Aaron Catlin Called by Death
Source: Wisconsin, Friday Feb. 25:
Aaron Catlin one of the most highly respected citizens of Loyal, passed away at his home on the north side of town Tuesday night Feb. 8th, at the age of 76 years, 5 months and 23 days.
He was born Aug. 15, 1839 in Indiana and lived there with his parents until they died. Whe he was about nine years of age he came to Wauwatosa, Wis., and resided with an older brother until he enlisted into service at Bridgeport, Wis. as a private of the 10th Battery Wisconsin Volunteers Light Infantry, under Capt. Beebe and Lieutenant B.M. Grossbeck. He was assigned to the 3rd Division 17 Corps of Tennesee and three days after the siege of Savannah was taken prisoner and sent to Andersonville prison where he remained three months. he was honorably discharged at the close of the war.
Always a kind and indulgent husband and father, honest and just in all his dealings, lending a helping hand to all in need, with a kind word an smile for all, he leaves behind him a record of which anyone might be proud.
Being deaf since the war caused him to become a gread reader, in which way he spent many hours that would otherwise have been very lonely, and although he never made a profession of religion, only in his every day life, he was a great bible student.
June 25, 1866 at Mequon, Ozaukee Co., Wis., he was united in marriage to Miss Jane Rattray amd om 1883 moved to Clark Co. on a farm east of Loyal where he resided until about four years ago, when with his wife he moved to town leaving the farm in charge of one of his sons.
He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife and five children, William, Frank, Mrs. C. Hutchins, Thomas and Otto, ten grand-children and two great-grandchildren.
Source. The Tribune, Vol. 25, No. 49
Aaron Catlin who died at his home in our village Tuesday February 8th, 1916, was born in Indiana August 15th, 1839. In July 1862 he enlisted in the civil war and served three years. On the 25th, day of June 1866 he was united in marriage to Miss Jane Rattray in Mequon, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. In 1883 he moved with his family to his farm in the town of Sherman, Clark County where he resided until about four years ago when he and his wife movee to our village.
He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, four sons, William, Frank, Thomas and Otto and one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Hutchins, all of Clark County.
The funeral was held last Friday afternoon from the M.E.Church with interment in the Loyal cemetery, Rev. W.P.Powell officiating.
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