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DR. J.W. CAIRNCROSS
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, December 29, 1904 | Page 4
Dr. J. W. Cairncross; for several years a practicing-physician of-Wauwatosa, and member of the School board, died suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, aged 53 years. The funeral was held from the family residence on Friday at noon, the services being conducted by Rev. T. W. Longfellow, pastor of the Baptist church. Interment was at Pewaukee, Wis.
Dr. Cairncross had been in poor health for the past twelve years and in 1893 his condition was such that, it was thought he could not live many months. His disease being of a tuberculosis character with peculiar complications, his case at that time attracted the attention of some of the nationally noted surgeons and specialists who were in attendance in Milwaukee at the convention of the American Medical society. They visited Dr. Cairncross and studied his case thoroughly with the result that experimental treatment decided on by the eminent physicians was followed by his almost miraculous recovery or very great improvement. He then resumed his practice, which he continued until recently, when his condition, became again serious.
Dr. Cairncross was a native of the town of Lisbon, Waukesha county. When a young man he studied medicine under Dr. M. R. Hewitt of Milwaukee, at that time a practicing physician at Pewaukee. He followed this with a course of study at Bellevue hospital. New York, and then settled at Mukwonago, where he was for some years in partnership with the pioneer physician, Dr. A. H. Youmans. He was united in marriage at Pewaukee to Miss Helen Smith in June, 1877. His wife, a son, Claude Cairncross; a sister, Mrs. Clara Ross, of Waukesha; and two brothers, survive him.
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, July 07, 1926 | Page 2
Claude Cameron Dies Suddenly
Claude Cameron, for many years a resident of Pewaukee, conducting a drug store there, and also a former resident of this city, died suddenly, without warning, on the street at Mukwonago, Tuesday afternoon. He had been guest of his brother, Grafton Cameron, in Mukwonago, for some weeks and had appeared to be in his usual health.
Starting downtown to all to the post office Tuesday afternoon, he fell on the side-walk and was dead when by-standers reached him. Cornoner Dr. F.J. Woodhead, who was called decided that death was due to heart trouble, perhaps exaggerated by the excessive heat.
Mr. Caeron was 61 years of age and had spent most of his life in pwaukee. His father, Rev. J.H. Cameron a retired Congregational minister died only a few months ago, at adanced age. His mother is residing in with Grafton Cameraon, the only brother, at Mukwonago.
Claude Cameron's wife died 2 years ago. He leaves one daughter Mrs. Charles Gaul of this city, and two step-daughers, Mrs. Fred Falbe, Hingham, Wis., and Mrs. James Harrup, Jefferson City, Mo.
Funeral services will be held at the Masonic Temple Pewaukee, at 2 p.m. Friday, the Masons of Pewaukee having full charge.
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Saturday, October 04, 1924 | Page 1
Mrs. C.N. Cameron, age 60, died this morning at her house, 336 Arlington st., afer a week's serious illness. She leaves surviving besides her husband, three daughters, Mrs. James Harrop, Jefferson City, Mo.; mrs. s.L. Falbe, Hingham?, Wis.; Mrs. Charles Good?, this city, also several brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at Randle's funeral parlors, Rev. T. Arthur Dungan officiating. Interment will be at Pewaukee cemetery in charge of the Order of the Eastern Star.
REV. J.H. CAMERON
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Tuesday, January 26, 1926 | Page 1
DEATH CALLS REV. CAMERON OF PEWAUKEE WAS 91 YEARS OF AGE AND CONGREGATIONAL CLERGYMAN FOR MANY YEARS
Rev. J. A. Cameron, who had just passed his ninety-first birthday, a minister in the Congregational Church for a half a century, died at his home in Pewaukee, Monday, January 25. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Cameron, who has been during his years of enfeebled health his devoted nurse and attendant, and two sons, Claude N. Cameron of this city and Grafton L. Cameron of Pewaukee.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Cameron home in Pewaukee with interment at Forest Hill cemetery.
Born In Pennsylvania
Rev. Mr. Cameron was, born in Pennsylvania in 1834 son of Finley Cameron, and grandson of an older Finley Cameron who came from Scotland and settled in Virginia. J. H. Cameron came to Wisconsin at the age of 20 and located in Baraboo where he worked at his trade of saddler for two years. In the meantime studying Greek and Latin, preparing for college. He studied law for a year before preparing for the ministry. He attended. Wayland Univerisity working his way. Of the 46 years that he preached the Gospel in Wisconsin in all sincerity and faithfulness, he served as pastor of the Pewaukee church for 23 years, until he reached the age of 81, when an operation for appendicitis disabled him.
In September of 1925 Mr. Cameron fell and sprained his hip and was confined to his bed the remainder of his life. He passed his ninety-first birthday, December 23.
Mr. Cameron was a man of thee highest character and occupied a a place of honor and esteem in his community and wherever known.
MRS. JANE CAMP
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Menomonee Falls News, Friday Dec. 3, 1926
Mrs. Jane Camp, wife of Walter T. Camp, died Thursday morning at residence, 610 Oakland Ave., Waukesha; survived by husband and one daughter, Mrs. R. S. Moore, Oak Park, Ill.; also four sisters Mrs. P. K. Schlafter of Milwaukee; Mrs. Orpha Frost of Pennsylvania, Mrs. George Huekteshel, Menomonee Falls, Mrs. Hattie Roesch, Cedarburg, Wis., and three brothers, Aden Wildish of Sussex, Myron Wildish of Milwaukee, Joseph Wildish of Waukesha. Funeral Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the residence, the Rev. C. w. Haywood officiating. Interment at Sunnyside cemetery, town of Menomonee.
MARY ANN CAMPBELL
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - March 18, 2003
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Campbell, Mary Ann (Nee Nobile) March 16, 2003, age 71 years. Beloved mother; Mother-in-law; Loving grandma; dear great-grandma; Further survived by other relatives and friends. Funeral Service Wed., March 19, 2003 at 11 AM AT THE FUNERAL HOME. Burial St. Paul's United Church of Christ church cemetery. Visitation Wed., 10 AM until time of the service. SCHMIDT & BARTELT A.A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services N84 W17937 Menomonee Ave. Menomonee Falls (262)251-3630
PATRICIA ANN CAMPLIN
Waukesha Freeman, September 14, 2007
Patricia Ann Camplin (nee Hilberer) of Pewaukee was born to eternal life at her Pewaukee home Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, at age 67.
She will be sadly missed by her sister; her nieces, and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; aunt; and cousins. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Camplin.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Yonke & Son Funeral Home, 205 Prospect Ave., Pewaukee. with prayer service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the funeral home. The Rev. Peter Peterson will be officiating. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Pewaukee following the service.
Yonke & Son Funeral Home, 691-1900, is serving the family.
Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Monday, May 26, 1947 | Page 7
Hugh Carberry, 1220 Ellis st., died yesterday at the Memorial hospital here after a lingeiing illness. He was 71.
He is suivived by his wife, Catheirne; five sons, Robert, Bernard, Leonard, Victor, and Raphael; three daughteis, Mrs R. Knowlton, Milwaukee, Mrs. L. Dolson, Lodi, and Mrs. Coughhn, Milwaukee, and two brothers. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8:45 a. m. from the Weber funeral home to St. Joseph's Catholic church at 9 a. m. Buiial will be in St. Joseph's cemeteiy. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m today. A parish vigil will be held on Tuesday at 8:15 p. m.
BRIDGET BEDLIA (MCCANN) CARLIN
Source: Waukesha Freeman - February 17, 1910
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Obituary for Bridget Bedelia McCann Carlin (wife of Thomas H. Carlin, daughter-in-law of John Carlin early settler) -
Mrs. T.H. Carlin - On Sunday, Feb. 13, occurred the death of Mrs. T.H. Carlin, a pioneer woman of this county, and long a resident of North Prairie. Her death occurred at Trinity hospital, Milwaukee, following a surgical operation. Surviving her are a daughter, Mrs. B. Fardy, and a son, Lawrence, of North Prairie. The funeral took place at the Catholic church at Eagle on Tuesday last. The bereaved family have the deepest sympathy of the community.
Source: Waukesha Freeman - July 4, 1945
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Emma Carlin's Obituary (William Carlin early settler's daughter) -
Emma Carlin, Palmyra died at her home in the village Wednesday. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. J.L. Walker and Rev. A.L. Tucker officiating. Burial at Melendy Prairie. She will be remembered by many of her Eagle friends.
Source: Waukesha Freeman - January 25, 1906
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John Carlin's Death Notice and Obituary -
On Tuesday, at the home of Mrs. Carlin, occurred the death of John Carlin at the advanced age of 85 years and ten months. Mr. Carlin was a pioneer settler in his district and made his home with his daughter-in-law on the old homestead. The funeral will take place this afternoon (Friday) at 2 p.m. at the M.E. church at North Prairie. Interment will be in North Prairie cemetery. Mr. Carlin was an industrious honest citizen and accumulated a large amount of property. He leaves surviving him two twin daughters at Eau Claire beside his daughter-in-law and grand children.
