Obit: Markham, Melvin (1909 - 1973)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Markham, Taylor, Trachsel, Johnson, Smith, Laffe, Hansen, Stallard, Fristad, Zimmerman, Walker

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/19/1973

Markham, Melvin (15 May 1909 - 12 July 1973)

Melvin Markham was taken to the Black River Falls hospital Tuesday afternoon and died Thursday afternoon enroute to the Veterans Hospital in Madison. He had been in failing health for several years.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 15, at 2:30 p.m. from the Jensen Funeral Home in Hixton. The Rev. Ralph Walker of Augusta officiated. Burial was made in the Mentor Cemetery.

A son service was given by Darlene Trachsel and Mary Ann Johnson with Edith Smith as organist. Pallbearers were: Henry Laffe, Dan Hansen, Alton Stallard, Nordahl Fristad, Harold Hansen and Earl Zimmerman.

Masonic rites and Eastern Star services were held Saturday evening at the Jensen Funeral Home, and the American Legion gave their tribute at the graveside. Mr. Markham was a Past Master of Lodge No. 191, F & A M, a Past Patron of A.E.S. No. 109, and a Past Commander of the American Legion Post No. 320.

He was born May 15, 1909, and died July 12, 1973. He is survived by his wife, Anita; a sister; two brothers and several cousins, nephews and nieces.

Relatives from out-of-town attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Leo Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Al Taylor, Mr and Mrs. James Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Taylor.

Friends attended from Wausau, Kenosha, Wauwatosa, Port Edwards, Wisconsin Rapids, Marshfield and Mosinee.



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