|Birth: ||Feb., 1859|
County Dublin, Ireland
|Death: ||Feb. 14, 1939|
Crow Wing County
Arrived in Brainerd in 1871.
•See John "Jack" O'Neill.
•See Joseph Kiebler, Jr.
In early May 1872 twenty-two-year-old Helen McArthur set out from her home to walk [two and a half] miles through the woods to the village of Crow Wing to visit a neighbor. Her parents discovered she had never arrived at the neighbor's house and the alarm was sent to Brainerd that a young lady had been kidnapped or murdered by the Indians. Search parties scoured the woods, stimulated by the reward of two hundred dollars raised by the people of Brainerd and offered to anyone who would find the body. But not a trace of her could be found anywhere, not so much as a thread from her camel hair shawl.
In July 1872 two half-breed Indians were arrested for her murder--both pled not guilty on July 16 in the Brainerd court room. The trial was to be resumed on July 25. But on the evening of July 22, a mob of men met on Front Street, marched to the jail located on Fifth Street, battered down the door, dragged the two prisoners out to a tree in front of the Last Turn Saloon, located on the southwest corner of Fourth and Front Streets, and proceeded to lynch them.
Five years later (in 1877) four young men, Jacob and William Paine, Arthur and Vincent Strauss, were out hunting, walking about a hundred yards apart, when Jake found a human skull. This was about two miles north and one mile west of the McArthur home. The boys told McFadden [probably Newton], who, following a rough sketch upon a piece of wrapping paper, proceeded to the place, and there, under a tree which was partly bent over, he found other human bones. He called Dr. Rosser [of the Northern Pacific Hospital], who, placing them in order, and noticing the crippled knee, identified the remains as those of Helen McArthur. The camel shawl which was also found there was recognized by her father and by Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. Grandelmeyer. (Brainerd's Half Century, Ingolf Dillan, General Printing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota: 1923; p. 24)
We warn all parties now at the beginning of the fishing season to beware of Jake Paine. This notice may bring a suit against us for damages, but it is a notorious fact that he went out fishing last Tuesday, and while the other boys were industriously endeavoring to inveigle the pickerel into biting their hooks, Jake cautiously captured the three pounds of salt pork which had been taken along for bait, and when found he had it cooked and partly eaten up. Brainerd Dispatch, 26 March 1886, p. 3, c. 3)
I. U. White, J. J. Frost and Jake Paine brought in twenty-eight prairie chickens yesterday afternoon. (Brainerd Dispatch, 26 August 1887, p. 4, c.4)
The hook and ladder company held a special meeting on Monday evening, at which time the members of that organization presented to Mr. Jacob Paine, one of their members, two handsome easy chairs. Mr. Paine was married recently and in honor of that event and for his long and faithful membership in the company the presents were made. (Brainerd Dispatch, 16 March 1894, p. 4, c. 4)
Jacob Paine, 79, died at his home at 909 15th street at 7:30 o'clock this morning.
Mr. Paine was born February ??, 1859, in Dublin, Ireland. He came to the United States as a child and the family first lived in Kansas. He moved to Brainerd in 1877 [sic] and has lived here since.
The pioneer resident was street commissioner of the city for 15 years and was a blacksmith in the Northern Pacific shops.
Survivors are the wife, Mrs. Emma Paine, one son, Ralph, of Brainerd; a brother, William, of Pittsford, Michigan, and a sister, Mrs. Daisy Shontz of Terre Haute, Ind.
Funeral arrangements will be announced tomorrow. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 14 February 1939, p. 2, c. 3)
Funeral services for Jacob Paine, 79, who died here yesterday, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Whitney funeral home with Rev. Alexander Patterson officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Mr. Paine was born in Dublin, Ireland, and came to the United States as a child. He married Miss Emma Mathilda Swanson of Brainerd here Nov. 11, 1893. She and one son, Ralph of Brainerd, are among survivors.
Mr. Paine was a member of the Minnesota Workman's lodge. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 15 February 1939, p. 2, c. 2)
William Paine (1830 - 1905)
Annabelle Dunn Paine (1840 - 1918)
Emma Mathilda Swanson Paine (1867 - 1941)
Crow Wing County
Plot: Block 2, Lot 11, SEC N 1/2
Created by: A. Nelson
Record added: Oct 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78314652
Added: May. 19, 2012
Added: Oct. 13, 2011