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Charles Ball
Source: The Princeton Union (Princeton, MN) Friday, August 17, 1877; submitted by Jim Dezotell

Charles Ball, of Delano, a workman, on the St. Paul & Pacific railroad, was killed near Darwin last Saturday. He was engaged in
loading a gravel train, and while undermining in a gravel pit the embankment gave way and a large body of earth fell upon him and forced him against the train, breaking his neck. His body was brought to Delano by a special train, through the order of Manager J. P. Farley. The deceased leaves a wife and five children residing at Delano. - Monticello Times.

James B. Blanchard
Source: Monticello Times (24 Feb. 1916)

Former Resident of Monticello Dies at Moorhead at Age of 95
James B. Blanchard, one of the pioneer residents of Monticello in the fifties and who was one of the first settlers of Moorhead, died in that city Friday evening, Feb. 18th at the age of 95 years. This grand old man held the distinction of being the oldest constable in the United States up to last year when he refused reelection. He was also the oldest Mason in the Northwest and a charter member of the Moorhead lodge.

The funeral was held on Sunday at the Congregational church at Moorhead. The body was shipped to Monticello Monday and internment took place at Hillside cemetery Tuesday morning. The members of the local Masonic Lodge met at the undertaking rooms and marched in a body to the cemetery. The pall bearers were: T. F. Tilly, F. H. Brown, W. N. Lippy, Wilbur Taft, C. S. Strout and D. F. Fuller.

John B. Blanchard was in the saw mill business at Monticello about 1859 and followed this business for a number of years. The family moved to Moorhead in 1871, making the trip in a covered wagon. His son Ernest was already there, and they built a shack on the spot where the Blanchard residence now stands, the only other building in what is now the city of Moorhead being a log station used by the stage drivers on the Winnipeg line.

Deceased is survived by his wife and one son, Ernest Blanchard.

[Note: Paragraph 3 does state his name as John B. Blanchard.]

Samuel Bland
[Source: New Ulm Review (MN) August 17, 1892; submitted by Robin Line]

Samuel Bland, son of Joseph Bland, living about three miles south of Buffalo, committed suicide by shooting the top of his head off. No cause is assigned for the deed.

Christian Bonn
Source: The Princeton Union (Princeton, MN) Thursday, March 16, 1905; submitted by Jim Dezotell

Death of a Milo Man
Christian Bonn of Eastes Brook died at his home last Sunday at the age of seventy-nine years. He had been ill with an attack of grip and was found dead in bed Sunday. Dr. Bacon of Milaca, county coroner, was summoned and decided that death was from natural

The deceased was a new settler in the town of Milo and located in that part of the county about a year ago, coming from Maple Grove, Wright county where he had resided for forty years. He leaves a wife and three sons at home and a daughter, Mrs. Christina Mauler who resides at Maple Grove. The remains were taken to Maple Grove where the interment took place yesterday. Mr. Bonn was a Civil war veteran and served in Company E, 11th Minnesota Volunteers.

John Erick Buranen
Source: Cokato Enterprise (31 Mar. 1921) page 1; submitted by Linda Massey 

John Erick Buranen was born in Finland, August 16, 1822.  He moved to Norway when ten years old: was united in marriage in 1841 to Anna Greata Flink who died in 1856. In 1859 he married Susanna Helen Nelson.  They came to America in 1872 and lived in Michigan for five years.  They then moved to Minnesota where he lived until the time of his death.  He died at the home of his son where he had made his home for several years. 

Mr. Buranen died March 24, 1921 at 8:40PM at the age of 98 years, 7 months, and 8 days. 

From his first marriage he leaves to mourn him two daughters, Mrs. Brita Anderson of Nashland, S.D.; Mrs. Maria Bakkala of Hancock, Michigan; one son, Wm. Buranen of Annandale, and two sons, Peter and Henry, Unknown whether living or dead.  From second marriage he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Isaac Sarenpa (Sophia Buranen) of Cokato, two sons John Buranen of Cokato, and Alfred Buranen of Minneapolis.  From these marriages seventeen children were born, nine having passed away before.  He also leaves to mourn his departure thirty-one grandchildren and thirty-five great grandchildren. 

Mr. Buranen was a good Christian man and will be missed by relatives and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. August Carlson
Source: Daily Illinois State Register (Springfield, IL) Sunday, December 13, 1908; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Cokato, Minn., Dec. 12.-August Carlson of Knapp shot and killed his wife and then fatally wounded himself. The couple had been separated, and tonight the woman refused to return. The tragedy followed.

