Green County

Albany, Green County Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday, Dec. 22, 1898
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

Mrs. Susan Green TAIT
Surnames: Tait, Green
Died—At the home of her son, Jefferson, in Barron County, Mrs. Susan Green Tait.  Mrs. Tait, whose maiden name was Green, was born in Wilksbarre, Pa.., in April, 1825.  In 1844 she was married to Mr. Walter Tait, a native of England, but who previous to his marriage had settled in Rock County, this state.  In 1847 he with his family settled in Green County, where he resided until his death in 1892.  About a year ago, Mrs. Tait was taken with creeping paralysis, which caused her death.  She leaves 6 children—3 having preceded her—and numerous friends to mourn her death.  The funeral exercises were conducted at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nancy Shafer, last Saturday afternoon by Rev. P.S. Rogers, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Albany cemetery.  The sorrowing family and relatives have the sincere sympathy of all friends.

Albany, Green County Wisconsin Vindicator
pub.Thursday, September 4, 1890
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

Surnames: Tibbitts, Warren
Charles S. Tibbitts died at his residence in this city Saturday, August 23, 1890 in his 56th year.  Mr. Tibbitts was born in Frankfort, Herkimer Co., NY March 16, 1834.  In 1836 his parents removed to Ionia, Michigan where he lived until 1854, when he came to Albany where he has since resided.  On the first call for volunteers in 1861 he entered the band of the Third Wisconsin Infantry and when the regimental bands were all dismissed the following year, he re-enlisted in the Fifth Wisconsin Infantry and remained until the close of the war.  He was married to Maria Pond Warren in 1856, who, with one daughter, survives him.  He was the second son in a family of five brothers and four sisters, and with the exception of his oldest brother, all his father’s family are living.  He has been an active member of the G.A.R. Post, Odd Fellow and Masonic societies, a member of the choir for 35 years, and has always taken a lively interest in all matters of a public nature.  The funeral was held at the Baptist church, under the auspices of the I.O.O.F. and G.A.R., on Monday, August 25.  At 1:00 pm the remains, escorted by the Cornet Band and the two societies, were taken to the church and lay in state until 2:00 pm.  The casket was then closed, the band and lodges returning to the house for the relatives. The sermon was preached by Rev.. R.N. Martin, who made able and appropriate remarks.  The choir rendered some excellent music, the closing piece, “Oh Father, hear us sing: ‘Just as I am, without one plea’” being one of the deceased’s own selection when singing the last time with the choir.  In the death of Mr. Tibbitts the community loses and honorable citizen, and the bereaved wife mourns the loss of a loving and devoted husband.  The sympathy of all is extended to the afflicted ones in this sad hour.

Albany, Green County Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday, Dec. 8, 1898
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

Mrs. Huldah Ann THOMPSON
Surnames: Thompson, Dodge, Hotchkiss
Mrs. Hulda Ann Thompson, formerly Mrs. Parker Dodge, and whose maiden name was Hotchkiss, was born in Mexico, Oswego County, New York, Aug. 22, 1833 and departed this life in Scranton, Iowa, Nov. 28, 1898.  She leaves a husband, six children, three brothers and one sister to mourn her death.  Deceased was for many years a resident of Albany and was highly esteemed as a friend and neighbor, a faithful wife and loving mother and the news of her death was received by our citizens with sad hearts.  The remains arrived here Friday, Dec. 2 and the funeral exercises were held at the home of her son, Oren Dodge, Rev. P.S. Rogers, pastor of the Baptist Church, of which she was a consistent member, conducting the services and the remains were followed to the cemetery by weeping relatives and sorrowing friends.

Albany, Green County Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday, Feb. 23, 1899
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

Fred Edward TROW
Fred Edward Trow was born in Brooklyn, Green Co., Wisc., on the 5th day of August, 1878 and died at his home Feb. 20, 1899, aged 20 years, 6 months and 15 days.  A boy who was fond of home and ever found at home.  Funeral obsequies were held at the home on the 22nd.  The many young people from far and near attested their affection for the deceased.  Rev. H.B. Brenaman conducted the sad and solemn ceremonies.  “His sun went down while it was yet day”.  Jer 15:9

Albany, Green County Vindicator
pub. Thursday, March 28, 1901
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

William Wesley TRUAX
Surnames: Truax, Hill, Whitesett, Sires
William Wesley Truax died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alta Hill, in the town of Mt. Pleasant on Tuesday, March 26, 1901, aged 79 years, 5 months and 22 days.  Mr. Truax was born in Nelson Co., Kentucky in 1821.  The following year his parents removed to Indiana and five years later to Vermillion co., Ill  In 1844 he came to Green County and settled on the farm upon which his son Eugene now lives.  He was married May 26, 1845 to Sarah Jane Whitesett, who died July 25, 1848.  April 10, 1851 he was again married to Elizabeth Sires who passed away Aug. 11, 1853.  His third wife was Emily Whitesett, to whom he was married Nov. 7, 1857 and who died Dec. 27, 1880.  Mr. Truax had a stroke of paralysis about four years ago and never fully recovered from it.  A last stroke occurred last Thursday, which caused his death.  He is survived by six children, one by each of his first wives and four by the last, five children having preceded him to the better land.  Funeral services are being held at his late home today, conducted by Rev. C.D. Mayhew, and the remains will be interred in the Truax cemetery.