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10601 Will of Thomas Welles, dates 9 February 1637:

In the name of god amen be it knowe to all men that I Thomas WElles of Evesham weaver doe make my last will and testament the ninth day of February 1637 the aner and forme as foloweth
first I beequeth my soule unto the hands of my lord and saviour Jesus Christ whoo had Redemed it next I bequeth my body to the earth and all my worldly goods In maner and forme following
first I forgive my father the 5 pownd which he oweth to me and I give to my father 6 pownd more to be paid in three yere by equell somes fourty shillings a yeare but if he dy the mony that is unpaid to remain to the Exseckiter.
Next I give to my eldest son Thomas 20 pownd to be paid at the age of 21 yeares and my house after the death of his mother Item I give to my daughter Mary 30 pownd likwise to my son John 30 more but if my wife be with child and it live then it is my will that 10 pownd a pece shall be taken from John and Mary and given to it and it is my will that my son John shall be paid at the age of 21 yeare and my daughter Mary at hur day of mariage or at the age of 21 yeares: but if they prove stouborne and dissobedent then it shall be left to the will of thir mother and the overseers when they shall have it: and further it is my will that if my son Thomas dy without a aire then it is my will that it shall come to my son John and if John dy without a a ire then to com to the other son if it be a son or elce to remaine to the Daughter if ther are two or elce to remaine to my daughter Mary.
Item I give to my man CHARLES WHITELL a shipe & Hoge worth eight shillings or two hachibs which he nowe doth work with upon his good behaviour to his dame.
Item I give to my godsons JOSEPH BLISSORD and JOHN WELLES 2 shillings a pece
Item I give to JOHN PATHIT 2 shillings. Item I give to ANN ALBRIGHT and JONE the daughters of JOHN ALLBRIGHT 2 shillings a peece.
Item I give to JOHN ALLBIRGHT and CATHERIN the sonne and daughter of RICHARD ALLBRIGHT 2 shillings a peece.
Item I give to JOHN LOE and SARA LOE the son and daughter of GRIFFEN LOE 2 shillings apeece.
Item I give to SARA ORDWAY 2 shillings.
Item I give to my brother JOHN ALLBRIGHT my cloake.
Item I give to my brother RICHARD ALLBRIGHT my best coate.
Item I give to the pore 5 shillings to be geven to whome my wif and EDWARD ORDWAY and WILLIAM LAMPIT think good and I make my wife my whole exseckiter and my brother JOHN ALBRIGHT and my brother RICHARD ALBRIGHT ovorseres.

The will was not signed. However it was witness by THOMAS HANDY (mark TH), WILLIAM LAMPIT, and EDWARD ORDWAY. 
WELLS, Thomas (I60323)
 
10602 Will of Zachariah Padelford. Source (S03584)
 
10603 Will:
Richard Williams "aged about Eighty being in Competent health", made his will May 5, 1686. To my eldest son Samuell my two lots which I purchased of Timothy Holloway, now in possession of said son Samuell, also the rights to future divisions of lands belonging to that lot formerly in the occupation of Anthony Slokam. To my son Nathaniell the land, house and barn which now he possesseth being part of the lot which I boutht of Henry Uxley containing half an acre, with rights to future divisions thereto belonging, also seven acres lying between the great lots of Nicholas White and Hezekiah Hoare, also sixteen acres which I had for my great lot bounded on the west by Walter Deans land, also three acres of swamp at pale Brook, one half my meadow at little worth and three acres of land alowed me by the town in satisfaction for a highway through said seven acres. To my son Joseph the land, house and barn now in his possession, and rights to future divisions belonging to the lot heretofore of John Gingell now in the possession of my son Samuell, also eight acres on the south side of the great river by the land of mr John Pooll, also two acres of salt marsh at Assonaat between the land of Leiften George Macey and the next Creek westerly. To my son Thomas the westerly part of my dwelling house with six acres of land being the westerly part of the lot on which said part of my dwelling house stands, also one half my division of land at "Weefquobonoonfuk" with one half my meadow adjoining thereto and one quarter of meadow at Littleworth, also one half my fifty acres "about Stonie ware on the great River", also my twenty two acre division on the Three mile river, he to keep one cow for his mother during her pleasure. To my son Benjamin my share of land in the North purchase, the other half of my division of lands at "Weefquobonoonfuk", the other half of my said meadow thereto adjoining the other half my fifty acres at "Stonnie ware", one quareter my meadow at Littleworth, also my Tan yard with the stock thereof, and after my wifes decease the easterly part of my dwelling house and the remainder of the house lot not disposed of to said Thomas, also one bed with its furniture, he to pay my wife annually four pounds in money and keep one cow for her during pleasure. To my daughter Elizabeth sixty acres at "goofbery" meadow with two acres of meadow I bought of James Philips. To my daughter Hannah my whole share of land in the South purchase. To my two sons Thomas and Benjamin my pasture with my barn thereon to be equally divided between them. To "my beloved wife frauncis" during her life, the easterly part of my dwelling house with the garden, lands at Assonat & meadow not disposed of, with fifteen pounds annually and the keeping of two cows during pleasure, also I give her two cows and all household goods forever.
If my wife's necessity require it, the land at Assonate and share in the Iron works shall be sold for her supply, if not, I give it after her decease to sons, Samuell, Nathanell, Joseph, Thomas and Benjamin. The above sons to be joint executors and to pay annually to my wife during her life eleven pounds besides the four pounds before assigned to be paid by son Benjamin. "I alfo will them to tack Care of her their laid mother in all things Neceffary for her Comfort to their abillitie". I make null and void all former wills made by me. Witnessed by James Walker, Thomas Leonard and James X Leonard Junr. October 10, 1693, Capt. Thomas Leonard and James Leonard both of Taunton made oath before Jn Saffin Prob. John Cary Regis. athat they saw Richard Williams late of Taunton dec'd sign said will and saw James Walker late of Taunton sign as a witness. Entered by John Cary Regt October 11, 1694. 
WILLIAMS, Richard (I61853)
 
10604 Willard Douglas Callender (1902-1987), "Samuel Callender Revolutionary War Soldier from Virginia", Source Medium: (null)
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Source (S00072)
 
10605 William "Bill" L. Slosson, 92, died peacefully at home in the early morning hours of May 18th, 2012. Bill Slosson was born on November 7, 1919, in Anaconda, Montana. He was the eldest of four children of Albert Slosson and Anna Larson Slosson. Bill's siblings were Jim Slosson (1921-2008), Stiles Slosson (1926-1999), and Betty Ann Slosson Henderson (1928-1996).

