Obit: Hutchins, Ransom (1843 - 1917)

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Surnames: HUTCHINS SHELDON

----Source: Loyal, Tribune (Loyal, Wis.) 01/24/1917

Hutchins, Ransom (4 OCT 1843 - 20 JAN 1917)

Ransom Hutchins was born Oct. 4th, 1843 in the town of Scruple, Ononga County, New York and died at his home in Loyal, Jan. 20th, 1917. He came to Wisconsin with his parents when he was nine years old, settling on a farm in Auburn, Fond du Lac County.

During the Civil War he entered Company E, 17th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, and received an honorable discharge at Louisville, Ky., July 14th, 1865. He was with the Sherman army and in the battles of Jonesboro, Lovejoy station, siege of Savannah, Orangeburg, Fayetteville, and also in the Grand Review at Washington, D.C. on May 25th, 1865.

On March 27th, 1870 at Dundee town of Oscelo, he was married to Miss Lorinda Sheldon. In April 1887 he moved his family to Clark County where he has since resided. To this union were born eight children, Warren, Clarence, Eliza Nichols, Anna Smith, Herbert, Oscar, Emily, and Lela Lyon all of whom survive him, besides the wife and one sister, Martha Gudex of Campbellsport.

His health failed him in December 1911 and about this time his eyesight also failed. He has been a great sufferer, although thinking more of the care he was making others, than of his own sufferings. He was a man that commanded the respect of all.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in this place Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Braddick of Spencer officiating. He was laid to rest in the Loyal Cemetery.

 

 


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