MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Mower County Obituaries
Part 160

 

 

Sophia Meyers Leverson

Died 1905

CHILDREN OF MEYERS FAMILY DIE - 1905
NEVADA TOWNSHIP
TWO SISTERS DIE OF TYPHOID FEVER

Sophia Meyers Leverson

Death Claims
Two Daughters Within Three Days.

The Chris Meyers family in Nevada township are suffering from a recent and very great affliction. Their daughter Sophia who was married to Mr. Leverson was living in Leeds, N. Dakota. Her younger sister came to be with her and teach school.

Both daughters were stricken with typhoid fever and Mrs. Leverson died last week. The funeral was held in the old home last Friday.

The death of the younger daughter followed within a few days. The body was expected Monday evening and the funeral probably held today. The deep sympathy of the community is with the afflicted family.

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Death of Sophie L. "Meyer" Levorson

The family of Chris Meyer of Nevada township has been sadly afflicted. Their oldest daughter, Mrs. Lewis Leverson, died December 12, 1905, at her home in Leeds, North Dakota, of Typhoid Fever.

The body was brought to Nevada Friday for interment. Later news comes of the death of another daughter, Miss May Meyer, who was teaching at Leeds. She died of the same disease last week. Her body was expected at Lyle Monday night. It is indeed a sad affliction.

Source: Mower county Transcript, 20 DEC 1905, page 3, col. 3
Credit: Mark Ashley. 3/2017

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Charles Miller

#1:

AGE 54

Charles J. Miller

Died.

At his home on St. Paul street at 6:50 last evening, November 8th, Mr. Charles J. Miller, aged 54 years. He came to Austin during the month of December, [1873,] where he has permanently resided, excepting the year 1884, when his business called him to Minneapolis. He leaves a wife and three daughters—Mrs. Alfred D. Johnson, Katie and Grace Miller—to mourn his loss.

Further particulars as to time of funeral will be given later.

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#2:

Mr. Charles J. Miller,

DIED.

Laid At Rest.

The funeral of Mr. Charles J. Miller was held from Christ Episcopal church this afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, Rev. D.J.W. Somerville officiating. The Masonic Lodge, McIntyre Post, Order of the Eastern Star, Woman’s Relief Corps and Company G., attending in a body.

Mr. Miller was a native of New York. He learned his trade of boiler maker in Philadelphia and was married there in 1869 to Miss Mary Flynn. He moved to Milwaukee in 1872 and to Austin in 1873. He was in the employ of the C.M. & St. P. Ry. Co. for seventeen years. He was appointed state boiler inspector in 1891 and held the office for four years. He served over three years in the war in the Second Wisconsin Infantry. He leaves a widow and three daughters. He was a prominent Mason and a member of McIntyre Post G.A.R.

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#2:

The Oakwood Cemetery listing on MNGenWeb/Mower shows:

"Miller, Charles J. 1842-1896"

It is believed that this is the same person.

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Elenora Thomas Miller

1835-1905

1905

Elenora Thomas Miller

OBITUARY.

The death of Mrs. Miller occurred at her Lansing home at 2 o’clock this morning after an illness of pneumonia. Mrs. Miller was sick only since last Tuesday.

She was born in 1835, April 30, at Charleston, Ohio. She was married February 13, 1853 and the family came to Lyle township in 1862, removing to Lansing in 1880. She was the mother of thirteen children, eleven of whom are living. Mrs. Herman Hormel and Mrs. J. B. Howells reside in Austin. Two children, James and Birkhart were living at home while the others are scattered from Washington state to Michigan. Mr. Miller died March 20 [28?] 1878.

Many in Austin knew Mrs. Miller and appreciated her sterling worth. She was a woman of strong Christian character, helpful and courageous in all walks of life. She was a member of the Methodist church and had been since the age of sixteen years.

The funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Mamie Murphy

Died 1905

DIED 1905

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Murphy

Mamie Murphy

OBITUARY.

Death of Miss Murphy.

The many friends of Miss Mamie Murphy were shocked to hear of her sudden death which occurred Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry Murphy on Third street.

