Obit: LeClaire, Susie G. (Genevive) (1882-1925)

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----Source: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 10/23/1925

LeClaire, Elsie/Susie Genevive (19 JUN 1883 - 17 OCT 1925)

(Cadott Sentinel)

(The micro-film was cut off on the left side, so this obit is paraphrased as best possible)

Death has again entered our midst, in taking its victim, has left the community in sorrow. Mrs. George LeClaire, who has been subject to ? trouble for the past three years, died suddenly at her home her on Saturday afternoon. Her death came as a great shock to her family and friends. She had been down to the barn in the morning, and, although not feeling quite well, was about the house until only a few minutes before her death. Her sudden death was brought about through heart failure caused from a goiter operation years ago.

Elsie G. Smythe was born at Ableman, Wis., June 19, 1883, and her she spent her childhood days, graduating from the high school and later successfully engaged as a teacher in Dorchester and Ableman.

She was married to Mr. LeClaire at ? on Sept. 6, 1910, and he became engaged as a rural mail carrier and they made their home at Dorchester, where their two daughters, Audrey and Wilma were born. In 1920 they moved to Marshfield and in July 1923 to Cadott, engaging in the grocery business in the former D. H. McKenzie store.

Mrs. LeClaire was yet a young woman, only being 42 years, 3 months and 22 days old at the time of her death. During the two years that they resided in this community, her beautiful character and excellent ? had won for her a host of friends by whom she was highly regarded for her amiable qualities, and to whom her sudden death comes as a great blow.

She is survived by her sorrowing daughters, Audrey and Wilma. Her mother, Mrs. Anna …rge and one sister, Pauline, who reside at Ableman, and another sister, Mrs. T. J. McGlynn of Owen, also survive.

Funeral services were held at 6:30 ? morning at St. Rose of Lima Catholic church, Rev. A. J. Aurit officiating, and the remains were taken to Baraboo, Wis., where interment was made in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery there.

Among those from away who came to Cadott to attend her funeral were: Mrs. Anna Smyth and George Smythe of Ableman; Mr. and Mrs. J. ? of Baraboo; Andrew, Rober and Charles Kiefer, Miss Mary Kiefer, Mrs. Joe Pietrowitz of Mauston; Mr. and Mrs. T. J. McGlynn of Owen; Mr.a nd Mrs. Julius LeClaire, and daughter Lelah and Mrs. Edith Kramer of Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Willard Lord of Carrel; and Arthur LeClaire of Tripoli.


The obit above says Mrs. George LeClaire was Elsie G.  Smythe Leclaire.


Her headstone in the Baraboo Catholic Cemetery is engraved Susie G. (Genevive) 1882-1925. Her daughter Wilma never knew her as Elsie nor EVER knew of her Mother using that name. 


There is a ? mark after 6:30 A.M. in the obit. The Mass was at 6:30 AM, per Wilma, as the cortege had to get from Cadott to Baraboo in time for burial that day.


She was the daughter of David B. Smythe (1850-1904) and Anna Kieffer  (1858-1944) buried just south of Susie in the Catholic Cemetery in Baraboo.  Archie Thomas



1900 Federal Census, Abbotsford village, Clark, Wisconsin


Name: George Leclaire
Birth Date: May 1882
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relationship to Head-of-Household: Son
Spouse Name:
Spouse Titles:
Spouse Birth Place:
Father Name: Julius Leclaire
Father Birthplace: Canada Eng
Mother Name: Dena Leclaire
Mother Birthplace: Canada Eng
Race or Color (expanded): White
Head-of-household Name: Julius Leclaire
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Years Married:
Estimated Marriage Year:
Mother How Many Children:
Number Living Children:
Immigration Year:
Enumeration District: 0027
Sheet Number and Letter: 20B
Household Gender Age
Parent Julius Leclaire M (Mar 1855, Canada/Eng), parents b. Canada/Eng
Parent Dena Leclaire F (Jul 1856, Canada/Eng), parents b. Canada/Eng, 9 children - 8 living
George Leclaire M (May 1882, Wis)
Arthur Leclaire M (Jul 1883, Wis)
Ida Leclaire F (Jul 1886, Wis)
Edward Leclaire M  (Mar 1888, Wis)
Olive Leclaire F (Mar 1890, Wis)
Wilford Leclaire M (Jul 1892, Wis)
Lalah Leclaire F (Jun 1895, Wis)


1910 Federal Census, Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin


Name: Susie Smythe
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relationship to Head of Household:
Marital Status: Single
Race : White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Mother's Birthplace: France
Family Number: 206
Page Number: 10
Household Gender Age
William C Gibbons M 54y
Laura J Gibbons F 50y
Ray Gibbons M 14y
Thomas Stuck M 40y
Susie Smythe F 26y
Wilbur Stuck M 14y


1920 Federal Census, Saint Louis, Minnesota


Name: Susie Le Clair
Estimated Birth Year: 1883
Age: 37
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Birthplace:
Sheet Number: 6
Household Gender Age
Spouse Charles Montroy M 48y
Mary Montroy F 42y
Catherine Montroy F 18y
Jack Montroy M 15y
Lawrence Montroy M 14y
Marty Montroy M 12y
Kent Montroy M 10y
Crone Montroy F 8y
Josephine Montroy F 7y
Emegene Montroy F 4y
Charlene Montroy F 2y6m
Chester Bodle M 21y
Grace Bodle F 21y
Spain L Sutton M 24y
Florence Sutton F 22y
W J Bowes M 59y
Julius Olson M 36y
Jack Amundson M 31y
John Green M 21y
Manual Dahl M 20y
Edward Ranta M 21y
Anton F*St M 23y
Joe Gillen M 21y
Joe Feist M 20y
Florence Franc?Sco F 18y
Bessie Van Mess M 28y
Tony Aslich M 28y
Emma Aslich F 30y
Julia Aslich F 5y
Emma Aslich F 1y6m
Louis Ah? M 28y
George Le Clair M 37y
Susie Le Clair F 37y

Child Audrey Le Clair F 8y
Child Wilma Le Clair F 2y2m
Victor Mattson M 24y
Henry Olson M 21y
Charles Dahlberg M 24y
Victor Carlson M 20y
George Aj*A M 64y

1905 Wisconsin State Census, Ableman, Sauk, Wisconsin


Name: Anna Smythe 
Age: 46y
Estimated Birth Year: Abt 1859
Birthplace: France
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Race: White
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Widowed
Place of Birth: Parent 1: France
Place of Birth: Parent 2: France
Family Number: 80
Page Number: 8
Household Gender Age
Anna Smythe F 46y
Child Susie Smythe F 22y
Child Lena Smythe F 18y
Child David Smythe M 15y
Child Anna Smythe F 13y
Child George Smythe M 11y


Wisconsin Death Record


Name: David Benjamin Smythe
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 10 Jul 1904
Death Place: Ableman, Sauk, Wisconsin
Age: 53
Birth Date: 1851
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Anna Kieffer
Father's Name: Geo. Smythe
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Nettie Smythe
Mother's Birthplace:



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