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Obituaries for surnames beginning with the letter "T"
The following obituaries have been typed and added to the website.  More will be added as they are typed:



TANGWALL, Algot A.
TARBOX, Reuben L.
THOMSEN, Peter
TREAT, John
TYNEN, James
TYRRELL, Mrs. T.



TANGWALL, Algot A.

Algot August Tangwall, son of August and Maria Tangwall, was born in Ostergotland, Sweden on August 27, 1882 and came to America with his parents in 1893.

They settled in the State of Nebraska and remained there until 1906 when they came to Wisconsin, and have resided here since.

In 1946 he was united in marriage to Florence Blowers and to this union three children were born.

His wife passed away in August, 1920.

In October, 1921, he was united in marriage to Leola De Voe and to this union two children were born.

Mr. Tangwall has been in failing health for the past three years and passed away on Sunday, May 16 at the Shell Lake hospital at the age of 71 years, 8 months and 19 days.

He is survived by five children; Algot Jr., and Dewey of Haugen; Mrs. May Anfang of St. Paul, Minn.; Mrs. Muriel Andrews of Independence, Missouri; Mrs. Esther Kraskey of Rice Lake, Wis.; also one brother, Arvid and one sister, Alma, both of Rice Lake and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 19 at 3 p.m. from Long Lake Lutheran church, Rev. Arneson officiating.  Burial in Nora cemetery at Rice lake.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 27 May 1954, page 8

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TARBOX, Reuben L.

Funeral Services Held for Prominent Shell Lake Businessman

Reuben L. Tarbox, 88, one of Shell Lake's most prominent businessmen from 1911 until his retirement in 1967, died at the Shell Lake Indianhead Memorial Hospital on Sunday, September 21st, (1969).  Funeral services were held at United Methodist Church in Shell Lake, Wednesday, September 24th, with interment in the Shell Lake Cemetery.

Mr. Tarbox had been a resident of Shell Lake since 1911 when he established the Tarbox Hardware in October of that year.

Born in Yorkville, Ill. on May 30, 1881, he spent his early life in Ashland, Wis., where he graduated from Ashland High School.  On February 17, 1909 he married Sarah Dunn at Ashland.  Mrs. Tarbox preceded her husband in death, February 7, 1966.

During his years in Shell Lake, Mr. Tarbox will long be remembered as an avid sports fan, who never missed a high school athletic contest.  In 1951 he was presented with a scroll as the most loyal sports fan of Shell Lake, and in 1959 was awarded a plaque as the "No. 1 Outstanding Sports Fan" by the students and athletes of Shell Lake High School.  He served as president of the Shell Lake State Bank from its beginning in 1934 until his retirement in 1967, was a member of the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce and United Methodist Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Miss Ruth Tarbox of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. John (Jane) Stranberg of Kansas City, Mo.; one son, Marston of South Bend, Ind; two grandsons and one sister, Mrs. O. J. Underwood of Evanston, Ill.

-Source unknown

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THOMSEN, Peter

Peter Thomsen, 73, passed away suddenly at Madison, on Monday, January 13.  Funeral services will be held Friday, January 17, at 2 o'clock from the Plymouth Congregational Church in Madison.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Theodore Snyder, Cottage Grove; Mrs. Larry Gates, Madison; Mrs. Donald Hansen, Napa, California; Mrs. Harold koenig, Wheatland, Iowa; four sons, Donald, Clackanas, Ore.; Paul, Lester and Walter, Madison, and a half brother, Ingwer Fedderson, Spooner.  Mrs. Thomsen, the former Hilda Butenhoff, preceded her husband in death.

The Gunderson Funeral Home at 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, is in charge.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 16 Jan 1964

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TREAT, John

A SAD ACCIDENT

The accidental death of John Treat on the C. S. Ry., on which he was employed as brakeman, last Monday threw a thrall of sorrow over his friends, which means the entire comunity here for John was universally liked.  It is probable that it will never be known just how he happened to get killed, more than to know that he came by his death on the train, supposedly by falling off.  His remains were brought in and taken to Dr. Sayles' hospital, where they were taken charge of by the I. O. O. F. fraternity, of which order he was a member.  He was interred in the cemetery here [Shell Lake] Wednesday.  The funeral was from the M. E. church, under the auspices of the Odd Fellows, and was one of the largest and most representative seen here, which in a measure speaks for the way deceased was esteemed.

He was one of those fellows who was fortunate to have nothing but feelings of good will from all whom he knew.  It is consoling for his friends to think of this and to know that his life here was spent so as to leave nothing but fond remembrances; no apologies need they make for any of his acts; no enemies has he left, and nothing have they to regret for him, only the unfortunate circumstance of his untimely death, which is regretted by us all.  His wife and relatives are entitled to our sympathies as the very nature of his death was almost enough to paralize.

He was in his 27th year; was born in Blue Earth county, Minn.; was one of a family of five children; was married and has a wife and one child surviving him, also his father, one brother Am., and sisters, Mrs. Les. Walker and Miss Bessie.  The shock was hard for the members of his family to bear, but we must all bow to the will of Him who doth all things well.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Register, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 27 Nov 1897, page 8

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TYNEN, James

Mr. James Tynen, father of Michael C., Jerry and John, died at the white House in Spooner, Jan. 27th, after many years of suffering from a complication of diseases.  Mr. Tynen had passed the three score and ten period of life, and goes to his earthly reward full of years well rounded out with the experiences of contentment and adversity.  He was born July 15th, 1814 in Kings county, Ireland, moved to New York state and married Miss Margaret McGr_ken in 1849.  Ten children followed this union, six of whom are living.

Funeral services were conducted from St. Joseph's church in Eau Claire the Sunday following.

Mr. Tynen lived a truly conscientious life.  He boldly stood up for his christian duties and fought with bitterness all the common vices of life.  Our sympahties are extended to sorrowing ones behind in this parental bereavement.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Register, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 03 Feb 1894, page 1

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TYRRELL, Mrs. T.

DIED

At her home here Wednesday last at two p.m., after a long illness, Mrs. T. Tyrrell, aged 28 years.  Her husband and five children, the oldest ten and the youngest one year old, are left to mourn her.  Rev. Leland, of Shell Lake, conducted the funeral rites.  The remains were taken to New Richmond for burial.

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

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