Miss Mamie was but seventeen years of age, and her death, so unexpected, will be an unusually heavy sorrow for her family. For some time she had been suffering from kidney trouble and though not well, her condition was not considered at all alarming. So well in fact was she that she prepared the dinner and was about the house as usual. In the afternoon she was taken with convulsions and died in the third one at 5:30.

She leaves beside her father and mother a sister and two brothers. She was a girl of lovely character and will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends.

Funeral will be held from St. Augustine’s church tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock. Interment in Catholic cemetery.

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Margaret Neel

Age 55

AGE 55
BORN IN NEW YORK
SISTER OF MRS. STEPHEN COOK

Death of Margaret Neel.

At the home of her sister, Mrs. Stephen Cook, April 15th, Margaret Neel passed away after weary months of suffering. She was fifty-five years old and a native of New York. She was educated and taught for many years in the schools of that state.

For the past fifteen years she was a missionary teacher among the freed men, nine years in Atlanta University, Georgia, one year in Spelman Seminary, Georgia, and four in Roger Williams’ University, Nashville, Tenn. She became a Christian when fourteen years old and to the last her faith in the wisdom and love of God never failed.

The funeral services will be held at the residence of Stephen Cook, 610 Lansing avenue, Monday at 2:30 p.m. She will be laid to rest by her father and mother at Livonia, N.Y.

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Edward S. Nolan

ca 1862*

GRAND MEADOW RESIDENT DIES
*POSSIBLY BORN IN 1862 (SEE 1900 CENSUS)

Edward S. Nolan

The funeral of Edward S. Nolan, who died Wednesday at his home in Grand Meadow was held at the family residence at 2 p.m. this afternoon.

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Halvor Olson

IMPALED BY FORK HANDLE

Halvor Olson

Halvor Olson, while working about a separator on the farm of W. Preble, in Bennington on Monday, met with a terrible and probably, fatal accident. As we were told he jumped backwards from the feed platform and alighted on the end of a pitchfork handle, and by the force of his fall the fork handle was protruded into his body, near the rectum, to the depth of several inches. The injured man was alone at the time of the accident, but he succeeded in extracting the instrument and walked several feet to where other workmen were standing, when he sank, unconscious, at their feet.

Realizing the seriousness of his condition a man was immediately despatched for a physician, and fortunately Dr. Hart was met near town, and went at once to the place. But upon examination the doctor decided that the only chance of saving the man’s life would be to take him to Rochester, to be placed in the care of the Drs. Mayo. His condition on leaving here had not changed much from the night before, and the patient continued very plucky; but withal, no one entertained much hope for his recovery, as the wound was a terrible one.

— Le Roy Independent.

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Father O'Sullivan

CATHOLIC PRIEST BURIED
AT ST. AUGUSTIONE CEMETERY

Father O’Sullivan

A BELOVED PASTOR

The Catholic Society are in Deep Mourning.

The remains of the late Rev. Father O’Sullivan were brought to this city on the evening train last night from Minneapolis. They were met at the depot by a large delegation of friends, the Foresters and Ladies Catholic Union taking charge in the removal to the old church were the casket was opened and an opportunity given to see the last of his beautiful remains.

The funeral will be held tomorrow from the new St. Augustine church at 10 o’clock. Bishop Cotter of Winona will give the pontifical requiem mass with visiting Priests assisting. Father Donahue of Minneapolis will preach the funeral sermon. After mass the remains will be taken to St. Augustine Catholic cemetery for burial.

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Mary Owens

Died 1899

Mary Owens
died 1899

Mrs. Barney Owens.

Mrs. Barney Owens died at her home in Minneapolis Sunday evening. The body will arrive here tonight and will be taken to the home of Mrs. Mary Feeley, 520 East Bridge street. The funeral will be held from St. Augustine’s church at 10:30 Wednesday morning. The deceased was twenty-eight years old and leaves beside her husband a child two years old. Her maiden name was Mary Maher [?] and she was well known here.

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W.D. Parish

BRAKEMAN KILLED UNDER WHEELS OF TRAIN

W.D. Parish

KILLED AT RAMSEY.

W.D. Parish was run Over by the Cars Last Night and Instantly Killed.

