HOME » online historical archives » news clipping month index » February, 1895 »

[month index] [previous] [next]

Newspaper Clippings for
February, 1895

from a loose clipping, source unknown 1 February 1895
On last Friday morning at 9:30 occurred the death of an old and honored citizen, Mr. George Wright, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Thayer, on Lake street. The week previous to his death he and his wife left their home at Sand Lake to visit their daughters Mrs. Thayer and Mrs. Wedge for a few days. On the day following their arrival Mr. Wright became very sick and despite the best care that loving hands could give, he gradually grew worse, and on Friday morning quietly and peacefully passed away. Mr. George A. Wright was born in Chateauguay, Franklin Co. New York, on the 13th day of February 1821, and died Feb. 1, 1895. Mr. Wright came to this county when but seventeen years old with his parents, which was in the year 1837. In 1843 he and his father took up government land, which is the farm Mr. Wright made his home, with the exception of two years. On Sunday Dec. 1, 1844, at Antioch, Mr. Wright was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Lucy Mae Smith, Squire Stillman Ingalls officiating, and on Saturday, Dec. 1, 1894, Mr. and Mrs. Wright celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding day. During the fifty years of this happy union three children were born to them. Mrs. Wedge, of Gages Lake, Mrs. Thayer, of Grays Lake and Smith Wright of Sand Lake. Beside the three children there are five grandchildren, W. C. Wedge, C. A. Thayer, Jessie M. Thayer, Lucy M. Wright, Hurbie M. Wright, and one great grandchild, Estella Thayer, and a true Christian companion, who will greatly miss him, left to mourn his loss. Mr. Wright will be greatly missed in the family circle, where he was always jovial and pleasant. He will also be missed by the many friends and neighbors who knew him best. The funeral was held in the Congregational church at this place, Sunday morning at 10:30, and was largely attended by old friends and neighbors, who had gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to a much honored citizen, a true and kind neighbor. Rev. Cookman conducted the services. His discourse was taken from these words: "For the love of Christ constraineth us." The hymns, "Going Down the Valley One by One," and "Some Sweet Day By and By," were very appropriate. The Masonic Order, of which Mr. Wright was a member in good standing, conducted the burial service at the grave. The remains were laid at rest in the family lot at Sand Lake cemetery.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 2 February 1895
A Pleasant Surprise Party.
Saturday, Feb. 2nd, being Mr. Joshua Wedge's 77 birthday, his children thought best to celebrate the occasion by giving their father a very pleasant surprise party which they planned and carried out very successfully. Mrs. Potter the house-keeper was informed of the intentions of the younger members of the family, invitations were sent to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grice, and to Charley Wedge whose birthday, also, is the same as his grand father's. There was a gathering of all the sons and daughters their wives, and children to the number of eighteen. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wedge were detained from being present on account of the death of her father (Mr. Geo. Wright) and Miss Ida, second daughter of John Wedge was not present, having gone to Colorado for the winter. Mr. Wedge had gone over to call on his brother- in-law Mr. Robert Strang. They had not been talking together very long before he was informed that some one wished to see him at home and on returning to his own house he could hardly believe his eves to see all the children and grand children through the rooms, in every room there was a new surprise until it dawned upon him that it was his and Charley's birthday and was done on purpose. Of course it was a joyful time, ample and abundant refreshments were provided by the guests to which all seemed kindly disposed. They all departed to their respective homes soon after 11 o'clock wishing Joshua and Charley many more returns of their natal day. Mr. Wedge has been one of the hard working and successful men of Lake Co., having come here in 1838. He has made the wilderness to blossom as the rose, on the large farm that he has brought up to a state of perfection, where Mr. James Gullege now resides. Mr. Wedge lives in ease and affluence in his old age respected by his neighbors and loved by his children.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 10 February 1895
Married, at Kenosha, Feb. 10, 1895, by the Rev. H. Thompson, of St. Matthew's church—Charles A. Wedge and Mollie E. Cooper, daughter of James Cooper, of Grand Ave.
[month index] [previous] [next]