Husband: Bruce Armitage (1 2 3 4)
Born: Apr 1890 in Wisconsin
Married: 04 Sep 1912 in Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
Died: 1950 (5)
Father: Willis Knowles Armitage
Mother: Sussanah
Wife: Eleanore Schummel (6)
Born: 30 Dec 1894 in Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
Died: 02 Dec 1960 in Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
Additional Information

Bruce Armitage:


News: Christie, (23 Jul 1907)

Laurel Bragstad
Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark County, WI) 7/25/07

Bruce Armitage is laid up with a lame knee being kicked by a cow.

  1. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clark Co, WI, Weston, Ancestry p. 14 of 20.
  2. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (, new: Christie (19 Sep 1907).

    Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark County, WI) 9/19/1907

    Bruce Armitage drove to Colby last Saturday to visit friends a couple of days.

  3. Ibid., News: Christie (18 Feb 1907).

    News: Christie (18 Feb 1907)

    Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark County, WI) 2/21/1907

    Lon Brown helped Bruce Armitage cut some rock elm logs for Willis J. Armitage last Wednesday and Bruce delivered them to C. Northup’s saw mill getting $15 a thousand.

  4. Ibid., News: Christie (31 Mar 1910).

    Quite an accident happened to Bruce Armitage last Tuesday while hauling sawdust from C. Northup's mill. The seat slid off in front, throwing him behind the horses, one wheel running on to the calf of his leg, and then backing off. He gets around on crutches a little but is unable to work.

  5. Ibid., 1/12/2011.

    (She)was married to the late Bruce Armitage. They farmed in the Town of Weston until the death of her husband in 1950

    [see wife's obituary]

  6. Ibid., 1/12/2011.

    Obit: Armitage, Eleanore “Nellie” (1894 – 1960)

    Poster: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


    Surnames: Armitage, Darling, Schummel, Ratsch, Wittke, Medicke, Holt, Buchholz, Mortimer, Shaw, Janke, Feig, Thompson, Turner, Gardner, Schultz, Slock, Kearney, Gutenberger, Asplin, Seebandt, Buddinger, Harder, Johnson, Anderegg, Boon, Lueck, Drescher, Kaczor, Joyce, Scherer, Eibergen, Sternitzky, Frischman, Lavey, Gower, Laffe, Lund, Pickett, Newton, Aga, Gearing, Holmes

    ---Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) December 8, 1960

    ---Armitage, Eleanore “Nellie” (30 December 1894 – 2 December 1960)

    Mrs. Bruce (Nellie) Armitage, 66, of Neillsville, a lifelong resident of Clark County, died Friday. She had been a hospital patient for several weeks. Funeral services were held Monday from the Neillsville Methodist Church. The Rev. Virgil Holmes officiated and burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

    Mrs. Armitage, the former Eleanore Schummel, was born December 30, 1894, in Neillsville, and received her education in the local schools. She was the daughter of the late George and Emma (Darling) Schummel, and on September 4, 1912, was married to the late Bruce Armitage. They farmed in the Town of Weston until the death of her husband in 1950, and for the last nine years she had resided in Neillsville.

    She is survived by a son, Dale, of Neillsville; and a daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Dorothy) Ratsch of Greenwood. Other survivors include six grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Henry (Grace) Wittke, Neillsville.

    A member of the Methodist church, she was active in church affairs. She was a member of the Deborah Circle, Royal Neighbors of America, and of the Women’s Relief Corps.

    Funeral arrangements were made by the Georgas Funeral Home.

    Pallbearers were: Warren Medicke, Clarence Holt, Fred Buchholz, Ray Mortimer, Everett Shaw and A. C. Janke. “Face to Face” and “Under His Wings” were sung by Mrs. Virgil Holmes and Herbert C. Feig, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. T. N. Thompson.

    People from out of town attending were: Mrs. Clayton Turner, Kirkland, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Bud Wittke, Black River Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Gardner, Pittsville; Mrs. Victor Schultz and Mrs. Louis Slock, Eau Claire; Miss Mary Kearney, Milwaukee.

    Mr. and Mrs. Allen Gutenberger, Mrs. Zella Asplin, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Seebandt, Mrs. George Buddinger; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harder, Mrs. Ed Johnson, Mrs. Edward Anderegg, Mrs. Peter Boon, Mrs. Wilmer Lueck, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Drescher, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence holt and son, Mrs. Frank Kaczor and son, Mr. and Mrs. William Joyce, Sr., Mrs. Harold Ratsch, Mrs. L. Kaudy, Mr. and Mrs. George Scherer, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Scherer, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ratsch, all of Greenwood.

    Mr. and Mrs. William Eibergen, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mortimer, Carl Sternitzky, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Frischman, Mrs. Glenn Lavey, Mrs. Ethel Holt, Mrs. Merton Holt, Mrs. Irving Gower, Granton; Henry Laffe, Mahlon Lund, Mrs. Pearl Pickett, Mrs. Sam Newton, Mrs. Raymond Aga and Mrs. Gordon Gearing, all of Humbird.

    The women of the church, members of the W. R. C. and of the Royal Neighbor Lodge attended the services in a group.

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