Obit: Quinnell, Elizabeth (1865 - 1961)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Quinnell, Williams, Crothers, O’Meara, Silverberg, Winters, Watland, Eastman, King, Prock, Wightman, Yndogliato, Zank, Scott, Harcey


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 24, 1961


Quinnell, Elizabeth (28 October 1865 - 18 August 1961)


Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon for Mrs. Herbert Quinnell, 95, of 301 Grand Ave., Neillsville who died Friday in Neillsville. The Rev. Frank B. Harcey of the United Church officiated at services from the Bergemann Funeral Home. Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.


The former Elizabeth Williams, she was born October 28, 1865, in Canterbury, England. She received her education in England and worked as a ladies’ maid for a London banker’s wife for eight years in Sutton, England.


On April 22, 1889, she was married to the late Herbert Quinnell in St. Nicholas Church in Sutton, Surry, England.  On May 2, 1889, they left England for the United States and arrived 20 days later at Sidney, west of Neillsville, where they resided a short time before moving onto a farm in the Town of Pine Valley.


Since the death of her husband in 1955, Mrs. Quinnell has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Crothers.


She is survived by the following children: Herbert Quinnell, Spooner; Percy Quinnell, San Diego, Cal.; Mrs. Elizabeth Crothers, Neillsville; Miss Ada Quinnell, Chicago, Ill.; and Mrs. John (Frances) O’Meara, Durand.


Pallbearers were: Orin Eastman, Harry King, Harold Prock, Andrew Wightman, Tom Yndogliato and Emil Zank.


Mrs. Jess W. Scott presided at the organ during the services.


Out of town people attending included: Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Quinnell, Spooner; Miss Ada Quinnell, Chicago, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. John O’Meara, Durand; Mrs. James Silverberg, Milwaukee; Mrs. J. W. Winters, Kennan; and Mrs. Julia Watland, Tomahawk.



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