Obit: Selves, J. Thomas (1857 - 1943)
----Source: Wausau Daily Record Herald - Friday, Nov. 26, 1943.
J. Thomas Selves, 86, died at the Clark county hospital near Owen, Wisconsin, Wednesday night. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Lulloff funeral home and at 2 o'clock at the First Evangelical and Reformed church in Colby, Clark Co., Wisconsin. The Rev. David Grether will officiate and interment will be made in the Colby cemetery.
Mr. Selves was born February 2, 1857, in Buffalo, N.Y. At the age of seven, he accompanied his parents to a farm just outside Neillsville, Clark Co., Wisconsin. There, he worked in the woods and for many years was a foreman in local sawmills.
He was married Miss Minnie Welsch, October 24, 1888, in Colby. Twelve years later they moved to Colby. Mr. Selves served as the sexton of the Colby cemetery, a drayman for H. J. Welsch and as a breeder of horses. He died following a head injury from a fall, about a week ago. Surviving are the widow; one son, Harry Selves, Owen, and two brothers: Richard and Edward Selves, both of Neillsville, Wisconsin.
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