Obit: Sexton, George (1829 - 1914)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 10/01/1914

Sexton, George (29 NOV 1829 - 30 SEP 1914)

Died, at the residence of his daughter Mrs. E.V. Kautsky, Wednesday morning, Sept. 30th, 1914, of senile gangrene, George Sexton, at the age of eight-five years.

Mr. Sexton was a gentleman very well and favorably known in this city (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.), he having made his home here for a number of years. He was a kindly man and a familiar figure on the streets until the past few months when his illness prevented him from taking his daily walks.

His death marks the close of a long useful career. He was born in Limerick, Ireland, Nov. 29, 1829, and came to America in 1848, residing in Milwaukee for a time, after which he moved to Waushara Co., where a good portion of his life was spent. In 1856 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Heffernon, to whom four children were born to bless the union, W.A., Lizzie, Andrew and Mrs.. E.V. Kautsky of this city. The latter being the only survivor.

At the call to arms in 1860, Mr. Sexton was one of the first to respond. He organized a company of volunteers known as Co. C 52 Reg. Wis. Vols. He was commissioned 1st Lieut., and served with distinction throughout the war.

After the close of the war he served his community in several ways, among these he was county clerk of Waushara Co. for ten years.

The funeral will be held at the residence of Dr. E.V. Kautsky, Friday at 10:45 a.m. He will be laid to rest in the family burial lot at Marshfield by the side of his wife and three children.



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