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Biography of John H. Smith

John H. Smith, a farmer of Kansasville, is one of the native sons of the County, his birth having occurred in Dover Township, March 14, 1851. His parents, William and Mary (Welsh) Smith, were natives of England and Ireland, respectively, the former born June 17, 1824, and the latter in 1826. They were married in Racine County, but the parents of neither ever came to America. It was in 1842 that William Smith crossed the Atlantic and established his home in Dover Township, Racine County, after remaining for a short time in the east and for a brief period in Milwaukee. On reaching this County he purchased one hundred and twenty acres of land from the government for a dollar and a quarter per acre and upon the farm built a log cabin, after which he began to clear his land of timber, for it was a wooded tract. In 1875 he purchased forty acres more and he continued to reside upon the old homestead and devote his attention to its cultivation up to the time of his death, which occurred in 1898. For twelve years he had survived his wife, who died in 1886. He was well known and well liked and left behind him many warm friends. His wife was a member of the Catholic Church and Mr. Smith gave his political allegiance to the Republican Party. In their family were eight children, of whom Robert, the eldest, a carpenter of Union Grove, died in 1914. Those still living are: Amelia, the wife of William Donald, a retired farmer, living in Union Grove; John H.; Eliza, the...

Wisconsin Gold Star List – Price County

Army Bergeson, Axel Rudolph, 29, Ogema; pvt 161depbrig; U. S.; dd (pneu) Oct 19, ’18. Boyer, Frank, 28, Fifield; WNG; mus 127inf; Chateau Thierry, Fismes, Juvigny, Alsace, Verdun; dw Oct 14, ’18. Bruckbauer, Joseph, Jr., 26, Phillips; pvt 363inf; St. Mihiel, Argonne; kia Sept 26, ’18. Carl, Charles F., 26, Park Falls; pvt 1c1 119mgbn; 2Marne, Juvigny; dd (pneu) Oct 6,’18. Chariton, Frank, 26, m, Butternut; pvt 5prvnlbn engnrs MP; U. S.; dd (pneu) Oct 17, ’18. Dirrigl, Frank, 25, Park Falls; WNG; Mex Bdr; sgt 128inf; dw Aug 31, ’18. Erickson, Arthur E., 26, Spirit; pvt MD 344inf; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 29, ’18. Estheimer, Fred J., 30, Phillips; pvt 311engnrs; overseas; dd (pneu) Nov 11, ’18. Heinrich, Frank Joseph, 24, Phillips; pvt 161depbrig; U. S.; dd (pneu) Oct 8, ’18. Hilgart, Frank, 23, Park Falls ; pvt 343inf; overseas ; dd (pneu) Oct 2, ’18. Hinse, Emil, 24, Brantwood; pvt 64inf; Marabache sec, Puvenelle; dd (tuberc) June 29, ’19. Homenuk, Prokop, 29, Park Falls; pvt 309inf; kia Oct 17, ’18. Hummitsch, Richard A., 22, Phillips ; corp 344inf; overseas ; dd (diph) Nov 19, ’18. Johnson, Emil Stefanos, 22, Ogema; pvt MTC392; overseas; dd (septicemia) Feb 10, ’19. Neilson, Ray S., 20, Kennan; wag 107MP; overseas; dd (tuberc) May 17, ’18. Parker, William E., 21, Park Falls; WNG; pvt 119mgbn; overseas; dd (append) Mch 21,’18. Quarnstrom, Emil N., 24, Ogema; pvt inf Camp Hancock Sept rpldrft; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 10,’18. Rames, Joseph, 25, Phillips; pvt MD 43fa; U. S.; dd (pneu) Dec 2, ’18. Raskie, Frank, 25, Phillips; pvt 330supco QMC; overseas; dd (pneu) Nov 23,’18....

Marshall, Margaret Allen Mrs. – Obituary

Margaret Marshall, 93, affectionately called “Grandma Margaret,” died Aug. 17, 2003, at her daughter’s home in Richland. A celebration of her life and family gathering will be scheduled later. Margaret Nora Marshall was born on Sept. 11, 1909, to Edward and Nora Heath Allen at Bethel, Wis. She was raised most of her life at Park Falls, Wis. Margaret moved to Oregon in 1970. She spent her first four years at Estacada and then moved to Richland. During her life she worked as a caregiver and did so even into her 80s, helping others to be able to stay in their own homes. Her favorite flower was the iris. She enjoyed gardening, the mountains and oil painting. In 1993 when Margaret was 83, she moved in with her daughter Lucille Burk. It was Margaret’s wish to be able to be at home when she died. Her family surrounded her with love and her wish was honored. Survivors include three children, Mary Emrich, Lucille Burk and Robert Palen; 15 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and 25 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eagle Valley Ambulance Service through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543 Halfway, OR 97834. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 29, 2003 Transcribed by: Belva...

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