Oren G. (1878 - 1937)
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Surnames: Montgomery, Prindle, Holnbach, Quicker, James, Stone, Anderson, Smith, Haden, Bartz, Pietenpal, Tyler, Bergemann, Nowack, Schlinsog
----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 18 Feb. 1937
Montgomery, Oren G. (2 Nov. 1878 - 12 Feb. 1937)
Oren G. Montgomery, son of Peter and Amelia Montgomery was born Nov. 2, 1878, in Fond du Lac County, Wis. He died at his home near Granton, Feb. 12, 1937, at the age of 58 years, 3 months and 10 days. He had been in poor health the past year, suffering from a heart ailment, and a recent attack of influenza proved too severe a strain on the heart.
Mr. Montgomery grew to rugged manhood in his native community. He was married to Miss Alice Prindle of Wacoma, Iowa on Feb. 14, 1900, at Ableman, Wis. Seven children, four sons and three daughters were born into this home, all of whom survive.
Following the marriage, he was for some time a cheese maker in his home community. They then moved to a farm near Plymouth, Wis., and a few years later, or in 1908 they moved to the farm near Granton, Wis., which is still the family home.
Oren Montgomery was a good neighbor. Ever ready to help one in need. He had the respect and admiration of all who knew him. He was, at the time of his death, a member of the town board, performing the duties of his office with utmost care, being very conscientious about this and all other labor. He was an excellent provider and a good father and will be greatly missed by many people.
The surviving relatives are: His mother, Mrs. Amelia Montgomery, Granton and Eau Claire. His wife, and all of his children: Rena; Mrs. Otto Holnbach, Granton; Pete of New Berlin, N. Y.; Ora, Mrs. Roland Quicker and Robert, Granton; Lela of Nekoosa and Allen and Byrl at home. There are also 7 grandchildren, and other relatives. His only sister, Lottie (Mrs. Elmer James) preceded him in death June 5, 1908.
Funeral services were held from the home at 1:30 p.m. and at the Union Church, Granton at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, Rev. E. P. Stone, pastor, conducting the memorial rites.
Pall bearers were Elmer Anderson, Oscar Smith, Bert Hayden, Fred Bartz, Floyd Pietenpal and Fred Tyler. Flower girls were Eileen Bergemann, Mildred Nowack, Lydia Schlinsog, and Marcella Holnbach. The body was laid to rest in Windfall Cemetery, Granton.
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