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Iron County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices


Norman Belona

(9 Sept. 1867 - 24 Oct. 1961)
Norman Belona, 94, of Gile, died at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday at a Superior Hospital where he had been a patient since May 16, 1959.
He was born Sept. 9, 1867 in Swamoe, Brown County, Wis. He had resided in this area since 1889, living at Ramsay, Upson, and Hurley, before moving to Gile in 1909. He was employed in the lumber industry. He was married to the former Mary Louise Ashley in Green Bay in 1889. She died in 1948.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. James E. Hughes of New Richmond, Wis; Mrs. Carl Daley of Superior and Mrs. Mabel Epping of Portland, Ore.; four sons, Chester of Wisconsin Rapids, Alvin of Ironwood, Byron of Hurley and Harold of Rensselaer, Ind.; 16 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
The remains are at the Jelinski Funeral Home at Hurley which will be open beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 Thursday evening. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Prock officiating. Interment will be at the St. Mary Cemetery, Hurley. [Source: Ironwood Daily Globe (Ironwood, Gogebic County, Mich.) Wednesday, 25 Oct. 1961 - Sub. by MZ]

Roscoe Bennett
Roscoe Bennett, a resident on a farm near Saxon for a number of years, died Tuesday following a short illness with pneumonia. He was 64 years old, and is survived by his widow and two daughters. Mr. Bennett acted as assessor for the town of Kimball for a number of years. He was a brother of the late D. C. Bennett, former treasurer of Iron county. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. J. Armitage of Hurley, at the Saxon High school auditorium, Thursday afternoon. Burial was at the Saxon cemetery. [Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 29 Jan. 1916; transcribed by MZ]

Annie Bond
Mrs. Herbert Bond, 22, of Montreal, Wis., died early Friday afternoon at Ashland, Wis., where she was taken Thursday. Death was caused by acute
nephritis. Mrs. Bond is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Birch, South Range road. She was formerly Miss Annie Birch. She was born in Ironwood and attended the public schools here for several years. She was married Oct. 13, 1914 to Herbert Bond. In August, 1918, the family moved to Montreal. Wis., where it has been living since that time. The husband and four children survive. The children are: Violet Winifred, five and a half years; Laura Elizabeth, aged four and one half; Doris Antoinette, three and a half years, and Viginia Mae, one and a half years of age. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Birch, and one brother, Sydney, also survive. The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church. The services will be held at 2 o'clock. The Rev. G. G. Hicks will officiate. [Source: Daily Globe (Ironwood, Mich.) Saturday, 29 Jan. 1921; transcribed by MZ]

Mrs. Byron E. Booth
HURLEY, Wis., March 28. - The funeral of the late Mrs. Byron E. Booth, who died at her home after a 10 days' illness from septicaemia, took place from the German Lutheran church here.
The Rev. Mr. Feldscher of Mellen officiated. Internment was made in the Hurley cemetery. The deceased was only 23 years old and is survived by a husband and two small children, as well as two sisters and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schmolenski of this city. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 29 Mar. 1914 - Sub. by MZ]

William Busha
ASHLAND, Wis., May 27. -William Busha, a resident of Saxon died at the St. Joseph hospital this morning from the effects of a fall. It was reported that while intoxicated he fell over and struck his head on some sharp object. He was knocked senseless and never regained consciousness. [Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 28 May 1908; Sub. by MZ]

Thomas Connors
Thomas Connors, a pioneer resident of Hurley, died at the home of his son Henry. The funeral took place Tuesday at St. Mary's church, burial followed in Hurley cemetery. The deceased, who was 85 years old, held several city and county offices. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 31 July 1915 - Sub. by MZ]

Mabel B. Hawn
Miss Mabel B. Hawn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hawn, was married to Albert R. Oestreich of Coleraine, Minn., Monday at the Swedish Lutheran church at Ironwood. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. Finster of Hurley. Miss Hazel Hawn attended her sister and Herman Bauman of Duluth acted as best man. Mr. and Mrs. Oestreich are enjoying a wedding trip, after which they will be at home at Coleraine. Those who were here for the wedding from out of town were: Mrs. M. Oestreich, Miss Elsie Oestreich, Miss Gertrude Dickey and Herman Bauman of Duluth, Miss Sidna Hedman of Chisholm, Minn.; Miss Helma Olson of Ashland and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hawn of Ligerton. [Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 31 July 1915- Sub. by MZ]

