Bio: Selves, Mrs. William, and family (Wolf Story - 1915)

Contact: Ann Stevens
Surnames: Selves, Gilson, Potts

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/25/1915

Selves, Mrs. William, and family (Wolf Story – 18 Nov 1915)

Mrs. William Selves, her son, Lee, and his wife and three children autoed from Lac Du Flambeau, Wis., to Ontonagon, Mich., in their Ford car. They started Thursday morning and arrived on Friday at 6:00 p.m. They came to visit Mrs. Selves’ daughter, Mrs. Gilson, and her sister, Mrs. Myra Potts. While on the road they had quite an adventure. They got stuck with their car and after working three hours on it, they made up their minds to camp, it being about 6 p.m. They came across a shanty that contained some fresh hay so they made their bed there. While resting quite comfortably about 2 o’clock a.m., they heard wolves howling in the distance. The son being awake saw that they were coming closer all of the time. He finally made up his mind that they must get out of reach of the wolves. There being no door in the shanty, and having no firearms and but three matches, the son helped the whole family up on the cross arms of the shanty. After making them comfortable by knocking off boards from the side of the shanty he started a fire in the door way. The wolves came to the door, but the fire frightened them away. When daylight came they walked five miles to a farm house where they secured help to get their auto out. – Lac du Flambeau paper



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