Obit: Tomlinson, William C. (1856 - 1935)

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----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 14 March 1935

Tomlinson, William C. (16 JAN 1856 - 3 MAR 1935)

William Curtis Tomlinson, a pioneer resident of the Brisbane community, passed to the Great Beyond Sunday, March 3, 1935 after a lingering illness. The time of his death Mr. Tomlinson was 79 years, one month and 17 days old.

He was born at Fort Landing, Delaware on January 16, 1856 where he lived until 1886 when he moved to Wisconsin until 1906 when he moved to North Dakota and homesteaded southeast of Brisbane in what was then known as Morton county. Mr. Tomlinson lived on this homestead until September, 1933 when illness compelled him to retire and move to the town of Brisbane, where he resided until his death.

He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, Carrie L. Tomlinson and six children: Mrs. Grace Klick, of Minneapolis, Minn., Mrs. Gertrude Kizer, of Dearborn, Michigan; James D. Tomlinson, of Gettysburg, S. D., Sarah G. Carpenter, of Fairview, Montana; William W. Tomlinson, of Brisbane and Mrs. Ethel Case of Fetton, Delaware, a daughter by a former marriage, one daughter preceded him in death in 1910. Mr. Tomlinson is also survived by one brother and one sister, nineteen grand children and one great grand child, besides numerous other relatives.

Funeral services were held at the Christian Alliance church at Brisbane on Tuesday, March 5, Rev. Ward officiating. Interment was made in the Brisbane cemetery. Owing to the inclement weather and drifted roads a great many of Mr. Tomlinson’s old neighbors who planned to attend the funeral could not be present.

With the death of William Curtis Tomlinson, another link with the past is broken. He will always be remembered as one of the pioneers of Grant county, who did his share by blazing the trail for the present generation.



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