Bill graduated from the Montana School of Mines in 1942 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering. The day after he graduated, he married the love of his life, Mary Ellen Ryan. Bill and Mary Ellen celebrated 70 years of marriage on May 9th, 2012. They had two children, Christine and Thomas (1964-1978).

Bill worked in the aircraft technology field for 41 years. In 1946, Bill and Mary Ellen moved from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Seattle, Washington, where he began his 37-year career at Boeing as a metallurgical engineer. They lived in the Lakeridge neighborhood of Seattle until 1986, when they sold their home and moved to Providence Point in Issaquah, Washington. They also spent many years as snowbirds in Apache Junction, Arizona. In 2011 they moved from Providence Point to University House in Issaquah, Washington.

Bill loved to travel the U.S., fly-fish Montana and Washington rivers, and play his piano. We will always remember him for the effortless, beautiful old songs that he played by ear on the piano. We still have his piano CD's to enjoy for years to come. In his later years, Bill also enjoyed his morning "coffee-klatch" buddies who met every morning.

Bill was blessed to have spent the last month of his life surrounded by his wife Mary Ellen, daughter Christine, granddaughters Sheila and Lisa, and his wonderful caregivers from University House of Issaquah and the Visiting Angels.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife Mary Ellen, daughter Christine and son-in-law Jerry Britt, granddaughter Sheila and her husband John Barlow, great-granddaughters Skye and Reese Barlow, and granddaughter Lisa and her husband William Rugen.

One of Bill's Favorite Quotes from A River Runs Through It by Norman McLean:

''In our family, there was no clear line between religion and flyfishing.
We lived at the junction of great trout rivers in western Montana, and our father was a Presbyterian minister and a fly fisherman who tied his own flies and taught others.
He told us about Christ's disciples being fishermen, and we were left to assume, as my brother and I did,
that all first-class fishermen on the Sea of Galilee were fly fishermen and that John, the favorite, was a dry-fly fisherman.''

 
SLOSSON, William Laurie (I53124)
 
10606 William (De Albini), Earl of Sussex, s. and h. who, in 1776-77, was confirmed in that dignity, but Castle and Honour of ARUNDEL having, for some unexplained reason, passed to the Crown, on the death of the last holder, he did not obtain restoration of them till Richard I, in 1189, restored them to him, when (according to the admission of 1433 abovenamed) he became Earl of ARUNDEL. He received also at the same time, the third penny of the pleas of Sussex in the precise words of the grant made to his father. In 1191 he was made Custos of Windsor Castle, and in 1194 one of the receivers of the money raised for the King's ransom. He m. Maud, widow of Roger (De Clare), Earl of Hertford (who had d. 1173), da. and h. of James St. Hilary. He d. 24 Dec. 1193 and was bur. at Wymondham Priory. D'AUBIGNY, William (I15001)
 
10607 WILLIAM A. SLAUSON

Services for William A. Slauson, 50, of Fish rock road, Southbury, formerly of Bridgeport, who died Friday in Waterbury hospital, will take place Monday at 11 a.m. in the Munson funeral home, Maine street, Woodbury. The Rev. George A. Smith, minister of the South Britain Congregational church will officiate, and burial will be in Bridgeport, at the convenience of the family.

Mr. Slauson was born in Bridgeport and had lived in Southbury the past 14 years. He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Joyce Coldwell Slauson; five sons, Thomas R.L. Slauson, William J.H. Slauson, Arthur P.D. Slauson, all of Southbury, Jan R. Slauson, of Bridgeport, and Mark C. Slauson, on duty with the U.S. Navy; two brothers, Benjamin Slauson Jr., of Long Hill and Bruce Slauson of Alabama; a sister, Mrs. Natalie Kamerzel of Woodbury, N.J., and several nieces and nephews.

Posted 29 Oct 1966 Sat
The Bridgeport Post(Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut) 
SLAUSON, William Alfred (I93809)
 
10608 William Alvord, an importer of foreign woods, a manufacturer of furniture, and a dealer therein at wholesale, son of William and Lucy (Clayborn) Alvord, of Rutland, Vt., where he was born 25 Feb 1801. He dwelt in Albany from 1825 till his death, which took place 17 Dec 1837, at Savannah, Ga., where he was buried. She died in 1870, at the house of her son William, in San Francisco, California.  ALVORD, William (I02106)
 
10609 William and his two servants died soon after their landing at Plymouth.

Excerpts from "Mayflower Families Through 5 Generations Vol 13 - William White":
William and Susanna White left England with son Resolved. At Cape Cod, on November 11, 1620 according to the old calendar, William was on of the 41 signers of the Mayflower compact. Two to three weeks later son Peregrine was born, the first English birth in Plymouth Colony. Susanna was widowed in February. She became the first colony bride in May, marrying Edward Winslow, a "Mayflower" passenger who had lost his wife a few weeks before.

Excerpts from Mayflower Increasings:" William was possibly connected with the Whites of Sturton-le-Steeple, Nottinghamshire. He died during the General Sickness of the first winter. His wife was Susanna( ), origins and maiden name Unknown. Despite the oft repeated claim that she was the Anna, sister of Dr. Samuel & Edward Fuller, the known facts do not support this assumption. Sister Anna was born in 1577; Susann's first child was born c1615, her last child was born and she would have been 18 years older than her 2nd husband!!"

