June #2 (1883 - 1904)
----Source: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 12/08/1904
Houston, June #2 (1883 - 4 DEC 1904)
Miss June Houston died at the home in Milwaukee on Sunday, Dec. 4, 1904, her death having been caused by ulcers of the stomach. Friends here were notified Monday and arrangements made for the burial here (Neillsville, Clark Co., Wis.) Thursday (today), the remains and funeral party arriving on the 1:30 train. The procession will move from the depot to the grave. Rev. Bussell will accompany the family.
She was 21 years of age, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Houston, and was born here, where the parents were prominent in business and social circles for many years, in the days of old Neillsville.
One by one these beautiful centers of light and love and joy go out, leaving blank desolation, and astonishment that our own hearts do not cease beating. It may be your turn next, or ours. Life is transitory. He who has loved ones should look them in the eyes often and show abundantly his affections, for the opportunities to thus feed the heart are none too many.
Mrs. Houston and son Harry accompanied the remains from Milwaukee, and Mr. Houston met them here from out west, where he holds a government position and has other interests.
(Follow on in 12/15/1904 Neillsville Times)
The arrival Thursday afternoon last of Mr. and Mrs. James Houston and family, bringing all that was mortal of their daughter June for burial here at the old home, took a large number of friends to the depot to receive and show their sympathy for their old time friends and neighbors. The floral tokens were many and costly, the violet wreath and rose clusters from Milwaukee being especially beautiful, for June was a marked favorite in the south side high school, where she had a high standing. She had been organist in St. John’s Church, and was a prime favorite in the various guilds and other circle in which she moved. The services at the grave were conducted by Rev. G. W. Longenecker.
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