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Twice-A-Week News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County Iowa
Tuesday, July 16, 1901

WILLIAM TIMBY

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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