Obit: Sillick, Dr. Finley Edward (1880 - 1944)

Contact: Jane Braun

Surnames: Sillick, Bredeson, McKague

----Source: Millie Lee Collection, clipped from the Marshfield News Herald

Sillick, Finley Edward (October 13, 1880 - 18 Sep 1944)

Dr. Finley Edward Sillick, 63, died unexpectedly in the Neillsville Hospital Monday afternoon at 5:35 o’clock of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Dr. Sillick was stricken in his care in front of the Neillsville Post Office, while his wife had gone in to mail some letters. When she returned to the car she noticed the crowd of people and found her husband in an unconscious condition. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died shortly afterward.

Mr. Sillick had not been ill but for the past few days had complained of not feeling entirely well.

The body is at the Lowe Funeral Home in Neillsville and funeral arrangements have not been completed. Burial will, however, be made in the Neillsville cemetery.

Mr. Sillick was born in Teeswater, Ontario, Canada, Oct. 13, 1880, and came to Wisconsin 34 years ago. He had made his home in Neillsville for the past 25 years. He received his early education in Canada and at the age of 26 entered the Veterinary College at Toronto. He was graduated from that College with honors. He was naturalized in Wisconsin.

Mr. Sillick was married to Olga Bredeson of Neillsville on March 31, 1909.

When a boy, Mr. Sillick helped to clear the timber land on the family farm in Canada, and on the farm, his father specialized in the raising of grain and feeds. He first migrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, while still a young man and did construction work and later filed a claim in what is now the Province of Saskatchewan. He moved to his homestead with two oxen and there built the first house.

He is survived by his widow, Olga, at Neillsville and one son, T/Sgt. Hale Arthur Sillick, with the armed forces somewhere in England.

One brother, William Sillick, preceded him in death at Denver, Colo., in December 1943. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Joseph McKague who resides in Teeswater, Ontario, Canada.

A bitter opponent of area testing for bovine tuberculosis and .... (rest of copy cut off)

This advertisement appeared in the Greenwood Gleaner

Greenwood, Wis., 10 Dec 1908



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