Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Jesse Etheridge & May Etheridge Roth

The picture of Jesse & May Etheridge was taken before 1885. They were the children of Alanson Pease Etheridge and his wife Emma (spicer) Etheridge. May was born deaf on May 1, 1879 and attended the school for the deaf at Delavan. She married William Roth who was also deaf. Rev. A O Nuss performed the ceremony in her parents yard. and lived first in Westfield and later in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She died December 22, 1970. Jesse Irving Etheridge was born June 26, 1881. He went to Ripon College as well as taking the Agriculture short course at UW. He was an early editor of the Wild Rose Times. He was a county Agricultural agent for many years ending in Oconto County Wisconsin. He married Irma Gautchi of Washburn on September 5, 1915. He died September 10, 1961 in Oconto.

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