Oscar (1871 - 1936)
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Surnames: Northup, Gibbon, Plumer, Horance, Longenecker, Hannah
----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 20 Aug. 1936
Northup, Oscar (31 Aug. 1871 - 3 Aug. 1936)
One of the older residents of the town of York passed away at 6:10 p.m. Monday, August 3, 1936, at the age of 64 years, 11 months and 3 days, after a lingering illness of several months.
Oscar W. Northup son of Thomas and Esther (Gibbon) Northup, was born in the town of York, August 31, 1871. Where the deceased grew up to manhood. In his younger life he worked in the lumber camps and on drives, helping with care of the family.
On March 12, 1892, he was married to Nellie Hannah of Christie. They settled on the old home which was his home until the spring of 1936, when he sold the old home place on account of his poor health.
Mr. Northup is survived by his wife and four children, Jessie, Mrs. Wm. Plumber, town of York; Alton, of Chicago; Leland of Town of Levis; Ruth, Mrs. Chas. Horance, Chicago; also six grandsons, two brothers, Chas. of Flint, Michigan and Thomas of Waupau, Wisconsin, one brother Martin and a sister Mary Ann proceeding him in death.
Mr. Northup was a member of the town board for a number of years. He was a kind and honest husband and father and a helpful neighbor and will be sadly missed by those who knew him.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 6th, at 1:30 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Plumer and at 2 o’clock at the Congregational Church in Neillsville, Rev. Longenecker officiating. Burial was made in the Neillsville cemetery.
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