Obit: Parr, Myron (1875 - 1937)

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----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Wis.) 07/01/1937

Parr, Myron (19 May 1875 - 21 Jun 1937)

Myron, second son of John Curtiss Parr and Emma Winter, was born in Mondovi, Wis., May 19, 1875. Here he grew to manhood and received his education. On Oct. 15, 1902, he was married to Pearl Ione Cook, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Cook. The first year of their life together was spent at Pepin. The next three years on his father’s farm. They also lived several years on the Frank Hicks farm near Mondovi.

Twenty-five and one-half years ago he purchased a farm at Greenwood, Clark County, where they located and on which they were residing at the time of his sudden departure from this life, on the afternoon of June 21, 1937.

On Dec. 29 in the year of 1920 God sent a little son, Edwin Curtis, to bring happiness and joy to the home of this estimable couple.

Mr. Parr was a man of retiring disposition, of unassuming personality, but possessing the sterling qualities of plain genuine goodness, of unquestioning faith in God, of honesty, uprightness and integrity; one of the throng of humble, kindly folks of whom the press never hear (except at their passing), but who leave the world a better place for having lived in it. He loved work, and was never so happy as when busy.

He was a kind and helpful neighbor and friend, a loyal brother and devoted and loving husband and father. His friends are numbered by his acquaintances.

Besides his grief stricken wife and son, he leaves to mourn his departure, seven brothers, Arthur, George C., Joseph, Frank, Harry and Warren, all of Mondovi, and Ray of Kalispid, Mont., and many other relatives. His parents and a brother, Charles, preceded him in death.

He leaves a tray of pleasant memories.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 24, at the home at 9:00 a.m., Rev. C.R. Gaylord officiated. The body was taken to Mondovi where services were held in the Methodist Church at 2:00, Rev. Klein officiated. The body was laid to rest in Oak Park Cemetery.

The local pallbearers were Herman Olson, Ed Johnson, Otto Meinhardt, Henry Gemmeke, Wm. Zell and E.S. Ellingson. The pallbearers at Mondovi were his six brothers. The honorary pallbearers were Mrs. Parr’s brothers, Walter, Earl, Glen, Wm., Leon Winter, Robert Eaves, Clarence Halvorson.



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