Obit: Draper, Fred W. (1868 - 1962)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Draper, Kayhart, Hills, Anderson, Piper, Hill, Emling, Koplitz, McKean, Wage, Beeckler, Laffe, Johnson, Mills, Meyer, Bass, Neff, Zimmerman, Ketel, Scott, Hantke, Roessler


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) September 13, 1962


Draper, Fred W. (22 July 1868 - 2 September 1962


Fred W. Draper, 94, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, September 2, at the Will-O-Haven Nursing Home in Greensboro, N. C., where he had been a patient since February.


Mr. Draper was born July 22, 1868, in Dundee (Fond du Lac County), Wis.  In 1872 he moved with his parents to Loyal, where he spent the major portion of his life.


On March 23, 1893, he was married to Miss Amy Kayhart of Christie, who preceded him in death in 1945.  Their daughter, Bernice E. Draper, who lives in Greensboro, N. C., and their foster-son, Harold Hills of Loyal, survive.


Educated in the Loyal Public Schools and at Oshkosh Normal, Mr. Draper taught for many years in the schools of Clark County.  He entered politics in 1900 and served 10 years as Clerk of Court in Clark County.  He also represented the county in the state legislature from 1910 to 1912.


In 1911 he returned with his family to Loyal, where he made his home until Mrs. Draper’s death in 1945.  Since then he has resided with his daughter in Greensboro.


Mr. Draper was active in civic and religious affairs in Neillsville during his years of residence there.  In Loyal he continued as an active layman in the Methodist Church, a justice of the peace, member of the school board, and director of the Citizen’s State Bank.  He had been a Mason since 1902, and was a charter member of he Loyal Lodge, No. 335.


Funeral services were held in Greensboro September 3.  The body was then sent to Loyal, where Masonic rites were conducted at two o’clock, September 5, from the Myre Funeral home.  Interment was made in the Loyal Cemetery.


Out of town people attending the service included: Miss Bernice Draper of Greensboro, N. C.; Mr. and Mrs. Hilbur Anderson and Mrs. Inez Piper, of Antigo; Dr. and Eldon Hill of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Emling of Abbotsford; Mrs. Henry Koplitz of Owen; E. J. McKean of Tomah; Miss Gladys Wage, Miss Dora Wage and Miss Pearl Beeckler of Granton; Mrs. Henry Laffe of Humbird; Mrs. Emma Johnson of Sebeka, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. J. Heath Mills of Marshfield; Mrs. Lida Meyer, Miss Josie Bass, Mrs. Charles Neff, Sr., Mrs. Blanche Zimmerman, Mrs. Edna Ketel, Jess Scott and Mrs. Genevieve Hantke, all of Neillsville; and Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Roesler of Thorp.



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