John J. (1854 - 1931)
Surnames: FITZGIBBON JACKSON BLISH ATKINS CONRAD SCHOMMER ROTH FASBENDER KRAUS KNIGHT MERRIT CAIN BOEDECKER
----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 7 Jan 1932
Fitzgibbon, John J. (27 Dec. 1854 - 30 Dec. 1931)
John J. Fitzgibbon, a former Colbyite, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. M. Jackson, in Hettinger, N.D., Wednesday, December 30, lobar pneumonia being the cause of his departure. Funeral services were held at the Colby M. E. church Sunday, January 3rd, Rev. F. M. Blish officiating and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. The pall bearers were John Atkins, Perry Conrad, Bernard Schommer, William Roth, Emil Fasbender and C. J. Kraus.
The deceased was born in Stuebensville, Ohio, on December 27, 1854, thus reaching the age of seventy-five years and three days. He was married to Clara Knight at Casco, Wis., in 1875 and resided on a farm there until they moved to a farm in Marathon county, two and one-half miles east of Colby, about thirty years ago. The past six years of his life were spent at the homes of his children. He is survived by three daughters, two sons and one brother, Henry, of Menasha.
Out of town people who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fitzgibbon of Oshkosh, Mrs. William Merrit and son, Earl, of Oshkosh, Mrs. Tim Cain of Casco, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Boedecker of Kewaunee, Wis., and Mrs. F. M. Jackson of Hettinger, N.D.
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