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Wayne County Alliance, Sodus, New York
July 6, 1883


The death of one of the oldest inhabitants, of Sodus, occurred last Friday eve, July 6th, in the person of Elizabeth, relict of the late Daniel McMullen, aged 89 years. Mrs. M., was the mother of sixteen children, all of whom reached the age of maturity and twelve of whom survive her. Her husband at one time owned farms, amounting to 700 acres; and many of the residents of Arcadia and Lyons will remember with pleasure the grace with which she presided at many hospitable gatherings.


Wayne County Alliance, Sodus, New York
May 10, 1886, pg 3


The death of Mrs. Oliver Penoyer, which occurred last Saturday at the residence of Albert Smith removes an aged and respected resident from our midst. We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Ellen Harris, relict of Spencer Harris, for many years a produce buyer at Sodus Centre. Mrs. Harris died at the home of her father, Clark Hopkins, where the funeral obsequics will occur to-day (Wednesday). She leaves two little girls, who are well cared for by their grandparents. Mrs. Hopkins has resided with her parents most of the time since her husband's death, and has borne her continued illness with high Christian fortitude. Her gentle ways and womanly virtues will be remembered by a large coterie of relatives and friends who mourn her loss.


Wellsboro Agitator
December 23, 1890, pg 3


Mr. Ira Austin and family have moved here from Binghamton, N.Y. They occupy the house of Mrs. Wakley, next door to the American (illegible).


The Record, Sodus, N.Y.
March 28, 1898


Eli Horace Hopkins was born at Queensbury, Washington county, NY, January 22d, 1820. His parents were Thomas and Samantha Hopkins. In 1830 he moved to sodus Point and located on what is now the Backmer farm. After a few years he moved to the southern part of the town. He married Emaline, the daughter of Gains Granger of Joy, on November 1st, 1843. They made Lyons their home and four children were born to them. They returned to Sodus later.

In 1878 his wife was taken ill when visiting her daughter, the late Mrs. Albert Harris, and died on November 10th. Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins were converted during the winter of 1860 under the pastorate of Elder Henry Steegar and joined the Baptist church, where the deceased held the office of deacon for a number of years.

There survive three brothers, Clark, Thomas and Alonzo of Sodus, two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Fuller and Samantha Shaw of Hillsdale, Mich., and two grand children, Gardner Granger and Fred A. Harris, children of his daughter Emily. Mrs. George Negus is the only remaining daughter, at whose home he expired.


Wayne County Alliance, Sodus, N.Y.
May 24, 1899


Mrs S. B. Coleman and Miss Ada Coleman, visited in Newark during the past week, arriving home last evening. Miss Inez Haarris has returned to her home in Rochester. In the death of Clark Hopkins, which occurred May 16, resulting from a paralytic stroke sustained April 15, our town loses one of its oldest and most respected citizens. He was born in Argyle, Washington Co., N.Y., in 1825, and with his parents reoved to this town, where he has since resided, six years later. A widow, two brothers, Thomas and Alonzo, two sisters, Mrs. Fuller and Mrs. Barclay, and a son, Homer, survive. The obsequies were attended from his late residence Thursday, Rev. Mr. Bishop officiating.


The Record, Sodus, N.Y.
September 27, 1901


The nuptials of two prominent young people were celebrated at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Israel Morgan, on Main street, at 7 o'clock Monday evening, when her only daughter, Miss Mary E. Pulver, and Edgar H. Button, who holds a responsible position on the Northern Central railroad, at Sodus Point, were married. Rev. F. A. Valentine, of the Presbyterian church, preformed the ceremony in the presence of only the immediate friends. After a wedding supper, Mr. and Mrs. Button left on a car west over the Rochester and Sodus Bay trolley line. They will visit Buffalo, Niagra Falls and other cities during their bridal tour, and will be at home to their friends at Sodus Point after October 15th.


The Record, Sodus, N.Y.
April 10, 1903

Letters testamentary have been issued upon the proof of the will of George Hopkins, late of Sodus, to Eva D. Studer, his daughter, who resides in Rochester; value of real estate, $6,000, personal, $750. By terms of the will testator gives one-half of the use of the income and profits of real and $200 personal to his wife during her life; to a nephew, Arthur Brayman, $3,000; and the remainder to his daughter, Mrs. Studer.


The Record, Sodus, N.Y.
May 8, 1903


The death of Mrs. Betsy Brayman, the oldest female resident of this town, occurred at her home Thursday afternoon. She came to Sodus Centre from Ft. Edward over 40 years ago, and has since lived here. She was 98 years, 1 month and 1 day old, and has been in good health until recently. She celebrated her 98th birthday anniversary by preparing the family dinner, but after that she slowly failed, death resulting from old age. She was the widow of Jerry Brayman, who died 10 years ago, and the mother of 10 children, five of whom are living, Mrs. Mary Hopkins of this place, Mrs. Cornelia Mahue of Ft. Edward, Norman Brayman of Warrensburg, James Brayman of Oberlin, O, and Dorvill Brayman of Sodus Centre, at whose home she died, and five grand children, Mrs. George Studer of Rochester, Arthur W. Brayman of Buffalo, Edward Brayman of Newark, Mrs. Funda of Mt. Morris and Miss Bertha Brayman of Sodus Centre, and seven great-grand children.


The Record, Sodus, N.Y.
June 16, 1905


Thomas Hopkins, for seventy years a resident of this town, died Sunday, aged 76 years. He was a well known farmer, and was born at Queensbury, Washington county, being the son of Thomas and Samantha Hopkins. A widow, one brother, Alonzo Hopkins of this town, and a sister, Mrs. Samantha Shaw of Michigan, survive. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the late residence, and burial was made at the South Sodus cemetery Rev John C Ellingwood, pastor of the Sodus Centre Baptist church, officiated.


The Record, Sodus, N.Y.
March 20, 1903


Mrs. Israel Morgan, a lifelong resident of the town of Sodus, died at her home on Main street Saturday, after a lingering illness from cancer, aged 70 years. Deceased was one of a family of 23 children, 18 of whom grew to adult life, born to Daniel and Elizabeth McMullen, who settled on the old McMullen homestead, about two miles south of Sodus Centre, over eighty years ago, coming here from Washington county. Of this unusually large family, but one survives, Mrs. Rosanna Reynolds of Ovid. Mrs. Morgan leaves a husband and two children, Mrs. Edgar H. Button of Sodus and Byron Morgan of Sodus Centre. The funeral was held Monday, Rev. M. Gaffney of Williamson officiating.


The Record, Sodus, N.Y.
March 31, 1913


Arthur W. Brayman of Wolcott, Edward Brayman of Charlotte and Mrs. Libbie Fonda of Lyons were in town the fore part of the week, called here by the death of their step-mother, Mrs. Dorval Braman.


Suburbanite Economist, Chicago, Illinois
August 13, 1915, pg 1


Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Arnold of 6821 Parnell Ave. announce the engagement of their daughter, Gladys Harriet, to John W. Blackburn of 6417 Harvard Ave. No date has been set for the wedding.


The Record, Sodus, New York
Friday, March 10, 1916


Israel Morgan died Tuesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edgar H. Button, at Sodus Point, where he had been ill for a long time. He was 85 years old and had lived in the Button home since the death of his wife thirteen years ago. The only survivor is the daughter mentioned, a niece, Mrs. Ella Smith of Oswego, and two nephews, Perry Morgan of Syracuse and George Morgan of Little Falls. Funeral services will be held this morning at the house and burial made in the Brick church cemetery at Sodus Centre. Mr. Morgan has lived to a ripe old age and his death came as relief from great suffering.


The Record, Sodus, N.Y.
January 4, 1918


The funeral services of Allen Alonzo Hopkins were held Saturday afternoon at the home of his grand niece, Mrs. Fred Smith, south of this village near the Thornton Limekiln. Mr. Hopkins was seventy-nine years of age and leaves no near relatives, having resided with his grand-niece, Mrs. Smith, for sometime. Burial was made in the Brick church cemetery at Sodus Centre.


The Record, Sodus, N.Y.
September 6, 1918


Edward Clarence Brayman, a native of this village, died at Iola Sanitarium Tuesday [September 3, 1918], aged 43 years. The funeral was held in Rochester Thursday and interment made in Mount Hope cemetery. A father Dorval Brayman and a sister, Mrs. Arthur Ellis, of Sodus Centre, a brother, Arthur W. Brayman of Wolcott and a sister, Mrs. Libbie Fonda, of Newark, survive.


Olean Evening Herald
March 13, 1919, pg 4


Two realty deals of more than ordinary passing importance were closed yesterday when L. E. Corsett sold to Freeman Phelps of Roulette, Pa., the two family flat owned by him with a house in the rear of South Union street at the head of Irving street....
The consideration of the Corsett-Phelps deal, it is understood was $8,000.


The Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin,
January 9, 1923, pg 3


Funeral services for Benjamin HASKINS, year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley HASKINS, were held at the home of his grandfather, Dwight HASKINS, 620 Milton st., Monday afternoon. Burial was made at Forest Hill cemetery.


The Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin
October 2, 1923, pg. 1


Arrest Ends Romance For EDITH HASKINS; Dreams Fade
Edith HASKINS was 16 and she longed for romance. All day long for five days a week she worked a Madison laundry. The sixth day she went to Vocational school. But her mind was not on books or laundry work. She was always dreaming of a prince who would come and take her away to his castles in the hills.

Was A Likeable Boy
John CORDIA was a 21-year-old Italian boy who lived three blocks away in Gwinnette ct. John worked for his brother, Joe, a contractor. He was a likeable boy, always honest and hard working. He hadn't been in America very long and he likewise was lonesome. Night after night John would go home from " Little Italy's " downtown and go to his room to sit and think of his old parents back in Italy and dream of days when as a barefooted boy he raced over his father's fields and was happy.

It was inevitable that these two should be brought together. Yet neither knew as he or she looked out on the night through their window, out over the rooftops of the west side, that in another window stood the other, longing for company.

It was one of those sixth days when Edith was at Vocational school. John was there engaged on some construction work in the school building and Edith was playing ball with some of her girl (page 2) friends. The ball slipped and rolled down a gutter.

John saw the girl's trouble and he volunteered his services. In another minute he had retrieved the ball and in that minute Edith and John had met.

The memory of the youth's burning eyes as he handed back the ball stayed with the girl as she went home that night. The next day it came in the mail - a neatly addressed letter, showing the effort it had taken to prepare it.

Proposes Marriage
A letter for her, Edith HASKINS, and addressed in a man's hand. Was this her prince for whom she had waited? She opened the letter.

Marriage. John CORDIA, who had seen and looked into her eyes but once and with whom she had talked but a second, was asking her to marry him. But she couldn't marry him yet. She did not know if she could trust him. Could it be possible that this boy meant it?

Then John called to see her. He took her out to a movie. How Edith dressed and prepared for that event. And when it was over and John left her at the door he asked her again to marry him. He told her how lonely he was, how he longed for a home and how much money he had been saving.

But something way back in Edith's heart told her to wait. In a few years she would marry him, she promised. John could never wait. He told her so. But he would have to wait until she was 18. They parted and promised to meet again next Sunday night.

Then it was that the girl's mother, Mrs. Dwight HASKINS, forbade her daughter to keep company with the CORDIA boy. Edith couldn't go out with him at all, that was the uncompromising demand.

Separation Demanded
Edith told John he couldn't come to the house and they agreed to meet at Bedford st. and W. Washington ave. each Sunday night.

For two years they kept their tryst at Teckemeyer's Candy Co. corner. Then last Sunday night John was firm. She must marry him now. In another month she would be 18 and legally entitled to her own choice in the matter. What a difference did a few days mean, anyway?

So Monday morning Edith started for Vocational school with her sewing under her arm as usual. But there may have been a happier spring to her step than was noticed by her mother and sisters. When she reached Teckemyer's Candy Co. John came around the corner in his big Mitchell touring car. She climbed in.

At last they were on their way to Rockford, Ill., where in another three hours they would be married.

At night they would return to Madison and she would become the mistress of her prince's home in Gwinnette ct.

But a mother's eye had caught that spring in her step that morning and had followed with a watchful eye her daughter's progress down the avenue. She saw the girl climb into the big car and she called police.

"Arrest on sight one Edith HASKINS and another John CORDIA when they apply for marriage license at your city," Sergt. Leo KINNEY of the police department requested Rockford police a minute later.

At noon the call came in that the couple were arrested before they could get married. KINNEY and the writer left immediately for Rockford.

Lover Not Dismayed.
Racing home to Madison last night in the writer's car, the girl told her story and capped it with the statement that, "I don't believe I want to get married now."

Yet the girl has figured without considering her ardent sweetheart. John was singing in his cell at police headquarters this morning when police took him out to take him to court. It was an old Italian song and the whole police station harkened for a minute's space to hear his clear young voice.

The fact that the law has temporarily broken up his plans has not deterred the youth.

"Yes, sir, boys, I am going to marry that girl if the whole world stands in my path," he declared. And he looked as though he meant it.


The Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin
October 2, 1923, pg. 1

Arraigned On Charge Of Contributing To Delinquency

John CORDIA, 21 year old Italian, who was apprehended in Rockford yesterday afternoon as he and Edith Haskins, 17, who lives at 796 W. Washington ave., were attempting to secure a marriage license, pleaded not guilty to charges of encouraging and contributing to the delinquency of a girl under 18 years of age when arraigned before Judge O. A. STOLEN in Superior court this morning, and a preliminary hearing was set for Tuesday, Oct. 16. Bail was set at $500.

When asked whether he wanted a preliminary hearing, CORDIO showed his determination to wed the girl in spite of all obstacles, "Can I marry the girl?" he asked Judge Stolen.

While being questioned by Leo KINNEY, desk sergeant at the police station, he averred that he was not married "yet."

Edith HASKINS, who will be 18 years old on Nov. 10, sat quietly by the side of Mrs. Fannie Hamilton, police matron, in the court room this morning while various cases were being heard, and showed no signs of emotion when Cordia was arraigned.

After court had adjourned, however, she walked to where her mother and sisters were seated and broke into tears.


Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
October 2, 1923, pg 1

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Miss Edith HASKINS, who was apprehended with John CORDIA at Rockford Monday in an attempt to obtain a marriage license. She didn't want to marry him, she said, but he begged her into consenting to it.

Edith HASKINS, 17, Claims John CORDIA Begged Her to Elope
Weeping and declaring she did not want to marry him but he begged her into consenting, Edith HASKINS, 17, daughter of Mrs. Dwight HASKINS, 796 West Washington ave., appeared in superior court today as John CORDIA, 23, pleaded not guilty to contributing to her delinquency.

CORDIA was placed under bonds of $500, which, after a conference in Judge STOLEN's chambers, he was allowed to sign himself. His preliminary hearing was set for October 16.

When asked his plea by Judge Ole A. STOLEN, he declared he did not want to plead but " wanted to marry the girl."

Miss HASKINS was in tears.

"I did not want to marry him," she declared. "He begged me to do it."

When asked if she cared for CORDIA, Edith replied, "I don't know, but I don't think I do. I knew I don't want to marry anyone that mother doesn't like. I guess I must have been crazy when I let him talk me into going with him."

Her mother asserted she would never allow the marriage ceremony to be performed. Miss Haskins is held under a charge of incorrigibility, and will be heard by Judge STOLEN some time today, (illegible)

. The couple was apprehended Monday morning by Rockford, Ill., police as they entered the marriage license bureau at that city to obtain a certificate to wed. They were brought back to Madison Monday night in custody of Sgt. Leo KINNEY of the Madison department.


The Record, Sodus, N.Y.
November 30, 1923


Dorval Brayman, who was born at Argyle, Washington county, this state, on September 19th, 1845, came to Sodus Centre with his parents when a young boy, and had since resided here, died, following a series of operations in a Rochester hospital last Friday. The obsequies were held Monday, Rev. Dr. John R Harding officiating and interment was made in the Brick Church cemetery. The immediate relatives surviving are a son, Arthur W Brayman of Wolcott, two dauthers, Mrs. John Fonda of Newark and Mrs. Arthur J Ellis of Sodus Centre, a sister, Mrs. Cornelia Mayhew of Argyle, and a brother, James Brayman of Rochester.


The Record, Sodus, N.Y.
June 12, 1925

One of the oldest landmarks of this village has disappeared from Mill street, with the razing of the Jeremiah Brayman house. In early times it stood on the present site of the Presbyterian church and was moved to Mill street when the church was erected. The first select school ever maintained here was in that house in 1860, and a Miss Mary Stockard was the teacher.


The Record, Sodus, N.Y.
April 3, 1927

Relatives here are advised of the death of Mrs. Cornelia Mayhew at her home in Fort Edward. Had she lived until the ninth of May, she would have been 97 years old. She was the oldest and last survivor of the five children of the late Jeremiah and Betsey Brayman. She is survived by six children and thirteen grand children, all residents of Washington county, a nephew, Arthur W. Brayman, of Wolcott and two nieces, Mrs. George W. Studer of Rochester and Mrs. Arthur J Ellis of Sodus Centre.


Ludington Daily News
August 19, 1928, pg 6

Clifford Reed is doing no farming this summer as he is a painter and is kept busy at that trade. At present he is painting a house and gas station near Hart.

The Reeds have a patch of nice potatoes. They also have a few chickens. Their little girl is named Flora Helen.


McKean County Miner, Smethport, Pennsylvania
February 06, 1930, pg 3

Herbert Austin and Mildred Leete of Larabee were married Saturday at Portville.


Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
September 20, 1930, pg 1 and 6

Lloyd LEUTHOLD, Dodgeville Lad, Meets Death in Smashup on East Side

Three persons are dead and seven injured today as the result of automobile accidents in and near Madison. The dead are:
Richard E. HASKINS, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley HASKINS, Beloit.

Richard E HASKINS, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley HASKINS, Beloit, died late Friday at a Madison hospital, the second boy to die in a day of injuries suffered when he was struck by a car while playing in the street.

He was injured last Sunday when he was struck by a car near the hospital. He suffered a skull fracture.

Coroner William E. CAMBPELL was to conduct an investigation today.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight HASKINS, 830 West Washington avenue, with Dr. A. T. WALLACE of the First Baptist church officiating. Interment will be in Beloit.


Capital Times
September 20, 1930, pg 1

2 BOYS DIE IN AUTO CRASHES Two boys died in Madison hospitals Friday of injuries received in automobile accidents. One died shortly after his admittance to a local hospital. The other had been in a hospital since Sunday.
The dead are:
RICHARD E HASKINS, 3, route 5, Beloit.
Bobby FARR, 4, Cottage Grove.
The HASKINS boy died of injuries received Sunday when he ran against the side of a car driven by John ARNOLD, police department chauffeur.

The HASKINS boy was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley HASKINS, and had been visiting with his parents at the home of his grandfather, Dwight HASKINS, 852 W. Washington ave.

Richard HASKINS will be buried Sunday after funeral services at the home of his grandparents at 2 with Dr. A. T. WALLACE, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be at Beloit.


Wisconsin State Journal
August 12, 1931, pg 14

Platteville - Mr. and Mrs. Harry STEINHOFF announce the engagement of their daughter, Hazel, to Ivan L. HASKINS, Gays Mills. The wedding will take place late this month. They will reside in Gays Mills.


Mckean County Miner, Mckean Co, PA
August 20, 1931, pg 6

Shinglehouse, Aug. 12 - A neatly printed note, "Don't pray your luck, Bullet for you at the first opportunity" today, was being traced to its source by Potter County authorities who are running down every clue in their attempt to apprehend the person or persons responsible for two previous attempts on the life of Justin Bridge, a barber. Bridge is unmarried and lives with his mother. He is a life long resident of Shinglehouse and has been popular among his large acquaintance in Potter County. He is unable to account for the attempts on his life. Authorities say that Bridge cannot think of anyone in his acquaintance who might want to put him "on the spot."


Wisconsin State Journal
March 31, 1933, pg 9

Dwight HASKINS, 64, of 830 W. Washington ave., died at a Madison hospital today after an illness.

His survivors include the widow; seven children, Mrs. T. SCHWENK, Mrs. Tom MUSILANI, Mrs. William DYER, Mrs. John CORDIA and Mrs. Fred DEERING, all of Madison: Mrs. Carl WALKER, Milwaukee; and Wesley, Beloit; five step-children, Everett BANKER, Rockford; Mrs. William SANDEL, Waukegan, Ill.; Mrs. Roy KEOKE, Prairie du Chien; Mrs. Glen HAYWOOD, Madison; and Marvin BANKER, Madison; a sister, Mrs. Jonas SMITH, Boscobel; two brothers, Charles and George, Boscobel; and 37 grandchildren.

The body will be taken to the SCHWENK; residence, 501? W. Washington ave. Saturday pending services and burial.


Ludington Daily News
April 9, 1933, pg 2

North Riverton, April 8-Statistics of birth and deaths in Riverton township for the year beginning Jan. 1, 1932, and ending Jan. 6, 1933, show a record of 23 births, 11 girls and 12 boys, named and born to the parents recorded as follows...

Carolyn June Reed, daughter of Clifford L. Reed and Carrie Schmideknecht


Times Evening Herald
February 12, 1934, pg 3

Mrs. Hattie V. Phelps, wife of Freeman W. Phelps, passed away at her home, 219 South Union Street, Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, after a long illness.

Mrs. Phelps was born in West Almond, N.Y., and had resided in Roulette, Pa., for many years. She had been a resident of this city for the last sixteen years.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Leona Doland, Buffalo: and one brother, John D. Richards, Olean.

Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock. The Rev. A Frank Houser, pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.


The Record, Sodus, N.Y.
May 9, 1935, pg 13


Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hopkins were very pleasantly surprised last Sunday on the occassion of their fiftyninth wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Frank N Waldorf and son Ned of Wolcott, Mrs. Harri Griffith of Rochester and Mr. and Mrs. Fred J Smith of Sodus joined them in a delicious anniversary dinner.Mr. Hopkins was born 82 years ago on the farm where he now lives.


Wisconsin State Journal
May 31, 1935, pg 13

Leland Arneson, one-armed driving, $1.


Wisconsin State Journal
August 10, 1936, pg 9

Two Madison boys, John BUESSELER, 120 S. Mills st., and Roy BRINDLEY, 601 Baltzell st., both of them West High seniors, and John, a Journal carrier boy, left this morning for an exciting sort of vacation...a 1600-mile sail boat trip down the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers.

They took their craft, a 14-foot row boat which they have rigged up with a sail and a lee-board, to Sauk City on a trailer and launched it in the river there.

They have camp equipment with them and will camp out along the way, going leisurely and enjoying the colorful life of the river. They must turn homeward in time for the opening of school next month, but before they do they hope to reach New Orleans where they plan to sell their boat and return home by automobile.


Mason City Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa
June 10, 1937, pg 11

Gerald REUBLIN and Pearl Margaret LEEGARD, both of Mason City, were married Wednesday evening by the Rev. O.L.N. WIGDAHL at the Trinity Lutheran parsonage. Frank C. WORSING and Dorothy Jane GORMAN attended them. They will make their home in Mason City.


Wisconsin State Journal
August 2, 1937, pg 1

Mrs. Carrie HASKINS, 61, of 636 S. Park st., died at her home early today after a long illness. She had been a resident of Madison 40 years.

Surviving are three sons, E.D. BANKER, Rockford, Martin BANKER, Madison, and Wesley HASKINS, Beloit; and nine daughters, Mrs. Georgia SANDERS, Galena, Ill., Mrs. Roy KOECKE, Prairie du Chien, Mrs. Glenn HAYWOOD, Mrs. May MUSILAMI, Mrs. William RYDER, Mrs. John CORDIO, Mrs. Fred DEERING, Mrs. Lennie SCHWENK, all of Madison, and Mrs. Carl WALKER, Milwaukee.

The body was taken to Joyce funeral parlors. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.


Wisconsin State Journal
August 3, 1937, pg 14

Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie HASKINS, 61, of 636 S. Park st., who died at her home Monday after a long illness, will be held from the home of her daughter at 501 W. Washington st., at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.


Wisconsin State Journal
August 31, 1937, pg 8

Announcement is made of the approaching marriage of Miss Arminda HASKINS, 145 Wilson st., and Eugene B. COOK, Milwaukee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert COOK, Washington, D. C. The wedding will take place soon. The bride-to-be is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. S. HASKINS, Boscobel [Grant Co, Wisconsin].


Wisconsin State Journal
September 5, 1937, pg 10

In the parsonage of the First Baptist church, with the Rev. L. B. MOSELEY officiating, Miss Arminda HASKINS, 145 W. Wilson st., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. HASKINS, Boscobel, became the bride of Eugene B. COOK, Milwaukee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert COOK, Washington, D. C., Friday evening at 8 o'clock.

The bride wore a gown of traditional white satin with a white velvet jacket. Her Juliet cap matched her jacket and she carried a bridal bouquet of mixed flowers.

Miss Vista HASKINS attended her sister in a gown of pink silk organdy with lace inserts and a net hat. Her corsage was fashioned of gardenias. Joseph RICE of Milwaukee was the best man.

Following the ceremony, a wedding supper was served at the Kennedy Manor, after which a reception was held at 145 W. Wilson st. Later in the evening, Mr. COOK and his bride left on a wedding trip to Washington, D. C. and southern Virginia. After Oct. 1, they will be at home in Milwaukee.

The bride is a graduate of the Madison Business college and has been employed at Baron's. Mr. COOK was graduated from the college of engineering at the University of Wisconsin in 1936 and is now employed at the Allis Chalmers co. in Milwaukee.

Among those who have entertained recently for the bride are Mrs. Paul WAGNER, 814 W. Johnson st., who gave a party for 10 guests at her home on the evening of Aug. 30, and the Misses Rosella SCHEURELL and Laura TRUMBA, who were co-hostesses at a breakfast shower at Baron's tea room Friday morning.


Olean Times Herald, Olean, New York
August 8, 1938, pg.7

(Photo and caption)
Becomes Bride of Lawrence Madison Bridge at St. Mary of the Angels' Church - Right Rev. Monsignor Edward J Rengel Officiates.

Miss Charlotte Jane Quigley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R Quigley of South Clinton Street, made a charming bride today as she entered St. Mary of the Angels' Church to become the bride of Lawrence Madison Bridge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester F. Bridge of Clemont, Pa.

The ceremony took place this morning at eight o'clock with the Right Rev. Monsignor Edward J Rengel, V.F., pastor, officiating.

The bride selected a gown of blue marquisette, with full gored skirt and accessories in white. Her flowers were a corsage of sweetheart roses and babies breath.

Miss Rita Madge Finlay of this city, cousin of the bride, was her only attendant. Miss Finley's gown was also of marquisette in shade of blue with accessories in pink and her flowers were a corsage of sweet peas and roses.

Bernard Edward Boats of this city acted as best man.

A wedding breakfast and reception was later held at the Quigley residence on South Clinton Street, where a profusion of flowers was used in decorations.

After a brief wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge will be at home to their friends at 1047 1/2 West Henley Street.

Among the pre-nuptial events in honor of Mrs. Bridge were: Kitchen shower-Mrs. Walker and Miss Edith Hedden; Variety shower-Mrs. Charles R. Quigley; Variety shower-Mrs. Robert Chittendon; steak dinner at Allegany State Park-Francis J. Quigley.

Those in attendance from out-of-town included: Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Quigley, Mr. and Mrs. William McKarnes, Bradford; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph St. Onge; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Kuhn, Erie; Mrs. Dora Bridge, Shinglehouse; Mrs. Charles Bear, Mrs. Omer Hick, Emporium, Pa.; Mrs. Karl Hogman, Mrs. Charles Houston, Clermont, Pa.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Bridge are well known among the younger set of the city. Mr. Bridge is an alumnus of St. Bonaventure College and of the University of Pennsylvania.


Olean Times Herald
August 9, 1938, pg. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Bridge, whose marriage took place Monday, were honored at a dinner and reception in the afternoon, at the home of the bridegroom's grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Holten, West Henley Street.

The tables were prettily decorated with late summer flowers. Those present were: Miss Rita Finlay, Mrs. Joseph St. Onge. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Kuhn and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Houston, Mrs. Paul Hagman, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Bridge and daughter, Mary Jane, Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Roorbach, Bernard Boats and Miss Joan Quigley.

Mrs. Bridge, formerly Miss Charlotte Jane Quigley, and Mr. Bridge were presented with several nuptial gifts.


Wisconsin State Journal
September 14, 1938, pg 19

Martin Banker, 39, of 636 S. Park st., died today in a Madison hospital.

Surviving are the widow; six sons, George, Glen, Robert, Martin, Jr., Everett, and Arthur; a daughter, Lois; a brother, Everett, Rockford, Ill.; a half brother, Wesley HASKINS, Beloit; eight sisters, Mrs. Glen HAYWOOD, Mrs. John CORDIA, Mrs. John Muassino[MUSILLAMI], Mrs. Fred Doering [DEERING], Mrs. William DYER, Mrs. Linnie SCHWENK, all of Madison, and Mrs. Ray KOECHKE, Prairie du Chien, and Mrs. George STEBBIN, Galena, Ill.

The body is at the Joyce funeral home.


Wisconsin State Journal
December 5, 1938, pg 8

Mr. and Mrs. Otto CHRISTENSEN, 623 Olin ave., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Vivian, to George HAYWOOD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen HAYWOOD, 735 W. Washington ave. The wedding will take place at the home of the bride's parents on Jan. 1 at 4:30 p.m. After their marriage, Mr. HAYWOOD and his bride will make their home in Madison.


Paris News, Paris, Texas
December 25, 1938, pg 8

Hugo, Okla.(Special) - Mrs. J. L. BRINDLEY escaped serious injury Thursday afternoon when the car she was driving skidded on the wet pavement and overturned two miles west of Hugo and was badly damaged. Mrs. BRINDLEY was en route to Ardmore to meet her son, Joseph Warren BRINDLEY Oklahoma University student.


