Obit: Muir, Thomas (1843 - 1924)

Contact: Marsha Hosfeld

Surnames: Muir, McBirney, Beard, Baird, Couture, Veszina, Viseneau, Pearson, Porter, McBurney, Stowe, Kampin, Kaufka, Mure, Meire, Porter, Crawn, Montag, Utter, Schueller, Luehrs, Deichsel, Behling, Rusted, Barth, Marrese, Wheeler, Selk, Peterson, Knute, Hammer, Leger

----Source: Marshfield Herald 7 Feb. 1924 P. 4 C. 4

Muir, Thomas (1843 - 7 FEB 1924)
Thomas Muir an aged and respected pioneer settler of Nasonville passed away at 4:30 o'clock a.m. this morning, at the old homestead he had helped to establish more than sixty years ago.

Death was due to illness attendant to old age. He had been ill most of the past winter, much of the time confined to his bed, quietly waiting for the angel of death to carry his spirit to his reward for faithful and honest effort among family and friends here on earth. With his passing, Nasonville loses another of its pioneer settlers who have made that community the great dairy and farming section it is today.

Deceased was born in Canada in 1843. He came with his parents to Central Wisconsin (someone wrote in in 1868) settling immediately on a piece of wild land near the Clark county line. There he was married and raised a family of four sons, William and Samuel in this city, Calvin on a farm in the town of Lincoln and Benjamin on the old homestead, and two daughters Miss Elizabeth at home and Mrs. Wm. McBirney, Chippewa Falls, all of whom survive. His wife also survives at the old farm home. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon from the Presbyterian Church at Nasonville.

----Source: (Marshfield Herald 14 Feb. 1924 P. 10 C. 4)
In spite of the stormy weather last Saturday a large number of friends and neighbors gathered at the Presbyterian church to pay their final tribute to Thomas Muir, one of the pioneers of this community. Rev. F. J. Jordan, Marshfield, delivered the funeral address and a choir composed of Mesdames M. Dickerson, W. Nason, J. Dix and L. Gepner accompanied by Mrs. W. Wilcox, sang several appropriate songs. The pall bearers were Tom Hart, F. Riewdel, H. Riedel, J. Clark, H. Sherman and A. McTavish. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved family.

(Obituary notice of above named deceased was published in last weeks HeraldEd.)
Family Research (provided by Marsha Hosfeld & Ken Wood)
BIOGRAPHY - Thomas Muir, 1842
----Source: 1918 History of Clark Co., WI, by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge
Note: some errors in details

Obit for Thomas Muir
MARSHFIELD HERALD, Feb. 7, 1924 p.4 col. 4; Feb. 14, 1924 p.10 col. 4

Obit for Jessie Muir Pearson
MARSHFIELD NEWS, Sep. 30, 1909 p.8 col. 3; P. 8 C. 4

MUIR Family research
This research was done by a volunteer - take as evidence, not as proof.
If you find an error or have information to add, please let us know.

William Muir(b. 1800/1812) & Elizabeth Beard / Baird (b. 1812/1820) were born in Scotland, married there, and had four children there:
1. Elizabeth (b. 1834) 2. Isabella (b. 1836) 3. Robert (b. 1838) 4. William (b. 1840) In 1840 they went to Canada and had six more children:
5. Thomas (b. 22 Dec 1842, d. 7 Feb 1924) << married Eliza Couture
6. Mary (b. 1845) 7. James (b. 1847) 8. John (b. 1850) 9. Jane / Jeanette (b. 1849) 10. George (b. 1858)
Thomas Muirmarried Eliza Couture in Canada (both born in Canada) Married: 15 Oct 1870, Prescott and Russell, Ontario, Canada

