Obit: Hart, George W. (1868 - 1939)
Contact:  Crystal Wendt
Email: crystal@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Hart, Asp, Chapel, Garten, Viergutz, Freeman, Davis, Nibbe, Perry, Bilodau, Noyes, Kelsh

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Wis.) Sat., 18 March 1939

Hart, George W. (19 Nov. 1868 - 8 March 1939)

Death took another old time and much esteemed resident of our community on Wednesday of last week, when George W. Hart, succumbed to the Grim Reaper, after only two weeks illness, at his new home in Colfax. The members of his family were all at his bedside at the last. He was a patient sufferer, closing his life as he had lived it, in thoughtfulness for others. He was 70 years, 3 months and 18 days of age at the time of his death.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock. The Rev. Obed Asp officiated, at the funeral home, at a short service. Mrs. Asp sang two solos, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and "The Old Rugged Cross," at the services. Pallbearers were Gerald and Vern Hart, Robert and William Chapel, Clifford Garten and Theodore Viergutz. Burial was in the Colfax cemetery.

George Hart was a native of Castleton, Ontario, Canada, born Nov. 16, 1868. He came to this vicinity in 1886, when a youth in his teens, and eventually this be came the family home. ON Sept. 5, 1888, he was married to Miss Eleena Freeman, at Humbird. To this union three children were born: Essie, Mrs. Leland Davis, of Neillsville; Ethel, Mrs. Charles Chapel, of Marshfield; and Roy A., of Colfax.

Mr. Hart had been engaged in the meat and grocery business for about thirty-five years. In October he sold his business here and in December moved to Colfax and continued in the same business. His business had been carried on by his son since his retirement a few years ago.

Mr. Hart had been in failing health for a few years, but only confined to his bed for about two weeks. Death came about 1:40 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, March 8th, 1939.

His widow, three children, nice grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Fred, of Mondovi, survive.

Later Labor Day, Sept. 5th, Mr. and Mrs. Hart happily celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home in this village, receiving the congratulations and best wishes of a large gathering of friends and relatives.

Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hart and son Kenneth, of Mondovi; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Perry, of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hart, of Humbird; Mr. and Mrs. Leland Davis and daughters, Hazel and Betty, and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Viergutz, of Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Garten, of Marshfield. Friends from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Harris Bilodau, Eau Claire; Mrs. C. J. Noyes, Mrs. E. K. Noyes, Mrs. E> W. Johnson, Mrs. H. H. Nibbe and Carroll Kelsh, of Humbird.

The family wish to convey to all friends their gratefulness and appreciation for all messages of sympathy received by them at the time of this sorrow, and for the beautiful flowers that were sent form their old home.

 

 


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