---Obituary for Eleanor Trudell from a Rice Lake, Barron Co., WI newspaper in Feb 1923:

"Pioneer Rice Lake Woman Succumbs to Long Illness---(special to The Telegram)-------- Rice Lake, Wis.
---Mrs. Charles Guay passed away at her home in this city after an illness of two years with cancer.  She had reached the age of 64 years and had been a resident of this city for 41 years.  The deceased was born in 1858, in the parish of St. Jean Chrysostum, province of Quebec, Canada, and came to Rice Lake in 1881, the year before the Omaha railway was built through the city.  The same year she was married to Charles Guay, a carpenter of this city, making their home here ever since. Eight children were born to this union, of whom five are living; Mrs. Ovide Bussie of Chisholm, Minn.; Mrs. Henry Carlson, Leda, Joseph and Anne Guay of this city. Funeral services were held at St. Joseph's church, the Rev. Fr. A. F. Van Helden, officiating, and the remains were interred at St. Joseph's cemetery.  A brother, Frank Trudell and a sister, Mrs. Tom Bussie of Hudson, attended the funeral.  Another brother of Fall River, Mass. was unable to be present."

Donated by Ann Maxson