Obit: Lamont, Jessie E. (1868 - 1896)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 03/19/1896

Lamont, Jessie E. (9 AUG 1868 - 14 MAR 1896)

Died, at her home in Wausau, Wis., Saturday night, March 14th, 1896, Jessie E., wife of John F. Lamont, in the twenty-eighth year of her age.

Feb. 26th, Mrs. Lamont gave birth to a son, and a host of friends here rejoiced with them, little knowing the cost of that life. Later word came that Mrs. Lamont was very ill with chances against her recovery, and all her acquaintances were filled with sadness, but when the news arrived Sunday morning that the final summons had come, a gloom spread over the entire city and hearts were burdened with sorrow. Sorrow for a bright young life, brought up and grown to a womanhood in our midst, and sympathy for the husband, who cherished his loving wife, and the little son, who will never know a mother’s caresses.

Jessie Eugenie Cole was born at Milford, Ohio, Aug. 9th, 1868; when four years of age her parents moved to Minnesota, and about ten years later, on May 11th, 1882, they arrived in Colby, Clark Co., Wis., and have made their home here since. She became one of the pupils of our schools, was one of the most studious and graduated from the high school with highest honors in Jun 1889. For two years she taught the primary department of our schools and became endeared to every pupil in her department. July 26th, 1890, she was united in marriage with John F. Lamont. A son was born to them in December 1891, but was recalled and taken to its eternal home the following April. When Mr. Lamont entered upon the duties of county Superintendent, Jan., 1st, 1895, they removed to Wausau, and she at once became his able assistant, a position that her excellent education, brightest intellect, and native ability well fitted for her.

Aside from the bereaved husband the following relatives were present at the time of her death: A. Lamont and Mrs. J. W. Wicker, father and sister of Mr. Lamont; Mrs. H. J Cade and Ira L. Cole, sister and brother of deceased, and Miss Frances Cole, a cousin, who had been with her for some three or four weeks. Mr. and Mrs. I. K. Cole, her parents, and L.M., her brother, did not arrive there until after death had made his call and the bright spirit had fled.

The remains were brought to this city Monday evening, and were met at the train by a host of sorrowing friends. The funeral, one of the largest ever held in this city, occurred at the M. E. Church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. D. P. Olin of Spencer, assisted by Rev. C. H. Chase, and a new mound in Colby Cemetery marks the last resting place of a rare, bright and good woman, and by its side is a smaller mound, where was laid that little one that came to gladden for a short time and was then taken to await the coming of the mother, on that other shore.



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