Sarah Marie (1859 - 1944)
Surnames: PICKETT BEALS SEEFELD SCHOFIELD MEACHAM BURNETT BISHOP HEBERT NEUMANN SHANKS POWERS WIDGER
----Sources: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark Co. Wis.) 09/08/1944
Pickett, Sarah Marie (22 Apr. 1859 - 1 Sept. 1944)
Funeral Services for Mrs. Sarah Pickett
Held at Home Monday Afternoon at 2:00 o’clock with Rev. Ellery Beals of Methodist Church In Charge.
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Marie Pickett, who passed away at her home September 1, were held Monday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the home and internment was made in the Spencer cemetery. Rev. Ellery Beals, pastor of the Spencer Methodist church, was in charge of the services. Pall bearers were Herman and Frank Seefeld, Ed and Fred Meacham, Lee Schofield and Ben Burnett. The flower attendants were Mrs. Frank Seefeld, Mrs. Fred Meacham, Mrs. Frank Bishop, Mrs. Lloyd Hebert and Mrs. John Neumann.
Sarah Marie Shanks Pickett was born at Dundee, Fond du Lac county, Wis., April 22, 1859 and passed away at her home on the afternoon of September 1, 1944, after being confined to her bed the past five months, due to old age and complications. The deceased moved to Clark county with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shanks in the year of 1871. On Sept. 1, 1877, she was united in marriage to Frank M. Pickett. The first year they resided in a log cabin on the Widger place where she taught school, the next year moving onto a farm in Section 35, Unity township, a tract of 120 acres covered with timber and without buildings. Here they built a log house 18 x 28 and a log stable and started with a team of oxen and one cow. Later in years they replaced the log buildings with modern ones, where the remainder of her life was spent.
Six children were born to this union: Jesse H. of Merrillan; Earl N. on the home place; Frank T. and Winifred (Mrs. Louis Seefeld) of Spencer, and Blanche (Mrs. Roy Powers) of Baraboo. One son, Arthur died at the age of two years. Mr. Pickett preceded her in death nine years ago.
Being an almost full time resident, a devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Pickett was widely known and much respected by all who knew her. She was a member of the M.E. church and was active in the organizing of Hope Chapel. She leaves to mourn her loss, three sons, two daughters, 12 grandchildren, four of whom are in the U.S. service, and four great grandchildren.
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