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 Alvaro C. Achilles

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Alvaro C. Achilles

  • Birth 30 May 1824
  • Death 11 Jan 1902
  • Burial Almond, Portage County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Memorial ID 55248264

Gone to the Great Beyond

A. C. Achilles, one of the most respected and honored residents of the town of Almond, passed away at his home Saturday, Jan. 12, 1902 (sic; should be Saturday, January 11, 1902). His illness commenced about two weeks before his death with cold and pleurisy, which later developed into pneumonia. Born in Potton, Canada, May 30, 1824, he became the husband of Drusilla Traver in 1849, and removed to Wisconsin in 1852, settling on the farm in Almond, where he has continually resided since, and where his death occurred. His wife passed away May 5, 1894. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Achilles numbered eight, three dying in infancy. Two daughters, Miss Ella and Mrs. Hannah L. Bowden, and a son, Ezra Achilles, also preceded their father. The children remaining are Mrs. Emma J. Soule, of the town of Almond, and Mrs. Almina E. Smart, of this place [Princeton]. Mrs. Soule, who lives on the old homestead, and Mrs. Smart gave him loving care during his last illness. He was conscious to the last and ready and willing to enter the Great Beyond. When a young man he united with the Methodist church and in that faith lived and died. He became a member of the Masonic fraternity at Plover, Wisconsin, and afterward transferred his membership to Plainfield Lodge. Mr. Achilles possessed great kindliness of heart and was conscientious to a degree, being one of the few who never made an enemy, and will be greatly missed, especially among the residents on the Portage road.

The funeral occurred Sunday, many of the friends and the Masons of Plainfield going to the house at one o'clock and escorting the remains to the Almond M. E. Church, where Rev. Coffeen preached an excellent sermon, and the Masons conducted the beautiful ritualistic ceremony at the grave.
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Alvaro C. Achilles died Saturday January 11, 1902 in the 78th year of his age. Mr. Achilles was born in Canada East, in May, 1924, his parents being citizens of the United States, his grandfather having been a soldier under our flag in the Revolutionary war. The years of his childhood and early manhood were spent in Canada where he married. In 1851 he went to California, going around Cape Horn. After a year or two spent in the mines he returned home via the isthmus, and in 1855 moved to Wisconsin and settled upon the farm upon which he continued to live until death called him. He was the father of eight children, three of whom died in childhood. His wife and son, Ezra C. and daughters, Ella L. and Mrs. Geo. G. Crowell, died in recent years so that he is survived by only two daughters, Mrs. H.A. Soule of Almond and Mrs. J.M. Smart of Plainfield. Mr. Achilles was a man of sterling integrity, honest, loyal and true in all the walks of life and his wise counsel and sound advice will be sadly missed by relatives and friends alike. He was buried Sunday afternoon from the M. E. Church by the Plainfield Masonic lodge of which he had long been a member, Rev. D. B. Coffen preaching the funeral sermon. The pallbearers were his neighbors and friends: H. G. Smith, A. D. Rogers, Joseph Springer, and C. D. Wood.


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  • Created by: Leah
  • Added: 21 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55248264
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alvaro C. Achilles (30 May 1824–11 Jan 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55248264, citing Almond Village Cemetery, Almond, Portage County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Leah (contributor 46974026) .