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Obituary of William Murphy WILLIS (1853-1912)
CHURCHILL COUNTY EAGLE


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FALLON, NEVADA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1912

PASSED TO LAST REST

Wm. Willis Suddenly Called From 
the Cares of This World
to His Reward.


  The people of this community were greatly shocked and grieved last Sunday morning to learn of the sudden death of William Willis, one of our most highly esteemed citizens.  On Saturday the deceased had visited his homestead on Old river, a few miles northeast of town, upon which he made final proof a few months ago.  Upon returning home he complained of feeling ill.  His son Virgil visited him during the evening, both residing in the south part of town.

  About 10 o'clock Saturday night the deceased complained of a pain in the breast and got up and dressed and seated himself in the rocking chair.  His wife turned for a moment to light the fire, but looking around realized that he was sinking.  He gasped a few times and expired.

  Dr. Gardner was summoned and stated that he died from heart trouble.  For a long time he had complained of a lack of circulation in his arms but the trouble did not appear to be serious.  The sudden departure was a heavy shock to his wife and children who least expected such an end.

  William Willis was born in Carlisle, Indiana, May 6, 1853, and died at his residence in Fallon, February 3, 1912, aged 58 years, 8 months and 27 days.  When a young man he moved to Chillicothe Co., Mo., and was united in marriage to Miss Ida Brown in 1877.  To this union were born seven children -- Virgil, Mrs. A.R. Straub of Livermore, Cal., who was present at the funeral, Jewell, Gladys, and Delight, besides two children, Conna and Ross, who died at the ages of 15 and 3 years, respectively.  With the above the widow is left to mourn the loss of a faithful, kind and affectionate husband and father.

  Other relatives of the deceased are:  a brother at Carlisle, Ind., and Laredo, Mo., sisters at Canyon city, Colo., Houston, Texas, and San Bernardino, Cal., and Mrs. Sam Hiller of Fallon.

  During the earlier years of his life the deceased was engaged in the stock business, and later in the real estate business for a good many years.  In the spring of 1905 he came to Nevada and settled at Soda Lake.  In the fall of the following year he moved to Old River.

  The funeral took place from the residence Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Price officiating.  There was a very large attendance of friends and neighbors who held the deceased in high esteem.

  The bereaved relatives have the deepest sympathy of many friends in this community.

 
Source:  clipping courtesy of the Churchill County Museum & Archives, Fallon, NV.
Family Group Sheet of William Murphy WILLIS & Ida BROWN
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