Obit: Wilbur, George S. (1850 - 1928)
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----Sources: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 12/29/1928

Wilbur, George S. (7 OCT 1850 - 22 DEC 1928)

Mr. George Stanley Wilbur was born in the town of Sherman, New York, Oct. 7, 1850. His father died when the son was less than two years old. When he was six years of age, the family came to the present village of Merrillan (Jackson Co., Wis.), where an older half-brother took up a timber claim. The journey was made by ox cart. On this woodland, George Wilbur grew to young manhood. He went to the harvest fields of Minnesota, where he made the acquaintance of Miss Emma Bemis, whom he married Jan. 3, 1875, at Arcadia, Wis.

Mr. Wilbur worked for a few years as shingle sawyer at Antigo, Panes’ Mill, Boatman’s Mill, and Waters’ Mill. They were married fifty-three years, and lived on their little farm south of Humbird (Clark Co., Wis.) for thirty-five years. He passed away at his home suddenly Saturday morni ng, Dec. 22, 1928, at 8:30, at the age of 78 years, 2 months and 15 days. His beloved wife preceded him to the Great Beyond only one month and twenty-six days ago.

They leave to mourn their departure, six heart broken children: four daughters, Mrs. L.E. Howe, Mrs. H.B. Farnsworth, Mrs. Henry Harris, and Miss Mable Wilbur; and two sons, Carl Wilbur and Layton Wilbur, and several grandchildren, besides a host of friends.

He was a member of the M.E. Church for several years, and was in regular attendance at its services until infirmities came upon him, but he lived a Christian until his summons came.

The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Monday afternoon, and were attended by many friends. The sermon was given by Rev. E.A. Weaver, and burial was in the Houghtonburg Cemetery.



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