Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, January 11, 1947. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Mrs. Nora Mahanna
Mrs. Nora Mahanna, 84, widow of Wallace Mahanna of Amherst, died Friday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital, where she had been a patient since Nov. 15.
Her maiden name was Nora Doyle and she was a daughter of the late John and Catherine Doyle. She was born near Prescott, Canada in 1862, and came to Wisconsin with her parents when she was seven years old. They settled in the town of Stockton. Mrs. Mahanna was a seamstress for a number of years. She married Mr. Mahanna Oct. 2, 1905. He died at Amherst Oct. 29, 1923
Surviving are a brother, Peter Doyle of the town of Lanark, and three stepdaughters, Mrs. Anton Maslowski and Mrs. Henry Brathovde of Mosinee and Mrs. John Lesinski of the town of Amherst.
Mrs. Mahanna was a charter member of St. James' Catholic church at Amherst. The body is at the Jungers funeral home at Amherst, where the rosary will be said Sunday evening. Services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. James' church and burial will take place in St. Mary's parish cemetery at Custer.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, January 14, 1947:
Funeral of Mrs. Mahanna
Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Mahanna of Amherst, who died Friday afternoon, were held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. James Catholic church at Amherst. Rev. Francis Disher officiated and burial followed in St. Mary's Catholic cemetery at Custer.
Pallbearers were Hugh Leary, George Helbach, John Weisbrot, Alex Peplinski, Albert Krutz and Andrew Patoka.Those attending the funeral included Mrs. Rufus Wells and Mrs. John Doyle of Madison, Mrs. Harvey Schaffer of Milwaukee, John Doyle of King, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Soule of Stevens Point, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Dupree, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Maslowski and Henry Brathovde of Mosinee, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Becker of Rothschild, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davis, Waupaca and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Doyle and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Doyle of Lanark.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, March 1, 1913. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Pioneer Resident Succumbs to Old Age Friday Evening
Mrs. Mary McCrait, one of the oldest residents of Stevens Point, both in age and point of residence, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. T. Wakefield, 413 Strongs avenue, at 7 o'clock Friday evening. For over two years her health had been very poor because of a general breakdown due to old age, but being the possessor of unusual vitality she was able to be up much of the time until about five weeks ago. From that time she grew rapidly weaker and her death was not unexpected.
Mary Doyle was born in county Kilkenny, Ireland, eighty-six years ago and while still in her native land was united in marriage to Patrick H. McCrait. Shortly afterward they came to the United States and for about three years made their home at Hudson, New York. It was in about 1850 that they removed to Stevens Point, and from then until about eight years ago, when they went to live with their daughter, the family home was on the present site of the National Brewing Co. on Wood street. Mr. McCrait died on December 8, 1908.
Besides Mrs. Wakefield there are three surviving children. These are Thomas of Seattle, Washington; Edward of Quilcene, Washington, and Joseph, of West Seattle, Washington.
The deceased was a noble christian lady whose death will be mourned not only by her own family but by a large circle of old friends and neighbors.
The funeral will be held from St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock Monday morning with interment in the parish cemetery.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, March 3, 1913:
The funeral of Mrs. Mary McCrait was held from St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock this morning, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating. The casket bearers were M. Cassidy, E. D. Glennon, William Cassidy, E. J. Pfiffneer, W. J. Delaney and James Welch. The altar society of St. Stephen's church, of which the deceased was a member, attended the funeral in a body. Mrs. Fred Schneider of Wausau, a granddaughter of the deceased, also attended.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, May 8, 1897. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.The death of Walter McGinley occurred at the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary McGinley, in the town of Almond, at 7 o'clock this morning. Deceased was about fourteen years of age and had been sick about a week, with typhoid pneumonia. The funeral will be held next Monday forenoon at 9 o'clock from the Catholic church in Almond.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, August 5, 1896. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
EDWARD McHUGHIn the death of Edward McHugh a pioneer resident of Portage county has been called away. He was a resident of the town of Eau Pleine, coming there in an early day, and out of the dense wilderness had made one of the finest farms north of Stevens Point. For the past two years Mr. McHugh had been in failing health, and for the past year he had been unable to perform labor of any kind. He was confined to his bed but a few days, however, and death was the result of Bright's disease. He was 67 years of age. The deceased was one of the most honorable of men, enjoying the respect, confidence and esteem of all who know him. For nearly thirty years he had been town clerk of Eau Pleine, and was a most competent official. A wife, eight sons and two daughters are left. The funeral took place from the Catholic church in Knowlton, last Friday forenoon, and was very largely attended, a number being present from this city.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, June 14, 1916. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
AGED RESIDENT DIES
Mrs. Julia Nugent of Town of Hull Succumbs to Infirmities of Old Age Friday
Mrs. Julia Nugent, widow of Richard Nugent, passed to her eternal rest at her home in the town of Hull, a few miles northeast of the city, at 4 o'clock last Friday afternoon. Mrs. Nugent was 78 years old and her death was due primarily to her advanced age, she having been in declining health for a long period.
Julia Egan was born in Ireland on March 6, 1838, and came to this county in young womanhood. Her marriage to Richard Nugent took place in 1866 and the family home has ever since been in the town of Hull, where Mr. Nugent died on Dec. 27, 1913.
Mrs. Nugent was one of the country's oldest residents and one who was held in high esteem by many friends in the community. She is survived by five children, Lawrence T., and the Misses Anna, Elizabeth, Mary and Julia, and an adopted son, Michael. A sister, Mrs. Mary Nugent, is also living in the town of Stockton.
Funeral services were held at St. Stephen's church at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating. Those who served as casket bearers were John Welch, Lawrence Higgins, Richard Curran, Richard Lovely, Daniel and Lawrence Nugent, all nephews of the deceased.
In the passing away of this good lady there is gone another of Portage county's pioneers and one who had a fond place in the hearts of all who knew her. She was one of those kind, motherly souls who was ever ready to lend her aid and assistance in all good works, and her deeds of thoughtful consideration were many. The orphan sons and daughters have the sympathy of the community.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, June 17, 1916:
MRS. JULIA NUGENT DIES
Expires At Farm Home At Age Of 78 Years
Mrs. Julia Nugent died at her farm home in the town of Hull about three miles from this city Friday at 4 p.m., after suffering for some time from stomach trouble. Mrs. Nugent was taken sick six weeks ago but for the first few weeks was able to sit up for an hour or more at a time during the day. However she never gained sufficient strength to enable her to leave her home and she gradually grew weaker until the end came Friday.
Mrs. Nugent was formerly Miss Julia Egan and was born in county Kilkenny, Ireland, March 6, 1838, coming to America at the age of 22. She resided at Albany, N. Y., for a number of years before coming to Stevens Point. She was married to Richard Nugent in 1867. Mr. Nugent died Dec. 27, 1913.
Mrs. Nugent leaves four daughters, Mary, Anna, Julia and Elizabeth, and one son, Lawrence. A sister, Mrs. Mary Nugent of Stockton, also survives.
Also reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, June 17, 1916:
LAID TO RESTThe funeral of Mrs. Julia Nugent was held from St. Stephen's church at 9:30 o'clock Monday. Burial was in St. Stephen's cemetery.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, April 26, 1928. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Lawrence T. Nugent
Lawrence T. Nugent, a lifelong resident of the town of Hull and only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nugent, who were among the earliest settlers on highway 66 between this city and Jordon, died this afternoon at 12: 20 o'clock at the family home. He had been poorly since last September, suffering with rheumatism, and much of this time experienced intense pain.
Mr. Nugent, who was 53 years of age, had always lived on the old homestead and was in charge of the farm work since the death of his father 13 years ago. His mother has been dead for the past 12 years.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. William Eichhorst of Elgin, Ill., and the Misses Mary, Anna and Elizabeth Nugent, at home.
The funeral will be held from St. Stephen's church at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, the remains being then taken to the parish cemetery for interment beside his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Eichhorst are here from Elgin, driving up last Saturday when word was sent them of her brother's critical condition.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, April 30, 1928:
L. T. Nugent Funeral
Lawrence T. Nugent, who died at his home in the town of Hull last week, was buried from St. Stephen's church on Saturday, requiem mass being offered up at 10 a.m. by Rev. Geo. A. Casey, who also offered prayers as his body was being laid to rest in the parish cemetery. The casket bearers, all cousins of the deceased, were Richard Lovely, John E. Welch, John M. Higgins, Richard Curran and Michael and Lawrence Nugent.
Those from out of town who came here were: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Eichhorst, Elgin, Ill.; Mrs. Alice Driscoll and daughter and son, Marie and Edward, Antigo; Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Higgins, Amherst Junction; Richard Lovely, Sadie Smithy and Lawrence Lovely, Waupaca.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, January 17, 1891. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
MRS. MARY NUGENTMrs. Mary Nugent died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thos. Lovely, in the town of Hull on Saturday last, aged 85 years. She had resided in this county twenty-eight years. She leaves three sons, Edward, Richard and Michael. Also three daughter, Mrs. John Quinn, Mrs. P. Higgins, and Mrs. T. Lovely, who together with a large number of grand-children, will mourn her death. She was buried from the Catholic church in this city on Monday, the interment taking place at the Catholic cemetery. The pall bearers were John Higgins, John Welch, L. Higgins, L. E. Lovely, L. Nugent and Lawrence Nugent.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, December 17, 1920. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Funeral of Mike NugentFuneral services for the late Mike Nugent, a resident of the town of Hull for 55 years, who died of old age at his home early Friday morning, following a long illness, were held Monday at 10 o'clock from St. Joseph's Catholic church, Rev. J. C. Hogan officiating and burial following in St. Stephen's cemetery. The pall bearers were Peter and Richard Doyle, John and Tim Welch, John M. Higgins and John Britz.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, May 21, 1963. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Michael Nugent, 81, 350 Water St., died at St. Michael's Hospital at noon today.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Dzikoski Funeral Home.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, May 22, 1963:
Michael W. Nugent
Funeral services for Michael W. Nugent, 81, 350 Water St., will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic Church.
Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday at the Crosby Funeral Home, where the rosary will be said Thursday night at 8.
Mr. Nugent died Tuesday noon at St. Michael's Hospital, where he had been a patient two weeks.
Born in the Town of Hull, Oct. 22, 1881, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nugent.
After finishing school, he was employed on a farm in Hull and later worked for the old B. L. Vaughan and Sons moving business in Stevens Point.Mr. Nugent was unmarried. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death, and his only survivors are nieces and nephews.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, December 31, 1913. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
ANOTHER PIONEER CALLED
Richard Nugent, Resident of town of Hull for Over Half Century, Called After Long Suffering.
After suffering for over a year from cancer, the last three weeks of which time he was confined to his bed, his death being hourly expected, Richard Nugent passed away at his home three miles northeast of this city, on the Jordan road, at 11:30 o'clock last Saturday forenoon. His long sufferings were borne with patience and true christian fortitude, characteristic of our sturdy pioneers, among whom he was numbered, Portage county having been his home for over half a century.
The deceased gentleman was a native of Ireland, born in Queen's county about seventy-eight years ago, and came to this country with his parents and other members of the family when a boy. Unica, N. Y., Ohio was their home for a number of years, after which they moved to London, Ohio, and thence to Stevens Point, and had since resided in the same place in the town of Hull, the parents and several other members of the family having long since passed to their eternal rest. He was a good, sincere, honest citizen, one who always endeavored to do right, a kind husband and father, and those who knew him best trust that joy and peace may be his in the great hereafter. Mr. Nugent was married to Julia Egan, who survives him, in 1866.
Besides his widow and five children, Lawrence T., Misses Anna, Elizabeth, Mary and Julia and an adopted son, Michael, he leaves one sister, Mrs. Catherine Lovely, and a brother, Michael, all residents of the town of Hull.
The funeral took place from St. Stephen's Catholic church in this city at 10 o'clock Monday morning, followed by interment in the family lot in the parish cemetery, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating. The pallbearers were six nephews of the deceased, John E. Welch, Lawrence Higgins, Daniel Nugent, Richard Lovely, Richard Curran and Lawrence Nugent.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, May 25, 1918. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Michael O'Connor, pioneer resident of the town of Almond, died Friday night at the old home in that town.
The decedent, who was a prosperous farmer, had lived a retired life for some years, leasing his property, but continuing to make his home upon it. For some months he had been in failing health. Death was due to a complication of diseases.
Surviving are the widow and two adopted children. He was a brother of the late Mrs. Nicolas Burns, Sr., of Almond.In the Civil war, Mr. O'Connor served in Company G, First Wisconsin Heavy Artillery.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, November 18, 1899. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
MRS. ANNE QUINN
Death Comes After Two Months of Suffering
Mrs. Anne Quinn died at her home at the corner of Portage and North Reserve street at 2:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon, after an illness of eight weeks with sclerosis of the brain and spine, or hardening of the nerve cells. She also had some heart trouble.
Miss Anne Nugent was born in Queens county, Ireland, on December 24, about 70 years ago. She came to this country when she was 18 years of age and lived seven years at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where she was married to John Quinn. After leaving New York they lived two years in Ohio, coming to Stevens Point on December 2, 1855. Immediately after arriving here they located on a farm two and a half miles east of town on Jordan road, where they lived until the winter of 1893-4. Mr. Quinn died on December 2, 1893, and the following March Mrs. Quinn purchased and moved into her home on Portage street, where she has lived very quietly ever since. The deceased always had an enviable reputation for honesty, frugality and thrift, and the announcement of her death will bring real sorrow to the hearts of many of her old friends and neighbors and others whom she has befriended.
Mr. and Mrs. Quinn had one child, who died many years ago. A few years ago Mrs. Quinn took a little orphan girl to live with her--Maggie Quinn, now a girl of 15 and an attendant at St. Stephen's school. She will hereafter make her home with her foster-mother's sister, Mrs. Katherine Lovely, who lives near the old Quinn homestead in Hull.
Mrs. Quinn was a sister of Edward Nugent of Stockton, Richard Nugent of Hull, Mrs. Patrick Higgins of Stockton, Mrs. Kate Lovely and Michael Nugent of Hull, also of the deceased Mrs. John Welch of Hull.The pall bearers at the funeral of Mrs. Anne Quinn Tuesday morning at St. Stephen's church were P. H. Cashin, Adam Welch, P. J. Leonard, Frank Clark, John R. McDonald and Mr. Dugan.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, November 17, 1898. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
DIED IN ASHLAND
Mrs. W. W. O'Keefe Suffers a Fatal Attack of Appendicitis.
Mrs. W. W. O'Keefe, wife of the well known Ashland attorney who was raised in this city, died at her home at Ashland at 6 o'clock Wednesday night after a very painful illness of over two weeks with appendicitis.
Mr.. O'Keefe is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Keefe who lived (on) the corner of Main and Division street. The family here were notified of his wife's illness some days ago. Miss Etta went up Sunday morning to assist in caring for her and Daniel followed Wednesday morning. Last evening a telegram announced the death of Mrs. O'Keefe and Mr. O'Keefe's brothers, John and Frank J., left for Ashland on the early train.
The home of the deceased lady before her marriage to Mr. O'Keefe was at Lyons, Ohio. It is not known here as yet what the funeral arrangements will be.
Mrs. O'Keefe leaves an adopted son five years old.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, November 18, 1898:
BURIED AT ALLIANCE
Body of Mrs. W. W. O'Keefe Taken to Ohio.
