Selected Obituaries

from Adams County and Area Newspapers

VREELAND Francis Washington, 1853 - 1937 Surnames: Durgin, Eaton, Gibson, Leach, Nowachek, Oppedeson, Purkey, Quinnel, Schultz, Smith, Spaulding, Quinnell, Taylor, Thoenig, Vreeland, Werner Source: Adams Advertiser, Friday, August 26, 1937 Francis Washington Vreeland died at home in Adams, Aug. 10,1937. He was 84 years, 1 month old. The cause of death was old age and complications. He had been in failing health for several years but was not regarded as seriously ill until about two days before his death. Funeral services were held at his home, August 12, 1937, with C. R. Eaton as director and Rev. Walter Taylor, preaching the funeral sermon. Mrs. Earl Quinell and Miss Shirley Oppedson sang the hymns, with Miss Kathlyn Purkey as organist. Burial was in Mount Repose Cemetery. The pall bearers were: Theodore Werner, Albert Thoenig, John Durgin, Frank Nowacheck, August Schultz, Alvin Durgin. Mr. Vreeland was the son of Henry and Jane Vreeland and was born July 11, 1853, near Booneton, Passaic county, New Jersey. Prior to his coming to Adams he lived for many years at Viola in Richland county, Wisconsin, where for a time he served as Justice of the Peace and also as sheriff of the county. He had made his home in Adams eight or nine years before his death. He was married on July 3, 1873, to Sarah F. Leach and to this union five children were born, all of whoom are living as follows: Mrs. Emeline C. Spaulding, of Madison; Mrs. Carrie L. Smith of Waukesha; Melvin Vreeland of Sparks, Wis.; Aurell Vreeland of Evansville, and Everett Vreeland of Eagle River, Wisconsin. After the death of his first wife he was married to Lucy Gibson of Delton, Wisconsin, who survives him at the home in Adams. Mr. Vreeland was a kind and loving husband and father, highly esteemed as a neighbor and friend by all who knew him. He was for many years a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and at one time a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. The wife and children have the sincere sympathy of many friends.
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