph J. Doyle, 67, Route 5, Waupaca, a Portage County native, died Sunday morning at St. Michael's Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Waupaca. The Rev. Michael Clifford will officiate. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, town of Lanark.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Holly Funeral Home, Waupaca. A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m.

Mr. Doyle was born Dec. 19, 1910, in the town of Lanark, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Pete Doyle. He attended schools in Amherst and Waupaca, as well as the University of Wisconsin Agricultural School in Madison. He entered the Army in 1942 and served in the Pacific Theater until his discharge in 1945.

He married Esther Kraimer on Dec. 1, 1945, in Waupaca. The couple lived in King, where he was a fireman at the Wisconsin Veterans Home for 25 years. He retired as department captain in 1973.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Lawrence, Green Bay; one brother, Peter, Waupaca; four sisters, Mrs. Julius (Mary) Becker, Rothschild, Mrs. Marvin (Grace) Dupuis, Mosinee, Mrs. Howard (Eileen) Seavers, Junction City, and Monica Doyle, Waupaca; and two grandchildren.

An infant daughter, three sisters and a brother preceded him in death.

Peter M. Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Friday, July 31, 1981. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Peter Doyle

Peter Doyle, Route 2, Almond, died Thursday at St. Michael's Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are pending. Holly Funeral Home, Waupaca, is in charge of arrangements.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, August 1, 1981:

Doyle services

Funeral services for Peter M. Doyle will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, town of Lanark. The Rev. William Moeschler will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday at the Holly Funeral Home, Waupaca.

Mr. Doyle, 63, Route 2, Almond, died Thursday at St. Michael's Hospital.

He was born Sept. 15, 1917, in Lanark, a son of the late Peter and Ellen Doyle.

He married Hazel Basford June 27, 1942 in Albuquerque, N. M.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Dennis, Milwaukee, Peter, Sheboygan, and Edgar, Almond; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Jacqueline) May, Almond, Mrs. Dan (Vicki) Quimby, Redgranite, and Kathy Thorne, Almond; four sisters, Mrs. Julius (Mary) Becker, Rothschild, Mrs. Marvin (Grace) Dupuis, Mosinee, Mrs. Howard (Eileen) Seavers, Junction City, and Miss Monica Doyle, Waupaca; and 19 grandchildren.

Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Grace Doyle Dupuis

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Wednesday, August 26, 1992. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Grace Dupuis

Grace (Doyle) Dupuis, 86, Mosinee, died Monday, Aug. 17, 1992, at the Heritage Haven Care Center in Schofield. She had been a patient there since January.

Services for Mrs. Dupuis were held Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1992, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Mosinee.

Mrs. Dupuis was born. Aug. 11, 1906, in Lanark, a daughter of the late Peter and Ellen Doyle.

She attended Waupaca High School and Stevens Point Normal School. She taught elementary school in Portage and Marathon counties for 26 years.

Mrs. Dupuis then worked as a social worker for Marathon County until her retirement.

She was married to Marvin L. Dupuis June 26, 1928, in Lanark. He died Feb. 9, 1982.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran (sic) Church, St. Monica's Society and Stevens Point Area Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include two sons, Jerome and Norbert, both of Mosinee; two daughters, Charmaine Jenks, Columbus, Ohio, and Joan Marquard, Freeport, Ill.; three sisters, Mary Ecker, Rothschild, Eileen Seavers, Milladore, and Monica Doyle, Waupaca; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Blanche Ball Dougherty

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, October 23, 1925. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. James Dougherty

Amherst Advocate--Amherst people will be surprised to learn of the death of Mrs. James Dougherty, which occurred at Mendota last Friday, October 16, where she has been the past month due to a nervous breakdown.

Blanche Ball was born at Chippewa Falls, September 23, 1891. When seven years of age she was adopted by Mrs. Anna Danks of Colby and thereafter went by the name of Elsie Danks.

On March 21, 1906, she was united in marriage to James E. Dougherty and came to Lanark to reside, and the couple resided there and in this village up to the time of Mr. Dougherty's death which occurred three years ago. Two sons were born to this union, both of whom survive. Marion is at Milwaukee and Lyle is with his grandmother at Iron Mountain.

Following her husband's death, Mrs. Dougherty went to Chippewa Falls and had been there up to a month ago, when her mind became unbalanced by a nervous breakdown, and she was taken to the Mendota hospital. Death, however, was due to kidney trouble.

Services were held Tuesday at nine o'clock at Holy Ghost church at Chippewa Falls, and interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

James Dougherty

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, August 27, 1924. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

JAMES DOUGHERTY DIES AT AMHERST FUNERAL THURSDAY

Civil War Veteran and For Many Years a Resident in the Town of Lanark, Passes Away Tuesday

(Special to the Journal)

Amherst, Wis., Aug. 26---James Dougherty, a veteran soldier of the Civil war, passed away at his home on Pond street here Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock after an illness of several months.

