Obit: Williams, Melford H. (1875 - 1970)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Williams, Ammerson, Zimmerman, Lawrence, King, Smith, Trogner, Roth, Severs, Jakobi, Jake, Lucas, Stolt, Sternitzky, Grassman, Dahlke, Dahl, Christian, Kruz, Farrington, Cronkhite, Janet, Pearson, Nickel

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 10/15/1970

Williams, Melford H. (6 August 1875 - 13 October 1970)

Funeral services for Melford H. Williams, 95, of Neillsville who died Tuesday were to be held today (Thursday) at 1:30 p.m. from the Georgas Funeral Home. The Rev. Melvin Nickel of the United Methodist Church was to officiate. Burial was to be made in Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids.

Mr. Williams was born August 6, 1875, in Waupaca to Soloman and Mattie (Ammerson) Williams. He received his education in Waupaca County and moved to Dancy with his family at the age of eight, then moved to the Eau Plaine area and farmed there. He also worked in Chicago.

He married the late Ida Zimmerman in 1913 in Mercer. She died in 1922. He then married Ina Lawrence in 1930 in Neillsville. They farmed in the Town of York and came to Neillsville in 1950.

Survivors include: his wife; and six children, Mrs. Richard (Ardena) King, Earl and Chester Williams, all of Oak Creek; Orin of Neillsville; Mrs. Herbert (Dawn) Smith of Milwaukee; and Mrs. John (Darlene) Trogner of Stoughton; and 17 grandchildren.

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 10/22/1970

Funeral services for Melford Williams, 95, who died October 13, were held last Thursday at 1:30 p.m. from the Georgas Funeral Home. The Rev. Melvin Nickel of the United Methodist Church officiated. Burial was made in Forest Hill Cemetery at Wisconsin Rapids.

Pallbearers were: Elroy Dahlke, Lawrence and Rodney Williams, Emmons Cronkhite, Dick Roth and Ted Zimmerman.

People attending from out-of-town included: Mr. and Mrs. Richard King, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Zimmerman, and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Roth, all of Junction City; Mr. and Mrs. Renold Severs, Milladore; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Chester Williams and their families, Oak Creek; Mr. and Mrs. John Trogner and family, Stoughton; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Smith and family and Dale Jakobi, Milwaukee; Rodney Williams, Pittsville; Mr. and Mr. C. L. Cronkhite, Oakland, Mn.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jakobi, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Vandeberg, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Jake and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lucas, all of Marshfield; Mrs. Shirley Stolt, Rockford, Il.; Mrs. Edna Sternitzky and Mrs. and Mrs. Delmar Sternitzky, Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. John Grassman and Henry Dahlke, Granton; George Dahl, Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zimmerman, Rockford, Il.; Mrs. Edward Christian, New Berlin; Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Dahlke, Arpin; Mrs. Henry Kruz, Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Farrington, Cambria; Emmons Cronkhite, Westmont, Il.; Mrs. Elsie Williams, Oak Lawn, Il.; Mrs. Irvin Janet, Mt. Prospect, Il.; and Mrs. Irene Pearson, McHenry, Il.



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