Obit: Sheets, Elias K. (1852 - 1935)
Surnames: SHEETS, KIEFER, UMBACK, TSCHARNER
----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 01/10/1935
Sheets, Elias K. (19 JUL 1852 - 5 JAN 1935)
Elias Kramer Sheets was born on a farm in Putman County, Ohio, July 19, 1852. Here he grew to manhood and on Oct. 1, 1876 was united in marriage to Miss Mary Kiefer. To this union was born four children.
The family resided upon their Ohio farm until Oct. 1899, then moved to Greenwood, Clark County, Wis. In the fall of 1926, Mr. Sheets with his wife, moved to California. Since June 1930, he made his home with his daughter, Daisy, near Lemmon, S.D., where he quietly passed away on Jan. 5, 1935, at the age of 82 years, 5 months and 16 days.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, Mary, in Azusa, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. Daisy Umback, Lemmon, S.D.; Mrs. Gaile Tscharner, Azusa, Cal.; two sons, Charlie in Minneapolis, Minn., and Elmer in Fullerton, Cal, two brothers, Alonzo of Greenwood, Wis., and John in Stanford University, Cal., one sister, Nancy Bogart in Lima, Ohio, other relatives and a host of friends, who will cherish the memory of his rugged honesty, tolerance and persistent determination for the prevalence of right in all his human relations and contacts.
His family mourns the passing of a loving husband and father, feeling it may truly be said that he left this world a better place for his having lived in it.
Funeral services were held a 2:00 p.m. from the home of his brother A.F. Sheets, Rev. Glenn Shanks officiating. The body was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.
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