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Joseph Henry Germain
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1869
Quebec, Canada
Death: May 2, 1936
Pine River
Cass County
Minnesota, USA

Cass County Independent, May 8, 1936

J. H. Germain, 66, Pine River Resident, Takes Life Saturday. Despondencey Over Poor Health Causes Fatal Revolver Shot in Head: Services Held Wednesday.

Apparently discouraged because of his ill health, J. H. Germain ended his life with a shot from a small revolver last Saturday afternoon.

His body was discovered in the barn toward evening by his wife, who went to look for him when he failed to return. He had left the house shortly after dinner, and it was estimated he had been dead for several hours.

Joseph Henry Germain was born June 26, 1869 in St. Johns, a suburb of Montreal, Quebec. When a boy of 13, he began working for a railroad and completed forty years service with the M. and I. railroad before his retirement. He was a member of the Order of Masons.

In 1918 he was married to Stella Carlaw, who is his only survivor. They purchased property on Norway lake ten years ago, and moved to Pine River to make their home in 1930.

Funeral services were conducted at the Pine River Methodist Episcopal church by the Rev. M. B. Milne at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The church was filled with friends of the deceased, who gathered there to pay their last respects. Burial was made in Pine Ridge cemetery.

Out-of-town attendants at the services were Misses Martha and Mathilda Harbach, Mrs. Earl Wells and Mr. and Mrs. John Wahl of Minneapolis, Mrs. W. D. Smith of Hopkins, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Trout and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kneble of Pequot. 
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  Stella Furbush Germain (1879 - 1958)*
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Pine Ridge Cemetery
Pine River
Cass County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Cecelia McKeig
Record added: Sep 15, 2011
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Joseph Henry Germain
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