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St. Croix County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices 

Barney Alguire
HUDSON, Wis., Nov. 9. –  Another well known citizen of St. Croix county who passed away this week is Barney Alguire, of this city. He was a pioneer with a wide circle of friends. Mr. Alguire leaves a wife and five children, who are: Mrs. H. W. Gibbs, of Grand Forks, N.D.; Mrs. Irene Kelly, of Hudson; Ethel and Phern Alguire, of Gladstone, N.D., and Sena Alguire, who lives at home. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 10 Nov. 1906; transcribed by MZ]

Amasa Andrews
1880 - Amasa Andrews died at Hudson, where twenty-seven years before he erected the first framed house, August 17th, in the ninetieth year of his age. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 467; tr. by LaDena Livingston]

John Bronti
HUDSON - Recently the death of John Bronti was announced to have occurred at Roseburg, Oregon. His wife telegraphed the sheriff, who replied that Bronti was alive and well at Comstock. [Source: The Minneapolis Journal., February 7, 1901, Page 9; Sub By KT]

John H. Craig
1880 - John H. Craig died at Prescott, near the close of August, in his sixty-third year. He was an old settler in the St. Croix valley, having located at Point Douglas in 1849. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 467; tr. by LaDena Livingston]

Dr. E.B. Crommett
Sudden Richmond, Wis., April 22 - Dr. E.B. Crommett, a prominent physician, Mason Odd Fellow and pioneer of St. Croix county, died suddenly yesterday of heart failure at his home at Star Prairie, Wis.  [The Bemidji Pioneer. (Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minn.), 26 April 1900]

Guy W. Dailey
Hudson, Wis., Jan. 3. – Guy W. Dailey, one of the well-known popular pioneer farmers of Hudson prairie, died yesterday at his residence of general debility, after an illness of several weeks, aged 75 years. The funeral will take place from the residence at 2 o’clock Wednesday. [Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, Minn.) Tuesday, 3 Jan. 1899; tr. by MZ]

Roy N. Densmore
New Richmond, Wis., Nov. 27. – Roy N. Densmore, aged about 19, a well-known young man of this city, died this morning from typhoid fever. [Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, Minn.) Wednesday, 27 Nov. 1895; tr. by MZ]

Mrs. W. H. Ellas
New Richond, Wis., May 21. – Mrs. W. H. Ellas, one of the pioneers of New Richmond, died last evening of softening of the brain. She was 64 years old, born in Delaware, N.Y. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, WI) Thursday, 23 May 1901; tr. by MZ]

Janet Fanning
The funeral of Mrs. George Fanning, 39 years old, who died at her home in Grace township, will be held Sunday afternoon at her former home in Hudson, Wis. The remains were shipped to Hudson Tuesday, following short services held at the home of Rev. Walker Pugh of Larimore. Deceased was formerly Miss Janet Scott, who taught in many of the schools of Grand Forks county for a number of years. She is survived by her husband and three sons. The husband and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Fanning, accompanied the remains to Hudson. [Source: Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Thursday, 27 Jan. 1916; tr. by MZ]

A man named Goodness was run over by a freight train at Glenwood, a station two miles west of Downing. He died of his injuries. [New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN)  Aug. 10, 1892; Sub by RL]

Wellington Gregory
Wellington Gregory, well known throughout the county, died at Alpine last Monday, aged 79. He was a native of England, and before coming to San Diego county had lived in Hudson, Wis. His death was the result of long years of suffering from the effects of poison oak. [Source: San Diego Union (Thursday, 6 Dec. 1894) transcribed by MZ]

R. A. Guy
R. A. Guy Passes Away at New Richmond, Aged 75
New Richmond, Wis., Dec. 29 (Special) R. A. Guy, aged 75, one of the oldest and most prominent men in this county, died this morning. He was a member of the G.A.R., a Mason and an Odd Fellow. The Odd Fellows will have charge of the funeral. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (29 Dec. 1898) submitted by Diana Heser Morse]

Theresa Heinfurter
HUDSON, Wis., Oct. 27. – Miss Theresa Heinfurter, aged 97 years, died yesterday at the home of her nephew M. Goldberg, a Hudson merchant. Miss Heinfurter is said to have been the oldest spinster in America. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, 28 Oct. 1908; tr. by MZ]

Dennis Hines
Hudson, Wis. - Dennis Hines, well-known in and about St. Croix County, died at Oshkosh recently, at the age of 63 years.  The remains were brought to Hudson for interment, services being held at St. Patrick's church, Father Hopdegard of River Falls officiating.  [The Irish Standard. (Minneapolis, Minn. ;), 06 May 1911]

Paul Hull
HUDSON, Wis., Nov. 9. – All St. Croix county is in mourning over the death of one of its most popular and best known ministers, Rev. Paul Hull, pastor of the M. E. church at Hammond, who passed away at a St. Paul hospital after a short illness. His death came as a great surprise and shock to the people of the county. Rev. Mr. Hull was 41 years of age and was born at Rangeworthy, Glouchestershire, England. He began preaching at the early age of 16, and served one year as a pioneer railroad missionary in Newfoundland, prior to his coming to the United States. He came to western Wisconsin in 1891, since which time he has served congregations at Prairie Farm, Greenwood, Stanley, Shell Lake and Hammond. The late Rev. Mr. Hull was married in 1893 to Miss Lida Hepburn, who survives him. The remains were interred at Greenwood where two children of the deceased pastor were buried some years ago. The Rev. G. W. Campbell, of Hudson, preached the funeral sermon. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 10 Nov. 1906; tr. by MZ]