Wisconsin State Journal
January 6, 1939, pg 10

Bouquets of pink snapdragons and white carnations decorated the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otto CHRISTENSEN, 623 Olin ave., Sunday afternoon for the wedding of their daughter, Vivian Janette, and George Martin HAYWOOD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen HAYWOOD, 733 W. Washington ave. The Rev. Ronald CAREY read the service at 4:30.

The ride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a white chiffon crepe wedding gown. Her lace-trimmed veil of net fell from a heavy lace crown, studded with pearls and rhinestones. Small loops of blue ribbon and a large bow of white satin ribbon were tied around her bouquet of white sweet peas and pink rosebuds.

A bouquet of small yellow roses and white sweet peas was carried by Miss Virginia JOHNSON, the maid of honor. Her gown of blue chiffon had a shirred jacket of the same material. Erin KARP was the ring bearer.

Mrs. CHRISTENSEN attended her daughter's wedding in a powder blue dress, while Mrs. Haywood, mother of the bridegroom, was gowned in deep blue. Both had corsages of red roses.

Silver streamers, blue tapers, and light pink and white flowers decorated the table for the wedding supper for 20 guests which was served at the home of the bride's parents following the ceremony.

Young Mr. and Mrs. HAYWOOD, both graduates of Central high school, will make their home in Madison.


Bradford Era
March 4, 1939, pg.4

Announcement has been received here of the marriage of Miss Martha Corwin and Ed Cornelius of Shinglehouse, former local residents. The couple will reside in Coneville.


Wisconsin State Journal
June 16, 1939, pg 14

The Methodist church in LaFarge, Wis., was the scene of the wedding of Miss Maxine Joan LANGLEY, La Farge, and Loren Lindsay BRINDLEY, son of Elbert BRINDLEY, Richland Center, today at 2 p.m. The Rev. Peter HOLMES performed the ceremony in a setting of pink anre white roses, peonies, orange blossoms, and ferns.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, John W. LANGLEY, wore a gown of white organdy and lace with a fitted bodice and full skirt. A halo of orange blossoms held her fingertip veil. She carried a white prayer book with showers of orange blossoms.

Mrs. Francis EGAN, Milwaukee, the matron of honor, wore a blue lace ensemble and carried pink roses. Pastel frocks were worn by the bridesmaids, Mrs. George FOWELL, Madison, Miss Vera CLANCY, Soldiers Grove, and Miss Marjorie JOHNSON, Packwaukee. Their large leghorn hats were trimmed to match their gowns. They carried arm bouquets of peonies and roses.

The flower girls, Shirley SANFORD, Joan GREEN, Margaret FREEZE, and June LOUNSBURY, wore frilly white frocks. Another little girl, Barbara COOKE, carried the wedding ring in the heart of a calla lily.

William DILL, Chicago, was Mr. BRINDLEY's best man. The ushers were George FOWELL, Madison, Tom STRANG, Richland Center, and Jack LITTLE, Madison.

Mrs. LANGLEY, mother of the bride, wore a hyacinth blue lace gown and a toast colored leghorn picture hat for her daughter's wedding. Her corsage was fashioned of sweet peas and roses.

A reception for 115 guests was held at the Masonic temple after the ceremony.

Upon their return from a short wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. BRINDLEY will make their home in Madison at 420 1/2 N. Murray st.

The bride attended Lawrence college and was graduated for the University of Wisconsin, where she was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota sorority. She has been the supervisor of public school music at Hillsboro. Mr. BRINDLEY, a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, is attending the University of Wisconsin law school.


Wisconsin State Journal
August 6, 1939, pg 13

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Announcement is made today by Mrs. Marie BEECKEN, 1035 E. Gorham st., of the marriage of her daughter, Elizabeth, to E. James BRINDLEY, son of E. E. BRINDLEY of Richland Center. The ceremony took place July 3 in Milwaukee. Mr. and Mrs. BRINDLEY will make their home in Richland Center after Sept. 1.


Olean Times Herald, Olean, New York
August 08, 1939, pg. 4

Shinglehouse - About seventy-five members and friends of the Bridge family met for their fourteenth annual reunion in War Veteran's Park, Olean, Sunday.

Mrs. Dora Bridge presided at a business session and Roy Bridge was elected President for the coming year. Mrs. Ona Bridge was named Secretary and Treasurer, and a Refreshment Committee was named to be composed of Mrs. Lynn Bridge and Mrs. Frank Babiack. The Table Committee for next year will consist of Mrs. Lenna Pangburn, Mrs. Ona Bridge, Mrs. Effie Marshall and Justin Bridge.

Mrs. Walter Bowen of Henderson, North Carolina, donated new record books for the group.

Among those who registered were Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Pangburn and family, Edward Pangburn, Russell and Leola Sharp of Bolivar; Mrs. Frank Matthews, Wayne Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. L.V. Bridge, Gordon Bridge, Ceres; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Marshall, Mrs. Frank Marshall, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Babiack, Frances Babiack, Jr., Gladys, Elbert, Patricia and Lenna Thornton, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bridge and family, Mr. and Mrs. Eardley Babcock, Beverley Babcock, Noel, Calvin and Melton Pangburn, of Olean; Mrs. Jane Yentzer, Mrs. Dora Corwin and Mrs. Dora Bridge, Mr. and Mrs. Justin Bridge, F.F. Bridge, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Bridge, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Jones, Donald Corwin, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Bridge and Mrs. Clara Bridge of Shinglehouse; Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Bridge, Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Bridge, Buffalo; Lawrence Bridge, Melvin Saunders, Washington, D.C.; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Sherwood, Miss Minnie Sherwood, Roulette; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Norton of Port Allegany; Roy Bridge of Derrick City; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Bridge, Mary Jane Bridge and LeVern Hanson of Clearmont.

It was planned to hold the reunion at the same place and the same time next year.


Paris News, Paris, Texas
October 1, 1939, pg 2


He hails from Haney Valley, Wisconsin, his name is J. L. BRINDLEY, (his friends call him Josh), and he is the retail sales manager of Rodgers-Wade Furniture Company. After completing high school in Richland Center, Wisconsin, BRINDLEY attended the University of Wisconsin for two years, and then came south with his parents, where they located on a farm near Bagwell in 1909. BRINDLEY returned to college the following year, spending a year at Baker University, at Baldwin, Kansas. For the next five years he worked in Clarksville, and came to Paris in 1916, where he was employed by the Ideal Laundry. He then moved to Hugo in 1918, went to work for a furniture store, and then went with the Hugo Furniture Company, which was owned by Rodgers-Wade Furniture Company. He managed this store for 14 years, until he was promoted to Retail Sales Manager of Rodgers-Wade Furniture Company, of Paris on February 1, 1939. Aside from his interests in music, BRINDLEY being an accomplished vocalist, his chief interest is trying to catch a decent fish, which he says he hasn't caught all summer. Josh "joshingly" says he isn't quite old enough to give up fishing and take up golf, but he is an ardent follower of football and baseball.


Paris News, Paris, Texas
February 21, 1940, pg 4

From The News Files 13 Years Ago
Monday, February 21, 1927
Mrs. Joseph BRINDLEY, 62, resident of Bagwell, died in a Paris hospital after brief illness. Burial was to be made in Richmond Center, Wis., her former home.


Bradford Era, Bradford, PA
May 7, 1940, pg.4

Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Bridge of Derrick City announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Bette Gertrude Bridge to Russell Lloyd Wells, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde C. Wells, (illegible) of East Main street, which was solemnized by George F. Gallagher, justice of the peace, in Emporium.

The marriage took place October 5, 1939, in Emporium. The couple was unattended.

Mrs. Wells is a graduate of the Bradford Senior High school, class of 1935 and has been employed in the Johnston store. The bridegroom attended the local high school, and is now affiliated with his father in the sign painting business and also conducts a dancing school.

The couple are both well-known and popular members of the younger set here. They plan to reside in this city.


Bradford Era, Bradford, Pennsylvania
July 13, 1940, pg 4

The Misses Selma and Delilah Bosworth, daughters of Mrs. F. O. Bosworth of Port Allegany, were brides last week. Miss Selma Bosworth was united in marriage to William Simpkins of Kin??? July 3, with the Rev. A.S. Wright reading the service. Miss Delilah Bosworth and Leonard Pepperman were married July 6 in Olean.


Capital Times
July 27, 1940, pg 2

Boscobel, Wis. - Miss Estelle Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Smith, Boscobel, and Paul Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Jones, Wauzcka, were married Sunday at the Methodist parsonage in Prairie du Chien.

Miss Kathryn Knesting and Lester Ward were bridesmaid and best man.
A wedding dance will be given Monday night in the Modernistic ballroom, Boscobel.


Wisconsin State Journal
October 10, 1940, pg 10

In a ceremony performed by the Rev. J. G. NEAULT on Oct. 5 at 8 a.m. in St. Joseph's church, Miss Virginia M. MUSILAMI, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas MUSILAMI, 822 Milton st., and George F Du CHARME, Madison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank DUCHARME, Momence, Ill., were married. The attendants were Frances CORONA and Paul GENNA. A wedding dinner followed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. DUCHARME will live at 822 Milton st.


Olean Times Herald
March 22, 1941, pg. 10

To Whom it May Concern - I will no longer be responsible for debts contracted by anyone other than myself. Dated March 23, 1941. Freeman W. Phelps.


Wisconsin State Journal
April 25, 1941, pg 17

The marriage of Miss Mildred PEER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manley Peer, Blue River, and Marcus SMITH, son of Mrs. Minnie SMITH, Boscobel, took place April 18 in the Congregational parsonage in Boscobel. The Rev. William Reese DIXON officiated. Mr. and Mrs. James Seaton, FENNIMORE, were the attendants. Mr. and Mrs. SMITH will live with the latter's parents on a farm near Blue River.


La Crosse Tribune And Leader Press
February 13, 1942, pg 1

Soldiers Grove, Wis.-(Special)-Floyd Bacon has been hired at the Soldiers Grove cheese factory as assistant cheesemaker in place of Lester Rockwell, who resigned last month to accept a position at Patch Grove. Bacon formerly was employed at the M. J. Schmitz cheese factory about three miles south of Soldiers Grove.


Paris News, Paris, Texas
March 3, 1942, pg 3

(Photo and caption)
Shown above is Second Lt. Joseph Warren BRINDLEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. BRINDLEY, 184 Pine Bluff, who recently received his commission after graduating from the Officers' Candidate Department of the Signal Corps School. He was promoted from the rank of corporal, which he reached after being inducted into military service on April 13, 1941, via the Selective Service.

Before entering the Army, Lt. BRINDLEY was employed by Miller Jackson Hardware Co., Oklahoma City, Okla., as a salesman. He received his education at Marion Military Institute and the University of Oklahoma.


Wisconsin State Journal
March 13, 1942, pg 7

(Photo and caption)
Richland Center - Loren BBRINDLEY, 27, Richland Center, city attorney, died today at a Richland Center hospital after a long illness. He had been in hospitals in Madison and Richland Center since June.

He was born in Richland Center Mar. 27, 1914, the son of Atty and Mrs. Elbert E. BRINDLEY. He was graduated from Richland Center high school, and the University of Wisconsin law school in 1940. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta.

He was married to the former Maxine LANGLEY, who received a bachelor's degree in music from the university in 1936.

Survivors included his wife; his father; two brothers, James, Richland Center, and Richard, Washington, D.C., and an aunt, Ada James, Richland Center.

The body is at the Lunenschloss-Doudna funeral home. Burial will be in Richland cemetery.


Bradford Era, Bradford, Pennsylvania
May 28, 1941, pg 1 & 20

Edwin Crattie, Rew, Dies At Hospital;
Struck On Head By Tree Limb
A fractured skull, suffered when a falling tree limb crashed on his head, yesterday caused the death of Edwin Crattie, 41, of Rew, well-known resident of this vicinity his entire life.

Mr. Crattie, who died at the Bradford hospital at 2:40 o'clock yesterday afternoon, was injured yesterday morning while at work on the Daniel W. Daly lease near Rew. He also suffered lacerations of the scalp and ears.

Warning Called Too Late
Together with Joseph Healey, who is foreman of the Daly lease, Mr. Crattie had been engaged in felling a tree on the lease. they had chopped through the tree and, as it fell, a dead limb broke off and fell towards the ground, striking Mr. Crattie on top of the head. Seeing the limb fall, Mr. Healey yelled but the warning was too late. Mr. Healey immediately set out for assistance, going toward Rew, when he saw other lease men rush to the stricken man's side. The men gave what possible aid they could until the arrival of a Storms ambulance from Bradford.

Half Mile from Rew.
The lease is situated on the Hermit farm, about a half mile north of Rew, and the ambulance could be driven only to the edge of the clearing. This made it necessary to carry the injured man some 300 feet to the ambulance.

Rushed to the hospital, he was regarded in critical condition. An examination showed that he had suffered a fracture of the skull, it is said. He was unconscious when admitted to the hospital at 10:45 a.m.

Coroner Thomas R. Clark was called and issued a certificate of accidental death.

Born in Rew on April 13, 1900, Mr. Crattie had spent his entire life in this vicinity. He had been employed by the D.W. Daly interests for the past 20 years.

Funeral to Be Friday
Surviving him are his wife, two children, Patricia and Donald Crattie at home, his mother, Mrs. Jennnie Crattie of Rew; four brothers, Lyle Crattie of Coffeyville, Kans., and Harold, Charles and Willis Crattie of Rew; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Anderson of Friendship and Miss Jennie Crattie of Rew.

The body was taken in charge by Funeral Director Frank J. McAllister and will be taken this morning to the home, where funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the family lot in St. Bernard cemetery, Bradford.


The Record, Sodus, N.Y.
September 25, 1941


In the death of Homer Hopkins, which occurred Sunday, this town loses one of its oldes and most respected citizens. Had he lived until November 15th he would have reached the age of 89 years. Mr. Hopkins was a pioneer resident, having lived in this vicinity all his life. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Fred Smith, a daughter, the Rev. John S. Williamson officiating. Burial was made in the Brick church cemetery. Besides the daughter mentioned, another daughter, Mrs. F. N. Waldorf of Wolcott, two grandchildren, a great-grandson and a niece survive.


Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin
June 18, 1942, pg 15

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Pvt. Alvin HENRIKSON, Oregon [Dane Co., Wisconsin], has notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter HENRIKSEN of Oregon, that he has arrived safely in Australia. Private HENRIKSEN entered the army in April, 1941. He formerly was employed by the Taylor Electric Co, of Madison.


Capital Times
June 24, 1942, pg 19

Corp. Roy D. BRINDLEY, son of Mrs. Emma D. KYHOS, 601 Baltzell st., Madison, is missing, following the torpedoing of a medium-sized American freighter off the east coast on June 15, the war department announced today. A partial list of missing, issued Tuesday night, had not included the name of Corp. BRINDLEY.


Capital Times
August 16, 1942, pg 6

(photo and caption)
Dr. Emma D. KYHOS, 601 Baltzell st., has received no word recently relative to her son, Corp. Roy BRINDLEY. Army authorities reported him as missing in a communication to her dated June 24. Corp. BRINDLEY was in Iceland at one time.


Paris News, Paris, Texas
August 30, 1942, pg 3

Josh BRINDLEY, retail furniture manager for Rodgers-Wade Furniture Co., and an employee of the firm for about 20 years, will leave the company's employment Sept. 1, it has been learned.


Benton Harbor News Palladium, Benton Harbor, Michigan
September 8, 1942, pg. 14

Fennville, Sept. 8 - Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Richards have sold all their Florida holdings and have returned to make their home once more in this place. They disposed of everything here 22 years ago and went to make their home in Tampa. Mrs. Richards has spent nearly every summer here, but he has not been back for 13 years until now. His health no longer permits him to work. They have not announced what they plan to do.


The Record, Sodus, N.Y.
November 12, 1942

Arthur W Brayman, who died of a heart attack Tuesday at his home in Wolcott, was born in Sodus September 19, 1871, to Mr. and Mrs. Dorman Brayman. Funeral services will be held from the home in Wolcott at one o'clock tomorrow, the Rev. Chester C Beebe, pastor of the Wolcott Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Glenside cemetery. Mr. Brayman leaves a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Bordon of Wolcott, and a half-sister, Mrs. Arthur Ellis of Sodus Centre.


Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York
Friday, November 13, 1942, pg. 39

Arthur W Brayman - Wolcott
Funeral services for Arthur W. Brayman, 71, who died unexpectedly Tuesday (Nov. 10) in his home, will be held at 1 p. m. today in the home in Auburn Street. The Rev. Chester C. Beebe, pastor of the Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Glenside Cemetery. He was born in Sodus, Sept. 19, 1871. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Borden of Wolcott, and a sister, Mrs. Arthur Ellis of Sodus Center.


Oelwein Daily Register, Oelwein, Iowa
March 20, 1943, pg 5

Mrs. L. D. Allison

Rosetta Mildred Allison, nee Fuller, was the daughter of Edwin and Vivian Fuller and was born at Lineville, Iowa on January 3, 1896. She grew to womanhood in her native community and was united in marriage to Louis D. Allison on June 24, 1914 at Saline, Mo.

Their home was first made at Oxford, Iowa, then at Melbourne, coming to Oelwein in 1917. In 1919 they moved to St. Joseph, Mo. and returned to Oelwein again in 1939 where they have resided since.

To this union two daughters were born, Elaine and Natalie.

Mrs. Allison was baptized in the Methodist church at Lineville, and during her residence in Oelwein has been a member of Unit 12 of the Woman's Society of christian Service of Grace Methodist Church 16.

She had been ill nearly a year. In September 1942 she went to Rochester for treatment, returning home on Nov. 1 somewhat improved. Her health, however, began to fail again and she entered the life Immortal on March 17, at the age of 47 years, 2 months and 14 days.

She is survived by her husband, Louis and two daughters, Natalie at home and Mrs. B.T. Nelson of Sycamore, Ill. Also by one brother, Edwin J. Fuller of Cameron, Mo, one half sister and two half brothers.

A devoted wife, a lovely mother, a good home-maker, a loyal friend, she leaves precious memories that will always be a comfort.

Funeral services were held at the Hintz Funeral home on Friday, March 19, at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. F.C. Witzigman, pastor of the Grace Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery.


Benton Harbor News Palladium, Benton Harbor, Michigan
April 28, 1943, pg 4

Fennville, April 28.- Babies of interest to Fennville were born Saturday and Easter morning at Community hospital, Douglas. One born Saturday is six-pound Bonnie Michele, born to Mr. and Mrs. Max (Mickey) Johnson, of Saugatuck.

She is distinguished by being descended from the Alvin Hutchins family who settled not quite two miles west of Fennville in about 1837. Her great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Hattie Arnold, lives in Fennville and is a daughter of that pioneer. Not only has she the great-great-grandmother living here, but also the great-grandmother, Mrs. Glenn Richards. The other grandmother, (all of the paternal side) is Mrs. Arthur Johnson of Saugatuck.


Mason City Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa
July 10, 1943, pg 14

(photo in Navy uniform and caption)
Robert R. REUBLIN, seaman first class, is spending a 15 day leave in Mason City, Charles City and Davenport. His brother, Gerald REUBLIN, lives at 409 Twenty-sixth street southwest. Mrs. R. R. REUBLIN makes her home in Charles City. Seaman REUBLIN left Thursday night to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack REUBLIN of Davenport.


Benton Harbor News Palladium, Benton Harbor, Michigan
October 23, 1943, pg 7

Fennville, Oct 23 - Glenn Richards, 64, died early this morning at the house of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Hattie Arnold, Fennville, after only a few hours' illness.

He was born Feb. 8, 1877 at Peachbelt, three miles west of Fennville, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Richards. He married Miss Eva Arnold of Fennville on Feb. 15, 1899. Mrs. Richards survives.

After spending 22 years in Tampa, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Richards returned to Fennville one year ago and had been living with Mrs. Richards' mother.

Other survivors, besides Mrs. Richards, are two children, Mrs. Arthur Johnson, Saginaw and Rutherford Richards, Tampa, now in service. A brother, Chauncey Richards, Grand Rapids, also survives, as do Massefield R. Johnson, a grandson, who will enter Naval service next Friday, and one great-grandchild.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending word from relatives.


Paris News, Paris, Texas
February 27, 1944, pg 6

Hugo, Okla. (Special) - Miss Jannese Marie ROLLER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Elmer ROLLER of Harrisonburg, Va., and Capt. Joseph Warren BRINDLEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. BRINDLEY of Hugo, formerly of Paris, Texas, were married Sunday, Feb. 13, in the First Church of the Brethren in Harrisonburg. The Rev. Earl M. BOWMAN officiated at the double ring ceremony.

The bride was given in marriage by her father and Miss Doris CLINE of Harrisonburg was her only attendant. Capt. C. H. MULLEN of Arlington, Va., was best man. Following the ceremony a reception was held in the church parlors.

The bride is a graduate of Harrisonburg High School and attended Madison College. For the past year and a half she has been employed by the Signal Corps in Arlington.

Captain BRINDLEY graduated from Hugo High School and the University of Oklahoma. Since his graduation from OCS at Fort Monmouth, N.J., he has been stationed with the Signal Corps at Arlington. He and his bride are at home at 22 Old Globe Road, Arlington.


Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
April 18, 1944, pg 10

Announcement is made of the approaching marriage of Miss Vesta HASKINS, Milwaukee, and Alvin Maurice HENRIKSEN of Oregon,[Dane Co., Wisconsin]


Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
April 24, 1944, pg 6

In a ceremony performed by the Rev. E. F. BONDO Apr. 16 at 2 p.m. in the parsonage of St. John's Lutheran church, Miss Vesta HASKINS, Milwaukee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. HASKINS, Boscobel, was married to technical Sgt. Alvin M. HENRIKSEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter HENRIKSEN of Oregon. The bride wore a dusty rose suit with blue accessories and a corsage of white roses and sweet peas. She was attended by Mrs. Eugene COOK of Milwaukee, her sister, who wore a blue suit with white accessories. Mr. COOK was the best man. Sgt. and Mrs. HENRIKSEN spent a few days in northern Wisconsin. After a three-week furlough, the former will report to Ft. Benning, Ga. The bride, who attended Madison college and formerly was employed here, is now associated with the Merchants' Chemical Co., in Milwaukee. The bridegroom, who has been in the army for three years, recently returned to the United States after spending 23 months in the Southwest Pacific area.


Council Bluffs Nonpareil
August 15, 1944, pg 10

DeKay - Hoffman
Atlantic - In a ceremony at the Presbyterian church in Monroe, La., on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 6, Miss Elizabeth Ann Hoffman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hoffman of Atlantic became the bride of Capt. Harold G. DeKay of Chicago. Following the ceremony, they went to New Orleans to spend their honeymoon while Capt. DeKay is on 10-day leave from the army air corps.


Mckean County Democrat
August 24, 1944, pg. 1

Ninth Case Reported In County; Seven Confined to Hospital

McKean county recorded its ninth case of polio Tuesday with a reported case in Coryville, the victim being Mrs. Herbert Austin, mother of several children....


Coeur d'Alene Press
December 26, 1944

Bealand Addition- Wright A HASKINS, 78, died here Sunday at the family home. Born in Crawford County, Wisconsin on July 10, 1866. He has lived here for the last several years. Surviving him are his widow Martha; 3 daughters: Mrs. W ROWAN, Minot, North Dakota; Mrs. Anna WORKMAN and Mrs. B FRANDSEN, Coeur d'Alene; a brother, D F HASKINS, Boscobel, Wisconsin; 9 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. HASKINS celebrated their golden anniversary in April 1937. Service will be held Wednesday from Cassidy Chapel with Rev R HUNTER officiating. Interment will be in Forest Cemetery.


Washington State Journal
January 17, 1945, pg 6

The marriage of Miss Grace Boughton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clair Boughton, Boscobel, to Anthony Knesting, son of Herman Knesting, Boscobel, took place today at high noon in the Boscobel Methodist church. The attendants were Mrs. Glee Snodgrass and Joseph Knesting.

A dinner and reception followed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Knesting will make their home on a farm near Boscobel.


Southtown Economist
January 31, 1945, pg 15

ARNOLD - Freeman W. Arnold, 342 W. Marquette rd., husband of Mary E., father of Gladys A. Blackburn and Lawrence N. Arnold of Glenn, Michigan. Funeral held today.


The Wisconsin State Journal
July 11, 1945, pg 5

Mrs. KAST Services
Boscobel - Funeral services for Mrs. Cullen KAST, 70, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Loren CURTIS, Steuben, were held Saturday in the home. The Rev. W. J. CALOW of the Boscobel Congregational church officiated. Burial was in Boscobel cemetery.

Survivors include her widower; two sons, Lloyd GERBER, Calif., and Lavern, Norwalk, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Curtis STEUBEN; a sister Mrs. M. R. BARNUM, and three brothers, LeRoy HASKINS, Lancaster; Lien HASKINS, Madison, and Lorenzo HASKINS, Sparts.


Mason City Globe Gazette
August 3, 1945, pg 5

(photo and caption)
Pictured here are 7 men sent to the Jefferson Barracks, Mo., induction center from the 2 local selective service boards Thursday. They left on the 1:10 bus in the afternoon.

In the back row is Howard S. MILLER from board No. 1. The front row inductees, from left, are Milton VOSBURGH and John ROBERTSON, both from board No. 2. The rest, all from board No. 1, are James R. SHEEHY, Fay D FESSENDEN, Franklin HITCHCOCK (transferred in from Berkeley, Cal.) and Gerald J. REUBLIN....


The Wisconsin State Journal
October 2, 1945, pg 10

Man Bound Over; Ex-Soldier Victim
Richland Center - Raymond HANSEL, 20, a native of Harlan, Ky., was bound over to county court Monday afternoon after a hearing in police court on a charge of assault regardless of life on the Boaz streets Saturday night.


The Wisconsin State Journal
November 9, 1945, pg 9

Richland Center - Pleading guilty to a charge of "assault regardless of human life" in county court before Judge L.H. BANCROFT, Raymond HANSEL, 24, Boaz, received a sentence of one to two years in Waupun Wednesday.

Hansel had been held in the Richland county jail since Sept. 29, when Thomas HASKINS of Five Points, 42, a painter and a World War II veteran, was stabbed with a knife on the Boaz streets in an argument between the men after the painter's ladder was broken by the other's truck.

HANSEL was unable to provide bonds set at $10,000 imposed by Justice O.V. WILLIAMS.


The Wisconsin State Journal
November 15, 1945, pg 21

Staff Sgt. George HAYWOOD is visiting his wife and children at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto CHRISTENSEN. 623 W. Olin ave. Sgt. HAYWOOD has been serving overseas.


The Wisconsin State Journal
November 15, 1945, pg 12

Sparta - Lorenzo HASKINS, 66, died of a heart attack Wednesday at the Sparta hotel, where he was a night clerk.

He is survived by his wife; five sons, Harold, recently discharged from the army and now at Toronto, Can.; Chief Petty Officer Donald of the navy, en route to Washington, D.C., from Seattle, Wash.; La Vern, with the merchant marine in the Pacific; First Sgt. Robert, chief surgical technician in the Philippines, and Paul, with the V-12 at the University of Wisconsin at Madison; a daughter, Mrs. L. M. STROM, Sparta; a sister, Mrs. M. R. BARNUM, Barnum, and two brothers, Roy Lancaster and Lieut. Madison.


The Wisconsin State Journal
November 26, 1945, pg 9

Warren M. HASKINS, 68, Beaver Dam, [Dodge Co, WI], at a hospital, Nov. 25.


Titusville Herald, Titusville, Pennsylvania
December 7, 1945, pg 2

Cars Come Together At Junction of Main Street & Central Ave.

Mrs. Selma Simpkins of Route 2, Pleasantville, was seriously injured in an automobile collision at the junction of East Main street and East Central avenue shortly before 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. She suffered fractures of the left arm, left leg and left kneecap and had numerous other bruises. She was the only person of several in the accident who was injured.

Mrs. Simpkins was holding her four-month-old son, Robert, when the accident occurred, and in shielding the child from harm she took the full force of the impact. Although the child was uninjured, he was taken to the hospital with his mother in the Curtis ambulance.

Involved in the collision were a 1936 Chevrolet sedan driven by A.R. Tudtin, 502West Spring street, east on Main street, and a 1934 Ford pickup truck turning onto East Central avenue after coming west on Main street and driven by William H. Simpkins. The injured woman was in the truck.

The front end of the Ford was badly damaged as was also the left front corner of the Chevrolet. Both cars were removed from the scene of the crash by the Hasbrouck wrecker.

The accident was investigated by the police who found that the pavement was wet but not icy. They made no statement about responsibility for the accident.


Benton Harbor News Palladium, Benton Harbor, Michigan
January 29, 1946, pg 10

Fennville, Jan. 29 - The oldest living native of this community, Mrs. Hattie Arnold was honored last week on her 84th birthday anniversary. Hosts at a dinner were her son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Arnold.

Present at the dinner were all of her children: Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Arnold, son Monty; Mr. and Mrs. Clair Arnold and Mesdames Eva Richards and Lillian Bale.

The honored guest resided all her life here. Her parents were pioneers in this community. They were Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hutchins and were among the first settlers in Ganges township, the first being Harrison Hutchins, brother of Alvin, in 1836.


Wisconsin State Journal
May 9, 1946, pg 12

Dodgeville - Henderson FIELDS, 40 town of Mifflin farmer, and the father of seven children under 15 years of age, committed suicide with a shotgun in his home Wednesday, Iowa County Coroner Fred KEPKE reported today.