The body of Mrs. O'Keefe passed through here at 2:20 o'clock this morning on the way to Alliance, Ohio, where the funeral will be held tomorrow. It was accompanied by Mr. O'Keefe and their son Gladstone and Mr. Sechrist, her father. John and Miss Etta O'Keefe also returned to this city on the same train.
The deceased was 32 years of age and was married to Mr. O'Keefe about 8 years ago at. Ashland. She had always been a strong, healthy woman until about three weeks ago when she was taken ill.
She leaves a father and mother at Alliance, Ohio. She also has four brothers and three sisters. Her father arrived at Ashland Thursday morning. Her maiden name was Alice Sechrist.David O'Keefe will remain at Ashland until his brother returns from Ohio. Frank J. returned this afternoon.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, April 13, 1976. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
ALMOND--A father and his three young children died in a fire this morning in their home on Division in Almond.
Pronounced dead on arrival at St. Michael's Hospital of apparent smoke inhalation were Daniel O'Keefe, 24, Route 2, Almond, and his children, Doralyn, 4, Daniel Jr., 3, and Dawn, 2.
His wife and the children's mother, Jacqueline, was taken to Wild Rose Hospital for treatment for shock.
Portage County Sheriff's Department deputies said they were called about 10:50 a.m. when Mrs. O'Keefe returned home. She reportedly had no indication of any fire until she opened the front door and was met by billowing clouds of smoke.
Deputies arrived at the scene, followed by the Almond Fire Department, but rescuers were unable to enter the structure, which was engulfed in flames.
Mrs. O'Keefe told deputies the children had been sick and her husband had worked last night at Waupaca Foundry, Inc., and was awake when she left the home about an hour before she discovered the fire.
Deputies said O'Keefe was found in the living room near the television set, one child was also on the main floor and the other two children were in an upstairs bedroom.
Almond fireman extinguished the blaze, which gutted the two-story, wood-frame home, but have not yet determined the cause of the fire. No estimate was made of the amount of damage.
Other details were unavailable at press time.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, April 15, 1976:
Funeral services for Daniel Dale O'Keefe, 24, Route 2, Almond, and his three children, Dora Lynn, 4, Daniel Jr., 3, and Dawn, 2, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Almond. The Rev. Desmond Jose will officiate. Burials will be in Almond Cemetery.
Visitation for all four will be after 4 p.m. Friday at the Goult-Gasperic Funeral Home, Plainfield.
Mr. O'Keefe and his three children were killed Tuesday morning in a fire at their home on Division Street in Almond. They were pronounced dead on arrival at St. Michael's Hospital.
Born March 26, 1952, In Stevens Point, Mr. O'Keefe was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale E. O'Keefe. His mother is the former Dorothy Vogt.
He married Jacqueline Kay Johnson on June 19, 1971, in Almond. He Worked at Waupaca Foundry, Inc.
Survivors include his wife; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale E. O'Keefe, Almond; four sisters, Mrs. James (Judy) Lamb, Amherst, Mrs. Wayne (Kathy) Schulist, Bancroft, and Lisa and Kelly, both of Almond; two brothers, Raymond and Patrick, both of Almond; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Dora Vogt, Almond; and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Opal O'Keefe, Stevens Point.
All three children were born in Stevens Point. Dora Lynn was born Sept. 30, 1971, Daniel Dale Jr. on Oct. 12, 1972, and Dawn Marie on Oct. 31, 1973.Their survivors include their mother; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale E. O'Keefe, Almond; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nils Johnson, Blaine; three great-grandmothers and one great-great-grandmother.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, March 2, 1933. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
David M. O'Keefe
David Munroe O'Keefe, 907 Main street, a resident of Stevens Point for more than a half century, died at 7 o'clock this morning at St. Michael's hospital. He had been ailing during the past three weeks and last Saturday suffered a stroke and was removed to the hospital, where he remained in a state of coma.
Mr. O'Keefe was born on July 12, about 60 years ago, at Springville. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael O'Keefe, moved to Stevens Point when he was a boy and since that time Mr. O'Keefe had been a continuous resident of this city, residing with his sister, Miss Etta, at the homestead at Main and Division streets. His father was a blacksmith for many years after moving here and later conducted a grocery store.
Mr. O'Keefe was a member of St. Stephen's congregation.
Miss Etta O'Keefe, his sister, is the only survivor.
Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning at St. Stephen's church after which the body will be placed in the vault at the Boston funeral home to await interment in the spring. The body is at the funeral home, where a rosary will be said 8:30 o'clock Friday evening.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, March 4, 1933:
Funeral This Morning
Funeral services were held at 9 o'clock this morning at St. Stephen's church for David M. O'Keefe, 907 Main street, member of a pioneer Stevens Point family, who died Thursday morning. Rev. George A. Casey officiated at a requiem mass after which the body was placed in the vault at the Boston funeral home to await interment later in the spring.
Pallbearers were Frank Kelly, Frank Love, Myron O'Keefe and Peter Doyle.Mrs. Jane Sicot, a niece of Mr. O'Keefe, came from Duluth, Minnesota for the services.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, July 23, 1910. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
John O'Keefe received a telephone message from Green Bay this morning stating that little Florence O'Keefe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will O'Keefe of Arnott, died this morning at St. Vincent's hospital at Green Bay, where she was taken last Tuesday morning to be operated on for appendicitis. The body is expected to arrive at Arnott this evening on the Green Bay & Western. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, July 25, 1910:
FUNERAL WILL BE HELD TUESDAYThe funeral of little Florence O'Keefe, the 8 year daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O'Keefe of Arnott, who died at Green Bay after an operation for appendicitis, will be held from St. Mary's church at Custer at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. The remains were brought to Arnott Saturday night.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, April 7, 1924. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Frank J. O'Keefe
Frank J. O'Keefe, who served as mailing clerk at the local post office for a period of 12 years during the administration of Postmasters John Finch and Henry Curran, but who of late had been employed as salesman for a Chicago tailoring concern, passed away at 2 o'clock this morning at his home, 907 Main street.
While on a business visit in the Sixth ward in 1918 Mr. O'Keefe experienced several hemorrhages and for a long time thereafter was in serious condition. Although he later partially recovered his health he was subject to frequent sick spells and into last fall was laid up a few weeks. On Friday night or early Saturday morning he suffered with intestinal pains, which became more severe during the following couple of days and were the direct cause of his death.
Deceased was born at Springville nearly 50 years ago, the youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael O'Keefe. The family moved to Stevens Point when he was a small child and he resided here continuously.
Surviving members of the family are two brothers and a sister, John, David and Miss Etta O'Keefe.
Funeral services will be held at St. Stephen's church Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, with interment in the parish cemetery.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 9, 1924:
Burial Here TodayThe funeral of Frank J. O'Keefe, who passed away at his home at the corner of Main and Division streets Monday morning, was held from St. Stephen's church at 9 a.m. today, Rev. J. C. Hogan officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery was made by Alexander Love, William O'Keefe, P. E. Doyle, John W. Glennon, Michael and Daniel Nugent.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, June 22, 1910. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
GEORGE O'KEEFE DROWNED
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Keefe.
Formerly of This County, Meets Death While Bathing in the Fox.
George O'Keefe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Keefe, who moved from the town of Stockton to Brown county a little over one year ago, and have since been living on a farm between Green Bay and DePere, was drowned in the Fox river last Monday evening. Late in the afternoon George took his bathing suit, remarking that he would go down to the river, which runs along the edge of their farm, and take a bath. Not returning in due time, a search was made by members of the family, resulting in finding his clothing upon the bank of the stream and soon thereafter the body was recovered, but too late to bring back the young life that had gone out, notwithstanding every effort was put forth. It is believed that after entering the water was seized with cramps, and although he could swim quite well, he was unable to save himself, and there was no one present to render assistance.
The deceased was 21 years of age, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. O'Keefe, and spent all his life in this county previous to the removal of his parents to Brown county. He had been a student at St. Norbert's College at DePere for two or three years previous to one year ago, studying for the priesthood, but was obliged to give up his studies and take a year's vacation on account of ill health. George was an exceptionally fine young man, bright and affable, dearly loved by all who knew him. Besides his parents he is survived by seven brothers and sisters, Ray, Mary, David, Isabel, Dominick, Frances and Katherine, to all of whom the sympathy of many friends here goes out.
The funeral will take place from the Catholic church at DePere, Thursday morning. Relatives from here who will be present are Mr. and Mrs. J. P. O'Keefe, Mrs. Alex Love, Frank McCarthy, Michael O'Keefe and Mrs. Wm. O'Keefe, the latter two from Stockton.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Tuesday, June 21, 1910:
DROWNED AT GREEN BAY
George O'Keefe Loses Life While Bathing in the Fox River
John O'Keefe received a telephone message at 2 o'clock this morning from his brother, Patrick, at Green Bay announcing that his son, George, a young man 21 years of age, was drowned in the Fox river Monday evening while bathing. The Fox runs back of the O'Keefe farm on the outskirts of Green Bay and the boys of the neighborhood are all excellent swimmers. Just how young O'Keefe happened to be overcome in the water has not as yet been learned. The boy was raised on a farm near Arnott but removed with his parents to Green Bay two years ago. He was a fine young fellow and his untimely death will be a sever shock to his parents and a grief to his many relatives and friends here.
A telephone message from the family this afternoon stated the funeral would he held Thursday morning at Depere.
Mrs. Will O'Keefe and Michael O'Keefe of Arnott left for Green Bay this morning and other relatives will go down later to attend the funeral.
The deceased is mourned by his parents and the following brothers and sisters, Ray, Mary, David, Isabel, Dominick, Frances and Katherine, all at home except Miss Mary, who is studying nursing in Milwaukee.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, June 29, 1910:
Cause of His Drowning
The funeral of the late Geo. O'Keefe, who was drowned in the Fox river near his home at DePere, the first of last week, was held on Thursday morning last and was very largely attended. The relatives who went from this city and vicinity, all returned that night or the next day. George was a very popular young man. Although he was obliged to give up his studies at St. Norbert's college one year ago on account of illness, he had since fully regained his health, being strong and rugged and intended to resume his school work in the fall.Two of his brothers and two others boys were with George at the time of the accident. He ran to the river, partially undressed as he went, and immediately plunged into the water to swim to the opposite shore, being a good swimmer. Before reaching the other side he suddenly disappeared beneath the surface, but as he made no outcry his companions believed that he had dived to the bottom, as was his custom, and would quickly reappear. Not doing so in a few moments, they became alarmed, tried to locate their companion and then secured help, the body being recovered about three hours late. No water was found in the lungs, and the attending physicians found that George had been seized with cramps in the throat and drowned.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, January 4, 1939. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Gregory O'Keefe, 44, of Neenah, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John O'Keefe, well known former town of Stockton farmers for many years, died Saturday night at Theda Clark hospital at Neenah, following a short illness with pneumonia. He had been ill for two and one-half days.
Mr. O'Keefe was born on February 8, 1894, at the family home near Custer. He attended school at Custer and resided there until 22 years ago when he went to Neenah. He attended school at Neenah for a time, subsequently going into business there. Later he disposed of his business and had since been employed there.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Charles Schaller of Neenah and Mrs. Harold Powers of DePere, the former Margaret and Gertrude O'Keefe, respectively, and a brother, Edward O'Keefe of Chicago. He was unmarried.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's church at Neenah. The body was brought to St. Mary's church at Custer where burial took place in the family lot in the parish cemetery. Rev. Henry Schueller conducted the services at the grave.
The pallbearers were Michael Doyle, Jerome and Earl O'Keefe, Henry and Adam Welch and Walter Leary.Mr. and Mrs. Powers and children of DePere, and Mr. and Mrs. Schaller and family and Mr. and Mrs. Ray O'Keefe of Neenah accompanied the body to Custer.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, June 1, 1906. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Prominent Farmer and Business Man Passes Away.
The announcement of the death of John O'Keefe of the town of Stockton will be received by his many friends throughout the county with surprise and genuine regret. While Mr. O'Keefe had been suffering for several weeks with muscular rheumatism, it was not until the first of the week that his condition became alarming. At this time a hemorrhage of the kidneys set in followed by a rapid decline in his general condition, death resulting at 5 o'clock Thursday evening. His illness appears to have resulted from overwork and too close application to his various duties.
Mr. O'Keefe was born in the town of Stockton on July 6, 1850 (sic), being a son of the late John O'Keefe who passed away some 18 years ago, and had always resided in that town. Some years ago he married Miss Mary McCarthy, also a well known young woman of that town. She with four children survives him. The children are Edward, Gregory, Gertrude and Margaret. He also leaves one brother, Edward of Chicago, and seven sisters. The latter are Mrs. Charles McCarthy and Mrs. A. Love of this city, Mrs. Patrick O'Keefe, Mrs. William O'Keefe and Mrs. John O'Keefe of Stockton, Misses Frances and Theressa O'Keefe of Chicago. Edward and Miss Frances have been at his bedside since the first of the week and Miss Theressa is expected home tonight.
The deceased was one of the most prominent men in the neighborhood. He was one of the leading farmers, having a large well stocked and fully equipped farm conveniently located and was considered "well off." In addition to his farm duties he was secretary of the Custer Creamery Co. and attended personally to the business management of that successful corporation. He was a prominent worker in St. Mary's congregation and was also a member of the Catholic Knights and Foresters. He was a fair-minded, liberal man, one who was always ready to lend a helping hand to any worthy enterprise or deserving charity. He will be sadly missed by the entire community.
The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning from St. Mary's Catholic church, Rev. Father Schwaeble officiating, interment following in the parish cemetery.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, June 2, 1906:The funeral of John O'Keefe was held at St. Mary's church at Custer at 10 o'clock this morning, Rev. Father Schwaeble officiating. The pallbearers were E. D. Glennon, Tim Welch, M. Cassidy, J. M. Kluck, F. Lukaszebig and J. Higgins. The Knights and Foresters attended and marched from the house to the church, there being a large representation present. The great crowd of friends who attended in carriages formed a procession over a mile in length, it being one of the most notable funerals ever held at St. Mary's.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, June 26, 1963. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
O'Keefe Funeral Held
A number of relatives and friends from Stevens Point and this vicinity attended the funeral last Thursday morning in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Omro for John R. O'Keefe, 79, of Omro, a native of Custer.
Burial was made in De Pere.
Mr. O'Keefe died the previous Monday in Mercy Hospital, Oshkosh.
He was born June 9, 1884, in Custer, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Keefe. He had lived since at De Pere, Wausau and on a farm near Winneconne, as well as Omro.