Eliza was the daughter of Joseph Couture (b. France) & Louise Vezina / Viseneau (b. 1809, Canada) Joseph and Louise were married in Quebec in 1833.
The Coutures had six children:
1. Joseph (b. 1838) 2. George (b. 1841) 3. Mary (b. 1844) 4. Anna (b. 1849) 5. Eliza (b. 10 Jun 1851, d. 24 Mar 1936) << married Thomas Muir
6. Leonora (b. 1855)
Thomas & Eliza (Couture) Muirhad eight children (all but the 1st born in Wisconsin) :
1. Mary Isabella (died in Canada) 2. Jesse Lena (b. May 1873) << d. Sep 1909, Elroy or Warrens, WI; m. Charles Pearson, 13 Nov 1897
3. Elizabeth (b. 30 Jun 1874, d. 22 Jan 1968) << never married
4. Edna Jane (b. 18 Aug 1878, Nasonville) << d. 18 Jun 1972, Marshfield; son Robt. Merle Porter b. 1902
5. John Calvin (b. 27 Jan 1881) << d. 27 March / 25 May 1972 - Marshfield, WI; m. Calpernia Rustad, 1912
6. William Thomas (b. 30 Aug 1883/84) << d. 31 May 1967, Marshfield W; wife Dorothy, children Norma, Margaret
7. Henry Ben (b. 30 Aug 1886) << m. 1914, Lena Selk; d. 2 May 1959, Marshfield WI; children Olive, Merlin
8. Samuel Arthur (b. 7 Oct 1890) << d. Apr 1968, Marshfield, Wood, WI; wife Martha

Jesse Muirmarried Charles Pearson, 13 Nov 1897, Wood Co WI
Charles was the son of William & Almeda Pearson
3 children: Almeda ("Meda") 1901, Edmond 1904, and Maude 1907

Edna Jane Muirmarried Herbert Porter, 14 Sep 1898, Neillsville, Clark, WI
Herbert was the son of Hugh & Mary (Crawn) Porter
----Source: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 09/22/1898
Muir, Edna (14 SEP 1898)
Notes: of nasonville/wed Herbert porter at Neillsville
** Second marriage: William McBURNEY
Notes: wed wm mc birney at st paul mn (nasonville news)  
Notes: town of lynn/wed calpernia rustad (nasonville news
Notes: wed calpurna rastad at abbotsford (nasonville news
Notes: of lynn/license to wed calpernia rustad
* children of John Calvin & Calpurnia:
Lewellyn 1914, Bernice 1916, Eileen 1917, Edna 1919, Leon "Buddy" 1925

William Muirmarried Josephine Stowe, 30 Aug 1905, Clark Co., WI
Notes: of Nasonville/wed Lena Selk (chili news) MUIR, BEN MARRIAGE MARSHFIELD NEWS AUG 20, 1914 p.4 col.7
Notes: of nasonville/to wed martha kampin (chili news) ??? are there 2 Ben Muirs ???

Rock-Lincoln Cemetery - Nasonville, Rock Twp., Wood Co., WI
t Muir Thomas 22 Dec 1842 7 Feb 1924
t Muir Eliza 10 Jun 1851 24 Mar 1936 Wife of Thomas
t Muir Leon C. 13 Sep 1926 18 Jul 1967 obit says b 1925 M-Winona MN
married Dorothy Kaufka 3 July 1948 Parents: M/M Calvin Muir
McBurney, Edna J.
McBurney, William S.

Cemeteries of Wood Co., WI - Township (Nasonville) Rock Township, volume 7
Muir burials in the Nasonville Cemetery
(also known as Town of Lincoln and Rock Cemetery) , Highway 10 west.
t A 4 Muir Thomas 22 Dec 1842 7 Feb 1924 Husband of Eliza
t A 4 Muir Eliza 10 Jun 1851 24 Mar 1936 Wife of Thomas (maiden name Couture) t A 4 Muir Elizabeth 30 June 1874 22 Jan 1968 daughter of Thomas & Eliza
t B 4 Muir Robert 11 Feb 1883 15 June 1903 ??????????
t B 4 Muir Infant son No dates -- Mr. & Mrs. R. Muir
t C 1 Muir William 30 Aug 1884 31 May 1967 son of Thomas & Eliza
t C 1 Muir Dora 20 Aug 1885 27 July 1953 wife of William (2nd marriage for both) ?
t C 1 Muir Margaret 24 May 1908 19 Mar 1921 daughter of William & Josephine (Stowe) ?
t E 12 Muir Samuel A. 7 Oct 1890 Apr 1968 son of Thomas & Eliza
t E 12 Muir Martha 14 Dec 1894 2 Aug 1983 wife of Samuel ?
t E 13 Muir Henry Ben 30 Aug 1886 2 May 1959 son of Thomas & Eliza
t E 13 Muir Lena L. 28 Jan 1891 23 Jan 1965 wife of Henry Ben (maiden name Selk) t E 15 Muir John C. 27 Jan 1881 27 Mar 1972 John Calvin, son of Thomas & Eliza
t E 15 Muir Calpernia 30 Jan 1886 18 Aug 1975 wife of John (maiden name Rustad) t Muir Leon C. 13 Sep 1926 18 Jul 1967 obit says b 1925 M-Winona MN

