Obit: Holden, Elias M. (1836 - 1913)

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----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 07/10/1913

Holden, Elias M. (6 Dec 1836 - 5 Jul 1913)

Elias M. Holden died at his home in this city Jul 5, 1913 after a lingering illness from cancer of the stomach. He was born at Jay, Essex Co., N.Y., Dec. 6, 1836. He was thrown upon his own resources at twelve years of age, and when sixteen went to live with a brother and learned the trade of carriage painting. In 1858 he came to Jackson Co., Wis., where he lived for eleven years, and for many winters worked in the logging camps on Black River.

He served in the Civil War in Co. H. of the 48th Wis., and saw some hard service. After the war he came to Clark County and lived for a number of years on his farm in the town of Weston. About thirty years ago he moved to Neillsville and made his home here ever since.

He was married Aug. 21, 1861 to Margaret Hyslop, who died about 17 years ago.

On April 17, 1898, he was married to Mary Holland, who survives him. He leaves also a sister, Mrs. S.A. Bourne of Minnekotah, S.D. and a niece, Nellie Else of Doland, S.D.

Mr. Holden was a member of the G.A.R. and of the Masonic Lodge, and also of the M.E. Church.

He was a man of high integrity of character, honest and just, he lived a life that was a good example to everyone who came to know him. The funeral was held Tuesday at the M.E. Church, Rev. Prescott preaching the funeral sermon. The Masonic Lodge attended in a body and burial services of the order given at the cemetery.



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