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Hubbard County, Minnesota


Obituaries


Lloyd R. Allen
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, October 30, 1918; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

OBITUARY.
ALLEN-The body of the late Lloyd R. Allen will be forwarded from Richards' parlors to Nevis, Minn., at a time to be announced in later papers.


Lulla Arrowood
Source: The Princeton Union (MN) December 29, 1904; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Miss Lulla Arrowood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arrowood of Nevis, Minn., ended her life Sunday night by taking carbolic acid. There are many grave rumors concerning the girl's motive for the deed, one of which couples the name of a prominent business man of an adjoining city with that of the unfortunate girl.


Nora F. Baker
Source: San Diego Union (San Diego, CA) Tuesday, June 23, 1942; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Funeral services will be conducted in the Lewis mortuary chapel tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. for Mrs. Nora F. Baker, 72, of 2583 B. st., who died unexpectedly last Thursday while visiting in Glendale. The Rev. Joseph S. Fox will officiate. Cremation will follow.

Born in Albion, Ia., Mrs. Baker moved to California 38 years ago and had been a San Diego resident 25 years. She was a member of the First Friends church of San Diego, the Friendly club and of the Townsend club 22.

She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Mary B. Murphy, of Glendale; Mrs. Edith Parsons, of Fargo, N. D., and Mrs. Jessie A. Laughlin, of Nevis, Minn., and a brother, Dr. Ray B. Ferguson, of Yankton, S. D.


Fred Brisley
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, March 17, 1912; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

BRISLEY FUNERAL TODAY.
Ashland, March 15.-The body of Fred Brisley, the former Ashland resident arrived here this morning from Akeley, Minn., accompanied by Mrs. Brisley. The funeral will be held to-morrow afternoon from Pascoe's undertaking rooms at 2 o'clock.


Mrs. Sena Brown
Source: The Mason City Globe-Gazette (MN) July 4, 1935; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
SISTER'S FUNERAL HELD
GORDONSVILLE, Minn. - Mr. and Mrs. Miles Otteson went to Nevis, Minn., Tuesday called by the sudden death of Mr. Otteson's sister, Mrs. Sena Brown. Funeral services were held Wednesday. The Ottesons will return the last of the week.


Olive H. Davidson
Source: Evening Tribune (San Diego, CA) Tuesday November 11, 1930; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

DAVIDSON-In this city, Nov. 11, 1930, Olive H. Davidson, wife of A. T. Davidson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Hurlbut of Nevis, Minn; sister of Reo Hurlbut and Mrs. E. Frost of Virginia, Minn., Fay Hurlbut of Flint, Mich., Mrs. Harvey Vail of Park Rapids, Minn., Mrs. Ernest Nichols of Nevis, Minn.

Announcement of funeral services will be made later by Johnson-Saum company.


John DeFoer
Source: Duluth News Tribune (24 July 1915) transcribed by FoFG MZ

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - John DeFoer died at Hubbard, July 18. Nine months ago he was operated on for appendicitis and before he fully recovered from the operation, he contracted tuberculosis which rapidly brought him to his death. Mr. De Foer was born in New York in 1872 and moved to this county when seven years of age. He is survived by is widow, five children, two sisters and his mother.


Charles Deitz
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Thursday, March 20, 1902; transcribed by FoFG mz

PARK RAPIDS, Minn., March 19. - Charles Deitz, of the firm of Albert & Deitz, one of the prominent business firms in Park Rapids, killed himself while temporarily insane. His wife died suddenly and unexpectedly Sunday evening, and the loss he sustained unbalanced his mind for a moment early this morning. He went to the basement of his store and cut his throat with a pocket knife. When found by the clerks he was still alive, but past help. Three bright children are left orphans.


Francis Eaton
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 30 Aug. 1914; transcribed by FoFG mz

PARK RAPIDS, Minn., Aug. 29. - Francis Eaton, 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Eaton of South Park Rapids, was accidentally shot and killed while hunting crows with another boy. He was shot by his own gun as he leaned on the weapon to take the gun of his companion.


Gus Erickson
Source: Minneapolis Journal (MN) Tuesday, 8 May 1900; transcribed by FoFG mz

Park Rapids, Minn., May 8. - Gus Erickson, a river driver, 25 years old and unmarried, was drowned in Shell river.


