Hiram Jerome (1859 - 1923)
Contact: Helen Vater Blaha
Surnames: PARKHILL, DAILY, HAMILTON, MUNSON, BUNNELL, COLE
----Source: Newspaper clipping in family scrapbook
Parkhill, Hiram Jerome (1 May 1859 — 28 April 1923)
FORMER COLBYRITE DIES
Hiram Jerome Parkhill, formerly a resident of this city, died at Antigo Monday morning, April 28th of carcinoma. Jerome, as he was called by all who knew him, was born May 1st, 1859, at Clockville, N.Y., and was the fourth of the seven sons of the late Eli T. Parkhill, one of the earliest settlers of this vicinity, coming here with his wife and seven sons on March 11th, 1873. Jerome grew to man hood here and married Amelia Dailey, of the town of Colby, and, shortly after, moved to Antigo where he was employed in a saw mill. He is survived by his wife and two children: Lester and Ethel, both of Antigo, and six brothers, William L. of Hayward, Wis., Niles S., Reuben Eli and Geo. B. of Abbotsford, Jesse F. of Superior, and Fred A. of Salem, Oregon.
Among the relatives from this vicinity who attended the funeral were Niles S. Parkhill and wife, Robert Hamilton and wife, Myrtle Munson of Withee and Mrs. Edith Bunnell of Abbotsford, Wis. Burial was at Antigo on Wednesday of this week. This is the first death among the children of the late Eli T. and Susan A. Parkhill to occur in nearly 74 years past, the ages of the six surviving sons ranging from sixty to seventy-four years.
An excellent violinist, many of the early settlers here will recall dancing to music furnished by him and Charley Cole in years past. Of a quiet and amiable disposition he has a host of friends in this vicinity who will join with his family and relatives in mourning his departure.
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