Millie Shauger Holmes

Elderly Woman

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 state on May 19, 1858, and died January 5th, 1917, aged 58 years, 7 months and 16 days.

Her parents moved to Lewanee 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.


Harry Shauger Died at His Brother’s Home Here

Died After Lingering Illness; Formerly Lived at Canandaigua.

The death of Harry Shauger occurred Monday evening at 530 at the home of his brother, John Shauger, of 618 Comstock street, after a lingering illness.  Mr. Shauger had been employed on the farm of Ed. Moore of Canandaigua and was brought to the home of his brother six weeks ago.

Mr. Shauger was born in Chelsea county [sic], New Jersey, and had been a resident of this county for 53 years.

He is survived by his sisters, Mrs. A.J. Wood and Mrs. Susan Jones, one brother John L., and three nieces of Adrian.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of John Shauger and will be private.  Burial will made in Oakwood.

Source:  Adrian Daily Telegram, November 13, 1917