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LEAHY
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OBITUARIES

 


Althea A. (Greuenwald) Leahy

Leahy, Althea A. Formerly of 1416A S. 77th St. Passed away on June 3, 1973, at the age of 82 years. Beloved mother of Gladys (Kenneth) Allen, John (Constance) Leahy, and Vernon (Mary) Leahy. Fond sister of Alma Bettner. Further survived by 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services Wed. June 6, at 8:30 a.m. from the Skubal-Slattery Funeral Home, 1500 S. 73rd to Holy Assumption Church at 9:00. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery, Random Lake, Wis. Parish visit Tues. at 8 p.m. In state Tues., after 4 p.m.

(born 22 JUN 1890)

--source unknown
[from the papers of Anne C. (Spellman) Leahy;
courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi]

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Anne Catherine "Annie" (Doyle) Leahy

Mrs. John Leahy Is Laid to Rest After Last Rites

 

Chilton, Wis.--Funeral services for Mrs. John Leahy, nee Catherine Doyle*, were held Friday, a brief service at the A. J. Pfeffer Funeral home being followed by a service at St. Augustine's church here at 9 a.m. The Rev. F. M. McKeough officiated and interment was in St. Augustine's cemetery. [1936]

Pallbearers were Cornelius and Gustave McCole, John Short, Thomas Joyce, Henry Roach, and William Raleigh, all of this city.

The Christian Mothers' Association of St. Augustine's church of which Mrs. Leahy was a member attended the services in a body.

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*The name Anne is written in over Catherine in the surviving copy.

--source unknown, probably a Chilton paper
[from the papers of Anne C. (Spellman) Leahy;
courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi]

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Frances Elizabeth "Bette" (Mullaney) Leahy

Frances "Bette" Leahy, 79, of Rice Lake died Feb. 19 at the Lakeview Medical Center.

Mrs. Leahy was born to Hy and Esther (Lindquist) Mullaney on Nov. 4, 1920 at Superior. She grew up and attended school in Spooner and then attended Superior State Teachers College in Superior. After graduation, Mrs. Leahy taught English and French as a student teacher at the high school in Glidden. On June 21, 1945 she married Justin Leahy, and they moved to Milwaukee so he could earn a doctorate at Marquette University. They moved to Park Falls in 1948 and were both active in community life, and in 1957 they moved to the St. Paul area. Mrs. Leahy worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital until they moved to Rice Lake in 1972, where she worked as an assistant librarian at the UW-Barron County until retiring in 1984. She then became active in the Lakeview Medical Center Auxiliary and had served for 3 years as its president.

She is survived by a daughter, Jeanie Foshay of Chisago City, Minn.; three sons, Thomas of Woodbury, Minn., Patrick of Cameron and Michael of Charlotte, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Leahy’s husband, Justin "Doc" Leahy, died in 1983
.

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Frances Elizabeth "Bette'', age 79 of Rice Lake, WI formerly of the St. Paul, MN area died Saturday, February 19, 2000 at the Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. She is survived by 4 children; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Justin "Bob'' Leahy in 1983. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30AM Thursday, February 24, 2000 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rice Lake. Fr. Kevin Gordon officiating, with interment in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery at Dobi, WI. Friends may call from 4-8PM Wednesday at Appleyard's Home for Funerals and 10-10:30AM Thursday at the church.

 

From the Rice Lake Chronotype
Rice Lake On-line [courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi].

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From The St Paul Pioneer Press, Feb 22,2000.
[Courtesy of Michele Schneider].

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Cornelius Leahy

Cornelius Leahy, 90, of the Chilton Village Nursing Home, died Thursday, August 7 [1980], in Calumet Memorial Hospital in Chilton.

He was born Oct. 23, 1889, in the town of Rantoul.

Mr. Leahy was a bank officer at the State Bank of Chilton from 1930 to 1962 and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Chilton.

There are no immediate survivors.

He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

The funeral mass was Monday, August 11, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine Church, preceded at 10 a.m. by brief rites at the Wieting Funeral Home in Chilton. The Rev. David Christel, pastor, officiated with burial in the parish cemetery.

Visitation for Mr. Leahy was after 4 p.m. Sunday until the funeral Monday at the funeral home.

--The Chilton Times-Journal, 14 AUG 1980
[from the papers of Anne C. (Spellman) Leahy;
courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi]

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David D. Leahy

David D. Leahy, 83, died Saturday, Sept. 14 [1957], at 6:15 p.m. at Calumet Memorial Hospital here [Chilton]. He had been in ill health for several years and was taken to the hospital the previous day when his condition took a turn for the worse.

