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The following obituaries have been typed and added to the website.  More will be added as they are typed:



BAIER, Henry F.
BARLOW, Harry E.
BARRETT, Patrick W.
BASS, Warren Eugene Jr.
BATTE, George Albert Sr.
BEARDSLEY, John I.
BEDFORD, Fred Peter
BEERS, Emrilla A.
BICKERSTAFF, Elizabeth O.
BITNEY, Elwin "Pinky"
BIXBY, Robert Ovid
BLACKBURN, Jo.
BLAKE, Catherine A.
BOWN, Frances
BRAND, Frank Royal
BRANDENBURG, Emilia Emma
BRAY, Clarence
BRAY, Frances Mildred

BRAY, Grant
BRAY, Horace
BRAY, Joseph C.
BRAY, Lloyd L.
BRAY, Louella Sophia
BRAY, Marshall Leroy
BRAY, Mary Abbie
BRAY, Myron C.
BRAY, Nellie Josephine
BRAY, Raymond G.
BRAY, Robert Lloyd
BRAY, William Avael
BRISBIN, John Wilson
BROWN, Clara
BROWN, Ida
BROWN, Samuel William
BUCHMAN, Gerald "Gary"
BURDICK, Dr. Ward P.
BURDICK, William C.
BURGETT, Charles L.
BURK, Jacob
BUROW, Alfred Robert
BUSCH, infant
BUTLER, Max
BUXTON, Katherine



BAIER, Henry F.

Henry F. Baier, 83, who had lived in the Spooner-Minong area since 1943 working on construction jobs, died Friday (09 Sep 1983) at Spooner Community Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 29, 1900, at New Ulm, Minn.

Survivors include four daughters, Penny Black and Betty Rabideau, both of Tacoma, Wash., Pearl Polsfuss, St. Paul, and Rotha Huffer, Trego; 12 grand-children; 40 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Edward, Geraldine, Mont., Roman, Chicago, and Felix, Milwaukee and two sisters, Adeline Horner, St. Paul, and Loretta Cloves, Elmwood Park, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, on Sept. 20, 1966, and by two sons.

Services were held Monday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Father Richard Burzynski officiating.  Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Scalzo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

-Transcribed from the Washburn County Register, Shell Lake, Washburn Co., WI, 15 Sep 1983

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BARLOW, Harry E.

Harry E. Barlow, St. Paul, well known here, and who spent many summers at his cottage on east shore of Shell Lake, passed away at his home on December 6 (1935), from a paralytic stroke.  He held the position of chief engineer of the Omaha railroad.  Mr. Barlow is survived by his wife, two daughters, Helen, Chicago, and Betty, two sons, Phillip and Steven all of St. Paul.  He was 54 years old.  Mr. Barlow will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

-Transcribed from the Washburn County Register, Shell Lake, Washburn Co., WI, 19 Dec 1935

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BARRETT, Patrick W.

Patrick W. Barrett, Trego Pioneer, is Called by Death

Patrick William Barrett, 85, pioneer resident of the Trego community, passed away at his home in Trego on Wednesday, Dec. 8, death being caused by pneumonia.

Deceased was born at Erin Prairie, Wis., March 17, 1854, where he grew to manhood and was married to Ella Brownly at New Richmond.  They resided in that community until the spring of 1893, when they moved to Trego, which has been the family home since.  To this union thirteen children were born, seven of whom preceded their father in death.

Mrs. Barrett pased [sic] away on January 18, 1908, deceased continuing to reside on the homstead [sic] in town of Trego which he later developed into a farm.

On January 18, 1912, he was married to Susie Rynes at Shell Lake.  To this union three children were born, one of whom, Mrs. Oscar Swanson, preceded her father in death.

Surviving, besides the widow, are three sons, Paul of Hayward and Donald and Patrick of Trego; also five daughters, Mrs. Oscar Olson, of Cable; Mrs. A. W. Beyl of Lane, Idaho; Mrs. Keith Cronk, of Hayward; Mrs. Leonard  Uttech, of Watertown; and Mrs. Forrest Coleman, of Rice Lake.  Twenty-one grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive, besides three brothers, John and Tone Barrett, of New Richmond, and James Barrett, of Larimore, N. D.; and one sister, Mrs. John Harrington of North Dakota.

Funeral services were held from St. Joseph's Catholic church in Trego on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 8:00 a.m. and interment was made in the Trego cemetery.

The pall-bearers were Paul, Donald and Patrick Barrett, Peter Rynes, Oscar Olson and Forrest Coleman

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Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, Thursday, 14 Dec 1939, page 12

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BASS, Warren Eugene Jr.

Warren Eugene Bass Jr., the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren E. Bass of Springbrook, passed away at the home of his parents on January 23, 1947, at the age of 2 months and 14 days.

Surviving besides the parents are one sister, Kathryn, and the grandparents, Jeff Bass of Earl and Mr. and Mrs. Z. L. Allen of Kansas City, Mo.

Funeral services were held from Roberts Mortuary on Monday, Jan. 25, with Rev. Philpott officiating.  Interment was made in Earl cemetery.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 30 Jan 1947

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BATTE, George Albert Sr.

GEORGE BATTE, SR., DIES AT AGE 63

George Albert Batte, Sr., was born in Superior, August 8, 1904, and lived there until 1946.

On July 20, 1929 he was united in marriage to Lois Field and to thi sunion three children were born.

in 1946 they moved to the town of Beaver Brook, Washburn County, and have resided there since.

For the past 22 years he has been employed as parts manager at Kronlund Motors in Spooner.

He had been in ill health for the past six months and passed away at the Shell Lake hosipital on Sunday, Jan 14, at the age of 63 years.

