South Dakota, February 29, 1940
OBITUARY - WILLIAM DOBSON
William Dobson passed away at 4:00 o'clock Feb 22, 1940, at the home
of his daughter-in-law Mrs. Nettie Dobson, at the age of 90 years, 1
month and 13 days.
Mr. Dobson was born Jan. 9, 1850 in Pittsburg, Pa. At the age of six,
he moved with his parents to Decatur, Ia., where he resided until 1910,
when he moved to Waubay vicinity with his son and family where he spent
the remainder of his life.
In 1877 he was united in marriage to Wilhelmina Hukill. To them were
born three children: Addie who died in infancy, Mrs. William McConnell
who passed away in 1904, and John Dobson who passed away Jan. 25, 1939.
His wife preceded him in death in 1902.
Besides his daughter-in-law, he leaves to mourn his passing ten grand
children and ten great grand children. A brother, Frank Dobson and two
sisters Caroline Crees of Grand River, Ia.; and Catherine Brown of
Funeral services were held at the Congregational church Sunday
afternoon with Rev. Thos. Newell officiating. Elton Dobson accompanied
the remains on the flyer to Ellston, Ia., for burial. Mrs. Marvin Huber
and Shirley Bosland sang, and Mrs. G. C. Mogen presided at the piano.
Pallbearers were Elza, Elton, John Jr., and Walter Dobson, Eddie
Redetzke and Harold Tesch.
Submission by Terry Mount, December of 2010
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