Fannie Irish (1861 - 1935)
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Surnames: Carter, Irish, Wilding, Kuhn, Short, Albaugh, Harvey, White, Winters, Taylor, Frantz, Linton, Stevens, Graves
----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 28 Feb. 1935
Carter, Fannie Irish (19 July 1861 - 22 Feb. 1935)
Fannie Irish, daughter of James and Betsy Irish, was born in Olmstead, Co., near Rochester, Minn., July 19, 1861, and died at the Marshfield Hospital on Friday, morning, Feb. 22, 1935, aged 73 years, seven months, and 31 days.
Mrs. Carter’s passing comes as a shock to many friends, for her recovery seemed certain in the earliest days of her nine weeks illness, and only when an infection developed, died her condition become threatening.
Mrs. Carter spent the early part of her life near Rochester, in the community in which she was born.
On August 9, 1882, she was married to James Carter and soon afterward they went to N. Dakota to establish a home. To their union four children were born, Ida, the late Mrs. Jess Wilding, who died in 1925, Ethel, Mrs. Paul Kuhn, Clara, Mrs. Ed. Short, and Ruth, Mrs. George Albaugh, all living in thee Shortville community.
After a five year stay in North Dakota, the Carters moved to Wadena, Minn., where they lived for three years.
In the 1890, the family came to Clark County, Wisconsin and settled on a farm in the town of Washburn, not far from the home of Mrs. Carter’s people. Here they lived until Mr. Carter’s death in 1926, and since then Mrs. Carter has made her home in the city of Neillsville, Wis.
Mrs. Carter has been a good friend to a host of people. Her ability to see some good in everyone, her cheerfulness in spite of difficulties, her constant desire to be helpful to others, and her love of the good and the beautiful have drawn many of us to her with such power that we feel we shall never forget her.
While she has been a member of both the Shortville Presbyterian Church and the Neillsville Methodist Church, she has had a kindly attitude toward the people of other denominations. She was active in the life of the Ladies’ Aid, the Woman’s Home Mission Society, the Interdenominational Mission Study club, the church school, the W. C. T. U., and the Woman’s Relief Corps.
In the home she has been an ideal mother, and to her loved ones she leaves a rich inheritance.
In all of her relationships she has been a devout and conscientious Christian.
She is survived by three daughters mentioned above, two brothers, Earl Irish, of Rochester, Minn., and Clarence Irish of Neillsville and by four grandchildren. Another brother, Walter Irish, and a sister, Mrs. Ed. Harvey, both of Rochester, Minn., have preceded her in death.
Thus one more friend has come to the end of her earthly journey, but not without a hope and faith in a life beyond, which she has often expressed concerning the transition, saying, "Death is simply saying, Good night here and Good morning there."
A brother, Earl Irish, and a nephew Harold Harvey, both of Rochester, Minn., came Thursday to visit Mrs. Carter at the hospital and were here for the funeral.
The following acted as pallbearers: Thomas Winters, David Taylor, George Frantz, Howard Linton, William Stevens, and William Graves.
The Woman’s Relief Corps attended in a body.
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