Obit: Winchester, E.H.
(? – 1896)
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 10/22/1896
Winchester, E.H. (? – 19 Oct 1896)
E.H. Winchester of Phillips, formerly of Dorchester, Clark Co., Wis., died at his home on Saturday, Oct. 19th, 1896, of typhoid pneumonia.
There were few men in northern Wisconsin better known and none with more friends than Ed Winchester, and it was with sincere sorrow and regret that the tidings of his death was received.
Mr. Winchester located at Dorchester in the early seventies, where he held the position of bookkeeper for a number of years, but finally drifted into the insurance business, first on a small scale, the business kept increasing until he had a larger insurance business than any man or firm in the northern portion of the state. In fact it got so that any company wishing to gain a foothold in northern Wisconsin would arrive to do so through him. Some time in the eighties he started a bank at Dorchester, which he ran in connection with the insurance business. In 1890 he organized the state bank of Medford and was elected president. In 1892 he became a heavy stockholder in the state bank of Phillips and was elected cashier. Soon after he moved to Phillips and there continued his insurance business.
This fall he was nominated on the Republican ticket for state senator for the 30th district, and it was while canvassing his district that he contracted a cold that resulted in his death.
Mr. Winchester was of a jovial good natured temperament, fond of a joke, whether perpetrated by himself or on himself made little difference with him. He was a good friend and faithful to his friends and that is what made him so popular wherever known.
The funeral was held at Phillips Tuesday afternoon under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity, of which he was a thirty second degree member, and was largely attended.
He leaves a wife and two children who will have the full sympathy of a host of friends and acquaintances.
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