Obit: Smith, Jesse E. (1887 – 1963)

Contact: Betty Comstock


Surnames:  Smith, Towne, Rumpol, Thomas

----Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 07/04/1963

Smith, Jesse E. (24 JUL 1887 – 01 JUL 1963)

Jesse E. Smith, 75 a resident of the Rutledge Home in Chippewa Falls, died Monday, July 1, at 8:05 a.m.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Christian Gospel Chapel.  Internment was in the Forest Hill cemetery.

Mr. Smith was born July 24, 1887 in Loyal.  He was married to Mabel Towne of route 2, Eau Claire, March 21, 1912 and they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1962.  After their marriage they homesteaded in Westmore, Montana until 1920, and then moved to Madelia, Minnesota.  They later moved to Prescott, Wisconsin for three years, and in 1929 moved to a farm in the town of Wheston, Chippewa County.  He was a member of the Truax Congregational Church for 25 years.  In September of 1956, they entered the Rutledge Home.  Since residing at the Rutledge home he was a member of the Christian Gospel Chapel.

Surviving are his wife, Mabel; three sons, Fred of Agusta; Earl of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Ronald of Minneapolis; and one daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Florence) Rumpol of Hartland; 15 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ada Thomas of Hartland.  He was preceded in death by one son, a brother and four sisters.

Friends from Loyal who attended the funeral services in Chippewa Falls were Mr. and Mrs. Hebert White, Glen Doering, Mr. and Mrs. James Colby and Mrs. W.I. Mack.




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