Obit: Mack, John (1848 - 1933)

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Surnames: Mack, Swanson, Jabas, Warnke, Fradette, Lockhart

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 14 Sept. 1933

Mack, John (20 April 1848 - 1 Sept. 1933)

John Mack, 85, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. G. Swanson at Shell Lake, Wis., Sept. 1, 1933. He was born April 20, 1848 at Belleville, Ontario, Can., and came to the United States when he was 16 years old, where he spent his earlier years working in the lumber woods of Wisconsin and Michigan.

He was married to Miss Emily E. Jabas at Appleton, Wis., March 31, 1874 where he was engaged in farming. Coming to Clark County in 1884 he cleared and improved a farm in the town of Eaton on the Twenty-six road, now Amiel Warnke farm. In 1904 he moved to Shell Lake where he conducted a meat market until 1914 when he retired from active business.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his widow, two daughters Mrs. J. H. Fradette, Neillsville, Mrs. S. G. Swanson, Shell Lake, and five sons, Eugene W., El Paso, Tex.; Earl L., Bandon, Ore.; Jason C. Minneapolis; John E., of Cooperstown, N. Dak.; and Cullen H. of Ada, Minn. Also two brothers, Dr. D. W. Mack, Portland, Ore., and G. E. Mack, High River, Alberta, Can.

He was buried at Shell Lake, Wis., Sunday, Sept. 3. Rev. Lockhart of the M. E. Church officiated. He will be remembered by the old settlers in and around Greenwood, Loyal and Neillsville and in Shell Lake, the home of his later years, for his neighborliness and kindly philosophy.

 

 


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