Sawyer County Record May 18, 1933
Aged Citizen Called Home
We grieve to chronicle the passing of A. F. Quail, who died at his home here on Saturday morning, May 13, 1933 at the age of 73 years, from a complication of diseases and infirmities of old age. He had been in ill health for the past 2 or 3 years.
Mr. Quail was born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada on February 20, 1860. He came to the USA at the age of 18. He engaged in logging operations in Phillips, WI and in northern Minnesota and on the northern shore of Lake Superior. He worked in this vicinity with his brothers, John and James, in logging from 1903 until about 1913. He joined the Alaskan gold rush in 1898. He first came to Hayward in 1894, left after a few months, and returned to make a permanent residence in 1901. From 1913 to 1929 he was engaged in the real estate business in Hayward. He was county surveyor for 8 years and county sheriff for 2 years.
He was married to Katherine O'Connell in 1892 and to this union 7 sons and 1 daughter were born.
The funeral services for Mr. Quail were held on Monday morning, May 15, Rev. Father Kalandyk officiating.
Mr. Quail leaves to mourn his passing his wife, 7 sons, and one daughter. They are John J. of Davenport, Iowa; Jarvis T and Dan W. of Los Angeles, CA; James, Walter, Paul, and Thomas of this city; Mary, a student at Rosary College in River Forest, Illinois; 2 sisters, Mrs. Henry McGraw of Hibbing, MN and Mrs. Mary Enfield of Nelson, B.C., Canada; also three grandchildren. All the children attended the funeral except Jarvis and Dan. Dan arrived here on Tuesday.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral include Mr. and Mrs. Henry McGraw, Alma and John McGraw of Hibbing, MN; Mrs. and Mrs. John Quail of Davenport, Iowa.
The entire community sympathizes with the sorrowing relatives.