Obit: Grow, Harold Ernest #2 (1885 - 1942)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Grow, Taylor, Derwin, Witherspoon, Sobczak, Buehner, Wildsih, Longenecker, Flynn, Perkins, Munger, Huntley, Haugen, Rude, Snyder, Brown, Zimmerman

----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 26 March 1942

Grow, Harold Ernest (10 Oct. 1885 - 19 March 1942)

Harold Ernest Grow died in Hayward, Wisconsin, March 19, 1942, after a few days illness with pneumonia. The remains were brought here for burial in the Grow lot, the entire family of five now being at rest, including Attorney Charles F. Grow and Mrs. Lillian Grown, the parents; George (Grace) Mrs. Charles Taylor, and Harold.

Mr. Grow was born Oct. 10, 1885, in Neillsville, Wis. He attended the city schools, learning the printers’ trade under L. Williamson, who conducted the Neillsville Times. He and his father later were members of the firm of Grow, Williamson and Grow. After the death of the eldest Grow, Harold sold his interest in the business to L. Williamson and left Neillsville for a time.

He was married at Bozeman, Montana Dec. 6, 1910, to Miss Edith Kerwin, the young man bringing his bride to Neillsville, Wis. Four children were born to them, Charles Kerwin, the eldest dying in infancy. He is survived by his wife and three daughters: Kathleen, Mrs. John Witherspoon; Grace, Mrs. Arthur Sobczak, and Marion; Mrs. John Beuhner, and three grandchildren, Florence Wildish and Patricia Ann and Arthur Kerwin Sobzak, all of Milwaukee.

Funeral services were held at the Lowe Funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday, Rev. G. W. Longenecker conducting the rites. Mrs. Arthur Flynn and Mrs. John M. Perkins sang, "City Four Square," and "The Lord is My Shepherd." Mrs. R. P. Munger accompanying tat the piano.

William Huntley, Arthur Haugen, John Rude, Ernest Snyder, Herbert Brown and George Zimmerman acted as pallbearers.

Those who were as close to Hal as his schoolmates and co-workers can only speak only in terms of praise of his boyhood and early manhood. He was intelligent, capable and musical to the very finger-tips. Who was there, among the old friends of the departed at the services last Saturday, who could not again hear the clear, soft tenor voice of Hal Grow in the lovely strains of the ‘The Lord is My Shepherd?" At his work he sang or whistled softly throughout the day, the old-time ballads the popular songs of the day and the hymns that appealed to him.



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