David McCutcheon (1864-1936)

I have found the following 2 obituaries for David McCutcheon (viii) from Chapter 6, Son of Henry Smith McCutcheon (B) and his wife, Margaret Ellen Flaherty.


 Funeral for a Well Known Tomahawk Man Tomorrow:

David McCutcheon Died Saturday After Illness of Three Weeks’ Duration:

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend J Anderson at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday for the late David McCutcheon, a well-known resident of the city who passed away at the Sacred Heart hospital at 9:45 A.M. on Saturday after a three weeks’ illness.

Mr. McCutcheon, who was born the 31st March 1864 in Rosemount, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada has been a resident of this city for forty-five years and a resident in Michigan before coming here after leaving Canada in 1880.

He was in business in this city for thirty-five years and lost his building in the big fire of March 1929, when the Mitchell Hotel was destroyed. The past ten years he had rural mail routes; the Harrison route for six years and the Spirit Falls route for four years. He was married in this city on the 18th January 1892 to Miss Margaret Flaherty, who passed away on the 25th May 1928. Of a large number of children born to this union, the surviving is: one son, Thomas McCutcheon of Wausau, four daughters: (Ervie) Mrs. Edward Grant of Eau Claire, (Maude) Mrs. E Jonas of Wausau and the Misses Lilah and Gladys of this city. Other survivors are seven grand-children: one sister, Mrs. Sarah McCormick of this city; and two brothers, Alex McCutcheon of Long Lake, WI. and James McCutcheon of Canada.  Interment will be at the Greenwood Cemetery.

 Daily Herald 17 February 1936 Page 8 Column 1.


Mrs. David McCutcheon passed away at her home on Thursday the 24th May, death being due to complications, Mrs. McCutcheon having been ill health for a good many years.

She was born on the 7th February 1872 in New Brunswick, Canada and spent the early part of her life at Muskegon, Mich. She has been a resident of this city for the past thirty-seven years. Mrs. McCutcheon was married on the 18th January 1892 to David McCutcheon, in Tomahawk. To this union were born six children, Ervie (Mrs. Ed Grant) of Eau Claire, Thomas of Wausau, Maude, Gladys and Lila all of this city, and Dorothy who died in 1918, who together with her husband, and one brother, William Flaherty of Elcho, survive, her. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday morning, the 26th May at ten o’clock from St. Barnabas Church, with Reverend Fr. Joseph O.S.F., officiating. Burial was made in Greenwood Cemetery, and the following acted as pall bearers: Messrs. H. N. Burrington, Fred Major, Garnet Powell, Albert Anderson, William Draeger, and P. J. Flanigan. Those from out of the city to attend the funeral services were: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Grant of Eau Claire, Sandy Murphy of Watersmeet, Mich., Alex McCutcheon and son, Arnold, of Long Lake, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Flaherty and family of Elcho, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McCutcheon and Family of Wausau, and Robert Lord of Milwaukee.

Merrill Daily Herald Thursday 31st May 1928


Also found, is the following obituary for Thomas James, of the same genetic link:

Former Tomahawk Resident, Thomas McCutcheon, Dies:

Thomas James McCutcheon, 58, Wausau, a salesman and resident of that city for 32 years, died suddenly of a heart attack Sunday evening at 7 o’clock. He was stricken in the Hotel Wausau and was declared dead upon arrival at the Wausau Hospital.

A native of Tomahawk, the deceased was born there April 25, 1896, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David McCutcheon. He was married July 6 1918, in Tomahawk to Miss Louise Castagner, who survives.

A World War I veteran, Mr. McCutcheon came to Wausau in 1922. Formerly an employee of the former Peterson Funeral Home and the Barden Funeral Home, he had been a salesman for the L. L. Cook Co. for a number of years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Besides the widow, surviving are three sons, David McCutcheon, Oakley, Kansas, Dale McCutcheon, Colby, and Donald McCutcheon, Rothschild; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Koltz, Duluth, Minnesota; four sisters, Mrs. Edward Grant, Eau Claire, Mrs. Elmer Jonas, Wausau, and the Misses Gladys and Lila McCutcheon, Wausau, and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday morning at 9:30 o’clock in the Ritter and Deutsch Funeral Home, Wausau and at 10 o’clock in St. James Catholic Church, with the Rev. Bernard Duffy officiating.

Burial will be in the Restlawn Memorial Park.

Merrill Daily Herald 28 September 1954 Page 1 Column 4.


Also updated, are the historical records for the children of David and Margaret. It is interesting to note that this family also had a set of twins, placing them amongst the large numbers of the McCutcheon Clan who seem to be genetically prone to producing natural multiple births.


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