Barbara Elizabeth Wansor




Bernard John "Ding" Patritto was born September 10, 1904, in Bessemer, Gogebic Co., MI, and died March 3, 1999, in Hurley, Iron Co., WI, at age 94. He is the son of John I. Patritto of Villa Kastelnuvo, Italy, and Mary Patritto of Villa Castlinuova, Italy. Bervara Patritto.

Barbara Elizabeth "Betty" Wansor was born April 13, 1907, in San Miguel Co., CO, and died May 29, 1978, in Bessemer, Gogebic Co., MI, at age 71. Buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hurley, Iron Co., WI. She is the daughter of John Dutton Wansor of Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH, and Katharina "Katherine" Dolak of Austria (Bohemia).

Bernard John Patritto and Elizabeth Barbara "Betty" Wansor were married May 29, 1926, in Ironwood, Gogebic Co., MI.

Bernard John Patritto and Elizabeth Barbara "Betty" (Wansor) Patritto had Unknown children:

  1. Mary Margaret Patritto: Born March 12, 1928, in Bessemer, Gogebic Co., MI; Died Monday, July 14, 2003, in La Grange, Cook Co., IL (age 75). Married January 15, 1951, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL, Minor Leonard Russell: Born May 23, 1925, in the Village of Elberta, Gilmore Twp., Benzie Co., MI; Died June 3, 2007, at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co., MI (age 82). He was the son of the Lao Russell of Canada, and Mary Leuere of Michigan.
  2. Barbara Jean "Midge" Patritto: Born September 25, 1930, in Pence, Iron Co., WI; Died April 17, 2011, in Ironwood, Gogebic Co., MI (age 80). Married November 9, 1946, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hurley, Iron Co., WI, to Alfred J. Alexandroni: Born May 16, 1922, in Ironwood, MI; Died May 14, 1972, in a rock fall at the White Pine Copper Co. Mine at White Pine (age 49).
  3. Catherine B. "Pat" Patritto: Born January 24, 1933, in Pence, Iron Co., WI; Died January 22, 2013, in Hurley, Iron Co., WI (age 79). Married (1) Saturday, May 2, 1959, at St. Mary's Catholic rectory, Hurley, Iron Co., WI, to Kenneth H. "Swede" Backlund: Born November 16, 1927, in Carey; Died November 14, 1994, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth, MN (age 66). Buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hurley, Iron Co., WI. Divorced. Married (2) June 23, 1954, in Cook Co., IL, to Walter J. Kolkowski: Born January 20, 1922, in Unknown; Died January 6, 2001, in Glenview Hospital, Glenview, Cook Co., IL (age 78). Divorced. Married (3) October 23, 1980, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL, to Leslie H. Carlstrom: Born March 9, 1934, in Chicago. Cook Co., IL; Died March 6, 2007, in Ironwood, Gogebic Co., MI (age 72).
  4. Bernard Charles "Bugsy" Patritto: Born July 1, 1935, in Pence, Iron Co., WI. Married June 30, 1956, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hurley, Iron Co., WI, to Ardyth M. "Artie" Mattson: Born April 27, 1936, in Wisconsin.

Bernard John Patritto and Elizabeth Barbara "Betty" (Wansor) Patritto were divorced about September 17, 1953, in Ashland Co., WI.

Elizabeth Barbara "Betty" (Wansor) Patritto then married Harry Primo Corti.

Harry Primo Corti was born November 7, 1895, in Luca, Italy, and died September 2, 1971, at Belmont Community Hospital, Chicago, Cook Co., IL, at age 75. Buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hurley, Iron Co., WI. He is the son of Harry Corti of Italy, and Elsie Mary Lucasi/Louakayle of Italy.

Maude Eliza Marie "Fairy" Taylor was born July 26, 1896, in Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, and died Unknown. She is the daughter of James Curry Taylor (born September 16, 1872, in England), and Kathleen Maud Unknown (born August 16, 1871, in Ontario, Canada).

Harry Primo Corti and Maude Eliza Marie "Fairy" Taylor were married March 1, 1917, in Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada.

Harry Primo Corti and Maude Eliza Marie "Fairy" (Taylor) Corti had Unknown children.

Harry Primo Corti then married Pearl (Minch) McFarland.

Pearl Minch was born February 14, 1900, in Cave Twp., Franklin Co., IL, and died August 15, 1966, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL, at age 66. Buried in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park, Murphysboro, Murphysboro Twp., Jackson Co., IL. She is the daughter of Stanton Minch of Montgomery Twp., Gibson Co., IN, and Minnie Baskin of Franklin Co., IL.

Frank Windfield McFarland was born July 19, 1898, in Murphysboro, Murphysboro Twp., Jackson Co., IL, and died September 21, 1922, in Murphysboro, Murphysboro Twp., Jackson Co., IL, at age 24. Buried in Tower Grove Cemetery, Murphysboro, Jackson Co., IL. He is the son of Frank E. McFarland of Missouri, and Minnie Unknown of Missouri.

