Polk County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices

Norman Anderson
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 2 Oct. 1902; transcribed by FoFG mz

Osceola, Wis., Sept. 20. – Norman Anderson, the 3-year-old son of M. F. Anderson, residing near Spur Three, was killed Saturday by a rifle, which was left standing by his older brother against the wall, falling down and discharging. The boy was shot through the head and died instantly.

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

1882:  Hon. Henry D. Barron, at St. Croix Falls, January 22d, in his forty-ninth year. Coming to Wisconsin with the double profession of a printer and a lawyer, in 1851, he commenced life as an editor, and was subsequently appointed postmaster at Waukesha. He subsequently located in his legal profession at Pepin, and gradually rose to many positions of honor and trust. Hon. S. S. Fifield has furnished in the ninth volume of the Wisconsin Historical Collections, a fitting memorial of Judge Barron's life, character, and public services

Frederick Kinloch Bartlett
Source: Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

St. Croix Falls, Wis., Dec. 1, ae. 39. Mr. B. was an old resident of the St. Croix Valley. He settled at Stillwater, Minn., some ten years ago, and distinguished himself as a jurist. His eminent abilities and many virtues endeared him to all who knew him, and render his deceased a severe loss to the community in which he lived. Full of hope and enterprise, he had lately entered an extensive undertaking at St. Croix Falls. He was for some time a resident of Milwaukee, and during the winter of 1856-7 he represented that city in the legislature of the state. Mr. B. leaves a wife and two children.

Andrew Fee
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 2 June 1904; transcribed by FoFG mz

Osceola, Wis., June 3. (sic) – Andrew Fee, who settled in this county in 1858, died at his home two miles east of the village, aged 72 years. He served as a private in Co. F, Fourth Wisconsin cavalry, during the Civil war.

George Huyck
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 18 Oct. 1900; transcribed by FoFG mz

Osceola, Wis., Oct. 17. – George Huyck is dead, one man’s skull is crushed and he will die, while two men have severe pistol wounds as the result of a fight in Huyck’s saloon at Clam Falls, Wis. Politics caused the trouble.

Kranz Family
Source: The Iola Register. (Iola, Kan.), August 08, 1879 - Sub. by K.T.

John Kranz of East Farmington, Polk County, Wis., drove into the lake with six children in his wagon to water his horses. The horses becoming frightened ran into deep water, the wagon was upset, and Kranz and five of the children drowned. One boy escaped by swimming. The eldest child was a girl of 17.

Ole Larson
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 29 Nov. 1900; transcribed by FoFG mz 

Osceola, Wis., Nov. 28. – Ole Larson, for the past twenty-three years probate judge of Polk county, died of heart disease at his home here at 7 o’clock this morning. Mr. Larson was born at Christiansand, Norway, in 1841, and came to America when a young man. Mr. Larson was elected county judge of Polk county in 1877 and was re-elected four times without practically any opposition. He was justice of the peace for twelve years. He was chairman of the delegation at the state convention in March, 1896. He was one of the electors at large on the Republican ticket, in 1892. Gov. Upham, recognizing the services which he had done for the party in 1895, appointed him a member of the state board of immigration and his services in this position have been almost invaluable in attracting to the state a large number of desirable settlers.

Edward Mattson
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (18 Oct. 1900) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Osceola, Wis., Oct. 16. – Edward Mattson, who left here a year ago, died at Warduer, Idaho.

John Measner
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, January 10, 1901

Osceola, Wis., Jan. 8. – John Measner of the town of Farmington, aged 60 years.

Mrs. Joseph Shea
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 1 Jan. 1903; transcribed by FoFG mz

Fond du Lac, Wis., Dec. 29. – Mrs. Joseph Shea, one of the earliest settlers of this county, died at Osceola Sunday afternoon of paralysis. She was 65 years of age and is survived by a husband, five sons – William of Eden, John of Chippewa Falls, Mike, James and Joseph of Osceola, and two daughters – Mary Shea and Mrs. Hannah Mack of Forest. The funeral will be held from the residence at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning. Father Downa will officiate.

W. L. Snow
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 27 Aug. 1903; transcribed by FoFG mz

Osceola, Wis., Aug. 27. – W. L. Snow, a prominent farmer of Osceola, died at the home of his brother-in-law, Charles Gibson, in Minneapolis, of appendicitis, aged 40 years.


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