Teigh Hinchliss
Teigh, 13-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hinchliss of Ironwood who died Tuesday at Ashland was buried yesterday in Forest Hill cemetery. Mrs. Hinchliss was formerly Miss Myrtle Cox of Duluth. [Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 22 Sept. 1922- Sub. by MZ]

Joseph Hirvela
IRON BELT, Wis., Nov. 16. -Joseph Hirvela, for 20 years a resident of Iron Belt, died at the Ashland hospital following an operation for appendicitis. He is survived by his widow and eight children. [Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 17 Nov. 1919- Sub. by MZ]

Caroline Holtopel
HURLEY -Mrs. Caroline Holtopel, 78, native of Germany, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Schwab, south of Saxon. Funeral services were held at St. Mary's church, Hurley. [Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) Sunday, 15 Feb. 1920; Sub. by MZ]

Eugene L. Hoyt
HURLEY, Wis. - Eugene L. Hoyt, a former well known Hurley and Ironwood resident died Tuesday of last week at Rockford, III. Cancer of the stomach was the cause of death. He had been ill for about a year. He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Mabel. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at Warren, Ill., Mrs. Hoyt's former home. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 20 Nov. 1915; submitted by BZ]

Harry Jackson
Young Business Man of Hurley Succumbs to Recent Injuries
Hurley, Wis., June 8 -- As a result of an accident which befell him last Tuesday, while repairing the Presbyterian church of this place, Harry Jackson, one of the best known young business men of Hurley, died last night at 9:30 at Rinehart's hospital, Ashland. Jackson is survived by a mother and several brothers, all of whom are in England. [Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (4 June 1903) submitted by Diana Heser Morse]
ASHLAND, Wis., June 9. -Harry Jackson, the Hurley painter, who was injured last week, died at Rinehart's hospital this morning. He and his partner were papering the Presbyterian church in Hurley when the scaffolding gave way throwing them both to the floor. Jackson was hurt internally. [Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 10 June 1903; Sub. by MZ]

John Kafer
Miner -Hurley: A very bad accident occurred on the Colby mine location at Bessemer, Monday afternoon. As switch engine No. 74 of the Wisconsin Central was rounding the sharp curve near No. 5 shaft, backing up and pulling a string of ore cars, a cow came up out of the bushes onto the track so close that the engineer had to stop. The tender struck her and the result was it was derailed, with the engine and three cars. The cars were smashed into kindling wood, and the engine turned bottom up down the steep bank, and was a complete wreck. Engineer John Kafer was found under the wreck horribly mangled and dead. His fireman, Pat Scheffler, was thrown down the bank into the bushes, and came out with only a broken leg. Kafer was considered one of the most careful engineers in the employ of the company and a man liked by all. His home was at Omro, Wis., where his remains were shipped Tuesday night, in charge of two members of the B. of L. E. of which he was a member. [Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 27 Sept. 1894; transcribed by MZ]

George Knapp
ASHLAND, Wis., Sept. 16. -George Knapp, a resident of Saxon, died today at Rinehart's hospital from injuries received the fore part of the week by being kicked by a vicious horse. Knapp's skull was fractured in several places, his nose broken and one eye completely torn out. He was 60 years old and leaves a family. [Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 17 Sept. 1904; transcribed by MZ]

S. Laberty
SAXON, Wis. - S. Laberty died of pneumonia at the hospital at Ashland Monday morning. The body was brought here Tuesday for internment. Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Catholic church. Mr. Laberty was 67 years of age, and a widow and three sons survive him, Sylvester and Noah, of Thompson, and Fred Laberty. [Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 18 Dec. 1915; submitted by MZ]

Frank Lander
Frank Lander died last Saturday of consumption. The Eagles of which the deceased was a member attended the funeral which was held Wednesday from St. Ambrose church, Ironwood. A number of Eagles from Bessemer and elsewhere were in attendance. [Source: Iron County Citizen (Hurley, Iron County, Wis.) Saturday, 18 Apr. 1908 - Sub. by MZ]