Frank Windfield McFarland and Pearl Minch were married about 1919 in Illinois.

Frank Windfield McFarland and Pearl (Minch) McFarland had one child:

  1. Polly Mae McFarland: Born October 11, 1919, in Murphysboro, Somerset Twp., Jackson Co., IL; Died November 17, 1998, at St. Joseph Hospital, Murphysboro, Somerset Twp., Jackson Co., IL (age 79). Buried in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park, Murphysboro, Murphysboro Twp., Jackson Co., IL. Married July 5, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, MO, to Ralph Henry King: Born May 2, 1913, in Murphysboro, Somerset Twp., Jackson Co., IL; Died Friday, December 19, 1975, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Murphysboro, Somerset Twp., Jackson Co., IL (age 62). Buried in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park, Murphysboro, Murphysboro Twp., Jackson Co., IL. Their daughter, Pearl Suzette King, was born June 8, 1941, in Murphysboro, Jackson Co., IL. Son born about 1937 in Murphysboro, Jackson Co., IL.

Harry Primo Corti and Pearl (Minch) McFarland were married about 1922 in Unknown.

Harry Primo Corti and Pearl (Minch) (McFarland) Corti had no children.

Harry Primo Corti and Pearl (Minch) (McFarland) Corti were divorced 1951 - 1953 in Illinois.

Harry Primo Corti and Elizabeth Barbara "Betty" (Wansor) Patritto were married about 1954 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.

Harry Primo Corti and Elizabeth Barbara "Betty" (Wansor) (Patritto) Corti had no children.

Pearl (Minch) (McFarland) Corti then married Leroy "Roy" Vaughn.

Leroy "Roy" Vaughn was born June 29, 1894, in Tunnel Hill Twp., Johnson Co., IL, and died December 4, 1975, at Herrin Hospital, Herrin, IL, at age 81. Buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Marion, Williamson Co., IL. He is the son of Ezekial N. Vaughn, and Mary T. Emery.

Bessie Allen Burton was born March 19, 1897, in New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL, and died January 23, 1956, at Saratoga General Hospital, Detroit, Wayne Co., IL, at age 58. Buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Marion, Williamson Co., IL. She is the daughter of John F. Burton of New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL, and Letha Elizabeth McMahan of Johnson Co., IL.

Leroy "Roy" Vaughn and Bessie Allen Burton were married October 8, 1914, in Vienna, IL.

Leroy "Roy" Vaughn and Bessie Allen (Burton) Vaughn had two children:

  1. Mildred D. Vaughn: Born July 7, 1915, in Williamson Co., IL; Died August 9, 1985, in Marion, Williamson Co., IL (age 70). Buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Marion, Williamson Co., IL. Married June 27, 1936, in Williamson Co., IL, to Vernon Kobler: Born October 2, 1913, in Unknown; Died March 23, 1989, in Unknown (age 75). Buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Marion, Williamson Co., IL.
  2. Victor Vaughn: Born December 31, 1916, in Williamson Co., IL; Died February, 1972, in Unknown (age 55).

Leroy "Roy" Vaughn and Pearl (Minch) (McFarland) Corti were married May 30, 1956, in Unknown.

Leroy "Roy" Vaughn and Pearl (Minch) (McFarland) (Corti) Vaughn had no children.

Leroy "Roy" Vaughn then married Vivian Lovelace.

Vivian Lovelace was born February 16, 1921, in Herrin, Williamson Co., IL, and died July 26, 1991, at Saint Peters, Saint Charles Co., MO, at age 70.  She is the daughter of Luther W. Lovelace of Mannington, KY, and Bertha Barnes of Illinois.

Leroy "Roy" Vaughn and Vivian Lovelace were married after 1966 in Unknown.

Leroy "Roy" Vaughn and Vivian (Lovelace) Vaughn had no children.




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Pearl (Minch) (McFarland) (Corti) Vaughn is buried in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park, Murphysboro, Murphysboro Twp., Jackson Co., IL. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Ralph Henry King and Polly Mae (McFarland) King are buried in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park, Murphysboro, Murphysboro Twp., Jackson Co., IL. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Leroy "Roy" Vaughn was born June 29, 1894, in Tunnel Hill Twp., Johnson Co., IL, and died December 4, 1975, at Herrin Hospital, Herrin, IL, at age 81. Buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Marion, Williamson Co., IL.

Harry Primo Corti was born November 7, 1895, in Luca, Italy.

Maude Eliza Marie "Fairy" Taylor was born July 26, 1896, in Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada.


Maude Eliza Marie Taylor Birth Record.


Pearl Minch was born February, 1900, in Cave Twp., Franklin Co., IL.

