Rose Creek Enterprise cemetery

Carrie Belle Clark obituary

--Died, at Lyle, July 13, Carrie Belle Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Pratt, and wife of A. M. Clark. The deceased was born in the town of Austin, May 11, 1866, was married July 29, 1885.

The funeral services were conducted in the Congregational church by Rev. W. E. Stanley of Austin, assisted by Rev. A. P. Rounce of Rose Creek. The interment was at Varco cemetery.

For the third time within as many years Mr. and Mrs. Pratt have been called up on to mourn the loss of children. The sympathy of their large circle of friends is with them in this season of bereavement.

Jacob Hickok obituary

-Jacob Richard Hickok, of the town of Lyle, met his death Saturday morning in a sudden manner. He left home in his buggy in search of a man to assist him in his farm work. Shortly after he was found dead, his body hanging out of the buggy and held by one foot in the foot rest. It is supposed he was taken in a fit and fell out, and was dragged about a mile.

Mr. Hickok was born in Saratoga Springs, N. Y., January 25, 1821, moved to Wisconsin in 1856, and came to Lyle in February, 1884. He leaves one son, Thomas F. Hickok.

Harvey Pratt obituary

-Harvey Pratt, of Lyle township, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. M. Dufty, Monday morning.

He was born in Southington, Conn., Feb. 21, 1801. Moved to Ohio when a young man, where he married Miss Sybil Moore, May 12, 1841, who survives him. Mr. Pratt removed to Wisconsin in 1856. He came to the town of Lyle 10 years ago.

Eliza Parmenter obituary

--Died, in Lyle, May 11, 1881, Mrs. Eliza Parmenter, aged 67 years, widow of the late Mason Parmenter, who died four years ago. The parents and children were reared in New York state, the family moving to Madison, Wisconsin, in 1855, and to Austin in 1858. The oldest son died in the army during the rebellion.

Four children survive, James, John E., Mason J., and Sarah, all of whom were present at their mother's death. She was in former years a consistent and worthy member of the Baptist church.

Thomas A. Hotson obituary




In the death of Thomas A. Hotson Mower County loses one of her builders as well as one of her best types of citizen. Kindly and cordial, it was always a pleasure to meet him. Intelligent and well read, his companionship was inspiring. Honest and upright, it is of such as he that the country has great need.

Mercy Powers Greene obituary



Mercy Beebe, born Feb. 10, 1821, at Chittenden, Vt. In company with her parents, she moved to New York in 1833. She was then twelve years old. For thirteen years, on what was then the frontier, she, with willing hands, caressed the brow of mother and wiped the unwanted tears from tired father's cheeks. At the age of 25 she married Calvin G. Powers September 9th, 1846. In company with her husband they moved to Union, Wis., the same fall. Of this union five girls and three boys were born.

Charles Dobbins baby died


The remains of the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Dobbins of Waterloo was brought to Lyle Monday afternoon and was buried in Rose Creek cemetery. Mrs. Dobbins will be better remembered as Miss Ida Sorenson. The remains were accompanied here by Peter Sorenson and Miss Nellie and the child's father Mr. Dobbins.

Sophia Sorenson obituary



Mrs. Peter Sorenson who has been suffering for the past two weeks with cancer of the stomach passed away at her home 2 1/2 miles north of Lyle Saturday evening about 11 o'clock.

The deceased had not been well for years but not until some two weeks ago was it known that her ailment was so soon to take her from time to eternity; from the family she had so tenderly cared for to the great beyond.

Orrin H. Brown obituary


Orrin H. Brown, another one of the brave old soldiers, passed away at his home in Austin Tuesday afternoon after a long and lingering illness.

The deceased was born at St. Johnsville, N. Y., on August 19, 1841. At the call to arms during the civil war, he insisted and served for three years. He came west in 1866 and settled in Nevada township and later moved to Lyle township, about a mile and a half north of the village, where he lived for many years. Later he moved to Austin where he lived until his death. He was well liked and held many positions of trust.