An extra freight train in charge of Conductor Ed Parker and pulled by engineer C. Ellingson, while switching at Ramsey last night between 11 and 12 o’clock ran over and instantly killed Brakeman Parish. The head brakeman was looking for signals from Parish and not seeing any, ran back and found Parish lying on his face on the track, the wheels having passed over him lengthwise and crushing the life out of his body.

It is supposed that he slipped while in the act of making a coupling. There was no one near when the accident occurred, death was the result. The remains were at once brought to this city and taken to the Depot hotel. His parents were notified and his father arrived on the morning train from Houston.

The deceased was twenty-four years of age and was a young man well liked by all who knew him. His home was at Houston where his parents run a hotel and the remains were taken there on the noon train today for burial. The deceased was a Mason and the funeral will probably by conducted by that order.

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Mary A. Rose Purdy

WIFE OF SMITH PURDY
BORN IN NEW YORK STATE

Mary A. Rose Purdy

Mary A. Rose, wife of Smith Purdy died at her home on Main street Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. She has been a patient sufferer for the past eight months and during that time has been confined to her bed.

The deceased was born in St. Lawrence county, N.Y. In 1873 she was married to Smith Purdy by Rev. Alfred Morse. She leaves to mourn her demise besides her husband, two brothers, one in Utah and the other in Kansas. The deceased was a good Christian woman and died as she lived, a good Christian. Short services were held from the house this morning at 11:30 and the funeral was held from the Enterprise school house at Varco at 1 o’clock. Rev. Wheeler officiated and interment was in the Enterprise cemetery.

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Lucy Reed

AGED 63
WIFE OF R.A. REED
BORN IN PICKWAY, OHIO

Lucy Reed

DIED.

Mrs. Lucy Reed, wife of R. A. Reed, died at her home at the corner of Oakland avenue and High street at 2:30 yesterday afternoon, aged sixty-three years. Deceased was born at Pickway, Ohio.

Mrs. Reed has been a patient sufferer for some time and was given up by her physicians some weeks ago. She has always been a good Christian woman and was loved by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn her loss a loving husband, one son, Charley Reed, and a daughter, Mrs. Chapman, all of whom have been constantly at her bedside.

The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 from the house, conducted by Rev. Whitney.

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Mrs. R. A. Register

Mrs. R.A. Register
1859-1900

REGISTER.

Mrs. R. A. Register died at 5:10 this morning of nervous prostration which was brought on by lingering illness of typhoid fever, aged 40 years.

Deceased was born at Chester, Iowa, Nov. 19[?], 1859. She has been a resident of Austin since Nov. 1st, 1899 and in this vicinity for the past thirteen years. The remainder of her life was spent in the western states and at Chester.

She leaves beside her husband, three sons and two daughters, Harry D., Robert W., Mannie, Ellen M., Mrs. F.E. Watkins, also a sister, Mrs. W.W. Watkins of LeRoy to mourn her loss.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the residence and the main services will be held at Le Roy at 2 p.m. Rev. Weaver of this city will conduct the services. Interment in the Chester cemetery.

Mr. Register has telegraphed all relatives and they are expect to arrive in the city Thursday.

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Matie V. Rhodes

Mrs. Frank Rhodes dies.
Burial in Oakwood Cem.

Mrs. Matie V. Rhodes

The Funeral to be Held From the Residence Tomorrow.

The body of Mrs. Frank Rhodes was brought to this city from Minneapolis today for interment. The funeral will be held from the residence of Smith Davison on Bridge street tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock and the remains laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery.

Matie V. Rhodes, the beloved wife of Mr. Frank Rhodes, passed away to that better land at her home in Minneapolis, on Thursday of this week at 11:00 a.m., her last parting words being, “I am going to heaven.” The deceased was 28 years of age and was born in Owatonna, where her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Davison, resided until she reached the eighteenth milestone, when they moved to Austin. Here is where she spent the happy school days and on October 5th, 1890, was married to Mr. Frank Rhodes. They made their home at Cheyenne, Wyoming, for about two years and a half, after which they moved to Minneapolis where they resided for some three years up to the time of her death.

