Shedd Wilder obituary

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Friday, December 21, 1923
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Shedd Wilder was found dead here Monday morning in the brick building which he recently purchased. Coroner Henslin of Le Roy was called and said death was due to a hemorrhage.

Mr. Wilder came here Saturday evening accompanied by Harry Sherman and Fred Trowbridge and a drayman from Austin. Mr. Trowbridge and the drayman returned to Austin the same evening but Mr. Sherman remained with Mr. Wilder. Mr. Sherman said he found Mr. Wilder dead about 7:20 and notified relatives.

The deceased was born on the old Orlando Wilder homestead where the George Howard homestead where the George Howard family now reiside, in Lyle Township, December 11th, 1858. In the year 1882 he was married to Katherine Fields of Jackson, Minn. To them were born six children, four of whom with their mother preceded him in death. Two children, Mrs. Robert Garrity of Austin and Cree L. Wilder of San Louis Obispo, Cal., are left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father.

Mr. Wilder lived on a farm near the old home until he was about 30 years old. With his family he then moved to Columbus, Neb., where they remained a few years, then moved to Missouri. While living there he was overcome with the heat and became blind. In the year 1897 the family returned to Minnesota and he has since lived in Austin and vicinity. He had many friends who will miss his kind, genial companionship and will remember how brave he had been in battling with life through these years of blindness.

The funeral was held in the Lyle Congregational church Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in Woodbury cemetery. Rev. Warner Johnson of the M. E. church at Austin had charge of the service.