John Carlin - John Carlin, a widely-known and highly-esteemed pioneer, died a the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. T.H. Carlin, North Prairie, last Wednesday. Funeral services were held in the M.E. church at North Prairie Friday afternoon. Two daughters from Eau Claire and other relatives from Palmyra attended the funeral. The clergyman in attendance having had but short acquaintance with the deceased, one of the church members, long associated with him, gave an address, in which he payed loyal and affectionate tribute to Mr. Carlin's character, his kind words, good deeds and good advice, and to his work as a pioneer. Mr. Carlin was a devoted member of the church and will be greatly missed.
WALTER H. CARLIN
Source: Waukesha Freeman - October 10, 1929
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Walter H. Carlin's Obituary (William Carlin early settler's son) -
- Former Resident and Ex-Palmyra Mayor Dies -
A former resident of this city and ex-mayor of Palmyra, Walter H. Carlin, 80 has succumbed at his home in Palmyra after a short illness.
Mr. Carlin, who was for years prominent in Palmyra public affairs was born in Waukesha county Aug. 16, 1849, and attend Milton and Carroll colleges, completing his education at the age of 18. After learning the carpenter trade he engaged in that business for three years at Chippewa Falls, then returning to Palmyra and purchasing the farm which has been his home. On May 15, 1878, he married Miss August Weld.
For ten years he was president of the Jefferson County Fair association, being in charge of the horse department for five years. He was mayor of Palmyra for one year and was president of the Southern Wisconsin Old Settlers association for 11 years. With H.N. Graves he conducted a general store under the name of Graves and Carlin and later engaged in stock buying. He was popular, a fine character, a man liked by everybody.
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in the Masonic Temple, with the Masonic lodge in charge.
Source: Waukesha Freeman - August 4, 1887
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William Carlin who was one of the early settlers of Wisconsin, after an illness of about three weeks, died Monday morning; his disease was brights disease of the kidneys. He came with his father from Yorkshire, England, and settled at White Pidgeon, Michigan. Subsequently, they came to Wisconsin in the year '37 or '38 and settled at North Prairie and a few years ago he sold out there and finally settled where he now resides near the line of the towns of Eagle and Palmyra. He was a good business man. He leaves a wife, daughter and three sons to mourn his loss. The funeral will be at the residence at 2 o'clock, Wednesday, Aug. 3rd.
Source: Waukesha Freeman - May 25, 1899
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William Carlin's Obituary (son of Christopher Carlin) -
- Death of William Carlin of North Prairie, Heaviest Man in County -
William Carlin of Eagle died on May 21 at his home at North Prairie. Funeral services were held at the residence on Tuesday. Rev. E.A. Harris officiating.
Mr. Carlin weighed 385 pounds and was doubtless the heaviest man in the county. His death was caused by fatty degeneration of the heart.
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) May 22, 1899; col F
He Weighed 385 Pounds Death of William Carlin Who Was Regarded as the Heaviest Man in Waukesha County
Eagle, Wis., May 21. - William Carlin died this morning, aged 50. He was conceded to be the heaviest man in Waukesha county, his weight at the time of his death was 385 pounds. Fatty degeneration of the heart was the cause of his demise.
CLIFFORD A. CARPENTER
Source: Service with Fighting Men, an account of the work of the American Young Men's Christian Associations in the World War, Volume II, Association Press, New York, 1922
Salesman. Drowned, Oct. 6, 1918, in shipwreck of S.S. Otranto off coast of Scotland. Serving as Ocean Transport Secretary en route to Paris. Born Oct. 21, 1876. Sailed, Sept. 26, 1918. Place of Burial, grave 190, Kilchomen, Islay Island, Scotland. Next of kin, Mrs. C.A. Carpenter, wife, 310 Carroll St., Waukesha, Wis.
LUCILLE (KOCH) RADTKE CARTER
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - December 25, 2005
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(Nee Koch) Age 99 years. Of Menomonee Falls. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005. Dear mother; further survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Services Monday, Dec. 26, 2005 at 6:30 PM at the funeral home. Burial Tuesday 9AM at St. Paul's UCC Cemetery, Menomonee Falls. Visitation Monday from 3PM until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Paul's Capital Fund appreciated. SCHMIDT & BARTELT A.A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services N84 W17937 Menomonee Ave. Menomonee Falls 262-251-3630
DR. ALFRED L. CASTLEMAN
Source: From Wisconsin Historical Collection V. 8, p 461
Dr. Alfred L. Castleman died at Oakland California, Aug. 22d (1877), in his sixty-ninth year. He was a native of Kentucky, and first settled in Milwaukee in 1835; then removing to Waukesha, representing the latter county in the second constitutional convention. He served as a surgeion in one of the Wisconsin regiments during the war, and published a work embracing his observations and experiences in the camp and the field. Three or four years before his death, he removed to California.
Source: Waukesha County Democrat, on file with the State Historical Society, Madison
15 Apr 1882
Capt. Caswell, at his residence in Merton the other day.
MISS ELIZA CATION
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, July 17, 1884 | Page 1
Miss Eliza Cation, aged seventeen died at her home near this place, July 5th and was buried Monday the 7th last. The family felt the most extreme grief and the community has great sympathy for them.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, May 30, 1901 | Page 1
James Cation of North Prairie, one of the pioneers of Wankesha County, passed away Tuesday evening, May 23 st, after a brief illness.
The funeral took place at the M. E. church, North Prairie, Thursday afternoon and was attended by relatives and a large concourse of friends. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Pomfret, who spoke from the words, "Precious to the Son is the death of his saints." The choir rendered some appropriate and favorite music. The Interment was in the North Prairie cemetery by the side of the graves of his wife and daughter, Elizabeth.
Mr. Cation was a native of Scotland and was born 81 years ago. He came to this country in 1847 and with his father and sister, Mrs. Thomas Duncan, settled in the town of Ottawa. He was a plowman in his native land and naturally chose farming as his life work. His first farm was on what is known as Sandy Island, a formation left during the glacier period. His next farm was near North Prairie where his son, David, now lives. Mr. Cation was married to Mary Morgan, a worthy and industrious Welsh lady and they were parents of a large family.
Most of the off-spring are married and have families. They are Mrs. Jennette McKee, who resides in this city; Mrs. Mary Gilbert of Jefferson, (she was formerly Mrs. Geo. Aplin); Mrs. Elenor Jones of Palmyra; Thomas, who is a merchant in Chicago; Mrs. Marvin, who recently moved from this city to Whitewater, where her husband is in business; Mrs. Isabell Mico, who resides in Kenosha; Maggie. Esther and Frank have lived at home and have recently moved to this city. Deceased had 27 grand children and one great-grandchild. One brother survives, Mr. Wm. Cation, who resides at the historic bridge of Erin. Scotland. Among those present at the funeral, from, a distance, was Dr. T. C. Duncan of Chicago, a nephew. There are distant cousins of Mr. Cation living at Peoria, Ill., Humboldt, Kansas, Denver and San Francisco.
Mr. Cation was a quiet, modest man, respected by all who knew him, and his loved form will be sadly missed by many.
Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, November 19, 1896 | Page 4
CATION-Mrs. James Cation, an old and highly esteemed resident of North Prairie, died at her home there Nov. 6, after a long illness, aged 68 years. Her maiden name was Mary Morgan and she was born in Wales, but came to this country as a young woman, and had resided in this county fifty years. Her husband survives her and she leaves two brothers at Bangor, Wis. Her surviving sons and daughters are Mrs. Richard Jones, Palmyra; Mrs. Gilbert, Ottawa; Mrs. John Michael, Kenosha: Mrs. McGee, Genesee; Thomas Cation, Chicago; Maggie, Esther and David who reside with their parents. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church, North Prairie, on Sunday, Nov. 8.
MARGARET ELLEN CATION
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, December 23, 1915 | Page 8
Margaret Ellen Cation was born at Ottawa, Waukesha county, Nov. 7, 1856, and died at the Cation home, 106 Broadway, Dec. 13, 1915, at the age of 59 years. She was one of a family of ten children born to James and Mary Cation, early settlers of Ottawa. Her parents, one brother, and a sister preceded her in death. Of a quiet and unassuming nature, home was the place she loved the best and she labored lovingly for those therein. The funeral services, which were private, were held from the home Wednesday, with interment at North Prairie. Rev. C. E. Bovard of this city officiated at the home and Rev. Mr. Tink of North Prairie conducted the brief service at the grave.
THOMAS CATION, JR.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, May 28, 1903 | Page 3
Thomas Cation, Jr. died in Chicago this week. Funeral at North Prairie today at 2 p.m. Rev. C.C. Caspar officating.
JOANNE C. CHALOUPKA
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 5, 1999
Chaloupka , Joanne C. (Nee Bernhardt) April 2, 1999, age 61 years. Beloved wife of Charles O. Dear mother. Dear daughter of Leonard and Annette Bernhardt. Sister. Also survived by other relatives and friends. Funeral services Mon., April 5 at 7 PM at the Funeral Home. Visitation Mon. from 8-4 PM. Interment Wisconsin Memorial Park. Mrs. Chaloupka was a member of St. William Catholic Church, Waukesha. A special thank you to Dr. Terrence Hart, the Oncology Nurses and Doctors at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, and the Rolland Nelson Crossroads Hospice for their kind and loving care.
