Obit: O’Neill, Marian (? - 1942)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: O’Neill, Robinson, Calway

----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 3 Sept. 1942

O’Neill, Marian (? - 31 Aug. 1942)

In the passing of Mrs. James O’Neill on Monday, August 31st, Neillsville loses another of its pioneers, of whom but few remain.

Mrs. O’Neill (nee Marian Robinson) was born in Waterville, Maine, coming to Clark County with her parents when she was a small child. She attended the local schools, preparing herself for the teaching profession at a girl’s school in Davenport, Iowa. She taught in the rural schools of this community for a time, later attending Lawrence College where she studied music. Being a talented singer, she was very fond of good music.

Following her marriage to James O’Neill on June 6, 1876, at Weston Rapids, she studied art in the east on the occasions of their visits to Judge O’Neill’s old home in Ogdensburg, New York. They were the parents of two children: Ernest O’Neill and (Marian) Mrs. F. D. Calway.

In her art, as well as in everything she undertook, she aimed at perfection, this being evident in her beautiful work upon canvas and china.

She was a charter member of the Christian Science church of Neillsville and a loyal observer of the teachings of that faith. The rites were held Wednesday afternoon at Lowe’s.

Mrs. O’Neill is survived by her daughter, Mrs. F. D. Calway, and by her granddaughter, Miss Marian Calway.



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