Stella (1852 - 1933)
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Surnames: MORTIMER ROWE
----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 22 June 1933
Mortimer, Stella (26 JAN 1852 - 21 JUN 1933)
Funeral services were held at the York Center church this afternoon for Mrs. Stella Mortimer, 81, who passed away at her home in the town of York Wednesday morning.
The Rev. W. N. Grandy, Loyal, officiated at the rites and the pall bearers were; Sylvester Reasse, Joseph Eysnogle, Walter Rowe, Herbert Graves, George Selves and R. Teatz.
Mrs. Mortimer was one of the earliest pioneers of Clark county, having resided on the same farm in the town of York for the past 56 years.
She was born at Columbus, Wis., on Jan. 26, 1852, and was married to William Mortimer on June 1, 1876. They spent the first few months of their married life at Chilton, in Calumet county.
They made the trip from Chilton to Clark county by ox team. The trip, which now can be made by auto in three to four hours, consumed 11 days.
The town of York, where they settled upon their arrival, was a virgin wilderness at that time, but they succeeded in carving a farm from it and erecting modern buildings. Mr. Mortimer died 32 years ago.
Mrs. Mortimer is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Grace Rowe, Neillsville, and by three sons, Jesse, Ray and George, all of the town of York, and also by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
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