Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Obituary: Arthur Quan - Class of 1900

Arthur Quan, Druggist, Dies

Arthur W. Quan, 83 of 2246 Hollister ave., retired long time South side Madison druggist died Friday (Jan. 31, 1964) in a hospital after suffering a heart attack Jan. 13.

Mr. Quan was born in 1880 at Albert Lea, Minn., and moved to Madison as a boy with his parents. He had been a Madison resident since he was about 6 years old and was 1905 graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

Mr. Quan began his career as a druggist in 1915 and for many years operated Quan's Drug store at the corner of South Mills and Chandler sts. He retired in 1959.

He was a 33rd degree Mason and a member, past master of Madison Lodge No. 5 and a member of Zor Shrine.

Mr. Quan was married June 5, 1962 to Mrs. Dorothy Brown, widow of Charles Edward Brown, director of the State Historical Society museum from 1907-1944, who died in 1946.

Surviving besides his wife is a sister, Mrs. A. J. Lewis, Henning, Minn.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Fitch-Lawrence funeral home, 626 University ave., with burial in Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home, where Masonic rites will be held at 8 tonight.

Note: The above was originally published in the Obituary Section of the Wisconsin State Journal on February 2, 1964. At this time, obituaries were still "news stories," written by newspaper staff, not families.

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