Obit: Winchell, Martha (1848 - 1926)

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----Source: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 10/05/1926

Winchell, Martha (4 MAY 1848 - 20 SEP 1926)

Mrs. Albert Winchell died Monday, Sept. 20th, 1926 at the Wilbur Kayhart home southeast of town (Dorchester, Clark County, Wis.). The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the Little White Church, Rev. F. P. Walter officiating, and burial was made in the cemetery south of town. George Meyers, Wm. Schroeder, Edward Wolfe, Wm. Wolfe, Wm. Tauchen and Frank Hurth acting as pallbearers, and the flower girls were the deceased eight granddaughters, Irene and Margaret Winchell, Della and Dorothy Kayhart, Eunice and Nora Winchell, Anita and Mina Hunt.

Mrs. Albert A. Winchell, nee Martha Chamberlain, a daughter of Dwight and Sallie Chamberlain, was born in Bradford, Penn., on the 4th day of May, 1848, and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ada Kayhart, at the age of 78 years, 6 months and 16 days.

At the age of 14 she, with her parents, came to Wisconsin and first settled at Plainfield, Waushara Co. On the 15th day of Nov, 1868 she was married to Albert Winchell, from which time on she lived in Clark County. To this union 10 children were born, Joel and Delbert Winchell of Dorchester, Dwight Winchell of Valparaiso, Ind., Mrs. Ada Kayhart and Mrs. Ida Hunt of Dorchester, and Mrs. Edna Will of Calumet, Minn. Besides these, there are one sister, Mrs. Lida Brewster, and one brother, Mr. Dwight Chamberlain, both of Plainfield, surviving. A father, four children and one stepson have preceded her in death.

For the past fifteen years, she has been ailing, but only a little over a year ago was she confined to her bed. She was a very patient sufferer until death relieved her.

She was a pioneer of Dorchester and as such should hold an honored place in our hearts and memories. She helped to blaze the trail that brought forth in its' wake the garden spot of Wisconsin we prize so much. Long may those sturdy pioneers live in our memories and help us to better fulfill the tasks set before us.

Besides her children, her sister and brother, she leaves 29 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Those who were here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Winchell and Dwight Jr. of Valparaiso, Ind., Mrs. Brewster and Dwight Chamberlain of Plainfield, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Beyreis and two daughters of Unity, Dr. and Mrs. Charles V. Hinke and daughter Beulah of Abbotsford. Her daughter, Mrs. Will, who had been here recently, was the only one of her children not present for the funeral, but she was unable to come.

The entire community join with us in offering sympathy to the bereaved.



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