Obit: Field, Elsie
(1882 - 1927)
Surnames: FIELD RUSSELL
----Sources: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 09/24/1927
Field, Elsie (1 DEC 1882 - 21 SEP 1927)
A telephone message was received by Mrs. Addie Russell from Millston Wednesday afternoon, sating that her daughter, Mrs. George Field, was not expected to live and to come at once. Mrs. Russell and son Ray were taken to Millston as soon as possible by Mrs. Willman and Mrs. Chenoweth in the Willman car, but did not arrive until after Mrs. Field’s death.
Mrs. Field and several members of the family had been quite ill with colds for several days, which was followed by quinsy and an abscess in her throat. She was feeling better Wednesday morning and had assisted with the housework. During the forenoon the abscess broke, and death followed about two o’clock in the afternoon.
Deceased is survived by her husband and six children, her mother and three brothers. The remains were brought to the home of her mother in this village (Humbird, Clark Co., Wis.) Friday, and burial services will be held this Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock. Burial will be in the Houghtonburg Cemetery.
(Follow on in 10/1/1927 Humbird Enterprise)
Elsie Russell was born on Dec. 1, 1882, at Humbird, and died at Millston, Wis., Sept. 21, 1927, at the age of 44 years, 9 months and 21 days.
She was married to George Field Dec. 25, 1902, and to this union six children were born: Howard, Myrtle, Alice, Carol, Doris and Donald. She spent all of her early life here, attended school, and here she was married. They resided here, and different places, later moving to Millston, which is the present home of the family. Mrs. Field was a member of the Methodist Church, and held the keys to the Millston Church for about thirteen years. She was an active member of the Ladies Circle, also was a community nurse, going wherever she was needed and caring for others, attending a sick bed on the day previous to her death.
Mourning her sudden and untimely taking away, are her husband and six children, her mother, Mrs. Addie Russell of this village, and three brothers, Hugh of Altoona, Mark of Cadott, and Ray of Humbird, besides a number of nieces and nephews, and many friends.
A prayer service was conducted at her late home in Millston Friday forenoon, and the remains were brought to the home of her mother that afternoon. Burial services were held Saturday afternoon at the M.E. Church, Rev. L.L. Litchfield officiating. The ladies quartet, Mmes. Waters, Hemmy, Smith and Miss Brandstedter, sang "Rock of Ages," "Sweet Bye and Bye," and "Sometime We’ll Understand." The bearers were former schoolmates of the deceased, Messrs. Creviston, Fristad, Hahn, Hein, Simons and Waters. A large congregation was present at the service, and many beautiful floral tributes were placed about the altar. Interment was in the Houghtonburg Cemetery. Those from out of town attending the services, besides the family, were Mrs. D.E. Cash of Harvard, Ill.; Mrs. Pitts and son Ronald, Mrs. Bunde and son Edward from Millston.
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