ROY WILLIAM CHAPMAN
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, March 22, 1922 | Page 2
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Chapman, aged 9 months, died Thursday, the 16th, after a short illness at the home of William Chapman. Burial took place in Forest Hill cemetery, Saturday. The Chapman family arrived last week from Rice Lake where they lived the past year. They expect to make their home in Elm Grove.
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Thursday, March 16, 1922 | Page 1
Roy William, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Chapman, 9 months of age, passed away early Thursday morning, following a short illness, at the home of Mr. Chapman's father, William Chapman, Pewaukee. Besides his parents, twin sisters Margery and Dorothy, aged 2 1/2 years survive. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the William Chapman, residence Pewaukee.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, January 28, 1909 | Page 4
Edward Chappell, a resident of Mukwonago township since 1859, died at the residence of his son William, Jan. 19, of a complication of diseases.
Mr. Chappell was born at Bedfordshire, England, May 14, 1822, and sixty-two years ago married Elizabeth Webb of the same shire, who in 1857 accompanied him to the state of New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Chappell resided in New York one summer and immediately thereafter came to Waukesha, where they lived one and one-half years, and then moved to the section, where he died.
Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Chappell, both of whom survive, Mrs. James Smart and William Chappell, both residents of Mukwonago. Mrs. Chappell also survives her husband.
Mr. Chappell was one of Mukwonago's substantial, upright, thrifty farmers. Many years ago he united with the Methodist church at North Prairie and every year gave towards its support one-tenth of his income.
The funeral was held from the residence of his son Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Tuttle of North Prairie officiating. Interment in the North Prairie Cemetery.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, December 08, 1910 | Page 5
Mrs. Edward Chappeil, nee Elizabeth Webo, mother of Mrs. James Smart and William Chappell, died at the home of her son at Mukwonago, on Wednesday November 30, 1910, aged 83 years. The funeral occurred on Saturday, December 3, at 1 o'clock p. m. from the home of Mr. Chappell. Interment was in the North Prairie cemetery.
MRS. ESTHER CHEANEY
Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Monday, May 19, 1947 | Page 5
Mrs Esther Cheaney, 35, wife of Andrew Cheaney, route 5, Waukesha, died last night at St. Joseph's hospital, Milwaukee, after a short illness. Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Frederick, 8; Richard, 5, and James, 2. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Margaret Gibrick, four brothers and one sister.
Funeial services will be held at 8:45 am. Wednesday from the Weber funeral home to St. Joseph's Catholic chuich at 9 a m. Interment will be in St. Joseph's cemetery. The body will he instate at the funeral home after 8 p m. today. A parish vigil will be held at 8'13 p m. Tuesday.
CLYDE R. "CHRIS" CHRISTIANSEN
Waukesha Freeman (WI) - September 14, 2004
Jan. 28, 1926 - Sept. 8, 2004
Clyde R. "Chris" Christiansen, 78, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at Hemet Valley Medical Center in Hemet, Calif. He was born Jan. 28, 1926, in Waukesha, to the late Robert and Mary (Aplin) Christiansen.
Clyde served two years in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an aviation machinist's mate. He married Margery Krueger on Feb. 23, 1946, at First Presbyterian Church in Oconto. The couple lived in Waukesha until 1966 when they moved to the town of Genesee, where they had constructed a new home. In 1994 they moved to Hemet. He was employed in engineering and management by companies in the Milwaukee area, and owned Genesee Electric from 1978 until his retirement in 1988.
Clyde was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Waukesha and belonged to the Masonic Lodge No. 37 and Eastern Star in Waukesha. He enjoyed hunting, woodworking, metal working, gardening, electronics and genealogy.
He is survived by his wife, Margery; daughter; sons; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Gail C. Ingle.
Burial will be in the Genesee cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Clyde and Margery Krueger Christiansen Scholarship Fund, c/o Linda Holt, Oconto Unified School District, 400 Michigan Ave., Oconto, WI 54153.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, May 23, 1918 | Page 8
Rasmuss Christiansen, a carpenter resident at Hartland for over thirty years, died May 11, after a short illness. He was born in Norway and came to American in 1866. He leaves his wife and several sons and daughters. Funeral services were held at the Danish Lutheran church.
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Menomonee Falls News Feb. 5, 1931
GRIM REAPER TAKES HEAVY TOLL. Mrs. Christine Christman Dies at Ripe Old Age. In the true history of a country the noble women play a conspicuous and prominent part, and it is said that "In the cradle the mothers rock the nation". Since 1860 Mrs. Christine Mary Christman, nee Kraus, widow of the late Henry Phillip Christman a Civil War veteran, who died 17 years ago have resided in Waukesha county and for a number of years her in the village, and well deserves to be mentioned among the old settlers in this community. She was born at Hanheim, Province of Hessen-Darmstadt in Germany, September 26, 1848, daughter of Johann Kraus. She emigrated at the age of 12 years with her parents and three of her sisters to America and made this village her home. On reaching womanhood she was united in marriage with Henry Philip Christman, the ceremony being at Sussex, May 23, 1868. They began their domestic life on the farm west of our village. To Mr. and Mrs. Christman were born five sons whom one son Elvin died at the age of 17 on Feb. 18, 1897...Eugene and Arthur of Menomonee Falls, Chester of Detroit, Michigan and Harold of Racine, Wis. and also leaves 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon and conducted by Rev. P. Wendt, Pastor of St. Paul's Church here. Her remains interred in the Nelson Cemetery. Mrs. Christman was a member of the Eastern Star.*
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Menomonee Falls News June 20, 1913
DEATH TAKES H. P. CHRISTMAN.
Respected Citizen Passes Away After A Short Period Of Illness. Another of the veterans answered the call when, following an illness of but a short time, the gallant soldier, a worthy citizen and beloved comrade, as well as a devoted husband and father was called hence at his home here, Tuesday morning, Jun 16. Upwards of a month ago he suffered a stroke from which he partly rallied and his family had hopes of recovery only to be discouraged when the relapse came. Henry Philip Christman was born in Norriston, Montgomery Co., Pa., August 31, 1841. His parents with many others, came to the West from the Keystone State in the year 1850. They settled in Milwaukee and in 1852 moved out to a homestead preempted in Menomonee. He attended the county schools and taught in the winter of 1859 and 1860. When the call to arms was issued by President Lincoln he was among the first to respond, enlisting with Co. G of the First Wisconsin Volunteers for three years. His regiment was mustered into service July 1, 1861. The records of the war department are replete with the valorous service of the First Wisconsin. The subject of this memorial took an important part in the ranks of the volunteers in the great battles of Perryville, Murfreesboro and Chickamagua. In the last named conflict Mr. Christman was taken a prisoner. He suffered great privation for 16 months in the southern prisons at Richmond, Andersonville and Milan. When at Savannah, Georgia, he was exchanged as a military prisoner of war. He was honorably discharged on February 20, 1865. On his return from the war he purchased a farm, and on May 28, 1868 he was united in marriage to Miss Christine Krause. Of this union five sons were born, four of whom with the wife survive. They are Eugene, Arthur, Chester and Harry. Intervening years found him working steadily until he had acquired two farms, and in the year 1902 he retired and built a home in the village. A man of courage of his convictions he never shirked what he thought to be his duty. He served as chairman of the town and was a member of the village trustees. Socially he had many warm friends. Long an influential member of the Masonic fraternity and of the Order of the East Star, those who knew him best will long cherish his many amiable qualities. The services were held Thursday afternoon at the M. E. Church, Rev. T. E. Foss officiating. The last rites at the Nelson Cemetery were in charge of Lincoln Lodge F. & A. M. Grand Deputy Richardson of Milwaukee acting as master.*
Joseph C. CHRISTOPH
J.C. Christoph, 88 Dies at Home
Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wisconsin) 1946 January 17
Joseph C. Christoph, 88, early Waukesha merchant and formerly deputy state oil inspector, died at his home, 808 Martin street, Wednesday evening following a short illness. He had been confined to his bed for the past en days.
Mr. Christoph, an elder brother of the late J.B. Christph, was born in Germany, July 1, 1857, and came to Waukesha in 1872. the following year he became employed with the Putney brothers store and remained there as a clerk until 1887. That year he went into the general merchandise business with his brother, Paul, on Grand ave., and until 1904 managed the dry goods department while the brother had charge of the grocery department.
In 1907 Mr. Christoph a Republican, was appointed assistant postmaster here, a position he held until 1918. for several years he operated a farm on Racine avenue and in 1926 was named deputy state oil inspector, a position he filled until his retirement in 1940. He lived in his Martin street home since 1881.
Mr. Christoph is survived by four daughters, Miss May H. Christoph, Waukesha; Mrs Marie Pfund, Fond du Lac; mrs. Joy Reis, Waukesha; Mrs. Mildred Krauss, Oconomowoc; six sons, Arthur C. Christoph, Sheboygan; Ray P., Milwaukee; Edward J., Waukesha; William A., Waukesha; Harold C., Waukesha; and Reno N., of the town of Waukesha; twelve grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother R.L. Christoph, Waukesha.
Services will be Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. from Salem Evangelical church, Rev. Reichert officiating. Interment in Prairie Home cemetery.