Hugh Cassidy
Source: The Brainerd Daily Dispatch (MN) June 3, 1901; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Twelve Year Old Boy Kills Himself With a Revolver.

Clearwater, Minn., June 3.-Hugh Cassidy, the 12-year-old son of John Cassidy, living six miles wests of this place, shot himself dead with a revolver. The boy was playing with the hired man's revolver and was warned by the older brother that it might be loaded. To show that it was not the boy fired at his own head, with the above results.

Octavus Cills
Source: Minneapolis Journal (MN) Mar. 26, 1902; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Annandale, Minn., March 26. - Octavus Cills committed suicide at the Longworth place in Corrinna at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon by hanging. He was discharged from the Fergus Falls asylum recently after a month's treatment.

Mary Coffman
Source: The Nashua Reporter (IA) Oct. 31, 1901; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mrs. J. B. Coffman died suddenly last Saturday, Oct. 26, 1901, of heart disease at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Will Stringer. She had been sick for some time but was thought to be improving, and Saturday when her dinner was taken to her she ate quite heartily of everything brought her, but when they went to get the tray she was dead, having died suddenly and without a struggle.

Mary Coffman was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 25, 1835, and died Oct. 26, 1901, aged 65 years, 7 months and 26 days. When a young girl she joined the United Brethren church and has always lived in that faith although for many years unable to take any active part on account of ill health. For eleven years she has been an invalid, but until the last few weeks has been cheerful, always taking an interest in the welfare of her children and friends. Eight children survive her - Mrs. Henry Cook, Mrs. Chas. Laylin, Mrs. Will Stringer, Mr. L. P. Coffman, and Benton Coffman, of this place, Mrs. John Harr, of Minneapolis, Mrs. W. A. McCormack and Mrs. Al Kingstedt, of Annandale, Minn. All of the children were present except Mrs. McCormack and Mrs. Harr who were unable to be present.

The funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Will Stringer, conducted by Rev. A. D. Stevens and the remains were laid to rest in Greenwood cemetery.

P. Dahlin
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, January 13, 1906; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Cokato, Minn., Jan. 12.-While carrying a log of wood across Crow river on the ice, P. Dahlin, a farmer, slipped and fell striking on his head and fracturing his skull. Death soon resulted.

John Davis
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) Oct. 30, 1895; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

John Davis Drops Dead While at Work Yesterday.

Death came suddenly to John Davis while he was chopping wood at F. B. Doran's yard on the West side yesterday at noon. An autopsy was held later at O'Halloran & Murphy's undertaking rooms by Drs. Macnamara, Finnell, Whitney and Borchardt, under direction of Coroner Whitcomb. It was found that death resulted from pericarditis and valvular insufficiency.

Deceased resided in the rear of 185 South Franklin street. He was only twenty-seven years of age, but leaves a widow and one child. The body will be shipped to Waverly, Minn., for interment.

George H. Drew
[Source: Source: The Princeton Union, August 24, 1916. Transcribed by Jacob Alberti.]
Fatal Accident.
Geo. H. Drew, a farmer residing near Elk River, died at the Northwestern hospital last night, as a result of injuries sustained when a wagon loaded with potatoes passed over him. The unfortunate affair occurred yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock: Mr. Drew was driving a team hitched to a load of potatoes and one of the lines became caught under the front end of the pole. He walked out on the pole to release the line, when one of the horses lunged forward. Mr. Drew fell to the ground, and the loaded wagon passed over his body. The unfortunate man was rushed to the Northwestern hospial (sic), but the injuries were such as to preclude hope of recovery. Internal hemorrhages and a ruptured liver caused death. The remains were shipped to Monticello this morning for burial.

Mrs. Kaysa Eckman
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Monday, June 4, 1906; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Cokato, Minn., June 3.-But a little over one month since she celebrated the 100th anniversary of her birth, Mrs. Kaysa Eckman who lives at Stockholm, three miles south of this city, died yesterday.

Mrs. Eckman was born April 24, 1806, in Kalfsvik, Smaland, Sweden.

Four children are still living, namely: Rev. P. F. Eckman of St. James, Carl Eckman and Swan Eckman of Stockholm, and Mrs. John G. Nelson of Stillwater. She has 25 grandchildren and 18 great-children.

