James E. (1879 - 1936)
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Surnames: Kerbaugh, Hubbs, Crothers
----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 3 Dec. 1936
Kerbaugh, James Edward (?* Aug. 1879 - 9 Dec. 1936) ?* - there wasn’t a day listed in the original obituary. - The W. W. I registration he birth date is listed as 19 Aug. 1877.
James Kerbaugh, formerly will known here, passed away after a brief illness at Norwalk, Wis., Dec. 9.
He was born in Adams County in August 1879, finished country school there, and came to Neillsville to attend high school, graduating in the class of 1897. He became a teacher and was employed for some time in the schools at Merrill and later at Westfield, near his old home.
After learning the creamery business he established a plant at Brooks, also at Oxford. Selling these plants he established a creamery at Viola, and alter became cashier of a bank there for some time. A few years ago he established a service station at Norwalk.
Funeral services will be held at Viola, Friday afternoon.
He is survived by his wife, and four grown up children, his aged mother at Oakdale, Calif., four sisters in California and a brother in Tenino, Wash. His sister Stella, Mrs. J. C. Hubbs, was for some time a teacher in Neillsville, Wis. Geo. E. Crothers is an uncle of deceased.
James Kerbaugh was a man of high character, excellent business ability, and made friends wherever he went.
*Additional notes: Wife maiden name is Clara Jakemau/Jakeman married in Marquette County, Wisconsin Sept. 15, 1905.
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