|Birth: ||Sep. 7, 1868|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 1887|
age 18 yr 6mo & 16 days; son of Thomas L Cleveland and Mary Lucretia Wolf;
Woodston Register Saw Newspaper; April 1, 1887;
Died; Willie Cleveland, of pneumonia and heart disease, March 23rd, 1887, aged 18yrs, 6mo, and 16 days; he was very sick four weeks, but was improving so that hopes of his recovery were entertained when he suddenly passed away in his mothers arms, he having asked her to raise him up. He was the grandson of William V Wolf of Woodston and only son of Thomas L and Mary (Wolf) Cleveland near Woodston. Willie's mental faculties out did his physical and being fond of society and recreations he lived too fast for his strength. He was the champion of his comrades, the pet and pride of a large circle of relatives, the light and joy of his home and especially of his mothers heart which was so bruised and crushed that her life hung in the balance for some time, and between sinking spells her piteous wail was, "Oh my heartis broken. I want to go to my Willie: I want to be buried in the same grave." All night long her skillful physician and devoted friends labored incessantly to keep her alive. She was unable to follow Willie to the grave, and the twin sisters two years younger than he, the only remaining children, and the sorrowing father with a large circle of friends laid him away in his last resting place, but not without hope, for he said he could see his way clear to heaven. May the sudden departure be a warning to all and especially his associates to "Be also ready for in an hour when we think not the Son of man cometh." The mothers special request in behalf of herself and all the family was that the most sincere thanks should be tendered the host of friends who have been so constant and untiring in their devotions through all their affliction. L.T.M.
Mary Lucretia Wolf Cleveland (1847 - 1923)
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Record added: Oct 04, 2011
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Rest in Peace Willie; We are still looking for you and never forgotton. Please help us find our Willie if not in this cemetery. He is for sure somewhere in the Woodston area.|
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Added: Oct. 4, 2011