Cradle, Cline (1857 - 1942), Clark County, Wisconsin History & Genealogy

Obit: Cradle, Cline (1857 - 1942)

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Surnames: Cradle, Borman, Barman, Warner, Smart, Baker, Herrick, McCoog, Radke, Eberlein, Ott

----Sources: Federal Census Records, Family Genealogy, State Records, Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune March 10, 1942

Cline Cradle, 86, of Stevens Point Dead

Cline Cradle, 86, of Stevens Point, died at a private hospital there at 31 p. m. on Monday of old age complications following a two weeks' illness. Funeral services will be on Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Boston funeral home in Stevens Point with interment in the vault.


Re was born in Germany and came to the United States with his parents at the age of three years. From Meehan Station, where he had lived on a farm, he moved to Stevens Point while a young man. His marriage to Anna Smart took place in 1935. He was the grandfather of Mrs. Clyde Herrick of Nekoosa and the step-father of Mrs. F. H. McCoog, also of Nekoosa.


----Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune March 13, 1942


Mrs. Clyde Herrick, Mrs. William Eberlein, Mrs. Walter Radke and Mrs. Ernest Stevens drove to Stevens Point to pay their respects at the funeral of Mrs. Herrick's grandfather, Cline Cradle.  Mrs. F. H. McCoog and her sister Mrs. William Ott of Milwaukee attended funeral services at Stevens Point for Cline Cradle on Thursday.


----Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, February 26, 1910

The farm home of Cline Cradle at Meehan was totally destroyed by fire.


----Wisconsin Valley Leader February 22, 1906


Cline Cradle has rented Lou. Smarts farm and with his own place it will give him all he can do. He wants to buy a team of horses this spring. Mr. Smart talks of moving to Stevens Point in the spring.


----Stevens Point Daily Journal September 23, 1897

George Baker of Thorpe is the guest of his brother, Cline Cradle.

Mrs. M. Smith of Stanley, Clark county, is visiting her mother, Mrs. N. (Nellie) Cradle, and other relatives in this vicinity.


1880 Federal Census--Thorp, Clark Co., Wisconsin
Name Relation Marital



Birth Year



Father Born Mother Born
John B. Warner, 49 Head Widowed Male White 1831 New York Laborer New York New York
Adelade Warner, 14 Daughter Single Female White 1866 USA Keeping House New York New York
John Warner, 9 Son Single Male White 1871 USA At School New York New York
Clyne Cradle, 23 Other Single Male White 1857 Germany   Germany Germany


1905 Wisconsin State Census, Plover, Portage, Wisconsin, Page 368, Family 322, line 87


Cline Cradle, white widowed male
Parent 1 Birthplace: Germany
Parent 2 Birthplace: Germany

Household Members
H Alonzo Smart M 63y New York
W Nancy J Smart F 65y New York
Boarder Cline Cradle M 48y Germany


1900 Federal Census, ED 103 Grant & Pine Grove towns, Portage, Wisconsin, United States, Page 1, Family 4


Name: Cine Cradle, white married male
Birth Date: Jan 1855
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 18
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1882

Household Members
Head Cine Cradle M 45 Germany
Wife Nancy B. Cradle F 65, April 1835, New York, mother of 6 children - 4 living, parents b. PA, marriage yr., 1882
Daughter Missie E Smith F 32, Oct. 1868, Wisconsin, married 16 yrs., mother of 4 children - 3 living
Daughter Minnie E Smith F 12, Jan 1888, Wisconsin; father b. Ireland, mother b. Wisconsin
Son William Smith M 8, July 1892, Wisconsin
Daughter Bernice Smith F 2, Dec 1898,  Wisconsin


1910 Federal Census, Stevens Point Ward 6, Portage, Wisconsin, United States, Family 52


Name: Cline Cradle
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1910
Event Place: Stevens Point Ward 6, Portage, Wisconsin, United States
District: 65
Gender: Male
Age: 52
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1858
Birthplace: Germany
Immigration Year: 1890
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany 
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Cline Cradle M 52 Germany
Stepdaughter Margaret R Borman F 18 Illinois
Stepdaughter Alma C Borman F 16 Missouri


1920 Federal Census, Stevens Point Ward 5, Portage, Wisconsin, United States, District 84, Family 54, line 38


Cline Cradle, white married male
Can Read and Write
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Own or Rent:
Birth Year (Estimated): 1857
Birthplace: Unknown
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Cline Cradle M 63 Unknown
Wife Anna E Cradle F 54 Wisconsin


1930 Federal Census, Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, United States, family 49, line 49

Cline Cradle, white, married male
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany 
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Cline Cradle M 73 Germany
Wife Anna Cradle F 63 Wisconsin


1940 Federal Census, Ward 6, Stevens Point, Stevens Point City, Portage, Wisconsin, United States, District: 49-32, Family 124, line 17


 Kline Cradle, white, widowed mal
Birthplace: Germany
Birth Year (Estimated): 1856
Last Place of Residence: Same House 


Wisconsin Death Records


Nancy Warner Cradle
Gender: Female
Burial Date: 06 Mar 1902
Burial Place: Mehan, Wis.
Death Date: 06 Mar 1902
Death Place: Nekoosa, Wood, Wisconsin
Age: 66
Birth Date: 03 Apr 1835
Birthplace: Redwood, N. Y.
Occupation: Housewife
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Cline Cradle
Father's Name: Eliza Sewart
Father's Birthplace: New Hampshire
Mother's Name: Milley Sewart
Mother's Birthplace: New Hampshire

Page: 0253


Obit: Cradle, Nellie (1865 - 1909)


Source: Stevens Point Daily Journal July 10, 1909




Mrs. Cline (Nellie) Cradle, who had been sick for about two years with heart trouble, had a paralytic stroke last Tuesday and failed rapidly until the end came Sunday morning. She passed into her long sleep surrounded by husband, children and friends. All during her long illness she was tenderly cared for by husband and daughter. She bore her long affliction patiently and passed to her reward trusting in the promises of the Savior whom she had served so long. The deceased was born in St. Louis, Mo , March 18, 1865, was married to Wm. Barnman, who is in North Dakota. Ruth and Katie, who live at home. She also leaves besides two sisters.


Mrs. Henry Peterson of Chicago, and Mrs. Fred Wainser of St. Louis. All were present at the funeral except William and Mrs. Wainser. She was married to Cline Cradle Dec. 22. 1905, her first husband having died several years before. The funeral was held from the church Tuesday at 1 p. m. Rev. Raymond officiating. A large number of friends attended the funeral. The interment was made in the local cemetery, P. R. Slack, William Clussman, B. S. Fox, Frank Winkler, S. E. Warner and E. G. Thompson acted as pallbearers. The deceased was a most kind and sympathetic woman and was loved and respected by all. The family desire to thank the kind friends who extended the helping hand both during the illness and funeral of their loved one.


Dearest mother thou hast left us

And thy loss we deeply feel.

But it is God who has bereaved us—

He can all our sorrow heal.


Wisconsin Marriage Records


Name: Cline Cradle
Birthplace: Germany
Spouse's Name: Nellie Barman
Spouse's Birthplace: Mo
Event Date: 22 Dec 1905
Event Place: Grant, Portage, Wisconsin
Father's Name: Taull Cradle
Spouse's Father's Name: John T. Baker
Spouse's Mother's Name: Amasyabilla Baker
Race: White
Spouse's Race: White



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