Z. C. Hamilton, father of Z. F. Hamilton of this city, died Jan. 5th, 1926, at his home at Corona, California, at the advance age of 94 years. He was born in Sheldon, N. Y., January 3rd, 1832. He moved to Waukegan, Ill., in 1851 where he attended Academy and taught school and in 1854 he went to California by way of the Isthmus of Panama from New York. He did some prospecting for gold in California and in British Columbia. In 1863 he enlisted in the 1st California Cavalry and served during the war and was wounded July 1865 and lost his right arm. He was mustered out June 12th 1866 and went to New York by the Nicaragua route and moved to Berlin, Wisc., where he spent the greater part of his life. Blindness caused by cataracts overtook him in 1907 and he was blind for 17 years when he submitted to an operation at the advanced age of 87 and sight was restored to one eye. He moved to Corona, California, in 1918, at which time he visited Hunter. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, 82 years old and three sons, Z. F. Hamilton of Hunter, C. R. Hamilton of Los Angeles, California, and Robert S. Hamilton of Great Falls, Mont., and one daughter, Mrs. S. R. Gregg of Sherwood, N. Dak. Mr. Hamilton will be remembered by many of the Hunter people as he spent a couple of years here about 1902. He was always of a cheerful disposition in spite of his afflictions. The Herald extends its sympathy to the bereaved.
Aged Mother of Mrs. Whetzel Passed Away at Mayville Home
Mrs. J. C. Carlson, aged mother of Mrs. L. Whetzel passed away at her home near Mayville, January 31, 1926. Funeral services were held from the home at Mayville, February 3 and interment was in the Hunter Cemetery.
Aged Cass County Pioneer Passes Away
Tom Clapp, aged Grandin pioneer, passed away at his home in Grandin Monday afternoon, death being due to a paralytic stroke from which he has been ailing for the past few years. Mr. Clapp has been a resident of the Grandin area for over forty years. He farmed quite extensively about eight miles southwest of Grandin for many years, later coming to Grandin where he engaged in the mercantile business from which he retired about five years ago. Mr. Clapp died at the age of about 69 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 o'clock from the Presbyterian Church at Grandin, the Rev. J. Way Huey officiating. The remains will be taken to his old home at Huntsberg, Ohio, for interment. Mr. Clapp leaves his wife to mourn his death. There were no children born to them.
Emil Hanson Passes Away in Colorado
Word was received here Tuesday of the death of Emil L. Hanson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lars Hanson of this city at Fort Lyon, Colorado. Mr. Hanson had been ailing for some time having contracted tuberculosis while training in the United States service during the World War. He had been confined to a sanitarium for some time before his death. Arrangements are now being made for shipment of the remains to Hunter where funeral services will be held and interment take place.
Emil Hanson Obituary
Emil Hanson was born Langland, Denmark, June 4, 1890. At the age of 2 he came to this country with his parents who settled on a farm in this community. In June Emil enlisted in the World War and served for one year, ten months of which he spent in France. He returned to Hunter in June 1919. In the fall he left for Sioux City, Iowa, where he was employed by the city, May 12, 1924 he married Miss Loretta Sherrill of Sioux City and they made their home there until his illness when they went to Fort Lyon, Colorado, where he passed away Feb. 2, 1926, besides his wife he leaves an aged father and mother, one sister and four brothers to mourn his passing.
Martin Rasmussen Passes Great Divide
Martin Rasmussen was born on July the 2nd, 1871 in Lolland, Denmark. In his native land he grew into manhood engaged in the ordinary tasks and industries of the time. He migrated to this country and landed in Hunter, North Dakota, June 5th, 1899. On July 20th, 1905, he married Miss Laura Hanson and they have made their home here during these years. To this union four children were born, Albert, Lydia, Gerhardt and Agnes. He passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, February 16, 1926, at the age of 54 years, 7 months and 15 days. Martin was a very quiet reserved citizen faithfully attending to the task unto its completion. He will be missed in the community and the vacant chair in the home will speak the loss more strongly as the days go by. He leaves to mourn his loss the children above named, his wife and a sister and brother in Denmark. The funeral was held in the Presbyterian church on Thursday, the 18th of February conducted by the pastor, J. H. Black. Interment was in the Hunter Community Cemetery. The community wishes to extend to the bereaved family their hearty sympathy in their sorrow.
Funeral Rites Are Read For Hans P. Piehl, Old Resident.
Hans P. Piehl, farmer living near Hunter, passed away at his home about 3:00 o'clock Friday afternoon åFebruary 19th, 1926. The direct cause of Mr. Piehl's death was laid to an apoplectic stroke, a malady from which he suffered for a number of years. He died at the age of 51 years, 7 months and 19 days. Hans P. Piehl was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 19, 174. He moved to Minneapolis in 1882. In 1889 he moved to Princeton, Minnesota where he made his home until he came to Hunter in 1897 where he has made his home up to the time of his death. On December 15, 1904 he was united in marriage to Inga A Solson of Elk River, Minnesota. To this union three sons were born, Robert, Harold and Alonzo. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church and Christian Endeavor of Blanchard, was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Eastern Star, Odd Fellows, Modern Woodmen and Knights of Pythias orders. Funeral services were conducted from the home on Feb. 22 with the Rev. J. A. Hamilton of Winona, Minnesota officiating. Pallbearers were members of the Masonic order. At the grave the order performed the beautiful funeral ritual in Masonry. He was laid to rest in the Hunter Cemetery while friends and relatives stood by the silent grave mourning the loss of a loving father and husband and a kind and obliging neighbor. No floral tributes relieved the quiet gray of the casket. The dead had requested many times that there be no flowers. The evening before his departure, he had made that same request to a few friends. Death came suddenly to him although not altogether unexpectedly. He had been troubled with apoplexy and his condition at times seemed serious. Shortly before his death he seemed in the best of health. Besides his wife and children to mourn his passing he leaves an aged father and stepmother of Foley, Minnesota and a sister Agnes of Walker, Minnesota, none of whom were able to attend the services. Mrs. E. H. Wesnage of St. Paul, sister of Mrs. Piehl, attended.
Biblical Spelldown Honors Given Erie
The Bible contest between the Erie and Hunter Epworth Leaguers took place Tuesday evening in the Hunter Methodist Church. Erie was represented by 25 wide awake aspirants and Hunter balanced their number for the spell-down. Two hundred questions correctly answered was the winning goal. After two rounds of the questions, the standing heroes numbered 12 for Erie and 10 for Hunter. A delightful social time followed. Hunter will meet Erie on their own floor with a new set of questions March 16th.
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