Selected Obituaries

from Adams County and Area Newspapers




CAIN, Earl Earl CAIN, d. 1907 Surnames: Cain, McCallister, Wood From the Adams County Press, Feb 2, 1907, Page 4 Colburn news column The second son of Mr. R. CAIN, who lived for several years on the F. C. WOOD farm, and now lives south of Plainfield, died Wednesday. The trouble was measles followed by pneumonia. There are several more of the family sick and one young girl is very low with but little hopes of recovery. Earl was a good son and well liked by all who knew him. In the same column as above, "Mr. McALLISTER went to Mr. CAIN's the first of the week to help care for the sick." CAIRNS, William William CAIRNS d. 1890 Surnames: Bloss, Cairns, Judd From the Adams County Press, Volume XXV Number 27, Saturday December 13, 1890, Page 4 William CAIRNS, an old resident of New Chester, who has made his home with George E. BLOSS for several years, died the 25th of November, at Mr. JUDD's, near Oxford. CALAWAY, Ray B. Ray B. CALAWAY, Jr., 1926 - 2001 Surnames: Blancett, Calaway, Duhai, Marti, Nedbal, Toy From the Pittsville Record (Pittsville, Wood, WI), Volume 92 Number 14, Thursday April 5, 2001, Page 5 Ray B. CALAWAY, Jr., 74, of Grand Marsh, died Saturday, March 31, 2001 at the Wisconsin Dells Health & Rehab Center in Wisconsin Dells. Funeral services were Thursday April 5, 2001 at Roseberry's Funeral Home & Crematory in Friendship. Pastor Dwight Condon officiated and burial was in Gould Rock Cemetery, Town Of New Chester, Adams County. Ray was born on November 19, 1926 in the Town of Quincy, Illinois, to Ray and Josephine (BLANCETT) CALAWAY. He married Anna G. DUHAI on February 19, 1950 in Naperville, Illinois. Ray and Anna moved to Adams county in 1967 from Burnett. Ray worked for the Mauston Co-op. He retired in 1988. Ray was a member of the New Chester Fire Department. Survivors include his wife, Anna CALAWAY of Grand Marsh; four sons, Jim (Mary) CALAWAY of Kenosha, Ray (Barbara) CALAWAY of Pittsville; William (Linda) CALAWAY of Monroe and Thomas CALAWAY of Marshfield; three daughters, Betty (John) NEDBAL of Friendship, Mary CALAWAY of Baraboo and Bonnie (Brian) MARTI of Friendship; one sister, Elizabeth TOY of Roberts Illinois; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents; and seven brothers and sisters, Bill, Wade, Gloria, Alvin, Frank, David and an infant sister. CAMPBELL, John John CAMPBELL, 1841 - 1898 Surnames: Campbell, Reid From the Adams County Press, Saturday April 9, 1898, Page 5 Column 3 and April 16, 1898, Page 4 Column 2 April 9 1898 P5C3: John CAMPBELL, a well-known citizen of Easton, died at his home in that town last Sunday April 3rd, of catarhh of the stomach. Mr. CAMPBELL had been sick all winter. The funeral, held on Wednesday at Easton, was largely attended and conducted by Rev. J. A. Thomas of Friendship. Additional information from April 16, 1898 Page 4 Column 2: John CAMPBELL was born on the Cairnlea farm, Sterlingshire, Scotland in 1841. His parents, John and Elizabeth CAMPBELL, came to America in 1850 and resided one winter in Milwaukeee where their son Robert died. They came to Easton in 1853. John CAMPBELL Sr. died 14 years ago and his wife 7 years ago. Mrs. H. P. Reid, his sister, attended to his needs before his death. CAMPBELL, Elizabeth Elizabeth CAMPBELL 1820 - 1891 Surnames: Campbell, Scott, Witter From the Adams County Press, Volume XXXI, Number 16, Saturday 26 September 1891, Page 5 Elizabeth CAMPBELL whose death was briefly announced in the Press last week, was born in Campsie, Sterlingshire, Scotland, September 28th, 1820. Her maiden name was Elizabeth SCOTT. On the 13th day of July, 1838, She was married to John CAMPBELL, of Argyleshire. Twelve years later they emigrated to America, and subsequently made their home in the town of Easton, in this county. In the community where they resided they were ever regarded as people of sterling character and worth. Five children were born to them of whom only two survive--John CAMPBELL the eldest and Mrs. Lizzie WITTER the youngest, both of Easton.John CAMPBELL, senior, died August 24, 1884, at his home in Easton, and his widow six years and three weeks after, went to join him in the Great Beyond. Of her it can be truthfully said, her life was a blessing to many and her death is regretted by all who knew her. CAMPBELL, John John CAMPBELL, d. 1884 Surname: Campbell From the Adams County Press, September 6, 1884, Page 4 Column 3 DIED--CAMPBELL--In Easton, August 24, 1884, Mr. John CAMPBELL, aged 83 years. BENNIE C CARLSON Written by Marlene Hintz References: Ancestry.com 1880 & 1900 Federal Census of Monroe Township, Adams County, WI; Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune Bennie C. Carlson was born in November 1853 in Norway. He immigrated to the United States in 1876, and married his wife Lena about 1878 in Wisconsin. They settled on a farm in Monroe, Adams County, Wisconsin. They had eleven children: Carl, Edwin, Severt, Ole, Servina, Elizabeth, Maria, Dena, and Sina, and two other children that died at young ages prior to 1900. Bennie died on March 19, 1939, at their home in Monroe. He was buried in Mount Repose Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handled by E.A. Roseberry. CARLSON, Emil Emil CARLSON, 1917-2001 Surnames: Carlson, Lockerbie, Martin, Rakstang, Siegler From the Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids), Thursday January 4, 2001, Page5A Emil CARLSON, 83, of Arkdale, died Tuesday January 2, 2001 at Adams County Memorial Hospital in Friendship, following a long illness. Funeral services will be Tuesday at Roseberry's Funeral Home in Friendship, with Rev. Richard Eberly officiating. Interment will be in the Monroe Center cemetery. Mr. CARLSON was born in the Adams county Town of Strong's Prairie January 12, 1917, to Ole and Olga (MARTIN) CARLSON. He farmed and was employed in construction. He is survived by his wife, Mary CARLSON, of Arkdale; three sisters, Carol M. LOCKERBIE of Madison, Sarah SIEGLER of Necedah and Emma RAKSTANG of Madison; two brothers, Hilbert CARLSON of Arkdale and Alvin CARLSON, Wisconsin Dells. CARRINGER, Mrs. William Mrs. William CARRINGER died 1899 Surnames: Carringer, Everhard, Knapp, Patrick From the Adams County Press May 13, 1899 P5 DIEDIn San Diego, Cal., April 23, 1899, Mrs. Wm. Carringer. aged 85 years, 11 months and 29 days. Mr. and Mrs. Carringer will be remembered as among the first settlers of Adams county, coming in the spring of 1852 from Walworth county in this state, and settling on the farm now owned by Mrs. Everhard in the town of Lincoln. Mrs. Carringer leaves to mourn for her a husband and two daughters, Mrs. H.A. Knapp of California, and Mrs. Andrew Patrick of Grand Marsh, Wis. "Blessed are the dead which lie in the Lord............ and their works do follow them". CARSLEY, Mrs. Surnames: Atcherson, Carsley, Dittburner, Fairbanks, Heitman, Teed From the Adams Co Press, 04 Feb 1911 Page 4, Column 2 The community was saddened last Thursday morning, to hear of the death of Mrs. Carsley. She had been sick about two weeks with pneumonia. Her kind and cheerful disposition won friends for her everywhere. She leaves besides a host of friends and other relatives, two brothers, James and Charles Teed, three daughters, Mrs. Abbie Atcherson, Mrs. Alice Fairbanks and Mrs. Hattie Dittburner, and one adopted daughter, Mrs. Flora Heitman. