Obit: Melzer, Frank (1877 - 1906)
----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 05/31/1906
Melzer, Frank (6 AUG 1877 - 19 MAY 1906)
It was almost exactly seven months after the death of his sister Mae that Frank Melzer, whose death was mentioned last week, occurred. Within a couple of months after her decease he was obliged to give up his work in the round house and from that time to his death gradually grew worse, though he himself kept up hope to the last that he would soon be well again.
Frank was born to Herman and Catherine Melzer at Wrightstown, Wis., Aug. 6, 1877, being the oldest of the family. Receiving a common school education he had since worked at various kinds of work, the last few years being employed as watchman at the round house. He had a chance to go on the road firing, but being a home boy could not bear the thought of being away from his mother and family, and kept to his post at home until obliged to give up with failing health last Dec. 23rd.
Frank’s death is a hard blow to the mother and seems particularly sad as he was the main support of the family, which is now left without a wage earner and with only the little home they occupy. He leaves besides the mother and father, who are divorced, one sister, Pearl, and two brothers, Earl and Floyd, who are in school.
Relatives from away who were present at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Sawyer of Stratford and John Fransway of Appleton.
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