He is survived by his wife, Lois; three children, Mrs. Robert (Charlotte) Harrell, St. Paul, Minn., James of Seattle, Wash., and Capt. George Batte Jr., in the U. S. Air Force and stationed in Iceland; also nine grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Hughson, Peoria, Ill., Mrs. Edith Klein of Duluth, Minn., Mrs. Florence La Pole and Mrs. Lucretia Boya, both of Superior.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 3:30 p.m. at the Dahl Funeral Home, with Rev. Milton Ford officiating, with burial in the Shell Lake Cemetery. 

Casket bearers were Henry Kronlund, Charles Kronlund, Louis Neste, James Didier, Marvin Schaefer and John Harrington.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 18 Jan 1968, page 7

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BEARDSLEY, John I.

JOHN BEARDSLEY, 84, DIES AT SHELL LAKE

John I. Beardsley, 84, a resident of the area for over 50 years, died Monday at the Shell Lake hospital after a short illness.  he was born Sept. 11, 1863 at Spring Green, and lived in that area until June 10, 1908, when he and Edith Gillette were married at Mazomanie, where they lived until 1914 when they came to Sarona.

They operated their farm at Sarona, and Mr. Beardsley also did carpentry work until they moved to Shell Lake in 1961.  Mr. Beardsley was preceded in death by his wife, who passed away in April 1964.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m. at the Shell Lake Methodist Church, with Rev. Dale Shotts officiating.  Burial will take place Saturday, 1:30 p.m. at the Mazomanie cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Stanley and Mervyn Elliott, Ralph Drake, Roy Humlicek, Howard Johnson and Arthur Arrasmith.  The Blume Funeral Home is in charge.

Mr. Beardsley is survived by five sons:  Clifford, Milan, Ill., Wendell, Stillwater, Minn., John B., Shell Lake, James, Columbus, Ohio, and Carroll, Proctor, Minn.; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; one brother, Roland Beardsley, Chetek; two sisters, Mrs. Edwin (Olive) Batty, Madison, and Mrs. George (Annie) Israel, of Marshfield.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 18 Jan 1968, page 7

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BEDFORD, Fred Peter

Fred Peter Bedford, aged 62, died at his home in the town of Crystal on Sunday, April 28, following an illness of years' duration.

Deceased was born in the state of Connecticut on May 11, 1867, where he spent the early years of his life.  He was united in marriage with Amanda Cloutier in Minneapolis in 1892, where they made their home for eleven years, moving to Washburn county in 1903.  They lived in the town of Trego for a number of years, later moving to the town of Crystal, where death claimed the subject of this sketch.

Ten children were born to this union, two daughters having preceded their father to the grave.  Children who with the widow survive are Albert, Mrs. Ezra Roberts, Lois, Mrs. Geo. Mack, Homer, Theodore, John and Phoebe, all of this community.

Funeral services were held Wednesday forenoon at 9:00 o'clock from St. Frances de Sales Catholic church in this city, interment being made in Calvary cemetery.

The passing of Mr. Bedford is mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends as he was a man respected and liked among associates.  The bereaved family has the sympathy of all during the hours of sorrow.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI., 02 May 1929, page 1

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BEERS, Emrilla A.

DIED

Sept. 18th, 1897, Emrilla A. Beers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Freeman A. Beers, age ten years and eight months, after a long illness which baffled the skill of the attending physician.  A short funeral service was held at the house Sunday afternoon.  The remains were taken to her former home at Orange, Burnett county, for burial Monday.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Register, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 25 Sep 1897, page 1

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BICKERSTAFF, Elizabeth Olive (nee SLEIGHT)

MOURNS DEATH OF A SISTER IN ENGLAND

J. W. Sleight of this city received word the other day of the death of his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Olive Bickerstaff, at Mexborough, England on Monday, May 15.  She was 47 years of age at time of passing.  We extend our condolence to Mr. Sleight and family.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Acvocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI., 15 June 1939, page 5

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BITNEY, Elwin "Pinky"

Elwin "Pinky" BITNEY, Shell Lake, died March 26 (1983) at the Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 74.

He was born in Shell Lake May 28, 1908 to Earl and Florence Wood Bitney and spent his early life here.

He was a member of the U. S. Army from 1943 - 1963 and served in the Korean War.

On Jan. 4, 1952, he was married to Babette Wolf in Zirndorf, Germany.

After retiring from the Armed services, Bitney was employed as a janitor at Shell Lake High School and as a night watchman at the Shell Lake Boat Co.

He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, Shell Lake.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Albert (Theresa) Stouffer, Shell Lake, a granddaughter, Jessie Stouffer; four brothers, Chester of St. Paul; Howard of Clayton, Ford of Hayward, Cal., and W. W. of Shell Lake; and three sisters, Ellen Pinney and Verna Bitney, both of Shell Lake, and Eva Stivers of Hayward, Cal.

Funeral services were held March 30 at Salem Lutheran Church with Rev. Norman Luecke officiating.  Burial was in Shell Lake Veterans Cemetery.

-Transcribed from the Washburn County Register, Shell Lake, Washburn Co., WI, 31 Mar 1983

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BIXBY, Robert Ovid

ROBERT O. BIXBY DIES AT GLENWOOD

Robert Ovid Bixby was born December 25, 1882 to Annie Erickson and Benjamin Bixby at Emerald, and passed away Jan. 8, at the Glenhaven Rest Home, Glenwood City, at the age of 85 years and 14 days.

