Obit: Washburn, Sarah Ann (1857 - 1934)
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Surnames: Washburn, Horel, Lund, Vaughan, Wolfe, Shaver, Howard, Chambers, Johnson, Miller, Hurst, Wilson, Henning, Thompson, Horn, Zimmerman, Hauge, Lund, Dttinger, Crane

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) Sat., 3 Feb. 1934

Washburn, Sarah Ann (29 Aug. 1857 - 29 Jan. 1934)

Mrs. Eugene Washburn died at her home in this village about eight o’clock Monday evening, after several months illness, during which time her strength gradually failed. At times she suffered much pain from neuritis and complications, and for about a week while free from suffering, she was unable to recognize members of the family.

Funeral services were to be held at the M. E. Church at 2:00 o’clock this Thursday afternoon. Burial will be in Mentor Cemetery.

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----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) Sat., 10 Feb. 1934

Sarah Ann Horel was born on a farm northwest of Humbird, in the town of Mentor, Aug. 29, 1857, being the first white girl born in Clark County, and passed away at her home in Humbird, Jan. 29, 1934, aged 76 years, 5 months.

She grew to young womanhood in this vicinity, which at that time was a dense wooded region, there being only one log cabin on the present site of Humbird.

Sept. 23, 1880, she was united in marriage to Eugene Washburn, at Marshall, Minn. From there they went to Ashton, South Dakota, where they lived eleven years. Four children were born to this union: Claude, Ila (Mrs. Mahlon Lund) of Humbird, Dr. Roy B., of Augusta, and Earl, who died at the age of nine months.

In 1891, the family moved to Tomah, Wis., where they resided thirteen years. They then purchased a farm west of Humbird, which was their home five years. Since that time they have lived in the village.

Death came to Mrs. Washburn after four months of illness.

Thirty-six years ago she joined the Baptist church at Tomah, and eight years ago transferred her membership to the Methodist church of this village, of which she was a sincere and earnest member. She was a past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a post oracle of the Royal Neighbors, and was also a member of the Excelsior club. In all these organizations she was an enthusiastic worker, and greatly enjoyed their activities; she was always happy to be with her many friends.

Mrs. Washburn is survived by her husband, three children, two grandchildren, and many relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church last Thursday afternoon; Revs. Vaughan and Wolfe officiating. Burial was in Mentor Cemetery.

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Relatives and friends, who were here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Washburn, last Thursday, were: Dr. and Mrs. R. B. Washburn, Dr. H. E. Horel and wife, Ivan Shave and wife, Geo. Howard and wife, Ray Chambers and wife, Earl Johnson and wife, and Mrs. Addie Miller, from Augusta; Archie Hurst, Harry Wilson, wife and daughters, Mrs. Edith Henning, Eau Claire; Chris Maxwell and wife, Robert Henry, Mrs. Fay Thompson, of Tomah; Mrs. Louis Horn, of Ladysmith; Geo. Zimmerman and wife, of Rudolph Lund, of Black River Falls; Stanley Dettinger and wife, of Northfield. Mr. Washburn’s sister, Mrs. Mary Crane, of Superior, also came to attend the funeral, and is remaining for a few weeks.

 

 


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