Excerpts from "Certain Comeoverers": In Governor William Bradford's list of "the names of those which came over first in ye year 1620, and were, by the blessing of God, the first beginners and (in a sort) the foundation of all the Plantations and Colonies in New England" is the following: "Mr. William White and Sussanna his wife and one sone called Resolved, and one borne on ship board caled Peregrine, and 2 servants William Holbeck and Edward Thomson."
William White is said to have been the son of a Bishop of the Church of England. If this be so, which I regard as extremely doubtful, it may have been Francis White born at St. Noets, Huntingdonshire, educated at Caius College, Cambridge, and after many perferments made Bishop of Carlisle, and Lord Almoner to the King (Charles I), then translated to Norwich, and in 1631 to Ely. In February, 1637-1638, he died in his palace at Holborn and was buried in Saint Paul's London. If your ancestor, William White was indeed the son of so distinguished a Church of England divine, he must have felt the difficulties of domestic revolt before he came into conflict with the established order of society and was forced into exile in Holland. He may well have deserved the description which some pious descendant gives us, to the effect that he "was one of that little handful of God's own wheat flailed by adversity, tossed and winnowed until earthly selfishness had been beaten from them and left them pure seed fit for the planting of a new world."
William White was one of the original band who left England in 1608 and settled in Leyden, Holland, in 1609. Of these pilgrims Bradford writes: "Being thus constrained to leave their native soil and countrie, their lands and livings and all their friends and familiar acquaintance, it was much, and thought marvelous by many. But to go into a countrie they knew not (but by hearsay) where they must learn a new language and get their livings they knew not how, it being a dear place, and subject to the miseries of war, it was by many thought an adventure almost desperate, a case intolerable, and a misery worse than death. Especially seeing they were not acquainted with trades nor traffic (by which that countrie doth subsist) but had only been used to a plain countrie life and the innocent trade of husbandry. But these things did not dismay them (though they did sometimes trouble them) for their desires were set on the ways of God and to enjoy his ordinances."
William White solved his problem by learning the trade of a "wool comber" as appears by the following entry on the town records of Leyden, translated from the Dutch: "William White, wool comber, unmarried man, from England accompanied by William Jepson and Samuel Fuller, his acquaintances, with Ann Fuller, single woman, also from England, accompanied by Rosamond Jepson and Sarah Priest her acquaintances. They were married before Jasper van Bauchern and William Cornelison Tybault, sheriffs, this eleventh day of February 1612." The religious ceremony was performed by their beloved minister John Robinson. Although the bride's name is given in this records as "Ann," and she is named in her father's will as "Anna," she was always called Susanna in later years in Plymouth.
Susanna Fuller was the daughter of Robert Fuller of Redenhall in the County of Norfolk. He was a butcher and as appears by his will which was probated May 31, 1614, he was very well off as to landed estates and worldly goods. It is evident from the provisions of the will that his son Samuel and his daughter "Anna," as he calls her, were in Holland, and that his wife Frances and several children, including a son Edward, were living with him in Redenhall. Three of his children crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower: "Mr. Samuel Fuller and a servant----(his wife was behind and a child which came afterwards); Edward Fuller and his wife and Samuel their son;" (Bradford) and Susanna the wife of William White.
William White had a "Breeches Bible" (printed in 1586-1588) given to him in Amsterdam where the Pilgrims tarried awhile, in 1608, and by memoranda on the fly leaves, still well preserved, it appears that he went to Leyden in 1609, and sailed from Delft Haven for Southampton in 1619, and "from Plymouth in ye ship Mayflower ye 6th day of September, Anno Domini 1620," "Nov. ye 9th came to the harbour called Cape Cod Harbour in ye dauntless ship." Under date of November 19, 1620, is this entry: "Sonne born to Susanna White yt six o-clock in the morning." The date of Peregrine White's birth as given by Bradford was December 10, "new style." And again "Landed yt Plymouth Dec. ye 11th 1620.: The date, "new style," was December 21, since known as "Forefathers' Day." This was the first landing at Plymouth by the explorers who left the Mayflower at Provincetown Harbor and came up along the shore in the shallop. The fly leaves of this old Bible are covered with memoranda, and it is evident that the children of the family took a hand in illustrating it. Perhaps it was your ancestor Resolved who drew a crude likeness of an Indian and put under it the name of his brother Peregrine. The Bible crossed the ocean again to England on the ship Lyon, as appears by notations, and then came back to Plymouth into the possession of Elder Brewster.
During that first tragic winter when more than half of the Mayflower's company perished, William White and his two servants died "soon after landing." The exact date of his death was March 12, 1621. His widow, Susanna, on May 12, 1621, married Mr. Edward Winslow, Jr. of Droitwich, England, whose wife also had died after landing. So it was that your ancestor Resolved and his baby brother, Peregrine, went to live with their stepfather, Edward Winslow. 
WHITE, William (I61030)
 
10610 William and James W. went west to enter the mining business, during a slide in the mines William Emmett was killed in 1873 at Virginia City, Nevada. SLOSSON, William Emmett (I53119)
 
10611 William and Jessie had no children of their own, they did raise (from about age two) Mary Grace (called "Grace" Weatherby, one of the children of Jessie's sister Jane (Mrs. William Levi DaielWeatherby) who died about 1875. The Peakes took Grace into their home in Rockford, Illinois, and she lived with them thereafter. Grace Weatherby (sometimes called Peake though she never oficially asumed that name) was born Jun 26, 1873 in Battle Creek, Michigan, and died 28, September 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended the University of Chattanooga and taught school in Chattanooga. She married 18 April 1900 in Chattanooga to Fredrick Lorenzo Russell (born 4 May 1871, died 17 Februay 1934). The Russells lived in Chattanooga until about 1915 when they moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where (widowed) Jessie Peake lived with them in later years. The children of Fredrick and Grace Russell - Fredrick Lorenzo Russell and William Peake Russell - thought of William and Jessie as their grandparents.

After she was grown, Grace's sister Janie Weatherby (born 23 August 1870 in Ridgeway, Michigan) also lived for a time with the Peakes in Chattanooga. The worked for the Chattanooga times and later for the American Lava Company. She maried Joseph Lee Morrison.

