Etc. -- Adelbert McDonald died 1900 in Ashland, Wisconsin
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A lightly edited transcript of an article on page 1 of the 1 Feb 1900 issue of Waterford Star newspaper.

Far from Home

The quiet village of Langton was the scene of a very sad and affecting funeral on Sunday afternoon, when the remains of Mr. Adelbert McDonald were brought back from the city of Ashland, Wis., to his home and interred in the family plot.

The deceased was a promising young man of twenty years and the youngest son of the oldest and most respected families of this community. Having spent nearly all his life here he enjoyed the friendship fo a large circle of friends.

A profound sadness swept over the community when it was suddenly learned that he had died a victim of typhoid fever in a hospital more than 1,000 miles from home, and that his remains in charge of his brother, were being brought back to be laid beside his loved ones.

Although so far removed from family and friends he lacked nothing that medical skill or the tender care by devoted sisters of the ward could supply.

With thoughtful care for his friends he left them unacquainted with his illness until the last, hoping that he might recover, so that he expired without the sight of one familiar face.

rIn his wanderings he talked of home and loved ones and smiled when he beheld scenes and faces of his youth.

At one o'clock the remains accompanied by a host of friends proceeded to the Baptist church, where the Rev. J. M. Tredwell cconducted a very touching service in the presence of the largest congregation ever witnessed in this place, after which the remains were quietly laid to rest.

The deceased was a brother of Mr. Jas. McDonald, school teacher of Villa Nova.


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