Obit: Mayo, Albert C. (1861 - 1928)
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----Sources: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 11/03/1928

Mayo, Albert C. (15 APR 1861 - 29 OCT 1928)

Sorrow came to many hearts when word was passed that Al Mayo had died soon after ten o’clock last Monday night. He had been in better health this fall than for some time, having about recovered from a paralytic stroke of several months ago, but suffered another attack, to which he succumbed.

Albert Chester Mayo was born in Boston, Mass., April 15, 1861. In early manhood he moved to Chicago, where he was united in marriage to Clara Harris in 1892, and together they engaged in an extensive laundry business. In 1900, they settled on the farm in Houghtonburg, the family home for twenty-eight years, now made desolate by his death.

He was stricken while at work in his fields Thursday morning of last week, and Thursday afternoon of this week, ‘midst sorrowing friends, he was laid to rest in the cemetery that adjoins his home. His span of life her on earth was 67 years, 6 months and 14 days. There are mourning his departure, his wife Clara, three daughters, Mrs. Mabel Ward, Mrs. Ruth Hanusa, and Mrs. Adell Funk, all of Chicago, besides a host of friends.

He was a man who was active in community affairs, being an official of the creamery at Alma Center for many years, and of the Brookside Cheese Factory, and the Houghtonburg Cemetery association. Mr. Mayo was a member of the Odd Fellows and the several Masonic orders. He liked companionship, and his home was often the scene of happy gatherings. Those who knew him best held him in the highest esteem.

Many friends gathered at the home Thursday afternoon to pay the last tribute of respect, as the solemn words were spoken over his mortal remains, by Rev. E.F. Menger, and then members of the Masonic fraternity bore the casket to the grave, where the burial rites were given by John Gruber. The male quartet from Alma Center rendered, "Lead Kindly Light" and "Somewhere We’ll Understand," and a solo by Dr. Langworthy.

Mr. Mayo was one who formed lifelong friendships, and one of those friends whom he had known ever since he moved to Chicago, Arthur Manning, came to attend the funeral. A bank of beautiful flowers was a silent testimony to a well spent life.



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