Mr. Leahy was born in Chilton town March 9, 1874, son of the Late John and Ann Doyle Leahy.

He and his brother, Cornelius, farmed the homestead until nine years ago when they sold it and retired. They continued to occupy the farm dwelling along with their sister, Miss Margaret Leahy.

Mr. Leahy never married. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and two brothers. Survivors are his brother, Cornelius, and his sister, Margaret.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Pfeffer Funeral Home here and at 9:30 at St. Augustine church. Rev. Roland Ahearn, pastor, officiated and burial was in the church cemetery.

The following served as pallbearers: Clifford McHugh, Gervase Bloomer, J. J. Grimm, Henry Roach, William Carney, and H. R. Schmidlkofer.

--source unknown, probably a Chilton paper
[from the papers of Anne C. (Spellman) Leahy;
courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi]

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James Francis Leahy, Jr.

Leahy, James F. Of 1460-A S. 77th st., passed away Dec. 3, 1969, at the age of 80 years, beloved husband of Althea Leahy (nee Greuenwald), dear father of Gladys (Kenneth) Allen, John (Constance) Leahy, and Vernon (Mary) Leahy, fond brother of Dr. Justin D. Leahy, Park Falls, further survived by 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services Fri., Dec. 5, at 8:30 a.m. from the Skubal-Slattery Funeral Home, 1500 S. 73rd st., to Holy Assumption Church at 9 a.m. Interment St. Mary's cemetery, Random Lake. Parish and Holy Name Society rosary vigil Thurs. at 8 p.m. Member of C. O. of F. court, 728 Of Random Lake and T. E. M. B. S. In state Thurs. after 4 p.m.

--source unknown, probably a Milwaukee paper
[from the papers of Anne C. (Spellman) Leahy;
courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi]

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James J. Leahy, MD

Rite Wednesday for James Leahy

Services for Dr. James J. Leahy, an associate professor of family practice at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine will be at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday in St. Pius X Church.

Leahy, 57, of 5718 Seward St., died Sunday, following a heart attack.

Survivors include his wife, Kay; sons Kevin, of Oahu, Hawaii, James, Robert and David; daughters, Mrs. David Filipi, Janet and Marcia; and mother, Mrs. Ann Leahy, all of Omaha.

The rosary will be recited at 7:30 tonight at Hoffman Mortuary. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

James J. Leahy, MD
@1976

James J. Leahy

--from Omaha World Herald, 21 FEB 1978
[from papers saved by Mrs. Anne C. Leahy,
courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi]

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Justin David Leahy, MD

Justin D. Leahy, MD, 82, former Park Falls physician, died Jan. 16, 1975 in Omaha, Neb.

Born July 29, 1892 in Random Lake, Wis., Doctor Leahy graduated from Loyola University School of Medicine, Chicago, and served his internship at Alexian Brothers Hospital in Chicago. He served in the United States Army Medical Corps during World War I and received the British Military Cross for his services on the Western Front. Doctor Leahy located in the Butternut area after service and in 1925 moved to Park Falls. He practiced in Park Falls until his retirement in 1972.

Dr. Leahy was a member of the State Medical Society's "50 Year Club" and also served as secretary and president of the Price-Taylor County Medical Society. Dr. Leahy served as councilor of the thirteenth district for 12 years, was speaker of the House of Delegates in 1958, and served on the State Medical Society's Committee on Grievances for many years.

He was also a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Association of Railroad Surgeons.

Surviving are his widow, Ann; two sons, Justin Robert of Rice Lake, and Dr. James J. of Omaha, Neb.

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Pallbearers: Roman Stueber, Wenzel Boyer, Norman Hoefferle, James Belland, Charles Kilger, and Adolph Prickril.

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4th Degree Knights: Raymond Bourgeois, Charles Bahlick, Eugene Gannon, Patrick Donlin, Felix Weber, Anthony Miller, Robert Hammerstrom, Joseph Budaj, and Carl Hartway,

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(From the Park Falls Herald, 21 JAN 1975)

Justin David Leahy, M.D., 82, a resident of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly a 50-year resident of Park Falls, passed away suddenly at his home at Omaha, Nebraska January 16, 1975. Funeral services for Dr. Leahy were held January 20th at St. Anthony's Church with Rev. William Dougherty officiating. Interment was made at Nola Cemetery. The remains were in state at Novitzke Funeral Home after 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 19th. Knights of Columbus prayers for the departed and rosary were held Sunday evening.

