Obit: Carleton, Emma (1867 - 1934)

Contact:  Crystal Wendt
Email:  crystal@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Carleton, Carlton, Gergen, Butterfield, Forman, Furlong, Lester, Rush, Longenecker, Allen, Raymond, Lee, Burgess. Banchop

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 17 May 1934

Carleton, Emma (24 Dec. 1862 - *13 May 1934) *Could be off

Mrs. Henry Carleton, one of the earliest residents of this locality passed away on Sunday, Mother’s Day, after a long illness.

Emma Gergen was born at Ashford in Fond du Lac County, Dec. 24, 1862. In 1867 she came with her parents to Clark County. The family lived for a time at Staffordville and then moved to a farm in north Grant.

On Dec. 20, 1880 Emma Gergen was married to Henry Carleton and they went to live on a farm in Grant. Later they bought a farm in the town of York which was their home until 1906, when they sold this farm. Returning from a trip to Oklahoma soon after, they bought a home in Pine Valley which was their home until 1929 when they went to the Veterans Home near Waupaca remaining for about a year.

Mr. Carleton died in 1930 and since then Mrs. Carleton and her daughter, Mrs. Belle Butterfield, made their home in Neillsville.

Mrs. Carleton’s life has been similar to that of hundreds of pioneer women- apparently uneventful and devoid of drama or adventure, yet filled with the minor details that, could they be collected and recorded, with their full significance, would make a story of touching interest.

Coming here as a child, when this entire region was mostly wilderness, she saw the active and thrilling times of the lumber camps, the clearing of forest lands and opening of settlers’ home; then later the development of farm homes and dairies, the building of modern highways, and other vast changes in our mood of life. For many years in her home she took an active part in this program of life, but as health and strength failed she became more and more an on-looker. She served well and faithfully her day and generation.

Mrs. Carleton leaves one daughter, Mrs. Belle (Frank) Butterfield, who for several years has been her mother’s constant companion, caring for her in old age and ill health. She leaves also three sisters, Mrs. (Hattie - formerly married to Fred Kier) Wheeler Forman, Neillsville, Mrs. Margaretta "Maggie" (Francis) Furlong; St. Paul; Mrs. Grace Lester, Minneapolis; and two brothers, Vernon and Alfred Gergen. Senator Walter Rush is a cousin.

Mrs. Carletpn was a regular attendant for a number of years at the Congregational church, but was not a member. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Lowe’s Funeral home, Rev. G. W. Longenecker of officiating.

Biographical Information

 

1880 Federal Census, Grant, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

 

Henry Carleton, 28 yr. old single male farm laborer
Father's Birthplace Maine, United States
Mother's Birthplace Maine, United States

 

1880 Federal Census, Grant, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

 

Rolla Lee (first son-in-law of Emma & Henry Carleton)
3 yr. old, white, single male
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number T9
Affiliate Film Number 1419
 

Household Members

Ell Lee Self M 30 New York, United States
Ella Lee Wife F 23 Wisconsin, United States
Augusta Lee Daughter F 4 Wisconsin, United States
Rolla Lee Son M 3 Wisconsin, United States
Price Lee Son M 5 Wisconsin, United States

 

1900 Federal Census 20 Jun, York town, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, dwelling 158, family 162

 

Henry B Carlton, 48 yr. old, white married 19 yrs. (ca. 1881) male
Father's Birthplace Maine
Mother's Birthplace Maine
 

Household Members

Henry B Carlton Head M 48 (Oct 1852) Wisconsin, farmer
Emma J. Carlton Wife F 38 (Dec 1862) Wisconsin, mother of 1 child - living
Bell A. Carlton Daughter F 19 (Nov 1881) Wisconsin

 

1900 Federal Census, Grant town, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

 

Rolla B Lee (first son-in-law of Emma & Henry Carleton)
23 old White single male
Father's Birthplace New York
Mother's Birthplace Wisconsin
 

Household Members

Noble E Lee Head M 50 (May 1850) New York
Ella Lee Wife F 43 (Jan 1857) Wisconsin
Augusta Lee Daughter F 24 (Apr 1876) Wisconsin
Rolla B Lee Son M 23 (Aug 1877) Wisconsin

 

1905 Wisconsin State Census, York, Clark, Wisconsin, Page 614

 

Henry Carlton, 35 yr. old, white married male farmer
Parent 1 Birthplace Maine
Parent 2 Birthplace Maine
 

Household Members

Henry Carlton Head M 53y Wisconsin
Emma Jane Carlton Wife F 44y Wisconsin
Al Gregen Brother-In-Law M 34y Wisconsin,  34y (ca. 1871) Brother-In-Law White Male Single, Father b. Germany Mother b. Scotland

 

Neighbors: Mont Butterfield York, Clark, Wisconsin 25y Abt 1880 Wisconsin Head White Male Married, Father b. Wisconsin, Mother b. Wisconsin
Beulah Butterfield York, Clark, Wisconsin 24y Abt 1881 Wisconsin Wife White Female Married, Father b. Wisconsin, Mother b. Wisconsin

 

1910 Federal Census, Pine Valley, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

 

Henry Carleton, 58 yr. old, white married male
Father's Birthplace Maine
Mother's Birthplace Maine
 

