News: Greenwood (15 Aug. 1882)
Contact:  Stan

Surnames: Schofield, Stonburg, Syth, Barr, LeClaire, Brown, Johnson, Swartz, Vine, Eaton, Kennedy

----Sources: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 15 Aug. 1882

Greenwood - Aug. 11, 1882

Editors Times: Last Saturday evening, about seven o’clock, Mrs. Stoneburgh (Stoneburg) came to town in apparent good health, having picked berries a portion of the day and walked to town miles, little realizing that on the morrow, that holy Sabbath day, ere the sun went down behind the western hills her lifeless body would number one more tenant in the church yard of the death. Forty-nine summers upon her head of dews of life had fallen. The thread of life was broken. While she was in Jones Bro’s & Johnson’s store selecting a pair of shoes she fell prostrate upon the floor. She was removed to the Weston House and when the hour had tolled eleven she was still in death. Heart disease was the immediate cause. She came from Canada last fall to make this place her home and was highly respected by those who knew her best. The sickle of time makes life a terrible uncertainly.

Sunday evening Mrs. Schofield gave a concert, assisted by her class, for the purpose of raising funds to pay for a new lot of singing books. It was really a fine entertainment. Aside from the singing Mrs. Schofield read "The New Church Organ," which was highly appreciated and well received. A recitation, "Drifting Out to Sea," by Viola Eaton, was well rendered and held the audience motionless. Those present seemed well paid, and those who were too good to attend, of course saved their ten cents.

Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Jones, of Black River Falls, and their two boys and Miss Lillie Kennedy, of Neillsville, have been absence in Winona of several weeks at his home.

A festival will be given sometime during the coming week for the benefit of Rev. C. C. Swartz.

J. T. Vine has gone to Dakota.

Wednesday night we had a white frost, which makes a frost in very summer month, and we are sure we shall have on in every other month in the year.

John Brown, of the firm of Brown and & Hunt, has been absent some time upon a pleasure trip.

The Good Templars’ dramatic company will play in their hall tomorrow evening, and ‘tis said will have something worth seeing and hearing.

The firm of Syth & Barr is dissolved.

A. LeClaire has again returned to his post in Jones Bro’s store for duty.

-- Von Goth.

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Greenwood - Aug. 11, 1882

The Sunday school scholars of Greenwood gave our citizens a rare treat last Sunday evening in a No. 1 concert. The school was drilled by Mrs. Schofield, who always succeeds in anything she undertakes. She is not only a thorough musician but an expert teacher, possessing a rare faculty of imparting knowledge. This fact was made apparent Sunday evening. The children were drilled but three times before the public concert. At the appointed hour all were in their proper place, and when called upon were ready to perform their part, which they did to a large and appreciative audience. The object of the concert was to raise funds to buy new singing books for the Sunday school. A collection was taken up at the close amounting to eight dollars and forty-five cents, which was expressive of the appreciation of the audience. We are glad to see this new departure and believe it to be in the right direction. Every one who attended said he was well pleased. At the carnets request of many of our people another concert will be given in the near future.

Eye Witners



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