Doctor Justin David Leahy was born July 29th, 1892 at Random Lake, Wisconsin, where he spent his early life. He was a graduate of Marquette High School and Loyola University. On July 19th, 1916, He was married to Anne Spellman at Gesu Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

After service in World War I, they moved to Butternut, where Dr. Leahy set up practice. The relocated to Park Falls in 1925, where he practiced until his retirement in 1972.

He was active in civic and medical organizations during his lifetime. In 1965 he was honored by the State Medical Society and the City of Park Falls for 50 years of service in medicine to the community.

He is survived by his wife, Anne, of Omaha, Nebraska; 2 sons, Justin Robert, of Rice Lake, and James Joseph, of Omaha, Nebraska; 11 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.

Justin D. Leahy, MD
@1970

Justin D. Leahy

--from Wisconsin Medical Journal, April 1975:Vol.74
[from papers of Anne C. (Spellman) Leahy;
courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi]

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Katherine A. "Kay" Leahy

LEAHY--Katherine A. (Kay), age 66 years. Widow of the late Dr. James J. Leahy. Survived by her daughters, Mrs. David (Jody) Filipi, Mrs. David (Janet) Janda, Marcia Leahy, all of Omaha; sons, Dr. James D., Overland Park, KS, Lt. Commander Kevin B., San Diego, CA, Dr, Robert M., Levelland, TX, David S., Omaha; mother, Mrs. Elizabeth J. Vant; sister, Mrs. Marshall (Betty) Daniels, Mound, MN; 6 grandchildren.

Services, Mon, 8:00 AM, Westside Chapel to St. Pius X Church at 8:30 AM. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. Rosary Sun, 8 PM, Westside Chapel. Memorials to St. Pius X Church, for Kay Leahy, no flowers.

John A. Gentleman

Westside Chapel

72nd & Western Avenue, 391-1664

Kay A. Leahy
@1979

Kay A. Leahy

--from Omaha World Herald, 31 MAY 1987
[courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi.

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Margaret Leahy

Miss Margaret Leahy, 88, of 309 N. State St., Chilton, died this morning at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton. She resided at Toth Nursing Home, Chilton, since July 1971.

She was born at Chilton on Feb. 27, 1889*, a daughter of John and Annie Doyle Leahy. She resided with her brother in the Town of Chilton where they farmed, retiring 16 years ago and moving to Chilton.

Her only survivor is her brother, Neal of Chilton. She was preceded in death by another brother.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Chilton, and at 10 a.m. at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, Chilton. The Rev. John Murphy will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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*corrected to 1885 by Anne C. Leahy on the surviving copy of the obituary.

--source unknown, probably a Chilton paper
[from the papers of Anne C. (Spellman) Leahy;
courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi]

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Cornelius Spellman
Resident of the City Succumbed

Cornelius Spellman Passed Away at Local Hospital at 10 o'clock Last Evening

Blood Poisoning Was the Cause of His Death

While beating carpet, skinned knuckle and blood poison set in--Services to be conducted Wednesday morning--Remains to be shipped to Oshkosh for burial.

Cornelius Spellman, a well known resident of the city, passed away last evening at a local hospital with blood poison. The deceased was 54 years of age and has resided in the city for over sixteen years. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, March 27, 1857 and moved from Oshkosh to this city during the year of 1895. Mr. Spellman, while beating a Brussels carpet at his home on South Van Buren street, a week ago last Friday afternoon, rubbed the skin off the knuckle of his little finger on his right hand. Not paining him in any way he paid no attention to it, but the following Friday, he was taken to St. Vincent hospital for treatment for the scratch, but in spite of all medical attention, he passed to his reward last evening at 10 o'clock. He was a very prominent man in the city and was widely known by many citizens. He was a candidate for alderman on the social democratic ticket in the Fifth ward at the spring election. Besides his many well known friends and relatives he leaves his wife, one son and one daughter, with his mother and three brothers to mourn his loss. His mother resides at Milwaukee with her sons, James and William, the other brother is a resident of Green Lake. The funeral services over the remains will be conducted Wednesday forenoon at 8 o'clock from St. John's schoolhouse. The remains will be shipped over the Chicago-Northwestern railroad at 9:10 o'clock to Oshkosh where they will be laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery of that city.

