Bernard (1876 - 1899)
----Sources: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 01/05/1899
Pulsifer, Bernard (2 OCT 1876 - 1 JAN 1899)
Bernard Pulsifer, who returned from Puerto Rico three weeks ago, died at his home in this city (Neillsville, Clark Co., Wis.) early Sunday morning of pneumonia. He was taken sick three days after his arrival here, and his constitution being too weak to withstand the ravages of the disease, he gradually sank until death came.
He was born at Skowhegan , Me., Oct. 2, 1879?, removing with his parents four years later. In 1896 he took a business course at the LaCrosse business college, after which he came home and entered the clothing store of his step-father, until the latter went our of business. Early last spring when war clouds were gathering, he was one of the first volunteers when the call to arms was sounded and went to the front with Co. A. At Chickamauga he, with Elmer Harrington and Leo Edgbert, was transferred to the hospital service and served in that capacity at Chickamauga and Ponce until discharged. He was on the night shift at Ponce, and during the day when he should have been sleeping, was scouring the country for dainties for his sick comrades which were not obtainable at the hospital, thereby wearing himself out in his zeal to help his comrades in arms.
He was discharge from the service at Ponce about six weeks ago, and on his way home caught a severe cold, but did not suffer much pain and seemed to get over it quickly, but the cold weather on his arrival home was too much for his worn out condition and he had to take to his bed, as pneumonia set in. He was sick about two weeks.
Bernard was a young man of exemplary habits and a bright clear headed fellow, who could count his friends by the score. He was an only child and by his death a vacant place at the home fireside was made that can never be refilled and while the bereaved relatives are almost heartbroken with grief most poignant sympathy of the entire community is with them at their sorrow.
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