1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia
Name: Thomas Muir Gender: Male Age: 8 Birth year: about 1844 Birthplace: Canada
Province: Canada West (Ontario) District: Prescott County District Number: 31
Sub-District: Plantagenet South Sub-District Number: 303
William Muir 40 Carpenter, b. Scotland, Presbyterian
Elisabeth Muir 32 Wife, b. Scotland, Presbyterian
Children b. Scotland: Elisabeth 18, Isabella 16, Robert 14, William 12
Children b. Canada: Thomas 8, Mary 7, James 5, Jane 2, John H. 1

1861 Census of Canada
Name: Thomas Muir Gender: Male Age: 18 Birth Year: 1843
Birthplace: Upper Canada Marital Status: Single Religion: C of S
Home in 1861: South Plantagenet, Prescott, Canada West - 1 story Log house
William Muir 61, b. Scotland - Farmer, Elizabeth 49, b. Scotland,
Mary 14, James 12, Jane 10, John 8, George 3, (all b. Upper Canada) ,
Members of the family - absent: William Muir 20, b. Scotland, Thomas Muir 18, b. Upper Canada

Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1926
Name: Thomas Muir Birth Place: Canada Age: 26 Estimated birth year: abt 1844
Residence: South Plantagenet
Father Name: William Muir Mother Name: Elizabeth Baird
Spouse Name: Eliza Couture Spouse's Age: 17 Spouse Birth Place: Canada
Spouse Father Name: Joseph Couture Spouse Mother Name: Louise Vivian
Marriage Date: 15 Oct 1870 Marriage Location: Prescott and Russell
Marriage County: Prescott and Russell Archives of Ontario Microfilm: MS932_2
orArchives of Ontario Microfilm: MS932_4

1871 Census of Canada
Name: Thomas Muir Gender: Male Age: 28 Birth Year: abt 1843 Birth Place: Ontario
Marital Status: Married Religion: Presbyterian Origin: Scottish
Province: Ontario District: Prescott District Number: 75
Subdistrict: Plantagenet South Subdistrict Number: h
William Muir 68 Scotland Scotch Carpenter
John Muir 20 Ontario Scotch Laborer
George Muir 14 Ontario Scotch going to school
Thomas Muir 28 Ontario Scotch Farmer married within the past year: August
Eliza Muir 20 Ontario French

1875 Wisconsin State Census
Name: Thomas Muir
Residence: Lynn, Clark, Wisconsin
Number of White Males: 2 << Thomas and ?
Number of White Females: 4 << Eliza, Jesse, Elizabeth and ?
Line Number: 25 Film Number: 1032690
Digital Folder Number: 4245041 Image Number: 00102

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Thomas Mure Age: 36 Estimated birth year: abt 1844 Birthplace: Canada
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's name: Eliza Mure
Father's birthplace: Scotland Mother's birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1880: Lynn, Clark, Wisconsin
Thomas Mure 36 Canada-Scotland-Scot Farmer 1844
Eliza Mure 28 Canada-Can-Can Keeping House 1852
Jessy Mure 7 WI-Can-Can 1873
Elisabath Mure 6 WI-Can-Can 1874
Edna Jane Mure 1 WI-Can-Can 1879

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Thomas Muir Age: 55 Birth Date: Dec 1844 Birthplace: Canada (Fr) Immigration Year: 1871 Relationship to head-of-house: Head Occup: Farmer
Father's Birthplace: Scotland Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Spouse's name: Eliza Muir Marriage Year: 1870 Years Married: 30
Home in 1900: Lynn, Clark, Wisconsin
Thomas Muir 55 Can-Scot-Scot Dec 1844 Imm: 1871 Na
Eliza Muir 48 Can (Fr) x3 Jun 1851 Imm: 1871 7 of 8 Children living
Elizabeth L Muir 25 WI Jun 1874
William T Muir 16 WI Aug 1883 Farm Laborer
Henry B Muir 13 WI Aug 1886 at School
Samuel A Muir 9 WI Oct 1890 at School

