Obit: Newell, Adelia A. (1851 - 1924)

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----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 03/13/1924

Newell, Adelia A. (26 MAY 1851 - 7 MAR 1924)

Mrs. Emory Newell died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Otto Warren, in the town of York, Clark County, Wis., Friday, March 7, 1924. About three years ago she was stricken with paralysis, and since that time has been practically an invalid, although able to enjoy life in a measure most of the time. Adelia Angelos Stage was born at Collins Center, Erie Co., N.Y., May 26, 1851. At the age of 15, she was married to Emory Newell.

About 16 years later the family moved to Dundee, Ill., which was their home for 17 years. Almost 9 years were spent at Treyor, Wis., and in 1911 the family came to Neillsville, which has been her home ever since. With her husband, she lived with their daughter, Mrs. Otto Warren, since coming to Neillsville. Mrs. Newell was in many ways a very remarkable woman. Although she did not have in early life the educational advantages open to young people now, she secured an education that opened up to her the highways of literature and made her in every way a very intelligent woman. Her life was one of work; for although she assumed the cares of home and family at an early age she never confined her energies entirely to the small circle of home, but always seemed to fine time to take an efficient part in helping all about her. She had a spontaneous goodness of heart that all who came in contact with her recognized at once and which made them feel free to come to her for help in time of need and for sympathy in sorrow. No one was too old or too young to be outside the radius of her sympathies. There was nothing affected, nothing artificial in this; it was simple and spontaneous. She was deeply religious and always identified with church work and with the great reformatory activities of her age. With all of her wide-spread helpfulness she was still practical in her home, ministering always to the comforts of the family and even finding time to contribute articles to household magazines. She had a rare gift of music and in earlier years had a wonderfully fine voice. Although only a young girl in Civil War times, she was taken from place to place to sing patriotic songs to stimulate enlistment, and afterward her voice was used in choir work and in bringing hope and comfort to the sick and dying. Hers was a work well done; she was as a sheaf full rupe for the harvest. To all who knew her she has left a legacy of happy memories. Any life so full, so generous, so hopeful, so earnest, and yet so seasoned with the saving grace of humor, was surely a successful life. She leaves her aged husband, one son Daniel of Elgin, Ill., and three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Warner of Neillsville, Mrs. Carolyn Girard of Kenosha, Wis., and Mrs. Zada Warren of Neillsville. She is survived also by a brother in New York, seven grandsons and one granddaughter. One daughter, Mrs. Myra Rover, died in California in 1913. Owing to the poor health of Mr. Newell the funeral was held at the warren home Sunday, March 9th.



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