Shurtleff, Wilford Calvin (Died on 17 Apr 1928)
appeared in Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Apr 1928, p. 5

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Funeral services for Wilford Calvin Shurtleff, for thirty-six years a resident of Wilmette, who passed away at the North Shore Health Resort on Tuesday, April 17, will be held from the family residence, 815 Lake Avenue, at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning, Dr. Horace G. Smith of the Wilmette Parish Methodist church officiating. Burial will be at Sycamore, Ill.

At the time of his death Mr. Shurtleff was enjoying a game of cards with his old friend, George T. Cole, at the health resort where he was staying temporarily. He was suddenly stricken by a cerebral hemorrhage and passed away within a few minutes. He had been ill at his home for about nine months.

Mr. Shurtleff was born in St. Charles, Illinois, on March 12, 1860. He was educated in the Sycamore High school and at Cornell college in Iowa. In 1882 he married Kittie L. Crippen, who passed away about ten years ago.

For a number of years he was credit manager of Reid, Murdoch, and Co., and later became vice-president and manager of Morrison-Plummer and company, which merged into Fuller, Morrison and company.

Several years ago Mr. Shurtleff retired from active business, but was director of the Commercial Trust and Savings bank of Chicago and retained an interest in several banks.

From 1897 to 1912 he was president of the Wilmette School board. He was a former president of the Citizen’s association, a Past Grand Regent of Illinois of the Royal Arcanum and at the time of his death was a member of the finance committee, Supreme council of the Royal Arcanum; of the Subscriptions Investigating committee of the Chicago Association of Commerce; Wilmette Lodge A. F. and A. M., Apollo Commandery, Medinah Temple, the Union League club. He was a member and was keenly interested in the Wilmette Parish Methodist church.

Mr. Shurtleff is survived by four children: Alice S. Campbell, Howard F. Shurtleff, Helen S. Klahr and Bernice S. Cole; a brother, Elmer K. Shurtleff and a sister, Jesse B. Cheasbro.

He had a genius for making friends and a warm heart and broad sympathy which kept them.

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20 Apr 1928
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17 Apr 1928
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Shurtleff, Wilford Calvin (Died on 17 Apr 1928)