W. A. Case
Source: "Warren Sheaf", (Warren, Marshall County, MN), February 12, 1903 - KT - Sub by FoFG
Death Claims Former Marshall Co. Citizen.
W. A. Case has passed away. Mr. W. A. Case, a former prominent citizen of Marshall County died at his home in St.Hilaire, Minn., on Feb. 7th, of typhoid fever, aged 53 years. He had been sick about a week. Mr. Case was among the first settlers in town of Wanger, where he was engaged in farming for a number of years, or until 1890, when he was elected Clerk of Court of Marshall county, by the Peoples' Party which office he filled for one term. When he went out of office he accepted the position of Deputy Head Consul of the Modern Woodmen of America, for this part of the state, which position he held at the time of his death. As an organizer of lodges he was great success, nearly all the lodges in the valley, of this order having been started by him. During the past few years he and family have made their home in St. Hilaire. Mr. Case was born at New Bedford, Mass., on Jan. 26, 1850. He was married on Jan. 25 1872 to Miss Elisabeth Todd of New Bedford, who now survives him. A son and daughter, both married, also mourn his death. Deceased was a genial and kind-hearted man, always ready to do a favor if he could. All his puplic duties were discharged with great care and promptness. As a neighbor and a friend he was loved and respected. All who ever knew him are grieved to learn of his death, and extend their sympathy to the bereaved family. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon this week under the auspices of the masonic lodge of Thief River Falls. Mr. W. N. Powell and Mr. E. F. Whitney attended the funeral as representatives of the Warren masonic lodge, of which deceased was a member. He was also a member of the Warren lodge of Modern Woodman in which order he carried $2000 life insurance. A good man has gone to his reward. Peace to his ashes.
Source: Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Tuesday, 26 July 1892; transcribed by FoFG mz
John Fossell died at the Grand Forks Hospital Sunday night at 10 o’clock from the effects of a shot from a revolver discharged by himself. Mr. Fossell was a young man, 24 years of age, a prosperous and substantial farmer, residing with his brother, Erick Fossell, at Kennedy, Kittson county, Minnesota. Two years ago the unfortunate young man sustained a partial sunstroke at White Rock, Goodhue county, Minn., from which he never recovered. Naturally of a quiet disposition he made little complaint, but was a constant sufferer, and the severity of the malady increasing he was finally prompted to take his life and end his sufferings. The rash deed was committed two weeks ago. The family of Geo. F. Hull, a brother-in-law, also residing on the farm of Erick Fossell, was just retiring for the night and had gone to the barn where they found sleeping more comfortable during the hot weather. Mr. Hull had left the house, the family preceding him. Mr. Fossell lingered behind and after extinguishing the lamp, went to Mr. Hull’s trunk and took therefrom a revolver which was always kept there but never used by anybody. Fossell then went into the yard toward the barn, took a few steps to one side of the path, called to the family who were within easy hearing: “Well, goodbye to you all, don’t feel bad for me, my life is worth nothing to me and hasn’t been for two years,” then fired the fatal shot, falling instantly. The ball took effect in the left breast, and glancing down passed between the ribs beyond the reach of the probe. Monday morning the unfortunate man was brought to the city and placed in the Grand Forks hospital, where he has received the best of care and the most skillful medical treatment. Mr. Hull has been his constant attendant from the hour of the shooting until his death. His sister, Mrs. Hull, has been with him during the last week and an older brother, Peter Fossell, came Saturday last. Mr. Hull speaks in highest terms of the hospital treatment and attending physicians. An operation was performed on Tuesday, when a large quantity, some three quarts, of fluid water was removed, bringing much relief. Although the bullet could not be extracted, the patient was apparently doing well, and was considered in a fair way to recovery until Friday, when peritonitis set in, resulting in death. Internment took place yesterday afternoon from McDonald’s undertaking rooms, Rev. Jorgensen conducting the service.
The statement of Kittson county papers that the suicide of John Fossell was caused by unrequited love is wholey erroneous.
Geo. F. Hull
Source: "Stephen Messenger", Thursday, October 7, 1971 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik
Rites Held For Mrs. W. Gajeski -- Funeral services for Mrs. Walter Gajeski, 75, Stephen, who died Sunday at a Grafton hospital, were held at 10:00 AM Wednesday at the St. Stephen's Catholic Church with Msgr. John R. McAleer officiating. A prayer service was held Tuesday evening at 8:00 from the Stennes Funeral Chapel in Stephen. Pallbearers were Gene Gajeski, Ralph Krolak, Donald Arch, Duane Kuznia, Lawrence Kurowski, and David Kuznia.
The former Rosie Perkerewicz was born July 6, 1896 at Warsaw, ND, where she grew up and was married January 25, 1916. The couple moved to Marshall County where they farmed until their retirement in 1960. She is survived by her husband; three sons, Roman, Stephen; Florian, Milwaukee, Wis.; and Daniel, Minneapolis; four daughters, Mrs. Henry (Pearl) Smeichowski, Milwaukee; Mrs. August (June) Kuznia, Stephen; Mrs. Al (Betty) Kukowski, Greenbush; and Mrs. Chester (Bernice) Kukowski, Waite Park, Minnesota; one brother, Joe Perkerewicz, Oslo; two sisters, Mrs. Frances Blawat, Drayton; and Mrs. Victoria Blawat of Greenbush. She is also survived by 28 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Stennes Funeral Home of Stephen was in charge of arrangements.
Charles Edward Willey
Source: Warren sheaf. (Warren, Marshall County, Minn.), February 10, 1915 - NP - Sub by FoFG
A GOOD MAN GONE TO HIS REWARD
Charles Edward Willey, a highly respected citizen and farmer, who moved here from Illinois about three years ago, died at his home seven miles southwest of Warren on Sunday, Feb. 1, 1915, 9:00 o'clock a m., after a lingering illness from Bright's disease, aged 52 years.
Deceased was born near Varna, Marshall County, Illinois, Feb. 19, 1863. On Dec. 20, 1888, he was united in marriage to Miss Rebecca Harris, at Princeton, Ill. To this union nine children were born, three of them (boys) having died some years ago. The wife also preceded her husband to the better land, having passed away July 20, 1905. The six surviving children are as follows George Edwin, Laura Forest, Gilbert Stewart, and Bernadine Harris, of Warren, and Perry Homer, Olive Lucile of Magnolia, Ill. Besides the children, deceased is also mourned by five living sisters and many other relatives and friends.
Before moving to Warren, deceased had lived his whole life in Marshall and Putnam counties, Illinois, and had followed the occupation of farming. During his short residence here he has become known as an honest and upright man and a useful -citizen. He was a member of the M. W. A. and W. W. lodges. During his last sickness he confessed faith in his Savior and passed away with the assurance that he was going home to be with his Savior in heaven. A funeral service was held at the M. E. church in Warren on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock and was conducted by Rev. L. W. Bartholow, the pastor, who preached an impressive sermon. The remains were then shipped to Magnolia, Ill., the old home of deceased, where another service will held on Thursday, Feb. 11, by Rev. Lackland and the remains consigned to mother earth The four children living at home with the father accompanied his remains to Illinois, starting from Warren Monday evening on the flyer. In the death of Charles Edward Willey, a good and useful citizen has gone to his reward.
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