MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 466
submitted by Vicki Broughton, December 17, 2007
DEMISE OF THOS. F. WILES
Jan 29 1899 (hand written)
A well known and worthy resident of Muscatine for the past four decades, Thos. F. Wiles, a member of the firm of Adams & Wiles, passed away at 11:30 o’clock yesterday morning at the home of his nephew, Wm. Adams, 501 East Seventh street. Mr. Wiles had not been feeling well for several weeks but was down to his place of business as late as Wednesday. Friday morning he suffered a hemorrhage of the blood vessels of the brain, causing unconsciousness, in which condition he continued until he breathed his last. Mr. Wiles was born in New Lisbon, O., and attained the age of 58 years, 7 months and 18 days. When fourteen years of age he came to Muscatine with his parents and has resided here continuously ever since. He possessed more than ordinary intelligence, was a good citizen, ever industrious and unobtrusive. He was never married, making his home with near relatives, who will ever remember his kindness and generosity. For a long time he was a member of the firm of Adams & Wiles, manufacturers of plows and wagons, and since the death of Mr. Adams, he had carried on the business himself, though retaining the firm name. One brother, George H. Wiles, survives; also, two nieces and nephews, William and Lizzie Adams, of this city, Mrs. W.O. Fritchman, of Bloomington township, and A.F. Adams, of Davenport.
Rev. J.W. Hackley, of the first M.E. church, will conduct the funeral services at the residence to-morrow morning at 10 o’clock.
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