Frank A. Fuller
Source: Duluth News Tribune (7 Aug. 1915) transcribed by FoFG MZ

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - Frank A. Fuller, a pioneer citizen and resident of Park Rapids 23 years, passed away at his home here Wednesday morning, July 28, at the age of 60. Mr. Fuller is survived by three sons and four daughters, a brother and a sister. Mrs. Fuller died three years ago.


Henry Gaheen
Source: New Oxford Item (PA) December 31, 1908; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

MAN YELLED AFTER DEATH.
Henry Gaheen, of Nevis, Minn., fell asleep on the railroad track of the Red River Lumber Company, north of Akeley, and was struck and run over by the Great Northern logging train yesterday. Gaheen was horribly mangled and died at the Union Hospital, where Drs. Irish and Lowthian were endeavoring to restore the pulsation. When the mangled body arrived at the hospital the man was crying aloud with pain, yet the doctors say there was no pulsation of the body. The cries were the result of previous will and nerve power or impulse before the pulses ceased to beat. The cries of the unfortunate man were not the result of will or conscious volition, but the consequent result of previous thought and will power before death. Every possible means was used to restore life, but in vain. The body was interred at Nevis to-day by friends and relatives. - Duluth Herald.


Peter Healy
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 6 June 1914; transcribed by FoFG mz

PARK RAPIDS, Minn., June 5. - Peter Healy, age 50, lumber contractor and old resident of this place, died early today on account of injuries sustained yesterday in a fist battle with Harvey McCullough.

The fight, it is said, resulted from a renewal of an old feud between the two men. The men met on the street following a drinking bout. McCullough it is said obtained the advantage and dragged Healy to his home, where he beat him into unconsciousness. Mrs. McCullough called the police in order to rescue Healy from her husband. Healy was taken to his home but never recovered consciousness.

McCullough is said to have attempted to force the older man to sign a blank check, asserting that Healy owed him money. Feeling against McCullough is running very high.


Mr. Holder
Source: Morning Enterprise (Oregon City, OR) June 20, 1913; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Holder received a telegram Wednesday conveying the sad news of the death by drowning of their only son, who resided at Nevis, Minn. He was boat-riding and the boat capsized throwing him into the water which he could not swim out of. On account of the long distance to the home of their son, Mr. and Mrs. Holder were unable to attend the funeral. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved family.


Stephen Hudson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 20 Oct. 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

PARK RAPIDS, Minn., Oct. 19. - Stephen Hudson, one of the first settlers of Park Rapids, died at the county farm of paralysis. Mr. Hudson came here in 1881. He was a carpenter by trade. Four years ago he had a stroke of paralysis. He leaves a divorced wife, two grown-up sons and one daughter, all living in Minneapolis.


George A. Johnson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, Aug. 14, 1915; transcribed by FoFG mz

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - George A. Johnson, age 26, died at the home of his parents in Park Rapids last Friday of tuberculosis.


Oliver O. Jones
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, October 30, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Park Rapids, Minn.-Oliver O. Jones, born March 19, 18?4, a native of Wales, passed away Friday, Oct. 15, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Doran. Services were held at the home and the remains were taken to De Kalb, Ill. for burial.


C. R. Kennedy
Source: Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE) Monday, August 1, 1938; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

KENNEDY-Dr. C. R., at Nevis, Minn.; residence 417 S. Happy Hollow Blvd. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna; 1 son, Dr. John Kennedy; 1 daughter; Betty Ann.

Remains to lie in state at John A. Gentleman mortuary until Tuesday, 12 noon, then will be placed in state at First M. E. church, 20th and Davenport, from 1 p. m. until time of service, 2 p. m. Interment Forest Lawn cemetery.


Lois I. Klinetob
Source: The Mason City Globe-Gazette (IA) March 1, 1943; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

RITES INCOMPLETE FOR LOIS I. KLINETOB, 19
Clarksville - Lois Ileene Klinetob, 19, died at her home in Clarksville Saturday morning after an illness of three years. She was born at Clarksville on November 13, 1923, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Klinetob. Her mother died one week after her birth and her father died in September, 1940. Lois and her brother, Harry, were reared by their paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ada Klinetob. Harry, now with the United States navy, has just finished his training at the Great Lakes and concluded a furlough visit here on Feb. 19. He has now been assigned to duty elsewhere and his whereabouts are unknown. The maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Crabtree of Nevis, Minn., also survive. Funeral arrangements are being postponed while the Red Cross is endeavoring to locate the brother.


