Obit: Free, Hannah (1853 - 1937)

Contact:  Steven Lavey

----Source: The Neillsville Press, October 14, 1937



NEWSPAPER LOCATION: Neillsville, Wisconsin

STATE: Wisconsin


Mrs. Hannah Free, one of the oldest residents of this locality, passed away at her home in Neillsville, Oct. 6, aged 83 years, 10 months and 15 days. Hannah Armstrong wa born at Cranbourn, Province of Quebec, Canada, Nov. 21, 1853, and grew to womanhood there. Later she was employed in the city of Quebec, and in New York, and then came to Chicago, where she worked for a time. She was married in Chicago to Richard Free of Cranbourn, Nov. 21, 1881, and came with him to Clark county, settling on a 40-acre farm he homesteaded in the town of Weston. Later this was sold and a larger farm bought in the town of York, which remained the family home. About 14 years ago, Mrs. Free bought a home in Neillsville, where she lived since. Seven children were born to Mr. & Mrs. Free: Mrs. Jennie Davis who lived with her mother for the past two years; Lucy, Mrs. Horace Lawrence, town of York; Ethel, Mrs. John Darger, Sioux Falls, S. Dak.; Gertrude, Mrs. H. V. Burke, Fresno, Calif.; Herbert Free on the home farm in York; a daughter Phoebe preceded her in death, in 1925, and a son Sidney died in 1932. Mr. Free died in 1922. Services were held Oct. 9 at Schiller's Funeral Home and York Center church. Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiated. Interment was in York Center cemetery.



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