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Anna Riley Mahanna

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, July 1, 1903, page 8. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Wallace Mahanna

One of the saddest deaths that have occurred in the town of Buena Vista was the taking away of Mrs. Anna Mahanna, wife of Wallace Mahanna, which occurred at 3 o'clock in the afternoon on Friday, June 19th, after an illness of only about ten days with typhoid pneumonia. The deceased lady, whose maiden name was Miss Anna Riley, was born in the town of Lanark, this county, March 25, 1867, and was therefore in the 37th year of her age. She was married Apr. 22, 1896, to Wallace Mahanna, the ceremony being performed by Rev. E. P. Lorigan, and besides the husband, she leaves five little daughters, the oldest six years of age on the first of last April, and the youngest eight months old. She is also survived by two brothers, Thomas and Anthony Riley, of Lanark, and one sister, Kate, who is a sister in the Notre Dame convent in Milwaukee. This county had always been the home of the now deceased lady, and she was a woman much respected by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance, being devoted to home and family ties, and was a devout and sincere christian.

The funeral took place the following Sunday afternoon from the Lanark Catholic church, Rev. M. Klosowski officiating, and the pallbearers were J. H. Delaney, J. A. Jordan, John Ryan, Wm. Atkinson, Patrick Sullivan and Edwin Lea.


Marie K. Mahanna

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, May 16, 1908. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

On Sunday afternoon Marie Mahanna, daughter of Wallace Mahanna, died at her home in this village from an attack of the measles. She was sick but a very short time and her death was a great surprise and a great loss to her parents and many friends. The funeral was held from the Catholic church at Lanark Tuesday morning.

Wallace Bartholomew Mahanna

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, November 2, 1923. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Wallace Mahanna

Amherst Advocate - Wallace Mahanna, who has been critically ill since an operation the latter part of last June, died at his home on Mill street, October 29. Mr. Mahanna was taken ill some time in May and in June his condition became so serious that he was taken to St. Mary's hospital at Oshkosh, where an operation was resorted to in hopes that it might benefit him. The operation, however, did not seem to help of all that could be done.

Wallace Mahanna was born in the town of Buena Vista, May 28, 1861, where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage to Miss Anna Riley, April 21, 1896, and five children were born to this union, four of whom survive. Marie passed away at the age of 11 years. The surviving children are Mrs. Helen Brathovde of this village, Mrs. Bessie Maslowski of Galloway and the Misses Isabelle and Jessie Mahanna. The mother died on June 17, 1903. On October 1905, Mr. Mahanna was united in marriage to Miss Nora Doyle of Stockton, who survives her husband. Deceased is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Joseph Ball of Tomahawk, who has been here for some time assisting in caring for him. Mr. Mahanna is also survived by one grandchild, Margaret Ann Maslowski.

For a number of years Mr. Mahanna engaged in farming in Buena Vista and later moved to this village where he has since resided. He has been engaged in the livery business and conducted a sale barn on Mill street for many years. As a horseman he was widely known throughout this section of the state. Wallace was of a congenial disposition and had a host of friends, who with his family will miss him sadly.

The funeral will be held tomorrow morning, Friday, with services at St. Patrick's church, Lanark, at 10:00 o'clock. Rev. Father Gehl will officiate. The remains will be laid to rest in the family lot in St. Patrick's cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, November 3, 1923:

WALLACE MAHANNA'S FUNERAL AT LANARK

Madley, Lanark, Nov. 2--The funeral of Wallace Mahanna of Amherst was held here at St. Patrick's church, Friday morning. Miss Jessie Lea, who teaches at Tomahawk, came home to attend the funeral of her father, Mr. Mahanna.


Elizabeth Ryan Maloney

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, February 17, 1958. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Former Regent, Mrs. Maloney, is Dead At 82

A former State College regent who studied at three of the colleges in the system, Mrs. Louis M. Maloney, 82, of 1017 Main St., died at 9:50 a.m. today in St. Michael's Hospital.

Mrs. Maloney entered the hospital as a patient last Wednesday. She had been in ill health for the past year.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Burial will be in the spring in St. Stephen's Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Crosby Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Prayers will be recited there as follows:

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. -- Catholic Women's Club.

Wednesday, 7 p.m. -- Knights of Columbus. Mr. Maloney is a Fourth Degree member.

Wednesday, 8:15 p.m. -- General rosary.

The former Elizabeth Ryan was born in Custer Sept. 8, 1875, a daughter of the late Michael and Bridget Ryan. She attended schools in Mellen and Butternut.

Afterward, she studied at the University of Minnesota and River Falls State Teachers College. She then taught in Wausau and Hurley public schools and tutored a private pupil for four years in Fond du Lac.

Prior to her marriage, she was a teacher in the Minneapolis, Minn. school system.

She was married in Minneapolis to Mr. Maloney June 21, 1909. The couple lived afterward in Fond du Lac for two years. While there, Mrs. Maloney was a student at Oshkosh State Teachers College.

They moved to Stevens Point in the spring of 1911. The Maloney family home has been at the present address since February, 1912.

Mrs. Maloney completed her education at Central State Teachers College, having been graduated here in 1915. However, she never pursued her teaching career after her marriage.

She served as a State (Teachers) College regent from 1925 until 1930.

Mrs. Maloney was a member of St. Stephen's parish, St. Anne's Altar Society of the parish, the Catholic Woman's Club, Stevens Point Woman's Club, the Grand International Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the Pacilli High School Home and School Association.

Surviving are her husband, a retired Soo Line engineer; a son, John, Dayton, Ohio; and a granddaughter.

Mrs. Maloney was the last surviving member of a family of 10 children. She had seven sisters and two brothers.


Evelyn Drapes Mancheski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, July 31, 1993. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Evelyn Mancheski

Evelyn M. Mancheski, 81, 832 Second St., died early Friday morning, July 30, 1993, at St. Michael’s Hospital. She had been a patient there for one day.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Peter Catholic Church. The Rev. Gerald Fisher will officiate and burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Sunday at the Dzikoski/Pisarski Funeral Home. The general rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A memorial will be established in her name.

She was born Sept. 11, 1911, in Stevens Point, a daughter of John and Katherine (Hintz) Drapes. She attended local schools. She was married to Paul H. Mancheski on Sept. 17, 1932, in Iowa. The couple settled in Stevens Point and lived at the present address for 51 years. He died in 1974. She and her husband operated the Northside Bakery and the Automatic Coin Machine Service for many years. She was employed for a number of years at local women’s clothing stores. She enjoyed cooking and visiting with family and friends.

Survivors include a son, James, 3901 Simonis Street; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, a daughter, three brothers, three sisters and a granddaughter.


Agnes Betker Marchel

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, July 27, 1964. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Severin Marchel

Mrs. Agnes Marchel, 67, Racine, wife of Severin Marchel, former operator of the Jordan Tavern in the Town of Hull, died Saturday morning at St. Mary's Hospital in Racine.

The Marchels have lived at Racine for the past five years. Mrs. Marchel had been in ill health for a number of years.

She was born Jan. 18, 1897, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Betker.

On June 26, 1922, she married Severin Marchel at St. Stanislaus' Catholic Church. They settled at Jordan after their marriage, operating the tavern there until moving to Racine.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Theodore, West Bend; four daughters, Mrs. George (Angeline) Veronke and Mrs. George (Jean) Fuchs, Racine, Miss Aurelle, at home, and Mrs. Ronald (Emily) Mack, Racine; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. John (Martha) Yulga, 332 ½ Stanley St., Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Basinski, 918 Briggs St., and Mrs. Jack (Sophie) Sobczak, Milwaukee; and four brothers, Theodore and Julius Betker, Town of Hull, Frank Betker, Milwuakee, and Felix Betker, Racine.

Her parents, three infant children, a sister and a brother preceded her in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Polonia. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dzikoski Funeral Home.

Christine Brezinski Martin

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, May 16, 1987. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Christine Martin

Mrs. Christine Martine, 84, Sheboygan, a former Stevens Point resident, died Thursday afternoon at the Metropolitan Center in Minneapolis.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Conception Church in Sheboygan. Burial will be in the Guardian Angel Cemetery in Stevens Point.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home, Sheboygan. A vigil service will be at 5:30 p.m.

Mrs. Martin was born July 24, 1902 in Stevens Point, daughter of the late Stanley and Florentine Brezinski. She attended schools here.

She was married to John Arthur Martin in 1947. He preceded her in death in 1972.

Survivors include one son, Jim Wenske, Sheboygan; and two brothers, Ben Brezinski, Chicago, and Chester Brezinski, Hazelhurst, Ga.

She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.


Helen M. Van Order Maslowski

Reprinted from the Portage County Gazette, Friday, February 4, 2000, page 6. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Helen M. Maslowski

Helen M. "Granny" (Van Order) Maslowski, 91, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at River Pines Center, where she resided since December 1994.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen Catholic Church with the Rev. Daniel Kozlowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Martin's Cemetery in Ellis.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel and from 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home until the services. The general rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Mrs. Maslowski was born June 28, 1908 in Hansboro, N. D., a daughter of the later Myron and Lena (Sossong) Van Oder.

She moved to Stevens Point at the age of 6 and attended Pulaski School and Emerson High School. She then worked at the Weber Fly Factory.

She was married to Louis Maslowski on Oct. 3, 1932, at St. Stephen Catholic Church. He died Jan. 9, 1983. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, Maurita (Neufrey) Kedrowski, Stevens Point; one son, Thomas (Carol), Stevens Point; 10 grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 13 great-stepgrandchildren; and seven great-great-stepgrandchildren.


Margaret McCarthy

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, June 30, 1883. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Died, of measles, on Sunday, the 17th day of June, Miss Margaret, daughter of Charles and Catherine McCarthy. The funeral, at which a very large circle of friends and acquaintances attended, took place on Tuesday, her remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery at Custer. The deceased was an unusually intelligent young lady, possessed of every virtue necessary to make her worthy of a high reward in that beautiful home where the weary shall find rest and happiness forever. The bereaved family has the sympathy of their many friends.


Sarah Timlin McClone

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, June 22, 1926. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Sarah McClone

Mrs. Sarah McClone passed from life at 4:20 o'clock Monday afternoon at her home at 824 Normal avenue after an illness lasting several weeks. Funeral services will be held from St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning, Rev. James C. Hogan in charge. Burial will take place beside her father and mother in the parish cemetery of St. Patrick's church at Lanark.

Sarah Timlin was born at Lanark on March 26, 1869 and was therefore 57 years old. After her marriage to Edward McClone in 1889, they resided in New London for several years, coming to Stevens Point 23 years ago.

Mrs. McClone leaves three daughters, Mrs. G. A. Coy and Miss Marie McClone of Laurel, Mont., Miss Helen McClone at home, and three sisters, Mrs. Edward Stinson, Mrs. William Loftis and Mrs. Henry Stinson, all of Lanark. Mrs. McClone was affiliated with the Royal Neighbor ledge and with the Altar society of St. Stephen's church.

Mrs. McCoy has been with her mother for the past three weeks and Miss Marie came from Laurel about one week ago. She is employed by the Northern Pacific railroad company at Laurel.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, June 23, 1926:

Mrs. McClone's Funeral

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Sarah McClone, who died at her home at 824 Normal avenue Monday afternoon, were held from St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock this morning. Requiem high mass was offered by Rev. James C. Hogan. The remains were taken to Lanark, where a short prayer service was held. Rev. George Weix, assistant at St. St. Stephen's church, officiating. Burial followed beside of the parents of the deceased, in the parish cemetery of St. Patrick's church at Lanark.

Pall bearers were A. J. Cunneen, James J. Glennon, M. J. Rosch, Joseph Schoettel, Frank M. Glennon and John C. Leary.


John Richardson McDonald

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Friday, July 25, 1919, page 7.

Death Claims Old Resident

John R. McDonald Answers Finals Summons at His Home on St. Louis Avenue on Tuesday Evening

Old Age Cause of His Death

Deceased Came to Stevens Point 42 Years Ago and Had Since Resided Here

John R. McDonald, a pioneer resident of Stevens Point and Portage county, was called by death at his home on St. Louis avenue at 11:40 o'clock Tuesday night.  Old age had caused a general decline in his condition during the past five years, although he had not been confined to his bed.  An attack of dysentery with which he was afflicted two weeks ago weakened his condition and was contributory in hastening the end.  After retiring at 8 o'clock on Tuesday evening, his condition became alarming and a physician was at once summoned, but he passed away shortly after midnight.

Born in St. Helena

John Richardson McDonald was born on the Island of St. Helena 81 years ago last July 16.  His father was a commissary sergeant in the Scottish Highlanders and went to Jamestown, Africa, seven years later, his son accompanying him there.  The latter returned to Scotland at the age of 11 years and enrolled in the Edinburgh Normal school at Edinburgh, graduating at the age of 18 years.

His Business Career

John R. McDonald came to Canada at the age of 20 years and accepted a position as chief accountant for one of the Canadian railroads.  He served in that capacity for several years, and then became register of deeds in the province there. Leaving Canada, he came to Auburndale, Wis., and located on a homestead, where he remained for one year, coming to Stevens Point 42 years ago.  He compiled the first set of abstracts in Portage county for the late Almanson Eaton.  A little later he was probate clerk for Judge J.R. Kingsbury.  This was in the early eighties.  He was afterwards appointed county treasurer to fill out an unexpired term, after which he was elected to the office for one term.

Formed Abstract Books

While serving as county treasurer, Mr. McDonald founded the abstract books now owned by R. K. McDonald, his son.  When his term of office expired the deceased entered into business for himself under the name of J. R. McDonald.  He was actively engaged until five years ago, then retiring because of declining health.

Mr. McDonald was married in Canada in 1867 to Anna Kay.  His wife and the following children survive: Mrs. M.C. Durkle, Superior avenue; George K. McDonald, Superior avenue; Mrs. F.E. Taggert, Junction City; Robert K. McDonald, St. Louis avenue, and John W. McDonald, Biron, Wis.  One sister, Miss Jane S. McDonald, and one half-brother, Ronald McDonald, both of Lasswade, Scotland, also survive.

Funeral Thursday

Funeral services were held from the home of the deceased on Thursday evening at 7 o'clock, burial following in Forest cemetery.  Rev. James Blake officiated.

The deceased held a wide circle of friends and acquaintances in central Wisconsin, all of whom will learn with regret of his death.

(See also his Biography)


Brittie Corrigan McFadin

Reprinted from The Hamilton Bustler, Hamilton, Texas, Thursday, January 7, 1909. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

SAD DEATH IN OKLAHOMA

Former Hamilton County Lady Passes to Her Reward

Prof. J. E. Corrigan to-day received a telegram conveying the news of the death of his oldest daughter, Mrs. Jas. S. McFadin in which sad event occurred at the family home, Hollis, Harmon Co., Oklahoma, Wednesday night, January 6th, 1909. Prof. Corrigan and family left at once for Hico to meet the body but at the hour of going to press we have been unable to ascertain whether interment will occur here or at Hico. Deceased was raised at Hico, but her parents now reside at Hamilton.

Mrs. McFadin, is better known in Hamilton by her maiden name--Miss Brittie Corrigan--and a large number of friends here deeply deplore her sad death, and sincerely sympathize with the bereaved loved ones.

Reprinted from The Hollis Post-Herald, Hollis, Harmon Co., Oklahoma, Thursday, January 7, 1909:

Mrs. McFadin Dead

About 10:30 o'clock last night Dr. J. S. McFadin heard his wife calling; and when he reached her bedside she was struggling with death. The doctor at once called J. N. DeLamar's folks to help, but before they could respond the death angel had come and gone, it had lain it's cold, icy fingers upon her soul, and borne it heavenward.

It has been about three months since Mrs. McFadin stood an operation, and seemed to be doing well, so well that no uneasiness was felt by her friends or even the Doctor.

Mrs. McFadin leaves a host of friends here who mourn their loss. She was a worthy member of the Baptist church.

Her sorrowing husband and little daughter to with her today to Hamilton, Texas, where loved ones are waiting for her.

Dr. McFadin and family are warm friends of the Post-Herald and we bow our heads in deep sorrow and sympathy.

Reprinted from Unidentified Hamilton Co., Texas newspaper, clipping owned by Maurice C. Ryan (identified in 2005 as The Hamilton Bustler, Hamilton, Texas, Thursday, January 14, 1909):

"A Card

Words with us are inadequate to express our keen and heartfelt appreciation to the people of Hamilton for practically demonstrated kindness during our recent heart breaking sorrow, the death and burial of our beloved daughter wife and sister, Brittie Corrigan McFadin. Your earnest and yearning sympathy have greatly touched our hearts and bound us by strong cords of love, which makes us feel that we and all we have are yours to command at any time. May God in His mercy and goodness do unto you and yours as we are unable to do, is the earnest prayer of

Truly yours,

J. E. Corrigan & Family

Dr. J. S. McFadin & Baby

B. M. McFadin & Family"

Reprinted from The Hamilton Bustler, Hamilton, Texas, Thursday, January 14, 1909:

BURIAL OF MRS. BRITTIE McFADIN

The body of Mrs. Brittie Corrigan-McFadin, whose death at Hollis, Harmon Co., Oklahoma, on Wednesday, January 6th was mentioned in these columns last week, arrived here and was buried at the old Hamilton Cemetery, Sunday, January 10, 1909, in the presence of a large number of heart-broken relatives and sorrowing friends.

Deceased was born at Carlton, Texas, May 28, 1882; was reared at Hico graduating from the public school there, in May 1909. She was married December 30, 1904, to Dr. James S. McFadin, and to them one child, a boy, now in his fourth year, was born to bless their union.

Deceased was a Christian woman, loved and admired by all who knew her. In describing Christian and hopeful coming to the Celestial City, John Bunyan wrote: "Now I saw in my dream that these two went in at the gate and, lo! as they entered, they were transfigured; and then had raiment put on, that shown like gold. Then I heard in my dream that all the bells in the city rang for joy, and it was said unto them, 'Enter ye unto the joy of you Lord,' and after that they shut up the gates, which when I had seen, I wished myself among them. They go from strength to strength, from joy to joy forever."

So this life has passed into the joy of her Lord, the memory of her life must prove a perpetual inspiration.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, January 27, 1909:

Mrs. Brittie Corrigan McFadin

Relatives and friends in this city, county and locality are pained to learn of the death of Mrs. Brittie Corrigan McFadin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. E. Corrigan, of Hamilton, Texas, which occurred at Hollis, Harmon Co., Oklahoma, Jan. 6th, and the remains were taken to Hamilton for interment. The deceased young lady visited here in company with her father, a former Stevens Pointer, four years ago last summer, making many friends by her gentle, unassuming and intelligent manner. She was a native of Texas, born at Carlton, May 28, 1882, and was married to Dr. J. S. McFadin, Dec. 30, 1904. The Hamilton Herald of the 15th closed its obituary with the following beautiful eulogy:

'The people of Hamilton who were fortunate enough to know her can testify to her gentle, dignified and consecrated Christian character, and their hearts go out in sympathy to the father and mother, the devoted husband, and the little motherless boy, to the sister and brothers and other relatives who will miss her tender, loving embrace, her sweet, kindly advice and help, and her cheerful presence in their home. What a sad thing it is to give up one whose life is so full of richness to all with whom she came in contact. She was in apparent good health, when suddenly she is stricken with heart failure, and with a smile on her face she steps boldly down into the chilly waters, there to grasp the hand of her Savior whom she loved and served and who would guide her safely into that home where death and sadness never come. But what a joy and satisfaction to know that she is at rest, and that one day when the curtains are lifted and the gates of the New Jerusalem are open wide, we will again meet our loved ones and that together we will forever dwell with Him who said "I am the Resurrection and the Life."

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, January 30, 1909:

DIED IN OKLAHOMA

Announcement has been received of the death of Mrs. Brittie Corrigan McFadin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Corrigan of Hamilton, Hamilton Co., Texas, who passed away at Hollis, Harmon Co., Okla., on Jan. 6. The deceased was nearly 27 years of age and married to Dr. J. S. McFadin in 1904. She visited here with her father to attend the Old White School reunion. She was a niece of Mrs. John R. Means of this city and has other relatives in the county. The interment was made at Hamilton.


Alice Clark McHugh

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, February 17, 1926. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Alice McHugh

The last member of a family long prominent in the development of Stevens Point and Portage county passed from life Tuesday evening when Mrs. Alice McHugh, widow of the late James D. McHugh, expired at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. J. Heffron, 406 Ellis street.

Mrs. McHugh suffered an attack of grippe last week and on Sunday she developed pneumonia and because of her constitution being weakened, it was realized that she might not survive. The patient maintained her mental faculties until almost the last moment, however.

Alice Clark, the youngest in a family of ten sons and daughters, was born at Utlen, New York, 83 years ago on New Year's day. The Clarks moved to Wisconsin when she was a small child, and she was married at Montello in 1864 to James D. McHugh, who was engaged in lumbering and for many years was regarded as one of the most expert pilots on the Wisconsin river and its tributaries.

The couple lived in this city for a long time, later moving to Schofield and then to a farm in the town of Stockton. Mr. and Mrs. McHugh again took up their residence in Stevens Point 24 years ago and the husband expired here in August, 1915. Surviving are two sons, Charles McHugh of this city and Dr. Frank McHugh of Ontonagon, Mich., and two daughters, Mrs. Heffron and Mrs. Arthur P. Smith, both of Stevens Point. There are four grandchildren, including J. J. Heffron, Jr., now in Florida.

Three of Mrs. McHugh's brothers were also pioneers of this section and one of them, the late Owen Clark, served this city as its mayor for several terms. Frank Clark, Sr., passed away quite a number of years ago and the other brother, Michael Clark, more recently.

Burial services will be held from St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock Thursday morning, interment to follow in the parish cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, February 18, 1926:

Mrs. McHugh Laid to Rest

Friends to the number of several hundred attended funeral services for the late Mrs. Alice McHugh, held at St. Stephen's church this morning, Rev. James C. Hogan officiating. The remains of this pioneer were then taken to the parish cemetery and laid beside her husband, James D. McHugh, who expired ten years ago. Pallbearers were John E. Leahy, Dr. G. M. Houlehan, C. E. Van Hecke, M. O'Keefe, John C. Leary and Bernard McAuliffe.

The relatives from out of town included Dr. and Mrs. F. W. McHugh of Ontonagon, Mich., Miss Bertha Clark of Waupaca, Mrs. Daniel O'Connell and Mrs. Margaret Murphy of Montello.

In naming Mrs. McHugh's now deceased brothers, Wednesday's Journal unintentionally omitted to mention the late John Clark, husband of Mrs. Geraldine Bliss Clark and father of Ray and Charles H. Clark of this city.


Bridget Heffron McHugh

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, April 13, 1909. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. WILLIAM McHUGH

Former Resident of This City and Stockton Passes Away at Bath, S. D.

A telegram from Bath, S. D. was received at 11 o'clock Monday night by Mrs. J. J. Heffron announcing the death of Mrs. William McHugh at her farm home near that village during the evening. About a week ago a letter was received from her children stating that their mother was ill with pneumonia but nothing more having been heard from them it was supposed that she was not in a dangerous condition. Therefore the announcement of her death came as a great surprise and shock to the relatives here.

The deceased, whose maiden name was Bridget Heffron, was born in the town of Stockton and would be 41 years old on June 2. She grew to womanhood on the old farm and was married at an early age to John Morrissey. Thereafter they went to live in the south, Mr. Morrissey dying a few years later in Louisiana. After his death she returned north and made her home for a short time in this city. In 1902 she was married to William McHugh, a prominent young farmer of the town of Stockton, and a few months later they left for South Dakota to seek a permanent home and located on a fine farm at Bath, nine miles from Aberdeen, where they were very happy and prosperous. Mrs. McHugh was seriously ill for several months two years ago but afterward fully recovered and only about two weeks ago wrote to her sisters here that she had never felt better in her life.

She is survived by her husband and family of four children, Grace McHugh, aged 14, a daughter of Mr. McHugh by a former marriage, Agnes and May Morrissey, aged 13 and 11, and Myron McHugh, aged 3. Another son, Daniel McHugh, passed away in January, aged 5. She also leaves three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. William Black, Miss Nora Heffron and Mrs. D. S. Rice of this city, Martin Heffron of Stockton, Daniel of Chicago and John J. Heffron of this city.

The funeral arrangements have not been completed but it is presumed that the body will be brought here for interment. Her brother, Dan, left Chicago for Bath on an early train this morning.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 14, 1909:

The funeral of Mrs. William McHugh who died Monday at Bath, S. D., will be held at Aberdeen, S. D., at 11 o'clock Thursday morning. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Heffron, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Heffron and Mrs. D. S. Rice left for Aberdeen on the early train this morning.


Daniel McHugh

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, January 13, 1909. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DEATH OF DANIEL McHUGH

The sympathy of many friends at their old home in this county will be extended Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McHugh of Bath, S. Dak., in the death of their six year old son, Daniel, who passed away last Thursday. He was ill for a month with abscess of the lungs, but hopes were entertained for his recovery as late as last Wednesday. The boy's uncle, Dr. D. S. Rice, of this city, was called to South Dakota the first of last week to consul with the attending physician and when he left there Monday the little sufferer appeared much better. Bath is located a few miles from Aberdeen, where Mr. McHugh owns a large farm.

Honora Collins McHugh

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, December 15, 1917. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Joseph McHugh

Word has been received in the city announcing the death of Mrs. Joseph McHugh, a former resident of the town of Stockton, which occurred at Aberdeen, S. D., on November 28, at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Grace Martin, where she had been spending several weeks. The home of the deceased lady was on a farm near Aberdeen. Death was caused by a complication of diseases. She was injured internally several weeks before her death in a fall down a flight of stairs and this in part brought on her weakened condition. She was 82 years of age.

The maiden name of Mrs. McHugh was Miss Nora Collins and she was married to Joseph McHugh more than 50 years ago. They then lived at Stockton until 1905, going from this vicinity to Aberdeen. Mr. McHugh died at Aberdeen last February.

Surviving relatives include two sons and two daughters, as follows: James W., William, Miss Rose and Miss Alice McHugh, all of Aberdeen.