1905 Wisconsin State Census
Name: Thomas Meire Birth Location: Canada Marital Status: Married
Gender: Male Estimated birth year: abt 1844 Race: White Relation: Head
Spouse's name: Liza Meire Line: 5 Roll: CSUSAWI1905_4
Locality: Lynn Residence County: Clark State: Wisconsin
Thomas Meire 61 Canada Farmer 1844
Liza Meire 54 Canada 1851
Elizabeth L Meire 29 US Farmer 1876
Calvin J Meire 24 US Farmer 1881
Wm T Meire 22 US Farmer 1883
Henry B Meire 18 US 1887
Samual G Meire 15 US 1890

Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930
Groom's Name: William Thomas Muir Groom's Birthplace: Clark Co.
Bride's Name: Josephine Stowe Bride's Birthplace: Vernon Co.
Marriage Date: 30 Aug 1905 Marriage Place: Clark, Wisconsin
Groom's Father's Name: Thomas Muir Groom's Mother's Name: Eliza Canture
Bride's Father's Name: Percy Stowe Bride's Mother's Name: Eliza Myers
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00339-4 System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy
Source Film Number: 1275880 Reference Number: 1305

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Thomas Muir Age in 1910: 66 Estimated birth year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Canada English Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Louiza Muir Marital Status: Married - 40 years
Home in 1910: Lynn, Clark, Wisconsin
Thomas Muir 66 Canada (English) Farmer Year of immigration: 1861
LouizaMuir 58 Canada (French) 6 of 7 children living
Elizabeth Muir 35 WI-Can-Can
Edna Muir 30 WI << married 12 years, 1 child (m. Herbert Porter, 14 Sep 1898) Calvin J Muir 22 WI-Can-Can Laborer - home farm
Sam A Muir 19 WI-Can-Can Laborer - home farm
Merrill Porter 8 WI-WI-WI Grandson

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Thomas Muir Age: 77 Estimated birth year: abt 1843 Birthplace: Canada
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Spouse's name: Eliza Muir
Father's Birth Place: Scotland Mother's Birth Place: Scotland
Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Own
Year of immigration: 1873 Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes
Home in 1920: Lynn, Clark, Wisconsin
Thomas Muir 77 Canada-Scot-Scot Head Imm: 1873 Pa*
Eliza Muir 68 Canada-French-Fre Wife Imm: 1873 Al*
Jane Mckurcher 70 Canada-Scot-Scot Sister Imm: 1873 un Widowed
Elizabeth E Muir 40 WI-Can-Can Daughter
Next family
Henry B. Muir 33 Head b. WI-Can-Can
Lena L. 29 Wife b. IL-IL-Ger
Olive M. 3 3/12 Daughter b. WI-WI-WI

*Abbreviations for Naturalization on census records:
al means alien
na means naturalized
pa means 1st papers have been filed, meaning the application or declaration of intention.

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Eliza Muir Age: 79 Estimated birth year: abt 1851
Relation to Head of House: Mother Race: White Widowed
Rent/home value: Own, 2500 Age at first marriage: 19
Home in 1930: Lynn, Clark, Wisconsin
Elizabeth Muir 54 WI-Can (Eng) -Can (Fr) Occup: Past (?) - general farm
Eliza Muir 79 Canada (Fr) -France-Can (Fr) Imm: 1872

Jessie Muir & Charles Pearson

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Jessie Peissan [Pearson] Age: 27 Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: White Gender: Female Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Home in 1900: Weston, Marathon, Wisconsin
Charles Peissan 30 Head NY-Eng-Can Imm: 1869 m. 2 years
Jessie Peissan 27 Wife WI-Can (Eng) -Can (Fr) 0 children

1905 Wisconsin State Census
Name: Jessie Pearson Birth Location: Wisconsin Marital Status: Married
Gender: Female Estimated birth year: abt 1873 Race: White
Relation: Wife Spouse's name: Charles Pearson << married 13 Nov 1897, Wood County WI
Line: 30 Roll: CSUSAWI1905_13
Locality: Knapp Residence County: Jackson State: Wisconsin
Charles Pearson 36 (Sep 1869) NY-England-Canada (Eng) Farmer
Jessie Pearson 32 (May 1873) WI-Canada (Eng) -Canada (Fr) Almeda Pearson 4 WI-NY-WI
Edmond Pearson 1 WI-NY-WI

