Obit: Head, Alice J. (1852 - 1912)


----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 05/25/1912

Head, Alice J. (1 SEP 1852 - 21 MAY 1912)

Mrs. Herbert D. Head expired suddenly on the road between Mr. Kentoff's farm and her home east of town (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.), shortly after seven o'clock Tuesday evening. Death was caused by cerebral apoplexy. Mrs. Head had been spending the afternoon with Mrs. Kentoff and after supper had started home, Mrs. Kentoff walking with her part of the mile distance between their home. Mrs. Kentoff turned back and Mrs. Head, accompanied by one of George Squires' children continued towards her home. When near Louis Stevens' she complained to the little girl of not feeling well and sat down by the side of the road to rest. The child ran to Mr. Stevens' house for assistance, and when they arrive Mrs. Head was just breathing her last. The neighbors conveyed the sad news to Mr. Head, and summoned Dr. Schwarz, who pronounced the cause of death as stated above. The remains were taken to her late home and prepared for burial. The funeral services are to be held this afternoon and the interment will be in the Mentor Cemetery.

(Follow on in 6/1/1912 Humbird Enterprise)

Alice J. Harris was born in New York, Sept. 1, 1852, and died May 21st, 1912. In early childhood she, with her parents moved to Iowa, and afterwards to Jackson Co., Wis. Her on Sept. 1st, 1872, she was united in marriage with H. D. Head. Of this union five children were born, only one of whom, Mrs. Bertha Begley of York, is living. Mrs. Head was stricken with cerebral apoplexy and expired before medical aid could reach her. She was a faithful Christian woman, having been for many year a member of the Free Methodist Church, and for a long time was superintendent of the Sunday school which she conducted in the little school house near her home.

This sudden death comes as a great shock to her many friends and neighbors and Mrs. Head will be sadly missed in the vicinity where she for so many year ministered to the needs of friends and neighbors in time of illness and sorrow. Hers was a cheerful, Christian spirit which bore with fortitude and resignation the great sorrow to them about two years ago in the sad death of their two sons, Charles and Frank. Mrs. Head was an influence for good in the community where she resided, and few there are who will not feel the loss of so good a friend and neighbor. The many mourning friends who attended the funeral, the floral tributes of loving children all manifest the love and respect in which she was held, and she will be long and kindly remembered by her many friends. Mrs. Head leaves, besides the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Begley, of York, two grandchildren, and one brother, George Squires, to mourn the loss of a dutiful wife, a loving mother and an affectionate sister. The funeral was conducted from the Free Methodist Church at Humbird Friday at 2:30 p.m., and an appropriate and touching sermon was delivered by the Rev. Mr. Wolfe, with interment in the Mentor Cemetery.

Those from a distance who were in attendance at the funeral were Mrs. J. J. Brinkman of Seymour; Mr. and Mrs. George Begley of York; Mrs. E. Hostrauser of Miles City, Mont.



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