Obit: Head, Almira (1838 - 1927)

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Surnames: HEAD PAYNE GURGESS MORRIS

----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 08/25/1927

Head, Almira (18 MAY 1838 - 10 AUG 1927)

Mrs. Almira Head, one of the oldest residents of Clark County, Wis., passed away at her home in this city Friday, Aug. 19, 1927, aged 89 years, 3 months and 1 day.

Almira L. Payne was born May 18, 1838, in the town of Grotten, Tompkins Co., N.Y.. She was married to Joel Head at Olean, N.Y., Aug. 26, 1854. They came to Cataract, Wis., and lived there until 1867, arriving in Neillsville May 18 of that year. This has been her home ever since. Mr. Head was a miller, and for a time followed that trade, later owning a meat market. Later Mr. and Mrs. Head ran a hotel for a time. For more than 50 years she has lived in the house where she died.

To Mr. and Mrs. Head were born three children: Marcia Rosilla, wife of Frank Burgess, died July 23, 1910; Laura Arvilla, wife of Thomas Morris, died July 26, 1915; and one son, Maurice G. Head. Her husband died Dec. 2, 1875.

While apparently for many years Mrs. Head had a most uneventful life, yet she watched with interest, great changes in this community and had been an intelligent observer of great changes in the life of the country and world. She retained a cheerful interest in people and events, and enjoyed meeting old friends.

The funeral was held Monday at the home, Rev. S. B. Pinney of Mauston, former pastor of the Presbyterian Church here, officiating.

 

 


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