Obit: Ure, John (1857 - 1926)

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Surnames: Ure, Mahn, Larson, Mallory

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 02/04/1926

Ure, John (29 Jan. 1855 - 30 Jan. 1926)

John Ure, one of the oldest residents of the town of Lynn passed away at his home in that town on Saturday January 30, aged 74 years and one day. He had a stroke of paralysis a few years ago which seriously impaired his health, but recovered sufficiently to be about and attend to some business. A recent stroke left him quite helpless and for the past month he required constant care.

John Ure born in Cainshore, Scotland, Jan. 29, 1857, being the son of George and Ellen Ray Ure. His parents came to America and lived in Chicago for a few years. In 1861 they came to Clark County and settled in the town of Lynn. Here John grew to manhood amidst the hardships and toil incident to pioneer life. He attended the country school for a time, cutting cord wood to get money to pay for his books. When only 14 years of age he went to work in a lumber camp and continued at that work in winter and clearing land in summer for many years.

On June 30, 1887, he was married to Mary Mahn of the town of Lynn, and together they developed the fine farm home where he lived the rest of his life, adding to the original place until he owned 255 acres, well equipped with modern buildings and fine stock.

Mr. Ure took an active part in public affairs. He was for many years a school district officer and a town officer. He was a stockholder in local banks, and for many years took a prominent part in the Lynn Mutual Fire Insurance and the Lynn Mutual Cyclone Co., at the time of his death being a director in the latter company. Mr. Ure was honest and upright, outspoken and candid in manner and not afraid to state his stand on any public question. He was a kind husband and father, and a helpful, and accommodating neighbor, in short, an excellent citizen in every way.

His wife died May 13, 1906. He is survived by four sons, and three daughters: Ray a farmer in the town of Fremont; Edward of Lynn, section foreman on the St. Paul railroad; Robert and John on the home farm; Mamie, Mrs. Col. Larson of St. Paul; Gladys, a teacher of this county; and Marian, a student in the Teachers Training course in Neillsville.

He leaves also one brother, Geo. A. Ure, of Neillsville.

The funeral was held at the home Monday afternoon, Rev. Wilson Mallory officiating.

 

 


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