Obit: Whittemore, C. A. (1857? - 1942)

Contact: Sandy (Safemaster) Seiler

Surnames: Whittemore, Sperling, Hanke, Blum

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark Co., Wis.) 04/16/1942

Whittemore, C. A. (?1857 - 15 APR 1942)

One of the oldest residents of the vicinity of Withee passed away at his farm home late Wednesday night, when C. A. Whittemore, 84 years of age succumbed to a lingering illness.

For the past several years Mr. Whittemore had been in very poor health and the past year he had been confined to his bed at home.

Funeral services as yet have not been arranged for as the relatives are awaiting word from a son, Arthur, who is with the armed forces on the Pacific coast.

The Enterprise will carry a complete obituary next issue.

(Follow on in 04/23/1942 Owen Enterprise)

Funeral services were conducted for C. A. Whittemore, 84 years and 11 months of age, Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. from the Griebenow funeral parlors. The Rev. W. A. Hotchkiss officiated at the services and interment was made in the Riverside cemetery.

Mr. Whittemore for the past several years had been suffering from extremely poor health and for the past year had been confined to his bed at home. His passing came to him quietly on Wednesday, April 15.

Mr. Whittemore was a pioneer resident of the community of Withee, having resided on his farm north and west of the village for the past 48 years, having settled there in 1904, at which time he moved to this community from Milwaukee where he had spent his early manhood.

He was the father of a family of 12 children all of whom mourn his passing. His wife preceded him in death ten years ago.

Those who survive his passing are, sons, Charles, George, Jim, John, and Bob at home, and Arthur, who is in the armed services in California and was home for the services; six daughters, Mrs. Norma Sperling of Withee, Mrs. Alice Hanke of Waukesha, Mrs. Ruth Blum of Madison, Agnes of Wausau, Laura of Milwaukee, and Mabel who is at home; two sisters and a brother of New York, seven grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives.



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