The funeral was held at Aberdeen the latter part of last week.


James McHugh

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, July 23, 1881. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of an Aged Citizen

This week another old resident, and perhaps the most aged person in the county, has passed away. We refer to the death of Mr. James McHugh, which occurred at the residence of his son, Joseph McHugh, of Stockton, with whom his last days were spent. Deceased was the first settler on Rolling Prairie in this county, and at the time of his death was in the 87th year of his age. He died of a cancer which had broken out in one of his legs.

James D. McHugh

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, August 31, 1916. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

AGED RIVER PILOT DIES

James McHugh, Riverman and Farmer, Passes Away

James D. McHugh, one of Stevens Point's pioneer log drivers and river pilots, passed away at the family home, 207 Pine street, Wednesday afternoon at 5:45 o'clock. Death was due to the debility of old age.

Mr. McHugh was born in Bangor, Me., in 1837, being seventy-nine years of age at the time of his death. He moved from Bangor when a young boy and went to Chicago where he stayed a short time after which he came to Wisconsin, locating in this city. While located here he took up river piloting and ran logs all the way down the Mississippi river to New Orleans. He made as many as eighty-nine trips to the Gulf of Mexico during his lifetime.

In 1847 Mr. McHugh was united in marriage to Miss Alice Clark, the ceremony being performed in this city. A few years later they moved to Stockton where they located on a farm. There the family resided for thirty years, after which they returned to this city where they have made their home ever since. After removing to this city Mr. McHugh retired from steady work. He had been ailing since last Christmas but had only been confined to his bed for the past twelve days.

Mr. McHugh is survived by his wife and four children who are Mrs. J. J. Heffron, Miss Grace McHugh and Charles McHugh of this city and Dr. F. L. McHugh of Ontonagon, Mich.

The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Stephen's church with interment following in St. Stephen's cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Portage Co., Wisconsin, Wednesday, September 6, 1916:

THE LAST OF THE PILOTS

Jas. D. McHugh, Early Day Riverman, dies at His Home in This City Last Week

During the days that lumbering was the principal industry in central and northern Wisconsin, the occupation of a raftsman was that followed by hundreds of sturdy men of those days and many who thoroughly mastered this art were promoted to positions of pilot or commander of fleets of lumber transported to southern markets by way of the Wisconsin, Mississippi and other rivers. One of the most capable of the early day pilots was James D. McHugh, whose death at 5:45 o'clock last Wednesday evening removes the last of these rivermen from this immediate vicinity.

Mr. McHugh passed away at his home, 207 Pine street, after an illness of eight months. About Christmas time last year he was taken with hardening of the arteries, followed by a general breakdown caused by advanced years. He was confined to his bed for a period of twelve days and for the last three days was in a comatose condition. Death, therefore, came as a welcome relief to his sufferings.

Jas. D. McHugh was born at Bangor, Penobscot Co., Maine, 78 years ago last October. When yet a boy of fifteen years he came west with his father, locating in Chicago a short time and thence to this section, the father and son getting employment at Knowlton. A few years later the other members of the family followed and all were residents of Stevens Point or immediate vicinity until their deaths.

"Jimmie" had only reached his twentieth milestone when he became a river pilot and he made several trips each season to St. Louis and other southern points for a period of nearly thirty years. In 1881 he decided to follow the less hazardous life of a farmer and purchased land in Stockton township, where the family lived until their return to this city fourteen years ago.

October 20, 1864, Mr. McHugh was married to Miss Alice Clark and to them were born six children, a son and daughter dying in infancy. The survivors are Charles McHugh, who had been located at Okauchee Lake for several years; Mrs. J. J. Heffron of the city, Dr. Frank W. McHugh of Ontonagon, Mich., and Miss Grace McHugh, who is at home.

Although of a quiet disposition, the now deceased gentleman had a faculty of making and retaining many friends, and to the older people especially the announcement of his death was received with deep regret.

Funeral services were conducted by Father Rice at St. Stephen's church last Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, after which the remains were borne to their last resting place in the parish cemetery. The pallbearers John Leahy, M. Cassidy, Martin Heffron, Anthony Lally, W. J. Delaney and Jos. E. Leonard.

Relatives who came from a distance included Dr. and Mrs. McHugh of Ontonagon, Mrs. Kate McHugh, Jas. McHugh and Mrs. Mary Griffin of Fond du Lac, Mrs. John Wallen of Duluth, Jas. C. and Miss Hallie McHugh of Aberdeen, S. Dak., Mrs. Alice O'Brien, Miss Hallie O'Brien, Miss Lulu Campion, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Campion and Mrs. Richard Vaughn of Montello.


Jennie McHugh

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, November 20, 1880. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

McHUGH--in this city, Friday November 5, 1880, of diphtheritic croup, Jennie McHug, aged 5 years.


Joseph McHugh

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, February 14, 1917. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DIES AT ABERDEEN

Joseph McHugh, Early Pioneer of This County, Passes Away in South Dakota.

Joseph McHugh, for many years owner of one of the best farms in Stockton township, south of Custer, but who moved to Aberdeen, S. Dak., some ten years or more ago, died at a hospital in Aberdeen on Feb. 3 and was buried the following Monday. Mr. McHugh had been in failing health for a long time and last fall had a threatened attack of pneumonia. Two weeks before his death the gentleman was taken with an acute attack of kidney trouble, for which an operation was performed, but because of his advanced age and generally weakened condition he failed to rally.

Mr. McHugh was upwards of eighty years of age and although always of an apparently frail constitution he withstood the pioneer days of Portage county and developed the fine property in Stockton. Since going west he had lived a retired life on a farm operated by his two sons, Wm. and James McHugh. This land is located just beyond the western limits of Aberdeen. Surviving members of his immediate family are the widow, the sons above named and two daughters, Misses Rose and Hallie McHugh. He also leaves two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The many old friends in this vicinity will be grieved to learn of his death and extend sympathy to the mourners.


Katherine Dawson McHugh

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, March 23, 1898. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Wm. McHugh

A brief telephone message from Custer announces the death of Mrs. William McHugh of Stockton, which occurred at 7 o'clock this morning. The cause of death was pneumonia, from which she had been suffering for the past nine days. Mrs. McHugh was a daughter of Michael Dawson and at the time of her death was aged 29 years and 11 months.

Prior to her marriage Mrs. McHugh, whose maiden name was Katherine Dawson, taught school in this and Marathon counties. Mr. and Mrs. McHugh were married in 1893 and she is survived by her husband and one daughter, now nearly four years of age. The surviving members of her own family are her mother and three brothers and five sisters, Dennis Dawson of Merrill, Mrs. P. O'Meara of this city, Alice, a teacher at Merrill and Miss Annie, Nellie and Bridgett, and John of Stockton and Michael of Wausau.

The funeral will take place from St.. Mary's church, Stockton at 10 o'clock on Saturday morning, Rev. J. A. Bourgmeyer officiating.

Mrs. Thomas Grooms and Miss Rosie McHugh, sisters of Mr. McHugh, will come down tomorrow to attend the funeral.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, March 26, 1898:

Funeral of Mrs. Wm. McHugh

The funeral of the late Mrs. Wm. McHugh of Stockton, was held from St.. Mary's Catholic church at Custer at 10 o'clock this morning, the service being conducted by Rev. J. A. Bourgmeyer. The procession which followed the body to the grave was one of the largest ever seen in Stockton. The people from the whole country side, and many from the city as well, turned out to pay their respects to the dead. The pall bearers were John Higgins, Michael O'Keefe, John O'Keefe, Martin Welch, A. Breitenstein and Chas. McHugh.


Owen McHugh

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, July 26, 1890. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mr. Owen McHugh died at the home of his son, in the town of Stockton last Tuesday. It will be remembered that on the Thursday before, Mr. McHugh fell through an open cellar door in J. P. Leonard's grocery and from which he received several bruises. Medical assistance was procured and at the time it was thought that the accident would not terminate seriously. But McHugh being very aged was not able to overcome the shock and died at about 8:30 o'clock. At the time of his death Mr. McHugh was eighty-eight years of age. He was born in County Donegal, Ireland, and came to this county in 1854, where he has since resided as one of its most respected and reliable citizens. He leaves two sons, James and Owen, Jr., both intelligent and industrious gentlemen, and one daughter, Mrs. Owen McGrath, who lives at Blackfoot City, Montana. The funeral was held on Thursday, at 9 o'clock a.m. in the Catholic church at Stockton, Rev. Father Geissler officiating.


Dorothy Cawley McKie

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, January 12, 1959. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Dorothy McKie

Mrs. Dorothy McKie, 48, North Chicago, Ill., a former student at Central State College, died Friday in Waukegan, Ill.

She was the former Dorothy Cawley of Wausau.

Funeral services for Mrs. McKie, a teacher in North Chicago, were held this morning at St. James' Catholic Church in Wausau.

She is survived by a son, a brother and two sisters.


Letitia Blanche Means McNeil

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, January 10, 1912. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Blanche Means McNeill and John D. Collins Answer Final Summons

One of the saddest deaths we have been called upon to record for many months is that of Blanche Means McNeill, wife of W. Roy McNeill and younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Means, which took place at the Means home, 112 N. Division street, at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Mr. and Mrs. McNeill and baby son spent the holidays with the gentleman's parents at Grand Rapids, returning here last week Tuesday, and it was not until Thursday that the lady complained of not feeling well. She took to her bed that afternoon and failed rapidly until the end, although her condition was not considered alarming until late Monday evening. She suffered with the rare ailment known as hemical rheumatism, or a bursting of the small arteries in the body.

Letitia Blanche Means was born at Hurley, Iron Co., Wis., 24 years ago the 27th of next April. The family moved here sixteen years ago, when Blanche enrolled as a student at St. Stephen's parochial school, remaining there until she completed the eighth grade. The next four years were devoted to study at the High school, from which she graduated with the class of 1905. The young lady then attended our Normal and completed the full course in June, 1907. July 22d of this latter year she was married at Park Falls to Mr. McNeill, but had since devoted a portion of two years to teaching, having charge of classes at Peshtigo, Wis., and Usk, Wash. She returned from the west the first of last May and Mr. McNeill came back here in the fall. Their only child will be six months of age next Saturday.

Mrs. McNeill was the possessor of exceptional mental ability, being able to grasp problems with little or no apparent effort, and had a very retentive memory. Personally she was well liked by all who knew her and the announcement of her death comes as a distinct shock. Besides the husband, baby son and parents, she leaves one sister, Miss Florence Means, a trained nurse who had been at Portage for several weeks, but returned home last evening, and a brother, Austin Means, clerk in the Prince Albert hotel at Port Arthur, Canada.

Because of the excessively cold weather and consequent delay in train service, it will be impossible for Austin Means to return here. The funeral will therefore be held at St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock Thursday morning, with interment in the parish cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, January 13, 1912:

Announcement of the death of Mrs. Roy McNeil, which occurred at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Means, 112 North Division street at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday, will be unexpectedly and sorrowfully received by her many friends in this city and elsewhere, very few even being aware that she was ill. Seemingly in very good health, she spent Christmas and New Years with relatives of Mr. McNeil in Grand Rapids and returned home Tuesday. Last Thursday she complained of not feeling well and went in bed. Her condition was not considered serious until Monday, when she was in a semi-comatose condition at times, this continuing until her death. The cause of death was rheumatism in a very rare form, her veins and arteries being ruptured, causing internal hemorrhages. Late Monday evening her parents and Mr. McNeil realized that her death was a matter of but a short time.

Blanche Means was born at Hurley April 27, 1888, wand would therefore have been twenty-four years old on her next birthday. In 1895 the family removed to this city and Blanche entered St. Stephen's parochial school. After completing her work there she enrolled in the local High school, from which she graduated in 1905 with high honors. After her graduation she became a student at the Normal and finished the fall course in 1907. On July 22, 1907, she was married to Roy Neill of this city, at Park Falls, and with the exception of a year spent at Usk, Washington, and a short time at Peshtigo, they have lived in this city ever since. To them two children were born, the first dying about two years ago. The other, a boy, six months old, survives. Mrs. McNeil taught school one term at Pestigo and Usk, and was very successful in her work. During all the time at school she was very bright student, one who was gifted with the faculty of learning with apparently little effort. She was a favorite with her classmates and all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance, and her untimely death will cause much sorrow to these.

Besides her husband and little son Mrs. McNeil is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Means, and one sister and a brother. The latter are Miss Florence, a trained nurse at Portage, and Austin, who is employed as clerk in the Prince Albert hotel at Port Arthur, Canada.

The sympathy of all is extended to those left to mourn a loving daughter and sister and a dutiful wife and mother.

Miss Florence will arrive here this evening. Austin has been communicated with but because of the extreme cold weather in the north and the consequent crippling of train service he will not be able to come home.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, January 13, 1912:

FUNERAL OF MRS. McNEIL

The funeral of Mrs. Roy McNeil was held Thursday from St. Stephen's church, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating. The pallbearers were Duncan Fishleigh, Willis Boston, Earl Kelly, Dr. L. Pasternacki, Russell Moen and Guy Rogers. Those from out of town who attended were Mr. and Mrs. Justin Means, Edgar; Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Means, Merrill; Mrs. John Ryan and son, William, Arnott; Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McNeil and son, Earl, Grand Rapids; Miss Mildred McNeil, Mellin, and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schneider, Hibbing, Minnesota. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.


Mary Cooney McTigue

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, November 8, 1965. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

OBITUARY

Mrs. McTigue

Mrs. Mary McTigue, 2324 Strongs Ave., died at 8 p.m. Monday at St. Michael's Hospital, where she had been a patient for one month.

Mrs. McTigue, who was 88, was born Aug. 21, 1877, in the town of Lanark, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cooney. On Nov. 19, 1901, she married James McTigue at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lanark. The couple farmed until 1946 in Lanark, when they moved to Stevens Point. Mr. McTigue died the same year. Since her husband's death, Mrs. McTigue had made her home with her son Frank at the Strongs Ave. address.

Besides her son she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Bert (Helen) Kolz, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Herman (Margaret) Heuer, Palm Beach, Fla.; and Mrs. Adrian (Catherine) Brunker, Almond; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. McTigue is the last surviving member of her family.

Her husband, an infant son, an adult son, the Rev. Vernon McTigue, and a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Porter, preceded her in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, with burial to take place at St. Patrick's parish cemetery in Lanark.

Friends may call at the Crosby Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Wednesday, where a general rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening.


Roy L. Means

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Saturday, October 15, 1887. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Means mourn the loss of their youngest child, Roy L., aged 1 year, 11 months and 23 days. The little one was taken with diphtheria and had only been sick a few days when blood poison set in which resulted fatally last Saturday morning. The funeral took place on Sunday, Rev. W. Henry Watts officiating.


John Milinowski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, September 29, 1906. Contributed by Karla Leppen.

John Milinowski died at his home on North Third street near Fifth avenue Monday noon after a long period of general debility incident to age. The deceased was born in Prussia Poland about 93 years ago and was married in his native land. He brought his family to this country upwards of 50 years ago and resided for nine years in Milwaukee. Thereafter they removed to Adams county in an early day and engaged in farming until 11 years ago, when they traded their farm for residence property here. Some time go they deeded their property to the city in exchange for a life lease in the premises and a life allowance of $5 per month. The aged wife, who survives is eight years younger than he but is still a hearty woman. He is survived by three sons in Adams county, one in Duluth and one in North Dakota. Two other sons and three daughters have passed away. The funeral was held from St. Peter's church at 8 o'clock Wednesday followed by interment in the parish cemetery. The service was conducted by Rev. L. Stefaniak. The three sons from Adams county were present at the funeral.

Bridget Moore

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, March 13, 1880. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DIED

MOORE-Died in the town of Hull, March 10th, 1880, Mrs. Bridgett Moore, wife of Patrick Moore, aged ?8 years.


Patrick Moore

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, April 12, 1884. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DIED

MOORE-In this city, March 29th, 1884, P. Moore, aged 64 years.

The deceased had lived in the town of Hull and this city for the past 21 years. He leaves one son and three daughters to mourn his loss.


Thomas Moore

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, February 26, 1916. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

THOMAS MOORE

Former Resident Passes Away at Bemidji, Minn.

Mrs. Nellie Kelly and Mrs. William Feeley received word this morning of the death of their brother, Thomas Moore, who passed away at Bemidji, Minn., on Friday. The message contained no intelligence as to the cause of death but stated the funeral would be held in Rhinelander.

Thomas Moore was born in Boston, Mass., July 29, 1849 and when a small boy his family removed to Portage county, settling on a farm in the town of Hull. Later in life he removed to this city where he engaged in the logging and lumber business. From here he removed to Rhinelander where he continued logging and about five years ago removed to Bemidji, where he passed away.

Mr. Moore was married to Miss Agnes Harrington in this city many years ago and to them three children, Bernard, now of Chicago, and Daniel and Miss Lillian of Bemidji, were born. Besides these he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Feeley of this city.

It is expected the funeral will be held at Rhinelander Monday morning.

Mrs. Kelly and daughter, Miss Susie, of this city and John Dineen and daughter, Miss Cicely, of Arnott left this afternoon for Rhinelander to attend the funeral.

Mr. Moore was well and favorably known in this city and his many friends will regret to learn of his death.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, March 1, 1916:

TOM MOORE PASSES AWAY

Early Day Resident of This City Dies in Minnesota--Buried at Rhinelander.

Mrs. Nellie Kelly and daughter, Miss Susie, of this city, John Dineen and daughter, Miss Cicely, of Buena Vista, went to Rhinelander last Saturday to attend the funeral of Thos. H. Moore, brother of Mrs. Kelly and brother-in-law of Mr. Dineen.

Mr. Moore's death took place at Bemidji, Minn., on Friday morning. He had been in poor health for a long time but was able to get about every day and no immediate danger of his demise was felt. The direct cause of his demise was a stroke of apoplexy.

Although born at Boston, Mass., 66 years ago the 29th of last July, Thos. spent nearly the whole of his life in the middle west, the family coming to Wisconsin when he was a child. For many years he followed the vocation of a logging jobber, with headquarters in this city. Some 25 years ago the family moved to Merrill and later to Rhinelander, where they remained until three or four years ago, when Mr. Moore took up a homestead near Bemidji.

His wife's maiden name was Agnes Harrington and they were married at Saukville, Wis. The surviving members of the family are the widow, three sons and a daughter. The deceased gentleman also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Feely and Mrs. Kelly of this city.

The body arrived at Rhinelander Sunday night and funeral services were held at the Catholic church next morning.

News of the death of this good man and upright citizen will be read with keen regret by hundreds of old friends in this city and vicinity. The sympathy of each and every one is extended to the bereaved family and sorrowing sisters.

Patrick Moran

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, June 9, 1888. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

The remains of Patrick Moran were brought down from Phillips on Wednesday and buried in the Catholic cemetery. His remains were accompanied by his son-in-law Wm. Farrell and his two daughters. The deceased was a resident of this city for twenty five years and for several years lived on Gilchrist's farm on the west side of the river. In the pioneer days he worked in the woods and on the river.

Reprinted from the Portage County Gazette, Wednesday, June 13, 1888, page 4:

DIED, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Farrell, in Phillips, Price Co., Wis., June 4th, 1888, Patrick Moran, aged about 80 years.

For a few years past the deceased has been gradually giving away to the effects of old age. For a number of days past he had been unusually low, and his friends knew he could not recover. His body was taken to Stevens Point and buried in the Catholic cemetery. The funeral services were held at that place and attended by a large number of his former friends. He was, as we believe, a true Christian, a member of the Catholic church and firm in his faith. He died at ease, and at peace with the whole world. He leaves to directly mourn his loss four grown children, two daughters, Mrs. Mary E. Dardis and Mrs. Wm. Farrell, of this place, and two sons, Patrick and Michael. For the past twelve years Mr. Moran was a resident of Phillips, and was well known, beloved and respected by us all.--Phillips Times.

The deceased was one of the early residents of Stevens Point, and since leaving here has resided at Phillips. He was known as an honorable, hard-working man, and well liked by our old citizens. The funeral, last Wednesday afternoon, was largely attended.


Maggie Morrissey

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Saturday, November 13, 1886. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Miss Maggie Morrissy, a young lady well known in this city, but who for the past two years has resided in Wausau and Merrill, died in the latter city on Saturday last, aged about 26 years. Her remains were brought to this city on Monday evening, the funeral taking place from St. Stephen's church Tuesday forenoon. The deceased was a sister of Mrs. Anthony Lally and Mrs. Wm. Leary of Stockton, and Mrs. John Meehan of Ashland. The parents reside at Spring Lake in this state.


Margaret Shea Mullen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, March 12, 1925. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Lifelong Local Resident

Mrs. Margaret Mullen, a member of one of Stevens Point's pioneer families and who was born at the old homestead on Franklin street 67 years ago the 5th of next month, died very unexpectedly at 5:30 o'clock this morning. For the past several years, the Mullen family have owned and occupied the residence property at 525 Strongs avenue

Mrs. Mullen had been in frail health for a long time and a week ago she had a sick spell which caused members of the household much alarm. Her condition improved within a few day but last Tuesday she suffered a bilious attack and because of her weakened condition failed to rally.

The deceased was a continuous resident of this city, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shea. She was married here in 1880 to P. F. Mullen, formerly engaged in the meat business in Main street, on the present site of the Woolworth store. He passed away 18 years ago last October. A brother and sister of Mrs. Mullen, James W. Shea of Ashland and Mrs. Edward Houlehan of Tomahawk, have also expired within the past three years.

Out of six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Mullen four survive their parents. They are Thomas, Loretta, Ella and Catherine, all of this city. Mrs. Mullen also leaves two brothers and sister, Frank Shea of Hamilton, Mont., Thomas Shea of Chicago and Mrs. Ed Esker of Stevens Point.

The time of the funeral has been tentatively set for next Monday morning at 9 o'clock. Services will be held at St. Stephen's church, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Mullen was a member of St. Stephen's Altar society.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, March 14, 1925:

Final Honors Paid Her

Last sad rites for the late Mrs. Margaret Mullen, 525 Strongs avenue, were performed this morning when her body was laid to rest in St. Stephen's cemetery. Funeral services were held at St. Stephen's church at 10 o'clock, Rev. James C. Hogan officiating, when relatives and friends to the number of several hundred congregated there. The casket bearers were Alexander Love, A. J. Cunneen, James Conway, James Welch, William O'Keefe and Raymond Corcoran.

Those who came from out of town included Thomas Shea of Chicago, a brother; Edward Houlehan of Tomahawk, a brother-in-law; Mrs. W. D. Sutliff, Tomahawk, Bernard Houlehan of Hurley, Miss Kate Cawley of Wausau.

Ethel Van Order Myers

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, September 21, 1935. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. E. A. Myers

Mrs. E. A. Myers, 217 Oak street, died this morning at 4:45 o'clock at Wisconsin General hospital at Madison. She entered the hospital on Tuesday, September 10, and submitted to an operation last Monday. Double pneumonia developed Wednesday and her condition has been serious since. Prior to entering the hospital, Mrs. Myers had been in ill health for two years.

Mrs. Myers, whose maiden name was Ethel Van Order, was born on May 2, 57 years ago at Jordan. She was a daughter of Mrs. Lena Van Order of Whitewater, and the late Arthur Van Order. She was a trained nurse and prior to her marriage in 1926 to Mr. Myers, followed this profession. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving besides her husband and mother are four brothers, Myron and Bert Van Order of Jordan and William and Chester Van Order of Minocqua and a sister, Mrs. Clea Feich of Whitewater.

The body was brought to Stevens Point today and taken to the Boston funeral home where it will be until the time of the funeral. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, September 28, 1935:

Funeral of Mrs. Myers

Funeral service for Mrs. E. A. Myers, 217 Oak street, who died last Saturday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Boston funeral home. Rev. Claude R. Shaver officiated and burial took place in Forest cemetery.

During the services Mrs. Clarence Olingy and Mrs. George Oldenburg, accompanied by Miss Ruth Hamilton, sang "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Isle of Somewhere."

The pallbearers were Henry Becker, Jack Falkavage, Vernon Muzzy, Donald Muzzy, Ray Halvarson and Louis Maslowski.

Nieces of Mrs. Myer were in charge of the flowers.

Relatives from away who were here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Clea Feich and two children, Shirley and Billy, and Mrs. A. Van Order of Whitewater; Mrs. P. O. Thorsen of Minneapolis; Mrs. C. O. Lebaken of Reynolds, North Dakota, and Mrs. S. A. Myhre of Michell, South Dakota.


Larry C. Newby

Reprinted from the Portage County Gazette, May 17, 2002, page 6. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Larry C. Newby

Larry C. Newby, 52, Cedar Grove, a Stevens Point native, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at his home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church in Port Washington, with the Rev. Daniel Simons officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park in Wausau.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington and from 10 a.m. Monday at the church until the services.

A memorial fund has been established in his name.

Mr. Newby was born Dec. 2, 1949, in Stevens Point, a son of Esther (Greek) Newby and the late LaVerne Newby.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1972 and received a master's degree from Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass.

He was married to Eileen Schulz on Aug. 11, 1973, in Stevens Point.

He taught at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Port Washington from August 1974 until February 2001 when he became disabled.

He was a member of Risen Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cedar Grove.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Amanda (Aaron) Faessler, Cross Plains, and Johanna Newby, at home; one son, Nathaniel, at home; his mother, Plover; one sister, Janet Newby, Salinas, Calif.; and one brother, Lydell Newby, Ogdensburg.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, May 11, 2002:

Larry C. Newby

Larry C. Newby, 52, Cedar Grove, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1525 N. Grant St., Port Washington, with the Rev. Daniel Simons officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. A memorial fund has been established in his name.

Larry was born Dec. 2, 1949, in Stevens Point, a son of Esther Greek Newby and the late LaVerne Newby. He was a 1972 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and received his master's degree at Lesley College, Cambridge, Mass. On Aug. 11, 1973, he was married to Eileen Schulz in Stevens Point.

