John Rayburn

Male 1857 - 1918


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  • Name  John Rayburn 
    Born  4 Mar 1857  Mondovi, Buffalo County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  28 Jun 1918  Hayward, Sawyer County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mondovi, Buffalo County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I0778  Peter Duffy (1791) Family Tree
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2008 

    Father  John Rayburn,   b. 30 Aug 1826, County Louth, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1903, Waterville, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rosanna Boyle,   b. 30 Aug 1826, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1901, Waterville, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F180  Group Sheet

    Family  Catherine Fitzgerald,   bur. Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mondovi, Buffalo County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Jun 1889  Mondovi, Buffalo County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Genealogical Notes 
    • From the local paper:
      "John Rayburn of Eau Galle and Miss Mary Fitzgerald of Mondovi, were married at the church near Mondovi on the 19th inst."

      Obituary of John states that they were married at the Catholic Church in Canton.
    Family ID  F272  Group Sheet

  • Genealogical Notes 
    • Known as Big Jack

      1880 census, Wisconsin, Dunn County, Eau Galle
      BP Occ FBP MBP
      Raburn, John self S 24 WI Saw Mill IR IR


      1900 Federal Census: Hayward, Sawyer County, Wisconsin
      page 13 of 48 pages ED #162

      Rayburn, John W M Mar 1868 32 WI IR MI daylaborer
      Kate W F July 1864 35 WI IR IR


      Sawyer County Republican Thursday July 4, 1918
      John Rayburn
      John Rayburn died Saturday, June 29 of Bright's Disease at the age of 61 years.
      He was born at Menomonie. Was married to Mrs. Rayburn 29 years, coming to Hayward 27 years ago.
      He had been superintendent of the county home for 15 years.
      Mr. Rayburn was one of the few of whom it can be said that all who knew him were his friends. He thoroughly enjoyed life and contributed by the cheerfulness of his disposition to teh happiness of all with whom he came in contact. His name was a synonymous for goodness and honesty. He lived a contented industrious lie, free fromt he cares of either poverty or wealth and sank to his rest in full confidence in a higher life beyond the grave.
      Besides his wife he leaves seven sisters to mourn his loss: Mrs. Thomas Jordan and Mrs. Hugh Duffy of Hayward; Mrs. Elizabeth Meehan and Mrs. David Taylor of Eau Galle; Mrs. TG Goodrich of Ladysmith and Mrs. Emma Werrell of Menomonie and Mrs. John O. Sullivan of Washburn.
      Funeral services were held at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Habraken officiating. His remains were escorted tot he depot by members of the Modern Woodmen which organization he was a member and burial made at Mondovi Tuesday.
      Profound sympathy to his wife and sisters is extended in this deep hour of sorrow.

      Durand Courier-Wedge, July 11, 1918:
      "John Rayburn died at his home in Hayward, Wisconsin on June 29, 1918 at the age of 61 years."

      (Obituary is from Catherine Fitzgerald, the niece of Kate Fitzgerald Rayburn)
      John Rayburn was born on March 4, 1857 in Eau Galle. On June 19, 1889 he married Kate, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fitzgerald, the ceremony taking place at the Catholic Church in Canton. The young people lived for two years in Durand and then moved to Hayward, where Mr. Rayburn has been for more than fifteen years the superintendent of the County Farm. For a long time he has been in poor health, and at 2pm on June 29 succumbed to Bright's disease. On Monday morning high mass was celebrated in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hayward, the ;large attendance showing the regard in which the deceased was held in the community in which he lived. The remains were brought to Eau Claire on that day, accompanied by his sorrowing wife and his sisters, Mrs. Tom Jordan of Hayward and Mrs. Emma Werrell of Menomonie, who were met there by Miss Ismay Baldwin, Mrs. Rayburn's niece, and Mr. and Mrs. Nich Kindschi. From Eau Claire the body was brought by auto hearse to Mondovi. Mrs. Jacob Canar and her son Forrest, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Anderson, James Fitzgerald, James Gleason and children, Col. Callahan and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ward accompanying the hearse to Eau Claire to bring the remains back. Mrs. Jacob Canar and Mrs. Anton Anderson are sisters of Mrs. Rayburn, James Fitzgerald is her brother, and James Gleason and Col. Callahan are cousins. The body was brought to the home of Mrs. Jacob Canar. On Tuesday at 10 am high mass was celebrated by Father Siebert of Durand in the Catholic church here and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Rayburn's brother Henry, who was unable to go to Eau Claire, was present at the funeral services here. There came from Eau Galle to attend the funeral Mr. and Mrs. David Taylor and their two daughters Jennie and Rosanna; Mrs. Lizzie Meehan; Mr. and Mrs. John Rayburn and their son Alec; Tom Rayburn; Mrs. Mary Kelley and son Arthur; Robert Rouel; Mr. and Mrs. Pat Barnes; Mrs. Henry Robelia and Mrs. Anne Decker. Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Meehan are sisters of the deceased and John and Tom Rayburn are cousins. There came from Durand Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lucas, the latter a cousin of the deceased; Mrs. Mike Dryer and Mrs. Joe Webb. The world is poorer for the death of John Rayburn, a man with high ideals and a sterling character. A devoted member of the church, a kind and loving husband, a loyal friend, a public official of a high order has passed on. There is a gragrance in the memory he has left behind him. What greater tribute can be paid to a man than this that in his life he was good and did good? Although he was ill for a long time, he bore his sufferings with the greatest patience in his anxiety to make the burden of his care as light as possible for his loved ones.


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