Walsh County, North Dakota
Ebenezer Bell, who died recently at Minto, was 96 years old. [Grand Forks Herald (27 Feb. 1909) submitted by FoFG MZ]
Frances Blawat, 84, Drayton, died Tuesday, March 13, in Unity Hospital, Grafton, Services will be at 10 AM today (Thursday, March 15) in St. Edward's Catholic Church, Drayton. Visitation was from 7 to 9 PM Wednesday in Adamson-Hughes Funeral Home, Drayton, with an 8 PM rosary service there. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Minto.
Frances Perkerewicz was born June 10, 1899, in Warsaw where she grew up. After she married Leonard Blawat on July 6, 1920, in Warsaw, they farmed near Drayton and Minto, and Stephen, Minn. He also operated a blacksmith shop in Bowesmont. Mr. Blawat died in 1960, and she moved into Drayton in 1968.
Survivors include four daughters: Effie Kroll, Argyle, Minn.; Lillian Mozinski, East Grand Forks, Mrs. Ted (Lucille) Passa, Drayton; and Mrs. Donald (Josephine) Kruczynski, Milwaukee; four sons: Joseph, Viking, Minn.; Dominick, Stephen, Alfred, Drayton; and Harry, Milwaukee; 42 grandchildren; and 53 great-grandchildren. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, Thursday, March 15, 1984 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]
James Campbell, one of the pioneers of Walsh county, died recently of a disease of the hip joint. Mr. Campbell was one of the first to come to that section of the state and spent many years of his life in trying to improve farming conditions in his home neghborhood. [Bismarck Daily Tribune. (Bismarck, Dakota [N.D.]), 17 Nov. 1915]
Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. John
An Aged Couple Asphyxiated.
Grafton, N. D. - Mr. and Mrs. John Coleman were found dead in bed Thursday being asphyxiated by coal gas. They were last seen on Monday. Both were 70 years of age. [Alma, Wabaunsee County, Kansas October 23, 1908 Page 2 - Submitted by BZ]
Lorenz Dryazdzynski, a farm hand working for Harry Delaney of Park River, near Conway, while leading a team from the well together with another man who was also leading a team, was kicked by one of the horses and died from his injuries in twenty-four hours. Deceased was a Pole. [Jamestown Weekly Alert. (Jamestown, Stutsman County, D.T. [N.D.]), 06 July 1893]
William Evans one of the oldest residents of Walsh county, died at his home at Walshville after an illness of only a week's duration. He was almost a century old, having been born 99 years and 7 months ago near Dublin, Ireland, of English parents. He lived there till 1831 when he migrated to Canada, locating in the county of Leeds, Ontario. In 1879 he removed to North Dakota and since made his home in Walsh county. A pioneer of both Ontario and of North Dakota, he had seen the early work of building up in both districts. Surviving Mr. Evans there are five children, fifty-one grand children, forty-six great-grandchildren and six great-great-grand children. His surviving children are Dr. Evans of Minto, J. J. Evans of Manitoba and Mesdames Charles LeTrace, Alexander Robinson and Henry Robinson of Walshville. He was a member of the English Episcopal church. The funeral service was held from the Preabyterian church in Ardoch. Mr. Evans had retained his faculties to the end and it was only a few days before he died that he took sick. Up to that time his memory was perfect and his personality was immensely pleasing and interesting. Through life he had been an active worker for the upbuilding of two great countries, United States and Canada, being a pioneer in the eastern part of the former and western part of the latter. [The Evening Times. (Grand Forks, N.D.), 15 Oct. 1909]
Frazer, O. M.
O. M. Frazer, for twenty-five years auditor of Walsh county, died at Rochester, Minnesota last week after undergoing an operation. [The Pioneer Express. (Pembina, Dakota [N.D.]), 05 March 1920]
JOSEPH FRENCH DEAD. -- Well Known Walsh County Resident Succumbs to Tuberculosis.
