Eldora J. HARRIS was born on 8 Oct 1862 in Marshall, Richland
County, Wisconsin. She died on 4 Oct 1943 in Sylvan Township, Richland
County, Wisconsin.130 She
was buried on 6 Oct 1943 in Brown-Elmer Cemetery, Richland Center, Wisconsin.131 She is reference number 41.
J. HARRIS and John DeElton ELMER appeared in the census on 2 Jun 1860 in Richland,
Richland County, Wisconsin.132
They were married on 8 Jan 1880 in Boaz, Richland County, Wisconsin.133
ELMER (son of James Lemule ELMER and Amelia Polly BINGHAM) was born on 30
Mar 1859 in Dayton, Richland County, Wisconsin. He appeared in the
census in 1880 in Dayton, Richland County, Wisconsin. He appeared
in the census on 1 Jun 1900 in Clayton, Crawford County, Wisconsin.
In 1900 he was in Farmer. He died on 3 Mar 1923 in Keyesville, Richland
County, Wisconsin.134,135 He was buried on 6 Mar 1923 in Brown-Elmer Cemetery,
Richland Center, Wisconsin.136
He is reference number 40. REPUBLICAN OBSERVER, March 15, 1923
OBITUARY -- ELMER J. D Elmer, son of Lemuel and Amelia Elmer, was born
near Richland Center, WI, March 30, 1859, and died at Keysville, WI, March 3,
1923, after a short illness of about one week's duration. When he was a young
child he moved with his parents to New York state, returning in about five years
to Richland County, where he grew to manhood and spent the rest of his life.
January 8, 1880, he was united in marriage to Miss Eldora Harris. To this union
were born nine children, all of who grew to man and womanhood, except one daughter
who died in infancy. The children are: Ida, now Mrs. Wm. Walker, of Tavera, WI,
Bert, of Keysville, WI, Rev. Drayton C. of Humbird, WI, Grant, of Beloit, WI,
Frank, of Boaz, WI, Mary now Mrs. George Morris of Beloit, WI, Jay, attending
Evansville Seminary, and Mattie at home. Mr. Elmer was a kind and loving husband
and father. Much devoted to his family and honest in his dealings with his fellowmen.
Besides his devoted wife and children, he leaves to mourn their loss, one brother,
Clifton Elmer of New York state, one sister, Mrs. Matt Shrives, of Evansville,
WI, 31 grandchildren, besides other relatives and friends. Funeral services were
held in Tom's Funeral Parlors, Tuesday March 6, at 11 AM in charge of the pastor,
Frank F. Wolfe. Interment in Day Corner's Cemetery.
Eldora J. HARRIS and John DeElton ELMER had the following children:
|Ida Amelia ELMER.|
was born on 13 Apr 1882.137
He is reference number 4908.|
Lee (Bert) ELMER.|
|Rev. Drayton Clifton ELMER.|
|Ura ELMER was
born on 24 Mar 1889 in Richland County, Wisconsin. She died on 9
Apr 1889 in Horse Creek, Dayton, Richland County, Wisconsin.138 She is reference number 195. From the
Richland Observer, 18 April 1889 page 8, col. 5
Died - Elmer-At Horse Creek, town of Dayton, April 9, 1889, Ura, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Elmer, aged two weeks and three days.
|Francis Bird (Frank) ELMER.|
|Mary Emogene ELMER.|
|Mattie Ellen ELMER.|
J. HARRIS and Clifton Augustus ELMER were married on 24 Jul 1924 in Richland
Center, Richland County, Wisconsin.
ELMER (son of James Lemule ELMER and Amelia Polly BINGHAM) was born on 4
Mar 1861. He was born on 4 Mar 1861 in Rodman, Jefferson County,
New York. He died on 25 Aug 1960 in Hillsboro, Vernon County, Wisconsin.
He was buried on 28 Aug 1960 in Brown Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin.
He was also known as Clifton Augustus ELMER. He is reference number
2317. Obituary: Clifton A. Elmer, 99, who was born on the day Abraham
Lincoln was inaugurated President of the United States - March 4, 1861 - passed
away Thursday afternoon, August 25, 1960, at the home of his grandniece, Mrs.
Laurence Markee, Hillsboro township, where he had resided since 1956. Mr. Elmer
is believed to have been the eldest resident in Vernon County.
Despite his advanced years, Mr. Elmer had continued to be in good health until
recent months and was active until the time of his death. He passed away as
the result of a heart attack which came unexpectedly as he was eating dinner.
Funeral services were held in the Pilgrim Church here at 2:30 P.M. Sunday, August
28. The Reverend R. Wingrove Ives, pastor of the Church, officiated at the rites.
Burial was in the Brown Cemetery in Richland County.
Clifton Augustus Elmer, son of James L. Elmer and Amelia Bingham Elmer, was born
March 4, 1861 in the Town of Rodman, Jefferson County, New York. When Mr. Elmer
was six or seven years of age, his father became ill and the family moved to
Richland Center, Wisconsin where his father passed away. After the death of
his father, Mr. Elmer accompanied his uncle, Osias E. Elmer, back to Jefferson
County, N.Y. where he attended the Stears Corners School and grew to manhood
on a farm in the Town of Worth.
He was married April 3, 1881 to Miss Ada I. Zufelt of Ellisburg, N.Y. Mr. and
Mrs. Elmer established their home in that city where they resided for 18 years,
then moving to Fulton, N.Y. where they lived for 14 years and then to Pulaski,
N.Y. where they made their home for three years.
Mrs. Ada Elmer passed away in March 1919. The following year Mr. Elmer, at the
age of 59 years, came to Wisconsin, and resided first at Boaz and later at Ash
He was married July 24, 1924 to Mrs. Eldora Harris Elmer at Richland Center.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer resided on various farms in Richland and Walworth counties
until her death in 1943. For some years Mr. Elmer made his home with his step-children
and grandchildren and in 1956 came to this commmunity to make his home with Mr.
and Mrs. Laurence Markee.
Mr. Elmer is survived by three step-daughters, Ida (Mrs. William Wacker of Baraboo),
Mary (Mrs. George Morris of Beloit) and Mrs. Mattie Busker of California; five
step-sons, Bert Elmer of Beloit, the Rev. Drayton Elmer of Beloit, Grant Elmer
of Monroe, Frank Elmer of Baraboo and J.D. Elmer of Baraboo; many other relatives
and a large number of friends.
He was preceded in death by his two wives, Mrs. Ada I. Elmer and Mrs. Eldora
Harris Elmer; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James L. Elmer; one half-sister, Mrs.
Mattie Shreve of Richland Center; and one brother, John D. Elmer, who passed
away March 3, 1923.
The death of Mr. Elmer marks the loss of a greatly esteemed pioneer whose kindness
and thoughtfulness of others won the high regard and lasting friendship of all
those with whom he was associated. In his lifetime of nearly a century he had
witnessed a great panorama of history, reaching from the pioneer days of the
Middle West to our present electronic and highly-mechanized age. His reminiscences
and kindly counsel were an inspiration to all those who met and conversed with
him. He had a very keen interest in public affairs and was proud of the fact
that he had not missed voting in a single presidential elections since reaching
the age of twenty-one.
Those who knew him best will remember his kindness, his devotion to those who
were near and dear to him, his constancy in faith and his staunch advocacy of
worthy objectives. The memory of his kindness, helpfullness and guidance will
ever be treasured in the hearts of those who shared his companionship and association
and who now mourn his death.