Obit: Williams, Mathew H. (1873 - 1948)
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Surnames: Williams, Myers

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 08/26/1948

Williams, Mathew H. (9 SEP 1873 - AUG 1948)

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at two o’clock from the Congregational Church, Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), for M. H. Williams, a long time resident of this city.

Matt H. Williams, who had made his home in the city of Owen for more than 40 years died at the home of his family at Rock Island, Ill., where he had been the past month. Prior to going there he was hospitalized at St. Joseph’s Hospital at Marshfield since June 1. His death was due to a heart ailment.

His remains will arrive in Owen Friday morning and he will lie in state at the Griebenow Funeral Home (Owen, Wisconsin) from Friday until noon on Saturday.

Officiating at the final rites will be Rev. Myron Glick who will conduct a short service, after which the service will be in charge of the Owen Masonic Lodge. Interment will be made in Riverside Cemetery.

Pallbearers at the service will be Masonic brethren E. C. Olds, J. P. Madsen, F. C. Greech, A. M. Wilson, Jr., Manfred, Dietrich and B. C. Cattanach.

A complete obituary will appear in next week’s issue of the Enterprise.

(Follow on in 9/2/1948 Owen Enterprise)

Mathew H. Williams, 74 years of age, and a resident of the city of Owen for the past 40 years, was laid to rest at the Riverside Cemetery Saturday afternoon, Aug. 28, 1948. funeral services were held from the First Congregational Church, Owen, with Rev. M. Glick officiating, after which a Masonic service was conducted with Mr. L. W. Cattanach Sr., in charge.

Pallbearers at the service were E. C. Olds, J. P. Madsen, B. C. Cattanach, F. C. Greech, Manfred Dietrich and A. M. Wilson Jr.

Matt, as he was known to his many friends in this community passed away at the home of his family in Rock Island, Ill., where he had been for the past month after being dismissed from St. Joseph’s Hospital at Marshfield, where he had been hospitalized since June 1. He died of a heart attack.

Mathew H. Williams was born at Nantymonel, Wales on Sept. 9, 1873. As a youngster of nine years he came to this country with his parents, settling in Illinois. As he became older he first associated himself with his father and his profession in the mining business at Cable and Sherrard, Ill., where he also received his schooling.

On Sept. 30, 1902 he was united in marriage to Dacie Myers at Rock Island, Ill. For four years after the marriage Matt owned and operated a store at Eire, Ill. Later he went into the land sales business and soon thereafter first came to this community with buyers. After a few business trips and visits here he became intrigued with the community which was then in its pioneer days of development with the lumbering industry being the incentive for people to move here. Matt associated himself with the John S. Owen Lumber Co. as their land salesman disposing of the company’s land after it had been cleared of timber for farming purposes.

Matt was the fortunate possessor of an enviable personality. He was always pleasant, courteous and smiling, with an interest in his friends and the affairs of the community. He was faithful worker for many years and his numerous friends regret that his health did not permit more years of enjoyment. He had many friends, all of whom extend sincere sympathy to this family.

Surviving him are his wife and one daughter, Marion, and four grandchildren. He was a member of the Owen Masonic Lodge 317 and a member of the First Congregational Church of this city.

 

 


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