Obit: Page, Josephine Genevieve #3 (1895 - 1918)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Page, Marx, Weber

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 12/12/1918

Page, Josephine Genevieve (24 JUN 1895 – 5 Dec 1918)

A death which caused unusual sorrow in this city occurred on Thursday, Dec. 5th, when Mrs. Milton Page died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mat Marx. Mrs. Page had been ill but a few days, pneumonia following an attack of the influenza and causing her death.

Josephine Genevieve Marx was born at Granton to Mr. and Mrs. Mat. Marx on June 24, 1895. She came to Neillsville with her parents when she was five years of age and made this city her home ever since. She attended St. Mary’s Parochial School through the 8th grade and then entered the Neillsville High School, graduating in 1913. For a short time she was a very highly esteemed employee of the Big Store and on Dec. 28, 1917, became the bride of Milton Page. She went to Waco, Texas, where she met her future husband, who was stationed there as a member of the 32nd Division of National Guardsmen. Mr. and Mrs. Page spent their honeymoon of eight weeks at Waco and shortly before the groom went to France in February Mrs. Page came home to await her husband’s return from the army. In the interval she again took up her work at the Big Store and was employed there when she was taken ill.

Mrs. Page was one of Neillsville’s most highly respected and esteemed young ladies. Having spent her life here she held a wide acquaintance and her cheery disposition and pleasing manners endeared her in the hearts of all who came to know her well. She was at all times pleasant and happy in manner and her many splendid qualities made her death particularly sad to the great many friends she had. Her death was a particularly sad one, for she had been so happy that the war was over and that her husband would soon be home and they could once again take up housekeeping. She looked forward to her own home at all times and was preparing for her home as soon as her husband had arrived from France. The short duration of their married life and the circumstances under which this ideal union were broken made the death one generally mourned and regretted.

Mrs. Page was laid to rest on Monday morning, private services being conducted by Rev. Weber at St. Mary’s Catholic Church where Mrs.. Page had been a member since childhood.



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