Obit: Leason, A. S. #2 (1835 - 1919)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Leason, Caldwell, Nason, Sontag 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) November 11, 2009 

Leason, A. S. (12 November 1835 - 29 October 1919) 

November 1919, of the Good Old Days 

A. S. Leason, pioneer of Clark County, died at his home in this city, Oct. 29th.  He had been ailing for some time but his death was unexpected to his many friends here, for he had been up and about, apparently in his usual health.  

He was born on Nov. 12, 1835, in the Town of Alexander, Genesee County, New York. His father died when he was but seven years of age and he came to Milwaukee with an older brother when he was ten years old. 

He was married to Elmina A. Caldwell at Newburg, Wis., on Feb. 27, 1859, and she died on Aug. 24, 1900.  They lived at Hingham for a time and moved to Neillsville in 1880.  In company with his son Ralph, was engaged in the pump and windmill business in Neillsville for nearly 40 years and the name of Leason appears on the great majority of windmills in the lower end of Clark County, for theirs was an extensive business, particularly so in the early days. 

Mr. Leason was a fine old gentleman and was possessed with a form of dry wit and humor, which kept him in high spirits at all times as well as those with whom he came in contact.  He was an upright, honest man in his business dealings and maintained such a reputation throughout his entire life in this community.   

The funeral was held on Friday, services being conducted at the family residence.  Mr. Leason is survived by two sons, Ralph and Dr. W. A. Leason, and by an adopted daughter, Mrs. Lettie Nason.  Mrs. Jule Sontag and Jesse Leason were here from St. Paul to attend the funeral.  



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