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.