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Obits > 1923 - William S. Metcalf

Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

March 17, 1923, Saturday, pg 3


William S. Metcalf passed away Thursday morning at three thirty o'clock at his home in Tampico after an illness resulting from the infirmities.  Besides his wife, he leaves three children, Mrs. J. A. Mathis, Mrs. Walter Scott and George Metcalf of Sterling, Howard of Chicago and Leonard who is on his way here from San Bernardino, Cal.  He is expected to arrive on Sunday.  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at one o'clock at the home and at one o'clock in the Baptist Church. Burial will be made in Tampico Cemetery.

Obituary:  March 21, 1923

William S. Metcalf was born in Lincolnshire, England, March 15, 1834, and passed away March 15, 1923, after a brief illness at the age of 88 years, 11 months and 25 days.  He came to America at the age of 19 years and on December 23, 1875 he was united in marriage to Frances A. Rose of New Bedford, Ill.  To this union nine children were born.  Those left to mourn a kind and loving husband and father are his widow and five children, Rose E., wife of C. W. Scott of Sterling, Grace E., wife of J. A. Mathis of Sterling, George S. of Sterling, and Leonard E. of San Bernardino, Calif., and Howard of Chicago.  The children who preceded him in death are Elizabeth and Frank E., who died in infancy, William C., who died at the age of 27, and Grant E., who died at the age of 28 years.  Also seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock at the Baptist Church under the direction of the pastor, S. L. Cobb, assisted by Rev. George Gable of the M.E. Church, and interment made in the Tampico Cemetery.  Mesdames H. W. and N.E. Denison, with Miss Vesta Denison as accompanist, sang several selections and Messrs. H. A. Maxfield, J.E. Strouss, L. E. Smith, E. W. Meredith, F. O. Gerber and F. B. Potter acted as pallbearers. The members of the Ladies Auxiliary attended in a body and the church was well filled with sympathizing friends who came to pay their last respects to one high in their esteem.  Mr. Metcalf had lived 39 years in Tampico, during which time he had won the good will and respect of all.  Truly a good man has gone to his reward.

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