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Mrs. Frances Novotny

1858- 1929


Sunday morning October 6, 1929, Mrs. Frances Novotny, aged 71 years, was found dead in bed at her home, 411 Humbolt Street, the cause of her death being heart trouble.  She was born on June 17, 1858, in Bohemia, and when 6 years of age she located in Watertown with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kratochvil, and has made this city her home ever since.  Her husband died in 1900.  She was a Gold Star mother, having lost two sons, Charles and Joseph, in the World war.  Two daughters and five sons survive her, Miss Anna at home, and Mrs. Charles Schumacher of Milwaukee, Frank, Mathew and John of this city, Edward of Milwaukee and the Rev. Henry Novotny of Kenosha.  Nine grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive and two sisters, Mrs. John Weber of Jefferson and Mrs. Mary Hazenow of this city. 


She was one of Watertown’s most beloved citizens and a devout member of St. Henry’s Catholic church.  Her funeral was held from St. Henry’s church Wednesday morning, services being conducted by her son, Rev. Father Novotny.  The interment was in St. Henry’s cemetery. 




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