John Dutton Wansor and Katharina "Katharine" Dolak were married about 1901, probably in Colorado.

Bernard John "Ding" Patritto was born September 10, 1904, in Bessemer, Gogebic Co., MI.

Elizabeth Barbara "Betty" Wansor was born April 13, 1907, in San Miguel Co., CO.

John Dutton Wansor and Katharina "Katharine" (Dolak) Wansor were divorced about 1908, probably in San Miguel Co., CO.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 20, 1910, shows Anna Dolak (age 63) born in Bohemia Czech to Bohemian-born parents and having emigrated in 1884 is a widow with 2 of the 7 children born to her still living and married for 43 years owns her home free of a mortgage and is living at 617 Sixth Avenue, 2nd Ward, City of Belle Plaine, Belle Plaine Twp., Benton Co., IA. Living with her is her unmarried son, Michael Dolak (age 22) born in Iowa to Bohemian (Austrian)-born parents, who is a Round House Laborer.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 19, 1910, shows Katherine Wansor (age 30) born in Austria-Bohemia and having immigrated in 1885 and married for 5 years with both of the children born to her still living is a Boarding House Keeper for a Copper Mining Company renting her home in the Village of Helvetia, Coronado National Forest, Pima Co., Arizona Territory. Living with her is her daughter, Barbara E. Wansor (age 3) born in Colorado to Ohio to Austrian-Bohemian-born parents. Also living with her is a widowed Companion and son, Gladys Howell (age 29) born in Kansas, a Waitress. Numerous others are Boarding there, including: an unmarried Boarder, Albert M. Baker (age 32) born in Ohio to Ohio and German-born parents, an Assayer at a Copper Mining Company.

Albert Means Baker and Katherine (Dolak) Wansor were married June 13, 1910, in Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona Territory. The marriage certificate listed the names as: A. M. Baker and Katherine D. Wansor.

Harry Primo Corti and Maude Eliza Marie Taylor were married March 1, 1917, in Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada.


   

Harry Primo Corti and Maude Eliza Marie "Fairy" Taylor Marriage Records.


The September 12, 1918, WWI Draft Registration Report shows Albert Means Baker (age 39) born December 2, 1878, is a Mining Engineer for the Pickando Mather Co. and is living at Box 677, Wakefield, Gogebic Co., MI. Katherine Baker at the same address is his nearest relative. The report indicates that Albert has the index finger of his left hand cut off at the first joint, and he has a rupture.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on February 12, 1920, shows Albert Baker (age 41) born in Ohio to Ohio and German-born parents, is a married Mining Engineer at an Iron Mine, and who is renting his house at 115 Brotherton B. St., City of Wakefield, Wakefield Twp., Gogebic Co., MI. Living with him are: his wife, Katherine Baker (age 40) born in Bohemia to Bohemia-born parents, and having emigrated in 1885; his daughter, Elizabeth Baker (age 12) born in Colorado to Ohio and Bohemia-born parents; his son, Albert Baker (age 9) born in Iowa to Ohio and Bohemia-born parents; his daughter, Helen Baker (age 7) born in Iowa to Ohio and Bohemia-born parents; his daughter, Mary Baker (age 3 1/12) born in Michigan to Ohio and Bohemia-born parents; and his son, John Baker (age 1 6/12) born in Michigan to Ohio and Bohemia-born parents.

Harry Primo Corti declared his intention to become a U. S. citizen May 20, 1925, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.


Harry Primo Corti Citizenship Intention Record.


Dolores A. Prusha was born July 19, 1925, in Chelsa, Salt Creek Twp., Tama Co., IA.

Harry Primo Corti and Pearl (Minch) McFarland were married about 1922 in Unknown.

Bernard John Patritto and Elizabeth Barbara "Betty" Baker were married May 29, 1926, in Ironwood, Gogebic Co., MI.


Bernard John Patritto and Elizabeth Barbara "Betty" Baker Marriage Record.


Bernard John Patritto and Elizabeth Barbara "Betty" Baker Marriage Record.


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 11, 1930, shows Katherine Baker (age 51) born in Bohemia to Bohemia-born parents, and first married at age 39, is a married Head of Household, and who is renting her house for $25/month is living at 104 Rosalia Street, 2nd Ward, City of Oshkosh, Winnebago Co., WI. Living with her are her four unmarried children, all born to Ohio and Bohemia-born parents: Albert W. Baker (age 19) born in Iowa; Helen F. Baker (age 17) born in Iowa; Mary E. Baker (age 13) born in Michigan; and John C. Baker (age 11) born in Michigan.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 17, 1930, shows Albert M. Baker (age 52) born in Ohio to Ohio and Germany-born parents, and first married at age 32, is a married Construction Mining Engineer, and is lodging in Militia District No. 1121, District 7, Worth Co., GA.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 7, 1930, shows Bernard Pattrito (age 25) born in Michigan to Italian-born parents and first married at age 22, is a married Supply Clerk at an Iron Mine, who is renting his home for $5/month, and is living in the Town of Pence, Pence Twp., Iron Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife, Elizabeth Pattrito (age 22) born in Colorado to Ohio and Bohemian-born parents, and first married at age 19; and his daughter, Mary Pattrito (age 2) born in Michigan to Colorado to Michigan and Ohio-born parents.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 2, 1930, shows Harry Corti (age 34) born in Italy to Italian-born parents and first married at age 26 is a married Job Printing Pressman renting his home for $75/month and is living at 903 N. State Street, 42nd Ward, City of Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Living with him is his wife, Pearl Corti (age 30) born in Illinois to Illinois-born parents and first married at age 22. Two Lodgers also live there.


Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, MI, January 23, 1934

PATRITTO RITES TO BE HELD THURSDAY

Hurley Matron Came to Gogebic Range in 1891.

The funeral of Mrs. John Patritto, 45, who died at 9:30 o'clock Sunday night at the home, 409 First avenue, Hurley, will be held Thursday morning from St. Mary's church. Services will be conducted at 9 'clock by the Rev. P. F. Meyer. Burial will be in the Hurley cemetery. Mrs. Patritto was born in Villa Castlinuova, Italy, Oct. 9, 1888. She came to this country with her parents in 1891. The family made its home in Bessemer and Mr. and Mrs. Patritto were married there in 1902. They moved to Hurley in 1906. She is survived by her husband and six children, three sisters, and five grandchildren. The children are Bernard of Pence, Jennie, Felix, Frank, Josephine, and Angeline, all of Hurley. The sisters are Mrs. Josephine Caruso of Hurley and Miss Kataline Patritto and Mrs. Louis Severini of Fresno, Calif.


Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, MI, Monday, September 17, 1934

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Patritto and daughters, Mary Margaret, Barbara Jean and Catherine, left by motor Friday night for Bell Plaine, Iowa, where they will visit Mrs. Patritto's parents. They were accompanied by Miss Josephine Elaine Patritto.


Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, MI, Friday, November 27, 1936

Pence

Miss Mary Baker of Iowa is visiting her sister and brother in law, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Patritto.


1938 City Directory, Town of Pence,

Baker, Albert ... Pence, laborer, Montreal, Mont Mng Co
Baker, Mary ... Pence, works at Patritto's

Patritto, Bernard (Betty) ... Pence, laborer, Montreal, Mont Mng Co


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 11, 1940, shows Harry Corti (age 44) born in Italy and a Naturalized Citizen, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 7 years of School, is a married Pressman at a Print Office who is renting his home for $37/month and is living at 25 N. Dearborn, 42nd Ward, City of Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Living with him is his wife, Pearl Corti (age 40) born in Illinois, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 8 years of School.


Ralph Henry King and Polly Mae McFarland were married July 5, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, MO.


Ralph Henry King and Polly Mae McFarland Marriage Record.


Patritto, Frank ... 329 Norrie, Twin City Dairy Hurley.
Patritto, Janet ... 329 Norrie, clerk, Trollas Meat Market Hurley.
Patritto, John (widower) ... 329 W Norrie, retired.
Patritto, Josephine ... 329 Norrie


The 1950 U. S. Census taken on April 12, 1950, shows Bernard F. Patritto (age 45) born in Michigan to Italy-born parents, and with 11 years of School, is a married Miner at an Iron Mine, and is living in a house at 115 2nd Avenue North, Hurley, Iron Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife, Elizabeth Patritto (age 43) born in Colorado; his never married daughter, Katherine Patritto (age 17) born in Wisconsin; and his son, Bernard Patritto Jr. (age 14) born in Wisconsin.

About November 17, 1953, Bernard Patritto, Hurley, was granted a divorce from Elizabeth Patritto, Chicago, in Circuit Court here on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment.


Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, MI, November 17, 1953

Hurley Man Granted Divorce at Ashland

ASHLAND - Bernard Patritto, Hurley, was granted a divorce from Elizabeth Patritto, Chicago, in Circuit Court here on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. Custody of a minor child was awarded to the father.


Harry Primo Corti and Elizabeth Barbara "Betty" (Wansor/Wanser/Baker) Patritto were married about 1954 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.

Albert Means Baker died Monday, October 29, 1956, in Belle Plaine, Benton Co., IA, at age 78.

Katharine (Dolak) (Wansor) Baker died June 29, 1963, in Belle Plaine, Benton Co., IA, at age 83.

Pearl (Minch) (McFarland) (Corti) Vaughn died August 15, 1966, at her home, Chicago, Cook Co., IL, at age 66. Buried in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park, Murphysboro, Murphysboro Twp., Jackson Co., IL.


