Obit: McGinnis, Julia #2 (1835 - 1904)

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Surnames: McGinnis, Welsh, Short, Isham, Bruley, Phillips, Shafer

----Source: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 04/28/1904

McGinnis, Julia #2 (25 JUN 1835 - 27 APR 1904)

Mr. and Mrs. Peter McGinnis of Washburn (Clark Co., Wis.) moved into the Weeks cottage last week. Mrs. McGinnis was taken seriously ill a day or two later, and yesterday at 7 a.m. died. Decedent leaves the husband and two sons, Patrick and Frank, and daughters, Mdes. John Welsh, John Short, Geo. Isham, Emery Bruley, Ella Phillips, Mrs. Shafer, Lea and Lillie. She was a good wife and mother, and highly esteemed by all.

(Follow on in 5/5/1904 Neillsville Times)

Our bride notice last week of the death of Mrs. Peter McGinnis was hurriedly written and omitted some facts which have since been handed in, by the aid of which the following completer notice is given:

"Mrs. Peter McGinnis passed away Wednesday, April 27th, 1904, at 7 a.m., and was buried Friday at 10 a.m., with services at St. Mary’s Church, interment being in the Catholic Cemetery. The nine daughters attended, and all but two were at the bedside as she breathed her last. Two sons, Frank and Willie, were on the Pacific Coast, and unable to get here in time.

Decedent was born Julia Welch, in St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., in 1835, was married to Peter McGinnis, who survives here, in 1855. They remained in New York 14 years after their marriage, coming then to La Crosse Co., Wis., and three years after that moving to Sherwood Forest, where they resided for 32 years, rearing a family of 12 children, nine girls and three boys, all now living. Their first child died a babe in New York. They moved to this city two weeks before she died. She attended church the Sunday before she passed away, and was taken ill Sunday evening with an intestinal disorder, which proved fatal.

By this large family this good wife and mother was worshipped, for she was so much to them, and she more than deserved the best that they could give. She was good and patient and true.



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