Obit: Mohr, Archie H. (1882 - 1927)

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Surnames: MOHR BOHN

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 05/12/1927

Mohr, Archie H. (24 MAR 1882 - 5 MAY 1927)

In the death of Archie Howard Mohr, which occurred last Thursday evening in his rooms in the rear of his real estate office on Central Av., Owen, Clark County, Wis., we lost one of our outstanding citizens, a man whom the city could ill afford to lose. The cause of death was diagnosed as heart failure. His sudden passing cast a shadow over the community and created a void which will not soon be filled.

Mr. Mohr was born at Edson, Wis., March 24, 1882, and was past the age of forty-five years at the time of his death. Surviving are three brothers and one sister: Mrs. Edward Bohn of Cornell; Walter Mohr of Stevens Point; Charles Mohr of the state of Washington, and Leonard Mohr, who resides a short distance south of Owen.

Mr. Mohr's first business venture was at Boyd, where he was in the newspaper business for a time. After disposing of his interests there he operated a moving picture house at West Bend. In 1898 Mr. Mohr came to Owen and entered the real estate and insurance business, which he continued up to the time of his death.

Being of an unusual public spirited turn of mind, Mr. Mohr immediately began to take a deep interest in civic affairs, and had several notable achievements along this line to his credit. He was one of the main instigators of the movement to have Central Av. Paved and the white way installed. He also sponsored the movement to have the village of Owen incorporated as a city, and when this was accomplished last year, was elected its first mayor under the new charter, to which office he was re-elected without opposition last month, serving just one month of his new term.

Among Mr. Mohr's other activities in the public interest it can also be noted that he helped organize the league baseball team in Owen. Another outstanding trait in Mr. Mohr's character was the great interest he took in the boys of the city and activities in their interest. Every boy found in him a friend and he was never so busy but what he laid aside his own affairs to help out the interests of the boys of the community.

Mr. Mohr was always a welcome member in any social affair, and took an active part in the social life of the community. He was a member of the local Masonic order, of which he was a past master. He was also a member of the Commercial Club and during the years he was its president. The club took a very active part in the promotion of city affairs.

Sunday afternoon the remains were laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery, accompanied by a large share of the population of the community, as well as many from outside points. The body lay in state at the Commercial Hall from 10 o'clock Saturday to 1 o'clock Sunday, when they were viewed for the last time by the legions of friends of the deceased. The final rites were held at the Congregational Church, Rev. W. P. Powell officiating. The Masonic burial service was read at the grave. Members of the order also acted as honorary pallbearers.

Those from outside points who attended the funeral were Mrs. Edward Bohn of Cornell and Walter Mohr of Stevens Point.

 

 


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