Obit: Ketchpaw, Byron F. (1857 - 1939)
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Surnames: KETCHPAW ROACH DUSTIN MEMHARDT CLAYTON ARENDS SHANKS MC CANN HORNER BUKER SCHWARZE VARNEY DRUMMOND SISCHO HOWARD MATHISON HOEHNE OPDYCKE HUNTZICKER HAEUSER SWANSON CLINTSMAN SEE ANDREWS MCINTOSH DULLMAN WOLF

 

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 10/ /1939


Obituary of Byron F. Ketchpaw--1939


Death came to Byron F. Ketchpaw aged 82, at his home here at an early hour Thursday morning October 19th following an illness dating back approximately one year, but which had only confined him to his bed about ten days.


He was born in Elkhorn, Wisconsin Sept. 28th 1857 the youngest of five children, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ketchpaw. In 1877 he was married to Ella Roach of Elkhorn. In December 1897 he, his wife and family moved to Greenwood and the following March to a farm about five miles northwest of town. In 1912 they moved back to Greenwood, where they have since resided.


During his many years residence in this community, he gained a wide acquaintance and made many friends. He was known as a genial, hospitable man with a keen sense of humor, who was devoted to his family and kind to everyone.


He took his recreation in hunting and fishing, was an all around nature student, an excellent marksman, was quite an authority on birds, and had a keen interest in, and considerable knowledge of the planets and the constellations. His was a personality that will be missed by everyone who knew him.


He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, Mrs. Ella Ketchpaw, two sons and three daughters, Maude, Mrs. C.A. Dustin of Everett, Washington, Dr. Marcel Ketchpaw of Bloomer, Wis. Mrs. Addie Memhardt, Mrs. Beatrice Clayton and Eben Ketchpaw, all of Greenwood, besides five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many friends.


The active pallbearers were John Arends, Albert Shanks, Floyd McCann, Lloyd Horner, Ed Buker and Adolph Schwarze.


The honorary pallbearers were Charles Varney, John Drummond, Art Sischo, O. J. Howard, Henry Mathison, C.C. Hoehne.


The flower girls were Fay Opdycke, Mrs. Huntzicker, Audrey Haeuser, Evelyn Swanson, Marie Clintsman.


Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. G. L. See, Mrs. Donald McIntosh and Wm. Roach, Chicago Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Roach, Mrs. A. Dullam of Harvard, Illinois Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wolf of Knapp, Wis. L. G. Ketchpaw, Menomonie, Wis.

 

 


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