Charles (1869 - 1951)
Surnames: Pettit, Pettet, Kimble, LaFlex, Creed
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 05/17/1951
Pettet, Charles (26 APR 1869 - 15 MAY 1951)
Charles (Sol) Pettit, 82, a resident of this community (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) for many years, died as the result of a blood clot at his home here Tuesday morning, May 15, 1951.
He had been on a fishing trip the day before at Pike Lake with his daughter.
Funeral service will be held this Thursday (today) afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Thorp Funeral Home. An obituary will be published next week.
(Follow on in 5/22/1951 Thorp Courier)
Last rites were conducted by the Rev. Leland Shaw at the Thorp Funeral Home at 2:00 o’clock Thursday afternoon, May 17th, for Charles Pettet, who passed away at his home in the city of Thorp on May 15th, death being caused by a stroke. He had reached the age of 82 years and 19 days.
Charles Solomon Pettet was born on April 26, 1869 in Plymouth, Wis. He came to this community 62 years ago as one of the pioneers who built up Thorp and its surrounding territory. He was a farmer and woodman. On Aug. 6th, 1900, he was united in marriage to Rose Adele Kimble at Thorp, who passed away twenty-one years ago.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Eugenia M. LaFlex and one grandson, Richard LaFlex of Minneapolis, and one sister, Mrs. Wm. Cree, of Unity, Wis.
He was laid to rest in the East Side Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Vilas Telford, Chet Glasshof, Henry Huls, wm. Vanderhyden, Leif Larson and Harry Quelle.
Relatives and friends from out of town here to attend the funeral of Mr. Pettet on Thursday were Mrs. Eugenia LaFlex and son Richard of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Creed and son, Nyle of Unity, Mrs. Mabel Habbitt and Mrs. Myrtle Larson fo Bloomer, Mr. and Mrs. Frank LaFlex of Gilman, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Courter of Withee.
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