Obit: Rowe, William (1850 - 1918)

Contact:  Steven Lavey

----Source: Republican & Press, July 25, 1918



NEWSPAPER LOCATION: Neillsville, Wisconsin

STATE: Wisconsin


Again the Death Angel has entered our midst and has taken from our ranks a beloved and respected citizen, William M. Rowe, who departed from this life last Friday afternoon after suffering intensely for two days. On Thursday, he accompanied his sister, Mrs. Mary Redmond, who had been visiting him, to the train at Neillsville, and shortly after was taken with dizziness and intense pain, and before reaching home had a violet attack of vomiting. Medical aid was immediately summoned and it was then realized that he could not survive for more than 48 hours and the next afternoon he passed away. He remained conscious to the last and suffered a great deal. He was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 11th, 1850 and when a small child came with his parents to Plymouth, Sheboygan County. On October 13th, 1872 he was married to Miss Zelina A. Lawrence at Plymouth and shortly after his marriage came to Clark County, and purchased his present farm in the Town of York, where he has resided ever since. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 6 sons and one daughter. They are: Walter H., Ernest G., Jesse E., and Forest D. of York Center; Glenn I., of Marinette; Vernon E. of McCleary, Washington; and Jennie B. (Mrs. A. P. Fulwiler) of York; also five brothers and a sister. Joseph of Santa Monica, California; Byron of Plymouth; John of Fond du Lac; Edward of Neillsville and George of Marshfield and Mrs. Mary Redmond of Oshkosh and 17 grandchildren. His funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon in the M.E. Church of which he was a member and janitor of the same. He was a member of the Local Modern Woodman Camp here and has held the office of health officer of his town for a number of years. Thus ends the life of an old and respected pioneer at the age of 68 years, 2 months and 8 days. Sympathy goes out to those bereft of loving husband and father. Interment was made in the cemetery here. Rev. E. E. Streavy officiating.



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