Husband: Frank Henry Silkey (1 2)
Born: 02 Apr 1871 in Ashippun, Dodge, Wisconsin
Married: 16 Nov 1893
Died: 09 Jan 1961 in Clark Co., WI
Spouses: Frances Charlotte Chase; Hattie Harper, Raymond
Wife: Susan Schaefer (3)
Died: 1901
01 (M): George Henry Silkey (4)
Born: 31 Aug 1899 in Neosho, Dodge, WI
Died: 29 Sep 1996 in Mark E. Reed Hospital, Grays Harbor County, WA
Spouses: Stella
  1. Compiled by Jim & Kathy Heath, 1997, Clark County Cemeteries.
  2. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (, obituary.
    (16 Feb 2011)

    Obit: Silkey, Frank Henry #2 (1871 – 1961)

    Poster: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


    Surnames: Silkey, Rabensdorf, Schaefer, Chase, Raymond, Buchholz, Prochazka, Mills, Bardell, Murphy, Richmond, Galstad, Slone, Cornell, Koplitz, Lavrence, Asplin, Ampe, Scherer, Carlson

    ---Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) January 19, 1961

    ---Silkey, Frank Henry (2 April 1871 – 9 January 1961)

    Funeral services were held January 11 for Frank Henry Silkey, 89, of the Town of Weston, who died here January 9. The Rev. Gene W. Carlson officiated and burial was made in the Town of Weston Cemetery.

    Mr. Silkey, son of the late Frank and Johanna (Rabensdorf) Silkey, was born April 2, 1871, in Ashippun, Dodge County, where he received his education.

    On November 16, 1893, he was married to Susan Schaefer. Two children, Edwin and George, were born to this union. Following the death of his wife in 1901 he moved to Clark County, where he was married to Frances Chase in November, 1902. There were the parents of two children, Alfred and Mabel, both deceased. His second wife died in 1923. On October 16, 1924 he was married to Hattie Raymond, who survives.

    He farmed for many years in the Town of Weston, retiring in 1919.

    He is survived by his wife; two sons, Edwin of Neillsville, and George of Aberdeen, Wash.; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

    Pallbearers were: Fred Buchholz, Robert Prochazka, lee Mills, Clarence Bardell, Frank Murphy and Jesse Richmond. “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Abide with Me” were sung by Wilfred Galstad, accompanied by Mrs. Grant Slone.

    Out-of-town people attending the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Silkey and sons, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Silkey, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cornell, Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Koplitz, Owen; Mrs. Harold Koplitz, Owen; William Lavrence, Hixton; Mrs. Zella Asplin, Mrs. Ray Ampe and Mrs. George Scherer, all of Greenwood.

  3. Ibid.

    On November 16, 1893, he was married to Susan Schaefer. Two children, Edwin and George, were born to this union. Following the death of his wife in 1901 he moved to Clark County

    [Frank Silkey obit]

  4. Obituary, unknown newspaper.

    George H. Silky

    McCleary - Longtime Harborite George Henry Silky, 97, of Central Park, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 1996, at Mark E. Reed Hospital.
    He was born Aug 31, 1899, in Neosho, Wisc., to Henry and Susan (Schaefer) Silky. He was raised in Wisconsin and moved west in 1934.
    Silky worked for 31 years as a game farm manager for Schafer Brothers, retiring in 1965.
    After his retirement, he worked for Ed Dahlstrom of Montesano and then R.G. Lasalle, also of Montesano, until he was in his 80's.
    His wife, Stella, died before him.
    Survivors include a son, Frank of Milwaukee, Wis.; two daughters, Marian Linster of Niellsville, Wis., and Ruth Lawrence of Milwaukee, Wis.; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
    A son, Irvin, and a grandson died before him.
    There will be no funeral.
    He was buried next to his wife Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Masonic Cemetery in Elma.
    The Whiteside Funeral Chapel of Elma was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial donations are requested to the Central Park Fire Department, care of Grays Harbor Fire District No. 2, Aberdeen, 98520.

    [Received from M Celius 14 Apr 2013]

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