Obit: Lightfoot, Jacob Newton (1860 - 1935)
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Surnames: Lightfoot, Crye, Hummel, Jewell, Voll, Martin

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) Sat., 19 Oct. 1935

Lightfoot, Jacob Newton (28 June 1860 - 1935)

Jacob N. Lightfoot, pioneer resident of Fairchild and well known in Humbird, especially among fraternalists, was buried at Fairchild last week Sunday afternoon. The biographical sketch below is taken from the Augusta Union:

"Jacob Newton Lightfoot was born in Fairmont, Indiana, on June 28th, 1860, the son of Marion and Mary Ann (Crye) Lightfoot.

When nine years of age he came with his parents to Wisconsin and settled in Fairchild.

Later in life he traveled and worked din the southern and western states, but returned to Wisconsin where he suddenly passed away of a heart attack on Thursday, Oct. 3rd, at the age of 75 years.

He leaves to mourn his loss, two sisters, Mrs. Eda Hummel and Mrs. Rachel Jewell of Portland, Ore., and one brother, Lafayette Lightfoot of Cloquet, Minn., and one aunt, Mrs. J. L. Lightfoot, with whom he was making his home at the time of his death. He also leaves two uncles and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Lightfoot was a man of sterling character and his many friends and relatives will greatly feel the loss. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and also of the Masons.

Services were conducted at the M. E. Church Sunday, Oct. 6, Rev. Jewell officiating. The Odd Fellows of Augusta also held their rites in memory of their departed brother. Two songs, "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Lead Me Gently Home Father," were sung by Mrs. Elmer Voll and Earl Martin. Interment was made in the Fairchild [Village] Cemetery.

 

 


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