He operated the farm from 1922 until settling in Omro two and one-half years ago.Surviving are the widow, the former Margaret Sherlock of De Pere; two sons, Patrick, Omro, and John, Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, David and Dominic, Milwaukee; three sisters, Mrs. John Gill and Miss Isabelle, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Arthur Warmeke, Peshtigo; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, October 9, 1902. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
DIED IN FRANCE
Sister Mary of St. Bernardine, Formerly of Stockton
A message received Tuesday by M. O'Keefe of Arnott from Angers, France, brings the sad information that his sister, Katherine O'Keefe, know in the religious order as Sister Mary of St. Bernardine, died at the Convent of the Good Shepherd on Sept. 26 of a complication of diseases.Sister Mary of St. Bernardine was the youngest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Keefe, sr., of the town of Stockton. She was born at the old homestead near Arnott on Feb. 7, 1877, where she always lived until Aug. 15, 1900, when she entered the Convent of the Good Shepherd at St. Paul, Minn. She received the holy habit on Dec. 21 of the same year, and remained at St. Paul until May 30, 1901, when she, in company with several other sisters of the same order, were chosen to go to Angers, France, the mother house of the order, where they were to complete their studies and take the final vows. Sister May of St. Bernardine had been in poor health since about Christmas, 1901, when she had a severe attack of grip and since had never regained her usual health. The end was most beautiful and peaceful. She fell asleep to awake in a happy eternity. She was delighted at the thought of going where she was sure she would meet her parents, brother and sister who had gone before.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, February 8, 1936. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Miss Etta O'Keefe
Miss Etta O'Keefe, a resident at Stevens Point most of her life, died Friday night at 10:30 o'clock at the Portage County home. She had been in ill heath for the past two years and was confined to bed since Sunday. She entered the home December 18.
Miss O'Keefe was born 72 years ago at Springville, where her father, the late Michael O'Keefe, owned and operated a blacksmith shop. The family later moved to Stevens Point and Mr. O'Keefe established a blacksmith business on Normal avenue. He sold his interest to his partner and with a son, John, opened a grocery store on North Third street. Miss O'Keefe attended St. Stephen's parochial school and the Stevens Point High school. Upon completion of her education she followed the dressmaking trade. The O'Keefe home was at 907 Main street for many years.
Miss O'Keefe has no immediate relatives surviving. There are two nieces residing at Duluth and a niece living at Chicago.
The body is at the Boston funeral home. Completion of funeral arrangements await the arrival of a niece from Duluth.
Reprinted from The Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, February 11, 1936:
Funeral of Miss O'Keefe
Funeral services for Miss Etta O'Keefe, a resident of Stevens Point most of her life, were held Monday morning at St. Stephen's church. Miss O'Keefe died Friday night. A requiem high mass was sung by Rev. George A. Casey at 9 o'clock and the body was placed in the Boston receiving vault to await burial in the spring in St. Stephen's cemetery.The pallbearers were Frank J. Blood, Richard Doyle, James Welch, Frank Glennon, Peter Doyle and Martin J. Roach.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, August 28, 1928. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Miss Mary O'Keefe
Miss Mary O'Keefe, Stevens Point city nurse for several years prior to 14 years ago, died Monday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pat O'Keefe, Menomonee Falls, Wis. Burial will be had Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at De Pere. Local relatives of Miss O'Keefe, members of the Will O'Keefe and Alexander Love families, will probably attend.
Miss O'Keefe had been ill for two years with tuberculosis. Much of this time she had spent at Rocky Knoll sanatorium at Plymouth, but for the past month she had been at home. She was engaged in child welfare work with a state department at Madison when she was first afflicted.
Besides the parents, there survive the following brothers and sisters: Ray of Oshkosh, Dominick, David, Isabelle and Catherine, at home, and Mrs. Arthur Wenecki, also a resident at Menomonee Falls. Miss O'Keefe was the oldest daughter.After leaving Stevens Point, Miss O'Keefe lived for a time at Chippewa Falls, where she had been county nurse, and afterwards she lived at Chilton, where she was Calumet county public health nurse.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, April 19, 1966. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Michael H. O'Keefe
A former Portage County resident, Michael H. O'Keefe, 68, of Durand, Mich. died Sunday at Hurley Hospital in Flint, Mich. He had been ill for two weeks.
Mr. O'Keefe was born in Custer on July 15, 1897, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael O'Keefe. He attended Stevens Point Normal School, and on Jan. 21, 1920, he married the former Katherine Adamczak in Chicago.
Mr. O'Keefe had resided most of his life in Michigan, making his home for the past 28 years at Durand, where he was employed as a salesman at the Simplicity Engineering Company.
Funeral services for Mr. O'Keefe are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Durand, with burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Vernon, Mich.
The body is at the Bellows Funeral Home in Durand, where a general rosary is set for 8 this evening.
Mr. O'Keefe is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Marie) Gray, Owosso, Mich., Mrs. Wilfred (Catherine) Lobb, Drayton Plains, Mich., and Mrs. Louis (Dorothy) Sparling, Union Lake, Mich.; two sons, Michael Jr. and Robert, both of Durand; one brother, Robert O'Keefe, Iron Mountain, Mich.; one sister, Margaret O'Keefe, Iron Mountain; and 25 grandchildren.His wife died Sept. 21, 1964. A son, James, also preceded him in death.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, April 10, 1935. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Three-Year-Old Boy Fatally Injured; Runs Into Side of Truck on Water Street
District Attorney Announces No Inquest Will Be Held
Running into a truck while crossing Water street in front of his home, three-year-old Raphael William O'Keefe was fatally injured at 4:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, dying just as he reached St. Michael's hospital, where he was taken immediately after the accident.
The child, only son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. O'Keefe, 604 Water street, had just returned home with his mother and had run outside to play. He apparently was hurrying across the street to meet several other children and did not see the truck owned and driven by Chester Jastromski, 26, 508 Portage street, coming north on Water street. The child ran into the side of the truck, witnesses said.
Knocked down by the truck, the child was taken to the hospital by Fred Kuhl, 716 Main street. A physician's examination revealed a deep wound behind the left ear and death was pronounced due to head injuries and loss of blood.
After an investigation, District Attorney Walter B. Murat announced there would be no inquest.
The child's body will be taken home Thursday afternoon from Boston's funeral home and funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Stephen's church, with burial following in St. Stephen's cemetery.
His father will return Friday morning from Colorado Springs, Colo., where he has been a patient at National Methodist sanitarium.
The child was born in Stevens Point August 5, 1931 and is survived, besides his parents, by an uncle, M. W. O'Keefe, 1305 Division street, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eichlepp, Phillips.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, April 11, 1935:
Funeral of Infant
Funeral services for Raphael William O'Keefe, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. O'Keefe, 604 Water street, who was fatally injured by a truck Tuesday afternoon, will be held Saturday morning at o'clock at St. Stephen's church instead of at 10 o'clock as announced Wednesday. Interment will take place in St. Stephen's cemetery.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, April 15, 1935:
Funeral of Child
Funeral services for Raphael William O'Keefe, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mr. R. L. O'Keefe, 504 Water street, who was fatally injured Tuesday afternoon when struck by a truck, were held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's church. Rev. George A. Casey officiated and burial was made in the parish cemetery.
Four boys served as pallbearers, Jack Love, James Love, James O'Brien and James Schoettel.
Miss Catherine Cassidy, Mrs. Joe Carney and Mrs. Joe Romanski were in charge of the flowers.
Relatives and friends from out of town who were here for the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Fields and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eichlepp of Phillips; Mrs. Otto Baumgart, Mrs. Paul Tesmer and Mrs. Theodore Steinmand and daughter, Leona, of Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Preuss of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Romanski and Mr. and Mrs. Jon Carney of Wisconsin Rapids.The boy's father, R. J. O'Keefe, who had been at Colorado Springs, Colorado, for his health, returned to Stevens Point Friday morning.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, October 24, 1900. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Chas. McCarthy, one of the best known, most highly respected and honorable citizens of the town of Stockton, died at his home at 10:30 last Saturday night, after an illness of about six months with kidney troubles. Much of this time he had been confined to his home, suffering greatly, and the end came more suddenly than expected by his friends. The deceased gentleman was born in Troup Town, Canada, and was 56 years of age July 12, 1900. He came to America and direct to Stevens Point 35 years ago, and until 14 years ago was almost constantly employed by P. & J. Meehan, at their mill and in the woods. Nov. 23d, 1880, he was married to Miss Margaret Keefe, daughter of Mrs. John Keefe, of Stockton, and for the past fourteen years has resided upon the farm where he passed away. Besides the widow, Mr. McCarthy is survived by six children, Charles, William, Justin, Frank, Robert and Lizzie, all of whom are at home. An uncle by the same name is also a resident of Stockton. The deceased was a well read man, familiar with historical events and date, and there are few men in the county, no matter what their calling, who are as interesting a conversationalist. His death is to be most deeply regretted, and to the afflicted widow and children the sympathy of all is extended.The funeral took place from St. Mary's church, Custer, Rev. E. P. Lorigan officiating, with interment in the church cemetery. The pallbearers were John McGreer, of Antigo, Richard Doyle, Patrick O'Keefe, Jas. Dineen, Michael O'Keefe and John O'Keefe. Many old friends of the deceased were present from various parts of the county, including a number from this city.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, May 14, 1924. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Died at Rosholt Mrs. Christina O'Keefe, widow of John M. O'Keefe, a boyhood resident of Stockton but whose home for many years was at Wausau, passed away Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Paul Brehuer, at Rosholt. The remains have been taken to Wausau and funeral services will be held at St. James church tomorrow morning, Rev. E. A. Nowak of Alban officiating. Deceased's maiden name was Christina McDonell and she was born in Canada 71 years ago the 12 th of August. Besides Mrs. Brehuer, she leaves two sons, Douglas O'Keefe of Lewiston, Montana, and Bert O'Keefe, of Milwaukee. A brother and sister, Duncan McDonell and Mrs. Anna Frydeslund, live at Wausau.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, June 15, 1945. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Technical Sgt. John J. O'Keefe, 26, of Minocqua, who was wounded on (___on) on May 20, died in a Manila hospital five days later, the war department has notified his parents at Minocqua and his wife who lives at Rosholt. His wife is the former Arlene Gilbertson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gunder Gilbertson, Rosholt.
Sergeant O'Keefe had been in service since March 13, 1941, and served as a drill instructor in camps throughout the country until December 1944, when he went overseas.
He was born in New Rockford, N. D., May 19, 1919, and with his family came to Minocqua in 1930. He attended the Minocqua grade and high schools and as a high school student starred in football. After his graduation from high school, he worked at Minocqua and later at Milwaukee.Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George O'Keefe, Sr., his wife and daughter Patricia, two and one-half years old, two brothers, Master Sgt. Joseph O'Keefe at Anchorage, Alaska, and George O'Keefe at home, and a sister, Mary O'Keefe, at home.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, July 8, 1964. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Mrs. Cecilia Pflieger
Mrs. Cecilia Pflieger, 51, a former resident of Portage County, died Sunday at Multnomah Hospital, Portland, Ore., following a long illness.
She was born Sept. 6, 1912, in the Town of Lanark, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Doyle.
Mrs. Pflieger was a former teacher in Marathon County schools. For the last 12 years she operated a restaurant in Portland.
Her husband died in 1941.
She is survived by her father, two daughters, three sons, six grandchildren, five sisters and three brothers.Funeral services will be held Friday at Our Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church in Portland.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, August 14, 1907. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
DANIEL O'CONNELL DEAD
Well Known Resident of Town of Buena Vista Passes Away--Funeral Held Tuesday Forenoon.
The announcement of the death of Daniel O'Connell, of Buena Vista, one of the best known and most highly respected farmers in Portage county, comes as a shock to friends and acquaintances where his name is known. For several months Mr. O'Connell had not been in the best of health, and about two months ago, accompanied by his wife, went to visit his son, Rev. G. J. O'Connell, of Maple Grove, Manitowoc county. Previous to that time he was ill with the grip and seemed to gradually fail. It was therefore thought that a change in environment might prove beneficial. Physicians and specialists from Milwaukee, Manitowoc and elsewhere were consulted, his ailment at first being pronounced cancer, but later this idea was abandoned. The patient was unable to retain any food, constantly growing weaker, and members of the family were sent for, his son Charles, coming from Locke, Wash., where he had been for the past three years. On Monday of last week Mr. O'Connell decided to come back, saying that if he could not live he wished to die at home. He arrived in Buena Vista that day, was able to be around the balance of the week, riding out nearly every day, and was feeling so well on Saturday that his son drove over to Bancroft on business and remained there a part of the afternoon. When he returned at about 6 o'clock he found that his father was much worse and the latter gradually grew weaker until he passed away at 11:30 o'clock Saturday night.
Daniel O'Connell was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, and was nearly 67 years of age. When a young man, about 18 years of age, he came to America, landing at New York, where he remained a short time and then went south to Newport, Ky., where he resided for about three years and enlisted in the Union army, serving for three years and four months in Company E, U. S. Artillery. After his term of service, at the close of the war, he went to Wilmington, Del., and was married to Miss Mary Tracy, at Philadelphia, Pa., May 28, 1865. Soon thereafter they came to Portage county and for the past 41 years had lived on the farm on which he died. Mr. and Mrs. O'Connell were the parents of nine children, two of whom died in infancy, and those who survive besides the widow are Rev. G. J. O'Connell, pastor of the Catholic church at Maple Grove, Mrs. P. H. Sullivan of Lanark, Mrs. A. F. Quaill of Hayward, Daniel O'Connell of Bayfield, Charles, who is at home, Mrs. Edward Murphy of Montello and Mrs. Chas. O'Connor of Portage. A sister and one brother, David, neither of whom has been heard from for many years, are also supposed to reside in New York city.
During his army service Mr. O'Connell took part in many battles of the civil war, being at the siege of Vicksburg for seven days, and at another time had his horse shot from under him, the animal receiving seven bullets in its body. He also had several other narrow escapes, but was never wounded.
Mr. O'Connell was a man of ready wit and dry humor, and being the possessor of a good education, kept abreast of the times with everything transpiring. He was wide-awake in business, a practical, progressive farmer, and was eminently successful, having one of the best farms in the county. He was also kind and courteous, a friend who never forgot a favor and always tried to do what he believed was right and just. A good husband and dutiful father, an obliging neighbor and honored citizen has passed to his reward. Being a man who always enjoyed good health previous to his late illness, and still less than three score years and ten, his friends had hoped that he would be spared to enjoy a number of more years of usefulness, and are consequently the more grieved at his departure.
The funeral was held from the Catholic church near the home of the deceased at 10 o'clock Tuesday forenoon. Requiem High Mass was celebrated with Rev. G. J. O'Connell as celebrant, assisted by Rev. Jas. E. Meagher, the pastor, and Rev. W. J. Rice of this city. A choir from St. Stephen's church of this city, consisting of Mrs. W. J. Leonard, Mrs. Katherine Moffitt and Miss Etta O'Keefe furnished the music. Father Meagher eulogized the christian life and character of the deceased, paying a just tribute to him as many friends from near and far paid their last respects to his memory by attending the services. The children of the deceased were all present except Mrs. Quaill, who was unable to attend, but the husbands of the daughters were in attendance. Those who went down from this city in addition to those mentioned above were Mr. and Mrs. M. Cassidy, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Welch, Mrs. A. J. Cunneen, W. F. and Miss Claire Collins, John H. Springer, Wm. Moll, F. J. Carpenter, M. J. and W. F. Mersch and E. D. Glennon. The pallbearers were John Smith, Wm. Russell, John Helback, John Bibby, Wm. Patterson and Jos. Brittel.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, August 17, 1907:
Daniel O'Connell, one of the pioneer resident of the town of Buena Vista, passed away Saturday evening at 11 o'clock at his farm home, after a long period of poor health, having been a sufferer more or less all last winter and spring.
