Obit: Lloyd, George (1839 - 1920)

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----Source: Clark County Republican & Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 10/28/1920

Lloyd, George (9 AUG 1839 - 18 OCT 1920)

George Lloyd, one of the old residents of Neillsville, Clark County, Wis., died at his home here Oct. 18, 1920, aged 81 years, 2 months and 9 days.

He was born in Lake Co., Ohio Aug. 9, 1839. He came from an old American family whose history runs back into colonial times, some of his ancestors being participants in the Revolutionary war. At the age of 20 he joined a party of gold seekers who went overland to Denver, Col. After a few months of prospecting and mining he set out for Wisconsin, reaching La Crosse and coming up Black River to Clark County, Wis. He joined his brother, who then lived on a farm near Loyal, Wis. He began logging as a foreman for H.A. Bright and later went into the business for himself. IN 1869 he formed a partnership with O.P. Wells in the hardware business, which continued till 1873. He then bought out Mr. Wells’ interest and continued alone, meanwhile also carrying on his logging operations. In 1877 he built the white brick building now occupied by the Cash Hardware Co., and owned it till the present year. He did an immense mercantile and lumbering business in those years, taking an active part in nearly every enterprise that promised to develop the resources of the region and build up the city of Neillsville. In some of these enterprises he made money, in other he lost, but in those days of his strength and energy he continued his activity regardless of difficulties.

He was married first to Miss Dora Marshall; she died, leaving one daughter, Dora, who also died. Later he married Miss Ida Marshall, a sister of his first wife; she survives him, with their five children: Glen, now a lumber inspector in the state of Washington, Clyde, who is connected with the Cedro Veneer Co. of Cedro-Wooley, Wash., May, wife of L.B. Ashbaugh of Chippewa Falls, Irene at home and Lois, Mrs. T.E. Barnhardt of Dixon, Ill.

Mr. Lloyd was a man who stood for fair play and justice. He was a heart a reformer, who saw keenly many of the social and industrial wrongs of the present day and who never hesitated to make a vigorous protest against the wrong.

He was a kind husband and father and a citizen such as this community has seen few equals.

The funeral was held at the home Sunday, Rev. G.W. Longenecker officiating. All of the family were present at the funeral.



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