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FREED, William 1842-1925


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/17/2013 at 08:38:18

Former Conrad Resident Passed Away On Friday

William Freed, Civil War Veteran and Former Conrad Resident, Dies At Age of 83 Years

Death, about 7:30 last night, at the home of his brother, George Freed, ten miles north west from Conrad, claimed William Freed, 83, since 1867, a resident of this county.

Mr. Freed's death followed a period of ill health extending over a year, due to age infirmities. He was a native of Indiana, and as a boy came with his parents to Illinois. During the civil war he served in the Thirty-fourth Illinois infantry, and two years after the war closed came to Grundy county, where he has since lived. He was never married.

Surviving Mr. Freed are three brothers and one sister--George and Frank Freed, of near Grundy Center, Samuel of Estherville and Mrs. John Kline, of Spirit Lake.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from Alice church, Rev. E. F. Heltibridle officiating and burial followed in the church cemetery.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


William Henry Freed was born at Elkhart, Indiana, July 20th, 1842, and departed this life Nov. 13, 1925, at his --unreadable-- months and 23 days.

He was converted early in life and united with the Evangelical church in Lee county, Illinois, and so far as is known was a member of said church in good standing at the time of his death.

Mr. Freed never married, but made his home with his parents as long as they lived, since their death he made his home, which has been upwards of 25 years, with his brother, George. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Freed, three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Lida Brown, Mrs. Mary E. Swab, Margaret Freed, Alford and Daniel, have all preceded him in death. The surviving brothers and sister are: Mrs. Sarah Klein, of Spirit Lake, Iowa; Samuel Freed, of Estherville, Iowa; George and Frank, of Eldora. There are also many friends and neighbors who will miss William, who has been so long with them in the walk of life. He was a highly respected citizen, kind friend and a lover of little children.

Funeral services were held by Rev. E. E. Heltibridle at Alice the afternoon of Nov. 15. The singing was in charge of Mrs. Nora Phillips, of Conrad. Text used was Isaiah 38:1. "Set thine house in order; for thou shalt died and not live." Matt. 24:44, "Therefore be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh."

Interment was in the Alice cemetery.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 November 1925, pg 6


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