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon, Rev. Strange officiating. She was laid to rest by the side of her husband in the Olin cemetery. CARTER, Bertha and Lyman d. 1898 Bertha and Lyman CARTER Surname: Carter From the Adams County Press, May 14, 1898, Page 5 Column 4 Dell Prairie column Mr. and Mrs. CARTER's son Lyman and daughter Bertha died. Bertha died April 29, and Lyman on April 30th. The funeral was May 2nd. CARTER, Jirah d. 1870 Jirah CARTER Surname: Carter From the Adams County Press, October 8, 1870, Page 3 Column 3 Carter--In Friendship, on Sunday, October 2nd, 1870, Mr. Jirah Carter, aged 75. Mr. Carter lived to a ripe old age. He was a case where it can be truly said that the springs of life had dried up of age. Mr. Carter was an old resident of Adams county, having settled here in 1853. An industrious, honest man, wishing well to everybody and looking carefully to his own interests, everybody in the neighborhood had come to feel toward "Uncle Carter" that sentiment of mingled respect and affection which always drew from thema kind word whenever they met him. Mr. Carter leaves a widow and a large family of grown-up sons. CATCHIM (MILLER) Mrs. Anna Mrs. Anna (MILLER) CATCHIM, 1824-1921 Surnames: Babcock, Catchim, DeMott, Ebson, McMahon, Miller From the Friendship Reporter, Thursday, April 21, 1921, Page 1 Anna MILLER was born June 10th, 1824 in Monogham County, Ulster, Ireland and died at the home of her son, Oscar, April 16, 1921. In 1841 she came to America, landing in New York, where she lived for several years, going from there to Cayuta, New York. She was united in marriage to Albert CATCHIM October 25th, 1851. To this union seven children were born, five of whom are now living: Mrs. Mary McMAHON, Mrs. Alvina EBSON, and Oscar of the Town of Lincoln, Mrs. Amanda DeMOTT of Adams, and Mrs. Myrtle BABCOCK of Ellendale, North Dakota, William dying in infancy and Douglas at the age of fourteen. Her husband died September 21st, 1901. In 1856 they moved from New York state to the town of Lincoln, where they have since made their home. Early in her life she joined the Christian Church of New York, and shortly after coming to Wisconsin she united with the Free Baptist of Pleasant Prairie, and of which she has ever remained a faithful member. Mrs. CATCHIM was a woman of kindly disposition, always ready and willing to help those in distress. Funeral services were held at the home of her son, Oscar, on Tuesday, April 19th, Rev. Thomas Barker officiating, Interment was in the Rock cemetery. CAVANAUGH infant From the Adams County Press, Saturday October 9, 1897 A little babe-one of twins-of Mr. and Mrs. Perry CAVANAUGH, of Lincoln, died on Saturday last. The parents attended the Fair on Friday, and the little one sickened during the following night and died before medical aid could be summoned. The other babe was also taken sick, but Dr. FREDRICK was called and by the prompt use of remedies undoubtedly saved the child's life. CAVANAUGH, Clayton Clayton R. CAVANAUGH 1937-2001 Surnames: Collins, Nichols, Schonasky From the Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter Wed. Jan. 31, 2001 Section B pg9 Clayton (Pete) R. Cavanaugh, age 63, of Schulter, Okla., died Monday Jan. 29, 2001 in his home. He was born in Adams County on Feb. 24, 1937 to Clayton and Maxine Cavanaugh. He was preceded in death by his father, Clayton; his mother, Maxine-Collins; and one sister, Marie. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Helen Cavanaugh; his daughter Diana and husband Randy of Schulter, Okla.; three sons, Robert (Debbie) Cavanaugh of Princeton; Gregory (Tracy) Cavanaugh of Muskego, Wis., and Allen Cavanaugh of Holdenville, Okla.; one sister, Virginia (Don) Schonasky of Sparta; three grandchildren, Josh Nichols, Angeleena Cavanaugh and Clayton Cavanaugh; four step-grandchildren, Samantha Nichols, Jessica, Tyler and Johnny; one great-grand-daughter, Alyssa; as well as many other relatives and friends. Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Feb. 3 in the Assembly of God Church in Adams. CAVANAUGH, Mary P. Mary P. CAVANAUGH 1826-1894 Surnames: CAVANAUGH From the Adams County Press, Saturday January 20, 1894, Page 5 Died--CAVANAUGH--At the residence of her son, P. A. CAVANAUGH, in the town of Lincoln, Mary P., the beloved wife of Charles A. CAVANAUGH, after long illness caused by the final stroke of paralysis, Monday January 8th. Mrs. CAVANAUGH was born in the town of Vernon, Sussex County, New York, on the 16th of December, 1826. Married to Mr. CAVANAUGH on the 29th of August, 1850, in Dryden, Tomkins County, New York. She was the mother of five children, two dying in infancy. CHAFFEE, Hallie Hallie Chaffee, d. 1994 Abstracted from the Daily Tribune [Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI], Tuesday October 18, 1994, Page 2A (not the complete obit due to copyright restrictions) Surnames: Chaffee, Robinson, Stormoen Hallie Calvin Chaffee, 96, died Monday October 17, 1994 at Friendship, Wisconsin. Mr. Chaffee was born April 5, 1898, in the Adams County Town of Strongs Prairie, to Cyrus and Bertha (Robinson) Chaffee. He married Laura Regina Stormeon June 15, 1926. Survivors include his wife, two sons, one daughter, 19 grandchildren; and one sister. Services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church, with burial in East Arkdale Cemetery. Roseberry's Funeral Home, Friendship, assisted the family with arrangements. CHAMBERLAIN, Helen Helen CHAMBERLAIN, 1893 - 1969 Surnames: Beals, Chamberlain, Collins, Heltman, Peters, Prindle, Spangler, Vodvorka, Wing, Wood From the Adams County Times, March 27, 1969, Page 1 Mrs. Louis (Helen) CHAMBERLAIN, 76, Grand Marsh, passed away Tuesday afternoon March 18, at the Adams County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday March 20 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Oxford, with Rev. Lee Egloff Officiating, where Mrs. CHAMBERLAIN was a member.Pallbearers were Joseph PRINDLE, Sr., Arnold BEALS, Martin HELTMAN, Glen WOOD, Jr., Robert COLLINS and Frank VODVORKA. Burial was in Olin cemetery. Mrs. CHAMBERLAIN was born Feb 17, 1893 at Pecatonica, IL, the daughter of Frederick and Sophia PETERS. Surviving are two sons, Howard and Ernest CHAMBERLAIN, Grand Marsh; two brothers, Walter and Albert PETERS, Freeport, IL; a sister, Emma WING, Rockford, IL; 2 grandchildren, Mrs. Martin SPANGLER and Mrs. Fred VODVORKA; and six great-grandchildren. CHAMBERLAIN, Sarah Sarah CHAMBERLAIN 1811 - 1888 Surnames: Chamberlain, Helms, White From the Adams County Press, Saturday 29 Dec 1888, P4 Sarah CHAMBERLAIN was born in Luzern County, Pennsylvania, October 19, 1811. She was married to William CHAMBERLAIN in 1832. She moved to Waupaca, Wisconsin in 1856, and to Coloma, Wisconsin in 1860. She was converted early in life and joined the Methodist Episcopal church of which she remained a consistent member until she was called to the membership of the church in Heaven. She buried her husband fourteen years ago. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. WHITE, in Coloma, Wisconsin, Dec 15, 1888. She leaves three sons and two daughters. Her last words were "Christ is the corner stone, on him I rest." A large congregation attended her funeral.---V. H. Helms CHAMBERLIN Amanda L Amanda L CHAMBERLIN, d. 1883 Surnames: Borden, Chambelin Adams Co Press, Aug 4, 1883 Page 5 DIED--CHAMBERLIN--At her home in Springville, Adams Co Wisconsin, Mrs. Amanda L. CHAMBERLIN, wife of Henry CHAMBERLIN, aged 27 years. Before marriage the deceased was Amanda L. BORDEN of Springfield, Marquette Co. CHAMBERLIN, James James CHAMBERLIN d. 1883 Surname: Chamberlin From the Adams County Press, Saturday, May 12 1883, Page 5 Column 4 DIED, on March 19 1883, James CHAMBERLIN, supposed age nearly 100 years, died at Adams County Poorhouse. CHANDLER Julius C Julius C. Chandler, d. 1878 From the Adams County Press, September 7, 1878 Julius C. CHANDLER, known generally as "Shanghai CHANDLER," died at his home in Baraboo on Wednesday evening. The immediate cause of the death of CHANDLER was dropsy, but the real cause of death was strong drink. CHATFIELD, Aaron G Aaron CHATFIELD, d. 1926 Surname: Chatfield From the Friendship Reporter, Feb 11, 1926 P5 Colburn News Column Aaron Chatfield passed away Tuesday morning, Feb 2nd, at the home of his son, George Chatfield. He was a resident of the town of Colburn for many years. Funeral services were held at Coloma Corners Friday afternoon. Vernon Chatfield of Rockford, Illinois, came Friday morning to attend the funeral of his grandfather, A. G. CHATFIELD. CHILSON, A.L. A. L. CHILSON, 1824-1895 Surnames: Chilson, Smith, Weaver From the Adams County Press, Saturday May 25, 1895, Page 5 Mr. A. L. CHILSON, father of Dr. B. CHILSON, died at his home in Oxford, April 30, 1895. Deceased was well known in Adams county, where he had many friends, who will sincerely mourn his death. We copy the following from local exchanges:"Sharon Reporter": A telegram called Mr. Al. CHILSON to Oxford, Wisconsin last Monday, to see his father, Allansing CHILSON, to be with him during the last hours of his illness--heart trouble and paralysis--but arrived about an hour too late, his father passing away Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., aged 71 years. Mr. CHILSON was a resident of the Town of Sharon for about forty years, but has been making his home with his son, Dr. Benj. CHILSON, of Oxford, Wisconsin, the past eight years. He was born in Glen, Montgomery county, New York, February 22, 1824, and came west in 1840. Was married to Elizabeth SMITH, who preceded him to the grave about thirty years ago. He