Obit: Smith, Charles William (1873 - 1947)

Contact: Ken Wood

Surnames: Smith, Clouse

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Friday, 11 April 1947, P. 7, C. 1

Smith, Charles William (24 Dec. 1873 - 3 April 1947)


Rev. Lee Holmes Officiates at Methodist Rites at Loyal Church

Loyal--Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Loyal Methodist Church by the Rev. Lee Holmes for Charles William Smith, 73, a resident of Clark County 67 years, who died Thursday evening, April 3, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Chippewa Falls, following a short illness.

The Rev. Holmes officiated and burial took place in the Loyal cemetery.

Served as Pallbearers

Pallbearers were Frank Zuege, Hugh Darton, Arnold Stumpner, Arthur Wolfe, Dan Ellison, and Claude Catlin. Those in charge of the flowers were Mrs. Claude Catlin, Mrs. Arthur Wolfe, Mrs. Frank Zuege, Mrs. Hugh Darton, Mrs. Dan Ellison and Mrs. Arnold Stumpner.

"Under His Wings" and "Sweet Peace, the Gift of God's Love" were sung by Mrs. Ray Prior, Mrs. Calvin Prior, J. R. Colby, and R. B. Colby, with Miss Marjorie Holmes accompanist.

Those attending the funeral from away were Mr. and Mrs. George Heiderer, Mrs. Wallace Arndt, Miss Pearl Arndt and Levi Arndt, Park Falls; Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Garvin, Sparta; Mrs. H. J. Kranzush and Richard Kline, Waukesha; Miss Lilas School, Thorp; Mrs. Marie Seeman, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dunn, Neillsville; and Wallace Clouse, Chicago.

Born in Germany

Mr. Smith was born in Breslau, Germany, Dec. 24, 1873. When he was six years old he came to America with his parents and settled on a farm in the Town of Loyal.

On June 10, 1903, he married Miss Jessie Clouse, who died in 1919. An only son, David, survives and there are four grandchildren Donald, Jane, Harry, and Lois Smith.

For many of his younger years, Mr. Smith followed the trade of a woodsman during the winter months and farmed during the summers. Soon after his wife's death he and his son moved to Wausau. Two years later they returned and settled on a farm in the Town of Beaver. For the past 26 years he had been living with his son and family.



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