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Lincoln County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices

Emma A. Bradley
Mrs. Emma A. Bradley, wife of William H. Bradley, the millionaire lumberman of Tomahawk, died at her home in Milwaukee of pneumonia. [Watertown republican. (Watertown, Wis.), 29 Nov. 1902, tr by KT]

Peter B. Champagne
Hon. Peter B. Champagne, of Merrill, died at his home, in that city, July 1st. Mr. Champagne was 45 years of age, has resided in Wisconsin twenty-eight years and at Merrill sixteen years. He was a member of Assembly at the session of 1883. He was highly respected by all who knew him. [Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 9 July 1891; tr. by MZ]

Harris A. George
Harris A. George, a freight brakeman on the Soo road, fell between the cars and was killed at Heafford Junction. His home was at 2615 Fourth street northeast Minneapolis. He leaves a wife and child. [New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) Aug. 24, 1892, page 6, tr by KT]

Timothy Gillette
Death Here: Timothy Gillette, 29, Tomahawk, died at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital; admitted June 15. [Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 23 June 1988; tr. by MZ]

Mrs. Harry H. Hamlin
A Sudden Summons
The community was shocked on Thursday morning to learn that Mrs. H. H. Hamlin had passed away at her home in this city, at 7:30 o'clock the previous night, as but few knew that she had been ill. Mrs. Hamlin was taken sick with indigestion Friday, Jan. 24, and for a few days the pain at times was very severe. On Wednesday the pain left her, her pulse was normal, and she was feeling quite like her usual self. She partook of supper at the table, in company with husband, after which she lay down upon the bed. Her husband sat in the opposite room and visited with her awhile and then began to read. In a short time he noticed that she was breathing un-naturally, and hurrying to her room found her dying. The deceased was born in Maine, in 1843, and in 1850 she moved with parents to Columbia county, Wisconsin. In the year of 1851 Mr. Hamlin moved with his parents to the same place, the farms of the two families adjoining one another. In 1872, she was united in marriage to Harry H. Hamlin, at Fall River, Wis., where they lived for two years, when they came to Iowa. In 1883, they came to Nashua, where she lived until her death. Her death is mourned by a husband and one son, Clyde, who resides at Lanesboro, Minn.
The deceased was well known in this community, and was regarded as a good, well meaning woman. As a wife and mother, she was faithful, loving and true. She was a devout member of the M. E. church ever since she was a little girl, and an active member of the W. R. C. The funeral was held at the M. E. church, Saturday, at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Smith conducting the services, but owing to his not being well, Rev. Sinden accompanied the remains to Oak Hill Cemetery and performed the final services at the grave. [The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa, Published February 06, 1908, transcribed by CD]

Mrs. F. Hankwitz
Merrill, Wis., June 3. – Mrs. F. Hankwitz died of heart disease. She was 55 years of age and is survived by her husband, one son and three daughters. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 2 June 1904; tr. by FoFG mz]

Mrs. W. T. King
Merrill, Wis., April 23. – Mrs. W. T. King, one of the best known and highly respected ladies in Merrill, died at 4 o’clock this morning of nervous dyspepsia. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 25 Apr. 1901; tr. by FoFG mz]

Ruth N. Koblitz
Ruth N. Koblitz, age 79, of Merrill, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Woodland Court Elder Services, Merrill, under the care of her family, hospice, and the Woodland Court staff. Ruth was born February 11, 1935, in Stanley, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Harry and Lillian (Lein) Manley. She married James A. Koblitz on December 21, 1963. He preceded her in death on August 5, 2011. Ruth graduated from high school in Eau Claire and later graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. She spent a total of 38 years as an elementary school teacher. From 1992 until 2007, she was a substitute teacher with the Merrill Area Public Schools. After retirement, Ruth enjoyed traveling with her husband, and doing 'crafts'. Volunteering her time was very important to Ruth. She was a member of the 'Red Hat Club', served as a docent at the Merrill Historical Museum and also helped coordinate their annual Ice Cream Social. Ruth would assist the Salvation Army as a bell ringer during the Christmas season. She was a former Girl Scout leader. For five years Ruth taught church summer school. She worked at the Merrill Food Pantry, and assisted with the Merrill Flower Beds project. Ruth would read for the Merrill Head Start Project. She was a member of both the Retired Teacher Association, and the Merrill Artist Association. Survivors include three sons, Tom (Kay) Koblitz, and Peter (Renae) Koblitz, both of Merrill, and Daniel Koblitz, Virginia Beach, Virginia, currently attending Regent University; one grandson, Alex; five step grandchildren, Bryan, Kyle, Hayley, Missi, and Tony; and a sister in law, Gloria Manley, Oswego, Illinois. Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Jim Koblitz, and also by her brother, John Manley. The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 20, 2014, at St. Stephens United Church of Christ, Merr ill. Pastor Missy Holdorf will officiate. Burial will take place later this spring in Merrill Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, and after 10:00 A.M. Thursday at the church. [Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau, WI) - Tuesday, March 18, 2014; tr. by JD]

