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Michael Belonger's Obituaries.



Pick and Gad (Shullsburg, Wis.), Dec. 25, 1924

Michael Belonger died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Coulthard in White Oak, Sunday morning, Dec. 21, 1924, at the age of 83 years and 7 months. Deceased was a veteran of the Civil War, a member of the 3rd Wis. Infantry, and had been in poor health the past six years. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at St. Matthews church, and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery. An obituary will appear later.


Pick and Gad (Shullsburg, Wis.), Jan. 1, 1925

Michael Belonger was born in Swanton, Vermont, on May 15, 1841. At the age of 13 he came with his parents to Shullsburg, where he spent the remainder of his life. On the 10th of May, 1861, he enlisted in Captain Vandergrift's Co. I, 3rd Wis. Regiment, and served 1 year and 8 months. On Oct. 24, 1864, he married to Mary Quinn. To this union ten children were born, 9 girls and one boy, John, who stayed faithfully by him all through life. His wife died Dec. 20, 1901, the youngest daughter dying Nov. 3, 1920. Those left to mourn his death are Mrs. Martin Dunn, Benton, Mrs. Wm. Purkapile, Mrs. Silas Bailey, Mrs. Pat O'Rourke, Platteville, Mrs. John Brailey, Mrs. Adam Whitechurch, Madison, Mrs. John Coulthard, and John of White Oak. Also one sister, Mrs. Wm. Swinbank of Shullsburg and two brothers, Marvin and Joe, who are out west.
On Sunday, Dec. 21, 1924, he peacefully passed away. Funeral services were held at St. Matthew's church Tuesday morning and he was laid to rest beside his wife and daughter in the cemetery adjoining this city.
We wish to extend our sincere thanks to all those who were so kind and helped during the death and burial of our father, also the W. R. C.
                                                                   -- John Belonger and sisters.




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