Obit: Ayer, Edgar (1867 - 1942)



Surnames: Ayer, Leffel, Fechtner, Schjonneman, Cammers, Wisnoski, Loney, Riley


Spencer Record, Spencer, Wis.) 02/05/1942


Obit: Ayer, Edgar (28 FEB 1867 - 29 JAN 1942)



Well Known Unity Man Found Dead


Found Dead In Home Last Thursday Noon by Unity Marshal; Brother, Jonas, Lives in Spencer; Funeral Is Held Sunday Afternoon


Edgar Ayer, aged 74, who had lived in Unity for the past 25 years, was found dead in his home at noon on last Thursday by authorities and neighbors who investigated after they noted his absence from his usual places of visitation about the village since last Tuesday.  He was last seen alive when he called for his mail Tuesday morning of last week, and it is believed he died of natural causes soon after returning home.  He was found Thursday with his hat, coat and rubbers on.  Neighbors who failed to notice any activity about the Ayer premises the past two days notified Herman Leffel, who, acting under instructions from county authorities, forced open the door.  There was no evidence of foul play and nothing was disturbed in the home.  Dr. H. H. Fechtner, Marathon county coroner, said death was apparently due to normal causes and there would be no inquest.


The deceased was a bachelor and was born Feb. 28, 1867 in Onalaska and came to a farm west of Unity when he was a child.  He received his education in Unity schools, and served as village treasurer of Unity for 10 years.  Surviving are the brothers and sisters:  William of Loyal; Jonas of Spencer; Walter of Unity; Owen of Goodman; Mrs. Kate Schjonneman of Unity; Mrs. Wm. Cammers of Colby; Mrs. Arthur Wisnoski of Riplinger and Mrs. Belva Loney of Minneapolis.  Both his parents preceded him in death.


The body was brought to the Swarthout funeral Home in Spencer and lay in state until Sunday, when services were held at 1:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home and at 2:00 o’clock at the Methodist church in Unity, the Rev. A. C. Riley officiating.  Burial was made in the town of Brighton cemetery.



Edgar Ayer was buried in the Brighton Cemetery in Unity, Wis.



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