Obit: Squire, George Ellsworth (1870 - 1952)

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Surnames: Squire, Hubbard, Hall, Larabee, Perry, Rupnow, Walters, Aumann, Lubke, Schlinsog, Mart, Smith, Flood, Losey, Fradenburg, Sparks, Kelsh, Lund, Hart, Burchell, Briggs, Meitner, Prochazka, Johnson, Jenswold  

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 24,1952 

Squire, George Ellsworth (7 June 1870 - 17 July 1952) 

George Ellsworth Squire, 82, died at the Neillsville Hospital on Thursday at 11:00 a.m., following an illness of four years.  The body lay in state at the Georgas Funeral Home until noon on Monday, when it was taken to the Methodist church in Humbird for services.  The Rev. Walter Jenswold of the Methodist Church of Westby officiated.  Interment was made in the Mentor Cemetery at Humbird. 

Mr. Squire was born June 7, 1870, at Black River Falls to Nathaniel and Emeline (Hubbard) Squire.  He worked at farming most of his life, but was also employed in lumber camps and on the railroad.  He retired from active work in 1935 due to ill health.  He was a member of the Humbird Methodist Church. 

On December 3, 1897, he was married to Nina Hall of Minneapolis at Humbird.  Mrs. Squire died in 1925 and on April 23, 1935, he was married to Florence Larabee at Kenosha. 

He is survived by his wife and  the following children: Mrs. Thomas (Evelyn) Perry, Eveleth, Minn.; Mrs. Fred (Nellie) Rupnow of Humbird; Mrs. Evan (Alice) Walters, Milwaukee; Mrs. Walter (Mabel) Aumann, Neillsville; Mrs. George (Margaret) Lubke, Neillsville; Raymond Squire, Vesper; Mrs. Raymond (Nina) Schlinsog, Granton; and two step-children, Mrs. Ed (Hattie) Mart and Arthur Smith of Kenosha; 130 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren.  

One son and one daughter died in infancy and one son, George, died in 1950.  Two sisters, Miss Mary Squire and Mrs. Alice Flood of Humbird, are also deceased. 

Harold Losey sang two selections accompanied by Mrs. Walter Smith. 

Pallbearers were: Archie Fradenburg, Archie Sparks, Ervin Kelsh, Bert Fradenburg, Mahlon Lund and Charles Hart.  Floral offerings were in charge of Mrs. Elenore Burchell and Mrs. Eula Briggs. 

Persons from out of town included Mr. and Mrs. Evan Walter, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Perry and Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Meitner, Pittsville; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schlinsog and family, Mrs. E. Schlinsog, Granton; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Aumann, Mary Aumann, Mrs. Robert Prochazka and Mrs. Lloyd Johnson of Neillsville.



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