Obit: Shilts, Laura Amanda (1855 - 1939)

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Surnames: Shilts, Hook, Stone, Urlich, Winters, Crockett, Short, Carter, Albaugh, Feutz, Kapfer, Read, Schultz, Ewers, Poler

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 5 Jan. 1939

Shilts, Laura Amanda (8 Nov. 1855 - 4 Jan. 1939)

Mrs. W. H. Shilts passed away Wednesday, January 4, at about 4:40 a.m. at her home at 167 E. 5th Street. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 7 at the Schiller Funeral home at 2 o’clock.

Complete obituary will be published at a later date.

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----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 12 Jan. 1939

Mrs. Laura Amanda Shilts, 83, passed away at her home, January 4, 1939, at 4:40 a.m. at 167 East Fifth Street, after an illness of five weeks, the cause of her death being old age and paralysis.

Deceased was born at Mineral Point, Wis., November 8, 1855, to John and Lovina Hook.

On April 13, 1882, she was united in marriage to William Henry Shilts at Richland Center; Wis. Mrs. Shilts had been a resident of Clark County for forty years.

Four children were born to this union, three of whom; Mrs. Albert Schultz, Mrs. William Ewers and Mrs. William Poler, survive. Her husband passed away October 18, 1938.

Mrs. Shilts was a life long member of the United Brethren church. The funeral was held January 7, 1939, at two o’clock p.m. at the Schiller funeral home, rev. E. P. Stone officiating. Interment was made in the Neillsville Cemetery.

The pallbearers were Ernest Ulrich, Thomas Winters, Ora Crockett, Frank Short, Ed. Cather and George Albaugh, Mrs. A. E. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. George Albaugh and Mrs. Christ Feutz furnished the music.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kapfer of West Bend and Mrs. William Read of Hixton were here for the funeral.



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