Obit: Tompkins, Alice A. (1839 - 1903)
Transcriber: Stan


----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 07/09/1903

Tompkins, Alice A. (27 APR 1839 - 8 JUL 1903)

Mrs. Ezra Tompkins departed this life Wednesday morning July 8, 1903, after a lingering illness., extending over several years. Deceased, whose maiden name was Alice A. Maxwell, was born near Saratoga Springs, N.Y., April 27, 1839. She came to Wisconsin with her parents who after a short stay near Waupun, moved to a new farm near Big Creek in Monroe County. In Jan. 1857 she was married to Ezra Tompkins and has lived in this vicinity most of the time since. She and her husband were among the pioneers of this region, and went through all the hardships and experiences incident to life in a new timber country. In later years they fitted up a comfortable home near the city limits in which they resided until the present. Mrs. Tompkins was a lady in every sense of the word; a good helpmate to her husband in their early work and struggle for success in a new country; a most kind mother, ever mindful of her children's welfare and a woman who had the respect of everyone about her. Of her immediate relatives she leaves her husband, two sons, Fred who resides in California and Morton in this city, a daughter, Mrs. L.G. Masters, also of Neillsville, and one brother, David Maxwell of Pine Valley. While death came as a relief from suffering, yet it was hoped till within a few days that permanent relief could be found and that she might recover. On every hand expressions of sympathy for the bereaved family are heard.

The funeral will probably be held Saturday, awaiting arrival of the son from California who started for Neillsville on July 7.



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