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Dennis Paquette, a resident of the town of Arbor Vitae for 36 years and well known throughout the lake region, succumbed to an attack of Bright's disease Saturday afternoon at the Tomahawk hospital. Mr. Paquette had been in ill health for the past six years.

Deceased was born at the Mission de Ste. Marie, Quebec, Dec. 7 1854. On April 14, 1873, in the parish of St. Gabriel de Bouchette, Quebec, he was married to Philomena Balegna. To this union were born fifteen children whom survive, Mrs. Eveleyn O'Brien and Mrs. Elmer Egtvedt of Arbor Vitae, Mrs Ralph Smith of Racine, Charles Paquette of Woodruff and William Paquette of Boulder Junction.

Leaving Quebec, the family came to Turtle Lake, Barron County, Wis., later residing in Tomahawk and Harrrison, and in 1893 they moved the latter place to the town of Arbor Vitae. After starting a business in Arbor Vitae the branched out in the village of Boulder Junction with a store and hotel.

Mr. Paquette was prominent in the civi affairs of the town of Arbor Vitae during the active years of his life. He was well liked by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's church in Minocqua Tuesday morning after which interment was made in the cemetery near Woodruff.

SOURCE: Minocqua Times May 31, 1929 No.47,

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