The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, IL, Wednesday, August 17, 1966

SERVICES THURSDAY FOR PEARL VAUGHN

Funeral services will be Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Crawshaw Mortuary in Murphysboro for Mrs. Pearl Vaughn, former Murphysboro woman who died Monday in Chicago. The Rev. William Boatman will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today. Mrs. Vaughn was born Feb. 14, 1900, in Murphysboro, the daughter of Stanton and Minnie Baskin Minch. She was married to Leroy Vaughn May 30, 1956. Mrs. Vaughn leaves her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph King of Murphysboro; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Harry Primo Corti died September 2, 1971, at Belmont Community Hospital, Chicago, Cook Co., IL, at age 75. Buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hurley, Iron Co., WI.


The Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, MI, Thursday, September 2, 1971

Harry P. Corti

Harry P. Corti, 75, 422 Cedar St., Ironwood, died this morning at Belmont Community Hospital in Chicago. Mr. Corti was born Nov. 7, 1895 in Luca, Italy, and came to the United States with his parents in 1898, settling in Chicago. He had received his schooling in that city and was employed there as a printer-pressman until 1962 when he retired and moved to Ironwood. Up until 1967 he had been employed by the Twin City Cab Co. as night clerk. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; one step-son, Bernard Patritto, Ironwood; three step-daughters, Mrs. Minor Russell, Chicago, Mrs. Kenneth Backlund, Hurley, and Mrs. Alfred Alenandroni, Ironwood; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 at the Engstrom Funeral Home in Hurley with Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Dunleavy officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hurley. The funeral home will open for visitation at 5 Friday afternoon and the rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m.


Leroy "Roy" Vaughn died December 4, 1975, at Herrin Hospital, Herrin, IL, at age 81. Buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Marion, Williamson Co., IL.


The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, IL, Friday, December 5, 1975

LEROY VAUGHN

Leroy "Roy" Vaughn, 81, of 613 S. 16th St., Herrin, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 1975, in Herrin Hospital. Mr. Vaughn was a retired railroad switchman. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge, both in Marion. He was born June 29, 1894, to Ezekiel and Mary Emery Vaughn. A son, Victor, and his first wife, Essie Burton, preceded him in death. Survivors are his wife, Vivian; a daughter, Mildred Kobler of Marion; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the George Van Natta Funeral Home in Herrin. The Rev. Frank Trotter will officiate. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Marion. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, where Masonic rites will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday.


Ralph Henry King died Friday, December 19, 1975, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Murphysboro, Somerset Twp., Jackson Co., IL, at age 62. Buried in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park, Murphysboro, Murphysboro Twp., Jackson Co., IL.


The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, IL, December 21, 1975

Ralph Henry King, 62, of Rt. 4, Murphysboro, died at 9:32 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19, 1975, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Murphysboro, after a long illness. He was born May 2, 1913 in Murphysboro to Henry and Bonnie Adams King. He married Polly McFarland on July 5, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was a member of the Elks Club, the Eagles Club and the Moose Lodge, all in Murphysboro, the Murphysboro Boosters Club, the Jackson County Country Club and the First Baptist Church in Murphysboro. He was owner-operator of Polly's Place at the intersection of Ill. 3 and 149, southwest of Murphysboro. He is survived by his wife, Polly King of Murphysboro and mother, Bonnie King of Murphysboro; four daughters, Mrs. Fred Hunziker, Mrs. Gary Ruble, Mrs. Walter Thomas and Debbie King, all of Murphysboro; two sons, William King of Evansville, Ind., and Stan King of Murphysboro; one brother, John Thomas King of San Francisco, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund, St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro or to a church of the giver's choice


Elizabeth Barbara "Betty" (Wansor/Wanser/Baker) (Patritto) Corti died May 29, 1978, in Bessemer, Gogebic Co., MI, at age 71. Buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hurley, Iron Co., WI.


The Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, MI, Tuesday, May 30, 1978

Mrs. E. Corti

Mrs. Elizabeth Corti, 71, Chicago, former Range resident, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alfred Alexandroni, Ironwood. Mrs. Corti was born in Colorado April 13, 1907. She moved to Wakefield with her family and attended school there. She made her home at Hurley several years before moving in 1951 to Chicago where she was married to Harry Corti. In 1962, they came to Ironwood. He died in September, 1971, and she returned to Chicago in 1972. Survivors include one son, Bernard Patritto Jr., Ironwood; three daughters, Mrs. Minor Russell and Mrs. Kenneth Backlund, Chicago, and Mrs. Alexandroni; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Stearns, Chicago, and Miss Mary Baker, Vermont, and two brothers, Albert Baker, Pence, and John Baker, Treynor, Iowa. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Engstrom Funeral Home, Hurley, with the Rev. James Genovesi officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hurley. The funeral home will be open for visitation after 5 p.m. Wednesday.


Albert William Baker died November 7, 1988, in Ashland Co., WI, at age 77.