leaves two sons and one daughter, besides a host of friends and acquaintances to mourn his departure. His remains will arrive here tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, and will be taken to the residence of his son, Alfred, on the State Line. The funeral services will be held at the house and at the Lutheran church, Rev. L. L. Lipe officiating, with burial in the Oakwood cemetery under the auspices of Sharon Lodge No. 116, F. and A. M., of which deceased was an honored member." Westfield Central Union": Deceased was the father of Dr. B. CHILSON and for a number of years he has assisted in the drug store here, taking charge in the Doctor's absence. Thus brought into association with the public, he became well known and highly respected by this entire community. Mr. CHILSON was born at Esperance, Scholarlie county, New York, on the 22nd day of February, 1824. He died in the 72nd year of his age. He came to Sharon, Wisconsin, about 45 years ago. He was married to Elizabeth SMITH, who died in 1864, leaving three children in his care. tenderly and carefully, he brought them up, and all three are left behind to mourn his loss. One, Alfred, is at the old home in Sharon. Another, Mrs. WEAVER, is the wife of a druggist at Prairie du Sac, and the third if Dr. B. CHILSON, the well known physician at Oxford. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. J. S. Wilson, were held at the house, and the remains were taken to Sharon for burial. Mr. CHILSON is a member of the Masonic order, the brethren of which attended the funeral in large numbers. CHRISTENSEN, L. Roy L. Roy CHRISTENSEN 1900 - 1971 Surnames: Christensen, Hemelink, Summermeyer From the Daily Tribune [Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI], Wednesday Feb. 10, 1971, Page 2 (not the complete obit due to copyright restrictions) L. Roy Christensen, 70, of Wisconsin Rapids, died in Wisconsin Rapids Feb. 9, 1971. Mr. Christensen was born Sept. 16, 1900 to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Christensen in the Adams Co. Town of Big Flats. He married Ivy Sommermeyer in 1934 in Plainfield, who died in 1955. In 1956 he married again, to Marie Hamelink in Wisconsin Rapids. Survivors include his wife; one son; one daughter; a sister; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Assembly of God church, and burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery. Ritchay Funeral Home, Wisconsin Rapids, is assisting the family. CHRISTENSEN, Mrs. Katherine Mrs. Katherine M. CHRISTENSEN 1894-1968 Surnames: Bayles, Christensen, Holuber, Magerl, Pollock, Stormoen From The Adams County Times Sept. 12, 1968 P1 Mrs. Katherine Marie Christensen, 74, Rt. 2, Nekoosa, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids, after a long illness. She was the daughter of John Magerl and Barbara Holuber and was born May 10, 1894 in Germantown. She was united in marriage to Hans Peter Christensen Aug. 4, 1913 at LaCrosse. To this union four children were born. After living in New Lisbon many years, they moved to the Adams-Friendship area in 1938 and to Racine in 1943. They returned to their farm in the A-F area in 1950, to Tomah in 1951, where she resided until her death. Mr. Christensen passed away Oct. 9, 1958. Two daughters preceded her in death: Adeline in 1949 and Virginia in 1920.Survivors are two children: a son, Raymond V. Christensen, Adams, and a daughter, Mrs. Hugh F. (Bernardine) Bayles, Nekoosa.Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. from the Hane Funeral Home and St. Paul's Catholic Church, New Lisbon, with Rev. Mark Walljarpe officiating. Mrs. Rita Dittburner sang. Burial was made in the family lot in the St. Stephen Lutheran cemetery, New Lisbon. Pallbearers were Dennis and Lynn Christensen, granchildren; Arthur Stormoen, husband of a granddaughter; and Mark Pollock, a friend. CHRISTENSEN, Sylvia From the Adams County Press, Saturday Nov. 20, 1897 Died, at the home of the parents in Big Flats, of diphtheria, Sylvia, the little daughter of Mary and Peter CHISTENSEN. This deepening of the shadow so recently fallen on their home can only be borne by a resignation centered in the hope beyond this left. There is but one "Physician" who can heal the aching heart. CHRISTENSON, Betsey Betsey CHRISTENSON, d. 1894 Surname: Christenson From the Adams County Press, March 31, 1894 Page 4 DIED--CHRISTENSON--at her home in the town of Arkdale, March 28, 1894, Mrs. Betsey CHRISTENSON at the age of 85. CHRISTENSON, Carl Carl CHRISTENSON, d. 1895 Surname: Christenson From the Adams County Press, Saturday April 13, 1895, Page 5 Carl CHRISTENSON died of inflammation of the bowels, March 20. He was about nine years of age. The family have the sympathy of the entire community. CHRISTENSON, George George Christenson, d. 1897 From the Adams County Press, Saturday December 4, 1897, Page 5 Column 3 At the home of his parents, in Big Flats, of diphtheria, George, aged 8 years, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. N. P. CHRISTENSON. CLAPP, Edwin E. O. CLAPP, 1840-1922 Surnames: Bacon, Clapp, Phillips, Woolsey From the Friendship Reporter, Thursday, March 9, 1922, Page 1 Edwin O. CLAPP was born in South Hadley Falls, Massachusetts, December 20, 1840, and died at the home of his nephew in Easton February 25, 1922, aged 81 years, 2 months and 5 days. He came with his parents to Wisconsin in 1856 and settled on a farm in the town of Adams, on which he lived for 50 years. After selling the home farm he bought a residence in Kilbourn, and there lived for five years. He then sold his home and went to visit his sons in the west. Since the fall of 1920, he made his home with his nephew, George BACON, at Easton. Mr. CLAPP was united in marriage on February 7, 1866, to Sarah S. PHILLIPS, daughter of Daniel and Armeda PHILLIPS of New York State. To this union 5 children were born, two daughters preceding their father in death. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, three sons, Frank of Prince Rupert, B. C., Lester of Cranbrook, B. C., William of Ephrata, Washington, one sister, Miss Mary WOOLSEY of Easton, a nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. George BACON, seven grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Mr. CLAPP enlisted in August, 1862, in Company K, Twenty-fifth Wisconsin Infantry, was under General Sherman and accompanied him on his famous march to the sea. He then went to Washington and participated in the Grand Review. He saw much hard service and was in the hospital at Memphis for about a month. After three years of service he was discharged at Memphis, Tennessee, June 24, 1865. Not once did he shirk his duty, and he was always with his regiment. He was a loving and kind husband and father, and a generous neighbor, always ready to lend a helping hand. By his upright, honest moral character and unusually pleasant disposition, he won the respect and friendship of all with whom he came into contact.Funeral services were held at the George BACON home in Easton Wednesday forenoon, Rev. C. V. Robinson officiating. Interment was in the Mount Repose cemetery at Friendship. CLARK, Amelia Amelia CLARK 1867 - 1913 Surnames: Slowey, Cleary From the Oxford Times [Oxford, Marquette Co. WI], Thursday Nov. 27, 1913 Obituary (By Briggsville Correspondent)Amelia CLARK was born May 27, 1867 in Orange county, New York and died Nov. 18, 1913 in the town of New Haven, Adams county, Wisconsin, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Thomas Clark after a lingering illness of about a year. She has always been at home except for a short time she spent in Portage. She is survived by her mother, three brothers and two sisters. Her brothers are Thomas and Robert who reside here and Peter of Seattle, Washington, who was unable to attend the funeral. Her sisters are Mrs. J. A. Slowey and Mrs. Peter Cleary who were present at the funeral with several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Friday at 10 o'clock a.m. at the Catholic church, Rev. Thomas Kearney officiating assisted by the Kilbourn choir. Interment in the nearby cemetery. CLARK, Mrs. B. B. (Dora) Surnames: Clark, Dunnett From the Adams County Press, Saturday April 4, 1903, P5C4 DIED--Mrs. B. B. CLARKMrs. Dora CLARK, wife of B. B. CLARK, died at their home in this village last Monday afternoon, after a lingering illness, of consumption. Deceased had been in poor health for several years, and especially feeble the past winter, but had been confined to her bed for a short time, and death came