Obit: Waughtal, Delmar (1876? - 1897)

Surnames: Waughtal, Naughtal,

----Source: Centralia Enterprise And Tribune December 18, 1897

Delmar Waughtal (27 Sep 1878 - 11 Dec 1897)


Dell Naughtal (Waughtal) of Black River Falls Meets a Mysterious Death.
Black River Falls, Wis., Dec. 14. [Special.]--The body of Dell Naughtal (Waughtal), a young man about 21 years of age, residing in this city (Black River Falls, Wisconsin), was found near the railroad track between this city and Merriilan late yesterday afternoon. The young man left home Saturday to look at some traps he had set in the woods, but did not return. A. search was made and the body was discovered near Wrightsville with a bullet through, the groin. It is believed that young Naughtal (Waughtal) met his death at the hands of an unknown person, as his gun was found standing against a tree a short distance from where he lay. It is evident that he was on his hands and knees looking into a fox's burrow when he received the fatal shot. He undoubtedly was taken for some wild animal by the person who fired the shot. The ball entered his groin through the right thigh.

An inquest will be held today and a strong effort will be made by the authorities to find out who the careless hunter was.

----Source: SHEBOYGAN TIMES, Sheboygan Wis., DECEMBER 18, 1897, pg. 1

It is Generally Believed that He was Murdered.

Black River Falls, Wis., Dec. 16--[Special]--The shooting of Dell Naughtal (Waughtal) is still shrouded in mystery. The coroner's jury has been in session since Tuesday and many witnesses have been examined. There are some persons suspected of the crime but no direct evidence.

It is said that the murderer tracked young Naughtal (Waughtal) for some distance, awaiting a favorable opportunity. The authorities are making every effort to being the guilty person to justice, and the general belief is that the matter will soon be cleared up. Naughtal was buried today.

Black River Falls, Wis., Dec. 16--[Special]--The coroner's jury in the Naughtal (Waughtal) case after a three day's session, adjourned at a late hour last night, returning a verdict that Dell Naughtal (Waughtal) came to his death from the effect of a gunshot in the hands of a party unknown.

Family Notes
George W. Waughtal, b. 27 Aug 1838, Illinois
Father: Frederick Waughtal b: 3 Aug 1803 in Augusta Co, Virginia
Mother: Catherine Baughman b: 11 Nov 1810 in Brisol, Turnball county, Missouri

Married: Sarah McClintock

Children of George W. Waughtal and Sarah McClintock

Eliza Catherine Waughtal b: 8 Dec 1871 in Manchester, Jackson Co, WI
Charles S. Waughtal b: ca 1874 in Wisconsin

2nd Marriage to Clarissa Pope b: ca 1858 in Wisconsin
Married: 16 Jul 1875 in Sparta Monroe County, Wisconsin

Children of George W. Waughtal and Clarissa Pope

Frederick Waughtal b: 1 Jun 1876 in Manchester, Jackson Co, WI
George Delmar Waughtal b: 27 Sep 1878
Edward C. Waughtal b: ca 1880
Levi Waughtal b: 7 Aug 1890 in Roberts, St Croix Co, WI
Lois Waughtal b: ca 1903 in Wisconsin
Jackson Co., Wisconsin Death Records
Waughtal, Delmar; 11 Dec. 1897, vol. 3, pg. 70
1880 Federal Census, Manchester, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 408
George Waughtal, white, American male farmer
birthplace : Illinois, United States
birthdate : 1838
spouse's name : Clarissa Waughtal
spouse's birthplace : Wisconsin, United States
father's birthplace : Ohio, United States
mother's birthplace : Ohio, United States

Household Members
self George Waughtal M 42 Illinois, United States
wife Clarissa Waughtal F 22 Wisconsin, United States
son Charles Waughtal M 6 Wisconsin, United States
son Fredrick Waughtal M 4 Wisconsin, United States
son George Waughtal M 3 Wisconsin, United States
son Edward C. Waughtal M 1 Wisconsin, United States
1900 Federal Census, ED 53 Manchester town, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 4, family 82
Chas S. Waughtal, white male
marital status: Married
years married: 4
estimated marriage year: 1896
father's birthplace: Illinois
mother's birthplace: Michigan

Household Members
head Chas S. Waughtal M 26 (May 1874) Wisconsin
wife Nettie M. Waughtal F 24 Wisconsin
daughter Hazel E. Waughtal F 4 Wisconsin





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