Samuel (1902 - 1944)
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Surnames: Dutcher, Ball, Beal
----Sources: Marathon County Register Newspaper (Unity, Wis.) Feb. 18,1944
Dutcher, Samuel (Nov. 5, 1902 - Feb. 13,1944)
Sam Dutcher Dies At Hospital Sunday
Was Tavernkeeper in Town of Sherman, Was Drafted Into U.S. Army Last Summer but Given Honorable Discharge
Samuel Dutcher, aged 41 years, a well known resident of this community dies at St. Joseph’s Hospital Sunday morning at about 6:30 o’clock after having been a patient there for about three weeks.
Sam, as he was known to all his friends, was inducted into the U.S. Army last summer and was sent to the west coast. After serving in the army for a short time he received an honorable discharge on account of being over the age limit.
The deceased was the proprietor of the Little Club tavern located west of Spencer in the town of Sherman.
Samuel Dutcher was born at Oxbow, Wis. Nov. 5, 1902, the son of Riley and Nellie Dutcher and at the time of his death was 41 years, 3 months, and 3 days of age. He had been sick a little over three weeks and was confined most of that time in the St. Joseph's Hospital.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Nellie Dutcher; one sister, Mrs. Rose Ball of Madison; two brothers, Albert Dutcher of Melrose and Clarence Dutcher of Milwaukee. Eight brothers and sisters and his father preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held at the Swarthout Funeral Home Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Ellery Beal, pastor of the Spencer Methodist church, in charge of the services and interment was made at Oxbow, Wisconsin.
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