Obit: Holeton, Emma A. (1843 - 1921)

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----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Wis.) 02/25/1921

Holeton, Emma A. (17 SEP 1843 - 16 FEB 1921)

Emma A. Holeton died at her home in the village of Abbotsford, Wis. at 5:30 on Wednesday morning, Feb. 16, 1921.

Emma A Ferguson was born at Niles Ohio Sept. 17, 1843 and was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron D. Ferguson. On April 4, 1867 she was married to George W. Holeton of Niles, Ohio. In 1871 Mr. Holeton came to Wis. and took up a homestead in the town of Holeton, Marathon Co., which was named for him. The following year Mrs. Holeton and two children, Ralph and Gertrude came to Wis. to join her husband in their new home, where they lived with the exception of a few years which they spent in Colby and Dorchester, until 1911, when they left the old homestead and moved to Abbotsford, where they have since lived. Mrs. Holeton was in poor health when they left the farm and had several strokes of paralysis, which at last rendered her helpless. During her long illness she was tenderly cared for by her loving and faithful husband, whose efforts never failed to please and comfort her. She was of a kind and loving disposition and was loved by all who knew her. She was a member of the eastern Star Lodge, also of the Women’s Relief Corps. She had been a patient invalid for about two years. The coming of death to her was more like the deepening of a quiet sleep.

She is survived by four children, Ralph of Wausau, Wis., Mrs. M. L. Cole of Decatur, Ill., George R. of Olds, Alberta, Canada, and Mrs. S. A. Jerdee of Arkdale, Wis., also three sisters, Mrs. Eva Homestead of Dorchester, Mrs. Jennie Fletcher, Houston, Tex., and Miss Margaret Ferguson of Warren, Ohio, Also two brothers, L. V. Ferguson, Warren, Ohio, and A. D. Feguson of Sautelle, Cal.

The funeral services were held in the Union Church at Abbotsford, of which she was a member, and were in charge of the Eastern Star Lodge, Rev. Vance officiating. The pallbearers were Owen Hughes, George Thair, August Stribe, Niles Parkhill, Val Arnett and Thomas Dillon.

A loving wife, mother, sister and friend will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The relatives present from out of town were Mrs. J. M. Holeton, Ashland, and son Ray D. Holeton of Owen, Mrs. Homestead and son L. Homestead, Dorchester, Mrs. L. M. Cole, Decatur, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Jerdee, Arkdale, Wis., and Ralph C. Holeton, Wausau.



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