Burlington, WI newspaper items - Louis A Belden
Burlington Standard, Friday, June 3, 1932
~ Mr. and Mrs. Louis Belden of Roscoe, Ill., were callers Monday afternoon at the home of their relatives, Mrs. Emily Belden and Miss Ruby Belden, and also attended Memorial services. Louis Belden was a former Rochester boy and It was from here he entered the Spanish-American war.
(Note: I think he entered from Nebraska where he was living with a Robertson uncle of his. Emily F. Brown Belden was husband of Henry Ward Belden, an uncle of Louis. Ruby L. Belden was her daughter, and Louis first cousin.)
Burlington Standard, Friday, June 15, 1934
Louis Belden of Roscoe, Ill., a former Rochester boy, called on friends here Friday while Mrs. Belden visited with relatives west of Honey Creek. The latter was a Burlington girl and will be remembered as Clara Goff. Mr. And Mrs. Belden are the parents of five daughters and one son and have added five sons-in-law to their family as all of the daughters are now married and reside in the vicinity of Roscoe.
Burlington Standard Democrat, Friday, August 26, 1938
Louis A. Belden Killed
Word was received here of the death of Louis A. Belden, at Roscoe, Ill., aged 65 years, Saturday, August 20. Mr. Belden was killed in an explosion in the shop where he was employed.
He was the son of Mrs. Ella Robertson Belden and was born in this village where he lived until he enlisted in the Spanish-American war. He married Miss Clara Goff of Burlington, daughter of the late James Goff and Emma Ball. He is survived by his wife and five daughters and one son. His relatives here are Miss Ruby Belden of Rochester, Judge E. B. Belden and Mrs. Louise Belden Nelson of Racine.
Mr. Belden visited here three weeks ago during his vacation.
Racine Daily Journal, March 21, 1902
Honey Creek- Louis Belden has moved his family into the house owned by L. Daine.
Freeport Journal Standard Monday August 22, 1938.
LOUIS A, BELDEN, OF ROSCOE, INCURS FATAL INJURIES WHILE OPERATING FEED MILL
Beloit. Wis. Aug 33. -Injuries Incurred earlier in the day when a feed mill he was operating exploded caused the death Saturday night of Louis A. Belden 63 of Roscoe. The accident happened while Mr. Belden was working on the machine at the plant of the J. H. Patterson Company in Roscoe. A piece of steel which fell into the machine caused the explosion. Flying missiles struck Belden on the head and in the stomach. Rushed to Municipal hospital by co-workers, he was still conscious upon admittance. Born in Rochester, Wis. Nov. 1875, Belden was married in Roscoe to Miss Clara Goff, Honey Creek, in 1900. He had been a resident of Roscoe since 1911 and had been in the employ of the Patterson Company since 1913. He had been yardmaster at the Roscoe mill for several years.
He is survived by his widow; five daughters, Mrs. Donald Black, Loves Park; Mrs. John Kelly and Mrs. Earl Busker, Roscoe: Mrs. Theodore Reimer. Beloit, and Mrs. Kenneth Ralston, Roscoe, and one son, Robert Belden, Roscoe.