Obit: Seldon, William B. (1844 - 1919)

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----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 04/03/1919

Seldon, William B. (1 FEB 1844 - 25 MAR 1919)

Dr. William Bryant Seldon, a resident of Thorp, Clark County, Wis. for the past thirty-eight years, died at his home here on Tuesday, March 25, 1919, after an illness extending over a period of several months. He was born in Sussex, England, Feb. 1, 1844, and was the oldest child of Sivyer and Phylis Seldon. The family came to America in 1849 and located in Madicon Co., N.Y. A few years later they moved to Sauk Co., Wis. At the age of fifteen years he began the study of medicine with Drs. Teegarden and Rickard, at LaPorte, Ind., with whom he continued for three years, attending the old Meeker College three following years. After the expiration of the college term he came to Wisconsin to enter upon the practice of his profession and in 1881 came to Thorp. Here he made his home, suffering all the hardships of a new and undeveloped country, never refusing a call, nigh or day, to alleviate pain and suffering. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and four children, Mrs. Leo Korrer of Fond du Lac, Irving B. of St. John, N.D., Leslye R., now in the army services in Seaford, England, and Florence at home. The funeral took place from the home on Friday afternoon last, Rev. George H. Crow conducting the services, interment following in the Thorp Village Cemetery.

The pallbearers were C. H. Sheldon, S. S. Warner, Albert Blank, George Zill__?, J. D. Elmendorf and J. S. Bogumill.



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