Carr, Ella E. (OCT 1855 - 18 JAN 1885)




Surnames: CARR


----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 01/29/1885

Carr, Ella E. (OCT 1855 - 18 JAN 1885)

Died, in Jefferson, Wis., Jan. 18th, 1885, after a long and painful illness, Ella E. Carr, of Consumption, at the age of 29 years and 3 months.

The deceased was the only daughter of I.T. Carr, editor of the Republican and Press. The disease, which ended her young life was inherited from her mother, who passed to the shining shore thirteen years ago. Of the virtues of the deceased, of her sparkling wit, of her loving cheerful character, all who knew her and their name is legion, speak in highest terms of praise. Her father feels unable to do justice to her memory, to her many virtues, but clips from among the many kindly notices of the press, one from the Roman (N.Y.) Citizen, which gives a brief notice of her life, sickness and death:

"Some of our readers will remember Miss Ella Carr, daughter of I.T. Carr, of Jefferson, Wis., who spent the first half of last year in the family of her uncle, E. E. Carr, in this city. She was a sweet, lovable girl, and appeared to the casual observer in the bloom of health. But the roses on her cheeks were only the hectic flush of consumption. For several year she had been frail, but by watchfulness and avoiding excitement, she had kept comparatively comfortable. But last spring as the warm weather came on she began to fall, and her decline was so rapid that in June her father was notified that he must come for her if he expected to get her home alive. As soon as he could he came down, and on the 3rd of July the anxious father stated with his daughter for their western home. They accomplished the journey by easy stages, and the invalid reached her home less exhausted than was feared. But she did not rally from the assaults of the insidious disease which had fastened upon her. For some weeks she was able to sit up several hours in a day, but as the leaves began to fall she took to her bed, and continued to fade day by day till she hardly seemed to breathe at all. Early in December she penned a few lines to her eastern friends in which she expressed fear that she would not live to see Christmas but her frail life was lengthened out till last Sunday afternoon, when, after a week of much suffering, her life went out with the setting sun. Her loss is a heavy one to her father and two young brothers. The mother of the family died when Ella was only sixteen, and for the next half dozen years she was her father's housekeeper and counselor and a mother to her motherless brothers. May they all look for consolation to that Comforter who never faileth in the hour of affliction To the wirter of these line she was as dear as if she had been his own daughter, and her death re-opens wounds which had hardly begun to heal. But God is good, and some day we shall be able to see, perhaps, that these losses have brought us blessings."



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel