Obit: Huntley, William Sr. (1849 - 1919)

Transcriber: Stan


----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 06/19/1919

Huntley, William Sr. (25 Mar 1849 - 12 Jun 1919)

William Huntley, Sr. was born in Washington Co., Wis., on March 25, 1849. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, services being conducted by Rev. Longenecker of the Congregational Church, and a very large number of sorrowing friends attending to pay their last tribute to this most estimable character. The pallbearers were overseas veterans: Walter Schultz, Leroy Langraf, Wm. Jacques, Patt Zimmer, Blucher Paulus and Lyle Evans. The honorary pallbearers were J. R. Sturdevant, A. Wenzel, J. W. Hommel, Ira McIntyre, Gus North, H. C. Johnson, James Paulus and W. C. Thoma. A firing squad from the State Guard fired a salute at the cemetery.

Remarks of James O'Neill at the funeral of William Huntley, Jun 15, 1919, are as follows:

"William Huntley, postmaster of Neillsville, Clark County, Wis., died at his home in this city Thursday, Jun 12, 1919. Mr. Huntley was born in Washington Co., Wis., March 25, 1849, and so was a little past seventy years old. He leaves surviving his wife, Mary (nee Newcombe), his daughters, Mrs. Elva Richardson of Fargo, N.D., Mrs. Edith Schaller of Chippewa Falls, Wis., Miss Ellen Huntley and four sons, Charles of Minneapolis, Grover, William and John of Neillsville. There are eight grandchildren.

There survive also a brother, Thomas of La Crosse, with the Burlington Railway, and Mrs. Anna Sufficoll of Colorado Springs. All the children except Mrs. Schaller and both the brother and sister, were here to attend the funeral.

The following short sketch of the life of this honorable official and worthy citizen. Mr. Huntley was born on a farm in Wisconsin, his parents being of modest circumstances. He had only a common school education. His father died when the children were young and he had to work to support his mother and the family. He came to Clark County in 1868, locating in the forest in the town of Weston. The mother and her four sons, William, Richard (deceased), John (deceased), and Thomas, and daughter, Anna, came to Neillsville on the 26th day of March, 1869, just a half century ago, with two ox teams and two cows………



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