Jerry Sr. (1849 - 1935)
Surnames: ASSELIN JOLLIVETTE TELFORD
----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 09/12/1935
Asselin, Jerry Sr. (11 DEC 1849 - 5 SEP 1935)
Jerry Asselin Sr. was born in Montreal, Canada, on Dec. 11th, 1849, and died of a complication of diseases at St. Joseph’s Hospital at Chippewa Falls on Thursday morning, Sept. 5th, 1935, at the age of 85 years, 8 months and 25 days. At the age of 17 years he went to La Crosse where he was united in marriage to Miss Delilah Jollivette on Sept. 17th, 1878. About a year later they came to this vicinity and settled on a piece of land in the town of Reseburg, Clark Co., Wis., which was then a vast wilderness and which they made into a fine farm, where they lived until October 1920, when they moved to this village where they have since lived.
Eight children were born to this union, six sons and two daughters. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Robert Telford OF Reseburg, And 5 sons, Albert of Scotts Bluff, Neb., Jerry Jr., Edward, Gilbert and Layton of Thorp. Two children, one son Fred and one daughters, Edna, preceded their father into the Great Beyond. There are also eighteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Mr. Asselin was a kind father and friend to everyone and will be sadly missed in the home circle as well as by his many friends. Although he had reached more than the average age he enjoyed good health until about a week ago, when he became ill and was taken to the hospital where he passed away several days later.
Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Irish officiating, burial taking place in the village cemetery. His five sons and one son-in-law acted as pallbearers.
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