Obit: Lynch, Merton Richard (1907 - 1934)

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Surnames: Lynch, Bahl, Bornholdt, Krier, Powell, Hagedorn, Harvey, Brown, Jones

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 25 Jan. 1934

Lynch, Merton (14 Oct. 1907 - 13 Jan. 1934)

Merton Richard Lynch, son of Pauline and Richard Lynch, was born at Neillsville, Wisconsin, Oct. 14, 1907, and passed away on Jan. 13, 1934, at 1:45 p.m., at the Rocky Crest Sanatorium at Olean, N. Y., where he was a patient for the last three months, the cause of his death being tuberculosis, from which he had suffered for some time. At the time of his death he had attained the age of 26 years, 2 months and 29 days.

He lived the greater part of his life on his father’s farm in Levis, attending the grade schools and the high school at Neillsville.

In 1926 he went to Dayton, N. Y., were he was employed until about one year before his death.

He is survived by his father and step-mother, his mother preceding him in death nearly 16 years ago, three half sisters, Ida, Mrs. Herman Dahl, of Dayton, N. Y.; Clara, Mrs. Theo. Bornholdt of Gowanda N. Y.; Gladys, Mrs. August Krier of Miles City, Montana, one sister, Leda, Mrs. Curtis Powell of Neillsville, Wis., and one brothers, Walter at home, besides a number of other relatives.

He was a very likable young man, making friends wherever he went and was gifted with rare musical ability.

Funeral services were held Jan. 16, 1934, at 2 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Dahl, Rev. Chas. Hagedorn of Dayton officiating. Interment was made at the Markham Cemetery. The pallbearers were Max Harvey, Denton Brown, Ralph Bornholdt, and Lemuel Jones, all close friends of the deceased.

Relatives from away attending the funeral were Mrs. Curits Powell and Walter Lynch of Neillsville, Wis.

 

 


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