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Runner Mary (#47186549)
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Bio Photo I'm not a memorial collector and am more than happy to transfer ownership of any memorials that are your family. If there are any changes or corrections you'd like to make to any of these memorials or if you'd like a transfer, please use the edit tab.

Some of the Winnebago County memorials were created using indices compiled by the Winnebagoland Genealogical Society and Janet Eiler.

Some of the early Riverside memorials were created with the help of Ginny Cross's "Riverside Cemetery Burials 1841-1908-an incomplete list."

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Note: Permission granted to use any headstone photo that I've added to Find A Grave for any genealogical use, as long as they are not offered for sale.
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Kris MacCabe
Jane Shone
Hi Mary, Thank you very much for transferring Jane Shone to me. Thank you for creating the record and taking such a nice picture. Very much appreciated!

Kris MacCabe
Added by Kris MacCabe on Jul 19, 2016 8:31 PM
joann field
RE: Benjamin Doughty
Your very welcome.

I'm not related to him at all, but Effie, the photographer was :)

Cheers,
joann
Added by joann field on Jul 19, 2016 8:14 PM
Janet Marie
RE: Thank You
You're very welcome. It's been fun working with you!

I've photographed about half the cemetery now. I've got about 100 photos left to process so I should have those finished by Wednesday. When it cools off, I'll go back and get the rest.
Added by Janet Marie on Jul 19, 2016 3:47 PM
Kris MacCabe
Request to transfer memorial
Hi Mary,
Would you consider transferring the memorial for Jane Shone, #72457696 to me? Jane is my 4th great grandmother. My name is Kris MacCabe, member #49064569. Thank you very much for taking the pictures and creating this memorial. It was a thrill to find it.
Added by Kris MacCabe on Jul 17, 2016 9:34 PM
cw-sawyers
james F Sawyer 135793115
Thank you for the prompt update for this Civil War veteran.
Added by cw-sawyers on Jul 12, 2016 8:02 PM
Janet Marie
RE: Aurelia and Aurilla Rounds and Eva Young
Thanks for the quick response.

I went to Eureka on Sunday afternoon to start taking photographs of all the markers there. It started drizzling as soon as I got that so I had to stop after only about 30 minutes. I'll head back to there when the heat wave is over. 90 degrees and humid is not a good combination for cemetery walking.

I'm sure I'll be sending you more updates after my next trip. Thanks again!
Added by Janet Marie on Jul 12, 2016 2:52 PM
janealogy50
Thank you, Mary!
For the transfer of the Quatermass memorials. I promise to care for them.

Sincerely,
Jan
Added by janealogy50 on Jul 11, 2016 7:50 AM
Sharon Brecke
RE: Percy Tritt #77222827 & Eunie Tritt #77222813
THANK YOU! Well done!
Added by Sharon Brecke on Jul 10, 2016 12:19 PM
Shari Milks
Obit for Edward Morgan
In Riverside cemetery, Oshkosh, Winnebago co. WI

