William Kilgore obituary

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Friday, May 15, 1908
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William Edwin Kilgore died at his home in Austin township Thursday noon, May 9, 1908, of heart trouble and dropsy. Aged 65 years. He has been in failing health for several months.

He was born in Lancaster, N. H., March 18, 1843. He moved to Columbia county, Wis., in 1856. He enlisted in Co. G. 11th Ill. volunteer cavalry Nov. 25, 1861 and was honorably discharged March 15, 1863, after protracted illness in hospital. He came to Mitchell county, Ia., in 1865 and worked at his trade of carpenter. For fifteen falls he ran a threshing machine.

He was married at Otranto to Miss Lizzie Lovett. She died at Otranto. For his second wife he married Miss Ruth Nash at Deer Creek, Iowa, Oct. 20, 1879. They lived at Otranto until 1902, when they moved to Austin township at Officer's mill. Mr. Kilgore bought the mill property and conducted the business. Eight children were born to them of from four are married. The widow and eight children survive. The children are Mrs. C. G. Larson, Meltonville; Mrs. W. E. Hanson, Nevada; Mrs. Harry Trowbridge and George of Lyle village; Willie Harry, Nellie and Frank at home.

Funerals services, conducted by Rev. C. D. Belden, were held at the family residence Sunday afternoon, a very large concourse of friends being present.

Interment [illegible: in?] Woodbury cemetery. The burial service was in charge of Otranto M. W. A. lodge of which deceased was a member. Mr. Kilgore also a member of the Northwood G. A. R. post. Deceased was an excellent citizen, upright in his life, public spirited and patriotic and was an exemplary husband and father. Transcript.