Obit: Ross, David (1870? - 1943)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Ross, Scott, Longenecker, Leason, Frantz, Greeler, Bullard, Schaefer

----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 22 April 1943

Ross, David (1870? - 15 April 1943)

David Ross, 73, died April 15th, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. He had been in poor health for about six years.

Mr. Ross came to Neillsville with his parents, John and Mary Ross, when he was about a year old. They came from the Province of Quebec, Canada, where he was born. He attended the grade schools in Neillsville only until he was old enough to drive team, which he did for years. He worked in the lumber camps and at one time owned the ice business here. For many years he was a foreman on the roads in Clark County and was considered one of the best road builders in the county. He also worked on the snow plows in the winter until his illness prevented a continuance of heavy work. He became well-known throughout the county.

Of his immediate family, only one sister, Mrs. E. J. Scott of Two Rivers, Wis., is left to mourn his demise. His brother Henry’s widow lives in the old home. Mr. Ross never married. He leaves beside the sister, fourteen nephews and nieces, in Wisconsin and other states. Because of the war work, only two of them could be here for the funeral, which was held from the Lowe Funeral Home Saturday afternoon, the Rev. G. W. Longenecker conducting the rites.

The departed would have been pleased to know that all of the employees of the highway department attended the rites. The pallbearers were: Ralph Leason, George Frantz, Rudolph Leason, Frank Greeler, Fred Bullard and Nick Schaefer.



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