Obit: Huntley, Mary #2 (1814 - 1897)

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----Sources: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 14 Jan 1897

Huntley, Mary #2 (30 MAY 1814 - 15 JAN 1897)

Mrs. Mary Huntley died at her home on the north side, Friday, Jan. 15, 1897, at 11 a.m. of pneumonia, aged 82 years, 7 months and 16 days, having been born at Sheffield, England, May 30, 1814, and was married to Mr. Huntley in ’36. She later, for a short time, resided at Buffalo, N.Y. They then moved to Washington Co., Wis. Her husband died at Milwaukee during the cholera scourge 42 years ago. They had taken up land in Washington County and the family lived in the wilderness there while the father worked at his trade as a skilled shoemaker for Bradley & Metcalf, at Milwaukee. Left with a family of five rather small children to care for, the noble mother toiled unceasingly, saving the home and raising the children. Some 28 years ago, March 26, 1896, the family moved onto the wild West Weston (Clark Co., Wis.) and settled at what became known as the Huntley Settlement, where each of her sons, Richard, William, John and Thomas, and the sister, Mrs. Anna Sufficool, and her husband, had homes within sight of each other, and these five children survive her, as do 27 grandchildren and two or three great-grandchildren, to honor her. The first farm, however, was the mother’s, which, as the family spread out or married, was worked by John. One by one the boys moved away from the Settlement, and now Richard lives at Chippewa Falls, William and John here, and Thomas at La Crosse. Mrs. Sufficool has made this city her home since her husband’s death, but now resides at Wausau. The mother has for six or seven years, lived in a small cottage built for her adjoining Sufficool home.

She was a hardworking, tireless pioneer woman, devoting her life to her family, of high character, and beloved by all.

The funeral took place Sunday at the Unitarian Church, Mr. T.O. Owen preaching, and was attended by a notably large number of friends.

The family desire us to than the many friends who were of so great service to them in many ways during the mother’s sickness and death.



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