Obit: Curtis, Wheeler #2 (1836 - 1901)

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Surnames: Curtis, Dickinson, Dewhurst, Shoop

----Source: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 04/11/1901

Curtis, Wheeler #2 (DEC 1836 - 5 APR 1901)

The community was shocked Saturday morning to learn of the death of Wheeler Curtis, of heart disease, Friday night. He had been ailing for some time, but this was not generally known, and his death was wholly unexpected. With him when he died were his wife and Warren Southard, a neighbor and old friends.

Mr. Curtis had resided her since the close of the Civil War, in which he had served as a soldier. He was a brother of Mrs. D. Dickinson and Mrs. R. Dewhurst. His mother, Grandma Curtis, died only last year, at a very advanced age. Wheeler was 64 years and 4 months old. The wife was formerly Matilda Shoop of Loyal, and a large number of her relatives attended the funeral, which was held at the Unitarian Church, Rev. T. Grafton Owen officiating. At the time the rush to Dakota took place, along about 1880, Wheeler went out there, took up a homestead, lived there a few years, sold out and returned. He had always had an interest in the logging business, at which he worked intermittently and owned at the time of his death, timber lands in Northern Wisconsin, and some, we believe, in Canada. The past few years he had made his home at the old Ferguson farm west of town, which he worked, and where he led a happy life, quiet and contented.



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