John Erickson
Source: "Warren Sheaf". (Warren, Marshall County, Minn], August 14, 1918 - KT - Sub by FoFG

John Erickson Passes Away -- Mr. John Erickson was born in Nysocken, Varmland, Sweden, Sept. 29, 1838. He died at the Warren hospital Aug. 4, 1918, at 3 o'clock a. m. He was at his death 79 years, 10 months and 6 days old. He came to this country for the first time in 1875, to Michigan, where he lived for 3 years. In 1878 he went back to Sweden, where he stayed one year, when he again came to America and this time settled in Cokato, Minnesota until the year of 1895, when he came to the Red River Valley where he lived until he died. The funeral was held on Monday, Aug. 5, at 3 p. m. from the Lindquist home at Alvarado, where he has made his home for some years, and at 4 p.m. from the Swedish Lutheran church in Alvarado, conducted by Mr. Peterson. A duet was sung by Mrs. Lundgren and Edyth Peterson. His remains were laid to rest in the village cemetery.

Ole Erickson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, March 20, 1907; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

(News Tribune Special.)
COKATO, Minn., March 19.-Ole Erickson, a prominent business man of this place, committed suicide here at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon by hanging himself in the basement of his store where he was found shortly afterward by his clerk. Erickson was 50 years old and leaves a wife and three children, the oldest a girl of 17. He has been in the general merchandise business in Cokato for the past 10 yearss, and was in good financial standing and good health at the time of his death. No cause can be assigned for the act.

Dr. Charles L. Flannigan
Source: Morning Olympian (Olympia, WA) Nov. 6, 1892; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

DEATH OF DR. FLANNIGAN. - Dr. Chas. L. Flannigan, the well-known physician, who left Olympia last year for Minneapolis, died in that city on Saturday last, of heart disease. The doctor was 43 years of age. He first located in Minneapolis in 1883 and remained there until 1888, when he came to Olympia. He leaves two children, a son of 16 and a daughter of 13. The funeral occurred on Tuesday at Waverly, Minn., from the residence of his brother.

Marvin H. Foley
Source: Published in the Maple Lake Messenger on January 8, 1955. Submitted by Greg Foley

Marvin H. Foley was born in 1912. He died on January 7, 1955. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Patrick H. Foley. He was survived by his brothers, Ryland Francis and Walton Foley.

Carl Fosberg
Source: Jefferson County Journal, Fairbury Nebraska, November 27, 1897 - Submitted by Kristin Vaughn] [Note: It seems that part of Rockford is in Hennepin Co. and part of it in Wright Co.

Carl J. Fosberg, a young man from Rockford, Minn., enroute to Lincoln, met death from asphyxiation at the State hotel, Omaha, some time Saturday night or Sunday. He registered at the hotel Saturday morning and went to his room about 10 o'clock. Some time along about midnight the night clerk, George DeFrance, heard groans issuing from the room, but did not think that anything serious was the matter and no more attention was paid to it until noon Sunday, when a chambermaid smelled gas and when the door was opened Fosberg was dead in his bed. He had blown out the gas. Letters in his valise disclosed the fact that his wife lives in Rockford, Minn., and that he has relatives named O.A. Sidwell at Holdredge and Johnson, at Kearney. The remains were turned over to the coroner and the relatives notified.

Isaac Hendrickson
Source: Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, MT) Monday, December 4, 1911; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Special Dispatch to the Standard.
Great Falls, Dec. 3.-Isaac Hendrickson, 37 years of age, of Spokane, committed suicide in the women's waiting room of the Great Northern depot this evening by shooting himself through the head while his wife had gone to the baggage room to check their trunks to St. Paul, where they were traveling to visit Hendrickson's mother who lives at Cokato, Minn. Hendrickson leaves besides his wife, three children aged 3, 5, and 6, at Spokane. He formerly had been engaged in the saloon business.

Holland (child)
Source: "Warren Sheaf".(Warren, Marshall County, Minn), November 20, 1902 - KT - Sub by FoFG

Child Burned to Crisp
Cokato, Minn., Nov. 13 -- The seven year old daughter of John Holland, a farmer living 8 miles south of here, was burned to death yesterday. During the absence of her parents the child, in attempting to remove a kettle of water from the stove ignited her clothin, and before assistance arrived was nearly burned to a crisp.