Friends may call at the Randle funeral home Friday afternoon and evening. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Source: Waukesha Freeman December 11, 1866
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On the 8th ult., at his residence, at Ottawa, in this county, of Sciatica! Rheumatism, Mr. NEWMAN CHUBB, aged 69 years.
Mr. Chubb was among the earliest settlers of Waukesha County, having removed from Windsor County, Vermont, in 1838. The deceased had suffered much from sickness, and the disease which terminated his life was accompanied with the most intense pain, which he bore patiently and without murmuring. He was a good citizen, an obliging neighbor, and an affectionate husband and father. Peace to his memory.
Vermont papers please copy.
Source: submitted by researcher/see contributors page
May 27, 1910 Menomonee Falls News
Another pioneer of Menomonee was called hence, in the death of Henry Claas at the home of his son, William last Friday Evening, May 20. He was born in Germany Jan. 6, 1834. at the age of 15 years his family immigrated to America coming direct to Wisconsin and settling on the homestead where he died. In the month of May of 1863 he was married to Anna Maria Schmitz, whose death preceded his, Eleven years ago, this week, if(sic) this union six daughters and three sons now survive him, also two sisters living, Mrs. Gertrude Dienberg and Mrs. Fuesing of Mayville. The deceased was a highly respected citizen. The funeral was held Monday morning at St. Anthony's Church, Fussville, was largely attended. Rev. Nicolas Schaaf officiating. Interment took place in the family lot at the church cemetery.*
JOHN T. CLAREY
Source: Waukesha Freeman Aug. 13, 1896
CLAREY-Conductor John T. Clarey formerly of Brookfield, was killed by a collision in Milwaukee, Tuesday night while in charge of his train. He was 40 years of age and leaves a wife and child in Milwaukee. His father still resides in Brookfield.
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, Saturday, October 23, 1897; pg. 9; col B
A Founder of Pewaukee Dead
Pewaukee, Wis., Oct. 22.-A telegram received here announces the death of L.L. Clark of Neosho Falls, Ks. He was 84 years of age, and was one of the founders of Pewaukee. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. M. Connell, of Neosho Falls.
MRS. MARIA CLARK
Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, October 10, 1901 | Page 7
As the result of an accident, whereby Mrs. Maria Clark, of Saylesville was horribly burned on Friday forenoon of last week, she died the ensuing evening, aged 86 years. There was no one with Mrs. Clark at the time but the accident happened through the breaking of a bottle which contained some medical preparation of an inflamable nature, and this was ignited from the stove, and the flames came in contact with the victims clothing. Her screams attracted the attention of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Moe, who was not far away, and who hurried to her mother's aid, but was unable to extinguish the flames before they had done terrible work.
Mrs. Clark was a pionerr of Waukesha County, and settled with her husband in the town of Genesee at a very early date. Mr. Clark died about one year ago, and prior to his death the aged couple had celebrated their 68th marriage anniversary. They are survived by three sons, Nicholas of Eau Claire, Herbert, of Red Wing, Minn., and Henry of Dousman, and two daughters, Mrs. William Keyes, of Milwaukee; and Mrs. Sarah Moe who has been living with her other for several years.
The funeral occurred Sunday and the Rev. B.J. Kilbourn of Pewaukee officiated. There was a large concourse of people in attendance.
RALPH T. CLARK
Source: The Winchester Star November 7, 2001
Ralph Thomas Clark, 78, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Clark was born July 22, 1923, in Chicago, the son of Ralph Chester and Nellie Darling Jones Clark. He had been a history teacher at Broward Community College in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., for 30 years. He attended Mercersburg Academy. He earned his B.A. degree at Princeton University and a masters degree at the University of Virginia.
Surviving with his wife, are a son; a daughter, and three grandchildren.
A gathering of friends will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs. Burial was in Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, Wis.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Morgan County, 4100 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., 25411 or to Morgan County Public Library, 204 N. Washington St., Berkeley Springs, or to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.
MISS ROSE CLARK
Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Wednesday, May 28, 1947 | Page 12
Following a brief illness, Miss Rose Clark, 50, died this morning at the Metropolitan Church association where she had been a cook since 1912.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 29, at 2 p. m., at the Erling Larsen Funeral home. Burial will be in Prairie Home cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. today.
MRS. GEORGE CLAYTON
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, July 28, 1921 | Page 5
Mrs. George Clayton of Pewaukee died at St. Mary's hospital, Milwaukee, Friday evening, following an operation. Mrs. Clayton was 66 years of age. She is survived by her husband, George Clayton, and five children, Henry, at home; Frank Waldle, Pewaukee; Mrs. Pence, Frankfort, Ind,, and Frank Clayton, Elkhart, Ind. One sister and two brothers, Mrs. Joseph Walden and Paul Liefdroer. Milwaukee and John Liefdroer, Sheboygan. Wis., also survive. Funeral services will be held at the residence in Pewaukee Monday at 2 p.m, standard time, Rev. Mr. Johnson officiating, and interment will be in Forest Hill, Pewaukee.
ORSON P. CLINTON
Source: The Daily Freeman and Republican, Waukesha, Wisconsin, June 20, 1890
---- Death of an Aged Clergyman ----
Rev. Orson P. Clinton, one of the pioneers of Wisconsin, and a patriarch among the Congregational ministers of the state, died at Menasha, June 17th, aged 81 years.
Mr. Clinton was a brother of Deacon E. D. Clinton and Mrs. George A. Hine of this place, and our esteemed fellow citizen, O. P. Clinton, is a nephew and bears his name. He was a Native of Vermont, and came from New York state to Wisconsin in 1842. After a few years spent in the southern part of the state he went to the newer region about Lake Winnebago, and established himself in a home on Doty Island. He organized churches at Neenah and Menasha.
LIEUT. ORSON P. CLINTON
Source: Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, June 08, 1916 | Page 8
LIEUT. O. P. CLINTON IS LAID AT REST VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR AND RESPECTED CITIZEN BURIED BY HIS COMRADES.
DEATH OCCURRED ON SATURDAY
Was Prominent in Civil and Military Life For Half a Century in Waukesha County.
Lieut. Orson P. Clinton, one of the most widely known and most highly respected citizens of Waukesha county, died on last Saturday, following an operation which had been performed in the hope of preserving his life. A portion of one leg had been amputated a week ago Wednesday.
Mr. Clinton was stricken with pneumonia while at Biloxi, Miss., but recovered sufficiently to return home. He had been in a serious condition, however, for two weeks previous to his death, which occurred at his home, 116 Charles street. He was 76 years of age.
The funeral was held on Monday afternoon from the Congregational church. Rev. W. S. Wescott officiating. Members of the G.A.R. and W.R.C. conducted the service at the grave. The bearers were G. F. Belknap, Charles Love, Samuel Breese, A. J. Hutton, G. F. Loomis and H. M. Youmaiis.
Born Here in 1840.
Mr. Clinton was born June 5, 1840. His father, who was a native of Vermont, emigrated to this county, then a part of Milwaukee county, in 1837, and was the first person to build a frame house in the village of Waukesha, then Prairieville. He and his wife were two of the original members of the first Congregational church in Wisconsin.
O. P. Clinton spent his entire life in Waukesha county, his first home being a log cabin, in which he dwelt for fourteen, years. His early educational training was commenced in the pioneer log school house. He supplemented his education by a short course at Carroll college, and by a teacher's course at the state Normal school at Winona, Minn. He taught two terms in Minnesota, one at Waterford and the other at Cannon City.
Joined Cavalry Regiment.
When the Civil war broke out he enlisted in Co. B, First Wisconsin cavalry, August 9, 1862. His regiment was ordered to Cape Girardeau, Mo., to do scouting and skirmishing. In 1863 the regiment was transferred to the army of the Cumberland, and it participated in a number of engagements in Tennessee and Georgia. The first battle in which the army participated was that of Chickamauga, the next at Danridge, near Knoxville, Tenn., and the next at Mossy Creek, Tenn., where Mr. Clinton's horse was shot from under him.
He was with the regiment throughout the Atlantic campaign, the troops being under fire constantly. He later returned to Nashville, then to Waterloo, Ala., and was in the service three years. He was honorably discharged at Edgefield, Tenn., July 19, 1865.
Married After War.
Mr. Clinton was married to Anna E. Douglas, South Milwaukee, March 10, l866. She died about six years ago.
He leaves two daughters, Mrs. R. P. Breese and Miss Abbie, both of this city.
Mr. Clinton retired to this city from his farm at Pewaukee twelve years ago. He served as alderman eight years, and was one of the leaders of the council. He led the fight, as a member of the board of water commissioners, which resulted in the purchase of the waterworks by the city.
He was the chairman of the Cushing monument committee, which carried out the plans for the monument dedicated a year ago at Delafield. He was a prominent member of the Waukesha County Historical society.
MRS. GEORGE COATES
Source: submitted by researcher/see contributors page
Mukwonago Chief April 3, 1901
Mrs. George Coates died at her home a short distance west of this village at an early hour Sunday morning, aged about 42 years. She was taken with pneumonia about three weeks ago and was on the road to recovery when another disease set in and ended her useful life.