As a young man he worked with his brother, Emmett, in the logging camps at Gordon.  robert and his brother, Gus, farmed for a number of years in the South Dewey community of rural Shell Lake.  In 1945 they sold their farm and moved to the village of Trego, where Robert was employed at the Trego school as janitor.  They lived there until October 1967, when failing health forced both of them to be hospitalized.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. C. H. (Allie) Morrison, of Glenwood City, Mrs. Harvey (Edith) Warner of Emerald and two brothers, Gus, of Glenhaven Rest Home and Frank of Prentice, and by numerous nieces and nephews.

His parents, two brothers Emmett and Bennett, and an infant sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, Jan. 11 at the Decamp Funeral Home at Glenwood City, with Rev. Kenneth Barnes officiating, soloist was Leon Gavic.  Interment took place at Greenwood Cemetery, Emerald.

Casket bearers were Lawrence Bixby, Ed Hawksford, David Hope, Howard Johnston, Allan Warner and Frank Warner.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 18 Jan 1968, page 7

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BLACKBURN, Jo.

The cold-blooded murder of Jo. Blackburn caused profound sensation and much sorrow in this vicinity [Frog Creek], as Mr. Blackburn was well known and liked here.  Jo. was a man of kind and generous disposition and never let the poor go hungry from his door.  Neighbors acquaintances and all coming in contact, or who had any dealings with him, all bear testimony of his goodness and generosity.  Since his wife's death her grave claimed his special care.  Deceased will always be kindly remembered by those who knew him.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Register, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 23 Oct 1897, page 1

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BLAKE, Catherine A. (nee Wendt)

Mrs. Wm. A. Blake Called by Death

The sad news of the death of Mrs.William A. Blake, 53 well known woman of this city, reached us this Wednesday morning, death having occurred at St. Mary's hospital in Duluth Tuesday night, June 6.  Mrs. Blake had been in failing health for some time.  

Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in this city Friday afternoon, June 9, at 2:00 o'clock, while interment will be made in Superior.

We will publish a complete obituary in the next issue of the Advocate.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, Thursday, 08 Jun 1938, page 1

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Mrs. William A. Blake

Mrs. William A. Blake, whose death we briefly chronicled in our last issue, passed away at St. Mary's hospital, in Duluth, Minn., on Wednesday, June 7.

Catherine A. Wendt was born at Prairie du Chien, Wis., on March 9, 1886
, where she spent the early part of her life, attending the public schools and St. Mary's academy.  The family moved to Superior in 1901, and later to Itasca.

The subject of this sketch was married to William A. Blake at Duluth on October 1, 1908, they settling at Spooner which has been the family home since, with the exception of four years when they resided in Eau Claire.

Failing in health during past months, deceased was taken to St. Mary's hospital on May 30, where death occurred, as above mentioned.

The remains were brought here and funeral services were held from the Methodist church on Friday, June 9, Rev. Penn officiating, and the body was then taken to Superior where interment was made in the family plot in Greenwood cemetery, Rev. Newell of that city conducting the rites at the grave.

Surviving are, besides her husband, her mother, Mrs. Amelia Wendt, and her niece, Mrs. Michael Foley of Marion, Wis.  She also leaves a host of relatives and friends in Sooner, Superior, Eau Claire, Prairie du Chien, Aget Beach Ore., and Long Beach, Calif.

Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Crandall and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Bell of Superior, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Blake of Rice Lake, Mr. and Mrs.  A. W. Blake and sons, Robert, Arthur, Jr., and Bruce of Mankato, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. John Lentz, daughter Lydia and sons Woodrow and Willard, Carl Miller and daughter Malwina, Mr. and Mrs. C. Ness and Emil Blake of Dallas, Wis.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, Thursday, 15 Jun 1938, page 5

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BOWN, Frances (nee Anderson)

Mrs. Clark Bown, aged 68, passed away at her home in the town of Beaver Brook last Friday, Nov. 18, following a lingering illness.

Frances Anderson was born Dec. 20, 1880, at Vermillion, S. D., leaving that place with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Anderson, at the age of three, the family settling at Platte, S.d., where deceased grew to young womanhood.

She was married to George Ester on September 22, 1895, they settling on a farm near Iona, S. D., where they resided thirteen years, then moved to Vermillion, S. D.

Ten years later, in the spring of 1918, the family moved to Wisconsin and settled on a farm in Beaver Brook.  Following the death of her husband on October 13, 1935, she continued to reside in the community and on March 4, 1936, was married to Clark Bown. She lived here for thirty-one years.

Preceding her in death were her first husband and one son, Raymond, and one daughter, Rosetta.

Surviving are the husband, Clark Bown, one so, Ben Ester of Vermillion, S. D., and four daughters, Mrs. Clive Handcock of Vermillion, S. D., Mrs. Ed Snell of Spooner, Mrs. Clifford Ficken, Vermillion, S. D., and Mrs. Melvin Hanson, Missoula, Mont.

Twenty-one grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one step-son, Harry Bown of Spooner, and two step-daughters, Mrs. Viola Sylvester of Spooner and Mrs. Fern Leef of Siren, as well as two brothers and five sisters also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 21, at 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist church, Rev. M. R. Philpott officiating, and interment was made in the Shell Lake cemetery.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, Thursday, 24 Nov 1949, page 5

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BRAND, Frank Royal

Frank Royal Brand, a resident of Shell Lake for the past 50 years and former village president, died Sunday at the Shell Lake hospital after a very brief illness.  He was 86 years of age.

Mr. Brand was born August 4, 1874, at Faribault, Minn., the son of Oliver and Mary Jane Brand.  He attended school, inter graduating from an agricultural course at the University of Minnesota.  he was married to Kathryn Ellen Cromer at Faribault on October 23, 1901.  They came to Shell Lake about 1910, and Mr. Brand operated an implement firm at Shell Lake for many years and was active in municipal and civic affairs. 

