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CHEW, William F. (1847-1933)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/27/2023 at 13:57:00

William F. Chew
(April 11, 1847 July 2, 1933)

Indianola Herald, Indianola, Iowa, Thurs., July 6, 1933, p.4
William F. Chew Dies in Omaha
William F. Chew, son of John W. Chew and Martha Ellen Chew, was born at Hasherdom, Indiana, April 11, 1847 and died at Omaha, Nebraska, July 2, 1933 at 5:00 a.m., age 86 years, 2 months and 21 days. He was one of eight children, four boys and four girls. All have preceeded him in death with the exception of a brother, James M. Chew of Walla Walla, Washington, a brother, Thomas M. Chrew of Cumberland, Iowa, and a sister, Martha Ellen Houghtaling of Indianola, Iowa. He was the oldest of the eight children.
His father, John W. Chew, was of Scotch and English descent and was born in Jefferson County, Virginia. His mother was of Holland Dutch descent. After his birth in Indiana, William F. Chew migrated to Oskaloosa, Iowa, where his father and mother were pioneers and later the family removed to Spring Hill, Warren County, Iowa, where his father and mother resided until their death. His mother having died in 1865 and his father having died in 1881.
William F. Chew was married to Sarah M. Purvis, who departed this life February 14, 1891. There was born of that union, three children, all of whom are living: Fred Chew of Grand Island, Nebr.; Raymond S. Chew of Omaha, Neb.; and Cora Winston of Des Moines, Iowa. After the death of his wife, William F. Chew was married to Patience Jane Lawrence of Indianola, Iowa, on January 7, 1893, who departed this life November 25, 1918, there was born of that union one son, John L. Chew, of Omaha, Nebraska.
After removing to Iowa when a small boy, William F. Chew resided in Iowa all of his active life and until his wife Patience Jane Lawrence died in 1918. He was for a long time a resident of Spring Hill, Warren County, Ia., and later removed to Cumberland, Cass County, Iowa and later removed to Adair County, Iowa, where he spent the greater part of his active life. Upon the death of his wife, Patience Jane, he came to Nebraska where he has made his home with his children, Fred Chew, Raymond S. Chew and John L. Chew. He was, during his active life a very conscientious member of the Masonic lodge and was baptized in the faith of Jesus Christ, although never an active member of a church during his later years, although professed the faith of Christ as taught in the Methodist church. Funeral services were held at Omaha, Wednesday afternoon with interment at Indianola.


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