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Wood County Asylum - formerly in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

From The Fat Memoir - pg 115 - The latest county park is a 360 acre parcel now called Richfield 360, formerly property of the Wood county Asylum. It was place under parks management in 1975.

From the Marshfield History Book -

This information was made possible by the Marshfield History Project and has been contributed by: Donald Schnitzler and we would like to thank him.

Currently there is no email for Donald, so lookups are not available at this time.

The North Wood County Asylum opened in 1910 and operated at the County A until 1974. The location of old records is unknown, but suggest contacting the current Norwood Health Center, 1600 North Chestnut Avenue, Marshfield, Wisconsin. Phone Number: (715) 384-2188.

1930 Federal Census Microfilm T626 EDD 71-17 - Institutions(s): Wood Co. Asylum

Known residents:

William Annis
Source: 1920 Federal Census Records - Roll T625_2024 pg 19A
Age 37 (1883) born Germany, Location Marshfield Township Wood County, no wife or children, Patient at Wood County Asylum

Clarence Ray (1890 - 1969)
Source: [Karen Lynn (neice)]
Clarence was born in Ashippun Wisconsin on April 7, 1890. He resided at Wood County Asylum from April 17, 1925 to December 4, 1928. He was transferred to Dunn County Asylum in Menomonie, Dunn County, WI. He died Jan 1969.

Source: 1930 Federal Census Records
Clarence Ray, age 39 (1890) Born Wisconsin, White male, Inmate at Marshfield, Wood, WI

John Reider (1860 - 1917)
Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) Jan 13, 1916
John Reider was born in Austria in 1860 and came to this country with his parents in 1870. He suffered a broken back 30 years prior to his death and had been insane for the last 18 years of his life. He was an unmarried man. Mr Reider died at the Wood County Asylum at Marshfield Friday, Jan 7, 1916. His funeral was at St. Balthasar's Catholic Church of Loyal, Clark Co, WI.

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