Survivors include his wife, and one daughter, Ruth Brand, of Rochester, Minn.  His parents and three brothers preceded him in death.

Masonic funeral services were conducted at the Blume Funeral Home at 11 a.m., Tuesday, January 24.  Pallbearers were William Petz, Walter Ek, John Dahlstrom, Elmer Hawkinson, William Jewell and Frank Graf.  The remains were taken to Fairbault where burial took place at the Maple Lawn cemetery.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 26 Jan 1961, page 8

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BRANDENBURG, Emilia Emma

DIED

Emilia Emma, the six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brandenburg, died Saturday of pneumonia at the home of her parents near Trego.  Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Lutheran church Rev. Julius Bittner officiated.  Interment was in Spooner cemetery.

The Advocate joins the many friends in extending heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved parents in their great sorrow.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 04 Jan 1918, page 1

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BRAY, Clarence

Clarence Bray was born at Dows, Iowa on March 25, 1885 and grew to manhood there.

On May 9, 1909 he was united in marriage to Luella Sophia Hagenson at Dows, Iowa and to this union one daughter, Genevieve, was born.

The family left Dows, Iowa in 1915 and came to Washburn Co. and have resided in the township of Crystal for the past 46 years.

Mr. Bray had been seriously ill for the past four months and passed away at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, MN on Saturday, June 27, at the age of 79 years.

Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Luella, one daughter, Genevieve (Mrs. Elmer Anderson), Earl, one grandson, Robert and one great-granddaughter and one brother, Grant Bray of Spooner, three sisters, Mrs. Lena Kern, Los Angeles, CA, Mrs. Bess Neely, San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Marie Spencer, Marshalltown, Iowa.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 1 at 2 p.m. at Dahl Funeral Home, Rev. Roy Brown of Trego, WI officiated. Burial was in Earl Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Anton Heller, Sam Gilbert, Ray Shoquist, Walter Rasmussen, Carl Johnson and Arthur Buttenhoff.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 02 Jul 1964

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BRAY, Frances Mildred

FRANCES M. BRAY AT AGE 68

Frances Mildred Bray, age 68, a resident of Earl, passed away on Monday, April 21 (1975) at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, Minn.

She was born on June 5, 1906, in the Town of Crystal, Washburn County, and lived in Earl nearly all of her life.

On April 13,1927 she was united marriage to William Bray at Carlton, Minn.

For the past 25 years she has been Post Mistress at Earl. She was a member of the Earl United Church of Christ and Hyacinth Chapter No. 128, Order of Eastern Star in Spooner.

Her husband, two brothers and her parents preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, Ronald of Earl, one daughter, Mrs. Darrell (Ardeane) Summerfield of Hutchinson,, Minn.; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Earl United Church of Christ, Rev. William Stai officiating, with burial in the Earl Cemetery.

Eastern Star services will be held at the Dahl Funeral Home Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 24 Apr 1975, page 8

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BRAY, Grant

RITES THURSDAY FOR GRANT BRAY, AGE 84

Grant Bray, age 84, resident of Goslin Court, Spooner, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, at the Spooner Hospital.

He was born on April 10, 1888, at Dows, IA On Jun 10, 1920 he was united in marriage to Nellie Hageman at Thompson, IA.

They came to the town of Trego in 1923, in 1929 moved to the town of Spooner and in 1970 moved to Goslin Court in Spooner.

He engaged in farming until his retirement.

Mr. Bray was a member of Woodmen of the World and Tri-County Barracks No. 1797 at Stone Lake.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie and one daughter, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Hoppe of Princton, Minn.; also three grandchildren.

Five brothers and five sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday June 1 at 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Rev. Al Eliason officiating and burial in Earl Cemetery.

Military rites will be accorded at the Grave.

Dahl Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 01 Jun 1972

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BRAY, Horace

HORACE BRAY CALLED

Horace Bray, a resident of the Earl community since 1912, passed away at a Rice Lake hospital on Sunday, Jan. 25, at the age of 73 years, 3 months and 27 days.

Horace Bray was born on Sept. 28, 1874 at Waterloo, Iowa, and as a small child moved with his parents to Clarion, Iowa, where he grew to manhood. On May 10, 1897, he was united in marriage to Mary Abbie Vantassel at Hardy, Iowa, and to this union eight children were born. The family lived near Dows, Iowa, until 1912, when they came to Earl and this has been the family home since that time. He had been in failing health for many months and passed way at a Rice Lake hospital as above stated.

Mr. Bray was a loving and devoted husband and father, a helpful and sincere neighbor and friend, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Mr. and Mrs. Bray observed their golden wedding anniversary on May 10, 1947.

He is survived by his widow and eight children, William, Marshall, Raymond and Lloyd of Earl, Myron of Chippewa Falls, Joseph of New Richmond, Mrs. Clarence Mortensen of Lake Elmo, Minn., and Mrs. Gerhart Skerhutt of Portland, Ore. Twenty-four grandchildren, three brothers, William Bray and Clarence Bray of Earl, Grant Bray of Spooner; five sisters, Mrs. Roy Kern of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Betsy Neely of San Francisco, Calif., Mrs. Oscar Johnson of Michigan City, Ind., Mrs. Cora Spears and Mrs. Marie Spencer, both of Marshalltown, Iowa, also survive. Two brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from the Earl Congregational church with Rev. J. P. Pennington officiating. Burial was in the Earl cemetery. Masonic rites were conducted at both the church and cemetery by Spooner Lodge No. 260, Free and Accepted Masons, of which he was a member.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 29 Jan 1948

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BRAY, Joseph C.