The Peak/Peake Family 
WEATHERBY, Mary Grace (I59633)
 
10612 William Arms, the ancestor of the Arms family in the United States, came from the Island of either Jersey or Guernsey, in the English Channel. It is presumed that he assumed the name of Arms, as none of this name are found on the island from which he came. He was a knitter of stockings by trade. The first heard of him was his marriage with Joanna, daughter of John Hawks, one of the settlers of Hadley, Mass., in 1677. His name appears in the town records of Hatfield, Mass., in 1677. He removed from Hatfield to Sunderland thence to Deerfield, Mass., about 1684. In 1698 he was chosen farm-viewer, and one of a committee to build a school house and hire a schoolmaster; in 1699, a constable; in 1700, a tythingman; in 1701, a fence-viewer and school commissioner. After that his name appears almost yearly in the town records. Also, in the records of Sunderland, Mass., from 1714 to 1722, where he is spoken of as "Good Mr. Arms." He served in the Indian fight at Great Falls, and was one of those entitled to the township granted by the General Court, 1736. His body lies in the old burying ground at Deerfield, a little east of the center of the grounds, adjacent to his son William and grandson William.

William Arms served as a soldier under Capt William Turner, at Hadley, April 6, 1676; was in the Falls fight Ma 19, 1676; at hatfield 1677, where he speculated largely in real estate; he also owned real estate in hartford; he came to Deerfield about 1698, and settled at the south end of the Street on "Arms Corner," now in the possession of his descendants, Geo. A. and Richard C. Arms, for which he exchanged with Thos. Hunt a house and land in hartford; he removed to Sunderland, 1713; came back three or fou ears later and died Aug. 25, 1731, aged 77. He married November 21, 1677, Joanna, daughter of John Hawks of Hadley; she die November 22, 1729, age 76.


 
ARMS, William (I02582)
 
10613 William Avery was town clerk and treasurer of Groton from Jan. 27, 1768, until his death in 1787. During the Revolution he served on many war committees.....

September 21, 1779, William Avery was chosen to represent the town at a general convention to be held at hartford. he was also on a committee that year to obtain soldiers for the town's quota. In 1780, he was one of the committee to raise a bounty for the soldiers. He was also on a committee to see if Groton possessed any public lands that could be sold for that purpose. In 1781, he and four others were appointed to assess the estates of the town and to raise 198 pounds, "solid money," for bounties for the soldiers.

On a stone in the Starr cemetery is the following:

"This monument, sacred to the memory of William Avery, Esq., who departed this life, May 4, A Dom., 1787, in the 63rd year of his age.

The wise, the just, the pious and the brave,
Live in their death and flourish in their grave,
Grain laid in earth repays the pleasant care,
And evening suns but set to rise more fair." 
AVERY, Capt William (I73709)
 
10614 William b. in Chelmsford, Feb. 21, 1657; adm. freeman, Mar. 11, 1689; m. Sarah Richardson, Sept. 6, 1677, who d. Jan. 30, 1748, age 88; received a lieutenant's commission from Gov. Dudley, at Boston, 1704; d. 1713; a large landholder, and man of property, as shown by his will registered 1713. FLETCHER, William (I22590)
 
10615 William B. Miller, age 84, of Stratford, husband of the late Edith Wedge Miller, died Friday, August 27, 2004 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford. Born in Stratford, he was the son of the late William and Susan Broadband Miller, and was a lifelong Stratford resident. He was a tool and die maker retiring from the Moore Special Tool Co. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army and received the Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific and Philippine Liberation ribbons and a Bronze Star. He was a member of the Clan Campbell Organization, the Bridgeport and National Lawn Bowling Association and was a member of the former Park St. Church.

Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Thursday, September 2, 2004 at 11 a.m. in the Dennis & D'Arcy Funeral Home, 2611 Main Stratford with the Rev. John Olson, officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friends may greet the family on Wednesday, September 1, 2004 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.
Published by Connecticut Post from Aug. 31 to Sep. 1, 2004.

Posted on Find A Grave created by: G.M. Genealogy 
MILLER, William Broadbent (I421)
 
10616 WILLIAM BILLINGS, the progenitor of the Billings family of Stonington, Conn., came from Taunton, England and first appears in this country at Dorchester and Braintree, Mass., as we learn from Mr. Somersby, a distinguished genealogist of Massachusetts. He. m. Mary (family name and birth date not given), at Dorchester, Mass., Feb. 5, 1658. The time of his coming to Stonington is not certainly known, but his name appears here among the planters of Stonington. He built him a dwelling-house on Cosatuc Hill, where the site may still be seen. He became by grants and purchases a large land owner. Our records do not contain a list of his children, with their births., what is known of them is by his will. He d. in 1713. BILLINGS, William (I06226)
 
10617 William Boreman of Claydon, grandfather of Thomas Boreman of Ipswich, Mass., baptism not recorded, married Annis ?, who died about five years before her husband, and was buried May 12, 1608. Their children had then all been some time married, and William, as appears from his will, afterwards made his home with his oldest son, Thomas, another son, John, perhaps living in part of the same house. The thee remaining sons, Nicholas, William, and Christopher, do not appear in the Claydon Register, and probably settled in some other place. The will of William was made Dec. 12, 1610, he being then sick, but he lived about two years longer, and it was not proved until April 13, 1613. He was buried Jan. 10, 1612/, aged probably not far from sixty years. His inventory taken on the day of his burial, indicates that he was in comfortable circumstances in life, with an estate somewhat larger than his father's. His occupation seems to have been exclusively husbandry. BOREMAN, William (I98518)
 
10618 William Boreman, of Banbury, Oxfordshire, in 1525, was in all probability the father of Thomas Boreman of Claydon, from whom the American family can be clearly traced. His name is found in a Lay Subsidy list for Banbury Hundred in the 16th year of Henry VIII(1525); Will, Boreman, Banbury, in Bonis 40 s. 7 . (his tax on goods). He is the only Boreman in all the towns included in Banbury Hundred in this Subsidy list of 1525. Twenty-one years later, in 1546, another Subsidy was called for, when five other Boremans appear in the lists of various towns near Banbury, some of whom, at least, may be concluded to be William's sons, especially as one of the five, Thomas of Claydon, is known to have called his eldest son William, the succession thus begun being kept up in his family through five generations - William, Thomas, William, Thomas, William - the last William dying in childhood, and thus ending the series.

