Obit: Catlin, Frank A. (1874 - 1950)
Surnames: Catlin, Darton, Drake, Simmons, Hutchins
----Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 03/30/1950
Catlin, Frank A. (18 MAY 1874 - 18 MAR 1950)
Death came to Frank Alvin Catlin, 75, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 18 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, following a brief illness.
He was born at Gravesville on May 18, 1874, the son of Aaron and Jane Catlin. When he was 10 years of age he moved, with his parents, to the town of Sherman (Clark Co., Wis.), where they settled on a farm. He received his education in the Spencer area.
On Sept. 23, 1901, he was united in marriage to Nellie Darton at Neillsville. They spent their married life in this area, farming until four years ago, when they moved to the village of Spencer.
For many years Mr. Catlin has been a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife; a step-son, A.G. Drake of Loyal; an adopted son, Ernest Simmons of Medford; a sister, Mrs. Ann Hutchins of Loyal; a brother, Otto Catlin of Neillsville; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Three sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services for Mr. Catlin were held at 1:30 p.m. last Wednesday at the Swarthout Funeral Home in Spencer. The Rev. Raymond J. Fleming, pastor of the Spencer and Marshfield Methodist churches, conducted the rites, and burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Neil Johnston, Henry Rottjer, Edgar Vick, Lothar Oestreich, Frank Schwanke and Earl Reinertson were pallbearers, and other local Masons attended the funeral in a body, and a Masonic service was held at the grave.
Mrs. H. E. Catlin, Mrs. Lynn Catlin, Mrs. Claude Catlin and Mrs. Ann Catlin were in charge of floral arrangements.
Among the Loyal relatives attending the funeral were A. G. Drake, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Catlin, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Catlin, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lewis, Mrs. Ann Catlin, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Darton, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Foelske and Mrs. Anna Hutchins.
Others from out of town included: Glen C. Drake of Madison, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Simmons, Janet and Jean Simmons and Glen Ellefson of Medford, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Catlin and the Rev. and Mrs. L. J. Chapman of Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Catlin of Wis. Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Schwieso of Janesville; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Lewis of Lindsey; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gardow and Mrs. Melford Catlin of Eau Claire, Mrs. Leon Kuester and Dave Irvin of Greenwood, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Salter of Unity; and Mr. and Mrs. Home Smith and Mrs. Eliza Nichols of Marshfield.
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