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Webster, William Barton 1841 – 1916


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 6/12/2021 at 14:05:35

Cresco Plain Dealer Nov. 10, 1916 P-1 C-6

W. B. Webster Called Away.
W. B. Webster, senior member of the Webster Publishing Company, and for some years editor of the Olympic Leader, passed away at 3 a. m. Wednesday, November 1, 1916, at his home in this city.
Mr. Webster had been in failing health for the past year or two and seriously ill for the past few weeks, His demise was due to a general breaking down, proceeded by years of poor health.
Mr. Webster was a native of Iowa, where he spent the major portion of his active years. He was a veteran of the Civ{i}l war, a member of the G. A. R., and was in the 76th year of his age.
William Barton Webster was born in Newcastle, Indiana, July 30, 1841, the son of Rev. Brinton Webster, a Methodist minister. Early in life he became a resident of the state of Iowa, where the greater part of his manhood years were spent. In 1861 Mr. Webster enlisted in the cause of the Union in the Civil war, serving until the close of that conflict. In 1864, September 12th, he was joined in holy wedlock with Marietta Noble, of West Union, Iowa, who together with their only child, Edward Barton Webster, is left to mourn their loss. A sister, Mrs. Henry Baker of Sioux City, Iowa, and a brother Wesley Webster, of Kansas City, also survive him.
Mr. Webster spent most of his years in Cresco, Iowa, where he served for several years as postmaster, and where, together with his son, he was in the newspaper business, establishing and publishing the Cresco Republican.
Mr. and Mrs. Webster moved to Port Angeles from Iowa in 1905, in order to be with their son and grand-children, and this city has since been their home. A year ago last September Mr. and Mrs. Webster celebrated their golden wedding at the home of their son here.
Deceased was a member of Pacific Poet No. 48, G. A. R, of this city. — Port Angeles Olympic Leader.

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he is buried in Ocean View Cemetery in Port Angeles, WA.


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