Curtiss E. Holmgren
Source: Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn.) Monday, 9 Feb. 1981; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Holmgren, Curtiss E., age 66, of Rt. 2, Clearwater, MN, formerly of Mpls. Member of Minnehaha Lodge 165 & Zurah Temple of the Shrine. Survived by wife, Agnes C., son, David C. of Apple Valley, MN; sister, Jane Haberkorn of Simi Valley, CA, and 2 grandchildren. Services Tuesday at 12 noon at Peterson's Nokomis Park Chapel, 1838 E. Minnehaha Pkwy. Visitation Monday 7-9 p.m. and prior to services. Internment National.

Andrew Johnson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Thursday, February 2, 1911; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Cokato, Minn.-Andrew Johnson, the oldest settler in this vicinity, died last evening. He was one of the pioneers, having settled here in 1860, before the present Great Northern railway system had built out of St. Anthony Falls, and two years after settling here he with his family was forced to flee to Shakopee for safety during the Sioux Indian outbreaks. During the latter years he has been blind. He leaves a widow and several children.

Mrs. John Johnson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, April 26, 1911; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

NORTHWEST BRIEFS. Cokato, Minn.-While burning rubbish near her home, Mrs. John Johnson, residing near this place, was so badly burned that her death ensued after 20 hours of suffering.

Patrick Kennedy
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, Minn.) Monday, June 14, 1897; submitted by Mary Kay Krogman

Annandale, Minn. - Patrick Kennedy, aged 26, was drowned in Crow river.

Charles La Plant
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Wednesday, 19 Apr. 1911; transcribed by FoFG mz

Elk River, Minn. - Charles La Plant is dead at his home in Otsego, Wright county. He was born 88 years ago in Vermont. In 1854 he came to Minnesota and settled on the farm which has since been his home. He leaves three sons, Charles of Otsego, William of Anoka and Oliver of Kennet, Cal.

J. N. Love
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, June 24, 1911; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Body Brought Here.
The body of J. N. Love, a homesteader, who dropped dead a few days ago at Payne on the Mesaba range, has been brought to Durkan & Crawford's morgue here for burial. Relatives of the dead man live at Cokato, Minn.

Martin Brothers
Source: The Brainerd Daily Dispatch (MN) November 15, 1927; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Albertville, Minn., Nov. 15. - (U.P.) - Double funeral services were held today for the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Martin, who were drowned in School Lake Sunday when they went through the thin ice while skating. The boys were 14 and 12 years old.

McHale Daughter
[Source: The Irish Standard (Minneapolis, MN), January 9, 1904, page 2, rll]

Waverly, Minn.-On Monday morning, December 28th, the 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McHale breathed her last. She, was all her nine brothers and sisters, has been suffering from typhoid for some time. The funeral, in charge of the Workmen, took place Tuesday from St. Mary's church, the remains being interred at St. Mary's cemetery. The McHale home is certainly a sad place, nine children almost unto death, with father and mother emaciated form their long vigil over their loved ones. However, everything that can is being done by neighbors and friends for the relief of the family.

Albert Meyer

Mrs. Nicklett Meyer
Source: Aberdeen American (Aberdeen, SD) Sunday, October 8, 1922; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

St. Cloud, Minn., Oct. 7.-Albert Meyer, 18, was killed and his mother, Mrs. Nicklett Meyer, received injuries from which she died today when their automobile was struck by a Northern Pacific train near Bailey, Minn.

Mike Meyer and his brother, Nicklett, Jr., were injured seriously.

The Meyer family, who live at Albertville, were driving their new car to Albany to visit relatives when the accident occurred.

P. B. Mill Children
Source: The Plain Speaker (Hazleton, PA) February 27, 1888; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Annandale, Minn., Feb. 26. - The residence of P. B. Mill, four miles north of this city, was burned and three children, aged 5, 7 and 10 years, were burned to death. Their parents were at a lyceum near by, but the fire was not discovered until too late to rescue the children.

Magnus Miller
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) Saturday, April 28, 1900; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Cokato, Minn., April 28.-Magnus Miller, one of the oldest settlers, died of pneumonia. His funeral services were held at the Baptist church.

Mary Molsterteigen
Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Tuesday, May 4, 1909; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mrs. M. Molsterteigen Will Be Laid to Rest At Her Old Home.
Her Son Arrives in Fargo.