The funeral was held at 9:30 Tuesday morning at the Buena Vista church, Rev. Fathers Meagher of Lanark, Rice of this city and O'Connell of Maple Grove officiating.The deceased was 66 years of age and is survived by his widow and several grown children, including Rev. Jarvis O'Connell of Maple Grove.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, April 22, 1929. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Native of Buena Vista
Rev. Gervase J. O'Connell, 70, pastor of St. Francis Catholic church at De Pere, who died Wednesday night while walking home from a meeting, was a native of Buena Vista.
Father O'Connell was a son of Dan and Mary Jane O'Connell of Buena Vista and attended the Keene district school. He was ordained to the priesthood at St. Martin's church in the town of Almond about 45 years ago and was one of the first priests ordained in the county. He had been at De Pere for 12 years.
Surviving are two brothers, Daniel of Iron Mountain, Michigan, and Charles in Montana, and four sisters, Mrs. E. P. Murphy of Green Bay, Mrs. Katherine Quall of Hayward, Mrs. John Sullivan of Portland, Oregon, and Mrs. Belle O'Connor of Portage.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, April 25, 1939:
Funeral of Father O'Connell
Funeral services for Rev. Gervase J. O'Connell, 73, a former Portage county resident, who died unexpectedly last Wednesday evening a short time after conducting church services at De Pere, were held Monday morning. Father O'Connell dropped dead while on his way home.Father O'Connell was well known in the towns of Almond and Buena Vista. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel O'Connell, pioneer Portage county residents, and was born on August 11, 1866, on the O'Connell farm near the Buena Vista-Almond town line, the present Vincent Tracy farm. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1894 at St. Patrick's church at Lanark and celebrated his first mass at St. Martin's church in the town of Almond. He had served in the Green Bay diocese since. For the past 12 years he was pastor of St. Francis Catholic church at De Pere.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, March 22, 1926. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Mrs. James O'Connell dies at Fond du Lac Mrs. James O'Connell, remembered by many Stevens Point people as Miss Louise Lawler and who made frequent visits here in years gone by, when her brother, Nick, Tom and James Lawler, were employed in the Wisconsin Central car shops, died at Fond du Lac Sunday morning. Mrs. O'Connell was about 50 years of age and a native of Urbana, Ohio. James F. Lawler, now foreman for the Soo Line at North Fond du Lac, is her only surviving brother, and there is a married sister at Springfield, Ohio. Members of her immediate family are the husband and an 11 year old son, Joseph. The funeral will be held from St. Patrick's church, Fond du Lac, at 9:30 Wednesday morning. Death resulted from a complication of ailments which confined Mrs. O'Connell to bed since last December.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, August 4, 1987. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Stockton man dies of head injury after fight
A 25-year-old town of Stockton man died Monday as a result of a head injury suffered in a fight Sunday night.
Portage County Sheriff's Department deputies continue to investigate the incident, which caused the death of Daniel O'Keefe, 6554 Fifth St.
A spokeswoman at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, listed his time of death as 11:30 a.m. Monday. Media contacts made after that time Monday reported him alive but in critical condition.
Family members said he was kept alive on a life support system so that several of his organs could be removed later Monday to be donated.
The exact cause of death has not been determined yet, said Portage County Coroner Scott Rifleman. An autopsy was to be conducted this afternoon.
Deputies interviewed seven witnesses Monday but received conflicting stories, said Sheriff Thomas Wanta. They had no suspects by noon today and planned to talk to three more witnesses. "We expect to tie it up by 5 p.m.," he said.
The case is not being treated as a homicide, Wanta said. "The way it sounds is when he fell, he cracked his head pretty hard on the pavement," he said. "Right now, we don't know who threw the first punch."
Deputies' reports and results of the autopsy will be forwarded to the district attorney, Wanta said, who would decide whether to pursue criminal charges.
Up to three other people may have been involved in the fight at 10:42 p.m. Sunday at Golden Sands Festival at Lake Pacawa, Plover, he said.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about it is asked to contact the Sheriff's Department. "We're tying up loose ends and looking for additional information," Wanta said.
Obituary information for O'Keefe is on page 2.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, August 4, 1987, page 2:
Daniel L. O'Keefe
Daniel L. O'Keefe, 25, 6554 Fifth St., town of Stockton, died Monday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield from a head injury suffered Sunday night.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Custer, with the Rev. John Wisnewski officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at Shuda Funeral Chapel. A Bible vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. O'Keefe was born May 16, 1962, in Stevens Point, son of James and Elizabeth O'Keefe, 6554 Fifth St. He attended Benjamin Franklin Junior High School and Stevens Point Area Senior High School. He was employed at OK Acres, the family's dairy farm. He was a past member of Golden Eagles 4-H Club and Junior Holstein Association.Survivors besides his parents include four sisters, Mrs. Ron (Kathy) Ross, Lake Worth, Fla., Mrs. Mike (Kristina) Mrozek, 6967 Fifth St., town of Stockton, Mrs. Mike (Ann) Burant, Spokane, Wash., and Mary O'Keefe, 6554 Fifth St.; four brothers, John, 3947 O'Keefe Court, town of Stockton, and Matt, Aaron and Josh, all of 6554 Fifth St.; and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Gruetzmacher, Merrill.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Monday, January 4, 1999. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Elizabeth 'Betty' June O'Keefe, 67, 3863 O'Keefe Court, town of Stockton, died peacefully in the presence of all her immediate family at home on Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, of complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease). She had been ill for the past two years and deteriorated rapidly in the last week.
She was born on Oct. 3, 1931, in Merrill, daughter of Elizabeth (Hassel) and Theodore Gruetzmacher. She attended school in Merrill and was graduated from Lincoln County Teacher's College. She taught at Grandview School in Hamburg, Wis., and at the Arnott School in the town of Stockton.
Betty was married to James O'Keefe on June 3, 1953, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Custer.
She was a lifelong dairy farmer and operated OK Acres with her husband, Jim, on the O'Keefe homestead for more than 40 years. She was a skilled dairy herdsman and was known for assisting young farmers establishing their registered herds.
She was a founding member of the Portage County Holstein Breeders Association in 1964 and served a secretary/treasurer for many years. An avid gardener, Mrs. O'Keefe was also a talented self-taught artist and a beekeeper. She was an active leader in the local 4-H program for more than 30 years. Her kindness and enjoyment of children were two of her most admirable qualities.
She is survived by her husband, James, four daughters, four sons and 13 grandchildren. The children are Kathy (Ron) Ross, Lake Worth, Fla., Kristina (Mike) Mrozek, town of Stockton, John O'Keefe (Bill Pyke), town of Stockton, Ann (Mike) Burant, Delavan, and Mathew, Aaron, Joshua (Sonja) and Mary O'Keefe, all of the town of Stockton. The grandchildren are Randy Ross, Jeremy, Adam, Amy and Sara Mrozek, Megan and Timothy O'Keefe, Ryan Wolosek, Brittany Burant, Ryan Hintz and Michael, Samuel and Daniel O'Keefe. Betty is also survived by three sisters, Emily (Dean) Turner, Denver, Colo., Eva (Dr. Jack) Ficke, Pinellas, Fla., and Miss Julia Gruetzmacher, Wrightstown; and three brothers, Donald (Joanne) Gruetzmacher, Minneapolis, Daniel (Sue) Gruetzmacher, Wausau, and Gene (Sally) Gruetzmacher, Merrill.
She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel; her parents and three brothers.
A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Custer, where Betty was a member. The Rev. Steve Kachel and the Rev. John Wisneski will be concelebrants. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be at Jensen & Jinsky Funeral Home, Highway B, Plover, on Tuesday beginning at 4 p.m. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.Betty requested that donations be considered for Lou Gehrig's research, The Salvation Army or for perennials at Danny O' Family Park.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Monday, June 9, 1997. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Maurice L. O'Keefe
Maurice L. O'Keefe, 64, 2031 School St., died Saturday, June 7, 1997, at the emergency room of St. Michael's Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Boston Funeral Home.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, June 10, 1997:
Maurice L. O'Keefe
Maurice L. O'Keefe, 64, 2031 School St., died Saturday evening, June 7, 1997, at St. Michael's Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bronislava Catholic Church. The Rev. Patrick Umberger will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Custer.
Friends may call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today at Boston Funeral Home where the rosary will be said at 7 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to service time at the church on Wednesday.
Mr. O'Keefe was born Feb. 24, 1933, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Leonard and Genevieve O'Keefe. He graduated from St. Norbert High School in De Pere, attended Holy Cross Seminary in La Crosse and received his degree in Latin from Marquette University.
He was married to Shirlee Ann Smith on Oct. 31, 1959, at St. Stanislaus Church in Stevens Point. She survives at home.
Mr. O'Keefe taught high school in Chicago, Milwaukee and Hartford, where he was also a debate coach and assistant football coach. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Italy.
The couple returned to Stevens Point in 1965, where he worked as a sales representative, iron worker and independent truck drive until becoming disabled in a construction accident.
Mr. O'Keefe was a member of St. Bronislava parish and the Iron Workers Union. His interests included golfing, coaching, traveling and doing volunteer work.
Survivors besides his wife include two sons, Mark (Erin), Portland, Oregon, and Peter (Amy), Minneapolis, Minn.; three grandchildren; a brother, James (Elizabeth), Stevens Point; Sister Anita O'Keefe, St. Cloud, Minn., and Mary Jean Lawson, Palm Harbor, Fla.He was preceded in death by a brother.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Wednesday, July 22, 1981. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Funeral services for Mrs. D. Patrick (Patricia) O'Keefe will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Bronislava's Catholic Church, Plover. The Rev. William Moeschler will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, Custer.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Dzikoski Funeral Home. The Knights of Columbus, of which Mr. O'Keefe is a member, will say a rosary at 7 p.m., followed by a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m.
Mrs. O'Keefe, 43, 1101 4th St., village of Plover, died Tuesday morning at St. Michael's Hospital. She had been a patient there for two weeks and in ill health for several years.
She was born Nov. 29, 1937, in Fancher, a daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Henry Kropidlowski. She graduated from St. Stanislaus' Grade School and from P. J. Jacobs High School in 1955. She was president of the Catalina Swim Club at the high school.
She married D. Patrick O'Keefe May 12, 1955 at St. Stanislaus' Catholic Church and the couple settled in Stevens Point. Mr. O'Keefe is employed by the Wisconsin River Division of Consolidated Papers Inc. She was past secretary of Plover Circle 8 Square Dance Club.Survivors include her husband, same address; her parents, 210 Green Ave.; three daughters, Mrs. David (Debi) Lutz, 2216 Michigan Ave., and Miss Darlene and Miss Dawn, at home; one son, David, at home; two brothers, Kenneth Kropidlowski, Rhinelander, and James, 3707 Highway 66; and two granddaughters.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, February 21, 1936. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Mrs. William C. Ottem
Mrs. William C. Ottem, a former resident of Amherst and the town of Lanark, died last week at her home at Milwaukee. Funeral services were held Monday morning at St. Patrick's church in Lanark. Rev. D. L. Krembs officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery.Mrs. Ottem, whose maiden name was Margaret Dougherty, resided at Lanark and Amherst, until a few years ago, when she moved to Milwaukee.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, May 6, 1954. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Frank Quinn, 75, a native of the town of Lanark and a former resident of Stevens Point, died Wednesday at an Oshkosh hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Catholic church, with burial following in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Boston funeral home.
He was born in Lanark in 1879, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Quinn. He attended schools here, including the Normal school, and then worked as a salesman in local stores until the age of 25.
Mr. Quinn then went to Chicago, where he was a salesman until his retirement at the age of 48. Since then, he had lived most of the time in Canada.
Survivors include three brothers, Fred, Bethlehem, Pa., Charles, Tulsa, Okla. and Joseph, Marshfield. Mr. Quinn was unmarried.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, May 8, 1954:
Funeral of Mr. Quinn
Rev. John R. McGinley officiated at funeral services Friday morning at St. Stephen's Catholic church for Frank Quinn.
Mr. Quinn, a native of the town of Lanark and a former resident of Stevens Point, died Wednesday at Oshkosh at the age of 75.Burial took place in St. Stephen's parish cemetery.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, October 22, 1930. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
George Quinn, for 10 years a foreman in the repair department of the Soo Line in this city, later transferred to the Marshfield yards and for the past three or four years in general charge of the company's repair work at Schiller Park, a suburb of Chicago, died at his home there Tuesday night, according to messages received by his brother-in-law, Jerry Rellahan, and niece, Mrs. Harry H. Merrill of this city.
Mr. Quinn was taken sick only a day or two ago with what was believed to be influenza, but pneumonia quickly developed and he passed away almost without warning. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Quinn, pioneer local residents, and his home was in Stevens Point during his childhood days and until he reached maturity. Going to Clintonville 16 years ago, he was employed in a store there for several years and was married to Miss Elizabeth Weller of that city. They came here shortly afterwards and Mr. Quinn had been employed by the Soo almost continually since.
There are four children in the family, James, Delore, Gregory and George, Jr.
The deceased also leaves five brothers and one sister, Joseph M. Quinn of Marshfield, Edward of Detroit, Charles of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Fred of Bethlehem, Pa., Frank of Oshkosh and Mrs. Peter Fobert of Saginaw, Mich. The latter will be remembered here as Miss Kate Quinn. John J. Rellahan of Grand Forks, North Dakota, William Rellahan of Milwaukee, Mrs. Merrill and Miss Margaret Ryan, a teacher in Stevens Point High school, are among the numerous nieces and nephews.
The remains will be brought to this city on train No. 5 at 4:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon and then taken to the Boston funeral home. Burial services will take place at St. Joseph's church, of which congregation Mr. Quinn was a member during the latter years of his residence in Stevens Point, on Friday morning, with interment in St. Stephen's cemetery.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, October 23, 1930:
Services at St. Joseph's church for the late George Quinn, who died at Schiller Park, Ill., Tuesday night, and whose remains will arrive here on Soo train No. 5 at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon, will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday. Following the funeral mass, burial will take place in the family lot in St. Stephen's cemetery. Mr. Quinn was a member of Council No. 1170, K. C. and all Knights of Columbus are asked to meet at their hall at 7:45 o'clock tonight and march to the Boston funeral home, where prayers will be offered in behalf of the deceased.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, October 24, 1930:
George Quinn Rites
St. Joseph's church was filled with relatives and friends of the late George Quinn when his funeral was held there at 9 o'clock this morning. A solemn requiem, high mass was sung, Rev. H. J. Ehr officiated, assisted by Rev. George A. Casey and Rev. Herman J. Thuecks.
Burial took place in St. Stephen's cemetery. The pallbearers were Peter J. Rose, A. J. Cunneen, Louis Weiss, James McKelvie, Peter Trierweiler and Bernard McAuliffe.
Mr. Quinn, formerly a foreman in the repair department of the Soo Line in this city, died at Schiller Park, Ill., Tuesday night. The remains arrived by train Thursday afternoon, being accompanied by Mrs. Quinn and four children. Others who came for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Quinn of Marshfield, the former a brother of the deceased; Cornelius Quinn of Neenah and Andrew Ryan of Abbotsford, nephews; Mrs. Frank Weller of Clintonville, mother of Mrs. Quinn, and her daughters and son, Florence, Helen and Russell; Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Bobbe, Shawano; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Neely, Bear Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Batenburg and son, Bernard, Kenosha; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bradley, Aurorahville; Hugh Weller, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Herman and Mr. and Mrs. Nick Kerrick of Schiller Park.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, September 10, 1913. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
DEATH OF JOHN QUINN
Former Stevens Point Young Man Dies Suddenly at Oshkosh---Funeral in Stevens Point Tomorrow
John Quinn, second oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Quinn, former Stevens Pointers, but who are now located at Neenah, died at his boarding place at Oshkosh at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning after an illness of a couple of weeks with heart trouble. The immediate cause of death was heart failure, and the end came as a great shock to his parents and other members of the family. His older brother, Wm. P. Quinn, died at Neenah about six months ago and the remains were brought here for interment.
