Obit: Raine, John (1858 - 1931)#2
Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Raine, Evans, Counsell, Huckstead, Shedden, Lindsay, White, Vornholt, Lambright, Uhren, Nelson, Webster

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 19 Feb. 1931

Raine, John (20 May 1858 - 13 Feb. 1931)

John W. Raine, who had been confined to his bed for several weeks, passed away on Friday morning, Feb. 13, in his 73rd year. Although his decline was not accompanied by severe pain or illness, his condition was considered beyond hope for some time before his death.

Mr. Raine, was born at Lead Mine, LaFayette County, Wis., May 20, 1858, being the son of Joseph and Ellen Raine. He grew to manhood at Lead Mine, and on Jan. 27, 1881, was married to Hannah Evans at Hazel Green, Wis. For ten years they lived near Benton, where Mr. Raine worked in the lead mines. They spent the next 13 years of their lives on farms near Cuba City, and came to Clark County in 1912. They bought the George Austin farm on Pleasant Ridge and lived there till 1918, when they bought the Lindsey farm west of the fair grounds. This was the family home until 1918 when they moved to Neillsville.

Mr. Raine was a good farmer, industrious, and upright in al in his dealings. He was quiet in manner and greatly devoted to his home and family. No man has ever lived in this community with a finer reputation as a man and citizens.

He is survived by his wife and six children: Everett E.; Alfred A.; Charles Clyde; Maude A. Counsell; Ell M., Mrs. Harold Huckstead and Ruby ?, Mrs. Harold Shedden -- all living in or near Neillsville. He leaves also nice grandchildren; two brothers, Matt of Mifflin, Wis., and Charles of Dubuque, Iowa, and one sister, Mrs. Andrew Linsay of Cuba City.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon from the home and at the Union Church, Rev. Paul White, officiating, assisted by Rev. E. H. Vornholt, a near neighbor of deceased, Rev. and Mrs. S. J. Lambright sang three selections at the church service, and Rev. Lambright officiated in the commitment service at the grave.

Those from away who attended the funeral were Matt Raine of Mifflin; Mr. and Mrs. Will Uhren of Cuba City; Mrs. Chas. Nelson of Cuba City; Orville Webster of Platteville; Mrs. Andrew Linsay, and Thomas Linsay of Cuba City.



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