Obit: McGinnis, Agnes (1870 - 1931)

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Surnames: McGinnis, Welsh, Bruley, Phillips, Schafer, Jorgenson, Weber

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 26 Nov. 1931

McGinnis, Agnes (1870* - 21 Nov. 1931) * Could be off

Miss Agnes McGinnis passed away Nov. 21 after several years of ill health at the age of sixty years. She was born at Ogdensburg, N. Y., and when a small child came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter McGinnis, to Clark county. They settled on a farm in the town of Sherwood where she grew to womanhood. She attended high school in Neillsville, graduating in the class of 1888, and became a very successful teacher in this county. Later she went west and made a fine record as a teacher in the schools in Seattle, Wash. She then established a real estate business in Portland.

Some years ago her health failed and she had to give up work. She was a lady of rare talent and beautiful personality. She is survived by six sisters: Mrs. Kate Welsch of Neillsville; Mrs. Maggie Bruley of Ladysmith; Mrs. Ella Phillips of Milwaukee; Mrs. G. Schafer of Merrill, Mrs. Louis Jorgenson of Green Bay and Miss Lillian McGinnis of St. Paul; and three brothers Mack McGinnis of Waukesha, Attorney Frank McGinnis of Portland, Oregon and Will also in the West.

The funeral was held Tuesday forenoon at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Rev. Peter Weber officiating. All of the sisters and brothers except Frank and Will attended the funeral, together with many other relatives.



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