Obit: Withee, Sarah (1834 - 1910)

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----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 04/21/1910

Withee, Sarah (2 Sep 1834 - 18 Apr 1910)

Another of Neillsville, Clark County’s oldest residents, Mrs. Sarah Withee, departed this life April 18, 1910. As was reported last week, she had suffered a stroke of paralysis, but was apparently on the gain, when suddenly a change for the worse came. Deceased, whose maiden name was Sarah M. McNutting, was born in Somerset Co., Maine, Sept. 2, 1834. She was married in Maine to Hiram N. Withee Aug. 17, 1854. They came to Wisconsin in 1865 and lived on a farm in Jackson County till 1879, when they moved to Neillsville. Mr. Withee was, for many years, county Treasurer and a man highly respected in the community. They lived a quiet domestic life, his wife sharing with him the love, respect and confidence of their neighbors and friends. She was a model wife and mother, looking after the needs of her family and duties of her household with the old New England faithfulness. Of her kindness as a neighbor the writer can personally speak, living only across the street from her home for several years. We would pay tribute to her many acts of kindness, to her thoughtfulness, and those many little neighborly deeds that make pleasant the paths of life. She was a woman of high Christian character, having been a member of the Methodist Church from early life.

Her husband died in 1897. Six children survive her: Lyman F. of Washington, Chas. B. of Tacoma, Wash., Henry W. of St. Paul, Alvin Z. of Detroit, Mich., Levi of Missoula, Mont., and Mrs. Lovisa Wright of Willmar, Minn. The eldest son, John F. is dead. She leaves also two sisters living in Maine.

The funeral will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m., in the M.E. church, Rev. Burrows officiating.



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