Obit: Driscoll, J. Lawrence (1876 - 1952)

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Surnames: Driscoll, Trobaugh, Andrews, Graves, Orgish, Shupe, Parrette, Korth, Holzschuh, Baldwin, Schaefer, Prehn, Phillips, McIhattan, Hayward, Wyman, Clark, Thomas, Corbett, Lavers, Henry, Elmhorst, Follett, Schutte, Schuette, Cook, Crossgrove

----Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark County, Wis.) 03/14/1952

Driscoll, J. Lawrence (27 Sept. 1876 - 7 Mar. 1952)

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Methodist Church for Mr. J. L. Driscoll, 75, who died at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. He was taken there Thursday after suffering a stroke a few weeks ago.

The Rev. Robert Trobaugh officiated at the services and burial was made in the West Spencer cemetery.

The body reposed at the Swarthout Funeral Home until 12:30 p.m. Monday, when it was taken to the church to repose until the time of services.

Jane Andrews and Sue Graves sang "The Lord’s Prayer" during the services accompanied by Mrs. K. D. Graves on the organ.

Pallbearers were S. E. Graves, John Orgish, Glen Shupe, Ray Parrette, Frank Korth, and John Holzschuh.

In charge of the flowers were Mrs. B. A. Baldwin, Mrs. Ora Schaefer, Mrs. H. R. Graves, Mrs. Harry Prehn, Mrs. Art Phillips, Mrs. Glen Shupe, and Mrs. F. V. McIhattan.

Relatives and friends from away here for the funeral included Walker Hayward, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Guy Wyman, Wausau; Mrs. Anna Clark, Mrs. Charles Thomas, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Corbett, Bancroft, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lavers, Tomahawk; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hayward, L. E. Henry, Joe Elmhorst, and Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Follett, all of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schutte, Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Schuette and Mr. and Mrs. George Cook, Unity; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Crossgrove, Colby, Wis.

Mr. Driscoll was born September 27, 1876 in the village of Spencer, Wisconsin; he was the first rural mail carrier on route 1, when that service was established here. In 1934 he moved to Spencer where he was appointed as postmaster, a position he held for 11 years.

His marriage to the former Mae Andrews took place here June 29, 1899. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1949.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, Floyd and Dale, of Spencer, and two grandchildren.

Two infant sons preceded him in death.

Family Notes

Father: James Driscoll b: Jul 1844, Canada
Mother: Henrietta Hayward b: 11 Jan 1859, Royalton WI

Lawrence / Laurence married Marium S Driscoll b: Nov 1876 in Wisconsin

1900 Federal Census, ED 95 Spencer town, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 4, family 87

James Lawerance Driscoll, white, married, male
birth date:
birthplace: Wisconsin
relationship to head of household: Son
father's birthplace: Canada
mother's birthplace: Wisconsin

Household Members
head James Driscoll M 56 (Sep 1876) Canada England
wife Henrietta Driscoll F 40 (Jan 1860) Wisconsin, 2 children - 1 living; father b. NY, mother b. NJ
son James Lawrence Driscoll M 24 (Sep 1876) Wisconsin
daughter-in-law Marium S Driscoll F 24 (Nov 11876) Wisconsin, father b. VT, mother b. Canada
adopted son Herman Seigrist M 21 Wisconsin, parents b. Switzerland



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