She was a member of the Congregational church and was highly esteemed for her many excellent qualities of heart and mind. Her maiden name was Sarah JOHNSON and her mother who was with her all through her illness is Mrs. Abram Shultis of this village.
The deceased leaves a husband and a little son to mourn her irreparable loss. The funeral was held at the Cong'l Church at 2 o'clock,Tuesday and the interment was in the village cemetery.
ANDREW J. COATS
Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, May 20, 1915 | Page 8
Andrew James Coats, who passed away at his home in North Prairie May 13th after a short illness, was the fourth son of the late Thomas and Jane (Sugden) Coats, early settlers in the town of Mukwonago; and was born on section 8, Mukwonago township, October 14, 1849. He was on of a family of eight children, and received a common school education in the District No. 5 school in that town. His father passed away when Andrew was but a land in his teens. The son, Andrew, with other members of the family, clung to the mother and assisted her in caring for a large homestead left to her management. After a time Andrew became full manager of the homestead leasing it from his mother. On March 23, 1899, he married Ella Johnson and they made their home on the farm until the spring of 1914 when they moved to the village of North Prairie and settled in what is known as the Lobdell residence. Besides his wife he leaves two brothers, George T. of Mukwonago, and Charles H. of North Prairie and a sister, Mrs. Thomas Swan of Mukwonago to mourn his departure.
The funeral was held from the Methodist church at North Prairie on Friday, Rev. Mr. Schipley officiating. The pall bearers were old neighbors of Mr. Coats and his remains were laid to rest in the North Prairie cemetery.
Mr. Coats had many traits of character worthy of mention, and the high esteem in which he was held was attested by the great number of friends who left their busy toil to pay their last respects and take a farewell glance at their old neighbor and friend. Mr. Coats was counted a first class farmer and by systematic application of practical knowledge gained by years of experience he made the Coats farm in fertility and productiveness one of the first in the neighborhood. He was a naturalist, delighting in the study of plant life, especially fruit bearing plants and trees, of whose products he always had an abundance. He was also public spirited, ready to lend support to every good cause, and gave regularly to the support of the church and its many branches. He was widely known as a man of clean habits, being a strong advocate of temperance principles. In early life he threw his influence, with the I. O. G. T., in which order he held many positions with credit. Many of his theories and sayings will often, be repeated and stand as a monument to his memory.
ELIZABETH (HOEFT) COATS
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, August 16, 1954 | Page 1
North Prairie Resident is Dead
A resident of North Prairie for many years, Mrs. Elizabeth Hoest Coats, died Saturday at her home.
She was born Oct. 3, 1868 in Michigan and came to Wisconsin in 1879. She was married on Dec. 8, 1889 to Charles Coats and came with him in 1904 to North Prairie. In the community she was known as "Aunt Lizzie."
She is survived by a niece, Ellen Maule.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at North Prairie Methodist church with burial in the North Prairie cemetery. Friends may call at the Mealy Funeral home, Eagle, after three o'clock today and at the church Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of services.
JANE (HOBSON) CARLIN COBB
Source: Waukesha Freeman - July 17, 1884
Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page
Jane Hobson Carlin Cobb's Obituary -
Mrs. Jane Cobb, the esteemed mother of Mr. John Carlin of this place, and Mr. William Carlin, of Palmyra, died at her home, in this village, Sunday evening, July 6th. Mrs. Cobb was born in Preston, England in the year 1800; was married to John Carlin in 1817. They came to America in 1831; settled for a time in Michigan, and removed to this town in 1837; her husband John Carlin, died in 1849 and she was married to Wm. Cobb in 1852 and they settled in this village in 1866, and Wm. Cobb died in 1871. For the past thirteen years Mrs. Cobb has lived in the quiet and comfort of her highly favored old age, as a very highly respected neighbor and a devout Christian woman. She passed from earth leaving the record of a well spent life. Her body was buried in the Cemetery at Waukesha by the side of her husband, who was there interred thirty five years ago. The funeral was largely attended and the community feels the loss of one of the oldest and best of its inhabitants.
By the kindness of Mr. Wm. Carlin, those who attended the remains of his mother to the burial place, were dined at the American House.
MR. H.A. COLEMAN
Source: Waukesha County Democrat, on file with the State Historical Society, Madison
1 Apr 1882
Mr. H.A. Coleman, at the Milwaukee residence of his son, O.P. Coleman, on Mar. 16, 1882. Born Middleton, Orange Co., N.Y. Sept 17, 1817. Came to Waukesha 35 years ago. Funeral at the Baptist chuch of Waukesha.
MRS MARY COLLINS
Source: submitted by researcher/see contributors page
Waukesha, Wisconsin, March 12, 1903 Volume XLV, No. II
Deaths of One Week
Mrs. Mary Collins of Mukwonago Passes Away
HAD LIVED THERE FIFTY YEARS
Died, March 2nd, at her home of forty-four years, Mrs. Mary (Cassey) Collins, after many weeks, months, years of suffering.
Mary Cassey was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, October 10, 1826. Her widowed mother came to America in 1834, and with her two daughters made her home with her brother, a man of great intellectual powers and attainments, graduate of Edinborough University. Like many other men of great intellect, he was so absorbed in attaining knowledge, that the material things of life claimed little of his attention and very early in life the young girl was thrown upon her own efforts for her livelihood, but the fine culture of the uncle and the love of learning back of his culture, enabled her to start life's battle with inherited intelligence and a strong love for learning. So, although her opportunities for schooling were very limited, her learning was far in advance of average, her command of the English language was to be greatly envied and desired; she was, in its best sense, an educated woman.
At the age of 23, she married Dr. W. P. Collins of Providence, R. I.. in 1856 the young couple with three babies came to Wisconsin and lived at Prospect for two years, then on solicitation of Dr. Nash; they came to Mukwonago and built up the home she grew to love so well. Here their three younger children were born. Here Wilfred, the third child, who died at the age of 23, on his way home from Colorado was brought. Already years of suffering from blood poisoning had enfeebled Dr. Collins and made life very hard for his wife, but spite of accumulated sorrows and heavy cares and the exercise of the closest economy, she was a very happy woman; and made life very happy for those about her. In 1885, Dr. Collins died; at the age of 65 after 20 years of such suffering as few must endure, but which had been lightened and brightened by the cheery, happy wife beside him. In 1889, Edgar, the fourth child, died at the age of 29. Few people know so much suffering and privation as she knew in her life and few people are so cheery and happy in the face many privations. She was broad in her views of life and they helped her to overlook many of the nagging small worries of life. She was above them. She was wonderfully just in her estimate of character and motives and very charitable in her judgments. A few days before her death she said: "if people were only as tender and pitiful to moral weakness as they are to physical weakness, how good it would be."
An ever increasing love of knowledge, high ideals of living, an impregnable fidelity to truth and purity - these attributes of character could not help but elevate those with whom she came in contact. She was always a reformer and in the advance of reforms. She did her living well and thoroughly.
There were left to sadly mourn her loss, her two oldest children, Alura and Lindley, and her two youngest children, W. P. and May. Her grandchildren were very dear to her, especially the two who made their home with her since their babyhood, and also the baby daughter of W. P. Collins. She loved babies, children, youth and beauty. Death resulted from heart disease of long standing and induced by advancing age. The funeral services took place Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Congregational Church, Rev. Nellie Mann Opdale, of La Crosse, Wis., a dear friend of the family, paid the last tribute to the departed, after which the interment took place in the Mukwonago cemetery beside her life's companion and sons.
Source: Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, November 01, 1888 | Page 1
Oconomowoc News: Dudley Coman a well-known resient of the town of Summit died Sunday last at the age of 62 years. The cause of death was hemorrhage of the stomach, its cause dating back to a strain received several years ago. The funeral will be held at the house on Tuesday at 2 o'clock p.m.
ELLEN MAUDE COMSTOCK
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, July 28, 1910 | Page 4
Ellen Maude Comstock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Comstock of Milwaukee, died at the home of her grandfather, C. Horning, in Pewaukee village, Tuesday, of spinal meningitis. Besides her parents, she leaves a brother and a sister. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Horning residence at 2 o'clock and at half past two o'clock at the Pewaukee Methodist church, Rev. Tucker officiating. Interment will be at Forest Hill cemetery, Pewaukee.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, February 11, 1909 | Page 9
Mrs. James Comstock, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Horning of this place, who died in Milwaukee Tuesday of last week, was buried from the Methodist church Saturday afternoon, Rev. J.C. Smith officiating. Miss Maud Horning was born and brought up in Pewaukee and received her education in our schools. She leaves a husband and three small children to mourn her death.
Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) Saturday, November 19, 1881; pg. 2; Issue 277; col D
Special Dispatch to the Sentinel
Waukesha, Nov. 18-Mr. E.T. Conkey, of Appleton, the brother of Mrs. A.J. Reid, of the Appleton Post, died here this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Mansion House of Bright's disease. The deceased was brought here by special car about two weeks ago in hopes that he might be benefited by the mineral waters, but his disease had so far advanced that it was at once pronounced hopeless. His remains will be taken to Appleton to-morrow.
MRS. ABIGAIL CONKLIN
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, April 04, 1949 | Page 12
Services will be held tomorrow for Mrs. Abigail ann Conlin, 75, who died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Helen Stong, Milwaukee.