Mr. FIELDS shot himself with a 16-gauge shotgun in an upstairs bedroom while his wife was in the kitchen preparing breakfast, KEPKE said. He had been in poor health for some time. No inquest will be held.

Surviving are the wife and seven children, LeRoy, 14; Raymond, 12; Charles, 10; Norman 9; Dixie, 4; Linda, 3, and Jacquelyn, 1.

The body was taken to the Humbert funeral home, Mineral Point.


Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
September 12, 1946, pg 8

Watrous Briefs
Watrous - Mr. and Mrs. Harold Prouty were called to Shinglehouse Saturday by the serious illness of the latter's father, G. J. Fuller, who later passed away.

Mrs. Nellie Prouty spent several days last week in Shinglehouse at the home of Mrs. G. J. Fuller.


Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
December 5, 1946, pg 13

Watrous Briefs
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Prouty entertained the following on Thanksgiving: Mrs. G.L. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fuller and children, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Fuller and children of Shinglehouse.


Bradford Era
April 22, 1947, pg 3


Port Allegany - Mrs. Ethel Martin, R.D. 3, Smethport, died suddenly yesterday morning of influenza in Port Allegany Hospital. She had been a patient there for the past six days.

Mrs. Martin was born on April 12, 1885 in Bells Run, PA.

Surviving her are her husband, Edward; one daughter, Rhea Mae, at home, and two sons, Ira at home and Corp Harry Martin, stationed with the United States Army in Luzon; one sister, Mrs. Ina Bosworth of Port Allegany and a brother, Archie Austin of Smethport.

Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Martin's sister, Mrs. Bosworth, here, at a time to be announced later. The Rev. F. Willis Chase, pastor of the Farmers Valley EUB Church, will officiate.

The services are pending the arrival home of Corp Martin from San Francisco, Calif. He flew there from Luzon and landed there Monday morning. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Gallup Funeral Home.


Mckean County Democrat
April 24, 1947, pg 1

Resident Of This Area Many Years

Mrs. Ethel Martin, wife of Edward Martin of R.D. 3, Smethport, died suddenly Saturday, April 10, of influenza in the Port Allegany Hospital, where she had been a patient the past week.

Mrs. Martin was born on April 14, 1886 in Bells Run, Pa. Her parents were the late Ira and Mary Austin of that place. She was married Jan. 25, 1917.

Surviving are her husband Edward; one daughter, Rhea Mae, at home and two sons, Ira at home and Cpl. Harry Martin, who has been stationed with the U.S. Army in Luzon; one sister, Mrs. Ina Bosworth of Port Allegany, and a brother, Archie Austin of Smethport.

She had been a resident of this area ever since her marriage.

The funeral arrangements had been delayed pending the arrival home of her son, Cpl. Martin from San Francisco, Cal., who flew there from Luzon arriving there Monday morning. With the arrival of her son here services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the home of her sister, Mrs. Bosworth in Port Allegany. The Rev. F. Willis Chase, pastor of the Farmers Valley Evangelical United Brethren church, will officiate. Pallbearers will be Keith Austin, Kenneth Austin, (illegible) Arnold Austin, all of Port Allegany, Clark Howard and Homer Howard of Shinglehouse and Leonard Pepperman of Eldred.


Benton Harbor News Palladium
June 4, 1947, pg 20

GLENN [Allegan Co, Michigan]
Glenn, June 4 - Mr. and Mrs. John Blackburn of Chicago were visitors this week of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Arnold.


Bradford Era, Bradford, Pennsylvania
June 09, 1947, pg 5

The marriage of Miss Patricia Crattie, daughter of Mrs. Ona Crattie, 207 East Main St., and Edward Wisel, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wisel of Shinglehouse, took place on Saturday, June 7, at the Catholic rectory in Lewis Run with the Rev. Father John Kennedy, pastor, officiating at the double ring ceremony performed at 2 p.m.

The bride was attractive in a street length blue crepe dress with matching accessories and a corsage of pink rose buds.

Mrs. William Budnick acted as matron of honor. She wore a pink crepe street length dress with matching accessories. Her corsage was also of pink rose buds.

Edwin Wisel, twin brother of the bridegroom, served as best man.

Mrs. Crattie, mother of the bride, chose a dress of blue crepe print, matching accessories, and a corsage of yellow rose buds. Mrs. Wisel, mother of the bridegroom, was attired in a black and white print dress with matching accessories. Her corsage was also of yellow rose buds.

A reception was held following the ceremony at the home of the bride's mother for 75 guests. A buffet lunch was served from a table centered with a five-tired wedding cake topped by a miniature bride and bridegroom.

Mrs. Wisel is a graduate of the Bradford Senior High school class of 1944, and is now employed by the Corning Glass Company in this city. Mr. Wisel is a graduate of Shinglehouse High school, class of 1939. He is a veteran of World War Two having served nearly four years in the Army, 18 months of which were spent in the India-Burma Theatre of Operations. Mr. Wisel is at present employed at Clark Brothers in Olean.

The couple left on a wedding trip to southern points. For travelling Mrs. Wisel chose a blue gabardine suit set off by white accessories. Her corsage was of pink rose buds. After their return on June 15, Mr. and Mrs. Wisel will reside at 207 East Main St.

Out-of-town guests at the ceremony were: Mrs. George Wisel of Corning, N.Y., Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wisel of Olean, Mr. and Mrs. William Fowler, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Pepperman, all of Eldred and Mrs. Ina Bosworth of Port Allegany.


The Wisconsin State Journal
October 6, 1947, pg 5

MRS. WISE Services
Platteville - Funeral services for Mrs. Gilbert WISE, 44, Platteville, were to be held at 2 p.m. today in the Karrmann-Engels funeral home. The Rev. R. R. DOERING of the First Evangelical Lutheran church was to officiate, with burial in Hillside cemetery.

Mrs. WISE died late Friday in a Madison hospital after a long illness. She was born on a farm near Livingston and moved to Platteville after her marriage in 1928.

Survivors include her husband; five sons, Lawrence, Kenosha, and George, Edward, Bernard, and Charles, at home; two daughters, Ramona and Barbara, at home; her mother, Mrs. Francis HASKINS, Livingston; three sisters, Belva HASKINS, Livingston; Mrs. Walker STITCH, Madison, and Lena HASKINS, Lancaster, and three brothers, Albert and Clarence HASKINS, Livingston, and Perry HASKINS, Montfort.


Mckean County Democrat, Smethport, Pennsylvania
November 13, 1947, pg 4

A pretty autumn wedding was solemnized Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the Farmers Valley EUB church parsonage when Ethel Delilah Austin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Austin of Pierce Brook became the bride of Francis William Finley, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Finley of Coryville.

The bride was very charming in a silk ?at crepe street length dress in Royal Blue trimmed with sequins with brown accessories. Her corsage was of deep pink roses and white baby chrysanthemums.

Mrs. Lowell Austin was matron of honor and she chose a dressmaker tailored suit of gray with black accessories, Mrs. Austin wore a corsage of light pink roses and ...ias.

Lowell Austin was best man. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the groom's parents. The table was centered with a three tiered wedding cake and tapers of pink and white.

Guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Archie Austin and daughter, Norma; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Austin and family; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Cochran and daughter, Kay; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Finley, Port Allegany; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Austin, Farmer's Valley; Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Austin and family.

After spending a few days in Rochester, N.Y., they will make their home in Coryville.


McKean County Democrat
November 27, 1947, pg 3

Social Highlights-Events of Smethport and Vicinity
Mrs. Robert Finley entertained at a linen shower in honor of Mrs. Francis Finley at her home in Port Allegany Saturday afternoon. A delicious lunch was served and the honored guest received many useful gifts. Those present were Mrs. T. Rice, Mrs. Bessie Rice, Mrs. Faith Towner, Mrs. Archie Austin, Mrs. Louise Austin, Mrs. W. E. Finley, Mrs. Don Bill, Mrs. Ed McElwee and daughter Donna McElwee, grandson, Bobby, Mrs. Earl Hultz, Mrs. Kenneth Austin, Mrs. Richard Freer and son Wayne, the hostess and the honored guest.


Wisconsin State Journal
December 3, 1947, pg 16

Boscobel - Funeral services for Henry Z. MCDOWELL, 82, Boscobel, were to be held this afternoon in the Thoni-Godager funeral home and the Methodist church. The Rev. A. E. WEITTNEHILLER was to officiate, with burial in the Haney Ridge cemetery. Mr. MCDOWELL died Monday [Dec. 1] at a hospital in which he had been a patient two years. Survivors include a daughter, Mr. Will RICKLI, and two sons, Harley and Charles, all of Boscobel, and four grandchildren.


Wisconsin State Journal
February 7, 1948

Marriage Licenses
Frank CORDIO, 1801 S. Park st., and Elizabeth Ann WOLLIN, 515 E. Johnson st.


Bradford Era, Bradford, Pennsylvania
February 7, 1948, pg 5

Miss Ona B. Crattie, of 207 E. Main St. and George T. Callahan, of the Bradford YMCA, were united in marriage Thursday, Feb. 5, at a ceremony read by Alderman Frank White.

Attending the couple were Mr. and Mrs. William Fowler, of Eldred. Mrs. Fowler is a sister of the bride. For her wedding, the bride was attired in a powder blue dress with a corsage of pink roses. Her attendant chose a grey dress with a corsage of yellow rose buds.

Upon their return from a wedding trip to New York, the couple will reside at 207 E. Main St.


Wisconsin State Journal
February 12, 1948, pg 4

Boscobel - Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie May Smith, 72, Boscobel, will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the home and at 2 in the Haney Ridge Methodist church. The Rev. A.E. Weittenhillre will officiate. Burial will be in the Haney Ridge cemetery.

Mrs. Smith died Tuesday at her home

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Will Botgs, Woodstock, Ill.; Mrs. Gordon Arneson and Mrs. Paul Jones, Boscobel; Mrs. Bernard Karnopp, Barnum, and Mrs. Will Sutherland, Elkhart, Ind.; two sons, Fred, Boscobel and Marcus, Blue River; a brother, George Haskins, Boscobel, and 25 grandchildren.


Wisconsin State Journal
May 15, 1948, pg 7

Boscobel - Gerald HASKINS 45, Barnum farmer, died Thursday night in a Boscobel hospital as a result of burns received in an explosion and fire which destroyed his home that day.

HASKINS' daughter, Mary Lou, 10, was in a critical condition at the hospital, and Mrs. Haskins was burned about the hands and face when she attempted to rescue her husband and daughter.

HASKINS attempted to start a gasoline-engine on a washing machine when the explosion threw a sheet of flame around the kitchen, enveloping him and his daughter.

Failing to find anything with which to smother the flames, the rolled in mud puddles outside the home, while two other daughters escaped through the bedroom window. Neighbors brought the family to the Boscobel hospital. The fire department was unable to save the home.


Wisconsin State Journal
July 4, 1948, pg 1

Ten-year-old Mary Lou HASKINS, who was severely burned in a washing machine explosion in her farm home in Barnum, Crawford county, will need blood transfusions for "a long time," hospital attendants told The State Journal Saturday night. The girl's mother, Mrs. Gerald HASKINS, sent a plea for blood donations to The State Journal early Saturday.

Saturday night attendants at the Wisconsin Orthopedic Hospital for Children, part of Wisconsin General hospital, repeated the plea, and pointed out that although Mary Lou requires blood type O, any type of blood will help out. Under the hospital blood bank system, blood donations for this case will be credited to Mary Lou's account, and needed transfusions of type O for her will come from other stocks on hand. The fire from the exploding washing machine that sent Mary Lou to the hospital, killed her father on May 13.

Hospital authorities reported that several calls from donors offering their blood have been received since The State Journal's story appeared in Saturday's edition.


Council Bluffs Nonpareil, [Iowa]
September 17, 1948, pg 24

Savery, DeKay Form Atlantic Law Firm
Atlantic - Don Savery and Harold DeKay, Atlantic attorneys, have formed a partnership for the general law practice. Mr. Savery, a world war II veteran, has been engaged in practice here since 1934, and was county attorney 1941 to 1946.

Mr. DeKay, a graduate of the University of Iowa law school in 1941, has been engaged in practice since with the exception of the time spent in army air forces as navigator.


Wisconsin State Journal
October 5, 1948, pg 13

Six-year-old Phyllis came home from school sobbing. Her normally pale skin was fiery red. She itched and she hurt and her little arms and legs were puffed. "Oh, oh! poison ivy or poison sumac," thought Phyllis' mother.

Rash Gets Worse
That night the rash was back, much worse. A doctor was consulted. After sleepless nights and long days, it was discovered the "goiter" pills, containing iodine, given school children with their parents' permission, were the cause. (Some persons get a drug reaction from them.) The pills were stopped, but not until Phyllis' arms and legs had been scarred by the mysterious "rash".

It was the latest link in the chain of calamities that had befallen the Gerald HASKINS family. The first link was forged on the day of May 13.

Started Normally
The day had started normally, the family had breakfasted. Mrs. HASKINS was about to do the washing in her farm home three-quarters of a mile from Barnum in Crawford county. The weather was still cool. Gerald HASKINS brought the sputtery gas washing machine into the kitchen to warm the mechanism. He tinkered with it, trying to get it to start.

Ties on Gay Scarf
Mary Lou, 10, came skipping into the kitchen to be helped into her warm school clothes. Her father buttoned her coat and snuggly tied a gay scarf about her head. "Why don't you come along, Mother?" HASKINS said, preparing to take Mary Lou to school. "It's a bad day for washing; it's raining."

"Why, it is not," said Mrs. HASKINS, opening the door. Phyllis skipped out to ride along to school.

Phyllis dropped a book, thought Mrs. HASKINS, turning to retrieve it.

Flame Hits Her Face
A blinding, searing flame hit her in the face. The washing machine had exploded. With her bare hands she tried to beat the flames from the two torches that were her husband and daughter. She called to her nearly blind 20-year-old daughter, Arlene, to jump from her first floor bedroom window to safety.

Gerald HASKINS carried his small daughter from the flaming house. Mrs. HASKINS, in desperation, ran to the water tank and threw a pail of water over her husband and daughter. Arlene ran almost a mile to the nearest neighbor's home.

By the time Mrs. HASKINS had managed to get her husband and daughter into the car and back it from the garage, the neighbors had arrived.

Nothing could be done to save the house or its contents. Gerald HASKINS and Mary Lou were taken to a Boscobel hospital.

Father, Daughter Die
Gerald HASKINS died within a few hours. Mary Lou was transferred to Wisconsin General hospital at Madison. Innumerable blood transfusions took place. The child died July 18. Her weight had dropped from 87 to 19 pounds.

Mrs. HASKINS finally remembered to check with an occulist for glasses she would have to have. In the fire, two-thirds of her hair and her eyelashes and eyebrows had been burned. She had one small skin burn near her nose

Then, Sight Goes
The occulist confirmed her worst fears. Her left eye was useless. Sight was so nearly gone in her right eye that even with glasses she couldn't distinguish common household objects.

Paul, 17, at school during the time of the fire, tried to handle the farm chores with summer help. Then, on his way back from Madison with an old washing machine someone had given the family, he was badly bruised in a car accident.

He didn't return to his classes at Gays Mills high school this year. He stayed home to work the farm.

The landlord has rebuilt the house, but there is little in it. Neighbors and relatives have helped put a few beds and kitchen essentials in the house. Neighbors helped put in the crops in the spring.

Have to Move Mar. 1
Mar. 1 the HASKINS will have to move. They can't maintain the farm. Mrs. HASKINS is becoming more and more desperate. Friends, relatives and neighbors have to be depended upon for most of their clothes and food. The tiny estate that Gerald HASKINS left is tied up, and when it is settled, the money will not pay even the pre-fire day-to-day bills of the farm family. In her desperate plight, Mrs. HASKINS is trying to plan some way to keep the remains of her once-happy family together. She is searching for a place and a way to live so Paul can finish high school and Phyllis can again learn to expect a normal life.


Ludington Daily News
November 27, 1948, pg 8

Friends will be glad to know that the condition of Arthur Reed, seriously ill in the hospital at Grayling following a hunting accident while deer hunting in that vicinity last Sunday, continues to improve.

Mr. Reed was shot through the hip by an unknown hunter. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reed and Clifford Reed went from Pentwater to Graying to see their brother Thanksgiving day. They report that he is showing some improvement but will not be able to leave the hospital for from six weeks to two months.


Ludington Daily News
December 30, 1948, pg 5

Arthur Reed seriously injured when he was accidently shot by a stray bullet while hunting deer in the woods near Grayling early in November, is a patient at Percy Jones hospital in Battle Creek. He was recently removed to Battle Creek for further treatment from the Grayling hospital, where he had been confined since the accident. Mrs. Fred Reed, Mr. Reed's mother, is recovering at her home in Pentwater from injuries received in a fall which she suffered a few weeks ago. Another son Charles Reed and his wife have returned to Rockford, Ill., after an extended stay at the mother's home in Pentwater.


Wisconsin State Journal
January 3, 1949, pg 8

Mr. and Mrs. Frank CORDIO, 515 E. Johnson st., are the parents of a daughter, Edith Ann, born Dec. 22 at St. Mary's hospital. Mrs. CORDIO is the former Miss Elizabeth Anna WOLLIN.


Holland Evening Sentinel
January 29, 1949, pg.7

Fennville - Mrs. Hattie Arnold celebrated her 87th birthday anniversary Monday. Sunday a dinner party was held in her honor at the home of a son, Clare Arnold and wife. Those present were Mrs. Eva Richards, Mrs. Lillie Bale and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Arnold of Fennville and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Arnold of Saugatuck.


Wisconsin State Journal
February 20, 1949, pg 7

Livingston - Funeral services for Lena HASKINS, 40, Livingston, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Methodist church. The Rev. Ralph SHAKLEFORD, assisted by the Rev. Glen MOORE of the Free Methodist church, will officiate.

Miss HASKINS died Friday in a Madison hospital.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Wright HASKINS, Livingston; two sisters, Belva, Livingston, and Mrs. Walter STITCH, Madison, and two brothers, Albert, at home, and Perry, Montfort.


Wisconsin State Journal
February 21, 1949, pg 6

Barnum - Miss Arlene HASKINS, daughter of Mrs. Gerald HASKINS, Barnum, and Marvin JOHNSON, also of Barnum, were married Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. by the Rev. F.W. LANDDECK at St. John's Lutheran church.

The bride and her attendant, Miss Geraldine SNODGRASS of Woodman, were attired in afternoon frocks of grey, with corsages of carnations and roses.

The bridegroom was attended by Paul HASKINS, brother of the bride.

Mr. and Mrs. JOHNSON will make their home on the HASKINS farm.


Olean Times Herald
July 26, 1949, pg. 6

Shinglehouse - The eighteenth annual Bridge reunion was held Sunday at Assembly Park.

A tureen luncheon was served followed by a short business meeting and entertainment.

Roy Bridge was re-elected president and Mrs. Lester Bridge, secretary treasurer for next year. The reunion next year will be held the last Sunday in July at Assembly Park.

Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bowan, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bridge, Sr., Jack Bridge and Mrs. Sara Jasco, Buffalo;; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Babiack and son, Mrs. Nellie Warner, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bridge and children, Orleans.

Raymond Bridge, Jr., Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. Grant Stevens, Andover; Mrs. Dora Bridge, Daytona, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. Art Sizer, South Bolivar; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stoll and daughter and Roy Bridge, Derrick City.

Mrs. Florence Goodwin, Kane; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Bridge, Clermont; Mr. and Mrs. LaVern Hanson and children, Ormsby; Mr. and Mrs. Jay Johnston, Smethport; Mrs. Dora Corwin, Horseheads; Vincent Matthews and children, Kings Run; Mr. and Mrs. Vivian Bridge, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bridge and daughter, and Gordon Bridge, Bellrun.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Jones and son, Mr. and Mrs. Justin Bridge, Mrs. Keith Corwin and son, and Mrs. Cora Johnston, Shinglehouse.


Racine Journal Times
September 30, 1949, pg 4

Burr M. HASKINS, 2214 Oregon St., and Anna May PARSONS, 2210 Oregon St.


Capital Times
January 3, 1950, pg 4

Livingston, Wis. - Clarence HASKINS, 38, Livingston, dead at Union Grove Monday.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Frances HASKINS, Livingston; two brothers, Perry, Montfort, and Albert, Livingston; two sisters, Mrs. Walter STITCH, Madison, and Belva, Livingston.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 at the Hannan funeral home, Livingston, with the Rev. Ralph SHACKELFORD, Methodist pastor, officiating.


Wisconsin State Journal
January 4, 1950, pg 5

Livingston - Funeral services for Clarence HASKINS, 38, Livingston, who died in a Union Grove hospital late Monday after a long illness, will be at 2 p.m. today in the Hannan funeral home.

The Rev. Ralph SHACKELFORD, pastor of the Livingston Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Rock cemetery.

Mr. HASKINS is survived by his mother, Mrs. Frances HASKINS; a brother, Albert; and a sister, Belva, all of Livingston; a brother, Perry, Montfort; a sister, Mrs. Walter STITCH, Madison; and 11 nieces and nephews.


Wisconsin State Journal
July 27, 1950

Announcement is made of the approaching marriage of Myrtle Ruth FRITZ, 906 Milton st., daughter of Mrs. Agnes FOSTER, Mt. Horeb, to George M HAYWOOD, son of Glen HAYWOOD, 914 Ridgewood ave. Both are employed at Oscar Mayer and Co. The wedding will take place on Aug. 26, at St. Mark's Lutheran church.


Wisconsin State Journal
February 5, 1951, pg 8

(photo and caption)
Mr. and Mrs. Paul WWALTON, Gays Mills, announce the engagement of their daughter, Evelyn June, to Arthur MCDOWELL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harley MCDOWELL of Boscobel.


Mckean County Democrat
February 15, 1951, pg 1

Herbert Austin, 41, of Farmers Valley, was admitted to the Port Allegany Hospital last Thursday for treatment of a fractured left leg suffered in a logging accident.

Austin, who was working on the Robinsen Farm, West Eldred, was injured about 3:30 p.m. He was struck by a sapling released under spring tension,

Mrs. Austin is employed as a wood cutter by George Carlson of Turtle Point.


Bradford Era, Bradford, Pennsylvania
February 20, 1951, pg 7

Nelson Russell of Coudersport and Norma Jane Austin of Coryville were married at Smethport Saturday afternoon. Mr. Russell's parents live at Two Mile. The bride is a sister of Kenneth Austin, also of Two Mile. A reception was held at Coryville and the couple will reside at Coudersport, where the groom is employed at the Wilkinson Electrical Store.


Bradford Era, Bradford, Pennsylvania
March 14, 1951, pg 3

Port Allegany - Funeral services for Mrs. Clair Howard will be held at the residence in Shinglehouse at 2:30 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Harold Sherman, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating.

Mrs. Howard, the former Leta Bosworth of Port Allegany, died Monday night following a five-month illness.

Born in Port Allegany, June 16, 1900, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bosworth, she was married June 14, 1919. For the past 20 years, she has lived in Shinglehouse. She attended the Shinglehouse Methodist Church and was a member of the Fireman's and American Legion's Auxiliaries and the Rebekah.

Mrs. Howard is survived by her husband; two sons, Homer and DeWayne; two daughters, Mrs. Kenyon Reed and Mrs. Frederick Hopewill, all of Shinglehouse; two brothers, Leo and Rt Bosworth of Port Allegany; five sisters, Mrs, Leonard Pepperman, and Mrs. Fowler, Eldred; Mrs. Francis Develin, Dallas City, and Mrs. George Callahan, Limestone, and Mrs. William Simplins, Pleasantville; four grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


Ludington Daily News, Ludington, Michigan
August 4, 1951, pg 8

Mrs. Flora Mustain has been spending the past week in Pentwater with Mrs. Fred Reed. She was accompanied here by Mrs. Rose Voorhees, also of Flint, who is a guest of Mrs. Dora Roberts.


Mckean County Democrat, Smethport, Pennsylvania
October 25, 1951, pg 8

Funeral services for Herbert Austin of Farmers Valley, who died on Monday in the Mountain Clinic, Olean, after a brief illness, will be held today.

A prayer service will be conducted at 2 p.m. at the home with the Rev. Cecil Hoss, pastor of the Farmers Valley Evangelical United Brethren Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Smith Hill Cemetery, Farmers Valley.

He was a teamster engaged in the lumbering operations for years. Mr. Austin spent most of his life in this area.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mildred Austin; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Austin, Semthport, and four sons, Larence Austin, Robert Austin, James Austin, and Elmer Austin, and one daughter, Miss Mary Austin, all of Smethport; one stepson, Edward Leet, R.D. 7, Smethport, three grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Finley, Smethport, Mrs. Marjorie Cochren, Turtlepoint and Mrs. Norma Jean Russell, Coudersport, and two brothers, Kenneth Austin, Port Allegany, and Lowell Austin, Smethport.

Friends may call at the home at any time. The Gallup Funeral Home, Port Allegany, is in charge of arrangements.


Mckean County Democrat
November 1, 1951, pg 7

Farmers Valley - Funeral services for Herbert Austin, Farmers Valley, who died in Mountain Clinic Monday, Oct. 22, were held at the home, Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Cecil Ross, pastor of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, officiated.

Pallbearers were Jack Cory, Ara Cory, Ivan Blackford, Fred Corbett, George Goodyear and Ward Bickford. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Farmers Valley.


Capital Times
January 14, 1952, pg 11

(Photo and caption)
Miss Mernia Evelyn DYER
Mr. and Mrs. William DYER, 636 S. Park st., announce the engagement of their daughter Mernia Evelyn to Donald LUND, Madison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin LUND, Waunakee.


Wisconsin State Journal
February 7, 1952, pg 13

Donald G Lund, 2148 E Washington ave., and Mernia E Dyer, 636 S Park st.


The Record, Sodus, N.Y.
February 28, 1952

John Bartleson passed away suddenly at his home south of Sodus Center Monday Morning. He was born in Holland May 5, 1868, and came to America when he was about 11 years of age, having been a resident of this vicinity more than 70 years. Funeral services will be conducted at two o'clock this afternoon at the H.S. Norton Funeral Home by the Rev Augustus N. Peckham and interment will be made in Sodus Center Brick Church cemetery.

Mr. Bartleson, a retired farmer, is survived by his wife, who is a patient in Lyons hospital; and three brothers, Cornelius of Newago, Mich., Peter of Williamson and Samuel of Watertown.


Wisconsin State Journal
March 11, 1952, pg 6

Mr. and Mrs. Glen HAYWOOD, 914 Ridgewood ave., observed their 36th wedding anniversary at a party on Mar. 5.

Guests included the HAYWOODS' son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George HAYWOOD, Mr. and Mrs. Don KUNTZELMAN, Mr. and Mrs. George DU CHAME and daughter, Sharon, Mr. and Mrs. Frank MUSILLAMI, Mrs. Carlo BONINO, Mrs. Mac MUSILLAMI, Mr. and Mrs. William J SHARP, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. BEDUHN, Mr. and Mrs. William LITCH, and Mrs. Anna LEMBERGER.


Capital Times April 3, 1952, pg 10

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Cpl. John CORDIO Jr., 19, and Pfc. Joe CORDIO, 18, sons of Mr. and Mrs. John CORDIO, 1801 S. Park St., are serving in the armed forces.

Cpl. CORDIO is stationed in Germany with an air force unit. A 1950 Central High School graduate, he went overseas in June, 1951, following training at Keesler Field. He is a member of a radar unit.

Pfc. CORDIO is in combat service in Korea. He enlisted in the Marines in September, 1951. He trained at San Diego and Camp Pendleton, Calif. He also attended Central High School.


Mckean County Democrat
August 14, 1952, pg 4

Sartwell, Aug. 16 - Miss Mary Catherine Oliver, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Oliver of R.D. 2, Eldred, were united in marriage Saturday to Robert Eugene Austin, son of Mrs. Mildred Austin of R.D. 2, Smethport, and the late Herbert Austin, in a double ring ceremony in St. Mary's Catholic Church here.

The 9:30 a.m. service was performed before an altar decorated with palms and gladioli by the Rev. Harland J. Davis, pastor. Traditional wedding selections were played by the church organist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was dressed in a ballerina length gown of blue nylon net over satin with a strapless bodice, white nylon gloves and white sweetheart hat. She carried a colonial bouquet of pink roses with streamers.

Miss Jeanne Oliver, Eldred R.D., who acted as maid of honor for her sister, wore a strapless ballerina length gown of pink nylon net over satin, white nylon gloves and white sweetheart hat. She carried a colonial bouquet of pink roses and streamers.

James Austin, Smethport, R.D., brother of the bridegroom, served as best man and ushers were Gordon Baker, Smethport, R.D. and Richard Gross, Ceres, N.Y.

Mrs. Oliver chose for her daughter's wedding a black and white print dress. Mrs. Austin wore a navy print dress. They both wore corsages of red roses.

A breakfast for 45 guests was held after the ceremony in Port Allegany. Bridal bouquets made up the decorations. After a wedding trip to Buffalo, the couple will reside at R.D. 2, Eldred.

The bride was graduated from Otto Township High School and Mr. Austin attended Keating Township School. Both are employed by Backus Novelty Co. in Smethport.

Out-of-town guests were present from Okmulgee, Okla.; Olean, Ceres, N.Y.; and Smethport, Eldred, Port Allegany, Bradford and Lock Haven, Pa.

Pre-nuptial parties included a variety shower given by Mrs. Paul Griffin and Miss Anna Flairn of Olean; and a variety shower given by Mrs. Katherine Phelan, Mrs. Leslie McCoy and Mrs. Joseph Oliver.


