Obit: Huntley, John W. (1875 - 1939)
Contact:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Huntley, Newcomb, Richardson, Schaller, Longenecker, Dahnert, Scott, Hemp, Albright, Bartlett, Lewenz, Bullard, Sievert

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 11 May 1939

Huntley, John W. (20 May 1875 - *5 May 1939) * Could be off.

John W. Huntley, a life-time resident of this community, passed away Thursday night at his home on East Fifth Street, so peacefully that his sister, sleeping in an adjoining room, was not aware of his death until she arose the following morning.

Although Mr. Huntley had not been as well as usual this winter, he was about each day and had spent most of the day, Thursday, in his garden, sat on the porch to rest during the evening and retired without complaint. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis, according to the physician.

Mr. Huntley was born on a farm in the town of Weston May 20, 1875, to William and Mary V. (Newcomb) Huntley. During his early life he worked on the farm and for years worked as a clerk in the Neillsville stores. For about 13 years, he and his brother, Grover, operated a general store. He also learned the painter’s trade, which he had followed for many years, besides keeping in splendid trim and order of the home and grounds where he and his sister Miss Ellen Huntley, made their home. He was thorough and painstaking in everything he undertook, quiet, though courteous, and was respected by everyone.

He leaves to mourn his death three sisters, and three brothers; Mrs. G. O. Richardson, Inglewood, Cal.; Mrs. O. J. Schaller, Chippewa Falls; Miss Ellen Huntley, Neillsville; William and Grove Huntley, Neillsville, and Charles Huntley, Minneapolis. His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Jaster Funeral Home, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating. Interment was made in the family lot in the Neillsville Cemetery. Mrs. Daisy Dahnert sang several selections, with Mrs. Jess Scott at the piano. Frank Hemp, Harry Albright, C. E. Bartlett, Carl Lewenz, Fred Bullard, and Erich Sievert were the pallbearers.

All of the sisters and brothers except Mrs. Richardson were here for the funeral, the latter expecting to come later to stay for a time with her sister.



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