Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Obituary: Lillie Moesner - Class of 1894

Memorial services for Miss Lillie E. Moessner, Little Rock, Ark., a former Madison resident who died Jan. 31 in Little Rock, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Frautschi funeral home, 120 E. Wilson st., here. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.

Born in Madison, Miss Moessner was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and was a member of the Half-Century Club of the Wisconsin Alumni Association. She formerly taught at various Wisconsin and Chicago high schools.

Originally published as a news story in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 4, 1960. At this time, obituaries were written by newspaper staffers, not families.

Note: Lillie E. Moessner's class year is based on information in the Madison Public Schools Annual Report (1901-1902), where she is listed as Lillie Moesner [sic] a Class of 1894 graduate.According to Forest Hill Cemetery records, she was 84 when she died.

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