Decatur County Journal
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
June 1, 1905
OBITUARY - WILLIAM ZORNES
William ZORNES was born in Montgomery County, Kentucky, November 25,
1822, and died at his home in Grand River, May 25, 1905, aged 82 years
and 6 months. In early life he married Miss Lydia CLOYD and to this
union were born twelve children of whom seven survive, five being at his
bedside when death came. They are Mrs. Uriah ACTON, of Leon; Mrs. R.
SHELDON, of Kellerton; Mrs. Mary COMBS, of Grand River; John ZORNES, of
Jameson, Mo.; Levi ZORNES, of DeKalb; Aaron ZORNES, of Van Wert, and
Mrs. Emma SMITH, of Salem, Neb.
"Uncle Billy" made his home with his children, his wife dying in 1882. He
had been in failing health for some time. Funeral services were
conducted at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary COMBS, by Rev. Cox,
interment being in Oak Hill Cemetery by the side of his wife.
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