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 Willis E. Gilmore

Willis E. Gilmore

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Death 1917 (aged 61–62)
Burial Biggsville, Henderson County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 62718682 · View Source
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Willis Gilmore, a well known resident of Biggsville, died suddenly last Thursday while on his way to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John White. Mr. Gilmore and his wife were in their carriage and driving through Biggsville when the lines suddenly dropped from his hands.

Mrs. Gilmore spoke to him but received no response and discovered that something was seriously wrong. She called a passerby and Mr. Gilmore was carried into the office of Dr. Henderson where he passed away a few minutes later death being due to apoplexy. He had been in his usual good health and his death came as a severe shock to his family and friends.

The deceased was born in Biggsville Township June 6, 1865, and has always lived in this vicinity where he has formed a large number of friends. He was married to Miss Mettie McKinley on January 17, 1877, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.A.McKinley, south of Biggsville.

They were the parents of three children, all of whom survive: Mrs. A.M.Crist of Galesburg, Mrs. John White of Biggsville, and Mrs. Luther Graham of Morning Sun, Iowa. He also leaves six brothers and three sisters: James of Des Moines, Ia.; George of Emmerson, Ia.; Ed of Red Oak, Ia.; John, Ernest and Charles, Mrs. Anna Graham of Des Moines, Ia.; Mrs. Dollie Zike and Mrs. Esther Stiff of Winfield, Kans.

He was a member of the Presbyterian church and sang in the choir for 25 years. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church with interment in the Biggsville Cemetery.


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  • Created by: No Reins
  • Added: 9 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62718682
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willis E. Gilmore (1855–1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62718682, citing Biggsville Cemetery, Biggsville, Henderson County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by No Reins (contributor 46595053) .