Obit: Matthias, Frank H. #2 (1875 - 1949)

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Surnames: Matthias, Thompson, Meyer

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 07/28/1949

Matthias, Frank H. #2 (17 DEC 1875 - 25 JUL 1949)

Frank H. Matthias, 73, who resided in the vicinity of Curtiss (Clark Co., Wis.) since 1915, died at 9:50 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, where he had been admitted July 8. Death followed a three wee illness.

The body will lie in state at the Griebenow Funeral Home (Owen, Wisconsin), Owen, until the time of the funeral services. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed, pending word from his sons.

Mr. Matthias was born in Curtiss Dec. 17, 1875, and was graduated from Neillsville High School. He was married at Curtiss May 22, 1901, to Christine Thompson.

After his marriage he was employed as a telegraph operator for the Soo Line Railway at Glidden until 1915. He then farmed at Curtiss until his retirement in 1946. Since then he had resided in the village of Curtiss.

He was chairman of the Town of Hoard for 15 years and served as chairman of the highway committee in Clark County for 10 years. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Abbotsford, Wis.

Surviving besides his wife are four sons, Harold, Ashland; Col. Norman of the U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.; Franklin, Rio De Janeiro, S.A., and Carl, Norfolk, Va.

Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. R. B. Meyer, Gig Arbor, Wash., and three brothers, Alfred, State of Washington; Adolph, Withee; and Emil, Owen. There are eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at two o’clock this afternoon from the evangelical Lutheran Church, Curtiss. The Rev. G. E. Borreson, Hayward, and former pastor at Curtiss, conducted the rites. Interment took place in the family lot in the parish cemetery.



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