Obit: Metcalf, Parker U. (1869 - 1944)

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Surnames: Metcalf, Longenecker, Robinson, Northup, Kaudy, Struensee, Miller, Hagen, Diercks, Grosnick, Krejei, Gault, Radtke, Armitage, Christenson, Parker, Miller, Strunsee, Hagen, Sennott, Reiman, Robinson, Dwyer

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 13 April 1944

Metcalf, Parker U. (30 Aug. 1869 - 9 April 1944)

Funeral services for Parker U. Metcalf, 75, town of York, will be held (Thursday), April 12, at 2 p.m. at the Congregational Church, preceded by brief services at the Jaster Funeral Home. Rev. George W. Longenecker will be the officiating pastor, and burial will take place in the Neillsville Cemetery.

Mr. Metcalf died Sunday evening, April 9, at the home of his son, Leon Metcalf, town of York, after two years of heart ailments.

He was born August 30, 1869, at Churubusco, Ind., the son of Allen and Alvera (Robinson) Metcalf. At the age of five years, he came with his parents to Hewettville, traveling the entire distance by team ad wagon. Here he grew to manhood and received his education. As a young man, he worked in lumber camps in Clark County, and for a few years in a tannery and lumber camp at Phillips, Wis. He was truly a pioneer of this community.

On April 16, 1898 he was married to Miss Julia Northup at Neillsville. They lived at Phillips for a few years, and then came to the farm in the town of York, where he spent the remainder of his life. Six children were born to them: Elsie, Mrs. Lewis Kaudy, Leon and Kenneth Metcalf, town of York; Irene, Mrs. Ed. Struensee, Neillsville; Sadie, Mrs. Alvin Miller, who resides on the home farm; and Mrs. Fern Hagen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

He is survived by his six children, eleven grandchildren, a half brother, Allie Metcalf, Chippewa Falls; and a brother-in-law, Percy Northup, town of York. A brother, Jesse Metcalf, died last summer in Altoona. Mrs. Metcalf passed away in 1927.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Kaudy, Wausau, their daughter, Miss Marie Kaudy of Chicago; and their son, Pfc., John Kaudy, Camp McKall, N. C., a paratrooper, and Mrs. Fern Hagen, Milwaukee, were here for the funeral services.

Pallbearers were William Kiercks, Otto Groshick, John Kreji, Edward Gault, Carl Randtke and Bruce Armitage.

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----Source: Published Family Bio, 1976, Federal Census Reports, Obituaries, Family Records, Micro-film media

 

Leon Metcalf Farm

 

Parker Metcalf was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. When a small boy, he and his parents moved to Hewetville from Fort Wayne by horses and wagon. There they made their home. As a young man, Parker went to Phillips, Wisconsin and worked in the bark woods, and later in the saw mill. On April 16, 1897, he married Julia Northup Christenson, On August 9, 1899, they purchased 40 acres of woodland from the Haris and Starr Lumber Company. In 1901, they moved on this land and built a log house, and a lug barn. On Dec. 2, 1901. they purchased another forty, joining the home place, making a 120 acre farm.

 

Six children were born to Julia and Parker, Sadie (Mrs. Alvin Miller); Elsie (Mrs. Lewis Kaudy); Irene (Mrs. Ed Strunsee); Fern (Mrs. Vernon Hagen); Kenneth; and Leon. Mr. Metcalf passed away on April 9, 1944, and his wife proceeded him on October 4, 1927. Son Leon, who had stayed at home and helped his father, was also a cheese maker. Later, he purchased the home farm, and on June 5, 1929, married Norma Walters. Four children were born to Leon and Norma. They are Elaine (Mrs. Vincent Sennott); Myrtle (Mrs. James Reiman), LaVern, and Irving. 

 

Family Notes

 

1900 Federal Census, ED 154 Phillips city Ward 1-3, Price, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 16, family 330

 

Parker Metcalf, white, male
marital status: Married
years married: 3
estimated marriage year: 1897
father's birthplace: Ohio
mother's birthplace: Indiana

Household Members
head Parker Metcalf M 30 (Aug 1870) Indiana
wife Julia M Metcalf F 26 (Aug 1874) Wisconsin
daughter Elsie L Metcalf F 1 (Jan 1899) Wisconsin

 

1910 Federal Census, York, Clark, Wisconsin, pg. 9, family 190

 

Parker Metcalf, white, married, male
father's birthplace: United States
mother's birthplace: United States

Household Members
self Parker Metcalf M 39y Indiana
wife Julia Metcalf F 35y Wisconsin
daughter Elsie Metcalf F 11y Wisconsin
son Kenith Metcalf M 9y Wisconsin
son Leon Metcalf M 5y Wisconsin
daughter Irene Metcalf F 3y Wisconsin
daughter Sadie Metcalf F 1y 2m Wisconsin

 

Wisconsin Marriage Records

 

Parker Metcalf
groom's birthplace: Indiana
bride's name: Julia Christianson
bride's birthplace: Clark Co., Wis
marriage date: 16 Apr 1897
marriage place: Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Alden Metcalf
groom's mother's name: Alvira Robinson
bride's father's name: Frank Northup
bride's mother's name: Julia Dwyer
groom's race: White
bride's race: White

 

Wisconsin Birth Records

 

Kenneth Oleny Metcalf
gender: Male
birth date: 14 Sep 1900
birthplace: Phillips, Price, Wisconsin
race: White
father's name: Parker Metcalf
father's birthplace: Ind
mother's name: Julia Northup
mother's birthplace: Wis

 

Irene Julia Metcalf
gender: Female
birth date: 17 Oct 1906
birthplace: York, Clark Co, Wisconsin
race: White
father's name: Parker Metcalf
father's birthplace: Ind.
mother's name: Julia Northrup
mother's birthplace: Clark Co, Wis.

 

 


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