Herman Knopke
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, September 11, 1910; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

ERECTS GALLOWS; HANGS HIMSELF
Hubbard County Man Ends Life Because He Could Not Buy Old Home.

Park Rapids, Minn. Sept. 10.-Because he couldn't purchase his old farm and again live in Minnesota, Herman Knopke, formerly of Nary in northern Hubbard county, today erected a crude gallows, three miles east of Nary, and hanged himself to the limb of a tree. The spot chosen for suicide was half a mile from the main road travelled near the farm which Knopke formerly owned. A farmer passing near the tree saw the body of Knopke and cut it down, but life had long since been extinct.

The coroner of Hubbard county went to Nary from Park Rapids this afternoon to view the body.

The suicide of Knopke, who is married and has a family, is peculiarly pathetic. He came to Nary several years ago from Minneapolis, where he worked in a sawmill and finally bought a farm near there. He became discontented, sold his place and went to the western states. Not long ago he returned to Nary and tried to buy back the farm, but had not sufficient funds to make the deal. Three weeks ago he told his wife he was going to North Dakota to visit his two brothers and secure funds to again own his old home. He disappeared and next time he was seen was when his dead body was found dangling at the end of a rope.


Jasper Knowls
Source: Duluth News Tribune (23 Nov. 1911) KT - Sub by FoFG

Hubbard County Pioneer is Dead
Park Rapids, Minn., Nov. 22. -- Jasper Knowls of Straight River township died at his home Monday morning of appendicitis, and was buried in Park Rapids cemetery today.
Jasper Knowls was born in Jefferson county, Ind., in 1844; enlisted in Company B., First Wisconsin cavalry, in 1861; served with honor until the close of the war. He was married after the close of the war and came to Hubbard county in 1884 and settled on a homestead in Straight River township, where he resided up to the time of his death.


Kvenbe Daughter
Source: The Duluth Herald, Tuesday Evening, Oct. 25, 1910, Volume XXVIII - No. 171.
Akeley Child is Burned to Death
Akeley, Minn., Oct. 25 - (Special to The Herald) - Playing too near a pile of burning rubbish, the 4-year-old daughter of Peter Kvenbe set fire to her clothing and ran screaming home, a distance of a block, the fire being fanned by her running. The little one was so badly burned she died in a short time in great agony.


S. A. Lunde
Source: The Bemidji Daily Pioneer (Bemidji, MN) November 21, 1916; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

The funeral of S. A. Lunde of Becida, who died Wednesday afternoon at his home, was held Sunday at Becida, Rev. M. A. Soper of this city officiating. Mr. Lunde was 44 years of age and had been seriously ill with ulcers of the stomach for only a few days. He leaves a wife and nine children.


Victor McLaughlin
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, 10 Dec. 1918; transcribed by FoFG mz

DEATHS.
Victor McLaughlin, aged 34 years, died Nov. 8. The body was shipped to Park Rapids for burial.


Mrs. C. J. Moore
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Thursday, 7 Feb. 1895; transcribed by FoFG mz

PARK RAPIDS, Minn., Feb. 7. - The wife of C. J. Moore, representative from Becker county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Witter. She has been ill about three months. The remains will be taken to Becker county for burial.


Elsie Morehouse
Source: Freeport Journal-Standard (IL) April 5, 1935
Davis, Ill., April 5.-Funeral services for Miss Elsie Morehouse, 47, who died Wednesday evening at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Morehouse, in Laona township, Winnebago county, were held this afternoon at the State Line church, Rev. J. W. Zimmerman officiating. Interment was made in State Line cemetery.

Miss Morehouse passed away after suffering from a complication of ailments over a period of several years. She was born in Monroe, Wis., Dec. 3, 1887, and spent her childhood there. Survivors, besides are parents, are an aunt, Mrs. Lydia Niedermeier, Nevis, Minn., and two nieces.


Cassius Parks
Source: Duluth News Tribune (24 July 1915) transcribed by FoFG MZ

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - Cassius Parks of Akeley and Miss Irene Nugent of Park Rapids, were united in marriage Monday, July 12, at the court house by Judge Christoson. The couple are well known in the vicinity of Park Rapids and Akeley, and many friends extend congratulations and best wishes.


Sarah J. Pennock
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1902; transcribed by FoFG mz

PARK RAPIDS, Minn., Nov. 14. - Sarah J. Pennock, aged 57, died here Nov. 12. She had been in poor health for several years from stomach trouble. She is survived by her husband and three children, Hattie L. Caldwell, Ashley, Minn., Arthur M., Doran, Minn., and Orland of this place.


