William Alcorn, 1834-1905
Posted By: Constance Diamond, IAGenWeb Volunteer (email)
Date: 9/1/2017 at 11:35:18
West Union Gazette
West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa
Friday, 28 July 1905
Page 6 column three
WILLIAM ALCORN DEAD.
Another old citizen has terminated his earthly career-a good man gone to his reward. For a year or more Wm. Alcorn has been in failing health, and as a last attempt to check the ravages oŁ disease he was taken to Colorado. For_a few days the change seemed beneficial followed by a reaction that left him more helpless than before. Then he was hurried home, arriving Friday last. He expired Sunday about noon.
William Alcorn was born in Mercer county, Penn., Jan. 28; 1834. In 1854 be came to this county, but eventually settled in Delaware county, returning here in 1877, buying the Frank Rosier farm a mile north of West Union, which has been his home ever since. In 1865 he was married to Elizabeth Montgomery, who survives him with five children.
The funeral was held Tuesday at the Presbyterian church, services conducted by Rev. Frank A. Gageby in the presence of a large congregation.
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