Obit: Butcher, Stephen H. (1855 - 1915)

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----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 04/01/1915

Butcher, Stephen H. (17 MAR 1855 - 19 MAR 1915)

Stephen Henry Butcher was born in Newcastle, Pa., March 17, 1855 and soon moved with his parents to Pittsburgh, Pa., where he lived until a boy fourteen years of age when he went west and spent most of his life in Wisconsin.

In 1882 at Wabasha, Minn., he was married to Miss Mary Degneau, where they made their home for fourteen years. In 1896 the family came to Greenwood, Clark County, Wis. and located east of this city, later moving to the present home on the West Side. Deceased followed the occupations of carpenter and farming, being very efficient at either.

Deceased met a very untimely and sudden death on Friday, Mar. 19, 1915, when at the Kreissig and Schwarze Saw Mill after a load of lumber. He was taken very suddenly with apoplexy and died instantly before any of those who witnessed the scene could reach him. Mr. Butcher had apparently been in the best of health and was about his work as usual without the first thought of what his fate would be. He was a man that had never been ill in his life, always strong, pleasant and agreeable.

There were seven children born in this family, the oldest dying in infancy. Of those who remain to mourn his departure are a wife, one son, Lucien, and five daughters, Mrs. Bessie Meland and Mrs. Margaret Lein of Burke, Wis., and Mary, Ada and Helen, who are still at home. He also leaves four sisters, three in Mo., and one in Col.

Deceased was a member of the M.W.A. and I.O.O.F. lodges in this city.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday by the I.O.O.F. from the M.W.A. hall in this city, Rev. Willmarth and Rev. Allard leading the service. Interment was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Those form out of town who were present at the funeral were Arthur Degneau of Downing and Mrs. Margaret Lein of Burke, Wis.



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