Obit: Turville, William S. (1896 - 1931)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Turville, Parsons, Lavine, Hein, Redling, Bahnert, Cutler

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 23 April 1931

Turville, William S. (31 Jan. 1896 - 9 April 1931)

On Thursday, April 9, William S. Turville was instantly killed while falling timber on his farm near Jump River, Wis. He and a neighbor were cutting timber for saw logs on his land; a forked tree had lodged in another which the men were attempting to saw down when the lodged tree fell striking Mr. Turville on the head and causing instant death.

Wm. S. Turville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Turville of the town of Weston, was born at Oconomowoc, Jan. 31, 1896, and came here with his parents when he was a small boy, and grew to manhood on the home farm in Weston. After graduating from the home rural school he worked at home and for others.

On Nov. 21, 1925, he was married to Miss Nora Parsons, who with their two little sons, David age 3, and Harvey 18 months, survives him. About five years ago he bought 80 acres of wild land near Jump Rive and was developing it into a farm -- had built a comfortable house and small barn and had considerable clearing, a few cows and other farm stock. His death comes as a terrible blow to the wife and little boys. The deepest sympathy is felt for them and the other relatives.

Besides his wife and children he leaves his parents, five brothers and four sisters: Richard Turville, Circle, Montana; Kezia, Mrs. Gordon Lavine, Oregon City, Oregon; Grace, Mrs. Leo Hein, Spencer; Carrie, Mrs. Milton Reding, Green Lake, Wis.; John Turville, Sheldon, Wis.; Hannah, Mrs. Ben Dahnert, Sheldon; Chester, Ralph and Dan at home.

The funeral was held Monday at Jump River, burial taking place in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery at that place, Rev. Cutler of Jump River, officiating.

A number of relatives and friends from this locality attended the funeral.


Contact:  Carole Guinn Turville

My husband, William Willard Turville, was the youngest of William S.'s boys.




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