Samuel Hyslop
HUDSON, Wis., Sept. 6. – Samuel Hyslop, a Mason and well-to-do citizen, died suddenly during the night of heart disease. He retired as usual, feeling well and hearty. His wife, who awoke during the night, was horror stricken to find her husband cold in death. The deceased was 60 years of age, an early settler and was mayor of Hudson for a number of years. [Source: Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Wednesday, 7 Sept. 1892; tr. by MZ]

James Kelly
James Kelly, son of ex-Sheriff Joseph Kelly, of St. Croix county, was drowned while bathing in Bass lake.  [New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN)  August 10, 1892; Sub by RL]

Eleanor Law
New Richmond, Wis., Aug. 31. – Mrs. Eleanor Law is dead. She will be buried on her ninetieth birthday. She came to this county from New York in 1845 and has never since been outside of St. Croix county. She was the fourth white woman settler in Wisconsin north of St. Joe. [Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, Minn.) Monday, 31 Aug. 1896; tr. by MZ]

Daniel Lewis
HUDSON, Nov. 1. – Daniel Lewis, one of the most substantial and best-known farmers of St. Joseph, this county, died Sunday night from the effects of a surgical operation performed in the forenoon to remove a cancerous tumor from his neck. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Friday, 4 Nov. 1887; tr. by MZ]

Mrs. Alex Ross
Hudson, Wis., Oct. 16. – Mrs. Ross, wife of Judge Alex Ross, died of peritonitis. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (18 Oct. 1900) tr. by MZ]

Israel Shrimski
HUDSON, Wis., Aug. 22. – Israel Shrimski, one of the foremost citizens and business men of Hudson, died Saturday evening in Chicago, where he was taken about two months ago for medical treatment. His family was with him, and the burial will probably be in Chicago. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Friday, 26 Aug. 1887; tr. by MZ]

Army Spec. Benjamin A. Smith
Age 21, Hudson, Wisconsin; near Baghdad
A Wisconsin soldier was killed in Iraq when a bomb exploded near his Humvee, the Pentagon said Friday. Spc. Benjamin A. Smith, 21, of Hudson, was killed Wednesday near Baghdad. Also killed in the explosion were Pfc. Tyler R. MacKenzie, 20, of Evans, Colo., and Spc. Joshua J. Munger, 22, of Maysville, Missouri. All three were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Smith joined the Army in 2003. He wasn't married. Lenore Smith said her son e-mailed his older brother Tuesday, after news of earlier deaths, to reassure the family he had not been hurt, The Leaf-Chronicle of Clarksville, Tennessee, reported. "He lived life large and loved new adventures," she said in a telephone interview from Hudson with The Leaf-Chronicle. Smith enlisted in the Army after graduating from high school. "We are very proud of him and the life path he chose," she said. Army officials said memorial services for the soldiers will be held in Iraq. [Source: Capital Times (Madison Wis.) 5 Nov. 2005; submitted by Desiree Rodcay]

Henry P. Svendsen
Hudson, Wis., Sept. 14. – Henry P. Svendsen, president of the Central Lumber company at Hudson and owner of large timber interests in the West, died of diphtheria at Spokane, Wash. He and his family left Hudson last Thursday for Spokane after a month’s visit in this city. [Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Wednesday, 14 Sept. 1910; tr. by MZ]

Thomas Tanney
Hudson, Wis. - Thomas Tanney, one of the pioneers of St. Croix County, died at his home in the town of Troy on Saturday, Feb 12, at the age of 82 years.  The immediate cause of his death was pneumonia.  He was born in Ireland, coming to Hudson at once on his arrival in America.  In his long career he has been a valuable citizen with many friends.  The funeral took place on Monday morning in this city, Fr. Barney, performing the services.  He leaves one son, Mr. Tanney, engaged in business at New Richmond, and six daughters, Mesdames John and Michael Lynch of New Richmond, James Ryan and W. cAsey of Troy, L. Casey of St. Paul and P. Lofgren of Canada.  [The Irish Standard. (Minneapolis, Minn. ;), 26 Feb. 1910, Sub by KT]

A. L. & Wife Tilseth
Hudson, Wis.— Bodies of A. L. Tilseth and wife found in the St. Croix river. Fell through ice while skating. [Source: The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), December 10, 1912 - Sub. by K.T.]

Allen H. Weld
1882: Prof. Allen H. Weld, at Troy, near River Falls, Oct. 18th, at the age of seventy-three years. He was born at Braintree, Vt., Sept. 7th, 1809. After spending two years in Dartmouth College, he went to Yale College, graduating with honor in 1834, and after spending two years in Andover Theological Seminary, and one in teaching in Phillips Academy, he became principal of North Yarmouth Classical Academy, in 1837, where he remained eleven years. It was during 1837, he prepared his useful textbook upon the science of language. In 1839, he was chosen a member of the board of overseers of Bowdoin College. He spent a year giving instruction in Boston, and then removed to Cumberland, Md., where he successfully conducted an academy for six years. At West Lebanon, Vt., he established in 1855, a female seminary, and conducted it for three years, when, in 1858, he migrated to Wisconsin, engaging in farming, and serving as superintendent of schools of St. Croix County, filling many local offices of trust, and serving also as a regent of the board of normal schools. He had much to do in securing the location of the normal school at River Falls. He was a man of enlarged views, a fine scholar and exercised much tact, and met with much success as a teacher. [Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Tr. by: Heather A. Turner]

Moses W. Wilson
Moses W. Wilson, register of deeds for St. Croix county, died very suddenly at Hudson, Wis., Tuesday night, of neuralgia of the heart.  He leaves a widow and five adult children.  [Bismarck Weekly Tribune. (Bismarck, Dakota [N.D.]), 28 June 1889]

Floyd Wright
Floyd Wright, former theological student, jumped from second story window St. Croix County Asylum, Wis. Wandered. Froze to death.  [Source: The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 23, 1912]


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