Early Deaths taken from the Wisconsin Pinery
The Wisconsin Pinery was the earliest newspaper published in Stevens Point. The dates in bold are the dates of the newspaper, not the event.
Friday, March 4, 1853
Died on Tuesday, Feb. 22. at Fort Howard, Mrs. Virginia, wife of Mr. Hazen Mooers, and daughter of A.G. Ellis, Esq.
Friday, March 25, 1853
In this village, on the 20th, Octave Desnoyer, aged 25 years, 7 months, lately from St. Jean Baptiste, Canada East.
Found dead, in his cabin, near this place about four weeks ago, Robert Hutchins, an old resident of the place.
Friday, June 24, 1853
Died in this village on 29th, Mr. James Masterson, aged 41 years.
Saturday, January 14, 1854
DIED at Wausau, Marathon Co., Wisconsin, December 30th, 1853, Adda F. only daughter of Almanzer and Martha C. Poor, aged two months and seven days.
Also at the same place, after a lingering illness, on the seventh day of January, 1854 Almanzer Poor, aged twenty-five years and two months. Mr. Poor had left his home in Lowell, Mass., on account of ill health, thinking the pure air of our northern region would enable him to regain the priceless pearl; but his hopes were vain and after a residence here of about seven months, he was summoned to try the realities of the future, and met death in a resigned and Christian manner. Although his residence with us was so short, yet he had during the time won the esteem of all who knew him. He leaves a widow in a strange land, bereaved and childless.
Thursday, March 2, 1854
DIED - In this village Feb. 27th Earnest, only son of C. B. and C. F. Jackson, aged five weeks and two days.
Thursday, April 20, 1854
MAN DROWNED - We learn from the people below that a party while passing over the Lower Whitney Rapids in a skiff, accidently struck a rock, which capsised the boat; five clung to the boat and were saved but in their perilous situation were unable to render any assistance to their unfortunate companion, who lost his hold and was drowned. We did not learn his name, but he was about fifty years of age, an Englishman by birth; engaged in getting out telegraph poles for some Illinois Company, and resided at, or in the vicinity of Rock Island.
Thursday, April 27, 1854
DIED: McGreer - At his fathers residence, of consumption, on the 26th inst., William A. McGreer, aged 15 years and 7 months.
Death has just removed from our midst, a youth whose unblemished character was before us all. If honesty of intention - if integrity in worldly transactions - if indefatigable exertion in the discharge of duties to parents, commends an individual to our esteem, then in memory of WM. A. McGREER is entitled to our greatest respect, for he was all this. He departed this life, trusting only in the merits of a crucified Redeemer.
"Leaves have their time to fall,
And flowers to wither at the north-wind breath
And stars to set - but ail,
Thou has all persons for thine own, 0 Death!"
The friends of the family are requested to attend the funeral at the Episcopal Church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Thursday, May 18, 1854
DROWNED - We are informed that Mr. Phelps long known as the Pilot at Little Bull Falls, attempting to run a crib of oak lumber, was drowned on the Falls, on the 14th inst.
May 24, 1855
Died at the United States Hotel, in this village on the 21st, Mr. Thomas Cochrane, a native of Scotland, age about 60 years old.