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 Thomas William Morefield

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Thomas William Morefield

Birth
Walworth, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA
Death
19 Dec 1911 (aged 61)
Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial
Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot
Sec R, Row 9, Lot 10
Memorial ID
12711101 View Source

DEATH CALLS T. W. MOREFIELD
SUCCUMBS TO PARALYSIS AFTER PROLONGED ILLNESS
Was engaged in business in Elkhorn over forty years---Was postmaster thirteen years---Born in town of Walworth.
Thomas W. Morefield businessman, ex-postmaster and prominent in G. A. R. circles, died Tuesday afternoon in his home in this city, following a long illness of paralysis. His death was not unexpected, as he had been failing for several months, and since his removal to his home here from Pewaukee a month ago his decline has been rapid. The funeral will be held at the home, at 2:30 this afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. A. O. Stevens of the Congregational church, and the interment will be in Hazel Ridge.
While Mr. Morefield's last sickness dates from last September his decline in healtlh commenced over a year ago, following a severe illness of several weeks. Though he recovered sufficiently to again resume active work, his condition was greatly weakened. Last September be went to the home of his daughter Mrs. H. T. Barnes at Pewaukee for a short visit, and while there his last sickness came upon him. It was not until about four weeks ago that his condition permitted his removal to his home in this city.
Mr. Morefield was born in the town of Walworth, March 18, 1850 and was the son of Thomas and Hannah Morefield, who came to this county in 1848. At the age of fourteen years he enlisted as a private in Company F, 40th Wisconsin. At the expiration of one hundred days, the time for which he enlisted, he reenlisted in the 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, and served until the close of the war. In 1879 he came to Elkhorn and engaged in the restaurant and grocery business, in which he continued for over forty years. He was appointed postmaster by President McKinley in 1898, and assumed charge of the office July 16 of that year. He was reappointed in 1902 and again in 1907, serving in all nearly thirteen years, being succeeded last March by the present incumbent, J. H. Snyder, Jr.
Mr. Morefield was married March 18, 1871 to Miss Genora Wales who with the four children, Alice G., Rose L., Olive, wife of Dr. H. T. Barnes of Pewaukee, and Mabel, wife of Carl P. McAssey of Madison, survive. In business Mr. Morefield was upright and possessed the confidence of his follow citizens. He was systematic and methodical in all business details. He was a Knight Templar Mason, also a Knight of Pythias and a member of the R. B. Hayes Post, G. A. R., of which he had served as commander several terms.
He was active in Grand Army affairs and was one of the organizers of the Walworth County Soldiers' and Sailors' association, serving as its secretary for many years.

DEATH CALLS T. W. MOREFIELD
SUCCUMBS TO PARALYSIS AFTER PROLONGED ILLNESS
Was engaged in business in Elkhorn over forty years---Was postmaster thirteen years---Born in town of Walworth.
Thomas W. Morefield businessman, ex-postmaster and prominent in G. A. R. circles, died Tuesday afternoon in his home in this city, following a long illness of paralysis. His death was not unexpected, as he had been failing for several months, and since his removal to his home here from Pewaukee a month ago his decline has been rapid. The funeral will be held at the home, at 2:30 this afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. A. O. Stevens of the Congregational church, and the interment will be in Hazel Ridge.
While Mr. Morefield's last sickness dates from last September his decline in healtlh commenced over a year ago, following a severe illness of several weeks. Though he recovered sufficiently to again resume active work, his condition was greatly weakened. Last September be went to the home of his daughter Mrs. H. T. Barnes at Pewaukee for a short visit, and while there his last sickness came upon him. It was not until about four weeks ago that his condition permitted his removal to his home in this city.
Mr. Morefield was born in the town of Walworth, March 18, 1850 and was the son of Thomas and Hannah Morefield, who came to this county in 1848. At the age of fourteen years he enlisted as a private in Company F, 40th Wisconsin. At the expiration of one hundred days, the time for which he enlisted, he reenlisted in the 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, and served until the close of the war. In 1879 he came to Elkhorn and engaged in the restaurant and grocery business, in which he continued for over forty years. He was appointed postmaster by President McKinley in 1898, and assumed charge of the office July 16 of that year. He was reappointed in 1902 and again in 1907, serving in all nearly thirteen years, being succeeded last March by the present incumbent, J. H. Snyder, Jr.
Mr. Morefield was married March 18, 1871 to Miss Genora Wales who with the four children, Alice G., Rose L., Olive, wife of Dr. H. T. Barnes of Pewaukee, and Mabel, wife of Carl P. McAssey of Madison, survive. In business Mr. Morefield was upright and possessed the confidence of his follow citizens. He was systematic and methodical in all business details. He was a Knight Templar Mason, also a Knight of Pythias and a member of the R. B. Hayes Post, G. A. R., of which he had served as commander several terms.
He was active in Grand Army affairs and was one of the organizers of the Walworth County Soldiers' and Sailors' association, serving as its secretary for many years.


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Thomas W. Morefield, Mar. 18, 1850- Dec. 19, 1911.

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Husband of Genora Wales.


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