Obit: Looker, Emma R. (1866 - 1952)

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Surnames: Looker, Traverse, Shaw, Lang, Stewart, Shutt, Natzke

----Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark County, Wis.) 02/29/1952

Looker, Emma (11 Nov. 1866 - 20 Feb. 1952)

Mrs. Emma Looker, nee Emma Traverse, a resident for many years of Withee, Wisconsin died an invalid home at Stanley where she had been an invalid for the past seven years. Death was due to old age and pneumonia.

Age at time of death was 85 years, 3 months and 9 days. She was married September 29, 1889 to Wm. Looker at Woodstock, Ill. They moved to Withee in 1919. Her husband preceded her in death February 2, 1923.

Before her health failed she was an active member of the Methodist Church at Withee.

Funeral services were held at the Withee, Wisconsin Methodist Church February 22 at 2 p.m. Rev. Leland Shaw of Stanley officiated. Burial was made at Riverside cemetery.

Surviving are nine children, Charles, Hayward; Leslie, La Farge; Cetcil, Owen; Theran, Gerber, Calif.; Mrs. Nick Mer?. Withee; Mrs. Edwin Lang of Unity; Mrs. Wilbur Stewart of Greenwood; Mrs. Wm. Stutt of Concord, Calif.; Mrs. Orville Natzke, Wausau; one brother, two sisters; 31 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons and granddaughters were the flower girls.

Out of town persons attending the funeral were from La Velle, New Holstein, Madison, Viola, Bloom City, La Farge, Chippewa Falls, Hillsboro, Colby, Unity, Greenwood, Wausau, Owen and Stanley.

*** Emma Looker is buried in the Riverside Cemetery, Withee Township, Clark County, Wisconsin.

Family Notes

1900 Federal Census, ED 109 Bloom town, Richland, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 8

William Looker, white, married male
birth date: Dec 1866
birthplace: Ohio
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
mother's birthplace: Ohio
years married: 10
estimated marriage year: 1890

Household Members
head William Looker M 34 (Dec 1866) Ohio
wife Emma R Looker F 34 (Nov 1866) Wisconsin, 6 children - 6 living
son Charles H Looker M 9 (Dec 1891) Wisconsin
son Leslie E Looker M 8 (Aug 1892) Wisconsin
son Cecil R Looker M 6 (Jun 1894) Wisconsin
son Thomas B Looker M 4 (Jan 1896) Wisconsin
daughter Veda B Looker F 2 (Mar 1898) Wisconsin
daughter Opal Looker F 0 (May 1900) Wisconsin

1920 Federal Census, Withee, Clark Co., Wisconsin

William Looker, white, married male
estimated birth year: 1867
age: 53
birthplace: Ohio
relationship to head of household: Self
father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
mother's birthplace: Ohio

Household Members
self William Looker M 53y Ohio
wife Emma Looker F 53y Wisconsin
son Theron Looker M 24y Wisconsin
daughter Veda Looker F 21y Wisconsin
daughter Opal Looker F 19y Wisconsin
daughter Velma Looker F 17y Wisconsin
daughter Unita Looker F 13y Wisconsin
daughter Mary Looker F 10y Wisconsin

1930 Federal Census, Withee, Clark, Wisconsin

Emma R Looker, white, widowed female
event: Census
event date: 1930
gender: Female
age: 63
birthplace: Wisconsin
estimated birth year: 1867
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Indiana
mother's birthplace: Indiana

1940 Federal Census, Ward 1, Wausau, Wausau City, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States

Emma W Looker, white, female
event year: 1940
age: 73
marital status: Widowed
relationship to head of household (standardized): Mother-in-law
birthplace: Wisconsin
estimated birth year: 1866
residence in 1935: Rural, Clark, Wisconsin



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