Hofmaster, William Augustus 1880-1930
HOFMASTER, BUSHNELL, WADSWORTH
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Date: 9/30/2021 at 13:52:40
The Algona Upper Des Moines
June 18, 1930
Wm. Hofmaster Had Been Ill for Year and Four Months at J. W. Wadsworth Home.
Friends of Mrs. W. A. Hofmaster and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wadsworth were saddened to hear of the death of W. A. Hofmaster last Monday. He had been ailing for over a year and the immediate cause of death was a stroke. Fred Hofmaster, a brother of the deceased, has been in Algona for the number of months assisting in caring for him at the J. W. Wadsworth home. Mr. Hofmaster was a druggist in Clear Lake for a number of years before he was taken sick and had to give up his profession.
William Augustus Hofmaster was born in LaPorte City, Iowa, August 11, 1880, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Hofmaster. The father was a retired farmer. The deceased died June 16, in Algona at the age of fifty years. He was educated in the public schools of Rockwell, and at Highland Park University in Des Moines. On June 20, 1919, he was united in marriage to Margaret Bushnell, a niece of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wadsworth of Algona. After becoming ill, he was brought to Algona in October, 1927, and this was his home until his death.
The Funeral services were held at the Merritt Funeral Home in Algona at two-thirty this afternoon. Rev. W. A. Frazier officiate3d. Burial was in the Riverview cemetery.
Besides his wife, he leaves to mourn, his mother, Mrs. Emma Hofmaster, of Nora Springs, and a brother, Fred, who has been assisting in taking care of him.
Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Cole of Clear Lake; Mrs. Ida Hendricks and daughter, Helen; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ames and daughter, Charlotte of Clear Lake; Mr. and Mrs. John Felthouse of St. Paul; Mrs. Emma Hofmaster, Stella Hofmaster, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hofmaster and children, Bernice and Kenneth, all of Nora Springs.
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