Location: Ashland County WI

Biography of Robert L. Nourse, M. D.

Dr. Robert L. Nourse, a prominent citizen and leading physician of Hailey, was born at Cloverport, Kentucky, September 27, 1864. He descended from English ancestry, and his American progenitors were among the early settlers at Salem and Nashua, Massachusetts. History tells how Rebecca Nourse, a member of his family, was burned at the stake at Salem on a charge of witchcraft, and the story forms one of the darkest and most painful chapters of our American history. One of the sights of Salem is the monument erected to her memory by members of her family of a later generation, and there is no other shrine on the continent at which so many tears have been shed. Dr. Nourse’s father, Charles Augustus Nourse, was born at Salem. He came west to Illinois with his brothers and was married at Ouincy to Miss Frances Bridges, a native of Kentucky, related to the Bullard and Murray families of that state, members of whom, as did some of the Bridges, participated in the war of 1812-14 and the war with Mexico. He died in 1880, at the age of sixty-one; his wife, at the age of forty-one, in 1867. They had nine children, of whom five are living, and so far as possible reared their family in the strict Presbyterian faith, of which they were lifelong adherents. Dr. Robert L. Nourse, their youngest...

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McGinnis, Dellivan – Obituary

Died-In Ashland, Wisconsin, July 13, 1920, Dellivan McGinnis, age 33 years, 6 months and 15 days. Dellivan McGinnis was the son of Mrs. Lillie Cross, of Union. He was born at Milton, Oregon, in 1887. He was married to Miss Rita Wilson, July 30, 1910. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines in May, 1918, and received a discharge March 4, 1919. He died at Ashland, Wisconsin, July 13, 1920. His body accompanied by his wife arrived in Union Tuesday morning, July 20. He is survived by his widow, his mother and step-father, two half-brothers and three half-sisters. Two half-bothers preceded him to the great unknown, one in infancy and one who gave his life for his country overseas. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, July 20, at the Cross residence, sermon by Rev. Cook of the M. E. church, music by the choir. The Elks were in charge of the services at the cemetery, and the body was laid to rest amid flags and bunting and beautiful flowers. Sincere sympathy is extended by many friends to the bereaved family. Contributed by: Larry...

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Wisconsin Gold Star List – Ashland County

ArmyAnderson, Edward, 27, Marengo; WNG; corp 127inf; Alsace, Marne, Juvigny, Verdun; dd (pneu) Dec 16,’18. Anderson, Ray R., 36, Morse; pvt 1cl 309inf ; kia Oct 19, ’18. Boyle, William B., 23, Ashland; pvt 333mgbn; dd (pneu) Sept 28, ’18. Bright, John, 30, Butternut; b Germany; pvt 18inf; kia (sinking of Antilles) Oct 17,’17. Cossette, Edward L., 24, Ashland; WNG; corp 127inf; dw Jy 3,’18. Deleski, Stanley, 25, Ashland; b Poland; pvt 1cl 311inf; kia Oct 20, ’18. Duane, Mark Ira, 22, Mellen; pvt 1cl 121fa; Chery-Chartreuve; kia Aug 5, ’18. Eder, George, 22, Glidden; pvt infrpldrft, Camp Hancock; dd (pneu) Oct 10, ’18. Ellison, Axel, 27, Ashland; pvt 166depbrig; dw (self-inflicted) June 16, ’18. Ericksen, John E., 28, Ashland; pvt 109inf; Haumont; dw Nov 12, ’18. Fitzpatrick, George Ebert, 20, Butternut; SATC UW Army Tng Cmp; dd (pneu) Oct 14,’18. Friske, Robert E., 19, Ashland; pvt 1cl 127inf; Argonne, defsec; kia Oct 5,’18. Gaudur, Edward 0., 23, Ashland; pvt 102inf ; Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel, Verdun front; kia Oct 25,’18. Guinand, Charles A., 23, Ashland; MOTC, Ft. Oglethorpe; Jefferson Barracks, Mo. ; dd (myocard) Mch 9, ’18. Hangard, Harry, 26, Ashland; 6bn rpltngcmp, Camp MacArthur; dd (pneu) Oct 9,’18. Hangard, Martin, 23, Ashland; MD; U. S.; dd (pneu) Oct 24,’18. Hannes, Frank, 24, Glidden; pvt 161depbrig; overseas; dd (dermatitis and arsenical poisoning) Dec 8,’19. Haskins, Mike G., 25,...

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