|Birth: ||May 20, 1843|
|Death: ||Nov. 5, 1933|
St. Croix County
Obituary of Simon Babcock
November 17, 1933
A son of George and Sarah Babcock, was born at Perry, Maine May 20, 1843, and passed from this life at his farm home near New Centerville in the town of Rush River, Sunday, Nov. 5, 1933, at the age of 90 years, 5 months and 16 days.
He came to Wisconsin in the year of 1852 as a pioneer and located at the present site in the town of Rush River where he spent 81 years of his life, chopping his way out of the wilderness, experiencing privations incident to early pioneer days, the death of his helpmate and four children, untold human suffering and the almost superhuman struggle in gathering about himself and things he hoped to enjoy while upon this earth.
He enlisted for service in the Civil war in 1861, but was able to render only ten months service on account of disability and at the expiration of which received honorable discharge.
In 1863 he was united in marriage to Miss Electa Wilhelm. To this union nine children were born, five of whom survive. Those surviving are: Mrs. Minnie Kay, Martell; Mrs. Estella Phillips, New Centerville; Henry, Webster; John of Saskatchewan, Canada; Mary Walberg, Mina, S. Dak., also many nephews, nieces and a number of grand-children. He was preceded in death by his wife, Electa, and 4 children.
He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for 65 years and was awarded a beautiful medal as a token of esteem on the 60th anniversary of his induction into that order.
His passing marks the closing chapter in the history of the physical life among the veterans of the Civil war in the county of St. Croix, and we feel like standing at attention and salute this veteran, the last one within the bounds of the county to pass from the realm of the physical to that of the spirit world.
Funeral services were conducted from the farm home in the town of Rush River, Thursday, Nov. 9, 1933, at 1:30 p.m. and from the Methodist Episcopal church at New Centerville at 2 o'clock, the Rev. G. C. Wadding officiating. Interment was made in Mt. Olivet cemetery.
George Washington Babcock (1807 - 1889)
Sarah Bailey Sprague Babcock (1815 - 1866)
Electa Moriah Wilhelm Babcock (1836 - 1918)
Sarah Anna Babcock (1863 - ____)*
Chester Babcock (1864 - ____)*
Electa Estella Babcock Phillips (1868 - 1951)*
Henry A Babcock (1871 - 1938)*
Albert Wesley Babcock (1876 - 1931)*
Melissa Helena Babcock Follansbee (1835 - 1910)*
Alonzo Babcock (1835 - 1894)*
George W. Babcock (1838 - 1904)*
William Henry Harrison Babcock (1842 - 1866)*
Simeon Babcock (1843 - 1933)
Mount Olivet Cemetery
St. Croix County
Maintained by: B Wernex
Originally Created by: Kathy McConnell
Record added: Sep 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41768162
Added: May. 15, 2015
Simon served in Company F 1st Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War|
Added: Apr. 13, 2013