suddenly.Mrs. CLARK is survived by her husband, B. B. CLARK, one daughter, Mrs. DUNNETT of Coloma, and one son, Ray, who resides at home with his father. A daughter, Stella, died several years ago in this village.Mrs. CLARK was a woman devoted to her family and home, and desolate indeed is the home bereft of the presence of such a wife and mother, and in their great sorrow the family have the sympathy of their neighbors and many friends.Funeral services for Mrs. CLARK were held at the family residence at nine o'clock Wednesday morning, conducted by Rev. V. H. Helms, and the remains were then conveyed to the cemetery near Coloma, to be laid at rest beside her little daughter. CLARK, William D William D. CLARK d. 1898 Surname: Clark From the Adams County Press, Saturday December 10, 1898, Page 1 William D. CLARK--On Sunday evening, November 27, one of New Haven's earliest settlers and most widely known citizens passed away.Mr. CLARK was an active member of the M. E. church, and an earnest and untiring worker in measures looking to the upbuilding and promotion of its influences for good. On the day of his death he was punctual in attendance at the morning services, and apparently was in his usual good health. A short time after paralysis supervened, he was assisted to his carriage and taken home. He never revived sufficiently, after leaving the church, to be able to speak. Death came at 8 o'clock that evening.Mr. CLARK was well known throughout this county, having been prominent in political, social and church affairs. He was sheriff of the county for one term, and held the position of deputy sheriff for many years. Mr. CLARK was a kind and affectionate husband and father, a good friend and citizen, and his loss brings sadness and grief to a large circle of relatives and friends, as well as to the community wherein he had resided since early manhood.The funeral was at the M. E. church in Big Spring, and was attended by a large number of people from the vicinity as well as abroad.Mr. CLARK leaves a widow and four children --two sons and two daughters. From the Adams County Press, Saturday December 10, 1898, Page 5, Big Spring news column: Mr. William Clarke died at his home in this place Sunday evening from paralysis. The funeral was held at the Methodist church Wednesday forenoon. CLELAND, Clara L. Clara L. CLELAND, d. 1889 Surname: Cleland From the Adams County Press, Saturday, February 23, 1889, Page 5 Column 5 DIED--CLELAND--Mrs. Clara L. CLELAND, wife of John CLELAND on the 17th of February 1889 in New Chester, Adams County, aged 26 years. CLELAND, Hugh Hugh CLELAND 1857 - 1911 Surnames: Clelend, Bowen, Stephenson From the Adams County Press, Nov 11, 1911, Page 8 Hugh Cleland died at his home in Grand Marsh, Friday Nov. 3rd, 1911. All that loving hands could do was done but to no avail. We know not when the grim reaper death, will set his seal on our brow and say life is no more. Deceased was born in the town of Lincoln, Adams Co., Wis., in 1857 in which place he grew to manhood. At New Chester, Nov. 27, 1883, he was married to Miss Sarah Stevenson of Easton, after which they resided on a farm in Lincoln, about 2 years ago they moved to Grand Marsh, where they lived at the time of his death. To this union was born one daughter, Miss Sybil, who lives with her mother. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, one daughter, one sister, Mrs. Jennie Bowen of Stevens Point, two brothers James Cleland of this place, and Frank Cleland of South Dakota, and one half brother, Art Cleland of Lincoln.Mr. Cleland was well known, and was a kind and loving husband and father, the many friends sympathize with the mourning relatives.Funeral services were held at the house Sunday at 10 o'clock, Rev. Robinson of Adams Center officiating. Interment was in the New Chester cemetery. CLELAND, Lillian J, Lillian J. CLELAND d. 1882 Surname: Cleland From the Adams County Press, July 15 1882, Page 4 Column 5 DIED--CLELAND--In New Chester, July 3rd, of Diptheria, Lillian Jane, daughter of James & Sarah CLELAND, aged 3 years, 5 months and 8 days. CLEMENTSON, Hattie Hattie CLEMENTSON, d. 1888 Surname: Clementson From the Adams County Press, Saturday May 19, 1888, Page 4 Column 3 CLEMENTSON--In New Rome, Wisconsin, April 16th, 1888, Hattie, wife of C. CLEMENTSON, aged 36 years. Mrs. CLEMENTSON was sick for about a year before her death, and at times suffered great pain, but through all her sickness and sufferings she was patient, hopeful and uncomplaining. In her last days while suffering intolerable pain, she expressed a wish to die and be released.She leaves a husband and six children--three boys and three girls--the oldest in its thirteenth year, and the youngest thirteen months old, to mourn her loss.Also on Page 4: card of thanks from C. Clementson "I desire to sincerely thank my neighbors and friends for kindness through all the sickness of my wife, and at the time of the funeral." CLIFF, Selma Ruth Selma Ruth CLIFF 1913-2001 Surnames: Cliff, Elsbury, Hoffman, Lehman, Mink, Podoll, Stemper, Wartzenluft From the Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter Wed. March 7, 2001 Pg 10 Section B Selma Ruth Cliff, age 87, of Montello, died Sunday, March 4, 2001 in Berlin Memorial Hospital, Berlin. Funeral services are today, March 7, at 11 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, Arkdale, with Rev. Ronald Hanson officiating. Interment will be in the East Arkdale Cemetery. Selma was born Dec. 13, 1913 in Zion, Ill., the daughter of Heinrich and Amelia (Hoffman) Lehman. She married Merle I. Cliff on Sept. 1, 1934 in Woodstock, Ill. They moved to the Town of Big Flats in 1971 from Waukegan, Ill., and in 1977, they moved to Adams. She lived in Adams until moving to Plover in 1994 to live with her daughter, Lorraine. They moved to Montello about 1 1/2 years ago. Selma was a member of the Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed her family, gardening, picking wild berries and making jelly and jams. She was preceded in death by her parents (Heinrich and Amelia); husband Merle (June 15, 1988); son Marvin (Oct. 30, 1993); 11 brothers and sisters. Survivors include: daughter, Lorraine (Wayne) Mink of Montello; daughter-in-law, Nancy (Lester) Elsbury of Wadsworth, Ill.; and grandchildren, Keith (Joann) Wartzenluft, Cindy (Terry) Stemper, Lorilynn (Wendel) Podoll, Ronald Cliff, Joseph (Beth) Wartzenluft, Bradley Cliff, David Cliff, Curtis (Robin) Cliff, Katrina (Howard Thomas) Cliff and Michael (Tammy) Wartzenluft. Also surviving are 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. CLOUGH Orin Orin CLOUGH, d. 1891 Surname: Clough From the Adams County Press, Nov 14, 1891, Page 5 Orin CLOUGH, son of Stephen CLOUGH, died at Willow River last week, of typhoid pneumonia. CODDING Hosea Hosea W. Codding, d. 1893 From the Adams County Press, April 1, 1893 Coloma News: Hosea W. Codding, an honored citizen of this place, while visiting his daughter at Milton, died very suddenly of apoplexy of the brain. His remains were brought home for interment. COLBURN, A. W. A. W. COLBURN d. 1883 From the Adams County Press, Saturday October 6, 1883, Page 4 Column 1 DIED--COLBURN--At Quincy, Adams county, Wisconsin on the 26th day of September, 1883, A. W. COLBURN, aged 71 years, 8 months, and 13 days. COLBURN, Mrs. Wm. Mrs. Wm. COLBURN d. 1921 Surnames: Colburn, Douglas, Hart From the Friendship Reporter, Thursday Nov 10, 1921, P1 Mrs. Wm. COLBURN died at her home in Grand Marsh Tuesday, November 1st, after a short illness following an operation. She is survived by a husband and seven children, a sister, Mrs. Maybelle HART, of Chicago, and one brother, E. O. DOUGLAS, of Plainville, besides a number of nieces and nephews who deeply mourn their loss. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the White Creek church, Rev. Ronald Bullen of Grand Marsh officiating. Interment was in the Olin cemetery. COLBY Anna Source: Adams County Press, Saturday May 1, 1897, Page 4 Column 3 COLBY-Died, at her home at Easton, Wis. April 20, 1897, Miss Anna COLBY, aged 43 years, 11 months and 15 days, of acute rheumatism. In the death of noble Anna, the whole community feel they have lost a faithful friend, one who always met them with a smile of welcome. About ten years of Anna's life was devoted most faithfully to the aged mother who was totally blind, but who passed away about two years ago. She has ever maintained an exemplary life, so that in their sorrow the bereaved brothers and sisters mourn not as those without hope. Her illness was short but very severe, she only being sick about a week, and although everything that loving hearts and willing hands could do was done, she sank rapidly and passed away at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Three brothers and three sisters are left to mourn the loss of sister Anna. