Obit: Varney, Alba F. (1869 - 1924)

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----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 1 Jan 1925



Alba Forrest Varney, third son of Hiram and Cynthia Varney was born in Mitchell County, Iowa, Dec. 2, 1869, and died at his home at Marshfield, Wis., Dec. 28, 1924.

In May 1872 he came with his parents to a back woods home in the town of Warner, Clark County, Wis., where he grew to manhood, and in July 1893 he was united in marriage to Belle C. Van Airsdale to which union five sons and one daughter were born, namely Lyman Dale of Wausau, Everett E. died in France Oct. 19, 1918, buried at Marshfield in Flanders Field, June 4, 1921, Hiram Lynn and Donald Gatrett of Stevens Point, Irvin Neal and Mildred Madge at home with their parents.

Mrs. Varney worked as a carpenter and on Oct. 25, 1924, he fell from a scaffold, breaking a leg at the ankle. For treatment he was taken to the hospital and was getting along nicely until Dec. 16, when small pox set in. He was moved to his home Dec. 19 where he passed away at 9:30 A.M. Dec. 28, 1924.

Two brothers and four sisters, Chas. of this city, Ralph of Helena, Mont., and Edith, Louisa, Mabel and Maud of Cheyenne, Wyo., survive him.

The disease from which he died prohibited any funeral service at this time. Interment was made in the cemetery at Marshfield on Monday, Dec. 29th., at four o'clock in the afternoon.

Mr. Varney was a member of the local lodge of Modern Woodmen and Beavers Reserve Fund Fraternity, both of which recognized the loss by sending offerings of flowers to the bereaved wife and family. Public funeral service will be held when conditions have righted themselves so that such may be safely done.

Thus has passed a good man who lived respected and died regretted.



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