He was proud to be a teacher at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Port Washington, from August 1974 until February 2001, when he became disabled. Larry was a member of Risen Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cedar Grove, where he exhibited his love of God.

He was especially fond of his family, teaching, rock 'n' roll, the Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, hunting deer with bow or gun with family and friends, fishing in Chippewa County with his family, collecting fishing lures and E-baying, cooking and eating spicy food, auctions, Star Trek, science fiction and Clint Eastwood movies.

Larry is survived by his wife, Eileen; children Amanda (Aaron) Faessler, Cross Plains, Johanna (fiance Josh Nielsen) and Nathaniel, both at home; his mother, Esther Newby, Plover; one sister, Janet Newby, Salinas, Calif.; one brother, Lydell Newby, Ogdensburg; mother-in-law, Norma Schulz, Edgar; special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Paulette and Paul Csencsics; and many wonderful and supportive friends, colleagues and students.

He was preceded in death by his father and his father-in-law, Alfred Schulz.


Thomas Niemczyk

Reprinted from The Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, November 8, 1915, front page

Died Aged 88 Years

Thomas Niemczyk died at his home in the town of Linwood Friday. He lacked but thirteen days of being 87 years of age. Mr. Niemczyk was born in German Poland. His wife died a few months ago at the age of nearly eighty years.


Marie Eickendorf Noruk

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, March 19, 1943. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Marie Noruk

Mrs. Casimir Noruk, age 46, the former Marie Eickendorf of Stevens Point, died on March 10 at a Chicago hospital, following an illness of several years.

She was a sister of Joseph Eickendorf of Plover, who attended funeral services in Chicago as did her cousins, Mrs. Katherine Fitzgerald and Mrs. Albert Firkus of Stevens Point.  Another brother, Andrew Eickendorf of Wyandotte, Mich., also attended the services.

Services were held in Chicago last Saturday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic church and burial took place in the family lot in St. Adalbert's cemetery there.

Mrs. Noruk, a daughter of the late Peter and Katherine Eickendorf, was born on Dec 3, 1896, in Stevens Point at the family home at 310 Frederick street. She spent her girlhood here and then went to Chicago where she was employed until her marriage. She was married to Casimir Noruk at Chicago and the couple had since made their home there.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Gregory, age 15, and the two brothers, Joseph and Andrew.


Genevieve Corrigan O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, October 10, 1974. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Leonard O'Keefe

Mrs. Leonard O'Keefe, 71, 618 Portage St., died at 8:58 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Hospital, where she had been taken by ambulance after suffering an apparent heart attack while attending an adult religious education class at Pacelli High School.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Custer.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the Dzikoski Funeral Home. The Rosary Society of St. Peter's Church and the Catholic Woman's Club will pray at 7 p.m. She was a member of both organizations. The Knights of Columbus, of which her husband is a member, will pray with the general rosary at 7:30 p.m.

The former Genevieve G. Corrigan was born April 11, 1903, in the Town of Stockton, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Corrigan. She attended elementary school in Custer and graduated from high school in St. Cloud, Minn., after her family moved. She later graduated from St. Cloud State University.

While she was single, she taught elementary school in the St. Cloud area. She married Leonard O'Keefe on Aug. 27, 1930, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Minden, Minn.

Mrs. O'Keefe and her husband later moved to the Town of Stockton and operated a dairy farm until moving to Stevens Point in 1958. She taught at St. Joseph's, St. Stanislaus' and St. Peter's Schools until her retirement in 1970.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Margaret) Thompson 2040 Center St., Sister Anita, Breckenridge, Minn., and Mrs. Richard (Mary Jean) Rand, Chicago, Ill.; three sons, James, Town of Stockton, Maurice, 2031 School St., Whiting, and Patrick, Route 5, Stevens Point; one brother, Ray Corrigan, Foley, Minn; two sisters, Sister Faith, St. Cloud, and Mrs. Luman (Frances) Precourt, Appleton; 21 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Six brothers preceded her in death.

Mrs. O'Keefe was a member of Group 38 of St. Peter's Rosary Society. She was a former president (1969-73) of the Catholic Woman's Club.

She also belonged to the Retired Teachers Association of Portage County, and was a 4-H Club leader in Portage County for about 25 years.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, October 11, 1974:

O'Keefe correction

Mrs. Leonard O'Keefe was former vice president of the Catholic Woman's Club. Thursday's Daily Journal reported she was a former president of the organization.


Lucy Leonard O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, February 24, 1936. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

SERVICES THURSDAY FOR MRS. O'KEEFE

Funeral services for Mrs. Michael O'Keefe of the town of Stockton, who died this morning, will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Stephen's church. Rev. Joseph Schaefer will officiate and the body will be placed in the Boston receiving vault. Burial will take place later in St. Stephen's cemetery. The rosary will be said Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock and Wednesday evening at 9 o'clock at the Boston funeral home where the body will remain until the time of the funeral.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, February 29, 1936:

Sketch of Mrs. Michael O'Keefe

Mrs. Michael O'Keefe, formerly Lucy E. Leonard, whose death occurred at St. Michael's hospital Monday morning at 10:05 o'clock, was born at Marshalltown, Iowa, on January 9, 1873.

While still in infancy, she, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Leonard, moved to Berlin, Wisconsin and later to Lanark. She received her early education at Lanark and then attended St. Stephen's parochial school in this city and the Amherst and Wausau High schools, becoming a successful teacher at an early age. The family later moved to Stevens Point where Mrs. O'Keefe was employed as bookkeeper in her father's general merchandise store, located at the present site of the city water office.

She continued in the employe of her father until her marriage on October 13, 1897, to Michael O'Keefe of Arnott. The ceremony was performed at St. Stephen's church by the late Rev. George Clifford, cousin of Mrs. O Keefe. Since their marriage, the couple resided on the O'Keefe homestead near Arnott.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Leonard and Earl of Arnott; two sisters, Mrs. T. J. Leary of Arnott and Mrs. B. F. Lewis of Elk River, Minnesota, and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Michael John and Lloyd George, who died in infancy.

Mrs. O'Keefe was a member of St. Cecelia's Court, No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, the Tabernacle society of St. Mary's church at Custer and the Catholic Women's club.

Funeral services were held at St. Stephen's church Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Joseph Shaefer of St. Mary's church officiated and the body was placed in the Boston receiving vault. Burial will take place in St. Stephen's cemetery in the spring.


Walter O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, February 27, 1895. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. O'Keefe mourn the loss of their oldest child, Walter, who died last Thursday morning after a lingering illness of about one year's duration. Death was caused by a complication of stomach and heart troubles, for which there seemed to be no permanent relief. Little Walter, who was four years of age, was a bright child, and in his taking away the parents have the sympathy of many friends in this city and throughout the county. They have one little boy, aged two years, left. The funeral took place from St. Mary's church, in Stockton, at 10 o'clock last Saturday morning.


Mary Dawson O'Meara

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, December 27, 1933. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Mary O'Meara

Mrs. Mary O'Meara; a former resident of Stevens Point, died Monday at her home at Cass Lake, Minnesota. She had been in poor health for some time.

Mrs. O'Meara, whose maiden name was Mary Dawson, was born in the town of Stockton on February 14, 1860. She continued to live there until the time of her marriage to Patrick O'Meara in June, 1881. After their marriage, they located in Stevens Point and in 1900 moved to Merrill. They resided at Merrill for 14 years and in 1914 moved to Cass Lake and have lived there ever since. Mr. O'Meara died in 1906.

Surviving are two daughters and three sons, Mrs. L. C. Setzer and M. G. O'Meara of Cass Lake, Mrs. E. A. Rell of Spokane, Washington, John J. O'Meara of Boise, Idaho, and W. E. O'Meara of Milwaukee. She is also survived by one brother and two sisters, D. E. Dawson, Portland, Oregon, and Mrs. Ellen Heffron and Miss Alice Dawson, 910 Normal avenue.

The body is expected in Stevens Point this afternoon and will be at the Boston funeral home. If the body arrives here this afternoon, funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at St.. Stephen's church and the remains will be placed in the receiving vault to await burial in the springs.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, December 29, 1933:

Funeral of Mrs. O'Meara

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary O'Meara, a former resident of Stevens Point and sister of Mrs. Ellen Heffron and Miss Alice Dawson, 910 Normal avenue, who died Monday at her home at Cass Lake, Minnesota, were held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at St.. Stephen's church. Rev. George A. Casey officiated and the body was placed in the Boston receiving vault to await burial in St.. Stephen's cemetery in the spring.

Pallbearers were Peter Doyle, John Leary, Ernest Anschuetz, Frank M. Glennon, M. J. Roach and A. W. Breitenstein.

Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Sitzer of Cass Lake, Minnesota and Dr. William O'Meara of Milwaukee came here to attend the funeral.


Patrick O'Meara

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, June 23, 1906. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

PATRICK O'MEARA

Death of a Former Well Known Citizen Occurs at Merrill.

Patrick O'Meara, for many years employed as a private watchman in the Wisconsin Central yards in this city, passed away at his home in Merrill at 4 Sunday after an illness with pneumonia. Mr. O'Meara was born in Ireland 52 years ago and came to America when he was a boy. On June 7, 1881, he married Miss Mary Dawson in this city and they continued to make their home here up to 1900, when they removed to Merrill. He is survived by his widow and five children, two daughters and three sons, the youngest aged 12. Since going to Merrill he had been employed as an engineer by the Anson Lumber Co. He was an honest, upright and respected citizen and will be sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends. The remains will be brought here for interment arrived at the Wisconsin Central station Wednesday at 1:13 p.m. The body was taken direct to St.. Stephen's cemetery for interment. The deceased was an honored member of the Catholic Foresters of this city and the members of that body escorted the remains from the train to the grave.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, June 23, 1906.

Funeral of Patrick O'Meara

The remains of Patrick O'Meara were brought here from Merrill on the 1:13 train Wednesday and were taken direct to St.. Stephen's cemetery for interment, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating. The body was escorted from the train to the grave by a delegation of the Catholic Foresters, of which the deceased was a member.

The pallbearers were D. J. Leahy, T. J. Coan, J. Martini, T. Krutza, W. Mersch and Eugene Tack. The remains were accompanied here by the widow and children and by Mrs. M. Heffron of Stockton, sister of Mrs. O'Meara, who has been assisting her during the past few sorrowful days.


Eleanor Dulak Omernick

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, November 21, 1963. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Omernick Funeral Monday

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St Stanislaus' Catholic Church for Mrs. Wallace V. Omernick, 44, 314 S. Michigan Ave., who died Thursday morning November 19, 1963 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. She had been a patient there the last 16 days.

Friends may call at the Crosby Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Saturday. The following rosaries have been scheduled; Saturday, 7:30 p.m., St Stanislaus' Rosary Society and St Elizabeth's Court 879, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters. Sunday, 7:30, Knights of Columbus; 8, general rosary. Mrs. Omernick was a member of the Rosary Society and the WCOF. Her husband is a KC.

Born in the Town of Alban Nov. 30, 1918, Mrs. Omernick was the former Eleanor Dulak. She was married Jan. 19, 1937, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Polonia, to Mr. Omernick, and they made their home in Stevens Point.

Among her survivors are her husband, operator of the Omernick Oil Co.; her mother, Mrs. Thomas Siekierski, Kenosha; five daughters, Mrs. Fred (Joan) Hoerter, Plover, and Kathleen, Sandra, Sharon and Juanita, at home; three sons, Cpl. Wallace Omernick Jr., in Germany, and Allan, and Dale, at home; three grandchildren; a brother, Joseph Dulak Jr., Owatonna, Minn.; and three sisters, Mrs. Peter (Ann) Yenter, Rosholt, Mrs. Jerome (Theresa) Simonia, Manawa, and Mrs. Sylvester (Emily) Kropidlowski, 138 Algoma St.

She was preceded in death by her father Joseph Dulak Sr., two daughters and four brothers.


Harriett O'Riley

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, April 24, 1905. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. John O'Riley

Mrs. John O'Riley, who formerly kept a boarding house here at 500 Division street, died at the Veterans' home Sunday. The remains will be brought here at 10 o'clock and interred in St. Stephen's cemetery direct from the train, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating. Mrs. O'Riley has many friends in the city who will be deeply grieved to hear of her death. None of the particulars have been received.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, April 25, 1905:

The remains of Mrs. Harriett O'Riley, widow of the late John O'Riley, were brought here at 10 o'clock this morning and were interred in St. Stephen's cemetery immediately from the train. The deceased died at the Veterans' home Saturday as the result of paralysis, aged 76.


Mathilda Bushman Osowski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, July 28, 1958. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mathilda Osowski

A lifelong resident of Central Wisconsin, Mrs. Florian Osowski, 74, of the Town of Sharon, died Sunday July 27, 1958 at 7 a.m. at her home. She had been in ill health the past year, but had remained quite active. Death was due to a heart ailment. Services will be at 9:30 am Wednesday in St. Adalbert's Catholic Church, Town of Alban. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Dzikoski Funeral Home until the services. Rosaries will be said there at 8 o'clock tonight and Tuesday.

The former Matilda Bushman was born in Sharon Feb. 15, 1884, a daughter of the late John Bushman and Mrs. Anna Bushman of Sharon. She attended Sacred Heart School in Polonia. Her marriage to Mr. Osowski took place in Sacred Heart Church Nov. 9, 1903.

The couple farmed in Sharon until 1946, then lived in the Galloway area until 1949. They returned to Sharon in 1949, farming until their retirement in 1954. They had lived since at another residence on the home farm, now operated by a son, Stanley.

Mrs. Osowski was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Adalbert's parish, and also the Rosary Society of her former parish, St. Mary's at Torun.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Bushman; husband; three daughters, Mrs. George (Tillie) Nowak and Miss Teresa Osowski, Skokie, IL, and Mrs. Steve (Esther) Rutta, 407 Park St; and seven sons, Roman and Henry, Milwaukee, Nick, Bevent; Leo, Richland, Wash, the Rev. Chester Osowski, OFM, Saginaw, MI, Edward, Wisconsin Rapids, and Stanley.

There are also 32 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Adam Bushman, Sharon, and Joseph Bushman, Galloway; and two sisters, Mrs. Johanna Schulist, Sharon, and Mrs. Eva Yenter, Town of New Hope.

She was preceded in death by three daughters, including one in infancy, and infant son and one sister.


Mary Dombrowski Ostrowski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, May 23, 1962. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mary Ostrowski

Mrs. Andrew Ostrowski, Rosholt died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital Marshfield, where she was admitted as a patient that morning.

She had been in ill health the last three years.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ostrowski, who was 66,will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Adalbert's Catholic Church in the Town of Alban, with burial following in the parish cemetery.

Born March 5, 1896, in the Town of Stockton, she was the former Mary Dombrowski daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ignatius Dombrowski.

She attended St. Mary's Parochial School at Fancher.

On Jan. 26, 1914, she married Mr. Ostrowski at St. Mary Mt. Carmel Catholic Church Fancher, and the couple settled on a farm in Alban, near Rosholt.

They lived there until retiring seven years ago and moving Rosholt.

Since then, their son, Edward has operated the farm.

Mrs. Ostrowski was a member of the Rosary Society and Ladies Guild of St. Adalbert's Church.

She is survived by her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Verna) Mallum, Wausau, Mrs. Emil (Eleanore) Burclaw, Berwyn, Ill., Mrs. Edward (Lillian) Rogalla, Wittenberg, and Mrs. Daniel (Adeline) Bembenek, Milwaukee; four sons, Ernest Ostrowski, Gadsden, Alabama, Edward, Alban, and Edwin and Stephen, Chicago; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

There are also two brothers, Frank Dombrowski, Stockton and Theodore Dombrowski, Calumet City, Ill., and four sisters Mrs. Theodore (Frances) Hintz, Town of Linwood, Mrs. Martha Jankowski, Stevens Point, Mrs. Tillie Jazdzewski, Wautoma, and Mrs. Joseph (Stella) Cychosz, Weyauwega.

Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Friends may call at the Dzikoski Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Thursday. A general rosary will be recited there Thursday night at 8 o'clock, and the Ladies' Guild and the Rosary Society will say the rosary Friday at 8 p.m.


Bridget Corrigan Padden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, August 6, 1953. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Thomas Padden

Mrs. Thomas Padden, 85, the former Bridget Corrigan of Custer, died recently at a hospital in St. Cloud, Minn., after an extended illness.

She was born in Custer on Feb. 1, 1868, a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary Corrigan. Her marriage to Mr. Padden took place in Waupaca, after which they lived in Foley, Minn. Mr. Padden died there in 1923.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Rose Cauley, of Custer, Mrs. Maria Gleason, Westport, Calif., and Miss Frances Corrigan, Spokane, Wash. Four sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic church in Foley. Pallbearers were Earl, Mark, Clarence, Donald and Ralph Corrigan and Jack Cauley, all grand-nephews of Mrs. Padden.

Attending the services from this vicinity were Mrs. Rose Cauley and Jack Cauley of Custer, Mrs. Leonard O'Keefe of Stevens Point, Route 1, and Mrs. Nick Britz and Mrs. Walter Leary of Stevens Point.


David Padden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, October 9, 1909. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DAVID PADDEN

The death of David Padden occurred at the family home in Buena Vista on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 4 a.m., following a long illness with throat trouble, caused by tuberculosis of the glands. For nine days previous to his death he had been unable to speak or swallow because of paralysis of the throat and he suffered intensely in consequence. He was operated upon in St. Vincent's hospital in Green Bay two months ago but obtained no permanent benefit. Mr. Padden was born in Stevens Point on Dec. 19, 182 (sic) [1862], but has been a resident of Buena Vista practically all his life except for six months spent in Montana. He is survived by two brothers and three sisters, Thomas [and] Jane Padden of Buena Vista, James Padden of Hamilton, Mont., Mrs. M. Tobin of Lanark and Mrs. Mary Carson of Pequot, Minn.

The funeral was held from St. Patrick's church in Lanark Saturday, Oct. 2, at 10:31 o'clock with Rev. J. E. Meagher officiating. The pallbearers were Albert Soper, Ed Corrigan, Michael Hopkins, Thomas Loftis, Michael Lynch and John Gray, jr.


Thomas Padden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, November 3, 1923. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

THOMAS PADDEN DEAD

Illness With Stomach Trouble Fatal to Former County Resident

Mr. and Mrs. John Gray of Buena Vista were in town this morning while on their return from Foley, Minn., where they were called by the death of Mrs. Gray's brother, Thomas Padden, a former resident of Portage county and who will be kindly remembered by scores of old time friends hereabouts. Mr. Padden passed away last Sunday in a hospital at St. Cloud, Minn., where he had been a patient for three weeks, suffering with stomach trouble. He became seriously sick a few days before his removal to the hospital. Funeral services were held at the Foley Catholic church Wednesday morning with burial in the parish cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Bridget Corrigan of Custer, whom he married 14 years ago last March, a brother, James Padden of Hemitten, Montana, and two sisters, Mrs. M. Tobin of Oconomowoc and Mrs. Gray.

Mr. Padden was a native of Stevens Point, born on the upper end of Second street, near where the Langenberg brick yards were later located, 66 years ago the 28th of May. The family moved to Buena Vista when he was a child and Thomas Padden made his home there almost continuously until going to Minnesota in 1910. He operated a farm near Foley until eight years ago, then disposing of this property and becoming a resident of the village, where he engaged in the produce business.

A pathetic incident connected with his death is that he and his brother-in-law, James P. Corrigan, planned a visit to old friends and former neighbors in this section and expected to be here for Thanksgiving.


John N. Peickert

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

DEATH TAKES J. N. PEICKERT AT AGE OF 62

Man Long Prominent In Community Life Here Dies Unexpectedly

John N. Peickert, prominent for many years in the business, civic and social life of Stevens Point, died at 4:15 o'clock this morning at his suite at Hotel Whiting.

Death came suddenly and unexpectedly and was the result of the recurrence of a heart ailment which confined him to his bed for a period of weeks a year ago. Although his activities since then necessarily had been restricted, he was able to be up and about until only a week ago.

Spent Life Here

Born in Stevens Point 62 years ago last May 1, Mr. Peickert spent his entire life in this community. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Peickert, both died when he was a youth. After attending the Public schools, including the historic Old White school, and St. Stephen's parochial school, he went to work at an early age in the meat market operated by his brother-in-law, A. G. Green. At the death of Mr. Green 28 years ago Mr. Peickert purchased the business and had since conducted it under the name of Peickert's Sanitary Market in the old location at 451 Main street.

Spanish War Veteran

When war broke out in 1898 between the United States and Spain, he enlisted in company I, a volunteer company of infantry recruited in Stevens Point, and served with that unit at Camp Douglas, Wis., and Anniston, Alabama holding the rank of first duty sergeant.

Mr. Peickert was one of the early investors in the Mid-West Hotel company, the operating company of Hotel Whiting. At his death he was vice president of that company and also of the Kingston Hotel company, which operated the Oneida hotel at Rhinelander.

In Many Organizations

Mr. Peickert was a charter member of the Stevens Point lodge of Elks. Among other organizations with which he had been affiliated were the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Order of Foresters, the Holy Name society of St. Stephen's church, the Stevens Point Rotary club, the Stevens Point Country club, the Stevens Point Civic club, the local Chapter of the Isaak Walton league and the Hot Shot Shooting club. He served last year as a state director of the Isaak Walton league. During the last few years he had been especially active as a member of the Hot Shot Shooting club, which is made up of about 25 men, mostly Stevens Point residents, with headquarters at Weber's Eske lodge, on the Tomorrow river, a short distance above Nelsonville. The club meets every Saturday afternoon and evening during the fall, winter and spring and none contributed more to the good fellowship at these meetings than Mr. Peickert with his ready humor and never-failing good nature. Out of respect to his memory the club meeting scheduled for today was canceled.

Ardent Sportsman

When the Stevens Point Country club was organized several years ago and the Whiting golf course established, Mr. Peickert took up golfing. He liked the game and especially the sociability connected with it, and it was a keen disappointment to him when his health forced him to give up the sport during the season which recently closed. Even when he was not able to play, he frequently visited the course to mingle with the players and rarely missed one of the suppers in connection with the supper tournaments conducted during the summer months. He was also keenly interested in others sports, either as a spectator or as a participant, being especially fond of hunting and fishing.

Leaves Widow, Children

The marriage of Mr. Peickert and Miss Agnes Clifford, also a member of a pioneer Stevens Point family, took place at St. Stephen's Catholic church here on June 28, 1905. Mrs. Peickert survives, as do three children, Mrs. Herman Vetter, Jr., city; Jack Peickert, manager of the Oneida hotel at Rhinelander, and Clifford Peickert, a senior in the college of law at the University of Wisconsin. Both of the sons had visited their father during his illness. Mr. Peickert also leaves three sisters and one brother, Mrs. A. G. Green, Mrs. M. I. Hannon and Frank E. Peickert, Stevens Point, and Mrs. Anne Rossman, Milwaukee.

The Peickert home for the past 20 years has been at 1103 Main street, but during the last four years it has been the custom of Mr. and Mrs. Peickert to spend the winter months at Hotel Whiting. They moved to the hotel this year on October 1.

Funeral Tuesday

The body will lie in state at the Boston funeral home, beginning Sunday, until the funeral Tuesday morning. Services will be conducted at 10 o'clock Tuesday at St. Stephen's church, of which Mr. Peickert had been a lifelong member. Rev. George A. Casey will officiate and burial will follow in St. Stephen's cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, December 11, 1935:

Funeral of Mr. Peickert

Friends, relatives and members of organization to which he belonged filled St. Stephen's church Tuesday morning for funeral services for John N. Peickert, a life-long resident of Stevens Point, who died Saturday morning at his suite at Hotel Whiting.

Rev. George A. Casey officiated at a requiem high mass which was begun at 10 o'clock and the Junior choir of St. Stephen's church accompanied by Miss Barbara Van Hecke, sang a requiem mass. Following the mass, Mrs. Ray Felker sang "Face To Face.: She was accompanied by Mrs. Herman H. Menzel.

Military rites were conducted at the grave at St. Stephen's cemetery by the local American Legion post. A firing squad, composed of members of the national Guard, was present, taps were blown by Ferdinand A. Hirzy and an American flag was presented to Mrs. Peickert by Mr. Hirzy.

The pallbearers were Carl N. Jacobs, A. M. Copps, J. M. Pfiffner, A. C. Kingston, O. L. Weber and Guy W. Rogers.

Tribute was paid by Father Casey, in his sermon at the church, to the qualities which had made Mr. Peickert so widely and highly regarded in the community. He referred particularly to his jovial nature, his kindliness, his charity and his religious devotion.

Boys who acted as servers during the mass were Jim Cashin, George Chasin, Tom Pfiffner and John Pfiffner.

Mrs. Carl N. Jacobs was in charge of the numerous floral offerings, assisted by Mrs. J. P. Glennon, Mrs. W. R. Cashin and Mrs. F. C. Joerns.

Those from away who attended the funeral included Mrs. Ann Rommean, Ludwig Korfmann and Calvin Korfmann of Milwaukee: Mr. and Mrs. Roger Marson of Clintonville; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Swinbank, Mrs. Frank Schmelling; Sam Trainer and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Collins of Wausau; Mrs. John Alexander, Mrs. Gene Venetta and Mrs. Ed Gleason of Port Edwards; Mr. and Mrs. John McCall and Mrs. John Behnke of Waupaca; Mr. and Mrs. George Savoy of Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Hanson and Mr. and Mrs. Michael O'Keefe and their son and daughter-in-law of Arnott; Mr. and Mrs. William Clifford and Mrs. Margaret Clifford of Neenah; Sam Kingston of Madison; George Berger, Mr. and Mrs. Rob Hugh and Father Hunck of Chilton; Mr. and Mrs. A. J. O'Melia, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Reeve, Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Estabrook, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mercedes and Bobby DeGuire, all of Rhinelander. Mr. Peickert's son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Peickert of Rhinelander, and another son, Clifford, came here Saturday.