The remains of Mrs. M. Molsterteigen, of Grand Forks, who dropped dead while going to the Great Northern station in Fargo Friday afternoon, was taken to Cokato, Minn., last evening for interment.

John Molsterteigen, a son of the deceased, arrived in Fargo on Sunday accompanied by his wife, and they accompanied the body to Cokato.

Mrs. Bernard Nelson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, August 11, 1906; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Cokato, Minn., Aug. 10.-Mrs. Bernard Nelson died yesterday afternoon of lockjaw. About a week ago she stepped on a rusty nail. At first nothing serious was thought of it, but soon blood poison developed, which later resulted in lock jaw and death.

Martin Nelson
Source: The Bemidji Daily Pioneer (Bemidji, MN) November 21, 1916; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

C. A. Parker returned this morning from Delano, Minn., where he went to attend the funeral of Martin Nelson, who died at the Brainerd hospital Thursday afternoon. Mr. Nelson was a member of the local M. B. A. lodge.

John Nugent
Source: East Oregonian (Pendleton, OR) July 22, 1922; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Buffalo, Minn., July 22. - (U. P.) - Sheriff John Nugent of Wright county was shot and killed today by Dick Crawford, guarding the creamery at Dickerson siding when he mistook the sheriff for a robber.

Ann O'Connell
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) Dec. 18, 1887; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

One of the First.
Special to the Globe.
WAVERLY, Minn., Dec. 17. - Mrs. Ann O'Connell, aged fifty-seven years, died Dec. 14. Deceased was a pioneer of Wright county, having settled here Jan. 8, 1858. She was buried from St. Mary's church to-day.

Mrs. A. Perro
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 7 Mar. 1920; transcribed by FoFG mz

HURLEY, Wis., March 6. - Benjamin Chartier and Roland Landry went to Waverly, Minn., to attend the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. A. Perro. She was a resident of Hurley, but died in Waverly while visiting relatives.

Allan G. Prange
Source: Star Tribune (Minneapolis) 25 Sept. 2002; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Abstract: age 84, resident of Buffalo, Minnesota
Survived by his wife & 7 children
Interment: Lake View Cemetery in Clear Lake, South Dakota
*** Note: He was born 23 Jan. 1918 in Clear Lake, Deuel Co. SD, married Wanda Laurene Mehle on 5 Mar. 1950 in SD

Mr. and Mrs. George A. Raisbeck
Source: Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) July 31, 1908; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Wife Dies of Heart Disease, Husband Drowns Diving for Her.

ANNANDALE, Minn., July 30. - After an examination of the body of Mrs. George A. Raisbeck, of New York, two Minneapolis surgeons declared tonight that the woman did not meet death by violent means, but was a victim of some form of heart trouble. It is thought that Mrs. Raisbeck, while boating with her husband, who was president of the Philip Hake Manufacturing Company of New York, fell dead of heart disease in Lake Sylvia, and that the husband, in trying to recover the woman's body, was drowned.

Today's examination was made at the instance of Percy Raisbeck, who desired to remove any doubt as to the accidental nature of the deaths of his parents. The Raisbecks will be buried in Minneapolis tomorrow.
[Note: Philip Hake Manufacturing Company, stationers at 134 Essex street, New York.]

Charles Rosen
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, December 2, 1905; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Cokato, Minn., Dec. 1.-Chas. Rosen, about 50 years old, was the victim of a sad accident which resulted in his death. His team ran away, the wagon passing over his breast, crushing five ribs and grinding him between the wagon and a tree.

He was the second husband of the surviving wife, and they have been married about three years. Her former husband also met an accidental death.

Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Saturday, December 2, 1905; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Cokato, Minn., Dec. 1.-Charles Rosen, a farmer living a few miles north of this place, met with a fatal accident today. While hauling a load near his home the horses became frightened and he fell under the wagon, which passed over him. He was dragged against a tree and badly injured, and died in a few hours.

Mary Rost
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) October 30, 1910; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

West Duluth Woman Succumbs After Illness of Ten Days.
Funeral Tuesday.

Mrs. Mary Rost, wife of Alexander Rost, a dairyman living at 6106 Highland street, died at 7:50 last evening after an illness of 10 days from pneumonia. Mrs. Rost has been a resident of West Duluth for the past 20 years and is well known among the Swedish people.

