Obit: Lynch, John (1835 - 1916)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Lynch, Dahl, Argrave, Cummings, Ely, Pinney

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/24/1916

Lynch, John (22 MAR 1835 – 17 Feb 1916)

John Lynch was born at Mercer, Pa., on March 22, 1835. Died last Thursday morning at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Herman Dahl. He was united in marriage to Nancy Argrave at Mercer on Feb. 10, 1857, and six children were born to them—Richard, James, Abe, Mrs. Ed. Cummings of this city, Mrs. Nettie Ely of Butler, Mo., and one child who died in infancy. The Lynch family came to Wisconsin in 1865, settling at Melrose and later moving to this city. Mr. Lynch was one of the early settlers of this county and assisted in the early development of the county. He was known throughout this locality for his ability as a wood chopper, a reputation of which he was very proud, for all the old woodsmen knew him as a man who could fell a tree in the best fashion of any woodsman in this locality. During the 14 years of his residence with his son, Richard, on the farm in Levis and five years with his granddaughter, Mrs. Dahl, he made a host of very sincere friends who will greatly miss his friendly visits with his neighbors. He was a man of excellent character, a true friend and a man who served all his friends and associates in the kindly and charitable manner for which he was noted. He is survived by his five children, fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday, Rev. Pinney conducting services at 2 p.m. at the M.E. Church. Interment was made in the Neillsville Cemetery.



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