Surname: ROSSMAN, RAND, BRANDT, NUTTING, COCHRAN, DARTON, MADDOCK, NIEHOFF, WILLIAMS, SINCELEY, LUND, RHODE, MC LAUGHLIN, ANDREWS
From the Greenwood Gleaner, Greenwood, Clark County, Wisconsin and from the scrapbook of Mrs. Andrews, former librarian for the Greenwood Public Library
W.H. ROSSMAN KILLED INSTANTLY
The entire community was shocked and grieved Thursday to hear of the sudden death of William H. Rossman, prominent farmer of the town of Warner.
Mr. Rossman had been in the best of health and was doing some work on his silo. No one was with him at the time, but indications are that he fell from near the top of the silo to the cement floor below a distance of about 30 feet. He was found shortly before noon by his son Elmer. Medical aid was summoned but death had been instant. His skull had been fractured and his body badly bruised.
Deceased was a very prominent figure in this city and surrounding community and was highly regarded for his many fine qualities. He was a devoted husband and father and his endeavors were untiring in behalf of his loved ones.
William H. Rossman was born in the Town of Rhein, Sheboygan County November 29, 1865 and died at Greenwood, Wis., March 30, 1933, aged 67 years and 4 months.
His early boyhood years were spent at Rhein. In 1883 he moved with his parents to the Town of Beaver; later going to Fifield, Price County where he followed the blacksmith trade. In 1895 he came to Greenwood to reside, still following his trade.
In 1887 he was united in marriage to Annie Sinceley, who died in 1889, leaving one infant son, Roy P. Rossman, who survives to mourn his loss. In 1891 he was again united in marriage to Minnie Brandt of Beaver Township. To this union seven children were born, four dying in infancy and three who now with his wife survive to mourn his loss. Paul L. Rossman of Withee, Elmer at home and Mabel, Mrs. Paris Rand of Rosendale, Wisconsin.
He is survived also by two brothers Alfred L. Rossman of Spokane, Washington, Paul R. Rossman of Pierce, Idaho, and three sisters, Mrs. H.L. Nutting of Medford, Oregon, Mrs. Thomas Cochran of Portland, Oregon and Mrs. Arthur Darton of Loyal, Wis. Also three grandchildren and a host of friends. One sister, Mrs. George Cochran preceded him in death.
Mr. Rossman served the City of Greenwood as Mayor while he was a resident here and for several years was chairman of the town of Warner. He was also an active member of the Oddfellows and M.W.A. Lodges.
Funeral services were held from the local M.E. Church Monday afternoon, Rev. R.H. Maddock, officiating. The body was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Out of town relatives here to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Paris Rand and daughter, Rosenda, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rossman and son of Withee, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Darton, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Darton, Loyal, Mr. and Mrs. Felix Niehoff, Wausau, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Williams, Mrs. Ole Lund and son Jerry, Mr. Al Rhode and Jesse McLaughlin of Eau Claire.