Obit: Wilson, Hezekiah (1879 - 1910)

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----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 06/04/1910

Wilson, Hezekiah (22 DEC 1879 - 27 MAY 1910)

Kiah Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orin Wilson, died last Friday at Rhinelander, Wis., death resulting from injuries received in an accident at Hawkins the Tuesday preceding.

Hezekiah Wilson, "Kiah" as he was familiarly known, was born at the old family home near Humbird, Clark County, Wis. on Dec. 22, 1879. Here he passed his childhood days, attended school, grew to young manhood, and soon after reaching his majority sought employment elsewhere. Some six years ago he became a freight brakeman on the Soo railroad, with headquarters at Weyerhauser. There he was married on Sept. 27, 1906, and to them was born one son, Dwayne. Later they moved to Rhinelander, which has since been their home.

The accident, which so soon afterward resulted fatally, occurred at Hawkins on Tuesday of last week. He was switching a car and while setting the brake to stop it in the right position, was thrown from the top of the car. He fell on his head and shoulders, striking on a pile of ties. A physician was summoned at once and after a hasty examination gave his opinion that the injuries were only external. As soon as possible he was taken to the hospital at Rhinelander, and it was found he was hurt internally. Mr. Wilson realized fully the extent of his injury and retained his faculties until the end. Death relieved his sufferings on May 27, 1910. Word of his death was received here Saturday morning, and his brothers and sister came from Abbotsford on the noon train to bear the sad tiding as tenderly as possible to the grief stricken home, where the aged parents have often rejoiced at the coming of the different members of the family.

Mr. Wilson had planned on coming last Saturday to see the home folks. But how different this homecoming of their beloved son was to be. No more was he to be met at the old home gateway with his mother's caress and father's hearty greeting. This time he came wrapped in the icy cloak of death. The remains and the funeral party reached here Saturday evening and the casket was taken to the home of Rev. Smith to await the burial services.

On Sunday afternoon a very impressive service was held at the M. E. Church, the sermon being by the pastor. The interment was in the Mentor Cemetery. By their presence a large congregation expressed their sympathies to the bereaved ones and paid a last tribute of respect to the memory of one of Humbird's noblest sons. His great popularity among his acquaintances was shown by the immense quantity of floral tokens at his funeral, presented by his numerous friends. These flowers mutely speak the pathos of a parting word. None but those who have sat in the hadow of a like great bereavement can know such a sorrow as this. Those who have gone down into the valley of grief know that such anguish cannot find solace in the tenderest words. The deceased leaves to mourn, his wife and little son, his aged father and mother, three sisters and five brothers. The relatives who were present at the last sad rites were his parents, youngest brother Orin Jr., and sister, Mrs. Earl Grush, who reside here; his wife and son Dwayne, Mrs. Mary G. Dunn, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Dunn, Rhinelander; Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilson, W. A. Dunn, Ladysmith; A. D. Wilson, J. R. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Austin, Abbotsford; S. B. Wilson, Asa Baker, Henry Dunn, J. J. Dunn, Minneapolis; Emmett Webster, Chili.



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