Gertrude Riley Peskie

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, April 17, 1924. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Sudden death in Lanark

Mrs. Frank Teske (sic), a native of the town of Lanark and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Riley, pioneer residents there, passed away at her home on Wednesday morning, age 28 years, the 3rd of this month. It is believed that her death was sudden and unexpected as local relatives were unaware of her illness. Besides her husband and parents, there are two children, a boy of three years and a little girl aged one year. One brother and three sisters, Anthony, Jr., Mrs. Albert Sutheimer of Tigerton, Wis., Anastasia and Eleanor Riley, also survive. The deceased's maiden name was Gertrude Riley.

Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick's church, Lanark, Friday morning at 10 o'clock with interment in the parish cemetery.


Gloria D. Higgins Phillips

Reprinted from the Portage County Gazette, Friday, November 19, 2004. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Gloria D. Phillips, 75, Green Bay, an Amherst Junction native, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at Bornemann Nursing Home in Green Bay.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home in Green Bay, with the Rev. Larry Canavera officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum in Allouez.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Monday until the services.

Mrs. Phillips was born March 22, 1929, in Amherst Junction, a daughter of the late Patrick and Margaret (Griffith) Higgins.

She was married to Norman F. Phillips on Sept. 1, 1950. He died July 22, 1996.

She was employed for many years at Schreiber Cheese in Green Bay.

Survivors include two sons; Bruce, Green Bay, and Kurt (Sharon), Kenosha; one sister, Eileen Higgins, Green Bay; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Edward Higgins.


Stella Berna Piotrowski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal March 21, 1960. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Roman Piotrowski

Mrs. Roman Piotrowski, 46, 417 ½ Franklin St., died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday May 19, 1960 at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. She had been staying in Manitowoc the last two months with a daughter, Mrs. Anthony (Geraldine) Miller.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 at St Peter's Catholic Church, with burial later in Guardian Angel Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dzikoski Funeral Home, where the rosary will be said at 7:30 this evening. Ill since October, Mrs. Piotrowski had been hospitalized here and in Madison before entering the Manitowoc hospital.

She was the former Stella Berna, daughter of Mrs. Anna Berna, 110 1/2 Portage St., and the late John Berna. Born in the Town of Stockton on Oct. 18, 1913, she attended Sacred Heart Parochial School, Polonia, and public school in Stockton. Her marriage to Mr. Piotrowski took place Feb. 3, 1936, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Polonia. The couple lived in Stockton for a few years and then came to Stevens Point 17 years ago. They had lived at the present address five years. Mrs. Piotrowski was a member of the Rosary Society of St Peter's Church.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Bernadette) Kiefer, 402 Center St., and Mrs. Miller; three grandchildren and two brothers; Albin Berna, Stockton, and Raymond Berna, 110 Portage St. She was preceded in death by a brother and sister who died in infancy.

Katherine M. Leary Potter

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, April 25, 1935. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

OBITUARY

Mrs. E. A. Potter

Mrs. E. A. Potter, the former Miss Katherine Margaret Leary, who was a native of Custer, town of Stockton, died Tuesday morning at 5:30 o'clock at her home at Merrill. She had been ill for 10 months.

Mrs. Potter was born at Custer on January 22, 1866. She was the daughter of the late Mose and Margaret Leary, pioneers of the town of Stockton. Her father came from Canada with his parents in 1855 and located on the farm now owned by Walter Leary and her mother came to this country from Ireland when a young woman. The were married in Stevens Point in 1863 and located on the farm now owned by a son, Edward Leary, at Custer.

Mrs. Potter was married to Mr. Potter, who was a barber at Waupaca at the time on October 5, 1895, at Custer. After their marriage they located at Waupaca and 33 years ago moved to Merrill, where Mr. Potter continued in the barber business.

Mrs. Potter was a member of the Altar society and the Catholic Women's club at St. Francis Xavier parish at Merrill. She had always been active in all Catholic church affairs.

The Potters had no children and Mrs. Potter is survived by her husband, two brothers, J. C. Leary, 1203 Clark street, Stevens Point, and Edward Leary, residing on the homestead at Custer, and two sisters, Mrs. P. M. Jacobs of Arnott and Miss Nellie Leary of Custer.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning from the home at 8:30 o'clock, followed by services at St. Francis Xavier church at 9 o'clock. Rev. James Griffin will officiate at a requiem high mass. Immediately after the services the body will be taken to Custer where a prayer will be conducted at St. Mary's church at 12 o'clock and interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, April 27, 1935:

Funeral of Mrs. Potter

Funeral services for Mrs. E. A. Potter, who died at her home at Merrill, were held Friday morning. Mrs. Potter was formerly Miss Katherine Leary, a girlhood resident of Custer.

Services were conducted by Rev. James Griffin at 9 o'clock at St. Francis Xavier church at Merrill after which the body was brought to St. Mary's church at Custer where a short service was conducted by Father Griffin. Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Six nephews of Mrs. Potter were pallbearers at Merrill and at Custer. They were Robert M. Leary, Robert Charles Leary, James Leary, Hugh Leary, Herbert Leary, and William Leary.

Relatives and friends who accompanied the body here from Merrill included her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Heimerman, Mrs. Hook and Mrs. Schmidt of Merrill, Mr. and Mrs. Lucas Moll of Wausau and Mr. and Mrs. S. Roseth of Mosinee.


Theresa C. Corrigan Poust

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, August 19, 1953. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Frank R. Poust

A lifelong resident of Stevens Point and Portage county, Mrs. Frank R. Poust, 932 Clark street, died at 10:45 o'clock Wednesday night at St. Michael's hospital. She was 71 years old.

Mrs. Poust, who had suffered poor health for the last three years, was stricken with a heart attack and taken to the hospital by ambulance Monday evening. Her condition remained serious until her death.

The former Theresa Cecilia Corrigan was born March 12, 1882, in the town of Buena Vista, a daughter of the late George Corrigan, Sr., and Sara Kirby Corrigan, early day settlers there.

She attended a public school in Buena Vista during her girlhood and on April 16, 1901, was married at St. Patrick's Catholic church, Lanark, to Mr. Poust of the town of Lanark.

The couple resided on a farm in that township for 16 years after their marriage and since had lived in Stevens Point.

Mrs. Poust was a member of the Catholic Woman's club, St. Cecelia's court No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, the Catholic Daughters of America and the Altar society of St. Stephen's parish. She was a past president of the last named group.

Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Leonard Whitman, 711 Wyatt avenue; a son, Raymond Poust, Appleton; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Carpenter, Almond; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren, three half-sisters and four half-brothers of Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., Calif.

She was preceded in death by a brother, George Corrigan, Jr.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9 o'clock Saturday morning at St. Stephen's church, with burial to follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Crosby funeral home from 7 o'clock this evening until the time of services. St. Cecelia's court will say prayers at 7:30 and the C. D. A. will say the rosary at 8 o'clock this evening.

Friday evening, prayers will be recited at 8 o'clock by the Altar society, at which time a general rosary is also scheduled, and at 8:15 by the Catholic Women's Club.

The W. C. O. F. court and C. D. A. will attend the services in a body. Members are asked to meet in the vestibule of the church at 8:55 a.m. Saturday.


Isabelle M. Andrews Precourt

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, April 22, 1897. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Mrs. David Precourt

The death of Mrs. David Precourt occurred at their home in the town of Stockton at 6 o'clock this morning. She was the daughter of Mose Andrews and was about twenty-six years of age. She was married to Mr. Precourt about five years ago and besides her husband leaves a little boy between three and four years of age. She had been sick about six months. The funeral will be held at the house Saturday forenoon at 10 o'clock.


Lucy Shortell Precourt

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, August 24, 1926. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Lyman M. Precourt

Mrs. Lyman A. Precourt, born in the town of Stockton 69 years ago and who later moved a short distance south of Buena Vista, where she had since resided and whose home had long been recognized as one of the most hospitable in Portage county, was taken from life's scenes at 10:15 o'clock Monday night, her death following a long period of ill health. She suffered principally with leakage of the heart but the immediate cause of her demise was a paralytic stroke. Mrs. Precourt had been confined to her bad for three weeks.

Her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shortell, were among the first settlers in Stockton township, southeast of what is now Arnott station, and the daughter, Lucy was born there Sept. 11, 1877. On Nov. 4, 1879, she was married in this city to Lyman Precourt, the ceremony being performed by Rev. N. July, a pioneer local pastor. The young couple immediately took up farming in Buena Vista and continued to reside there for nearly 47 years.

They became the parents of six children, of whom five are now living: Mrs. W. M. Scribner, Claude W. Precourt, Mrs. Ripley Newby, Mrs. Perry Wentworth of Buena Vista and Bernard Precourt of Milwaukee. The deceased also leaves an only brother, Chas. E. Shortell of the city and 18 grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon. Prayers will be offered at the family home at 1:30; followed by services at the Liberty Corners church at 2 o'clock. Interment will be had in Plover cemetery.

See also the Biography on her husband's family at the Portage County Historical Society.


Mary Fisher Precout

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, September 23, 1963. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Mary Precourt

A former resident of Stevens Point died at 4:30 a.m. today at the Outagamie County Golden Agers Home in Appleton. She was Mrs. Mary Precourt, 91.

Mrs. Precourt lived here until 1957 when she moved to Appleton to reside with her son, Lumen. She had been a patient at the Golden Agers Home for the past few months.

Friends may call at the Crosby Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Tuesday. From noon Wednesday until the time of the services at 1:30, the body will be at St. Paul's Methodist Church.

Burial will follow in the Plover Cemetery.

The former Mary Fisher was born here Oct. 18, 1871, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Fisher.

On Nov. 28, 1900, she married David L. Precourt. He died in 1952.

Her parents, two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, Lumen, Appleton; two grandchildren, and one brother, John C. Fisher, Almond.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, September 26, 1963:

Mrs. Precourt's Funeral

The Rev. Perry Saito of St. Paul's Methodist Church officiated Wednesday afternoon at funeral services at St. Paul's Methodist Church for Mary Precourt, Appleton. Mrs. Precourt was a former resident of Stevens Point.

Burial took place in the Plover Cemetery.

Mrs. Perry Saito, accompanied by Mrs. Lawrence Eagleburger, sang "Oh Rest In the Lord."

Pallbearers were Neal and Harry Precourt, Edwin Fisher, Donald Calkins, Leonard O'Keefe and John Burns.

Friends and relatives from Appleton, Milwaukee and Stevens Point and surrounding area attended the services.


Margaret Bushman Pruett

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, April 4, 1983. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Margaret Pruett

Mrs. Margaret (Bushman) Pruett, 51, Largo, Fla., died Sunday afternoon April 3, 1983 at a Florida hospital. She was a former Stevens Point area resident.

Services will be held Thursday morning at Holy Cross Catholic Church, St. Petersburg, Fla. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday night at Louis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole, Fla.

Mrs. Pruett was born Sept. 12, 1931, in the town of Sharon, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Bushman. She was graduated from Rosholt High School. She moved to Chicago at age 18 and worked as a beautician. In 1957 she was married to Howard Pruett. He survives. The couple moved to Florida in 1980 when her husband retired from working as a police officer.

Survivors besides her husband include one brother, Rhody Bushman, Appleton; five sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Eleanor) Tepler, Wauconda, Ill., Mrs. Bernard (Lorraine) Wroblewski, Menomonee Falls, Mrs. William (Mary Ann) Post, Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. Ralph (Jeannie) Lorbiecki, Amherst Junction, and Mrs. Edward (Patricia) Goretski, Rosholt. She was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.


Mary Leary Pueriea

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, April 10, 1909. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Former Resident of Stockton Dies at Bowman, N. D.

A message from Bowman, N. D., received here this morning announced the death of Mrs. Puariea at that place Thursday, after a week's illness with pleuresy and bronchitis. A telegram Monday stated that she was seriously ill, and her mother, Mrs. John Leary of Arnott, left Tuesday morning for Bowman to be with her.

Mary Leary was born at Arnott on January 14, 1875, being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Leary. She was married to Mr. Puariea seven years ago this month. About a year ago they removed to Bowman to take up a homestead and to make their future home. She had been enjoying the best of health up to about a week ago, when she contracted a cold, which settled upon her lungs.

The deceased is survived by her husband and three children, Maurice, Margaret and Grace, the oldest 6 and the youngest 2 years of ago. Her father died about a year ago, but she leaves a mother and four brothers and six sisters, Tim, Charles, Ray, Henry, Margaret, Nellie, Lizzie, Katie, Cecil and Loretta, all living at home or close by. The last four young ladies have been attending the Normal and have rooms in the city.

The body will be brought here for interment, the funeral party being expected to arrive here on Friday. The remains will be taken to the old home at Arnott. The funeral announcement will be made later.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 14, 1909:

MRS. FRED PUARIEA DEAD

Young Wife and Mother Passes Away at Her Home in Bowman, N. D., After Short Illness.

Mrs. Fred Puariea, who had resided at Bowman, N. D., for more than a year, passed away last Wednesday, April 7th. A telegram announcing her serious illness had been received by her mother a few days before, and she took the first train west, reaching her bedside two hours too late to bid her daughter a last farewell. Death was directly due to heart failure, preceded by bronchitis and pleurisy.

Mrs. Puariea, whose maiden name was Mary Leary, was born in the town of Stockton, Jan. 14, 1875, being the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Leary. After acquiring a thorough education, she was for some time one of the most successful school teachers in Portage county, and was also employed as cashier in the store of the late M. Clifford for some time. On April 10, 1901, she was married to Fred Puariea, and for several years thereafter they resided on a farm in the town of Plover. March 23, 1908, they left for Bowman, where Mr. Puariea engaged in business and was very successful. Mrs. Puariea was highly pleased with the western country, and enjoyed excellent health until about two weeks before her death, from which time the decline was rapid till the end came at the time above stated. As little was known of her sickness here, the sudden news of her death came with double sadness.

Mrs. Puariea was of a kind and noble disposition, one whose happy smile and gentle words cast a ray of sunshine on the path of life. Her taking away in the prime of life seems like the plucking of a beautiful flower to be transplanted in the realms of everlasting bliss.

The body reached this city at 2 o'clock last Saturday morning, accompanied by the husband, little children and mother, and was taken to the home of the latter near Arnott. Besides her husband and three children, Maurice, aged 7, Margaret 5 and Grace 3 years, she leaves her mother and four brothers, Timothy, Chas., Ray and Henry, all well-to-do farmers of Stockton, and six sisters, Margaret, Nellie, Lizzie, Katherine, Cecil and Loretta, all of whom live at the family home. The four youngest are now students at the Normal. The father died about one year ago.

The funeral took place from St. Mary's church, Custer, at 10:30 last Monday morning, with interment in the parish cemetery, Rev. C. Ulrich officiating. The pallbearers were Ernest Corrigan, Henry, Ray and Charles Dineen, Ed. and Emmet Leary, all cousins of the deceased. Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, the funeral was largely attended. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the husband and orphan children, as well as to the mother, brothers and sisters.


Margaret O'Keefe McCarthy

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Monday, August 24, 1925. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Margaret McCarthy

William P. O'Keefe, Ray O'Keefe and the Misses Margaret and Collette Love left for Milwaukee this afternoon to attend the funeral on Tuesday of their sister-in-law and aunt, Mrs. Margaret McCarthy, who passed away last Saturday afternoon, aged 70 years. Death resulted from stomach trouble, with which she had been afflicted for a long time and during the past month was a hospital patient. The family home is on 34th street.

The maiden name of the deceased was O'Keefe and she was a native of Portage county. Her marriage to Charles McCarthy took place many years ago and they engaged in farming in the town of Stockton until after Mr. McCarthy's death some 20 years ago. The family then moved to Stevens Point and resided on Elk street and their removal to Milwaukee about 1910.

The sons and daughters are Charles and Frank McCarthy of Chicago, William of Omaha, and Justin, Robert and Miss Elizabeth McCarthy of Milwaukee.

Two sisters, Mrs. John P. O'Keefe and Miss Frances O'Keefe, live in Milwaukee, Mrs. P. O'Keefe at Menominee Falls, and Tessie and Edward O'Keefe of Seattle, Wash.

Burial services will be held at St. Rose's church, Milwaukee, with interment in a cemetery near that city.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, August 25, 1925:

Impressive Funeral Services

The late Mrs. Margaret McCarthy, former local resident, who died in Milwaukee last Saturday, was buried with impressive ceremonies this morning, solemn high mass being offered up at St. Rose's church by Msgr. P. H. Durnin, with Very Rev. S. J. Burns, D. D. of St. Paul as assistant priest. Rev. H. A. Head of Green Bay served as deacon, Rev. L. V. Dougherty of Chicago as sub-deacon and Rev. Ben Sheehy of Des Moines, Iowa, as master of ceremonies. Other clergymen who occupied seats in the sanctuary included Revs. P. Devlin, J. Barry and T. Durnin.


Katherine Doyle O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, October 22, 1903. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Mrs. John O'Keefe

Mrs. John O'Keefe, who lived with her daughter on Water street, died at about 5 o'clock this evening, aged about 70 years. Mrs. O'Keefe moved from Stockton to the city about a year ago. She had been in poor health for some time.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, October 23, 1903:

Mrs. John O'Keefe

Death Comes Very Suddenly to Aged Lady on Water Street.

Mrs. John O'Keefe died very suddenly at 4:45 o'clock Thursday afternoon at her home at 719 Water street. She was standing out on the back porch watching the family dog, when she was suddenly attacked with a cough followed by a copious hemorrhage. She called her daughter, Theresa, who helped her to a chair. She seemed to realize at once that she was near the end and sent for her doctor and pastor but had passed away before either arrived.

Mrs. O'Keefe had enjoyed very good health up to last July, when she had a severe attack of grip and suffered with hemorrhages, but during the remainder of the summer she recuperated and appeared to have not only entirely recovered but to have gained in weight and strength. In fact her family had not the slightest apprehension as to her early demise up to within ten minutes of the fatal moment.

The deceased, whose maiden name was Katherine Doyle, was born at Throoptown, Canada, on June 26, 1833. She was married to John O'Keefe in her native town and together they came to Wisconsin in 1853 and settled on a farm a mile north of Custer in the town of Stockton, where she lived for 49 years. A year ago the family removed to this city. Mr. O'Keefe died on May 23, 1889.

Mr. and Mrs. O'Keefe were the parents of ten children, all living except one who died in infancy. The children are Mrs. Charles McCarthy and Mrs. Alexander Love of this city, Mrs. P. O'Keefe, Mrs. William O'Keefe and Mrs. John O'Keefe of Arnott. John O'Keefe of Custer, Edward and Miss Frankie of Chicago and Miss Theresa, who lived at home with her mother. The deceased is also survived by several brothers and sisters--Miss Mary Doyle and Thomas Doyle of Throoptown, Mrs. Burke and Edward Doyle of Ogdensburg, N. Y., Mrs. Anne McInerty of Brooklyn, N. Y., and Patrick Doyle of Boulder, Col. Her children, Edward and Miss Frankie, who are employed in Montgomery Ward's big store in Chicago, arrived home this morning.

The funeral will be held at St. Stephen's church at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, the interment following in the parish cemetery of St. Mary's church at Custer.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, October 24, 1903:

Funeral of Mrs. O'Keefe

The funeral of Mrs. John O'Keefe was held from St. Stephen's church at 10 o'clock, requiem high mass being conducted by Rev. W. J. Rice, Rev. E. P. Lorigan and Rev. H. T. Ehr. At the conclusion of the service here the remains were taken to St. Mary's cemetery at Custer for interment. The pallbearers were John Love, Chas. McCarthy, Will McCarthy, Ray O'Keefe, John O'Keefe and Frank O'Keefe, all grandsons of the deceased. The funeral was very largely attended by the friends of the family from the city and town of Stockton.


Mary McCarthy O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, March 10, 1934. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Mary O'Keefe

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary O'Keefe, a former resident of Custer who died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at 6 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Schaller at Neenah, were held Friday morning. A solemn requiem high mass was offered at 8 o'clock at St. Patrick's church at Neenah. Rev. William P. Mortell officiated, assisted by Father Hubert and Rev. Geo. A. Schemmer. The latter was a former pastor at Custer The body was taken to Custer for burial in St. Mary's cemetery. Rev. Jos Shaefer officiated.

Mrs. O'Keefe, whose maiden name was Mary Ann McCarthy, was born in the town of Stockton on November 2, 1863, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCarthy. She was a teacher for several years in the Portage county schools up to the time of her marriage to John O'Keefe on November 25,1890. The couple located on a farm in the town of Stockton, where Mrs. O'Keefe continued to live until 17 years ago when the family moved to Neenah. Mr. O'Keefe died 27 years ago.

The deceased was a member of the (____) Order of St. Frances and the Women's Catholic Order of Foresters and held membership in the Sanctuary society at Neenah.

Survivors are two sons and two daughters, Edward O'Keefe of Chicago, Mrs. Harold Powers of Milwaukee and Mrs. Schaller and Gregory O'Keefe of Neenah. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Richard Doyle, 303 Church street.

The pallbearers at Neenah were John Ryan, Michael Borden, Ray O'Keefe, Frank McCarthy, Edward Schaller and William Clifford. The pallbearers at Custer were Richard and Peter Doyle and Myron O'Keefe of Stevens Point, Michael and Earl O'Keefe of Arnott and Ray O'Keefe of Winneconne.

Lucy and Nellie Doyle, 530 Church street, nieces of the deceased, and Mrs. Michael O'Keefe of Arnott were at Neenah and accompanied the body to Custer. Other relatives and friends who accompanied the body to Custer were Mr. and Mrs. Edward O'Keefe of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Powers and Frank McCarthy of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schaller and family, Gregory O'Keefe, Mrs. Schaller, Sr., Mrs. Botten and Mrs. J. T. Ryan of Neenah, Mr. and Mrs. Pat O'Keefe, Ray O'Keefe and Mrs. John Gill of Winneconne and William Powers of Green Bay.


Josephine Schultz Mancheski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, October 18, 1929. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Mrs. Adam Mancheski

Josephine, wife of Adam Mancheski, 420 North Second street, and a resident of Stevens Point for the past 26 years, died at her home at 5:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, aged 59 years the 19th of last March. She had been in poor health for the past one and one-half years and underwent an operation for tumor at St. Michael's hospital last February. Early this spring she also was a patient for a time at St. Joseph's hospital, Marshfield. Recovering somewhat during the summer months, Mrs. Mancheski was able to be up and about the house until the day before her death, when she was taken with obstruction of the bowels.

Besides her husband, there are seven children, Edward Mancheski of Milwaukee, Mrs. John Koss, Gertrude, Lucille, Ben, Genevieve and Fabian, at home. She also leaves the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. John Polbecki, Mrs. John Rutta, Leo and Anton Schultz, city; William Schultz, Neenah; Mrs. Anton Ajeski and John Schultz of Rhinelander; Joseph Schultz, town of Dewey, and Frank Schultz, Polonia.

Funeral services will be held at St. Peter's church at 8 a.m. Monday, with burial to follow in Guardian Angel cemetery.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, October 21, 1929.

Mrs. Mancheski Buried Today

St. Peter's church was filled this morning with friends of the late Mrs. Adam Mancheski, the number including forty students and five Sisters from St. Joseph's academy, all going there to attend requiem mass in her honor, offered up by Rev. J. Chylinski, Rev. S. A. Elbert and a missionary priest from out of town. The remains of Mrs. Mancheski, whose former home was 420 North Second street, were then taken to Guardian Angel cemetery for interment. The casket bearers were six brothers, Leo, Anton, John, Frank, Joseph, and William Schultz. In charge of the many floral offerings were Rose Rogacewski, Minnie Mancheski, Isabelle Brill, Lulu Esker, Theresa Schultz, Clara Latecki, Tillie Derezinski and Mrs. A. Hoppa.

Relatives who came from a distance included Mr. and Mrs. Anton Ajeska, Bernice and Chester Ajeska, Dorothy Byrd and John Schultz and daughter, Jean, Rhinelander; William Schultz, Neenah; Mrs. Edward Mancheski, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. John Suska, Rothschild; Mrs. William McCann, Milwaukee.


Adam Mancheski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, October 22, 1937. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Adam Mancheski

Adam Mancheski , owner and operator of a meat and grocery business at 418 N 2 nd street for many years, died this morning at 8:30 o'clock at his home at 420 North Second street.

Mr. Mancheski had been in ill health for the past two years. His condition became critical two months ago and he had been confined to bed since.

A native of Dunkirk, New York, Mr. Mancheski was born on December 20, 1870. During his childhood he came to Wisconsin with his parents, the late Frank and Mary Mancheski, locating on a farm in Portage County. He received an early education in Portage County, attending the public schools. His marriage to Miss Josephine Schultz of the town of Dewey took place 1894 in Dewey. After their marriage the couple lived on a farm in the town of Hull for a short time and then moved to Ashland. Mr. Mancheski was employed as a section hand on the old Wisconsin Central railroad and later was promoted to section foreman. The family returned to Stevens Point a few years later and Mr. Mancheski worked for a time as a stationary fireman in paper and saw mills.

In 1905 he purchased the property at 418 North Second street and established the meat and grocery business which he operated until 14 years ago. At that time he retired, renting the business for a time and nine years ago, a son, Ben, took it over and has been operating it since. Mr. Mancheski also owned considerable other business property here.

Surviving are seven children, Edward, residing in the state of Washington, Mrs. John Koss, 310 Fredrick street, Miss Gertrude, Ben and Fabian Mancheski at home, Mrs, Frederick Holzknecht of Milwaukee and Mrs. Peter Schroder, 410 North avenue; two brothers, Dominic Mancheski, 417 North Second street, and Joseph Mancheski of Milwaukee, two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Kurszewski of Stevens Point, and Mrs, John Clark of Menasha and two grandchildren. Mrs. Mancheski died October 17, 1929.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Peter's church and burial will follow in Guardian Angel cemetery. The body is at Prais funeral home where the rosary will be said tonight and Saturday and Sunday nights at 7:30 o'clock.


Pearl Schultz Polebitski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, November 24, 1954. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Mrs. Pearl Polebitski

Mrs. Pearl Polebitski, 66, 713 College avenue, admitted to St. Michael's hospital at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning, died there at 5:30 that afternoon. She had been in good health until Tuesday.

