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Hello:

   A cousin of my grandfather was James Carey, who died in 1890 and was buried in a family plot in Northcote.

Below is a newspaper article about his funeral.  Would anyone know anything of him or his family?

Thanks for any help.

   Regards,

   Terrence Boyle  

   tjb007@mac.com

St. Vincent New Era
Obituaries for March 7, 1890
James Carey At Northcote, Minn.
February 28, 1890: James Carey, Esq.
The train from the South brought to Northcote Rev. Father Lawler, Hon. H. A. Rasche and lady, and a great number of friends from Hallock. 
The ceremony commenced with a Solemn High Mass of Requiem which was celebrated by Rev. Father Lawler. Mrs. Rasche presided at the organ and sang the "Requiem aeternam" and the "Sanctus". Mr. Rasche sang "Jesus Take Him There" in an exceptionally touching manner. "Jerusalem” was another beautiful rendition of Mr. Rasche's, who has a rich melodious voice, of great power and compass. 
Rev. Father Lawler delivered the most telling discourse and went affectionately upon the kind and generous disposition of his long life friend. Of the high excellence of the husband and father, and the irreproachable model of the true Christian in the man now lying before him, cold and still and silent and dead. 
The funeral was the largest seen in Northcote and touching, illustrating the estimation in which the deceased was held. The interment was in the family lot at Northcote cemetery. 
Mr. Carey was well known and highly respected in Winnipeg, where he accumulated a large fortune in the boom times. He invested a great amount in Pembina, N.D. property and was a constant welcome visitor at St. Vincent and was chosen year after year as one of the judges of our Agricultural show. Northcote however was his home where he built a handsome residence and engaged in mercantile pursuits besides owning and working a large farm adjoining the village. Wherever known, he was loved for his kind, generous disposition and remembrance of the affectionate husband and gentle parent they have lost must cause poignant grief to the bereaved widow and children of the deceased. He is mourned by friends, relatives, and the whole community. 
The Era respectfully offers its condolence to the afflicted family.

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