Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices
 

Elias A. Calkins
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, Library Assistant; transcribed by FoFG mz

Born in the town of Royalton, Niagara county, N.Y., in 1828. Came to Wisconsin in early boyhood. Died at Chicago, November 24, 1904.


Mary (Folsom) Hayes-Chynoweth (Mrs. T. B.)
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, Library Assistant; transcribed by FoFG mz

Born at Holland, N.Y., October 2, 1825. Came to Wisconsin about 1848. Died at Eden Vale, Cal., July 27, 1905.


Amasa B. Cobb
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, Library Assistant; transcribed by FoFG mz

Born in Crawford county, Ill., September 27, 1823. Came to Wisconsin about 1855. Died at Los Angeles, July 5, 1905.


Samuel W. Eaton
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, Library Assistant; transcribed by FoFG mz

Born at Framingham, Mass., December 25, 1820. Came to Wisconsin in 1846. Died at Newton Highlands, Mass., February 9, 1905.


Mrs. A. W. Farr
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 479; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1881 - Mrs. A. W. Farr died in Chicago, on the 10th of March, at the age of fifty-seven years. Her husband represented the Geneva district in the assembly of 1856. He became quartermaster of Barstow's Cavalry, and was killed by guerilla Quantrell, at the massacre of Baxter Springs, Indian Territory, Oct. 6th, 1863. His widow after the war received a pension.


Joe
Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 490; transcribed by LaDena Livingston

1877 - An aged Menomonee Indian, named Joe, died Jan. 11th, reputed to have been from one hundred and fifteen to one hundred and twenty years old-doubtless his age was largely exaggerated.


Oliver Libby
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, Library Assistant; transcribed by FoFG mz

Born at Parsonfield, Maine, in 1830. Came to Wisconsin about 1860. Died at Portland, Maine, December 26, 1904.


Daniel E. McGinley
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, Library Assistant; transcribed by FoFG mz

Born at Saxonville, Mass., in 1846. Came to Wisconsin in 1851. Died at Athens, Greece, December 11, 1904.


Willard Merrill
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, Library Assistant; transcribed by FoFG mz

Born at Rome, N.Y., January 16, 1831. Came to Wisconsin in 1856. Died at Pasadena, Cal., August 8, 1905.


Richard Mertz
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, Library Assistant; transcribed by FoFG mz

Born at Fulda, Prussia, March 7, 1833. Came to Wisconsin in 1849. Died at Gladstone, Mich., February 27, 1905.


William Augustus Pringle Morris
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1920) page 49; Report of the Executive Committee, Necrology; transcribed by Carolyn Myers

The Honorable William A. P. Morris, who passed away on September 18, 1920, has a record of continuous service for the Society as curator since January, 1885, a period of more than thirty-five years.  Born in 1832, the son of General Jacob Morris, an officer in the American army during the Revolutionary War, and grandson of Lewis Morris, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, Mr. Morris was a representative among us of the most authentically American phases of our history.  His personal service to the cause of history in Wisconsin cannot be appraised in the brief space available in this report.

It is proper to add here that on the occasion of Mr. Morris’ eighty-eighth birthday one of his sons, Mr. Howard Morris of Milwaukee, presented to this Society a valuable collection of 207 volumes on the early English drama, stipulating that the volumes are to be distinguished from other library books by a bookplate showing that the donor presents them as a memorial to William Augustus Pringle Morris.


Halbert E. Paine
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, Library Assistant; transcribed by FoFG mz

Born at Chardon, Ohio, February 4, 1826. Came to Wisconsin in 1857. Died at Washington, D.C., April 15, 1905.


Edwin Phelps
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, Library Assistant; transcribed by FoFG mz

Born at Farmington, Conn., in 1833. Came to Wisconsin in 1855. Died at Oak Park, Ill., May 12, 1905.


Sarah Randall
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner

1882: Mrs. Sarah Randall, mother of the late ex-Governor and Postmaster-General A. W. Randall, and Chief Justice Edwin M. Randall, of Florida, died on May 4th, at the age of eighty-three years.


Arthur L. Sanborn
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1920) page 49; Report of the Executive Committee, Necrology; transcribed by Carolyn Myers
 

Judge A. L. Sanborn, at the time of his death, October 18, 1920, had not been a curator of the Society for the space of two years.  But he had previously filled the office of curator continuously for twenty-five years, from 1893 to 1918, performing services for the Society, the importance of which cannot be overestimated.  It is fitting that he should be memorialized together with the other distinguished jurists, Judge Winslow and Mr. Morris, with whom he served the cause of history so long, so faithfully, and with such signal ability.


Simeon B. Saries
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, Library Assistant; transcribed by FoFG mz

Born at Mechanicsville, N.Y., February 8, 1831. Came to Wisconsin in 1842. Died at Minneapolis, Minn., April 9, 1905.


Isaiah M. Smith
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, Library Assistant; transcribed by FoFG mz

Born near Utica, N.Y., November 23, 1825. Came to Wisconsin in 1840. Died at Topeka, Kan., January 25, 1905.


James Clinton Spencer
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, Library Assistant; transcribed by FoFG mz

Born at Albany, N.Y., about 1829. Came to Wisconsin in 1861. Died at Miami, Fla., February 2, 1905.


Horatio T. Taylor
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, Library Assistant; transcribed by FoFG mz

Born at Batavia, N.Y., June 13, 1827. Came to Wisconsin in 1841. Died at Winnetka, Ill., April 28, 1905.


Samuel Westcott
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, Library Assistant; transcribed by FoFG mz

Born in Croton on the Hudson, Westchester county, N.Y., February 12, 1802. Came to Wisconsin in 1846. Died at Toledo, Iowa, November 9, 1904.


John Bradley Winslow
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1920) page 49; Report of the Executive Committee, Necrology; transcribed by Carolyn Myers
 

John Bradley Winslow, the distinguished Chief Justice of Wisconsin Supreme Court, passed away on the thirteenth day of July, 1920.  Judge Winslow had been a curator of this Society since 1894—a staunch supporter of its activities and a generous giver of his time and talents to the development of its policies.  He contributed to Wisconsin history a notable monograph “The Story of a Great Court,” which is the history of the Supreme Court of this state from 1848 to 1880.



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