Capital Times
August 18, 1952, pg 6

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Mr. and Mrs. William J DYER, Sr., 636 S. Park St., observed their 27th wedding anniversary Sunday with members of their family at their home.

They were married Aug. 17, 1925, at Waukegan, Ill. Mr. DYER is an employe of the City Street Department.

Mr. and Mrs. DYER have two sons, William J. DYER Jr. and Darrell, at home, and seven daughters, Mrs. Merna LUND, Madison, and Minnie, Donna, Betty, Beverly, Shirley, and Sharon, at home.


Wisconsin State Journal
September 14, 1952, pg 51

Mr. and Mrs. Fred DEERING, 110 N. Webster st., will observe their 25th wedding anniversary on Wednesday. The DEERINGS have two daughters, Joan and Joyce, at home.


Bradford Era, Bradford, Pennsylvania
September 16, 1952, pg 21

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Port Allegany - Eugene Bosworth and Richard Bosworth, brothers, have left the pursuit of lucrative catches such as the beaver pelts shown and have taken separate paths in life under the force of circumstances. Nineteen-year-old Eugene has entered the Navy and is now stationed at Bainbridge Naval Training Base. Richard, 17, has resumed his studies as a sophomore at Port Allegany High School. Another brother, who participated in the catch is Jerry, 15. Younger brothers expected to continue the pelt-catching tradition are Leonard, 13, and Homer, 11. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Bosworth, 26, Vine St.


Janesville Daily Gazette
September 22, 1952, pg 15

JAMES FIELDS Whitewater - James Harrison FIELDS, 86, died Saturday in his farm home on Highway 89.

The son of Bird and Cynthia FIELDS, he was born April 6, 1866, at Port Andrew, Wis. On July 11, 1887, he married Ella May HASKINGS.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Archie, Jackson and Nathan, Whitewater; five daughters, Mrs. Gladys LUEBKE, Mrs. La Verne BENNETT and Mrs. Emanual BROWN, Benton, Mrs. Maurice PETERSON, Mukwonago; and Mrs. Burton ROSENTHAL, Whitewater; 38 grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Ellen Austin, Mrs. Henry MARTELL, Mrs. Fred BOUSLEY and Mrs. Jack STEINER, Minneapolis and Mrs. Raymond FITCHTHORNE, Reading, Pa. Preceding him in death were two sons, Leroy, in 1920, and Henderson, 1946; one daughter, Dessa, in 1940; two brothers, Walter and George, and two sisters, Bertha and Eva.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the farm home and at 2:30 p.m., in the Free Methodist church, Livingston, Wis., the Rev. Edward WOLFE officiating. Burial will be in Rock cemetery at Livingston. Friends may call at the farm home after noon Monday.


Billings Gazette, Billings, Montana
November 6, 1952, pg 12

Glendive - Harry W. Potter, 61, veteran post office employe and a Glendive mail carrier for 30 years, died in his sleep Monday morning.

Potter is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mildred Potter, and sons, R.H. Potter of Superior, John R. Potter of Bakersfield, Calif., and Kim Potter of Glendive; and two grandchildren, three sisters and one brother.

Potter was born June 3, 1891, at Albion, Ill. He has lived in Glendive since 1909, and was a member of the American Legion, Moose, and Elks lodges.

[Note: Mildred Potter was the former Mildred Graves, who married Benjamin J Haskins, son of Dwight Haskins and Bertha Ostrander, of Crawford and Dane Counties, Wisconsin.]


Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
January 7, 1953, pg. 6

The Galeton Baptist Church was the scene Saturday, December 27, 1952, of the marriage of Miss Catherine Prouty of Westfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Prouty of Watrous, to Roger W. Butler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Butler of Asaph.

The Rev. Howard Duell, assisted by the Rev. John Howard performed the double ring ceremony. Traditional wedding music was presented by Mrs. Marie Dewey Feig, organist of the First Methodist Church, who also accompanied the soloist, Verne Thornton, Jr., of Watrous. Mr. Thornton sang "Because," "Oh Promise Me" and "The Lord's Prayer."

Mr. Prouty gave his daughter in marriage. Her gown was accented with Chantilly lace and net and was fashioned with an illusion neckline of net trimmed with white sequins, fitted bodice with long sleeves pointed at the wrists and white sequins trimmed. The full skirt worn over white satin terminated in a long train. Her net veil was caught in a bonnet of Chantilly lace with satin brim trimmed with white sequins. She carried white carnations and white stephanotis tied with white satin streamers.

Miss Jean Prouty of Watrous was maid-of-honor for her sister. Bridesmaids were Miss Esther Seciey? of Newark, N.J., a cousin of the bride, and the Misses Yovonne and Carolyn Butler of Asaph, sisters of the bridegroom. Flower girl was Regina Duell of Galeton.

Chester Schoonover of Wellsboro RD, a cousin of the bridegroom, was best man. Ushers were Kenneth Prouty of Watrous, brother of the bride, Arnold Whipple of Watrous and Richard Butler of Elmira.

A reception followed in the Gaines Methodist Church. The bride graduated of Gaines High School in 1948 and Marsfield State Teachers College in 1952. She is home economist teacher in Westfield High School. The bridegroom graduated from Gaines High School and served 32 months in Korea with the rank of sergeant and received his honorable discharge from the Army in April, 1952. He is employed by the New York State Natural Gas Co.

Upon return from a wedding trip, the couple will reside in Westfield.


Mckean County Democrat, Smethport, Pennsylvania
February 5, 1953, pg. 3


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Miss Kay Frances Simms, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Simms at Smethport R.D. 2, and Lawrence Herbert Austin, son of Mrs. Mildred Austin of Smethport R.D. 3 and the late Herbert Austin exchanged marriage vows Saturday at St. Elizabeth's Church, Smethport.

The pastor of the church, the Rev. Joseph J. Grede, officiated at the wedding ceremony.

The bride was given in marriage by her father and her maid of honor was Miss Patricia Simms. Leonard James Austin served as best man and ushers were William Simms and Robert Austin.

A reception was held for 125 guests at the bride's home following the ceremony.

Following a short wedding trip the couple will reside at Farmers Valley. The bride is a graduate of Smethport High School and is employed in the Backus Novelty Co. office. Her bridegroom attended Smethport schools and is employed by the South Penn Oil Co.

Guests were present from Eldred, Allegany, Olean, Weston's Mills, East Aurora, Buffalo, Wellsville and Custer City.


Mckean County Democrat, Smethport, Pennsylvania
March 12, 1953, pg. 17

Mary Albertha Austin, daughter of Mrs. Mildred Austin and the late Herbert Austin of Farmers Valley, and Benjamin Dean Bickford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Bickford, Farmers Valley, were married last Saturday morning in the parsonage of the UB Church at Farmers Valley.

The Rev. Cecil Hoss, pastor, officiated at the single ring ceremony, performed at 10 o'clock.

The bride wore a navy taffeta dress, black accessories and a red rose corsage. Mrs. Lawrence Austin, only attendant of her sister-in-law, wore powder blue antique taffeta, matching velvet bolera, black accessories and a red rose corsage.

Mrs. Austin chose royal blue crepe accented with a corsage of pink roses and white sweetpeas.

Best man for the bridegroom was the bride's brother, Lawrence Austin.

One hundred guests attended the reception at the Eldred Grange Hall. A three-tier wedding cake topped with miniature bride and bridegroom centered the bridal table. Guests were present from Olean, Eldred, Smethport, Turtlepoint, Corryville, Duke Center and Farmers Valley.

The bride attended Smethport schools. Her husband attended Smethport schools, served in the armed forces for two years with more than a year's service in Germany and is currently an employe of South Penn Oil Co. The couple will reside at the home of the bridegroom in Farmers Valley. Pre-nuptial parties included a personal shower given by Anne Acre.


McKean County Democrat, Smethport, Pennsylvania
June 18, 1953, pg. 17

Lester Bridge of Smethport received word that his brother, Nelson Bridge, of Daytona Beach, Fla., died suddenly Monday. He is survived by his wife, his mother, Mrs. Dora Bridge, also of Florida, and his brother Lester. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


McKean County Democrat, Smethport, Pennsylvania
June 25, 1953, pg. 2

Funeral services for Nelson Bridge, a former resident of Shinglehouse, who died in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Monday of last week were held Sunday in the Morton & Howard Funeral Home in Shinglehouse. Interment was in the Shinglehouse Cemetery.

Mr. Bridge is survived by his wife, Lucy Corneilus Bridge; his mother, Mrs. Dora M. Bridge, who is 90 years old, and one brother Lester Bridge, of Smethport.


McKean County Democrat
July 9, 1953, pg 2

Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson of Emporium, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Corwin of Horseheads, N.Y. and Mr. and Mrs. Justin Bridge of Shinglehouse were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Bridge.


Wisconsin State Journal
July 10, 1953, pg 10

Mt. Hope [Grant Co, WI] - The wedding of Miss Shirley Ann Arneson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Arneson, Boscobel, and George C Conley, Mt. Hope, took place at 9:30 a.m. on July 1, in St. Lawrence O'Toole church, Mt. Hope. The Rev. Ralph Ott officiated before an altar decorated with white hydrangea and phlox.

The bride's floor-length dress was of lace and nylon, pleated in the front. She wore a heart-shaped crown with a fingertip veil, and carried a deep purple orchid on a white prayer book. Her father gave her in marriage.

Miss Lorene Conley, the bride-groom's sister, wore a mint green gown for her role as maid of honor. The dress had a lace bodice and a nylon net skirt. She wore mitts to match, and a headdress of mint green flowers. Her colonial bouquet was of carnations tinted mint green.

Mrs. Arthur Jones, the bride's sister, was bridesmaid, in a lilac dress similar to the maid of honor's. Her headdress was of lilac flowers, and her bouquet was of lilac tinted carnations.

Irene Conley, the bridegroom's cousin, as flower girl, wore a yellow dress and carried a basket of mixed flowers. A brother of the bride, LeRoy Arneson, in a blue suit, carried the rings on a white satin pillow.

David Conley was best man for his brother. The ushers were Harold Arneson, brother of the bride, and Hillary Conley, brother of the bridegroom.

The bride's mother wore a dress of gray and yellow with white accessories, and the bridegroom's mother was in lilac with white accents. Their corsages were of carnations.

A dinner for 50 was followed by a reception for 200 guests, held in the Municipal building in Boscobel.

Mr. and Mrs. Conley are making their home on a farm at Mt. Hope.


Mckean County Democrat
October 29, 1953, pg. 3

Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Erma Austin, 42, were conducted Monday afternoon at her home in Farmers Vally by the Rev. Linford C. Wilcox, pastor of the Smethport Baptist Church.

Mrs. Austin was stricken with a fatal attack of illness Friday at 10:30 p.m. while visiting in Roulette.

Interment was in Fairview Cemetery at Farmers Valley. A native of Smethport, she was born Aug. 19, 1911 and lived most of her life in the Smethport area. Her husband, Herbert, died Oct. 19, 1951.

Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Leet of Smethport; five sons, Edward of Smethport, Lawrence of Coryville, Robert of Eldred, and James and Elmer, both at home; a daughter, Mrs. Deena Bickford of Smethport; six sisters, Mrs. Gladys Burrows, Mrs. Marisa Baker, and Mrs. Margaret Van Gorder, all of Coryville, Mrs. Hannah Carpenter of Eldred, and Mrs. Ida Shelley and Mrs. Martha Field, both of Smethport; two brothers, James and Glenn Leet, both of Smethport; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


Benton Harbor News Palladium. Benton Harbor, Michigan
January 27, 1954, pg. 2

Fennville, Jan. 27 - Mrs. Hattie Arnold quietly observed her 92nd birthday Sunday at her home here. Just a year ago on the same anniversary she fell and broke her hip and since then has been unable to walk alone. But she did receive and enjoyed visiting with many callers who dropped in to see her on Sunday.

Mrs. Arnold is the daughter of the late Alvin Hutchins and his wife, early pioneers of this vicinity. Two land marks nearby bear the name, Hutchins lake and Hutchins cemetery.

Her husband, Fremont Arnold, died several years ago and two daughters, Mrs. Eva Richards and Mrs. Lillie Bale, live with her. In addition she has three sons, seven grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She has lived in the village about 70 years.


Bradford Era
February 22, 1954, pg.4

Shinglehouse (Special) Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Brennemen and children, and Mr. and Mrs. Justin Bridge of this place, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Jones and children, of Erie, and Mr. and Mrs. Vesper Jones and sons of Buffalo, N.Y., T-Sgt. and Mrs. Donald Corwin and children spent Sunday in Bradford as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Weldon McDonald and family of Jackson Ave.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Corwin and children, will leave for Westover Air Force Base, Westover, Mass. The Corwins recently returned from the Azores.


Wisconsin State Journal
March 14, 1954, pg 37

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Mrs. Ann COLEMAN, 504 W. Washington ave., and Orla COLEMAN, 416 E. Wilson st., announce the engagement of their daughter, Dona Jean, to William J. DYER, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. DYER, 636 S. Park st.

Miss COLEMAN is employed as a secretary for the Armed Forces Institute, Mr. DYER is employed by the City of Madison at Forest Hill cemetery. A June wedding is planned.


Benton Harbor News Palladium, Benton Harbor, Michigan
March 29, 1954, pg 16

Photo and Caption
Mrs. Glenn Arnold of Saranac, Michigan, has discarded her hearing aid for the first time in nine years. She has been suffering from a sore throat recently and went to a doctor who administered a shot of penicillin. Mrs. Arnold stated that within two or three days she began to hear again.


Billings Gazette
August 22, 1954, pg 35

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Haskins and daughter, Rose Haskins, Mrs. Merle McGrady and her great-grandson, Michael Steffens, all of Livingston, visited Mr. and Mrs. Louis Anthony and family, Sunday.


Traverse City Record Eagle
Wednesday, August 3, 1955, pg. 9

Lansing, Aug, 3 - (UP) State and county police are investigating the airplane crash that killed Jerome R. Seaman, Shelbyville crop-duster Friday in Ontonagon county, state conservation officials said today.

Seaman, employed by the conservation department to spray plant-killing chemicals in a section of Ottawa National Forest, took off Friday morning with a three-hour fuel supply in his single-engine Piper cruiser, but failed to return.

Seaman's plane was found demolished in a wooded area about a half-mile from the airport.


Racine Journal Times
May 2, 1956, pg 6

Madison - The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled today that the bulk of an estate should be held in trust because a Richland Center woman put conditions in her will.

The justices agreed with a Richland County judge who ruled that the estate of Ada L. JAMES intended a trust be set up even though she did not spell it out in her will.

4 Women Get House
Miss JAMES left her house to four women friends. She said the rest of her $89,000 estate should be split up between two nephews after insurance and taxes were paid on the house. The house was to go to the nephews after the four women died.

Richard B. BRINDLEY, one of the nephews, was to have his share only if his children were not raised as Catholics. Otherwise, he was to have the income only from his share and the capital would go to his brother, E. JAMES upon his death.

Attends Sunday School
Richard's only child, Barbara Ann, goes to Presbyterian Sunday School. The will was contested on the ground that Richard should not have the inheritance outright because Miss James implied it should be in trust.


Coeur d'Alene Press
May 14, 1956

Coeur d'Alene -Martha Ellen HASKINS, 86, died yesterday at the family home. She had been in failing health for several months. Born in Crawford County, Wisconsin, Mrs. Haskins came here from Montana in 1920, her husband died here in 1944. Survivors are 3 daughters; Anna WORKMAN, Green Acres, Washington; Mrs. T V ROWAN, Rugby North Dakota; Mrs. B L FRANDSEN, Cheney, Washington; a sister, Mrs. Harry HARWICK, Galva, Kansas; a brother, Alvin PHILAMALEE, Yakima, Washington; 9 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 6 gr-gr-grandchildren. The Yates Morse Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Bradford Era, Bradford, Pennsylvania
June 8, 1956, pg.8

Coudersport (Special) - Five persons - including three war-displaced adopted youngsters become United States citizens at ceremonies in Naturalization Court here yesterday.

The children were Jeffery, 4, Janet, 4 and Michael, 5, foster-children of Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Corwin of Shinglehouse. The brothers and sister were born in Germany.


Ludington Daily News
July 19, 1956, pg 3

Pentwater - Ford Reed, 49, died just before midnight at Oceana hospital in Hart. Death was caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to attending physicians.

The shooting happened about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Arthur Reed, a brother living in the family home here, with Ford, had gone to a neighbor's home for a few minutes leaving Ford sitting alone on the front porch. When Arthur returned home he found his brother lying in the back yard with a .22 calibre rifle beside him.

He had been depressed and had threatened suicide previously.

Oceana county sheriff's officers were called from Hart and Reed was rushed to the hospital at Hart where he died later.

He was shot through the forehead, the bullet lodging in his head. Mr. Reed was born in Pentwater and had lived here all his life. He was a house painter by trade and did some commercial fishing.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Kate Reed of Pentwater, who was absent from home at the time visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Letha Peltier in Muskegon. There are four brothers, Charles of Rockford, Ill., Clifford of Muskegon, Arthur of Pentwater and Verne of Montague, two sisters, Mrs. Peltier and Mrs. Flora Mustain of Flint.

The body is at Kent funeral home in Pentwater. Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Mr. Marcius Taber, officiating. Burial will be in Mears cemetery.


Bradford Era, Bradford, Pennsylvania
October 3, 1956, pg 8

Eldred (Special) - Miss Beverly Larson of Port Allegany was honored at a variety shower held at the home of Mrs. Delilah Pepperman on King St. with Mrs. Jaqueline Gaylor as co-hostess.

Those attending were Mrs. Ona Callahan of Bradford; Mrs. Virginia Reed, Mrs. Jarjorie Hopewell and Mrs. Patricia Wisel, all of Shinglehouse; Mrs. Marie Fowler, Eldred; and Mrs Levin Larson, Port Allegany.

Miss Larson will become the bride of Richard Bosworth on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Port Allegany Lutheran Church.


Bradford Era, Bradford, Pennsylvania
Oct 22, 1956, pg 11

Port Allegany (Special) - The wedding of Miss Beverly Rose Larson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levin C. Larson, Two Mile Road, to Richard Deane Bosworth, son of RT Bosworth, 26 Vine St., took place at 2 p.m. Saturday in Gethscmane Lutheran Church. The Rev. Robert C. Linke, pastor, officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, selected a beige suit trimmed with fur, brown hat and accessories, for her wedding. She carried a colonial bouquet with center of yellow roses. Mrs. Glenn Klein, church organist, played traditional wedding music. The church was decorated with arrangements of flowers, palms and ferns.

Only One Attendant
Miss Marjorie Marle Larson, Port Allegany, sister of the bride was her only attendant. Eugene Bosworth, brother of the bridegroom, served as best man. The maid of honor wore a coral colored suit trimmed with fur with white hat and accessories. She carried a colonial bouquet.

The bride's mother was gowned in beige lace over taffeta with brown accessories and a corsage of red roses.

A reception for about 150 guests was held after the ceremony at the home of the bride's parents. Arrangements of fall flowers were on the tables and the bride's table was centered with a four tiered wedding cake topped with wedding bells. Miss Shirley Guochee and Mrs. Everett Robbins poured.

The bride, a June graduate of the Port Allegany Union High School, is employed in the office of the Downstate Finance Co. The bridegroom also attended Port Allegany schools and is employed by the Pittsburgh Corning Corp.

Prenuptial parties for the bride included a variety shower given by Mrs. Leonard Pepperman and Mrs. Gerald Gaylor at the Pepperman home in Eldred and also a variety shower given by Miss Goochee and Miss Marjorie Larson at the Larson home. Following a wedding trip the couple will reside in a trailer on the Two Mile Road.


Independent Record
December 3, 1956, pg 2

White Sulphur Springs - Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Jack Haskins of a heart attack in Big Timber. Mrs. Haskins is the former Phyllis McGrady, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer McGrady, who lived in White Sulphur Springs for many years. She attended the local schools, and taught in this vicinity before her marriage to Jack Haskins. Two sisters, Mrs. George Kinnick and Mrs. Louis Anthony, live in White Sulphur Springs. Mrs. Haskins is survived by her husband in Big Timber, a daughter and son; her mother, Mrs. Merle McGrady, and a sister living in Livingston; two sisters in White Sulphur Springs; and two brothers, Elmer and Neil.


Bradford Era, Bradford, Pennsylvania
January 31, 1957, pg 3

Port Allegany (Special) - The wedding of Miss Donna Joan McElwee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward McElwee of Port Allegany RD to Eugene LaVerne Bosworth, son of Rt Bosworth of Vine St., took place at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Gabriel's Church.

The Rev. J.J. Cronin, pastor, officiated, and traditional wedding music with played by Mrs. Donald Tronetti at the organ.

For the double-ring ceremony, the bride selected a tweed suit of rose shade with black accessories and a white carnation corsage. Her attendant, Mrs. James McElwee, a sister-in-law of Smethport, wore a tan tweed suit with black accessories, and a yellow carnation corsage.

For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. McElwee selected a dress of blue shade with black accessories and a red carnation corsage. The bride's paternal grandmother, Mrs. Charles McElwee of Port Allegany wore a blue suit with black accessories.

A reception for about 30 guests was held in Liberty Grange Hall, following the ceremony. Mrs. Bertha Freer and Mrs. Grace Card, friends of the family, presided at the reception. The bride's table was cenetered with a two-tiered wedding cake, topped with miniature bride and bridegroom.

Following a short wedding trip, the couple will reside at Turtlepoint. The bride is a member of the senior class of Port Allegany Union High School. The bridegroom, a graduate of the local high school, is employed by the Pittsburgh Corning Corp.

Included in parties for the bride was one given by Mrs. Jackie Guylor of Bradford at the Bosworth home on Vine St.


Janesville Daily Gazette
September 5, 1957, pg 2

Two persons were injured in two overnight traffic accidents in rural Rock County, according to the sheriff's department.

Leona EARL, 43, Beloit was taken to Beloit Municipal Hospital Wednesday evening by her husband, Gordon, 47, after his car was struck from behind while stopped at an intersection in rural Beloit. Driver of the other car was Louis F. HASKINS, 46, Beloit. Mrs. Earl complained of neck and back injuries.


Mckean County Democrat
September 19, 1957, pg 2

A double-ring ceremony performed before an alter decorated with white gladioli and pompons at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Regular Baptist Church united in marriage Miss Grace Barr, daughter of Milton Barr of Smethport and Mrs. Dana DiCapua of Buffalo and James Leonard Austin, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Austin of Smethport.

The Rev. William L. Stroup officiated. Miss Katheryn Munday was the pianist. The bride, given in marriage by her father, chose a slate blue street lenght gown with blue nylon organdy overskirt and white accessories. She carried a white Bible with a white orchid and streamers decorated with small white pompons.

Miss Patricia Barr, sister of the bride, as maid of honor, wore a pink street length gown with pink accessories and carried a colonial bouquet of pink and white carnations.

Elmer Austin was best man for his brother. Ushers were Robert and Lawrence Austin, also brothers, and Robert Barr and Harold Carter, cousins of the bride.

The mother of the bride chose a black dress with pink accessories and a corsage of white carnations. Mrs. Barr, stepmother of the bride, wore a black dress with black accessories and a corsage of white carnations.

Mrs. Archie Austin, grandmother of the bridegroom, was attired in a navy blue dress with white accessories and wore a corsage of white carnations. Mrs. Dean Bickford, sister of the bridegroom, chose an aqua dress with white accessories and a corsage of white carnations.

A reception for 150 guests was held at the C...by Grange hall immediately following the wedding. The bride's table was centered with a white five-tired cake circled with white swans. Both the bride and bridegroom are employes of Viko Furniture Co., Eldred. After a wedding trip they will reside in Coryville.


Janesville Daily Gazette
October 23, 1957, pg 18

Whitewater - Mrs. Muril FIELDS, 25, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in her farm home at Richmond.

The former Bonnie Jean COPUS, daughter of Glen and Bessie Reynolds COPUS, was born in September 1932. She was graduated from the State School for the Deaf at Delavan. Her marriage took place June 22, 1957, at Richmond. She was a member of Richmond Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, her father, Glen COPUS, Richmond; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George COPUS, Gays Mills; five sisters, Mrs. Evelyn TAYLOR, in California, Mrs. Vivian FINDLAY, Richmond, Mrs. Shirley JOHNSON, Rte. 1, Delavan, Miss Leona COPUS, at home, and Mrs. Marie STEVENSON, Beloit; two brothers, Donald COPUS, Oregon, Wis., and Ronald COPUS, Rockford.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Richmond Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Skindingsrude and Lein Funeral Home Friday evening.

Janesville Daily Gazette, October 24, 1957

Mrs. FIELDS is survived by her husband; father, Glen COPUS, Richmond; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George COPUS, Gays Mills; five sisters, Mrs. Evelyn TAYLOR, Ceres, Calif., Mrs. Vivian FINLEY, Beloit, Mrs. Shirley JOHNSON, Delavan, Miss Leona, at home, and Mrs. Marie STEVENS, Rockford; two brothers, Donald COPUS, Portland, Ore., and Ronald COPUS, Rockford.


Ludington Daily News
December 9, 1957, pg 3

Pentwater - Mrs. Kate M. Reed, 82, died early Sunday at Oceana convalescent hospital at Hart following an illness of several months.

Born Aug. 19, 1875, at Fennville, Mich., Kate Campbell came to Oceana county as a young girl with her parents, who made their home in Golden township. Following her marriage to Fred Reed, of Pentwater, she had been a resident of this village for 52 years.

Surviving are four sons, Charles of Rockford, Ill.; Clifford of Muskegon, Arthur of Pentwater and LaVern of Montague; two daughters, Mrs. Flora Mustain of Flint and Mrs. Letha Peltier of Muskegon; a brother, Charles Campbell of Hart, and 17 grandchildren. She was preceded in death in 1946 by her husband.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from Kent funeral chapel with the Rev. Marcius E. Taber of Centenary Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Mears cemetery.


Billings Gazette
February 2, 1958, pg 29

Fred Ira Mack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mack, and Miss Rose Haskins, daughter of Jack Haskins, were married Sunday in the Evangelical United Brethren Church by the Rev. J.D. Lindley, pastor. Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Don Blair.


Paris News, Paris, Texas
May 16, 1958, pg 13

Oklahoma News Bureau
Hugo, Okla. - J. L. (Josh) BRINDLEY, longtime furniture merchant in Hugo and Paris, Tex., died about 2 a.m. Friday in Memorial Hospital after a stroke at home.

He and his wife, the former Miss Trixie BLAIR of Paris, were preparing to go on an early morning fishing trip when he was stricken.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at First Methodist Church here with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery by Campbell Funeral Home. The Rev. T. Homer TROTTER will officiate.

Mr. BRINDLEY, owner and operator since 1942 of the Brindley Furniture Company here in which his son, Joseph W. BRINDLEY is associated, previously was with Rodgers-Wade Furniture Company in Paris several years. Prior to that time, he had been manager of the Hugo Furniture Company.

Born in Richland County, Wisconsin, October 19, 1885, Joshua Laverne BRINDLEY was a member of First Methodist Church here, serving long as a steward and in the choir and as soloist, and elsewhere as song-leader. He was a former president of the Hugo Rotary Club, his civic interests including the Boys club Area Council and numerous other activities.

Besides his wife and their son, he leaves two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Robert BAHAM, San Diego, Calif., and these brothers: Elmer BRINDLEY, Richland Center, Wisc., and Joe BRINDLEY, S. Paul, Minn.


Mason City Globe Gazette
June 3, 1958, pg 9

John N. REUBLIN, 73, car salesman, died suddenly Sunday at Davenport. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but services will be held in Mason City.

Mr. REUBLIN was born March 17, 1885, in Wisconsin. He was married to Ethel HOSKINS Sept. 5, 1906, at Mount Sterling, Wis.

Surviving are his wife, Ethel; two sons, Gerald, Mason City, and Robert Travis Air Base, Calif; a sister, Katie TRIME, Spooner, Wis.; brother, Theron REUBLIN, Janesville, Wis., and six grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Patterson-James Funeral Chapel is in charge.


Mason City Globe Gazette, Mason City, IA
June 25, 1958, pg 18

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Mr. and Mrs. E. F. SULLIVAN of Sheffield announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Marie, to Jack Lee REUBLIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald REUBLIN, 227 25th S.W. The wedding date has not been set. Miss SULLIVAN who is a 1958 graduate of the Sheffield Community school is attending the American Institute of Business in Des Moines. Mr. REUBLIN is a 1957 graduate of Mason City High School.


Bradford Era, Bradford, Pennsylvania
August 01, 1958, pg.7

Shinglehouse - Mrs. Dora Bridge, 95, one of the oldest residents of Shinglehouse, died Wednesday at the home of her son, Lester Bridge, in Smethport after a short illness.

Born here April 26, 1863, she was the daughter of the late John S. and Mathilda Graves Pearsall, and spent much of her life in Potter County.

She was well known for her readings and recitations, and was a member of the Smethport Methodist Church.

In 1884, she married Madison J. Bridge, who died in 1929. She had lived in Washington and Oregon and moved to Florida 21 years ago to reside with her son, Nelson Bridge, until his death in 1953.

Besides her son in Smethport, she is survived by one granddaughter, Mrs. Lavern Hanson, Ormsby; one grandson, Lawrence Bridge, Paramount, Calif.; seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at a local funeral home where services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Bradford Webster, pastor of the Smethport Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery, here.


Racine Journal Times
September 18, 1959, pg 36

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The seven-week-old triplet daughters of Mr. and Mrs. George BURDICK, 1125 Washington Ave., had just had their bottles when the photographer arrived and only Doris (on the bed) bothered to wake up and see what all the commotion was about. Mrs. BURDICK straightens the pink kimono of Debra while she and Diane nap on the arms of their brother, Gary, 15. The triplets were born July 29 and remained at the hospital for varying periods, with the last one, Doris, arriving home last Tuesday. All blue-eyed red-heads, the triplets now weigh between six and a half and seven pounds.