She is survived by a brother and sister besides her husband. Her brother, John Martin, lives in Blanchard, N. D., and her sister, Mrs. John Bodin, lives in Cokato, Minn. She leaves also two nieces who made their home with her. They are Mrs. Ed Peterson and Miss Annie Olson.

The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 O'clock from the Third Swedish Baptist church, Fifty-ninth avenue west and Ramsey street. Interment will be made in Oneota cemetery.

William Schultz
Source: Source: New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) July 6, 1892; submitted by Robin Line

Wm. Schultz, one of the oldest residents of Wright County, died at his home, about one mile north of Montrose. He was 40 years of age, and leaves a wife and several small children in rather destitute circumstances.

Mary Florence Schwantes
Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12 Feb. 2002; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Curlee (Schwantes) - Mary F. (Taffy), age 63, of St. Michael, formerly of St. Paul, joined her true love, Robert L. Schwantes, Sr. on Feb. 9, 2002. Survived by children, Crystal (Jim), Robert, Jr., Bobby (Kippy), Jack (Annette), Tina (Sam), Nita (Dan), Pam (Ben); 17 grandchildren; many dear friends and relatives. Funeral Service 11a.m. Wednesday at English-Meeker & Kandt Funeral Home, 140 8th Ave N., SSP. Interment General Lutheran Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 9-11a.m. Wednesday.

Edgar N. Smith
Source: Clearwater Herald News (Firday, 11 Sept. 1903) submitted by Linda Massey 

Edgar N. Smith died at the hospital in Fergus Falls last Sunday, and the remains were brought here for interment Tuesday, Rev. J. A. Lewis conducting the funeral service. Deceased was born in Franklin county, Vermont, 63 years ago, and came to Clearwater in 1866, where he lived on a farm until about three years ago, when he was taken to the hospital at Fergus Falls for treatment. Mr. Smith was a old soldier, having served three years in Company A. 100th Illinois, during the war and participated in no less than 18 battles at Stone Ridge, Missionary Ridge, Wildcat Mountain, Kinnesaw Mountain and Lookout Mountain.

Deceased is survived by a wife and five children, Orville, Elmer, Plaiten (should be Clayton), Mrs. Mary Ackerson, Mrs. Ella Wallace and a brother, Warner (Warren) Smith of this place. The HERALD extends sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.

Mary Tack
Source: "Bisbee Daily Review", (Bisbee, Ariz.) , November 19, 1915, Page 8 - KT - Sub. by FoFG

Relatives Expected -- Relatives of the late Mary Tack are expected to arrive immediately from their home in Cokato, Minn to take charge of the funeral arrangements. br>
["Bisbee Daily Review", (Bisbee, Ariz.) , November 19, 1915, Page 8 - KT - Sub. by FoFG]
Rev. J.C.E. Fry Officiates at Funeral of Mary Tack; Interment at Minnesota

Source: Bisbee Daily Review., November 23, 1915, Page 5, Page 8 - KT - Sub. by FoFG
The funeral services for Mary Tack were held yesterday afternoon, at 3:30 from the Palace Undertaking Parlors, Rev. J.C.E. Fry officiating. The body was taken, last night, to Cokato, Minnesota, for interment.
C.R. Peterson, a bank of Cokato, is in Bisbee, having come here to make arrangements for the funeral and to represent the heirs to the estate which probably will amount to $40,000. Andrew Tack, of Cokato, a brother of the deceased; Mrs. Stina Carlson, of Minneapolis, a sister; and several nephews and nieces are represented by Mr. Peterson who will remain in this vicinity for some time, probably going to Tombstone shortly to appear for the estate before the superior court.

Paul T. Templin
- - - Source: Capital Journal (Salem, OR) August 16, 1922.

TEMPLIN - At a local hospital Wednesday Aug. 16, Paul T. Templin, age 25 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Templin of Buffalo, Minn., Brother of Gustave Templin of Wapato, Wn., Ernest Templin of Prineville, Or. Remains will be forwarded to Buffalo, Minn., for interment by Rigdon & Son.

