16 October 2010

The Accidental Death Of Joseph Maunder

Joseph Maunder's date of death was originally found in the Houghton County, Michigan, Directory, 1907-1908, Maunder, Joseph (aged ___), d. 16 October 1906).

Mr. Maunder's date and place of death identified, an obituary was retrieved (see below). The death record was subsequently placed online and can be found here.

Joseph Maunder(s) worked for the Quincy Mining Company.

Joseph Maunders Passed Away Early Yesterday Morning

Joseph Maunders, a well known and respected resident of Quincy, died at the family residence in Hardscrabble at about 2:30 o'clock yesterday morning after being confined to his home for about a month.

Mr. Maunders was born in Cornwall, England, March 20, 1851, and came to America when a young man. He entered the employ of the Quincy Mining company shortly after his arrival in the copper country and worked for that corporation for a great many years. For several years past he had been employed as watchman and about a month ago he received injuries which resulted in death. The electric lights about the location went out and he was on his way to find out what the trouble was when the accident occurred. He entered a building through a window instead of the door and as he stepped inside he fell into a barrel of hot water. His limbs, and the lower part of his body were badly scalded and notwithstanding the fact that he was given the best possible care and medical attention the injuries resulted in death.

Mr. Maunders is survived by a wife and four children. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon and will leave the house at 2 o'clock. Services will be conducted by Rev. M. H. Eldred at Pewabic M. E. church and the remains will be laid at rest in Lakeside cemetery. The members of Misletoe lodge, Sons of St. George, will...attend the funeral in a body.

Martin Rillstone was the informant for Joseph Maunder's death record. He was also the informant for Louisa (Maunder) Rillstone's death record. Louise was the daughter of Joseph Maunder(s) and the wife of Martin Rillstone. The Rillstones, like Joseph Maunder, were from Cornwall, England.

Joseph's other children were Ann, Maude and William Maunder(s). Ann Maunder(s) married Albert Rule; they were my daughter's 2nd great-grandparents.

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