Galena Daily Gazette
Feb 1, 1892, (page 3 col 4)


Death never claims a victim without causing sorrow to some heart, but if aught can rob such a visitation of its sting it is the picture of two old people who have journeyed hand in hand for many years, laying down life's burdens and entering into rest together. Such was the lot of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anguin, two worthy residents of Galena.

Sunday morning he died at his home on Adams Street after a brief illness, and twelve hours later his faithful wife breathed her last. He was 84 years of age and she was 81, and for sixty-three years had they lived together as man and wife. Richard Anguin was born at Silverwell, Cornwall, England, August 29th, 1807. He wife, Frances, was born at Whealbutsan, Cornwall, in September, 1810. In December, 1828, their marriage took place. In 1842 they came to this country and settled in Galena, subsequently moving to Weston. Mr. Anguin followed mining here and some years at the same business in Michigan. After returning to his county he bought a farm at Weston and lived there until twenty-one years ago. Then he bought a farm in East Galena, from which he retired five years ago.

In their many years of toil they had accumulated a competency and their last days were spent in peaceful retirement. The following children survive them: Richard of Missouri, Mrs. Robt. Osborne, of Michigan, Mrs. Race Goldthorp, of Elizabeth, Mrs. James Bowden, of Galena, Mrs. Thos. Annetts, of Glen Hollow, and Eliza, who lived with them. Mr. William Tippett, of Weston, is a brother of Mrs. Anguin. They were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church throughout life and were most worthy people. Their lives were spent in doing good and none knew them that did not love and honor them. In her last hours Mrs. Anguin was visited by her pastor, to whom she said, "My Partner is Gone," and he knew that she wished to follow. Their funeral will be held at 10 o'clock to-morrow from the First M. E. Church. Notes: Weston was a mining village outside of Elizabeth, Illinois, now no longer there. The business in Michigan was copper mining near Houghton, Michigan. There are many Tippetts still living in the County.

Mrs. Jane Bowden
Daily Galena Gazette
July 24, 1908
(page 3 col 3)

Mrs. Jane Bowden died about three o'clock this morning at her home on Adams street, after an illness extending over a period of some weeks. Mrs. Bowden was about seventy-seven years of age, and was born in England. Her husband, the late James Bowden, died ten years since. She is survived by one brother, Richard Anguin of Springfield, Mo., and four sisters: Miss Eliza Anguin, Mrs. Stephen Vivian, Mrs. T. J. Annett and Mrs. T. R. Goldthorp all of this city. Funeral services will be held on Monday afternoon at one-thirty o'clock from her late residence on the East side.

Miss Eliza Anguin Dead
Daily Galena Gazette
February 10, 1919
page 3, column 3

The funeral of Miss Eliza Anguin who passed away on Sunday will be held from the home of Mrs. T. R. Goldthrop, her sister, on Park avenue Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. Miss Anguin's death was due to pneumonia.

On account of sickness in the family the funeral will be private to the family and friends. Request no flowers.

Our thanks to Dr. Richard Angwin M.A., D. Div. for contributing these obituaries to the Jo Daviess Co., USGenWeb site.