Mrs. Polebitski was born in the town of Dewey March 16, 1888, and had lived in Portage county most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin Schultz.

As a girl, she attended St. Casimir's parochial school, town of Hull, and in January, 1908, she was married to John Polebitski at St. Peter's Catholic church here.

The couple lived in Rhinelander for a short time and then returned to Stevens Point. Mr. Polebitski, a carpenter, died Nov. 11, 1942.

Survivors include five sons, Jerome, Edwin, and Stanley, at home, Alfred, 120 Fifth avenue, and Chester, town of Hull; four grandchildren, three brothers, Frank Schultz, 305 Fourth avenue, Leo Schultz, 803 Franklin street, and Anton Schultz, 425 Franklin street, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Rutta, Mary street and Mrs. Anton Ajeska, Rhinelander.

Besides her husband and her parents, Mrs. Polebitski was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 8 o'clock at St. Peter's Catholic church, and burial will follow in Guardian Angel cemetery. Friends may call at the Dzikoski funeral home from Thursday evening until the day of the services.

The Rosary society of St. Peter's will say the rosary Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Rosaries will be said Friday by the Third Order of St. Francis of St. Peter's, at 3 p.m., and the Knights of Columbus, at 7 p.m. A general rosary will follow at 7:30.

Mrs. Polebitski was a member of the Rosary society and the Third Order of St. Francis, and a son, Jerome is a member of the Knights of Columbus.

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Article published in the Monday, November 29, 1954 issue of the Steven Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Funeral of Mrs. Polebitski

Rev. Anthony Krauza officiated at funeral services at St. Peter's Catholic church Saturday morning for Mrs. Pearl Polebitski, 713 College avenue, who died Tuesday.

Burial followed in Guardian Angel cemetery, with Rev. Bernard Novak in charge of services at the grave.

Pallbearers were Wallace, David, Norbert and Thomas Schultz, Leonard Jacoboski and Stanley Helminski.

Among those attending the services from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Anton (sp.) Ajeska and son, Arthur, Mrs. Chester Ajeska and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Robarge, Rhinelander.

The Third Order of St. Francis and the Rosary society of St. Peter's parish attended the services in a body. Mrs. Polebitski was a member of both organizations.


John Polebitski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, November 12, 1942. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

John Polebitski

John Polebitski, age 67, a resident of Portage county the greater part of his life died suddenly Wednesday afternoon at 1:20 o'clock at his home at 713 Normal avenue. Although he had been ailing for three years, he was up and about part of the time and had had his noon meal Wednesday with the family.

A son of the late Michael and Josephine Polebitski, Mr. Polebitski was born on June 2, 1875, in the town of Sharon. He spent his early life in Sharon and a few years in Rhinelander. His marriage to Miss Pearl Schultz of Stevens Point took place on January 22, 1906, at St. Peter's Catholic church. The couple had since lived in Stevens Point where Mr. Polebitski followed his trade as a carpenter until his illness.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, Alfred of Stevens Point, Chester, who is attached to a signal training battalion at Camp Crowder, Missouri, Edwin and Jerome at home and Sergeant Stanley Polebitski, who is with the armed forces in Australia, and a brother, Thomas Polebitski, whose address is unknown. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Barney, Jacob, Frank and Joseph Polebitski, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Firkus and Mrs. Peter Netzler.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Peter's church and burial will follow in Guardian Angel cemetery. The body is at the Prais funeral home where the rosary will be said tonight and Friday night at 7:30 o'clock. Mr. Polebitski's son, Chester, is enroute to Stevens Point for the funeral.

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Article published in the Monday, November 16, 1942 issue of the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Funeral of Mr. Polebitski

Funeral services for John Polebitski, who died Wednesday afternoon at his home at 713 Normal avenue, were held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Peter's Catholic church. Rev. Julius Chylinski officiated at a requiem high mass and Rev. Chester Zielinski conducted the services at the grave in Guardian Angel cemetery.

The pallbearers were Martin Pawelski, A. L. Jacoboski, John Haka, Nick Neimczyk, Jacob Cychosz and George Brill.

Those from away who came for the funeral included his son, Private Chester Polebitski of Camp Crowder, Missouri, and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Djaksa, Chester Djaska and Mrs Earl Raeborge of Rhinelander.


Catherine McCarthy

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, April 14, 1886. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Sudden Death

Catherine, the seventeen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. McCarthy of the town of Stockton, died very suddenly on Saturday night last. She was taken ill with quinsy three or four days before and medical attendance was procured. Her condition was not considered necessarily dangerous by those about, and even the young lady herself felt no alarm. A moment before her death, she said that she felt as though the lumps in her throat were about to burst open, and that she would then be better. She then laid her head back and expired without a struggle. The parents and sisters have the sympathy of friends in their affliction. The deceased was a niece of Jas., Wm. and Jos. Leonard of this city. The funeral was held from St. Mary's church in Stockton yesterday morning, Rev. N. July officiating, and was very largely attended.


Catherine Leonard McCarthy

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, July 13, 1923. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Charles McCarthy

Mrs. Catherine McCarthy, who came to Portage county more than 80 years ago, and was a continuous resident of the town of Stockton and this city until 1919, died Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary O'Keefe, in Neenah. The body was brought to Custer on Soo train No. 11 at noon today and laid to rest beside her husband and two deceased daughters in St. Mary's cemetery. Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's church, Neenah, at 9 o'clock this morning, conducted by a nephew, Rev. Geo. A. Clifford.

Catherine Leonard was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, 84 years ago, the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Leonard. When she was two years of age the family emigrated to America and located on a tract of land in Stockton, where Catherine grew to womanhood and was married to Charles McCarthy. Four daughters were born to them, of whom Mrs. O'Keefe and Mrs. Richard Doyle of Custer are now living. After the death of Mr. McCarthy in 1902, the widow lived for a number of years with her brother, Joseph E. Leonard, but for the past four years had resided with the daughter at Neenah.

Death resulted from general debility caused by old age.

The only surviving members of the Leonard family are James P. and Joseph E. Leonard of this city.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, July 17, 1923:

Laid to Rest at Custer

Burial services for Mrs. Catherine McCarthy, who died at Neenah last week, were conducted at the graveside in St. Mary's cemetery, Custer, by one of her nephews, Rev. George A. Clifford, who accompanied the remains from Neenah. He was assisted in the last sad rites by Rev. Victor Kaudy, pastor of the Custer church. Others who came from Neenah included a daughter of the deceased, Mrs. Mary O'Keefe, Gertrude and Gregory O'Keefe, Mrs. Richard Doyle of Custer, Mr. and Mrs. Edward O'Keefe and daughter, Mary Margaret, of Chicago. The casket bearers were Martin Heffron, J. M. Higgins, M. Feely, T. E. Welch, M. O'Keefe and P. E. Doyle.

Mrs. McCarthy's surviving relatives include 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.


Charles McCarthy

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, March 7, 1902. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Charles McCarthy

Charles McCarthy died this morning at his home in the northeastern part of the town of Stockton as the result of paralysis following a stroke of apoplexy, which he experienced Wednesday. The deceased was born in Ireland about 77 years ago. He has been a resident of Stockton for many years. He is survived by a widow and two children, Mrs. John O'Keefe and Mrs. Richard Doyle, both of Stockton.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, March 12, 1902, page 5:

CHAS. M'CARTHY

Charles McCarthy, a pioneer resident of the town of Sharon, having resided there for forty years, died at his home last Friday morning. Mr. McCarthy had been in feeble health for a long time on account of old age, but on Wednesday last had a stroke of apoplexy, followed by paralysis and ending in his demise.

The deceased was born in Dunmanway, County Cork, Ireland, in 1826, and was 76 years at the time of his death. He emigrated to Canada in 1849, and in 1856 came to Portage county which had been his home ever since. July 12th, 1862, he was married to Miss Catherine Leonard, in the town of Stockton, and besides the widow he leaves two daughters, Mrs. John M. O'Keefe, of Stockton, and Mrs. Richard Doyle, of Sharon. The deceased was a good, frugle (sic) farmer, an honest citizen, worthy husband and father.

The funeral took place from St. Mary's church, Custer, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. E. P. Lorigan officiating, with the following friends and neighbors of the deceased as pallbearers: Anthony Lally, Wm. Leary, Mike O'Keefe, Peter Doyle, Alexander Love and Tim Welch.


Ellen McCarthy Doyle

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, July 30, 1942. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Ellen Doyle

Mrs. Ellen Doyle, age 75, widow of Richard Doyle, died this morning at 10:30 o'clock at the family home at 503 Church street, following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church. The body is at the Boston funeral home. The rosary will be said tonight at 8:30 o'clock.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, July 31, 1942:

Mrs. Ellen Doyle

Mrs. Ellen Doyle, 76, wife of the late Richard Doyle, who died Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock at her home at 503 Church street, was a well known resident and a member of a pioneer Portage county family. Her death followed an illness of three years that confined her to bed the past year.

Mrs. Doyle was born in the town of Stockton on August 3, 1866, a daughter of the late Charles McCarthy and Catherine Leonard, who came to Portage county from Ireland in the early 1850s. Mrs. Doyle attended the local high school and taught five terms in the schools of Portage county prior to her marriage to Mr. Doyle of the town of Stockton. They were married on June 7, 1888, at St. Mary's Catholic church at Custer.

After their marriage the couple located on a farm four miles northeast of Custer where they lived until coming to Stevens Point in 1926 when they purchased the present home on Church street. Mr. Doyle died on February 16, 1938.

Surviving are seven daughters and one son, Mrs. Edward P. Leary of Custer, Mrs. Hugh Leary of Amherst, Michael Doyle, 128 Oak street, Mrs. Emil Pawelski, Water street, Mrs. Clements Steffanus of Ellis and Misses Nellie, Cicely and Lucy Doyle at home; 40 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mrs. Doyle was the last surviving member of a family of four children.

She was a member of the Altar society of St. Stephen's Catholic church since coming to Stevens Point in 1926. Prior to that time she was a member of the Altar society of St. Mary's church at Custer for many years. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by three infant children, William, Lucy Isabelle and Richard, and a daughter, Mrs. George Balder of Foley, Minnesota, who died last February 26 at the age of 51. She was the former Mayme Doyle.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's church and burial will follow in St. Mary's cemetery at Custer beside her husband. The body is at the Boston funeral home where the rosary will be said tonight at 8 o'clock.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, August 3, 1942:

Funeral of Mrs. Doyle

Many relatives and friends attended funeral services Saturday morning for the late Mrs. Ellen Doyle, lifelong resident of Portage county, who died Thursday at her home at 503 Church street.

Rev. John R. McGinley officiated at a requiem high mass at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church. A requiem mass was sung by the children's choir, under the direction of Miss Barbara Van Hecke. During the services Mrs. Ray Felker sang two solos, "O, The Priceless Love of Jesus" and "Sweet Saviour, Bless Us Ere We Go." She was accompanied by Mrs. Herman Menzel. Rev. Harry Schueller conducted the services at the grave in St. Mary's Catholic cemetery at Custer, where burial took place.

The pallbearers, grandsons of Mrs. Doyle, were James Leary of Stevens Point, Maurice Leary of Custer, Richard and Hugh Leary, Jr., of Amherst, Richard Balder of Foley, Minnesota, and LeRoy Doyle of Stevens Point. Michael Doyle, Jr., of Stevens Point and Richard Leary of Custer, grandsons, were two of the mass servers.

Relatives from away who attended the funeral were Emil Pawelski of Milwaukee, a son-in-law; Kathleen and Richard Balder of Foley, grandchildren; Mrs. Charles Schaller and daughters, Kathleen and Mary Margaret, of Neenah; Jack Powers of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. John Shorn of Randolph, Mrs. Lester Higgins and daughters, Patsy and Margaret, and Dan Welch of Milwaukee; Mrs. Peter Doyle of Waupaca and Miss Eileen Corrigan and Mrs. Patrick Corrigan of Foley.


John O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, May 26, 1888. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Died in Stockton

John O'Keefe, a well known resident of Stockton, and one of the early residents of this county, coming here in 1852, died at his home at an early hour yesterday morning. He had been ill since last fall with a lung difficulty, but was able to be up and about the house most of the time. The deceased gentleman was born in Canda, and was 58 years of age. He came to this state and county at the time above mentioned, and after working at Jordan for a couple of years, commenced to clear the place which now forms his present fine farm. He was married in 1854, and leaves a wife and nine children, seven daughters and two sons. Three of the daughters are married, Mrs. Alex. Love of this city, and Mrs. Chas. McCarthy and Mrs. P. O'Keefe, Jr. of Stockton. The others reside at home, the youngest, a son, being 12 years of age, while the other son, John, is 27. A brother, Michael O'Keefe, resides in this city, and a sister, Mrs. Burns, in Canada. The deceased was a worthy, intelligent gentleman, a good citizen and a kind, affectionate husband and father. The funeral will take [place] from St. Mary's church in Stockton at half-past ten o'clock tomorrow.


Mary Toomey O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, May 29, 1899. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DEATH CAME SUDDENLY

Mrs. Patrick O'Keefe Dies at Her Home in Stockton. Funeral Here This Forenoon.

Mrs. Mary O'Keefe, widow of the late Patrick O'Keefe, died at her home in Stockton at 12:15 o'clock last Monday morning, her death being due to a stroke of paralysis or apoplexy, with which she was stricken on Saturday evening. She had not been in good health for several months, in fact for a year or more past, and was ill with the grip for some time last winter. Of late, however, she appeared unusually well and was especially pleased over the return of her son, David F., the first of last week, after spending most of the winter in the south. White sitting in a chair at about 6 o'clock on Saturday evening, she was stricken, and was found in a stupor by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Michael O'Keefe. Medical aid was summoned from the city as quickly as possible, but it was apparent from the first that the patient could not survive, her right side being the most seriously affected and she sank rapidly from the first, being unable to speak, but recognized those about her.

The deceased lady, whose maiden name was Mary Toomey, was a native of County Kerry, Ireland, where she was born in June 1829, nearly 70 years ago. She came to this country when a little girl, and was married to Patrick O'Keefe, at Alton, Ill., Nov. 23d, 1854. Soon thereafter they came to Stevens Point, living here for several months and then located on the farm in Stockton which had been their home until death called them to another. Mr. O'Keefe died Feb. 11th, 1898. Mrs. O'Keefe was the mother of eleven children, eight of whom survive her. They are Patrick, of Stockton, Mrs. Ellen Dyer, of this city, Mrs. M. W. Doyle, of Cadott, Wm. and John P., of Stockton, David F., of Ashland, and Michael and Miss Katherine, who live on the homestead. The death of this worth lady brings sorrow to all who had the good fortune of knowing her. She was a devoted wife, kind mother, good neighbor and devout christian. Her life was spent in looking after the welfare of her home, family and friends, and the example she set was ever for the right and good. Of a hospitable, kindly nature, no needy person was ever turned from her door without assistance, and acquaintances and friends were always doubly welcome.

The funeral took place this forenoon, the remains being brought to St. Stephen's church in this city, arriving at 10 o'clock. The procession was nearly a mile in length, old friends being present in large numbers from the city and country to show their respect to one who was dear to them in life. Rev. W. J. Rice celebrated mass, and was assisted by Rev. J. A. Bourgmeyer, of Custer, who also officiated at the grave. The pallbearers were Joseph and Jas. D. McHugh, Michael Clark, Adam Welch, Patrick Fehely and Anthony Lally. There were many appropriate floral offerings from friends.


Patrick O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, February 11, 1898. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

PATRICK O'KEEFE

A Prominent Stockton Farmer Passes to His Reward.

Patrick O'Keefe, one of the oldest and most respected residents of the town of Stockton, died at his home at 2 o'clock this morning after an illness of eighteen months with cancer of the throat.

Mr. O'Keefe was born in County Cork, Ireland, on May 2, 1824, and was therefore nearly 74 years of age. He came to America when 15 years of age and lived for a number of years in Connecticut. He came west early in the fifties and was married on November 23, 1854, to Miss Mary Toomey at Alton, Ill. They came to Portage county in 1855 and settled shortly afterward on their present valuable and fertile farm in the town of Stockton where they have lived ever since and amassed a considerable property. Eleven children were born to them and of these eight live to solace the mother in her sad bereavement. They are Patrick, who owns a farm east of Arnott, Mrs. Ellen Dyer of this city, Mrs. W. M. Doyle of Cadott, Wm. and John P., who own farms near the old homestead, David F., one of Ashland's prominent young lawyers, Michael, who runs the home farm, and Miss Katherine, who lives at home.

Mr. O'Keefe first began to experience difficulty with his throat about 18 months ago but the trouble became serious about a year ago and he applied to Dr. D. N. Alcorn of the city for aid and by his advice he went at once to Chicago, where he consulted Doctors Senn, Murphy and Steele but they were unable to help him and he returned home with practically no hope of relief until death. He has gradually failed as the disease spread and for the past six months has been able to partake of but little nourishment. For the last month he has been unable to articulate intelligibly and his suffering has been on that account peculiarly distressing. He retained consciousness up to the last.

The funeral will be held Monday morning. The cortege will leave the house at 8:30 and solemn requiem high mass will be sung in St. Stephen's church in this city at 10:30 o'clock by Rev. J. A. Bourgmeyer of Custer, pastor of the deceased in the parish of St. Mary, assisted by Rev. W. J. Rice, rector of St. Stephen's. The pall bearers will be the five sons, assisted by M. W. Doyle of Cadott, son-in-law of deceased. The body will be interred in the family burial lot in St. Stephen's cemetery.

David F. O'Keefe has been at his father's home in Stockton since Wednesday. All the children except Mrs. Dyer of this city were present at their father's death. Mrs. Dyer had been with him all day but had to return home in the evening.

Mr. O'Keefe was a plain honest, unassuming farmer, devoted to his business and his family, every member of which he has placed on the road to independence. He was an agreeable and considerate neighbor and his demise will be mourned by a host of former friends.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, February 16, 1898, page 4 and Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, February 19, 1898:

PATRICK O'KEEFE

The death of Patrick O'Keefe, of Stockton, which occurred at 2 o'clock last Friday morning, removes from this sphere one of the most prominent, successful and wealthy farmers of Portage county. Some eighteen months ago he commenced to be troubled with a throat difficulty, which later began to distress him greatly, and after consulting with Dr. Alcorn in this city, he took the latter's advice and visited Chicago, his son, D. F. O'Keefe, accompanying him. There Drs. Murphy, Senn and Steele, three noted physicians and surgeons, were consulted, and while they gave the patient no encouragement, each told the son that there was no hope for recovery, and that the fatal termination was only a matter of a short time, depending entirely upon his physical endurance. Mr. O'Keefe then returned home, and if he realized his true condition, did not show it by his manner or speech, appearing as good natured and social as ever before. His decline, however, while gradual, was certain, and his terrible sufferings were born in silence, it being his constant desire to distress those about him as little as possible. During the summer and fall he visited the city quite often, but for four or five months had been unable to do so, and for a month before his death had been able to talk but little, the tongue being also affected, and he was confined to his bed much of the time. He retained consciousness to the last, and shortly before the final summons, recognized those about his bedside, the members of his family all being present.

Patrick O'Keefe was born in County Cork, Ireland, May 2d, 1824 and was therefore nearly 74 years of age. He came to this county when fifteen years of age, and thereafter resided for a number of years in Connecticut. On the 23d of November 1854, he was married to Miss Mary Toomey at Alton, Ill., he having come west a few years before. In 1855 Mr. and Mrs. O'Keefe came to Stevens Point, their oldest son having been born in the meantime, and they resided in the city for about one year. The following year they lived upon what is now the Finnessy farm in Stockton, and then located upon the homestead in the same town, where they have resided for over forty years. Eleven children were born to these parents, eight of whom, with their mother, survives their father. They are Patrick, Jr., of Stockton, Mrs. Ellen Dyer of this city; Mrs. M. W. Doyle of Cadott; Wm. and John P. of Stockton; David F., of Ashland and Michael and Miss Katherin, of Stockton. The sons are all well-to-do farmers, except D. F., who is a prominent young attorney of Ashland, connected with the firm of Cate, Sanborn, Lamoreux & Park. Another daughter, Mrs. Jos. E. Leonard, died a few years ago. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Catherine Welton, of Oconomowoc, and three brothers, Michael, of New York city, John, of Long Island, and William, whose present residence is unknown.

The deceased gentleman was a man whom we have known to esteem and respect from our childhood; honest, industrious, king hearted and of a good natured disposition. His home life was as pleasant as it was busy, and his doors were ever open to his friends and neighbors, all who came being made welcome by himself, his wife and family. He was a remarkably well preserved man for one of his years, and but for the terrible disease that attacked him, he would apparently live for another quarter of a century. His taking off is regretted by all.

The funeral took place Monday forenoon, the cortege arriving at St. Stephen's church in this city at 10:30, and consisted of fully one hundred sleighs, every old neighbor and friend, both from the country and city, who could possible do so, joining in the procession. Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated, Rev. J. A. Bourgmeyer, of Custer, acting as celebrant, Rev. Father Starostzik, of St. Joseph's church as deacon, and Rev. W. J. Rice, of Stephen's church, as sub-deacon. The five sons of the deceased, Patrick, Wm., John P., David F. and Michael, and son-in-law, M. W. Doyle, were the active pallbearers, and the honorary bearers were Joseph and Jas. McHugh, Michael Clark, Patrick Leonard, Patrick Fehely and Hugh Black. A number of handsome floral offerings were made by members of the family and friends. Thos. Toomey, of Fond du Lac, a brother-in-law of Mr. O'Keefe, was the only relative present outside of the immediate family. Mrs. Welton, the sister of the deceased, who lives at Oconomowoc, was unable to come on account of infirmatives. The floral offerings were as follows: Pillow, Mr. and Mrs. Michael O'Keefe, Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Doyle, Miss Katherine O'Keefe; pillow, Mrs. Dyer and children; crescent, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Leonard and Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Lawler; bouquet of carnations and roses, Mrs. P. Leonard; bouquet of cut flowers, Dr. Bishoff and Taylor Bros.


George Maxwell

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, March 13, 1959. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

George Maxwell

A 95-year-old former resident of Amherst and the Town of Lanark, George Maxwell, died Thursday at Appleton.

Funeral services have been scheduled at the Jungers Funeral Home in Amherst at 2 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Ardys Van Stavern of the Amherst Methodist Church officiating.

Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery at Amherst.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

Mr. Maxwell, born in the Province of Quebec, Canada, on Nov. 18, 1863, came to Wisconsin when he was 17 years old.

He farmed in Lanark for many years and then moved to the Village of Amherst, where he resided until five years ago.

Since then he had lived in Appleton with a son, M. W. Maxwell.

Also surviving are another son, Allen, Hot Springs, Ark.; two daughters, Mrs. J. L. (Jessie) Benedict, Klamath Falls, Ore., and Mrs. O. D. (Florence) Clement, Livingstone, Mont.; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

His wife preceded him in death.


George D. Maxwell

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, December 28, 1959. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

George D. Maxwell

George D. Maxwell, 81, Town of Amherst, died suddenly Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Mr. Maxwell, who practiced veterinary medicine, died while on a call at a farm in the Town of New Hope.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Amherst Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ardys Van Stavern officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Amherst.

Friends may call at the Jungers Funeral home in Amherst until noon Tuesday, when the body will be taken to the church.

Mr. Maxwell was born Feb. 10, 1878, in Ormstown, Quebec, Canada, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Maxwell.

He came to the United States at the age of 10 and lived in the Amherst vicinity the rest of his life.

Mr. Maxwell had practiced veterinary medicine for the last 40 years. In earlier years, he was also a farmer.

His marriage to Minnie Penney took place at Amherst on Aug. 24, 1900.

Mrs. Maxwell survives, along with six sons, Malcolm, Chicago, Harold, Minneapolis, Neal and Gordon, Wisconsin Rapids, Verne, Wadsworth, Ill., and Donald, Waukegan, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Violet Wiberg, at home, and Mrs. Morgan (Alice) Mack, Brookfield; 12 grandchildren; three brothers, William, Amherst, Angus, Chippewa Falls, and John, Waukegan, and a sister, Mrs. William McKenzie, Tate, Saskatchewan, Canada.

A sister and a brother preceded him in death.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, January 2, 1960:

Mr. Maxwell's Services

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for George D. Maxwell, 81, Town of Amherst, who died last Saturday.

The services were conducted at the Amherst Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ardys Van Stavern in charge.

Burial took place in Greenwood Cemetery, Amherst.

Benjamin Fleming, Florian Fleming, Gerald Barden, Alex Hathaway, Gardner Harvey and Thomas Morgan were the pallbearers.

"Abide With Me" and "Nearer My God to Thee" were sung during the services.

Attending from a distance were Mrs. Allan Holman, Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. Arlyn Clark, Neshkoro; Mr. and Mrs. Roland Clark, Hancock, and other relatives and friends from Waupaca, Iola and Stevens Point.


Janet Memsh Maxwell

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, January 14, 1911. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Sunday night, Jan. 8, occurred the death of Mrs. Wm. Maxwell at their house on the east side. The news that Mrs. Maxwell had passed away came as a great shock to her numerous friends and not even her close neighbors were aware that her condition, although she had had a very poor spell earlier in the winter, was at all alarming. A week before she had attended church and later had done some shopping in town and altogether she was considered gaining rapidly. After the family had retired, Mr. Maxwell was awakened by his wife raising up in bed. He spoke to her but she was unable to make any reply but lay back unconscious. Dr. Dusenbury was summoned, but Mrs. Maxwell had passed away before he arrived.

Mrs. Maxwell was a lady of excellent character and pleasing personality and a most devoted wife and mother and our hearts are full of sympathy for this sorrowing family who have lost a model homemaker, wife and mother.

She is survived by a husband, two daughters, Mrs. Ira Holman, Stevens Point and Miss Flora at home and her sons, Angus G. of Chippewa Falls, George and John of Amherst and Wm. jr. of Fond du Lac. The funeral took place from the home Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Jockinson of the Methodist church officiating. The pallbearers were G. W. Fleming, C. N. Fenton, C. H. Tourville, L. A. Pomeroy, G. A. Bobba and Bartell Johnson. Interment in Greenwood cemetery.


