Obit: Counsell, Thomas #2 (1867 - 1903)
----Source: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 10/15/1903
Counsell, Thomas #2 (21 JUN 1867 - 9 OCT 1903)
Thos. Counsell died Friday morning, Oct. 9th, 1903, at 6:05 a.m., from the effects of a stroke of paralysis, suffered on Thursday afternoon, while he was going about his farm work, in his usual state of health.
Mr. Counsell, who is a well known Pleasant Ridge farmer, moved here from Waukesha Co. some years ago and bought the Hall farm, east of Chas. Walk’s place. On Thursday afternoon he discovered some cattle in his corn field and went out and after turning them out closed the bars and a moment later was strickened, dropping helplessly to the ground. His wife, who had seen him a moment before, noticed his sudden disappearance and wondering at it, went to the field where he was found vainly trying to rise. He was conscious and explained that he was unable to use his legs. She called Mr. Walk and others and they took Mr. Counsell to the house in a buggy, where he gradually sank, expiring Friday morning. The news of his death came as a great shock to the community, where he has been highly esteemed for his sterling worth. He had not been entirely well for a year or two, and of later had suffered from nose-bleeding, which indicated a weakened constitution.
Deceased was 36 years old, still a young man, and leaves the wife and four children, three boys and a daughter. He was born and raised in Mapleton, Waukesha Co., and has lived here (Clark Co., Wis.) about eight years. He was a scientific, thorough farmer, and as straightforward a man as we ever met. Tom Counsell was an honest man.
The funeral was held Sunday, the Rev. Guy W. Campbell officiating. The interment was in the Neillsville Cemetery. Attendance was very large.
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