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Emmons County Record
Friday, 19 August 1892

Another Wife and Mother Gone

Last Friday this community was deeply shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. Fielden, Wife of Mr. Lawence Fielden living a few miles south of Williamsport. A bright little girl was born to Mrs, Fielden about 5 o'clock Friday morning, and a couple of hours afterward the devoted wife and mother passed away. The death was in no way connected with the baby's birth, but was caused by heart disease. Services at the funeral were conducted by Mr. Mabin, after which, by request, a few feeling remarks were made by Senator Worst, whose family and that of Mr. Fielden had for years been near neighbors. Although tidings of the sad bereavement had not reached all parts of the neighborhood, there was a large concourse of sorrowing friends and neigh bors in attendance. The funeral sermon was preached at the Fielden schoolhouse, which would not hold all who were present to honor the memory of the departed.
Mary L. Fielden (nee Hagerty) was born Feb. 14,1859, near the city of Fond du Lac, Wis., and died in the 34th year of her age. She took up her claim and settled in this neighborhood in September 1888, and she and Mr. Fielden were married in Bismarck on Feb. 28, 1684, and came to their Emmons county home the same day.
Mrs. Fielden leaves five children - Lizze, the oldest (so badly crippled by weakness of the spine as to be unable to walk), born Feb. 7, 1885; Nellie, born Nov. 29, 1886; Blanche, born July 1 1888; George Lawrence, born Jan. 29 1891; Mary Hagerty (the baby), born Aug, 12,1892. Little Blanche is at Mrs. Worst's, George is with Mrs. Brock and, the baby is with Mrs. John F. Geil at Williamsport. Lizzie and Nellie are at home with their father.
Mrs. Fielden's aged mother lives with a married sister of deceased at Eagle Grove, Iowa. Another married sister lives at Fond du Lac, Wis.
The death of this devoted wife and mother has cast a deep gloom over this community. It is indeed a sad bereavement.


May 4, 1917, David Freeman [18 September 1832]. David Freeman, father of Fred Freeman of Dale, ND., died last night at an advanced age.
Source: A Collection of Obituaries from Campbell County, South Dakota and Southwestern Emmons County, North Dakota, by Bob Dale.
Contributed by Mike Peterson.

Mrs. David W. Freeman [Amanda (Addie) Adaline Royse], of Dale died last Monday morning, Sept. 14, at 5 o'clock in the morning. Mrs. Freeman was an elderly lady [30 April 1840] and had always led an exemplary life. She leaves four sons, Frank W. of Fairmont, Minn.; W. S. of Dale; D. A. of Tamarack, Minn; F. H. of Dale. The funeral was held Wednesday and a large number of people attended.
Source: The Progress [Pollock, South Dakota], September 18th, 1908
Contributed by Mike Peterson.

March 9, 1961, Fred Freeman. Services for Fred Freeman, 87, of Pollock, were Wednesday in the Pollock Presbyterian church, Rev. C. B. Cedar officiated. Burial in the Spring Valley cemetery. He died Saturday at a Yankton, S.D. hospital of pneumonia.
Survivors are his wife, 1 son, Orville of Sturgis, S.D., 3 daughters, Mrs. Theodore (AddiePearl) Geigle of Sturgis, S.D., Mrs. Emanuel (Orvilla) Geigle of Mound City and Mrs. Andrew F. (Arlouine) Fjekdheim of Pollock, 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Four brothers and a sister preceded in death. He was born July 26, 1873 in Clayton County, Iowa. He married Pearl Green of Linton, N.D., Feb. 14, 1913.
Source: A Collection of Obituaries from Campbell County, South Dakota and Southwestern Emmons County, North Dakota, by Bob Dale.
Contributed by Mike Peterson.


Clovis News Journal
Clovis, New Mexico
Unknown Date

Mr. Francis Fuller, 83, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at his home.
He was born on Dec. 19, 1919, in Kintyre, N.D., to Amanda and Francis M. Fuller. He grew up on the family farm in Kintyre. He and two brothers served in Europe and two other brothers served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was in the 8th Air Force of the Army Air Corps.
He married Lea Essig on July 5, 1943, in Napoleon, N.D. They moved to Tucumcari in 1994 and then Portales in 1999. Family members said he enjoyed farming, seemed to always have animals of one kind or another, was an avid reader, and liked hunting and sports of all kind. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Albert, Orvis, George, Lynn, Robert and Clifford Fuller; a son, Curtis Ray Fuller; and a grandson, Mark Howard Fuller. He is survived by his wife; a son, Howard Fuller (and wife, Joan) of Lebanon, Mo.; two daughters, Frances L. Gunsch (and husband, Donald) of Longmont, Colo., and Dorothy Nelson (and husband, Wendell) of Clovis; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harlan Fuller of Steele, N.D.
Sven Frantzen, Dennis Harper and Johnny Lindsey will officiate the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1856, Clovis, NM 88101. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.
Contributed by Mike Peterson.