Omro Journal Thursday, Feb. 7, 1884 p. 5 The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Backus, former residents of Omro, will be pained to learn of the death of their only surviving child, Alanson, at their home in Detroit, on Saturday, Feb. 16th 1884.Mr. Backus is in very poor health, and fears are entertained as to his recovery.
Omro Journal Thursday, November 20, 1884 p. 1 Died. BACKUS -- At his home in Detroit, Mich., on Oct. 29, Mr. Dennis Backus. Mr. Backus was a former resident of our village, and his many friends here will be pained to hear of his death.