Obit: Eggett, William ( 4 Oct 1905)

Contact:  Kathleen Englebretson

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner, Greenwood, Wisconsin, Oct 1905

William Eggett Laid to Rest The funeral of William Eggett, whose sad and untimely death was mentioned in these columns last week, was held Friday afternoon at 1:30 from the Methodist Episcopal Church of this city, Rev. C. O. Presnall preaching the sermon. It was one of the largest funerals held in Greenwood for a long time, the church being crowded to overflowing, many not being able to gain admission. The body was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.

William Eggett was born in Yorkshire, England, January 18, 1872, where he lived until he was ten of age. The he went with his parents and family to Canada, where they remained for one year, moving to then to Clark Country and settled on the home farm where the family still resides. June 10, 1896, he married miss Nettie Chandler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. "Woody" Chandler, now of Cherry Valley, (Ontario), Canada. To this union came five children, the youngest being sixteen months of age. Besides his immediate family, deceased leaves a father and mother, two brothers, George and Alfred and one sister Minnie. It will be remembered that another brother John, died some five or six years ago.

Mr. Eggett was a man of the best character, a conscientious Christian citizen, faithful to his family, his kindred and his church. He was a member of Shanks M. E. Church and was superintendent of the Sunday School. His death coming as it did at his age and situated as he was is peculiarly sad. His father, who owns the farm, which he and deceased have worked in halves for several years, is in poor health and hardly able to look after the place, which is the support of the two families. Fortunately, Mr. Eggett carried a policy of $1000 in the Northwestern National Life of Minneapolis. It was only a few days ago that he had refused to take out an accident policy; little thinking at the time, of course, that it would ever be of value to him or his family.

The Gleaner reflects the sentiments of all who know them, in expressing the profoundest sympathy for the bereaved ones.


We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who so kindly assisted us in our sudden bereavement. --Mrs. Nettie Eggett and children -- Robert Eggett and Family



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