Obit: Dewey, Cyrus W. (1849 - 1921)

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----Source: Clark County Republican & Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 07/28/1921

Dewey, Cyrus W. (10 SEP 1849 - 25 JUL 1921)

In the death of Cyrus W. Dewey, this locality lost one of its most kindly and best beloved men and the news of his passing caused a feeling of deep and sincere regret in the hearts of his vast number of friends. Cy Dewey had lived in Clark County, Wis. since 1868, and in all the years that he lived here, had met his fellow men with a spirit of kindness and charity which had reflected itself upon the actions of those with whom he came in contact. His daily life was one of uprightness, honesty and good will to all and his genial and happy disposition made his friendship one of great prize. He came to Clark County in the fall of 1868, driving a team of mules up from Columbia Co. He went into the woods that winter and hauled logs for Anson Green and in the succeeding winter, though but 22 years of age, he ran camp successfully for Mr. Green. In later years he ran camp for Tom Kearns and for Hixton & Withee and managed the N.H. Withee estate. Thoroughly honest and reliable, his industry and moral character soon established his good reputation and throughout his life he never failed to maintain the high position he held in the respect of all. For years he owned a farm south of Neillsville and there spent his summers, later moving to this city and living on Division St.

Mr. Dewey was born to Cyrus and Ashia Dewey in Dodge Co. on Sept. 10, 1849. His father died when he was but four months old and at the age of 13 he went to Columbia Co. to make his home with his grandfather, Theodore Goff. He was married to Emma Tyler in Neillsville on Oct. 9, 1878, and two children were born to them. A little daughter died at the age of five, but the son, Anson, remains to comfort the bereaved wife. For the past couple years Mr. Dewey had failed in health and in the latter part of June he went to the Marshfield Hospital. He was accompanied by his faithful wife, who helped care for him at the time he underwent two operations. His son was also with him during the latter days of his life and gave two quarts of blood at different times in the hope that a blood infusion would save his father. The efforts of the family and physicians were of no avail, however, and Mr. Dewey passed away on Monday evening at 5 o’clock. The remains were brought home and the funeral will be held this afternoon. Services will be conducted at the armory at 2 o’clock by the Masonic brethren.

Mr. Dewey was always active in public affairs and held many town offices. He was a director in the Lynn Mutual Fire Insurance Co. and active in the business of this company. He was also at one time a director in the fair association and was a member of the Masonic Order. He numbered his friends by the score and for that reason the funeral services were held in the armory, so that all his friends might have the opportunity of paying their last farewell to this most estimable man.



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