Selected Obituaries

from Adams County and Area Newspapers

FAIRBANKS Alice Surnames: Atcherson, Billings, Dittburner, Fairbanks From the Adams County Press, February 11, 1911, Page 4 The death occurred last Thursday at Plainville of Mrs. Fairbanks. Mrs. Fairbanks had been taking care of her mother, who died a week previous to her own death, and it is thought that the blow was too much to stand, she gradually grew weaker, and after much suffering slept away. Alice B. Fairbanks was born August 27, 1861, in Rutland, Vermont, and was the daughter of Edwin and Margaret Billings, who moved to Wisconsin in 1863. Deceased has lived here ever since. On the 27th of July 1883, she was married to R. D. Fairbanks, of Quincy. To this union four children were born, two dying in infancy. Mourning their loss, is a husband, R. D. Fairbanks, a daughter Myrtice, a son Arthur, a twin-sister, Mrs. Abbie B. Atcherson of Plainville, and a half-sister, Mrs. Hattie Dittburner of Quincy. Mrs. Fairbanks joined the church in Quincy many years ago, and her trust and stay was in her Savior with whom she has now gone to dwell. She was a devoted mother and wife, a loving friend, and many will miss her. Services were held at the home of her sister in Plainville, Rev. Deans officiating. The remains were laid to rest in Olin cemetery. FAIRBANKS, John B, d. 1883 John B. Fairbanks Surname: Fairbanks Source: Adams County Press, Saturday Dec 8, 1883, Page 5 Column 2 DIED--Fairbanks--In White Creek, November 25th, 1883, John B. Fairbanks, aged 36 years. He was a successful physician in La Crosse for a number of years. His sympathy for his patients, and his numerous calls, prostrated his health, and for several years he was a severe sufferer. But these years of affliction were seasons of grace and preparation for that land where the inhabitants never say I am sick.This bereavement falls heavily upon his youthful companion and an only son. Only one brief year has elapsed since the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fairbanks, of Easton, had buried a younger son, Dr. Enoch L., aged 29. May divine grace bind up the broken hearts and comfort those that mourn. FALLOS, Rubye M. Rubye Fallos, d. 2000 Surnames: Autry, Bahl, Cekan, Eineichner, Fallos, George, Higgins, Klein, Koivisto, Lomax, Rundle Source: Adams County Times & Friendship Reporter, Wednesday December 20, 2000, Section B, Page 11 Rubye M. Fallos, 92, of Friendship, died Saturday Dec 16th at Villa Pines Living Center, Friendship, following a long illness. Rubye was born May 27, 1908 in Gleason, Tennessee, the daughter of James and Pearl (Autry) Higgins, one of their 11 children. Rubye attended school in Gleason, and helped her family pick cotton. She married Earl Lomax and to this marriage one child was born, Isabelle. This marriage ended in divorce.Rubye then moved to Waukegan, Illinois, where she worked in a garment factory. She then married Willie Edwin Fallos on September 6, 1930 in Waukegan, Illinois, where their son, William, was born. A short time later they moved back to Willie's birthplace of Strongs Prairie where Rubye and Willie were blessed with eight more children, and moved back to the Fallos homestead. While Willie worked away from home, Rubye raised their 10 children working the farm along with the older children.In 1953 Rubye and Willie moved to Pardeeville, then on to Milwaukee, though their hearts remained on 'the farm', where in 1969 they returned, to stay. Survivors include sons Carl Fallos of River Falls, Wisconsin and Claude (Arlene) Fallos of Rib Lake, Wisconsin; daughters, Isabelle (Paul) George, Paula (John) Klein and Norma (Richard) Cekan, all of Friendship, Ann Rundle of Menomonie, Carol (Allen) Eineichner of Milwaukee, Gloria (Ray) BAHL of Horn Lake, Mississippi, and Dorothy Koivisto of Superior; 42 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Rubye was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Willie (Jan 21, 1985), a son, William (July 2000), and beloved grandson, John Mitchell Fallos (Sept 6, 1985). Private family services were held at Roseberry's Funeral Home and Crematory, Friendship, with Rev. Donald Hanson officiating. Interment will be in the Dellwood Cemetery. FAY, R. K. R. K. Fay, d. 1888 Surname: Fay Source: Adams County Press, Saturday February 4, 