Obit: King, Mary
Anna (1854 - 1934)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: King, Wolfe, Wicker, Lawler, Gordon
----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) Sat., 17 March 1934
King, Mary Anna (24 April 1854 - 9 March 1934)
Death entered the home of one of the few remaining pioneer settlers of this community unexpectedly last Friday evening, and took a beloved woman from our midst, when Mrs. Geo. King passed away after bur a few minutes illness. The news of her death brought sorrow to everyone.
For many years she, with the family, has resided in Humbird, where her keen and kindly interest in home, public and religious affairs was much appreciated. Her sympathetic and practical service so often rendered to those in sickness or need, won for her a large place in the hearts of the people of this community. Mrs. King was an earnest Christian, and was a most worthy and faithful member of the Free Methodist church for about forty years, in which congregation she was highly esteemed and dearly loved. Her influence will live on to bless her loved ones and many friends.
Burial services were held from the M. E. Church Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. E. A. Wolfe, pastor of the Free Methodist Church giving a fitting enology in his sermon. Many friends assembled for the burial rites, quite a number former neighbors coming from other places. A profusion of beautiful flowers covered the casket, a loving tribute to her memory. Interment was in Mentor Cemetery.
Mary Anna Wicker, daughter of Mathias and Barbara Wicker, was born at Waukesha, April 24, 1854. At the age of eight years she moved with her parents to a farm west of Humbird, in Jackson County. On May 3, 1874, she was united in marriage to Mr. George R. King. To this union were born five children. The eldest, a daughter, died in infancy. The aged husband; two sons, Edward M. of Seattle, Wash., and Paul of Humbird; and two daughters, Mrs. W. R. Lawler of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. C. W. Gordon of Faribault, Minn., and fifteen grandchildren and three-great-grandchildren survive her. Mrs. King died March 9, 1934, attaining the age of 79 years, 10 months and 15 days.
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