Obit: Williamson, Chesley D. (1853 - 1923)
Surnames: WILLIAMSON CUMMINGS GALLAGHER WAMBILL LARSON
----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 05/31/1923
Williamson, Chesley D. (10 FEB 1853 - 19 MAY 1923)
Chesley Drew Williamson was born in the state of Maine Feb. 10, 1853.
He came to Galesville, Wis. when about ten years old, where he grew to manhood. He came to Clark County, Wis. and was engaged in the lumber business for several years, having worked with some of our old residents as Robert Schofield, James Bryden and John Stuart.
In 1875 he married Nettie Cummings and lived at Longwood and Withee for some time. Later he moved to Greenwood, where he built the residence now occupied by Joe Christie.
For the past twenty years he has lived in St. Paul, Minn., where he has been employed by the Twin City Pipe Co. He died May 19, 1923.
Mr. Williamson had a very pleasing personality, winning many friends and was an especial lover of children. He was the father of eleven children, two having died in infancy.
Those who survive him are his wife, six sons, Arthur of California, Irvin, Guy, Roy, Floyd and Bert, all of St. Paul, and three daughters, Mrs. Wm. Gallagher, Mrs. Geo. Wambill of St. Paul and Mrs. Louie Larson of Yakima, Wash.
All the children except Arthur attended the funeral Tuesday May 22 at St. Paul.
The body was brought back to Greenwood Wednesday May 23 for burial in the Greenwood Cemetery. Burial services were conducted by the Masons.
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