Vine, John Thomas (1833 - 1905)






----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 3/23/1905



John Thomas Vine died at his home in the town of Warner, Wednesday, March 15, 1905. He was born at Buffalo, Erie County, NY, September 25, 1833, and in May, 1859, he was united in marriage to Eliza Vine. Five children were born unto this union, being Matilda, Augustus, Milo, Flora and Clara.

Early in the 60's he moved from New York to Wisconsin and settled near the present site of Neillsville. When the call for soldiers was made during the Civil War, Mr. Vine was drafted but on account of the serious illness of his wife he was unable to go to the front.

After leaving his first Wisconsin home he went to Black River Falls where he was employed as foreman in a brick yard, operated by the late D. J. Spaulding, he afterwards ran a logging camp for his employer and finally became a partner.

In the first of the 70's he moved to his present home. The county was at that time a dense pine forest, but he cleared a farm and settled there, remaining until his death. He dealt extensively in the lumber cut from his place until the last ten years when he devoted his time entirely to farming.

Besides his wife and children he leaves three brothers to mourn his loss who are Benjamin of Buffalo, NY, Thomas of Greenwood and Frank of Rice Lake. At the time of his death his wife and two children, Mrs. Andy Anderson and Augustus were at his bedside.

The funeral services where held at the Greenwood M. E. church Saturday, March 18, the Rev. C. O. Presnall preaching the sermon from Job 5:26, "Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age." The remains were followed to their last resting place by a long line of sorrowing relatives and friends.


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