Obit: Eide, Harry (1870 - 1941)
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Surnames: Eide, Longenecker, Sanger, Donahue, Laabs

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 28 Aug. 1941

Eide, Harry (15 Oct. 1870 - 26 Aug. 1941)

Harry Eide, a native of Norway, passed away Tuesday morning at the Clark County hospital at Owen, Wis. He had been in poor health for several years.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, August 29, at 1:45 at Schillerís Funeral home and at 2:00 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Neillsville, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating. Interment will be made in the Neillsville Cemetery.

Mr. Eide was born October 15, 1870, to Louise and Gunder Eide. He came to America 47 years ago, settling in Chicago where he attended night school for the purpose to taking a course in accounting. He came to the Town of Longwood where he worked on a farm, later conducting two cheese factories in the Town of Fremont for about eleven years.

Mr. Eide was married to Miss Emma Sanger Sept. 14, 1904. He also was in the implement business for several years before moving to Granton, where they bought a home and lived in retirement for a number of years. They came to Neillsville fourteen years ago, he and Mrs. Eide engaging in the restaurant business here.

Mrs. Eide was a good business man, dealing honestly in each of his undertakings. He was quiet and gentlemanly of manner and deeply respected by all with whom he came in contact.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Halver, of the Tow of Fremont and Captain Marvin Eide who is serving in the U. S. Army at Fort Benning, Ga., and three daughters, (Mata) Mrs. Harry Donahue, Neillsville, (Bernice) Mrs. Arthur Laabs, Curtiss, and Rachel, at home, and by four grandchildren. He also leaves a number of sisters and brothers in the old country. One brother, Gunder, who lives in this country, died several years ago.

The departed had attained the age of 70 years, ten months and eleven days.

 

 


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