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William W. TAPSCOTT 1865-1937


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 4/10/2023 at 23:54:55

William Wesly Tapscott
(August 11, 1865 March 2, 1937)

Funeral of Mr. Tapscott Friday Afternoon
Death came to Mr. W. W. Tapscott, old time Gilmore resident, Tuesday evening at his home here, after a lingering illness. Mr. Tapscott was a carpenter around Gilmore City for forty years, and assisted in the building or repairing of most of the houses in town and in this community. Funeral services are Friday afternoon at the Lutheran Church.
William Wesly Tapscott was born August 11, 1865 in Springfield, Illinois, and departed this life at 8:20 p.m. March 2nd, 1937, at his home in Gilmore City. The immediate cause of his death was ulcers of the stomach, from which he had suffered for a long time. He came to Gilmore City in 1892 and has lived her ever since. In 1895 he was married to Miss Gesena Martens at Pocahontas, Iowa. To this union were born three sons and four daughters who, with their mother, survive his death. Mr. Tapscott was a carpenter by trade and followed this occupation during his residence in Gilmore City. He was a member of the Lutheran faith and of First Lutheran Church in Gilmore City. The surviving children are: Clarence, Edward J. of Mason City; Clara at home; Mrs. J. V. Paulsen of Melcher; Jeff of Newland, Conn.; Mrs. Louis F. Gray of Valley Junction; and Mrs. Harold Madsen of Des Moines. A brother, John, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Sadler, both of Illinois, survive their brother. Funeral services will be held from the home at 1:30 Friday, March 5th, and from the Lutheran Church at 2:00 with interment in Marble Valley Cemetery. Rev. Seegers will officiate at the services, assisted by Rev. Schardt. Casket bearers are nephews: Byron, Kenneth, Ivan Martins of Laurens, Al and Martin Madsen of Humboldt, and John Martins of Gilmore City. [Source Gilmore City Enterprise, Gilmore City, Iowa, Thurs., March 4, 1937, p.1]


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