Obit: Paulson, James Peter (1868 - 1933)
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Surnames: Paulson, Longenecker, Anderon, Rausch, Vance, Schultz, Ford
----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 26 Jan. 1933
Paulson, James Peter (2 July 1868 - *21 Jan. 1933) * Could be off
Funeral rites for James Peter Paulson, veteran automobile dealer and garage owner, who died at his home on West Fifth Street Saturday night, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. G. W. Longenecker conducting the services.
Mr. Paulson's death was the result of heart trouble and the culmination of an illness which began 11 years ago with a stroke of apoplexy. In 1927 Mr. Paulson's illness became so serious that it was necessary for him to give up active management of his garage. For several years, also, his eyesight was affected and it was with difficulty that he found his way about the streets.
Mr. Paulson was born at Lolland, Denmark, July 2, 1868.
The family settled near Marshfield were Mr. Paulson first engaged in faming. Later he entered the field of mechanics, where he showed exceptional ability. One of his achievements was the invention of a gasoline engine of which many were sold.
In 1912 Mr. Paulson moved his family to Neillsville and established himself a garage business in the Howard building. Two years later he began the construction of his garage at Fifth Street and Grand Avenue.
During his career as a farmer Mr. Paulson served for eight years as assessor of the Town of Rock, beginning in 1897, and also was manager and treasurer of the Lindsey Telephone line. His schooling was obtained at Nasonville.
Mr. Paulson was married to Miss Edith Eva Anderon April 21, 1894, at Marshfield, two children being born to this union, Agnes and Arthur, who with the widow survive.
Mr. Paulson was a man of strong character and possessed a warm personality which attracted and held friendships. He was particularly fond of young folk and children and thoroughly enjoyed himself in mingling with them at the dances he sponsored for many years in the upper part of his garage.
His hobby was fishing and boating, and interest which he kept alive until the last. Three years ago he started construction of a motorboat and although his eyesight had almost failed he kept at his task, driving nails and sawing material by the sense of feeling. The boat was build and it is a fine piece of workmanship.
The funeral was held at the home and five of his brothers, Hans, Ross, Chris, Albert, Edward of Marshfield and D. S. Rausch, brother-in-law of Granton were pallbearers.
Mrs. Ed. Vance, sister, of Chicago; Vernon Schultz, Cambria, nephew, and Mrs. J. C. Ford, Minneapolis, a sister of Mrs. Paulson, were here to attend the funeral.
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