Obit: Tuttle, Francis M. (1848 - 1933)

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----Source: PHONOGRAPH, 30 Mar 1933, COLBY, WI

(5 Feb 1848 - 25 Mar 1933)
Was Early Pioneer and Logged Ties Used in Building Wis.
Central Tracks
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church in Colby for the lated Francis Marion Tuttle, aged 85, pioneer farmer and lumberman of Clark county, who died Saturday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Olson, after an illness of four months due to old age. The Rev. S. E. Bushendorf officiated and burial followed in the Colby cemetery. The pallbearers were grandsons of the deceased and were Lawrence and Byron Olson, Francis and Claude Tuttle, Oscar Belker and Ewald Schwarze.

The deceased was born in Fond du Lac county, February 5, 1848, and came to the town of Colby, Clark county, in 1871. He was married to Miss Barbara Shanks on October 17, 1870, and she died in July, 1927. Surviving them are nine of their ten children, Tom Tuttle of Marshfield Frank Tuttle of Colby Mrs. Myrtle Olson of Neillsville Mrs. Louisa Fisher of Black River Falls Roy of Beach, N.D. Mrs. Martha Gallagher and Lincoln Tuttle of Oregon, Wis, Mrs. Sarah Olson of Cherokee and Edwin Tuttle of Duluth, Minn. He is survived by a brother, Sherman Tuttle of Milwaukee, a sister, Mrs. Jamie Odchisk of Campbellsport, by thirty-six gandchildren and thirty-six great grandchildren.

Mr. Tuttle logged the ties used in building the track for the old Wisconsin Central railroad through Colby and logged many winters while he operated a farm in the town of Colby. He lived here until recent years when he made his home with his daughter at Cherokee. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Those attending the funeral from out of town were his daughters, Mrs. Martha Gallager, Oregon, Wisconsin, Mrs. Myrtle Olson, Neillsville, Mrs. Louise Fisher of Black River Falls and sons, Tom of Marshfield and Lincoln of Oregon his nephew, Bill Tuttle of Wausau: Claude and Francis Tuttle and their mother, Mrs. Tom Tuttle, of Marshfield and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Casler of Blair Mr. and Mrs. Harold Van Cordon of Alma Center Mr. and Mrs. Neal Duksberry of Black River Falls, and Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Schwarze of Black River Falls.



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