1888, Page 4 R. K. Fay died at his home in Star Prairie, St. Croix county on January 5th 1888. Mr. Fay formerly resided in the town of Preston in this county, and for several years held the office of County Superintendent of Schools.In 1865 he represented this county in the State Legislature. Subsequently he moved to St. Croix county and located at Star Prairie. In 1870 he was elected to represent that county in the Legislative Assembly, and served as a member of that body in 1871. His wife died about three years ago. FELDMAN, Edward Edward E. Feldman 1894-1968 Surnames: Fansel, SFeldman, Smith, Staurseth Source: Adams County Times Sept. 19, 1968 P1 Funeral services for Edward E. Feldman were held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2:30 p.m. at Roseberry's Funeral Home with Pastor Ambrose Bandow officiating.Military rites were held at the Quincy Cemetery with World War I barracks acting as pallbearers, American Legion members as color guard, and the VFW members the firing squad.Edward Ernest Feldman was born March 12, 1894 in Chicago to Edward and Bertha Feldman and at the age of 3 years came to Quincy, Wis. where he spent all of his life. He served his country in the First World War and attained the rank of Corporal. On his return he purchased the old home from his father and has farmed it ever since, of which he was very fond.He was united in marriage to Sarah S. Smith and to this union were born four children.He passed away Sept. 11th at Hess Memorial Hospital, Mauston, at the age of 74 years and 6 months. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, Sarah, two sons, Harold and Garth at home, two daughters, Elaine (Mrs. Earl Staurseth) of Minneapolis, Evelyn (Mrs. Arthur R. Fansel), Columbus, Wisconsin, 1 brother Hugo of Milwaukee, four grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. FENNER, Emma S. Emma Fenner, d. 1972 Surname: Brow, DeMert, Fenner, Hansen, Vant Source: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Saturday Oct 28, 1972, Page 2 Friendship--Mrs. Emma S. Fenner, 83, Adams, died Friday at Adams County Memorial Hospital following a long illness. Services will be Monday afternoon at Roseberry Funeral Home, the Rev. Glenn Dunn officiating. Burial will be in New Chester cemetery. Mrs. Fenner was born April 18, 1889 at Big Flats, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Hansen, and married Frank Fenner at Friendship April 9, 1908. He died in 1961. Mrs. Fenner worked as a nurse's aide at the Oxford Nursing Home until retirement.Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Norman Brow, Adams, and Mrs. Roy Vant, Madison; a brother, Arthur Hansen, Adams; and a sister, Mrs. Eva DeMert, Neillsville; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Roseberry's Funeral Home Sunday after 4pm. FERRIS, Frank Frank Ferris, d. September 6, 1897 Source: Adams County Press, Saturday October 9, 1897, Page 3 Column 3 Smith Ferris, of White Creek, received on the 28th day of September, a draft on Chicago for $1,000, in payment of a certificate held by his son Frank in the Modern Woodmen of America. Frank Ferris, a member of White Creek Camp, M.W.A., was killed on the 6th of September, by accidental discharge of a gun. Proof of his death was furnished the Auditing Board of Accounts on the 13th and claim was allowed on the 16th. Order for draft was received on the 23d and draft received ont he 28th. Another evidence of the promptness of the M.W. of A in paying losses. FIDE, Betty J. Betty J. Fide 1920-2001 Surnames: Christensen, Gent, Miller, Reichoff, Roberts, Stoltz, Swiercz, Symons Source: Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter Wed. Jan. 24, 2001 Section B pg 8 Betty J. Fide, age 80, of Friendship, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001 in Adams County Memorial Hospital, Friendship. Graveside services were at 12 noon Monday, Jan. 22, in the Oakwood Cemetery, Waterford. Betty was born Sept. 12, 1920 in Merton, Wis., the daughter of Harold and Wilhelmina (Christensen) Roberts. She graduated from Adams-Friendship High School in 1938 and married Clemens G. Stoltz in 1942. They were blessed with four children. Clemens preceded her in death in 1962. Betty then married Russel R. Fide in 1964. He preceded her in death in 1986. Betty had worked as a nurse's aide at