Obit: Winn, Webster (1857- 1943)

Contact: Jane Braun

Surnames: Winn, Isham, Finner, Tragsdorf, Longenecker, Keyser, Schmidtke, Anderson, Mortimer, Davis, Rose, Pietenpol, Budge

----Source: Millie Lee Collection, clipped from the Marshfield News Herald

Winn, Webster Monroe (26 Aug 1857- 22 Jan 1943)

Webster Monroe Winn was born on a farm near Sheboygan, Wis., August 26, 1857, the son of Simeon J. and Adalade Mallory Winn. When Webster was two years old, his parents went back to their native home in Canada, staying there for several years. They returned to Sheboygan county and in 1876 they bought eighty acres of wild land in York township, Clark county. Mrs. Winn was then nineteen years of age and after working for several years, he too, bought wild land near his father’s farm. After building a house, he was married to Kate L. Isham, a native of LaCrosse county, who was teaching the first school in district three of that township.

To this union five children were born: Bertha, now Mrs. Paul Finner, Tallahassee, Fla.; Clifford, who died August 6th, 1935; Floyd, Granton; Byrl, Wisconsin Rapids an Ruby, Chicago. He is survived by his four children, thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The Winn family were among the pioneers of Clark county, building up a nice farm from a wilderness. They were active in civic and church life. Mr. Winn was a charter member of the Modern Woodman lodge which soon furnished much of the early day social life of the community.

In 1910 when the children were grown, Mr. and Mrs. Winn retired from farm life and lived in Granton. He was the first supervisor when that village was incorporated and was active in Red Cross and other charitable work.

Mrs. Winn died in January, 1921, their daughter, Ruby, came to live with her father until he came to Neillsville after marrying Mrs. Bertha Tragsforf. After her death, seventeen years later, he made his home with his daughter in Florida, with his son, Byrl, and at the Masonic home at Dowsman where he passed away January 22nd, attended by his daughter, Ruby. he was 85 years and five months of age.

funeral services were held in the community church of Granton on Saturday, a delegation of Neillsville and Granton Masons taking part, with the Rev. G. W. Longenecker in charge of the service. Mrs. Van Keyser and Mrs. William Schmidtke were the singers.

The pallbearers were Elmer Anderson, Roy Mortimer, Jesse Mortimer, Merton Davis, Harold rose and Frederick Pietenpol. Those who attended the rites from distant places were: Mr. and Mrs. Byrl Winn, Wisconsin of copy is cut-off.

1900 Federal Census, ED 34 York town, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 1, family 9

Webster M Winn, white, married, male
father's birthplace: Canada
mother's birthplace: Canada
years married: 19
estimated marriage year: 1881

Household Members
head Webster M Winn M 43 (Aug 1857) Wisconsin
wife Kate Winn F 42 (May 1858) Wisconsin, mother of 5 children-5 living, father b. Vermont, mother b. NY
daughter Bertha Winn F 18 (Jun 1882) Wisconsin
son Clifford Winn M 16 (Jan 1884) Wisconsin
son Floyd Winn M 14 (Apr 1886) Wisconsin
son Byrl Winn M 12 (Apr 1888) Wisconsin
daughter Ruby Winn F 9 (Jul 1891) Wisconsin
servant George Budge M 18 (Mar 1882) Scotland, white, single, male, both parents b. Scotland

1930 Federal Census, Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin, enumeration district number: 0029, family 427

Webster M Winn, white, married male
father's birthplace: Canada
mother's birthplace: Canada

Household Members
head Webster M Winn M 72 Wisconsin
wife Bertha Winn F 66 Germany



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