Obit: Tolford, Mary #2 (1877 - 1965)


Surnames: Tolford, Glamkowski, Riplinger, Ahrens, Wilson, Conway, Harycki, Yaeger

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 02/25/1965

Tolford, Mary (3 SEP 1877 - 13 FEB 1965)

Joint funeral services for Mrs. R.H. Tolford and her daughter, Mrs. Stanley Glamkowski, who died with two hours of each other, Feb. 13, 1965, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, were held Tuesday, Feb. 16 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Thorp, Wis., Donovan Mulert, M.S.C., officiating the mass. Interment followed in East Thorp Cemetery.

Mary Anna Riplinger was born Sept. 3, 1897, in Edson (Chippewa Co., Wis.). She was educated in the Boyd schools and taught in Chippewa County until her marriage at Boyd, Dec. 25, 1897, to Ralph Herbert Tolford. They moved to Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) in 1899, where they have subsequently resided. Mr. Tolford was postmaster here until his death in 1933.

A charter member of the Union Club of Thorp, Mrs. Tolford was one of the small group of housewives who built the Thorp Public Library and continued to support it during the fifty years of the club's existence.

At the time of her death she was an honorary member of St. Bridget's Circle, St. Bernard's Council of Catholic Women.

Frances Elizabeth Tolford was born in Thorp, July 28, 1900, and educated in the Thorp public schools and Wis. State University, La Crosse. She taught one year before entering the Peoples Exchange Bank as a clerk where she worked several years. In 1933 she opened a gift shop in Eau Claire in partnership with Miss Lorraine Ahrens. She continued in this business until the beginnings of her illness in 1963. In July 1954 she was married to Stanley J. Glamkowski of Thorp, at Dodgeville, Wis. Mr. Glamkowski died suddenly in Dec. 1960.

Mrs. Glamkowski was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Cecil Tormey Post 118, and received their burial service at the funeral home on Monday afternoon.

Surviving Mrs. Glamkowski and Mrs. Tolford are (Mary) Mrs. Arthur Wilson, Norwich, Vermont; Frank Evanston, Ill.; (Philomene) (Mrs. Francis Conway; James, (Dorothy) Mrs. John Harycki, and Josephine, all of Thorp; and Joshua of Boston, Mass. One child, Katherine, died in infancy.

Mrs. Tolford is also survived by one sister, (Bertha) Mrs. Adam Yaeger of Antigo, Wis., and one brother, Leo Riplinger of Whitehall, Mont., 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.



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