"Stunned" is the word Mrs. George BURDICK uses to describe her reaction when she was told she was expecting triplets. Mrs. Burdick was talking with her doctor on the telephone at the time and she says her mouth dropped open and she would have dropped the phone if a friend who was visiting hadn't taken it from her.

The triplet girls were born July 29 and now that they all are at home with the BURDICKS, who live at 1125 Washington Ave., their mother is "enjoying every minute of it." Equally as proud, and already showing signs of having "favorites," are her husband and their son, Gary, who will be 16 in January.

The triples were kept in isolettes for several weeks after birth and their mother made daily trips to the hospital to see them. First to be brought home on Sept. 8, was Debra Ann, who weighed three pounds and 15 ounces at birth and now weighs a little over six pounds and 12 ounces. Diane Marie was taken home on Sept. 11. Her weight at birth was three pounds and 13 ounces and she now weighs six and a half pounds. Last Tuesday the third of the triplets, Doris Jean, joined her sisters at home. Doris also weighed three pounds and 13 ounces when she was born and her weight now is six pounds and 12 ounces.

Having triplets after all the years that had elapsed since Gary's birth was like "starting all over," Mrs. BURDICK comments. She "thought that they would be a handful," but now that they are all home she "can't say that they are," she adds.

The babies bassinets (two new, one borrowed) are lined up in the living room and their mother has worked out a routine for caring for the triplets. She changes each one's diapers in the bassinet or on her lap. She picks up one at a time for a bottle, burping and a little "play" Then she is returned to her bassinet and the other two have their turns.

Mrs. BURDICK cares for her triplets alone during the afternoons. One of her sisters, Mrs. Vernon GLEASON, helps her bathe the babies in the morning and her mother, Mrs. Wesley HASKINS, spends the night with the BURDICKS. A sister-in-law, Mrs. Joe SILL, also helps. And, of course, their father and Gary, who is a sophomore at Washington Park High School, also lend a hand.

'Contented' Babies
Their mother says the triplets are very "contented" babies, though Diane and Debra may fuss a little when they wake up. Space hasn't been any problem and the TV room will be turned into a nursery soon when they buy cribs for the babies (because they already can "scoot up" in their bassinets and hit their heads).

The triplets have put a slight strain on their budget, Mrs. Burdick admits, but adds that it's not too bad and that "they're worth all the money in the world," They have received some gifts from merchants. One problem she has found is that she can't buy three identical sweaters or dresses for the triplets, but one store has agreed to order them for her.

Daily Laundry
Mrs. BURDICK does a laundry every day besides having a diaper service, which she finds almost a necessity. Another daily "job" is preparing three quarts of formula, which must be boiled for 25 minutes. The triplets are on a powdered milk formula and eat three ounces apiece every three hours, although Debra sometimes eats more

Despite all the attention they're receiving, the triplets aren't spoiled, their mother maintains. All are blue-eyed redheads, coloring much like their father's and Gary's.

Mrs. BURDICK, who now weighs a slight 92 pounds, weighed 139 just before the triplets arrived and couldn't walk toward the end of her pregnancy. Her dress size went up from her normal size 10 to a size 20 maternity dress. There is a history of multiple births on both sides of the family. There were twins on her husband's side, Mrs. BURDICK herself was a twin and her mother had three sets of twins.


Capital Times
Nov 24, 1959, pg 10

The new arrival at the Theodore James WALL home, 311 1/2 W. Main St., is Kevin James, born Nov. 18 at Methodist Hospital. Mrs. WALL's maiden name is Joyce Annette DEERING. Grandparents of the baby are Mr. and Mrs. Fred DEERING and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore WALL.


Mason City Globe Gazette
February 9, 1959, pg 16

Mrs. John (Ethel) REUBLIN, 71, died Saturday afternoon at an Iowa City hospital following an illness. She had made her home with her son, Gerald REUBLIN, 227 25th S.W., since last June.

Formerly of Davenport, Mrs. REUBLIN moved to Mason City following the death of her husband. She was born Aug. 24, 1877[1888] in Clayton twp, Crawford County, Wis., daughter of LeRoy and Mary Elizabeth (DOWLING) HASKINS.

Surviving are two sons, Gerald, Mason City, and Robert with the U.S. Army, Travis Air Base, Calif.; six grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Ella FIELDS, Bennett, Wis. She was preceded in death by her husband June 2, 1958.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Patterson-James Chapel. The Rev. J. ENDERSON, pastor of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.


Mason City Globe Gazette
December 7, 1959, pg 20

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Army Pfc. Clifford J. REUBLIN, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald J REUBLIN, 227 25th S.W., is participating with the 3rd Infantry Division in a field training exercise in Hohenfels, Germany. REUBLIN was graduated in 1958 from Mason City High School. He is a field communications crewman.


Oelwein Daily Register
January 18, 1960, pg 6

Funeral services for Louis D. Allison, 68, 70? Fifth street, N.E. will be held at the Hintz funeral home Wednesday, Jan. 20, with the Rev. Richard Emery officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

Mr. Allison died at his home around 3:30 a.m. today (Monday.)

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. B.T. (Edine) Nelson of Oelwein and Mrs. Royal (Natalie) Perry of Jefferson, three granddaughters and three grandsons; one sister, Mrs. Bernice Mabary of St. Joseph, Mo., and two brothers, William of St. Joseph, Mo., and Walter of Savannah, Mo.

Body will lie in state at the Hintz funeral home after Tuesday noon.


Racine Journal Times
January 29, 1960, pg 7

Latest addition to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon GLEASON, 2029 Orchard St., is Vicki Lynn, born Dec. 16, Vicki has brothers Tommy and Bobby and sister, Pamela, are children of the former Dorothy Margaret HASKINS. Grandparents are Mrs. Dorothy HASKINS, Racine, and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew GLEASON, Darien.


Benton Harbor News Palladium, Benton Harbor, Michigan
February 3, 1960, pg. 18

Fennville - Mrs. Eva M. Richards 80, of Fennville, died early Tuesday morning in the Douglas hospital. Mrs. Richards was born July 4, 1879, in Fennville, and had resided here all of her life.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Vivian Johnson, of Seattle, Wash.; a son, Rutherford Richards, of Tampa, Fla.; two brothers, Clare and Floyd Arnold, both of Fennville and a sister, Mrs. Lillie Bale, also of Fennville.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Chappell funeral home, Fennville, with the Rev. Robert Watt, pastor of the Fannville Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Fennville cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Donald Atkins, Glen Arnold, Clare Bale, Walter Robbins, Richard Bale and Raymond Rausmussen.


Wisconsin State Journal
March 6, 1960, pg 43

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The Italian Methodist Church was the setting of the marriage Saturday at 10 a.m. of Miss Shirley Ann DYER and Donald Robert ESPEN.

Their parents are William J. DYER Sr., 609 Pine st., and Mrs. Gerhardt ESPEN, 2009 Adams st.

The bride wore a floor-length gown of white lace and tulle with a ruffled skirt. A sequin and pearl crown held her fingertip veil, and she carried red roses.

Her attendants wore jacketed floor-length gowns with white picture hats. Miss Beverly DYER, her sister's maid of honor, wore aqua and carried white and aqua carnations. The bridesmaids were Miss Mary ESPEN, in American Beauty rose, and Miss Sharon DYER, in yellow.

Darrell DYER, the bride's brother, was best man, and groomsmen were Terry HUXTABLE and Donald LUND. Phil CROSSEN Jr. ushered.

A wedding luncheon and reception were held at Wing's Inn.

The couple will live at 880 W. Badger rd. The bride is employed by the Kroger Co., and Mr. ESPEN is employed at the ESPEN Sinclair Service station.


Wisconsin State Journal
May 9, 1960, pg 12

Mr. and Mrs. William ALLBAUGH, 3702 Goodland dr., announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Leona, to Francis LaVern PECK, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merritt PECK, 310 Debs rd.

The wedding will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. at the First Free Methodist Church. Mr. PECK is employed at Oscar Mayer and Co.


Capital Times
July 20, 1960, pg 24

Dodgeville - Mrs. Edward J (Norma) NAGER, Iowa county health nurse, has submitted her resignation effective Aug. 31.

Mrs. NAGER plans to attend the University of Wisconsin to complete her bachelor of science degree in public health nursing. She is the former Norma FIELDS of Hazel GREEN. Her husband is an assistant Dane county district attorney at Madison.


Washington State Journal
October 2, 1960, pg 46

Viola - Mr. and Mrs. Ross BENDER, Viola, observed their golden wedding anniversary Sept 13.

Mrs. BENDER is the former Estelle KINDER. Their children are Mrs. Clyde SCHROEDER and Orval BENDER. There are five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Mason City Globe Gazette
February 25, 1961, pg 8

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Mr. and Mrs. Louis KLEIN, 612 Jackson NW, announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Kathy, to Clifford REUBLIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald REUBLIN, 227 25th SW. The wedding will take place March 12 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Both are graduates of the Mason city High School. He is servicing in the Army.


Capital Times
March 6, 1961, pg 10

William J. DYER Sr., 58, of 609 Pine st., a city employe, was declared dead on arrival at a Madison hospital today after he collapsed while riding in a city-owned truck on Sherman avenue with another city employe, Kenneth J. ABERLE, 419 W. Olin ave.

Dane County Coroner Michael MALLOY said death was from natural causes and that Mr. DYER suffered from low blood pressure-which caused him to fall unconscious under similar circumstances about a year and a half ago.


Capital Times
March 7, 1961, pg 7

William DYER Sr.
Funeral services will be held Thursday for William J. DYER Sr., 57, of 609 Pine st., who was pronounced dead on arrival at a Madison hospital Monday after being stricken with a heart attack while riding in a city truck on a work job.

Rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Joyce funeral home, 540 W. Washington ave., and at 2 in the Italian Methodist Church. The Rev. Richard AUKEMA will officiate, and burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.

He was an employe of the city street department. Born in Boscobel, he had lived in Madison since 1919, and had worked for the city since 1936.

Surviving are seven daughters, Minnie, Betty, Beverly, and Sharon, all at home. Mrs. Donald LUND, 3926 Tulane ave.; Mrs. John WOLD, Madison; and Mrs. Donald ESPEN, 950 W. Badger rd.; two sons, Darrell, at home, and William 3621 Brigham ave.; a brother, Norman, Milwaukee; two sisters Mrs. Oscar PELCOLA, Milwaukee; and Mrs. Ross BENDER, Viola; and eight grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 tonight until time of services.


McKean County Democrat, Smethport, Pennsylvania
May 11, 1961, pg. 2

Lester F. Bridge, 74, of 915 W. Water St., Smethport, died Monday at 5:10 a.m. in the Bradford Hospital, after a three weeks illness. He was born June 2, 1886, in Shinglehouse, the son of Madison and Dora Pearsall Bridge. On May 18, 1911, in Olean, N.Y., he married Nellie McManus, who survives.

Mr. and Mrs. Bridge have been anticipating the celebration of their golden wedding anniversary next Thursday.

Mr. Bridge was employed continuously for 44 years by the United Natural Gas Co. He retired in 1931 after serving as Clermont field superintendent for UNG.

After Mr. Bridge's retirement, the couple moved to Smethport, where he was a member of St. Elizabeth's Church.

Survivors in addition to his wife include a son, Lawrence M. Bridge of Saugus, Calif.; a daughter Mrs. LaVerne Hanson, of Ormsby, and seven grandchildren.

The Rosary will be recited tonight at 7:30 at the Bridge residence. The funeral service will be conducted Friday morning at 10 in St. Elizabeth's Church by the Rev. Joseph J Grade, pastor. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lee Funeral Service.


Mckean County Democrat
November 9, 1961, pg 4

Lowell L. Austin, 42, a retired employe of the Pa. State Highways Department died in st. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh on Wednesday. He had been a patient there since Sept. 24. He retired a year ago because of failing health.

A native of Smethport, he was born Oct. 10, 1919, and spent his entire life in this area. He was married on March 23, 194_ to the former Louise Young.

Surviving besides his wife, are one son, Lowell Jr., at home; five daughters, Helen, Ethel, Phyllis, Marlene and Cynthia Austin, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Archie Austin; one brother, Kenneth Austin of Port Allegany; three sisters, Mrs. Francis Finley of Smethport; Mrs. Lloyd Cochran, of Turtle Point and Mrs. Nelson Russell of Bradford.

Funeral services were held at the Francis Finley home at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Lynn (illegible), pastor of the Farmers Valley Evangelical United Brethren Church officiating. Burial was made in Fairview Cemetery in Farmers Valley.


Capital Times
November 18, 1961, pg 7

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Darrell E. DYER, 609 Pine st., announces the engagement of his sister, Sharon Lee, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William J. DYER Sr., of Madison, to Peter J. ELLIOTT, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. ELLIOTT, 433 W. Gilman St.

Miss DYER is employed at Farmers Mutual Insurance Company and her fiance is employed in the mailing room of Madison Newspapers Inc.


Mckean County Democrat
March 22, 1962, pg 3

Miss Janice Lee Cochran, became the bride of Elmer A Austin at 7 p.m., Saturday in the First Baptist Church at Port Allegany. The Rev. Walter Griffin, pastor, officiated at the candlelight service for the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Cochran of Turtlepoint and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Austin.

White snapdragons decorated the altar and Mrs. Robert Baker played traditional wedding music. Mrs. Edith Corbit was the soloist. Leonard Austin was his brother's best man and the ushers wee Edwin Cochran, brother of the bride, and Robert Austin, brother of the bridegroom, who is the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Finley of Smethport. His cousin, Berry Russell was ring bearer.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of nylon tulle and Chantilly lace. The sabrina neckline, of the (illegible) bodice was covered in seed pearls. The bouffant skirt, worn over hoops, was designed in tiers bordered with pointed lace galloons and swept to a chapel train. Sequins etched her crown headpiece that supported an elbow length veil of silk illusion. With a white Bible she carried a white orchid and wore a cultured pearl necklace, gift of the bridegroom.

Mrs. Grace Austin was matron of honor in a dress of shrimp lace over taffeta and a crescaret corsage of shrimp colored carnations. Sisters of the bride, Miss Penny and Miss Rita Cochran, were bridesmaids in yellow chiffon over taffeta and yellow carnation crescareis. They wore tiara headbands and white accessories. Debby Roseman, cousin of the bride, and Debby Austin, niece of the bridegroom, were flower girls. They wore pink lace ballerina dresses, rhinestone tiaras and white accessories. They carried nosegays of pink and white carnations.

Mrs. Cochran's dress of winter white was worn with green accessories and a yellow rosebud corsage. Mrs. Finley wore red accessories and a red rosebud corsage with a navy blue suit dress.

A tiered wedding cake made by Mrs. Cochran centered the bride's table at a reception given by the Women of the Moose at Port Allegany Moose Temple.

Mr. Austin, a 1968 graduate of Smethport High School is stationed with the Army at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Mrs. Austin is a 1960 graduate of Port Allegany Union High School and an employe of the Olean Tile Co.


Capital Times
May 16, 1962, pg 9

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Edward NAGER today announced his resignation as an assistant Dane County district attorney, effective on June 1.

NAGER, 32, of 914 Spaight St., will open private law practice with offices at 324 S. Hamilton St.

A native of New York City, he had been with the district attorney's office for two years.

He received his bachelor's degree, in political science, from the City College of New York, in 1950, and studied at Columbia University Law School before entering the University of Wisconsin Law School, from which he was graduated in 1955.

NAEGER was in private law practice in Madison before entering the district attorney's office, where he specialized in forgery, worthless checks, and frauds and also, in corporate matters, including school district reorganization.

He is an Air Force veteran and is married to the former Norma FIELDS, of Hazel Green.


Mckean County Democrat
July 5, 1962, pg 3

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The Rev. Arthur B. Cope, rector of st. Luke's Episcopal Church, Smethport, officiated last Saturday at the 2 p.m. wedding of Miss Helen Louise Austin, daughter of Mrs. Louise Austin of Smethport R.D. 2, and the late Lowell Austin, and Ralph Charles Dickinson Jr.

Miss Phyllis Austin and Miss Kay Cochran, sister and cousin of the bride, sang accompanied by Mrs. Dwyer, as Lowell Austin Jr. gave his siter in marriage to the son of Mrs. Isabell Dickinson of Smethport R.D. 1 and the late Mr. Ralph Dickinson.

The bride wore a floor length gown of lace over taffeta with a scalloped neckline and long pointed sleeves. Her skirt featured a front insert of nylon net pleating and her elbow length veil was attached to a coronet of seed pearls and crystals. The bridal bouquet wax of feathered carnations with ivy and a red rosebud corsage in the center. She wore a cultured pearl, gift of the bridegroom, and a gold bracelet belonging to her great grandmother, Mrs. Simon Ma?lin.

Miss Ethel Austin served as her sister's maid of honor in a yellow nylon gown trimmed with white lace over taffeta. The bridesmaids, Miss Bonnie Cochran of Turtlepoint and Miss Nancy Dickinson of Smethport, wore baby blue and orchid chiffon over taffeta and carried cascades of yellow, pink and white carnations. Their matching headpieces held circle viels.

Miss Marlene Austin, junior bridesmaid, wore white nylon over taffeta with a flower headpiece and carried blue and white carnations. Cynthia Austin was the flowergirl.

The best man was Richard Sheldon of Rochester, N.Y., and Wayne Dickinson, Robert Dickinson, and Harry Fischer ushered. Teddy Cochran, a cousin of the bride served as ringbearer.

Mrs. Austin wore a powder blue linen sheath with white accessories and red carnation corsage. Mrs. Dickinson chose a beige lace dress with white accessories and a corsage of white carnations.

A four-tier wedding cake ceneted the bride's table at a reception for 150 at the Nelson St. Fire Hall in Smethport.

The bride wore a white linen dress with lace over taffeta bodice, matching accessories, and a red rosebud corsage for a trip to Rochester, N.Y. The couple will reside at East Smethport.

Mr. and Mrs Dickison are both 1961 graduates of Smethport Area Joint High School and he is employed by Nourse Electric Co.


Wisconsin State Journal
January 18, 1963, pg 27

A daughter, Renee Kristi, was born Dec. 30 to Specialist 4 and Mrs. Charles SCHWENK Jr., Manhattan, Kans., formerly of Madison. Specialist SCHWENK is stationed at Ft. Riley, Kans.

Renee's grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Leo HEHN, 137 Talmadge st., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles SCHWENK, Sr., 1905 Winnebago st.


Racine Journal Times
February 27, 1963, pg 39

4121 20th St.

Age 43. Passed away Feb. 26, 1963 in St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. KOST was born in South Beloit, Ill. on July 18, 1919. She had been a resident of Racine for 11 years formerly residing in Beloit, Wis. She married Joseph KOST on June 30, 1956. She was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are her husband, Joseph KOST; one son, Harold NORTH of Beloit, Wis.; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth JINKERSON of Beloit; Wis. and Mrs. Donna NEBLOCK of S. Beloit, Ill.; mother, Mrs. Dorothy HASKINS of Racine; three brothers, Louis HASKINS of Beloit, Dwight HASKINS of Racine and Burr HASKINS of Texas; three sisters, Mrs. George (Edith) BURDICK of Racine, Mrs. Edward (Ada) PHEN of Beloit and Mrs. Vernon (Dorothy) GLEASON of Racine; two grandchildren; grandmother, Mrs. Herbert CRARY Sr. of Beloit; also nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 1, at 1:30 p.m. in the Greenwood Funeral Home, Rev. H. O. VAN GILDER, pastor of the Grove Avenue Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery. Friends may call at the Greenwood Funeral Home, 1003 14th St., Thursday after 4 p.m. and until time of services on Friday.


Wisconsin State Journal
May 30, 1963, pg 14

Fred E Smith

Boscobel - Fred E Smith, 61, retired Boscobel laborer, died Tuesday (May 28, 1963) in a Madison hospital after a long illness.

The funeral will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Boscobel Methodist Church. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the Thoni-Kendall funeral home. Burial will be in Tavera.

He had been employed for many years at the state nursery in Boscobel.

He is survived by his wife, Dollie; a son, Rodney, U.S. Navy, Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Mark, Blue River; five sisters, Mrs. William Vogis, Woodstock, Ill.; Mrs. Gordon Arneson, Lancaster; Mrs. Bernard Karnopp and Mrs. Paul Jones, both of Gays Mills; and Mrs. Laurence Hileman, Norwich, N.Y.


Racine Journal Times
July 18, 1963, pg 18

A son, James Allan GLEASON, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon GLEASON (Dorothy HASKINS) of 4121 20th St., on April 26. Older children in the family are Pamela, Tommy, Bobbie and Vicki Lynn. Grandparents are Mrs. Dorothy HASKINS of Racine and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew GLEASON of Paddock Lake, Wis. Jimmy's baptismal sponsors were Irma and James SILL.


Capital Times
October 17, 1963, pg 14

Benton - The funeral for Mrs. Blanche C. FIELDS, 58yrs, Hazel Green, who was killed in an auto accident, Monday, in Colorado, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hazel Green Methodist Church.

Burial will be in Livingston. Friends may call tonight at the Milner and O'Flahrity funeral home here.

Madison survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Norma NAGER and Jacquelyn FIELDS.


Capital Times
October 13, 1964, pg 14

Schwenk Infant
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles SCHWENK Jr., 2129 Winnebago st., died Sunday in a Madison hospital.

Survivors include the parents; a sister, Renee, at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo HEHN, 137 Talmadge st.; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles SCHWANK Sr., 1905 Winnebago st.

Graveside rites will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Roselawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Karl BAST, pastor of East Side Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiating.


The Hillsdale Daily News, Hillsdale, Michigan, pg 1
November 14, 1964, pg 14

A Hemlock Lake man was killed instantly this morning, and a Hillsdale man died later of injuries in a 12:30 a.m. accident on US-12, three-tenths of a mile west of Milnes Road. Dead at the scene was James Willis Jackson, 34, rte 1, Heading. Passenger Joel Fuller, 44, 150 S. Manning St., was taken to the Hillsdale Community Health Center in critical condition and died at 6 a.m. The dual fatalities raise Hillsdale County's 1964 traffic total to 18. There were only six in 1963.

Joel F. Fuller, Jr., 44. was born in Hillsdale, Dec. 21, 1919. He was employed In the maintenance department of Montgomery Ward and Co. He had lived at the Manning Street address for four years. Mr. Fuller was a veteran of World War IT. He married the former Esther A. Brower in 1956. He is survived by his widow; two sons, Terry L. and Randy J., at home: and a stepdaughter, Susan K., at home. The funeral will be Tuesday afternoon at 2 from the Van Horn Funeral Home in Hillsdale. the Rev. Robert Maxwell officiating.


Mckean County Democrat
March 11, 1965, pg. 3

Port Allegany - Leo Bosworth, 57, of 710 North Main St., died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon in Port Allegany Hospital.

Mr. Bosworth was born in Millport, May 3, 1907, a son of the late Fred and Ina Austin Bosworth. He was a long-time resident of Port Allegany and had been employed by the Pittsburgh Corning Corp. for 23 years.

He was married to the former Flossie H. Smith at Farmer's Valley Nov. 7, 1944. He was a member of the first Baptist Church and the Loyal Order of Moose, 460.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Helen, at home; two sons, Ronald L. Bosworth and Larry F. Bosworth, at home; four sisters, Mrs. William Develin of Dallas, Pa., Mrs. George Callahan of Bradford, Mrs. Leonard Pepperman of Eldred and Mrs. William Simpkins of Oscala, Fla., and a brother, Rt Bosworth of Eldred.

Funeral services were held at the family residence at 2 p.m. Wednesday, The Rev. Fred I. Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated and burial was in Fairview Cemetery.


Wisconsin State Journal
September 7, 1965, pg 17

News Item
Rons Market, operated by Mr. and Mrs. Ron Thompson for the past 15 years, has been sold to Darrell Dyer, who operates the Rexall Drug Store next to grocery.


Ludington Daily News
October 5, 1965, pg 11

St. Mary's Lake
Mrs. Elsie Reed and sons Roger Reed, Gordon Reed and grandson Keith, all of Hesperia were Saturday evening visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Conklin and Dan Iteen.


Wisconsin State Journal
January 4, 1966, pg 7

Mrs. Ted BLUCHER, 73, of 501 W. Washington ave. died Monday (Jan. 3, 1966) in a Madison hospital after a brief illness.

She was born in Boscobel, was a Madison resident since 1901 and was a former employe of Oscar Mayer and Co.

Survivors include her husband, a son, Charles SCHWENK, 1905 Winnebago st.; a sister, Mrs. Bertha WALKER, Adams; three half sisters, Mrs. John CORDIO, 1801 Beld st.; Mrs. Fred DEERING, 929 Dane st.; and Mrs. Glen HAYWOOD, 914 Haywood dr.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Joyce funeral home, 540 W. Washington ave. Burial will be in Resurrection cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the rosary will be at 8 tonight.


Capital Times
January 11, 1966, pg 6

Mrs. Norma NAGER, 840 Spaight St., a well-known Dane County Democrat active in party affairs, is considering seeking her party's nomination for state treasurer.

Mrs. NAGER, 29, whose husband, Edward, is a Democratic assemblyman and Madison attorney, said she is "seriously considering the race."

Mrs. NAGER, a registered nurse, is second vice chairman of the Dane County Democrats. The former Norma FIELDS is a native of Hazel Green, Grant County.

There are no announced candidates for the party's nomination for state treasurer.

The post is held by Mrs. Dena SMITH, a Republican, who is expected to seek re-election.


Holland Evening Sentinel, Holland, Michigan
February 10, 1966, pg 4

Mrs. Arthur Johnson, Mrs. Richard Jonathas and Mrs. Lillian Bale attended the funeral of Mrs. Johnson's brother, Rutherford Richards in Tampa, Fla., Monday.


Janesville Daily Gazette
May 18, 1966, pg 2

James Arthur COPELAND, Whitewater, and Janice Lorraine FIELDS, Whitewater.


Ludington Daily News
July 9, 1966, pg 10

Pentwater - Mrs. Arthur Reed left Tuesday, via air from Chicago to Frankfort, West Germany, to visit her father, Ludwin Alberle, other relatives and friends in her home village of Immindingen [Emmendingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany], located not far from Frankfort.

Mrs. Reed is returning to Germany for the first time since she left there to come to America 11 years ago. She plans to help her father celebrate his 82nd birthday anniversary Aug. 22 and return in early September to her home in Pentwater.


Janesville Daily Gazette
July 27, 1966, pg 26

Whitewater - Mr. and Mrs. Burton ROSENTHAL, 428 N. Jefferson St., announce the marriage July 16, of their daughter, Elsie Marie, and Donald L. DEEGAN, this city, the First English Lutheran Church. The Rev. Jerald WENDT, assistant pastor at the church, officiated.

Parents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Daniel DEEGAN Sr., Rte 2, Whitewater.

Attendants' were Miss Jane STELTER and Dennis KINCAID, both of Whitewater.

The couple is residing at 804 W. Conger St. here.


Oelwein Daily Register
Aug. 8, 1966, pg 5

Mary Allison Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Nelson, Oelwein and Robert Alan Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Adams, Manchester, were married yesterday (Sunday, August 7.)

The 8 p.m. double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Richard B. Entery at First Presbyterian church in Oelwein. A seven branch candelabra decorated with garlands of yellow and white majestic daisies decorated the church.

Mrs. William Hoffman presided at the organ during the ceremony. Two cousins of the bride, Kathryn and Ellen Perry, Jefferson, were the candlelighters. The wore corsages of white carnations with yellow ribbon.

Describe gown
The bride, escorted to the front of the church by her father, wore a gown of white silk organza over peau de soie. The empire bodice which had a rounded neckline short lace sleeves, was appliqued chantilly lace roses. The bell skirt was appliqued in matching roses and a scalloped lace border. The fall rounded train, which was fastened at the high waistline with a tailored organza bow, repeated the design of the skirt and bodice. The bride's gown was made by her mother. The elbow length veil of imported silk illusion was attached to the headpiece of organza petals touched with pearls. The bride's cascade bouquet was of white roses, baby's breath and ivy.

Mrs. James D. Smith, Oelwein, friend of the couple, was matron of honor. She wore a white organza gown over yellow taffeta with a rounded neckline, netted? bodice, elbow length sleeves and empire waist. The bodice and skirt were trimmed with bands of white embroidery. Her matching yellow imported silk illusion veil was fastened to a headpiece of pearls accented with lilies of the valley. The cloud bouquet was of baby's breath and yellow florihunda roses.

James Adams, Cedar Rapids, served his brother as best man. Ushers were James D. Smith, Oelwein, friend of the couple and John Adams, Milwaukee, brother of the bridegroom. The men wore black tuxedos and white carnation boutennieres. The bridegroom wore a white rose boutenniere.

Mother's ensemble
Mrs. Nelson chose to wear a green voile dress with accessories in shades of pink and white. Mrs. Adams was present in a pink knit dress with white accessories. The mothers wore corsages of white sweetheart roses.

A wedding reception followed the ceremony in the church parlor. Judi Johnson, Oelwein, friend of the bride, registered the guests. Kathryn and Ellen Perry, Jefferson, cousins of the bride, were at the gift table.

Mrs. Royal Perry, Jefferson, aunt of the bride, poured the coffee while Mrs. Leslie duckett, Stanley, friend of the couple, served the punch. Mrs. Claire Hagg, Oelwein and Mrs. Joseph Jarvis, Oelwein, both friends of the bride, cut the three tiered rectangular wedding cake topped with a nosegay of yellow sweetheart roses and ivy.