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. MARDEN. Jones' choir, of New Chester, assisted by Mrs. Flora NEFF and Miss Allie HENRY, rendered some very appropriate music for the occasion. The large attendance attests the esteem in which she was held by all who knew her. Her remains were laid at rest in the Easton Cemetery. Page 4, column 3. Page 4, Easton news reports: Mr. Wm. COLBY of Thorpe, Clark county, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. A. S. WATERMAN of Kilbourn, and Mrs. Frank YORK and son, Johnnie, of Barnum came home to attend the funeral of their sister, Anna. Len. COLBY and A. GREENWOOD, of Quincy, attended the funeral of their aunt. COLBY, Mable Mable COLBY 1917-1969 Surname: Boris, Koster, Premo From the Adams County Times Jan. 16, 1969 P1Mrs. Leon (Mable) Colby, 51, Friendship, died from cancer at 6 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 at Adams County Memorial Hospital.Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 1:30 p.m. in the Methodist Church at Coloma, the Rev. Lyndon Viel officiating, with burial in Hillside Cemetery there.Mrs. Colby, the former Mable Koster, was born June 27, 1917, in Amberg, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Koster, and married Leon Colby.Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son, Roger, Friendship; a daughter, Mrs. Beverly Premo, Adams; two brothers, Wayne Koster, Peoria, Ill., and Howard Koster, Amberg; a sister, Mrs. Marie Boris, Chicago, and six grandchildren.Roseberry Funeral Home handled the arrangements. COLBY, Sarah A. Sarah A. COLBY, 1809 - 1895 Surnames: Colby, Eddy, Waterman, York From the Adams County Press, Saturday July 20, 1895, Page 5 DIED--COLBY--At her home in the town of Easton, July 9, 1895, Sarah A. COLBY, who died July 23, 1887. She was born at Calais, Maine August 27, 1809. They were married April 25, 1838 at her place of birth, moving to Topsfield, the same state, where they remained twelve years. They removed to Wisconsin in 1850, settling on the banks of White Creek, near what is now the homestead. They were the first whites to build a dwelling in that part of the unsurveyed Indian reservation. Mrs. COLBY was the mother of nine children, two of whom died in early childhood. Three sons and four daughters still remain, viz: Thomas, residing at the old homestead; Warren I., living nearby; William, residing at Reseburg, Clark County; Harriet A., wife of Andrew WATERMAN, of the town of Springville; Lucy J., wife of William EDDY, of Easton; Mary E., wife of Frank E. YORK, of Barnum; Miss Annie E., residing at the old homestead.Mrs. COLBY had been blind for the past ten years. The respect and affection of her children and the esteem of those who knew her, as we have, for many years is a crowning testimony to her discipleship and fidelity to the lowly Nazarene, whose pupil she became in early youth. Before passing away she selected for the theme of her funeral Eccl. 12: 6 - 7.The services were held at East Easton, and were largely attended by a respectful, sympathizing people. The service of song was beautiful and appropriate. Kindly remembering the gentle spirit now gone, we laid the precious dust back in the ground from whence it came, remembering that we should no more see her face in the flesh. COLEMAN, Richard Richard COLEMAN d. 1968 Surnames: Coleman, Hare From the Adams County Times Dec. 26, 1968 P1 J. Richard Coleman, 69, Adams, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Nursing Care Unit of Adams County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec, 21, at the Roseberry Funeral Home.Survivors include his wife, Lu Coleman, Adams, and a sister, Mrs. J.J. Hare, Green Island, Nebraska. COLLINS, Thomas Thomas COLLINS d. 1969 Surnames: Brogan, Collins From the Adams County Times Thur. Feb. 27, 1969 P1 Mrs. Mayme Brogan received word of the death of her brother, Thomas Collins, 81 years, of Kendall at St. Joseph's hospital in Hillsboro Thursday Jan. 20 after a long illness. Funeral services were held in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kendall at 10 o'clock Monday morning with Father Raymond Wagner officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph's cemetery. John Brogan attended the Spiritual Vigil at the Smith-Nelson funeral home Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Brogan attended the funeral service. CONNELL, Phillip Phillip Connell, d. 1915 Surnames: Connell, Kennedy, McManman From Kilbourn Weekly Events [Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin], Thursday Feb. 25, 1915, Page 5 One day last week a passing vessel broke the ice in the Chicago river, and into the open water came the body of a man. At the morgue the only scrap of identification found was the business card of a Kilbourn attorney. From this the drowned man was proved to be Phillip Connell, who for some years lived in Kilbourn, and before that had lived in Adams county. He went to Chicago nearly two years ago and had made his home some of the time with his sister, Mrs. William Kennedy. They had not seen him since Christmas, and it was thought by the authorities at the Chicago morgue that the body had been in the river since that time, just before the river was closed with ice. F. P. McManman, who had been appointed by the court as Connell's guardian, went to Chicago Saturday and brought the remains here to be interred in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Kennedy and her husband accompanied the remains from Chicago. He was 58 years of age. CONRADSON, Hannah Hannah CONRADSON, d. 1907 Surnames: Conradson, Hansen From the Adams County Press, June 29, 1907, Page 4(apparently copied from the Hancock News) Mrs. Hannah CONRADSON, aged 72, died last Saturday morning, after a month's illness, at her home in Big Flats. Deceased was born in Denmark, and came to America in 1871, settling at Big Flats. Her husband, D. CONRADSON, aged 92, preceded her in death only a few weeks. Three children survive: Conrad, N. P. and Mrs. Anna HANSEN. COON, Bert Adams Advertiser, August 20, 1937 Bert COON, a old resident of the town of Adams, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1937, at the Adams-Friendship hospital, aged about 62. He underwent surgery the preceding Wednesday for bladder problems and was making a good recovery when complications arose. The cause of death was cerebral embolus (a clot of blood in the brain, also known as a stroke). Funeral services were held Wednesday at the church at Grand Marsh, with a minister from Madison officiating. Burial was in Rock cemetery near Grand Marsh. The Times has received no info for an adequate sketch of Mr. COON's life but has gathered these few facts. He was about 62 years old and leaves a wife and one brother, the latter being Prentiss COON of Port Edwards. He belonged to the Seventh day Adventist church. COON, Dr. Prentiss Dr. Prentiss Coon Surnames: Babcock, Coon, Flint From the Adams County Press, Volume XXXV Number 1, Saturday 21 July 1894, Page 5 Column 3 Died, in the town of Adams, July 7th, at his home, Dr. Prentiss COON. Mr. COON was born in the town of Angelica, New York, on November 21st, 1819. He commenced his Christian life at the age of 14 years. He was married in 1840 to Cynthia R. FLINT, and moved to Rock county, Wisconsin, in 1845. He studied medicine at Milton. He came to Adams county in 1870, where he resided up to the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his loss, besides his aged and feeble companion, three children, all living in the town of Adams, as follows: Stephen J., Edwin COON and Lillie E., wife of E. BABCOCK. His funeral took place at his former dwelling on the 9th, and was largely attended. Many expressions of affection and regret at the loss of one so kind, upright and worthy of a man were heard on all sides. COON, Mrs. Prentice Surnames: Babcock, Prentice From the Adams County Press, Saturday April 10, 1897, Page 4, columns 4 and 5 -Again death has been in our midst, this time claiming Mrs. Printiss COON, who with her husband, was numbered among the pioneer settlers in this vicinity. She passed to a peaceful and quiet rest at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. F. BABCOCK. She