Obit: Pitcher, Charles Henry (1822 - 1910)





----Source: Neillsville Times, 3 Mar 1910


Pitcher, Charles Henry (22 May 1822 - 27 Feb 1910)

Mr. Charles H. Pitcher, one of the oldest residents of Neillsville, died at his home in this city Sunday, February 27 after a lingering illness of 2 months. About the 1st of January he was taken with a stroke of paralysis and since then has been perfectly helpless. Death came as a relief to the patient sufferer. Mr. Pitcher was born in Maudeville (Waterville), New York State in the year 1822. In the year 1842 he was married to Miss Sarah Davis of Undagia, Onondaga, New York. In 1857 he came to Milwaukee residing there until 28 years ago when he came to Neillsville, where he has since made his home. When first coming to Neillsville, he was in the employment of Mr. Mick after a short time put up a cooper shop of his own on the south side. His first wife died October 22, 1890 (Sarah Davis) and on December 29, 1892. Mr. Pitcher was married again to Mrs. Anna Schultz of this W. D. White, and Mrs. Andrew Metcalf of Neillsville, Mrs. J. W. Wendling of Milwaukee, and Louis Pitcher of Merrilan, also 30 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren to morn his loss.

Mr. Pitcher was a man well beloved by the whole community having since boyhood taken God as his guide and advisor. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and also of the Odd Fellows. Everything that could be done by loving hands was done to prolong his last days and although it is hard to say goodbye to one everyone loves so well, we know his righteous should rest in heaven. The funeral was held Wednesday under the auspices of the Odd Fellow Lodge, Rev. W. P. Burrows officiating.



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