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Nicholas LaChapelle

Birth
Canada
Death 24 Jan 1894 (aged 39–40)
Crystal Falls, Iron County, Michigan, USA
Burial Crystal Falls, Iron County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 177502811 · View Source
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A Pioneer Gone
Nicholas Lachapelle Passes Away after Long and Patient Suffering
A good Citizen Has Gone to His Reward--Leaves an Estate Valued at $15,000

After an illness of nearly a year's duration, reducing the body of its suffering victim to a mere skeleton, Nicholas Lachapelle, a pioneer resident of Crystal Falls and a man whom no one knew but to esteem, passed away at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday evening. The sad announcement that death had terminated the terrible pangs of disease occationed, perhaps, more relief than increased distress. Mr. Lachapellle's days have long been numbered; he had been mourned for lost and it was only a matter of a few days before the phenomenal fortitude with which he battled death must succumb to the inevitable. Mr. Lachapelle was first stricken about a year ago. After a short illness confining him to his bed, he recovered sufficiently to attend to his business duties. His health declined, however, until the middle of the summer when he visited Chicago for treatment. He returned somewhat improved but the relief was only temporary. The vital organs of his system were impaired and he was beyond the aid of medical skill. He continued to fail and during the closing months of his life his suffering was terrible. His disease was a complication of disorders resulting from a diseased liver.
Mr. Lachapelle came to Crystal Falls from Menominee in the spring of 1883. He was a poor man and in a modest way opened a restaurant. In this business he continued until his health compelled him to give up the laborious duties attaching to a general restaurant business. A retail confectionary, cigar and fruit business has been continued to the present time. During his residence in Crystal Falls, Mr. Lachapelle has amassed a competency by industry and economy. He leaves in realty and money an estate valued at $15,000, all of which is bequeathed to his wife. Six children, all of tender age, survive him.
No man was ever more universally respected that was "Nick" Lachapelle in Iron county. As a citizen he was the best; as a business man he was prudent, upright and reliable; as a father and a husband he was a model. While from his strick economy resulted much of his pecuniary success, it cannot be said that a grain of parsimony was contained in his nature. A more liberal provider never lived and no solicitor for charity every entered his house without a contribution to a noble cause. Mr. Lachapelle was a man inthe broadest sense of the word and The Diamond Drill takes no risk in asserting that no man bears him ill-feeling. His death leaves a vacancy in the community that every citizen of Iron county will deplore.
The funeral occurred this morning from the church of the Guardian Angel. A very long funeral cortege followed the remains to their last resting place. Mr. Lachapelle was a member of Northern Tent, K.O.T.M., the surviving brethren following the remains to the grave in a body.
The Diamond Drill, January 27, 1894



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  • Created by: Joanne Morehouse
  • Added: 18 Mar 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 177502811
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nicholas LaChapelle (1854–24 Jan 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 177502811, citing Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Crystal Falls, Iron County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Joanne Morehouse (contributor 47292329) .