The names of these five Boremans found in 1546 are variously spelt, as person of the same family felt free to do in those days, and the same Christian name is repeated in two instances. This was a common custom at that time, the first Thomas of Claydon having two sons named Thomas, and there is good reason to think he himself was one of two brothers of that name, since his death is recorded as that of "Thomas Boreman the elder", to whom Thomas Boreman of Cropredy, below, would correspond as Thomas the younger.  
BOREMAN, William (I98522)
 
10619 William Brandon, Knt., of Soham, Suffolk, son , perhaps, of Robert Brandon,Collector of Customs at King's Lynn and Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. He was born about 1425, and rose in the service of John de Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk. They had four sons and five daughters. he was Escheator for Norfolk and Suffolk in 1454/5, Marshall of the Marchelsea, Marshall of the king's Bench, M.P. for Shoreham, Sussex, in 1467/8 and for Suffolk 1478. When Richard III usurped the throne he joined the uprising in the west losing his eldest son (father of Charles, the future Duke of Suffolk) at Bosworth. William sought sanctuary at Westminster and was pardoned. The second will of 'sir Willyam Brandon, Knt', was dated 9 Apr 1491, and proved 17 Nov 1491. BRANDON, William Knt. (I90288)
 
10620 William Brewster of the Mayflower & His Descendants for 4 Generations by Gen. Society of Mayflower Descendants. Source (S03585)
 
10621 William C. Reichenbach

East Lansing

Born January 7, 1923 in Otsego, Michigan son of the late Carlton and Bonniebell Reichenbach passed away on Friday, November 20, 2015 at age 92.

William served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, was the founder of William Reichenbach Co. in 1952, and was an avid sailor.

Survivors include his two children, Susan Reichenbach and Jim Reichenbach; two grandchildren, Hunter and Sterling Reichenbach along with his nephew, Bruce Hinzman.

William was preceded in death by his son, Roger and his sister, June.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

 
REICHENBACH, William E. (I85481)
 
10622 William Clarke, Boston, Mass., in Oct. 1731, wrote the following about her: "My grandmother by the mother's side was Martha Hubbard, of Ipswich Hubbards. The family was very considerable, she being in England brought up at a boarding school, and had always her attendants to wait upon her, and in those days wearing her gold watch, which was worn only by persons of distinction;----and I have often heard my grandmother speak of her living in England and the meanness of her living here, though at the very best rate, but would flatter herself that here she had pure worship which they were deprived of in the land of their nativity." HUBBARD, Martha (I97928)
 
10623 William Clopton, Esq., of manor of Castelyns in Groton, Suffolk, son of Richard Clopton, of Fore Hall in Melford, Sussex, by his second wife Margaret, daughter of William Playters, of Setterley, Suffolk. They had four sons and six daughters. CLOPTON, William Esq. (I89904)
 
10624 William Collier was one of the merchants of London who aided the Pilgrims in coming to Plymouth, furnishing the money for their outfit. After the partnership between the Pilgrims and the Adventurers was terminated, he came over in 1633 in the "Mary and Jane" with one hundred and ninety-six passengers; with him came his four daughters; Sarah, who married Love Brewster; Rebecca, married Job Cole; Mary, married Thomas Prence; Elizabeth, married Constant Southworth. There is no mention of his wife, so she probably died before he came over. It has been said that he was not content to share the profit of the enterprise of the Pilgrims without also sharing their hardships. he at once took a prominent position in the young colony. He was made freeman in 1633; in 1634 he was one of the tax assessors, was himself rated at L2.05.00. he was on many committees, for assigning and laying out land, for building a meeting house, on highways, to revise the laws, and with his son-in-law, Constant Southworth, he had the task of looking after Goodwife Thomas, the Welsh woman. he served on the council of war more than once. he was assistant twenty-eight years and was one of the most regular in his attendance, being rarely absent. he was one of the commissioners at the first meeting of the United Colonies in 1643. In 1659 "on account of his age and much business on him,' the court ordered the treasurer to procure him a servant and allowed L10 for that purpose. He died in 1670. COLLIER, William (I12604)
 
10625 William Comstock arrived in the Massachusetts Colony about 1635, with his wife (2) Elizabeth Daniel, and four or five of his children. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Wethersfield CT.

He was one of 26 men from Wethersfield in the expedition commanded by Capt. John Mason that captured the Pequot fort at Mystic CT.

About 1650, he moved his family to New London, where he had received a grant of land in 1647. He worked with John Winthrop to establish a corn mill, and in 1651 he "wrought on the mill dam". This mill is still in existence.

In 1662, "Olde Goodman Comstock" was elected Sextant, "to order youth in the meeting house, sweep the meeting house and beat out dogs," at 40 shillings per year, to dig all graves, and have 4s for an adult grave, and 2s for children.

The date of his death is unknown, but the history of New London states that he lived to an old age, on Post Hill near the north corner of Williams and Vauxhall streets.

The Comstocks had six children; John b.1624, Samuel b.1628, Daniel b. 1630, Elizabeth b.1633, Christopher b. 1635.

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COMSTOCK, William (I12775)
 
10626 William Copp came over to this country from England in the good ship Blessing in 1635. He located himself at Boston, Mass. He was 26 years of age at the time of his migration. He was by trade a shoemaker, was from London, England, and was admitted freeman of the Massachusetts Colony June 2, 1641. He m. Judith (?) COPP, William (I13071)
 
10627 William Cornwallis, Esq., of Brome and Oakley, Suffolk, London, co. Bedford and Norfolk, fourth son and eventual heir, Justice of the Peace for Suffolk and was heir of his brother Edward. CORNWALLIS, William Esq. (I90154)
 
10628 William D. B. Pyncheon was born in Shoreham, VT on June 14, 1812. He removed in boyhood to Ticonderoga, NY where he resided till he was grown up, when he removed to Marengo, in the same state. He was married to Mary Slauson on March 17, 1830. Of the 6 children born to them (two boys and four girls) four survive; Mrs. R. H. Marks of Nebraska, Mrs. F. A. Gibbons of Mankato, MN, Mrs. J. Wolf of the township and Mrs. Amos DeLine of Sun Prairie. In the summer of 1856 he removed to Sun Prairie township, where he resided 2 or 3 years, and thence to Sun Prairie, where he has since resided, with the exception of a few years spent on a farm near Jefferson, in this state, and one at Arlington near Lodi. In early manhood, he was severely injured by a heavy timber, from which he never fully recovered. His trade was that of a blacksmith. More than 20 years since, he made a public profession of religion, and united with the Congregational Church. Three years ago, his mind, already growing feeble by reason of age and debility, he became seriously impaired by an attack of LaGrippe, since which he has been subject to melancholy and has often expressed a wish for death. Not long before his death, he was overhead, by a member of the family, earnestly pleading with his Heavenly Father that he might be allowed to lay down a life so sad, and to "go home."

