Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
Alvin B. Alden
1882: Hon. Alvin B. Alden, at Eau Claire, August 13th, in his sixty-fifth year. Born at Stafford, Conn., March 1st, 1818, he came to Wisconsin when comparatively a young man, located in 1844 at Randolph, and, in 1851, at Portage City, where he held many offices of trust, at one time clerk of the board of supervisors, then mayor of the city, and, in 1858, a prominent member of the legislature. He served for a few months as insurance clerk under Secretary of State Doyle, and many years as loan agent of the North Western Life Insurance Company. He rose to a thirty-third degree Mason, was grand master of the grand lodge of the State, grand commander of the Knights Templar, and grand high priest of the grand chapter of Wisconsin, serving in all these positions with great credit to himself, and honor to the fraternity. He was at one time an unsuccessful candidate for secretary of state. He possessed a nice sense of honor, and was deservedly held in high estimation. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner]
Madelynne Donna Breck
Madelynne Donna Breck, the eight months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Breck, died at the house of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Laybourne, 613 South River street, yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock of whooping cough. Funeral will be private. The family requests that no flowers be sent. [Source: Eau Claire Leader (24 May 1916) contributed by Karen Hammer]
The funeral of the late Chas. Brown will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home and at 2 p.m. from the church.
Charles Brown, of Elk Mound, died at the Luther Hospital Tuesday evening after an operation at the age of 79 years. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden and for many years was a sailor. He leaves a wife and seven children, Mrs. Ella Holst, A. R. Brown, Carl E. Brown, Mrs. Everett Olson, Alfred Brown, Victor Brown and William Brown. Funeral announcement will be made later. [Source: Eau Claire Leader (Friday, April 27, 1917) page 8; Submitted by Sue Balow Parker.]
Sanders Cochrane was born in Glascow, Scotland, November, 1825. He came to America at the age of 19 and drifted to the then far west, northern Wisconsin and engaged in the lumbering, and afterwards, in the real estate business. He was one among the first to answer his country’s call and enlisted in Company G, 16 Reg. Wisconsin Vol. Infantry, afterwards re-enlisting. He served, in all, 3 years and 8 months, being mustered out in July 1865. He was wounded in the battle of Shiloh and while home on a furlough recruited over 100 men.
He and family moved from Eau Claire, Wis., to Wichita, Kans., April 1874 and soon afterwards secured a homestead in Haven township, Reno county, Kans. He always took a great interest in political and governmental affairs, contributing largely to the press on these subjects being at one time on the staff of the Hutchinson News. He wrote a history of Reno county by observation and many other writings that published in pamphlet form. He was married on Sept. 2, 1862, to Martha E. Willis in the town of Brunswick, Wis. Five children were born to them, two sons and three daughters, three living in Jefferson, O. T. and two in Haven. He leaves these and a wife to mourn his loss. [Source: Haven Independent (Haven, Reno County, Kansas) Feb. 19, 1898; Page 3; column 3; contributed by Rose from Hutchinson, KS]
1880 - Dr. Walter Crocker, an old physician of Eau Galle, died there, Jan. 15th. He was one of the early settlers of the Chippewa Valley. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 452; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]
[Source: Eau Claire Leader (21 Jan. 1919) p. 10; contributed by Karen Hammer
Benjamin Graves died at 11 p.m. Sunday night at the home of his son, M. D. Graves, 616 Union street. He was 82 years old. The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the residence. Interment will be at Lakeview cemetery. The Rev. W. W. Moore will officiate.