Notes: died: elroy (town of rock news) << Elroy, Juneau County, WI

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Charles M Pearson Age in 1910: 42 Estimated birth year: abt 1868
Birthplace: New York Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's name: William Pearson Father's Birth Place: England
Mother's name: Almeda Pearson Mother's Birth Place: Canada English
Marital Status: Widowed Race: White Gender: Male
Home in 1910: Knapp, Jackson, Wisconsin
Charles M Pearson 42 NY-Eng-Can Widowed Farmer - General Farm
Meda Pearson 9 WI-NY-WI
Edmond Pearson 6 WI-NY-WI
Maud Pearson 3 WI-NY-WI
William Pearson 79 England Father Married 55 years
Almeda Pearson 75 Canada (Eng) Mother 7 of 12 Children living House Keeper

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Edmund Pearson Age: 15 Estimated birth year: abt 1905
Birthplace: Wisconsin Relation to Head of House: Son Father's name: Charles M Pearson
Father's Birth Place: New York Mother's Birth Place: Wisconsin
Marital Status: Single Race: White Sex: Male Able to read/write: Yes
Home in 1920: Lincoln, Monroe, Wisconsin
Charles M Pearson 51 NY-Eng-Can Widowed Janitor - Private Family
Meda Pearson 18 WI-NY-WI
Edmund Pearson 15 WI-NY-WI Laborer - working out
Maude Pearson 13 WI-NY-WI
Almeda Pearson 85 Canada (Eng) Mother Widowed Imm: 1849

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Edmond R Pearson Age: 26 Estimated birth year: abt 1904
Relation to Head of House: Son Parent's Name: Charles M Pearson
Race: White Occupation: Rent/home value: Own
Home in 1930: Lincoln, Monroe, Wisconsin
Charles M Pearson 62 NY-Eng-Eng Widowed Farmer - Dairy Farm
Edmond R Pearson 26 WI-NY-WI Farmer - Dairy Farm
Maud Pearson 23 WI-NY-WI

Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997
Name: Edmond Pearson Age: 59 Sex: M (Male) Birth Date: abt 1904 Death Date: 1 Aug 1963, Monroe County Certificate: 025566

Social Security Death Index
Name: Edmund Pearson Born: 25 Mar 1904 Died: Aug 1963
State (Year) SSN issued: Wisconsin (1951)
1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Calvin M Muir Age: 38 Estimated birth year: abt 1882
Birthplace: Wisconsin Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Spouse's name: Calpernia Muir
Father's Birth Place: Scotland Mother's Birth Place: Canada
Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Own Able to read/write: Yes/Yes
Home in 1920: Rock, Wood, Wisconsin
Calvin M Muir 38 WI-Scot-Can Farming - own farm
Calpernia Muir 33 WI-Norway-Germany
Lewellyn W Muir 5 WI
Bernice E Muir 4 5/12 WI
Ielene M Muir 3 2/12 WI
Edna F Muir 1 10/12 WI

Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930
Groom's Name: Herbert W. Porter Groom's Birthplace: Senica, Crawford, Wis.
Bride's Name: Edna Muir Bride's Birthplace: Nasonville, Wis.
Marriage Date: 14 Sep 1898 Marriage Place: Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
Groom's Father's Name: Hugh Porter Groom's Mother's Name: Mary Crawn
Bride's Father's Name: Thomas Muir Bride's Mother's Name: Elizabeth Coture
Groom's Race: White Bride's Race: White
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00339-0 System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy
Source Film Number: 1275835 Reference Number: cn 02898

MARRIAGE: Olive May Muir, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. H. B. (Henry Ben) Muir, 15 Nov 1941, to Victor A. MONTAG, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. MONTAG

Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. William MUIR, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis UTTER and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Sam MUIR and daughters, and Mr. and Mrs. Roman SCHUELLER, all of Marshfield; Calvin MUIR, Fenwood; Mr. and Mrs. William McBURNEY and Elizabeth MUIR, Nasonville; Mr. and Mrs. A.F. SELK, Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Carl LUEHRS and family, and Mrs. Walter DEICHSEL and son, Jerry, Mosinee; Mr. and Mrs. William BEHLING and sons, Granton, and a number of relatives and friends from Chili.

