|Birth: ||Mar. 25, 1876|
|Death: ||Feb. 21, 1963|
Obituary, Journal-Reporter, Leon, Iowa, Thursday, March ?
James Willis Guilliams, eldest son of Parker and Nicy Guilliams, was born March 25, 1876, in Ringgold County,Iowa, and departed this life, February 21, 1963 at his home near Leon, Iowa at the age of 86 years, 10 months and 27 days. Most of his life was spent in Ringgold and Decatur counties.
In 1904 he was united in marriage to Maud Baggerly and to this union 12 children were born, Mrs Maurice, Ada, Weable, Ridgeway, Mo, Bert Guilliams, Hatfield, Mo, Mrs Frank, Letha , Campbell, Leon; Bob Guilliams, Mrs W G Bonita, Ion, Byron Guilliams, all of Clinton, Ia, Mrs Bill Nadine, Robison, Osceola; Mrs Bobby, Doris, Needham, Marengo, la; and also a granddaughter, Mrs Madeline Delzier Garvey, who they raised as their own.
Those preceding him in death were Bernard, Floyd, Ruth, and Cora, also his mother, father, two sisters and one brother. His life work was farming near Kellerton, Lamoni, and Leon.
On Sunday, September 29, 1957, he was baptized into the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Besides his companion and children, he leaves to mourn five sons-in-law,three daughters-in-law and one sister, Mrs Stella Bohall, Des Moines and one brother, George Guilliams of David City, 41 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
The following poem requested by the family is expressive of the love held for him.
Only a dad of a brood of twelve
Plodding along in the daily strife,
Bearing the Whips and scars of life
With never a whimper of pain or hate,
For the sake of those who at home await,
Only a dad, neither rich nor proud,
Merely one of the surging crow
Toiling, striving from day to day
Facing whatever may come his way,
silent, whenever the harsh condemn,
And Bearing it all for the love of them,
Only a dad, but he gave his all
To smoothe the way for his children small,
Doing with courage, set and grim
The duties our heavenly Father assigned for him,
These are the thoughts of the loved ones I pen
Only a dad, but the best of men
James Parker Guilliams (1850 - 1922)
Nicey A. Arnold Guilliams (1856 - 1930)
Maud Baggerly Guilliams (1888 - 1972)*
Ada O Guilliams Weable (1906 - 1994)*
Bernard Hugh Guilliams (1908 - 1951)*
Ruth Nicy Guilliams DeLozier (1910 - 1931)*
Cora May Guilliams German (1913 - 1933)*
John Bert Guilliams (1914 - 1973)*
Floyd Linville Guilliams (1917 - 1917)*
Letha Elizabeth Guilliams Campbell (1918 - 1968)*
Bobby Wayne Guilliams (1921 - 1987)*
Bonita Helen Guilliams Ion (1924 - 2005)*
Charles Byron Guilliams (1927 - 1998)*
Lois Nadene Gilliams Robison (1931 - 2001)*
Rose Hill Cemetery
Created by: Linda B
Record added: May 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69928666
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