Cynthia Rebecca Peters, daughter of Samuel and Ann Peters, was born Sept. 28, 1850 near Erie, Pa, and died at her home in Augusta, Sept 18, 1932, aged 82 years, two months and 15 days. At the age of two years she went with her parents and they settled in Jackson County. October 16, 1869, she was married to Seth L. Monroe and to this union two sons were born, Oscar F. and William S., both who live in Augusta, WI. In March 1873, her husband, together with her parents, a brother and sister died of small pox. July 14, 1876 she married Alonzo B. Green. To this union was born one daughter who died at the age of two and one half years. Mr. Green died in 1881. Mrs. Green was a member of the Woman’s Relief corps and the Augusta Methodist church. She is survived by her two sons, Oscar and William and eight grand children and 5 great grand children, and one brother, Willard Peters, Everson, Wash.?? Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon the Rev Chas G Brown officiating. Miss Winifred Kirkham and Mrs Benton Rose sang “Saved by Grace”. Miss Mildred Sieg accompanist. Interment in the Augusta Cemetery. [Source: Eau Claire Leader (Sept 23, 1932) page 13; submitted by Diana Heser Morse]
Edward Harry Hanson
CARD OF THANKS
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hanson wish to thank the kind neighbors who assisted them during the illness and death of their son, Edward Harry. Especially do they thank the ladies who sang. [Source: Eau Claire Leader (13 Aug. 1905) page 5; contributed by Sue Balow Parker]
Eau Claire, Wis., Nov. 21. – Henry Hoefner, chef at the Eau Claire house, who recently came from Chicago, was found dead in bed this morning from heart disease. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 23 Nov. 1899; transcribed by FoFG mz]
Clarence Holman, 67, Sheldon, Rt. 2, died of a heart attack Saturday at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the McElravy funeral home to the Sheridan Church of Christ. Rev. Roy Anderson officiated and burial was made in Woodlawn cemetery at Sheldon. Clarence Holman was born at Fairchild July 26, 1887. He came to Rusk county 40 years ago and was married at Conrath to Myrtle Rydlund Sept. 15, 1921. He had farmed near Sheldon since 1932. Mr. Holman was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ada Goutcher, of Kimberly; a son, Willard Holman, Rt. 2, Sheldon; two sisters, Mrs. A. Bovee, Ladysmith, and Mrs. Clarence Hollenbeck, Fort Atkinson, and four brothers, Bert, Ladysmith, Walter, Eau Claire, Melvin, Conrath, and Ed Holman, Kent, Wash. [Source: Ladysmith News (Thursday, 14 Oct. 1954) contributed by Ron Flink; transcribed by MZ]
Andrew Kistner, died of scarlet fever yesterday at the American House, Northside. Deceased was 19 years of age and was employed at Della. He came to the city a few months ago. His home was at Downsville, Dunn County, where his remains will be taken by relatives. [Source: "Eau Claire Leader" (15 June 1901) Submitted by Jayme Beyrer]
The funeral of Melvin Larson, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton L. Larson, 434 (F.....) street, who died Saturday of injuries sustained when he was crushed under a motor truck, will be held tomorrow afternoon with services at the home at 2:30, Rev. P. R. Syrdal officiating. Interment will be in Norwegian Lutheran cemetery. [Source: Eau Claire Leader (21 Jan. 1919) p. 10; contributed by Karen Hammer]
Thomas McKee, an employe of the Big Heart silver mine, south of Eau Claire, fell down a shaft in the mine yesterday and was instantly killed. [Source: The Milwaukee Journal (Jan 8, 1884) contributed by Kim T]
The death of Mrs. Jennie Moore occurred at St. Paul, Monday morning, Jan. 20. She is survived by a son, Frank C. Moore, of this city and a brother, Frank Cleveland, of Bozeman, Montana. The funeral services will be held at Lenmark's undertaking parlors at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be at Lakeview cemetery [Source: Eau Claire Leader (21 Jan. 1919) p. 10; contributed by Karen Hammer]
Mrs. F. S. Newell
Funeral of Mrs. F. S. Newell, who died at Amenia, N. Dak. Saturday, Jan. 18, will be held from the residence, 537 Broadway at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. Leonard Parr officiating. Interment at Forest Hill cemetery. [Source: Eau Claire Leader (21 Jan. 1919) p. 10; contributed by Karen Hammer]
SON SAYS MASS AT FUNERAL OF MRS. W. SEEMAN
With her son, the Rev. Lester Seeman of Washington, D. S., performing the last sad rites at both the church and at the grave, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Seeman, wife of Dr. W. O. Seeman, 429 Hudson street, was laid at rest at St. Patrick's cemetery yesterday morning. The funeral mass was sung at St. Patrick's church, and was attended by a large concourse of people. Between 25 and 30 out-of-town priests were also present. Father Seeman was celebrant of the mass, and was assisted by the Rev. Father Leuther, La Corsse, of St. Aquinas high school there, as deacon; the Rev. Leo Hirt, La Crosse, chancellor of the diocese of La Crosse, as sub-deacon; and the Rev. John Pittz, Middlel Ridge, Wis., former assistant pastor at St. Patrick's, as master of ceremonies. Pall bearers were Marshall Cousins, Madison; J. A. Stilp, Chicago; Arthur Jarvis, J. C. Fennessey, E. E. Fleming and J. J. Kelley.
