George E. #2 (1862 - 1937)
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Surnames: Crothers, Rosekrans, Covell, Longenecker, Kristiansen, Johnson, Hull, Curian, Hammond, McKean, Schweinler
----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)30 Dec. 1937
Crothers, George E. (13 Sept. 1862 - 22 Dec. 1937)
Impressive funeral services were held at the Masonic Temple last Thursday at 2 p.m. for the late George E. Crothers, conducted by the Masonic Lodge. The large number of present attested to the high esteem in which the pioneer editor, attorney and educator was held, and floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. Members of the Masonic fraternity and Eastern Star, of which he was a member, attended in a boy. Two solos were sung by Dr. Sarah Rosekrans, accompanied by Mrs. A. C. Covell.
A fitting tribute was paid to the memory of Mr. Crothers by the Rev. G. W. Longenecker, who spoke of his active work for the up building of the community, his support of every good cause, the unselfish aid he gave young men away to school and in other ways, his devotion to his family, and his active interest in city and county affairs.
Among those from a distance here for the funeral were Will Crothers and Rexford Crothers of Wisconsin Dells. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kristiansen of Stanley, John Johnson of Oxford; Congressman Merlin Hull and Douglas Curian of Black River Falls; Miss Ellen Hammond, Monticello; Prin. E. J. McKean of Tomah, Francis Schweinler of Mosinee and others.
Mr. Crothers was born Sept. 13, 1862, in Adams County, Wis., and died in Neillsville, Dec. 22, 1937. For eight years, 1888 to 1896, he served as county superintendent. Later he practiced law, but most of his energies the past 40 years were devoted to editing the Press and other papers here.
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