Joseph Loriun
HURLEY, Wis., Feb. 6. -The funeral of Joseph Loriun, who died in Ashland last week took place at Hurley. About two weeks ago Mr. Loriun's residence in Hurley burned down and while attempting to save some of his furniture he scratched his leg. He did not heed it and blood poisoning set in which ultimately resulted in his death. The remains were brought to Hurley Sunday night. Mr. Loriun leaves a wife and several children. [Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 7 Feb. 1912- Sub. by MZ]

Mead (child)
Died to Save a Dog
Fort Hurley, Wis., Oct 29 - A young son of Mr. Mead was killed while trying to save a pet dog from being run over by a Wisconsin Central train. [Little Falls Weekly Transcript. (Little Falls, Morrison Co., Minn.), 01 Nov. 1895]

Henry Patterson
Henry Patterson, a town charge, died last Monday night in Gus Kivinien's saloon. He fell asleep in a chair and when the bartender tried to wake him found he was dead. Mr. Patterson had suffered a long time from the Dropsy. He was buried in the local cemetery. [Source: Iron County Citizen (Hurley, Iron County, Wis.) Saturday, 1 Dec. 1906 - Sub. by MZ]

Pauline Paul
(19 Sept. 1866 -8 May 1905)
"Thou art gone to the grave —but we will not deplore thee, Though sorrow and darkness encompass the tomb? The Saviour has passed through its portals before thee, And the lamp of His love is the guide through the gloom.”
DIED: Mrs. Reinhold Paul, age 38 years, 7 months and 19 days, at her home on Iron street, at 3 o'clock a. m. Monday, May 8, 1905, of lagrippe.
After an illness of about three weeks Mrs. Paul died at her home, surrounded by her family and friends, last Monday morning at three o'clock. In her death society loses a beloved member, the husband a kind and devoted wife and the children their best friend and guide on earth.
In every social gathering that Mrs. Paul attended she was the sunshine and life; in her presence all felt an equality in life that should prevail everywhere. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the members of which may well lament the loss of one of the "Fairest among thousands".
The history of her life is as follows: Pauline Duffy was born the daughter of Michael and Pauline Duffy, in the city of Wausau, Marathon county, Wisconsin, September 19th, 1866, and died at Hurley, Wisconsin, May 8th, 1905, aged 38 years, 7 months and 19 days. The years of her childhood and girlhood were passed near the scenes of her birth and there she grew to womanhood.
In 1890 she followed her parents and other members of the family to Hurley and three years later, in 1893, she was united in marriage with Mr. Reinhold Paul, who, with one daughter, Irene, aged 11 years survive her. She also leaves of her immediate relatives her mother, Mrs. Pauline Duffy; five sisters, Mrs. John Gibbons, Mrs. A. R. McDonald, Mrs. Geo. B. Scott, Miss Mabel Duffy; Miss Myrtle Duffy, all of Hurley, and three brothers,—Charles, of Ballard, Washington; Frank, of Hurley, and Edward, of Anaconda, Montana.
The funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev, Erickson of the Presbyterian church Wednesday evening and was attended by a large number of people, after which the remains were taken to the Northwestern depot where a special car was in waiting to convey the funeral party to Wausau. The pall bearers were Messrs. Clark, VanStratum, Lambrix, Hand, Voigt and Slender, members of the the Hurley Lodge of Masons. Representatives of the Ironwood O. E. S., of which deceased was a member, also accompanied the party.
At Wausau they were met by Marathon Chapter O. E. S. No. 123 and escorted to the First Presbyterian church where services were held. The interment was at Pine Grove cemetery.
Those who attended the funeral at Wausau besides the O. E. S. of that city were the Ironwood Eastern Star escort, R. Paul and children Irene and George; Mrs. P. Duffy, Mrs. George Scott, Misses Mabel and Myrtle Duffy, and Frank Duffy, of Hurley; Mrs. A. R. McDonald and daughter Myrtle, Henry McDonald, J. Nissenbaum, Mr. and Mrs. Haase and Mr. Bisbee, of Merrill; Miss Minnie Wilmert and Aug. Kopplin, of Blue Earth, Minn.; Mrs. John Mohr, of La Crosse; Fred, and August Paul of Edgar. [Source: Iron County Citizen (Hurley, Iron County, Wis.) Saturday, 13 May 1905 - Sub. by MZ]

