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Wilson Eggers
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1880
Knox County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 19, 1918
Taylor County
Iowa, USA


Thursday October 31, 1918 p. 4

Active in Business Life of Sharpsburg

Wilson Eggers, who been ill of influenza, later complicated [by] pneumonia, died Saturday night after a short illness of ten days.

Mr. Eggers was one of the most prominent business men of Sharpsburg and in the two years that he has been connected with the Eggers and Foster Hardware Company here, had made a host of friends in both town and country, who appreciated his clean cut business principles and gentlemanly ways. His sudden illness and death came as a shock to the entire community.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters, who receive the sympathy of the entire community in their loss.

Owing to the quarantine restrictions, no funeral could be held, so a short Prayer was spoken in the home by Rev. Griffith, after which the remains, followed by a considerable procession of mourners and friends were taken to Conway to take the train for Hopkins, his former home, where he was laid to rest in the family lot.

Miss R. B. Lorance and Mrs. E. I. Hamblin, George Foster, Shan Richey, Charles and Cliff Underwood, Cleve Ross, Jesse Henderson and Bert Knott went with the party to Hopkins. At Hopkins they were met at the train by the M, W. A. lodge of that city, who took charge, and buried him with their rites at the cemetery.

Fine floral tributes were given by the local ladies of the Presbyterian Church, and the businessmen and friends.

In the death of Mr. Eggers, Sharpsburg and community suffer a severe loss, and he will be long mourned by all who knew him.

Wilson Eggers was born near Herman, Il., on Oct. 14, 1880, and died at his home in Sharpsburg, Ia. on Oct, 19, 1918, at 8 p.m. aged 38 years and 5 days.

He was united in marriage to Ethel G. Dennis in Sabetha, Kans., on March 11, 1903. To this union were born two: children, Ruby, aged 14, and Neva, aged 6 years.

He professed Christian conversion about 22 years ago and united with the Baptist Church at Hopkins, Mo. He lived a consistent Christian life and his passing hour was spent in perfect peace.

His body was placed in a grave in a family lot in the Hopkins cemetery.

The funeral service was conducted by his former pastor, Rev. D. W. Griffith of Hamburg.

Besides his immediate family, he leaves his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Eggers and the following brothers and sisters: David R. Eggers, of St. Joseph, Mo., Mrs., Frank Oxley, New Market, Mrs. John Lefever, Bedford, Mrs. Eber Collins, Hopkins, Mo., A. [ndrew Jackson] Eggers, Burr Oak, Kan., Mrs. Walter Harris, New Market, Ia., Mrs. Clyde Melvin, Hopkins, Oscar Eggers, Clearmont, Mo., Mrs. Chas. Cook, Hopkins, Mo. and Edgar Eggers, Hopkins, Mo.

Deceased was for a number of years employed by the Sayler Hardware Co., in Hopkins, as a book keeper and office man and the past two years has owned an interest in the Eggers and Foster Hardware Co., of Sharpsburg. He was an active worker in conducting the business; an honorable, upright citizen and very highly respected by all of the people of the community:—Sharpsburg Review.

Family links: 
  William Joseph Eggers (1843 - 1935)
  Mary A. Houser Eggers (1847 - 1920)
  Amanda Eggers Oxley (1867 - 1951)*
  Nancy E Lefever (1869 - 1922)*
  Christie Ann Eggers Collins (1873 - 1958)*
  Andrew Jackson Eggers (1875 - 1940)*
  Sarah A. Eggers Harris (1877 - 1974)*
  Mathew R Eggers (1879 - 1896)*
  Wilson Eggers (1880 - 1918)
  Emma Mary Melissa Eggers Melvin (1883 - 1968)*
  Clarence Eggers (1887 - 1899)*
  Katy Eggers Cook (1890 - 1992)*
*Calculated relationship
Willard Cemetery
Taylor County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Leon Barton
Record added: Jun 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70977869

 Added: Oct. 23, 2016

- Leon Barton
 Added: Jun. 7, 2011

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