Obit: Paulley, John #2 (1859 - 1938)
Contact:  Audrey Roedl


----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 14 July 1938

Paulley, John (2 JUN 1859 - 7 JUL 1938)

John Paulley, resident of Greenwood, died suddenly at his home there Thursday afternoon, July 7, 1938.

The funeral services were held the Methodist Church in Greenwood at 2"30 o’clock Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. Gaylord whose sermon on the uncertainty of life and the tribute he paid Mr. Paulley will long be remembered by the large company of friends and relatives who came from far and near. The choir sang "In The Garden," and "Abide With Me". The profusion of the beautiful floral offerings was a silent testimony of the sympathy of the friends of the family and the esteem in which the late Mr. Paulley was held.

John Paulley was born in Jackson County near Roaring Creek June 2, 1859. He was married to Lucy Pratt of Shamrock in June 18880. To this union three daughters were born they are Maude, Mrs. Mace Poulton, Hobart, Indiana; Bertha, deceased; Mrs. Earl Meeks, Park Falls, Wis., and Etna, Mrs. Ira Leach of Greenwood. There are also eleven grand children and three great grand children who mourn the passing of Mr. Paulley.

Mr. and Mrs. Paulley engaged in farming for a number of years in Jackson County, selling their farm near Alma Center about thirty years ago when they moved to Loyal, owning the home now owned by Mrs. Emma Heaslett. Mr. Paulley worked at the carpenter’s trade and was also school janitor. After a time they moved to Kaiser near Park Falls where they again purchased a farm and sixteen years ago they moved to Greenwood where they owned a comfortable home and raised small fruit. Mrs. Paulley died suddenly several years ago. Mr. Paulley kept bravely on keeping the home in the same immaculate manner his dear companion had done and his pies and doughnuts and bread were the marvel of those who were fortunate enough to partake of them. He became the efficient caretaker of Greenwood’s beautiful cemetery, a task in which he took great pride perhaps because his own Lucy and dear daughter Bertha were lying there. The sod he had so recently mowed was broken to make a resting place for him by the side of his loved ones.

Mr. Paulley always provided well for his family. He was honest and upright in his dealings and glorified labor. "Relief", or "something for nothing" had no part in his life. Many a young person could learn a valuable lesson from this good man’s life. Many were the kindly remarks made at his funeral. Everyone liked "John" as he was known by young and old. His descendants have a rich heritage.

Among those who came from away to attend the funeral were the following, Mr. and Mrs. Mace Poulton, Hobart, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Will Pratt and son Robert, Black River Falls; Miss Gertrude Pratt, Shamrock; Misses Mabel and Margaret Heast and Inez Pratt, Sparta; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Pratt and daughters of Curtiss; Mr. and Mrs. Schlais and Ruth Meeks of Stetsonville; Mr. and Mrs. Eric Hoffmann, Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Pratt, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Prior, Mr. and Mrs. James Colby and Mrs. Walter Mack, Loyal; and also two friends from Park Falls whose names are not known by the writer. Cor.



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