Obit: Wildish, Allan (1874 - 1936)

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Surnames: Wildish

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 2 April 1936

Wildish, Allan (1 March 1874 - 1936)

This community was deeply shocked Saturday morning when it became known that Captain Allan Wildish of Neillsville, one of the outstanding heroes of the World War, had succumbed to a heart attack at San Diego, Calif., where he had been spending the winter in quest of health.

Captain Wildish, who rose from the ranks to a commissioned officer, earned the admiration of some of America’s highest army officers during the World War for his extreme bravery and loyalty under the most terrific circumstances. It was due to the hardships through which he passed during World War days that his health became undermined and for many years he was a patient suffered from ills contracted in service.

Captain Wildish, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wildish, was born March 1, 1874 in Waukesha County. When he was two years of age the family moved to the Town of Grant in Clark County where they remained three years, moving at that time to a farm near Loyal. Forty-eight years ago the family moved to a farm southeast of the Fairgrounds in Pine Valley where Allan grew to manhood.

In Spanish-American War

After attending the Ross Eddy rural school for several years, Captain Wildish attended the grade school in Neillsville from which he was graduated. In 1892 he enlisted in the Neillsville ** rest cut off.



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