Obit: Vincent, Sylvester “Sam” (1885 - 1975)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Vincent, Burlingame, Rose, Carey

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 3/13/1975

Vincent, Sylvester “Sam” (18 March 1885 – 9 March 1975)

Sylvester (Sam) Vincent, 89, of Merrillan, died Sunday morning, March 9, at the Black River Falls Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 18, 1885, in Pigeon Falls to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vincent. He was employed as a brakeman on the Green Bay and Western railroad and the Soo line for 52 years, retiring in 1957.

He married Elzora Burlingame and they lived in Escanaba, Mi., for several years, moving to Merrillan about 35 years ago. Following his retirement, he served several years as village marshal in Merrillan.

Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Neal (Buelah) Rose, of Rockford, Il.; a son, Jack, of Cape Coral, Fl., three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Merrillan United Methodist Church with the Rev. Calvin Carey officiating. Burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery at Merrillan.



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