Obit: Tripp, Orlando G. (1837 - 1908)

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----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 06/13/1908

Tripp, Orlando G. (5 FEB 1837 - 7 JUN 1908)

Death closed the eyes of another Humbird, Clark County, Wis. pioneer last Friday, when Orlando G. Tripp died at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. S. M. Marsh in Neillsville. He had been in poor health for some time, the cause of his death being heart disease. Mr. Tripp is survived by his wife, a step-daughter, Mrs. Marsh, a sister and a grandson, of Milton, Iowa. The burial services were held last Sunday, Rev. W. T. Hendren of Greenwood, preaching the sermon at the Marsh home in Neillsville, and the remains were brought here for interment in the family lot in Mentor Cemetery. Judge O'Neill read the rites at the grave.

Mr. Tripp was 71 years of age. He was born in New York State on Feb. 5, 1837, and came west when about twenty-five. In 1869 he came to Humbird and was for some time manager of the Hewett Warehouse. He later embarked in business for himself and opened a drug store in this village. Disposing of his drug store he engaged in the freighting business between here and Neillsville, which he carried on for a number of years, until about the time the railroad was built into Neillsville.

In 1870 Mr. Tripp was united in marriage to Mrs. Celia Norris of Augusta, and to them were born three children, two of whom died in infancy. The third passed away a few years ago.

From 1880 to 1892 Mr. and Mrs. Tripp lived at Neillsville, where he engaged in logging operations. Becoming interest in orange culture, the family moved to Florida, but meeting with only partial success, returned to Neillsville in 1899 and remained five years, and then on account of Mr. Tripp's failing health they went back to Florida to live. He was brought home from the south but a few weeks ago that he might spend his last days among the scenes of his earlier successes and with old associates.

Mr. Tripp leaves many friends among the old settlers in this vicinity, who have always admire the good character and progressiveness of the man. He was one of that kind whose good works live after them, for he instilled, in a quiet way, an industrious and thrifty spirit into those with whom he associated. He was a good citizen and respected by all who knew him.



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