Obit: Rowe, Zelina (1856 - 1938)

Contact:  Steven Lavey

----Source: The Neillsville Press, January 13, 1938



NEWSPAPER LOCATION: Neillsville, Wisconsin

STATE: Wisconsin


Mrs. Zelina Almeda Rowe passed away at the home of her son, Walter, in the Town of York, Saturday, January 8th, at 8:00 p.m. at the age of 81. Deceased had been in ill health for five or six years but was able to be about until December 6 when a fall in the home confined her to her bed. Deceased was born in Columbus County, Wisconsin, September 2, 1856, to Jesse and Almeda Benedict Lawrence, and was 81 years, 4 months and 6 days of age at the time of her death. She was married to William Rowe October 13, 1872 at Plymouth, Wisconsin, where she had spent most of early girlhood. In 1874 the couple and their infant son, Walter, immigrated to Clark County, traveling in two covered wagons, one drawn by a team of horses and the other by oxen. They also brought their cattle with them, the trip requiring 14 days. Here in the wilderness the couple purchased land (the farm now occupied by Ed Voight, in the Town of York), and built for themselves and family a home where they loved, labored and enjoyed the evening of their lives over a period of about 44 years, Mrs. Rowe living in that community for 63 years with the exception of the short period spent at Iron Mountain, Michigan. Mr. Rowe preceded his wife in death in July, 1918. She continued to live on the farm until 13 years ago when she sold the property and went to Iron Mountain, Michigan, to make her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Amos Fulwiler, returning to the Town of York to live in the home of her son three years ago. Seven children were born to Mr. & Mrs. Rowe, three of whom, Ernest, Forrest and Jesse, preceded the mother in death. The surviving children are: Mrs. Jennie Fulwiler of Iron Mountain, Michigan; Vernon Rowe, McCleary, Washington; Glen Rowe, Milwaukee; and Walter, of York. There are also 23 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Two brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. She leaves also a host of friends. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the Walter Rowe home at 2 o'clock and at the York Center Church at 3:30, Rev. Raymond Fleming of Loyal conducting the rites. Burial took place at the York Center Cemetery. Six grandsons acted as pallbearers.



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