Obit: Troxel, Evelyn (1875 - 1934)

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Surnames: Troxel, Poole, Buddenhagen, Schimming, White

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 24 May 1934

Troxel, Evelyn (29 April 1875 - 20 May 1934)


Mrs. J. W. Troxel met a tragic death Sunday, May 20, by falling from an upper story porch at the Wm. Buddehagen home in Pine Valley where Mr. and Mrs. Troxel and their son Lee and family reside. The elder Mr. and Mrs. Troxel lived upstairs, and Mrs. Troxel was trying to hand down an empty pail to her husband on the walk below to have him bring up a pail of water, when the railing of the porch over which she was leaning, gave away and she was precipitated to the concrete walk striking on her head with such force as to be rendered unconscious. She was rushed immediately to the Neillsville hospital but all efforts to revive her proved of no avail. Her death may have been instantaneous.

Evelyn Poole, daughter of Thomas and Martha Poole, was born on a farm in Richland County, Wisconsin on April 29, 1875, and died very suddenly, when she fell to the ground from a second floor porch at the farm home in Pine Valley, on Sunday noon May 20th, 1934, aged 59 years and 21 days.

Her earliest years were spent with her parents on a farm in Richland County, and during her girlhood she received the sacrament of baptism and became a member of the Christian Church.

On Dec. 17, 1892, she was married to J. W. Troxel in the Town of Sylvan, Richland County. Shortly after their marriage they came to Clark County moving to a farm in the Town of Washburn. Here they lived for a brief period and then moved to the Town of Pine Valley where they made their home for 14 years. For the next 20 years they lived on a farm near Alma Center, and 3 years ago they returned to Pine Valley where they have resided until the present time.

Three children were born into this home, Vilas of the Town of Levis, Rose, Mrs. George Schimming of Hammond, Indiana, and Lee of Pine Valley.

Mrs. Troxel was one who found much enjoyment in her home life. She was ambitious, a tireless worker, and always kindly and ready to give help to those in need. While her death brings a great loose to the home, her passing will be felt in a much wider circle of friends.

She is survived by her husband J. W. Troxel, 3 children named above, 11 grandchildren, and 2 brothers, William Poole of Eau Claire, and Charles Poole of Neillsville.

Funeral services were held at the Schiller Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. B. P. White conducting the service.

Burial took place at the Dells Dam cemetery.



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