Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Shields, Mrs. Millie Carstens, Mrs. Mattie Sirois and Will Driscoll were guests of Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Driscoll Wednesday evening at a dinner in honor of Mr. Driscoll's 71st birthday.
The following unidentified newspaper article, hand-dated November 11, 1954, was found in the Lowell Public Library clippings file:
Well wishes for happiness went to D.C. "Doc" Driscoll as he left his home on Franklin St. recently to make his home with his son, Davis and family at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mr. Driscoll is a life-long resident of Lowell. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Lane of near Schneider are occupying the Driscoll property.
Obituary of Davis C. Driscoll, unknown source (in Clipping Files at Lowell Public Library--LH--"Vital Statistics," Vol.2, p. 53):
Memorial Rites June 15 for D.C. Driscoll
Davis C. Driscoll, 89, passed away June 10 at Spring Valley, California.
A druggist, Driscoll operated a drug store in the building which is now the Lowell Masonic Temple.
He was born Feb. 11, 1872 in Lowell, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Driscoll. He was a graduate of Lowell high school and Valparaiso university. For many years he and his brother "Bill", now deceased, owned a drug and meat market and grocery store on the west side of Cedar Lake. He married Zada Ackerman on May 16, 1907. She was the daughter of William Ackerman, a pioneer family of West Creek township. Zada was an alumnae of Lowell high school and Chicago university and she taught in the Lowell schools. She passed away March 24, 1951.
Memorial services will be held at ___ p.m. June 15 in the Sheets funeral home with Rev. Allen ___ Meredith, pastor of the Church of Christ, officiating. He will be laid to rest beside his wife in the Lowell cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Davis, and two grandchildren, William ____man and Cheryl Frances of California.
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Obituaries of John Driscoll, unknown source (in Clipping Files at Lowell Public Library--LH--"Vital Statistics," Vol.2, pp. 50-51):
A gloom was thrown over this community Tuesday when word was received here that Johnnie, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Driscoll had bee drowned in Cedar Lake. The particulars of this sad affair as we learn them are as follows: He came across the lake from his uncle's to Paisly to the mail on his sketes and in returning when midway of the lake skated on to a thin space of ice something like forty feet across; which gave way with him. So far as we have been able to learn no one but a little girl whose parents live in the Tom Cushman house, saw him go down. She told her father who immediately started to Paisly to give the alarm. The search for the body was immediately begun but it was not found for about two and a half hours. The water where he was drowned is about twenty feet deep. The bereaved parents and friends have the undivided sympathy of this entire community. Obituary next week.
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John Driscoll was born August 21st, 1869, and was drowned in Cedar Lake January 5, 1892. His age was 22 years, 4 months and 14 days. Johnnie, as he was familiarly called, grew up here and was well known and highly respected by all. Kind and generous, he had a smile and fond word for all he met. Is is sad to think that one who had just reached manhood's estate and before whon the responsibilities of life were just unfolding should in the fullness of manhood be cut down. But sorrow and disappointment seem to be the lot of mankind. While the blow falls most heavily upon his parents and immediate relatives, it is keenly felt by this entire community, who deeply sympathize with the bereaved friends. The funeral took place from the Methodist church, Lowell, Thursday Jan. 7th, at 11 o'clock a.m., Rev. Z. Lambert officiating. The house was crowded to its utmost capacity; thus attesting to the esteem in which he was held. His remains were followed by a large concourse of people to the Lowell cemetery where they were laid to rest until the morning of the first resurrection when he shall come forth to meet and greet the dear ones of earth.
In the fullness of our hearts we desire to sincerely thank our many near and dear friends, one and all, who so kindly assisted and sympathized with us in the loss of our dear boy. In an especial manner do we thank those friends who were instrumental in rescuing his body from the water. Such acts of friendship will be ever remembered and cherished by us.
Obituary of Mildred Ann Driscoll Carstens, Lowell Tribune, Apr. 1946 (also found in Clipping Files at Lowell Public Library--LH--"Vital Statistics," Vol. 2, p. 50).
Mildred Ann Carstens, second daughter of Martin and Elizabeth (Binyon) Driscoll was born in Lowell February 17, 1865, and passed away in her home, in Gary, April 4, 1946, at the age of 81 years, 1 month and 20 days. Although she had been failing for some time, she had only been bedfast for the last two weeks.
She was united in marriage May 23, 1894 to Hugo Carstens, who preceded her in death May 28, 1909. To this union were born one son and one daughter. She was handicapped by poor eye sight and could not always do the things she wished to do but her greatest joy was doing for others.
She leaves her son, Driscoll Carstens, daughter Mrs. Walter Fatch and granddaughter, Betty Ann Fatch of Gary; brother Davis Driscoll of Lowell, sisters Mrs. E.J. Shields . . . [NOTE: The rest of this obit is missing from the file.]