Obit: Peterson, W. E. (1885 - 1929)

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Surnames: PETERSON THOMPSON

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 10/10/1929

Peterson, W. E. (17 SEP 1885 - 3 OCT 1929)

W. E. Peterson was killed in an auto accident last Thursday night at Monroe, Washington, according to word received by his brother, E. M. Peterson of Curtiss, Clark County, Wis. News of his death came as a great shock to this community as he was well known here.

He was born on what is known as the Midway Dairy Farm at Curtiss, Sept. 17, 1885, being 44 years old at the time of his death. His early boyhood was spent on his father's farm and he attended the local school and the Colby High School. In 1909 he completed the short course in agriculture at Madison. Following this he spent three years as superintendent at the State Experiment Farm at Ashland. From there he was transferred as Superintendent to the State Farm at Marshfield. This position he held until 1915 when he purchased the Midway Cheese Factory near Curtiss. At this time he also served as Treasurer of the town of Hoard.

On July 16, 1917 he was married to Miss Ida Thompson. In 1918 he sold his factory and moved to Pullman, Wash., where he was connected with the Dairy Department at the University. While here he joined the army, but the war ended shortly afterwards.

At the time of his death he was proprietor of the Monroe Dairy, which supplied milk to the city of Monroe.

Besides his wife, he leaves to mourn his untimely death, five brothers, and three sisters, Edwin of Curtiss; Anton of Westfir, Oregon; Alfred of Oakland, Calif.; Lawrence of Peru, Indiana; Peter of Cle Elum, Wash.; Mrs. Charles Peterson, Curtiss; (the rest of my copy was cut off)

 

 


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