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William Francis Correll
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Birth: Feb. 24, 1859
Washington County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 1930
Greeley County
Nebraska, USA

Obituary of William Correll
William Francas, son of Abram and Charolotta Correll was born at Richview, Illinois, February 24, 1859 and departed this life Jan. 14, 1930 at the age of seventy years, ten months and twenty days.

He was the youngest of twelve children, eight brothers and three sisters who, with his parents, have preceded him to the great beyond.

In 1884 he was united in marriage to Nettie J. Pitchford. To this union were born three children, Mrs. Josie Hill and Mrs. Lillian Terry of Grand Island, Nebr., and Mrs. Ada Belle Skrivan of Tilden, Nebr.

At the age of twenty-three he united with the Baptist church at Richview, Ill. After coming to Wolbach he united with the Methodist Episcopal church. He has been faithful to the Sunday school and the Church. He was a good husband and father. He always tried to be patriotic to all civic betterments. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge and also of the Modern Woodmen of America.

He leaves to mourn his going, his wife and three children and eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild, one sister-in-law, Mrs. Geo. Correll of Ashley, Illinois, two nephews, Ed Correll of Oshkosh, Nebr., and Albert Masters of Omaha, Nebr., one niece, Mrs. Tom Cox, of Cedar Rapids, Nebr., and a host of relatives and friends.

"Soldier of God, well done! Thy glorious warfare's past; The battle's fought, the race is run And thou art crowned at last."

Mr. Correll's funeral was held last Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist church in Wolbach. Rev. Hamilton preached a splendid funeral sermon, which was followed by the beautiful and impressive services of the Oddfellow lodge, of which Mr. Correll was a member. The three daughters of the deceased, nearly all of his grandchildren and many other relatives were here to attend the funeral. Among them were Mrs. E. H. Hills, sons Edwin, Kenneth and Darold, and daughter Wilma, of Grand Island, and also Miss Gertude (sic) Hills of Franklin; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Terry, Miss Ruby and Arthur of Grand Island, Mr. Ervin Terry of Cairo; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Skrivan and son Albert of Tilden; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cox and Mrs. Walter Cox of Cedar Rapids; Royden Cox of Endfield; Mrs. Willard Beeman of Palmer; and Mr. Ed Correll of Oshkosh. Mr. Ed Correll, who is a nephew of the late Wm. Correll, and Mrs. Albert Skrivan are remaining here for several days visit with Mrs. Correll.

CARD OF THANKS -- To our neighbors and friends, to all the members of the I.O.O.F., M.W.A., R.N.A., and Rebekah lodges, and to the church board and Sunday School, we are deeply grateful for the many expressions of sympathy and acts of kindness during the illness and following the death of our beloved husband and father, and we wish in this way to convey to each one our sincere thanks. And we would add a special word of appreciation, also, for the many beautiful floral gifts. Mrs. Wm. Correll, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Hills and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Terry and family, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Skrivan and family.

Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 23, 1930

Family links: 
  Abraham J Correll (1810 - 1861)
  Charlotte Mellott Correll (1811 - 1883)
  Nettie J Pitchford Correll (1865 - 1950)
  Lillian Mae Correll Terry (1889 - 1968)*
  Ada Belle Correll Skrivan (1898 - 1964)*
  John Franklin Correll (1834 - 1898)*
  Samuel S Correll (1836 - 1903)*
  Emily Jane Correll Pitchford (1840 - 1887)*
  Susan Correll Masters (1842 - 1909)*
  George M Correll (1844 - 1912)*
  Jacob Correll (1846 - 1881)*
  Adam Correll (1848 - 1923)*
  Ira Correll (1852 - 1921)*
  William Francis Correll (1859 - 1930)
*Calculated relationship
Hillside Cemetery
Greeley County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Block 7, Lot 13
Created by: Linda Berney
Record added: Oct 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60896294
William Francis Correll
Added by: Jerry White
William Francis Correll
Added by: Linda Berney
William Francis Correll
Added by: Linda Berney
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