This is a transcription of a newspaper death notice for Amherst resident, Isaac Simcox (surname originally spelled Simcock), husband of the late Marian Belden Simcox, d. 1910, Amherst, Portage County, Wisconsin, with some added biographical information I have researched. I am a direct descendant of the parents of Isaac Simcox/Simcock.
From: Stevens Point Daily Journal [newspaper], Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, November 24,1911; Page 3, Column 1; Amherst column
From: Access NewspaperArchives database
Transcriber: Jean E. DeLauche, May 12, 2013
Amherst was shocked Monday when they received the message through L. A. Pomeroy of the death of Isaac Simcox of Marinette. Mr. Simcox had been gradually failing in health for several years, but had been able to care for himself and was boarding with the family of Frank Packard, who are now occupying the home of Mr. Simcox in the village. A little over a week ago he went to live with his son, Hiram B., at Marinette, and Monday morning was suddenly stricken with an illness from which he lived but a few hours. He was buried at Waupaca in the family lot Wednesday afternoon.
J. E. DeLauche notes:
-- November 20, 1911 was a Monday, the day he died.
-- Isaac was the son of The Reverand Samuel D. Simcock and his wife Ann (maiden name: Ball) Simcock, originally from Staffordshire, England, who immigrated to Illinois in 1842, ultimately settling at Crystal Lake, Dayton Township, Waupaca County, Wisconsin in 1852. Rev. Simcock was a Methodist minister.
-- Isaac Simcock was a veteran of the War Between the States; Enlisted Wis. 38th Infantry Regiment, Co. B as a Corporal; Mustered out 26 Jul 1865 at Washington, D.C. as a Full Sergeant; Captured by Confederate forces 30 Jul 1864, Petersburg, imprisoned at Danville (Virginia) Prison/Libby Prison
-- Isaac Simcock and his wife Marian (not "Miriam" as mis-reported in her July 5, 1910 obituary in the Stevens Point Daily Journal) Belden Simcock were both interred at Lakeside Cemetery, Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin in the Simcock family plot 80-O; See: http://wigenweb.org/waupaca/LakesideCemW/LSWs.htm