Obit: Huntley, Mary #3 (1814 - 1897)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Huntley, Sufficool

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co. WI.) January 21, 1897

Huntley, Mary (30 May 1814 - 15 January 1897)

Mrs. Mary Huntley died at her home on the north side Friday, Jan. 15, 1897 at 11:00 a.m., of pneumonia, aged 82 years, 7 months 16 days, having been born in Sheffield, England, May 30, 1814, and was married to Mr. Huntley in '36. She later for a short time resided in Buffalo, N.Y. They then moved to Washington Co., Wisconsin. Her husband died at Milwaukee during the cholera scourge 42 years ago. They had taken up land in Washington County and the family lived in the wilderness there while the father worked at his trade as a skilled shoemaker for Bradley & Metcalf, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Left with a family of five rather small children to care for, the noble mother, toiled unceasingly, saving the home and raising the children. Some 28 years ago, March 26, 1869, the family moved into the wild West Weston and settled at what became known as the Huntley Settlement, where each of her sons, Richard, William, John and Thomas and the sister Mrs. Anna Sufficool, and her, had homes within sight of each other, and these five children survive her, as do 27 grandchildren, and two or three great grandchildren to honor her. The first farm, however, was the mother's, which, as the family spread out or married was worked by John. One by one the boys moved away from the Settlement, and now Richard lives in Chippewa Falls, William and John here and Thomas at La Crosse. Mrs. Sufficool has made this city her home since her husband's death, but now lives in Wausau. The mother has for six or seven years lived in a small cottage built for her adjoining the Sufficool home.

She was a hard working, tireless pioneer woman, devoting her life to her family of high character and beloved by all.

The funeral took place Sunday at the Unitarian church, Mr. T. G. Owen preaching, and was attended by a notably large number of friends.

The family desires us to thank the many friends who were of so great service to them in many ways during the mother's sickness and death.

(Submitted by Charlott Wells Jones)



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