Obit: Montgomery, Amelia (1858 - 1937)

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Surnames: Conger, Baker, Montgomery, James, Stone, Mabie, Trimberger, Davis, Helm, Pietenpol, Bartz, Eibergen, Hayden, Smith, Phipps, Brooks

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 8 April 1937

Montgomery, Amelia (11 July 1858 - 5 April 1937)

Amelia Brooks Conger was born in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, July 11, 1858, and passed away in the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Donald Baker, Eau Claire, Wis., April 5, 1937 at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 24 days.

Her early years were spent in Sheboygan County. She was married to Philander Montgomery on January 24, 1878. To this union two children were born, Irene Montgomery and Lottie Montgomery, (Mrs. Elmer James), both of whom preceded her in death. During their early married life they lived on the old Montgomery farm in Fond du Lac county and later moved to Armstrong’s Corners, where Mr. Montgomery operated a cheese factory. It was here that Mr. Montgomery passed away in 1898.

Thereafter for a number of years Mrs. Montgomery took up practical nursing. About 25 years ago she moved to Granton, Wis., where she provided a home for her motherless grand-daughter, Mildred. This home she has maintained continually through the years, though in recent years she has spent all winter months with her grand-daughter in Eau Claire.

Her life was filled with activities in unselfish service for others. She was always more mindful of the needs of others, than of her own. In her younger life she became a Christian and was faithful to her church and her Savior. She was a devoted wife, kind, loving mother, good neighbor and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by one brother, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held from her home and the Granton Church, Thursday morning at 9:00 o’clock, conducted by Pastor E. P. Stone of Neillsville, Wis. The body was taken to Greenbush, Wis., for burial.

The hymns at the service were sung by Mrs. Al Mabie and her daughter and Victor Trimberger and Kearny Davis with Miss Helm, at the piano. Flower girls were Aletha and Elaine Pietenpol and Irena and Neva Bartz. The pallbearers were Floyd Pietenpol, Munce Eibergen, Bert Hayden, O. C. Smith, Art Phipps and Jim Baker.

No one knows the silent heartaches only those who have lost can tell the grief that borne in slice for the one we love so well.



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