Charlotte A. (1851 - 1936)
Surnames: HARRIS OTIS NULTON ADERHOLD BROTHERTON WHITNEY FORBISH ROTH WILDE TESSMER RASMUSSEN BENNETT BRANDT LAVIGNE KILLARD WILLARD NIEMI SPITZENBERGER VANDERHIND WESCOTT MCNEIGHT LOUGHEAD
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 06/18/1936
Harris, Charlotte A. (20 Feb. 1851 - 12 June 1936)
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 P.M. at the home and at 2:00 P.M. at the M. E. church, Rev. C. Paul Nulton officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Pall bearers were Henry Aderhold, Robert Brotherton, Claude Whitney, Henry Forbishm Wm. Roth and Wm. Wilde. Those in charge of flowers were Mrs. C. Whitney, Mrs. Pauline Tessmer, Mrs. C. Rasmussen and Mrs. Wm. Roth.
The deceased’s maiden name was Charlotte A. Otis and was born in Defiance county, Ohio, on Feb. 20th, 1851, thus reaching the age of eighty-five years, three months and twenty-three days. She married Charles W. Harris in Ohio on Feb. 8th, 1868. Mr. Harris served in the Civil War in Company F. 111 Ohio infantry. They moved to the town of Frankfort in 1882 and to the town of Hull in 1890, where, by hard and diligent work they built a fine farm. In April 1912, Mr. Harris died, and in 1915, Mrs. Harris and son, Howard, and grand daughter, Pansy Barrett (Mrs. Fred Brandt) moved to the city of Colby.
Mrs. Harris is survived by one son, Howard of Colby and one daughter, Mrs. Theodore LaVigne of Oakland, California. Also three grand children, Mrs. Fred Brandt of Withee, Mrs. Jessie Killard of Oakland, Calif., and Thomas LaVigne of Oakland, Calif., and three great grand children, Raymon, Barbara and Louis Willard of Oakland, Cal. One son, Homer, died in 1889 and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Bennett, (Mae) died in 1907.
Mrs. Harris was a member of the Women’s Relief Corps, the Methodist Episcopal church and the M. E. ladies’ aid. She was an earnest worker, a good Christian, and, like all early pioneers, of a hospitable disposition. All who entered her home received a warm welcome and her kindly ways won her many friends.
Out of town people here for the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brandt, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Niemi and Ben Brandt of Withee, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bennett and family of Unity, Edna and Florence Bennett of Wausau, Mrs. Spitzenberger and Mrs. Vanderhind of Eau Claire, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wescott and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McNeight of Stratford, Mr. and Mrs. John Loughead of Unity.
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