Mrs. Conklin is survived by another daughter, mrs. Emily Fein, a sister, Mrs. John Tobin, Los Angeles, Cal., and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. from the Hansen funeral home, Pewaukee, the Rev. Edward T. Soper officiating, burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
The body will like in state today after 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) October 03, 1892; pg. 8; col A
DEATH OF S. CONNELL, ONE OF THE VILLAGE PIONEERS.
Waukesha, Wis., Oct. 3. - Mr. S. Connell of this place died rather suddenly yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Mr. Connell was 64 years of age and a life-long resident here. The funeral will take place Wednesday at 10 a. m.
MRS. REBECCA CONSER
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, April 01, 1920 | Page 5
Mrs. Rebecca Conster, a pioneer of Waukesha county, died at Plevna, Montana, March 25, after a short illness. She was born at Dawley, Shrophire, England, in 1838. At the age of 10 years she came to northern Wisconsin and later settled near Hartland. Until her marriage in 1868, she was a popular teacher in this county, and many of the older residents were among her pupils. Mrs. conser's married life has been sepnt in the middle West, and in 1910, with her two sons and two daughters, she moved to Montana where, at the age of 79, she took a government homestead. The remains were brought here for burial in forest Hill cemetery. Deceased is survived by two sons, two daughters, and five grandchildren, all living in Montana; one sister, Mrs. R.W. Taylor, Pewaukee, and two brothers, W.P. Baker, of Granite Falls, Minnesota, and R.H. Baker, or Northfield, Minn. At the age of seventeen, Mrs. Conster became convinced of the teachings of the Bible as accepted by those of the Christedephian faith, and has been a constant and ardent adherent to her early convictions. Her husband died in 1893. Funeral services were held fro the home of Dr. and Mrs. Taylor Tuesday afternoon.
EDWARD M. CONSTANTINE
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) February 27, 1892; pg. 5; col C
DEATH OF E. M. CONSTANTINE
Waukesha, Wis., Feb. 26. - Edward M. Constantine died at his home on West avenue last night of consumption, aged about 30. He leaves a wife and two children. The funeral will be held at the Catholic church tomorrow morning. Mr. Constantine was turnkey at the jail for several months under Sheriff Gaynor.
Source: Waukesha Freeman January 2, 1946
WILLIAM CONWAY DIES HERE; RITES SATURDAY
William Conway, 89, a resident of Waukesha for the past 63 years, died at his home, 706 Linden st., Wednesday. He is survived by three sons, James, Raleigh, and Leo and by two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Kingston and Mrs. Roy Christinsen, all of Waukesha, besides 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday from St. Joseph's Catholic church with interment in the church cemetery.
A parish vigil will be held at the home Friday night at 8 p.m.
Friends may call at the home after 3 p.m. Friday until time of services.$nbsp;
Source: Waukesha Freeman July 30, 1903 submitted by Lenora
On Sunday last at 1:30 p. m. the death of Emanuel Cook, aged 76 years occurred at his home in Duplainville, the cause being cancer of the stomach.
He was a native of Yorkshire, England, and with his parents he came to America in 1842. The family resided in New York for some years and in 1842. Emanuel was united in marriage to Miss Hannah Brown, also a native of England. Two years later they came to Wisconsin and took up their home in Waukesha county, adopting the life of farmers in the town of Lisbon. Later they secured a farm in the town of Pewaukee at Duplainville station, where Mr. Cook died. Mr. Cook was married a second time, his first wife having died in 1883. The same year he was married to Mrs. Sarah Wilson, who together with a daughter, Mrs. Geo. Wilson, and several step-children survive him.
Mr. Cook was a leading member of the community in which he lived and as a pioneer of the county did his full share in its development, and has always been recognized as a worthy member of his community.
The funeral occurred on Tuesday afternoon when a large concourse of friends and neighbors assembled to aid in the last rites.$nbsp;
Source: Waukesha Freeman July 19, 1906 submitted by Lenora
Much sorrow came to the home of T P Cook in Colgate and to the whole vicinity by the death of Esther Cook, his beloved Daughter. Besides her parents, she is survived by five brothers and five sisters. Esther was born in Duplainville in 1887, and was thus nineteen years of age. She was a kind and dutiful daughter, devotedly attached to her parents and was a faithful Christian. The funeral was held at the home in Colgate and the remains were laid to rest at Rose Hill cemetery. Rev. Mr. Epp of the M. E. church officiated.
Source: Menomonee Falls News July 13, 1906 (transcribed by Julie (Weber) Hubler)
The grim reaper has entered and saddened another home in our community. The untimely calling away of a young person is always a source of regret. After an illness extending over the period of nearly two years Miss Esther Cook, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cook, quietly passed away surrounded by loving friends at the home of her parents on the County Line last Sunday morning aged nineteen years ____months_____years. This young girl was victim of that dreaded malady consumption. She had fought vallantly against the inroads of the disease and of a cheery disposition her illness was borne with fortitude and resignation. When at last there seemed no hope for her she asked that her sisters and brothers be called home and this request was granted the dying girl. One sister coming all the way from San Francisco to see her. Their home coming seemed to revive the young woman but she soon fell back and continued weakness prevailed, until the end came so peaceably that those left behind hardly could realize the departure of her spirit life. The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church and from little girl had always taken a great interest in the church and was a faithful worker until sickness denied her the privileges of service. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the farm home. Rev George Epp, of this village officiating at the same. When the chain of friendly family ties is broken, and the bright face is missed from its accustomed place and the beloved voice is stilled in the death we may feel that "What God gives he may take.
Interment took place at Rose Hill Cemetery in the town of Lisbon. There was a large attendance of friends at the burial. The deceased is survived by father and mother, five sisters and five brothers.
ROBERT J. COON, SR.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - November 21, 2000
Coon, Robert J. Sr. Born To Eternal Life Sunday, November 19, 2000. Of Menomonee Falls, age 81 years. Born August 10, 1919 in Fond du Lac, Son of the late John and Mary Coon.
On June 18, 1949, he married at St. John's Catholic Church in Woodhull, WI. A veteran of WWII, he was a staff sgt serving in Khorramshahr, Iran in the U.S. Army Engineer Depot Co. He retired in 1984, after 35 years as a sales manager for Gerber Baby Products. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus All Saints Council No. 4240, a past president of the Grocery Manufacturers Representatives of Milwaukee, a volunteer at the Menomonee Falls Senior Citizen Lunch Program and an active member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Menomonee Falls.
Survivors include his wife; his children; 12 grandchildren He is further survived by a siblings; Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter Janet and infant son Steven, also brothers-in-law Don Meyer, Glen Stratz, William Pitt; sisters-in-law Kathleen Schraven and Marjorie Pitt, all of Fond du Lac.
Visitation on Wed. Nov. 22, 2000 at 10AM at the Church only, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, N88 W17658 Christman Rd., Menomonee Falls. A luncheon will follow in the Church Hall. Private Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Menomonee Falls. The family would like to thank the caring staff of Ruth Hospice. Memorials to either Good Shepherd New Century Fund or the Menomonee Falls Community Memorial Hospital Cancer Fund appreciated. SCHRAMKA FUNERAL HOME (262)251-0330
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, July 02, 1924 | Page 8
Harry Cooper, 62, born her of pioneer parents and a life long resident of Pewaukee, an active and prominent member of the Masonic order, a member of the Odd Fellows, passed away Thursday noon, after a long illness. Mr. Cooper had served for years as chairman of the town board, as a member of village school board and until this year was village assessor. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. William Russ, two sons, Joseph and George, all living in Pewaukee; also a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper, and a brother, George Cooper, also of Pewaukee. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house followed by services in the Masonic temple, in the erecting of which he had a large part, but was too sick to attend the dedication ceremonies May 27. Rev. E.L. Holland delivered a comforting scriptural message in the tempe. Mrs. Orly Hoyt, Miss Mona Swetland, Raymond Bliese and Alfred Hansen sang Abide With Me; Nearer, Still Nearer, and Rock of Ages, with Mrs. Hintz at the piano. Nearly a hundred Masons escorted the remains to the last resting place in Forest Hill cemetery where Judson Hall of Hartland conducted the Masonic burial service. The pallbearers were Messrs. McDowell, Washburn, Alton, Davis, Hintz, and Frank Jones. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. Harry Higgins cousin of Mrs. Harry Cooper, his wife and daughters, Genevieve and Marion of Chicago, came to attend the funeral. Many from out of town also attended. Mrs. Ida Whithead, Milwaukee, who spent the last two weeks with Mrs. Nellie Cooper, returned to her home Sunday.
Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, October 14, 1915 | Page 4
News was received last Sunday of the sudden death of Lee Costerison, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Costerison, who had been working but one week on the gravel train near Waukesha. He was a young man of nineten years and started in railroad work for the C.M. & St. P. company. He had been instructed to uncouple two freight cars, but in doing so in place of the car continuing to move forward it came back, catching him between the bumpers, crushing him to death. Undertaker Randle brought the body to the home of his parents Sunday afternoon where funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 o'clock p. m., with interment at Genesee cemetery. Rev. A. E. Tink of North Prairie officiated. Besides his parents deceased leaves one brother, Harry, and sister, Maud, both of Genesee, to mourn their loss.
