Obit: Carleton, T.V. (1820 - 1902)

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Surnames: CARLETON BURGESS MOODY WIGHTMAN

----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 05/01/1902

Carleton, T.V. (14 JAN 1820 - 26 APR 1902)

The venerable T.V. Carleton died Saturday, April 26, 1902, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wightman, in the Town of Pine Valley, Clark County. Mr. Carleton was born Jan. 14, 1820 at Frankfort, Waldo Co., Maine. After serving through the Mexican War, he came to Sheboygan Co., Wis. in 1848. The next year he was married to Aurilla Burgess who still survives him. They came to Neillsville, Clark County in 1871, where he has resided most of the time since. For some time Mr. Carleton had charge of the grist mill, later for a number of years he lived on a farm in Grant. On moving back to the city he became janitor of the North Side School, which position he held as long as his strength would permit. About four years ago he was stricken with paralysis from which he never fully recovered. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted but failed to pass the physical examination. His patriotism however was not to be quenched and he went to work recruiting. He received an appointment as recruiting officer and raised four companies in Sheboygan County. He was a member of the Free Masons and Odd Fellows. A peculiar circumstance of his birth and death, being that he was born within a year of the founding of Odd Fellowship and died on the eighty-third anniversary of its foundation. He was a most earnest and enthusiastic Mason, and for years was Tyler of Neillsville lodge, and until stricken with disease, never missed a meeting.

The two orders of which he belonged, with a delegation of the Eastern Star, marched in a body to meet the procession at the out skirts of the city and escorted the remains to the cemetery, where the impressive Masonic burial service was rendered. The deceased leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Moody of Withee, and Mrs. Nettie Wightman; three sons, Henry, Charles and Clinton; besides a sister and brother residing at Los Angeles, Calif.

 

 


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