Joseph French, a pioneer resident of Oakwood, Walsh county, died this week. Mr. French, aged 55, was a victim of tuberculosis, and the funeral is to be held from the Oakwood Catholic church. Four children, three girls and a boy, together with the bereaved wife, survive him. Mrs. French was formerly a Miss Collette, coming from a very well known family of Walsh county. [The Evening Times. (Grand Forks, N.D.), 08 March 1911]
Park River, ND: Three children of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Johnson of Latona township have died of dysentery, and a fourth is so seriously ill there is little prospect of recovery. [Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 18 Sept. 1910]
Pioneer of Acton Township is Dead - Funeral Services Held at Warsaw Saturday Morning for Mrs. Mary Kowczak
Mrs. Mary Korczak, a resident of Walsh County since in 1885, passed away early Tuesday morning, January 16, at the Grafton hospital following a month's illness.
Born in Independence, Wis., April 8, 1879, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Marynik, she came to Walsh County at the age of six years. The family first stopped in Pulaski township but later moved to Acton township which continued to be her home until her death.
She was married to Frank Korczak at Warsaw Nov. 26, 1899. Her husband preceded her in death. She is survived by the following children: Anton Korczak, Grafton; Mrs. Peter Dembuzsk, Greenbush, Minn.; Sam Korczak, Grafton; Adam Korczak, Grafton; Mike Korczak, Pearl Harbor; Mrs. Elmer Peterson, Walcott, ND; and Peter Korczak, Vicki Hartman navy.
Funeral services were conducted at the St. Stanislaus Church at Warsaw Saturday morning with Rev. Maluski officiating. Pallbearers were Anton, Sam and Adam Korczak, Peter Dembuzak, Elmer Peterson, and Floyd Blawet. Burial was made in the Warsaw cemetery. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, Thursday, January 25, 1945 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]
Mrs. Frank Marynik Dead: Word came yesterday morning that Mrs. Frank Marynik had passed away at their farm home in Pulaski township Tuesday night. Deceased had given birth to a child a short time previous, and it is believed that blood poison was the cause of her death. Dr. Lemeaux of this city was summoned by phone to her bedside Tuesday night but was unable to respond owing to the severe storm.[Minto Journal, Thursday, February 15, 1923 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]
NINE CHILDREN LEFT MOTHERLESS BY DEATH
Mrs. Joseph Marynik Passed Away at Deaconess Hospital Friday; Funeral Held Today
Nine small children, the oldest 14 years of age and the youngest three months, were left motherless when Mrs. Joseph Marynik, wife of a St. Andrews township farmer, passed away at the Deaconess hospital in this city, Friday, March 20th. The cause of her death was pyaemia.
Mrs. Marynik was born and raised in Walsh county and had lived here all of her life. Her maiden name was Emelia Perkerewicz, and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Perkerewicz, pioneer residents of the Warsaw community. At the time of her death, she was 33 years of age. About 15 years ago, she was married to Joseph Marynik, and they have since made their home in St. Andrews township. Besides her husband and children, Mrs. Marynik is survived by her mother, Mrs. Anton Perkerewicz of Warsaw, three sisters and three brothers. The sisters are Mrs. Walter Galewski of Florian, Minn.; Mrs. Leonard Blavat of Drayton; and Mrs. Saraphine Blavat of Greenbush, Minn. The brothers are Adam of Warsaw and Frank and Joseph of Oslo, Minn.
Funeral services were held this morning, March 26th, at 10 o'clock at the St. Stanislaus church at Warsaw with Rev. Father Stocha officiating. Interment was made in the Warsaw cemetery. B. A. Kamrowski of this city conducted the funeral. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, Thursday, March 26, 1925 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]
Aged Pioneer of County is Dead - Frank Marynik, Acton Township Farmer, Died Sunday after 2-Weeks Illness
Frank Marynik, a resident of Walsh County since in 1879, died Sunday at his home in Acton township after an illness of about two weeks.
Born at LaCrosse, Wis., in 1873, he came to Walsh County with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. George Marynik, in 1879, stopping first in Pulaski township. Later he moved to Acton township where he lived until his death. He was married to Angeline Perkerewicz, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Perkerewicz, at Warsaw in 1902.
He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Anton Korczak, Grafton; Mrs. Stanley Grembowski, Oslo; Mrs. Floyd Blowat, Greenbush, Minn.; Frank Marynik, Ardoch; Johnny, Leonard, Steve and August Marynik, Grafton; and Cpl. Alex Marynik. One brother, Mike Marynik, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Korczak and Mrs. Frank Cebula, also survive.