GEORGE T. COTTRELL
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) July 19, 1872; Issue 169; col F
AN UNHAPPY DEATH.
A Former Waukesha County Boy Commits Suicide at the National Capital.
A few days since we published a brief telegram from Washington, announcing the suicide of Mr. George Cottrell, formerly of this state. The Washington Star has the following particulars:
"Last night, about 11 o'clock, Mr. George T. Cottrell, a clerk in the war department, registered his name at the Ebbitt House, and asked for a room. He was shown to room 87, and requested the waiter, Oliver White, to call him at 3 o'clock this morning, first having called for and received a double drink of sherry and a sheet of paper. When White called him this morning he asked for water, and it was sent to him, when the servant found that he was bleeding, and gave an alarm. Dr. Richings (Dr. Bliss's partner) was at once summoned, and responded promptly. When he arrived Cottrell asked for water, and said he did not wish any physician. In a moment thereafter he died.
It was found that he had, with a razor, inflicted a frightful gash on the left wrist, cutting to the bone, and severing the blood vessels, and also inflicted one or two slight cuts on his throat. The loss of blood from the wound on the wrist was the cause of his death. The bed was saturated with blood, and the fatal instrument (the razor) was lying near him. In the top drawer of the bureau a few cigars were found, as also a small amount of currency, and on a table near the bed, the following, written with a pencil:
To whom it may concern:
My motive for this act is known only to my God and myself. To Him only will I answer. This act is premeditated and done without the pressure of outside influences. Let no inquest be held, but "bury me in the Potter's field." I have not a single friend in the world. Let no inquiries be made into the cause of this act. No one is responsible except myself. I am in my right mind and God alone has a right to inquire into my motive. Geo. T. Cottrell.
Bury me without dressing or undressing.
Mr. Cottrell was in the army during a part of the late war, and while serving in 'Berdan's Sharp-shooters,' was wounded by being shot through the neck. The bullet was extracted from his shoulder five years afterwards by Dr. Lincoln, of Washington."
AMOS COX and ARTHUR HANDS
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, Friday, June 15, 1888; pg. 3; col D
Drowned in Pewaukee Lake Amos Cox and Arthur Hands Capsize Their Boat and Sink
Pewaukee, Wis. June 14-This afternoon two men drowned in the lake while out fishing. Their boat capsized and they were seen struggling in the water, but were too distant for assistance from shore, the boats that set out after them having failed to reach the place before they disappeared. It was ascertained, however, that the names of the unfortunates were Amos Cox and Arthur Hands, who resided near Waukesha, and who frequently came here to fish.
This afternoon the young men, in company with a friend named Harry Savage, were out in a rowboat. When opposite a rocky point and about forty rods from shore they attempted to haul in an anchor. A heavy gale was blowing at the time and the boat capsized and all three of the men were thrown into the water. Savage being a good swimmer struck out for the shore, but his companions sank immediately and neither of them rose again.
The accident was witnessed by the occupants of two other boats in the vicinity who hastened to the spot as rapidly as the rough waves would permit and rescued Savage after he had swam a short distance, and were in time to have saved the others had they appeared above the surface of the water. The unfortunate men were only 18 and 20 years of age, and had recently arrived in this country from England. The deputy sheriff with a large party of citizens are now at the scene of the disaster on the steamboat Welcome, in command of Capt. Davie, trying to recover the bodies but at this writing they have not succeeded.
Waukesha Freeman, Wednesday, December 10, 1919 | Page 8
Charles Cox, aged about seventy years, died Tuesday evening at his home in the village of Eagle.
Deceased was a veteran of the Civil war, having served in the 32nd Wisconsin regiment. He leaves his wife and a daughter, Edith, resident of Eagle. the funeral will be held Friday afternoon.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, December 22, 1904 | Page 5
Sad Death of a Lovable Girl
Miss Emily Cox's Sudden Demise the Cause of Much Sorrow
Eagle, Dec. 20-Last Thursday morning the message came that "Emily Cox is dead" and as it was carried from friend to friend and neighbor to neighbor it brought a gloom over the whole village. It was known that she had gone some two months ago to friends in Pittsfield, Ill., in hopes to regain her health by the change but most of us thought we should see her again. She had been failing in strength since an attack of inflammatory rheumatism two years ago and made a brave struggle to conquer the consumption which finally claimed her. Everything was done that loving hands could do but it was of no avail.
Emily was born at Troy Center, Wis., January 21st, 1881, and came here when about three years old. She has been a bright part of the village life since then with her sunny disposition and genial gracious ways. She had only reached life's morning, there had come no noontime for her, and in the full bloom of her young womanhood she laid down her hopes and her dreams with a smile. She was brought back by her father, who was with her the last days of her life, and was accompanied on the sorrowful journey by her cousin, Asa Cox of Pittsfield, Ill.
The church could not accommodate the friends who went Sunday afternoon with saddened hearts to pay their tribute to her and to follow her to her resting place in Oak Ridge cemetery. The mother, father and sister so bereaved have the universal sympathy of the friends who have known her these years of her youth and who feel a personal loss in her death.
Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Monday, December 22, 1947 | Page 2
Miss Myrtle Craigmile, 60, died in the town of Pewaukee yesterday evening.
She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Blanche Craigmile, Waukesha; seven sisters, Mrs. Lydia Smith, Harcourt, La., Mrs. Grace Morey, Mrs. Evelyn Mann, Mrs. Gertrude Tatzeck, and Mrs. Margaret Winzenried, all of Waukesha, Mrs. Florence Luthin, Hinsdale, Ill., and Mrs. Eleanor, Bickford, Fort Dodge, In., and one brother, Charles Craigmile of California.
Funeral services will be held at p.m. Wednesday at the Randle Funeral home. Burial will be in the Genesee cemetery.
Friends are requested not to send glowers, but if they wish they may make a memorial donation to the cancer fund.
PAUL D. CRAIN
Source: The Brookfield News-August 18, 1988
Formerly of Brookfield, he died in California on June 17, at the age of 64. He was a former member of Elmbrook Church. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, six grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Memorial services were held at Elmbrook Church and the body was cremated in California. Family requests memorials to the American Cancer society.
Source: Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, July 15, 1880 | Page 1
A German named Ed. Cramer, who recently arrived in this vicinity with his family from the fatherland, was sun struck while working in a harvest field in Saylesville last Saturday and died from the effects.
Source: Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, September 14, 1899 | Page 1
CRAWFORD-Henry Crawford died Monday night at his home on Hartwell Avenue, after an illness extending over several months. He was a veteran of the Civil War and served for three years in the First Wisconsin Cavalry. He returned here and made his home shortly after the war and has continucd to reside here since that time. He was 67 years of age. Surviving members of the family are a wife and three daughters. Funeral services were held under the direction of tho W.H. Cushing Post G. A. R. yesterday.
JAMES E. CRAWLEY
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 07, 1906 | Page 2
From the Eagle Quill
At the funeral services for the late James E. Crawley which were held at the home on Irving Place in the city of Milwaukee, Saturday morning, May 19th, after singing and prayer the following tribute to the memory of the deceased who was an old friend and schoolmate was offered by Mr. W.W. Perry.
At the intersection of the roads leading from Palestine to Eagle in the town of Eagle, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, stands a little white schoolhouse which has taken the place of a more primitive and less pretentious log building about whose history I can relate but little, and that little is gained really from tradition... [snip article spans 3 columns.]
GLENN W. CRISLIP
The Gazette, (Colorado Springs, CO) - August 10, 1995
GLENN W. CRISLIP, 78, a former meat cutter for several grocery stores, died Aug. 6, 1995, at a local hospice.
A graveside service will be at a later date. Mountain View Mortuary, 2350 Montebello Square Drive, is handling arrangements.
Mr. Crislip was born Aug. 24, 1916, in Gilmer Station, W.Va.
He was married Sept. 20, 1975, in Las Vegas to Barbara (Morey) Crislip, who survives.
He also is survived by three daughters, Mary Jo Holseybrook of Tampa, Fla., Ann Self of Trenton, N.J., and Margie of Johnson City, Tenn.; a stepson, Richard A. James of Phillipsburg, Mont.; two stepdaughters, Marjorie Koval of Colorado Springs and Julie Scott of Brookfield, Wis.; and three grandchildren.
Mr. Crislip served in the Army during World War II.
He had been an area resident since 1992 and previously lived in Arizona.
Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) January 12, 1890; pg. 5; Issue 12; col C
DEATH OF O. D. CROCKER AT WAUKESHA
Waukesha, Jan. 10 - The death of O. D. Crocker, at his home in this village, occurred to-day. He was one of the incorporators of the Waukesha, Pewaukee & Oconomowoc railway, recently organized, and a member of a well-known firm of railway contractors in New York city, where his home was until he came to Waukesha last summer in search of health. At the time of organizing the railway company he had greatly improved in health, though still weak, and the excitement and strain consequent on the transaction of the business, brought on a relapse, from which his death resulted. He was a native of Burlington, Ia., 35, years of age, but spent most of his life in Cleveland, O., where he resided until a year and a half ago, when he became connected with the firm mentioned. The remains will be conveyed to Cleveland for interment tomorrow, and the funeral will probably take place on Wednesday.
