Obit: Huckstead, Phoebe (1862 - 1931)

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Surnames: Huckstead, Hoag, Strohecker, Nelson, Lambert, Jones, White

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 17 Dec. 1931

Huckstead, Phoebe (25 April 1862 - 11 Dec. 1931)

Phoebe Hoag was born April 25, 1862, at Sodum, Michigan, where she also spent her early years of childhood. At six years of ago, she moved with her parents to Tomah, Wisconsin, where she received her education in the public schools and grew to womanhood.

As a young girl she became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Tomah, and has remained a faithful member and worker in the church, being a member of the Pleasant Ridge church at the time of her death.

When she came to Neillsville in the year 1892 it was with a minister’s family, and it was here she became acquainted with Alonzo Huckstead whom she married March 14, 1893, the ceremony taking place at her parent’s home in Tomah, Wisconsin. The couple lived in or near Neillsville all their married life, except 2 years at Cameron.

No children were born to his union, but this worthy couple, who had a love for little children, adopted a little girl, Mae, whom they raised and who is now Mrs. Warren Strohecker of Gibson City, Ill. Clifford Nelson also made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Huckstead for about six years, coming to them when he was about 12 years of age. Clifford is now a student in the Agricultural department at the University of Wisconsin. Both helped to enrich the home life of Mr. and Mrs. Huckstead have been a comfort to them in their later years.

Mrs. Huckstead was a member of the Royal Neighbor lodge and the Women’s Relief Corps. She was a good neighbor and friend, a conscientious wife, a Christian character.

For some time Mrs. Huckstead has been failing in health and during the last few months has been confined to her bed. In spite of the best of medical attention, she has rapidly lost ground, and on Friday evening, Dec. 11th, her spirit was freed from her earthly tabernacle to dwell in the house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Mrs. Huckstead is survived by her husband, Alonzo T. Bucketed, two sisters, Mrs. A. J. Lambert and Mrs. W. L. Jones of Toman, one brother Bert Hoag of Tomah, and many nephews and nieces, who have the deepest sympathy of their many friends who also mourn her departure.

The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from the A. T. Huckstead home at the Ridge at 1:30 o’clock and from the Methodist Presbyterian church in Neillsville at 2 o’clock, the Rev. P. B. White officiant. Burial took place in Neillsville cemetery.

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Gone from our midst is a loves one, One whom we held most dear, For her living deeds of kindness and her welcoming words of cheer.

Her hand that never were idle, are now forbidden across her breast, her suffering now is over, and she is forever at rest.

Her mission on earth is now finished, she has gone to her reward; What greater tribute could be paid her. Than blessed are they that die in the Lord.

We shall meet but we shall miss her, There will be one vacant chair, and when our life work here is over We will meet her over there.



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