Joseph C. Bray, 57, who came from his home in South Bend, Ind., only recently to visit with relatives at Earl, passed away at the Shell Lake hospital on Thursday, July 24, after suffering a paralytic stroke.

Deceased was born April 18, 1889, near Clayton, Wright county, Iowa, the son of Joseph and Alice Bray. He moved to Dows, Iowa, with his parents when a young child. His parents died a few years later, after which he made his home with his brother, William. After securing his education, he taught school in Iowa and Wisconsin for many years.

Surviving are four brothers, William and Horace of Earl, Grant of Spooner, and Clarence; also five sisters, Mrs. Oscar Johnson of Michigan City, Ind., Mrs. Cora Spears and Mrs. Marie Spencer, both of Marshalltown, Iowa, Mrs. Roy Kern of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Bess Neely of San Francisco, Calif. He also leave nieces and nephews and many friends.

Funeral services were held on Monday, July 28, at 2:00 p.m. from the Earl church, Rev. J. P. Pennington officiating, and burial was made in the Earl Cemetery.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 31 Jul 1947

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BRAY, Lloyd L.

Lloyd L. Bray, 80, Earl, died on Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, at Spooner Health System. He was born on Aug. 3, 1918, in Dows, Iowa, to Horace and Mattie (Van Tassel) Bray. He attended Earl State Graded School in Earl. He worked for 33 years at the Hayward State Tree Nursery in Hayward and lived in the Earl area nearly all of his life.He is survived by one son, Harley, Riverside, Calif.; three daughters, Beverly (Frederick) Coley, Walnut, Calif.; Delores (Dewey) Bell, Moreno Valley, Calif.; Barbara Trust, Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and two sisters.The funeral was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at Dahl Funeral Home in Spooner with Pastor Harlow Zellmer officiating. Music was provided by organist Luann Bergman. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the funeral home. Burial was in Earl Cemetery.

- Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 01 Dec 1998

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BRAY, Louella Sophia

Louella Sophia Bray was born at Cylinder Ia. on June 9, 1890 and grew to womanhood there.

On May 9, 1909 she was united in marriage to Clarence Bray at Dows Ia. and to this union, one daughter, Genevieve, was born.

The family left Dows in 1915 and came to Washburn County and have resided in the town of Crystal for the past 46 years.

Mrs. Bray had been in failing health for several years and passed away at the Shell Lake Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 31, 1964 at the age of 74 years.

Her husband, Clarence, preceded her in death on June 27, 1964.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Anderson (Genevieve), Spooner, one grandson, Robert Anderson, one great-grandson, two sisters, Mrs. Grant Bray, Spooner and Mrs. Clarence Myre, Forest City Ia., four brothers, Arthur Hagenson, Percy Hagenson and Elmer Hagenson, all of Thompson, Ia., and Orlo Hagenson, Lake Mills Ia. and many other relatives.

Funeral services were held on Monday, January 4 at 2 p.m. at the Dahl Funeral Home, Rev. Roy S. Brown, Trego, officiated, burial in Earl Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Sam Gilbert, Ray Shoquist, Nalmar Nelson, Carl Johnson, Arthur Buttenhoff.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 07 Jan 1965

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BRAY, Marshall Leroy

MARSHALL BRAY SERVICES HELD

Marshall Leroy Bray was born at Dows, Iowa, on August 21, 1901, and came to the Earl community in 1910 and resided there until 1962 when he entered the employment of the Jerome Industries at Barron, and has been located at Chetek, since.

On November 13, 1931 he was united in marriage to Mary Martha Campbell and to this union two daughters were born.

He had been seriously ill for the past eight months and passed away on Monday, June 24 at the Spooner Memorial Hospital, at the age of 66 years.

His parents and two brothers preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Mrs. Donald Cook (Phyllis) of Summerville, So. Carolina, and Mrs. Darrell Zillmer (Jacqueline) of Embarrass, Minn.; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Gerhart Skerhutt, Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Clarence Mortensen of Oxford, Calif.; three brothers, Raymond and Lloyd of Rural Spooner, and Joseph of New Richmond, and many other relatives.

Funeral services were held on Friday, June 28, at 2 p.m. at the Dahl Funeral Home in Spooner, Rev. Milton Ford officiated, burial was in the Earl Cemetery.

Casket bearers were: William Campbell, Jr., Marvin Bray, Earl Meyers, Richard Lester and Merton Zillmer.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 11 Jul 1968

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BRAY, Mary Abbie

Mary Abbie Bray was born in Webster City, Iowa on 22 May 1875 and grew to womanhood in the state of Iowa.

On 10 May 1897 she was united in marriage to Horace Bray in Vernon Township, Hardy Co., IA and to this union, eight children were born.

The family came to the Earl community in 1912 and have resided there since.

Mrs. Bray had been in failing health for the past year and passed away at the Shell Lake Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the age of 88 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons, William A. and Myron C.

She is survived by six children: Marshall, Raymond and Lloyd, all of Trego; Mrs. Clarence Mortensen, Center City, Minn., Mrs. Gerhardt Skerhutt of Portland Ore., and Joseph of New Richmond, also 25 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Annie Potter of Hardy, Iowa.

The body lay in state at Dahl Funeral Home until Saturday noon, then removed to the Earl Church, where services were held at 2 p.m., Rev. Roy Brown officiated, burial in the family plot in Earl Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Sam Gilbert, Ralph Holt, Larry Holt, Lynn Campbell, Walter McKee and Fran Lunney.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 06 Mar 1964

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BRAY, Myron C.

Myron C. Bray passed away at Chippewa Falls, Jan. 3, after a brief illness.

He was born at Dows, Iowa on March 21, 1904, the son of Horace and Mary Bray.

