William Wallace Towle served with Company A 16th Vermont Inf. He died at his home in San Francisco on Wed. Dec. 26, 1928. The following are notices of his death from a newpaper in Nevada County, Ca., which was one of his former residences:
Grand Army Veteran, Former Resident, Passes
W. W. Towle, a former resident of this township, died at his home in San Francisco yesterday morning. He will be remembered by the old time residents of this section. He was employed in a saw mill at Owl Creek, near Newtown, and also worked on the ditches in this section.
He was a brother of the late Harry D. and E. W. Towle, and often visited them here after leaving this city to make his home about the bay.
He was a grand army veteran and was aged 87 years.
(The Morning Union Thurs. Dec. 27, 1928 pg. 2 col 1)
MILITARY HONORS AT SAN FRANCISCO FOR W. W. TOWLE - SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 28.
Funeral services held here today for William Wallace Towle, prominent retired lumberman of Placer and Nevada counties.
Coming to California in 1864, following the Civil War, Towle went to Virginia City, Nev., where he became superintendent of the Comstock mine. He returned to California in 1870, and engaged in logging, contracting and gold mining in Nevada county. Later he became an extensive shipper of Placer and Nevada county lumber. In 1912 he retired and came to San Francisco to reside.
The funeral services were under the auspices of George H. Thomas Post Grand Army of the Republic and Interment was made in the National Cemetery at the Presidio.
Towle was a native of Rochester, Vermont, and was 87 years of age. He is survived by a son, Samuel W. Towle, San Francisco business man.
(The Morning Union Sat. Dec. 29, 1928 pg 3 col 2)
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