Andrew J. Schmitz
Source: Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE) Saturday, July 11, 1936; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

SCHMITZ-Andrew J., age 64 years, residence 2219 South Fifteenth street. Survived by one son, Joseph J. Schmitz; one daughter, Mrs. R. L. Allstrom of Chicago, Ill.; 1 brother Peter; 3 sisters, Mrs. C. J. Grossman, Omaha; Mrs. John Weber, Nevis, Minn.; Mrs. Margaret Weise, San Bernadino, Cal.
Funeral Monday, John A. Gentleman mortuary, 8 a. m. to St. Joseph church 8:30 a. m. Interment St. Mary Magdalene cemetery.


Charles Spencer
Source: Grand Forks Herald (6 Nov. 1920) KT - Sub by FoFG

Engineer Dies at Fergus Falls
Fergus Falls, Minn., Nov. 5 -- Charles Spencer, former county engineer of Hubbard county, died in this city at the age of 63 years from heart trouble. He is survived by a family of five children. The body was taken to Park Rapids for burial.


Jerry A. Steel
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, May 14, 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz

PARK RAPIDS, Minn., May 13. - The funeral of Jerry A. Steel, one of the pioneer residents who died Sunday morning suddenly at his home, aged 66, was held this afternoon from the Congregational church of which he was long a member.

Jerry A. Steel was born in Schoharie, N.Y., Dec. 8, 1847, was married to Miss Mary M. Bourst in 1864; came to Minnesota in 1866, settled near Rochester and came to Park Rapids in the fall of 1882 and took up a claim one mile east of the present village. Later he purchased a home in the northeast of the village and resided there until his death.

He was a member of the M.B.A. society and the members of the local lodge acted as the escort at his funeral.

He leaves, beside his wife, three sons and one daughter.


Charles Taylor
Source: Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE) Tuesday, January 22, 1935; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

PUMP HOUSE WORKER HALF CENTURY, IS DEAD.
Charles A. Taylor, 73, for more than a half a century employed at the Florence pumping station, died Sunday at his home, 8421 North Twenty-eighth avenue. He had been ill since October.
Mr. Taylor was born in Wisconsin and came to Florence with his parents while a small child. For about two years as a young man he was constable at Florence. He retired from the waterworks position about two years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Lavina; two sons, Harry and Clifford; three daughters, Mrs. Clara Marr, Mrs. May Pates and Mrs. Effie Custard, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Green, all of Omaha; and three brothers, Elmer of Omaha, John of Blair and Jacob of Nevis, Minn.

Funeral services will be held at the Florence Presbyterian church at 2 p. m. today, with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial park. The body is at the Leslie O. Moore funeral home.


Caroline A. Warring
Source: Minneapolis Journal (7 Aug. 1900) KT - Sub by FoFG

Death of Mrs. Amos Warring
Park Rapids, Minn, Aug 7 - Caroline A., wife of Amos Warring, died at Nevis, in this county. She was born in steugen county, New York, May 15, 1839 and came to Winona county, Minn in 1856 (?)and was married in 1858 (?) Death was caused by cancer. She leaves her husband, three sons and one daughter. interment will be made in Park Rapids cemetery. (Dates were hard to read)


Amelia Kruft Truhu
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 25 Apr. 1920; transcribed by FoFG mz

PARK RAPIDS - Mrs. Amelia Kruft Truhu, wife of George Truhu, Henrietta township, died following influenza and pneumonia. Two days before her death a baby was born. The baby died the morning after her mother died. Seven other children survive.


J. E. Weaver
Source: The Gazette (Stevens Point, WI) March 21, 1917; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

DEATH OF J. E. WEAVER.
J. E. Weaver, who had resided in Stevens Point for nearly forty years, died at the home of his son, Harvey K. Weaver, 211 N. First street, at 7 o'clock on Tuesday evening of last week, of the infirmities of age.

Mr. Weaver was a native of Blisfield, New Brunswick, and was born Nov. 29, 1834. He came to Stevens Point in 1878 and had since resided here, being engaged at carpenter work much of the time. His wife died Feb. 1, 1908, and a daughter, Mrs. Peter Betker, four years ago. The surviving children are Ralph, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Calvin, Nevis, Minn.; Harvey, city; Ernest, Plover, and Miss Odlite Weaver, Chippewa Falls.

