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Wolbach Messenger
Wolbach, Greeley County, Nebraska
Thursday, July 14, 1949

WILLIAM B. PREWITT RIES HERE SUNDAY

Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in the Methodist Church for William B. PREWITT, 70. Rev. A. Clyde EHRET of North Loup [officiating]. Burial was in the Hillside Cemetery.

Mr. PREWITT retired farmer of the Wolbach community died at a Grand Island convalescence home Thursday evening. He had been in poor health for five years and seriously ill since last fall. He had resided with a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph SUTTON of Grand Island during the last few years.

William Burk PREWITT was born July 5, 1870, at Wilkesboro, N. C. to Mr. and Mrs. Gus PREWITT. He and Miss Mary Jane CAUDILL were married Feb. 11, 1896 at Wexil, N. C. They resided in Wilkes county, N. C. until moving to the Wolbach community in 1903. They made their home on a farm until 1939, when illness caused them to retire. Mrs. PREWITT died in July of 1941 and Mr. PREWITT had made his home with his children since that time.

He was a member of the Methodist church of Wolbach.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Ethel SUTTON, Grand Island, Mrs. Pearl MARRS, Mt. Ayr, Ia., Mrs. Effie JOHNSON, Bozeman, Mont., Mrs. Minnie SWEENEY, Carson, Ia., Mrs. June McPHERSON, Scottsbluff and Mrs. Alice ATKINSON, Torrington, Wyo.; two sons, Fred and Warren PREWITT, Wheatland, Wyo.; a half-brother, Ambrose PREWITT, North Carolina, 26 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two children, Frank PREWITT and Maybelle PREWITT; one brother, one sister and a half-sister.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2009

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