Obit: Marsh, Bertie (1862-1929)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Marsh, Wells, North, Clark

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Dec. 26, 1929

Marsh, Bertie (11 June 1862 - 22 Dec. 1929)

Mrs. W. J. Marsh passed away at her home on West Fourth Street at 6:15 o’clock Sunday evening, December 22. She had been ill less than a week who what seemed to be pneumonia. Her sister, Mrs. Sibyl Clark was called from Chicago, Tuesday night of last week, and a nurse came to assist in caring for Mrs. Marsh, and all possible was done for her relief. Apparently she was doing nicely; Sunday evening her husband and sister were at her bedside, and she recognized and spoke to them. As they watched with her she seemed to fall asleep and quietly without apparent pain or struggle, she passed on.

Bertie Wells, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Wells, was born in Black River Falls, June 11, 1862. When she was four years old she came with her parents to Neillsville and spent the rest of her life here. She was educated in Neillsville Schools and the State Normal School at River Falls. On May 14, 1884, she was married to Wm. J. Marsh, who survives her.

Mrs. Marsh was a lady of refined and quiet tastes, gentle and gracious in manner, thoughtful and considerate to those about her, a devoted wife and mother and a faithful friend. There are still living quite a large number of her girlhood friends many in distant cities, and from them have come replies to the notice of her death which indicate how lovingly and well she was remembered by them.

Besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Herman North, two little granddaughters, Janet and Patricia North, and the sister mentioned, Mrs. Clark. To these are left the heritage of sweet and blessed memories which will to some extent become a solace for their sorrow as the healing touch of years shall come to them.

Not alone in her own home and family will Mrs. Marsh be missed. All about this city are friends of her earlier life and these of recent years who admired and loved her.

The funeral will held at the home Thursday forenoon at 10 o’clock.

 

 


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