John Quinn was born in Stevens Point and was 42 years of age. He left here about 20 years ago and for 15 years made Chicago his home. He spent several weeks with his sister, Mrs. Jerry Rellahan, in this city last winter, and had many friends and acquaintances. He was a carpenter by trade, which occupation he had followed at Oshkosh, and was unmarried.
Besides his parents he leaves the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. John F. Ryan of Waupaca; Mrs. Rellahan, Miss Katherine Quinn of this city; James of Seattle, Wash.; Joseph of Marshfield; Edward of Chicago; Frank and Fred of Neenah; George of South Dakota, and Chas. of Osage, Oklahoma.
The body will be brought here tonight on Thursday morning, the funeral to take place from St. Stephen's church at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning with interment in the parish cemetery.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, September 10, 1913:
Death of John P. Quinn
Native of Stevens Point Passes Away at Oshkosh
Boyhood friends of John P. Quinn in this city are shocked at the announcement of his death, which occurred at Oshkosh at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning. Mr. Quinn had been ill for about two weeks, but his death was very unexpected.
The deceased was born in this city forty-two years ago and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Quinn, for many years prominent residents of the Fourth ward. Except for twelve years spent in Lanark he had always resided in this city up to about eighteen years ago, since when he has been employed in Neenah, Chicago, and other points. He spent several weeks in the city last winter, when he appeared to be in his usual health.
He is survived by his parents, who now reside at Neenah, and seven brothers and three sisters, as follows: Miss Katherine, Frank and Fred, Neenah; Mrs. John Ryan, Waupaca; Charles, Averent, Oklahoma; James Seattle, Washington; Joseph, Marshfield; Edward, Chicago; George who is in South Dakota; and Mrs. J. Rellahan, city. Another brother, William, died at Neenah last March.The body will be brought to this city for interment in St. Stephen's cemetery. Services will be conducted at St. Stephen's church by Rev. W. J. Rice at 10 o'clock Thursday morning.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, December 5, 1963. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Mrs. Eva McGinley
A former resident of the Town of Buena Vista died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jacob Jacobs, Milwaukee. She was Mrs. Eva McGinley, 80.
Friends may call at the Crosby Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Friday. A general rosary will be recited at the funeral home Friday at 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Martin's Catholic Church in the Town of Almond. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
The former Eva McTigue was born in Wisconsin Dec. 13, 1882, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James McTigue.
On June 14, 1913, she married the late George P. McGinley at St. Paul's Catholic Church at Plainfield. He died Nov. 9, 1948.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jacob (Helen) Jacobs, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Orville (Mary Evelyn) Sell, Black Creek; one son, James, Brookfield; and nine grandchildren.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, December 9, 1963:
Mrs. McGinley's Funeral
The Rev. Francis Wengier officiated Saturday morning at funeral services for Mrs. Eva McGinley, 80, a former resident of the Town of Buena Vista, at St. Martin's Catholic Church in the Town of Almond.
Burial was made in the parish cemetery with Father Wengier and the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John R. McGinley of Stevens Point conducting graveside rites.
Pallbearers were William and James McGinley, James and John Jacobs, Ray Dorscheid and Elmer Feldner.Friends and relatives attended the services from Milwaukee, Brookfield, Brown Deer, Black Creek, Marshfield, Tigerton, Wisconsin Rapids and the Portage County area.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, January 9, 1889. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
McGINLEY-- At his home in the town of Almond, Tuesday morning, Jan. 1st, 1889, John McGinley, aged 48 years and 4 months.Hundreds in this county who knew honest John McGinley intimately and well, were pained to learn of his death last week. During the past year his health had not been good, but it was only a few weeks ago that he was taken ill with lung fever and pneumonia, which terminated fatally at the time mentioned. The deceased was born in the County of Donegal, Ireland, and came to America in 1851, when a small boy, and settled at Wilmington, Del., where he was engaged at machine work until twenty-one years ago, when he came to this county. Having purchased a farm in the town of Almond previous to his coming here, Mr. McGinley soon thereafter decided to settle down, and about twenty years ago, was married to Mary Loughlin. By their union six children were born, five daughters and one son, the oldest of whom is 19 and the youngest 3 years of age. An honorable, conscientious man, a good citizen and neighbor, and a kind, indulgent husband and father has passed from life to his eternal reward. His loss is a heavy one to the widow and orphans, who have the sympathy of many friends in their hour of deep affliction. The funeral was held from the Catholic church in Almond at 11 o'clock last Thursday forenoon, with High Mass, Rev. J. A. Feissler, officiating, and was very largely attended, many going down from this city. The pall bearers were Daniel O'Connell, Charles Sharkey, Nicholas Burns, Michael O'Connor, John Fisher and Nathaniel Brown, all acquaintances of the deceased in the east previous to their coming here.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, March 22, 1946. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Charles Edward McHugh
Charles Edward McHugh, age 81, who previous to his recent illness lived with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Smith, 207 Pine street, died this morning at 12:30 o'clock at St. Joseph's hospital at Marshfield. He broke his hip on March 5 in a fall and was admitted to the hospital the same day.
Mr. McHugh, a member of an early day Portage county family, was born on July 23, 1864, at Montello, a son of the late James and Alice McHugh. During his childhood he moved to Eau Claire with his parents and in 1878 came to a farm in the town of Stockton. With the exception of several years in the west and at Okauchee, Wis., Mr. McHugh had spent the remainder of his life in this community. He had never married.
Surviving are the sister, Mrs. Smith of Stevens Point, two nieces, Miss Pearl Heffron of Milwaukee and Mrs. Bernard McCabe of Peshtigo, and two nephews, John J. Heffron of Santa Monica, Calif., and James M. Smith of Stevens Point. A brother, Dr. F. W. McHugh, died in 1941, and a sister, Mrs. J. J. Heffron, died in 1943.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church. Burial will take place later in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Crosby funeral home where it may be viewed after 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The rosary will be said Sunday evening at 8 o'clock. Friends are requested by the family to please omit flowers.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, March 23, 1946:
To Say Rosary
Members of St. Cecelia's court No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, will meet at the Crosby funeral home Sunday evening at 8 o'clock to say a rosary for the late Charles McHugh. The deceased is a brother of a court member, Mrs. A. P. Smith.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, March 25, 1946:
Funeral of Mr. McHugh
Funeral services for Charles Edward McHugh, who died Friday at St. Joseph's hospital at Marshfield, were held this morning at St. Stephen's Catholic church. Prior to entering the hospital he had made his home with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Smith, 207 Pine street. Rev. John R. McGinley officiated at the services at 9 o'clock. Burial will take place later in the parish cemetery.
The pallbearers were Michael O'Keefe, Edward Leary, Bernard McAuliff, Francis M. Phelan, George Vaughan and M. J. Mersch.Here from out of town for the services were Miss Pearl Heffron of Milwaukee, Mrs. Mary Sisk of Montello and Mrs. Bernard McCabe of Peshtigo.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, May 25, 1921. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Mrs. James McTigue
One of Portage county's oldest residents, Mrs. Mary McTigue, passed away at 7:40 o'clock this morning after only a brief illness. A general breaking down of the system due to her advanced years was the direct cause of her demise. Weakness overcame her early on Tuesday and she sank into a restful sleep which ended fatally at an early hour today.
Mary Griffith was a native of County Mayo, Ireland, born there 83 years ago the 14th of last August. Coming to America some years later, she located at Hillsdale, Mich., and was married there a half century ago to James McTigue. They soon afterwards moved to Stevens Point, occupying a home near the east end of Clark street, where Mr. McTigue followed his calling as foreman in a railroad construction work until he purchased farm property in Lanark, where the family lived for 25 years and which property is now owned by a son.
In 1909 Mr. and Mrs. McTigue again became residents of this city, buying the property at 217 Dixon street. Some five years later, on Sept. 24, 1914, Mr. McTigue passed from life and since that time the widow was cared for by her older daughter, Mrs. Mary Peterson. Other surviving members of the immediate family are James McTigue of Lanark, Thomas McTigue of Minneapolis, and Mrs. George McGinley of Buena Vista. Mrs. P. Bowden of this city is a sister of the deceased lady and there is one brother, Michael Griffith, at Owosso, Mich. Another brother, John Griffith, died in Michigan a couple of months ago.
Requiem high mass will be offered up at St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, the remains being then taken to St. Stephen's cemetery for interment beside the husband and three children who died in infancy.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, June 1, 1921:
MRS. McTIGUE'S FUNERALUpwards of twenty-five automobiles composed the funeral cortège for the late Mrs. Mary McTigue, services being held at St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, conducted by Revs. Jas. C. Hogan, L. M. Schora and N. L. Gross. Burial followed in the parish cemetery, where the remains were consigned to earth by Dr. D. S. Rice, D. J. Leahy, Otto Dermick, Arthur Gunderson, W. D. Atkinson and H. W. Moeschler. Many former neighbors of the deceased from Lanark and Buena Vista attended the last, sad rites.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, March 31, 1898. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Burial of Mrs. Morrill
The funeral of Mrs. Guy Morrill will be held at the Methodist church in the village of Plover tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Morrill died at 11 o'clock Wednesday forenoon as the result of child birth. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Puarieau of Plover, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She was born in November, 1873, and was married to Guy Morrill April 1, 1891. She leaves no children. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. L. B. Bullock of Manawa, the minister by whom she was married. Interment will be in the Plover cemetery.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, April 8, 1898:
Ida J. Morrill, wife of Guy E. Morrill died at her home in Stockton, Wednesday, March 30, at 10 a.m. The deceased was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Puariea and was born in the town of Plover November 29, 1873. She was married to Guy E. Morrill, April 1, 1891. A husband, father, mother, one sister, three brothers and a very large circle of friends are left to mourn her loss. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Bullock of Kaukauna, Wis., at Plover last Friday afternoon, with burial in the Plover cemetery. The pall bearers were Worth Altenburg, Myron Barker, Elmer Calley, Davis Precourt, Louis Precourt and Ed. Isherwood.The floral offerings were many and very beautiful. Among them were a wreath from the family, bouquet of calla lilies from her husband, bouquet of pink and white roses from Misses Mattie and Lizzie Finch, carnations from Ethel Dwinnell, bunch of callas from Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Gilman, sickle and sheaf, roses and hyacinths from Mr. and Mrs. Frank Allen.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, June 16, 1906. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
JAMES L. PACKARD
Sudden Death Occasion of Much Surprise and Regret
The sudden death of James L. Packard at the fire on Illinois avenue Tuesday afternoon was the occasion of much surprise and genuine regret on the part of his many friends and associates. In the prime of life and in generally good health he was considered far remote from death. His sudden and untimely end again suggests the uncertainty of life and the weakness of the tender cord that unites the body and spirit.
James L. Packard was born at Plover on March 27, 1860, being a son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Packard. The father was for many years a prominent citizen of Plover and Stevens Point. He was an attorney and was a versatile genius and a competent man of affairs. He was at various times millwright, riverman, attorney, district attorney, register of deeds, clerk of the circuit court, city clerk, under sheriff, acting sheriff, deputy county treasurer, deputy county clerk, assessor and county supervisor. The family located in Stevens Point in 1853 and has been represented here almost continuously ever since. The father died a number of years ago but the mother is still living. She has been spending the past few months at Victoria, B. C., but expected to leave a few days ago for Wisconsin. Besides the mother the deceased son is mourned by four brothers and three sisters. They are George A. Packard of Bayfield, Charles H., of this city, Mrs. Charles Bell of Crookston, Minn., Mrs. Wm. Bigler of Hayward, Mrs. Ed Palmer and John Packard of Victoria, B. C. and William of Bayfield. All the relatives living within a convenient distance are expected to be here at the funeral. Many of Mrs. Packard's relatives will also be present.
Mr. Packard was employed during his younger years as a carpenter and lumberman but for the past 14 years had been a respected, reliable and efficient member of the fire department. On March 11, 1881, he married Miss Mary Needham of Beloit and a very happy wedded life has ensured. They have no children of their own but have raised an adopted son, Harry, from infancy. This young man joined the regular army last January and is now in the Philippines, leaving his wife and baby daughter here with his parents.
About two years ago when driving to a fire Mr. Packard became greatly worked up by a boy on a wheel who dashed out of a side street and barely escaped being run down by the fire team. In his imagination he saw a vision of the boy crushed beneath the horses hoofs and rolled under the heavy wagon and heard his cries and saw the blood fly. The picture in his imagination was so real and strong that it overpowered him and he fainted away on the wagon. He was examined after that for heart trouble but the doctors told him that he had no organic disease. Recently he has been worrying considerably over his son, who wants to be released from the army, and he told his wife a few day ago he believed he would have to get out of the department for a while and take up other work that would more fully occupy his mind. He also complained of pains in the back of his neck and head.
Mr. Packard was a member of the local colony of the Fraternal Order of Beavers and also carried an insurance in the Washington Life.The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house, Rev. F. A. Nimits officiating. The fire department, city officials and fraternal orders will take part in the service, the plans in detail to be arranged later.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, August 4, 1938. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Mrs. Mary E. Packard
Mrs. Mary E. Packard, 78, widow of one of Stevens Point's first firemen, died Wednesday morning at 6:20 o'clock at Beloit. Although she was ailing for the past three years she had not been confined to bed and her death was unexpected.
A native of England, Mrs. Parkard was born on March 26, 1860. Her maiden name was Mary Estelle Needham. She was brought to this country at the age of two by her parents who located at Bevent. When she was a grown woman the family moved to Stevens Point and lived on Briggs street. Her marriage to James L. Packard took place on March 11, 1881. Mr. Packard died on June 12, 1906. Mrs. Packard had made Stevens Point her home until last summer when she went to Beloit.
Surviving are an adopted son, Harry James Packard of San Francisco, California, a brother, John Needham of Beloit, a granddaughter, Mrs. Horace Atkins of Park Ridge, and two grandchildren. One child died in infancy.
The body will be brought to Stevens Point Friday and will be taken to the Methodist church where funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will follow in the Forest cemetery. Rev. Arthur Johnson will officiate.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, August 6, 1938:
Funeral of Mrs. Packard
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Packard, a former Stevens Point resident for many years, who died Wednesday morning at Beloit, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church in Stevens Point. Rev. Arthur Johnson officiated and burial took place in Forest cemetery.
The pallbearers were Herman Krembs, Joseph Marshall, Carl Gunderson, John Vaughan, Tom Helmunski and George McDonald. Charles Leahy was an honorary pallbearer.
