Obit: Hatch, Eva (1859 - 1928)
Surnames: HATCH HOWLETT SPINDLER JOHNSON DEMOSEST WRIGHT PARKE
----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 01/10/1929
Hatch, Eva (7 DEC 1859 - 18 DEC 1928)
There are many in Clark County, Wis. who enjoyed the acquaintance of Mrs. J. M. Hatch, formerly of this county, who will be sorry to learn that the termination of an illness dating since last March was reached at 7:45 Tuesday evening, Dec. 18th, 1928, at their newer residence near Stevens Point. Mrs. Hatch suffered an attack of flu last March, complications resulting which confined her to her bed, conditions becoming more alarming in December., finally causing her death.
Mrs. Hatch, who was Miss Eva Howlett, was born in Waupaca, Wis., Dec. 7th, 1859, and had therefore just passed her 69th birthday. She was married Sept. 18th, 1877, to Mr. Hatch, at Waupaca, and the two observed their golden anniversary at the family home in Sept. 1927, at which time most of the children and grandchildren were present in the home.
Mr. and Mrs. Hatch came to Clark County in 1912, purchasing the Henry Albrecht place five miles east of Granton, living there until the ill heath of Mrs. Hatch prompted the purchase of a home near the city of Stevens Point that they might have the assistance of their daughter, Mrs. Spindler, in the care of the mother, Mrs. Hatch having made her home with Mrs. Spindler since the middle of June until the new home was ready for occupancy.
In passing from this life, Mrs. Hatch has left a heritage for her family and many friends in her optimism, her charity, and a wonderful cheerfulness and sweetness of character. Admired for these and many other fine qualities by all those who met her, she was loved by those who shared her friendship and her warm and gracious hospitality. Particularly tender to children, she enjoyed a large circle of real contact with them, responding lovingly to anyy call or approach by them.
Those left to mourn her are the widower, Mr. J. M. Hatch, a son, Harold W. Hatch, who has always made his home with his parents, Mrs. F. N. Spindler, Stevens Point, Mrs. M. R. Johnson, Forest Grove, Oregon, Mrs. A. J. Demorest, Portland, Oregon, James R. Hatch, Rosendale, Wis., Charles E. Hatch, Lester, Wash., and Miss Elizabeth Hatch, teaching in the vocational schools of Racine, Wis. Also there are left a brother, Mr. John L. Howlett, Green Bay, Wis., and two sisters, Mrs. Silas F. Wright, New York City, and Mrs. Frank J. Parke, Washington D. C. At her bedside during the mother's last days of illness, were the son and his wife of Rosendale, Elizabeth, Harold and Mrs. Spindler, besides Mr. Hatch. The other sons and daughters were unable to make the long trip at this time of year.
Services were held at the family residence at 10 o'clock Friday morning, the 21st, interment being made at Lakeside Cemetery, Waupaca. Pallbearers were Harold and James, sons; James B. grandson; Frank N. Spindler, son-in-law; Hugh Johnson of Sheridan, and Victor E. Thompson, Stevens Point, close friends of the family. Rev. Cornelius H. Phipps of the Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church, Stevens Point, of which Mrs. Hatch was a member, conducted the services at the house and at the grave.
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