Husband: Benjamin Franklin Nutting (1)
Born: 01 Jan 1840 in Madison, Somerset, Maine
Married: 13 Jul 1867 in Skowhegan, Maine
Died: 1919 in ClarkCounty, Wisconsin (2)
Father: Josiah Nutting
Mother: Abiah Varnum
Wife: Josephine Hayden (4)
Born: 1844
Died: 1910
01 (M): Clifford H. Nutting (5 6)
Born: 1870 in Skowhegan, Maine (7)
Died: Sep 1965 in Park Falls, Price, WI (8 9)
Spouses: Lottie May DeMouth
02 (M): William J. Nutting (10 11 12)
Born: 15 Dec 1875 in Beaver, Clark, WI
Died: 16 Jan 1950 in Medford, WI
Spouses: Mary Smith
03 (M): Dumont Hilton Nutting (13 14)
Born: 22 Jul 1881 in Loyal, Clark, WI
Died: 25 Oct 1953 in Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin
Spouses: Florence Pearl Greeley
Additional Information

Benjamin Franklin Nutting:

Buried: Loyal Cemetery, Loyal, Clark, Wisconsin 3

Josephine Hayden:

Buried: Loyal Cemetery, Loyal, Clark, Wisconsin

  1. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (

    BENJAMIN FRANKLIN NUTTING, an elderly resident of the village of Loyal, where he and his wife are much esteemed, has been a resident of Loyal Township since 1867, and for many years lived an active and somewhat strenuous life, first as lumberman and afterwards as a pioneer farmer. He was born in the township of Madison, Somerset County, Maine, Jan. 1, 1840, son of Josiah and Abial (Ames) Nutting. Both parents were natives of Maine, in which state they were married, residing there subsequently for about twenty-four years, Josiah working at farming and shoemaking. Four children were born to them: Josiah Marshall, James Melvin, Chandler Baker and Benjamin Franklin (subject of this sketch)., After the death of his wife, Abial, Josiah Nutting came to Clark County, Wis., and here contracted a second marriage. His son, Josiah M., died in Maine. James M., the-second son, came west a few months after his father, and the third son, Chandler B., joined a Maine volunteer cavalry regiment and served through the Civil War.

    In the fall of 1860 B. F. Nutting came west alone, locating in La Crosse, Wis., where he was hired as a lumberman to work in the woods. In this kind of work he was engaged for thirty winters, taking part in twenty-six spring drives. At the age of 27 he was married to Josephine Hayden, daughter of William D. and Naomi (Lawrence) Hayden, the marriage taking place July 30, 1867, in Skowhegan, Maine, he having made the trip East for that purpose. Returning to Wisconsin with his wife, Mr. Nutting bought 120 acres of wild land -in Loyal Township, Clark County, also buying a small house, which he moved onto the place. This farm he developed during the summers, getting his supplies from La Crosse. During the twenty-two years that he spent on it he cleared about sixty acres, built an addition onto the house and erected a barn, 40 by 60 feet. He raises cattle, sheep, hogs and horses.

    In 1901 he bought a residence in the village and moved to town, where he and his wife are now living in the enjoyment of a well-earned competency. On July 20, 1917, they will celebrate their golden wedding. While on the farm Mr. Nutting served for a number of years as a member of the township board, and as a good citizen, he has always taken an interest in all measures for the benefit of the community in which he resides.

    He and his wife have three children: Clifford H., William J. and Dumont H. Clifford H., born in Maine, married Lottie Demouth and lives on a farm in Clark County. He and his wife have four children-Erma, Robert, Reuben and Emma. William J., who was born in Beaver Township, Clark County, married May Smith and resides in that township. He has two children-Naomi and Rudel. Dumont H. married Flossie Greeley and resides in Butternut, Wis. His children are: Franklin, Mildred, Ronald and Josephine. While in the township Mr. Nutting served as a member of the town board. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. of Greenwood. Mrs. Nutting, at one time, was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. The family church is the Methodist.

  2. Ibid., tombstone photo.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Ibid., tomstone photo.

    [Loyal Cemetery]

  5. Census, Federal - 1910 - Clark Co, WI, Loyal, Ancestry p. 15.
  6. Compiled by Jim & Kathy Heath, 1997, Clark County Cemeteries.

    Clifford H., born in Maine, married Lottie Demouth and lives on a farm in Clark County. He and his wife have four children-Erma, Robert, Reuben and Emma.

  7. Darlene and Joan Holt visit 26 Aug 2005.
  8. Ibid.
  9. Obituary, Park Falls Herald.
    (16 Sep 1965 p. 12)

    Funeral services for Clifford Nutting, resident of the Town of Agenda, were held on Saturday Morning at 11:00 from the NoVitzke Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Richard Klabunde officiating. Interment was in the Union Cemetery at Butternut.

    Mr. Nutting passed away on Wednesday, September 8, at the Smith Nursing Home, following a lingering illness. He was 95 years old.

    He was born April 3, 1870, at Showheggan, Maine. At the age of one he moved with his parent s to Wisconsin. On December 9, 1903, he was married to Lottie Demouth at Christie, Wisconsin. The couple came to the Park Falls area in 1917, where Mr. Nutting was engaged in farming and woodswork.

    He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Oscar (Irma) Schaper, Butternut, and Mrs Emma Holt of Park Falls; 2 sons; Robert, Park Falls, and Clifford of Menomonee Falls, Wis. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren.

    [received from M. Celius 6 Jun 2012]

  10. Clark County Genweb site (
  11. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (

    William J., who was born in Beaver Township, Clark County, married May Smith and resides in that township. He has two children-Naomi and Rudel.

  12. Clark County Genweb site (

    ----- Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 01/26/1950

    ----- Nutting, William (15 DEC 1875 – 16 JAN 1950)

    Funeral services for William J. Nutting, 74, were held at 2 p.m. last Wednesday at the Hartwig and Ruesch Funeral Home in Medford, with the Rev. Fred W. Kollath officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery.

    Mr. Nutting died of a heart attack early Monday morning, Jan. 16, 1950, at the home of his son, Rudell, in Medford. He was born in the town of Beaver (Clark Co., Wis.) on Dec. 15, 1875, and on June 20, 1900, he was married to the former Mary Smith in Neillsville. She preceded him in death in 1943, when he moved to Medford.

    He served as deputy sheriff of Clark County for two terms and, while a resident of the town of Goodrich in Taylor County, served as director of the Washington School Board. He lived in North Dakota for nine years, four of which he served as postmaster at Makoti. He returned to Wisconsin and lived in Loyal for 10 years, working as a carpenter, and then moved to Goodrich.

    Surviving are his son, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Clifford and Dumont Nutting, both of Butternut, also survive. A daughter, Mrs. Forest (Naomi) Asleson, preceded him in death.

    [from Loyal Tribune, 1/26/1950 - link posted on Clark County website 10 Sep 2010 - link to Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website]

  13. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (
  14. Margrit Hamilton Lees, Greely Manual, p. 39.
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