Resident of The North Country Succumbs to Long Illness.
Service At Daughter’s Home Sunday and Interment at Wessington Cemetery.
The funeral of Mrs. W.W. Holmes was held at the home of her daughter Mrs. John Gaudig on Sunday, Jan. 7th Rev. Stiles conducting the service. Interment was made at the Wessington cemetery.
Mrs. Holmes has been a sufferer from asthma for several years, but the immediate cause of her death was heart failure.
Millie Elizabeth Shauger was born in New York [sic] state on May 19, 1858, and died January 5th, 1917, aged 58 years, 7 months and 16 days.
Her parents moved to Lenawee County, Michigan, when she was a young girl. At the age of 19 years she was married to W.W. Holmes. To this union five children were born, four daughters and one son, all of whom are living.
In the spring of 1883 she came with her husband and two older children to Faulk county this state, where they filed on a homestead, residing here until the spring of 1897 when they came to Hand County, which has been the family home since. About 8 years ago the husband was called by death to those far shores for which she has now embarked.
One of the daughters, Mrs. Frank Bingham who lives in Wisconsin was unable to be present at the funeral.
The sympathy of the community is extended to the sorrowing relatives.
Source: Wessington Times Enterprise, January 12, 1917.