MORGAN'S BODY TAKEN FROM LAKE
Oshkosh Lumber Salesman, Missing Since Jan. 5, Lost His Life Here
FOUND NEAR POWERHOUSE
Body Dressed in Night Robe, And Union Suit, With Socks - Mystery in Case to
be Investigated By Inquest
Identified by the gold filling of the teeth and clothing marks the dead body
of Edward Morgan, the missing Oshkosh lumber salesman, was taken from Lake
Michigan this morning, having been discovered afloat off the shore near the
power house of the Northern Traction Company, by people passing on the road.
Charles McDowner, Daniel Fleischer and John Smith having assisted to recover
the body. The remains were taken to the Frazier undertaking rooms pending an
inquest that was called by the district attorney to investigate into the case.
Relatives at Oshkosh have been notified and the body will be taken there for
burial.
A night robe, a union suit of underwear and a pair of socks was the entire dress
of the body when taken from the lake and the circumstances are so mysterious
as to prompt demand for a thorough investigation. The body was found inside the
breakwater piling at the Little Manitowoc and this is another feature that is
peculiar, the only explanation being that it was washed over the piling by the
high seas during the time the body was in the lake. A fracture of the ankle
bone of the left leg, and of the thigh and a gash in the head are marks on the
body that have given rise to speculation and suspicion that Morgan may have
come to his death in other than accidental manner.
Discovery of the body was made by Charles McDowner, who sighted the floated
object while he was enroute to the city and he immediately notified the police.
Chief Drews hastened to the scene and with (distorted) conveyed the body to the
city after it had been secured by attaching a rope and pulling it ashore. The
fact that the body was garbed only in a night gown is a peculiar feature of the
case and has aroused much speculation and suspicion. It is considered possible
that Morgan may have walked from the Williams hotel, where he was a guest, in
his sleep and fallen into the river and the body had been carried out into the
lake when the ice went out or by the current, but this is not accepted as the
satisfactory solution.
Examination of the body was made by Drs. Pritchard and Meany and a jury composed
of John Kelley, John Egan, Chas. Herzog, Chas. Kunz, Theo Anderson and Chas.
McDowner was summoned to conduct the inquest, and after viewing the body
adjournment was taken until Monday. Inquiries were received from Oshkosh and
directions given to prepare the body and ship it to that city. The body was little
decomposed and aside from the injury to the ankle and thigh and on the head, there
were no marks of violence or injury.
While the authorities are disinclined to the theory of foul play, believing rather
that death was accidental or that Morgan walked in his sleep, the circumstances
are such as to suggest the possibility that the man was foully dealt with, his
clothing and valuables taken and the body thrown into the lake. Morgan left no
clothing at the Williams, his only baggage being a grip and the question now is,
what became of the suit which he wore? The robe on the body might have been a
shirt, but if the clothing was torn off while the body was in the lake, it would
seem that the underwear would also have been damaged. The body, while bearing
the appearance of being bruised, was not injured as would have been the case had
it come in contact with boats.
Morgan, whose home was at Oshkosh, came here December 22 and was registered at
the Williams House that day and the succeeding day. The last heard from him by
his family and friends was a telegram forwarded from this city on December 23
in which he advised his wife that he would return to Oshkosh for Christmas.
During his stay here Morgan attracted attention by peculiar actions and when it
was announced that he was missing, the search was conducted from here and the
belief that he had fallen into the river. The family and friends conducted a
search here and throughout the state and offered a $50 reward, but without results.
The local police had dragged the river but no trace was found of the missing
man.
It was reported that Morgan had $30 and mileage tickets and if there is anything
to the foul play theory the latter may lead to some discoveries.
Morgan was about 49 years of age and was employed as a lumber salesman at Oshkosh.
He was married and a wife and two children survive. The local lodge Knights of
Pythias, assisted in the search for Morgan, he having been affiliated in the
Order. The inquest may develop some facts that will clear up the mystery.
It is said to be possible that Morgan may have been at some hotel other than the
Williams as he left there after one day and was seen about town later. In this
event the clothes of the dead man might be at the other hotel, but no report of
this has been made to the police, though the Morgan disappearance has been a
topic of public talk for weeks.
A question that will arise in connection with the finding of the body is relative
to the $50 reward, which will probably be claimed by several persons who assisted
in taking the body from the lake.
Manitowoc Daily Herald, March 3, 1906 p.1
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(Note: There are other accounts of the disappearance in Der Nord Westen, 01 Mar. 1906;
Der Nord Westen, 08 Mar. 1906 and one in the Manitowoc Daily Herald, Mar. 5, 1905
titled Murder Theory the Strongest. Subsequent papers were not checked.
Added by Shari Milks on Jul 10, 2016 7:17 AM
Marty McCarthy
Thank you for the transfer-66038307
Thanks for transferring my Dad's memorial (Floyd McCarthy) over to me. You surely are a busy Find A Grave volunteer. Keep up the good work.
Added by Marty McCarthy on Jul 07, 2016 8:27 AM
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