Mr. Dougherty was born in Ohio January 12, 1846. When a lad of four years he moved with his parents to Bluegrass, Ia., where he resided until the Civil war broke out. Filled with a spirit of patriotism he ran away from home and enlisted in the 5th Iowa Cavalry, Co. E, at the age of 16. He served with this company until the close of the war.

He was disabled by illness and spent a short time in a hospital at Memphis Tenn., and in 1866 came to Stevens Point and later to the town of Lanark, where he purchased some land and laid the foundation for his home.

Mr. Dougherty was married to Miss Mary Ferris July 28, 1874, who died May 5, 1920.

They were the parents of nine children, six of whom survive. One son died in infancy, one daughter, Mrs. Jewell Young of Almond and a son James Dougherty, Jr., also preceded them in death.

Those who survive are: Mrs. Katherine Riley, Mrs. Rose Clinton, John and William Dougherty, all of Lanark, Mrs. Marguerite Otten of Milwaukee and Miss Vivian Dougherty, at home.

Mr. Dougherty was a faithful member of the G. A. R. and of the Catholic church. The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning at St. Patrick' church in Lanark, with burial in the parish cemetery.

He had been a resident of the village nearly four years, when he sold his farm and purchased the home on Pond street where he passed away. His wife was taken ill soon after their little home was made ready for them and their moving here was delayed from week to week, expecting she would recover, but she never lived to enter the new house.

From September 12, 1923, to May 17, 1924, he was a resident at the Veterans' Home at Waupaca and came here in May to spend a month's furlough. He was taken ill here and never recovered sufficiently to return to the Home.

Village residents will miss Mr. Dougherty from the community, although of late he had mingled but little with the people because of his illness.

Mary Ferris Dougherty

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, May 11, 1920. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

RESIDENT OF LANARK IS CALLED BY DEATH

Mrs. James Dougherty Dies While Husband and Daughter Wait for Her in New Home --

News of Amherst

Amherst, May 10--The report of the death of Mrs. James Dougherty, which occurred at her old home in Lanark last Wednesday, came as a shock to all, although many had known of her illness for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Dougherty sold their farm in Lanark this spring and had recently purchased a small home in the village, where they had planned to take life a little easier after their long active life on the farm. Mrs. Dougherty was ill at the time of the sale, but Mr. Dougherty and his daughter moved here, where they had their new home furnished and only waited for the time when the dear wife and mother could come to them and enjoy their home with them. For a few days, they felt encouraged over her progress and expected she could soon be moved. Then came a relapse and she grew gradually worse until the end came to relieve her suffering. Although but little known to us here, Mrs. Dougherty had the respect and love of the community where she had lived so long, and the family, which consists of the widowed husband and several children, have the heartfelt sympathy of a host of friends and neighbors in their sad loss.

The funeral took place Saturday at 10 a.m. from St. Patrick's Catholic church in Lanark.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, May 12, 1920:

Mrs. James Dougherty

The death of Mrs. James A. Dougherty, nee Mary Ferris, occurred May 5th at the homestead in the town of Lanark.

Mrs. Dougherty was a pioneer resident of the town of Lanark. She was born in Scranton, Pa., December 25, 1853, and came to Stevens Point in 1860, where she spent her early life. She was married to James A. Dougherty July 28, 1873. She had resided in Lanark since then.

Mrs. Dougherty leaves her husband and seven children, Wm. A., James E., John M., and Miss Vivian Dougherty, Mrs. A. Riley, Mrs. John Clinton, all of Lanark, and Mrs. Billy Otten, Milwaukee.

The funeral was held from St. Patrick's church Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and was conducted by the Rev. Father Esdepski.

Mrs. Dougherty was an estimable woman, and had many friends who will sadly miss her.

Vivian Dougherty

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, April 12, 1926. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Burial at Lanark

The remains of Miss Vivian Dougherty, former resident of Lanark and Amherst, who passed away at Isolation hospital, Milwaukee, last week were brought to Portage county on Tuesday evening and taken to the home of a brother, John Dougherty in Lanark.

Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's church Wednesday morning, Rev. Joseph Rauch offering up requiem mass. Interment followed in the adjoining cemetery beside a brother who passed away several years ago.

Surviving members of the family are two brothers and three sisters, William Dougherty of Cudahy, John of Lanark, Mrs. Anthony Riley of Neenah, Mrs. William Otten of Milwaukee and Mrs. John Clinton of Lanark.

