Obit: Haire, Mathilda #2 (1866 - 1947)

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Surnames: Haire, Green

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 09/25/1947

Haire, Mathilda #2 (19 MAR 1866 - 21 SEP 1947)

One of Owen’s (Clark Co., Wis.) oldest and most wholesome citizens was laid to rest Wednesday afternoon when final rites were conducted for Mrs. Mathilda Green Haire from the Congregational Church. The Rev. W. M. Glick officiated at the ceremony and interment was made in the family lot in Riverside Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: A. M. Wilson, H. L. Randall, Elwin Powers, Alvin Thorson, L. W. Cattanach and Julius Johnson. Flower girls, Mesdames Edgar Albert, Lucius Bower, S. E. Grimes, D. Hawks, O. Thorson and Misses Bonnie Marking and Judy Wollum.

Mathilda Green Haire was born on March 19th, 1866, and was 81 years and 6 months of age when she passed away at her home Sunday, Sept. 21st, 1947.

She was born at Moline, Ill., and on the 9th of Sept. 1884, was united in marriage to James G. Haire, who has preceded her in death. The couple were blessed with three children, two sons, H. R. Haire, Minneapolis and W. R. Haire, Owen, and one daughter Edna. Shortly after their marriage the family moved to this community where she had since made her home. Her endearing qualities and fine characteristics of womanhood made her friendship a lasting remembrance to everyone that knew her. These same traits were reflected in her home and family.

Fortunately she didn’t confine her fine qualities to her home and close associates but gave her time unstintingly for many years as a Sunday school teacher in the Congregational Church, enabling numerous young people of this community to absorb some of her fine ideals. She was an active member of the parish’s ladies’ aid society and also a charter member of the Eastern Star Lodge and Royal Neighbors.

This fine person ahs left our community and her families but her human being is still instilled and reflected daily in the lives and work of her many students.

Her only other survivors other than her children are four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Among those from out of town attending the final services were: Miss Edna Haire, Philadelphia, Penn.; Herbert Haire, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Haire and children, Mr. and Mrs. James Haire and son and Miss Bess Thorson, all of Minneapolis; Mrs. Sadie Lepper of Chicago, Ill.; and Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Powers of Prairie du Chien.



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