Obit: Eunson, Mrs. Robert (1830- 1905)

 

Contact: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

 

Surnames: Eunson, Irvine, Jamieson, Thomson, Sandwick

 

----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., Wis.)  12/29/1905

 

Eunson, Mrs. Robert (1830 - 21 DEC 1905)

 

One of the most lamentable deaths which has taken place in our city for some time past, occurred last Thursday evening at 6:30 when, after a 3 weeks illness, Mrs. Robert Eunson closed her eyes in that sleep from which there is no awakening, dying of the dread typhoid fever that which resulted in the taking off of her aged father some few weeks earlier.  She leaves in her immediate family, a husband, two daughters, Eric and Genevieve, aged 18 and 12 years respectively, and Dale, an infant son but 15 months old.  Mr. and Mrs. Eunson would have been married 25 years next week Saturday.  Theirs was a most happy union, there wedded life having been one of love, joy and peace.  The blow falls very heavily upon the bereaved family who has the sympathy of the entire community in their deep bereavement.  The funeral was held here at the Presbyterian church Sunday at 10 a.m. and the remains taken to Merrillan for interment beside the aged parents and two infant children of the deceased.

 

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BioM: Jamieson, Jane "Mamie" (27 Jan 1853)

 

----Sources: Matt Arnold Personal Family Papers

 

[Original Documents]

 

Banns: Robert Eunson = Jane Jamieson [7th January 1853]
See also: North Isles Family History, person I98027
Sandwick 27th January 1853
I hereby certify that the banns in order to the marriage of Rob’t Eunson in Dunrossness and Jane Jamieson in
Sandwick were duly proclaimed in this parish church and no objection offered.
Geo Thomson ...
I hereby certify that the parties named within were married by me before witnesses at Houlland in this parish
on the 27th Jan 1853.
John ...
Sandwick ...
Zetland 28th Jan [1853]

 

Groom: Robert Eunson (11 Jun 1825, Dunrossness, Shetland, Scotland–1868, Eureka, Winnebago, WI)

Father: Alexander Eunson (1791, Fair Isle, Scotland-1859, Dunrossness, Scotland), Marriage: 3 Jun 1816; Mother: Jean Irvine (18 Jul 1793, Dunrossness, Scotland-1871)

 

     
Dunrossness, Scotland Cottage example by Valentino Zegna

 

Marriage: 27 January 1853, Dunrossness, Shetland, Scotland, United Kingdom
Bride: Jane “Mamie” Jamison, (25 Jun 1826, Sand Wick, Shetland, Scotland–23 Dec 1868, Eureka, Winnebago, WI)
Children of Jane “Mamie” Jamison and Robert Eunson: Jessie Jennie Eunson, 16 Dec 1853-2 Dec 1936, Dearborn, MI, Scotland;  Robert Strong Eunson, 12 Oct 1856, Stevens Pt., WI–21 Nov 1940, Los Angeles, CA; John M Eunson, 2 Nov 1857, Stevens Pt., WI–4 Sep 1928; Charles W. Eunson, Apr 1860, Stevens Pt., WI–7 Nov 1909, Janesville, WI; Isabelle Eunson, 10 Aug 1863, Stevens Pt., WI–4 Jul 1936, Cedar Rapids, IA​​; Mamie Eunson, 1 Mar1866, Eureka, WI–1943, NJ; Frank Allen Eunsen, ca1868, Eureka, WI–13 Nov 1908, Chicago, IL

 

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Bio: Eunson, Jessie Romaine (21 Sep 1875-16 Feb 1964)

Contact:stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

 

----Sources: Matt Arnold Personal Family Papers

 

In the early 1900's Sheriff Robert Eunson occupied the residence with his second wife, Jessie, and his two children, Dale and Genevieve. When Robert Eunson's term as sheriff expired, he packed up his family and moved to Montana to claim a homestead. His son, Dale, went on to become a well-known writer and dramatist. His non-fiction story entitled, "The Day They Gave Babies Away" was written in 1946 and has become a modern classic. It is the only story ever to have been published three times in one magazine, Cosmopolitan, and it has been dramatized on radio and television.

 

 


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