Obit: Eisenbise, Benjamin F. (1858 - 1943)

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Surnames: Eisenbise, Moses, Hull, Turney, Alban, Keemlee, Richardson

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 01/28 /1943

Eisenbise, Benjamin F. (8 JUL 1858 - 25 JAN 1943)

Funeral services were conducted this afternoon from the Griebenow Funeral Home (Owen, Wisconsin) for Benjamin Franklin Eisenbise, 84, whose death occurred Monday, Jan. 25, 1943, at his home in the city of Owen (Clark Co., Wis.). The Rev. Wesley A. Hotchkiss, pastor of the First Congregational Church officiating, and burial took place in Riverside Cemetery.

Mr. Eisenbise suffered a heart attack last June, and since that time has been in failing health, and for the past several weeks had been confined to his bed most of the time.

He was one of the pioneer settlers of this vicinity, and for many years resided in the town of Hixon, before moving with his family to Owen. He was a highly respected citizen, and will be missed by those who knew him.

An obituary will be published next week.

(Follow on in 2/4/1943 Owen Enterprise)

Benjamin Franklin Eisenbise, son of William and Rose Ann Eisenbise, was born July 8, 1858, at Sodham, Ohio, and died January 25, 1943, at his home in Owen at the age of 84.

At an early age he moved from Ohio to Lanark, Ill., where he grew to manhood. On Oct. 12, 1881, he married Flora Mae Moses of Lancaster. In 1901 Mr. Eisenbise moved with his family to a farm north of Owen where he resided until 1919 when he moved to Owen and has since made his home.

Five daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Eisenbise, all of whom are living, namely Orpha (Mrs. W.D. Hull), And Prudence (Mrs. Turney), of Owen; Bessie (Mrs. F.L. Alban) of Chippewa Falls; Trinnie (Mrs. J.M. Keemlee) of Rock Island, Ill.; and Irma (Mrs. L.A. Richardson) of Menomonie. Besides his widow and five daughters he leaves to mourn his passing ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

For the past six months, Mr. Eisenbise has been in failing health but only the last two months has been bedfast.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 28 at two o’clock from the Griebenow Funeral Home (Owen, Wisconsin), the Rev. Wesley A. Hotchkiss officiating, with interment at Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers were R.C. Graham, O.E. Parkinson, Albert Schafer, Charles Schmocker, Shurleigh Grimes and Julius Johnson.

Those from out of town attending the funeral were Sgt. Edward Hull, Chicago; Pvt. Frank Hull, Camp McCoy; Mrs. J.M. Keemlee, Rock Island, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Richardson and daughter, Anne, and Miss Jean M. Turney, Menomonie; Mrs. Bessie Alban and daughter, Ruth, Chippewa Falls; Mrs. George C. Lund, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Marshall, Thorp.



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