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PINCHIN, William D. B. (I96819)
 
10629 William D. Wolf, 79, of Rt. 1, Sun Prairie, died Wednesday in a Madison hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Tuschen Funeral Home, Sun Prairie, where friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Walter Ellner of Sun Prairie; two sons, Clement of Waterloo and Robert O. of Stoughton; a sister, Mrs. George Uphoff of Cottage Grove; and seven grandchildren. Capital Times 12/3/1964

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WOLF, William D. (I96870)
 
10630 William Daniel "Dannie" St. John, 90, of rural Blackstone passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Evenglow Health Center in Pontiac, Illinois.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday at the Cornell United Methodist Church, Cornell, with Chaplain Sharon Garretson, officiating.
Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. Friday (today) at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator and from 9:00-10:00 AM Saturday at the Cornell United Methodist Church.
Burial will be in Cornell Cemetery, Cornell, Illinois. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Tyler Maubach, Ryan, Troy, Kyle and Cory Hart and nephew, Eric Jensen. Honorary pallbearer will be Michael Jensen.
Born, May 7, 1926 at his home in rural Cornell, the son of William Roy and Elsie (Gillman) St. John. He married Xenia Marie Holland on April 2, 1950 in Cornell. She preceded him in death on June 7, 2002.
He is survived by daughters, Cynthia ?Cindy? Hart of Cornell and Roberta (Joe) Maubach of rural Blackstone; 5 grandsons, Tyler Maubach and Ryan (Susan) Hart, Troy (Shannon) Hart, Kyle (Erin) Hart and Cory Hart; and one step-granddaughter, Elisabeth Maubach two great granddaughters, Josie and Charlee Grace Hart, three great grandsons, Brady, Owen and Bruer Hart, one sister also survives, Elsie Lou (James) Jensen, Elkhorn WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son, Randall Dale ?Randy? St. John; one sister, Gladys St. John and one brother, Seth St. John
Dannie in the early years had been a mechanic at Virl Z. Hill Chevrolet, Streator and farmed his entire lifetime in the rural Cornell- Blackstone area. He was a member of the Cornell United Methodist Church where he had served on the church board, he was a twenty nine year member of the Cornell High School Board, a thirty year Cargill Seed Co. sales representative, had been the Newtown Township Road Commissioner and was a former member of the Vermillion Boat Club. He attended the one room Excelsior School, rural Cornell and was a graduate of Cornell High School, class of 1944.
As long as we live, you will live. As long we live, you will be remembered. As long as we live, you will be loved.

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ST. JOHN, William Daniel (I86080)
 
10631 William De Botreaux, 3rd Lord Botreaux, of Boscastle, Cornwall, son and heir of William de Botreaux, 2nd Lord Botreaux, by Elizabeth daughter and co-heiress of John Saint Lo, Knt., of Newton Saint Lo, co. Wilts.

They had three children. He was summoned to Parliament from 1 Dec 1412 
DE BOTREAUX, William (I80970)
 
10632 William De Marney, Knt., of Layer Marney, Essex, and Kingsey, co. Buckingham, M.P. for Essex., Sheriff of Cornwall, and of Essex and Hertfordshire, son and heir of Robert de Marney, Knt., of Layer Marney, by his second wife Alice, daughter of Richard Lacer, of Bromley, Kent.  DE MARNEY, William Knt. (I37828)
 
10633 William de Tracie, son of Grace de Tracie, lived in the reign of Henry II, and held the manor of Toddington. He was one of the knights who in 1170, at the instigation of Henry II, assassinated Thomas a Becket, archbishop of Canterbury. He is described as "a man of high birth, state and stomach, a favorite of the kings and is daily attendant". In 1171 he was created justiciary of Normandy, serving about five years. He returned to England and during the reign of King John took up arms against him, and his lands were confiscated. They were restored later however. Late in life he hounded and endowed a chapel to Tomas a Becket in the conventual church at Tewksbury, indicating his repentance. He died at Morthoe, county Devon, close to Woolacomb bay, in 1224. DE TRACI, Sir William (I17626)
 
10634 William de Tracy inherited the Toddington estates, and was sheriff of Gloucestershire. DE TRACY, William (I57206)
 
10635 William de Warren, who accompanied the Conqueror to England, was the recipient of bounteous favors at his hands. DE WARENNE, Seigneur de Varennes William I (I17796)
 
10636 William De Wolf joined Battery B, 1st IL Light Artillery, as a Private on 16 Jul 1861. He was discharged on 13 Mar 1862 to accept a commission in the Regular Army.

De Wolf was assigned to the 3rd U.S. Artillery Regiment. He died on 03 Jan 1862 from wounds he'd received at the Battle of Williamsburg (aka Battle of Fort Magruder) on 05 May 1862.

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DE WOLF, William (I18941)
 
10637 William Deming appears frequently upon the land records of Wethersfield, and his children were baptized in the church of that town, but the town and probate records give no information of the births and deaths of any of his family. In 1768 he and all of is sons except Benjamin were paying a poll tax in Wethersfield. In 1774 he appears among the members of Wethersfield Church. The is no record that he had a daughter, but is supposed that such was Prudence Deming, who is buried in Stockbridge, Mass., near the grave of Josiah. DEMING, William (I97981)
 
10638 William died suddenly, while ascending the steps to the House of Lords.

The last Earl of Suffolk of his house. 
DE UFFORD, William (I17655)
 
10639 William Dodge emigrated to Salem, Mass., in 1629 in the "Lion's Whelp", and was a frequent holder of public offices there. He is called, in some records, "a skillful husbandman, from Dorsetshire." By his wife, whose name is not known, he had issue of John, William, Hannah, and possibly Josiah, the last of whom was killed in the Narragansett War in 1675 and died without issue. DODGE, William (I19277)
 
10640 William drowned in the wreck of the "White Ship". Also known as Duke of Normandy. AUDELIN, William (I02818)
 
10641 William Drury, Knt., of Hawstead, Suffolk, Sheriff of Suffolk and Norfolk, Privy Councillor to Queen Mary, is the son of Robert Drury, Knt., of Hawstead, by Anne, daughter of William Calthorpe, Knt., of Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk.

