David (1857 - 1916)
Surnames: THISTLE COON FLINT MATTHEWS
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 06/15/1916
Thistle, David (5 JUN 1857 - 10 JUN 1916)
About 10 o’clock Saturday morning, June 10th, 1916, news spread on our streets that David Thistle was dead, and it was hard to believe, as one hour before he was talking with friends at the post office, having walked down to get shaved and get his mail. About two years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis, since which time he has been unable to do manual labor, but was able to be up and around town. Cause of death, apoplexy. Age, 57 years and 5 days.
David Thistle was born in Carbonear, Newfoundland, June 5th, 1857; came with his parents, brothers and sister to Wisconsin, July 23, 1875, and located at Arlington, Columbia Co., where he made his home until 1880, when he moved to Madison. In 1890, he came to Colby and resided here up to the time of his death. He is survived by a kind and loving wife, three children by his first wife, Mrs. Ellen Coon of Appleton; Mrs. Josie Flint of Waukon, Iowa, and Eugene of this place; two brothers, William of Bellingham, Wash.; Joseph of Arlington, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Matthews of Brandon, Wis., and many friends who deeply sympathize with the bereaved ones.
The funeral was held from the M.E. Church, Wednesday afternoon, Rev. R.R. Braddick officiating.
The relatives from out of town who were here to attend the funeral were Mrs. Ellen Coon and son Percy of Appleton; Mrs. Josie Flint of Waukon, Iowa; Mrs. Emma Matthews of Brandon; Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Thistle of Arlington; Mr. and Mrs. John Hayes and daughter of Thorp, and Andrew Younger of Medford.
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