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     "The subject of this memoir was born on Sept. 13, 1856 in Polk County, Texas, where he grew to manhood.   He was married to Miss Ada Green of the same county on Feb. the 2nd, 1880.  Of this union eleven children were born, of whom six survive.  They are Mrs. Olive King, Terrell, Texas, Kirk of Forest, Texas, Mrs. J. P. Brindley or Little Rock Ark., John of Diboll, Texas and Edwin of this city.  Besides these children he is also survived by his faithful wife, and one brother, John W. Willliams of Segno, Texas.
     He joined the Methodist Church in the year 1878, and has been a devout member of the same since that time, filling responsible official positions in it for a number of years, as steward and Sunday school superintendent.
     Five years ago, he became a victim of the flue, and from this dread disease he never recovered.  His lungs became impaired from the disease and after various slight attacks, he finally succumbed on the evening of Friday, August 21st, into the beyond as peacefully and quietly as he had lived.
     He numbered his friends by the circle of his acquaintances and had the love and esteen of all who knew him.  For twenty four years he was a resident of the county where his loyalty and faithfulness will always be remembered.  May the beautiful Christian life he lived be emulated by his sorrowing children, and may they finally meet this good man on the shining shore.
     His tired body was committed to mother earth in the Alto Cemetery on Saturday August the 2nd the pastor of the Methodist Church holding the funeral services at the church, agter which the masons took charge of  the body at the cemetery.  We shall meet again.
    His pastor, H.B.Smith."
Submitted by Marjorie Cain on July 11, 2000
Submitter's note-"Died in 1925"
{Editor's note-source unknown, does not appear to be Polk Co Newspaper}