Obit: Finnegan, William G. (1881 - 1921)

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----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 05/14/1921

Finnegan, William G. (1 OCT 1881 - 7 MAY 1921)

After an illness dating from an attack of pneumonia last winter, Will Finnegan died at his home on the Cloverland farm east of the village (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) last Saturday morning at about 9:00 o'clock. His condition had been serious for several days but he had rallied some just previous to the end, and it was hoped that the crisis had passed. He had been confined to his bed for several days with heart trouble and while apparently recovering from the disease suffered a stroke of apoplexy, from which he never fully recovered consciousness. The final dissolution came without warning with his peaceful passing to the world beyond.

William Garfield Finnegan was born at Wrightstown, Oct. 1, 1881, and died at his home east of Humbird, May 7, 1921, aged 39 years, 7 months and 6 days. His parents moved to Thorp, Clark County about twenty-two years ago, and after reaching manhood he was employed as operator and agent for the Wis. Central railroad for a number of years at Curtiss and Owen, later going to Ladysmith to work in paper mills. Mr. Finnegan was united in marriage with Miss Theo Horel on May 25, 1910, and four children were born to the union, the eldest being taken from them by death while the family resided at Ladysmith. In Dec. 1914, they moved to California, with Mrs. Finnegan's father, where he was employed with a mining dredge and in the ship yards. Returning to Wisconsin in July 1920, they have since made their home here. Last year the deceased followed the trade of carpenter, and was considered one of our best mechanics. He always held the goodwill of all the members of the crew, and it was a fitting tribute to him that the fellow workmen should act as pallbearers at the services Monday morning.

The remains were taken to Thorp for burial, where the services were held at St. Bernard's Catholic Church on Wednesday morning and the interment was in the church cemetery. There are left to mourn his death, his wife and three children, his parents and one brother Robert, who reside at Thorp; and four sisters, Mrs. Frank Taggert, Mrs. George Beller, Mrs. John Kobielus, whose homes are at Ladysmith, and Sister Mary Isabel of Menasha.



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