leaves two sons and a daughter, besides several grandchildren, to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent mother. COTTON, Caroline CAROLINE COTTON d. 1884 Surname: Cotton Adams County Press, March 22, 1884, Page 5, column 3 COTTON-- In Preston, Adams county, Wisconsin, on the 10th of March, 1884, Mrs CAROLINE COTTON, aged 54 years, wife of E.P.COTTON. "And I heard a voice from the heaven saying unto me, write, blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth." COTTON, Emulous P. Emulous P. COTTON, 1811 - 1888 From the Adams County Press, Saturday Dec 15, 1888 Page 4 Emulous P. COTTON died at his home in Roche-A-Cris on Wednesday evening, December 12th. Mr. COTTON was born in Attica, New York on the 24th day of December, 1811, and therefore was, at the time of his death, within eleven days of being 77 years old. Mr. COTTON came to this state when it while it was yet a territory, settling first at Oconomowoc, in Waukesha County, where he engaged in the occupation of miller. He was elected to the Constitutional Convention of 1847, which framed the present constitution of the State, serving in that body upon the committee on Schedule and other miscellaneous provisions. In 1856 he came to Adams County, settling at Roche-A-Cris, where, in company with his brother, he purcased and improved a water-power, erected a sawmill, and also engaged in a general mercantile business. The venture did not prove successful, and in the hard times and general business collapse of 1857-58, he sank the larger part of his fortune. Mr. COTTON was a man of extensive information, positive convictions and unbending will, and, of course, so constituted, could not be otherwise than an intense partisan, politically. His business relations were always marked by strict integrity, and he always possessed the respect and esteem of the community wherein he lived. He was twice married, both of his wives having preceded him to the grave. He leaves two sons and three daughters. The funeral occurs at Roche-A-Cris on Friday at 1 o'clock P. M. COTTON, George Rolla George Rolla COTTON d. July 11 1903 Surnames: Cotton, Gardner From the Adams County Press [Friendship-Adams Co.,WI], Saturday July 25, 1903, Page 5 Column 4 DEATH OF ROLLA COTTON Died in this city on Saturday morning, July the eleventh, of typhoid fever, after a brief illness, George R. COTTON, of the firm COTTON & ROLLMAN. He was born in Wisconsin and removed to Missouri seven years ago and at the time of his death was thirty-one years of age. The firm of COTTON & ROLLMAN came to Afton about five months ago and engaged in the hardware business; the new firm was well-liked and was building up a nice trade. Mr. COTTON was a very pleasant gentleman and had made many friends who will regret his untimely death which cast a shadow of grief over the entire community. At the time of his death he was engaged to be married to a young lady of Lockwood, Missouri. The remains of the deceased were conveyed to Lockwood for interment. --Afton [Ind. Ter] Weekly Pioneer: Rolla COTTON was born at Roche-a-Cris in this county, and was educated at the high school in this village, during a part of which time he was a member of the editor's household. Later he was employed as clerk in N. M. JONES' hardware store. He has many friends in Adams county who sincerely regret his death before his day had reached its noon and while life held for him yet so many possibilities. He is survived by three sisters and one brother, L. H. COTTON of Coloma. He was a nephew of Mr. O. GARDNER of Roche-a-Cris. COWLEY, Nellie Nellie Cowley D. 1915 Surnames: Cowley, Fitch From the Kilbourn Weekly Events [Kilbourn WI], Thursday March 4, 1915 The announcement of the death of Miss Nellie COWLEY in Guelph, North Dakota last Monday recalls a once prominent and popular family of Kilbourn. The Cowley home was in the northeast corner of the village, the house later occupied by the Goulds. For many years John Cowley worked for Smith & Corning, the family includes three daughters and two sons, the death of the last of the daughters being here recorded. Miss Nellie Cowley was about 54 years of age and had spent about all of the past twelve or more years in Minnesota and Dakota. For some time she has been with Mrs. W. H. FINCH in Aberdeen, South Dakota, but died at the home of her brother, Dan Cowley, in Guelph, where she will be buried. CRAIG, Nancy Surnames: Craig, Saunders From the Adams County Press, April 15, 1871, Page 3 Column 3 DIED: CRAIG--on the 21st of March, of paralysis, Mrs. Nancy Craig of Jackson, Adams county, in the 80th year of her age. Mrs. Craig was born at Haverhill, N. H., Feb. 20th, 1792. Moved to Peru, Clinton Co., New York with her father, Avery Saunders, and his family in 180_. Was married to Thomas Craig at the latter place on the 7th of January 1814. For many years previous to the time of her death she was a consistent member of the M. E. church. She came to Wisconsin in 1851, where she has resided ever since. Kind and affectionate, she yet possessed untiring energy and bore up bravely against declining health. She was the mother of C. A. Craig, of Jackson, and E. B., A. M. and G. W. Craig of Columbia Co. She leaves a large circle of relatives who mourn her with sincere feelings of regret. CRAWFORD, Mrs. Joshua Mrs. Joshua CRAWFORD, d. 1895 Surname: Crawford From the Adams County Press, Saturday, January 12, 1895, Page 5 Column 4 DIED--CRAWFORD--at her home in this county January 9, 1895, Mrs. Joshua CRAWFORD, after an illness of many weeks. The funeral will be held from the family residence on Friday of this week. CROSBY, Elisha Elisha CROSBY, 1814 - 1898 Surnames: Crosby, Dyer From the Adams County Press, Saturday April 9, 1898, Page 4 Column 4 Died at his home in Plainville, April 1st 1898, of paralysis, Mr. Elisha CROSBY. The deceased was born at Danesville New York in May 1814. Moved to Plainville in 1848 and made it his home ever since. He leaves a wife, one son, Foss CROSBY, of Plainville, a daughter, Mrs. DYER of Lewiston, one brother, John CROSBY of Waterloo, Wisconsin and a sister who lives in Missouri. Rev. Bacon preached the funeral sermon. CROSBY, William H. William H Crosby, d. 1892 Surnames: Carter, Crosby, Henry, Miller From the Adams County Press, Volume XXXI Number 38, Saturday, 27 Feb 1892, Page 5 Died, at Hubbard Nebraska February 18th, 1892, William H. CROSBY, aged 69 years, 7 months and 25 days. William H. CROSBY was born in Bainbridge, Chenango county New York on the 24th day of June, 1822. July 14, 1845 he married Elvira B. MILLER, and soon after they removed to Jefferson county, Wisconsin, where they settled and remained until November, 1854, when they moved to Adams county, settling near Point Bluff.In 1862 he was elected treasurer of this county and held the office for six successive years. A few years later he also served a term as sheriff of the county. He often represented his town on the county board of supervisors.In December, 1887, his wife died. To one constituted like Mr. CROSBY the loss was immeasureable. He always after seemed to move as if in the shadow of it. In the Spring of 1891, he went to Nebraska with a view of making his home with his children there; but he was not contented there, and longed to get back among the old familiar scenes and faces in Adams county. He came back in the fall. In January he was taken sick and his strength failed evidently. After a little he rallied somewhat, and the desire to see his children again took hold of him, and he returned to Nebraska, as he said upon leaving Friendship, to die. After his arrival there, he made his home with his son Lewis, and it was at the latter's house he died on Thursday of last week. His remains were brought back to this county to be interred by the side of those of his wife in the cemetery at Olin. The remains were accompanied by John F. and Lewis G. CROSBY, sons of the deceased, who reached the residence of Mr. Elisha CROSBY of Plainville, a brother of William H. CROSBY, on Saturday evening.The deceased leaves three sons and three daughters--Mrs. Nannie HENRY of Belmont, New York; William M. CROSBY of Climbing Hill, Iowa; John F. CROSBY, Mrs. Mary A. CARTER and Miss Kittie E. CROSBY of Winside, Nebraska; and Lewis G. CROSBY of Hubbard, Nebraska. In all his domestic relations Mr. CROSBY was a kind and indulgent husband and father. CROTHERS, LaVinnie LaVinnie Crothers 1882 - 1971 Surnames: Austin, Crothers From the Daily Tribune [Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI], Tuesday