Obit: Gleason, Elizabeth (1832 - 1909)

Contact: Peter Fadden


----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 07/17/1909

Gleason, Elizabeth (11 JUL 1832 - 14 JUL 1909)

Mrs. George Gleason died at their home northeast of town (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.), Wednesday morning, aged 77 years. The funeral is held this afternoon at the M. E. Church.

(Follow on in the 7/24/1909 Humbird Enterprise)

The funeral of Mrs. George Gleason was held from the M. E. Church last Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. E. Smith. There was a large congregations present to pay respects to the memory of this pioneer settler and the cortege that followed the remains to their resting place in the Mentor Cemetery was one of the longest ever seen here. Few can realize how rapidly the early settlers are passing from us. It was forty years ago that Mrs. Gleason and her husband, now a feeble old man, settled on the land which they cleared and made into a farm and which has ever since been their home.

Elizabeth Hall was born in Cornwall, Canada, July 11, 1832, and died at her home near Humbird, Clark County, Wis., July 14, 1909, being three days more than 77 years of age. When a young woman they moved to New York State, and Sept. 14, 1861, she was united in marriage with Mr. George W. Gleason. To them were born four children, two sons and two daughters, one girl having died in infancy. She is survived by her aged husband and three children, namely George, whose home is in South Dakota, Henry and Mrs. Anna Pierce, of this place, besides a number of other relatives and a large circle of old friends.

(Follow on in same paper)

We wish to thank the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of beloved wife and mother.

George Gleason, Henry Gleason and Mrs. Dan Pierce



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