He moved with his parents to the Earl community in 1912, where he lived until 1946 when he went to Chippewa Falls, where he resided until his death.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Bray, of Earl; four brothers, Marshall in Hawaii, Raymond of Spooner, Lloyd of Earl, and Joseph of New Richmond; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Wava) Mortensen of Center City, Minn., and Mrs. Gerhardt (Geneva) Skerhutt of Portland, Ore.; also many nieces and nephews.

His father and one brother, William, preceded him in death.  The Funeral was held on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. From the Earl Congregational Church, Rev. Roy Brown of Trego officiated, burial in Earl Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Timothy Moore, Ray Shoquist, Clarence Shoquist, Walter Rasmussen, Nalmer Nelson and Walter Butenhoff.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 11 Jan 1962

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BRAY, Nellie Josephine

NELLIE BRAY, 86, DIES AT ELK RIVER

Nellie Josephine Bray, age 86, a resident of Elk River Minn. and a former resident of Spooner, passed away in Elk River on Monday, November 27. She was born on February 5, 1892 in Dows, Ia. On June 10, 1919 she was united in marriage to Grant Bray and they lived in the Spooner area most of their lives. In 1974 she moved to Elk River and had lived there since.

She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Hoppe, of Princeton, Minn.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, Orlo Hagenson of Lake Mills, IA; and one sister, Wernent Myre of Forest City, IA.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Dahl Funeral Home. Rev. Veryl Schubert officiated. Burial was in the Earl Cemetery.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 30 Nov 1978

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BRAY, Raymond G.

Raymond G. Bray, age 87, a resident of Terraceview Living Center, Shell Lake, and a former of the Town of Crystal, died Sunday, April 18, 1993 at Shell Lake.

Raymond G. Bray, was born January 4, 1906 at Dows, Iowa, to Horace and Mary (Van Tassel) Bray. The family moved from Iowa, to the Town of Crystal where they operated a farm when Raymond was in his teens. He and Olive Satter were united in marriage on November 17, 1928 at Austin, Minn. The couple owned and operated a farm in the Town of Crystal until retiring in 1972. In the late 1970's the couple moved to Shell Lake, but kept a small parcel of land in the Town of Crystal known as "Tory Place." After selling their home in Shell Lake in 1985, the couple moved back to Spooner and made their residence within the city. He became a resident of Terraceview Living Center in Shell Lake in July of 1992, due to illness, and continued to reside there until his death.

Those who survive him are his wife, Olive, of Spooner, five sons, Raymond of South Bend, Wash., Marvin, of Spooner, Leonard and Vernon, both of Minneapolis, and Grant, of Ekmond, Okla., three daughters, Rosemary Bruner, of Minneapolis, Betty Collins, of Spooner, and Donna Mae Bray, also of Spooner, 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, one brother, Lloyd Bray, of the Town of Crystal. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, four brothers, a son, Robert, in 1987.

Funeral services are Thursday, April 22 at 11 a.m. at the Dahl Funeral Home, Spooner, with the Rev. Robert Thrasher officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the time of the funeral service on Thursday. Interment will be in the Earl Cemetery, Town of Springbrook.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 22 Apr 1993

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BRAY, Robert Lloyd

Robert Lloyd Bray, age 48, a resident of Superior, passed away at his home on Thursday, March 26.

He was born on February 26, 1939 in the Town of Crystal and lived in the Spooner area until after high school. He served four years in the United States Air Force.

He is survived by his parents, Raymond and Olive Bray, of Shell Lake, five brothers: Raymond, of Wallawalla, Wash., Marvin of Spooner, Leonard of Minneapolis, Vernon of Forest Lake, Minn., and Grant of Junction City, Kansas; three sisters: Rose Mary Bruner, of Minneapolis, Betty Collins of Spooner, and Donna Bray of Shell Lake, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Tuesday at Dahl Funeral Home, the Rev. John Soward officiated. Burial was in the Earl Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday evening at the Dahl Funeral Home.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 02 Apr 1987

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BRAY, William Avael

William Avael Bray was born in Wright county, Iowa, on October 26, 1899. He came to Earl community in 1912, and has resided there since.

On April 13, 1927, he was united in marriage to Frances Wesenberg, and to this union two childre were born.

For the past 18 months William Bray has been in failing health. He passed away at Duluth, Minn. on Friday, January 19, at the age of 51 years, two months and 23 days.

He is survived by his wife and one son, Ronald, and one daughter, Ardene, his mother, Mrs. Horace Bray, five brothers, Marshall, Myron, Raymond, Joseph and Lloyd, two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Mortensen, and Mrs. Geneva Skerhutt.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 23, at 2 p.m., from the Earl Congregational church, Rev. J. P. Pennington officiating, with burial in Earl cemetery. He was a member of Spooner Lodge FAAM, No. 260.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 25 Jan 1951

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BRISBIN, John Wilson

DEATH CLAIMS PIONEER CITIZEN OF COMMUNITY

John W. Brisbin, Resident Here For Forty-Three Years, Passes Beyond

The death of John W. Brisbin, which occurred at his home in this city on Saturday, March 2, at 10:30 p.m., marks the passing of one of the very earliest settlers of this community, a man who watched this section develop from practically a wilderness into its present state.

Deceased came to this locality forty-three years ago, at a time when Spooner was unknown, the settlement then being at the Chandler Crossing, north of this city.  It was through the efforts of men like he that a trail was blazed for later generations and that the community was built up into its present prosperous condition.

John Wilson Brisbin was born on a farm near Chicago, Ill., on October 23, 1855, being therefore 73 years of age at the time of passing.  He spent the early years of his life in Illinois, moving to Iowa with his parents when a youth.  He grew to young manhood there and was married to Francis Bicknese at Greene, Iowa, on March 7, 1877.

