Obit: Lamont, Angus (1843 - 1910)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 11/03/1910

Lamont, Angus (13 SEP 1843– 25 OCT 1910)

Angus Lamont, one of the pioneers of Colby, Clark Co., Wis., who passed from this life on Tuesday evening, Oct. 25th, 1910, was born at Prince Edward Island, Canada, in the year 1842, where he lived until 1854, when the family moved to Wingham, Ontario. In 1862 he came to Southern Michigan, where he worked in the woods. He was united in marriage to Almira Gault, at Goblesville, Mich., in 1864, and soon after moved to Green Bay, Wis., where he was engaged in the sawmill business until 1874, when he moved her with his mill, locating about 2 ½ miles south of the city, and continued the business until 1894, when he sold the mill and turned his attention to farming. Besides is widow he leaves nine children, John F., Wausau; William D. at home, Effie Wicker, Colby; Ella H. Patterson, Fifield; Charles A., Fifield; Annie Sullivan, Colby; Ronald M., Helena, Mont.; Angus E. and Earl G., Colby, all of whom were with him during his last hours.

The funeral services were held from the residence Friday afternoon, Rev. J.C. Martin of Abbotsford officiating. Colby Lodge No. 204 F. & A.M. conducted the services at the grave.

It was the writer’s good fortune to have known Angus Lamont long and well, and we only knew him to esteem him more highly as the years passed by.

He was a man of excellent habits, fine moral character, and sturdy constitution, and he continued to be active in his accustomed pursuits till long past the age of which men ordinarily drop out of the ranks of the workers. To this end there is no doubt that his sunshiny disposition largely contributed. He was a practical, mater-of-fact man, but had his own peculiar way of extracting merriment from life as it went along, and he was not disposed to worry about matters that could be bettered in other ways. This cheerful spirit remained with him to the last, and he retained his clearness of intellect up to his closing days. He was invariably a good neighbor, and there was no happier family circle in the land than his. When he died, the grief that was felt over the close of his career was widespread and sincere. His best monument will be the good report that he has left behind him in the community in which he has lived nearly forty years.



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