Serving the bridal table were Mrs. Terrance Pointer, Cedar Rapids and Linda Cahill, Waterloo, both friends of the couple. The bridal table was decorated with a centerpiece of yellow and white daisies.

The bride chose a two piece dress of navy voile trimmed in white with a corsage of white sweetheart roses when the couple left for a undisclosed destination. After August 15 the couple will be at home in Delhi.

The bride, a 1961 graduate of Oelwein Community High school and Upper Iowa University will teach in Maquoketa Valley schools next year. The bridegroom, a 1961 graduate of Coggan High school and also a graduate of Upper Iowa University, also will teach in Maquoketa.


Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
August 25, 1966, pg 1


A Wellsboro area woman clung to a capsized fishing vessel until she was rescued 16 hours later, after her husband had drowned August 15th in Lake Pine about 85 miles north of Maniwaki, Quebec, Canada. The body of Harold Prouty, 61, of Watrous, was found in about 20 feet of water some 200 feet from shore by a fellow member of the Pine Lake Club. A verdict of accidental death was issued by Coroner Thomas Lecuwer at the inquest held Wednesday night.

Mrs. Prouty, who is reported to have spent the night clinging to the overturned boat, was reported in satisfactory condition at St. Joseph's Hospital in Maniwaki. A Maniwaki police official said Prouty's body was discovered about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The couple were reported to be returning from a fishing trip when they struck a protruding object in the water and the boat capsized.

The couple were thrown out of the vessel and Mrs. Prouty reportedly called to her husband and he answered by saying he was all right. That was the last she heard of him police officials said. Mrs. Prouty, who was without a life preserver as was her husband, clung to the capsized boat until she was found around 11 a.m. Tuesday said Cpl. Bergeron. The Prouty's have part ownership of a hunting lodge on Pine Lake and have vacationed there for several years.

He was employed as a night watchman at the Dresser Mfg. Co. plant in Wellsboro. Funeral arrangements are still incomplete.


Oelwein Daily Register
September 12, 1966, pg 5

(Photo and caption)
The new address of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nelson will be 226 4th St. N.E. Judi Johnson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.L. Johnson, Oelwein, and Mr. Nelson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. B.T. Nelson, also of Oelwein, were married at Grace Methodist church Saturday afternoon. The bride is a secretary at Avon Finance and her husband is with the Chicago Great Western Railway. (Cottage Studio Photo)


Capital Times
September 30, 1966, pg 26

Gays Mills - Funeral services for C. H. "Jerry" NORWOOD, 76, retired Gays Mills businessman, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Congregational Church here, the Rev. Gary MCLAIN and the Rev. Harvey SHERWOOD of Janesville officiating. Burial will be in the Gays Mills cemetery.

Friend call at the Dommersnaes funeral home today and tonight where Masonic rites will be held tonight. He was a member of Scottish Rite, Madison.

Mr. NORWOOD came to Gays Mills from St. Louis, Mo., to manage the Atwood and Haggerty Milling Co. and later managed the Interstate Power Co. plant here and was in the feed and seed business until 1947. He was chairman of the board of directors of the Gays Mills Bank, had served on the village board, the Crawford county Board of Supervisors and was a cabinet officer of the Congregational Church.

Surviving are a sister, Miss Lulu NORWOOD and a brother, Earl, of Carthage, Mo. His wife was the former Dora HASKINS.

Mr. NORWOOD was found dead at his home Wednesday, Sept. 28. He lived alone.


Wisconsin State Journal
October 22, 1966, pg 13

Theodore BLUCHER, Madison, who died Jan. 16, personal property, in excess of $1,000.


Capital Times
December 10, 1966, pg 8

(photo and caption)
Miss Jacquelyn Joy FIELDS, 711 1/2 S. Few St., has become engaged to Victor Conrad BREY. Mr. BREY is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman BREY, Spring Green.

The wedding will be at 9:30 a.m. Jan 28 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, Plain.

Miss FIELDS is employed as a statistical clerk at primate Laboratory [University of Wisconsin]. Her fiance is employed at Gruber Brothers, in Plain.


Capital Times
December 30, 1966, pg 11

(photo and caption)
Miss Bonnie E BYRNES, 654 E. Johnson St., daughter of Mrs. Maybell WINCHELL, 104 Langdon St., and Joseph J. BYRNES, 1312 Williamson St., has become engaged to Earl D PECK. Mr. PECK is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Merritt W PECK, 1122 Northland Dr.

Miss BYRNES is a stenographer for the University of Wisconsin School of Education. Her fiance is stationed with the Army at Ft. Polk, La.


Capital Times
February 23, 1967, pg 26

(photo and caption)
Lakeview American Lutheran Church was the setting for the 8 p.m. ceremony Feb. 13 that united in marriage. Miss Bonnie E. BYRNES, 1896 Northport Dr., and Earl D. PECK. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Maybell WINCHELL, 1806 Northport Dr., and Joseph J. BYRNES, 1312 Williamson St. Mr. and Mrs. Merritt W. PECK, 315 N. Seventh St., are the bridegroom's parents.

For the ceremony the bride wore a crepe floor-length Empire gown with a lace bodice and a sheath skirt. A chapel coat topped the gown. A crystal and pearl tiara held her tulle veil, and she carried a cascade arrangement of white carnations.

Mrs. Robert L. BYRNES, 146 S. Hancock St., was her sister-in-law's matron of honor, with Miss Priscilla COPENHEFFER, 1122 Northland Dr., the bridegroom's sister as bridesmaid. They wore floor-length sheath gowns of antique gold with brocade bodices and crepe skirts. Watteau trains added back interest. Matching antique gold petal headdresses and cascade bouquets of bronze, gold and yellow pompoms completed their ensembles.

Allen PECK, 1122 Northland Dr., was his brother's best man. Robert L YRNES, 146 S. Hancock St., the bride's brother, was groomsman. Francis PECK, Milwaukee, the bridegroom's brother; Robert HANSON, 3507 Milwaukee St., and Myron S. SIMPSON, 3507 Milwaukee St., ushered.

A reception for 150 guests was held in the church hall.

The bride is a stenographer for the University of Wisconsin's School of Education. The bridegroom, previously stationed with the Army at Fort Polk, La., will be transferred to Fort Knox, Ky.


Janesville Daily Gazette
March 9, 1967, pg 21

ARCHIE B. FIELDS, 12 miles east of Janesville on County Trunk A to Rock-Walworth County Line road, then north 1 mile. Or 3 miles west of Whitewater on 59 to County Line road then south 4 miles.

Wednesday, March 15 at 1:00 P.M.

26 HEAD HOLSTEIN CATTLE: TB and banks tested, 22 milk cows, 3 fresh and 3 close springers, rest are milking, averaging 50 lbs. milk per day. These are well uddered cows with R. L. Anderson breeding; 4 bred heifers.

MILKING EQUIPMENT: 150-gallon Groen bulk milk cooler, like new; Surge SP-11 milker pump, vacuum line for 26 cows; 3 surge buckets; strainers; Carrying pails; Milk cans, etc.

FEED: 5 foot ensilage in 14 foot silo.

MACHINERY: Stationary Gehl hammermill in good condition, with extra screens, silage cart; chicken feeders; fountains; and miscellaneous items.

Loan Service, Inc., Madison, Clerk - Roy L STRAUS, Sale Manager William Cunningham, Milton Junction, Representative, Dean GEORGE, Evansville, Auctioneer.


Benton Harbor News Palladium, Benton Harbor, Michigan
March 16, 1967, pg. 20

Fennville - Floyd Arnold, 85, of Fennville, died Wednesday morning in the Berner nursing home in Paw Paw.

He was born March 6, 1882, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mont Arnold. Mr. Arnold retired 10 years ago, from the shipping department of the Michigan Fruit Canners.

Surviving are his widow, Ella, who is also at the nursing home; one daughter, Mrs. Elmer (Evelyn) Berglund of Hilton, N.Y.; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Bale and one brother, Clair of Fennville.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Chappel funeral home. Burial will follow in the Fennville cemetery.


Janesville Daily Gazette
December 8, 1967, pg 2

Whitewater - Archie Bird FIELDS, 69, died last night in Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital after an illness.

Born at Gays Mills Oct. 28, 1898, he married Ruth THOMAS Nov. 1, 1930 in Dubuque, Iowa. He had farmed in the Richmond area the past 20 years and was a member of the Farm Bureau and Pure Milk Association.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth DOMAN, Delavan, and Mrs. Janice COPELAND, Janesville; a son, Muril, Whitewater; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Jackson, Livingston, and Mason, Mesa, Ariz.; five sisters, Mrs. Gladys LUEBKE and Mrs. Mary ROSENTHAL, both of Whitewater, Mrs. Bertha PETERSON, Janesville, Mrs. Mildred BENNETT, Shullsburg, and Mrs. Thelma BROWN, Benton.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Richmond Methodist Church with burial in Richmond Cemetery. Friends may call at the Skindingsrude and Lein Funeral Home Sunday evening.


Janesville Daily Gazette
April 4, 1968, pg 2

Whitewater - Services for Burton ROSENTHAL, 47, who died yesterday in his home here, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Skindingsrude and Lein Funeral Home where friends may call tomorrow evening. Military graveside rites and burial will be in Hillside Cemetery.

He was born in Whitewater July 29, 1920, the son of George and Lessie Tregonning Rosenthal, and served four years in the Air Force in World War II. He was a member of the VFW.

He married May Fields of Whitewater April 10, 1948.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Danny, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Elsie DEEGAN, Milton; a stepson, Phillip, Janesville; four grandchildren.


Wisconsin State Journal
July 1, 1968, pg 14

Viola - Miss Patricia Lynn SCHROEDER and E. Lance MYERS were married Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Viola United Methodist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde L SCHROEDER, Rt. 2, Viola, and Mr. and Mrs. Evan MYERS, Rt. 3, Richland Center, are their parents.

The bride wore a white organza sheath gown with a lace redingote.

Miss Susan SCHROEDER, her sister's maid of honor, wore pink. The bridesmaids, Mrs. Ronald SCHROEDER, Wheeling, Ill., Mrs. Roger EDWARDS, Richland Center, and Miss Susan MYERS, Richland Center, wore blue.

Dwight MYERS, Richland Center, was his brother's best man; Ronald SCHROEDER, Mr. EDWARDS, and Ray WESLEY, Richland Center, were groomsmen.

After a Canadian honeymoon, Mr. and Mrs. MYERS will live in Viola. The bride attends Platteville State University. Her husband is employed by the Kleinschmidt Division of SCM, Richland Center.


Benton Harbor News Palladium
July 1, 1968, pg 18

Fennville - Mrs. Beryl D. Arnold, 75, of Saugatuck, died at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Community hospital in Douglas after an illness of five months.

Mrs. Arnold was born in Grand Rapids, Sept. 20, 1892. She had been employed for 18 years by the Bureau of Social Services in Allegan county. She was a member of the Douglas Eastern Star and the Fennville Sunshine club.

Survivors include a son, Glen of Fennville; a brother, Truman T. Corcoran of Grand Rapids; and two granddaughters. Her husband, Glen, preceded her in death in 1960.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Chappell funeral home, Fennville. The Rev. Robert J. Hanna, pastor of the Saugatuck Congregational church, will officiate. Burial will be in Fennville cemetery.


Wisconsin State Journal
July 22, 1968, pg 17

Sp. 4-C Earl D. PECK, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merritt W. PECK, 4213 Barnett St., has been awarded the bronze star for action in Vietnam.

PECK, whose wife Bonnie lives at 7 Wright Ct., served with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam from April 1967 to 1968.


Oelwein Daily Register
August 14, 1968, pg 1

Benton T. Nelson, 57, former superintendent of the Motive Power division at Chicago Great Western Railroad in Oelwein, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein. Nelson was a Master Mechanic with the railroad and lived in Oelwein since 1943.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m. at Hintz Funeral Home, with the Rev. Richard Emery officiating. Friends may call at Hintz Chapel after 7 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine; two sons, Richard and Robert, all of Oelwein; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Adams, Delhi; three sisters, Mrs. Verna Deal, Los Animas, Cain; Mrs. Gertrude Newburn, Prescott, Ariz; Mrs. Mildred Ryan, Savannah, Mo.; step-mother, Mrs. May Nelson, St. Joseph, Mo.


Wisconsin State Journal
January 3, 1969, pg 18

Glen A HAYWOOD, 73, of 914 Haywood Dr., died Wednesday (Jan 1, 1969) in a Madison hospital after a long illness.

He was foreman for Marschall Dairy Laboratory for 42 years until he retired in 1956 because of ill health.

He was born in Lodi and lived in Madison for 65 years. In 1917 he married Helen BANKER. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

Surviving besides his wife are a son, George, 922 Haywood Dr.; a sister, Mrs. Burt LEE, Cambria; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the church. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Ryan Funeral Home, 235 King St. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the church building fund.


Wisconsin State Journal
April 7, 1969, pg 22

Boscobel - Charles H. McDowell, 71, died Sunday in a hospital.


Wisconsin State Journal
February 4, 1970, pg 36

Shullsburg - LaVerne T. BENNETT, 64, a miner, died Tuesday (Feb. 3, 1979) in a Cuba City hospital after a long illness.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred; three daughters, Mrs. Elmer KNOBE, Rockford, Ill., and Mrs. Charles BALLARD, and Mrs. Orville SPORE, both of Shullsburg; four sons, James, Charles, and Melvin, all of Shullsburg, and Dale, LeadMine; two brothers, Floyd, Shullsburg, and Louis, Warren, Ill.; and four sisters, Mrs. Adelaide FARREY, and Mrs. Serena MOON, both of Benton; Mrs. John PEACOCK, Shullsburg; and Mrs. George PRATT, Cuba City.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Primitive Methodist Church, Benton. Friends may call after 7 tonight at the Millner and O'Flahrity Funeral Home, Benton.


Capital Times
February 19, 1970, pg 2

Jimmie L HOLLIS, 27, of 709 Dempsey Rd., and Priscilla L. COPENHEFER, 31, of 709 Dempsey Rd.


Sheboygan Press
February 26, 1970, pg 10

Madison - State Rep. Edward NAGER, D-Madison, was awarded a divorce Wednesday on grounds of cruel and inhumane treatment.

His wife, the former Norma FIELDS of Hazel Green, did not contest the action. They had no children.


Wisconsin State Journal
September 1, 1970, pg 9

Mr. and Mrs. Chester LEACH, 924 Drake St., observed their silver wedding anniversary Sunday at a party given by their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Richard LEACH.

Mr. LEACH and the former Beatrice MUSILLAMI were married Aug 27, 1945. They have one son and two grandchildren.


Wisconsin State Journal
November 10, 1970, pg 37

Richland Center - Mrs. Cora M. BRINDLEY, 86, died Sunday (Nov. 8, 1970) in a Muscoda nursing home after a long illness.

The former Cora PAULSON was married to Jonathon HANSON. He died in 1937. Her second husband, E.E. BRINDLEY, died in 1959.

Surviving are two stepsons, E.J. BRINDLEY, Richland Center; and Richard BRINDLEY, La Crosse; and three sisters, Mrs. Ida DAHLQUIST, Isanti, Minn.; Mrs. Hilda KOCH, Richland Center; and Mrs. Gladys NEVEL, Rockford, Ill.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Pratt Funeral Home, where friends may call after 2 p.m. today.


Capital Times
November 20, 1970, pg 43

Boscobel - Mrs. Nellie HASKINS, 70, died Wednesday (Nov 18, 1970) in a Madison hospital after a brief illness.

Surviving are her husband, Albert; and two brothers, Melvin and Sam JOHNSON, both of Soldiers Grove.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the United Methodist Church. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the Godager-Volkmann Funeral Home and Saturday at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of services.


Mckean County Democrat
November 26, 1970, pg. 2

Mrs. Ellen M. (Nellie) Bridge, 79, of 915 W. Water St., died Saturday in St. Francis Hospital, in Olean where she had been a patient for three weeks.

She was born July 31, 1891 in Portville, N.Y., the daughter of Frank and Margaret Dodd McManus. She married Lester F. Bridge on May 18, 1911. He died in 1961.

Mrs. Bridge had been a Smethport resident since 1951 and was a member of the St. Elizabeth Church and Court Ava Marria, Catholic Daughters of America.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. LaVerne Hanson of Ormsby; one son, Lawrence Bridge of Mt. Pulaski, Ill.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas McManus of Waukegan, Ill; and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Craig of Las Vegas, Nev., and Mrs. Anna St. Onge of Erie.

A prayer service was held at her late residence at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at St. Elizabeth Church at 10 o'clock. Burial was in St. Elizabeth Cemetery.

Bearers were Richard, Ronald and Thomas Hanson, Roy Johnson, Milton Lopus and Russell Norman. Court Ava Maria of the Catholic Daughters of America formed an honor guard at the church.


Mckean County Democrat
January 21, 1971, pg 6

Mrs. Ethel D. Finley, 55, of Smethport Rd 2, died Sunday in the Bradford Hospital where she had been admitted on Jan. 11 following five years of ill health.

She was born Feb. 14, 1915 in Bells Run, the daughter of Archie and Pearl Swartz Austin. On Nov. 7, 1947, she married Francis Finley and they have resided at Farmers Valley.

She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and the St. Anne's Guild of the church.

Survivors include her husband; her mother, Mrs. Pearl Austin of Turtlepoint; a foster daughter, Miss Lori Ann Wuxson, at home; one brother, Kenneth Austin of Port Allegany; two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd Cochran of Turtlepoint, and Mrs. Nelson Russell of Derrick City; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday when the Rev. Calvin L. Miller officiated at a Republican Eucharist in St. Luke's Church. Burial was in Fairview [Fairmount/Smith] Cemetery at Farmers Valley.


Wisconsin State Journal
February 19, 1971, pg 46

Viola - Mrs. Stella BENDER, 82, died Thursday (Feb 18, 1971) in a Richland Center nursing home after a long illness.

In 1910, she was married to Ross BENDER. She was a member of the Viola United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Ival, and a daughter, Mrs. Clyde SCHROEDER, both of Viola; a half-sister, Mrs. Florence PELKOLA, and a half-brother, Norman DYER, both of Milwaukee; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the church. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the Henthorn Funeral Home.


Wisconsin State Journal
April 18, 1971, pg ?

Wedding vows were exchanged by Margaret Hogan and Darrell Dyer Saturday......After a reception......


Benton Harbor News Palladium, Benton Harbor, Michigan
July 17, 1971, pg. 10

Fennville - Lawrence N. Arnold, 79, formerly of Glenn, Mich., died Thursday evening in Hollywood, Fla., where he had been making his home.

Mrs. Arnold was born Nov. 7, 1891, in Wisconsin, the son of Freeman and Mary Holmes Arnold. He retired in 1961 from the Everett Piano Company, South Haven.

Surviving are his widow, the former Blanche DeNoyelles, whom he married in 1961, in Fennville, and a sister, Mrs. John (Gladys) Blackburn of Chicago.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Chappell funeral home, Fennville. Mr. Mark B. Garner will officiate. Burial will be in Fennville cemetery.


Traverse City Record Eagle
August 9, 1971, pg 3

Caznau G. Brayman, 67, of 420? Munson Ave., Traverse City, died Sunday morning at Munson Medical Center following a one-week illness.

Mr. Brayman, a fruit farmer on the Peninsula for a number of years, was born December 26, 1903 in Howard City. He lived in Grand Rapids until 1961 when he moved to Traverse City.

Mr. Brayman was an automobile salesman most of his life, having been affiliated with Imperial Motors in Grand Rapids. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Air Force in the European Theatre.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Freida Brayman of Traverse City; a son, James Brayman of Sarasota, Fla.; two step daughters, Mrs. William Fraley of Lowell, Mich., and Mrs. Robert Eager of Traverse City; a step-son, Alan Seaman of Newberg, N.Y., and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Martinson funeral home in Traverse City with the Rev. Russell Spray officiating. Burial will be made in the family lot in Reynolds cemetery, Howard City, Wednesday afternoon.


Wisconsin State Journal
January 25, 1972, pg 16

Boscobel - Henry W. HASKINS, 78, Barnum, died Monday (Jan 24, 1972) at home of an apparent heart attack.

He married Leafy STEVENSON, who died in 1962. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving in Madison is a sister, Mrs. Merritt PECK, 4213 Barnett St. A sister, Mrs. Mary WILSON resides at Portage.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Thoni and Kendall Funeral Home. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.


Wisconsin State Journal
February 22, 1972, pg 43

Gays Mills - Pearl Bacon, 74, Janesville, died Sunday (Feb. 20, 1972) in a Janesville hospital after a brief illness.

Mr. Bacon was formerly of Gays Mills. He was an employe of Yates American Machine Co. until retiring in 1963.

Surviving are his wife, the former Florence Larson; a daughter, Mrs. Marvin Chellevold, Gays Mills; three brothers, Harry, Janesville; Floyd, Mauston; and Amos, Soldiers Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Nicholson, Soldiers Grove; and Mrs. Mae Lee, Gays Mills; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Luther Memorial Church. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the Martin Funeral Home.


Wisconsin State Journal
April 2, 1972, pg 11

Fred A DEERING, 65, of 929 Dane St. in a hospital, Apr. 1.


Wisconsin State Journal
April 2, 1972, pg 75

Fred A DEERING, 65, of 929 Dane St., died Saturday (Apr. 1, 1972) in a hospital after a long illness.

A life-long city resident, he was formerly employed by Madison Parks Dept.

He was a member of the Northport Dr. Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, the former Minnie HASKINS, who he married in 1927; two daughters, Joan, at home; and Mrs. Joyce WALL, 925 Schlimgen Ave.; two brothers, Carl 2537 Hoard st.; and Otto, 4306 Critchell Terrace; two sisters, Mrs. E. R. DIMOND, 5322 Milward Dr.; and Mrs. H. I. TENNEY, 111 W. Wilson St.; and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Joyce Funeral Home, 5701 Odana Rd., where friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.


Capital Times
May 25, 1972, pg 67

Hazel Green - Raymond M. (Stub) FIELDS, 38, died Wednesday (May 24, 1972) in a hospital after an apparent heart attack.

He was a foreman at the Eagle Pitcher Mine, Shullsburg. He married the former Donna BIRKETT.

Surviving in Madison is a sister, Mrs. Norma NAGER, 840 Spaight St.

Also surviving are his wife; three sons, John, Jackie Ray and Timothy, all at home; three other sisters, Miss Dixie FIELDS, Dubuque, Ia.; Mrs. Linda REDFERN, Leadmine; and Mrs. Jackie BREY, Plain; and a brother, LeRoy, Shullsburg.

The funeral will be a 2 p.m. Saturday in the United Methodist Church. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the Siegerts funeral Home, Cuba City.


Benton Harbor News Palladium
May 26, 1972, pg. 12

Fennville - Funeral services for Clare A. Arnold, 83, of route 1, Fennville, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chappell funeral home, Fennville. Rev. Henry Clay Alexander will officiate. Burial will be in Fennville cemetery.

Mr. Arnold was born May 4, 1889, in Allegan county, the son of Newton F. and Hattie (Hutchins) Arnold. He died Tuesday evening in the Wood Dale Nursing home, Wood Dale, Ill.

He had been a postal clerk and farmer and a member of the Damascus Lodge No. 415, F & AM.

Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Ralph (Geraldine) Eggers of Glendale Heights, Ill.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Lillian Bale of Fennville.


Benton Harbor News Palladium
June 22, 1972, pg.18

Fennville, - Mrs. Gertrude B. Arnold, 79, of 506 Southwest 62nd. avenue, Hollywood, Fla., and formerly of Glenn, Mich., died Tuesday afternoon in her home. She had been ill one year.

Mrs. Arnold was born Oct. 29, 1892, in Fennville, the daughter of Edgar and Agness Slocum DeNoyelles. On July 25, 1916, she was married to Lawrence Arnold in Fennville. He preceded her in death on July 15, 1971. Mrs. Arnold had been employed by the Michigan Fruit Canners of Fennville and South Haven while she resided in Glenn. Surviving are two sisters Mrs. Mildred Sessions of Ft. Myers. Fla., and Mrs. Frances Fisher of Douglas. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Fennville cemetery. Mark B. Garner will officiate. The Chappell funeral home is in charge of arrangements.


Wisconsin State Journal
September 24, 1972, pg 143

Richland Center - Jack HASKINS, 76, formerly of Richland Center, died Thursday (Sept. 21, 1972) in Big Timber, Mont., where he lived.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Merritt PECK 4213 Barnett St., Madison; Mrs. Mary WILSON, Portage; and Mrs. Flora CRIST, Watertown; and a brother, Tom, Clyde, Park, Mont.

Funeral arrangements are pending in Montana.


Wisconsin State Journal
November 19, 1972, pg 108

Soldiers Grove-Amos Bacon, 82, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 1972) at home after an illness.

He owned and operated a blacksmith shop in Soldiers Grove for many years until retiring in 1970.

Surviving are two sons, Nyal and Lyal, Amity, Ore.; two daughters, Mrs. Cletus Felton and Mrs. Leonard Dieter, Richland Center; two sisters Mrs. Mae Lee and Mrs. Marie Nicholson, Soldiers Grove; two brothers, Harry, Janesville; and Floyd, Mauston; 26 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Soldiers Grove Church of Christ. Friends may call Monday afternoon and evening at the Sime Funeral Home, Readstown, and after noon Tuesday at the church.


Wisconsin State Journal
February 4, 1973, pg 82

Whitewater - Mr. and Mrs. Frank CORDIO, Whitewater, formerly of Madison, will observe their 25th wedding anniversary Feb. 11 with an open house from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Whitewater Legion Hall.

Mr. CORDIO and the former Elizabeth WOLLIN were married Feb. 12, 1948.

They have five children, Mrs. Rodney (Edith Earle, John, Frank, Mary, and Laura), Whitewater. There are two grandchildren.


Wisconsin State Journal
June 4, 1973, pg 38

Boscobel - Mrs. Ralph YOUNGS, 63, died Sunday (June 3, 1973) in a hospital after a short illness.

A lifelong Boscobel area resident, the former Myrna E. HASKINS married Mr. YOUNGS May 25, 1929, in Boscobel.

Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Larry SUTTERLIN, Freeport, Ill.; a son, Arthur, Boscobel; a sister, Mrs. Bertha PITTSLEY, Boscobel; a brother, Albert HASKINS, Boscobel; and six grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Beeman Funeral Home, where friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday.


Wisconsin State Journal
June 21, 1973, pg 57

William M. PIEN, 18, of 1506 Beld St. died Wednesday (June 20, 1973) after an automobile accident on Fish Hatchery Rd.

A lifelong Madison resident, he was a graduate of West High School.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell PIEN Sr., 1506 Beld St.; two brothers, Russell Jr. and Michael, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Stephen SMITH, 1717 Simpson St.; and Carrie, at home; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John CORDIO Sr., 1801 Beld St.

The funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday in the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Joyce Funeral Home, 540 W. Washington Ave., where a Scripture service will be held at 8 tonight.


Benton Harbor News Palladium, Benton Harbor, Michigan
August 30, 1973, pg 16

Fennville - Christopher A. Zecklin, infant son of John C. and Susan Zecklin, 3460 47th street, Hamilton, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Holland City hospital, shortly after birth.

Surviving besides the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Zecklin and Mr. and Mrs. Clare Bale, of Fennville; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Estele Gillispie of Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Evelyn Corteville, Mr. and Mrs. James Hirner, Mrs. Cynthia Bale and Walter Bale all of Fennville and the great-great-grandparents, Mrs. Leona Gillispie of Moberly, Mo., Mrs. Lillian Bale of Fennville.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Fennville cemetery.

The Chappell funeral home, Fennville, will be in charge of arrangements.


Capital Times
May 7, 1974, pg 3

Madison - Mrs. Helen HAYWOOD, age 76, of 914 Haywood Drive, died on Monday, May 6, 1974, at a local nursing home. Born Sept. 8, 1897 at Richland Center, she was the former Helen BANKER. She lived in Madison for over 70 years. Mrs. HAYWOOD was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a son, George M., of 922 Haywood Dr.; two sisters, Mrs. John CORDIO, of 1801 Beld St., and Mrs. Fred DEERING, of 929 Dane St.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen in 1969. Funeral services will be held at Ryan-Peterson Funeral Home, 6025 Monona Dr., at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. The Rev. Wayne VETTER officiating. Burial in Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church.


Capital Times
May 12, 1974, pg 2

Gaetano MUSILLAMI, 81, of 1901 Jefferson St., died Saturday.


Capital Times
June 11, 1974, pg 65

Madison - John CORDIO, age 70, of 1801 Beld Street, died on Monday, June 10, 1974, at a local hospital. Born on June 22, 1903 in Sicily, he came to the U.S. in 1920. He was the operator of Johnny's Grocery Store at 1801 Beld Street. Mr. CORDIO was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Italian Workmen's Club.

Survivors include Edith, his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Charlotte RUSSO and Mrs. Caroline PIEN of Madison and Mrs. Edith O'BRIEN of Milwaukee; four sons, Frank of whitewater and John, Joseph and James, all of Madison; a brother in Sicily; 26 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, June 12, The Rev. Gabriel Hinkes O. Pream officiating. Friends may call from after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 at Joyce Funeral Home, 540 West Washington Ave., where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.


Capital Times
October 25, 1974, pg 8

Boscobel - Bernard H. Karnopp, age 70, died on Thursday, October 24, 1974, at Boscobel Memorial Hospital following a short illness. Survivors include his wife, Clara; a daughter, Mrs. Linden Steinback, Gays Mills; four sons, Edward, Gays Mills, Raymond, Lancaster, Robert, Janesville, and Larry, Blue River; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Beeman Funeral Home, Boscobel, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, The Rev. Douglas Bierke officiating. Burial in Haney Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at the funeral home.


