Obit: McKercher, Samantha (1856? - 1904)
Contact: Ken Wood
Surnames: McKercher, Cook, Downer, Brooks, Mercer
----Source: Marshfield Times (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Friday, Jan. 15, 1904, P. 1, C. 3
McKercher, Samantha (circa 1856 - Jan 13, 1904)
MRS. McKERCHER DEAD
Early Resident of Nasonville Passes Away Wednesday
Had Suffered From Cancer for Past Eight Months
Late Wednesday evening Mrs. Donald McKercher, one of the early settlers and highly respected residents of the Nasonville district, died at her home after a long period of suffering during which her death has been expected at any time. Mrs. McKercher has been affected with cancer of the stomach since last May and has known for months that there was no hope of recovery. In June she underwent an operation at the hospital here which relieved her sufferings and prolonged her life, though she has been physically helpless for many months. The Royal Neighbors of which order deceased was a member, have attended her faithfully during her long illness.
Mrs. McKercher, whose maiden name was Samantha Cook, was forty-eight years of age, came to this section in 1870 and has resided here since that time. She was married to Donald McKercher, the well known surveyor, thirty years ago and they have six children now living, three daughters and three sons. The daughters are Mrs. Laura Downer of Chili, Mrs. Ada Brooks of Lincoln, and Mrs. Gertrude Mercer of Rock, and the sons are John, Elmer and Alex McKercher, all residing at the family home in Nasonville.
The funeral of Mrs. McKercher will be held Saturday from the Nasonville church, being preceded by a short service at the house where friends of deceased will meet at 11 o'clock in the forenoon.
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