They came to this place in 1886, later moving onto a homestead sixteen miles west of Spooner, near what is known as Middle McKenzie Lake, spending a number of years there, and then returned to Spooner to establish a home and have resided here since.

Possessed of a cheery and friendly disposition, deceased was well known throughout the community and enjoyed the good-will of many friends and associates.  During the past number of months he was confined to his home with illness, patiently awaiting the hour when he succumbed to the ravages of his ailment, cancer.

The funeral was held Monday of this week, at 2:00 p.m., from the Roberts Mortuary, Rev. Acker of the M. E. church conducting the last sad rites.  Interment was made in the Spooner cemetery.

Surviving are the widow and one son, Frank, of this city, also two grandchildren.  Two sons and two daughters preceded their father to the grave.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 07 Mar 1929, page 1

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BROWN, Clara

Mrs. Clara Brown wife of Peter Brown passed away Feb. 23rd (1937) at the age of 68 years.  She had been in poor health for a number of years.  Besides her husband she is survived by one son and four daughters, Joseph of Shell Lake; Mrs. Clara Cornelison of Duluth; Mrs. Helen Dukek of Spooner; Mrs. Florence Essick of Omaha and Mrs. Ann Marsh of Shell Lake; also one brother Joseph Tompkins of Minneapolis and one sister, Mrs. E. J. Butler of Hector, Minn., and seven grandchildren.

The funeral was held at St. Joseph's Catholic church, Thursday morning at nine o'clock, Rev. Fr. Rivers officiating.  Interment in Calvary cemetery.  The pallbearers were Ernest DesJardines, Ed. Powers, Oscar Dahlstrom, C. R. Merchant, Max Siis and E. R. Reinhart.

-Transcribed from the Washburn County Register, Shell Lake, Washburn Co., WI, 25 Feb 1937

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BROWN, Ida (Mrs. Guy)

Mrs. Guy (Ida) Brown, formerly of the towns of Spooner and Beaver Brook, passed away at Omaha, Nebraska on Sunday, February 16 (1964).

Funeral services and interment took place at Omaha.

The Browns were employed at Tantalon Farms operated by Mr. and Mrs. Glenn R. Douglas and also farmed for many years in the town of Beaver Brook.  They returned to their former home in Omaha, in October, 1963.

She is survived by her husband, two sons and grandchildren.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, Thursday, 20 Feb 1964, page 7

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BROWN, Samuel William

SAMUEL BROWN, 80, BURIED RECENTLY

Samuel William Brown, age 89, resident of Spooner, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, at the Spooner Community Hospital.

He was born on February 28, 1886 at Manannahx, Minn and came to Spooner in 1908.  He was employed as an engineer by the Northwestern Railroad from 1908 until his retirement in 1948.

He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Enginemen and Firemen and Spooner Lodge No. 260 F.&A.M.

On October 17, 1941 he was united in marriage to Mary C. Blakely at Minneapolis, Minn.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; one sister, Mrs. Lucretia Emerson of Spooner; three nephews and one niece. 

Funeral services were held Friday 10:30, June 20, at Dahl Funeral Home, Rev. Veryl Schubert officated.  Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery at St. Paul, Minn.

Masonic services were held on Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, Thursday, 26 Jun 1978, page 6

(note - any discrepancies in ages and locations are as found in the original newspaper article and have been typed with no corrections made.)

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BUCHMAN, Gerald "Gary" Wayne

Gary Buchman, 35, Dies in Duluth

Gerald (Gary) Wayne Buchman, 35, a resident of Stone Lake, passed away on Friday, February 3, at St. Mary's Hosptial in Duluth, Minn.

He was born on November 15, 1942 at Spooner.  He graduated from Spooner High School in 1960.  Later he served in the U. S. Air Force and was honorably discharged. 

On September 1, 1962 he was united in marriage to Jean Charlotte Bickell at Springbrook.  Since 1966 they have resided at Stone Lake.

He is survived by his wife, Jean; three children, Jack, Daniel and Julia Anne, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Del Buchman of Springbrook; two brothers, Sgt. Terry at Fort Knox, Ky. and Richard of Springbrook; three sisters, Mrs. Donna Salquist of Spooner, Mrs. Nancy Talbot of North Branch, Minn. and Mrs. Linda Campbell of Eau Claire.

Memorial services were held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Springbrook.  Father Richard Nevius officated, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Stone Lake.

Arrangements were by Dahl Funeral Home.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, Thursday, 09 Feb 1978, page 8

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BURDICK, Dr. Ward P.

Services for Dr. Ward P. Burdick, 78, well known summer resident of the long Lake area, who died Thursday, january 19 at his home in Rockford, Ill., after a long illness, were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 21, at the Long- Klontz Funeral Home at Rockford.

Dr. Burdick was a practicing physician at Rockford for many years, and had had a summer home on Long Lake in Washburn County for 45 years, and was well known in the Spooner and Long Lake area.

Officiating at funeral services was a nephew, Rev. Paul Burdick, pastor of Mount Pulaski, Ill., Christian church. 

Dr. Burdick served on the staff of St. Anthony hospital at Rockford for 33 years, retiring in 1949.  He was born August 12, 1882 in Milton Junction, Wis., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Abel C. Burdick, and had lived in Rockford for 47 years, going to that city after graduating from Loyola Medical college, Chicago, Ill.

On June 21, 1923, he married Mae Waffle, who died April 27, 1947.  He married Margaret C. Schleicher, of Rockford, July 7, 1952.

Dr. Burdick was a member of the American Medical Association, and Winnebago County Medical Society, Rockford Masonic Lodge 102, Freeport Consistory, Tebala Shrine and Royal Order of Jesters.

