Dr. Fredrick N. “Fred” Williams, 79, whose office
and home were at 703 Walnut street, Mt. Vernon, and whose medical
practice extended over a half century and included World War I U.S. Army
Medical Corps service in Europe, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday (15 May 1957) in Welborn Memorial Baptist
Hospital in Evansville.
The Posey county native of pioneer parentage whose father Dr. J.
B. Williams, was a local physician, returned to Posey county after years of
absence in 1945 and had practiced since at Manatee, Fla., in the winter and early
spring and in Mt. Vernon the remainder of the year.
He and his wife returned to Mt. Vernon from Florida May 1. Two days later, he entered
the Evansville hospital. An autopsy was scheduled
for today to determine the cause of death.
The body is at Weisinger Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements await further word from a daughter of the
deceased, Mrs. Don Whoberry, Palmetto, Fla., who is expected in Mt. Vernon late Friday. (Burial was in Bellefontaine Cemetery.)
Survivors include the wife nee Leah Rowe, of Hartford, Mich., whom
Dr. Williams married in 1949 following the death of his first wife, the former
Della York, of Posey county; the daughter, Mrs. Don Whoberry
; four grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Luther Ludlow, of near Mt. Vernon,
and Mrs. Homer Arnold, Rockville, Ind.
In addition to his professional affiliations, Dr. Williams, was a
member of Beulah lodge, No 578 Mt. Vernon Free & Accepted
Masons; Sunbeam chapter, No. 1, Mt. Vernon, Order of Eastern
Star; the 32nd degree Masonic Scottish Rite consistory and Shrine at Grand Rapids, Mich., and Woodmen of the
The deceased was born in the Grafton community northwest of Mr.
Vernon, a son of Dr. J. B. Williams and Lucile Barton Williams, both natives of
He attended Mt. Vernon High school and following graduation from Louisville, Ky., Medical College in 1911 began his professional practice
He served in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army in World War I,
much of the time in the European theater.
service he resumed his practice in Hartford, Mich., remaining there until his return to
Posey county and location in Mt. Vernon in 1945. His first wife died
following his return to his native community.
Originally submitted by Betty Sellers