Mount Ayr, Ringgold County Iowa
Tuesday, July 16, 1901
Passed Away Last Night, Aged 72 Years
--Was Extensive Owner of Brick Business Buildings.
William TIMBY died at 10 o'clock last night at his home in Mount Ayr, aged 72 years, after a lingering illness from
stomach trouble. Mr. TIMBY was an old settler of the county, and had done much to improve the town, being the owner of
about half of the brick business blocks of Mount Ayr.
William TIMBY was born Jan. 11, 1829, at Walpole, Tarrington
Crosskeys, Norfolk, England. He was married to Mary Ann POINTER, April 14,
1853, and April 18, 1853 they left England for America, and after a voyage of six weeks landed at New Orleans. They
settled in Illinois in June 1853. In April 1863, they settled in Ringgold county near Ringgold City. Here they prospered
exceedingly, and Mr. TIMBY was a wealthy man
when they moved to Mount Ayr in 1883. He at once began the erection of brick business buildings for rental, and
continued for many years.
Mr. and Mrs. TIMBY revisited England twice. On a return trip Mrs. TIMBY died September 14, 1887, in Chicago. She left no
issue, the only
daughter born to them having died in infancy. On November 28, 1888, Mr. TIMBY was again married to Martha LEE, who
survives him. To this
union were born three children William Thomas, Lee, and Susan Eutoca, all living, Three brothers and a sister to Mr.
TIMBY live in England, and one sister, Mrs. Joseph SIMPSON, in Mount Ayr.
When a boy 13 years old he united with the Primitive Methodist church. When he settled at Ringgold he united with the
Evangelical church, and upon moving to Mount Ayr with the Baptist Church. He was a member of the K.P. Order. Mr. TIMBY was
an honest, industrious, economical, honorable, kindly man, respected by all, and dear to those who knew him best.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Baptist church tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Julius NELSON,
assisted by Rev.
P.V.D. VEDDER. Interment at Rose Hill [Mount Ayr]. The casket will not be opened at the church. Friends who desire to
view the remains are requested to
call at the house.
Mayor MARSHALL has issued a request that in honor of the death of ex-Councilman, William TIMBY,
business be suspended, as far as possible,
from 2 o'clock p.m. until 4 o'clock p.m., on Wednesday, July 17, 1901, and that all citizens, who can will attend
the funeral services of the deceased during these hours.
Submission by Mike Avitt, June of 2010
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