R. Ramsey
Hurley, Wis. - R. Ramsey, Superior, Wis., burned to death when fire destroyed Hurley HOtel.  $25,000 loss.  [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 19 July 1912]

Mrs. James W. Rowe
The funeral of the late Mrs. James W. Rowe, formerly of Osceola, whose death occurred yesterday at Hurley, Wis., will be held Sunday afternoon, leaving the home of Capt. James Rowe at 1:30 o'clock.  Services will be held at the Osceola M.E. church and will be in charge of Rev. Isaac Wilcox, with interment at Lake View.  [The Calumet News. (Calumet, Mich.), 06 Oct. 1911]

Shelky (child)
HURLEY - The four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Shelky died Wednesday of diphtheria after a short illness. [Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 18 Dec. 1915; submitted by MZ]

Magdalene Sullivan
(9 June 1914 -17 Jan. 1978)
Mrs. Joseph (Magdalene) Sullivan, 63, Iron Belt, died at 1:57 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital; admitted Saturday. *** Note: Her date of birth is from the Social Security Death Index. [Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Wednesday, 18 Jan. 1978 - transcribed by MZ]

Edward Sybeldon
Funeral services for Edward Sybeldon, who died at his home at Abbotsford Thursday after an illness of rheumatism and heart trouble, were held at St. Bernard's Catholic church at Abbotsford Monday morning, Rev. John Novak officiating, and internment was made in the Abbotsford cemetery.
The deceased was born in Dunkirk, N.Y., April 30, 1868, and was married at Bessemer, Mich., November 24, 1889, to Miss Pauline Kropidloski. They moved to Abbotsford from Hurley thirty-one years ago. The deceased is survived by his widow, five daughters, Miss Clara Sybeldon of Chippewa Falls, Miss Helen Sybeldon of Chicago, Mrs. Joseph Fischer of Dorchester, Mrs. Richard Montgomery and Mrs. Agnes Lester of Chicago, two sons, Henry Sybeldon of Racine and Edward of Cable, a sister, Mrs. C. C. Hoppa of Stevens Point, four brothers, Steve Sybeldon of Coolin, Idaho, Joseph of Hurley, John Portland of Portland, Ore., and Frank of Hatley and nine grandchildren. [Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 28 Feb. 1935 - transcribed by MZ]

Theodore & Edward Tafelski
Mr. and Mrs. George Tafelski have been sorely afflicted during the past week. Last Sunday Edward, their son, fourteen years of age died from scarlet fever. He was buried Tuesday after noon. On Wednesday, Theodore the oldest child died from the same cause and was buried the following day (30 Jan. 1905). Two of the children are still sick with the fever. Mr. and Mrs. Tafelski have the sympathy of the community in their affliction. [Source: Iron County Citizen (Hurley, Iron County, Wis.) Saturday, 4 Feb. 1905 - Sub. by MZ]

Len Weaver
Len Weaver of Ashland died last Monday following an operation for appendicitis. Mr. Weaver was a prominent Eagle being at one time President of Ashland Aerie, and had done much towards the success of the order at Ashland, Hurley and other places. He instituted the Oriental Degree at Hurley. The funeral was held at Ashland Thursday which was attended by many Eagles from Hurley, Bessemer and other places on the range. The deceased is survived by his wife and two children. A large circle of friends regret his taking away. [Source: Iron County Citizen (Hurley, Iron County, Wis.) Saturday, 18 Apr. 1908; transcribed by MZ]

Elsie L. Williams
HURLEY, Wis., Feb. 1. -News has been received here by the relatives of Mrs. Thomas Williams, nee Elsie Lucia, announcing her death at Silver City, N.M. The remains, accompanied by her husband and little daughter, are expected Monday morning. [Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 2 Feb. 1913 - Sub. by MZ]]


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