Obit: Dows, William (1837 - 1917)


Surnames: Dows, Duffy, Page, Struble, Jacobson

----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark County, Wis.) 11/30/1917

Dows, William (16 JUN 1837 - 23 NOV 1917)

Another of Clark county's pioneers, one of the first of the early settlers, has passed away. Last Friday morning, Nov. 23, 1917, "Grandpa Dows" was found dead in bed, his death resulting from heart trouble. Death apparently came peacefully and without warning. Deceased was 80 years, 5 months and 7 days of age, and for several weeks past, although up and about daily, had been quite indisposed. He was born in Winslow, Maine, June 16, 1837 and was married to Miss Ann Duffy at Salem, Mass. In 1861, and with his bride came to Wisconsin in 1861 and settled at Waupaca until 1865, when they came to Clark County and bought a farm on the Ridge, the farm now owned by Leonard Faas. Here they continued to reside until her death twenty years ago last February. Then he took up residence with his only child, Nellie, Mrs. Warren page. Nellie died in August of 1908, yet he continued on with her hsuband and children until his death, a much loved and respected member of the family. He was a veteran of the Civil War, a member of Co. A. of the 18th Wis. Inf. He was in the battle of Kingston and in the campaign through North Carolina and Virginia.

The funeral was held from the Warren Page home at Neillsville Sunday afternoon, Rev. G.W. Longenecker of the Congregational Church officiating. The pallbearers were members of the G.A.R., namely Ira McIntyre, Mike Moldenhauer, Henry Imig, Matt Wells, John Rude and Geo. Redmond. Interment was made in the city cemetery beside the body of his wife in the family lot.

Deceased is survived only by his son-in-law, Warren Page, his granddaughter, Mrs. Delbert Struble, his grandsons Leland, Milton and Irl Page, and great-granddaughter, Genevieve Jacobson. All of these, with the exception of Leland Page, somewhere in France with uncle Sam's Army, and Milton Page at Waco, Tex., in Uncle Sam's employ, were here and in attendance at the funeral, which was largely attended by old friends and admirers of the deceased.



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