- - - Source: Capital Journal (Salem, OR) August 17, 1922; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
TEMPLIN - At a local hospital, Aug. 16th, Paul G. Templin, age 24 years, son of Mrs. Bertha Templin of Minneapolis, brother of Gustave Templin of Wapato, - - - and Ernest Templin of Prineville, Or. The body will be forwarded by the Rigdon mortuary to Buffalo, Minn., for funeral services and interment
another source lists the name as Paul G. Templar

W. A. Trask
Source: The Princeton Union, Princeton MN (6 July 1911) transcribed by FoFGmb

The Late W. A. Trask
Brief mention was made last week of the death of Mr. W. A. Trask, which occurred at Monticello on the morning of the 29th ult. He was born at Vassalboro, Maine, November 27, 1838. He served in the U.S. navy during the war of the rebellion, came to Minnesota in 1867 and located in Princeton on a farm immediately south of the village limits, where he resided until 1884, when he removed to Monticello, where he resided until the date of his death. In 1869 Mr. Trask went to Maine and married Miss Mary Phillips on November 9, of that year. Two children, George A. and Frank A., both born on the farm in Princeton, died several years ago, and Mrs. Trask is the only surviving member of the family.

To add to Mrs. Trask's already overflowing cup of sorrow her home was destroyed by fire on Friday morning and the corpse of her husband barely escaped being consumed by the flames. Thus one woe doth tread upon another's heel. Years ago, under the nom de plume of "Barnacle," Mr. Trask contributed frequently to the columns of the Union. He wielded a sarcastic pen and was endowed with a fine sense of humor; but it was as as a rhymaster that he excelled. He had many friends in this vicinity who hold him in kindly remembrance.

James Wellingham

Richard Kelly

Burt Shepard
Source: The Saratogian (Saratoga Springs, NY) Thursday, July 19, 1883; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

St. Paul, Minn., July 15.-Additional reports of yesterday's fire at Cokato says that twenty-one buildings were destroyed and that the loss is over $40,000. The fire originated by lightning striking a hotel, which burned very quickly. James Wellingham, Richard Kelly and Burt Shepard, section hands, perished in the flames. Eight persons jumped from windows and were injured. William Wright, a commercial traveler, was fatally injured. The remains of three victims were brought to Waverly by the noon train and buried in one coffin, the whole remains weighing only 60 pounds. The heads, arms and legs were all burned away. Willingham's wife was made insane with grief.

Mrs. Willard H. Wing
Source: Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) Oct. 29, 1901; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
The sad tidings were received here yesterday of the death of Mrs. Willard H. Wing at Hancock, Mich. Deceased was a bride of only a few months, having been married to Mr. Wing in this city in June last. She had been ailing for some time, but a letter was received by her father, D. A. Blakeney, on Friday last, stating that she was much improved, and was considered out of danger. The telegram announcing her death was a surprise. She was 23 years of age, and prior to her marriage was one of Stillwater's most handsome and popular young ladies. She was a graduate of the Stillwater High School and prior to her marriage taught school at Annandale, Minn. The remains will be brought to Stillwater this afternoon, and the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon from the home of her father on West Chestnut street.

Gerald F. Wooley
Source: Grand Forks Herald (ND) Tuesday, 25 Apr. 1922; transcribed by FoFG mz

Buffalo, Minn., April 24. - Gerald F. Wooley, former county attorney and probate judge of Wright county died at his home here tonight from apoplexy.

Maude Elizabeth Worf
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (SD) Thursday, 12 Oct. 1922; transcribed by FoFG mz

Maude Elizabeth Worf, wife of Chas. Worf, instructor at the N.N.I.S. of this city, passed away at a local hospital this morning at the age of 30 years. Mrs. Worf had suffered for some time with kidney trouble. The death occurred seven weeks after the birth of a daughter.

Mrs. Worf grew to young womanhood in Buffalo, Minnesota, where she resided until she was married to Mr. Worf, who lived at Rockford, Minnesota. There were four children born to the couple, Donald, age 10; Wallace, 8; Douglas 6 and Margaret, the last who was but seven weeks old at the time of the death of her mother.

The Worf family have been living at 922 6th Ave., S.E., for the past ?. Mrs. Worf was a member of the Methodist Church and was a very active worker for the church, singing in the choir and helping with church projects.

She leaves beside her immediate family her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Mills of Buffalo, Minn. a brother, Eugene Mills, a sister Mrs. Albert Quandt of Buffalo and Mrs. Martin Aydt of Seattle, Washington.

Her mother and an aunt have been at her bedside for several days.

The funeral services will be held at the Huebl chapel this evening after which the body will be sent to her old home at Buffalo where the internment will take place.

The many friends of Mr. Worf and his family grieve with him at this untimely death.

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