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 Former Jackson Township Resident Dies at Home of Daughter

    Charles Corwin Willson, 85, died Saturday evening at 4:15 o'clock at the home of a daughter, 225 East 6th Street, following a serious illness since Wednesday of influenza.

The deceased  was born October 30, 1854 near Columbus, Ohio, the son of George and Mary (Ward) Willson and was married 58 years agao to Sarah E. Hughes, who died January 13, 1922.  He had lived three years with his daughter, formerly residing in Jackson township.

Surviving are three children. James O. Willson of Strawn, Texas, Alta b. Willson at whose home he died and Mrs. Frank [Goldia] Spade of Oblong, Ill.; seven grandchildren;  seven great-granchildren and two nephews.  A grandchild, John Truax, of Muncie, was reared by the Willson's, being taken into the home at the age of 2.  Three children, two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.  The body will remain at the Metazner funeral home at Bryant where friends are invited to call.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Sardenia Christian church in charge of Rev. Lee Tyndall of Pennville.  Interment in Gravel Hill cemetery west of Bryant. 

 Died May 4, 1940

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