Obit: Kountz, Emma J. (1853 - 1919)



----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 03/20/1919

Kountz, Emma J. (18 MAR 1853 - 15 MAR 1919)

Mrs. R.F. Kountz died Saturday morning, March 15, 1919, at her home in this city (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Although her health had not been vigorous for some time, the final summons came suddenly.

Emma Julia Bailey was born at Bradford, N. H. March 18, 1853. She came with her parents to Black river Falls in 1865 and was married there to Richard F. Kountz Feb. 11, 1871. They came to Neillsville in 1874 and this has been their home ever since. She was a woman of the intellectual type, a reader of literature and current affairs, and bearing in her life and character all of the best traditions of New England and those principles, which we distinguish as American. She had quick sympathies for the sick or suffering, was outspoken for the right, and was intensely patriotic; yet her life was that of the home, quiet and retiring. She was a good woman.

There are left to mourn her death her husband and one daughter Kittie, who lives at home; also her aged mother, Mrs. Bailey, who for the past few months has made her home here with Mrs. Kountz, and a sister, Mrs. Minerva Williams, of Everett, Wash.

Brief funeral services were held at the home Tuesday morning, Rev. G.W. Longenecker officiating. The remains were taken to Greenwood where services were also held, and burial taking place in the Bailey family lot in the Greenwood Cemetery.



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