Jessie Lynch Maxwell

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, September 30, 1969. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Jessie Maxwell

Funeral services were held at Chippewa Falls last Thursday for Mrs. Jessie Maxwell, a native of the Town of Lanark. Mrs. Maxwell, who formerly lived at Amherst, died on Sept. 22 at Chippewa Falls.

The Rev. John Wreford of Trinity United Methodist Church at Chippewa Falls officiated at the services at the Burkart-Hoean Funeral Home there. Burial took place in Greenwood Cemetery at Amherst, with the Rev. Richard Hanson officiating.

Mrs. Maxwell, the former Jessie Lynch, was born in the Town of Lanark on Aug. 3, 1883, and was married at Amherst to Angus Maxwell on Dec. 22, 1903. They lived for several years at Amherst, where Mr. Maxwell was employed as a bricklayer. He died about six years ago.

Mrs. Maxwell is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Frank (Maud) Kaiser, Mrs. Lucille Brett, Mrs. Carl (Hazel) Lueck and Mrs. Jeanette Thorson; two sons, Neil and Art; one sister, Mrs. Nell Anderson, Amherst, and 14 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.


Minnie Penney Maxwell

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, February 15, 1962. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. George Maxwell

Mrs. George Maxwell, 77, died at 1:30 this morning at her home in the Town of Amherst, after an illness of five years.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Amherst Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ardys Van Stavern officiating, and burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Jungers Funeral Home, Amherst, after 2 p.m. Saturday, and at the church after Sunday noon.

Mrs. Maxwell, the former Minnie Penney, was born in the Town of Lanark on April 12, 1884. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Asa Penney.

A resident of the Amherst area all her life, she was married to Mr. Maxwell on Aug. 24, 1900. Her husband, who practiced veterinary medicine for many years, died in 1959.

Mrs. Maxwell was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, the Amherst Methodist Church and its Woman's Society of Christian Service.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Violet Wiberg, with whom she lived, and Mrs. Morgan (Alice) Mack, Brookfield; five sons, Harold, Minneapolis, Neil and Gordon, Wisconsin Rapids, Verne, San Diego, Calif., and Donald, Wadsworth, Ill.; 14 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

A son, Malcolm, Chicago, died two weeks ago, and two brothers and a sister also preceded her in death.


Neil P. Maxwell

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, May 12, 1973. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Neil Maxwell

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Wisconsin rapids for Neil P. Maxwell, 64, of Wisconsin Rapids. The Rev. Harvey Schweppe will officiate at the services at the United Methodist Church at Wisconsin Rapids. Burial will be made in Greenwood Cemetery at Amherst.

Mr. Maxwell died Friday morning at St. Joseph's Hospital at Marshfield. He had suffered with a heart condition for a long time.

He was born at Amherst on July 17, 1908, a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Maxwell. He married Grace Lubeck on April 4, 1933 at Stevens Point. They lived at Amherst, where he was employed by the Amherst Telephone Co., until they moved in 1941 to Wisconsin Rapids. Mr. Maxwell was wire chief for the Wood County Telephone Co. until he retired in 1969 due to his heart condition.

He was active in Scouting, was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and was a past member of the Wisconsin Rapids Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Ronald, State College, Pa., George, Baraboo, and Robert, Rio; five grandchildren, and three brothers, Gordon, Wisconsin Rapids, Donald, Wadswart, Ill., and Vern, San Diego, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Friends may call at the Taylor Funeral Home at Wisconsin Rapids from 2 p.m. Sunday and at the church from 9 a.m. Monday until the time of the services.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Scouting program at the United Methodist Church of Wisconsin Rapids.


Nellie E. McGinley

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, September 26, 1966. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Nellie E. McGinley

Nellie E. McGinley, 1401 Clark St., the sister of the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John R. McGinley, pastor of St. Stephen's Catholic Church, died at 11:30 Sunday evening at St. Mary's Hospital, Wausau.

Miss McGinley had been visiting at the home of two nieces, Misses Evelyn and Ruth Cawley, Wausau, before entering the hospital.

A native of Almond, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McGinley. She grew up in the area, and attended Stevens Point High School and the Stevens Point Normal School.

Miss McGinley, who made her home with her brother for 49 years, taught school in Livingston, Mont., for several years prior to that.

She lived with the priest while he served parishes at Manawa, Marinette and Oshkosh before coming to Stevens Point, where she kept house for him for many years.

Miss McGinley was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the Stevens Point Woman's Club and St. Stephen's Altar Society.

A memorial for St. Stephen's Church has been established in Miss McGinley's name.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Crosby Funeral Home.

Besides her brother, Miss McGinley is survived by one sister, Mrs. Phillip (Theresa) King, Coguille, Ore., and nieces and nephews.

Her parents, one brother and three sisters preceded her in death.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, September 27, 1966:

McGinley Rites Set

Funeral services for Miss Nellie McGinley, 1401 Clark St., who died Sunday at a Wausau hospital, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Crosby Funeral Home, where the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Society of St. Stephen's Parish will jointly recite a rosary at 7:30.

St. Cecilia's Court, No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, the Catholic Daughters of America and the Catholic Woman's Club will recite a rosary jointly with a general rosary at 8 p.m.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, September 30, 1966:

McGinley Funeral

The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John R. McGinley officiated at funeral services Thursday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church for his sister, Miss Nellie E. McGinley, who died Sunday in Wausau.

Monsignor McGinley served as celebrant of a solemn requiem high mass, with the Rev. John P. Trant, Arcadia, deacon, and the Rev. Raymond Wagner, Kendall, sub-deacon. Both are former assistant pastors at St. Stephen's. Also present in the sanctuary were Rev. Donald F. Wilger, present assistant of St. Stephen's, who acted as master of ceremonies, and the Rev. Albert Thomas, Wisconsin State University-Stevens Point Newman Club chaplain, who delivered the sermon.

Pallbearers were Gordon Copps, Carl Jacobs, Sam Kingston, Robert Livingston, Judge James Levi and Herman Menzel.

Interment followed in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends attended from Tucson, Ariz., Wausau, Manawa, Wisconsin Rapids, Appleton, Medford, Shawano, Manitowoc, Neenah and the Portage County area.

Also present were clergy from Heffron, Custer, Hull, Polonia, Plover, Rosholt, Waupaca, Wausau, Rothschild, Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids, Arcadia, Abbotsford and Kendall.


John R. McGinley

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, June 12, 1968. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

PRIEST AND WOMAN DIE IN COLLISION AT RURAL CORNER

Two persons, including the widely known pastor of a Stevens Point Catholic Church, were killed shortly before noon today in a collision about 2 1/2 miles southeast of Custer.

Dead on arrival at St. Michael's Hospital were the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John R. McGinley of St. Stephen's Church and Mrs. Dennis Przybylski, Route 4, Stevens Point.

The fatalities were the seventh and eighth on Portage County highways in 1968 and the third and fourth in the last five days. Two were killed Saturday night in a car - motorcycle collision north of Stevens Point.

Today's crash occurred at the intersection of Smoky Spur Road and old Highway 18 at about 11:30 a.m., the Portage County sheriff's Department reported.

There were no witnesses, but authorities surmised that Monsignor McGinley was traveling north on the Smokey Spur Road, apparently coming from Francher. His car apparently went through a yield right of way sign and collided with an eastbound car believed to have been driven by Mrs. Przybylski's husband.

The impact threw the Przybylski car against a power pole, knocking out electric service in the area for a time. The vehicle then flipped up and landed on top of the priest's car.

Authorities speculated that Monsignor McGinley might have survived had he been wearing a seat belt.

Hospitalized with undetermined injuries were Przybylski and his two children, Gail and Gary.

Mrs. Przyblyski's age was unavailable.

Monsignor McGinley was 78. He had been a priest for 53 years and pastor of St. Stephen's for nearly 29 years.

A native of the Town of Almond, he moved to Wausau with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. John McGinley, when he was eight.

He was ordained in St. Paul, Minn., on June 8, 1915, and served churches in Menasha, Appleton, Manawa, Royalton, Chilton, Oshkosh and Marinette before coming to Stevens Point in September 1939, after the death of the Rev. George Casey, his predecessor at St. Stephen's.

Pope John XXIII named him a monsignor in 1961. In 1965, his parishioners and fellow priests honored him for his 50 years in the priesthood.

Funeral arrangements for Monsignor McGinley and Mrs. Przybylski are pending.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, June 13, 1968:

Priest's Funeral

Funeral services for the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John R. McGinley of St. Stephen's Catholic Church will be held Monday morning at 11 o'clock at the parish church.

Monsignor McGinley, 78, was killed Wednesday in a collision between his car and one driven by Dennis Prybylski, Route 4, Stevens Point. The crash also took the life of Mrs. Prybylski.

Alone in his car, Monsignor McGinley was thrown out and pinned under the Prybylski vehicle. He apparently died instantly.

The accident occurred 2 1/2 miles southeast of Custer at the corner of the Smokey Spur Road and Old Highway 18, the scene of another fatal crash almost exactly two years ago.

The funeral mass will be concelebrated with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Paul of La Crosse the principal celebrant. Monsignor Paul is vicar general of the La Crosse Diocese, and its administrator during the illness of Bishop Frederick W. Freking.

Following the funeral, burial will take place in St. Stephen's Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Crosby Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday afternoon at 2 the body will be taken to the church, escorted by area priests, who will then recite the office of the dead. The body will remain there until the funeral.

Children of St. Stephen's School will conduct a vigil at the church at 5 p.m. Sunday.

At 7 p.m. the rosary will be said by the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Daughters of America and St. Cecilia's Court No. 185, National Catholic Society of Foresters. Monsignor McGinley was chaplain of all three groups.

A scriptural wake service will be conducted at the church at 8 p.m. Sunday by men who entered the priesthood from St. Stephen's Church.

A memorial fund for the new stained glass windows at St. Stephen's has been established in Monsignor McGinley's name.

Monsignor McGinley was one of Wisconsin's best known Catholic priests. He was dean of the Portage County deanery and served as state chaplain of the Knights of Columbus from 1942-44. He had been chaplain of the local KC Council since 1939.

He was also an attorney. He attended the Harvard University Law School and was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 1927.

Monsignor McGinley was popular with his parishioners, who in 1950 collected funds to send him on a pilgrimage to Rome. In 1965, the 50th anniversary of his priesthood, a celebration was held in his honor and the parishioners bought him a new car.

He was named a monsignor in 1961 by Pope John XXIII, and during his investiture rites the late Bishop John P. Treacy of La Crosse called him "one of America's greatest priests."

A native of the Town of Almond, Monsignor McGinley was born Sept. 2, 1889, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John McGinley.

When he was eight, the family moved to Wausau. He lived there until starting his training for the priesthood.

His theological training came at St. Paul's Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., where he was ordained June 8, 1915.

Monsignor McGinley was an assistant pastor of churches in Menasha and Appleton until 1920. Then for 10 years he was pastor of churches in Manawa and Royalton.

After that he was a pastor in Chilton, Oshkosh, Marinette and then in Oshkosh again.

He came to St. Stephen's from St. Peter's Church in Oshkosh on Sept. 14, 1939.

St. Stephen's founded 116 years ago, is the oldest Catholic church in central Wisconsin and Monsignor McGinley served it longer than any other pastor - nearly 29 years.

Monsignor McGinley's family was "Delaware Irish" - settlers of Irish descent who came to southern Portage County from Wilmington, Del., in the 19th Century.

Proud of his ancestry, he frequently displayed an Irish wit. At his 50th anniversary celebration after a series of speakers had lauded him, Monsignor McGinley arose and called the whole process a violation of the ..... illegible.

...building projects. A new nuns' convent was completed in 1955, an addition which nearly doubled the size of the parish school was finished in 1958, and recently the interior of the church was renovated.

Monsignor McGinley's survivors include a sister, Mrs. Theresa King, Coquille, Ore., and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother and four sisters. One of the sisters, Miss Nell McGinley, who died in 1966, made her home with him for many years.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, June 18, 1968:

Services For Priest

Funeral services for the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John R. McGinley, 78, pastor of St. Stephen's Catholic Parish, were held Monday morning at the parish church.

Monsignor McGinley was killed in an automobile accident Wednesday.

The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Paul, vicar general of the La Crosse Diocese and its administrator during the illness of Bishop Fredrick W. Freking, was the principal celebrant of the funeral mass.

Other concelebrants were the Rt. Rev. Msgr. C. W. Gille, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. Francis Brey, the Very Rev. Msgr. James Finucan, the Rev. Stanley Andrzejewski, the Rev. Francis Piekarski, the Rev. Joseph Irvin, the Rev. Basil Janasik, the Rev. John Brey, the Rev. Albert Raschke, the Rev. Alvin Auer, the Rev. William Menzel, the Rev. John Malik, the Rev. Tex Zimmerman, the Rev. Joseph Martinson, the Rev. Francis Spellman, the Rev. William Speerstra and the Rev. Dennis Leary. The last seven are men who entered the priesthood from St. Stephen's.

The sermon was preached by the Rev. Albert Thomas of the Newman Student Association at Wisconsin State University.

Pallbearers were the Revs. Raymond Wagner, Jeremiah Cashman, George Nelson, John Trant, Ambrose Foller, Donald Wilger, Donald Theisen and Edward Sobczak. All but Father Sobczak are former assistants at St. Stephen's.

Attending was Bishop John B. Grellinger of Oshkosh, auxiliary bishop of the Green Bay Diocese.

Present were 140 other clergymen from Wisconsin and Minnesota, including pastors and ministers of local Protestant churches.

The 4 th Degree Honor Guard of the Knights of Columbus participated in the services.

Represented were St. Cecilia's Court No. 185, National Catholic Society of Foresters, and the Catholic Daughters of America, of which Monsignor McGinley was chaplain: the local Catholic Board of Education; and area nuns and Catholic school teachers.

Burial took place in St. Stephen's Cemetery.

Relatives attended from Sarasota, Fla., Wheaton, Ill., Manitowoc, Neenah, Wausau, Wisconsin Rapids, Rhinelander, Appleton and Shawano.


James Thomas McTigue

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, September 23, 1914. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

LIVED A GOOD LONG LIFE

Jas. McTigue, Pioneer of Portage County, Dies at Home on Dixon Street--Funeral Thursday Morning

James McTigue, a resident of Portage county for 43 years and during the past seven years living at 217 Dixon street, answered the final summons at 10 o'clock last Monday night. He suffered a general breakdown just a week before, but remained conscious until almost the last moment.

A native of Ireland, Mr. McTigue was born in County Mayo 76 years ago last May. He emigrated to America in 1863 and for a few years living in Michigan, then came to Stevens Point for a couple of years' stay.

At Hillsdale, Mich., in 1869, Mr. McTigue was married to Miss Mary Griffith.

They later went to Medford, where the now deceased gentleman filled the position of section foreman for the old Wisconsin Central. Buying a farm in Lanark, the family returned to Portage county and Mr. and Mrs. McTigue were continuous residents of that township until their return to Stevens Point in 1907.

Although well advanced in years Mr. McTigue was remarkably active, both physically and mentally, and it was ever a pleasure to meet and greet him. As a husband and father he was always kind and good, a tried and true man of worth and decency.

Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. McTigue, of whom four are living, Mrs. J. P. Peterson of this city, Thos. McTigue of Minneapolis, Jas., Jr., of Lanark and Mrs. Geo. McGinley of Buena Vista.

Funeral services will be conducted at St. Stephen's church at 10 o'clock Thursday morning, requiem high mass being offered up by Revs. W. J. Rice, N. July and J. E. Meagher, the latter of Lanark. Interment will be had in the parish cemetery. Mr. McTigue was a member of the Sacred Heart society connected with St. Stephen's congregation.


Thomas Joseph McTigue

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, August 27, 1956. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Thomas J. McTigue

News of the death of Thomas Joseph McTigue, 83, in Misericordia Hospital, Milwaukee, early this morning has been received by friends here. Mr. McTigue, who lived at 814 Wyatt Ave., until earlier this month, had been in ill health for several years.

He had made his home recently with his daughter, Mrs. Ben McLean, in Wauwatosa. Also surviving are his wife, the former Catherine Clements, of Milwaukee; another daughter, Mrs. Frank Pinter, Wauwatosa; a son, James T., in Connecticut, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mr. McTigue was born in Stevens Point Aug. 22, 1873. He was employed by the Soo Line as a brakeman for many years until his retirement 13 years ago.

He was a member of Council 1170, Knights of Columbus, and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

Rites will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Stephen's Catholic Church. burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Crosby Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Tuesday. Prayers will be said at 8 p.m. Tuesday by the Knights of Columbus, with the general rosary to be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, August 31, 1956:

Mr. McTigue's Services

The Rev. John R. McGinley officiated at services Thursday at 9 a.m. in St. Stephen's Catholic Church for Thomas J. McTigue, a resident at 814 Wyatt Ave. many years, who died Monday in Milwaukee.

The Rev. Dennis Babulewacz, O. F. M., chaplain at St. Michael's Hospital, was present in the sanctuary. Burial was in the parish cemetery, where Father McGinley officiated at graveside.

The pallbearers were Thomas Dineen, B. E. Rossier, George Mueller, F. E. Mills, L. S. Franson and Stanley Kostka.

Attending the funeral from away were Mr. and Mrs. Ben McLean and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pinter and son, Robert, Wauwatosa, Lt. Cmdr. James T. McTigue, Bridgeport, Conn; Mrs. George McGinley, Mrs. J. A. Jacobs and sons, James and John, and Mrs. James Kornelly, Milwaukee, and others from this vicinity.


Helen Delaney Normington

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, August 6, 1930. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DEATH TAKES WELL KNOWN YOUNG WOMAN

Mrs. Robert J. Normington Passes Away Suddenly at Her Home

Mrs. Robert J. Normington 332 Plover street, died suddenly at 10:45 o'clock this morning at her home from embolism of the lung, caused by a blood clot.

Mrs. Normington had been ill since last Friday morning when she had three teeth extracted, but at no time was her condition regarded as serious until a few minutes before she passed from life. Her mother, Mrs. James Delaney of Amherst, had been with her at the Normington home since the first of the week, Mrs. Normington having been confined in bed most of the time since Friday.

Doctors Summoned

Mrs. Delaney entered her daughter's room several times this morning and when she did so the last time noticed that Mrs. Normington was breathing with difficulty. She hurriedly called two doctors and Mr. Normington, who came at once. Mrs. Normington passed from life just as the doctor arrived.

Mrs. Normington had had two impacted wisdom teeth and one molar removed last Friday morning at St. Michael's hospital, and she returned to her home shortly afterward. She was subsequently ill, but her condition was regarded as satisfactory and no alarm was felt, it being believed that her recovery would be a matter of only a few days. Her sudden death is a shock to many friends in the city and county, where she had spent practically all of her life.

Raised at Amherst

Mrs. Normington was born in Stevens Point on December 4, 1901, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Delaney. The family removed to Amherst in the fall of 1904. She grew to young womanhood there and attended the Amherst High school for three years. She spent the following year at Wausau, residing with her sister, Mrs. L. E. Schwerke, and was graduated from the Wausau High school in 1919. she attended St. Catherine's college in St. Paul the following year and then became a student at Northwestern university at Evanston, Ill., where she was graduated from the school of expression in 1922.

Leaves Two Children

Her marriage to Mr. Normington took place at Amherst on April 4, 1923, and since then her home has been in Stevens Point. Besides her husband, who is secretary and treasurer of Normington's of this city and Normington's at Manitowoc, she is survived by one son, Joshua James, age six, one daughter, Mary Joan, age four; her parents, her sister, Mrs. Schwerke, who is now located in Chicago, and one brother, J. W. Delaney of Oshkosh.

Mrs. Normington was a member of St. Stephen's congregation here.

Funeral Not Arranged

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, August 8, 1930:

Funeral of Mrs. Normington

The funeral of Mrs. Robert J. Normington, well know local young woman who died suddenly Wednesday at her home, 332 Plover street was held at 10:45 o'clock this morning at St. Stephen's church. Rev. John R. McGinley of Manawa, an uncle of Mrs. Normington, officiated. Interment followed in St. Stephen's cemetery.

The casket bearers were J. W. Dunegan, F. C. Joerns, John Babcock, Edward Jones, George Mory and E. A. Oberweiser.

During the service Miss Julia Van Hecke sang "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Sweet Savior Bless Us Ere We Go," accompanied by Mrs. Herman H. Menzel.

Those who came from away were Mr. and Mrs. William Delaney of Oshkosh; Mrs. Leo Schwerke and two daughters, Jane and Zella Catherine of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Normington of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Normington and Mr. and Mrs. Normington of Wisconsin Rapids; Edwin Normington of Manitowoc; Mr. and Mrs. William E. Moore of Laona; Rev. John R. McGinley, Miss Nellie McGinley, Mrs. R. K. Irvine and Miss Marie Roman of Manawa; Mr. and Mrs. John Babcock of Menasha, Mrs. and Mrs. George Morey of Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Teas of Wisconsin Rapids; Dr. and Mrs. Frank Metcalf, Mrs. A. L. Rounds, Harry Worden, Mrs. William Weller, Mrs. Perry Boynton, Mrs. W. E. Quinn, Mrs. Henry Brathovde and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Leary and family of Amherst. there were also several other families present from Amherst and Amherst Junction.


Robert J. Normington

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, February 11, 1956. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Robert J. Normington

Robert J. Normington, 56, a former Stevens Point resident, died Friday morning at his home in Oshkosh.

He was the son of J. J. Normington, 1048 Clark street, and the brother of Walter J. Normington, 1044 Clark street.

Mr. Normington was born in Milwaukee Sept. 22, 1899, and moved to Stevens Point with his parents as a boy. After completing school here, he attended the University of Minnesota and then returned to Stevens Point, where he resided until the early 1930s.

He was associated with Normington's dry cleaning and laundry firm in Stevens Point.

Mr. Normington had lived in Oshkosh for the past nine years. He suffered a stroke about eight years ago and had been in ill health since that time.

He was married twice. His first wife, the former Helen Delaney, died in 1929. In 1940, he was married in Chicago to Mary Filburn.

Surviving are his wife; two children by his first marriage, Jay Normington, Wisconsin Rapids, and Mrs. George Meyer, Madison; two children by his second marriage, Patricia and Mamie, at home; his father, J. J. Normington; the brother, Walter J. Normington, and a sister, Mrs. Lottie Walker, Manitowoc.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic church in Oshkosh, and burial will take place in Oshkosh.

Friends may call at the Fiss and Bills funeral home in Oshkosh after 3 p.m. Sunday.


Frank J. McTigue

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, May 27, 1968. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Frank J. McTigue

Frank J. McTigue, 64, who operated the McTigue Watch & Clock Repair Shop at 2324 Strongs Ave., died at St. Michael's Hospital at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Mr. McTigue lived in the building where he operated his business.

He had been in ill health for several months and a hospital patient the last three weeks.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, with burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Town of Lanark.

Friends may call now at the Crosby Funeral Home, where the rosary will be said tonight at 8.

Mr. McTigue was born Dec. 12, 1903, in Lanark, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James McTigue.

After school, he was employed in Milwaukee for several years. Then he returned to Portage Count6y and was a carpenter before opening his business on the South Side in 1932.

He was a member of the Alter Society of St. Stephen's Church.

Unmarried, Mr. McTigue is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Harry E. (Catherine) Eskritt, 208 Fieldcrest Ave., Park Ridge, Mrs. Helen Koltz, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Margaret Heuer, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, May 29, 1968:

McTigue Funeral

The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John R. McGinley offered a requiem mass for the funeral of Frank J. McTigue, 64, of 2324 Strongs Ave., who died Saturday afternoon at St. Michael's Hospital.

Following the 10 o'clock services at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, committal rites were conducted in the cemetery of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lanark, by the Rev. Raymond Peters.

The pallbearers were Alan Brunker, Norbert Koltz, Richard Heuer and George, Robert and William Porter.

Relatives and friends attended from West Palm Beach, Fla., Milwaukee, Weyauwega and Stevens Point and area.


Rev. Vern T. McTigue

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, May 28, 1960. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Rev. Vern T. McTigue

The Rev. Vern T. McTigue, C.S.R., who would have been 52 years of age today, died Friday afternoon at the Redemptorist Fathers Seminary at Oconomowoc, where he had been confined as a hospital patient for some months.

Stricken ill more than two years ago, he underwent major surgery in February 1958.

Father McTigue was a son of Mrs. Mary McTigue, who resides at 819 Strongs Ave. with another son, Frank McTigue.

A native of the Town of Lanark, Father McTigue was born May 28, 1908, and spent his boyhood on the farm of his father, the late James McTigue. He was graduated from Amherst High School and the Stevens Point Business College, and completed a course at the Aviation Institute of the U.S.A. at Washington, D. C.

He joined the Redemptorist order in 1939 and spent the first three years at St. Joseph's College at Kirkwood, Mo., then one year at Mt. St. Clement's College at De Soto, Mo., before completing his final five years at the major seminary at Oconomowoc.

He was ordained to the priesthood at Oconomowoc on June 29, 1948, and offered his first solemn high mass on July 4, 1948, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in the Town of Lanark, the parish of his boyhood. He had since been assigned for varying periods at Detroit, Mich., St. Louis, Mo., and Wichita, Kans., until he was stricken ill.

He is survived by his mother and his brother Frank; three sisters, Mrs. Bert (Helen) Kolz, Town of Lanark, Mrs. Margaret Heuer, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Adrian (Catherine) Brunker, Town of Belmont, and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and by a sister, Mrs. John (Gladys) Porter.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Redemptorist Fathers Seminary at Oconomowoc, and burial will be made in the order's cemetery there.


Catherine Monroe O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, February 1, 1922. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. O'KEEFE EXPIRES

Death Comes to Woman Who Resided Here For Many Years

Mrs. Catherine O'Keefe, widow of the late Michael O'Keefe, and a resident of Portage county for nearly 67 years, passed away at the family home at Main and Division streets at 2 o'clock this morning.

