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Burnett County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices


Carl Anderson
GRANTSBURG, Wis., Oct. 5. – Carl Anderson, one of the oldest settlers in Burnett county, was found dead in a lake near his house at a turn of Trade lake. He was about 75 years old and had been here since 1860. Whether an accident occurred or whether it was suicide is not known. A coroner’s jury has been empaneled to inquire into the cause of death. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 6 Oct. 1906; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Charles G. Anderson
BIG FALLS – The body of Charles G. Anderson who died here Sunday morning of influenza, was sent to Grantsburg, Wis., for burial. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Thursday, 4 Mar. 1920; transcribed by FoFG mz]

W.E. Armstrong
W.E. ARMSTRONG, 45 years old, of Grantsburg, Wis., died at the Swedish Hospital yesterday following an operation for appendicitis. Mr. Armstrong was county clerk of Burnett county, Wisconsin, for four years and was prominent in politics there. He came to Minneapolis Monday. [The Minneapolis journal. (Minneapolis, Minn.), 19 Dec. 1906]

George Copass
GRANTSBURG, Wis., Feb. 13. – George Copass of Stillwater, Minn., who was driving a four-horse team at one of Ed St. John’s logging camp in Pine county, was killed by falling in the highway, the bobs, heavily loaded with logs, passing over him, crushing the limbs and pelvis. [Source: Bismarck Tribune (ND) Tuesday, 13 Feb. 1894; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Stewart T. Davis
Stewart T. Davis, age 58, retired farmer from Danbury, Wis., died yesterday at a local hospital of bronchial pneumonia. The body was taken to the Crawford undertaking rooms, from where it will be sent to Danbury today for burial. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Monday, 13 Feb. 1922; transcribed by FoFG mz]

John G. Fauldos
Wandered into the Woods and Died
Grantsburg, Wis., Oct 13 - John G. Fauldos, foreman of the Journal office, who went to the woods some time ago and wandered off while delirious, was found dead near the mouth of Clam river by an Indian Saturday.  Fauldos had been a man of considerable political prominence in Wisconsin, having been at one time clerk of the assembly. [Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 13 Oct. 1902]

George Floodman
West Duluth: Edward Floodman is in the city from camp 46, on the D. & I. R., having been called down to take charge of the body of his brother, George, who died recently. He will take the remains to Grantsburg, Wis., the home of the family, for internment. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Tuesday, 9 Jan. 1906; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Henry Johnson
Grantsburg, Wis., May 4. – While at work at the Fish Lake saw mill, Henry Johnson was caught in the circular saw, it tearing his right arm from the body. He died a few minutes later. [Source: Minneapolis Journal (MN) Monday, 4 May 1896; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Andew Mattson
Grantsburg, Wis., April 25. – The remains of Andrew Mattson, who was drowned in Yellow lake October 22 last, have just been found. He went out on the lake in the morning he was drowned to shoot ducks. A little later his boat was found bottom side up. Every effort was made at the time to find the body, but without success, and his friends came to the conclusion that he had left the country and turned his boat over to give them the idea that he had been accidentally drowned. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, Wis.) Thursday, 26 Apr. 1900; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Mrs. Matwaosh
Died at 110
Grantsburg, Wis., Oct 23 - Mrs. Matwaosh, a Chippewa squaw, died at her home at Yellow River last Saturday.  She was by far the oldest living person in Northwest Wisconsin.  Her age is not exactly known, but is in the neighborhood of 100 years.  She was the mother of George Matwaosh, ex-chief of that tribe, who resigned from the title to become a citizen of the United States.  She had five sons in the Union army.  [St. Paul daily globe. (Saint Paul, Minn.), 24 Oct. 1893]

D. E. Means
Born at Pittsburg, Pa., about 1817. Came to Wisconsin after 1865. Died at Grantsburg, September 3, 1905. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at its 53rd Annual Meeting held November 9, 1905 (published 1906) Wisconsin Necrology, 1904-05; pages 130-142; by Mary Stuart Foster; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Mrs. Merritt
GRANTSBURG, Wis., Nov. 27. – A report reached the village yesterday that Peter A. Merritt and his mother, who reside near Clam lake, about 18 miles northeast of Grantsburg, were taken sick with pneumonia, the illness coming on so suddenly that they were unable to summon the aid of neighbors. Their condition was not discovered until Mrs. Merritt was beyond medical help, and she died. The son is still alive, but he is in a critical condition. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Yhursday, 28 Nov. 1907; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Frank Meyers
The remains of Frank Meyers, of this city, who died at Grantsburg, Wis., last Tuesday, from the effects of being shot by a school teacher about three months ago, were brought to this city for burial yesterday, and taken to Himmelsbach's undertaking rooms.  The funeral services will be held this afternoon, Jacob Schaefer post, G.A.R., attending in a body.  Meyers was 55 years of age, and an old resident of Minneapolis. [St. Paul Daily Blobe. (Saint Paul, Minn.), 23 Dec. 1894]