Feb. 16, 1971, Page 2 (not the complete obit due to copyright restrictions) Mrs. LaVinnie CROTHERS, 89, died Monday in Wisconsin Rapids. Mrs. Crothers was born Jan. 26, 1882 in the town of Rio to Mr. and Mrs. Frank AUSTIN. She was a resident of Adams County for most of her life. She married Albert J. CROTHERS in Grand Rapids Oct. 24, 1909*, and he passed away in 1962. Survivors include one son, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter and a son. Funeral services will be held at Roseberry's Funeral Home in Friendship on Wednesday, with burial in Mount Repose Cemetery. *Transcriber's Note: LaVinna Austin and Albert Crothers' marriage is recorded in Wood County Wisconsin Marriages Volume 4, Page 370 CROTHERS, Robert Robert Crothers d. 1894 Surnames: Corrigan, Crothers From the Adams County Press, Saturday June 16, 1894, Page 5--apparently copied from the Arlington, South Dakota "Sun" Robert CROTHERS was born near Belfast, Ireland, July 24, 1818. At the age of 24 he sailed for America, landing in Quebec in the year 1842. He remained in Canada a short time, then went to Hartford, Connecticut, where he remained six years. He then returned to Canada and settled near Pike River at the head of Lake Champlain. Shortly afterward, on the 9th of July, 1850, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary CORRIGAN. In the summer of 1856, he, in company with his brother James CROTHERS, and their families removed to Wisconsin and settled in Adams county. There he lived twenty-four years. In the fall of 1880 he came to Dakota and settled in Badger township, Kingsbury county, where he resided until his death, May 21, 1894. While residing in Wisconsin he gave his heart to Christ and united with a Congregational church. Since the organization of the Badger Congregational church in 1880 he has been its senior deacon. His peaceful death was simply (as he expressed it) a "going home." With the exception of his oldest daughter, who went from the Wisconsin home to the home above at the age of 19, his whole family was gathered about him to bid him the last good-bye and receive his encouraging exhortation. His life companion survives him with four sons, one daughter and their several families. The funeral service was held at the Mike White school house, which though a large room, was unable to hold the congregation. The sermon was preached by Rev. G. W. Crater, from Job 14:14; "All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come." CROTHERS, Sidny Sidny CROTHERS, d. 1904 Surname: CROTHERS From the Adams County Press, April 23, 1904, Page 5 Died--CROTHERSSidny Kenneth, son of Mr. and Mrs. William CROTHERS, died April 14th, 1904 of pneumonia, aged 20 years. Funeral services were conducted at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. CROTHERS, near Jordan Lake, on April 16th, Rev. James M. Bain of Portage, officiating, taking his text: 2 Samuel 12:23. A cortege of twenty-five carriages accompanied the remains to the family cemetery in the town of Jackson. CRUTHERS, Mrs. Ann (James) Mrs. Ann CRUTHERS, d. 1890 Surname: Cruthers From the Adams County Press, Saturday Nov 8, 1890, Page 4 DIED--CRUTHERS--Mrs. Ann CRUTHERS, wife of James CRUTHERS, at his home in the Town of Jackson, October 16th, 1890, aged 69 (?blurry) years, 4 months and 13 days.The deceased was born in the Island of Jersey, where the first nine years of her life were spent. Her father then moved with his family to Ireland, where in April 1840 she was married to him who has been her life's companion to the close. The week after their marriage, they sailed for America, residing sixteen years in the province of Quebec, Canada. Then, in 1858, located at their home on the beautiful Jordan, a picturesque lake, clear, broad and deep--a fitting emblem of her departed life. With un-assuming dignity she presided over her household, blessed with eight children, all of whom show happy results of faithful maternal training, fulfilling Solomon's assertion "Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her." Her early church relationship was Episcopalian, but for the last thirty-one years her name has honored the roll of the Oxford Presbyterian church. The funeral services were held at her late residence Sunday October 19th, conducted by Revs. Wilson and Bain, while every arrangement was most fittingly presided over by John Graham. The exceptionally large gathering of neighbors--many from a distance--together with the depth of feeling expressed, testify to the universal appreciation of her life and character fittingly revealed in the funeral text, Rev. 14:13. Sorely do the family, the church and the community feel this our great loss, yet with Christian resignation look forward to a happy reunion beyond the swelling Jordan. CUMMINGS, Mrs Ab., d. 1897 Source: Adams County Press, Saturday May 7, 1897, Page 4 Column 3 The funeral of Mrs. Ab. CUMMINGS was largely attended by relatives and sympathizing friends. She was laid at rest by the side of her mother who was buried only a short time ago. The family have the sympathy of the entire community. CUMMINGS, A. M. Source: Adams County Press, Saturday July 5, 1897 A. M. CUMMINGS died at his home near Pt. Bluff, in the town of Springville, in this county, at 1:30 A.M., July 3rd, 1897, of spinal meningitis. Mr. CUMMINGS was born in the county of Dane, in this state, January 5, 1847, and was theretofore 50 years, 5 mos. and 29 days old at the time of his death. The death of his wife occurred only two months and seven days before his own. By this double bereavement, three children-Edith, aged 19 years, Viola, aged 14 years, and Elery, aged ten years, are deprived of both father and mother. Mr. CUMMINGS had resided for many years in the community where he died, and by his honorable, quiet, unostentatious and manly bearing had won, in large degree, the confidence and esteem of his neighbors and fellow citizens. The family outside of that of his own wife and children, was quite large, and the circle of those who gathered at the funeral bier to mourn as kinsmen of the dead included many of the prominent citizens of the town. The funeral was on Sunday and was one of the largest over gathered in the county. More than fifty carriages were in the procession which accompanied the remains from the family residence to the church in White Creek-forming a procession that was nearly a half mile in length. The address of Rev. C. W. TURNER was tenderly beautiful in thought and expression-it was not a sermon, but something better-something to bless those who mourned their dead; to uplift humanity by the gentle chords of sympathy. The deceased had been a worthy member of Quincy Lodge of F. & A. M., and the remains were consigned to their last resting place with Masonic ceremonies and honors, many of the brethren from Friendship, Kilbourn and the vicinity being present and joining in the impressive services. CUMMINGS, Alma Alma CUMMINGS d.1968 Surnames: Buckley, Cummings From The Adams County Times Thur. August 22, 1968 P1 Mrs. Alma Cummings, 80, a former White Creek resident, was dead on arrival at Divine Savior Hospital, Portage, Sunday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m. She has made her home with Mrs. Lawrence Buckley, Big Spring for the past several years. