Obit: Huntley, John (1852 - 1913)

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----Source: HUNTLEY KETCHUM MURPHY SUFFICOL

----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 06/05/1913

Huntley, John (3 Mar 1852 - 1 Jun 1913)

John Huntley died at his home in Ashland, Oregon Sunday, June 1, 1913, after a lingering illness of several weeks. Last fall during his visit here he underwent an operation at Eau Claire, which was entirely successful. On his return home, he was taken sick with pneumonia and later on an acute complication set in, in his foot, affecting his entire limb. A week ago he underwent another operation, his limb being amputated at the knee. The operation was too late, his entire system being affected and he passed away early Sunday morning.

John Huntley was born Mar. 3, 1852 at West Bend, Washington Co., this state, being the third child of Wm. And Mary Huntley. His father died when John was two years old. He came to Clark County with his mother and family when 17 years old, driving through from Sparta in 1869, and was one of the first settlers in West Weston. He was married to Ella Ketchum in April 1883. Later they moved to Neillsville and resided here until June 1910, then moving to Ashland, Oregon. His wife died in Nov. 1910.

Mr. Huntley is survived by five children, Mrs. Alice H. Murphy, Marian, Lee, and Harold, all of who were with him when the end came. He leaves also three brothers, Richard of Chippewa Falls, Thomas of La Crosse, and William of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Annie Sufficol of Denver, Col.

John Huntley was one of the best men that has been our good fortune to meet. His high ideals of honesty, kindness and good will to his fellow man he lived up to in his daily life. He always looked for the good in humanity, and seemed delighted to find so much of it everywhere. No cleaner, finer type of man ever lived in this community, and his memory will be an inspiration to all who knew him.

 

 


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