Obit: Brule, Margaret (1862 - 1943)

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Surnames: Brule, Feeney, McGinnis, Wiesner, Bracken, Griffin, Richey, Cahmberlian, O’Connor, Phillips, Folge, Doyle, Gordon, Short, Chapman, Zilk

----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 1 April 1943

Brule, Margaret (1 Feb. 1862 - 26 March 1943)

Funeral rites for Mrs. Margaret Brule were conducted by the Rev. Fr. Feeney, Ladysmith, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church here Friday morning, march 26, interment taking place in the Catholic Cemetery here. A rosary service was held at the Schiller-Terhune Funeral Home on Thursday evening.

Mrs. Brule was born to Peter and Julia McGinnis Feb. 1, 1862, at Ludington, St. Lawrence County, N. Y., coming to Clark County with her parents as a small child. On the 24th day of August, 1886, she was united in marriage to Emery Brule, who preceded her in death several years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Brule were the parents of four daughters: Anita, Mrs. J. F. Wiesner, and Marie, Mrs. W. T. Bracken, Beloit, Wis.; Maud, Mrs. Phil Griffin, Ladysmith, and Ruth, Mrs. Noble Ritchey, Shirley, Ind.

Mrs. Brule made Neillsville her home until 1918, when she moved to La Crosse. She conducted a millinery store here for many years, later continuing in that business in La Crosse. During recent years she made her home with her daughters. Since last November, she had been at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Griffin where she passed away on Wednesday, March 24.

The departed was a charming woman. Socially, she was a favorite among her friends, in her business, transactions, she enjoyed the highest respect of the entire community and as a wife and mother, she filled the roll admirably. She was a life long member of the Catholic Church.

Surviving are the daughters, five granddaughters and one great-grandchild. Three brothers and two sisters, William and Frank McGinnis, Portland, Ore.; P. J. McGinnis, Waukesha, Mrs. George Schaefer, Merrill, and Mrs. Ella Phillips, Green Bay, also survive.

Here for the rites were: Mrs. Joe Wiesner and her daughters, Jean, Mrs. Kenneth Chamberlain, and Miss Virginia Wiesner, Beloit; Mrs. Noble Ritchey, Shirley, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Phil Griffin, and their daughter, Jane, Mrs. Dick O’Connor, Ladysmith; Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Bracken, Beloit; Mrs. Ella Phillips, Green Bay; P. J. McGinnis and wife, Waukesha, Rev. Fr. Dwyer, Rev. Fr. Feeney, Mrs. O. J. Folge, Mrs. Frank Doyle, Ladysmith; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gordon, Marshfield, and a nephew of the departed, Ed. Short of Shortville.

The pallbearers were: Atty William A. Campman, Joe Zilk, Herbert Brown, Ed. Short, Herman North and Bert Wesley.



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