Teman Williams obituary

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Friday, March 12, 1920
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The death of T. Williams, which was referred to last week, takes from our little village another of its kind and respected citizens. Since moving here about nine years ago he has made many friends and we shall miss his cheery and kindly greeting. While a resident of Bode, Iowa, he held many positions of trust and responsibility. He was assessor for four years in Delano township and served about twenty years as road supervisor in his town. He was one of the organizers of the first co-operative grain and lumber company in his section of the state and the co-operative creamery at Humbolt and served on the board of directors for many years. He retained his membership in both the organizations until his death. He owned one of the best improved farms in his section of Iowa, where he lived for many years.

Teman Williams

Mr. Teman Williams was born December 11, 1848, at Orfordville, Wis. In 1872 he was married to Miss Berget Nordhagen, of Northwood, Iowa. Returning to Bode he continued to live on his farm until the spring of 1906, when he moved into town. In 1910 he moved to Beloit, Wis., and remained there until the following year when he moved to Lyle, where he lived continuously until his death.

Mr. Williams had throughout his life, been a staunch supporter of the church. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church at Orfordville, Wis., and when he moved to Bode, or what later became a town, he played a prominent part in organizing the Lutheran church of that place, being one of its charter members. Since coming to Lyle, he showed the same interest, and though his health was poor, he nevertheless served for years in the capacity of trustee an office which he held up to last January.

He leaves to mourn his loss besides his wife, one son. Gilmore, of Lyle, and six daughter; Mrs. O. G. Blakestad, and Mrs. R. A. Anderson, of Lyle; Mrs. H. F. Quinn, of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. S.T. Hopkins, of Vancouver, Washington; Mrs. Dr. F. M. Higby, of Portland, Ore.; Mrs. W. S. Rouse, of Pocatello, Idaho, and one brother, Knut Williams, of St. Ansgar, Iowa; and two sisters: Mrs. C. Olson, of Bode; Mrs. Harry Hanson, of Rochester, N. Y.

Those who were here from away to attend the funeral last week were: Mrs. H. F. Quinn, of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. N. M. Nelson, Clear Lake, Iowa, William, Henry Hoganson, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Kensett, of Bode, Iowa, and G. H. Lee, of Clarion, Iowa.