Obit: Gault, Edward A. (1853 - 1939)

Contact: Kipp Kippenhan


----Source: July 27, 1939 edition of the Clark County Republican and Press

Edward Abraham Gault passed at the home of his son, Edward, at 225 North Hewett Street at 9 p.m., Friday, July 21, at the age of 85 years, seven months, and eleven days, the direct cause of his death being a heart attack.

Mr. Gault had been in perfect health until the 7th day of April when he broke his hip in a fall at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Percy Northup, who resides on the home farm, and only once in his life up to the time of this accident had he required the services of a doctor. He was taken to the Neillsville Hospital April 8, and was confined there until June 14, when he was removed to the home of his son. He was apparently getting along well and was able to be about in a wheelchair when the end came suddenly.

Mr. Gault was born in Dodge County December 10, 1853 to Abraham and Clarissa Gault. He had been a resident of Clark County for 39 years. Coming here in 1900, he purchased the Frank Farning farm in the Town of Grant. He was married to Elsie Cole in 1875 in Dodge County. Mrs. Gault passed away in 1897. Two years later, he was married to Edith Alton of Lincoln, Wisconsin who preceded him in death in 1907. Mr. Gault was the father of nine children, five of whom survive. They are: Stewart, Neosho; Edward, Neillsville; Mabel (Mrs. Percy Northup), Grant Township; Jason, York Township; and Forrest, of Watertown. A son, Merrill, was killed in an accident in November, 1937. There are 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the home at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon and at 2 o'clock at the Schiller Funeral Home, Rev. G.W. Longnecker officiating. Interment took place at the Neillsville Cemetery. Otto Warren, William Plumer, Charles Kupka, John Krejci, Wayne Potter, and Harland Potter, all former neighbors of the departed, acted as pallbearers.

Out-of-town relatives and friends in attendance at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Gault and family, Watertown; Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Gault, Neosha; Mrs. Frank Sloup, West Allis; Mrs. H. Dehl, Waukesha; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wilson and son, Henry, Mr. and Mrs. Miles Westphal and Mrs. Clara Lee, Tomah; Mrs. Thomas Croker, Wausau; Mrs. George Noah, Loyal; Mrs. Oscar Egger, Eau Claire; and Horace Cole and son Guy, of Marshfield.



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