Adams County Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1982. Her parents, (Art and Jennie Roberts), a brother (Robert Roberts), and a sister (Joan Gent) preceded her in death in addition to her two husbands (Clemens and Russell). Survivors include: daughters, Virginia (Kenneth)Swiercz of Arkdale, and Sandra Stoltz of Waukesha; sons, Joseph (Sharon) Stoltz of Burlington, Wis. and Vernon Stoltz of Wind Lake, Wis.; grandchildren, James (Jolie) Swiercz of Milwaukee, Jeffrey (Cinde) Swiercz of Sheboygan, Kim (Chris) Miller and Robert Stoltz, both of Waterford; a great-grandchild, Wyatt Swiercz; a brother, Vernon (Joan) Roberts of Grand Marsh; sisters, Shirley Symons of Northbrook, Ill., and Audrey (Edwin) Reichhoff of Oxford; and many nephews and nieces.Roseberry's Funeral Home and Crematory, Friendship, assisted the family with arrangements. FINCH, Eber Eber Finch, d. 1904 From the Adams County Press, Saturday, 09 July, 1904, Page 4 Surnames: Finch, Flint, Russell, Weaver Eber Finch died at Lincoln, Placer county, California on June 20, 1904, aged 47 years, 7 months and 9 days. In his early boyhood he came with his parents to Wausau, Wisconsin, where they resided a few years. From there they moved to Barnum, in the northern part of Adams county, Wisconsin, where he made his home until June 16, 1880, when he married Miss Etta J. Russell of Big Spring, Wisconsin.They remained in Adams county until 1890, when they moved to Cool, El Dorado county, California, where they lived until three years ago, then moving to Lincoln, Placer county, and he commenced work in the Lincoln pottery. He leaves behind to mourn his loss, a wife and son at Lincoln, two brothers, Loren and Elmer Finch in Wisconsin, a sister, Mrs. Jennie Weaver in Tacoma, Washington, and a sister, Mrs. E. D. Flint of Auburn, California besides other relatives and friends.In his death the community has lost a good, faithful citizen and worker, a worker in the church, and the family a kind and indulgent husband and father. He was a good man and made many friends wherever he went, and will be greatly missed by all. FINEL Edward Edward Finel, d. 1897 From the Adams County Press, Saturday 18 December 1897 Surnames: Baker, Benedict, Clark, Demott, Finel, Jones Edward FINEL was born June 21st, 1803, at Pouliney, Vermont. He married Elizabeth CLARK Oct. 4th, 1826. She died Oct. 13, 1836, leaving him with three children. In Ohio, he married Lydia JONES, May 31, 1838. In 1847, they moved to Dodge county, Wisconsin, where he resided until 1855, when he moved to Adams county. His wife died August 2, 1870, leaving him with 7 children. He died Dec. 10, 1897 at the ripe old age of 94, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. E. DEMOTT. Six children survive him: Mrs. S. A. BAKER of Oregon, Mr. A. S. FINEL of Kansas, Mrs. E. F. BENEDICT of Oregon, Mr. E. FINEL of Juneau county, Wis., Mr. T. C. FINEL of Idaho and Mrs. L. E. DEMOTT with whom he passed the last years of his life. He leaves 32 grandchildren and quite a number of great grandchildren. He experienced religion when quite young, and always lived a Christian life. [Westfield papers please copy] FISCHER, Charlie Charlie Fischer, d 1911 Source: Wood County Times [Nekoosa, Wood Co. WI], Jan. 26, 1911, Page 1 Surname: Fischer Charlie Fischer Fatally Injured When Attempting to Put Belt on Machine in Port Edwards Charlie Fischer, seventeen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. August Fischer of this city, and fatally injured last Saturday afternoon at about 3:30 o'clock when attempting to put on a belt in the wood room of the Port Edwards sulphite mill. The young man was working on the conveyor that carries the blocks of wood. The belt which runs the conveyor slipped off and in putting it back on the pulley the unfortunate boy's clothing was caught in the shaft with the result that his legs and arms were broken and internal injuries were inflicted which caused his death within three hours after the accident. He was brought to the home of his parents here where Drs. Aylward of Port Edwards and Waters of this city did all they could for him, though an examination showed that there was little if any hope of recovery from such terrible injuries as he had received. Charlie Fischer was a young man of excellent qualities, faithful