Obit: Covert, James (1858 - 1917)

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----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 12/13/1917

Covert, James (16 JAN 1858 - 8 DEC 1917)

James A. Covert, residing on a farm two miles west of Stanley, Wis., died quite suddenly of heart disease, at an early hour on Saturday last. Mr. covert was in apparent good health the night before and arose at four o'clock, built a fire in the kitchen stove and again lay down. Soon after, Mrs. Covert noticed him breathing heavily and after a few short gasps for breath the end came almost in a flash. Mr. covert was born in Green County, Wis., on Jan. 16, 1858, where he grew to manhood. On March 16, 1877 he was united in marriage to Miss Lillie Leslie, daughter of the late George Leslie of this village (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.), who with four children, Mrs. R. Carpenter of St. Paul, Mrs. Guy Sargent of Plainfield, Mrs. Bert Dimmick of Stanley, and Frank Covert of Chicago, survive him. Mr. Covert moved to thorp in 1880 and for about twenty-five eyars followed the occupation of engineer, being employed at Nye, Lusk & Hudson Co. sawmill during all that time. The funeral took place from the home on Tuesday afternoon, where services were held, the Odd Fellows of Forest Queen Lodge, of which deceased was a member, and also Odd Fellows of Stanley Lodge following the remains to the Stanley Cemetery, where the customary Odd Fellows services took place.



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