For the past three years she had been ailing with anemia and complications incident to old age, but was able to be up nearly every day and her condition did not became alarming until yesterday. It is believed that a slight stroke of paralysis hastened the end.

Mrs. O'Keefe's maiden name was Catherine Munro and she was born in Goderich, Ont., Canada, 83 years ago the 30th of last March. In the spring of 1866 she was married at Detroit to Mr. O'Keefe and shortly afterwards they came to Wisconsin locating at Springville, this, county, where the husband operated a blacksmith shop for several years. They later moved to Stevens Point where for a long time Mr. O'Keefe was a partner of the late John R. Brinker.

Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. O'Keefe. The oldest son, W. W. O'Keefe, a former mayor of Ashland, died several years ago, as did also a daughter, Mrs. Jos. Plouf, of Duluth. Mr. O'Keefe passed away Dec. 23, 1904. Those left to mourn are John, David and Frank and Miss Etta O'Keefe, all of this city. One sister, Mrs. Margaret Campion, of Goderich, also survives.

Funeral services will be conducted at St. Stephen's church with interment beside her husband and children in the parish cemetery.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, February 3, 1922:

Funeral of Mrs. O'Keefe

The late Mrs. Catherine O'Keefe, mother of John, David, Frank and Miss Etta O'Keefe, was laid to rest in St. Stephen's cemetery this morning. Mass was offered up at St. Stephen's church at 9o'clock by Rev. W. H. Kiernan and a short sermon was delivered by Father Hogan, who also offered prayers at the grave. The pallbearers were M. O'Keefe of Custer, Alexander Love, John W. Glennon, Wm. O'Keefe and P. E. Doyle.


Hannah Murphy O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, December 19, 1888. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Richard O'Keefe Dead

The remains of Mrs. Richard O'Keefe, of Merrill, arrived here on Monday evening's train, and at 9 o'clock on Tuesday morning were buried from St. Stephen's church. For several months the deceased lady had been gradually failing, have fallen a victim to that dread destroyer, consumption, but during the middle of the summer spent some time with relatives and friends in this city. For nearly three months before her death, she was confined to her bed, gradually fading away, medical aid being of no avail, and finally passed away at 12:30 o'clock on Saturday night without a struggle, being conscious up to the very moment of her death. The maiden name of the deceased lady was Hannah Murphy, and she was in the 25th year of her age, born in this city on the 30th of January, 1864. Five years ago the 23d of last October she was married to Richard O'Keefe, formerly of Stockton, and the following spring they removed to Merrill, where they have resided ever since. By their union two little boys, aged respectively two and four years, were born, and they will remain in Stevens Point, in charge of their aunt, Mary Murphy. The deceased lady was one of nature's noble, women, kind, tender and true, one who could not but be loved and esteemed by all who knew her, and in her death the husband, children and other relatives have the sympathy of many friends. One sister, the lady above mentioned, one brother, Patrick Murphy, and an aunt, Mrs. Patrick Fehely, of Stockton, are the only remaining relatives in this section.


Margaret Laughlin O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, February 2, 1944. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Michael O'Keefe

Mrs. Michael O'Keefe, age 83, a former Portage county resident died last Thursday at her home at Iron Mountain, Mich. She had been in ill health for several years and she was confined to her bed for two weeks. Funeral services were held at Iron Mountain last Saturday morning. Rev. John R. McGinley, pastor of St. Stephen's Catholic church in Stevens Point, a nephew, officiated.

Mrs. O'Keefe was born at Custer on May 10, 1860, a daughter of the later Patrick and Margaret Loughlin, pioneers of Portage county. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Loughlin. She was married at Custer to Mr. O'Keefe and the couple continued to live there until 18 years ago when they located at Iron Mountain. Mr. O'Keefe died six years ago.

Surviving are three children, Robert and Marjorie O'Keefe at home and Michael of Flint, Mich., and four grandchildren.

Miss Nellie McGinley and Mrs. James Delaney accompanied Father McGinley to Iron Mountain for the funeral.


Michael O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, December 24, 1904. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MICHAEL O'KEEFE

Sudden Death of Respected Citizen Friday Evening.

Michael O'Keefe died very suddenly at his residence at 907 Main street shortly after 6 o'clock Friday evening as a result of neuralgia of the heart. Mr. O'Keefe had been a sufferer from rheumatism and neuralgia for some years and was subject to periodical attacks of painful and labored breathing, which had been coming on more and more frequently of late. He experienced one of these just as supper was about to be served Friday evening and was unable to eat. He was removed to his room and medical aid summoned but all was too late. He passed away in a few moments.

He leaves a widow and five children, Mrs. Jos. Pluff of Ashland, John, Miss Etta, David and Frank, all of this city. Another son, William W. O'Keefe of Ashland, who won considerable distinction as an attorney and politician in Northern Wisconsin, died several years ago. He is the last of a family of seven children, of whom Murat, Richard, John and Mrs. Doyle were formerly well known residents of Stockton.

Mr. O'Keefe was born at Prescott, Canada, on Christmas day 1831 and lived in that vicinity until his marriage with Miss Katherine Monroe on May 25, 1855, when they came west and settled at Plover. After a short residence at Plover, they removed to Springville, where Mr. O'Keefe ran a blacksmith shop for many years. In 1876 he moved to this city and operated a shop in partnership with the late John Brinker for seven years, when he was forced to retire on account of ill health.

The deceased was a most honorable man and was held in high esteem by all, and will be sincerely mourned by a large circle of Friends.

Mrs. Pluff and Frank are expected down from Ashland tonight.

The funeral will be held from St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock Monday morning.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, December 27, 1904:

The funeral of the late Michael O'Keefe of this city was held Monday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Stephen's Catholic church, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating. The pallbearers were C. E. Shortell, D. F. Kennedy, M. Mersch, P. O'Connor, John R. Means and Wm. Feeley.


Nora O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, December 26, 1942. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Miss Nora O'Keefe

Miss Nora O'Keefe, age 78, a lifelong resident of Portage county, died this morning at 1 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Tracy of Buena Vista. Mrs. Tracy is her niece. Miss O'Keefe had been in ill health for the past five years and was confined to bed since Sunday.

A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Murt O'Keefe, Miss O'Keefe was born on August 15, 1864, at Custer. After attending school she went to live with her brother, the late Richard O'Keefe, at Arnott. Since 1923 she had made her home with Mrs. Tracy. Miss O'Keefe was the last surviving member of a family of eight children, six brothers and a sister having preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church and burial will take place in the spring in St. Stephen's cemetery. The body is at the Crosby funeral home where it may be viewed after Sunday noon. The rosary will be said Monday night at 8"clock.

Miss O'Keefe was a member of the Altar society of St. Martin's Catholic church of Buena Vista.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, December 29, 1942:

Funeral of Miss O'Keefe

Funeral services for Miss Nora O'Keefe, who died Saturday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Tracy of Buena Vista, with whom she had been making her home, were held this morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church, Rev. Peter Banka officiated. Burial will take place later in St. Stephen's cemetery.

The pallbearers were Michael Doyle, Ben Welch, John Burns and Dale O'Keefe.

Those from away were Mrs. Frank Damon and daughter of Wisconsin Rapids.


Thomas O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, April 24, 1903. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Thomas O'Keefe

Thomas O'Keefe, a man who was raised in the town of Stockton, was buried in St. Mary's church yard near Custer Thursday morning, Rev. E. P. Lorigan officiating.

Mr. O'Keefe died Saturday in a hospital at Ely, Minn., after a short illness with pneumonia. His brothers John and Richard went from here Monday morning and returned with the body Wednesday night. He leave five brothers and two sisters, Michael, John, Richard, William, James and Mrs. Richard Curran and Miss Norah O'Keefe. John resides at Wausau and James at Kelly, the rest being residents of this county. He was a nephew of M. O'Keefe of this city. The deceased was 45 years of age and unmarried.


Gladys McTigue Porter

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, April 7, 1958. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Woman Killed As Train Hits Car In Plover

A woman was killed this morning when the car she was riding in was struck by the Green Bay & Western train at the Highway 51 crossing in Plover.

Mrs. John Porter, 47, Route 2, Almond, was killed instantly when the car, driven by her son William, 17, was struck in the rear by the westbound train. Death was due to a skull fracture and other injuries.

William and two other Porter children, Barbara, 15, and Bobby, 6, escaped with minor injuries.

Mrs. Porter was thrown from the northbound car. Her body was lying against the railroad tracks.

William told County Highway Police that he had stopped for the flashing red signals when a car from the north crossed the tracks. He said he thought the train was switching and started to drive over the crossing.

The car almost made it. The train, traveling at an estimated 50 mph, hit the Porter auto in the right rear fender. The impact spun the car around so that it was facing in the direction from which it had come. The engineer of the train was Ray Buttolph, Wisconsin Rapids, and the conductor was Russell Nagell, Green Bay.

The Porter children were brought to St. Michael's Hospital by county ambulance. Barbara and William were treated for cuts and bruises and released. Bobby was admitted for treatment of shock and cuts and bruises.

The Porter auto was a total wreck, County Highway Police said.

Funeral arrangements are pending word from John Porter, the victim's husband, who is employed in Milwaukee.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, April 8, 1958:

Victim's Rites Scheduled

Services for Mrs. John Porter of the Town of Belmont will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Almond.

Mrs. Porter was killed Monday when the car in which she was riding was struck by a Green Bay & Western train at the Plover crossing.

Burial will be in the Almond Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Hardell Funeral Home in Almond after 2 p.m. Thursday. The general rosary will be at 8 p.m. Thursday.

The former Gladys McTigue was born in the Town of Lanark Oct. 1, 1911, a daughter of the late James McTigue and Mrs. Mary McTigue, now of 819 Strongs Ave.

Her marriage to John Porter took place Feb. 24, 1938, in Milwaukee. The couple lived there for 10 years and then moved to the town of Belmont. Mr. Porter operated a garage at Blaine for a short time, and since has been employed in Milwaukee.

Mrs. Porter was a member of Guardian Angel Church and its Altar Society.

Surviving are the husband; the mother, who lives here with a son, Frank, at the Strongs avenue address; a daughter, Barbara, at home; four sons, John Arthur, in the Navy, stationed in Kingsville, Tex., George, also in the Navy, stationed in Memphis, Tenn., and William and Robert, at home.

There are also three sisters, Mrs. Bert Kolz, Amherst, Mrs. Margaret Heuer, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Adrian Brunker, Almond; and two brothers, the Rev. Vern McTigue, Wichita, Kan., and Frank McTigue.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, April 17, 1958:

Porter Funeral

Many relatives and friends attended the funeral last Friday morning in guardian Angel Catholic Church at Almond for Mrs. John Porter of the Town of Belmont.

Mrs. Porter was the victim of a car-train accident at the Green Bay & Western crossing in Plover, Monday, April 7.

The Rev. Hilary F. Simmons officiated at the funeral. The Rev. S. R. Lengowski of Lanark was present in the sanctuary.

Mrs. Val Jacowski was organist and Mrs. Ben Turzinski soloist during the services.

Burial was in the Almond Village Cemetery.

The pallbearers were Merle Turner, Walter Wenzel, Garth Bowker, Lowell Thompson, Donald Peskie and Leonard Vaughn.

Those attending the funeral from away were:

Mrs. Zella Minor, St. Paul, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brandt, Hayward; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rasmussen, Rhinelander; Clarence Brandt and son and Mrs. Leona Palm, Chicago.

Arthur Porter, Kingsville, Tex.; George Porter, Memphis, Tenn.; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Christensen, Omro.

Miss Alice Brandt, Mr. and Mrs. Lyal Moberg, Miss Jean Moberg, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Brandt, Mrs. Margaret Heuer, Mrs. Isabel Jacowski, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Heuer, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pinter, Walter Wied, Janet Wied, Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Judy, Kenneth Glynn and George Lieferman, Milwaukee.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Hardy, Kansasville, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Leland Brunker, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Allen Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Allen Jr., Poy Sippi; Mrs. Nolan Schmoldt and sons, Appleton.

Others attended from Waupaca, Wautoma, Amherst, Weyauwega, Stevens Point, King and the Belmont and Almond vicinities.


Rachel Alban Gage Martin

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, April 10, 1959. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Rachel Martin

A former Stevens Point resident, Mrs. Rachel M. Martin, 85, died last Saturday in Lancaster, Calif.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 o'clock at Lakeview Memorial Park Chapel, Oshkosh, with the Rev. W. Denton Reilly, pastor of the First Baptist Temple, officiating.

Mrs. Martin was the widow of William T. Martin.

She was born in Stevens Point on May 16, 1873, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel T. Alban, and was married to Mr. Martin in Portage on Sept. 5, 1914. Her husband died in 1941.

A resident of Oshkosh from 1936 to 1946, Mrs. Martin then came to Stevens Point. In January 1957 she moved to California to live with a son.

Surviving are two sons, Donald Gage, Lancaster, Calif., and Harold F. Gage, Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Margarette Huggins, Milwaukee; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.


Anna Badten McCallum

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, January 16, 1984. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Ann McCallum

Mrs. Ann McCallum, 94, Portage County Home, died there Saturday afternoon.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Ron Pechauer officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Boston Funeral Home. A memorial has been established for Trinity Lutheran Church.

Mrs. McCallum was born Nov. 3, 1889, in Stevens Point, daughter of the late Henry and Albertina Badten. She attended local schools and Stevens Point Business College. She was married to Harold (Gynt) McCallum in 1917 in Stevens Point. He died in 1941.

She was assistant Portage County clerk in the late 1920s. She also was employed as a secretary for Allen Bostad, former principal of P. J. Jacobs High School, from 1943 to 1960. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and its Love Circle, Stevens Point Woman's Club and the American Association of Retired Persons and was a past member of Arbutus Chapter No. 52 of the Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers.


Jane Clark McGinley

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, March 21, 1898. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. McGinley

Mrs. Jane McGinley, wife of James McGinley, died at her home in the town of Buena Vista on Friday last after a week's illness. The funeral which was an exceptionally large one, was held this morning at 9 o'clock, from St. Martin's church, in Buena Vista, Rev. E. P. Lorigan officiating. The pall bearers were Daniel O'Connell, James Turrish, John Dosha, H. T. Webster, John Fisher, N. Burns. Mrs. McGinley, who was 67 years of age, had spent about half of her life in this county, coming here from Wilmington, Del., 32 years ago. She leaves a husband and eight children-Mrs. W. C. Herrick and Mrs. Patrick Lenihan of Iron Belt, Wis., Mrs. Wm. Patterson of Almond, and Mrs. Smith Stewart, Geo. P., John C., William B. and James S. McGinley of Buena Vista.


John Charles McGinley

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, January 31, 1920. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

COUNTY RESIDENT DIED IN CELLAR

John McGinley of Buena Vista Expires Suddenly This Morning--Heart Trouble the Cause of His Death

WAS WELL KNOWN CITIZEN

Lived In This Vicinity All of His Life--Funeral Arrangements Are Not Completed

John McGinley, a lifelong resident of Buena Vista, was found dead in the cellar of his home this morning. His death is believed to have been caused by heart trouble. Mr. McGinley had been a sufferer with this disease although he had not been confined to his bed. A message was received in the city this noon announcing his death, although no particulars were given.

Was Well Known

The deceased was 52 years of age and one of the county's best known residents. He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Clara Leahy of Lanark, and by one son, Lawrence, aged one and one-half years.

Surviving brothers and sisters are Will McGinley of almond, George and James McGinley of Buena Vista, Mrs. Margaret Patterson of Almond, Mrs. Smith Steward of Stevens Point and Mrs. Anna Lannahan of Hurley.

Funeral Not Arranged

Funeral arrangements had not been made up to this afternoon.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, February 6, 1920:

PAY LAST RESPECTS TO JOHN M'GINLEY

Many Buena Vista Residents Attend Funeral of Late Fellow Townsman

Held in Almond Tuesday Morning

Buena Vista, February 5--The funeral of John McGinley, who died suddenly on Saturday while in the cellar of his home, was held from the Catholic church in Almond on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. A large number attended to pay their last respects to the deceased who was much respected in the district.

Janet Alban Mittelstadt

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, November 22, 1974. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Janet Mittelstadt, 62, the former Janet Alban of Stevens Point died Nov. 16 at Truckee, Calif.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. John's Episcopal Church, Stockton, Calif.

Burial will be in Forest Cemetery in Stevens Point. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Conrad Kimbrough of the Episcopal Church of the Intercession officiating. The Boston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mittelstadt was born in Stevens Point, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Alban and grew up here.

She is survived by a daughter Kirda Raymond, Stockton, Calif., a son, Warren Mittelstadt, Milwaukee, four sisters, Jean Pauken, Stockton, Cari Manar Jensen in Wisconsin, Ruth Zeller in California and Virginia Siegfried, Oakdale, Calif., and two grandchildren.

Michael O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, June 29, 1948. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mike O'Keefe, Widely Known Farmer, Dies

Mike O'Keefe, 76, prominent Portage county farmer, died at St. Michael's hospital Monday evening at 8:30 o'clock. He suffered a stroke on June 16 and had been a hospital patient since that time.

The youngest of 11 children of Patrick and Mary O'Keefe, early day town of Stockton residents, Mr. O'Keefe was born on Feb. 14, 1872, and had lived at his present address throughout his entire life. He was married to Miss Lucy Leonard of Stevens Point on Oct. 13, 1897, at St. Stephen's

Catholic church in Stevens Point. Rev. George A. Clifford, a cousin of Mrs. O'Keefe performed the ceremony.

Mr. O'Keefe was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church at Custer and held numerous offices of trust during his life time. He served the congregation as treasurer for 10 years and was at one time president of the local branch, No. 11, Catholic Knights of Wisconsin, and was its treasurer at the time of his death.

One of the organizers of the Arnott Creamery company, Mr. O'Keefe served as a director and its president for 26 years and was a director of the old Stockton Town Insurance company for 28 years, holding the office of president for six years. He was a member of the Portage county agricultural committee for 24 years and the Portage County Home committee for 12 years. For the past 48 years he had been local agent and adjuster for the Juneau Hail and Cyclone Insurance company.

A widely known breeder of registered livestock, Mr. O'Keefe raised Guerney cattle, Poland China hogs and Percheron horses. He entered exhibits of his livestock at various county fairs for many years.

Surviving are three sons, Leonard O'Keefe, at home, Earl, 1511 Ellis street, and Jerome of Eagle River, and 15 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife on Feb. 24, 1936, and two sons, who died in infancy.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's church and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Crosby funeral home where the rosary will be said this evening and Wednesday evening at 8:30 o'clock.

Members of Council No. 1170, Knights of Columbus, will meet at the funeral home this evening to say the rosary at 8:30 o'clock.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, July 2, 1948:

Funeral of Mr. O'Keefe

Funeral services for Mike O'Keefe, town of Stockton farmer, who died Monday evening, were held at St. Stephen's Catholic church Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Rev. James Geyer of Custer was the celebrant of a solemn requiem high mass, assisted by Rev. S. T. Chilicki and Rev. George Nelson. Rev. John Spellman was present in the sanctuary.

Pallbearers were William Cauley, Nick Britz, Martin Kruzicki, Ben Welch, Stanley Finnessy and O. W. Neale.

Immediate relatives who came from a distance included Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Plude, Eagle River; Mr. and Mrs. Art Warnecke and daughter, Ellen, Peshtigo; Mrs. Catherine Gill and Mrs. Grace Froman, Milwaukee; B. F. Lewis and son, Robert, Elk River, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Lewis and sons, David and Joseph, and daughter, Dolores, Fletcher, Minn.; Mrs. Edward Lenz, St. Michael, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Corrigan, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Corrigan and Ray and Bert Corrigan, Foley, Minn,; Mr. and Mrs. Ray O'Keefe and son, Patrick, Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schaller and daughters, Kathleen and Mary Margaret, Neenah; Mr. and Mrs. George Leary and Mr. and Mrs. Luman Precourt, Appleton. Many other relatives and friends from the surrounding territory also attended.


Genevieve Whitman Paulson

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, April 12, 1982. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. John (Genevieve Whitman) Paulson

Mrs. John (Genevieve Whitman) Paulson, Neenah, died unexpectedly Sunday morning at Theda Clark Regional Medical Center.

She was 59. Born Aug. 14, 1922, in Stevens Point, she lived in Neenah most of her adult life. She worked for the Morton Drug Co. for 25 years.

She was member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Neenah, and the Catholic Order of Foresters, and a past member of the Neenah Menasha Business and Professional Woman's Club.

Survivors include her husband, John P., Neenah; four daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Savriol, Neenah, Mrs. Debbie Baldauf, Larsen, Mary Beth Paulson, Neenah, and Barbara Paulson, at home; two sons, Michael and Steve, both of Neenah; one sister, Mrs. Betty Dineen, Rhinelander; one brother, James Whitman, Wisconsin Rapids.; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son and one daughter.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Westgor Funeral Home, Neenah, and 10 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church there. Msgr. Eugene F. Hotchkiss will officiate. Burial will be in St. Margaret Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m.

Ella Mullen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, May 28, 1968. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Miss Ella Mullen

Miss Ella Mullen, 1752 Strongs Ave., a retired legal secretary, died this morning shortly after 6 o'clock at St. Michael's Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the north entrance of the Boston Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Thursday.

The Catholic Daughters of America will say the rosary there at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and a general rosary will follow at 8.

Miss Mullen was born in Stevens Point, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Mullen, and attended school here.

After completing business college, she worked in Plainfield, Wis., and Marshall, Minn.

Then she was employed by Portage County Judge W. F. Owen for a few years until becoming legal secretary for the Atwell & Atwell law firm. She retired in 1959.

Miss Mullen was a member of the altar Society of St. Stephen's Church and of the Catholic Daughters.

She is survived by a sister, Kathryne, also of 1752 Strongs.

Four sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

Kathryne M. Mullen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, May 20, 1970. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Kathryne Mullen

Miss Kathryne Mullen, 71, of 1752 Strongs Ave., died at St. Michael's Hospital Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. she was a lifelong resident of Stevens Point.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Burial will be made in the parish cemetery.

The body is at the Boston Funeral Home. Friends may call at the west entrance after 4 p.m. on Thursday. A general rosary will be prayed there Thursday evening at 8 o'clock.

Miss Mullen was born in Stevens Point on Jan. 5, 1899, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Mullen. She attended school and was employed as a bookkeeper at the Reynolds Insurance Agency and later at the Citizens National Bank. She retired in 1964.

She was a member of the Altar Society at St. Stephen's Church.

The last member of her family, she is survived only by cousins. Her only local relative is Mrs. Juan Hart, 1600 Main St.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and one brother.

Loretta Mullen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, February 22, 1961. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Miss Loretta Mullen

Miss Loretta Mullin of 525 Strongs Ave., died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Michael's Hospital.

She had been a semi-invalid for the last five years and was admitted to the hospital Sunday, but her death was unexpected.

A lifelong resident of Stevens Point, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Mullen.

She attended St. Stephen's Parochial School, the Stevens Point High School and the old Stevens Point Business College.

Later, she was in charge of the book and stationery department of the former J. D. McCulloch Co.

Miss Mullen was a member of Court Jerem No. 1031, Catholic Daughters of America, and the Altar Society of St. Stephen's Catholic Church.

She is survived by two sisters, Misses Kathryne and Ella Mullen, 525 Strongs Ave.

Preceding her in death were three sisters and a brother.

Funeral services will be held at St. Stephen's Church at 9 o'clock Friday morning and burial will take place later in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Boston Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Thursday. The Catholic Daughters will say the rosary there Thursday night at 7, and a general rosary will be recited at 8. The Altar Society will also say the rosary at 8.


Patrick F. Mullen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, October 6, 1906. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DEATH OF P. F. MULLEN

Well Known Business Man Succumbs to Heart Trouble and Dropsy.

Patrick F. Mullen passed away at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday evening at his home at 342 Franklin street after a year's illness with heart trouble, followed recently by dropsy. His illness was due to fatty degeneration of the heart. Before this attack came upon him he was a very large, portly man, weighing nearly 300 pounds. During the past few months he had lost flesh rapidly but was able to attend to his duties as usual up to last week, when his family insisted on his making a more vigorous attempt to secure medical assistance. On Friday last he consulted Dr. Oviatt at Oshkosh, but the latter, recognizing the fact that he was beyond help, advised him to return home. On the following day he submitted to a minor operation at the hands of a local surgeon on the advice of Dr. Oviatt but the relief was only temporary. Mr. Mullen was very ambitious and hoped to the very last to regain his health. A short time before he died he spoke of going to the shop Saturday to help out with the work. He was conscious to the last, death coming very peacefully.

The deceased was born in Galway, Ireland, on May 6, 1852, and came to this country in the early seventies. He worked in the woods and mills for a time and later was employed in the Central shops. For the past 19 years he had been engaged in the meat business, being the proprietor and occupant of one of the leading markets on Main street.

He was a jovial, whole-souled gentleman and enjoyed the confidence and respect of all who knew him. He was strictly honest and honorable and had built up a large and prosperous patronage.

In 1880 Mr. Mullen married Miss Margaret Shea of this city, who with four children, survives him. Three other children have passed away. Those living are Thomas, who has assisted his father in business for several years, Miss Loretta, a stenographer at Plainfield, and Miss Ella and little Katherine at home. He also leaves one sister in England.

The funeral will be held from St. Stephen's Catholic church Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating. The deceased having been a prominent member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, that society will attend the funeral in a body.

Thomas Monoghan of Minneapolis, a nephew of the deceased, who formerly assisted him in business here, arrived Wednesday in time for a last visit with him. James Shea of Ashland, brother of Mrs. Mullen, has been here for the past week. Other relatives who will attend the funeral are Mr. and Mrs. Edward Houlehan of Tomahawk and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shea of Chicago, Mrs. Houlehan being a sister and Mr. Shea a brother of Mrs. Mullen.

Margaret Houlehan Nugent

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, February 12, 1897. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

PASSES AWAY

Mrs. Geo. P. Nugent Lays Down Life's Burden

Friday morning shortly after 5 o'clock Mrs. Geo. P. Nugent quietly laid down the burden of life which she has been carrying for the past 73 years. For the past several months she has been in a very weak condition, and simply faded away until the end.

