Obit: Osgood, Francis (1913 - 1931)

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Surnames: Osgood

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 9 April 1931

Osgood, Francis (2? August 1913 - 7 April 1931)

Francis Wright Osgood, 19 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Rella Osgood of Granton, Wis., died at the Marshfield hospital Tuesday morning from meningitis and a brain abscess following an attack of measles and heart trouble. Francis was a member of the Granton High School basketball team and played in the district tournament at Marshfield. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Osgood. The funeral was held Tuesday night.

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 16 April 1931

On the morning of Tuesday, April the seventh, the whole community was grieved to hear that Francis Osgood has passed away in the St. Joseph hospital at Marshfield. Spinal meningitis was pronounced the cause of his death so a public funeral was not held. His body was laid to rest in the Windfall cemetery at five o’clock that afternoon. A beautiful floral tribute gave mute testimony of the esteem in which he had been held.

Francis was one of the most promising youths ever enrolled in the Granton High School. A brilliant future would undoubtedly has been his due. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a member of the basketball team and six grief-stricken teammates acted as honorary pall bearers at his burial.

Francis Wright Osgood was born August 2? 1913 on the farm north of Granton which is still the home of his parents. He had reached the age of seventeen years, seven months and sixteen days when the Father above called him from us. He graduated from the eighth grad of the Granton Schools and on Sept. 5. 1927 entered high school. He was a member of the graduating class of 1931. Although he is gone his sorrowing school mates and teachers feel that his spirit is still with them.

His heartbroken parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rella Osgood, and his little sister, Betty Ellen survive him.

*Note the age difference between the two write ups. That is how they appear in the original write ups.



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