Obit: Bostwick, Henry Arthur (1857 - 1923)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Bostwick, Stanley, Stebbins, Gemmeke, Donnell, Bickel
----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 06/21/1923
Bostwick, Henry "Arthur" (15 Jan. 1857 - 10 June 1923)
Henry Arthur Bostwick was born at Bostwick Valley, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, January 15, 1857, and departed this life June 10, 1923, aged 69 years, 4 months and 26 days.
The deceased was untied in holy matrimony with Miss Mary Frances Stanley, in Grant county, S. Dakota, Sept. 9th, 1874. To this union were born nice children, four of whom died in infancy. Those living are the following: Two daughters and three sons: Mrs. C. H. Stebbins, of Oregon, who could not attend the funeral of her father owing to an auto accident which made it impossible for her to do so. Charles H. Bostwick, Mrs. George Gemmeke, Jason D. Bostwick and Lyle J. Bostwick, all of whom reside within a few miles of Greenwood, Wis. There are living four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His faithful wife also is living.
The deceased was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, and was more than twenty-five years a member of the Greenwood Camp, M. W. A., No. 1450.
Mr. Bostwick was in ill health for several years, and a short while since he became so much worse that he was taken to the hospital where he remained for a few weeks. On the day he died he requested to be taken to his home six miles south west of Greenwood. His sons brought him home the same day, and he lived only an hour or so after he arrived at this home, having been taken suddenly worse while sitting in a chair on the portico.
A numbers of years ago, in his early manhood, Mr. Bostwick made a profession of faith in Christ and became a member of the Methodist Church, and afterward untied with the Rutger chapel Presbyterian church were he held his membership at the time of his death. Of late years he was not able to attend the public services of the church largely on the account of the bodily infirmity, but he held to his faith in his Savoir and lived in hope of eternal life thru Him. Mr. Bostwick was well and favorably known to a large concourse of friends throughout the county in which he lived, was highly respected by his neighbors. It was said that the last rites in connection with his funeral was one of the largest in attendance ever held in his vicinity.
The funeral services were held, after a short service at the late residence, from the Methodist church, at Greenwood and conducted by Reverend G. J. Donnell, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Neillsville, and E. M. Birckel, pastor of the Greenwood Methodist church. The local chapter of the Woodmen lodge paid appropriate and fraternal tributes to the memory of their dead comrade who had for so many years been a member of their chapter.
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