Besides the officiating clergyment the other pirests attending the funeral mass were Fathers Orthen and King of the Sacred Heart church, Schabel, chaplain at the Sacred Heart church; Daul, of Eau Galle; Ambrose McDonald, Duffy and Singleton, the last two former assistants at St. Patrick's; McGurk, Thome and Manning, of Chippewa Falls; Dowd, Deeny and Weller of St. Patrick's; Kasper, Alttona; Plecity, LaCrosse; and Kaluza, retired, former chaplain at the Sacred Heart hospital. [Source: Eau Claire Leader (10 May 1934) contributed by Karen Hammer]
Mrs. W. O. Seeman
Seemann, (Mrs. W. O.) 58, died at her home, 429 Hudson street, early this morning after a lingering illness. Mrs. Seemann was born in Dubuque, Iowa, and had been a resident of Eau Claire since 1898. Surviving are her husband, Dr. W. O. Seemann; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth of this city, and a son, Rev. Fr. Lester Seeman of Washington, D.C. Friends may call at Fleming's parlors after 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Members of the family request that flowers be omitted. Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning from Fleming's and at 9;30 o'clock from St. Patrick's church. [Source: Eau Claire Leader (8 May 1934) contributed by Karen Hammer]
William Otto Seeman
DR. W. O. SEEMAN, LA CROSSE, DIES; FORMERLY HERE
Funeral Monday From St. Patrick's
Dr. William Otto Seeman, 73, who practiced medicine in Eau Claire for more than forty years, died Friday in a hospital at La Crosse where he had been living the past five years, according to work received here.
The body will be brought to Eau Claire for burial. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9"45 from the Eau Claire funeral home, and at 10 o'clock from St. Patrick's church, with a solemn requiem mass at which the Rev. Lester W. Seeman, of La Crosse, son of the deceased, will be the celebrant. Interment will be at St. Patrick's cemetery. Rosary devotions will be held tonight at 8:30 at the Eau Claire funeral home.
Dr. Seeman is survived by a son, Father Seaman, a daughter, Mrs. F. E. McGough, of Rice Lake, and a brother, Dr. Carl A. Seeman, of Tulare, S.D., also five grandchildren. His wife, an infant son and a brother preceded him in death. Dr. Seeman was born near Lyons, Ia., August 6, 1870, and was a graduate of the school of medicine at the University of Iowa. After one year in practice with a brother, Dr. Fred Seeman, no dec'd, in Dubuque, and following his marriage to Elizabeth Ann Weis, in 1899, came to Eau Claire and begun the practice of medicine here. He continued to practice here for forty years, retiring on account of failing health. During World War I he served as a medicine officer in the U. S. army, stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. [Source: Eau Claire Leader (11 Nov. 1945) contributed by Karen Hammer]
Francis Rush Skinner
Class of 1852 – FRANCIS RUSH SKINNER. M.D., Castleton Med. Coll., 1854. B. 11 Apr., 1831, Utica, N.Y. Physician. D. 13 Apr., 1904, Eau Claire, Wis [Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1902-1903, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]
Donald & George Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. George T. Thompson, of Eau Claire, suffered the loss of their two sons, both of whom died from diphtheria: Donald, aged 4 years, died June 2nd; George, aged 9 years, died June 7th. The parents and relatives have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. Mrs. Thompson is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Graham. The children were both buried in hermetically sealed metallic caskets. [Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 15 June 1893; transcribed by MZ]
April 1, 1989
Merceline Thompson, 66, 1710 Lloyd Ave., died this morning at University of Minnesota Hospital, Minneapolis. Merceline Stoddard was born in Alma Center and married Wallace Thompson May 11, 1943, in Eau Claire. She was a lifelong resident of Eau Claire and a member of Immaculata Society. Survivors include her husband; two sons, John of Eau Claire, Gary of Excelsior, Minn.; four daughters, Maxine Loomis of Niceville, Fla., Margaret Melland of Eau Claire, Marianne Ashley of Phillips, Catherine Thompson of Minneapolis; three brothers, Ward Stoddard of Sun City West, Ariz., Paul Stoddard, Donald Stoddard, both of La Crosse; two sisters, Dorothy Moldenhauer of Black River Falls, Carolyn Renaud of Bemidji, Minn.; and nine grandchildren. Services will be at noon Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church, with burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Died Thursday July 23, 1992 at Fall Creek Nursing Home. He was born November 9, 1917 in Jackson County. He graduated from Augusta High School in 1936. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1940 and was on active duty in Pearl Harbor on December 12,1941. He married Mary Robertson in California on September 1, 1945. He was also employed delivered milk for Land O' Lakes and was a carpenter for Lampert Yards in Augusta. He also was a member of Augusta American Legion and served on the Augusta City Council. Survived by his wife Mary, Three daughters Jill Zook and Suzy (Bernie) Matysik, and Jean (Joe) Traver, Three sons Dane (Connie) Zook,Dale ( Cathrine) Zook, and Kent (Susan) Zook, 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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