LAST RITES ARE HELD FOR FORMER RESIDENT
Patrick Auger, Who Died in Florida, is Buried Here.
Saxon, Wis., Feb. 25. — The funeral of the late Patrick Auger, who died Feb. 18 at Orlando, Fla. was held here Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Ann's Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Allaire, assisted by Rev. Fr. Moriarity of Ironwood and the pastor of the Iron Bolt church, sang the mass and burial was made in Lakeview cemetery. J. J. Sullivan, Jerry Page, Vic J. Simon, Nelson Young Sr., John Porier and Adolph Toutant acted as pall bearers. Miss Bernadette Cossette of Ironwood, Miss Ida Melchert of Saxon and Mrs. Tony Varda of Hurley assisted in the choir.
People from out of town who attended the funeral were Miss Carmen Auger of New York City, Waldorf Auger of Hollywood, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beaudry of Marquette, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bartlett of Ironwood, Mich., Mrs. M. L. Thebert of Ironwood, Mich., M.?. McMahon of Ironwood, Mich. and Mrs. Tony Varda of Hurley.
Every place of business in town including both general stores were closed during the funeral as a last tribute. The drivers of the hearse and cars which came from Hurley reported drifted roads, though the road from the church to the cemetery was good, having been plowed again before the funeral.
Waldorf and Carmen Auger are returning to Florida Wednesday evening taking little William Auger Jr. along with them. They intend to return here on a trip in June.
Daily Globe | Ironwood, Michigan | Thursday, February 25, 1926 | Page 8
FORMER SAXON MAN IS DEAD IN FLORIDA
Patrick Auger Suffered With Asthma Many Years.
Saxon, Wis., Feb. 20 - News was received here of the death of Patrick Auger at Orlando, Florida, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. His wife and two sons. Waldorf and Francis, were with him when the end came. For years Mr. Auger has suffered with asthma, and it was to get relief from this that he moved to Florida five years ago. He was unconscious for six days preceding his death. The body will be brought here for burial.
Patrick Auger was born on Nov. 1, 1859 at Brentwood, Canada, and first came to Saxon with his family when a young man, 27 years of age. Here he proved a homesteader, and continued to live at Saxon until 1921 when he moved to Florida. He was married to Miss Alvina Dargess* on May 13, 1884. Eight children were born to them, of whom five are now living to mourn his death. *(Other places the name was spelled Dargis--mqt)
During Mr. Auger's forty years of residence at Saxon he was connected with many business enterprises and did much to aid in the building up of the town. In the older days Mr. Auger had a saloon and hotel for many years. This first building burned several years ago and on its site was erected the modern brick building known as the "Saxon Hotel," which at present is owned by A. LaBlanc. A store was also one of Mr. Auger's businesses, which later was managed by his son, Arthur, who died of the flu in 1918, and since then the building was occupied by several different parties, but at present is closed. He also had lumber camps in this vicinity for many years, furnishing employment for many men. About the same time he also operated charcoal kilns here, the sites of which are clearly seen along what is known as the charcoal tracks. Some of the younger generation cannot remember the time when a cooperative creamery was one of the town's businesses. This was also a movement started by Mr. Auger, but due to the fact that at that time there were not enough farmers to keep it busy, proved a failure. The original building is still standing, being now used as a dwelling house. His farm, though not the original homestead, was one of his chief interests and he made it the most modern in these parts. His was one of the first silos erected here and he was the leader on the installation of modern barn equipment, as well as improvements in the farm home. His
son, William Auger, is now living on his farm.
He is survived by his widow, two daughters. Mrs. H. W. Maley of Saxon and Miss Carmen Auger of New York City; three sons, William of Saxon, Waldorf of Hollywood, Florida and Francis of Orlando, Florida, also six grandchildren. Two sisters, Mrs. J. Carpenter and Mrs. A. Toutant also reside here, they too being numbered with Saxon's pioneers. There are also many nieces and nephews here.
The body is enroute to Saxon, accompanied by a son, Waldorf. Mrs. Auger is not able to make the long journey and her son Francis will remain with her at Orlando. Relatives are expecting that Waldorf Auger will arrive here about next Monday with the body, and funeral announcements will then be made.
Daily Globe | Ironwood, Michigan | Saturday, February 20, 1926 | Page 6
Mrs. Charles Beaudry of Marquette, Mich., who attended the funeral of the late Patrick Auger here Wednesday, returned to her home Thursday evening. She was accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Frank St. Arneault and by Mrs. Jerry Carpenter, who will visit at Marquette for a short time.
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