|Birth: ||Sep. 30, 1839|
|Death: ||Feb. 10, 1904|
Civil War veteran
Co. H. 8th Missouri infantry
Belvidere Daily Republican, newspaper
Wednesday, February 10, 1904
TAPS HAVE SOUNDED
William CHAMPION Passes Away of Paralysis at St. Anthony's Hospital
Veteran of Civil War
Had Undergone Operation and Was Believe to be on Road to Recovery
William CHAMPION was stricken with paralysis last evening at St. Anthony's hospital at Rockford and died this morning at about six o'clock.
Some days age he sustained an operation for the relief of a long standing ailment, and was believe to be recovering, showing constant improvement until last evening when he was suddenly stricken. From that time he sank steadily till the end came this morning
The many friends of the family were greatly shocked to learn of his death. The widow and the only child, Mrs. Charles SEAVEERNS, will receive the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.
Mr. CHAMPION was a veteran of the civil war, through which he served in the Eighth Missouri, being transferred to that regiment from Illinois where he enlisted. Mr. CHAMPION was in many hard battles and was wounded several times. Congressman Fuller recently pushed through a long standing pension claim for him, by which he was to have received a comfortable pension and amount of back pay, but the veteran did not live to enjoy it.
Besides the members of his immediate family he leaves four brothers and two sisters, whose arrival is awaited before funeral arrangements are completed. The funeral will probably be held on Friday, under the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic. It has not been decided whether he will be buried here or in the old home in Pekin, Ill.
Ellen Douglass Champion (1843 - 1929)*
Minnie Carrier Champion Severns (1874 - 1965)*
Created by: Julie H
Record added: Jun 18, 2008
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