Obit: Stabnow, Beatrice I. (1904 - 1906)

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----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 09/03/1906

Stabnow, Beatrice I. (19 AUG 1904 - 5 SEP 1906)

Carl Albert Stabnow born May 1st, 1970, in Freedom, Sauk Co, Wis., died near Greenwood, Sept. 5th, 1906, being 36 years, 4 months and 5 days of age. He was the second son of Seigfred and Wilhelmina Stabnow.

Until he was 21 years of age he resided with his parents in the old home where he was born. After that time he spent a few seasons working at Hecla, S.D., continuing to make his home with his parents, spending a part of each year with them.

In 1898 he came to Clark County, Wis., purchasing a farm in the town of Beaver. On Sept. 2, 1903 he was united in marriage to Miss Alice Vine of the town of Greenwood, Wis.. After this union he and his bride moved onto the farm two miles northeast of Greenwood, where they have resided until his death.

His mother, father, four sisters, Mrs. Geo. Sullivan of North Freedom, Wis., Mrs. Joseph Gelhous, White Mound, Wis., Mrs. Daniel Steuber, Honey Creek, Wis., and Anna Stabnow, North Freedom, Wis., and six brothers, Herman of Hecla, S.D., William, Henry and August, all of Greenwood, and Ernest and Paul of North Freedom, Wis. survive.

The brother from Dakota and the sister from White Mound and a sister from Honey Creek were unable to attend the funeral. Also his father, being both aged and feeble, could not come.

On Wednesday, Sept. 5th,, 1906 Mr. Stabnow came to a sudden death by colliding with a gravel train at Kelley’s crossing on the Foster R.R., within a few rods of his home, his youthful wife witnessing the whole scene. His little daughter Beatrice, aged two years and fourteen days, was with him in the wagon and was so badly injured that she lived only a few hours.

The funeral was attended from the M.E. Church of Greenwood on Saturday afternoon, last, Rev. C.O. Presnal officiating. Notwithstanding the excessive heat of the day, an immense crowd of sympathizing friends and neighbors came from all over the surrounding villages and adjacent districts, until there was not even standing room for all of them. The music was fine, the flowers were beautiful and the words of sympathy were tender and appropriate, while the parting scene was one not soon to be forgotten. Many were the unbidden tears that fell that day from the eyes of those who caught a glimpse of the dear sweet child as she rested on her father’s arm, on her way to the silent tomb.

It was indeed a double bereavement. Many will be ready to say, Oh! If the darling child could have been spared to be a comfort and solace to that deeply stricken mother with her frail body and aching heart. Mrs. Stabnow returns to the home of kind parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Vine, even to the home of her childhood, where everything will be done to make bright the remaining days of earth’s brief pilgrimage. We all mourn, but not without hope.



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