Obit: Dillon, Ann (1844 - 1924)

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----Source: DORCHESTER/ABBOTSFORD CLARION (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 08/29/1924

Dillon, Ann (1844 - 22 AUG 1924)

Mrs. Thomas Dillon passed away at her home in Abbotsford Friday evening at 6 o'clock, at the age of 80 years. Mrs. Dillon enjoyed the best of health until about two weeks before her death when she took a cold which resulted in pneumonia. Her daughter Mrs. Dan McCarthy of Fond du Lac, was sent for soon after she became ill and was with her until the end.

Funeral services were held Monday morning from St. Bernard's Church, Rev. father Eisenman officiating and she was laid at rest in the cemetery north of the village, August Luhrsen, Martin Anderson, John Thompson, Niles Parkhill, Gus Radtke and Louis Heisler acting as pallbearers.

Ann Gribbon was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1844 and came to this country with her parents at the age of 3 years. They settled in Clyman, Wis., where she spent the early years of her life. In 1866 she met and married Thomas A. Dillon at Oak park, Wis. After a few years in Minnesota and Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. Dillon came back to Wisconsin and were among the very early or first settler in Abbotsford, coming there in 1872. Of their eight children, there are six still living: Thomas in Oregon; Albert at Chippewa Falls, Mrs. H. Parkhurst at Phillips; Mrs. Mary Taylor at Abbotsford; Mrs. Laura McCarthy at Chehalis, Wash.; Mrs. Dan McCarthy at Fond du Lac. There are nine grandchildren: Myra and Delbert Dillon, Chippewa Falls; Mrs. Fred Kieling and Jesse Taylor, Pittsburgh, Penn.; Rutherford and Kathryn McCarthy, Fond du lac; Esther and John McCarthy, Chehalis, Wash.; Russell White, Alabama; and one great-grandchild, bobby Kieling, Pittsburgh, Bobby Kieling, Pittsburgh, Penn. Although Mrs. Dillon was the oldest of four children she is the last one.

Mrs. Dillon was a loving wife and a kind friend and will be much missed in the community. The mother voice is stilled, but her wise councils will live on in the hearts and lives of her children. The dear ones left behind will miss her but they may take comfort in the thought of her love and care and the many things she did that gave her a place in the hearts of all who knew her.

Besides the husband and children who were there, other relatives were Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Northup and Mrs. Jesse Plumber of Neillsville.

The Clarion joins their many Abbotsford and Dorchester friends in extending to Mr. Dillon and children the hand of sympathy and understanding.



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