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Emmons County Recorder
1 May 1896, Page 1

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Corson County News (South Dakota)
29 January 1942

Pioneer Lady Answers Call

Death summoned Mrs. Fred Casey at her home last Wednesday evening January 21st, in McIntosh, life passing away very peacefully. The deceased suffered a stroke a few weeks ago, and the second came Wednesday evening and claimed her life.
In the passing of Mrs. Casey, the west river country loses one of its most beloved pioneer residents, a woman whose friendship was cherished by every acquaintance and neighbor. The spirit of the west was thoroughly installed in the mind of Mrs. Casey and her western hospitality was know far and wide; her home was the haven for friends as well as strangers who sought shelter in the pioneer days of the western Dakotas. The welcome sign was always apparent at the Casey home and to aid and give comfort to those in need was always uppermost in the mind of Mrs. Casey. She shared the pleasures as well as the obstacles that confronted the pioneers with an always pleasing manner. She was a kind and loving woman and her passing cast a shadow of gloom over the west river country.
Otlie L. Percy was born in Winnebago county, Wisconsin, June 26, 1872. After finishing her schooling she took up dress making as a profession. In the spring of 1898 she came to Emmonsburg, N.D. to keep house for her brother, John Percy.
On October 28, 1903, she was united in marriage to Fred Casey at Hampden N.D. and in the spring of 1905 they located on a ranch in southern Grant county, North Dakota where she resided with her husband until October 1941, when due to failing health, they moved to McIntosh.
She leaves to mourn her passing her husband Fred Casey; two brothers, Lim Percy of Lohville, Wis., and John S. Percy of Pine City, Minn.; and two nieces Mrs. Albert Johnson and Mrs. C.L. Appleby of Wisconsin.
Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church last Saturday afternoon, Rev. John Taylor delivering a very comforting sermon; interment was made in the McIntosh cemetery. Gifts of flowers banked the casket as a token of the high esteem in which she was held by all.

Contributed and Transcribed by Mike Peterson.