Selected Obituaries

from Adams County and Area Newspapers

WALTON, Isaac W., d. 1878 Source: Adams County Press, Saturday November 16, 1878 Died: WALTON.-At his home in Easton, September 3d, of consumption of the bowels, Isaac W. WALTON, aged 24 years, 5 months and 5 days. His many friends grieve to learn of his death. Isaac was a young man of great energy, a miller by profession, and for several months before his death, had been employed in a flouring mill at Star Prairie, St. Croix county. He came home on a visit in March, thinking he would return to his business after a few weeks recreation; and not until his sickness had reduced him to a mere skeleton did he give up all hopes of recovery. He was willing to die, and content to think that he would never be better prepared. On realizing that death was near his friends came in to give their last testimony of inspiring love, to press the hand, and hear the faint, faltering accents, struggling in death, to give one more assurance of affection. A more affecting death scene, perhaps, seldom occurs; even when his strength seemed entirely gone, he recovered enough to put his arms around his dear mother's neck, to take the one, last kiss. We willingly part with our brother with the expectation of meeting him "in that house not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens." His remains, at his request, were interred at Fall River, Columbia county, where "The night-dew that falls, though in silence it weeps, Shall brighten with verdure the grave where he sleeps; And the tear that we shed, though in secret it rolls, Shall long keep his memory green in our souls." His Brothers WARD, Elizabeth A., d. 1912 Source: Adams County Press, Saturday January 18, 1913 Died: Mrs. Elizabeth A. Ward The passing away of Mrs. Elizabeth A. Ward calls to mind that the roll of the old settlers in Adams County is rapidly decreasing. Mrs. Ward has been a resident of Adams county from the year 1869 until her death on December 27th, 1912. Mrs. Ward, or Elizabeth A. Richmond, was born in Oswego County, New York, November 6th, 1838. While she was still quite young, she came with her parents to Waukesha county, Wisconsin, where she resided until she was married. She was married to Henry H. Ward on June 5th, 1869 and they immediately moved to the town of Monroe, Adams county, where she resided until her death. Mrs. Ward leaves behind to mourn her loss, her adopted daughter, Mrs. Addie Wade and her brother, J. R. Richmond, both of whom reside in the town of Monroe. Besides doing her duty as a wife, Mrs. Ward taught school for several years and those who received instructions from her speak highly of her work and ability as a teacher. The remains were laid to rest in Spring Creek cemetery December 29th, Reverend Wilson officiating. Card of Thanks: We wish to express our gratitude for the kindness and assistance rendered us by many friends and neighbors during the sickness and death of our mother and sister, also to thank the choir for their services. Mrs. Addie Wade, J. B. Wade, J. R. Richmond. WARD, May Belle, d. 1897 Source: Adams County Press, Saturday May 29, 1897, Page 4 Column 4 Point Bluff News -Died, May 20, at Olin, May Belle WARD, aged 9 years and ten months. She had suffered for about two months, then passed away. Same page and column reported Mr. L. HARRISON and son, of Harshaw, Wisconsin, attended the funeral of his brother-in-law's child. Plainville news column, page 4 column 4 reported "Died, of quick consumption, at the home of her parents, Mamie, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. WARD, May 20, aged ten years. The funeral was held at the Olin schoolhouse Sunday afternoon was held at the Olin schoolhouse Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. W. TURNER. Mamie had been sick all the spring, suffering with whooping cough and lung fever, which finally ended in the dreadful disease of consumption. The family have the sympathy of the community in their deep sorrow." Johnnie WARD, of Jordan Lake, came home to attend the funeral of his sister.