The Daily Globe, Ironwood, MI, Monday, November 7, 1988

Albert Baker

PENCE, Wis. - Albert W. Baker, 77, of Pence, died this morning at Ashland, Wis. He was born Feb. 1, 1911 at Wakefield, son of Albert and Catherine Baker. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Pence, and graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1928. He was employed at the Montreal Mine from 1936 to 1962, and was employed with Webster Electric, Racine, Wis., from 1962 to 1973, when he retired. He married Esther Swetkovich on April 11, 1939 at Vinton Iowa. Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Esther; a son, Dale of Baltimore, Md.; a daughter, Mrs. Mike (Gale) Boggio of Laurium; four grandchildren, and one great grandchild. He is also survived by a brother, John Baker of Traer, Iowa, and by a sister, Mrs. Margaret Stearns of Eagle River, Wis. Mr. Baker was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen, Mary and Betty. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Redeemer Church, Pence, the Rev. David Lusson officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be at Engstrom Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m., where prayers will be recited at 7 p.m.


John C. Baker died November 7, 1995, in Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, IA, at age 77.


The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, IA, Wednesday, November 8, 1995

John C. Baker

John C. Baker, 77, of rural Traer, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1995, in Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, after a sudden illness. Services: 10 a.m. Friday, St. Paul Catholic Church. Burial: church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Overton Funeral Home, Traer, where a Scripture service begins at 7:30 p.m. Survivors include his wife, Dolores; two sons, John of Sun Prairie, Wis., and Michael of Traer; a daughter, Mary Karls of Lodi, Wis.; and a sister, Margaret Stearns of Eagle River, Wis. A memorial fund has been established.


BAKER - John C (1918 - 1995)

OBITUARY

John C BAKER was born in Wakefield, Michigan on June 1, 1918; son of Albert and Catherine (DOLAK) BAKER. He attended school at Oshkoch, WI and later moved to Belle Plaine, IA, where he graduated from High School. On July 5, 1947, he married Dolores PRUSHA at St. Josephís Catholic Church in Chelsea. They made their home in Chelsea and in 1948 they moved to Traer when John started employment with Funks Seed Co. They lived at 2807 Hwy 8 and John remained at Funks as a manager for 43 years until his retirement. During his morning walk John became ill suddenly and was taken to Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo where he died Tuesday, November 7, 1995. John was a member of St. Paulís Catholic Church in Traer. He enjoyed watching all kinds of sports, hiking, biking and playing cards. John is preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother; Albert, 3 sisters; Mary, Helen and Elizabeth, and a grandson; Justin POWELL. He is survived by his wife; Dolores of Traer, 2 sons; John BAKER of Sun Prairie, WI and Michael BAKER of Traer, a daughter; Mary (Mrs. Jerome) KARLS of Lodi, WI, a sister, Margaret STEARNS of Eagle River, WI and 6 grandchildren.

Following committal services family & friends are invited to a luncheon at St. Paulís Catholic Church.

FUNERAL SERVICES for JOHN C BAKER June 1, 1918 November 7, 1995 at the St. Paulís Catholic Church Traer, Iowa Friday, November 10, 1995 at ten oíclock a.m. CELEBRANT Father John Tilp SPECIAL MUSIC St. Paulís Choir FLOWER COMMITTEE Betty Crawford MASS CARDS Sally Sevcik Angie Gates CASKET BEARERS Norman Yanda Les Sevcik James Uchytil Duane Untiedt William Danker Richard Crawford HONORARY CASKET BEARERS Richard Uchytil Sid Uchytil Bernard Uchytil INTERMENT St. Paulís Catholic Cemetery Traer, Iowa OVERTON FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES Traer, Iowa.


Polly Mae (McFarland) King died November 17, 1998, at St. Joseph Hospital, Murphysboro, Somerset Twp., Jackson Co., IL, at age 79. Buried in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park, Murphysboro, Murphysboro Twp., Jackson Co., IL.


The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, IL, Tuesday, November 16, 1998

Polly King was born October 11, 1919 in Murphysboro to Frank Winfield and Pearl (Minch) McFarland. Her parents preceded her in death. She married Ralph Henry King on July 5, 1940 in Cape Girardeau. He died December 19, 1975. Four children survive. They are: Stan King, Sue Hunziker, and Linda Ruble, all of Murphysboro, and Debbie Killiam of DuQuoin. Also surviving are two stepchildren, William King of Evansville and Doris Ogden of Carterville. Mrs. King retired as a teacher from Murphysboro Unit 186 School District. She taught 22 years in the District. She spent 10 of those years as a fourth grade teacher at McElvain School. Mrs. King died at the age of 91 in St. Joseph Hospital.
 


Walter J. Kolkowski died January 6, 2001, in Glenview Hospital, Glenview, Cook Co., IL, at age 78.


The Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Cook Co., IL, January 13, 2001

Walter J. Kolkowski

Walter J. Kolkowski, 78, of Prospect Heights, was a security guard with Glenbrook Security Service, Glenview, for the past 8 years. Mr. Kolkowski was previously a maitre d' and restaurant captain for more than 40 years, most recently at the Old Orchard Country Club in Mt. Prospect. In the 1950s, he was a waiter at the Pump Room in Chicago. Mr. Kolkowski died Saturday, Jan. 6, in Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview. He served with the Merchant Marine during World War II and received the Atlantic War Zone bar, the Mediterranean-Middle East War Zone bar and the Merchant Marine Combat bar. For 28 years, Mr. Kolkowski served as an usher in St. Alphonsus Ligouri Catholic Church in Prospect Heights. "He always was very generous," said his daughter Prisca Kolkowski Tibbetts. "He was a fabulous chef and cook. He always made sure that anyone who was hungry was fed. He even fed the animals near his house. He fed the deer that would gather there, the opossum, raccoons, geese and fish. Every stray animal knew my dad," his daughter said. "He was very active. He always worked hard in his garden. He was always smiling, always had a positive attitude. He lived life to the fullest." Other survivors include his wife, Rita; four other daughters, Carmen Dean, Susan Gensen, Stacy Noll and Cynthia; three sons, Michael Backlund, Walter Backlund and Richard Reno; his mother, Anna; three sisters, Helen Dandurand, Mary Murphy and Josephine Evans; a brother, Stan; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A memorial mass will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Alphonsus Ligouri Catholic Church, 411 N. Wheeling Rd., Prospect Heights.


Mary Margaret (Patritto) Russell died Monday, July 14, 2003, in La Grange, Cook Co., IL, at age 75.


Mary Margaret Russell

Mary Margaret Russell, formerly of Hurley and Eagle River, died Monday, July 14, 2003, in La Grange, Ill. She was 75. Mrs. Russell was born March 12, 1928, in Bessemer, Mich., the daughter of Bernard and Elizabeth (nee Baker) Patritto. She attended local schools and graduated in 1946 from J. E. Murphy High School in Hurley. After high school, she moved to Chicago, Ill., where she worked at O'Connell's Restaurant and Pizzeria Duo. She married Minor Russell Jan. 15, 1951, in Chicago and, with her husband, owned and operated M&R Tap in Chicago for 11 years. After vacationing in Eagle River for many years, they purchased The Pasta Cottage, operating it from 1981 to 1996. In addition to her husband, Minor of Aurora, survivors include two daughters, Kimberley (Steve) Russell-Levine of Iron Mountain, Mich., and Barbara (Steve) Zelms of Eagle River; one brother, Bernard (Ardith) Patritto of Ironwood, Mich.; two sisters, Barbara Alexandroni of Ironwood, Mich., and Catherine (Leslie) Carlstrom of Hurley; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 26, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hurley. The Rev. Robert O'Connell and Deacon Russell Lundgren will officiate. Visitation will precede the service from 9 to 10 a.m.


Minor L. Russell died June 3, 2007, at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co., MI, at age 82.


AURORA, Wis. - Minor L. Russell, 82, of Aurora, died Sunday, June 3, 2007, at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. He was born on May 23, 1925, in Alberta, Mich., son of the late Lao and Mary (Lavere) Russell. He served in the United States Navy. He married Mary Patritto in Chicago on Jan. 15, 1950, and she preceded him in death. Minor and his wife and family owned and operated the Pasta Cottage Restaurant in Eagle River, Wis. for many years. He loved the Chicago Cubs, watching the National Geographic channel, and the excitement at the casino and horse track. He was married for 52 years to his wife, Mary, and loved her very much. He is survived by two daughters, Kim Russell of Louisville, Ky. and Barb (Steve) Zelms of Eau Claire, Wis.; four grandchildren, Steven and Stormi Rose, Ryan Thomas and Daniel Zelms; three great-grandchildren, Tristan, Arianna, and Kaden; numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews and a special friend, Bernie Colontonio. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Erin. There are no services scheduled at this time. Condolences to the family of Minor Russell can be expressed online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.


Barbara Jean "Midge" (Patritto) died April 17, 2011, in Ironwood, Gogebic Co., MI, at age 80.


Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, MI, Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Barbara J. "Midge" Alexandroni

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Barbara J. "Midge" Alexandroni, 80, of Ironwood, died Sunday, April 17, 2011, in Ironwood. She was born on Sept. 25, 1930, in Pence, Wis., daughter of the late Bernard and Elizabeth (Baker) Patritto. Midge had been a longtime Ironwood resident. She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood. Her husband, Alfred J. Alexandroni, preceded her in death in 1972. Midge is survived by four sons, Gerry, Minneapolis, Alfred J. (Corrine), Ironwood, Domenic (Peggy), Neenah, Wis., and Ramon (Renee), Escanaba; three daughters, Dianne and Deborah Alexandroni, and Annette (James) Francis, all of Hurley; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Bernard (Ardith) Patritto, Ironwood; one sister, Catherine Carlstrom, Hurley; and several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents and husband, Midge was preceded in death by two children, James and Pamela, in infancy; one grandchild, Kyle Maki; one great-grandchild, Aubrey Mercier; and one sister, Mary Margaret Russell. A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 22, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Ketola-Burla Funeral Home in Ironwood. The Rev. Darryl Pepin will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. A lunch will follow at the Bell Chalet in Hurley. Spring burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Ironwood. Arrangements are by Range Funeral Service and Crematory, Ketola-Burla Funeral Home of Ironwood.


Catherine B. "Pat" (Patritto) (Backlund) Carlstrom died January 22, 2013, in Hurley, Iron Co., WI, at age 79.


Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, MI, Friday, January 25, 2013

Catherine 'Pat' Carlstrom

HURLER, Wis. - Catherine "Pat" Carlstrom, 79, of Hurley, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at home. She was born Jan. 24, 1933, in Pence, daughter of the late Bernard and Elizabeth (Wanssor) Patritto. On Oct. 23, 1980, she was united in marriage with Leslie H. Carlstrom in Chicago. He preceded her in death on March 6, 2007. She  is survived by three sons, Walter Backlund, of Richmond, Va., Mickey Backlund, Montreal, and Kenneth Backlund, of Hurley; five grandchildren, Austin David Backlund, Nicholas Matthew Backlund, Shannon Rebecca Backlund, Seal Jacob Backlund and Samantha Jo Backlund; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Bernard "Bugsy" (Artie) Patritto, of Ironwood, Mich.;one great-aunt, Josephine Patritto, of Ironwood; and numerous nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Margaret Russell and Barbara "Midge" Alexandroni. Cremation has taken place at the Range Crematory in Hurley. A celebration of life will be held today, Friday, Jan.. 25, at the Ketola-Burla Funeral Home in Ironwood, where Pat's family will receive friends and relatives from 10 until 11 a.m. Arrangements are by Range Funeral Service and Crematory, Ketola-Burla Funeral Home of Ironwood.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Karls, Rosina M (June 29th, 1925 - November 18th, 2009)

Waunakee- Rosina M. Karls, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at the HospiceCare Center, Fitchburg surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on June 29, 1925 the daughter of John H. & Regina (Statz) Maly. Rosina was united in marriage to John M. Karls on October 29, 1946 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Dane. She was a stay at home mom who farmed with her husband for 36 years. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Waunakee and a former member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Dane where she was active in the Altar and Rosary Society as well as it's bowling league. Additionally, she was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and County Homemakers both of Dane. In her spare time Rosina enjoyed baking, cooking, dancing, playing cards, bowling and volunteering at Waunakee Manor and Assisted Living. She is survived by her children, Jerome Karls, Dane, John (Cecille) Karls, Lodi and Karie (Craig) Garfoot, Fond du Lac; grandchildren, Scott (Marsha) Laufenberg, Bowling Green, KY, Craig Laufenberg & Dean (Val) Laufenberg all of Waunakee, Stacy (Brian) Danz, Neenah, John J. Karls, Waunakee, Paige Karls, William Karls, Julia Karls all of Lodi, Jamie Karls, Grafton, Janelle Karls, St. Paul, MN, Jordan Karls, Dane, Melissa Garfoot, Waunakee, Brandon Garfoot and Brittany Garfoot both of Fond du Lac; great-grandchildren, Patrick Molly and Addison Laufenberg; son-in-law, Henry Laufenberg, Waunakee; faithful companion, Elmer Bram; sister, Mildred (Reynold) Their brothers, Ray (Elsie) Maly and Andrew Maly; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1982, her son, Donald in 1969, her daughter, Shirley Laufenberg in 1991, grandson, Justin Powell in 1990 and brother Norbert Maly 1974. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 209 South St., Waunakee with Fr. Patrick J. Wendler presiding. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 23, 2009 from 4-7:00 p.m. at the Winn-Cress Funeral home and on Tuesday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be held in St. Michael's Cemetery, Dane. The family would like to thank her neighbors, friends, Senior Center Volunteers, Senior Care Helpers and most recently HospiceCare for their care and compassion. Memorials would be appreciated to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or Hospice Care.

Rosina M Karls

Service Schedule:

Visitation Time & Location
November 23, 2009, 4-7:00 p.m.
At Winn-Cress Funeral Home
5785 Hwy Q, Waunakee, WI
 

Service Time & Location
November 24, 2009 @ 11:00 a.m.
At St. John The Baptist Catholic Church
209 South St., Waunakee, WI

Burial Time & Location
November 24, 2009, 12:15 p.m.
St. Michael's Cemetery
At 109 S. Military Road, Dane