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William J. Alcorn, 1875-1916


Posted By: Constance Diamond, IAGenWeb Volunteer (email)
Date: 9/1/2017 at 10:33:30

The Fayette County Union
West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa
Tuesday, 18 May 1916
Page 4 column three


William J. Alcorn, so of William andd Elizabeth Alcorn of this city, passed away at Independence on Sunday afternoon after a prolonged affliction, brought about originally through an attack of measles and the grippe, developing into tuberculosis. The body was brought to West Union on Tuesday and taken to the late home in the north part of the city. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from the Presbyterian church, Rev. H.C. Chambers having charge of the service. The burial took place in the city cemetery.

Mr. Alcorn was born at Colesburg, Delaware county, April 18, 1875, and when about two years of age came with his parents to the immediate vicinity of West Union, where he has made his home ever since. He was never married, making his home with his parents all of his life until late in 1913, when his condition became such that he went to Independence, and continued there until late in the afternoon of Sunday, when the struggle ended and he passed from the scenes of earth into the great beyond, where all mysteries are untangled and where the many strange providences of the Almighty God are fully understood for the first time.

He leaves to mourn his passage his aged mother, Elizabeth Alcorn, and the following brothers and sisters: George Alcorn, Clara Bartlett of Dalhart, Texas; Mrs. J.N. Howard, Archie C. Alcorn, Mrs. Nels McMasters and Lester Alcorn of West Union.

A number of other relatives, most of whom are residents of West Union, were present at the funeral.

As is always the case under such circumstances, s feeling of extreme loneliness takes position of the mind, making everything look and seem empty indeed; but we are always confident of the fact that as "never a leaf falls without the notice pf the omnipotent God." sp we mayfeel very safe in trusting our departed ones to the tender care of the same God, who in the beginning gave the life He now takes away.

The sympathy of the entire community goes out in rich abundance to the sorrowing relatives.


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