The funeral was held from residence Friday afternoon, with burial in Forest cemetery. Rev. James Blake officiated.


Elizabeth Wraight
Source: Duluth News Tribune (7 Aug. 1915) transcribed by FoFG MZ

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - Mrs. Elizabeth Wraight, a resident of this city 20 years, died at her home here July 26, at the age of 91 years. Mrs. Wraight had been an invalid a number of years and for the last few months her condition was such that she needed constant care and attention.


Frances A. Wright
Source: 1944 newspaper clipping; submitted by K. Pennay

OBITUARY-
WRIGHT "Aunt Fanny", Wright, County's Oldest Resident, Died Monday Morning

Mrs. Frances A. Wright, aged 87, oldest resident of Hubbard county in line of residence, died early Monday morning at the home of her sister in law, Mrs. John Hinds where she had been cared for the past year. Mrs. Wright fractured her shoulder about two years ago and since had been bed ridden. This with old age complications was the cause of death.

Frances A. Glass, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Glass was born near Elliota, now Canton, in Fillmore County on November 28, 1856. Her father's birthplace was Ireland and her mother's North Carolina. When Fanny, as she was familiarly known, was a small child, her family moved to Tennessee and made their home there until the election of Abraham Lincoln, when her father hurried the family back to Minnesota before the Civil War began. She started school at Elliota, but her parents soon moved to Floyd, Iowa, where they lived ten years. There she received her education in the schools at Floyd and Charles City, Iowa. On July 4, 1877, she became the bride of Elmer Wright. The family lived on a farm near Floyd two years. Then hearing of the wonderful advantages of Northern Minnesota, in April of 1879 they started in a covered wagon in search of a new home. They reached what is now Hubbard County on May 8, 1879, where they found good soil, good water and an abundance of fuel and building material. They filed on a quarter section of land in section 22 in Hubbard Township. The first year on their claim, Mr. and Mrs. Wright cut and hauled logs for their new home. They dug and walled the cellar and plowed thirty acres of their land besides breaking land for their neighbors. While doing this they lived in a tent. At harvest time that year they went to Stevens County and worked in the harvest fields then returned home and completed their house and barn before winter. During the first years the homesteaders in Hubbard Prairie worked in lumber camps in winter. Mrs. Wright did her share of this work, driving teams, toting provisions to the camps, hauling grain to Verndale the nearest market, and any other work that was necessary in making of a new home. For eight years she drove school bus to Hubbard village, many times starting before daylight and returning in the evening after dark. The parents having full confidence in "Aunt Fanny", as she was familiarly known as a driver. The Wrights were the parents of two children, a son Cecil died at the age of a year and a daughter, Winifred, who later became Mrs. Stanley Grant, who died a few years ago. Mrs. Wright joined the Order of Good Templars in Floyd, Iowa, when she was a girl of twelve years. On Sept. 27, 1917, she became a life member of the WCTU.

She was a member of the Methodist church in Hubbard, and a member of the Royal Neighbors camp twelve years. The family moved to this city over twenty years ago. In 1927 the Wrights celebrated their golden wedding at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Don Doane in Hubbard. Mr. Wright died December 4, 1928.

Brief funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Frazey Funeral Home and at 3:30 at the Methodist church in Hubbard. Rev. A. E. Wittrup officiated.

Burial was made in the Hubbard cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Don Doane, Frank Sanford, Wm. Skelton, George Wilkins, E. C. Lincoln and George Wilson. Active pallbearers were Temple Hinds, Harold Wilson, Byron Waterman, Clint Manlove, Vernon Worrall and C. C. Valentine. Internment was made in the family lot in the cemetery at Hubbard.

Surviving are a granddaughter, Louise Grant, a graduate nurse of the University of Minnesota, now Dean of Nurses at the state hospital in Richmond, Virginia, the only near blood kin relative. There are three sisters in law, Mrs. John Hinds and Mrs. Chas. Wright of Park Rapids.


George A. Wright
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, October 30, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

PARK RAPIDS, Minn.-After an illness lasting several months, G. A. Wright of Henrietta township, died in the Park Rapids hospital, age 76 years. George Albert Wright was born at Ayer, Mass., Dec. 23, 1839, wehre he lived until he was a young man. Then he went to Wisconsin where in 1864, he was married to Elizabeth L. Garringer. In 1869 he moved to Hubbard county, where he has since resided. He leaves five sons and four daughters, and an aged sister and brother. His wife died only a few weeks ago.


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