Carr, Charles M. #1 (1862 - 1885)







----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 05/21/1885

Carr, Charles M. (28 MAR1862 - 10 MAY 1885)

The Banner, published at Jefferson, Wis., in its issue of the 14th of May, 1885, contains the announcement of the death of Charles M. Carr, at Neillsville, Clark County, Wis., on Sunday, May 10th, 1885, of consumption, aged 23 years, one month and eleven days.

Charles M. Carr came to Jamestown in Sept. 1882, and four fourteen months was employed in the job department of the Daily Capital office as a printer. Mr. Carr bore high rank he was a faithful, conscientious employee, and among his fellows was the life of all gatherings. In all his relations with this office he proved himself a man of high honor, genuine talent, and a whole-souled, genial gentleman. Shortly after his coming to Jamestown he entered into the social affairs of our city, and at once took a position as leader and his many friends here will bear witness to the statement that no more popular young man ever resided in our city. In their great loss of this esteemed young man, the parents and friends have the heartfelt sympathy of a host of friends. (Daily Capital, Jamestown, D.T.)

It is a hard task for a father to write of the virtues of his departed children for publication in his own paper, and we therefore take the liberty of clipping from the Jefferson Banner, the following obituary and tribute to the memory of our dead:

"The deceased was born at Shullsburg, Wis. on the 28th of March, 1862, and he moved from there with his parents to Monroe, where he resided 15 years. When 13 years of age he entered a printing office owned by his father. In 1878 he, with his parents moved to this city and entered the Banner office. In the fall of 1882 he went to Jamestown, Dakota Territory, where he labored at his trade for a year, and then returned to his father's office (the Banner) in this city. He spent part of the winter in the engrossing department at Madison, returned to Jefferson and about the middle of April went to Neillsville, Wis. to join his father, who is now publishing the Neillsville Republican and Press. He arrived at Neillsville quite low, still he was able to be about as late as the day before his demise. He passed away suffering but little. The remains were conveyed to Monroe, Wis., and services held by Elder Howe and the Odd Fellows Lodge of Jefferson, of which he was a member. Charley was beloved by all who knew him and appreciated for his true, manly qualities."



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