He was married previously to Joan St. Mawr, daughter and heiress of William St. Mawr, Knt. She died in 1517. 
DRURY, William Knt (I89562)
 
10642 William E. Conroy

William "Bill" E. Conroy, age 81, passed away peacefully with family by his side Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Joliet Area Community Hospice.

Survived by his loving and devoted wife of 43 1/2 years, Dolores (nee Batalon); he leaves to cherish his memory one son, Raymond (Annie) of More Head City, NC; and one daughter, Lynette (Gregg) Wilson of Rockford. Bill will be remembered as a loving grandfather and great-grandfather. His five grandchildren, Steven (Denise), David (Andrea), Raymond Jr. "Eddy" (Tabitha), Timothy (Regina) Conroy and Leslie (Jason) Mann; and eleven great-grandchildren, all brought him much joy. Bill's entire family meant the world to him. He is also survived by two sisters, Patricia (late Donald) Conroy and Sharon (Leonard) Ciarlette; two brothers, Gene (Eileen) Conroy of Spring Valley, IL and James (Marilyn) Conroy of Avon Park, FL; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Preceded in death by his first wife, Grace (nee White) Conroy; his parents, Helen and James Conroy; and one sister, Georgia (late Richard) Scheidt.

Bill attended Joliet Catholic High School. He was a member of the Joliet Moose Lodge and longtime member of Union Local #75. He was employed by Local #75 from 1954 until his retirement in 1995. One of his favorite pastimes was washing and waxing his cars. He also enjoyed spending his time outdoors and took pride caring for his yard. Bill also found great pleasure when he was able to help someone in need. He looked forward to his daily routine of coffee at McDonald's with his buddies, including his best friend, John Knorr.

The Conroys will always remember the staff and physicians at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center as well as Deacon Marco and everyone at Joliet Area Community Hospice for the wonderful care and comfort provided Bill and his family.

Funeral Services for William E. Conroy will be Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 9:15 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet to St. Jude Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials in his name to Joliet Area Community Hospice or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital would be appreciated.

Visitation Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

For more information: (815) 741-5500 or visit his Book of Memories at www.fredcdames.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/jolietheraldnews/obituary.aspx?n=william-e-conroy&pid=174231454&fhid=14629#sthash.pk7zMdsq.dpuf 
CONROY, William E. (I74239)
 
10643 William Edward Bitter, age 94, passed Away on August 6, 2020.
He was born in Quincy, Illinois, was a graduate of the University of Missouri and a veteran of World War II. He was employed by the JCPenney Company for thirty seven years and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Martha, of 51 years of marriage; survived by daughters Susan Bitter Ross (David), Sara Bitter Hines and Barbara Bitter; Grandsons, William, Jonathan and Robert Hines and Alexander Ross. Other survivors include one sister; Barbara Carson of Seattle, Washington.
A memorial service will be held at Christ Church United Methodist at 4614 Brownsboro Road on August 14th, 2020 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of visitation, condolence cards will be provided before the service. To be respectful of present day circumstances, the service will be available via livestream at: (http://yourstreamlive.com/events/1602246. Password: Bitter).
A Celebration of Life ceremony will be scheduled at a later date. A private burial service will be held later in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to the Animal Care Society, 12207 Westport Road or the Disabled American Veterans.

 
BITTER, William Edward (I104869)
 
10644 William Ellis is usually described in deeds as carpenter or housewright and always as "of Rochester." He must not be confused with his slightly younger cousin, William Ellis. 1725-c.1775, who is always described as "junr." because he also lived in Rochester or with another cousin, William Ellis, 1719-1795, who lived at Manomet ponds, called "yeoman, of Plymouth," who also had a wife named Patience.

William was appointed sole administrator of the estates of his parents in 1744. By two deeds, dated 21 Dec. 1744, he bought two parcels of Rochester land from Joseph Haskell and Seth Hiller. By a deed of 5 Jan. 1744/5 "William Ellis, housewright & Stephen DeWolf, shipwright (his brother-in-law), both of Rochester" bought for L120 from Noah sprague of said Rochester a 20 acre tract in the Great Neck. Three days later he sold to Stephen DeWolf a 14 acre parcel that had originally belonged to John Bradford. On 20 May 1745 he bought for L10 an additional 5 acres in the Great Neck from Benjamin Clapp. In the next month he bought an adjoining parcel of 6 acres from Samuel Nye. On 19 Feb 1745/6 "William Ellis, carpenter," and his brother "Joel Ellis, cordwainer, both of Rochester," bought from Ebenezer Clapp for L180 a 32 acre tract in the Great Neck, described as "bounded by lands of the late Joel Ellis, deceased, so called and by sd William Ellis his land". 
ELLIS, William (I101807)
 
10645 William Fancher, believed to have been a brother of John Fancher, first settler of Poundridge, NY, is found in Branford, Conn., as early as 1723 where his marriage took place on 20 Nov. 1723 with THANKFUL THOMSON, daughter of John and Hannah (Wheadon) Thomson, who was born in Branford 7 Jul 1705. The marriage was performed by Samuel Russell. It is significant that Thankful Thomson and Samuel Elwell, who married Catherine Fancher, were both grandchildren of Thomas Wheadon, one of the first settlers of Branford, which is one of the facts which have led to the assumption that William and Catherine were brother and sister. William and his wife died a day apart, Thankful Fancher passing away on 19 August 1759 and William 20 August 1759.