Household Members

Henry Carleton Head M 58 (ca. 1852) Wisconsin
Emma Carleton Wife F 48 Wisconsin
Bell Carleton Daughter F 28 Wisconsin

 

1920 Federal Census, Pine Valley, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

 

Henry Carlton, 67 yr. old white married male
Father's Birthplace Maine
Mother's Birthplace Maine
 

Household Members

Henry Carlton Head M 67 (ca. 1853) Wisconsin
Emma Carlton Wife F 58 Wisconsin
Bell Butterfield Daughter F 38 Wisconsin

 

1930 Federal Census, Pine Valley, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

 

Emma Carleton, 67 yrs., white widowed female
Father's Birthplace Germany
Mother's Birthplace Scotland
 

Household Members

Emma Carleton Head F 67 (1863) Wisconsin
Belle Butterfield Daughter F 48 (1882) Wisconsin

 

1940 Federal Census, Neillsville, Neillsville City, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, North Emery St.

 

Bell Butterfield, Female, Age 58
Marital Status Widowed
Race (Original) White
Race White
Head of Household Head, rental $5.00
Birthplace Wisconsin
Birth Year (Estimated) 1882
Last Place of Residence Same House

Neighbors: Family of Wallace J Landry (Male 50 Married White Head Wisconsin b. 1890) and the family of Edward G Remus (Male 72 Married White Head Wisconsin b. 1868, Extension Head of Clark County, Wisconsin)

 

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Wisconsin Marriage Records

 

BioM: Gergen, Emma Jane (1880)

 

Harry Carleton
Birthplace Wisconsin
Spouse's Name Emma Jane Gergen
Event Date 30 Dec 1880
Event Place Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
Father's Name T.V. Carleton
Mother's Name ...berella Burgess
Spouse's Father's Name Wm. Gergen
Spouse's Mother's Name Elizabeth Banchop
Race White
Spouse's Race White

 

BioM: Carleton, Lulu Belle (1900)

 

                 Wedding Photo of Belle Carleton, ca. 1900 - 1902

                                     J. O Juve Photography--2025 Digital Copyright

 

Rollie Bucher / Beecher Lee
Birthplace Grant, Clark, Wis.
Spouse's Name Lulu Belle Butterfield
Spouse's Birthplace Christie, Wis.
Event Date 27 Jun 1900
Event Place Clark, Wisconsin
Father's Name Noble Ell Lee
Mother's Name Ella Josephine Allen
Spouse's Father's Name Fred Lamont Butterfield
Spouse's Mother's Name Clara Estella Raymond
Race White
Spouse's Race White

 

BioM: Carleton, Belle Ada (1902)

 

Frank Lamont Butterfield
Birthplace Weston
Spouse's Name Belle Ada Carlton
Spouse's Birthplace Grant
Event Date 29 Oct 1902
Event Place Clark, Wisconsin
Father's Name Fred L. Butterfield
Mother's Name Clara E. Raymond
Spouse's Father's Name Henry B. Carlton
Spouse's Mother's Name Emma J. Gergen
Race White
Spouse's Race White

 

Military Records

 

1917-1918 WWI Draft Registration, Washington County, Oregon, United States, 12 Sep 1918

 

Rollie Bucher / Beecher Lee
Gender Male, short stature, stout build, brown eyes, brown hair, right eye damaged
Nationality United States
Birth Date 03 Aug 1877
Birthplace , , United States

Occupation: Self Employeed Farmer & wood dealer at R. 1, Hillsboro, Washington Co., Oregon

Nearest Relative: Lulu B. Lee, R. 1, Hillsboro, Washington Co., Oregon

Signature

 

1942 WWII Draft Registration, Tillamook, Oregon, United States, Men born Apr. 28, 1877 and or before 16 Feb 1897.

 

Rollie Buccher Lee, 64 yrs., serial #250
Birth Date 03 Aug 1877
Birthplace Granton, Wisconsin
Box Number 73

Residence: Tillamock, Tillamock, Oregon

Contact: Rex Lee, 3036 NE 9th Ave. Portland, Oregon,Tillamock, Tillamook, Oregon

 

Oregon Death Records

 

Obit: Lee, Rollie Bucher / Beecher (1877 - 1947)

 

Rollie B Lee
Event Type Death
Event Date 1947
Event Place Marion, Oregon

 

Rollie B. Lee
Event Type Burial
Event Date 1947
Location: Clackamas, Oregon, United States of America
Photograph Included Yes
Birth Date 1877
Death Date 1947
Affiliate Record Identifier 5521847
Cemetery Oswego Pioneer Cemetery

 

Wisconsin Death Records

 

Obit: Butterfield, Frank Lamount "Mont" (1881 - 1905)

 

Mont Butterfield died at the home of his father-in-law, Henry Carleton.

 

Frank Lamount Butterfield (Son-in-law of Emma & Henry Carleton)
Death Date 1905
Event Place York, Clark, Wisconsin
Residence Place York, Clark, WI
Gender Male
Age 24
Marital Status Married
Race White
Occupation Farmer
Birth Date ca. 1881
Birthplace Town Weston
Burial Date 1905
Burial Place Neillsville, Clark, WI
Father's Name Fred Butterfield
Father's Birthplace ME
Mother's Name Clara
Mother's Birthplace Fond Du Lac, WI
Spouse's Name Belle Butterfield

 

 


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