Obit: Wise, Samuel A. (1838 - 1917)

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----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 01/06/1917

Wise, Samuel A. (14 FEB 1838 - 3 JAN 1917)

Tuesday morning, as Charles Wilman was about his chores at his home in this village (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.), he heard someone calling for help, and after a second call located the appeal from the home of S. A. Wise. He went to Mr. Wise's door and through the glass could see him lying helpless on the floor near the cook stove. Mr. Wise was unable to arise and unfasten the door so an entrance was forced, and Mr. Wilman, after summoning other neighbors sent for Dr. Schwarz, and made the sufferer as comfortable as possible. The doctor found that Mr. Wise was the victim of a paralytic stroke, which had affected his entire left side. Mr. Wise's plight was discovered at about eight o'clock in the morning and he lingered until the following midnight when his death occurred. Although having friends without number, the deceased is without near kin in this vicinity. His niece, Mrs. Lincoln, of Owen, Clark County, was at once notified and came as soon as possible. He has two step-daughters, one living in Chicago, and one, Mrs. Bovee, living in Montana. His son's wife and family reside at Helena, Mont.

Samuel A. Wise was a native of Franklin Co., Indiana, and was born feb. 14, 1838. He spent his boyhood among the pioneers, and when a young man went west to Iowa and later to Minnesota, settling at Lewiston. In 1864 he moved to Wisconsin, living on a farm in Houghtonburg for about ten years, and then moved into the village. From 1887 until 1901 he was engaged in the mercantile business here, and while the country was in an undeveloped stage at that time, he enjoyed in the early part of his business career, a good patronage. Since retiring from business he had followed the carpenter trade for some time. He held a number of positions of trust during his long residence here, and his integrity was never questioned.

Mr. Wise was a charter member of Humbird Lodge F. & A. M., which was organized forty-two years ago, and was the only one of the charter members who had retained his name on the roll, the others being deceased or having moved away.

The funeral was held under the ritual of the Masonic Lodge, Friday afternoon at 1:30. Services were held at the M. E. Church and the interment was at the cemetery in Houghtonburg, where the other members of his family are buried.

Last spring Mr. Wise was bereft of his wife, and her death following that of his only surviving son, Everett, in about five months, left him without any near relatives.



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