Louis B. Lacount
Merrill, Wis., May 26. – Dr. Louis B. Lacount died at his home in this city yesterday. His death was hastened by a fall April 10. He was born February 18, 1843, at Manitowoc, Wis. In June, 1861, he enlisted for three years in Co. A. Fifth Wisconsin infantry. He was a member of the light brigade and fought at Golden’s Farm, at Malvern Hill, Antietum and Fredricksburg. At Chancellorville he was struck below the knee by a minie ball, which carried away the bone. He leaves a wife and one daughter. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 21 May 1903; tr. by FoFG mz]

Myron H. McCord
The dailies announce the death of Hon. Myron McCord, of Phoenix, Arizona, which occurred last Monday, cause of death Bright’s disease. Mr. McCord was a resident of Merrill for many years and had hosts of friends all through this part of the state. [Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 30 Apr. 1908; transcribed by MZ, *** Note: Mr. McCord’s date of birth, which is Nov. 1849 is from the 1900 U.S. Federal Census, District 2, Maricopa County, Arizona Territory]

Emma Morn
Mrs. Emma Morn of Tomahawk died at her home in that city Sunday evening.  She has two sisters in Grand Rapids who mourn her departure.  They are Mrs. Lucien Berard and Mrs. Mike McDonald. [Wood County Reporter. (Grand Rapids [i.e. Wisconsin Rapids], Wis.), 26 May 1910]

August Priebe
Merrill, Wis., July 29. – August Priebe was found dead on Grand avenue yesterday. He was a member of the Merrill Maennerchor and took part in the Saengerfest. He left home when the concert was over and was evidently taken ill and sat on the sidewalk and died. The cause of death was paralysis of the heart. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 31 July 1902; tr. by FoFG mz]

C. A. Radcliff
Merrill, Wis., April 3. – The remains of C. A. Radcliff, manager of the Anson-Hixon Sash and Door company, who died suddenly Friday of ? trouble, were taken to Milwaukee for burial. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (6 Apr. 1899) tr. by FoFG MZ]

Augusta Runge
Mrs. A. J. Runge passed away at her home in this city Saturday morning after  an illness of several months. About a year ago, Mrs. Runge became a victim to the dreaded disease, consumption, and she faded daily until death came to relieve her of her sufferings, Saturday morning, about 6:30 o'clock. Augusta Salzmann was born Aug. 27, 1861, and was united in marriage Jan. 16, 1883, at Tigerton, Wis., to Mr. A. J. Runge. Twenty-three years of her married life were spent at Merrill, Wis., and in April, 1906, she moved to Nashua. A husband, two sons and two daughters, one brother and one sister mourn her death. Her family were all with her when she died, excepting on son, who is at Los Angeles, Cal. One child, a mother, father and five sisters have preceded her to the other shore. Although the deceased had lived in this community but a short time she had made many warm friends, and was held in highest esteem by those who know her. She was a mother who devoted her life to the interests of her family, and her place in the home can never be filled. The funeral was held at the German Lutheran church at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the remains were laid to rest in Greenwood cemetery. [The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa, February 06, 1908, tr. by CD]

Shane A. Schmidt
MERRILL - Services for Shane A. Schmidt, 25, Marshfield, who died Monday as the result of an automobile accident, were Wednesday at Schram-Waid Funeral Home, Merrill. Burial was in Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton, Ind. He was a machinist at Marshfield Machine Shop. Survivors include three sons, Jeremy, Austin and Shawn, all at home; his parents, Gerald and Linda Schmidt of Michigan City; one sister, Shammy Schmidt of Michigan City; and his grand-parents, Arthur and Phyllis Schmidt and Leonard Gruneberg, all of Merrill. [Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 19 Aug. 1993; tr. by MZ]

Walter A. Scott
Merrill, Wis., Aug. 13. – The remains of the late Walter A. Scott, who was murdered in Chicago last Saturday, arrived in the city yesterday morning, accompanied by Mrs. Scott and son, relatives and friends. The funeral was held from the Scott Memorial Church in the afternoon, under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity, Rev. H. A. Talbot of Depere and Rev. E. W. Mager of this city officiating. The flags on public buildings were at half mast. A special train on the St. Paul road brought a great many friends of the deceased from abroad. The floral offerings were the greatest ever seen here. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 14 Aug. 1902; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Cinthia E. Willard
Merrill, Wis., Jan. 13. – Mrs. Cinthia E. Willard of this city died at the home of her only son, Dr. L. M. Willard, at Wausau, where she had recently gone to visit. Mrs. Willard was 54 years of age and had been a resident of Merrill for nearly twenty-nine years, having moved here from Neenah in 1874. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee Wis.) Thursday, 15 Jan. 1903; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Ambrose H. Woodworth
Tomahawk Postmaster Dead - Ambrose H. Woodworth Passes Away After Brief Illness
Tomahawk, Wis., Aug 12 - Ambrose H. Woodworth, post-master of Tomahawk, died this morning after an illness of ten days with Bright's disease, an ailment with which he was afflicted for many years.  He was the first city attorney of Tomahawk and a pioneer of the city.  He was serving a second term as postmaster.  Burial will take place at Oshkosh near where the deceased was born 58 years ago.  Mr. Woodworth was a member of the Masonic order.  [Weekly Watertown leader. (Watertown, Jefferson County, Wis.), 14 Aug. 1908, tr by KT]



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