Obit: Shummel, James (1869 - 1929)

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----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 09/19/1929

Shummel, James (6 APR 1869 - 15 SEP 1929)

James Shummel, one of the old residents of Neillsville, Clark County, Wis., passed away at his home on North Grand Ave., at 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15, 1929. Mr. Shummel had been in poor health about a year. On Aug. 21 he underwent an operation at the hospital in Eau Claire and a week later a blood transfusion was given, but his strength was so low, he failed to make any gain. He was brought home last week and all that could be done to make him comfortable was done.

James T. Shummel was born in Buffalo, N.Y., April 6, 1869, and was therefore 60 years, 5 months and 9 days old at his death. He was the son of George Shummel Sr. and Lottie Buss Shummel, now deceased. He came to Neillsville when 5 years old and has lived in this locality ever since. He worked in the lumber camps, in saw mills and on log drives, as a young man and became also a most efficient farm manager. For 10 or 12 years he was a manager of the Ring Stock Farm, and was manager on the Austin farm for many years. He is said to have been the first man in this locality to operate a grain binder. For the past 12 years before his health failed, he worked in the Condensery.

Mr. Shummel was considered a most reliable and upright man, always to be depended upon in very way. He was quiet in his manner and although he came up through the rough surroundings of the early days, he was always a thorough gentleman.

Mr. Shummel was married in Neillsville, April 25, 1899 to Miss Lizzie Wegner, who survives him. He leaves no children.

His mother died when some of the children were young and they were adopted into others families. Dan Rausch of Granton is a brother of deceased; Emma Hendren, who was adopted by Rev. and Mrs. W. T. Hendren, was a sister, died some years ago. Another sister, Mrs. Esther Hutchinson is still living; a brother, George Shummel Jr., died a few years ago.

Deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows and Woodman Lodges.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Congregational Church, Rev. G. W. Longenecker, officiating.



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