Obit: Shatswell, Viola (1883 - 1923)

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----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 09/01/1923

Shatswell, Viola (10 SEP 1883 - 25 AUG 1923)

Our community was shocked by the report, Saturday night, that Mrs. Charles Shatswell had died suddenly that afternoon in the hospital, where she had submitted to an operation ten days previous for gall stones. She was getting along nicely and had sat up for a short while Friday afternoon. Her daughter, Ella, had gone to Eau Claire to remain over Sunday with her mother. Death came almost without warning, last Saturday afternoon, a blood clot is said to have been the cause. The remains were brought here (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) Monday, and taken to the farm in Houghtonburg to await burial.

Viola Wolbert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Wolbert, was born in Neillsville, Clark County Sept. 10, 1883, and died in a hospital in Eau Claire Aug. 25, 1923, aged 39 years, 11 months and 15 days.

When but a little child she moved with her parents to Humbird, where they resided for about three years, when they moved to Lincoln, Neb., returning to Humbird after two years. Her mother died when Viola was but ten years old. June 15, 1901, she was married to Mr. Charles Shatswell of Houghton burg, living on their farm continuously with the exception of three years when they resided in Humbird. She leaves to mourn her untimely death, her husband, four children, Ella, Frederick, Lowell, and Katherine, two brothers, Edwin and Muriel of Washington; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Lameraux, Oregon, Mrs. Elva Mason, Colorado, and Miss Leva Wolbert, Washington. She also leaves two uncles and three aunts, Mrs. H. V. Beede, being one of them.

Funeral services were held at her late home on Tuesday afternoon, and were attended by a large number of sympathizing friends. The sermon was preached by Rev. W. H. Slack of Merrillan, and burial was in the Houghtonburg Cemetery. The husband and family have the sympathy of all in this time of bereavement. The floral offerings of the many kind friends were but a mute expression of the love and esteem in which the deceased was held by all.



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