Miss Margaret Houlehen was born at Thomastown, Kilkenny county Ireland, and was married to Geo. P. Nugent on January 14, 1844. Her husband came over to this country in 1850 and settled at Markesan, Green Lake Co., where he was joined by his wife seven years later. In 1862 they removed to this county. They lived at Springville for five years and then bought a farm and kept a store and hotel in Buena Vista until 1885 when they sold out and removed to this city, where they lived very quietly at 816 Main street until December 31, 1896, when the aged husband died very suddenly. The shock of her husband's death had a deep effect on the health of Mrs. Nugent and her death has been expected daily since that time. Nothing especially appeared to be the matter with her, but a general dissolution due to advancing age.

Her only surviving relatives are her two daughters, Mrs. Michael Clark of Stockton and Mrs. J. W. Glennon, with whom she has made her home since removing to this city, and a sister, Mrs. Wm. Hughes of Milwaukee, who is also at present in very poor health.

The funeral will take place from St. Stephen's church, Monday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating. The pall bearers will probably be Patrick Leonard, Patrick Collins, James Glennon, James Quinn, M. Clifford and Chas. L. Van Hecke.

Walter F. Nugent

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, April 15, 1893. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

NUGENT

Walter F. Nugent, a son of Mr. and Mrs. George P. Nugent of this city, died Sunday evening at the residence of his parents on Main street, after an illness of short duration, inflammation of the bowels being the cause of his death. The deceased was born at Markesan, Green Lake county, Wisconsin, June 18, 1853, where he lived until about nine years of age, his parents then moving to Springville, this county, and a few years later to Buena Vista where they resided many years previous to locating in the city. He was an active business man of sterling qualifications and energy, and his many years of experience in the mercantile business, in which he was occupied at the time of his death, had made him a wide awake and shrewd business manager. During his business relations and residence in this and Waushara county in former years, he had formed an extended acquaintance, and was esteemed by all who knew him. Several years ago he located at Ashland, to assume the management of a business for L. Starks of Plainfield, who afterwards sold out to McMillan Brothers, and they retained Mr. Nugent as manager of their business, where he has since resided. In June 1876, he was married to Miss Ella Kollock of Buena Vista, who died about three years ago. An only daughter and child fifteen years of age survives him, besides the aged parents and two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Glennon of this city, and Mrs. M. Clark of Stockton, to mourn his demise. The funeral services were held at St. Stephens Church Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. O'Brien officiating. The pall bearers were John Shannon, M. Clifford, J. P. Leonard, D. Dyer, Wm. Fehely and John O'Keefe. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery.

David Francis O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, May 5, 1900. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DAVID F. O'KEEFE

A Brilliant and Promising Young Man Taken Away.

David Francis O'Keefe, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. P. O'Keefe of Stockton, died at the old home at 2:20 Sunday morning after an illness of over a year with consumption and heart trouble.

David was born in Stockton on January 4, 1870, and spent his boyhood days on the farm, coming to town to school when he was about 16 years of age. He took the English course in the high school and graduated in June, 1890. Thereafter he attended the state university, graduating in 1894.

He afterward spent a part of a year at the Columbian law school in Washington, D. C. He returned to this city and read law with Cate, Jones & Sanborn from the spring of 1896 until the following December when he went to Ashland and entered into a partnership under the name of Sanborn, Dufur & O'Keefe, later becoming a partner in the firm of Cate, Sanborn, Lamoreux & Park of Stevens Point and Ashland.

He began to feel the ravages of consumption about two years ago and soon after gave up active work and sought to regain his health in travel but to no avail. He spent last winter in Colorado, returning home about a month ago convinced that he had only a short time to live. Since that time he has been living very quietly at home.

Mr. O'Keefe had always appeared to be a strong man physically as well as mentally and the news of his death will be received with great surprise as well as sorrow by a great circle of friends. He was one of the most promising young men in the Wisconsin bar.

He caught a very severe cold while at Mellen two years ago during the political campaign when he was successful in running for the office of district attorney, When electioneering at Mellen, he was assigned to a room that had just been newly papered, calcimined and painted and he caught a very severe cold and cough, from the effects of which he never recovered. Soon after his election he went to the Pacific coast and spent the winter but returned last June without material benefit. During the early fall of 1899, he resigned his office as district attorney and started about November 1 for Colorado remaining until March 27, when he returned to this city and spent a few days with his sister, Mrs. Ellen Dyer, before going out to the old home in Stockton. His heart seemed to trouble him more than his lungs. He was able to be up and around the house until last Tuesday. He knew his end was near and about two weeks ago gave instructions as to the management of his person affairs.

His father died in February, 1898, and his mother in May, 1899. He leaves four brothers and three sisters, Patrick of Stockton, Mrs. Ellen Dyer of this city, Mrs. M. M. Doyle of Cadott, William, John, Michael and Miss Kate of Stockton.

The deceased was a member of the Ashland Branches Catholic Order of Foresters and the ancient Order of Hibernians.

Laid to Rest.

The funeral of David F. O'Keefe of Stockton was held Tuesday at 10 o'clock from St. Stephen's church, Rev. E. P. Lorigan, of St. Mary's church, Custer, officiating, and the body was interred in the parish cemetery. The pall bearers were A. W. Sanborn of Ashland, B. B. Park, F. J. Carpenter, P. J. Jacobs, George J. Leonard and Wm. McHugh. The local branch of the Catholic Foresters attended the funeral in a body, about 39 members marching from the church to the grave. The funeral was unusually large for a young man, especially at this time of the year, when the farmers and their teams are so rushed with work. There were nearly 100 teams in line. Thus was one of the most promising young men that Portage county has produced laid to rest.


Bernard E. McAuliffe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, January 2, 1962. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

McAuliffe Funeral Today

Services for Bernard E. McAuliffe, 77, of High Banks, were held at 8:30 a.m. today in St. Stephen's Catholic Church. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John R. McGinley officiated.

Burial will be made later in St. Stephen's Cemetery.

Mr. McAuliffe died Saturday in St. Michael's Hospital. He had been in ill health for many years, and was a hospital patient the past month.

He was born in Stevens Point Sept. 8, 1884, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McAuliffe. He married the former Leona Hirzy Sept. 21, 1936.

The couple lived afterward for many years at 512 N. Illinois Ave. He was a longtime employe of Wisconsin Public Service Corp., in its sales department, and later was employed as a case worker by the Stevens Point Welfare Dept.

Since his retirement, the couple had lived at High Banks.

Mr. McAuliffe was a charter member of Council No. 1170, Knights of Columbus, and a member of St. Stephen's Church and its Holy Name Society.

Surviving are the widow and a sister, Miss Margaret McAuliffe, 211 Pine St. The couple had no children.

The pallbearers were A. H. Glisczinski, George Steckel, T. B. Wysocki, Donn R. Hein, Frank Lukas and Anthony Hirzy.

The Crosby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Knights of Columbus said prayers there Sunday evening, as did St. Cecilia's Court No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters. Mrs. McAuliffe is a member of the court.

Attending the funeral from away were Mr. and Mrs. Einar Olsen, Sr., Wisconsin Rapids; Einar Olsen Jr. and Victor Kozma, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Hirzy and family, Madison; Mrs. Ilse Hirzy, Marshfield; Mrs. Anna Philipp and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Forth, Rhinelander; Misses Mary McDonald, Anna Healy and Margaret Healy, Wautoma, and others from this vicinity.


Frederick McAuliffe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, June 2, 1958. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Fred McAuliffe

A boyhood resident of Stevens Point and member of a well-known local family, Fred McAuliffe, Ashland, died last Saturday evening in an Ashland hospital.

He had been hospitalized only a few days.

A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McAuliffe, he was born and raised in Stevens Point. A former Railway Express agent here and in Ashland, he lived in Ashland for many years. He had been retired in recent years.

Surviving are his widow; two sons and a daughter; two sisters, Miss Margaret and Genevieve McAuliffe, 211 Pine St., and a brother, Bernard, Highbanks.

The Misses McAuliffe and Mr. and Mrs. Francis Phelan left for Ashland this morning to attend the funeral. Burial will be made in Ashland.

Genevieve McAuliffe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, May 1, 1961. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Miss Genevieve McAuliffe

Miss Genevieve McAuliffe, 77, died at 9:30 this morning at her home, 211 Pine St.

Miss McAuliffe, who with her sister, Miss Margaret, formerly operated the McAuliffe Corset Shop at 117 Strongs Ave., had been in ill health for several years and confined to bed for four months.

A lifelong resident of Stevens Point, she was born May 28, 1883, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McAuliffe. As a girl, she attended St. Stephen's Parochial School and the Stevens Point High School.

She and her sister owned the corset shop on Strongs avenue for many years before retiring in 1945. The shop is still operated under the McAuliffe name.

Miss McAuliffe was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church and its Altar Society and was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

She was also a member of the Catholic Women's Club, St. Cecelia's Court No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, and the Stevens Point Business and Professional Women's Club.

She is survived by her sister, Margaret, also of 211 Pine, and a brother, Bernard McAuliffe, Route 3, Stevens Point.

Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at St. Stephen's Church at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, and burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Crosby Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

At 7:30 Tuesday night, the Catholic Daughters and the Catholic Women's Club will say the rosary at the funeral home, and at 8 the rosary will be recited by St. Cecelia's Court, WCOF.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, May 4, 1961:

Services For Miss McAuliffe

Funeral services were held at St. Stephen's Catholic Church Wednesday morning for Miss Genevieve McAuliffe, 77, 211 Pine St., who died Monday.

The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John R. McGinley officiated, and burial took place in the parish cemetery.

C. A. Pfeffer, Joseph Hein, Ralph A Cook, Joseph Soikovich, Ted Wysocki and Robert Souk were the pallbearers.

St. Cecelia's Court No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, and the Catholic Daughters of America attended the services in a group. Miss McAuliffe was a member of both organizations.

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Miller and Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Cooper attended the funeral from Ashland; Mr. and Mrs. Jay Janssen from DePere, Miss Ruth Marlowe from Milwaukee, and Mr. and Mrs. Einar Olsen from Wisconsin Rapids.

Helen McAuliffe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, June 30, 1923. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Scarlet Fever Fatal

Mrs. Mary McAuliffe and son, Bernard McAuliffe, were called to Ashland last night by the death of their granddaughter and niece, Helen, the six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred McAuliffe. The child was taken with scarlet fever last Wednesday morning and died at 6 p.m. on Friday.

There was quite an epidemic of the fever at Ashland early this spring but it was practically stamped out when little Helen contracted it from some unknown source. Her brother, Bobby, aged eight years, and the only other child in the family, has scarlet fever in mild form.

Private funeral services for the little girl were conducted this afternoon and the remains laid away in the Ashland Catholic cemetery. Mr. McAuliffe, the father, is express messenger on the Soo line, running between Ashland and Milwaukee.

Julia Allen McAuliffe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, March 7, 1960. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Julia McAuliffe

Mrs. Julia McAuliffe, 72, Ashland, died unexpectedly at her home at 5:30 p.m. Friday. She had returned home from a hospital the day before.

Mrs. McAuliffe, widow of Fred McAuliffe, was the sister of George W. Allen, 111 Jefferson St.

Born at Waupaca, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Allen. She grew up in Waupaca and was married in Stevens Point to Mr. McAuliffe, a local resident.

After their marriage they moved to Ashland.

Mr. McAuliffe, a retired Soo Line Railroad employe, died two years ago.

Survivors include two sons, Robert McAuliffe, Salina, Kans., and William, Ashland; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, Ashland; 12 grandchildren, and the brother.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen, who died in infancy, and a brother, Arvin.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at an Ashland Catholic church, with burial taking place in Ashland.

Margaret M. McAuliffe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, February 21, 1962. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Miss Margaret McAuliffe

Miss Margaret McAuliffe of 211 Pine St. died at 6:30 this morning at St. Michael's Hospital.

She was 84 years old.

Miss McAuliffe had been a patient at the hospital sin Jan. 28, when she was injured in a fall at her home.

With her late sister, Miss Genevieve, she operated the McAuliffe Corset Shop at 117 Strongs Ave. for many years.

Born in Fond du Lac on April 8, 1877, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McAuliffe. When she was a child, the family moved to Stevens Point.

Miss McAuliffe and her sister ran the McAuliffe Shop until 1945. It is still operating under the family name.

She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the Catholic Women's Club and the Point Business and Professional Women's Club.

Her nearest survivors are two nephews, William McAuliffe, Ashland, and Robert McAuliffe, Salina, Kans., and a niece, Mrs. Dan Miller, Ashland.

Mrs. Leona McAuliffe, Highbanks, is a sister-in-law.

A brother, Bernard McAuliffe, died Dec. 30, and her sister, Genevieve, died last May 1.

Funeral services will be held at St. Stephen's Catholic Church Friday morning at 9 o'clock, and burial will take place in the spring in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Crosby Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Thursday. A general rosary will be said there at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and the CDA and Catholic Women;s Club will recite the rosary at the same time.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, February 24, 1962:

McAuliffe Funeral

The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John R. McGinley officiated at a requiem mass Friday morning for the funeral of the late Miss Margaret McAuliffe, 211 Pine St., who died Wednesday morning at St. Michael's Hospital.

Among those who attended the 9 o'clock services were Mr. and Mrs. Donald Miller and Mrs. William McAuliffe of Ashland. Members of Court Jerem No. 1031, Catholic Daughters of America, of which 84-year-old Miss McAuliffe was a member, attended the rites in a body. Burial will take place in the spring in St. Stephen's Cemetery.

Pallbearers were C. A. Pfeffer, Ted Wysocki, Carl Malowski, Robert Soik, Robert Jenkins and Donn Hein.


Mary Houlehan McAuliffe

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

BRIEF ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. M'AULIFFE

Her legion of local friends were inexpressibly shocked this morning by the sudden and unlooked-for death of Mrs. Mary McAuliffe, 211 Pine street.

She spent the past five weeks at the home of her younger son, Fred McAuliffe in Ashland, returning here via automobile Wednesday evening. The trip was made leisurely and Mrs. McAuliffe seemed to experience no ill effects from the long ride. She was in apparently good health upon retiring but at about midnight was taken with pains in one ear, for which hot applications and other suggested remedies were applied by members of the household. The patient seemed to respond to the treatment as well as could be desired but at about 8 o'clock yesterday morning she lapsed into unconsciousness and remained in a comatose state until death came to her relief, at 6:45 a.m.

Beyond an occasional slight indisposition and a partial loss of hearing, Mrs. McAuliffe had been in good physical condition for a long time and enjoyed her sojourn at Ashland.

The deceased, whose maiden name was Mary A. Houlehan, was a native of New York city, born there 71 years ago the 9th of this month. The family moved to Wisconsin when she was a small child, locating on a farm at Tayecheeday, Fond du Lac county. Her marriage to Daniel McAuliffe was solemnized at Fond du Lac 50 years ago. They became residents of Stevens Point some five or six years later and this has been the family home ever since. Mr. McAuliffe passed from life Sept. 16, 1905.

Surviving sons and daughters are Bernard McAuliffe of this city, Fred of Ashland, Misses Margaret and Genevieve at home. There are also two sisters and four brothers, Mrs. Robert Phalen, Stevens Point; Mrs. M. Doyle, Belfield, North Dakota; Edward Houlehan, Tomahawk; Richard of Madison; Bernard of Hurley and Dr. Geo. M. Houlehan of this city.

Decedent was a member of St. Cecelia court, W. C. O. F., of the Altar Society of St. Stephen's church and the Catholic Woman's club. She was active and influential in all these organizations.

Funeral services will be held at St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock Monday morning, with interment beside her husband in the parish cemetery.

Margaret Mullen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, November 13, 1900. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Margaret Mullen

Margaret Mullen, the five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Mullen of 342 Franklin street, died Monday evening at 9:30 o'clock. She was taken sick Sunday night with pneumonia, the disease assuming a serious form at once. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Stephen's Catholic church, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating."

Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, November 14, 1900:

"The funeral of little Margaret Mullen was held from St. Stephen's church at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating. Those from out of town who attended were James Shea of Ashland, and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Houlehan of Tomahawk. The deceased was a niece of Mr. Shea and Mrs. Houlehan.

Clarence P. O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, September 4, 1918. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

LAST RITES ARE HELD

Large Concourse of Friends Pays Respect to Memory of the Late Clarence O'Keefe of Custer

Funeral services were held at St. Mary's church, Custer, last Wednesday morning, for Clarence O'Keefe, whose tragic death by drowning in the Wisconsin river just north of this city occurred the Friday night before. Requiem high mass was offered up by Rev. John McGinley of Manawa, cousin of the deceased, assisted by the pastor, Rev. J. A. Bartelme, and Rev. W. J. Rice of this city. The church was filled with sorrowing friends of the family. Those who acted as casket bearers were Walter Welch, Walter Leary, John Ryan, Ed. O'Keefe, Ray O'Keefe and Wm. Cauley, Jr.

Relatives and friends who came from a distance included Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Tribbit of Ironwood, Mrs. Mary Fahl of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Herman Kronschnable of Dorchester, Mrs. Mary O'Keefe and Gregory O'Keefe of Neenah, Mr. G. G. Knoller of Dance, Miss Frances O'Keefe of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bremmer of Rosholt, Mrs. Patrick O'Keefe of DePere, and James Sherlock of DePere.


Edward Martin O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, January 29, 1958. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Edward O'Keefe, 71, Wisconsin Rapids, died at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday at his home at 720 12th St. S. He had been in failing health for some time.

Mr. O'Keefe's widow is a sister of Mrs. Opal O'Keefe and Mrs. Harley Armeigh, both of 522 S. Illinois Ave.

The Wisconsin Rapids couple had also lived at one time in Stevens Point, and farmed in the Almond and Rudolph vicinities.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wisconsin Rapids. Friends may call at the Higgins Funeral Home there.


Frances Repinski O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, May 18, 1968. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Frances O'Keefe

Mrs. Frances O'Keefe, 88, formerly of 1416 Main St., died Friday evening at 8:50 o'clock at the Portage County Home. She had been in ill health since June 1967 when she became a patient at St. Michael's Hospital. She entered the home last August.

The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Simon Repinski was born on April 3, 1880, in the Town of Hull. She married William O'Keefe at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Fancher, on June 10, 1906.

After their marriage the couple lived on a farm in the Town of Buena Vista where Mr. O'Keefe died on Jan. 11, 1937. Following her husband's death, Mrs. O'Keefe was employed as a housekeeper for clergymen in Waupaca and Denmark, Wis., until 1958 when she retired and moved to the Main Street address.

Her only survivors are nieces and nephews. She was the last of her family as she was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister, besides her husband and parents.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Burial will follow beside her husband in St. Mary's Cemetery, Custer.

The body is at the Crosby Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday. A general rosary is scheduled for 8 o'clock Sunday evening.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, May 21, 1968:

O'Keefe Funeral

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances O'Keefe, 88, who died Friday at the Portage County Home, were held Monday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Irvin officiating.

Burial followed at St. Mary's Cemetery, Custer, with the Rev. Bernard Nowak officiating.

Pallbearers were Joseph Bembenek, Jacob Biadasz, Jr., Barney Biadasz, and John, Henry and Ed Repinski.

Friends and relatives attended from Green Bay, Neenah, Manitowoc, Phillips and the Portage County area.


Matilda Coniff O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, August 10, 1895. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Mrs. Johnnie Keefe Mrs. Johnnie Keefe, who has been ill with typhoid fever, died at her home in Stockton, near Arnott, at 11 o'clock Friday morning. She had been sick some two or three weeks and seemed to grow constantly worse until the end. Mrs. Keefe was formerly Miss Tillie Coniff and was married only last September. She was born twenty-eight years ago in October in the town of Stockton and was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Coniff. Besides her husband she leaves an infant daughter two weeks old, three sisters, Mrs. G. G. Knoller and Mrs. M. Altenburg of Dancy and Miss Frances Coniff of this city, and one brother John also of this city; there were also two step-brothers and one step sister, Wm. and Thos. Grooms of Sidnaw, Mich., and Mrs. Dennis Loughlin of Stockton; and her mother, Mrs. John Coniff of this city. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's Stockton, probably Monday morning or the atmospheric conditions may necessitate interment Sunday afternoon. The proper announcement will be made from the pulpit at St. Mary's Sunday morning. All the immediate relatives will arrive in time for the funeral.


Stella Bennett O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, January 23, 1968. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Edward O'Keefe

Mrs. Edward O'Keefe, 72, the former Stella Louise Bennett of Stevens Point, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday at Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids.

Her death followed a stroke. She had been living in Wisconsin Rapids with a daughter, Mrs. Melvin Burgeson.

Mrs. O'Keefe was born here March 3, 1895, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bennett. She grew up in Stevens Point and was married here July 5, 1919.

The couple farmed in the Almond and Rudolph areas, moving to Wisconsin Rapids from Rudolph in 1945.

Mrs. O'Keefe's husband died Jan. 28, 1958.

Among her survivors are two sisters in this area, Mrs. Opal O'Keefe, Almond, and Mrs. Harley Ameigh, 329 McDill Ave., Whiting.

Other survivors are five sons, Donald and William, Vesper, Gregory, Rudolph, and Richard and Robert, Wisconsin Rapids; six daughters, Mrs. Dale Terril, Mrs. Lyle Winkler, Mrs. Virginia Gukenberger, Mrs. Robert Zellner, Mrs. Maynard Paterick and Mrs. Burgeson, all of Wisconsin Rapids; 50 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A brother preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Wisconsin Rapids, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. C. W. Gille officiating, and burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Higgins Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids after 2 p.m. Wednesday. The rosary will be said there at 7:30 that evening.

William M. O'Keefe

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, January 12, 1937. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

William O'Keefe

William O'Keefe, a lifelong resident of Portage county, died Monday evening at 7:00 o'clock at his home in Buena Vista. He had been in ill health for the past 16 years. His condition was considered serious since September 1, 1936, and he was confined to bed the past month.

Mr. O'Keefe was born on April 3, 1863, at Custer, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mert O'Keefe. He was married at St. Mary's church at Custer to Miss Rose Boursier, who died nine years later. His marriage to Miss Francis Repinski took place on February 17, 1903, at Fancher. The couple had resided at the present home for the past 33 years.

Mr. O'Keefe was a member of the Holy Name society of St. Patrick's church at Lanark.

Surviving are his wife, a brother, Michael O'Keefe of Iron Mountain, Michigan, and two sisters, Miss Nora O'Keefe of Bancroft and Mrs. Mary Kern of Stevens Point.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Patrick's church and burial will follow in St. Mary's cemetery at Custer. The body will be taken Wednesday from the Boston funeral home to the family home where it will remain until the time of the funeral. The rosary will be said Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 8 o'clock.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, January 16, 1937:

Funeral of Mr. O'Keefe

Funeral services for William O'Keefe, who died Monday evening at his home in Buena Vista, were held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Patrick's church at Lanark, Rev. D. L. Krembs officiated and burial took place in St. Mary's cemetery at Custer.

The pallbearers were Peter Doyle, Richard Doyle, A. Repinski, J. Repinski, Joseph Doyle and Forest Gates.

Ellen Houlehan Phelan

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, November 30, 1934. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Ellen Phelan

Mrs. Ellen Phelan, pioneer resident of Stevens Point, died Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Phelan, 112 Spruce street, where she had been making her home.

Mrs. Phelan had been in ill health for the past two years and for six months it was necessary for her to get about the home in a wheel chair.

The daughter of Margaret and James Houlehan, Mrs. Phelan was born on August 9, 1855, at Fond du Lac. She attended school there and her marriage to Robert Phelan took place at Fond du Lac in 1881. Three years late the couple came to Stevens Point where Mrs. Phelan had resided since. Mr. Phelan, who passed away on September 22, 1928, was employed with the Bosworth and Riley Lumber company for many years. Mrs. Phelan was a member of the Altar society of St. Stephen's church.

Mrs. Phelan was the mother of eight children, two of whom survive, the son, Francis, with whom she had been making her home, and Lambert Phelan, also residing at 112 Spruce street. Four sons died in infancy and two daughters also preceded her in death, Eunice, who died in 1926, and Ruth, who passed away 25 years ago. Three granddaughters, Ruth, Mary Ellen and Ann Phelan, four brothers, Dr. G. M. Houlehan, Stevens Point, Bernard Houlehan of Hurley, Edward Houlehan of Tomahawk and Richard of Madison, and one sister, Mrs. Katherine Doyle of Belfield, North Dakota, also survive. A sister, Mrs. Mary McAuliffe, died in 1925.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's church. Rev. George A. Casey will officiate and burial will be made in St. Stephen's cemetery. The body is at the Phelan home on Spruce street where it will be until the time of the funeral.

Hannah Fitch Phillips

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, June 23, 1909. Contributed by Elizabeth Vollrath.

Mrs. Perry Phillips

Had Been a Resident of Stevens Point Since 1858

Mrs. Perry Phillips passed away at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of her son, Corliss Phillips, who resides on what was formerly known as the Lawrence farm at the west end of the railway bridge near St. Louis avenue. She had been ill since February with liver troubles and complications, but had been able to be up and about the house most of the time until about a week ago.

Hannah Finch was born at Windsor, N.Y. on Oct. 28, 1829 and was therefore in her eightieth year. She was married to Perry Phillips at Addison, N.Y. in 1851 and they came to Stevens Point in 1858 and had resided here ever since, except for a few years spent in the town of Eau Pleine. Mr. Phillips died fifteen years ago. They are survived by two children, Corliss Phillips and Mrs. Frank Maddy, both of the west side. One other child died in infancy in New York.

The deceased was an adherent of the Methodist church and was an earnest Christian woman.

The funeral will be held from the residence at 2 p.m., Thursday, Rev. C. F. Spray officiating. The interment will be made in the Union Cemetery.

Among friends here to attend the funeral are Mrs. George Packard of Bayfield and Mrs. May Fisher of Minneapolis, nieces of the deceased.