JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
OBITUARIES

Willie B. Tuttle
                                                                                                
W. B. Tuttle died at his home at 503 South Eighteenth street at seven o'clock Sunday 
evening after a long illness.

Willie B., son of Henry and Mary E. Tuttle, was born on the 20th day of October, 1866 in 
Guernsey county, Ohio.  His parents moved to Illinois when Will was about 12 years of age, 
and settled near old Williamsburg, where he attended the public schools of the neighborhood and 
here he grew to manhood.  He was united in marriage with Miss Hattie Newberry on the 11th day 
of September 1895.  This union was blessed with three daughters, namely, Ruby, Beatrice and 
Laverna, all at home.

Beatrice is a teacher in the Horace mann school of this city and is employed for next year.
Laverna will graduate from the High school this year and will teach in the schools here next year.
After Mr. Tuttle's marriage he lived in Waltonville and vicinity, with the exception of three years 
spent in the West, for his health, moving to Mt. Vernon, last August.  He went to Chester as a state 
guard on December 26, 1921, and has been on duty there.

He has been in failing health for more than two years and in March he became worse and gradually 
declined.  On May 7th he became much worse and was brought to his home  at 503 South Eighteenth 
street in this city on May 9th, a very sick man;  all that loved ones could do was done, but to 
no avail and at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 18th, he died.

He was an upright citizen, a kind neighbor, a devoted loving husband and father.

Beside his wife and three duaghters, he leaves one sister, Mrs. Sylvester Freeman of Scheller.  
His father, mother, three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

The funeral will be at Waltonville tomorrow, May 20th at 10:00 a.m. with the burial at 
Knob Prairie cemetery.


Source: Unknown newspaper clipping
Date: 1924
Submitted by; Rosemary Newell Atkins


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