Mrs. Gunderson and Mrs. Vaughan were in charge of the flowers.Those from out of town who came to attend the funeral included her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Needham, Mrs. Howard Hunt, Mrs. Lyle Daniels and Mrs. Bunker and son of Beloit. Mr. and Mrs. Needham remained for a visit at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Atkins at Park Ridge and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gunderson.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, August 19, 1908. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
MRS. PATRICK PADDEN
Mrs. Patrick Padden died at her home in the town of Buena Vista at 1:25 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Aug. 8th, death being due to general debility. She had been strong and robust mentally as well as physically until Feb. 24th, when her home was burned and within one week after she was stricken with paralysis, which affected her limbs and she was unable to walk without assistance thereafter. For some time however, she seemed to rally and no decided change for the worse was noticed until about one week before her death. Between eleven and twelve o'clock Saturday night it was apparent that the end was near and she rapidly sank until at the hour above stated she passed peacefully away without a struggle.
Bridget Naven was born in County Mayo, Ireland, Jan. 29, 1817, and was therefore past 91 years of age. She came to America in 1838, and was married to Patrick Padden in March, 1846, at Lyons, New York. They moved to Stevens Point shortly after and were among our first settlers. In 1865 they moved to Buena Vista, which town has been the family home ever since. Mr. Padden died Dec. 27, 1893. They are survived by six children, two others having preceded them to the great beyond. The remaining members are Jane and David Padden, who reside at the old home, Mrs. Mike Tobin of Lanark, Thos. of Buena Vista, James of Montana, Mrs. John Carson of Brainerd, Minn., and Miss Margaret Griffith, who has always resided at the family home, she being a granddaughter of the deceased lady. Mrs. Padden was a kind hearted woman, of strong religious sentiments, one who was respected by all who knew her and her memory will not soon be forgotten.The funeral took place from St. Patrick's church in Lanark at 10:30 Tuesday morning, of last week, Rev. James Meagher officiating, assisted by St. Patrick's choir, with interment in the parish cemetery. The ladies of the Altar Society to which she belonged, attended in a body. The children were all present except James, and Mrs. Carson arrived too late for the funeral. Relatives from abroad were M. J. Cauley of Wausau, Wm. Cauley and family of Custer, Thos. Cauley of Stevens Point, Jerome Russell and son of Almond, and Wm. Russell and wife of Almond. The pallbearers were Patrick Dunn, Richard Curran, James Dougherty, Sr., John Hopkins, Patrick McNamara and Mike Riley.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, April 27, 1939. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Mrs. Mary A. Pollack
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. Pollack, who died Saturday night at the Wisconsin Veterans' Home, were held Monday morning at the Veterans' Home Catholic church. Burial followed in St. Patrick's cemetery at Lanark. Father Reilander officiated.
The pallbearers were members of the American Legion at the Home.
Those who attended the funeral from away were Mrs. Mary Hickey and sons of Menasha, Henry Lynaugh and daughter and sons of Neenah and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pollack of Clintonville. Relatives from Stevens Point, Waupaca and Custer were also present.Mrs. Pollack is survived by a daughter and a son.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, May 25, 1953. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
A resident most of his life of the Plover vicinity and member of a pioneer family here, Alfred Puariea, 78, Plover, died at 9:50 o'clock Sunday morning at St. Michael's hospital.
Mr. Puariea had been a hospital patient several times since last Thanksgiving day, entering there the last time Thursday afternoon, three days before his death.
He was born July 19, 1874, at the family homestead in the town of Plover, a son of the late Moses and Elizabeth Puariea. He spent his boyhood there and attended the Isherwood school.
On April 10, 1901, he was married to the former Mary Leary and the couple lived at the homestead and later in North Dakota, where they operated a farm. She died there on April 7, 1909, and Mr. Puariea remained there about a year afterward before returning to the town of Plover.
On Dec. 5, 1911, he was married to the former Beulah DeLano at Rhinelander, and they resided on the town of Plover farm until seven years ago. At that time, he retired and had lived since in the village.
Mr. Puariea was a member of the Isherwood Community club and attended the Plover Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife; three children by the first marriage, Maurice, Milwaukee, Miss Marguerite, 404 Ellis street, and Miss Marian, Chicago; three children by the second marriage, Mrs. Quentin Herrmann, Yuma, Ariz., Mrs. Harold Erdmann, Hancock, and Mrs. Charles McCommons of Osceola, Wis., and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Boston funeral home, with burial to follow in the Plover cemetery. Friends may pay their respects to Mr. Puariea and the family at the funeral home from this afternoon until the time of services.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, May 28, 1953:
Rites For Mr. Puariea
Rev. H. C. Feldt, pastor of the Plover Methodist church, assisted by Rev. John Kendall, officiated at funeral services Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Boston funeral home for Alfred Puariea of Plover.
Mr. Puariea died Sunday morning at St. Michael's hospital following a long illness. Burial was made in the Plover cemetery.
During the services, Rev. and Mrs. Feldt sang, "Saved by Grace" and "Ivory Palaces." They were accompanied by Mrs. O. D. Hilmer.
Coming from a distance were the following relatives and friends:
Mrs. Quentin Herrmann, Yuma, Ariz.; Miss Marian Puariea, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCommons, Osceola, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Erdmann and family and Mrs. Laura Belle Barker, Hancock.
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Puariea and family, Mrs. Glen Precourt, Mrs. Jack Schleis and Mrs. Vincent Bertsche, all of Milwaukee; Mrs. Thelma Ule, Muscatine, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jewell of Starks, Wis.
Mrs. Paul Callum, Three Lakes; Mrs. Anna Cornwell and Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Mann and William, Plainfield; Mr. and Mrs. James Miller and family, Eugene Miller and Mrs. Paul Glodowski, Wisconsin Rapids.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Tidmarsh, Kimberly; George and Mike Sutyak, Bancroft; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mans and daughter of Nekoosa; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schleis, Menominee Falls, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leary, Mrs. Simon Roseth and John Roseth, Mosinee, and many others from Stevens Point, Plover, and elsewhere in this vicinity.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, August 17, 1977. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Beulah Mae Puariea
Beulah Mae Puariea, 86, Plover, died early this morning at River Pines Community Health Center.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Boston Funeral Home.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, August 18, 1977:
Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Puariea, 86, village of Plover, will be held 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Boston Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Nulton, Plover United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Plover Cemetery.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Puariea died Wednesday morning at River Pines Community Health Center.
She was born Aug. 10, 1891, in Fort Atkinson, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Delano. She moved to the Hancock area as a child and attended high school in Cambridge. She attended business school in Appleton and worked in a Cambridge bank for a few years.
She married Alfred Puariea in Rhinelander in 1912. The couple settled in the Town of Plover and farm until retiring in 1946, when they moved to the Village of Plover. Mr. Puariea died May 24, 1953.
Mrs. Puariea became ill early this year and entered River Pines in July.
She was a member of Plover United Methodist Church and Royal Neighbors of America.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Quentin (Sylvia) Herrman, Fling, Mich., Mrs. Harold (Violet) Erdman, Rockford, Ill., and Mrs. Charles (Betty) McCommons, Stow, Iowa; two stepdaughters, Marguerite and Marian Puariea, 1425 Rogers St.; and one sister, Mrs. Thelma Ule, Wauwatosa.One brother, one sister and one stepsister preceded her in death.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, April 10, 1916. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
MRS. M. PUARIEAU SHOT BY FRIEND
Killed by Excited Youth She Had Befriended At Her Dakota Home; Was Accidental
The body of Mrs. Irene Puariea, formerly of this city, who was accidentally shot by a boarder at her home near Reva, S. D., was laid to rest beside that of her husband in Forest cemetery here this afternoon. The body arrived on No. 4 Soo train Sunday accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. John Becker, the latter being a daughter of Mrs. Puariea. The shooting took place about 7 o'clock the evening of April 4. Wilford Martinson of Ortonville, Minn. had been living on a claim about a mile from that occupied by Mrs. Puariea who lived alone on her homestead. The young man, who is only 19 years of age, had recently relinquished his claim to the government, being under the legal age, and for a short time had been staying at Mrs. Puariea's home. For a couple of days previous to April 4 he had been ill and was cared for by Mrs. Puariea. The young man is stated to have been of a reckless, careless type and always carried with him a 38-calibre Colt's revolver although there was no necessity for weapons in the region where he lived. He even slept with the revolver under his pillow at night.
Martinson's story is that on the night of the 4th he was lying on his bed at the Puariea home when Mrs. Puariea suddenly remarked:
"I hear a noise outside."
The two were alone at the time. Mrs. Puariea went outside to investigate and after a little interval Martinson arose and asked:
"What is it?"
There was no answer but something pushed against the door as if to open it.
The boy stepped nearer the door and again demanded:
"What is it?"
There was no reply but the pushing against the door came again.
Martinson fired with his revolver point blank at the door which was but three feet distant. Mrs. Puariea was no more than four feet from the weapon. She screamed, opened the door and fell into Martinson's arms, saying:
"Wilford, you've shot me."
He tried to carry her to a bed but she sank on the floor. The young man placed a pillow, under her head and a quilt over her, finally laying a damp cloth on her head.
--"Mother, are you going to die?" he asked.
--"Yes, I am shot through the bowels," Mrs. Puariea replied. "Go for a doctor."
Martinson ran to the H. Learmony home a half mile distant and returned with Cameal Learmony.
--"Why did you leave me so long, Wilford?" asked the prostrate woman. "Don't leave me again."
Cameal Learmony went to the Becker home a short distance away and brought Mrs. Puariea's daughter, Mrs. Cynthia L. Becker, on the way telling her that her mother was badly injured and she must hurry is she expected to see her alive.
Entering the house, Mrs. Becker bent over her mother asking if she recognized her daughter. She then kissed the dying woman who feebly tried to return the caress but was unable to do so. Mrs. Becker then gave her a drink of water but after only one swallow, Mrs. Puariea passed away. This was about a half hour after the shooting. The bullet, which entered a couple of inches below the heart, emerged near the right kidney and was found on the ground beside the body by Martinson.
On April 5, an inquest was held, attended by the coroner, Dr. Raber, States Attorney W. M. Bennett and Sheriff Doten. The verdict was accidental death by shooting. Martinson was not held.
As Mrs. Puariea lay dying the young man had said to her:
"Mother, will you forgive me?"
"Yes, I'll forgive you," was the reply, "but you must be a good boy after this."
Martinson was a good rider and affected the role of a cowboy of the traditional type. He says he was shot at once.
Mrs. Puariea was formerly Miss Irene Slack. She was born in Sullivan county, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1835. At the age of 10 she moved with her parents to Plainfield where she resided until her marriage to Thomas Flynn. The family settled in the town of Carson where Mrs. Flynn resided until the death of her husband about 16 years ago. About 14 years ago she was married to Moses Puariea and lived for two years in Stevens Point, removing then to a claim at Reeder, N. D., which was the family home until the death of Mr. Puariea. Three years ago Mrs. Puariea moved to a homestead near Reva, S. D., close to the home of her only child, Mrs. Becker. There she had lived alone.
Other surviving relatives, include a sister, Mrs. Hattie Goult, and a brother, Hiram Slack, of Plainfield.
The funeral took place at the Baptist church at 2 o'clock this afternoon in charge of the Rev. James Blake.Reva, S. D. is fifty miles from the nearest railway station which is at Reeder, N. D.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Monday, January 26, 1998. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Marguerite E. Puariea, 93, 1425 Rogers St., died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998 at St. Michael's Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Deacon Bob Hensen will officiate with burial in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at Boston Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday with a rosary prayed at 7 p.m.
Memorials are established in her name in lieu of flowers for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and St. Stephen Catholic Church.
Miss Puariea was born Aug. 28, 1904, in Plover to the late Alfred and Mary Puariea. She graduated from local schools.
She was employed for more than 50 years at Weber Tackle and Plastic Manufacturing as corporate secretary and office manager.
She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church and its Altar Society, Stevens Point Country Club and Country Club Bridge Club.
She was an avid golfer, enjoyed puzzles and going out to lunch.She is survived by her adopted family, Shirley and Elgie Suplicki, Stevens Point; two sisters, Violet (Harold) Erdman, Grand Island, Fla. and Betty McCommons, Cardova, Tenn.; a nephew, Neal (Sue) Puariea, Whitefish Bay; and a niece, Janet (Duane) Gleaves, Medford, Ore.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Friday, August 14, 1981. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Funeral services for Marian Puariea will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. The Rev. Thomas Mullen will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday at the Boston Funeral Home. A general rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established in her name for the American Heart Association and St. Stephen's Church.
Miss Puariea, 1425 Rogers St., died Aug. 4 while on a Mediterranean cruise off the coast of Greece.
She was born Aug. 20, 1906, in Plover, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Puariea. She graduated from local schools and was employed for many years by Sentry Insurance.
She was a member of St. Stephen's Altar Society.
Survivors include one sister, Marguerite Puariea, 1425 Rogers St.; and three stepsisters, Mrs. Q. (Sylvia) Hermann, Mount Morris, Mich., Mrs. Harold (Violet) Erdman, Grand Island, Fla., and Mrs. C. W. (Betty) McCommons, Stow, Ohio.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, August 15, 1981:
Puariea servicesFuneral services for Marian Puariea will be held Monday morning at 10:30 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. The time was listed incorrectly in Friday's Journal.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, December 17, 1994. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Margaret (Rellahan) Merrill, 91, Marinette, died Friday, Dec. 16, 1994, at Rennes Health Care Center, Peshtigo, where she had resided for the past 2 1/2 years.
Mrs. Merrill was a Stevens Point native and resident for many years.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Marinette. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Thielen Funeral Home, Marinette. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette.
She was born on July 12, 1903, in Stevens Point, the daughter of Jeremiah and Geneva Rellahan. She attended local schools and graduated from the State Teachers College in 1924, and served on its faculty.
On June 11, 1928, she was married to Harry Merrill in Oshkosh. He died in September 1986.
The couple resided in Stevens Point for several years, then moved to Niagara. They moved to Marinette in 1947.
She served as an assistant librarian in the Marinette Public Library from 1953 to 1968, when she retired.
Survivors include four children, Bill, Portland, Ore., Arlene Mountin, Ashville, N. C., Jerry, Madison, and Joan (Tony) Teo, Palo Alto, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years and two brothers.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Stephen Catholic Church, Stevens Point.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, November 30, 1944. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Thomas M. Mullen
Funeral services for Thomas M. Mullen, 525 Strongs avenue, who died Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital, will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church. Burial will follow in St. Stephen's cemetery. The body is at the Boston funeral home where the rosary will be said this evening and Friday evening.
The Knights of Columbus will meet at the funeral home this evening to say the rosary at 8:15 o'clock and members of the Catholic Daughters will say the rosary Friday evening at 8 o'clock.
Mr. Mullen, a Soo Line railroad brakeman for 32 years, had been ill for the past three months. He entered Wisconsin General hospital at Madison on Sept. 4, undergoing a major operation there on Sept. 12. He returned to Stevens Point on Nov. 11 when he became a patient at the local hospital. His condition had been regarded as critical for the past three weeks.
A lifelong resident of Stevens Point, Mr. Mullen was born here, a son of the late Patrick and Margaret Mullen. He attended St. Stephen's parochial school, the local high school and the Stevens Point Business college. After completion of his education he was associated with his father in a meat market, at the present location of the Big Shoe story on Main street. The business was disposed of after the death of his father 35 years ago. Mr. Mullen began work for the Soo Line on Oct. 9, 1912, as a brakeman and continued in that capacity until his illness. He was a passenger brakeman most of that time, with runs out of Stevens Point during the entire period of his railroad service.
