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William Edward Gerard (1862-1924)


Posted By: Carl Malone (email)
Date: 6/19/2017 at 11:23:04

The Adams County Free Press
Corning, Iowa
July 5, 1924

The remains of W. E. Gerard were brought to Corning on No. 12 on Tuesday evening from Keystone, S. D., his home where his sudden death occurred on Sunday of apoplexy. The deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Gerard, both deceased, and was born on the old French Colony of which his parents were members in 1862 and resided in this county until he reached manhood and married Miss Melissa Timmerman of Nodaway, who survives him and who accompanied the remains to Corning. They had no children.

His brothers P. A. Gerard of Nevada, Mo., Chas. Gerard of Kennebec, S. D., Fred Gerard of Fontanelle and A. Gerard of Villisca were in attendance at the funeral, also Mrs. Florence C. Hills of Toledo, O., as sister of Mrs. Gerard was in attendance at the funeral that was held on Thursday with short services at the grave at Walnut Grove cemetery. F. E. Gerard another brother who is on a trip through the west could not be located and Theo. Gerard was prevented attending on account of sickness in his family.

Mr.. Gerard left here over forty years ago and has been engaged in mining in the Black Hills.

April 17, 1862 June 29, 1924


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