Thomas Jenson obituary


Rev. Moe went to Austin Saturday to conduct the funeral service of Thos Jenson, a member of the Six Mile Grove Congregation. M. Jensen was one of the early settlers of Mower County. For over 40 years he lived on a farm near Rose Creek, but during the past year has made his home at Austin. Interment was made at Enterprise.

Mary Sargeant obituary


Mrs. Mate Sergeant died in a hospital in St. Paul, Tuesday morning, where she had been about ten days.

The remains were brought here Wednesday evening and the funeral will be held at the house at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon and interment will be made in the Rose Creek cemetery.

She leaves besides her husband, three daughters and four sons.

Esther Hotson obituary



Again the Master's summons "Come up higher," has been answered for the second time in the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Hotson. Just one month and two days had passed, after the husband and father had been called home, until the wife and mother was called hence on Monday, Feb. 7.

Esther E. Guttridge wife of Thomas A. Hotson was born 86 years ago last April in the village of Emneth, Norfolk, Co., England, making her well spent, well rounded life many years beyond the allotted time.

Mrs. Thomas Varco obituary


Mrs. Thomas Varco, age 86 years died quite suddenly at the home of her son Justin on the old homestead in Austin township last Saturday morning.

She was apparently well when she retired for the night but the next morning was found dead in bed. She was one of the old residents of the county having settled here on July 24, 1856, coming here by ox-team from Wisconsin.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon and interment was made in Enterprise cemetery.

Thomas Lawson obituary


Thomas Lawson, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. Lawson, passed away Monday afternoon after an illness of about two weeks with typhoid fever. The deceased was the oldest son in the family of 3 boys and was 20 years of age last February. His death was a sad blow to the parents, who have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in the Enterprise cemetery.

Henry Stockwell obituary



Henry a. Stockwell was born July 16, 1848, at Brooklyn, Green county, Wisconsin, and died Feb. 26, 1910, at Palermo, N. D. He enlisted in the civil war in September, 1864, in Co. E. 13th Wisconsin regiment, and served till the end of the war.

On Oct. 21, 1868, he was married in Rock County Wisconsin, to Miss Aurora M. Powers. They moved to Minnesota in the spring of 1869. After residing here 5 years, they returned to Brooklyn. They came back in 1899 and remained till four years ago when they went to Sherwood, N. D.

Mildred Duerst obituary


In the early gray dawn of Tuesday, Jan. 18, little Mildred, the five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Duerst, peacefully and quietly answered the summons of the Master, "Come up Higher." Though she was allowed to remain only a few years among those who loved her, as a tender and rare flower, yet she had endeared herself so completely, that her loss is keenly felt not only by the immediate family and relatives, but by all who come in contact with her.
She was old beyond her years, having the discernment of many a child twice her age.

Isabelle Varco obituary



Mrs. George W. Varco died Monday afternoon, May 11, 1908, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. A. Rockafellow, at Lyle, Minnesota after a long illness.

Isabelle Bennett was born September 7, 1850, at Brooklyn, Wisconsin. She was married to George W. Varco November 1, 1868. Mr. Varco died, January 11, 1894. They always resided at the farm home near Varco Station until two years ago. Since then Mrs. Varco has made her home with her children, Mrs. G. M. Kelsey of Lakota, N. D., and son Allan of Lakota, and her daughter, Mrs. S. A. Rockafellow of Lyle.

Mrs. Slaunt obituary


Mrs. Slaunt, who resided near Varco, passed away last Sunday morning. She had been ailing for several months and had been confined to the house during almost the entire summer.

The deceased was 72 years of age last July. She has been a resident of Mower county for the past 27 years. She leaves four children to mourn her loss. They were W. J. Slaunt, and Miss Lena, at home, Charley of Montana and a married daughter living near Myrtle.