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 Theo Ilene <I>Horel</I> Finnegan Matti

Theo Ilene Horel Finnegan Matti

Birth
Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 26 Apr 1981 (aged 89)
Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Alma Center, Jackson County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 59006432 · View Source
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Theo Irene Horel was born in Fairchild, Wisconsin, Dec 5, 1891, the daughter of Robert "Bert" & Mary (Holman) Horel. By the age of nine she had traveled with her parents and her Holman grandparents to Dillon, Colorado. Her grandparents ran a store and her parents ran a boarding house for the American Dredge Company. At age 15 Theo's mother passed away at a very early age and is buried close to her parents in Dillon, CO. Theo spent the rest of her youth back & forth between Dillon, CO and family in Humbird, WI.

May 25, 1910 she married William Garfield Finnegan. Their first son was born Aug 21, 1911; William Francis Finnegan (Frankie). Their 2nd child was a daughter, Mary Velma Finnegan born Mar 14, 1913.

On Sept 30, 1917 little Frankie dies of convulsions after riding on a carnival ride. Following this loss Bill & Theo moved their family to Trinity Center, CA. Theo's parents moved with them. Bill was employed on a gold mining dredge there. Two more sons were born while they were in CA. Robert Francis born Jun 7, 1915 & Ralph Patrick born Dec 3, 1917.

By July 1920 the family had moved back to the Cloverdale farm east of the village of Humbird, WI. In less than a year Bill became ill and died; leaving Theo with three young children.

Theo married again Nov 14, 1928 to Arnold Matti. They lived and worked a farm till they retired into town in Humbird.

May 26, 1941 Theo's son Robert dies of TB in California leaving behind a young family.

Jun 18, 1954 Theo's father Bert Horel passed away.

Aug 15, 1972 Theo's daughter, Mary Velma (Finnegan) Enerson is shot and killed in a bankrobbery in the small town of Alma Center, WI.

Nov 22, 1977 Theo's 2nd husband Arnold passed away.

Theo lived in a nursing home for a number of years. She had many hardships in her life but she was a very strong woman. I hope she is resting peacfully now ...

I love and respect all you did for us Grandma ...


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Theo Ilene Horel Finnegan Matti (5 Dec 1891–26 Apr 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59006432, citing East Lawn Cemetery, Alma Center, Jackson County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Mary Jo Enerson-Stoutenburg (contributor 47250870) .