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Francis Lorshbough obituary

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Francis Lorshbough obituary

Posted: 11 Feb 2013 10:03PM GMT
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Eau Claire Leader, page 6, Jan. 27, 1911

Pioneer Follows Wife to the Grave

(Dunn County News)

Francis Lorshbough was born in Sinnemahoning, Pa., Jan. 12, 1827. In June, 1849, he was united in marriage with Miss Matilda Smith, with whom he lived a little over 60 years. Three children were the fruit of this union, only one of whom, Mary Elizabeth, wife of H. F. Waldron of Menomonie, is still living.

For 51 years Mr. Lorshbough has been a resident of Dunn county, first at Lousiville, then at Red Cedar and for the last four years at Menomonie at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Waldron.

Just a year ago, on Mr. Lorshbough's 83d birthday, Jan. 12th, his beloved wife, after being confined to her bed but about a week, passed away at 22 minutes of 10 p.m. and last Thursday, Jan. 12, on his 84th birthday at 10:30 p.m., after a sickness of about a week, Mr. Lorshbough passed peacefully from the lonely home here on earth to meet the loved one in that better land.

When but a young man, Mr. Lorshbough united with the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he was a most faithful member. For a number of years he was class leader in the church at Louisville and he helped to build the present house of worship, not only paying a large amount on the expense of the building but helping to haul the lumber. For many years he was a Sunday school teacher at Red Cedar.

Besides his daughter, Mrs. Waldron, Mr. Lorshbough leaves one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Bedell, of Glenwood City and eleven grandchildren and three great grand children.

The funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Louisville, Sunday morning at 11:00 o'clock. Pastor H. H. Smith of the Baptist church of Menomonie, who a year ago officiated at the funeral of Mrs. Lorshbough, had charge and the body was placed by the side of that of his wife in the beautiful cemetery near the church.

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