Wellman, William W. 1842-1915
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 5/6/2013 at 17:18:17
Postville Review, Fri., 19 Feb. 1915.
Wm. Wellman, an old and respected resident of Monona, died at his home in that city last Friday and was buried Sunday with Masonic honors.
Added by S. Ferrall on 12/5/2016:
William W. Wellman was born in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus Co., New York, March 26, 1842, and died in Monona, Feb. 12th.
He was brought up on the farm, receiving but a meager education. It was work all through the boyhood period.
On Aug. 27th, 1862, then 20 years of age, he enlisted in Co. F, 154th New York volunteers, serving until January, 1863, when he was discharged on account of disabilities incurred in the service. He came to Iowa, and arrived in Monona Sept. 11, 1864, which has since been his home for fifty-one years.
Aug. 10th, 1865, he was united in marriage to Jessie June Amon, who preceded him to the grave ten years ago. To this union four children were born, Nellie Amon, Frank Dean, Freddie Raymond, deceased, and Jessie Irene.
For many years Mr. Wellman engaged in farming and merchandising, but his health becoming impaired, he retired from all business activities several years ago.
He became a member of the Masonic fraternity April 8, 1881, uniting with Clayton Lodge No. 70, a member almost thirty-four years, holding office of Tyler a number of years and filling other and important stations in the order.
He became a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, April 8th, 1892, for twenty-three years in full comradeship.
He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Nellie Egbert, of Cedar Falls, Ia.; Miss Jessie Irene Wellman, of this city; his son, Frank D. Wellman, residing at Pasadena, Cal., and his brother, Frederick L. Wellman, of this city, and two sisters, one in New York state and one in California, and many other relatives.
Mr. Wellman was a man of sturdy pioneership. He was energetic in every business activity, thorough in doing well that which came under his direction and profited by the knowledge of experience. His life work was one continuous interest in all public utilities. He aimed to be right before the world; was liberal and devoted to his home and its surroundings; honest and upright,, emphatic in affairs of a worldly character, his faults, whatever they were, die wrapped in his shroud and his good points left for our emulation.
He dies leaving to his family and friends, cherishing respect and honor for his Masonic fellowship and that comradeship won upon the fields of contention in the Southland. Peace, honor and glory be his, at rest in God's acreage in the camp ground over and beyond.
The funeral services were held at the Congregational Church in Monona Sunday afternoon, Feb. 14th, conducted by Rev. G.W. Meek. Burial services under the auspices of the Masonic loge, conducted by Hon. Chas. E. Scholz, of Guttenberg. The remains were laid to rest in the family lot in Monona cemetery.
~Register & Argus, Feb. 25, 1915
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