|Birth: ||Nov. 27, 1898|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 1918|
Death of Wiliam Wadsworth was received today and Charles Lary departed early morning train Monday evening to meet the remains of William Augustus Faye Wadsworth at St. Charles, South Dakota. The body will be taken to Naper, Nebraska for burial. He will be laid to rest beside his mother Carrie (Blele/Blilie) Wadsworth Reese who died six years ago. His death occurred after an attack of the Spanish influenza followed by pneumonia at 7 p.m. October 31, 1918. He was a member of the 14th Cavalry, Troop A at Fort Clark, Texas.
William was born November 27, 1898 at Geneva, New York, the son of Wilson Fay and Carrie Blilie Wadsworth. His father, Wilson passed away within 3 months of his birth.
At the time of William's death he was just 20 years, 11 months and three days old. In the spring of 1899 he moved to Boyd county, Nebraska with his mother Carrie, two sisters, Lena, Maude and one brother, Clyde. Here he grew to boyhood until the fall of 1916 when he came to Iowa. He worked around Dunlap, Iowa until the fall of 1917 when he enlisted in the service of Uncle Sam. He enlisted in the U.S. Cavalry and was first sent to Fort Logan, Colorado where he remained only a short time. From Fort Logan he was stationed at Del Rio, Texas on the border for several months until hot weather caused his removal to Fort Sans Houston, Texas. Here he was stationed until the last Mexican trouble and was then removed to Fort Clark, Texas again on the border up until the time of his death.
He leaves to mourn his loss Lena (Charles) Lary and Maude (Richard) Larson all of Dunlap, Iowa and Clyde Wadsworth of Moorhead, Iowa.
He was a young man of sterling worth and was loved by those who knew him best.
William was my Great-Uncle whom I never had the pleasure to know, but his sister, Maude Wadsworth Larson (my Grandmother) spoke of him always and I felt that I did know him.
William was a caring and loving young man, who was always willing to help those who needed help. During the Spanish influenza, William was said to of nursed many soldiers day and night, until he was also hit with this deadly flu. He truly was a Hero and will forever be loved and missed.
Wilson Faye Wadsworth (1858 - 1898)
Carrie Blilie Wadsworth (1866 - 1913)
Lena Harriet Wadsworth Lary (1892 - 1929)*
Maude Josephine Wadsworth Larson (1894 - 1986)*
Clyde Wilson Horace Wadsworth (1896 - 1947)*
William Augustus Faye Wadsworth (1898 - 1918)
Knoll Crest Cemetery
Plot: Lot # 64
Created by: Karla Tschannen
Record added: Sep 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21602450