--source unknown, probably from a Milwaukee paper
[from the papers of Anne C. (Spellman) Leahy;
courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi]

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Helen (Trimborn) Spellman

Aged Mother of Mrs. J. D. Leahy Dies Here Saturday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Spellman, 88, mother of Mrs. J. D. Leahy, were held Monday at 10:15 a.m. at St. Leo's church in Milwaukee.

Mrs. Spellman resided here with her daughter since 1933, She passed away Saturday morning after an illness of several days.

The deceased was born Dec. 6, 1863 at Milwaukee and attended Notre Dame Convent, Milwaukee, at St. Catherine's Academy at Racine. She was married July 10, 1889, to James M. Spellman, Milwaukee, who preceded her in death in April of 1933. She was a member of the Christian Mothers here and at Milwaukee.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Leahy, and a son, Leonard C. Spellman. There are also five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

The body lay in state here on Saturday at the Brown Funeral home before being moved to Milwaukee for funeral services and interment.

Helen (nee Trimborn) Spellman

Helen (Trimborn) Spellman

--from the Park Falls Herald, OCT 1951
[from the papers of Anne C. (Spellman) Leahy;
courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi]

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James M. Spellman
Collapse on Street; Reaches Hospital Dead

James Spellman, 75*, of 2456 N. Twenty-seventh st., collapsed on the street Thursday and was dead on arrival at the county emergency hospital. Death was ascribed to natural causes. Spellman was an engineer for 35 years for the Western Leather Co.

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Members of the Holy Name society of St. Leo's church will be active pallbearers and past presidents of the National Association of Stationary Engineers will be honorary pallbearers Monday at funeral services for James M. Spellman, 71, who died suddenly Thursday.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Monday at the Weiand undertaking rooms and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Leo's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Spellman was chief engineer for the Western Leather Co. for 30** years. He was a past president of the National Association of Stationary Engineers. Mr. Spellman lived at 2456 N. Twenty-seventh st.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Spellman came to Wisconsin with his family when he was a boy. He lived at Green Lake until he was 25.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Trimborn Spellman; a daughter, Mrs. J. D. Leahy, Park Falls, Wis., and a son Leonard C. Spellman, Milwaukee, and five grandchildren.

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Spellman: James, beloved husband of Helen (nee Trimborn), father of Mrs. J. D. Leahy and Leonard. Thursday, Apr. 6, [1933] residence, 2456 N. 27th st., aged 70 years. Funeral Monday, Apr. 10, at 8:45 a.m. from Nic Weiand Funeral Home to St. Leo's church. Interment Calvary cemetery. He was a member of the Holy Name society.

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*Corrected to 70 by Anne C. Leahy in existing copy; actual age, 71.

**Corrected to 35 years by Anne C. Leahy in existing copy.

James Maurice Spellman
(about 60 years of age)

James Maurice Spellman

--source unknown, probably from a Milwaukee paper
[from the papers of Anne C. (Spellman) Leahy;
courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi]

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Leonard C. Spellman

Services for Leonard C. Spellman, 61, of 2567 N. 58th st., who died Monday at his home after a long illness, will be at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Becker Funeral Home, 5330 W. Lisbon av., and at 9:00 a.m. at St. Catherine's Catholic church. He was manager of the receiving department at the Holeproof Hosiery Co. until he became ill last March. Mr. Spellman was born in Hales Corners and lived in Milwaukee most of his life. He was employed at Holeproof for 31 years. He formerly was a district commissioner of the Milwaukee County Boy Scout council, and was active at St. Catherine's church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Serres, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Willis T. Langer, Decater, Ill.; a son, Cpl. James, in the army at Fort Sheridan, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Justin D. Leahy, Park Falls, Wis.

Burial will be in Oshkosh, Wis.

Milwaukee Journal
9 DEC 1953

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Spellman--Leonard C., 2567 N. 58th st., Beloved husband of Mary Spellman nee Miller; father of Mrs. Richard Serres, Mrs. Willard T. Langer, Decatur, Ill., Cpl. James M. Spellman, Fort Sheridan, Ill.; 2 grandchildren, 2 sons-in-law, and one sister, Mrs. J. D. Leahy, Park Falls, Wis., also survive; passed away Dec. 7, 1953, aged 61 years. Funeral services Thurs., Dec. 10, at 8:30 a.m., from the funeral home of J. H. Becker and Sons, W. Lisbon av. At N. 54th st., St. Catherine's church at 9 a.m. Interment Riverside cemetery, Oshkosh, Wis. Members of Holy Name Society, Boy Scouts, Usher's society and Third Order of St. Francis will meet for vigil at 7:30 p.m. In state Wed. after 3 p.m.