Social Security Death Index
Name: Calpernia Muir Born: 30 Jan 1886 Died: Aug 1975
State (Year) SSN issued: Wisconsin (1966) Last Residence: 54552 Park Falls, Price, Wisconsin, United States of America
Calpernia’s birth record…
Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926
Name: Rusted Gender: Female Birth Date: 30 Jan 1886
Birthplace: Lincoln, Wood, Wisconsin Race: White
Father's Name: Louis Rusted Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Name: Bertha Barth Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00327-0 System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy
Source Film Number: 1305611 Reference Number: cn 319

Social Security Death Index
Name: Samuel Muir Born: 7 Oct 1890 Died: Apr 1968
State (Year) SSN issued: Wisconsin (Before 1951) Last Residence: 54449 Marshfield, Wood, Wisconsin, United States of America

Obit: Porter, Robert Merle (1902 - 1951) << son of Herbert Porter & Edna J. Muir Porter McBurney
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) January 3, 1952
Porter, Robert (1902 - 23 December 1951)
son of Henry Ben Muir…
United States Obituary Collection
Name of Deceased: Merlin L. Muir Age at Death: 85 Death Date: 22 Jul 2007
Obituary Date: 30 Jul 2007 Newspaper Title: Marshfield News-Herald
Newspaper Location: Marshfield, WI, Us Birth Date: 30 Jan 1922
Posted July 28, 2007 Merlin L. Muir

Merlin L. Muir, 85, of Marshfield, died Sunday evening, July 22, 2007, at Three Oaks of Marshfield.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, at the Hansen Funeral Home. The Rev. Scott Marrese-Wheeler will officiate. Friends and relatives may call an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Interment of ashes will be at Hillside Cemetery with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 54.
Merlin was born Jan. 30, 1922, in the town of Lynn, Clark County, to Benjamin and Lena (Selk) Muir. He graduated from Marshfield Senior High School in 1939 and entered military service in December 1942. A veteran of World War II, he served with the Fifth Air Force in the Pacific Theatre of Operations and was honorably discharged in 1946 with the rank of sergeant.
On Aug. 17, 1946, he and Evelyn Peterson were married at the First Presbyterian Church parsonage in Marshfield. After their marriage he was employed by the Chili Co-op as a truck driver and bookkeeper before accepting a position as a supervisor and driver with Armour & Company. He worked for Armour & Company for 18 years, first in Chippewa Falls and later transferring to Marshfield in 1952. In 1965 he and his wife completed Madison Business College's real estate course and received their broker's licenses. They then operated Muir Realty for 17 years from their home at 303 E. Third St. in Marshfield. In 1982 he joined the Coldwell Banker Real Estate firm. He retired in 1989.
Merlin was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, American Legion Post 54, Elks Lodge 665, United Commercial Travelers and a 24-year member of the Marshfield Board of Realtors, serving a term as president. He was also a member of the Marshfield Country Club where he golfed for many years and made a hole-in-one on the seventh hole. He was instrumental in the organization of the first sports show at the Marshfield Armory and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; daughters, Trish Muir of Eugene, Ore., and Judy (Knute) Hammer of La Crescent, Minn.; sons, Jim (Mary) Muir and Jerry (Laurie) Muir, both of Marietta, Ga.; and four grandchildren, Amanda (Jeffrey) Nadeau of Charlotte, N.C., Emily Muir of San Francisco, Calif., Nick Muir of Tallahassee, Fla., and Megan Muir of New York, N.Y.
His parents and sister, Olive (Vic) Montag, preceded him in death.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his name to Ministry Home Care Hospice Services-Marshfield for their compassionate care.

Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1926 (uncle of Jessie Muir Pearson) Name: George Couture Birth Place: Plantagenet Age: 22
Residence: South Plantagenet Estimated Birth Year: abt 1839
Father Name: James Couture Mother Name: Louise Vezina
Spouse Name: A. Leger Spouse's Age: 28
Spouse Birth Place: South Plantagenet Spouse Residence: Cambridge
Spouse Father Name: Ang Leger Spouse Mother Name: Victoire Seguin
Marriage Date: 14 Oct 1861 Marriage Location: Plantagenet Marriage County: Prescott
Archives of Ontario Microfilm: MS248_14 ----Source: Indexed by: Genealogical Research Library

OBIT– relationship?

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 05/10/1945
Muir, Milton (3 July 1921 - 11 Apr. 1945)  



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