Obit: Hommel, Ida May (1865 - 1940)
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Surnames: Hommel, Allen, Carnegie
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 24 Oct. 1940
Hommel, Ida May (8 Sept. 1865 - 19 Oct. 1940)
Mrs. Ida May Allen Hommel was born at Rio, Wis., Sept. 8, 1865, and passed away in her home on South Grand Avenue at 7 o’clock Saturday evening. October 19, 1940, following a lingering illness the last few months during which she was cared for by Mrs. Ted Gall. Her age was 75 years, one month, and 11 days.
She was united in marriage to George C. Carnegie on June 15, 1881. They made their home in Portage, Wis. One son, Harry, who passed away in 1903, was born to this union. Mr. Carnegie passed away at Nashville, Tenn.
Her marriage to John W. Hommel took place in Milwaukee on September 6, 1905. Since that date the departed made her home in Neillsville, Wis. This union was broken by the death of Mr. Hommel Jan. 31, 1927.
Mrs. Hommel recently became a member of Zion Reformed Church. She was a charter member of the Monday Progress Club which was organized in December, 1908, and was president for several years. She had been an unusually active member. Without doubt she had been the most out-standing club woman in Clark County, having attended practically every state and district convention until about four years ago when she no longer was able to travel. Since its organization, the Monday Progress club gave to the students of the Neillsville High school having the highest scholastic rating during the senior year, a beautiful pin **Rest is cut off. [There is more to this obituary, but it is unreadable at the time of transcribing.]***
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