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|SHAWANO COUNTY JOURNAL
Thursday, Feb. 1, 1917
MRS. H. MCCORD IS CALLED HOME DIED YESTERDAY MORNING AT HOME OF DAUGHTER
AT GRAND RAPIDS, MINN.
Mrs. Myron McCord, sister of Mrs. John Winans, died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Florence Gilbert, at Grand Rapids, Minn. The plan is to bring the body here tomorrow, Friday, and to hold the funeral on Saturday P. M. at the Fowler home on Main street, but these plans will be dependent upon whether or not the trains get through. Mrs. McCord is one of the pioneers of this city, a person who in the early days was identified with the growth of the city. Her maiden name was Maria Murray. It was her grandfather who brought the Menominee Indians up from the Lake Poygan country. The Murray family, the one in which this article is most interested, came to Shawano from Huntington, Indiana, in 1863. They came up from New London, all of their world's goods carried on a raft, poled up the river by the Indians. The Jackson house on Main street, the one in which the Fowlers now live, was the original McCord home, and was known as the "McCord house" up until recent years.
Mrs. McCord was 72 years old when she died. She was a devout Methodist and a worker in the church so long as she had her health, but of late years she has been crippled with rheumatism so much so that she was practically helpless. She has four children Prudence, Florence Gilbert, Mary Hayter, and a son, Charles McCord. Her parents are buried here, both her father Lucius and her mother, and there is a brother, Lite, also buried here. He was killed in the Civil War. There is a large number of relatives, grandchildren and others, many of whom are expected to be here for the funeral.
Shawano County Advocate
PASSED AWAY AT THE HOME OF HER DAUGHTER, MRS. GILBERT
Word was received here on Wednesday of last week of the death of a. former resident of Shawano, Mrs. Anna McCord, who made this place her home for nearly sixty years. The deceased was born in Huntington, Ind. about 72 years ago and was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Julius B. Murray who were among the very first settlers in Shawano, and she came here with her parents when ten years of age and made her home here since that time with the exception of about 5 yrs ago when she went to Grand Rapids, Minn. to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Gilbert. She has not been in good health for a year or more, and passed away Wednesday last. The remains reached here Friday morning and the funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the home of Mr. & Mrs. J.J. Fowler, the latter being her niece. Rev. McGreaham preached the funeral services.
Mrs. McCord was well known by all of our earlier settlers, as she was very active when young in the social life of the village in the early days. She was married to Myron McCord and one son and three daughters were born to them, one daughter dying about 30 years ago. Those living are Chas. J. McCord of Merrill, Mrs. W.G. Gilbert of Grand Rapids, Minn., and Mrs. Larsen of Oklahoma. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. John A. Winans, and a number of grand children. Mrs. Gilbert and son Robert, and daughter. Miss Kathryn of Grand Rapids, David Kribs who is attending the university at Minneapolis, Chas. McCord of Merrill, and J. F. Winans of Oshkosh, were here to attend the funeral.
Mrs. McCord had long been a member of the Methodist church and always
took an active interest in the same in the early days. She was well liked
by all who knew her and her many friends regret to learn of her passing
away. The interment was in the Woodlawn cemetery in the family lot.
Thursday, Feb. 8, 1917
Mrs. McCord's funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the old McCord home on Main street, now occupied by the Fowlers. The sermon was preached by Rev. McGreaham. The singers were Mrs. Schneider, Ernest Livermore, Mrs. Wescott, and Ralph Wescott. This quartet sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere", and Ernest Livermore sang a solo, "Today". The pallbearers were H. C. Hayter, John Pulcifer, M. J. Wallrich, F. D. Naber, F. W. Humphrey, and Jesse Brooks. The relatives from other towns were Mrs. Gilbert, Robert Gilbert, and Kathryn Gilbert of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, Chas. McCord of Merrill, and David Kribs of Oklahoma.
SHAWANO COUNTY ADVOCATE
Tuesday, March 13, 1917
DEATH OF PELLA RESIDENT
Mrs. Johanne Charlotte Dorothea Binder, girl's name Prepperman died May 3rd. She was the wife of Herman Binder who died about 10 years ago.
She was born July 31, 1850 at Arminshagen, Germany, and came to America with her parents when she was about 10 years old. April 5th, 1868 she was confirmed by Rev. Dicke and on June 24, 1870 she was married to Herman Binder by the same minister. Her age was 66 years, 8 mos and 3 days.
She leaves 3 sons, Willie, Herman and Louie Binder, and 3 daughters,
Mrs. Augusta Zernike, Mrs. Emma Genskow and Mrs. Louise Wolf, also 10 grandchildren.
She was buried March 6th from the Lutheran church.
Pella Item in Marion Advertiser.
Thursday, April 26, 1917
LOUIS MEINHARDT DIES AT NEW LONDON AFTER HEROIC STRUGGLE
Louis Meinhardt, a young man who lived near Pella, died unexpectedly
at New London last week. He was on his way to Racine where he had a position
waiting for him. A consultation of New London and Oshkosh doctors was held
over his case, but nothing could be done to save him. He was 28 years old,
unmarried and a man highly respected by all who knew him. He leaves to
mourn his loss a father. 2 sisters, Emma and Edith. two half-sisters. Martha
and Anna. and four brothers. John. Martin, Robert and Edwin. He was a member
of the Lutheran church. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev.