Obit: Sweetland, Leon E. (1866 - 1943)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Sweetland, Terhune, Asp, Northup, Hart, Seibert, Tewalt, Walsh, Raatz, Heath, Jefferson, Engel, McBroom

----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 13 May 1943

Sweetland, Leon E. (26 July 1866 - 9 May 1943)

A telegram, which came to Arthur Terhune Tuesday morning, bore the following message:

"Shipping the remains of Leon E. Sweetland. Leaving here Friday afternoon. Arrive Neillsville 5:21 a.m. Saturday. Arrange opening of grave. Burial Saturday at two p.m. Please notify friends."

The message was sent from Ottawa, Ill.; by Lyle E. Sweetland. Mr. Sweetland and two of his brothers visited friends in Neillsville last summer.

The Rev. Obed Asp will officiate at the service.

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----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 20 May 1943

Funeral services for Leon E. Sweetland, a former resident of Neillsville, were held at Ottawa, Ill., at two p.m., last Wednesday. The body was brought to Neillsville, where services were held on Saturday at the Schiller-Terhune Funeral home, interment being made in the Neillsville Cemetery that day beside his wife, Daisy (Northup) Sweetland, a native of Bingham, Green County, New York, who passed away March 3, 1928. Mr. Sweetland passed away Sunday, May 9, at Ottawa.

The departed was born in New York State July 26, 1866. He had attained the age of 77. Mr. Sweetland and his family formerly were residents of Neillsville, where Mr. Sweetland had the agency for the Singer Sewing Machine.

He is survived by three sons and seven daughters, namely: (Idella) Mrs. Geo. Hart, Hollywood, Calif.; (Beatrice) Mrs. William Seibert, Ottawa, Ill.; (Nora) Mrs. Claude Tewalt, Milwaukee; (Gladys) Mrs. Ralph Walsh, St. Paul; (Bessie) Mrs. Arnold Raatz, passed away a year ago last October; Parley Sweetland, Joliet, Ill.; (Leona) Mrs. Archie Heath, Manitowoc; (Birdean) Mrs. Harold Jefferson, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; Charles Sweetland, Cherryville, Ore.; Lyle Sweetland, Utica, Ill.; (Maxine) Mrs. Glen Engel, Wisconsin Rapids. There also are thirty grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.

The surviving brothers and sisters include: Charles, Vern and Mrs. Minnie McBroom, Woodstock, Ill.; James, Macon and Carl, Pittsburg; Dora, Rockford, Ill.; and Etta Jacobs, Racine. Three brothers and a sister: Orian, Hugh, Parley and Nellie, preceded him in death.

Mr. Sweetland’s health had not been good for a number of years. Last fall, after many years of absence from Neillsville, in company with his brothers Macon and Car, he spent several days here renewing old friendships.

Here for the rites from distant places were: Mr. and Mrs. Glen Engel; Mrs. Claude Tewalt; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jefferson; Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Sweetland; Mr. and Mrs. Parley Sweetland and Beyrl Hart, Wisconsin Rapids.



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