Obit: Carter, Theo #2 (1895 - 1912)
Contact: Ann Stevens
----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Oct 3, 1912
Carter, Theo (1 Aug 1895 - 2 Oct
It came as a shock to the whole community
yesterday when the word went around that death had claimed one of
our fairest young daughters..
Theo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Carter, was born in the town of Levis, this county Aug. 1,
1895. Her parents moved to Neillsville into the house which
has since been her home when she was four weeks old, so that
practically her whole life has been in our midst.
She was a student in our schools until
she was obliged to leave in her first year in high school, on
account of her failing health. In spite of her weakness and
suffering she kept up so well that even her most intimate friends
failed to realize that her life here was so soon to be
She was a member of the Congregational
church, and was at church Sunday morning. On Monday evening
she was taken violently ill, and on Tuesday afternoon, Oct.
2nd 3:30, she passed quietly into the other
What this young life meant to the home
and community it is difficult to put into words. Her days were
busy, happy ones. Writing letters to the absent father and
brothers, doing such home work as she loved to do, fancy
work, china painting, and visiting her friends kept her life full
She was always trying to do something for
the church she loved or for her friends, and her sunny presence
will be greatly missed everywhere.
Theo was the only daughter. Her
older brother Clinton reached home just before the end came.
Burr, the younger brother, who was in school at Preoria, Ill., did
not reach here until Wednesday morning. The father was
summoned from his work in Texas but cannot get here before Thursday
The funeral services will be held from the home sometime on Friday.
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