G. L. Miller
WEBSTER, Wis., March 19. – G. L. Miller, pioneer settler of Burnett county, was buried here today. Miller was 67 years old. In his younger days he was known throughout Burnett county as a progressive politician. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 20 Mar. 1920; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Elmer Monson
GRANTSBURG, Wis., Nov. 5. – Elmer Monson, the 14-year-old son of Charles Monson, broke through the thin ice while skating on a creek today and was drowned. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Monday, 6 Nov. 1911; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Edwin St. John
STILLWATER, Minn., Feb. 11. – Edwin St. John of Stillwater died suddenly last night in one of his logging camps near Grantsburg, Wis. He was about 60 years of age and had long been prominent in lumber circles in the St. Croix river valley. His remains will be brought here. He is survived by his wife and several children. Death was caused by disease of the heart. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Sunday, 12 Feb. 1911; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Edward M. Stewart
After an illness of four months, Edward M. Stewart, aged 48, who formerly lived on a farm in Burnett county, died yesterday at the home of his brother, Robert Stewart, 5704 John avenue. Stewart came to Superior early in January in ill health. Besides his brother in this city, he leaves four nephews and a niece, also of Superior. They are R. B., John, Wallace, Maurice and Helen Stewart. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today from the Robert Stewart residence. Rev. Earnest Clark of the Fifty-ninth Street Methodist church will officiate. The body will be taken to Chetek for burial. Z. A. Downs is in charge of the arrangements. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Thursday, 1 Apr. 1915; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Charles E. Watkins
Redfield - The funeral service for Charles E. Watkins, 83, who died Friday at the Community Memorial Hospital, will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Bryson Funeral Home with the Rev. Gustav VanTassel officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Watkins, a retired blacksmith, had been a resident of Redfield 12 years. He came from Grantsburg, Wis. He was born Oct. 14, 1880, at Potomac, Ill., and married Leona Harmon at Canistota, Nov. 23, 1907. Survivors include one foster daughter, Dorothy, Mrs. Woodrow Gardner, Redfield; one brother, Jesse Watkins, Madison; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife in 1957, one infant daughter, one sister and two great-grandchildren.  [Source: The Daily Plainsman, Huron, South Dakota - Monday, July 20, 1964 - transcribed by Karen Seeman]

Ellahu H. Webster
The sad messenger of death has again invaded the Webster home, a number of miles northwest of this city, this time summoning Ellahu H. Webster, aged 52, his death following that of a sister just a few weeks ago. Ellahu Homes Webster was born on a farm near Brooklyn, Iowa, February 25, 1876, and departed this life December 1st, 1928. In early childhood he was taken by his parents to Belle Plaine, Iowa, where he grew to manhood and for several years was in business there with his father. In 1902 he located on a farm in Burnett County, Wis., where he has since resided. He had been in poor health for years, gradually growing worse until in September, 1925, he entered the Deaconess hospital at Minneapolis where he underwent on operation for goitre. Two years later he was, for a short time, in Lakeside hospital Rice Lake He was unable to obtain any relief and continued a patient sufferer until the morning of Nov 29, after doing his usual share of chores at the barn, he became very ill but was able to go to the house before he was entirely stricken down. Dr. Converse of Webster was called and everything possible for his comfort and welfare was done. His brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Rasmusson, of Des Moines, Iowa had arrived on Wednesday for a few days visit, and they with his sister Rayburn were by his bedside at the end. His elder sister, Mrs. J. F. Johnston, of Chelsea, Iowa, was notified and came as quickly as possible but was unable to reach here until Sunday night. Deceased was a member of the Modern Woodmen, also Beavers Fraternity of Spooner. Funeral services were held at the home, conducted by Rev. A. F. Acker, on Monday at 2:00 p.m., and burial took place in the Spooner cemetery. [Source: newspaper unknown, 4 Dec. 1928; submitted by Eileen Kozman]