Source: The Los Angeles Times, (Los Angeles, CA) January 29, 1890; pg. 4; col G
OTIS D. CROCKER'S DEATH [The Freeman, Waukesha (Wis.), Jan 16]
Otis D. Crocker died last Friday morning, January 10th, at his residence in this village. Mr. Crocker came here last July for medical treatment. After some time he began to improve so that his friends and physicians had the brightest hopes of his recovery. He was so greatly improved that, contrary to the advice of his physician, Dr. Jacob, he again engaged actively in business.
He was probably the first and one of the strongest movers in the proposed new Waukesha, Pewaukee, Oconomowoc and Western Railroad, and was one of the incorporators of the company. Indeed, the relapse that ended with his death dates from trips taken late in November last over the proposed line of the above railway in the interests of that enterprise. He over-estimated his strength, and after struggling for a few weeks to keep up, was forced to take to his bed, from which he never arose.
Mr. Crocker's place of business was New York city, where, at the time of his death, he was a member of the firm of Pearson, Crocker & Co., and also of the firm of Crocker, Pearson & McIntyre, railway contractors. He was a man of intense energy and of wide views in business. Rarely, indeed, do we find men who have the magnetic force to win friends as he could. He was a born leader. His early death has cut short a career that promised to reach to the highest success in business and the achievement of wealth.
Source: Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, Thursday, January 06, 1870; Issue 4; col A
The Waukesha PLAINDEALER learns that John Crowcroft, of Pewaukee, was found dead in his bed on the morning of the 30th last. He was one of the early settlers, was a native of Yorkshire, England, and about 72 years old.
Waukesha Freeman, Wednesday, August 15, 1945 | Page 3
Mr. Wilsey Crowley died at his home in the village Monday morning following a short illness, Mr. Crowley was born in Eagle Sept. 28, 1866 and spent practically all of his life in this vicinity. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Smith funeral home the Rev. C.L. Kelly officiating. The Rev. and Mrs. C. Kelly furnished the music. The bearers were: Mr. Archie Gale, Mr. John Wilton, Mr. Jay Stead, Mr. Gerald Rueden, Mr. Linton Sherman and Mr. Bruno Wingerter. Burial was in Oak Ridge cemetery, Eagle.
Source: Waukesha County Democrat, on file with the State Historical Society, Madison
18 Mar 1882
Miss Lizzie Cull, daughter of Thomas Cull, Esq., of Hartland, on the 23rd of last month, aged 25y 9m. Burial at St. Mary's Pewaukee.
MRS. LUCILE CULVER
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Friday, April 18, 1952 | Page 1
Mrs. Lucile Culver of Pewaukee died this morning at Waukesha Memorial hospital. The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the William R. Hansen funeral home in Pewaukee and burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery there.
Mrs. Culver, who was 69 years, is survived by her husband, Claude L.; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas A. Redfield of Pewaukee; a son, William C. Culver of Pewaukee; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lara H McConnell, 803 Beechwood ave.; a brother, W.S. Hoskinson of New York City.
The Rev. Victor Bolle will conduct the rites. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday after 2 p.m.
LIEUT. ORLANDO CULVER
Source: Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, September 04, 1902 | Page 1
OLD SOLDIER DEAD
Lieut. Orlando Culver Passed Away Tuesday
Served in war for the Union
There was conveyed to many people in Waukesha county on Tuesday last, a sense of deep sorrow, on learning of the death, at his home in this city, of Lieut. Orlando Culver, who has been a great sufferer for many years and for months past has been gradually declining in health and strength, until the messenger of death finally came early on the morning of the above day. He had received the most tender ministrations during the months of his confinement at his home and all that loving hands could do to relieve his sufferings was done, while he bore the trials that cam to him with a soldiers fortitude.
Mr. Culver was a native of New York and was born in 1839. With his parents he came to this state when a lad of 14 years, and in 1854 the family made its home in Waukesha County. In 1860 Mr. Culver was married to Miss Ann Wells, a daughter of Rev. Wm. Wells of Portage, Wis., a pioneer clergyman.
About a year after his marriage he entered te union army becoming a member of Co. F., 5th Wis. Regt., and served about one year in the Army of the Potomac, from which he was discharged because of sickness. ON returing home and recovering his health, he enlisted in the 39th Regt. of three months' men, beng an orderly sergeant. This regiment was located at Memphis in the summer of 1864 and was present at the time of the Forest raid. The regiment returned to Wisconsin and was mustered out of service, and very soon thereafter Mr. Culver re-enlisted in the 42d Regt. Vol. Inf. was commissioned a lieutenant and served to the close of the war.
On his return, he at once resumed the duties of a civilian and engaged in the business of a harness manufacturer and dealer in horse furnishing goods, etc. etc. which he carried on successfully, until enfeebled health compelled him to lay down the burdens of business.
In the years succeeding his soldier's experience he was frequenty elected to official positions. he was a member of the village board of trustees, town treasurer, village treasurer two terms, village marshal three terms, village president, poor commissioner, member of the county board of supervisors. He also served in various positions in W. B. Cushing Post G.A.R., and for a long time was a member of the Soldiers' Relief Commission, being president at the time of his death. He belonged to various benevolent and insurance associations, the Masons, Odd Fellows, Modern Woodmen, Royal Arcanum, etc.
In all of the various positions in which he served he did his duties faithfully and well, and he leaves a record as a private citizen, an official and a soldier of his country, to which those devoted ones he left behind may look with commendable pride.
Mr. Culver is survived by a devoted and faithful wife, and three daughters, Mrs. H.E. Blair, Mrs. Clarence Bigsby, and Mrs. A.F. Price, all except Mrs. Bigsby residing here. He also leaves two brothers, A.M., of Joliet, Ill. and Charles of Milwaukee, and a sister, Mrs. M.J. Campbell, of Marine City, Mich.
Services will be held this (Thursday) at 2:30 o'clock p.m. at the M.E. church, and the Revs. J.S. Lean and C.H. Williamson will officiate.
DIANE JANE CUMMINGS
Source: Waukesha Freeman January 23, 2007
Diane Jane Cummings of Waukesha died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital at age 62. Funeral services for Diane are tentatively planned.
The visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Cesarz, Charapata, & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will take place from 9 a.m. to the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha. Burial will immediately follow the service at Prairie Home Cemetery. Please see Wednesday's Freeman for a full obituary. Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home
Source: Waukesha Freeman January 25, 2007
Diane Jane Cummings of Waukesha died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital at age 62. Diane was born Dec. 10, 1944, the daughter of Jane and Andrew Schnell. She was married Aug. 29, 1975. Diane will be sadly missed by her husband; her children; her grandchildren; her brother; her sister; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law. She is further survived by other relatives and many friends.
Diane's parents preceded her in death.
Diane's kindness and generosity will be missed. Despite her rough start in life, she flourished to become a wonderful wife, mother and caregiver to many of the neighborhood children. She had a place in her heart for all of God's creatures, especially her dogs Muffy and Sparky, her cat Midnight, and all the animals that lived in her large oak tree in her back yard. Diane enjoyed life to its fullest vacationing in Door County with family, bowling at Sunset Bowl and playing bingo with her bingo buddies.
Diane set medical history as the first blue baby to receive Dr. Pott's revolutionary surgery to extend the life of infants with this condition in 1947 at the age of 21 months. This pioneering surgery took place at Children Hospital in Chicago. This procedure bought Diane time until open heart surgery was perfected. At the age of 21, she received the first of four open heart surgeries that allowed her to live on and enjoy a full life. Diane's courage and strength was admired by all she touched and will continue to inspire all of those who know of her story and loved her.
The visitation for Diane will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will take place from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha. The Rev. Kathy Boadwine will officiate. Burial will immediately follow the service at Prairie Home Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53226.
OSCAR C. CUNDERMAN
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, May 12, 1952 | Page 1
Cemetery Official At Pewaukee Dead
Fuenral services for Oscar C. Cunderman, 66, Pewaukee, who shot himself at his home yesterday, will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. from the William r. Hansen funeral home, Pewaukee.
A sheriff's department report said Cunderman, who was superintendent of Forest Hill Cemetery at Pewaukee before his retirement shot himself in the head with a .32 calibre revolver in the basement of his home yesterday morning.
Cunderman's wife told deputies that her husband had been despondent since he left his job at the cemeery because of his age. Cunderman was taken to Waukesha Memorial hospital in the county ambulance but he died a few hours later.
Besides his wife Lillian, Cunderman is survived by one son, Ralph, Pewaukee, two sisters, one brother and two grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. tomorrow.
Source: Waukesha Freeman Jan 2, 1946
WILLIAM CURTIS DIES; RITES SET FOR MONDAY
William H. Curtis, Sr., 86, a resident of Waukesha for the past 50 years, died Friday morning. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William Conners; four sons, Joe and Charles of Waukesha, William, Jr., of San Diego, Calif., and George Crtis; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p. m. from the Erling Larsen funeral home with the Rev. H. G. Settlage officiating. Interment will be in the Prairie Home cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a. m. Sunday.