Mr. Mullen was a charter member of the local council of the Knights of Columbus and he held membership in St. Stephen's Altar society. He also belonged to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
Surviving are three sisters, Misses Kathryne, Loretta and Ella Mullen at 525 Strongs avenue.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, December 4, 1944:
Funeral of Mr. Mullen
Rev. John R. McGinley officiated at funeral services Saturday morning for the late Thomas M. Mullen, 525 Strongs avenue.
A requiem mass was offered at 10 o'clock at St. Stephen's church. Burial took place in St. Stephen's cemetery. Mr. Mullen, a Soo Line railroad brakeman, died Wednesday afternoon.
The pallbearers were Francis Phelan, Thomas Dineen, Ray O'Keefe, Frank J. Blood, Ray Corcoran and Joseph Hart.Those from a distance who came for the funeral included Mrs. Oliver Lerum of Minneapolis, Rosealla Houlehan and Mrs. Warren Sutlif of Rhinelander, Juan S. Hart of Marshfield and John A. Turriff of Ladysmith.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, January 15, 1929. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Funeral Services Today
Requiem mass for Mrs. Ellen Nugent, widow of Michael Nugent of the town of Hull, was offered up at 10 o'clock this morning at St. Stephen's church by Rev. Geo. A. Casey and the remains were then taken to the Boston vault to await interment beside her husband and other members of the family in the parish cemetery next spring. Mrs. Nugent expired last Sunday morning at 527 Elk street, where she and two of her sons have been living for more than a year. Casket bearers today were John and Gregory Simonis, Ben and Dan Welch, grandsons, and H. T. Wilkinson and Ray Ritchay.Mrs. Nugent who was born at Quebec, Canada 84 years ago the 12th of last July, was married to Mr. Nugent in the spring of ( ) and shortly thereafter came to Portage county. Besides her daughter and three sons, Mrs. J. A. Simonis, Lawrence, Daniel and Michael Nugent, she is survived by nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was the oldest in a family of eleven.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, September 1, 1956. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
A member of an early day Portage County family, Fred Poust, 69, Oshkosh, died at Mercy Hospital there Thursday evening. He had been hospitalized eight weeks, suffering poor health the past year. He was the brother of Frank Poust, 932 Clark St.
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Boston Funeral Home. Burial will be made later in the First Belmont Cemetery, Town of Belmont. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. Poust was born in the Town of Lanark, July 25, 1887, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hans Poust. He was married to the former Rosie Clinton of Lanark at St. Patrick's Catholic Church July 10, 1910. She preceded him in death Dec. 18 of that year.
He was employed by Oshkosh Wood Products and Badger Lumber and Manufacturing Co. until several years ago. He was a member of Wesley Methodist Church.
Surviving, besides his brother, are a sister, Mrs. Charles Rose, Oshkosh, and a niece and nephew, Mrs. Della Whitman, 433 Strongs Ave., and Ray Poust, Appleton, formerly of Stevens Point.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, September 4, 1956:
Mr. Poust's Funeral
Funeral services for Fred Poust, 69, Oshkosh, a native of the Town of Lanark, were held Monday afternoon at the Boston Funeral Home.
The Rev. Perry H. Salto of St. Paul's Methodist Church officiated and burial took place in the First Belmont Cemetery, Town of Belmont.
During the services, Mrs. Salto sang "Abide With Me" and "The Lord's Prayer." She was accompanied by Miss Susan Eastwood.Attending from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Poust, Appleton, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rose, Oshkosh.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, October 2, 1899. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
MRS. MOSES PUARIEA
Passed Away Sunday After a Long Illness
The death of Mrs. Moses Puariea occurred at the family home in the town of Plover at 10:30 o'clock Sunday forenoon. Mrs. Puariea had been suffering from consumption for many years, but had been able to be up until Tuesday of last week. She then took to her bed, and by Friday she had grown so much worse that it was known that the great change could not much longer be delayed. Their son Mitchell, who lives in North Dakota, was then telegraphed for and is expected home to attend the funeral.
Mrs. Puariea, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Clark, was born in the state of New York, but when a child came with her parents to Plover. She was married to Moses Puariea about 34 years ago on the homestead where she died, and they had lived there ever since. She is survived by her husband and three sons and one daughter. The latter are Mitchell, who lived in North Dakota, Ellsworth, who keeps the hotel at Plover, and Fred and Mary E., who lives at home. Another daughter, Mrs. Guy Morrill, died in the spring of 1898.
The funeral will be held at the Plover M. E. church at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Bullock of Manawa officiating. The procession will leave the family home, about three miles from Plover, at 1 o'clock. Interment will be in the Plover cemetery.
Mrs. Puariea was a most estimable woman, and all the old residents of Plover speak of her in the highest terms.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, October 3, 1899:
Mrs. Moses Puariea
The funeral of Mrs. Moses Puariea was held from the M. E. church at Plover this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Bullock of Manawa. It was intended after the service to take the body back home to await the arrival of her son, Mitchell, from North Dakota, but while the funeral was in session he arrived on the Green Bay & Western. He arrived at the church very unexpectedly just as the minister had completed a touching allusion to his absence. The interment therefore took place immediately after the ceremony.The pall bearers were S. D. Clark, George Wilmot, Geo. Russell, James Isherwood, D. J. Hale and John McGown.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, February 18, 1953. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Edward McHugh, 81, member of a pioneer Portage county family and lifelong resident of the town of Dewey, died Tuesday at Mercy hospital at Oshkosh, where he had been a patient since last Sept. 14.
Mr. McHugh suffered a stroke about nine months ago while living in that township and later resided with a brother, Richard, at Neenah.
He was born March 17, 1871, in the town of Dewey, then the town of Eau Pleine; a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward McHugh, Sr.
He spent his boyhood there and remained on the family farm until it was sold about four years ago. The homestead, one of this county's earliest, was begun by his father, who came here from Kentucky in 1858.
After the property was sold, Mr. McHugh resided on a nearby farm until his recent illness. He was never married.
Funeral services will be held at St. Margaret Mary Catholic church at Neenah at 9 o'clock Thursday morning.
The body is expected to arrived in Stevens Point by train at 10 o'clock Friday morning, with burial to follow in the Knowlton cemetery.Surviving are three brothers and a sister, John, who resides with Alex Wallace, 222 Prentice street, Mark, Milladore, and Richard and Miss Kate McHugh, Neenah.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, March 22, 1923. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Death of Mrs. Hugh McHugh
Word was received here by Mrs. Geo. Hubbard and Mrs. Robt. Wyland of the death of their aunt, Mrs. Hugh McHugh, at Forsyth, Mont.
Her maiden name was Ellen Wilson. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., and if she lived until August 15 would have been 75 years of age. From Wilkes-Barre she moved to the town of Sharon, this county, with her parents. Later she was united in marriage to Hugh McHugh. They resided in Stevens Point for some time then they moved to Forsyth.
Her husband and six children survive. The sons and daughters are: Mrs. T. Carolan of Forsyth, James in California, Jack, Hugh, Robert and Josephine, all at Forsyth.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, July 13, 1955. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Frank McHugh, 79, a former resident of the town of Dewey, died Tuesday at Neenah. He had suffered a stroke recently.
Mr. McHugh was a brother of John McHugh, 222 Prentice street.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Margaret Mary Catholic church in Neenah, and burial will be in St. Margaret cemetery there. The rosary will be said at the Kessler funeral home in Neenah at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. McHugh was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward McHugh, pioneer settlers in Dewey. He moved to Sand Point, Ida., many years ago, returning recently to Wisconsin.Survivors include the brother here, a brother in Neenah, Richard McHugh, and a sister, Miss Catherine McHugh, also of Neenah. Five brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Mr. McHugh was unmarried.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, August 2, 1941. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Dr. Frank W. McHugh
Dr. Frank W. McHugh, age 69, a prominent Ontonagon, Michigan, surgeon and a native of Stevens Point, died suddenly Friday morning at 5 o'clock at his home, following a heart attack.
Dr. McHugh was born on August 29, 1871, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James D. McHugh, early day Portage county residents. During his childhood the family moved to a farm in the town of Stockton where he attended the district school. After completing a course at the Stevens Point Normal he taught school in Portage county for a time. He then entered the Milwaukee Medical college from which he was graduated in 1903. He had practiced at Ontonagon most of the time since, specializing in surgery.
Dr. McHugh was married to Miss Maude Wallen of Ewen, Michigan, in the spring of 1904 at Marquette, Michigan.
Surviving are his wife, a brother Charles McHugh, Normal avenue, and two sisters, Mrs. John Heffron of Milwaukee and Mrs. A. P. Smith, 207 Pine street.Funeral services will be held Monday morning at Evanston, Illinois. Mrs. Smith will go Sunday to Milwaukee where she will join the Heffrons. They will then go to Evanston for the funeral.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, July 22, 1943. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
James McHugh, age 79, a lifelong resident of the town of Dewey, died Wednesday night at 8:15 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital. He entered the hospital on July 13 and returned to his home on July 17, being readmitted Wednesday morning. He had been ailing for some time.
Mr. McHugh was born in Dewey on October 15, 1863, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward McHugh. He was engaged in farming all of his life in Dewey. He never married.
Surviving are a sister, Miss Catherine McHugh of Neenah, and six brothers, John McHugh of Stevens Point, Edward of Dewey, Matt, Frank and Richard of Neenah and Martin of Milladore. A brother, Thomas died last November 22, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Iverson, passed away in March, 1938.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Francis Xavier Catholic church at Knowlton and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Boston funeral home where the rosary will be said Friday evening at 8 o'clock.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, July 26, 1943:
Funeral of Mr. McHugh
Funeral services for James McHugh of the town of Dewey, who died Wednesday, were held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Francis Xavier Catholic church at Knowlton. Burial took place in the parish cemetery. Rev. Edward Roskos officiated.All of his brothers and sisters were here for the funeral.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, March 30, 1910. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
MRS. EDWARD McHUGH
Mrs. Edward McHugh, one of the old residents of the county, passed away at 11 o'clock Tuesday evening at her home in the town of Dewey as the result of old age and heart trouble. She was up and about the house as usual Monday and on Tuesday was only slightly indisposed. The funeral arrangements cannot be announced until later as the children have not all been heard from. It is thought, however, that the funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from the Catholic church at Knowlton.
The deceased, whose maiden name was Margaret Simnolt, was born in County Wexford, Ireland, on July 12, 1842.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, March 31, 1910:
FUNERAL SATURDAY MORNING
Mrs. Edward McHugh to be Laid at Rest in Knowlton Cemetery
The funeral of Mrs. Edward McHugh, who passed away at her home in Dewey at 11 o'clock last Tuesday night, will be held from the Catholic church at Knowlton, Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.
The deceased, whose maiden name was Margaret Sinnot, was born in County Wexford, Ireland, on July 12, 1842, being therefore upward of 67 years of age. She came to America when a young girl and was married in Kentucky to Edward McHugh in the fifties. They came to Stevens Point about 1860 and settled on the old homestead in what is now the town of Dewey shortly afterward.
Mr. McHugh passed away on July 29, 1896. With the assistance of her sons she has since managed the property. For the past three years she had been in failing health, suffering from cancer of the stomach, but was able to be up and about the house most of the time, even until Monday of this week.
She is survived by ten children, Mrs. Mary Iverson of Rhinelander, James of Minneapolis, Tom of Sand Point, Idaho, John, Edward, Matthew, Martin, Michael, Katherine and Richard, all at home. All the children will be here for the funeral except Thomas.Mrs. McHugh enjoyed an extensive and favorable acquaintance in the northern part of the county and her home was always noted for its free-hearted hospitality and good cheer. In her death the community loses one of its most admirable characters.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, January 23, 1954. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
McHugh Services Today
Graveside funeral services were held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Knowlton cemetery for Martin McHugh, 79, town of Green Valley, Marathon county, who died Wednesday when his one-room home burned.
Mr. McHugh was a brother of John McHugh of 222 Prais street. He was born in Portage county May 12, 1874, and formerly operated a farm in Green Valley. He was never married.Surviving, besides his brother here, are two other brothers, Frank, Oshkosh, and Richard, Neenah, and a sister, Miss Catherine McHugh, Neenah.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, August 8, 1956. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Miss Rose McHugh
Miss Rose McHugh, 91, an early-day resident of the Custer area, died Friday in Aberdeen, S. D., according to word received here.
Funeral services were held Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Aberdeen.
Miss McHugh, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McHugh, lived on a farm near Custer until moving to Aberdeen about 40 years ago.
Survivors include a sister, Miss Alice McHugh, Aberdeen; a nephew, Myron McHugh, Aberdeen, and a niece, Mrs. A. H. Martin, Goreville, Ill.Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, October 7, 1914. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
DIED AT WEDDING DANCE
Mike Pallen, Clerk of the Town of Sharon, Passed Away While Attending Party in Hull.
Frank Eisdor of Rosholt and Miss Prexeda Schuda of Hull were married at the Casimir Catholic church by Rev. L. Jankowski, Monday morning a reception and dance following at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schuda, who reside in that vicinity. Among the invited guests was Michael Pallen, a well known resident of Sharon, clerk of the town for the past three years and who for several years previous held the office of assessor.
Everything was progressing merrily, friends being present from different parts of the county, and a tented pavilion had been arranged as a dance hall. Mr. Pallen had taken part in a number of dances, no one present enjoying himself more thoroughly than he. When on the floor at about 5 o'clock he was noticed to suddenly reel and fall, without uttering a word, and although there was a doctor present and everything possible was done, Mr. Pallen passed away in about fifteen minutes, heart disease, to which it is said he had been subject in the past, being the cause.
The deceased was 42 years of age and was a native of Sharon, where he was the proprietor of a general store and saloon, as well as the owner of a farm. He is survived by his widow and an adopted daughter, Helen, who is also his niece and had been a member of the household since infancy. He also leaves two brothers and a sister, Thomas Pallen, Sharon; Martin Pallen, Hazelhurst, and Mrs. Victoria Dulek, Amherst.After the death of Mr. Pallen, which put an end to the festivities, the remains were brought to this city and prepared for burial. The funeral will be held from Sacred Heart church, Polonia, at 9 o'clock Thursday morning, Rev. T. Malkowski officiating.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, August 5, 1925. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Lanark Pioneer Dies
Mrs. Adelia Poust, widow of the late Hans Poust and a resident of the town of Lanark for half a century, passed away at the family home at 5 o'clock this morning, aged 69.
Mrs. Poust had been in failing health for a year, suffering with heart trouble, but was up and about the house until recently.
Her maiden name was Adelia Swift and her birthplace Alleghany county, New York. The family moved to Lanark while she was yet in her teens and the young woman was married there to Mr. Poust. The latter passed from life several years ago.
Surviving children are Frank Poust of this city, Myron, Fred and Miss Jessie Poust, at home in Lanark. Two brothers, Albert and Byron Swift, live at Oshkosh. An only sister, Mrs. John Gray of Belmont, expired a year ago. There are also two grandchildren, Raymond Poust and Mrs. Leonard Whitman, and one greatgrandchild, Genevieve Whitman.Rev. James Blake of this city will conduct funeral services Friday afternoon. He will offer prayers at the Poust home at 1:30 o'clock, the remains being then taken to Blaine church. Burial follows in Kent cemetery, town of Belmont.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, August 19, 1965. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Frank Poust, 84, 1554 Strongs Ave., died early this morning at the Portage County Home.
