Obit: Redmond, George K. (1843 - 1925)

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----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 01/15/1925

Redmond, George K. (5 JUL 1843 - 8 JAN 1925)

George K. Redmond, one of the oldest residents of this locality, passed away at the Marshfield Hospital Thursday, Jan. 8, 1925. He was injured by a fall a few weeks ago and was taken to the hospital when it was found that his condition was serious, and the amputation of one of his limbs was thought necessary. Owing to his advanced age and weakened condition, he did not rally from the shock.

Mr. Redmond was born at Embden, Maine, July 5, 1843, and grew to manhood there. He enlisted in the Union Army in 1862, and was twice wounded in battle and later discharged. In the fall of 1865 he came to Hudson, Wis. and soon after was there married to Miss Henrietta Savage, also from the State of Maine. They lived at Hudson till 1869, when they came to Clark County and bought land in the town of York, where a farm was cleared up. Later the farm was sold and they moved to Neillsville. Mr. Redmond spent two years in the state of Washington working in the lumber mills and camps, but retained his home here during that time.

For many years he took an active interest in politics and was game warden for this county for a long time, and later was humane officer. He was active in the G. A. R. and all patriotic work done by that organization. He was a man of outspoken opinion, honest in his convictions, warmly attached to his friends, and on the whole, did much in his long life time for his country.

His wife died about two years ago. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Eva Shew, two sons, Leo and Walter, living in Racine, and both being here to attend the funeral; also nine grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, M. C. Redmond of Neillsville, and three sisters: Mrs. Mary Churchill and Mrs. Emma Hosely of Boise, Idaho, and Mrs. Anna Robinson of Neillsville.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Church, Rev. Wm. Walder officiating. Members of the American Legion were pallbearers, and a firing squad of the Legion gave military honors at the grave.



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