Obit: Markham, Minnie (1865 - 1958)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Markham, Freitag, Funk,
Thompson, Landgraf, Plaenert, Henkel, Filitz, Shaw, Buddenhagen,
Korth, Dahnert, Wall Grether, Guthmiller
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 27, 1958
Markham, Minnie (4 August 1865 - 20 March
Mrs. Minnie Markham, 92, of Neillsville,
died March 20 in Neillsville. She had been a hospital patient
since November 11, when she suffered a fractured hip in a fall in
Funeral services were held Saturday from
the Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church. The Rev. Albert
Guthmiller, pastor, officiated. Burial was made in the
Neillsville City Cemetery.
Mrs. Markham was born August 4, 1865, at
Watertown, the daughter of the late George and Margaret (Freitag)
Funk. She was married to George Markham at Watertown. They
operated a store in Deerfield for a time, and came to Clark County
66 years ago, locating on a farm south of Neillsville.
They farmed for 30 years before retiring
and moving to Neillsville. Mrs. Markham had been living with
her daughter, Mrs. Harriet Thompson, for the last 25
She is survived by her daughter; Wesley
Markham, Los Angeles, Calif.; Ted Markham, New Bedford, Mass.; and
Lee Markham, Hartford, Mich. Three grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren also survive.
Pallbearers were: Elmer and Herbert
Filitz, George Shaw, Elmer Buddenhagen, Leo R. Korth, and Herman
Two hymns, "The Lord’s prayer" and
"Beyond the Sunset," were sung by Ellis Wall, accompanied by Mrs.
Out of town people here for the services
were: Mr. and Mrs. Lee Markham, Harford, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn
E. Landgraf, Jackson, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Plaenert, Madison;
and Dr. and Mrs. Fred Henkel, Richland Center.
Arrangements were made by the Georgas Funeral Home.
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