in his work and fo good habits. Among the younger people he was very popular and the bereaved family has the tender sympathy of everybody in the community in their dark hour of trouble, the loss of their boy. The remains were prepared for burial by Undertaker Voss and the funeral took place Tuesday, the body being laid to rest in the cemetery at Hadlock, Adams county. The family formerly lived there and Charlie lived there with his grandparents on their farm in Adams county until less than a year ago when he came to live with his parents and go to work at Port Edwards where his father is also employed. FISH, Mrs. A. R. Mrs. A. R. Fish, d. 1899 Surname: Fish Source: Adams County Press, 11 March 1899 Page 5, Coloma News Column Mrs. A. R. Fish died at her home at Pardeeville February 25. Mr. and Mrs. Fish left here last fall to make Pardeeville their home. FITCH, Charles B. Charles Fitch, d. 1906 Surname: Fitch Source: Adams County Press, Saturday Oct 27, 1906, Page 4 Charles B. Fitch died at his home in the western part of the village about 10 o'clock Wednesday forenoon.He is survived by a widow and five children. Mr. Fitch was a veteran of the Civil War, and had made his home in this section at various times during a number of years. FLINT, Emma Emma Flint, d. 1903 Surname: Flint Source: Adams County Press, Saturday December 26, 1903, Page 1 DIED--Flint--Emmet D. Flint of Auburn, California, died at the home of his brother-in-law, Eber Finch in Lincoln, California, on Nov 23, 1903, aged 54 years. Mr. Flint's death was due to ptomaine poisoning, caused by eating tainted meat which was served at a hotel in Orville, California, where he was a guest.Years ago, Mr. Flint owned and lived on a farm about three miles southeast of Friendship, leaving here some fifteen years ago for California with his father and brothers. Deceased leaves a widow and a large family. FLUKE, Isaac Isaac Fluke, d. 1887 Surnames: Flook, Fluke, Klumpner, Mason Source: Adams County Press, January 7, 1888, Page 4 Column 3 There were three funerals near here last Sunday--Matt MASON of Briggsville of lung complaint (he was a member of the Briggsville Post), Isaac FLUKE of this town of typhoid fever (he was a soldier in an Ohio regiment but not a member of any post); and an old man by the name of Klumpner, who lived in the western part of this town. Same issue as above, Page 4 Column 2: Mr. Isaac Flook, of New Haven, was buried in the East cemetery, town of Jackson on Sunday afternoon. From the January 14, 1888 Adams County Press, Page 5 Column 3, Plainville News column: Garrett Klumpner died last Friday. He was one of the old settlers of the town, having lived here a long term of years. FOLMSBEE, John John Folmsbee, d. 1891 Surnames: Folmsbee, Thompson Source: Adams County Press, Saturday Oct 24, 1891, Page 4 Plainville News Column Died--on the 16th of October 1891, at the house of Wallace Thompson, in this town, John Folmsbee, aged 86 years. Uncle John, as he was familiarly called, had lived here nearly forty years. He was highly respected by all his neighbors and friends, as was attested by the large attendance at his funeral Sunday. He was laid to rest beside his wife in the Plainville cemetery, who died in February, 1890. FORBUSH, Willis H. Willis H Forbush, d. 1882 Surname: Forbush Source: Adams County Press, Saturday Nov 18, 1882, Page 5 Column 3 DIED--In New Chester, November 8, 1882 of typhoid fever, Willis H, son of George & Mary Forbush, aged 21 years, 13 days. FRAZER, Cleo Cleo Frazer, 1912 - 2001 Surnames: Combs, Edwards, Farrell, Frazer, Gore, Kilmer, Rogge Source: Daily Tribune [Wisc. Rapids, Wood, WI], June 9 2001 P5A Cleo Fern Frazer, 88, formerly of the Adams County town of Jackson, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at the home of her son, George Gore, in Juneau County.Services will be Tuesday at Davis Corners United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Davis Corners Cemetery, in the town of Jackson (Adams County). Mrs. Frazer was born July 19, 1912, in Hudson, Ill., to George and Etta (Kilmer) Farrell. She moved to Adams County in 1947, where she was a resident of the town of Jackson for 53 years until moving to Elroy to live with her son because of ill health. Survivors include three sons, George (Mary Ann) Gore: Holly (Patti) Gore, and Dean (Cindy) Gore, three daughters, Shirley (Bill) Combs, Bonnie (Edward) Rogge, Concrete, Wash., and Nancy (Howard) Edwards, Black River Falls; 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.Roseberry's Funeral Home, Friendship, assisted with arrangements. FREDAY, Crina Mrs. Herbert Freday, 1858 - 1898 Surnames: Booth, Freday Source: Adams County Press, Saturday July 16, 1898, Page 4 Column 3, apparently copied from the Plainfield Sun Mrs. Crina Freday, wife of Herbert Freday of the Town of Colburn, Adams County Wisconsin, died at her home on Monday, July 4, 1898, of palpitation of the heart. