Obit: McNeight, William H. (1881 - 1954)

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Surnames: McNeight, Smith, Ehlers, Starkey, Gallagher, Lamont

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 05/06/1954

McNeight, William H. (6 Mar. 1881 - 3 May 1954)

William McNeight, chairman of the town of Brighton, died of a cerebral hemorrhage on Monday evening at 6:00 o’clock at his home. He was 73 years old and had been in poor health the past five years. The body is reposing in state at the Lulloff Funeral Home where funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon, Rev. Frederick Smith, pastor of the Methodist church in Pepin officiating. Burial will be made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery.

Mr. McNeight was born March 6, 1881, in the town of Brighton, a half mile from the present home. On October 22, 1904, he was married at Wausau to Helena Ehlers.

As a resident of the town of Brighton his entire life, Mr. McNeight served 33 years as chairman of the town of Brighton, nine years a state senator and two years as chairman of the Marathon county board of supervisors.

Surviving besides his wife are a son, Verner McNeight of Edgar; a daughter, Mrs. Roscoe (Winona) Starkey of Manhatten, Kans.; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Gallagher of Madison and Mrs. Agnes Lamont of Columbus Grove, Ohio; a brother, Joseph McNeight of the town of Eau Pleine; and three grand children. A brother and a sister preceded him in death.



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