Obit: Hewett, Emeline (1829 - 1909)

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----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 05/20/1909

Hewett, Emeline (19 Mar 1829 - 15 May 1909)

Mrs. Emeline Hewett, widow of the late James Hewett, died at the Hewett home in this city (Neillsville, Clark County May 15, 1909. A few months ago while visiting in Illinois she had a paralytic stroke and has since failed gradually. Deceased was born at Minerva, Essex Co., N.Y., March 19, 1829, making her eighty years and two months old. She was the daughter of Ira and Mary Hill. They moved to Michigan in 1874, where she married Thos. J. Niles, who died some years later. She was married to James Hewett in 1847 and came to Neillsville. In those days Mr. Hewett carried on a large business in many lines. He was the leading citizen of Neillsville and surrounding country, and she proved a most competent helpmeet, skilled not only in domestic management but by reason of her rare social qualities, her culture and accomplishments, their home became the social Mecca of those days. She was a real lady of the old school, with all the graces that the term implies.

Deceased leaves one son, Ira A. Niles of Spring Valley; a step-son, S.F. Hewett, and two sisters, Mrs. Wells White of Toulon, Ill., and Mrs. Almeda Eddy of Grand Ledge, Mich. The funeral was held at the home Tuesday afternoon, her old pastor, Rev. W.T. Hendren of Greenwood officiating.



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