She leaves a devoted husband, a little five year old boy and a three weeks baby girl, to mourn her loss; also a loving mother, two sisters and three brothers, of which Miss Eva, Smith and John reside in this city, Mrs. Davison making her home with her son Smith, while the other sister, Mrs. S.E. Hart, resides at Elmore, Minn., and Lew Davidson [note change in spelling] at Battle Creek, Mich., who have the sincere sympathy of the community in this affliction.

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Mrs. C. Riley

MOTHER OF MRS. WILLIAM McBRIDE,
AND THOMAS AND GEORGE RILEY

Death of Mrs. C. Riley.

Mrs. C. Riley, one of the oldest settlers of the county, died at her home on River street at 11:15 this morning at the age of seventy years.

She was born in Ireland and came to this country in the early sixties and settled in New York City. About 1868 they moved to this county and settled here. Her husband died about eight years ago.

She leaves two sons, Thomas and George, and two daughters, Mrs. Wm. McBride and Mrs. C.N. Beiseker[?].

The cause of death was a complication of diseases. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

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Dr. Calvin H. Robbins

c.1840-1900

BORN IN NEW YORK STATE

Dr. Calvin H. Robbins
c.1840-1900

Dr. C.H. Robbins died this morning of heart trouble, after being confined to his house for the past three months. The doctor had been feeling a little more cheerful the past few days and was reading a paper at the time of his death. He threw up his hands and fell back. No arrangements have been made as yet to the funeral. He was a prominent Mason, Odd Fellow and Elk. He was 59 years of age.

Dr. Calvin Hubbard Robbins was born in St. Lawrence county, N.Y., and came west. He was in Fillmore for a time and for a long period was a physician at Wykoff. Later he was in the newspaper business at Spencer, Iowa. He then came to Austin where, by his genial manner he made many friends who mourn with his family in his decease. He leaves a widow and five children, two sons and three daughters all of whom are at home except the oldest son who is in Indiana and a daughter Mrs. Crandall who resides at Spencer.

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Sarah Jane Roberts

1833-ca.1897

BORN IN NEW YORK STATE
IN 1833. DIED CIRCA 1897

Mrs. Sarah Jane Roberts

Mrs. Roberts Dead

Mrs. Sarah Jane Roberts, aged sixty-four years, died at her home on Mill street yesterday after a painful illness. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock, from the house.

Deceased was born at Ithaca, Tompkins Co., N.Y., Feb. 15, 1833, she came to Minnesota in 1856 and to Austin in 1878. There are a husband, a sister (Mrs. Little) and six living children to mourn her demise, as follows: Mrs. C.M. Rice and Henry Roberts of this city, Mrs. E. Noonan[?] and Dell Roberts of Albert Lea, Mrs. C.E. Lashbrook of Las Vegas, N.M., and Charles Roberts of Lyle. Benjamin Roberts, another son, died Sept. 5th 1891.

To the mourning relatives, The Herald tenders its sincere sympathy.

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Mr. Moses Rolph

1821-ca.1897

Mr. Moses Rolph [might be Ralph]

DIED.

Moses Rolph peacefully passed away last night at 8:00 o’clock at his home on Franklin street, aged 75 years. The funeral will be held from the residence on Thursday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock, the Rev. Geo. Crum of Owatonna officiating. The body will be interred in the Rose Creek cemetery.

The deceased was born in Ohio, January 17, 1821, and was reared there. Subsequently he came to Rock county, Wis., and from there about 40 years ago he came after C.H. Huntington, A.S. Lott and others to Austin township near Rose Creek seeking a location. He settled just north of where the Enterprise schoolhouse now stands, buying out the claim of his brother, Calvin Powers. About eighteen years ago he sold and moved to Nevada township, and about eight years ago moved into Austin. He has not been in vigorous health for a long time. He was married over forty-nine years ago to Miss Marietta Beebe. The widow and eight children survive. The children are Mrs. D.J. Ames, Don Rolph and Perry J. Rolph of Owattona, Mrs. J.F. Prouty, Mrs. T.F. Gibson, Mrs. E.J. Ames of Austin, Mrs. C.P.[?] Williams of Texas, and Henry, living on the farm in Nevada.

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Mrs. James Tanner

Died ca.1897

DIED.