(Plainville news on page 4) WARD, Rollin Source: Adams County Press, Saturday April 3, 1897, Plainville and Twin Valley news columns Plainville news: Died, on Sunday, of typhoid pneumonia, Rollin, the 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. WARD. Funeral Tuesday afternoon, Rev. TURNER, of Kilbourn officiating. Twin Valley: Rollin WARD, aged about 12 years, son of Charles and Georgiana WARD, who has been very sick for the past week with typhoid pneumonia, died Sunday evening at 8:30 o'clock. He was buried in the Olin cemetery Tuesday afternoon. His sister, Little Mamie, who is also very sick is not expected to live. WARKE, Ole Source: Adams County Press, Saturday July 27, 1878 SUICIDE OF OLE WARKE From Dr. W. W. WORDEN, of Strongs Prairie, we learn the particulars of the suicide of Ole WARKE, who resided about a mile and a quarter southeast of Strongs Prairie Corners. The rash act was committed on Saturday morning last, and was the undoubted result of an increasing mental aberration. Although owning a fine farm and considerable stock and other personal property, besides having several hundred dollars of money out at interest, he has for the past six months been troubled with an intense fear that his wife and two little ones would come to want. During this time, too, he often complained of a strange feeling in his head, and at times showed strong symptoms of approaching insanity. Friday night he passed sleeplessly and got up Saturday morning nervous and depressed. He went about his chores, however, as usual. After a few moments his wife went to the stable to look for him, and not finding him there went on to the corn crib, where she found him with the lower part of his person lying on the floor, and the upper part suspended about two feet from the floor, dead. He had taken a strong strip of cotton cloth, doubled it, and slipping one end through the loop, had placed the noose thus formed about his neck, tied the opposite end to a girt about three feet above the floor, and lying down so that the weight of the head and body were suspended by the cloth, had choked to death. As soon as discovered the noose was removed, and every effort made to restore animation, but without avail. Dr. WORDEN was immediately sent for and answered the call as quickly as possible, but when he arrived the body had already begun to stiffen. The sad act was undoubtedly the result of an insane impulse. Mr. WARKE was a strictly temperate man, about 27 years of age. About two and a half years ago he married and had a pleasant and affectionate wife of whom he seemed very fond, and who he now leaves with two little babes. In fact, his mental aberration always took the haunting fear that his wife and little ones would come to want. WARP, Helen Ann, d. 1991 Surnames: Bruckner, Ward Source: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wednesday September 4, 1991, Page 2 (not the complete obit due to copyright restrictions) Helen Ann Warp, 90, died Monday, Sept. 2, 1991 in Friendship, after a short illness. Mrs. Warp was born March 13, 1901 in the town of New Chester, to Samuel and Hannah Bruckner. She was married to Almer Orlando Warp at Trinity Lutheran Church at Arkdale. Survivors include six children and one half-brother. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, one daughter and four brothers. Services will be held Friday at Trinity Lutheran church, Arkdale, burial will be in East Arkdale cemetery. Roseberry's Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. WEBER, Peter S., died 1879 Surnames: Crandall, Graham, Lathrop, Martin, Norris, Norton, Weber Source: the May 24, 1879 issue of the Adams County Press WEBER: In Delton, Sauk county, May 16th 1879, Peter S. Weber, aged 74 years, 2 months and 8 days. Mr. Weber was born in Peterborough, Madison county, New York, on the 8th of March, 1805. In 1826 he married Ruth A. Lathrop, by whom he had one child, now living, now Mrs. Samuel Crandall of Nile, N.Y. In 1828 his wife died, and six years after he married Maria A. Norton of Peterborough. Soon after this marriage he removed to Friendship, Allegany county, New York, where he resided until the Spring of 1858, when he came to Wisconsin, and settled here in Friendship, where he resided until the spring of 1867. The family circle after coming here, was soon sadly broken. In 1860 a daughter, Elizabeth, a young lady of rare graces of mind and person, and greatly beloved by a large cirlce of friends, died. The next year, Ellen, another daughter of twelve years, died; and a week later the sorrowing mother, worn with watching by the bedside of her loved ones, followed her little daughter over into the Beautiful Land. The war called two of the sons, Dwight N. and Edwin H. to the service of the country, and though both came safely through, the severed household was never again to be united. At the end of his military service Dwight went to Montana, and E. H. Weber went into business in the Northwestern part of this state. From the death of his wife to the spring of 1867, Mr. Weber resided here in Friendship, his household the greater part of time consisting of two daughters, Flora and Mary, and his youngest son, John. In the spring of that year he disposed of his property here, and afterwards made his home with his children, a part of the time at first with his son E. H. Weber, of Dunn county, but afterwards and most of the time with is daughter Mrs. Edward Norris, of Delton, at