Funeral services will be Friday at the St. Stanislaus church at Warsaw with Rev. John Maluski officiating. Pallbearers will be Bruce Marynik, John Lessard, Steve and Frank Marynik, and Sam Korczak. Interment will be made in the Warsaw cemetery. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, Thursday, December 28, 1944 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]
Pulaski Poneer Dead
Tuesday last Gregor Marynik, a highly respected pioneer resident of Pulaski township, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Korczak, with whom he made his home. Mr. Marynik was apparently in good health the day of his demise. He ate his breakfast as usual and laid down to rest. At about ten o'clock, his daughter went to call him and found him cold in death.
Deceased was born in German Poland in 1843. He came to this country in 1868 and resided in Wisconsin for eleven years. In 1879 he came to this country along with the early settlers and took his homestead in Pulaski, where he has resided continuously. He leaves three sons and three daughters. They are: Frank, Joseph, and Mike, all residing in that locality; Mrs. Frank Korczak, Mrs. A. Zelinski, and Mrs. C. Cebulla of Fried, ND.
The funeral was held Saturday from St. Stanislaus church, Warsaw, Fr. Kupka, the pastor, officiating. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, Wednesday, May 31, 1922 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]
Marynik, Joseph Peter
ONCE HERRICK MAN IS HIT BY CAR, DIES -- Joseph Marynik, Farmer There Several Years, Succumbs at Grand Forks
Friends of Joseph Marynik were informed recently of his death in a Grand Forks hospital where he had been a patient only a few days suffering from injuries sustained when struck by an automobile near that city. Mr. Marynik and family lived in this community several years when he operated the farm now owned by Jos. Narlock.
Joe Marynik Buried
Funeral services were held Friday morning, Nov. 7, in St. Stanislaus church, Warsaw, for Joe Marynik, Grand Forks, who died in a Grand Forks hospital, from injuries sustained when struck by a car as he was walking home on highway 81, three miles north of Grand Forks, Saturday, Nov. 1. He was a brother of Mrs. Mary Korczak, and Mike and Frank Marynik of this community. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, Thursday, November 13, 1941 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]
Michael Marynik Dies In City On Friday
Michael Marynik, 85, resident of Grafton since his retirement from farming in 1955, died Friday in a hospital in Grafton.
Funeral services were conducted Monday morning in the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church of Warsaw with Rev. Petr Lekavy officiating at the requiem mass. Interment will be made in St. Stanislaus Cemetery at Warsaw. The Kamrowski-Nygard Funeral Home of Grafton was in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Julian, August and John Marynik, Mike Korczak, Dominick Wesolowski, and Edward Lizakowski.
Mr. Marynik was born in Independence, Wis., Sept. 2, 1876. He moved with his parents to the Casselton area when he was three years of age, and then to Warsaw when he was seven. He made his home in that community until his retirement.
He was married Nov. 25, 1901 at St. Stanislaus Church to Pauline Lizakowski, who died in 1956.
Surviving are two sons, Dominic of Minto and Bruce of Drayton, and ten daughters, Mrs. Richard (Julia) Duray, Ardoch; Miss Ann Marynik of Grafton, Misses Stephie, Helen, Albina, Isabell, Loretta, Mrs. Minnie Rogalla and Mrs. Robert (Regina) Warsing, all of Chicago and Mrs. Frank (Louise) Yutrzenka, Argyle, Minn. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Mr. Marynik was the last surviving member of his family. Also preceding him in death were two daughters. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, Tuesday, March 20, 1962 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]
Nelson, Miss Elbira
Grafton, N. D., Girl Commits Suicide
Grafton - Miss Elbira Nelson, aged 21, shot and instantly killed herself at the family home here. The girl had been engaged about the house assisting her mother, when the latter stepped out of doors for a few minutes. The cracks of a revolver brought the mother back into the house to find her daughter lying on the floor, revolver still in her hand. a bullet had pierced her heart. Death had been instantaneous. Her father, N. O. Nelson was an employe of the house of representatives in the last legislature.[Rolla, Rolette County, Turtle Mountain Star November 2, 1911 Page 7 - Submitted by Vicki Hartman]
Warsaw Pioneer Dead
Anton Perclewicz, one of the early settlers of Pulaski township, died at his farm home at Red River Friday at the ripe age of seventy-five years. Deceased was one of the pioneers of eastern Walsh County and a man who was always held in high regard by the people of that locality. The funeral was held from St. Stanislaus church, Warsaw, on Sunday. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, Wednesday, August 18, 1920 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]
Perkerewicz, Frank A.