Jane D. Webster
Mrs. Samuel Webster, highly respected and esteemed resident of the town of Rusk, Burnett County, passed away at her home there last Tuesday, April 26, at the advanced age of 91 years, 6 months and 23 days, death claiming her after a long and useful life on earth.  Jane D. Holmes was born near Quaker City, Guernsey County, Ohio, Oct 3 1835, growing to young womanhood there. She was united in marriage to Samuel Webster of January 8, 1861. To this union eight children were born, seven daughters and one son, the husband and three daughters having preceded her to the grave.  The family located in this city in 1903 and resided here until advanced age and failing health of the parents prompted them to make their home in the country with their son, E. H. Webster. On August 12 1921, deceased fell and received injuries from which she never recovered, being bed-ridden for five years and nine months. During all this time she was a patient sufferer and bore her afflictions with Christian fortitude.  She leaves to mourn her passing, one sister, Mrs. Martha Von Scio, of Quaker City, OH; four daughters, Mrs. J. F. Johnston, of Chelsea, IA; Mrs., W. H. Rasmussen, of Des Moines, IA; Margaret E, Rayburn and son E. H. Webster, at home; also seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the home Thursday afternoon, Rev. A. F. Acker of the Methodist church of this city officiating, and interment was made in the Spooner cemetery. [Source: Newspaper unknown (26 April 1927) submitted by Eileen Kozman]

Margaret Ellen Webster
Margaret Ellen Webster was born in Guernsey Co, Ohio, Nov 21 1865, and departed life Wednesday, Oct 3, 1928. She came with her parents to Iowa when a small child. She received her education in the public schools of that state and followed the profession of teaching for five years. Then deciding that nursing offered more scope for usefulness, she entered the Bennett hospital in Chicago, from which she graduated in December, 1905. She then followed her profession for several years in Chicago. From there she went to the Murray hospital, Butte, Montana, where she was special nurse until the failing health of her parents called her back to Spooner, Wis. She was the ministering angel of the home from this time on, throughout the lingering illness of the father and the long invalidism of the mother until her own health gave way. On Jan 2, 1926, she entered the Lakeside hospital at Rice Lake where the physicians told her she had pernicious anemia and that her case was hopeless. She remained cheerful and waited patiently the call of the Heavenly Father whom she so implicitly trusted. She was taken down on July 6th and remained bedfast until the angel of death released her from her sufferings. She leaves to mourn her loss three sister and one brother, Mrs. J. F. Johnston, of Chelsea, Iowa; Raybun and E H. Webster, with whom she resided; and Mrs. W. H. Rasmusson, of Des Moines, Iowa all of whom were with her throughout the last month of her illness.  [Source: unknown newspaper, date: Oct 5 1928; submitted by Eileen Kozman]

Samuel Webster
Friends here have received word of the death on January 1st of Mr. Samuel Webster, a former well known and popular business man of this city. Mr. Webster was an invalid during the last five years of his life. The family left here a number of years ago after a residence of more than twenty years and at the time of his death were living in Spooner, WI. The news of the death of Mr. Webster will be received with deep regret by his friends among the older residents of whom there are many.  Samuel Webster was born at Quaker City, OH April 6th 1840 and died from the effects of diabetes at this home near Spooner, WI, Jan 1st 1912 at 1:20 P.M. He was united in marriage to Jane D. Holmes, January 8th 1861. To this union eight children were born, three of whom preceded him to the home beyond. For the past five years the deceased was an invalid and suffered greatly. On Dec. 10th he grew worse and became confined to his bed from which he was never able to arise. His married daughters, Mrs. J.F. Johnston of Chelsea, IA and Mrs. W. H. Rasmusson of Des Moines were notified and hastened to his bedside arriving some two weeks prior to the end. His daughter's Nellie and Rayburn and son E. H. having been with him through all his illness. His son-in-law, W. H. Rasmusson and a niece, Miss Deborah Webster of Cleveland, OH assisted in caring for him during the last two weeks of his illness. Funeral Services were held at the home at 10 o'clock A.M. Jan 3 1912 conducted by Rev. Throwbridge of Spooner. The M.W.A. gave the burial services of the order at the grave in Spooner cemetery where he was laid to rest. He lease to mourn his loss, His wife, the faithful companion of nearly fifty one years of his life, four daughters and one son. [Source: The Belle Plaine Union (Belle Plaine, IA) 1 Jan. 1912; submitted by Eileen Kozman]


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