Obit: O’Neill, Ernest A. #3 (1877 - 1905)


Surnames: O’Neil, Henry, Reinsch


----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., Wis.)  10/13/1905


O’Neill, Ernest A. #3 (10 MAR 1877 - 5 OCT 1905)


Ernest Andrew O’Neill died at the home of his parents, Judge and Mrs. James O’Neill, in this city, Thursday, Oct. 5th, 1905, of tuberculosis, aged 28 years, 6 mo. and 25 days.  The funeral was held Monday, Rev. W.T. Hendren offering prayer and a few remarks, and Prof. Paul Reinsch of the state university delivering an address.  Masses of flowers were sent by members of the bar and other friends, and the services were very beautiful.


Ernest was born March 10, 1877, graduated from the high school in 1894, from the state university with the degree of bachelor of letters in 1899, and from the state law school in 1902.


He spent the first year after his graduation in Oregon.  In December 1903 he went to Chicago and since that time has been conducting a correspondence school of stenography as a branch of the buinss of Scott, Foresman & Co., publishers.  This was in conjunction with A.E. Kane, connected with the same house.  He was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity of the Wisconsin Chapter.


He was taken sick on the 23rd of June; taken to the Lakeside Hospital July 27th; brought home to Neillsville Aug. 29th.


To Neillsville, Ernest was a boy apart from other boys, and although he associated with them and was their boon companion, he was by common consent held as one marked for large accomplishments and high destiny.  He accomplished whatever he undertook in an intellectual way, and it was the expectation of his large circle of relatives and friends that he would set his mark high and attain it.  But death has ended all, and what he has been and what he would have been have become matters of memory and conjecture only.



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