Obit: Britton, Fannie (1847 - 1935)
Contact:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Britton, Fahlgren, Crandell, Hamlin, Hawks, Valleau, Grisdale, Hart

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) Sat., 7 Sept. 1935

Britton, Fannie (26 Aug. 1847 - 29 Aug. 1935)

Funeral services for Mrs. W. S. Britton were held at Kretschmer’s undertaking parlors and at the M. E. Church last Monday afternoon, Rev. Floyd A. Fahlgren officiating, and the remains having been sent here from the Wisconsin Veterans Home for burial. Interment was in the Mentor Cemetery.

Fannie Crandell was born at Castleton, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 26, 1847. There she grew to womanhood, and was united in marriage to Burr Hamlin, coming to the States soon thereafter. This union was blessed with two children, a son, who died when quiet young, and a daughter. After the death of her first husband, she was united in marriage, with John Hawks, of Mather, in the year 1899. Mr. Hawks passed away a few months after their marriage, and the widow was married to William A. Valleau, of Mauston, with whom she lived happily until his death on March 4, 1911, at Wisconsin Veterans home, near Waupaca.

After Mr. Valleau’s death, she was united in marriage with Willis S. Britton, on March 12, 1912. They resided at the home for a short time, and then came to Humbird to live. This village was their home, excepting three years spent at Spokane, Wash., until 1927. Mr. Britton died at the Wisconsin General Hospital at Madison, while they were on a visit to a relative at Lone Rock, on Nov. 29, 1927.

Mrs. Britton made her home for a short time after his death with her daughter at Spokane, returning here in the spring of 1929. In the fall of that year she went to the Veterans Home, where she was a guest until the time of her death, August 29, 1935, at the advanced age of 88 years and 3 days. For the past four years she has been an invalid and confined to her room at the hospital.

The only near relatives surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Laura Grisdale, and a granddaughter, at Spokane. She was an aunt of Geo. W. Crandell, of Antigo, and Rev. John D. Crandell, of Chetek, also of Geo. W. Hart, and a great aunt of G. N. Crandell.

Mrs. Britton was a member of the Grace Ave. Methodist church of Spokane.



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