William Francis Macklin


William Francis Macklin

Delaware, USA
Death 7 Jul 1927 (aged 94)
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Plot Sectdion 2, Lot 67
Memorial ID 167278420 View Source

Son of Charles Macklin & Ann Russell.
( Information provided by Cathy WIlkins Hutson, #49524426)

William F. Macklin
The funeral of the late William F. Macklin, 94 years old, a former car shop foreman of the Pennsylvania railroad who died Thursday afternoon from the effects of general debility at his home at 16 West Twenty-sixth street, will take lace at 2.30 o'clock this afternoon from the home. Burial will be made in Riverview cemetery. Members of Hope Lodge, No. 21, I. O. O. F., of which Mr. Macklin was a member and employees of the Pennsylvania Railroad are invited to attend the services.

Mr. Macklin had been active until about two years ago when his health started to fail because of his old age. From that time he was ailing and in February his illness increased to such an extent that he had to take to bed. He was able to be about early in March, but with the exception of that brief period, he has been confined to bed.

Mr. Macklin was born in Bridgeville on December 9, 1832, and learned the trade of carpenter. After coming to this city, he became an employee of the car shops of the railroad at Third street and Railroad avenue about 1965, and later was promoted to foreman of the shops. He was 0 years of age when he was retired.

Surviving Mr. Macklin are three daughters; Mrs. Josephine Frisby, of Bellefonte; Mrs. Bertha Lewis, of Holloway Terrace, and Miss Mary E. Macklin, with whom Mr. Macklin lived at the Twenty-sixth street address. Mrs. Macklin died about forty-five years ago.

Mr. Macklin was a life-long member of Asbury M. E. church, but had been unable to attend services the past two years because of his failing health. Rev. G. T. Alderson, pastor of the church, will have charge of the funeral services.

Mr. Macklin was stationed at Fort Delaware during the Civil War.

(The Morning News, Wilmington, DE, 9 Jul 1927 (Saturday), Page 2)


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