January 4, 1923
OBITUARY ~ WILLIAM H. RILEY
William H. Riley was born Dec. 22, 1873, in Washington County, Iowa, and with his parents moved to Taylor County, Iowa, when three years of age, where he grew to manhood and where he has since made his home.
He was united in marriage to Josephine Cain on the 26th day of March, 1901. To this union was born one daughter, Doris.
He was first taken sick about one year ago and had never since regained his strength. His last sickness coming on suddenly, Saturday evening, when he grew gradually worse, and departed this life at 1:40 o'clock Sunday morning Dec. 31, at the age of 49 years, and 9 days.
He leaves to mourn the loss, his wife and daughter Doris, and two step-sons, Harley and Fred Cain; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. N. R. Riley, of Clearfield, Iowa; three sisters, Mrs. W. L. Clark of Mt. Ayr; Mrs. Frank Lyddon and Mrs. L. M. Hadden both of Clearfield, Iowa; one brother Howard E of Los Angeles, California; besides a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Clearfield Methodist Church on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. A. Calkins. A large assemblage of friends, called to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased. The text used was Hebrews XJI 2. The pallbearers were all cousins of the deceased. Interment followed in Clearfield Cemetery.
Transcription by Lorelei RUsco, November of 2011
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