Skipworth, William M. 1846-1930
SKIPWORTH, BUTTS, RODERICK, GRITTON, JOHNSON
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 3/3/2015 at 19:25:04
Word has just been received by friends here that our old friend and neighbor, Wm. Skipworth, former owner of the Nelson farm near Hickory Creek schoolhouse, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the home of his son, Harry Skipworth, at Opportunity, Wash., at the age of 86 or 87 years.
~The Clayton County Register, Thursday, November 27, 1930 (Luana column)
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William M. Skipworth was born in Burksville, Kentucky, June 1st, 1846 and died at the home of his son in Opportunity, Washington Nov. 18, 1930, having lived 84 years, 5 months and 18 days.
At the age of two years his parents moved to Clayton County, Iowa, near McGregor, where he grew in manhood. In May 1875 he was married to Anna Butts.
For many years he owned a farm near Luana retiring from active work in 1913 and going to Omaha, Nebraska to live. In 1918 he moved to Great Falls, Montana where his wife passed away in February 1919. He moved to the Spokane valley in Washington in 1926 where he remained until his death.
He is survived by one son Harry M. of Opportunity; one daughter, Mrs. H.R. Roderick of Butte, Montana; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Gritton, of Joplin, Missouri and Mrs. Lucy Johnson of Los Angeles; two brothers, Hiram and Charles of Everett, Washington; and nine grandchildren.
While not a member, he was always a regular attendant of the M.E. Church.
Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church Opportunity, Nov. 21st at 2:30 P.M., Rev. John H. Secor officiating. A quartet of friends sang several beautiful hymns. Burial was in "The Pines" cemetery.
~Monona Leader, Thursday, December 11, 1930
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