Peter Richard Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, May 1, 1915. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Peter Doyle, former Stockton Man, Dies in Rhinelander

Some of the older residents of Portage county will remember Peter Doyle, who was born and raised in the town of Stockton, and they will be sorry to learn of his death which took place at his home, Rhinelander, last Monday evening, the result of stomach trouble.

Mr. Doyle was fifty-two years of age and he had lived in Rhinelander a quarter of a century. For over eight years he was in charge of the Oneida county poor farm. Surviving besides his wife and four children are three brothers, Thomas of Rhinelander, Lawrence of Wausau, and Michael of North Dakota; and six sisters, Mrs. Patrick Murphy of Duluth, Mrs. Thos. Carney of Winton, Minn., Mrs. Wm. Wood of Grant's Pass, Ore., Mrs. Wm. Gewald of Middleton, Wis., Miss Rennie Doyle of Duluth and Mrs. Will Dunn of Rhinelander. A number of relatives also reside in this county.

The funeral took place at Rhinelander Thursday.

Catherine Gray Dougherty

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, May 26, 1973. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Dougherty

Mrs. Catherine Dougherty, 96, Amherst, died at the Portage County Home at 9:15 p.m. on Friday.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Jungers Funeral Chapel at Amherst.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, May 29, 1973:

Dougherty Services

Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Dougherty, 96, Amherst, have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church, Amherst. The Rev. Emmett N. Faber will officiate, and burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Town of Lanark.

Visitation will be held after 4 p.m. today at the Jungers Funeral chapel, Amherst, where a general rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Mrs. Dougherty died Friday night at the Portage County Home.

Born Sept. 22, 1876, in Buena Vista, the former Catherine Gray was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Gray. She married William Dougherty at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lanark.

Mrs. Dougherty lived in Lanark, with the exception of a three-year residence in Cudahy, until her husband's death in 1947. She then lived with her son John in Milwaukee, until moving to Amherst in 1959. She then entered the Portage County Home in 1965.

Survivors include one son, John, California, and two grandsons.

Mrs. Dougherty was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Eileen M. Duggan

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, June 21, 1911. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mr. and Mrs. James Duggan, 331 Pine street mourn the death of their only daughter, Eileen M., who passed away this afternoon, age 7 months and 21 days. The cause of death is noted to have been broncho-pneumonia, one of the contributory causes being whooping cough. The child had been sick seven days.


Anna Gray Danks

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, December 16, 1938. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Anna Danks

Mrs. Anna Danks died at the Reuben Helbach home in the town of Almond Thursday afternoon at 2:50 o'clock. She was an aunt of Mrs. Helbach and made her home with the Helbach family. She had been in poor health for seven months, and confined in bed most of that time.

Mrs. Danks, whose maiden name was Anna Gray, was born in the town of Lanark on November 9, 1858, a daughter of John and Jane Gray. She resided at her parents' home until her marriage to Morgan Danks, at Marshfield, on September 12, 1880. Her husband, who died on February 11, 1905, was telegraph operator at Plover at the time of their marriage. They later lived at Palatine, Illinois, and at Colby, Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Danks conducted a photograph gallery at Colby for many years, until the time of his death. It was the first gallery at Colby. Mrs. Danks subsequently lived at New London, Stevens Point, and in the towns of Lanark, Buena Vista and Almond with the Helbach family.

Mr. and Mrs. Danks had no children. Her relatives include nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning at St. Patrick's church in Lanark, with Rev. Peter Banka of Plainfield officiating. The remains will be taken to New London for interment in the Most Precious Blood cemetery beside her husband. The rosary will be said Sunday evening at 8 o'clock at the Helbach home.

Alvarado Davenport

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, January 5, 1898. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Died in Kansas City

Alvarado Davenport, who will be remembered by many readers of this paper, died in Kansas City, Mo., about four weeks ago. Mr. Davenport spent a part of the summer, with his mother and brother, W. C., at Wausau, and also visited his cousins, Chas. Shortell and Mrs. L. A. Precourt, in Stockton and Buena Vista, for a few weeks. He was then in very delicate health, and not being able to stand this climate during the winter, started south in the early fall. After reaching Kansas City he became so weak that he could not proceed further, and death soon followed. The deceased was born and reared in Stevens Point, and the announcement of his death will be read with regrets by many of our citizens.


Frank Dzurdziela

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, April 2, 1910. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Frank Dzurdziela, an old resident of the town of Hull, passed away at his home a short distance east of Plover hills Saturday night, aged 70 years, after a long illness with Bright's disease. The deceased was born in Poland but came to this country 38 years ago. After a residence of eight years in Pennsylvania he settled on the farm which has ever since been his home. He leaves a widow and four sons and five daughters. He had served his town as supervisor for many years. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m., from St. Peter's church.