Obit: Hosley, Gus D. (? - 1920)

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Surnames: HOSLEY

----Source: Clark County Republican & Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 08/05/1920

Hosley, Gus D. (? - 2 AUG 1920)

A telegram to Gilbert Johnson Tuesday from Mercer, Wis., stated that G.D. Hosley died their Monday night. Mr. Hosley had come from Boise, Idaho and after visiting friends here (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.), went to Mercer, where he formerly operated as a logger to spend a few weeks at a summer resort. His health had not been good for some time. Further particulars will reach here later. Burial will probably take place in the family lot in the Neillsville Cemetery. His two sons, Ralph and Rex, are ranching in Idaho.

(Follow on Obit in 8/12/1920 Rep & Press)

Gus D. Hosley, who died at Mercer, Wis., Aug. 3, 1920, while on a visit there, was born June 5th, 1859, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Hosley. He grew to manhood on the home farm and at an early age took an active part in lumber operations and became widely known in this part of the state as a successful logger. His activities took him into various lines of work, and in later years he operated mostly in Idaho. His energy and goo judgment led to business success. His keenness of mind, strength of body; his forward push, his plain blunt speech made him a conspicuous man wherever he went. He was however, generous, warm-hearted, honest and highly honorable, a man who stood for fair dealings and who scorned all manner of petty meanness.

Mr. Hosley was married Nov. 19, 1888, to Carrie Raymond and to them were born two sons, Ralph and Rex, both of whom are living in Idaho His wife died Nov. 1st, 1892. In 1897 he was again married to Miss Birdine Manes, who died June 1918 in Boise, Idaho.

His two sons who are ranching in Idaho, Ralph at Meridian and Rex near Boise, left for Neillsville at once on receiving the news of their father’s death, arriving here Sunday. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon in the Congregational Church, the Iron Wedge Camp of Modern Woodmen, of which Mr. Hosley was a member, having charge of the ceremonies. Burial took place in the family lot in the Neillsville Cemetery.



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