Monday, January 31, 2011

Amanuensis Monday, 2011 Janary 31st: Obituary for James P. McPherson, Aug.11, 1900


James P.McPherson, who died in Verona Aug 11, was born at Dundee, Scotland, Nov. 14, 1816.  He was united in marriage to Mary Burns, July 16, 1842, and came to America the same year, and to Wisconsin in 1850.  He was a resident of  Dane country up to the time of his death, a full half century.  He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, four sons and five daughters, forty-two grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Maj. Wm. B. McPherson, the oldest of the family, was the only one unable to attend the funeral, he being in Alberta, Canada.  The funeral was held at Verona, Aug. 13.  Those attending were Mrs. and Mrs. James B. McPherson of Lawler, Ia.; Peter McPherson of Lime Springs, Ia.; Mrs. E. P. Blair of Clear Lake, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. H. Watts of Creamery, Ia.; J. B. McPherson and sons, LeRoy and Furman, and daughter, Mrs. Bert Davey, of Dodgeville; J. B. McPherson, Jr., of  Rockford, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. H. Ireland and daughters Estella and Lucy, of Madison, and Mr. and Mrs. Burmeister and family of Middleton.  He was a kind and loving husband and father.

He was a prominent democratic politician and justice of the peace for many years and stood in high esteem of his neighbor.

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