Obit: Redmond, Marcellus C. (1851 - 1931)

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Surnames: Redmond, Lyons, Robinson, Hoesly, Churchill, White

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

Redmond, Marcellus C. (24 July 1851 - 11 Nov. 1931)

Marcellus C. Redmond was born at Emden, Maine, July 24, 1851. Here he received his early education and at the age of 16 years came with his parents to Hudson, Wis. In the year 1863, the family moved to Clark county, settling for a short time at Weston Corners. In 1869 Mr. Redmond bout a piece of land in the town of York which he helped clear. A little later he bought another 40 acres adjoining, which he cleared and farmed until his retirement in 1911.

At this time he moved into Neillsville, where he purchased the home in which he resided until his death on Wednesday morning, Nov. 11, 1931.

On Sept. 4, 1879, Mr. Redmond was married to Lida Lyons in the home of her brother, Albert Lyons on the Clark county farm. To this union three children were born, on daughter, who died at birth and two sons, Lyle and Harold, both of whom were suddenly and accidentally taken out of this life in the years of their youth.

Despite these great losses, Mr. Redmond and his wife, who has been his faithful partner for 52 years, never lost their faith in God . Tho clouds have over-shadowed them they have been radiant with hope and cheer, because of the partnership they have had with the Great Unseen Friend, whose love never fails.

Mr. Redmond was one of the old settlers who was interested in the moral and spiritual as well as the material development of the community. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal organization which built the first church in Clark county in the year 1869, a frame building now used as a W. R. C. hall and he has been a faithful and active member until his death.

Since his retirement from the farm, Mr. Redmond has been fairly active, serving as Poor Commissioner until a few months ago, when failing health required rest. He was a member of the Order of American Woodman. He enjoyed his home and was very fond of reading. He was industrious, sincere and a good neighbor and friends.

He is survived by his wife, three sisters, Mrs. Anna Robinson of Neillsville, Mrs. Emma Hoesly and Mrs. Mary Churchill, both of Boise, Idaho, a number of nieces and nephews and many friends.

The funeral was held Friday in Lowe’s Funeral Home, Rev. P. B. White officiating. A delegation of the Modern Woodman camp acted as pall bearers.

 

 


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