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 21 at Roseberry's Funeral Home. Rev. Ambrose Bandow officiating, with burial at White Creek. CUMMINGS, Angeline Angeline CUMMINGS, 1823-1904 Surnames: Cummings, Douglas, Evans, Oakes, Smith, Webster From the Adams County Press, Volume XLIII Number 50, Saturday 16 July 1904, Page 1 Mrs. Angeline CUMMINGS died at the home of her son, Joseph, in the Town of Springville, July 10, 1904, of paralysis, aged 81 years, 5 months.Angeline OAKES was born in Greenbush, Maine, 08 February 1823. In 1841, she was united in marriage with Joseph B. CUMMINGS, and in 1845 they came west, settling first in Dane county, this state, and in 1849, removed to the town of Springville, Adams county, where she has since resided.In their settling in the county at that early day, the year that Wisconsin was admitted to the statehood, all the trials and troubles incident to a pioneer life must have been met and cheerfully endured. Coming when settlers were few and convenience scarce, they have watched the town's development from a virgin state, to one of pleasant homes and fine farms. Great must have been the satisfaction to her in her declining years to look back upon all the changing vicissitudes of that well spent life, to see the children, that she had reared occupying leading positions of trust and honor in the community, to be surrounded by kind and loving friends of a lifetime...To Mr. and Mrs. CUMMINGS seven children were born, four of whom have preceeded her to the other shore, along with her husband, the children being: Samuel T., Albert F., Theodore R. and Mrs. Josephine EVANS. Three children, Norman of Kilbourn, Joseph W. and Mrs. Maria WEBSTER of Springville survive. Mrs. CUMMINGS is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Levi OAKES of Necedah, Edward OAKES of Viroqua, Albert OAKES of Worcester, Massachusetts, Henry OAKES of South Dakota, George OAKES of Plainville, Mrs. John DOUGLAS of Marble, and Mrs. Eunice SMITH of Grafton, Massachusetts.Funeral services were held at Point Bluff, Tuesday, July 12, with Reverend Brenneman of Kilbourn officiating. The interment was in the town-line cemetery, with a large cortege following the remians to their final resting place. CUMMINGS, Grandma From the Adams County Press, Volume XLIII Number 50, Saturday 16 July 1904, Page 1 Grandma CUMMINGS, who has been sick for a long time, passed away Sunday. Mrs. CUMMINGS with her husband were among the first settlers in the town of Springville, where they had a good farm. Her husband died a number of years ago; but she has occupied the home until poor health compelled her to go and live with one of her sons. Thus another of the pioneer settlers of our county has passed away. She leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. CUMMINGS, Edward A. Edward A. CUMMINGS, d. 1899 Surnames: Ager, Cummings, McClyman, Stevens, Whiting From the Adams County Press, Nov 18, 1899, Page 6 On Monday last Edward A. CUMMINGS, a well-to-do farmer and prominent citizen of the town of New Haven, residing about a mile west of Briggsville, died very suddenly in a field where he had been at work during the afternoon. About three o'clock that afternoon, Mr. George AGER, chairman of supervisors (county board) of New Haven, on his way to Friendship, passed Mr. CUMMINGS place and saw him seated on a sulky plow out in the field, busily engaged in plowing, and apparently in usual good health. Mr. CUMMINGS died about an hour later, supposedly of heart failure. Mr. CUMMINGS was highly esteemed in the community where he resided as an honorable, upright, conscientious man and good citizen, and had always been prominent in the social and business affairs of the town. In the family circle he was a kind and indulgent husband and father, watchful for the good of those Providence had committed to his care. He is mourned by a very large circle of friends. The deceased leaves surviving him a widow, four sons and four daughters, grieving for the loss of a devoted husband and father. The sons are Sylvester, residing in New Haven; Charles, now in the Klondyke region; Elmer and Edward, Jr., residing in South Dakota. The daughters are Miss Lydia, for twenty-three years past has been engaged in teaching in the schools of Milwaukee; Mrs. Martha WHITING of South Dakota; Mrs. Albert STEVENS, residing near Baraboo in Sauk County; and Miss Stella, now a student in the Normal School at Whitewater. His oldest son was one of the unfortunates who were caught and perished in the great snowslide in the Klondyke last winter. Also from page 6 of the Nov 18, 1899 Adams County Press:--Supervisor Thomas K. McCLYMAN was called away Wednesday morning to attend the funeral of his cousin, Edward A. CUMMINGS, near Briggsville, an account of whose sudden death last Monday, will be found elsewhere in the Press. CUMMINGS, Norman Norman CUMMINGS d. 1923 From the Friendship Reporter, Thursday September 27, 1923, Page 4 Norman Cummings, well-known to the people in the southern part of the county, having resided for years in the towns of Dell Prairie and Springville, died suddenly at his home in Kilbourn, Tuesday evening of apoplexy.Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afteroon at 2:00 o'clock. CUMMINGS, Theodore R. Theodore R. CUMMINGS d. 1904 Surnames: Bonnell, Cummings, Reynolds From the Adams County Press, Saturday June 4, 1904, Page 1 Theodore R. CUMMINGS for many years a prominent and respected residentof the Town of Springville, died at his home in that town, Tuesday evening,May 31st, of heart failure, aged 55 years.Mr. CUMMINGS was born in Dane county, this state, and came to this countyin 1852, settling on the home farm in the town of Springville, where hehas since lived. In 1868 he was married at Kilbourn to Miss Libbie E. REYNOLDS,who survives him. Of this union four children were born, as follows: SamuelT., Arthur N., Luther R. and Nina I., now Mrs. A. L. BONNELL; who withhis aged mother are left to mourn his loss.Mr. CUMMINGS was a man popular in his town, having gained and retainedthe respect of his neighbors and townsmen. He was quiet, unassuming, afriend to those in need, and thoughtful for all. In his family he was akind and loving husband, a gentle and affectionate father. The bereavedones have the sympathy of the entire community in their loss.Funeral services were held at the family home, Thursday, June 3rd, at 1o' clock in the afternoon, Rev. Brenneman of Kilbourn officiating. Theinterment being in the Town Line cemetery.Note: Also on page 1, in "The County News" column "Theo CUMMINGS of PointBluff, suffered a stroke of paralysis last week and is lying very low." CUSHMAN, Gladys Gladys CUSHMAN 1912 - 2001 Surnames: Cushman, Gangstee, Monsen Abstracted from the Daily Tribune [Wisconsin Rapids-Wood County-WI], July 26, 2001 Gladys Lillian CUSHMAN, 89, Friendship, died Monday, July 23, 2001, at Villa Pines Living Center after a lengthy illness. Services will be at Roseberry's Funeral Home and Crematory. Interment will be in Mount Repose Cemetery. Mrs. CUSHMAN was born March 7, 1912, to Mons and Olive (GANGSTEE) MONSEN. She married Milo CUSHMAN May 18, 1934, in Waukegan, Ill. She and her husband farmed in Evansville until their retirement. Survivors include one son, Milo "Chuck" (Evonne); two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. CUTLER, Charles F. Charles F. CUTLER d. 1890 From the Adams County Press, Volume XXV Number 27, Saturday December 13, 1890, Page 4 Charles F. CUTLER, better known to the people of this and Juneau counties, by the popular name of Fred CUTLER, died at Mauston on Tuesday last after a brief illness, from Bright's Disease. He was in his 61st year of age. Mr. CUTLER came to Wisconsin in 1855 and settled at Germantown. On the organization of Juneau county in 1857, he was elected clerk of the County Board of Supervisors, and held that office and that of County Clerk in which it afterward became merged, continuously, until January 1889. At the last election he was elected County Treasurer. He was a popular official, honest and efficient in the discharge of every duty. In his social relations he was a most genial friend and companion, a favorite with all. An only sister survives him, residing in Hartford, Connecticut, to which place the remains were taken for burial. He was a Knight Templar and the Masonic order took charge of the ceremonies at Mauston. CZAPLEWSKA, Robert R. Robert R.CZAPLEWSKI d. 2001 Surnames: Chapp, Czaplewska, Ferguson, Hayes, Hippe, Raszeja, Wolczewski, Zastrow From the Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter Wed. Feb. 28, 2001 Robert R. Czaplewski, age 73, of Friendship, died Thur. Feb. 22, 2001, in Adams County Memorial Hospital, Friendship. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Prasser-Kleezka Bay View Chapel, Milwaukee, with visitation on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery.Bob was a longtime employee of M.J. Tonsor Electric, former employee of the Milwaukee Road, served in the Merchant Marine and U.S. Coast Guard and proudly served his country during World War II with the Navy in the South Pacific. Survivors include: his wife of 51 years, Gloria (nee Raszeja); sons, Robert (Kay), Daniel (Kathy), and Scott; daughter, Debbie (Scott) Hayes; grandchildren, Randy, Becky, Elizabeth and Kathleen Czaplewski, Sarah, Scott and Daniel Hayes, and Matthew, Emily, Amanda and Robert Czaplewski; brother, Ed (Ruth) Chapp and sister, Bette Zastrow; a brother-in-law, Al Wolczewski: special friends, Lou Ann and Jerry Hippe and Paul and Sandy Ferguson; other family and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Randolph.In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.
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