W P Kilby

Death 6 Dec 1918 (aged 30)
Basin, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Basin, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA
Plot OldSection, Block 60, Lot 1
Memorial ID 119080431 · View Source
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The Stark County News, Toulon, Ill., Wed., Dec. 25, 1918:

Walter Pruner Kilby, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Kilby, was born in White Top,
Virginia, October 13, 1888, and departed this life December 6, 1918, at
Basin, Wyoming, being a little over thirty years of age.

He was stricken with influenza on Thanksgiving Day, and pneumonia rapidly
developed, and in a little more than a week he lay cold in death.

At the age of sixteen years he came with his parents and other members of
his family from Virginia to Toulon, Illinois, where for several years he
made his home and won for himself a large number of friends who will be
grieved to hear of his untimely death. On January 27, 1911, he was united
in marriage to Miss Mabel Hanson [a.k.a. Rose Price, adopted by Robert H.
and Ruth Ann Thomas Price], of Toulon, Illinois. To this union were born
three sons and one daughter, two of whom, Robert and Thornton, preceded
their father in death.

Besides a large number of friends and acquaintances, Pruner leaves to mourn
his death his devoted wife, and two children, Joseph, aged three, and Ruth
Evelyn, two years of age. Also his parents, C. C. and Zillah E. Kilby, of
Neponset, Ill.; seven brothers, Wiley M., Kewanee, Ill.; John T., Park, Va.;
Nelson J. and Norven C., of Toulon, Ill.; Wade S., Neponset, Ill.; and
Lester and Glenn who are in the U. S. Navy. There are also two sisters,
Mrs. George Duncan, Walcott, N. D., and Mrs. R. G. Young, Neligh, Nebr.

His remains were laid to rest at his home in Basin, Wyoming.

Mrs. Kilby and two children arrived in Toulon last week, and will make their
home here.


Note: The widow, Mrs. Rose Kilby, married Marion W. Currier December 11,
1919, in Henry County, Illinois.

Don Saxon

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