William Dorris, a retired farmer, died at 2:25 a.m. today at the
home of a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Yearwood, on the Richview road.
His age was 72 years, one month and 10 days.
Mr. Dorris was born in Saline County on February 22, 1862, a son of
Elijah and Mar Cook Dorris, and had lived here 19 years. He was united
in marriage to Nora Range, who survives. Until five years ago, Mr. Dorris
was an active farmer, but since that time he had retired.
In addition to the widow and Mrs. Yearwood, he is survived by another
daughter, Mrs. C. E. Roeder of Mt. Vernon, and two sons, Claude and
Commodore Dorris, both of Mt. Vernon.
The body has been taken to the Myers Chapel, 122 north 10th street, where
funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev.
J. C. Kinison will be in charge. Interment will be made at New Shiloh Cemetery.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: April 2, 1935
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps