William Benjamin Hitsman

William Benjamin Hitsman

St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Death 28 Apr 1910 (aged 64)
Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa, USA
Burial Boone, Boone County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 8423562 · View Source
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Son of David Henry Hitsman & Sarah Coons.

Husband of Martha Ann Green.

Father of 8 children, John A., Florence A., James W., Earl L., Tyrza, Claude A., David H. and Dora M. Hitsman.


W. B. Hitsman Brought Family From New York State
He Served in The Battle of Gettysburg

The Funeral Was Held From the Home, the Services Being Conducted by the Rev. Ritz. Many Friends Present

William B. Hitsman was born in St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Oct. 1, 1845, and died April 28, 1910 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, at the home of a brother, whom he was visiting.
He enlisted in the union army Sept. 5, 1864, and was honorably discharged June 5, 1865. He served under Gen. Meade in the Army of the Potimac and was wounded during the battle of Gettysburg. He married Miss Martha Green of New York, Dec. 17, 1868 and to this union were born eight children, five boys and three girls, seven of whom are living and were present at the funeral. One son, David, passed away four years ago. Those living to mourn his loss are: the mother, Claude, Dora, Mrs. J. L. Kinch (Florence) of Boone, J. A. and E. L. (Earl) , of Somers, La., James of Luther, and Mrs. Dr. Tyrza Woodward of Minneapolis, MN.; also three brothers and four sisters; Richard of Valley City, N. D., Joseph of Colorado, David of Fort Dodge, Mrs. R. E. Edgar of Marshalltown, Mrs. Dean of Ruthven, Mrs. Cahall of Fort Dodge and Mrs. M. A. Moats of Luther, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs Hitsman came to Iowa in 1870 and settled on a farm in Colfax, remaining there until 1889 when he moved to Boone and where he has been in business.
The funeral was held from the residance, 323 West Nineth street at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, the Rev. H. F. Ritz preaching the sermon from psalm 90, verses 10 & 11. A ladies quartet furnished the following beautiful songs, "Some Time We'll Understand," "Rock of Ages," and "Going Down the Valley." The floral offering were particularly beautiful and profuse, being presented by the large circle of relatives and friends, a number of whom werehere from out of the city. At East Linwood Cemetery the G.A.R. took charge of the services as Mr. Hitsman was a member of the order, veterans acting as pall bears.


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 8423562
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Benjamin Hitsman (1 Oct 1845–28 Apr 1910), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8423562, citing Linwood Park Cemetery, Boone, Boone County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by LAlcott - MN (contributor 46600110) .