Obit: Anderson, George  (Abt 1855-1956)


Contact: Audrey Roedl


Surnames: Anderson, Weyhmiller, Rumsey, Baines


----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, WI. 16 Feb 1956)


Anderson, George (17 JAN 1857-13 FEB 1956)


George Anderson, 99, died in Memorial Hospital in Neillsville Tuesday evening.


Mr. Anderson came to Loyal from Hartford over 60 years ago. The family lived on a farm two miles northeast of Loyal, near Pine Grove cemetery for many years. Upon his retirement from farming, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson moved into Loyal. He was an officer of Dodgville school district many of the years that he lived on his farm. For the past several years he had been living at a rest home in Neillsville.


He is survived by two sons, Ray of Rockford, Illinois, and Vern of Eau Claire. One daughter, Ethel, lives in the west. His wife and one daughter, Mrs. Otto (Mabel) Weyhmiller preceded him in death.


Funeral arrangements will not be completed until the arrival of members of the family.

George Anderson, 99, died at Memorial Hospital, Neillsville, at 7:30 Monday evening, February 13. He was hospitalized for but a few days.


George Anderson was born in Hartford, January 17, 1857. He married Millie Rumsey in Milwaukee, October 10, 1883. They lived on farms near Hartford, Neillsville and Loyal. While at Neillsville, Mr. Anderson ran a livery business and drove a stage coach.


When they moved to Loyal about 1900, the family settled on a farm in the Dodgeville community. In 1913 MR. and Mrs. Anderson moved into the village. They lived in or near Loyal for a half century with the exception of the year and a half he operated a hardware store in Unity and a year which he and Mrs. Anderson spent in Washington and California. While living on the farm he was active in public affairs, both of the town and school.


After he moved into Loyal, he worked for some time in the lumber yard of Gilman and Graves. He was also a carpenter.


Mrs. Anderson died February 28, 1941 but Mr. Anderson continued in his home in Loyal until 1950, when he went to Neillsville to live in a nursing home.


Funeral services were held in the Myre Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial was in the Loyal Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Swanson officiated at the service. James Colby, soloist, sang "One Sweetly Solemn Thought." Miss Jean Doering was organist.


Masonic rites were conducted by Frank Schwanke, acting Master of Loyal Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons, No. 335. Pallbearers were Hal Voight, Vern Kauffman, J. R. Thomas, Roy Hales, Perry Volk and Haskel Catlin.


Mr. Anderson is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Baines, Pasco, Washington; two sons, Ray, of Rockford, Illinois; and Verne, of Eau Claire; two nieces, Mrs. Millie Cummings and Mrs.Ethel Mallory, Whitehall; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Otto (Mabel) Weyhmiller died in 1942.


Relatives from away who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Anderson, Rockford, Illinois; Mrs. Verne Anderson, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Anderson and daughter, Janet, Freeport, Illinois; Mrs. Millie Cummings and Miss Ethel Mallory, Whitehall; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Johnson, Hixton; Mr. and Mrs. Vern Bopp, Alma Center; and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Cummings, Alma Center.



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