Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Southworth, William R. 1863-1930 New Lisbon Obituary

Southworth, William R. 1863-1930  New Lisbon Obituary

William B. Southworth Dies
At Residence in New Lisbon

New Lisbon, Feb. 13.----William B. Southworth, a life long and much esteemed resident of this community, died at the family home here Wednesday at 6:45 following a three-year illnesss with hardening of the arteries.
Mr. Southworth was born but a short distance from the home where he had lived for 13 years. The second son of Robert and Amanda (Garlock) Southworth, he was born January 29, 1863.
On September 23, 1885, he was united in marriage with Della E. Carr of New Lisbon. To them was born one son, Claude R. Southworth, now of Yardley, Pa.
Surviving beside his wife and son mentioned are two brothers, Clessen Southworth of South New Berlin and Charles Southworth of New Lisbon; one niece, Mrs. Levi George of New Lisbon, and several cousins.
The funeral will be held at his late home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. E. E. Hutchinson of Morris will officiate. Interment will be in Hillington cemetery.

The obit reads William B. and the Funeral reads Wiliam R. The headstone reads William R., so looks like that wins the majority. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Southworth, William Funeral 1930
Funeral of W. R. Southworth
Held at New Lisbon Saturday

New Lisbon, Feb. 18----A large number of friends attended the funeral of the late William R. Southworth, held at the family home, Saturday afternoon: gathered to pay a final tribute to one whose entire life had been passed among them and whose passing brings deep sorrow to all.

Rev. E. E. Hutchinson, rector of Zion church at Morris and personal friend of the family, officiated. After reading the church service and two selected hymns, he gave a brief but fitting tribute to the life and personality of the deceased, closing with prayer. The floral tributes were beautiful. Beside those given by near relatives were pieces from the neighbors and from the pupils of the Yardley High school, in which the son, Claude R. Southworth, is janitor and Mrs. Southworth a teacher. The bearers were Andrew Myers, George Myers, Andrew Carleton and Ernst Thurston.

Interment was in Hillington cemetery. Friends from out of town in attendance were: C.R. Southworth of Yardley, Pa.; Mrs. H. Carr and John Carr of Herkimer; Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Pittsley of Maple Grove; Wesley Sutton of Otsego, and Mr. and Mrs. Granville Jester of Morris.

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