Mrs. James Tanner.

Brownsdale correspondent: Mrs. Jas. Tanner, who died at her home two miles east of Brownsdale on Sunday morning last at 5:00, was buried yesterday afternoon. The funeral was held from the home.

Mrs. Tanner was dearly beloved by all who knew her. It can truly be said of her “that she was full of good works.” No one could associate with her without being made better by the association. She was unselfish, always mindful of those about her, especially kind and thoughtful of the poor. She will be greatly missed from the community.

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Charlotte Rustad

1842-1900

Wife of Anton Rustad
Born in New York state

Charlotte M. Rustad.
1842-1900

Mrs. Charlotte Rustad, wife of Anton Rustad, died at 11:30 Friday evening of apoplexy after a short illness.

Charlotte M. Hill was born in Clifton Springs, New York, March 8, 1842. She was married to Anton Rustad and lived in New York for some time. She moved to Mower County twenty-nine years ago and has been a resident ever since. She was 59[?] years of age at the time of her death.

Deceased leaves a husband and six children, two daughters and four sons to mourn her loss.

The funeral will be held Monday at the Baptist church at 2 p.m.

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Jimmie Scanlon

SON OF JAMES SCANLON
BURIED IN CATHOLIC CEMETERY

Jimmie Scanlon

Jimmie Scanlon, son of James Scanlon, living south of town, died Tuesday, the 22nd, at Faribault. The remains were brought to this place and buried Thursday in the Catholic cemetery. The community at large sympathize with the parents.

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Joe Schneider

(age 14)

14 YEAR OLD BOY ACCIDENTLY KILLED BY GUN

Joe Schneider

The funeral of Joe Schneider, the 14-year-old boy, who accidentally shot himself, took place from St. Augustine church at 10:30 this morning, Rev. Father Devlin officiating.

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Otto Schroeder

c1877-1956

#1:

Otto Schroeder
died 1956

Funeral services for Otto Schroeder, 1100 North St., will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Worlein Funeral Home, the Rev. Joe Matt officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Glenville, with the VFW in charge of military rites at the graveside. The family prefers memorials.

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#2:

OTTO SCHROEDER

Otto Schroeder, 79, died unexpectedly Sunday morning at St. Olaf Hospital.

He resided at 1100 North St., and is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Irving Machacek (Helen), Mrs. Dormond Laskewitz (Alice) and Mrs. Melbourne Bakken (Grace), Austin; five sons, Clifford of Lyle, Edgar and George of Austin, Donald of Clear Lake, Iowa, and Richard of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon. Schroeder was a Spanish American War Veteran.

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Louis, Schultz

DEXTER TOWNSHIP

Mrs. Louis Schultz

Death in Dexter Township.

Word was brought to the city today of the death of Mrs. Louis Schultz, who departed this life at her home in Dexter township, ten miles east of Austin, this morning. Blood poison was the cause.

Funeral will be held on Wednesday.

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J. C. Scullin

MOWER COUNTY PIONEER
BURIED AT OAKWOOD CEMETERY

J.C. Scullin

Mr. Scullin Dead.

J.C. Scullin of Oakland one of the old settlers of Freeborn County and well known among Mower County’s pioneers, passed away at 2 o’clock Sunday morning, a stroke of paralysis, which he received some time ago was the cause of his death. He moved to Freeborn Co. from Wisconsin in 1866 and has resided on his farm near Oakland ever since. Besides the widow, six children survive him.

Mrs. Susan Scullin, G.W. Scullin, J.F. Scullin, Mrs. H.E. Pace, Mrs. G. Frisbie all of Oakland and A.D. Scullin of Mankato.

The funeral was held from Presbyterian church at Oakland 9:30 this morning, and the remains were interred in Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Whitney and Rev. Belden officiated.

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Mary Sessions

1861-1899

Born in Lyle Township
Mower county, in 1861

Mary Sessions
1861-1899

MARY BEACH SESSIONS.

Mrs. Mary B. Sessions died Friday night at 9 o’clock, at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Beach, after an illness of nearly two years.

The deceased was born in Lyle township on March 1st, 1861, making her thirty-eight years and [?]teen days old at the time of her death.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. F.A. Cone, and the remains will be laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery.