whose residence he died. Mr. Weber died of the disease usually called softening of the brain; and, as is the case always with that disease, it seriously impaired his mental faculties. Always kindly and forbearing in his family, as the dark clouds settled upon his mind he seemed to grow more affectionate, and cling more closely and lovingly to his friends. Mr. Weber was a good man in all the relations in life--an affectionate husband, a kind and wise father, an upright and respected citizen, a good neighbor and a firm friend. Mr. Weber was the father of twelve children, two of whom died in infancy, and eight of whom survive him. They are Mrs. S. Crandall, of Nile, New York; Mrs. Edward Norris, of Delton, this state; W. M. Weber, of Mt Vernon, Kentucky; Dwight N. Weber, of Hamilton, Montana; Mrs. H. C. Graham, of Manchester, Iowa; E. H. Weber, of Madison, this state; Mrs. H. E. Martin, of Masonville, Iowa; and John B. Weber, of Osage, Kansas. The deceased was buried last Monday by the side of his wife and daughters in Mount Repose Cemetery. An appropriate sermon was given. WEBSTER, Miranda Source: Adams County Press, Saturday March 20, 1897 Died at her home in New Chester, on the 9th day of March, 1897, Mrs. Miranda WEBSTER, wife of James WEBSTER. The funeral services were held on the 12th, at the church, in the cemetery of which her mortal remains were laid. She leaves behind many relatives-brothers, sisters, children and grandchildren to mourn her loss, but none who can feel it so keenly as the aged husband who had enjoyed her helpful companionship for the past twenty years. From the New Chester column: The cold hand of Death has visited us again. Last Tuesday, the 9th, Mrs. James WEBSTER died. She was very much respected and leaves many friends to mourn her loss. Mrs. WEBSTER was one of the first that settled in this town about forty-four years ago. The funeral was held at the church, and was conducted by Rev. J. H. McCHESNEY. WHITE, C. C. Surnames: Houghton, White Source: Adams County Press, April 27, 1878 Killed by Lightning,--A sad death occurred on Friday, the 19th instant, about three miles south of this village. Mr. C. C. WHITE was struck by lightning while plowing in a field with a yoke of oxen, on what is known as the old "Elwood place." The bolt struck him on the head, tearing his hat to pieces, and killing him instantly. A little grandson looking from the window during the storm saw him fall. The family hastened to the spot, there to realize too vividly that in the midst of life we are in death. One of the oxen was also killed, while his mate was apparently uninjured. From the marks on Mr. WHITE's body it would seem that the electric fluid descended from his head in two directions. One portion ran down the left side of his head back of his ear, and down the body and left leg, leaving marks to indicate its course, and burning his left heel to a crisp. Another portion went down the right arm, striking and shivering the plow handle, thence apparently along the plow beam and chain, and striking the ox in some vital part of his body. Mr. White was a hard working honest man, and good citizen. He removed from Kenosha to this county something over two years since, and so far as we know had won the esteem of all, and made many friends among his new acquaintances. He was about 52 years of age. He was buried on Sunday at "Houghton's Rock," by the side of the late Samuel HOUGHTON to whom he was related by marriage. His funeral was attended by a large number of his neighbors and people from Friendship, all of whom deeply sympathized with his bereaved family. WING Source: Adams County Press, June 1, 1878 On the morning of May 20th, Almeda, wife of Andrew WING, of New Chester, after months of painful suffering. During her long illness Mrs. WING manifested a patient, loving, and trusting spirit, that made even her dying bed appear like a mirror reflecting the glory of the heavenly world, not soon to be forgotten by husband and children, and those who beheld the departure of the angel wife and mother.-Com. WYMAN, Irmie E From the Adams County Press, Saturday Nov. 6, 1897 Irmie E. ABBOTT was born in the town of Rome in Adams county, Wisconsin, July 22, 1872. She married Mr. Walter WYMAN of Strongs Prairie, Wis., December 24, 1889. She joined the M. E. Church by letter from the U. B. Church, December 23, 1894, and died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. ABBOTT, October 26, 1897, leaving her husband and two little girls in deep sorrow, but not without hope; for as she passed into "the shadows" her faith in God illumined her pathway, and gave assurance that she still lives to await their coming "in the sweet by and by."
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