Born Dec. 16, 1879, in the Town of Lanark, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Poust, an early pioneer farming family in the area. He lived there until he moved to Stevens Point in 1914, after his marriage to Theresa Corrigan at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lanark. Mrs. Poust died in 1953.
He was employed by the Jackson Milling Co. and Soo Line Railroad for several years before becoming custodian at St. Stephen's Catholic Church and School. He worked for the parish until his retirement in September 1956. Since then he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Zella Whitman, at the Strongs Avenue address until 1963 when he entered the Portage County Home.
He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Whitman; one son, Raymond Poust, Milwaukee; one sister, Mrs. Charles Rose, Oshkosh; five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and two brothers.
Funeral services for Mr. Poust will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's Church. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at the Boston Funeral Home, where a general rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, August 21, 1965:
Poust Rites Today
Funeral services for Frank Poust, long-time custodian at St. Stephen's Catholic Parish, were held this morning at St. Stephen's Catholic Church.
The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John R. McGinley delivered the eulogy, while the Rev. Boniface Spellman of St. Norbert College, De Pere, officiated at the services. Burial followed in the parish cemetery.
Pallbearers for the funeral were: Joseph Cassidy, David Horgan, Martin Arno, Laurel Lebrick, Hugh Carpenter and John Miller.Relatives and friends attended the funeral from Menasha, Oshkosh, Neenah, Waupaca, Almond, Rhinelander, Milwaukee and Stevens Point.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, December 19, 1898. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Death of an Old Resident
Hans Poust, one of the old and highly respected residents of the town of Lanark, died at his home in that town, on Tuesday evening, December 13. Mr. Poust was born in Norway, March 29, 1813 (sic), and when twelve years of age adopted the life of a sailor. In his experience as a sailor he crossed the ocean fourteen times. Later he followed the lakes for twelve seasons, and for two winters when lake navigation was closed he was on the coast trade between New York and Charleston.
For the past twenty years Mr. Paust had lived on his farm in Lanark. The farm contains 600 acres, more than 250 acres of which are cleared. He was one of the largest land owners in the county, and all of it was free from incumbrance. He leaves a widow and four children.
The funeral was held Friday, December 15, in the Belmont church, with interment in the cemetery nearby. Mrs. L. E. Stewart of this city officiated.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, December 23, 1898:The funeral of Hans Pouse was attended by a large procession of friends and neighbors. Mr. Pouse came to Lanark many years ago and married Miss Della Swift, who with her four children are left to mourn a beloved husband and father. He left his family well provided for, being a successful farmer as well as a sailor. He made a large property. His many friends regret his death and extend to the sorrowing family sympathy in their sad bereavement. A notice of Mr. Pouse's death appears elsewhere.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, January 27, 1928. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Myron H. Poust
Myron H. Poust, who was born in the town of Lanark 47 years ago the 9th of last November and had always made his home on the old farm on highway 54, a short distance south of St. Patrick's church, passed from life a few minutes after midnight Thursday morning. He had been troubled with Bright's disease for a long time but his condition did not become serious until last Sunday, and for the next three days he declined rapidly. The suddenness of his death came as a shock to the community as very few knew that he was not in good health. His father, Hans Poust, died more than 28 years ago and his mother expired two years ago last August. Since then the household has been maintained by Myron Poust and a brother and sister, Fred and Miss Jessie Poust. Another brother, Frank Poust, lived at 628 Brawley street, this city. The only other surviving relatives are a niece and nephew, Mrs. Raymond Whitman of Port Arthur, Canada, and Ray Poust of Stevens Point.
Prayers will be offered at the Poust home in Lanark at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, the cortège then proceeding to the M. E. church in Belmont, where funeral services will be held and interment made in the adjoining cemetery.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, January 31, 1928:
Buried in Kent CemeteryMyron H. Poust, who died at his home in the town of Lanark early Thursday morning, was buried Sunday afternoon, following the holding of services at the Blaine Methodist church by Rev. H. Feldt of Almond. Interment took place in the Kent cemetery, town of Belmont. A large number of friends attended the obsequies, including Mr. and Mrs. Frank Poust and son, Raymond, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. J. Brown and Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Phelan of Stevens Point.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, March 9, 1918. Contributed by Mary Moss.
Mrs. Orville Ostrander
Mrs. Orville Ostrander passed peacefully away at her home, 621 Church Street early Monday. Her death was caused by heart trouble. She had been afflicted for several months although her condition was not considered critical until Sunday.
Mrs. Ostrander whose maiden name was Millicent Redfield, was born at Jordan, this county, on December 31, 1861. In 1864 the family came to Stevens point to make its home. She was married to Orville Ostrander in this city in 1893. Their home had been here every since, with the exception of four years in Menasha, four years in Fond du Lac, and two years in Abbotsford. Mr. and Mrs. Ostrander returned here from the latter city six years ago.
Surviving relatives include the widower, her mother Mrs. A. B. Redfield. 916 South Division Street; one sister Mrs. A. F. Wyatt 937 Clark Street, and two brothers Alfred Redfield, 411 Dixon Street, and Charles E. Redfield of St. Louis MO.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, November 19, 1887. Contributed by Mary Moss.
Otis - In this city, Sunday morning, November 13th, 1887, Mrs. Andrae Otis, mother of Mrs. A. B. Redfield, age 82 years, 5 months, and 12 days died. Mrs. Andrae Otis was born in the town of Jay, Clinton County, New York on May 25, 1805. In 1837, she and her husband passed through a very trying affliction. While they were at church, their house took fire and four of their children, which had been left at home burned to death. In 1845 she moved west with her husband and settled in Dane county in this state where they remained until 1855 when they moved to portage county and took up their residence in the town of Hull. In 1873, they moved to Trimbelle in Pierce county where Mr. Otis died in 1882, and since which time Mrs. Otis has been living with her daughter in that village. She came here last May to spend the balance of her days with her other daughter. She was quite feeble a this time but was about to be about the house a portion of the time, until eight weeks ago, since which time she failed quite rapidly until the final summons came. The funeral was held from the residence of A.B. Redfield on the south-side on Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock with the Rev. W.R. Frame officiating. Her remains were interred in the Episcopal cemetery. Four children survive her, Mrs. A. B. Redfield of this city, one son living at Winona and a son and a daughter living at Trimbelle. The deceased had been a member of the Baptist church for sixty years.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, February 16, 1959. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Mrs. Anna Michelkamp
Mrs. Anna Michelkamp, age 85, died at 12 noon today at St. Michael's hospital. Mrs. Michelkamp, who lived at 422 Stanley St., entered the hospital on Nov. 3.
Funeral arrangements have not been made. The body is at the Crosby Funeral Home.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, February 17, 1959:
Mrs. Michelkamp's Funeral Set
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Stanislaus' Catholic Church for Mrs. Anna Michelkamp, 87, 422 Stanley St. Burial will take place in the spring at St. Martin's Cemetery, Ellis.
Mrs. Michelkamp died at noon Monday at St. Michael's Hospital, where she had been a patient since Nov. 3.
Friends may call at the Crosby Funeral Home after 7 o'clock this evening. St. Cecelia's Court No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, will say the rosary there at 7:30 tonight, and St. Stanislaus' Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 8. Mrs. Michelkamp was a member of the Rosary Society and her daughter, Miss Mary Michelkamp, belongs to St. Cecelia's Court.
A general rosary will be said Wednesday night at 8.
Mrs. Michelkamp, born in the Town of Sharon on June 10, 1871, was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Helbach. Her marriage to Jacob Michelkamp took place at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Custer, on Jan. 23, 1894.
They farmed in Sharon until 1926, when they came to Stevens Point. Mr. Michelkamp died July 28, 1946.
Mrs. Michelkamp is survived by two daughters, Mary, at home, and Mrs. John (Emily) Roman, Chicago; eight sons, August, Detroit, Mich., Matt, Chicago, John, 422 Stanley St., Peter, Town of Sharon, Charles, Capistrano Beach, Calif., Jacob Jr., Bensenville, Ill., Baldas on the family homestead in Sharon, and Steve, Port Edwards; 20 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Four brothers and sisters preceded her in death.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, February 20, 1959:
Services for Mrs. Michelkamp
Funeral services were held Thursday morning at St. Stanislaus' Catholic Church for Mrs. Anna Michelkamp, 87, 422 Stanley St., who died Monday.
Burial will take place in the spring in St. Martin's Cemetery, Ellis.
The Rt. Rev. Mgr. Joseph B. Cysewski was celebrant of a solemn requiem high mass. The Rev. Emil Hodnik of Custer was deacon and the Rev. Joseph S. Miller was sub-deacon.
Pallbearers were Leroy Rorhan, Emil Michelkamp, Gregory Michelkamp, Harry Michelkamp, Clifford Michelkamp and Peter Michelkamp, Jr.
The parish Rosary Society, of which Mrs. Michelkamp was a member, attended in a group.Coming from a distance for the funeral were Matt Michelkamp, Mr. and Mrs. John Roman and family and Mr. and Mrs. Mel Hartman, Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. August Michelkamp, Detroit; Mrs. Nancy Feltz and children, Melvin and Harold, Hazel Park, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Steve Michelkamp and Walter Roman, Port Edwards; the Rev. Sylvester A. Stern and Miss Anna Helbach, Laona; Miss Emily Helbach, Antigo; Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Vongechton, Wausau; Miss Mary Lietz, Oshkosh and Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Michelkamp Jr., Bensenville, Ill.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, October 1, 1928. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
Matt Michelkamp, a native of Stevens Point and resident here until he went to Milwaukee about eight years ago, passed from life at 1:5 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of his mother, Mrs. Frank Preston, 524 Michigan avenue, this city. Because of poor health he returned from Milwaukee last spring and had since been under treatment at the family home. Severe throat trouble set in more than week ago, making it difficult for him to partake of food. This affliction served to hasten his demise.
The deceased was 30 years of age on the10th of last August and the third child in the family of Matt Michelkamp, Sr., who died when the son was in infant, leaving the widow and three children, the other two being Edward and Gertrude. After finishing the local schools, Matt Jr. became a shoe salesman and was employed by Milwaukee wholesale and retail houses, part of the time doing road work for a manufacturing concern in that city.
Besides his brother and sister, he is survived by his step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Preston, and two step-brothers and a step-sister, Herbert, Jack and Alvina Preston, all of this city.
Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph's church at 9 o'clock Thursday morning, with interment to follow in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, October 4, 1928:
Michelkamp Funeral TodayMatt Michelkamp, who died at his mother's home in this city the first of the week, was buried from St. Joseph's church at 9 o'clock this morning, when requiem mass was offered up by Rev. J. J. Ehr. Interment in Guardian Angel cemetery was made by Jack Michelkamp, Vincent Pogorzelski, Ed. Grasamke, Edwin Miller, Ed. Lepak and Adolph J. Britz.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, July 6, 1934. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
JOHN PLATTA DIES, VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR
Resident of Town of Sharon 72 Years Succumbs Today at Age of 88
John Platta, age 88 years, Civil war veteran and a resident of the town of Sharon for 72 years, died this morning at 8:15 o'clock at his home at Ellis, town of Sharon. He had been ill and confined to bed for the past three weeks.
Mr. Platta was born on December 27, 1845, in Poland. He came to this country at the age of 16 years with his parents. The family located in the town of Sharon. Mr. Platta enlisted in the Civil war in October, 1864, as private in Company B, 12th regiment of Wisconsin infantry. He received his honorable discharge on July 16, 1865.
His marriage to Miss Josephine Marchel of Sharon took place in October, 1870. Mrs. Platta died seven years ago. Mr. Platta had lived in the town of Sharon since coming to this country 72 years ago and was a well known farmer there. He held the office of town supervisor for 12 years and was a member of the Catholic Knights.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Frances Petarski of Kempster, Wis., Mrs. Frank Pliska of Custer, Mrs. Mary Wanta and Mrs. Emma Kluck of Callon, Marathon county, and Mrs. Max Kopchinski of Ellis; four sons, Joseph Platta of Ellis, Victor and John Platta of Hatley and Nick Platta of Milwaukee; one sister, Mrs. Veronica Yach of Hatley; 35 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Martin's church at Ellis. Burial will take place in Sacred Heart cemetery at Polonia. The body is at the family home at Ellis where it will be until the time of the funeral.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, July 10, 1934:
Funeral of Mr. Platta
St. Martin's church at Ellis was filled to capacity Monday morning at 9 o'clock with friends and relatives who attended funeral services for the late John Platta, Civil war veteran and a resident of the town of Sharon for 72 years. Rev. Leo Jankowski officiated.
Military rites were conducted by the American Legion at the grave in Sacred Heart cemetery at Polonia. Joseph M. Formella blew taps and the firing squad consisted of Paul M. Vincent, Joseph F. Kraus, Dan Omermick, Victor Pliska, Nick Pliska, Elmer Zeaman and Nick Skalkos. Frank A. Grabin and Peter P. Hoppa folded the flag after the ceremony and presented it to the family.
Mr. Grabin, Mr. Hoppa and A. P. Smith, the latter a Spanish American war veteran, were honorary pallbearers.
The pallbearers, grandsons of the deceased, were Reginald and Edward Kluck, William Wanta, Myron Platta, Roman Pliska and Henry Platta.Relatives and friends from away who attended the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Leon Koppa, Mrs. Jacob Koppa, Mr. and Mrs. William Wanta and son, William, Jr., and Mrs. Joseph Wanta of Wausau; Mrs. Frank Gosh and Mrs. Adolph Formella of Elderon; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Polacheck and son, Bobby, Mrs. Frank Grunros and N. E. Platta of Milwaukee; Mrs. John Petarski and daughter, Helen, and son, John, of Kempster; Mr. and Mrs. John Tesckowski and family of Pulaski; Mr. and Mrs. John Platta and family and Victor Platta and family of Hatley; Mrs. Edward Kluck and son, Edward, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Kluck and Mrs. Frank Wanta of Callon. Many other friends and relatives from Stevens Point, Hatley, Callon, Rosholt, Arnott, Custer and Pike Lake were also present.
Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, November 27, 1936. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.
John T. Platta
John T. Platta, a native of Portage county, dropped dead Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock while at his chores in a barn at his farm in the town of Norrie, Marathon county. Death was the result of a heart attack. He had been in poor health since July. Funeral services were held this morning at 9 o'clock at St. Florian's church at Hatley. Rev. S. A. Krakowjecki officiated. Interment took place in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Platta was born December 28, 1872 at Polonia. he was a resident of the town of Norrie for 10 years. He was married November 10, 1896, at Polonia to Anna Gosh, who survives him. Mr. Platta was a member of the Holy Name society.Also surviving are six children, Mrs. John Tycrkowski of Pulaski, Henry and Ernest Platta of Hatley, Mrs. Ludwig Lepak of Milwaukee, Albert Platta of Wausau and Bernard Platta, at home; five sisters, Mrs. Frances Petarski of Kempster, Mrs. Frank Pliska of Custer, Mrs. Mary Wanta and Mrs. Eddie Kluck of Callon and Mrs. Max Kopchinski, Polonia and three brothers, Joseph Platta of Polonia, Victor Platta of Hatley, and Nick Platta of Milwaukee.