DERBY, William C. 1875-1923
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/6/2015 at 20:33:39
William Clyde Derby, son of William Seward and Hannah Maria Derby, was born at Delmar, Iowa, April 9, 1875, and died Nov. 8, 1923, at St. Vincent Hospital at Billings, Montana.
May 11, 1898, at the Presbyterian manse at Grundy Center, Iowa, he was united in marriage to Miss Rikkea Meier, Rev. Jordan officiating. To this union were born three children, two daughters, Florence and Leoat, and one son, Merle.
About twenty years ago he united with the Presbyterian church at Clarinda, Iowa, Rev. Cameron being the pastor, and who is now pastor at Billings, Montana, and who was with him many times during his sickness and at his death.
Mr. Derby was hurt in a railroad accident August 3 near Billings, and for fourteen weeks was a great, yet a patient sufferer. His sister, Mrs. M. Hopkins, of Cedar Rapids, was with him and helped care for him the last seven weeks, and she brought the body back to her home at 803 south 15th St. East, where the funeral services were held, Monday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. R. B. Hyten, and was laid to rest in the Oak Hill cemetery.
He is survived by his wife and three children, his aged father, W. S. Derby, of Cedar Rapids, a brother, C. N. Derby and sister, Mrs. M. Hopkins, both of Cedar Rapids.
The out of town relatives who attended the funeral were two cousins, Will Derby, of Toddville and Frances Derby of Walker, and a niece, Mrs. Lyle Metzgar, of Grundy Center, and Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Miller, of Maquoketa, Iowa, also cousins.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 November 1923, pg 1
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