Obit: Priest, Annette "Nettie" (1863 - 1881)


Contact: Stan


Surnames: Stevens,


----Source: Spencer Advance, 19 May 1881, pg. 1, Federal Census Records


Spencer Advance, Spencer, Wisconsin (20 Jan. 1881 - 14 Jul 1881), Elias W. Stevens, publisher; Elbert E. Stevens, Local Editor.




Annette Priest, aged 18 years, died at the residence of her parents, in this village, about 9 o'clock last Saturday evening of scarlet fever after an illness of about three days.  "Nettie" as she was familiarly known was an amiable and beautiful young lady and her sudden decease has cast a gloom over the entire community.  The blow falls especially heavy on the parents, who have but recently buried a grand-child, and they, with the other relatives, have the sympathy of all who know them.


There is a voice that whispers lowly.

Down within this heart of mine,

Where emotions the most holy

Ever make their sacred shrine

And it tells a thrilling story

Of the great Redeemer's love,

And the all-bewildering glory

Of the better land above.


O, this life, with all its sorrow,

Hasteneth onward to a close,

In a few more brief tomorrows,

Will have ended all our woes,

Then o'er death the part immortal,

Shall sublimely rise and soar,

O'er the star resplendent portal

There to dwell for evermore.


----Source: Spencer Advance, 26 May 1881, pg. 1




In behalf of myself and family, I desire to express the deep gratitude we all feel to the neighbors and friends in Spencer and Loyal, who lent us such kind assistance and sympathy during our late affliction.


Our loss is great, but your kindness has helped much to lighten our sorrow and we feel deeply grateful to you all.  L. K. Priest


1880 Federal Census, Loyal, Clark, Wisconsin


Name: Nettie Priest
Birthdate: 1863
Birthplace: New York, United States
Father's Name: Lonzo Priest
Father's Birthplace: New York, United States
Mother's Name: Jane Priest
Mother's Birthplace: New York, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Female
Martial Status: Single
Age (Expanded): 17 years
Occupation: At Home
Household Gender Age
Head: Lonzo Priest M 60 (1820 NY), married laborer, parents b. NY
Parent: Jane Priest F 50 (1830 NY), married, keeping house, parents b. NY
Son: Ezra F. Priest M 20 (1860 NY), teaching school
Daughter: Nettie Priest F 17 (1863 NY), single female at home.




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