Obit: McCutcheon, William R. #4 (1857 - 1938)

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Surnames: McCutcheon

----Sources: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 03/24/1938

McCutcheon, William R. #4 (9 NOV 1857 - 19 MAR 1938)

Dr. W.R. McCutcheon, 80, a prominent citizen of the village of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) and well known resident of Clark County, passed away at his home early Saturday morning, March 19th, 1938, of acute bronchitis, followed by heart complications.

He was one of the early resident physicians of this county and lived in Thorp for the past fifty-four years.

William Robert McCutcheon was born in Newtownbarry, County Carlo, Ireland, on Nov. 9, 1857. In 1877 he came to Canada, and three years later to the United States where he began the study of medicine, finishing his course at Rush Medical College, Chicago in the spring of 1884. He located in Thorp the same year and followed his profession continuously until his retirement about fifteen years ago.

He well withstood the trials of a country doctor of early days and earned a good reputation as physician and surgeon. As a pioneer he grew and prospered with Thorp and the community and took an active part in civic affairs.

A Masonic funeral was conducted by Thorp Lodge No. 264 (which the deceased assisted in organizing here as a charter member in 1894.) Services were held at the Bogumill Funeral Home at two o’clock Monday afternoon, A.L. Devos of Neillsville, acting as Grand Master, and L.W. Cattanach of Owen, Chaplain. About one hundred masons from this vicinity and other points attended. Interment took place in the East Thorp Cemetery.



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