Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sunday's Obituary - Job McWilliams

OLD RESIDENT NO MORE                               
J. McWilliams, A Pioneer Resident.
Passes Away

  J. McWilliams, a pioneer resident of 
Winnebago county, died about 4:15
o'clock Monday afternoon after a lin-
gering illness.  He passed away at his
home, 106 Oregon street, at the age of 
eighty-five years.
  Deceased was born in Edinboro, Erie
county, Pennsylvania, May 8 1819. He
came to Wisconsin in 1847, locating in 
Jefferson county near Fort Atkinson
and engaged in farming.  In 1849 he
came to Winnebago county and settled 
in the town Nekimi. In 1864 he
moved to this city and has been resi-
dent here ever since.  He engaged in
the grocery business and followed that
business until about five years ago
when at the age of eighty years he re-
tired from active business.  He was 
married in Erie county, Penn., in 1841
to Amanda Church, who died in Win-
nebago county in 1856.  Mr McWilliams 
was wedded to Miss Maria L. Belknap
in Oshkosh in May 1857. The Children 
by the first marriage were Robert N.,
killed in the battle of Shiloh while a
member of the Eighteenth Wisconsin 
infantry: Amelia, now Mrs. D.K. Gor-
don of Tacoma. Wash.: Euthelia, who
resides here; Eugene of Chicago and
Amanda who became Mrs. E. F. An-
derson and died a number of years 
ago.  The children by the second mar-
riage were Lanore, now Mrs. Frank L.
Dyer of this city; Lenora deceased.
Herbert, of this city. Mr. McWilliams
was the last surviving member of the
family of John McWilliams.
 The funeral services will be held
Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at 
the residence on Oregon street. Inter-
ment will occur in Ellenwood ceme-
tery.  Rev. Mr Ayers officiating. 
Oshkosh Daily Northwestern 
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
21 February 1905 - Page 1

Job McWilliams was my 2nd great aunt's husband. 
Find A Grave Memorial# 113905879

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Paterson Homestead, 1940

Paterson Homestead, 1940
Homestead of Johnston Paterson, my grandfather, in 1940.  This is where my Dad grew up.  The farm is still in the family after 100 years.  

Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday's Faces from the Past - California 1949

This photo is from a box of photos that my Mom received in the mail from her brother.  Most of the photos are of unidentified relatives. These photos would be my Mom's parents photos.  Since a lot of them have Finnish on the back, I would assume her father's side.  Her father was Fridjof Jaakko Waldemar Makie.  His parents Jaakko Makie and Carolina Waara (Honkawaara).  For more information on my Finnish Roots, please see my post on June 18, 2011.

I put the words into Google translator and came up with this.  
This is the same place for swimming mom tossed my cast, that if I got cold
This was january 30, 1949. California
Some of it makes sense, but my cast?