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William H. Watters (1835-1924)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 10/31/2011 at 21:20:31

William H. Watters-

William H. Watters, who has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Chris Vohringer, for the past several years died Monday evening, following an illness of a year's duration, into the infirmities of old age. Mr. Watters was born October 13, 1835 in Lawrence County, PA and came to Iowa in 1852 with his parents, Jake and Keziah Watters. At the beginning of the Civil War he enlisted in Co B 26th Iowa at Andrew and served through the entire conflict. In the lsat battle fought by Sherman's division, that of Bentonsville, NC he ws wounded in the left wrist, the first scratch he had received, although he had gone through the siege at Vicksburg and other bloody battles with the western Army. Returning home, he began farming. On September 23, 1866 he married Miss Elizabeth Van Pelt, who passed away December 21, 1920. He is survived by five sons, Frank and Samuel of Hurstville, David of Fulton and Deloss and Will of Zwingle and by four daughters, Mrs. Chris Vohringer and Mrs. Melvin Isbell of Maquoketa, Mrs. Herman Lafayette of Welton and Mrs. Lewis Hess of Holcomb WI. Two brothers, Charlie and John Watters of Otter Creek also survive and there are 50 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren who are left to bless the memory of this sterling grandparent. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church, the Rev. F. C. Worcester officiating and the burial was made in Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa.


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