Obit: Smith, Christian (1897 - 1975)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Smith, McCauley, Kober, Kongdon, Schelling, Bell, Dahl, Kier, Robinson, Gehre, Clouse, Stevens, Schlinsog, Bezlyk, Sprague

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 6/26/1975

Smith, Christian (17 June 1897 – 21 June 1975)

Christian Smith, a resident of Neillsville for the past six years, died Saturday, June 21, at the age of 78 following a brief illness. Funeral services were held Monday from the Georgas-Gesche Funeral Home with the Rev. D. E. Sprague of the Neillsville Assembly of God Church officiating. Burial was in the Mound Cemetery, Pittsville.

Born June 17, 1897, at Wingham, Ontario, Canada, to Mortimer and Martha McCauley Smith, he moved to Illinois at the age of four with his parents. He received his education at schools in Oshkosh.

His marriage to the former Venus Kober took place June 22, 1921, in Pittsville. The couple farmed in that area for several years, then moved to New York where they lived for a number of years before t returning to Wisconsin in 1949. Mr. Smith farmed in the Nasonville and Granton area until his retirement six years ago.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three children, Mrs. Abraham (Ruth) Kongdon at Groton, N.Y., Mrs. Gilbert (Iva) Schelling of Granton and Dr. Delmont Smith of Brockport, N.Y.; one sister, Mrs. Viola Bell, Dryden, N.Y.; one brother, Stanley Smith, Cortland, N.Y.; and 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Erlin Dahl, Donald Kier, Calvin Robinson, Artur Gehre, Bernard Clouse and Ross Stevens.

Harold Schlinsog sang “Beyond the Sunset.” Mrs. Anton Bezlyk was the accompanist.BioM: Walters, Janice (1952) 
Contact: Stan 

Surnames: Walters, Seidl, Korb, Zimmerman, Ebben, Chwala, Smasal


----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 10/30/1952


Walters, Janice (Marriage - 14 OCT 1952)


Miss Janice Walters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Walters of Boyd and Roland A. Seidl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Seidl, Route 3, Stanley, were untied in marriage Tuesday morning, Oct. 14, 1952, at St. Mary’s Church in Stanley by the Rev. Ralph Geissler. The nuptial mass was performed in a double ring ceremony before an altar decorated with white and yellow chrysanthemums.


The bride, carrying a bouquet of red roses and white carnations, was attired in the traditional white satin with lace yoke, sweetheart neckline, long sleeves, a very full skirt and long entrain. Her fingertip veil was held in place with a tiara of seed pearls. Her only jewelry, pearl necklace and earrings, was a gift of the groom.


Miss Sylvia Korb, Cadott, as maid of honor wore a gown of rose satin and carried a bouquet of red carnations and white mums. Miss Lillian Walters, Boyd, as bridesmaid, wore gold satin with bouquet of red carnations and mums.

Karen Walters and Kathleen Zimmerman, as flower girls, wore aqua satin and carried baskets of white mums and red carnations.


Willard Chwala, Boyd, acted and as best man, and Kenneth Ebben, Stanley, as groomsman, while Duane Smasal and Patrick Walters…(the rest apparently was in a different column that I missed)



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