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Booth of this village, and was born in the town of Alto, Fond du Lac County, Wis., Dec 18, 1858. She was married to Herbert Freday Dec 18, 1879, and had one daughter at the time of her death. She leaves to mourn her untimely death her aged parents, husband and daughter, two sisters and five brothers. She was a good woman, beloved by all who had formed her acquaintance. Funeral was held on Tuesday at the Leola townhouse; and the remains buried in the Colburn cemetery, Rev. F. C. Rhapstock of the Plainfield Baptist church preaching the sermon. The immediate relatives extend their heartfelt thanks to the many kind neighbors and friends who assisted during the sickness and burial of the deceased. --Plainfield Sun FREECK, Esther L. Esther L. Freeck, 1907-2001 Surnames: Barich, Freeck, Heitman, Schroeder Source: Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter, Wed Jan 3, 2001 Section B Page 5 Esther Louise Freeck, age 93, of Adams, formerly of Milwaukee, died Monday January 1st, 2001, in Villa Pines Living Center, Friendship. Funeral services were Saturday Jan 6, 2001 at Roseberry's Funeral Home, Friendship, with Rev. Dean Drummer officiating. Interment will be in Valhalla cemetery, Milwaukee. Esther was born Sept 13, 1907 in the Adams county Town of Easton, the daughter of Charles and Katherine (Schroeder) Heitman. She married Walter Freeck in 1927, and they were married and lived in Milwaukee 64 years prior to Walter's death in 1991. While in Milwaukee, Esther enjoyed her life as a homemaker, her church activities at St. Michael's Lutheran church, and her employment at Holeproof Stocking Company. In 1997, Esther moved to Adams to live at Liberty Manor where she very much appreciated the care and assistance given her and the new friendships formed. Survivors include: two sisters, Clara Heitman of Adams and Katherine (John) Barich of Friendship; three brothers, Kenneth Heitman and Edward (June) Heitman, both of Adams, and Arnold (Elinor) Heitman of Milwaukee; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Her parents, husband, six brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. Roseberry's Funeral Home assisted the family. FREELAND, William Henry William Henry Freeland, d. 1897 Surnames: Bowen, Freeland From the Adams County Press, Saturday December 4, 1897, Page 5 Column 3 William Marion FREELAND, son of William and Susan FREELAND, was born in the town of Monroe, Adams county, October 9, 1857. He was married to Miss Ida BOWEN in 1877. He engaged in farming until 1888. Mr. FREELAND, with his family then moved to Berlin, in this state, where for some time he was engaged with the Henry Luther Co. He also took orders for the Campbell & Co. Marble Works, one year. In 1892, Mr. FREELAND moved to Phlox, Langlade county, and took charge of a sawmill for Luther & Co. for some time, and, in 1895, he again moved to Berlin and was engaged with the same company for about one year, when he removed to the town of Colburn, in Adams county, where he resided till the time of his death, Nov. 19, 1897. The deceased belonged to the Sons of Veterans and the Fire Department of Berlin, and, also, the Christian Endeavor Society of the McGregor church on Monday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. CROWDER of Coloma. Mr. FREELAND was a kind and affectionate husband and father, a highly respected neighbor, who earned the confidence and esteem of all who knew him by his moral worth and the sunshine of a loving character in his intercourse with them. The deceased left surviving him, a wife, badly crippled with rheumatism, and two children, Lettie and Jessie FREELAND, to mourn his loss. FREEMAN, Clarina From the Adams County Press, April 13, 1878, Page 2 FREEMAN.