Obit: Selves, J. Thomas #2 (1857 - 1943)

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Surnames: Selves, Grether, Mandel, Wiersig, Schelling, Schwierske, Niggeman, Bane, Welsch, Blackman, Lisd, Share, Brown, Smder, Hinds, Saniske

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/02/1943

Selves, J. Thomas (2 Feb. 1857 - 24 Nov. 1943)

J. Thomas Selves died at the Clark County Hospital at Owen, Wisconsin, Wednesday, Nov. 24th, at midnight of a head injury which he suffered in a fall about a week previous to his death. Funeral services were held at the Lulloff Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock and at the First Ev. and Reformed church at 2:00 o’clock, Rev. D. Grether officiating and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Pall bearers were Ernst Mandel, Walter Wiersig, Chas. Schelling, Fred Schwierske, Con. Niggeman and C. J. Bane.

Mr. Selves was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Feb. 2, 1857, thus reaching the age of 86 years, nine months and 22 days. At the age of seven he moved with his parents to a farm near Neillsville where as a young man he worked in the woods and for many years was foreman of a sawmill. He was married on Oct. 24, 1888, in Colby to Miss Minnie Welsch. Twelve years later, he and his wife moved to the city of Colby where Mr. Selves worked as the sexton of the cemetery, drayman for H. J. Welsch and was a breeder of fine horses.

Surviving the deceased are his widow, one son, Harry, of Owen and two brothers, Richard and Edward of Neillsville, Wis.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Selves, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Selves and five daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Blackman, Mr. and Mrs. Lisd, Mrs. Share, Herb Brown and Mrs. Ernest Smder, all of Neillsville, Harry Selves of Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Hinds of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Saniske of Granton and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Welsch of North Chicago.



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