Wisconsin State Journal
March 19, 1975, pg 25

The 500 -year-old Sicilian tradition honoring St. Joseph, whose feast day Catholics mark today, is still alive in Madison. It was reenacted devotedly Saturday and Sunday in the Frank MUSILLAMI home at 1901 Jefferson St.

This "Alter to St. Joseph" came about because of Mrs. MUSILLAMI's love and concern for her 10-year-old son. Joe, afflicted with a heart condition. Mrs. MUSILLAMI prayed to the Saint for her son. The altar was her way of thanking St. Joseph.

Many of Madison's Italian-Americans participated, bringing food offerings to place upon the altar for special intentions of their own.

Preparation for the affair, the second one Mr. and Mrs. MUSILLAMI have held, took months. Mrs. MUSILLAMI and Italian friends and relatives from Rockford spent one week baking the cookies alone from 150 pounds of flour.

A monstrance and other altar decorations were painstakingly made with cookie dough, figs, and honey from old recipes written in Italian.

The huge rice flour breads, representing the three saints the feast honored - Jesus, Mary, and Joseph - were prepared in Rockford. Other breads symbolized St. Joseph's cane and beard.

Popo culovas, cookie dough shaped into Easter baskets with colored dough eggs; creme puffs in the shape of swans; pinelettas, little pastry pyramids made out of fried dough dipped in honey and rolled in powdered sugar; and a cake in the shape of a lamb which symbolized Easter, were prepared.

So was a baked stuffed coho salmon, beautifully garnished with vegetables and lemon wedges, stuffed artichokes, and egg and vegetable dishes, all meatless since it is the Lenten season.

A novena, chanted in Italian, was held in the MUSILLAMI living room for nine evenings, before the feast.

The altar was set up in the dining room. It consisted of a three tiered wood frame, symbolizing the Trinity, flanked by two long tables and a smaller table in the center, where the "saints" were fed.

The tables were covered with exquisite heirloom linens and altar cloths. Many were decorated with beautiful hand tatted lace.

Then following the old rules, the food was placed on the altar. Interspersed with the colorful piles of pastries and dishes were statues - St. Joseph, of course, and St. Jude, the Sacred Heart, Blessed Mother, and Infant of Prague.

There were flowers - red and yellow roses, azaleas, iris, tulips, and other spring flowers, and fresh fruit - watermelon, pineapple, grapes, oranges, and bananas, and red vigil lights lit for special intentions. The tapered candle holders were borrowed from St. Joseph's Church.

Hidden underneath the tables were tins and tins of more food.

At noon Saturday, Father Gabriel HINKES of St. Joseph's blessed the altar.

"St. Joseph, pray for us," he said. The guests crossed themselves and prayed with the priest.

Then he blessed the saints, the spaghetti and tins of tomato puree and paste, the liqueur.

The altar was roped off with Christmas tinsel. Saturday was "the viewing."

About 300 persons filed in and out of the Musillami home from 1 to 8. Then Mass was said in the living room. On Sunday, guests returned for the feast itself.

First, the "saints" were fed. Ten-year-old Joe and Rockford cousins Elizabeth MATTIS and Douglas ADCOCK represented Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

Mr. and Mrs. MUSILLAMI and a close family friend, Mrs. Lucy CORONA, fed them tiny bites of everything on the altar. Setting before them was a pitcher of separated water and wine symbolizing Christ feeding the multitudes.

After this, guests joyously partook of Spaghetti Milanesa hatched up in a huge pot from 12 cans, about 7 pounds each, of tomato paste and puree, a dozen cans of pasta con sarde, and 80 pounds of bulk spaghetti. They sipped an Italian liqueur, Rosolio, from tiny cups, and sampled trays of food taken off the altar. All leftovers were given to Orchard Hill, a residential facility for retarded citizens.

The MUSILLAMIS have five children; John, Mae, Frank, Joe, and Patrick. Mr. MUSILLAMI is owner of economy Cement Contractor.

Mrs. MUSILLAMI explained that the feast originated 500 years ago in the Palermo province of Sicily. As legend has it, she said, one night a wealthy man needed a place to sleep and found lodging in an orphanage. The children shared their crumbs with him and, in gratitude, he put on a feast.

The ritual spread to other parts of Italy and eventually America when mass migration began. It became known as the Altar to St. Joseph.

The altar, minus the food, still stands in the MUSILLAMI home. It will remain there until the last vigil light candle burns out.




Capital Times
July 8, 1975, pg 23

A search continues today for three men in connection with the separate holdups of two Madison grocery stores.

Police said a man waited until customers left the Fast Food Shop at 1054 Williamson St., late Monday night and then took less than $100 out of a cash register.

The bandit had indicated to the 23-year-old clerk that he was armed and ordered her to the rear of the store before escaping. The clerk said she saw no weapon. The clerk was not harmed.

Earlier Monday at about 4 p.m. two armed men ordered Jim CORDIO, and his mother, Mrs. John CORDIO, who manage Johnny's Grocery, 1801 Beld St., into a walk-in cooler and escaped with about $90.

The robbers were armed with a sawed-off rifle and a small caliber handgun, police said.

According to reports, before ordering the victims into the cooler, one man held the victims at gunpoint in the ground-floor grocery section while the other robber ran up a flight of stairs and ramsacked several rooms.


Capital Times
September 2, 1975, pg 36

Albert (Mike) HASKINS
Boscobel - Albert (Mike) HSAKINS, age 69, of Boscobel, died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 30, 1975, in a hit and run accident. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Bertha PITTSLEY of Boscobel. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie, in 1970. Funeral services will be held at the Beeman Funeral Home, Boscobel, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3, the Rev. Clarence CHEEVER officiating. Burial in the Haney Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home.


Wisconsin State Journal
January 5, 1976, pg 23

Janesville - The Rock County Sheriff's Dept. has requested help from anyone knowing the whereabouts of Mrs. Ada C. PHEN, 46, Beloit, who has been missing since New Year's Day.

A Sheriff's Dept. spokesman said Mrs. PHEN has relatives in the Adams County and Madison areas.

She is described as white, having short cut dark brown hair, 5 feet, 4 inches in height and weighing 119 pounds.

She may be driving a light blue, four door 1967 Dodge Dart.

The Sheriff's Dept. spokesman emphasized that no foul play is suspected in the woman's disappearance.

An aerial search of Rock County will be conducted today for Mrs. PHEN by Rock County Patrolman Donald DRESSLHAUS.


Capital Times
June 15, 1976, pg 20

Mr. and Mrs. Russell PIEN, 1506 Beld St., will be honored by their children in observance of their 25th wedding anniversary, Saturday. An open house is planned for 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Schwaegler Park Towne, 444 Grand Canyon Rd. Invitations will not be sent.

PIEN and Caroline CORDIO were married June 15, 1951, have five children including Mrs. Vicki SMITH, Madison; Russell Jr., Michael and Carrie, at home, and William deceased. There are two grandchildren.


Wisconsin State Journal
June 21, 1976, pg 13

Mary H McDowell

Boscobel - Mary H McDowell, age 72, passed away Sunday morning at Boscobel Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She and her husband operated the Northside Rest Home from 1956 to 1966.

She is survived by her husband Harley; 1 son Arthur, Boscobel; 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert Gardner, and Mrs. Clair Boughton, both of Boscobel; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Boscobel Methodist Church, Pastor Clarence Cheever officiating. Burial will be in the Boscobel Cemetery. Friends may call after 5:00 p.m. Monday at the Thoni-Kendall Funeral Home, or at the church from 1 until time of service on Tuesday.


Wisconsin State Journal
May 10, 1977, pg 16

Boscobel - Harley R. MCDOWELL, 86, in a Boscobel hospital, Monday.

pg. 30
Boscobel - Harley R. MCDOWELL, age 86, of Boscobel, died Monday, May 9, 1977, at Boscobel Memorial Hospital, after a short illness. He was born June 7, 1890, in Crawford Co., WI. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marcella) GARDNER and Mrs. Clair (Maxine) BOUGHTON, both of Boscobel; a son, Arthur, also of Boscobel; a sister, Mrs. Margaret RICKI, Boscobel; and twelve grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, on June 20, 1976. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. at the Boscobel Methodist Church. Friends may call after 5 p.m., Tuesday, at the Thoni-Kendall Funeral Home, Boscobel, and at the church, from 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, until time of service. Pastor Clarence CHEEVER officiating. Burial in the Boscobel Cemetery.


Ludington Daily News
November 23, 1977, pg 11

San Antonio-Airman Alan C Reed, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Reed, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Reed of Pentwater has been assigned to Chanute AFB, Ill., after completing Air Force basic training.

During the six weeks at Lackland AFB, Tex., the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and customs and received special instruction in human relations. Completion of this training earned the individual credits towards an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Airman Reed will now receive specialized training in the aircraft equipment maintenance field.

The airman is a 1977 graduate of Pentwater High School.


Wisconsin State Journal
December 11, 1977, pg 22

Ralph Youngs
Boscobel - Mr. Ralph Youngs, died on Thursday, Dec. 8, 1977 at the home of his daughter in Freeport, IL. He was born on Nov. 24, 1907 in Grant County. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Larry (Patricia) Sutterlin of Freeport, IL.; a son Arthur Youngs of Boscobel; a brother Otto Youngs of Freeport, IL; six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m., at the Beeman Funeral Home, Boscobel. Reverend Clarnece Cheever will officiate. Burial will be in the Boscobel Cemetery. Friends may call after 4:00 on Sunday at the Beeman Funeral Home in Boscobel.


Madison Capital Times
May 22, 1978, pg 25

Madison - Mrs. Minnie DEERING, age 69 of 929 Dane St. died Saturday, May 20, 1978 in a Madison Hospital after a brief illness. The former Minnie HASKINS was born April 13, 1909 and was a life long resident. She was employed by the Madison General Hospital and was a supervisor in the food service division for a period of 20 years and retired in 1970. She was married to Fred DEERING and he proceeded her in death in 1972.

Survivors include two daughters, Joan of 929 Dane St, Mrs. Joyce WALL at 2009 North Port Dr; a sister, Mrs. Edith CORDIO of Madison; and four grandchildren, Kimberly, Kelly, Kevin and Keith WALL. Funeral services will be held at the Ryan Funeral Home 2418 North Sherman Ave., 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, Reverend Wayne DILLABAUGH will officiate and burial will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ryan Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23 and again on Wednesday until time of service.

Madison Capital Times
October 13, 1980, pg 32

Oregon - Alvin M. HENRIKSEN, age 64, of 500 Jefferson Street died on Saturday evening, October 11, 1980, of an apparent heart attack. Born on August 8, 1916, he was a retired painter. He married the former Vesta HASKINS on April 16, 1944, in Oregon. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Oregon. He was a World War II U. S. Army veteran having served two years in the South Pacific.

Survivors are his wife, Vesta at home; two sons, Dale of Utica, Michigan and Jack of Oregon; two brothers, Cletus of River Falls, Wisconsin and Lee of Oregon; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the B. L. Booth Funeral Home in Oregon with Pastor Albert GUETZLAFF officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Mound Cemetery in Oregon. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday. a memorial fund will be established in his name for Emergency Medical Service.


Madison Capital Times
December 6, 1980, pg 31

Madison, - Mrs. Edith CORDIO, 73, of 1801 Beld Street, passed away suddenly December 5, 1908 at her home. Mrs. CORDIO was born November 10, 1907. Mrs. CORDIO and her husband owned and operated Johnny's Grocery at the Beld Street address for 36 years. Mrs. CORDIO, the former Edith HASKINS, is survived by four sons, Frank of Whitewater, John and Jim of Madison, Joe at home; three daughters, Charlotte RUSSO and Caroline PIEN of Madison and Edith of Milwaukee; 27 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Mrs. CORDIO was preceded in death by her husband, John CORDIO, Sr.; a granddaughter, Lynn Ann CORDIO; and a grandson, William PIEN. Visitation will be at the Joyce Funeral Home at 540 W. Washington Ave, December 7, at 4 p.m. Rosary will be at 8 p.m. Mass will be held December 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, W. Beltline Hwy. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery.


Wisconsin State Journal
July 9, 1981, pg 40

Mr. and Mrs. Russell PEIN Sr. of Madison will observe their 30th wedding anniversary with an open house from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, 1128 St. James Court. No invitations will be sent.

PIEN and the former Caroline CARDIO were married June 15, 1951. They have four children; Mrs. Steve SMITH and Russell Jr. of Oregon and Michael and Carrie of Madison. There are three grandchildren.


Wisconsin State Journal
July 29, 1984, pg 81

Merritt and Jaunita PECK will observe their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house beginning at 1 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7591, 301 Cottage Crove Road. All friends and relatives are invited.

Peck and the former Jaunita HASKINS were married Aug 8, 1934. Their children are: Francis, Earl, Allen and Priscilla HOLLIS, all of Madison; and Thomas, Austin, Texas. They have 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Wisconsin State Journal
February 28, 1982, pg 74

Mrs. Joni Divall JAEGER, 61, Oak Creek Train, Madison, and David S. COLEMAN from Maitland, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynn Pearce COLEMAN, 5834 Russett Road, Madison, to Michael John PIEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell PIEN Sr., 1165 Petra Place, Madison.

She is a graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., in nursing, and is a registered nurse at University Hospital on rehabilitation unit. He is attending University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in construction administration and will graduate in December. He is a sporting goods salesman for Phillips.

The wedding will be June 12 in Covenant Presbyterian Church.


Wisconsin State Journal
March 3, 1985, pg 69

Jimmie and Priscilla HOLLIS announce the engagement of their daughter, Juanita V. COPENHEFER, to David M. LARSON, son of Donald and Marlene LARSON.

She attended Madison Area Technical College and is executive secretary for Heritage Federal Credit Union. He graduated from MATC and is employed by CUNA Mutual as a senior computer operator.

The wedding will be June 8 in Eastside Evangelical Lutheran Church.


Wisconsin State Journal
July 15, 1985, pg 21

Madison/Whitewater-Mr. Frank CORDIO, Sr., ate 58, of Whitewater, died on July 13, 1985, at Madison General Hospital. He was born on January 1, 1927, in Madison. He moved from Madison to Whitewater in 1960, and ran Frankie's Bar until 1967. He ran the Woodlawn Supper Club from 1967 until 1970. He was then manager of the American Legion Club from 1970-1974. He was employed by Weller and Company until his illness. He was a member of St. Patricks Catholic Church, and the Italian Workmen's Club in Madison. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of Whitewater; two sons, John (Sally) of Whitewater, and Frank, Jr. (Kathy) of Fort Atkinson; three daughters, Mrs. Rodney (Edith) EARLE and Mrs. Laura MAIZE, both of Whitewater, and Mary CORDIO of Honolulu, Hawaii; six grandchildren; three brothers, John, Joe, and Jim of Madison; three sisters, Mrs. Horace (Charlotte) RUSSO of Madison, Mrs. Russell (Caroline) PIEN of Evansville, and Mrs. Edith O'BRIEN of Milwaukee. A visitation will be held on Monday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Skindingsrude Funeral Home in Whitewater, with a vigil service at 7 o'clock. Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Whitewater at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, July 16. He will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery.


Wisconsin State Journal
July 28, 1985, pg 12

Clara M. (Karnopp) Batchelor
Boscobel - Clara M. (Karnopp) Batchelor, age 76, of Boscobel, died on Saturday morning, July 27, 1985, at the Boscobel Memorial Hospital. She was born on August 18, 1908, in Crawford County, Wisconsin, to Jonath Smith and Minnie Haskins. She was married to Bernard Karnopp on November 17, 1928, and he preceded her in death on October 24, 1974. She was married to Harry Batchelor on July 19, 1980. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors. She is survived by her husband, Harry of Boscobel; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Steinbach of Gays Mills; four sons, Edward Karnopp and Larry Karnopp both of Gays Mills; Raymond Karnopp of Lancaster, and Robert Karnopp of Janesville; four step-sons, James Batchelor of Loyal, Jack Batchelor of Madison, Gene Batchelor of Boscobel, and Douglas Batchelor of Fenimore; 15 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Estelle Jones of Gays Mills, Elnora Arneson of Oklahoma, and Georgie Hilenan of Rantoul, Illinois; a brother, Marcus Smith of Boscobel. She was preceded by her first husband, a brother, and a sister. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 29, 1985, at 11:00 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church, Boscobel. Pastor Lance Bifulk will officiate with burial in the Haney Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, July 28, 1985, from 4:00-9:00 p.m. at the Beeman Funeral Home, Boscobel.


Madison Capital Times
September 2, 1987, pg 29

Elizabeth E McDowell

Boscobel - Elizabeth E McDowell, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 1987, at the Boscobel Memorial Hospital in Boscobel. She was born on November 19, 1905 in Crawford County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Gilbert and Jerusha (Posey) Bacon. She married Charles McDowell on September 3, 1929. He has preceded her in death on April 6, 1969. Services will be held on Thursday, September 3, at 11:00 a.m. at the Thoni-Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel, with Pastor Glenn Atchinson officiating. Burial will be in the Haney Ridge Cemetery, rural Boscobel. Friends may call on Wednesday after 6:00 p.m. at the Thoni-Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel. Surviving are nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Wisconsin State Journal
October 18, 1987, pg 97

Tonia CHRISTEN, 23, and Russell PIEN Jr., 31, enjoy their quiet times alone, but they also like to share outdoor activities, such as scuba diving. They were less successful with canoeing, however. "After the third spill we realized we were not meant to canoe together," says Tonia, a data entry operator with Physicians Plus.

They did discover, after a short separation, that they were meant to spend their lives together. Tonia, the daughter of Arnold CHRISTEN, Mineral Point, and Connie CHRISTEN, Blanchardville, and Russell, the son of Caroline and Russell PIEN Sr., Evansville, were married Oct. 3 in St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

Their reception was at Park Ponderosa, McFarland. "We had a lot of fun," Tonia says. quot;Everyone danced all night long. At one point the bridesmaids and groomsmen and the father-of-the-bride each in turn strutted their stuff on stage."

The newlyweds will live at 1125 Catalpa Circle. Russell is a correctional officer with Oak Hill Correctional Institution, Oregon.


Madison Capital Times
December 31, 1987, pg 39

Announcement is made of the engagement of Angela Marie CORDIO and Robin L LAUERSDORF. She is the daughter of John CORDIO Jr., Madison and Nadine A. CORDIO, 4305 Hegg Ave. His parents are Lynn and Shirley LAUERSDORF, 5124 Maher Ave. The couple plans a Nov. 12, 1988 wedding in St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Monona.

She has a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a driver's license examiner for the state of Wisconsin. A graduate of the UW-Milwaukee, he is a self-employed artist.


From Bonnie Harbeson, unnamed Wisconsin newspaper
January 1988

Bertha A. WALKER, 89, Hancock, died Wednesday, January 27, 1988 at her home.

She was born Oct. 15, 1898 at Boscobel, the daughter of Dwight and Bertha Ostrander HASKINS. She married Carl WALKER and he preceded her in death in 1954. Mrs. WALKER spent her early years in the Boscobel area. Later, she lived in Milwaukee where she was employed as a nursing assistant at Saint Francis Hospital for many years. She had been resident of Hancock since 1961.

Survivors include two daughters: Mrs. Roy (Ardith) GAU, Hancock, Mrs. FADELL (Joann) CHALLONER, Adams, 4 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Irma May SWIGERON Dec. 16, 1982. Services were held at 2pm Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Hamilton-Leikness Funeral Home, Hancock, the Rev. Miriam HULL officiated and burial took place at the Hancock Village Cemetery. Friends called from 5pm Friday, Jan. 29 at the Hamilton-Leikness Funeral Home, Hancock.


Wisconsin State Journal
January 7, 1989, pg 10

Minnesota - Alta M. HASKINS, age 81, died on Thursday, January 5, 1989 in Lindstrom [Chisago Co, MN]. She is survived by a son, Paul HASKINS of Waukegan, Illinois; two daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Arlene) JOHNSON of Lindstrom, and Mrs. Phyllis SEDLACEK of Forest Lake, Minnesota; three grandchildren; two sister-in-laws, Delia REED of Gays Mills and Mary WILSON of Portage; a brother-in-law, Marrit PECK of Soldiers Grove. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald HASKINS in May of 1948. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday at the Thoni-Kendall Funeral Home. Pastor Ernest LOFTON will officiate. Burial will be in the Haney Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call after 5:00 p.m., on Monday at the Honi-Kendall Funeral Home.


Wisconsin State Journal
April 26, 1989, pg 31

Boscobel - Elnora M Arneson, age 83, of Poteau, Oklahoma, passed away on Monday, April 24, in Poteau. She was born on December 20, 1905, in Crawford Count. She was the daughter of Jonas and Minnie (Haskins) Smith. She was married Gordon Arneson on September 25, 1926. He preceded her in death on June 15, 1983. She is survived by eight sons, Gordon Jr. of Royal, Oklahoma, Virgil and LeRoy both of Charleston, South Carolina, Lloyd of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Harold of May Flower, Arkansas, Floyd of Daylene, Louisiana, Leland of Prairie du Chien, and Rodney of Fond du Lac; four daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Lorrene) Jones of Poteau, Oklahoma, Mrs. George (Shirley) Conley of Woodman, Mrs. Richard J (Edna) Hoffman of Lancaster, and Mrs. Paul (Mary) Grossbler of Wisconsin Rapids; 40 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; a brother, Mark Smith of Boscobel; and a sister, Mrs. Paul (Estella) Jones of Gays Mills. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 28, at the Thoni and Kendall Funeral Home, in Boscobel. Pastor Paul Andersen will be in the Haney Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.


Wisconsin State Journal
April 27, 1991, pg 6

Madison - John CORDIO, Jr., age 58, of 333 West Dayton Street, died on Thursday, April 25, 1991 in a local hospital. He was born on April 27, 1932 in Madison. He is survived by three children, Mrs. Carol (Chris) ANACKER of Sun Prairie, Mrs. Angela (Robin) LAUERSDORF of Monona, and John Joseph (Amy) CORDIO of Cedarburg; his ex-wife, Nadine CORDIO of Madison; four grandchildren; two brothers, James (Evelyn) CORDIO of Madison, and Joseph CORDIO of Madison; two sisters, Mrs. Caroline (Russ) PIEN of Madison, and Mrs. Charlotte (Horace) RUSSO of Madison; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth CORDIO of Madison; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Edith CORDIO; a brother, Frank; and a sister, Edith. Funeral services will be held at St. James Catholic Church, 1134 St. James Court, at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 29, 1991. The Reverend William DEBOCK will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery.


Wisconsin State Journal
February 8, 1995, pg 30

Boscobel - Virgil PITTSLEY, 70, Boscobel, died Monday, Feb. 6, 1995, at the Boscobel Area Health Care after a brief illness.

He was born Dec. 6, 1924, in Scott twp, Crawford County, the son of Eldon and Bertha (HASKINS) PITTSLEY. He married Annie RITER on Sept. 12, 1949, in Dubuque, Ia. Virgil was a logger and hunted rattlesnakes, mushrooms and ginseng, and anything else you could do in the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife Annie of Boscobel; a son, David (Donna) RITER of Sturtevant; a daughter, Mary PITTSLEY, Boscobel; three grandchildren; Deanna (Terry- Gratz, Travis and Brianne WASHBURN; three brothers and a sister, Paul (Rose), Blue River, Donald (Esther), Boscobel, Elden Jr. (Emily), Gays Mills, and Mrs. Betty FAULKNER of Boscobel.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Derold PITTSLEY.

Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Thoni and Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel. Pastor Kenneth BARNES will officiate and burial will be in the Union Hill Cemetery, Mt. Zion. Friends may call on Wednesday after 4 p.m. at the Thoni and Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel.


Wisconsin State Journal
March 15, 1995, pg 10

Madison - Caroline PIEN, age 67, passed away at a local hospital on Monday, March 13, 1995. She was born in Madison on December 6, 1927, the daughter of John and Edith (HASKINS) CORDIO. On June 15, 1951, she was married to Russell PIEN.

Survivors include her husband; her daughters, Vicki SMITH of Madison, and Carried (Brian) REYNOLDS of Naples, Florida; her sons, Russell (Tonia) PIEN, Jr. of Madison, and Michael (Lynn) PIEN of Olathe, Kansas; 10 grandchildren, Lisa and Kristyn SMITH, Angela, Chad, and Morgan PIEN, all of Madison, Benjamin, Robert, and John David PIEN of Olathe, Kansas, and Brett and Connor REYNOLDS of Naples, Florida; her sister Charlotte (Horace) RUSSO; her brothers, Joseph of Oregon, and James (Evelyn) CORDIO of Madison; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Frank and John Jr.; a sister, Edith; and a loving son, William. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the physicians and staff of the Pulmonary Department and the Laboratory Technicians at Physicians Plus, who took such wonderful care of Caroline for the last few years. Funeral services will be held at St. James Catholic Church, 1134 St. James Court, at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 1995. The Reverend Douglas DUSHACK will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, at the Joyce Funeral Home, 540 W. Washington Avenue, where a prayer service will be held at 6:45 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Meriter Hospital's Pulmonary Rehab Program, 202 S. Park St., Madison, WI 53715, Attn: Denise Fergusson. (poem omitted)


Madison Capital Times
September 25, 1996, pg 19

DUCHARME, George "Duke"
Madison - George "Duke" DUCHARME, age 76, died unexpectedly at Meriter Hospital on Monday, September 23, 1996. He was born on September 7, 1920 to Frank and Virginia (Bouchard) DUCHARME in Rutledge, Minnesota. He spent most of his youth in Kankakee, Illinois, George served in the European theater in World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star. He worked for many years with the Madison Water Utility and then for his brother-in-law, Frank MUSILLAMI doing construction work.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a daughter, Sharon (Phil) ROBERTS; a granddaughter, Diana ROBERTS; two brothers; two sisters; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Road, at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 26, 1996. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Family and friends may call one hour before the time of service at the funeral home. Everyone who met George liked him. He always had a smile and a joke no matter how he felt. George will be sorely missed by many.


Wisconsin State Journal?
March 1998, pg ?

Paul D Jones
Paul D Jones, 80, Waterloo, formerly of rural Gays Mills, died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, following a short illness, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison.

He was born on April 6, 1917, in rural Wauzeka, the son of Grover and Nora (Puckett) Jones. He was married July 21, 1940 in Prairie du Chien to Estella Smith. Paul was a member of the Maple Ridge Bible Church, Boscobel Antique Club and the Carpenter's Union.

He is survived by his wife, Estelle Jones, Waterloo; five sons, Timothy (Diana), Waterloo; Paul (Karen), Amarillo, Tex.; Raymond (Joyce), Harrisburg, Penn.; Jim, Gays Mills, and Dan (Jo), Fennimore; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rose Oaks, Tallahassee, Fla., and Bonnie Jean (William Kinney, Rockford, Ill.; two brothers, Mike (Marian), Black Creek and Jack (Mary Ann), Kennesaw, Ga.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and Tom; and two sisters, Alta & Delores.

funeral services were held Friday at the Maple Ridge Bible Church in Boscobel with Pastor Paul Hurst and Pastor Dwight Ascher officiating and burial in the Haney Ridge Cemetery in Haney Township.

The Beeman-Patchak Funeral Home in Boscobel was in charge of arrangements.


Wisconsin State Journal
February 9, 1999, pg 8

Soldiers Grove - Merritt "Met" PECK, age 86, of Soldiers Grove, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 1999 at the Boscobel Nursing Home. He is survived by four sons, Francis (Leona) of Soldiers Grove, Thomas (Sammie) of Austin, Texas, Allen (Tammy) of Madison, and Earl (Tara) of Madison; a daughter, Priscilla (Jimmie) HOLLIS of Madison; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a brother, LaVern (Betty) of Arizona; and three sisters, Velma DEWEY of Beloit, Zelma (Bob) CASPERSON of Madison, and Dorothy SISTO of Chicago. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown. Pastor Aimee Quirin WOLLMAN will officiate and burial will be in the Basswood Cemetery in Richland County. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.


Wisconsin State Journal
August 4, 1999, pg 24

Oregon - Vesta HENRIKSEN, age 91, of Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 1999 at Oregon Manor. She was born July 29, 1908 in Crawford County, Wisconsin. Vesta graduated from Boscobel High School in 1927, following which she attended Madison Business College. Vesta married Alvin HENRIKSEN of April 16, 1944 and he preceded her in death in 1980. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper and later was a very active volunteer for different organizations. Vesta was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, it's Miriam Circle, charter member of the Oregon Town & Country Club, Oregon Silver Threads and the Oregon Historical Society. She is survived by two sons, Dale HENRIKSEN, and Jack (Linda) HENRIKSEN both of Oregon; three grandchildren, Chad of Oregon, Cory (Tiffany) of Germany, and Dana HENRIKSEN; and two great grandchildren, Daniel and Kaitlin HENRIKSEN of Germany. Vesta was also preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Arminda COOK. Funeral services will be held at the Booth-Gunderson Funeral Home, 431 Soden drive, Oregon, at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 5, 1999. Burial will be in Prairie Mound Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. on Thursday until time of service.


Wisconsin State Journal
October 29, 1999, pg 8

Madison - Merritt J. COPENHEFER, age 41, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 27, 1999. He was born on January 4, 1958 in Madison, the son of Harold and Priscilla (PECK) COPENHEFER. He has been a Madison resident all of his life and was employed by the Madison School System. He married Jane BANNON on July 21, 1979 in Madison. He enjoyed fishing, camping, playing the guitar, weight lifting and automobiles. Merritt was a great father and role model.