-In Springville, Adams county, Wisconsin, on the 1st of April, 1878, after a brief illness, Clarina, consort of the late Lucius FREEMAN, aged 77 years and 5 months. FREEMAN, Sophronia T. Sophronia T. Freeman, d. 1882 Surname: Freeman Source: Adams Co Press, April 15, 1882, P4C3 Died--Freeman--At Olin, Adams county Wisconsin, on the 1st of April, of congestion of the lungs, resulting from measles, Sophronia T., beloved wife of Thomas R. Freeman, aged 43 years. FRENCH, J. C. J. C. French, 1823 - 1878 Source: Adams County Press August 31, 1878 DIED: FRENCH.-In White Creek, August 14th, of dyspeptic consumption, J. C. FRENCH, aged 55 years, 5 months, and 26 days. FRIDAY, Mrs. Anthony Mrs. Anthony (Leilla) Friday 1921-1968 Surnames: Alderman, Goodbear, King, Lincoln, Winneshiek, Wolters Source: Adams County Times Sept. 19, 1968 P1 Mrs. Anthony Friday passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, after a brief illness in Chicago, where she has made her home for the past 22 years.Born in Adams, December 29, 1921, Leilla Olin Goodbear Friday was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Goodbear of Friendship. She was a resident of Adams County until 1950 when she moved to Chicago. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Thomas King and Violet Friday, four sons, Glenn and Elvis Winneshiek, Leonard John and Anthony Friday, Jr. all from Chicago, one brother, Herbert Goodbear, Beloit, three sisters, Mavis Alderman, Edgerton, Mrs. Gilman Lincoln, Tomah and Mrs. Alfred Wolters, Milwaukee. She was predeceased by three sisters, two in infancy, and in 1947, Miss Violet Goodbear of Chicago. Also surviving are three grand-children and fifteen nephews and eleven nieces. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. at Roseberry's Funeral Home with burial at Mt. Repose. FRITZ, Olive Olive FRITZ, d. Nov 1915 Surname: Fritz Source: Mauston Star [Mauston-Juneau Co-WI], Thursday Nov 4, 1915, Page 1 Accidentally Shoots Sister--Monday afternoon at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fritz, in Adams County, Charlie Fritz age seven, accidentally shot and instantly killed his eleven year old sister Olive. Charlie, with other children of the family, came home from school and found a shotgun his brother had neglected to unload. Olive, with another sister, was washing dishes when Charlie discharged the gun... FRYER, John Surname: Fryer From the Adams County Press, May 20, 1871, Page 4 Died: John Fryer, uncle to W. S. Fryer of Preston, died at the residence of the latter at two o'clock yesterday morning, aged 70 years. The friends will meet at the residence of Mr. Fryer today at 10 a.m. to attend the funeral. FRYER, Mary Mary Fryer, d. 1913 From the Adams County Press, Feb. 1, 1913, Page8 Miss Mary Fryer died at her home in the town of Preston, on Wednesday, January 22nd, after a protracted illness following a stroke of paralysis. Deceased was born at the farm home in Preston in the year 1858, and was the second daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Fryer. A number of years ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis, which left her a partial invalid. She was a patient sufferer, and passed to the other shore in the firm belief of meeting the loved ones gone before. In one short year, death has removed a mother and two daughters from this family. Funeral services were held at the home on Friday, conducted by Rev. James Deans, the interment being in the Mount Repose cemetery. FRYER, Sarah Sarah Fryer, d. 1912 From the Adams County Press, Saturday Dec. 28, 1912, Page 1 Miss Sarah Fryer died at her home in the town of Preston on Sunday, December 22nd, 1912, following a paralytic stroke. Deceased was the third daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Fryer and spent most of her life on the farm homestead in the town of Preston. She was an estimable woman possessing every virtue, and passed a useful and honorable life. She leaves to mourn their loss three sisters, Mrs. Eliza Newton of Beloit and the Misses Mary and Lona Fryer at home. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. James Deans, interment being in Mount Repose cemetery.
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