Obit: Dewey, Anson #2 (1880 - 1936)

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Surnames: Dewey, Tyler, Hines, Kenner, Dissotell, Otterbein, Carr, Body, Shevlin, Longenecker

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 23 April 1936

Dewey, Anson (17 Nov. 1880 - 14 April 1936)

Anson Dewey, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus W. Dewey, was born Nov. 17, 1880, in Clark County and died April 14, while a patient at Presbyterian hospital in Chicago, following an illness of two months. His mother’s name before marriage was Miss Emma Theresa Tyler.

After attending the high school in Greenwood, Mr. Dewey took up pharmacy at Northwestern School of Pharmacy at Chicago and after completing the course operated a drug store in Spokane, Wash., for three years. He returned to Wisconsin in 1913. He spent two years in Virginia, Minn., with the Edward Hines Lumber Company mills, later representing the company in the sales department at Aurora, Ill., and as district sales manager in Detroit, Mich. The past eight years he has been Chicago representative of the Shevlin Pine Sales Co.

The family was at 216 North Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, Ill. He is survived by his wife, Garnet Kenner Dewey, to whom he was married Sept. 1st, 1917. A daughter, Ardene Dewey Dissotell and a grandson, Dewey Dissotell, of Seattle, Wash.

Services were held April 15th, a 11 o’clock a.m. at Postlewait Chapel at Oak Park, Ill., Rev. F. W. Otterbein officiating. Mr. Dewey was well known in lumber circles and this service was largely attended by his Chicago business associated and friends. The body was brought to Eau Claire on the 400, accompanied by the widow, her mother, Mrs. Geo. S. Carr of Aurora, Ill., and A. F. Boyd, representing the Shevlin Pine Sales Co. Mr. and Mrs. Crosby Shevlin came from Minneapolis to attend the services here, which were held at 2 p.m. April 16th, at Lowe’s Funeral Home, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating. Interment in the family lot at the Neillsville Cemetery.

Mr. Dewey’s death came as a shock not only to his family, but to his many friends here as well.



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