Leonard Spellman
(about 50 years of age)

Leonard Spellman

--source of second item unknown, probably also the Milwaukee Journal

[from the papers of Anne C. (Spellman) Leahy;
courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi]

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Ray F. Spellman

Ray F. Spellman, 58, of 3242 Shorewood Drive, Oshkosh. Died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Mercy Medical Center. Born Feb. 3, 1911 at Oshkosh. Married Barbara Parks on April 3, 1938.

Was associated with his father in the Spellman Fuel and Supply, Co. later reorganized to establish Spellman's Marina, of which he was president. Member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and the Oshkosh Outboard Club.

Survivors: his widow Barbara; a son, Francis (Boots), Oshkosh; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Spellman, Oshkosh; a sister, Mrs. Joseph H. Schroeder, Davenport, Iowa; a brother, James C., Phoenix; two grandchildren.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Church, the Rev. Robert Colle officiating. Burial in Lake View Cemetery.

Visitation: 4 to 9 p.m. today at Fiss and Bills Funeral Home. Scripture reading at 7:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus meet at that time.

--source unknown, probably an Oshkosh paper
[from the papers of Anne C. (Spellman) Leahy;
courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi]

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Ruth Mary Spellman
Child's Death Is Sudden

Pneumonia Terminates life of Ruth Spellman, Pupil at the Punhoqua Public School--Funeral

Ruth Mary Spellman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Spellman, 240 Maple street, a prominent coal and wood dealer of this city, passed away at her home last evening [6 APR 1918] after an illness of just one day. The child would have been ten years of age had she lived until the tenth of next month. She attended school on Thursday but complaining somewhat of feeling ill and yesterday noon pneumonia developed, death relieving her suffering last evening. The child was a student at the Punhoqua school, being in the fourth grade. She was a favorite among her classmates. Death came so suddenly that it was an added shock to all the family and her young friends. The deceased is survived by her parents, two brothers, James and Raymond, and one sister, Ellen. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock from St. John's Catholic church, Rev. J. C. Hogan officiating.

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The body of Ruth Mary Spellman was laid to rest this morning following funeral services at St. John's Catholic church at 9 o'clock, Rev. J. C. Hogan officiating. The floral tributes were especially numerous. The bearers were little friends of the deceased: Catherine Miller, Marie Schneider, Mary Meyer, Nia Meyer, Catherine Reveland and Hazel Fellows.

--source unknown, probably an Oshkosh paper
[from the papers of Anne C. (Spellman) Leahy;
courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi]

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William Spellman
Green Lake Man Is Found Dead in Long Search

William Spellman, 70-Year-Old Widower, Dies in Cistern Plunge

Missing for a week, William Spellman, 70-year-old widower, was found dead in a cistern in the basement of his home in Green Lake early today [26 MAR 1936] by sheriff's officials and neighbors who had been searching for him since Sunday [24 March].

Spellman is believed to have lost his balance when overcome by dizziness and to have plunged headlong into the water. A trapdoor over the cistern would have made it virtually impossible for a man of Spellman's age to escape, it was reported.

Injured in Fall

The accident is believed to have occurred last Wednesday [20 MAR] because Spellman had not been seen since then. That day, he slipped and fell while on his way to the Green Lake post office and sustained a deep gash on his forehead. It is believed that he may have been suffering from the effects of that fall when he was overcome while looking into the cistern.

A lifelong resident of Green Lake, Spellman had been engaged to take care of the home of Mrs. J. R. Brooks while she was away from the village. She returned last Thursday to find that Spellman had failed to start the fire.

Mrs. Brooks and neighbors believed that Spellman might have gone to visit a nephew in Oshkosh and did not become alarmed until Sunday, when they started a search. The man's home was found locked, and officials decided to wait another day before breaking into it.

Break into Home

The broke into and searched the home Monday, but did not look in the cistern. The search was renewed this morning when attention of the officers was attracted to the cistern by what appeared to be some clothing caught in the trapdoor. Removal of the trapdoor revealed the missing man's body.

County officials said that it was unlikely that an inquest would be held.

Spellman is survived by two daughters, Helen of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Elizabeth Higby of Chicago.

--source unknown, probably a Green Lake paper
[from the papers of Anne C. (Spellman) Leahy;
courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi]

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