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Treeby, William 1843-1916

TREEBY

Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 1/11/2011 at 19:16:53

DEATH OF WILLIAM TREEBY

Was a Long Time Resident of Plymouth County

Merrill Record: William Treeby, another of the pioneer settlers of central Plymouth County and a civil war veteran, has joined the ranks of the departed. H. W. Bristow received a message from Haynes, N. D., Friday informing him of the very serious illness of Mr. Treeby. Mrs. Bristow left at once to be at the bedside of her father, but on account of the snow storm in the Dakotas the train was delayed and she was unable to see him before he passed away Monday morning.

The funeral services were held Friday at Merrill. The body was laid to rest in the Adaville cemetery by the side of his wife, who preceded him to the land beyond several years ago.

Mr. Treeby was born in Devonshire, England, about 84 years ago. He came to America at an early age and homesteaded the farm well known as the James Plumb place about four miles northwest of Merrill. He lived here for a good many years and then moved to Spencer, Iowa. He returned to Merrill a year ago and has been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Henry Bristow. About the first of December he went to Haynes, S. D., to visit his daughter, Mrs. Luella Houghton, and was taken sick there a few weeks afterwards.

Mr. Treeby leaves four daughters and two sons to mourn his departure. They are Mrs. Luella Houghton, the youngest, at Haynes, N. D.; Mrs. Sarah Bristow, of Merrill, Iowa; Mrs. Louis Wicks and Mrs. Matt LaFoye, of Near Star, Oregon; Walter Treeby, of Willow Lake. S. D., and H. J. Treeby, of Heckler, S. D.

Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Tuesday, January 18, 1916
Le Mars, Iowa


 

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