Frank J Sharer, 90 died at a Madison hospital, Wednesday, Oct. 16, after a short illness. He was born on May 14, 1856, and spent all his life in Verona township.

Survivors include two sons, Earnest A. Sharer and Rinaldo F. Sharer, both of Verona, and a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Mae (Sharer) (Howard) Zink of Mt. Horeb, 12 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held from the Sharer Funeral Home in Mt. Horeb, and at the Baptist church in Verona. Rev. T. J. Gibson, officiating. Six grandsons were pallbearers. Burial was in the Verona cemetery. His wife, Mary Edith “Etta” White Sharer, preceded him in death on March 3, 1945.


Mrs. Agnes W (White) Davidson passed away at her home Thursday. Mrs. Davidson had been in poor health for some time. She was 88 years old on Sept. 8.

Mrs. Davidson, who was the former Agnes White before her marriage 20 years ago, was born and spent the greater part of her life in and around Verona.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Salem Reformed church, with Rev. Upson, former Methodist pastor here officiating.

Those who are left to morn her loss are three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Agnes (John) Clow, Mrs. Blanche Irene (Albert) Bookhout of Madison, Miss Jessi Davidson, one son, William Davidson of Madison, and four grandchildren.

Burial was in the Verona cemetery.

Those from a distance who attended the funeral were her cousins, Mrs. Hepsa (Black) (George) Bryan Jr. of Neillsville, Mrs. Mary Peck of Nebraska, and Mrs. Rose Cummings of Baraboo.


George Bryan Sr., 95, oldest resident of Verona, died Saturday at his home here.

He had been a resident of Verona 78 years. He was born in Cross Plains. He was an honor deacon of the Baptist church, to which he belonged for 56 years.

Survivors include two sons, George Jr., of Neillsville, and Henry of Madison; six daughters, Mrs. Jessie Dahlk, Hector, Minn., Mrs. Edith (John) Dahlk of Madison, Mrs. Grace (Jasper) Keller, Middleton, Mrs. Lizzie Donkle, Mrs. Otto Paradise and Mrs. Pearl (Gabe) Thompson, Verona; 28 grandchildren and 72 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Memorial Baptist Church. Ref. T. J. Gibson officiating. Burial was in the Verona cemetery.

Madison newspaper, October 1946