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.