Obit: Stafford, John A. (1851 - 1922)

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----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 10/05/1922

Stafford, John A. (15 SEP 1851 - 28 SEP 1922)

After an illness of long duration, John A Stafford died at his home in this city (Greenwood, Clark County, Wis.), Thursday, Sept. 28, 1922, the cause of his death being cancer of the stomach.

Deceased was born at Mineral Point, Wis., Sept. 15, 1851. On July 4, 1873 he was united in marriage to Miss Charlotte Bovee in Jackson Co. In 1884 they came to Greenwood, Wis., at first living in the city and then on a farm southwest of Greenwood, now the Copeland place. In 11909 they again moved to the city, where he lived until his death.

Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Stafford, one son, Alex, dying when 4 years old.

He leaves his beloved wife and two sons, J.M. Stafford in Washington and Elmer Stafford living on a farm east of this city. He also leaves one brother who is seriously ill at his home in Pine Island, Minn., besides other relatives and friends.

John A. Stafford was one of the best known residents of this city and was a man well-like by all.

The funeral was held from the local M.E. Church last Saturday afternoon, Rev. Bickell officiating. The body was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Relatives here from out of town to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bennet of Pigeon Creek; John Bovee, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bovee and Mrs. Len Bovee of Fairchild.



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