Minto Area Man Dies Tuesday
Frank A. Perkerewicz, 74, life-long resident of the Minto-Warsaw area, died Tuesday at his home in Minto. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 17, at 10 o'clock in the morning in the Sacred Heart Church of Minto with Rev. Hilary Mikalofsky officiating at the Requiem Mass. Interment will be made at St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Warsaw. The rosary will be recited this evening (Thursday) at 8 PM at the Kamrowski-Nygard Funeral Home in Grafton, in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Perkerewicz was born May 19, 1889, near Warsaw, the son of Anthony and Hedwig Perkerewicz. He farmed in Pulaski township until his retirement ten years ago. He was married May 7, 1955, at St. Patrick's Church in Minto to Pauline Byzewski, who survives. Other survivors are three sisters: Mrs. Walter (Rose) Gajeski, Stephen, Minn.; Mrs. Leonard (Frances) Blawat, Bowesmont; and Mrs. Serephion (Victoria) Blawat, Greenbush, Minn.; and two brothers, Joe of Oslo, Minn., and Adam of Grand Forks. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, April 16, 1964 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]
Warsaw Mourns Pioneer's Death -- Final Rites for Mrs. Jadwiga Perkalewicz Were Conducted There Friday
Mrs. Jagwiga Perkalewicz, 78, pioneer resident of the Warsaw community, died there at the home of her son, Joe Perkalewicz, Wednesday, Aug. 3, following an illness of four months duration.
Mrs. Perkalewicz first arrived in Walsh County in the early eighties with her husband, Anton Perkalewicz, and at that time they settled on a farm a short distance west of Warsaw. Later, about 25 years ago, they purchased a farm northeast of Warsaw on the Red River. It was on this second farm that Mrs. Perkalewicz resided until her death. It is now about ten years since Mr. Perkalewicz died, and after his death the farm was operated by Mrs. Perkalewicz and an unmarried son, Frank.
Funeral services were conducted at St. Stanislaus church at Warsaw Friday, Aug. 5, 10 AM. Rev. Father Maluszycki, pastor, officiated. Pallbearers were Joe Popowsky, John Duray, John Byzewski, Adam Perkalewicz, Anton Mozinski, and Joseph Kosmatka.
Three sons and three daughters survive Mrs. Perkalewicz. The sons are Adam, Joe, and Frank, all of the Warsaw and Red River community. The daughters are Mrs. Walter Gajeski, Drayton; Mrs. Leonard Blawat, and Mrs. Serapion Blawat who reside in Minnesota. Three married daughters preceded their mother in death. They were Mrs. Frank Marynik, Warsaw; Mrs. Joe Marynik, Drayton, and Mrs. Lukaszewicz of Minnesota. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, Thursday, August 11, 1932 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]
Service Is Set For Oslo Man
Joseph Perkerewicz, 77, a resident of Pulaski township, rural Oslo, Minn., died Monday at Grand Forks. Services are set for 10 o'clock Thursday morning at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church at Warsaw. Rev. Michael McNamee will officiate, and interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Six grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The remains are at the Kamrowski-Nygard Funeral Home in Grafton where a prayer service was scheduled for 8 o'clock Wednesday evening.
Mr. Perkerewicz was born at Warsaw on Dec. 28, 1893, the son of Anthony and Hadwig Perkerewicz, and had resided all his life in Walsh County. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. He married the former Tekla Przepiora at Warsaw on Jan. 18, 1927. Surviving are his wife; five sons, Steve of Grafton, Chester of Minneapolis, Raphael E. of Grand Forks, Joe of Grand Forks and Raymond of Oslo; four daughters, Mrs. Marion (Rose) Przybylski of Argyle, Minn., Mrs. Conrad (Lillian) Borowicz of Pembina, Mrs. Conrad (Theresa) Hapka of Argyle and Mrs. John (Lorraine) Wesolowski of Grand Forks; two sisters, Mrs. Leonard (Frances) Blawat of Drayton and Mrs. Serephion (Victoria) Blawat of Greenbush, Minn., and 37 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and four sisters. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, December 30, 1971 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]
AGED LANKIN PIONEER DEAD.