Survivors besides his wife, include three brothers, Fred, Rockford, William G., Lake Worth, Fla., and Sherman, of Long Lake; several nieces and nephews.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 26 Jan 1961, page 8

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BURDICK, William C.

William C. Burdick Answers Summons

William C. Burdick, well known resident of this county for many years, passed away at the home of his sisters in Elgin, Ill., Friday, Nov. 11, at the age of 84 years and two months.  He had been in failing health for some time.

William Clark Burdick was born September 11, 1865, near Woodstock, Ill.  He spent his early life there, moving to Minnesota with his parents when a young man.  During the past 35 years he has resided at Spooner and Lampson, and during the past four months he lived with his sisters, where death's summons reached him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Augusta L. Burdick, on Nov. 23, 1933.

On April 17, 1943, he was married to Carrie B. Feal, who survives as do five sisters, Misses Bertha and Ida Burdick and Mrs. Mabel Downs of Elgin, Ill.; Mrs. Ruth Moger of Barstow, Florida; and Mrs. Rose Clark of Berkley, Mich.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, from the Dahl Funeral Home with Rev. M. R. Philpott of the Methodist church officiating.  Burial was made in the Lampson cemetery with Masonic rites at the grave.  Deceased was a member of Spooner Lodge, F. & A. M. No. 260.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, Thursday, 17 Nov 1949, page 7

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BURGETT, Charles L.

Charles L. Burgett died Tuesday (19 January 1937) night of a paralytic stroke at his home one mile north of Shell Lake.  He was 78 years old.

Deceased is survived by his wife and three stepchildren, and also a brother living in southern Minnesota.

The funeral has been arranged for Friday at two o'clock at the Raas Funeral Home in Shell Lake.  Rev. Lockhart will officiate.  Interment in the Shell Lake cemetery.

-Transcribed from the Washburn County Register, Shell Lake, Washburn Co., WI, 21 Jan 1937

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BURK, Jacob

DIED

At his home here 4th inst., Jacob Burk, aged 70 years.  Deceased was born in Lancaster, Pa., moved to Wisconsin about 40 years ago, lived in St. Croix county about 30 years and in this county 6 years.  He was highly respected wherever known, took a lively interest in local politics, was strong in his convictions of right and wrong, lived on the grand principle of "do as you'd be done by," was a prominent mason and highly revered by members of the order who will conduct his funeral according to their rites.  He leaves a wife and six children all of whom are married save one.  The old gentleman lived to see his children's children growing up and showing promise of living up to the example he always made it a point to set them.  He will be buried at Shell Lake today.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Register, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 07 Oct 1893

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BUROW, Alfred Robert

Alfred R. Burow, a resident of this community for quite a number of years, passed away at his home in the town of Rusk, Burnett county, on February 24, 1929, following a lingering illness.  Deceased was born in this state, Sept. 26, 1880, being therefore 48 years, 4 months and 28 days of age at time of passing.

The funeral was held from the Roberts Mortuary in this city Wednesday afternoon, Rev. A. F. Acker of the M. E. church officiating, and interment made in the Spooner cemetery.  Deceased is survived by his widow and two daughters.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 28 Feb 1929, page 1

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BUSCH, infant

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Busch mourn the loss of their infant daughter, age five weeks.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Register, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 28 Oct 1893, page 1

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BUTLER, Max

Max Butler, age 67, life-time resident of Sawyer county, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning at his home in rural Stone Lake.  He was born October 6, 1900 at Stone Lake.

He is survived by three sons, George, with the U. S. Army in Vietnam, who arrived in Hayward Friday morning, Russell and James, rural Stone Lake; three daughters, Dorothy, Eunice and Regina, rural Stone Lake; two brothers, Frank and Joseph of Hayward; three sisters, Mrs. Ann Green, Iowa City, Iowa, Mrs. Elizabeth Schultz, menomonie, and Lucy Butler, Chicago, Ill.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10 a.m., St. Francis Solanus Church, Rev. Father Kurt, O. F. M., with interment in St. Francis Cemetery.  Recitation of the Rosary was held Friday evening at the Sarah Wade residence, Stone Lake.  The Koerpel Funeral Home of Hayward was in charge of arrangements.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 18 Jan 1968, page 7

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BUXTON, Katherine (nee BECKMAN)

MRS. KATHERINE BUSTON CALLED BY DEATH

Mrs. Katherine Buxton, 73, pioneer resident of this city and beloved neighbors of this community, passed to her eternal rest at the home of her son, Vernon Buxton, at Iron River, Mich., on Sunday, Sept. 18.  News of her passing was received here with regret.

Mrs. Buxton had been in failing health for some time, her condition becoming serious several months ago, death finally exacting its precious toll.  A kind neighbor and friend and a devoted mother has been summonded beyond.

Katherine Beckman was born at Cannon Falls, Minn., Dec. 4, 1865.  She spent the early part of her life in that community, growing to young womanhood, and in 1889 was married to Elson M. Buxton at Shell Lake, Wis.  They came to make their home in Spooner soon after, decease residing here ever since, with the exception of two years which the family spent in Superior.  Her husband passed away in 1921.

Deceased went to Iron River, Mich., in July of this year, to stay at the home of her son, where everything possible was done to insure her comfort during her declining days on earth.

Surviving are two sons, Vernon of Iron River, Mich., and Salem of Kansas City, Mo.  She also leaves three grandchildren and several brothers and sisters.

The remains were brought to this city Monday and funeral services were held from the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Penn officiating.  Interment was made in t he Spooner cemetery.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 22 Sep 1938, page 5

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