William Fancher's name appears in various early reports. Branford Town Records of 1694-1788 state: '"Entered the earmark of William Fancher which is two nicks or slits crossways of ye right ear on the under side, May ye 18; 1724" referring to his cattle marks. Branford Land Records state that on 1 Feb. 1728/9 (vol. 5, p. 99) "John Whedon of Banford sells to Ebenezer Elwell and William Fancher of Branford yeoman 9 acres in the Gusset. (First land transaction)." The same records, vol. 6, pp. 63, 64, show that William Fancher bought 214 acres of land in Waterbury, Conn., 19 Jan. 1745/6, and his name appears on the list of taxpayers in that town in 1746. His will, recorded in Woodbury Probate Records, vol. 4, p. 112, as drawn 16 Aug. 1759 and probated 4 Dec. 1759, show that William was a farmer and owned a large farm.

William Fancher removed from Branford to Waterbury about 1745 or 1746, being on the list of taxpayers in Waterbury from 1746. When his will was drawn in 1759 he was called of "Northbury" (now Thomaston or Plymouth). that he lived in Branford as late as 1739 is evidenced by the fact he was received as a member of the Branford Congregational church in July of that year.

As several of the children were under age at the death of their parents, guardians had to be appointed. John, who was of age, became the guardian of his brothers Jehiel, Thomas and Ithiel; William became the guardian of his brother Ichabod and one Zachariah Sanford became the guardian of Lemuel. The guardianship appointments are found in Woodbury Probate Records, vol. 4, pp. 112 to 125, and vol. 5, p. 118.  
FANCHER, William (I72620)
 
10646 William Floyd Minor, 89, of Winnfield, died Saturday morning, August 28, 1971, at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church here with Dr. W. L. Holcomb officiating. Burial was in Winnfield Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

Mr. Minor was a lineman for Kansas City Southern Railroad Company, retiring in 1955 after a 33 year career with the company. He was a member of the First Baptist Church here for over 50 years and was chairman of the Deacons for many years.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ethel Gladys Minor of Winnfield; one son, Alton F. Minor of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Pearl Rankin of Topeka, Kan.; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were C. E. Sherwood, W. E. Price, Bud Roberts, S. L. Garrett, Harper Terrill, and Lamar Tarver.

Published in The Winn Parish Enterprise News-American, September 2, 1971


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MINOR, William Floyd (I87287)
 
10647 William Glynn Vick, 94, of McGregor, died late Saturday night, June 11, 2011. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 16, at Cole Funeral Home Chapel, 1113 West Fifth Street, McGregor, with Dr. Paul Stripling officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at Live Oak Cemetery in Youngsport, Texas. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cole Funeral Home, with viewing to commence at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

William Glynn was born at the family home near Youngsport, Texas, to the late William Edgar and Hattie (Slawson) Vick, He graduated from high school in Youngsport and then served his country in the United States Army Signal Corps for 16 months, receiving a medical discharge Dec. 1, 1943. Glynn was a member of the Bryant Oliver Post of the American Legion in McGregor. On Jan. 26, 1946, he married Kathryn Frady. In 1946, he entered the trucking business with his brother, R.L. Vick, and in 1959, they opened Vick's Café in McGregor. In 1984, he retired after 25 years of service.

Glynn was always interested in rodeos, and was a contestant in the bull riding event for several years. During this time, he won many belt buckles. At the age of 60, he began entering Old Timers Rodeos, and at age 64, won another buckle in the bull riding event. In 1998, Mr. Vick was honored by being inducted in the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame. At this time, he received another beautiful belt buckle. In 2009, he was inducted into the Bell County Cowboys and Cowgirls Hall of Fame Ring of Honor, receiving another belt buckle. Glynn enjoyed the outdoors and was happiest when hunting on the family place near Youngsport. He was a good hunter and had many deer trophies in his home. For many years, Glynn was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of McGregor where he served on the building and grounds and usher committees.

Preceding him in death were brothers, Duncan Vick, Cecil Vick, and R.L. Vick; and sisters, Ruby Grace Vick, Mary Elizabeth Wales.

Survivors include a son, Billy Ed Vick; grandchildren, Kevin Vick and Autumn Anderson; a great-granddaughter, Taylor Nicole Vick; many other family members; and a host of friends.

Waco Tribune-Herald: 6/14/2011...TQ4

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VICK, William Glynn (I86222)
 
10648 William graduated at Harvard in 1707, and ordained a Congregational minister in New Castle, N.H., and later installed over the church in Portsmouth, NH. SHURTLEFF, William (I96470)
 
10649 William H. Allen died in New Bedford May 29, 1883, aged ninety-seven years, thee months, twenty-one days - the oldest of the descendants of Gideon Howland. He learned the trade of a tailor with his father, and the two were associated in business together. Subsequently William was in business with his brother Gideon, and on their dissolution of partnership William built the three-story brick block on North Water street, New Bedford, just south of the old National Bank of Commerce building and carried on business there as a draper and clothier dealer. Water street at that time was the leading business street of the city. Mr. Allen later was engaged in whaling and also dealt in dry goods. He was a member of the Legislature and collector of the port of New Bedford. ALLEN, William H. (I92710)
 
10650 William H. Sofford, who was employed at the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries hatchery on Ten Pound Island for some 40 years until his retirement, died this morning at 12 Plum Street, where he had been ill for the past five weeks. He was 82 on May 6th.

Born in Morgan City, LA., son of Neils and Virginia (Lewis)(PERKINS) Sofford, he entered the Navy as a young man and served eight years and eight months, being rated as a machinist at the Washington Navy Yard when he left the service. He entered the Bureau of Fisheries' service then, and was assigned to several stations along the Atlantic coast, before coming here. His government service aggregated 55 years, 8 months.

Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Annie Lobos of New Bedford; a son, Patrolman J. Willson Sofford; three grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a brother, Charles of Morgan City, Louisana. He was a member of the Ocean Lodge of Odd Fellows.

The funeral is to be held Saturday afternoon at 2o'clock at the W.S.Pike memorial funeral home, 61 Middle Street, with interment at Beechbrook cemetery.

Source: Gloucester Daily Times, Gloucester, Massachusetts. 
SOFFORD, William Holloway (I53724)
 

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