Lankin, N. D., Aug. 14: Mrs. Catherine Ruzicka, 79, pioneer resident of Walsh county, died of old age and complications this morning, following an illness of several weeks' duration. Deceased was born in Bohemia, and came to this country in 1855. She was united in marriage to Felix Ruzicka the same year, and together they settled in Oshwa, Ont. In 1866 they settled in Winneshiek county, Iowa, where they resided until 1882, when they moved to what was then known as Lakota territory. [Bismarck Daily Tribune. (Bismarck, Dakota [N.D.]), 15 Aug. 1916]
March 24: Two members of John Stevenson family near Adams, Walsh county, died of inhaling gas, and five others are seriously injured. [The nonpartisan leader. (Fargo, N.D.), 30 March 1916]
Swenson, Harold A.
Fatal accidents in McKenzie and Pembina counties Wednesday and Thursday raised the North Dakota traffic toll for the year to 32, compared with 14 in the same period a year ago.
Latest victim was Harold A. Swenson, 21, of Park River, killed when a car went out of control and overturned on a county road near Leroy in Pembina County Thursday. Swenson died of his injuries about 5:10 a.m... [10 Apr 1958; Aberdeen Daily News - Sub. by K.T.]
Ardoch, N.D., Jan. 5. - Hugh Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Taylor, until last fall residents of Minot, but former residents of Ardoch, is dead as a result of an automobile accident near his home at Joplin, Mont., on Christmas day. Nothing is known about how the accident happened. He was at once rushed to a hospital at Lewiston, Mont., but died shortly after.
Hugh Taylor was born at Ardoch twenty-six years ago, and moved to Minot about fifteen years ago. He had been married only three months. [Grand Forks Herald (6 Jan. 1918) submitted by FoFG MZ]
Nels Thompson of Walsh county who was reported as murdered, died from the effects of strychnine taken with suicidal intent. [Bismarck Tribune (23 Dec. 1898) submitted by FoFG MZ]
Waletzko, Frank Bernard
Pulaski Twp. Man Dead -- Frank B. Waletzko Passed Away Friday; Was 74 Years Old
Frank B. Waletzko, a resident of Walsh County for the past twenty-five years, passed away at his home in Pulaski township Friday, March 6th, at 10:30 AM. Death was due to old age and complications of the digestive organs. Mr. Waletzko was born in Poland in the year of 1850 and came to this country in 1891 where he became actively engaged in farming. A few years ago, he retired because of ill health. One daughter, Mrs. Barney Ebertowsky of Grand Forks, and two sons, Andrew of Grand Forks and Thomas of Pulaski township, survive.
The funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the St. Stanislaus church at Warsaw with Rev. Father Stoch officiating. Interment was made in the Warsaw cemetery. [Walsh County Record, Grafton, March 12, 1925 - Submitted by Kathie Marynik]
Old Resident Dead
Adams, ND, Dec 24 - Thomas Wooldridge, pioneer resident of Walsh county, died at his home in Park River after a short illness. Mr. Woolridge is survived by his aged wife and three children, two daughters and a son. [The Evening Times. (Grand Forks, N.D.), 24 Dec. 1913]
Boat Upsets and Boy is Drowned.
Grafton, N. D., June 11 - Percy Wright, the thirteen-year-old son of Mrs. J. J. Napper, was drowned by the capsizing of a boat in which he was rowing with a boy companion on the Park river yesterday morning. The accident occurred near Wright's home, and his stepfather was on the shore near the boat, but was unable to give assistance in time to save the lad. [Rosebud County news. (Forsyth, Mont.), 16 June 1904]
Frozen To Death
Caught In The Blizzard They Perish From Cold
Grand Forks, N. D., March 10. - A man named Nugent was frozen to death by the blizzard.
Devils Lake, N.D., March 10. - William Griffin, a farmer, was caught by the blizzard while returning home from town and frozen to death. Others are reported missing, and searching parties are out for them.
Grafton, N.D., March 10. - A man and team were frozen to death here during the blizzard. Others came near suffering the same fate. The storm did great damage here. [Omaha World Herald, March 11, 1892 -Transcribed by AFOFG]
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