Obit: Charette, Moise J. (1865 - 1921)

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----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 03/31/1921

Charette, Moise J. (2 MAY 1865 - 24 MAR 1921)

Moise Joseph Charette, aged fifty-five years, ten months and twenty-two days, passed away at his home in this city (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) on Thursday morning, March 24, 1921, at six o'clock.

Mr. Charette had been in poor health since in February, three years ago, and was under the care of a physician all of that time. At times he seemed to be gaining and on the road to recovery, until last summer when in July he went to Toronto, Canada, where he received treatments from a specialist until the latter part of September. These treatments at first showed improvement in his condition, but due to his weakness and the severe attack of the disease from which he suffered, they were of no avail, except to ease his suffering. For the past year he has spent his entire time in bed.

Moise Joseph Charrette was born at Buckingham, Province of Quebec, Canada, May 2, 1865, and remained there until the age of seventeen years, when he came to Eau Claire, Wis., in which city he remained for fourteen years. On June 24, 1896, he was united in marriage to Agnes Isabelle Smith at Eau Claire.

Twenty-two years ago he and his wife came to Owen, and here he entered the employ of the John S. Owen Lumber Co., and for nine years was engaged as camp foreman. After leaving the employ of the lumber company and the village incorporated, he saw the opportunities of opening a small grocery store, and for the past thirteen years has been engaged in that business. His business career has been one of great success and through his efforts and that of his wife, their business became one of the largest and best in the city.

Mr. Charrette was a very public spirited citizen, at all time having the welfare of the city in mind and those with whom he came in contact. For five years he served as a member of the village board and was interested in other organizations, which were helpful to the interest of all. He was a member of the Clover Belt Lodge No. 165, K. Of P., the E. F. U. and the Catholic Foresters of Eau Claire.

Funeral services were conducted in the home here on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, Mrs. V. D. Merriman reading the Catholic service in the absence of Rev. A. L. du Domaine, of St. Katherine's Church, having prayers for the family before the service. At 10 o'clock the body was escorted to the depot, where it was taken to Eau Claire, to the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Childs, 539 Lake St., and on Monday morning the Catholic Foresters of that city, conducted a short service at the home and then a solemn mass was held at the St. Patrick's Church in that city, and the body laid to rest in the Catholic Cemetery. Six young men, George N. Childs, Joseph Derouin, William Derouin and James V. Seguin, all nephews of the deceased, acted as pallbearers, and six members from the Catholic Foresters acted as honorary pallbearers.

He leaves to mourn, a wife, three brothers, Leon of the west, Theodore and Joseph of Canada, and two sisters, Anna Stasie and Margarette of Canada.

Those from out of town who were here for the funeral were, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Kirkhoff, Oriska, N. D., Mrs. Jennie Burnell, Valley city, N. D., Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Childs and Mrs. Joseph Derouin, George N. Childs, Marshall Childs, Harry Childs, Joseph Derouin, William Derouin, and James Seguin, all of Eau Claire.



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