Survivors include his wife, Jane; two sons, Tony and Calvin; his parents, Jim and Priscilla HOLLIS; three brothers, Donald, Randy (Diane) and Harold; and a sister, Anita (Dave) LARSON, all of Madison. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold; and his grandparents. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 30, 1999 at the Schroeder-Cress Funeral Home, 3325 East Washington Avenue with Reverend Paul DIETZ of Community Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the funeral home.


Wisconsin State Journal
December 21, 1999, pg 12

Hillsboro - Edith M. BURDICK, age 76, of Hillsboro, passed away on Sunday, December 19, 1999 at the Franciscan Skemp Health Care Center in La Crosse. She was born on August 30, 1923 to Wesley and Dorothy (CRARY) HASKINS in Beloit. She was united in marriage on November 19, 1945 to George BURDICK in Beloit. They lived in Racine and moved to Hillsboro in 1968. He preceded her in death on March 1, 1990.

She is survived by a son, Gary (Melissa) BURDICK of Oshkosh; three daughters, Diane (Randy) EVANS of Hillsboro, Debra (Dwight) KRANZUSCH of Elroy, and Doris (Darrell) RAITEN of Kendall; six grandchildren, Angela, Christopher, Mindy, Madelinn, Becky, and Billy; two great-grandchildren, Keylee and Tara; a sister, Dorothy GLEASON of Beloit; and two brothers, Dyke (Faye) HASKINS of Racine, and Louie HASKINS of Beloit. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Julie; a brother, Burr; and two sisters, Zola, and Ada. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. at the Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro, with Rev. Warren WADDELL officiating. Burial will be in the Forest-Burr Cemetery near Hillsboro. Friends may call at the Picha Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 21, 1999 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.


Wisconsin State Journal
December 4, 2000, pg 12

Richland Center - Elizabeth M. BRINDLEY, age 87 of Richland Center, died Friday, December 1, 2000, at Schmitt Woodland Hills in Richland Center. She was born on March 30, 1913, in Madison, the daughter of George and Marie (HANSEN) BEEKEN. She married Elbert J. BRINDLEY on July 3, 1939, in Dubuque, Iowa. Survivors include her husband, Elbert J. BRINDLEY of Richland Center; two children, Honorable Karen E. (Richard H.) CHRISTENSON of Milwaukee and James A. (Margaret S.) BRINDLEY of Milwaukee; two grandchildren, Nathan CHRISTENSON of San Francisco, California and Rachel CHRISTENSON of Davis, California; a sister, Dorothy FOSTER of St. Petersburg, Florida; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters and three brothers. Graveside services will be held at a later date in the Richland Center Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Alda James Place or Alzheimer's Association, Pratt Funeral Service of Richland Center assisted the family with arrangements.


Wisconsin State Journal
April 17, 2001, pg 4


Richland Center - Elbert James BRINDLEY, age 88, of Richland Center, died on Saturday, April 14, 1001, in Richland Center. Born April 21, 1912, in Richland Center, the son of Elbert Edwin and Vida (James) BRINDLEY, Mr. BRINDLEY was united in marriage with Elizabeth BEEKEN on July 3, 1939, in Dubuque, Iowa. Mr. BRINDLEY played a vital role in the Richland Center and county political community, serving as mayor from 1951 until 1960, and on the City Council and the Wisconsin League of Municipalities. He also served with the Richland County Friends of Animals. He was a nephew of Ada JAMES, a leader of the woman's suffrage movement in the state of Wisconsin.

Survivors include his children, the Honorable Karen E. (Richard H.) CHRISTENSON of Milwaukee, and James A. (Margaret S.) BRINDLEY of Milwaukee; two grandchildren, Nathan CHRISTENSON of San Francisco, California, and Rachel CHRISTENSON of Davis, California; his brother, Richard (Jean) BRINDLEY of La Crosse; other relatives and friends. Mr. BRINDLEY was preceded in death by his wife, on December 1, 2000; his parents; and his brother, Loren Lindsey BRINDLEY. Joint memorial services for Mr. and Mrs. BRINDLEY will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2001, at the Pratt Memorial Chapel in Richland Center. Burial will be in the Richland Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:30 p.m. until the time of services at 2:00 p.m., at the Pratt Memorial Chapel. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Richland County Friends of Animals or to Ada James Place in Richland Center.


Unknown Newspaper
Jan, 2002, pg ?

Estelle L Jones

Estelle Lorrain Jones, 86, Watertown, formerly of rural Gays Mills, stepped into Heaven on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, following complications after surgery at Watertown Memorial Hospital.

She was born on March 18, 1915 on Haney Ridge, near Boscobel, the daughter of Jonas and Minnie (Haskins) Smith. She was married on July 21, 1940 in Prairie du Chien to Paul Jones. She lived in Crawford County most of her life and in Watertown since 1999 and was a long time member of Maple Ridge Bible Church.

She is survived by five sons, Paul (Karen) Jones, Amarillo, Tex.,; Raymond (Joyce) Jones, Harrisburg, Pa.; James Jones, Gays Mills; Daniel (Jo) Jones, Fennimore; and Timothy (Diane) Jones, Waterloo; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a grandson, Jimmy, four sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services were held Monday at Maple Ridge Bible Church in Boscobel with Pastor Bob Loggans and Pastor Paul Hurst officiating and burial at the Haney Ridge Cemetery in Haney Township.

The Beeman-Patchak Funeral Home in Boscobel was in charge of arrangements.


Madison Capital Times
August 30, 2002, pg 25

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Madison - Francis "Lugger" PECK, age 67, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at Meriter Hospital, from complications from diabetes. He was born on May 1, 1935, to Merritt and Juanita PECK in Crawford County. He worked at Oscar Mayer for 25 years.

Survivors include his wife, Leona (Donna); four daughters, Juanita, Janesville, Dawn (Ed), DeForest, Lisa (Bill), Madison, and Eva (Dan), Middleton; brothers, Tommy and Sammie, Texas, Al and Tammie, Madison, and Chuck and Tara, Madison; sister, Priscilla and Jim HOLLIS, Madison; nine grandchildren and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert PECK; and his nephew, Merritt COPENHEFER. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at SIME Funeral Home, Readstown, with visitation at 11 a.m. before the service.


Oceana Herald Journal
April 2, 2004, pg 21

Arthur Fredrick "Papa" Reed
Arthur Fredrick "Papa" Reed, 95, of Pentwater, passed away Saturday March 27, 2004 at his residence. Arthur was born Feb. 1, 1909 in Pentwater to Fred and Katie (Campbell) Reed. He married Theresia Aberle April 14, 1958. Arthur was the oldest living fireman in Pentwater. He was a veteran of WWII, a member of Hart American Legion, and he loved trapping, fishing and hunting.

Arthur is survived by his wife, Theresia; two grandchildren Heidi Foster and Dawn Voorheis; great-grandchildren, Rachel, Nichole, Morgan, Matt, Jordyn and special great-grandsons Alex and Mikie.

Also surviving are several nieces, nephew and many close friends; and special friends, Harvey and Gail Guetzka. He was preceded in death by grandson, David Guetzka, four brothers, two sisters, his parents and great-granddaughter, Dana Guetzka. Memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday Chapel, Hart and Pentwater, 231-873-3415, April 3 at Pentwater Baptist Church. Arrangements by Tate Funeral. Military services for Arthur Reed are scheduled for June 25 at 11 a.m. at the Mears Cemetery. Mr. Reed, a WWII veteran passed away March 27, 2004.


Madison Capital Times
September 3, 2004, pg 21

Oregon - Hazel E. HASKINS, age 92, died on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at Oregon Manor. She was born on Oct. 9, 1911, in Platteville, the daughter of Harry and Caroline (WEIGEL) STEINHOFF. Hazel married Ivan HASKINS on Aug. 29, 1931, in Platteville. She worked as a legal secretary in Milwaukee for many years. After retiring, Hazel move to Oregon [Dane Co, WI]. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Oregon. Hazel enjoyed doing latchhook.

She is survived by four children, Joyce (Robert) HASKINS-KIENAST, John (Elizabeth) HASKINS, Judith HASKINS and Karen FESSLER; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan; her parents; and a brother, Harold STEINHOFF. Graveside services will be held at Gays Mills Cemetery, Gays Mills, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oregon Manor. A special thanks to the staff at Oregon Manor for their wonderful care for the past three years, and to Hospice Care.


Wisconsin State Journal
October 9, 2004, pg 24

MADISON - Frank MUSILLAMI Sr., loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 7, 2004. He was born on July 19, 1931, to Gaetano and May (HASKINS) MUSILLAMI, in Madison. He was a proud resident of Madison's Greenbush neighborhood. Frank founded and was owner of Economy Cement Inc. of Madison, which celebrated their 46th year in business this July. His father Gaetano taught him his trade as a cement mason, and Frank passed his trade along to his son-in-law, Rick, and grandson, Jeremy. Over the many years, he was a gracious and kind employer to many. He was an accomplished businessman, respected by many. Although his business was an important part of his life, Frank was most proud of his family. His children and his grandchildren were his world. Frank served as a trustee of the Local 599 Pension Fund for more than 25 years, most recently serving as chairman.

Dad had a way of making friends with everyone he met. He liked to make people laugh, tease them, but most of all, he had a heart of gold that he wore on his sleeve. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Jean; six children, John (Mila Horan), Mae (Tom) SWEENEY, Frank Jr. (Marsha), Debby (Rick) HILLEBRAND, Joseph (Jennifer) and Patrick (Billiejo); 14 grandchildren, Laura FAUST, Tamara MUSILLAMI, Shannon, Colleen, and Angela SWEENEY, Matthew and Marcy MUSILLAMI, Josh, Jeremy and Justin HILLEBRAND, Isabella and Nicholas Gaetano MUSILLAMI, and Amanda and Adam STROEDE; three great-granddaughters, Collette and Brynn FAUST, and Ashlyn Cox; two sisters, Beatrice (Chester) LEACH of Waunakee, and Virginia DUCHARME of Madison; and his sister-in-law, Geraldine (John) LUTZ. He leaves behind many dear friends whom he and Jean shared coffee, dinners and good times with.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gaetano and Mae (HASKINS) MUSILLAMI; a grandson, Gabriel MUSILLAMI; his brother-in-law, George DUCHARME; and his mother-in-law, Bernice SAILING. Our family wishes to thank the many wonderful nurses and assistants at Meriter Hospital 8 Tower and IMCU, and pulmonary rehabilitation, especially, Maren, Barbara, Jerry, Kathy, Kay, Pearl, Robin, Sue, Denise and Emily. Doctors Robert COLE, Kevin MCALLISTER and Wayne GROGAN. Your care kindness and compassion will never be forgotten. We'd also like to thank Chaplain CHRISTY who helped our family through this most difficult journey. Frank was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Madison for 73 years; funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1905 West Beltline Highway, Madison, on Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. with Father TODD VanNatta officiating. There will be a visitation for family and friends on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Cress Funeral Service, 6021 University Ave., Madison. (personal message and poem omitted)


Wisconsin State Journal
July 22, 2005, pg 12

Oregon [Dane Co, WI] - Joseph CORDIO, age 72, died on Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at his home in Oregon. He was born on June 16, 1933, in Madison, son of John and Edith (HASKINS) CORDIO. He graduated from Central High School and worked many years as an ironworker. He was on the board of the local ironworkers union. He served in the U.S. Marines in the Korean Conflict. Joe enjoyed bingo, golfing and especially watching the Badgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline (Ruben) OCHOA of Madison; three grandchildren, Mariano DOMPABLO, Melissa DOMPABLO and Damian DOMPABLO; a sister, Charlotte (Horace) RUSSO of Madison; a brother, James (Evelyn) CORDIO Sr, of Belleville; and a brother-in-law, Russell PIEN Sr. of Oregon. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Lynn; two brothers, Frank and John Jr.; and two sisters, Caroline PIEN and Edith KOZAK. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1905 W. Beltline Hwy., Madison, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2005. Monsignor Thomas BAXTER will officiate, with burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. on Saturday at the church until the service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. A special thank you to the staff at V.A. Hospital, Madison.
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October 2006

Funeral services for Lyall Bacon will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the Amity Church of Christ [Amity, Yamhill Co, Oregon]. The Revs. Ray Racer and Larry Hake will officiate.

Interment will be conducted at Amity Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Macy & Son Funeral Directors.

Mr. Bacon died at home on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006. He was 91.

Born in Soldiers Grove, Wis., on July 28, 1915, he was the son of Amos and Emma (Redfield) Bacon. After graduating from local schools, he attended Rischland Center College.

He married Gladys Ruby Schoville on Oct. 30, 1940. They lived in Beloit, Wis., until 1950, when they moved to Taft, Calif. They relocated to Amity in 1970.

Growing up, he worked with his father in a blacksmith shop. While in Amity, he ran the Chevron gas station until his retirement in 1981.

He was a longtime member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Blacksmiths and a member of the Amity Church of Christ. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sons, Robert of Amity and Wayne of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Bonnie White of California; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carol Jean; a brother, Nyall; and a sister, Violet Felton.

Contributions may be made to the Amity Church of Christ's Youth Fund, care of Macy & Son Funeral Directors, 135 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville, OR 97128


Wisconsin State Journal
January 4, 2007, pg 4

Madison - Charlotte Cordio RUSSO, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, Jan 2, 2007, after a long illness. Charlotte was born in Madison on December 23, 1925, the daughter of John and Edith CORDIO. She married Horrace A. RUSSO on April 15, 1946. Charlotte and Horace had 60 wonderful years together. Hundreds of children at Midvale Elementary School, who crossed the street at Midvale and Tokay will remember the imaginary line they were not to cross until Charlotte let them cross safely.

Charlotte is survived by her loving husband, Horace; son, John RUSSO of Plainfield, Ill.; brother, James (Evelyn) CORDIO of Belleville; brother-in-law, Russell PIEN of Oregon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Charlotte is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Frank, John Jr. and Joseph CORDIO; and sisters, Caroline PIEN and Edith KOZAK. A Mass of Christian Burial for Charlotte will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2007, at 11:30 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 1128 St. James Court, Madison. There will be a one hour visitation prior to the service. Interment will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. Memorials in Charlotte's name may be given to St. James Catholic Church. Cress Funeral & Cremation Service, 1021 University Ave.


Wisconsin State Journal
January 9, 2007, pg 40

Belleville - Evelyn Mary (JOHNSON) CORDIO, age 70, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, at UW Hospital, Madison surrounded by her loving family. Evelyn was born on Oct. 20, 1936, in Dover, the daughter of Frantz AXEL and Esther Edith (Monty) JOHNSON. She married James CORDIO Sr. on Jan 21, 1956, where they shared 51 wonderful years together. Evelyn was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother, and she always instilled her deep love of family. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her loving husband, James of Belleville; five children, John (Kathleen) of Stoughton, James Jr. (Cheryl), Edie (Paul) LaSavage, Frantz (Jennifer) and Joseph (Marnie), all of Madison; her grandchildren, Mary, Kathleen, Kelly, James III, Crystal, Billy, Karrah, Maria, Alyssa, Dylan, Anthony, Nico and Lorelai; great-grandchildren, Matthew, with another one on the way; brother, Robert (Agnes) FOHR of Butternut; brothers-in-law, Horace RUSSO of Madison, and Russell PIEN of Oregon; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lloyd and Milton; and sisters, Marcella and Rosemary. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 1201 Droster Road, Madison with committal at Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona. Family and friends are invited to call at the time of service with a reception to being held at the church following the committal. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the physicians and staff of the TLC Unit at UW Hospital, staff members of Wisconsin Dialysis, Dr. Kenneth LOVING, and the Hospice Center of Madison.


Wisconsin State Journal
June 25, 2007, pg 4

Lancaster - Stanley B HASKINS, age 78 of Lancaster, died on Saturday, June 23, 2007, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster. He was born on June 24, 1928, in Lancaster, the son of Lester and Helen (Beetham) Haskins. Stan attended school at Lancaster High School, graduating in 1946. He enlisted in the United States Army in the fall of 1946. Stan served in Okinawa, Japan and received his honorable discharge in 1948. On Aug. 6, 1949, he was united in marriage to Mary Louise Hallingstad at the United Methodist Church in Lancaster. In 1950, Stan joined his father, Lester, and founded Haskins Gas & Oil. They owned and operated locations in Lancaster, Cobb, Platteville, Cassville, and Bloomington. Stan was a 50 year member of the Warren Lodge No. 4 F&AM and Zor Temple Shrine member. He was also a lifetime member of the William Pollock VFW Post No. 2344 and Richard Burns American Legion Post No. 109 as well as a member of the NRA, past state president of the Wisconsin LP Gas Association and a proud member of the Leinies Lodge. He enjoyed family fishing and hunting trips, winters in Florida, and long weekends at the river house in Bagley. Stan was looking forward to the arrival of his sixth great-grandchild.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary Lou HASKINS of Lancaster; his children, David (Susan) HASKINS of Lancaster, Kirstin (Felix) RICHGELS of Middleton, LuAnne (Doug) PINK of Lancaster, and Thomas (Amy) HASKINS of Middleton; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Darrel (Marly) HASKINS of Lancaster; a brother-in-law, Paul (Jane) HALLINGSTAD of Sun Prairie; many nieces and nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Paul; and a grandson, Benjamin RICHGELS in 1981. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster. Burial with military honors will be in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Friends may call on Monday, June 25, 2007, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Stanley B. Haskins memorial fund has been established.


Wisconsin State Journal
June 27, 2007, pg 4

Madison - Horace A. RUSSO, age 85, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2007. Horace was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Aug. 22, 1922, the son of Pasqual and Philarnina (Maglioli) RUSSO. His family moved to Madison, and Horace grew up in the Greenbush Neighborhood. Horace met Charlotte CORDIO after a snowball struck him from across the street, getting his attention. The snowball was thrown at the request of young Charlotte. Horace and Charlotte were married on April 15, 1946. Horace served in the Army Air Force/Corps during World War II. Horace and Charlotte were active members of St. James Parish. Horace was a member of Knights of Columbus, Council 531, having served as Grand Knight. He was also active on the Council 531 bowling team. Horace will be remembered as a hard working family man and good friend to many. He is survived by his son, John RUSSO of Plainfield, Ill.; brothers-in-law, John CORDIO of Bellville, and Russell PIEN of Oregon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Horace is preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte; his parents; and sisters-in-law, Evelyn CORDIO, Caroline PIEN and Edith KOZAL. A Mass of Christian Burial for Horace will be held Friday, June 29, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 1128 St. James Court, Madison. A visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, June 28, 2007, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Cress Funeral Home, 6021 University Ave., Madison. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be gifted to special Olympics, Wisconsin, 5900 Monona Drive, Suite No. 301, Madison, WI 53716


Wisconsin State Journal
July 26, 2008, pg 22

Beverly J Dyer
Pewaukee/Madison - Beverly J Dyer of Pewaukee, formerly of Madison, was born to Eternal Life on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at the age of 72 years.

She is the loving sister of Merna (Donald) Lund, Bill "Shorty" (Dona) Dyer, Darrell (Margaret) Dyer, Shirley (Donald) Espen and Sharon (Peter) Montenegro. Beverly is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, William and Merna (nee Haskins) Dyer; sisters, Minnie Bruckner, Donna Wold and Betty Dyer; and a brother, Charles Dyer.

Beverly worked at Madison General Hospital for more than 40 years before retiring.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2008, at the funeral home. Pastor William McBride will officiate. Visitation will be from noon until time of service. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 28, 2008, at Forest Hill Cemetery, 1 Speedway Road, Madison.


Wisconsin State Journal
May 16, 2010, pg 40

Cottage Grove - Chester L. LEACH, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

Chester was born on July 26, 1922 in Proctor, Okla., to Roy LEACH and Nancy BROCK. He grew up in Tahlequah, Okla. He was proud of his Cherokee Indian Heritage. Chet was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps and a World War II veteran. He married Beatrice MUSILLAMI on Aug 27, 1945, in Fayetteville, Ark., and made their home in Madison. Chet was employed by the Ray-O-Vac Corp for 42 years.

He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; son, Richard (Kathy) of Poynette; three grandchildren, Ron (Anne) of Montana, Dan (Renee) of Windsor, and Gina (Kelly) BLIEFERNICHT of Poynette; five great-granddaughters, Brittany, Kelsey and Krystall LEACH of Madison, and Cheyanne and Lacey BLIEFERNICHT of Poynette; a great-great-grandson, Ty Shaw; and two sisters-in-law, Virginia DUCHARME and Jean MUSILLAMI.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Lester; sister, Lucy; two brothers-in-law, Frank MUSILLAMI and George DUCHARME; and a niece, Mae SWEENEY.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1905 W. Beltline Highway, Madison, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held at Sunset Memory Gardens.


Madison Sunday State Journal
May 29, 2011, pg 112

(photo and caption)
Her hands have played many piano and organ pieces, baked countless Christmas cookies, sewed clothes for kids play to widdings, quilted warm comforts for family and friends, and comforted 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 4+ great grands! Her generous smile, boundless energy and loving heart have touched many people from Grant County and beyond in the last 80 years. Please join us in wishing her the best birthday ever on June 1. We love you! From your family.


Kendall Funeral Home
October 6, 2011

Robert "Bob" J. Gardner, age 87 of Boscobel, passed away on Wednesday October 5, 2011 at the Boscobel Area Health Care in Boscobel. He was born on April 21, 1924 in rural Highland, Wisconsin. The son of Clifton James and Mildred (Peterson) Gardner. He married Marcella McDowell on November 5, 1955 at the United Methodist Church in Boscobel Wisconsin. Bob farmed for several years in the Highland Area. He owned and operated Bob's Feed Service for many years. He was a volunteer for the Boscobel Fire Department for over 20 years. He drove bus for the Boscobel Schools. He enjoyed hunting & fishing and most any outdoors activity. Watching Wisconsin sports, family, camping and camp fires. He is survived by his wife Marcella Gardner of Boscobel. Two sons; Steven (Ann) Gardner of Wauwatoso, David (Susan) Gardner of Boscobel. Three daughters; Nancy (William) Ewoldt of Boscobel, Karen (George) Andrews of Wauzeka, Rebecca (Steve) Eck of Boscobel. 12 Grandchildren, 11 Great-Grandchildren. Two sister in laws: LaVon Gardner of Richland Center, Maxine Boughton of Boscobel. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Leonard Gardner and a grandson Cody Ewoldt. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel. Pastor Stan Pegram officiating., Burial in the Boscobel Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday October 8 ,2011 from 9:00 A.M. until the time of Service at 11:00 at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Boscobel Fire Department or the Boscobel Rescue Squad. On line condolence may be sent to www.kendallfuneralservice.com


Cress Funeral & Cremation Service,
Madison, Dane Co, Wisconsin

February 14, 1925 - January 5, 2012

Virginia Mae DUCHARME passed away peacefully at Sunny Hill Healthcare Center on Thur. January 5, 2012. She was born Feb. 14, 1925 to Mae and Gaetano MUSILLAMI. Virginia was united in marriage to George DUCHARME on Oct. 5, 1940. She was content to spend her life taking care of her family and numerous pets. She also made sure no bird or squirrel in her yard ever went hungry. She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband George, her brother Frank MUSILLAMI, and her brother-in-law Chester LEACH. Virginia leaves behind her daughter, Sharon (Phil) ROBERTS, granddaughter Diana (Tom) KUHNE, two great grandsons, Cole and Owen, a sister Beatrice LEACH, her sister-in-law, Jean MUSILLAMI, and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thurs. January 12, 2012 at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Rd., Madison, WI, with visitation from 1:00 pm until the time of service.


October 1, 2012

Verona - Mernia E Lund, age 80, of Verona, died on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Orchid Home in Verona.

She was born Jan. 17, 1932, in Madison, to William and Marie (Haskins) Dyer. She was united in marriage to Donald G. Lund on Feb. 16, 1952. He preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1990. Mernia enjoyed her family especially her grandchildren, gardening and the outdoors.

Survivors include her children, Gerald (Sonja) Lund of Madison, Debra (James) Piper of Verona, Kendall (Lorilee) Lund of Marshall, Cindy (Brian) Piper of Sun Prairie; five grandchildren, Christopher (Sosha) Lund, Steven Piper, Laura Piper, Nicholas Lund, Shannon Piper; her brothers and sisters, William (Donna) Dyer, Darrell Dyer, Shirley (Donald) Espen, Sharon Elliott; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and brothers and sisters: Betty Dyer, Minnie Bruckner, Donna Wold, Charles Dyer, and Beverly Dyer.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at the ELLESTAD CAMACHO FUNERAL HOME, 500 N 8th St., Mount Horeb, with the Rev. Cherrie Forret officiating. Burial will be at the Mount Horeb Union Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:55 a.m. on Wednesday at the ELLESTAD CAMACHO FUNERAL HOME in Mount Horeb.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Orchid Home in Verona, Wis.

(608) 437-5077


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S P E C I A L   L E T T E R S  

....from Sarah Ann Fuller
to her mother Mariam and brother Mathew Green:

Courtesy of Loma Wilkins

NOTE: Mariam P. Hopkins Green is the daughter of Martin Hopkins, Sr. b. 1774 in Rhode Island, the son of Thomas Hopkins, Jr. and Hannah Baker, son of Thomas Hopkins and Hannah Mumford. Sarah is the wife of Asahel Green, Jr., the son of Asahel Green and Christiana Worden


Hatfield [Missouri, just below the Iowa border]
April 30th 1885

Dear Mother,
I will try and write few lines to you to let you know how we are geting along we have got two cows 15 hens and a roster 1yearlin and 2 calfs, one new horse and one hundred and thirty maples and 14 cherrie trees and a great many curnts and goosberries and rasburie and pie plant and a lot of winterflowers rose bushes and lilac. the farmers here have got their oats in and are planting corn. we have got some sage and grape wines. we have got thirty 8 mules to coalts and sixty some head of cattle to pasture. I have written to you and have received no answer. I should like to hear from you. I wish you was out here. it has been vary warm here. there has not been any snow for to months. the violets are in blossom. Floyd goes to Michigan almost evry day in his wagon after grandma Green and grandma Gulick and aunt tiny. Roy can creep he is so large that we can hardly lift him. when it rains the crick is so high it looks like a river. it has rained here a great deal and yet it is vary dusty in the roads. i have not time to write any more this time so i must say good by for this time. from your daughter Sarah A Fuller


( on the back of the letter above...)

Hatfield May 2 1885

Dear Brother I will write a few lines to let you know that we are all well and hope these few lines will find you all the same. I should like to hear from you write to me and let me know how mother is and if she is sick i will come and help take care of her. our farm looks like an old one. the strawburies are in blossom I would write more but Eddie is going to the post ofice and i must stop. will write more next time. we had a letter from Willie he said he was well. write soon. from your sister Sarah A Fuller

NOTE: When she says that Floyd goes to Michigan, she means that the child is pretending to go see his great grandmother Green and Grandmother Gulick, I assume.


Willow, Wayne Co Mich
Oct 2nd 1893

Dear Sister Sarah Ann,
I seat myself to write you a few lines to let you know that mother is dead.

She died Sept 23rd of a sickness which lasted about eight days. It seemed to be a bowel complaint; but from the first she was unable to keep down any food or medicine. About twenty four hours before her death, she fell into a deep sleep, from which she never awoke; but passed away with a slight strugle, at 12:30 P.M. Saturday. Her funeral was on Monday.

Perhaps you remember that Father's death occurred Saturday and his funeral was held on Monday.

This makes three letters that I have written you since I have heard from you and if you do not answer this, I shall not write you another.

Yours respectfully

M. H. Green


Letter sent to Mariam Hopkins Green from her brother Charles C. Hopkins, date unknown, but after 1886.

We're in our usual health but I am weak but able to walk about we are in a fine farmin county 14 miles down the Gran River from Grand River in a small village 3 churches a union school I had one acre of land a handsom house I often rite to Abel Potter and get news from Fort Edward and Argyle Paste this on some place and keep it for a memorandum yours Charles C Hopkins I got your letter.

Children of Martain Hopkins

Martin Hopkins born July 23, 1798 ded
Elcy Hopkins born Dec 2, 1799 ded
Charles C Hopkins born Mar 9, 1801
Hannah B. Hopkins born Feb 2, 1803 ded
Marium P Hopkins born April 22, 1805
Saley Hopkins born Mar 9, 1808
Freman Hopkins born Sept 14, 1809
Mary Hopkins born Sept 14, 1809
Malitdy Hopkins born Feb 22, 1814 ded
Mathew Hopkins born Feb 22, 1816 ded
Ashel G Hopkins born Sept 3, 1819

Betsey Hopkins my wife was born Oct 26, 1810 died April 18. 1886 John Hopkins is ded died last winter
I think I am the oldest of the name
Write often some of us will answer yours truley Charles C Hopkins


Obituary [Unknown newspaper]
Mrs. Marium Green, age 88 yrs, died Saturday, Sept 23, at the home of her son, Mathew H. Green, west of here, where she made her home for over 20 years. Mrs. Green was born at Fort Edward, New York, in 1805, where she lived until 17 years old when she married Asahel Green, and after living at Fort Edward for 27 years moved to Chenango county, New York, where they engaged in millinery, weaving and farming for 25 years; then getting the "western fever" they left New York and came to Michigan, locating in the township of Sumpter, where they lived for 19 years. Mr Green died 17 years ago. The couple had lived together 54 years before he died. They had five children, three girls and two boys, the oldest girl, being dead. Mrs Green during her entire life was a devoted christian, and at the time of her death she belonged to the Evangelical church of Exeter. Her funeral took place at Martinsville, Monday Sept 25. Rev. Young officiating. The remains were layed to rest in the Martinsville cemetery.

Letters and Obituary above courtesy of Loma Wilkins


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