Obit: Holcomb, Abner Ellsworth (1861 - 1933)

Contact: Michelle Harder

----Source: Neillsville press, 4 May 1933, page one:

A.E. Holcomb passed away at Neillsville Hospital Friday afternoon, April 28, after an illness of several months, due to an enlargement of the heart.

Abner Ellsworth Holcomb was born Sept. 11, 1861, at Gallipolis, Ohio. When he was sixteen years old he moved with the family to Marshalltown, Iowa. He travelled about, later spending some time in Kansas and Colorado, then coming to Wisconsin, living for a time in Eau Claire. He had learned the moulder's trade and also harnessmaking, following each of these trades as he found employment. For a time he was in the life insurance business.

Mr. Holcomb came to Neillsville in 1910 and bought out the Ludington Harness Shop and followed this work as long as his health permitted. Some years ago he began to have slight heart trouble which continued to grow worse until he was unable to do any manual labor.

Mr. Holcomb was first married to Miss Lena Ratjan of Indianapolis, at Lawrenceburg, Indiana, in 1886. She died in 1903. He was married to Anna Hoffman of Fall Creek in 1907. She died in 1922. On April 14, 1928, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Harriet Brillion, who survives him. He leaves two children by his first marriage, Ruth, Mrs. Wm. Brandon, of Washington DC, and a son Leroy, of Chicago. A son, Chauncey died last year in Minneapolis. Two grandchildren live at Long Beach, Cal., and a sister at Richmond, Indiana.....

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Masonic Temple....



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