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William A Lett

Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
Death 8 Mar 1915 (aged 62)
Keithsburg, Mercer County, Illinois, USA
Burial Keithsburg, Mercer County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 100118523 · View Source
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William A. Lett was a son of Charles H. and Caroline (Johnson) Lett. He was the second of their children born who lived to adulthood.


The Keithsburg News, March 8, 1915; Keithsburg, Mercer County, Illinois:

Keithsburg (IL), March 8, 1915 -- Monday morning William Lett suffered a stroke of apoplexy, which resulted in his death a few hours later, and he passed away about ?:30 that afternoon without having regained consciousness.

William Lett, son of Charles and Caroline Lett, was born near Burlington, Iowa, February 1, 1853. He was the second child in a family of seven children. Since the year 1875 he has at his trade as a mason a greater part of the time, in partnership with his brother, Frank.

The deceased came to Illinois in the fall of 1880. On January 4, 1881, he was united in marriage to Miss Dorothy Kile, in Aledo. To this union was born one daughter, Maude, the wife of James A. Bohan of Seaton, who, with the wife and mother, survive.

Mr. and Mrs. Lett moved to Keithsburg in 1882, and have made their home here since that time. Of the immediate family of the deceased there remains John Lett, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Mrs. Alfred Johnson, Morning Sun, Iowa; Frank Lett, Keithsburg and James and Walter Lett, of Mediapolis, who mourn the loss of a beloved brother. There is also left one grandchild, James Lett Bohan, a babe six months old. The parents and one sister, Emma have preceded him to the great beyond.

Mr. Lett was a domestic man, who loved his home and family. He was a good man at his business, honest and industrious, a good neighbor and a sincere friend.

The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his late residence, Reverend W. H. Oldham, pastor of the Christian church, officiating. Interment in Greenmound Cemetery.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100118523
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William A Lett (1 Feb 1853–8 Mar 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100118523, citing Keithsburg Greenmound Cemetery, Keithsburg, Mercer County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by DW Brumm (contributor 47781608) .