Lawrence, William B. died 1865
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 12/21/2021 at 14:33:31
Most Sad - Several days since Mr. Wm. B. Lawrence, of Quincy, Ill., aged 61 years, was taken sick at Mr. Knobel's Musical clock saloon in this place. Mr. L. had known Mr. K. years ago and while passing, stopped in to see him. Becoming faint he laid down to rest; soon he grew very sick with Billious fever. Doctors Low and Andros were sent for, but an illness of eleven days closed his eyes in death.
His son, H.G. Lawrence, of Augusta, Ill., was telegraphed as soon as his illness seemed dangerous, but did not arrive until his parent was [illegible word] for the last station on Mortality's road. Death ensued Aug. 1st, 1865.
The body was too far putrefied to admit of shipment and the burial took place last Saturday in our city cemetery. Several of our citizens, and particularly Salisbury are entitled to credit for the gratuious care extended to the deceased stranger.
Mr. Knobel is severely consured for the exorbitant charges he made against the estate of the deceased, but as the young Mr. Lawrence will apply for an investigation of the whole matter before our Court of Probate, it is as well to await a legal examination before indulging in public censure of those who waited on the deceased.
~Weekly North Iowa Times, Wednesday, August 23, 1865; pg 2
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