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Mons Severson

1831-1900

Adams Farmer Dies

Mons Severson

DROPPED DEAD.

Mons Severson a Well-to-do Farmer of Adams the Victim.

Mons Severson, a well-to-do farmer living two miles west of town, fell dead Monday of heart disease, while walking from his barn to the house. Mrs. Severson was standing by the window and saw him approaching, walking slowly; she turned [illegible] for a moment and when she [illegible] he was lying on the ground. She immediately called her son, Erick, who ran out and lifted his father up, but life had fled. The old gentleman has enjoyed fairly good health all winter, feeling particularly well on Monday, having visited a neighbor a few miles away in the afternoon.

The deceased was born in Norway, December, 18 1831 and emigrated to Wisconsin about 30 years ago. He came to Mower county, Minn., two years later and settled in the neighborhood where he died. He leaves a wife and seven children, two of whom Ole [and Sever?], are in Washington, and were unable to attend the funeral. The rest of the children are: Mrs. Steve Starksen, Mrs. Andrew Tufte, Erick, Mary and Martin, the last three named being at home. The funeral was held in Little Cedar church, Thursday afternoon and the remains interred in the church cemetery.

[The Adams Review]

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William Shields

1841-1899

Civil War Veteran
born in Kentucky

William Shields

Wm. A. Shields, died at his home on the East Side Sunday night at 11:30 after a four months illness of typhoid fever and quick consumption. The deceased was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1841[?] and would have been fifty-seven years old next July. His home prior to coming to Austin was in Bloomington, Illinois. He moved his family to Austin last October and since that time he and his son have been sick. He was an old soldier having enlisted soon after the war of 1861 broke out and fought ably for his country.

The deceased is survived by a wife and four children, three sons and one daughter. O.T. Shields lives in Rock Island, Illinois, O.L. and M. Shields and Mrs. Ida Dougherty who lives in the city.

The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon from the Christian church and will be in charge of McIntyre Post, G.A.R. Rev. Miller, pastor of the Christian church will conduct the services.

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Donald Shuck

MOWER COUNTY CITIZEN DIES
BORN 1933 - DIED 1962

Donald Shuck

Coroner Investigates City Man’s Death

Cause of death of Donald Lloyd Shuck, 27, 1st Dr. NW, has not yet been determined, according to Dr. George W. Stahl, coroner.

Shuck was found lying in the street Sunday morning shortly before 2 a.m., in the 800 block of 3rd St NW. Robert Nelson, acting chief of police, said that so far there seems to be no indication of foul play.

The body was noticed by Ronald Yocum, 304 16th Ave. NE. as he drove by. At first he thought it was a dummy, he said, but later decided to check again. He picked up a friend, and two of them went back to the spot. They found the body lying face down, and immediately reported it to police.

The victim was taken to the Worlien Funeral Home, where a post mortem was conducted by Dr. Lowell Smythe, St. Olaf Hospital pathologist, and Dr. Stahl. Dr. Stahl said he is awaiting a toxicologist’s report before determining the cause of death.

Shuck is survived by his widow, Mary Ann; two children, Scott Alan, 2, and Wayne Dale, 10 months; two sisters, Mrs. Paul Beckman (Elizabeth), Nora Spring, Iowa; Mrs. William Grant (Margaret), Mason City; two brothers, Robert of Rhame, North Dakota, and Clifford, Austin, and a half-brother, Edwin Hanson, Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the Worlein Funeral Home Rev. Harvey Anderson will officiate. Interment will be at Dexter cemetery, with military burial by the VFW.

NOTE: Dates and given age do not add up right.

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Miss Fannie Sistek

AGE 7 YEARS

DAUGHTER OF JOE SISTEK

Miss Fannie Sistek

The funeral of Fannie Sistek, the seven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe. Sistek will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Catholic church.

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Myrtle White

ca1883-1956

DIED IN 1956

MRS. MYRTLE WHITE

Mrs. Myrtle White, 73, Riceville, Iowa, died Friday evening following a heart attack.

She is survived by her son, Donald, who lives in Tennessee, a sister and brother in California and two sisters in Connecticut.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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