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Alward - William Jesse

William Jesse ALWARD

Source: Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Aug 10, 1941

William Jesse Alward, eldest son of Mrs. Rebecca Seits, was born in Waveland, July 9th, 1880, died August 3rd, 1941, age 61 years and 24 days. February 17th, 1907 he was married to Mamie Duigans (Dwigans). To them were born five children, two of who, with the mother survive. They are Clarence of Texas and Herald at home. He also leaves one step son Allie Duigans of Brinhurst, Ind., his mother, Mrs. Rebecca Seits, one brother, James Alward, two half brothers, Albert Seits of Terre Haute and William Seits of Marshall one half sister, Mrs. May Lamson, one step sister, Mrs. Effie Alward of Waveland, five grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Jesse, as he was familiarly known, spent his entire life in and around Waveland. He was a hard working and industrious citizen, a good neighbor and friend, always ready to lend a hand to those less fortunate than himself. All will miss him. "Farewell dear wife and children my Lord has bid me come. Farewell my dear Mother I am now going home; Bright angels are whispering so sweetly in my ear. Away to my Savior my spirit will bear." Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Machledt Funeral home with Rev. H. H. Elmore in charge. Mrs. Elmore and Mrs. Busenbargh sang "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Amazing Grace" with Mr. Walker at the piano. The pallbearers were Frank Shanks, Elmer Huxhold, Earl Carnatta, Charles Hanna, Forrest Allen and Cyril Mahasca. The flower bearer were Mrs. Cyril Mahasca, Miss Olive Huxhold, Miss Helen Yount, Anita Duigans (Dwigans) and Maxine Huxhold. Burial was at Union Cemetery. Those attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Seits of Terre Haute, Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Mahasca of Crawfordsville, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Carnatta and Albert Huxhold of Richmond, Miss Olive Huxhold of Loogootee, Mr. and Mrs. Allie Duigans and family of Brinhurst. CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our sincere appreciation for the kindness and expressions of sympathy shown us by our friends and neighbors upon the death of our husband, father, son and brother and to thank the singers, those sending flowers, the Minister and Undertaker for their kindnesses, those who dug the grave and all who assisted in any way. Mrs. Jesse Alward and sons Mrs. Rebecca Seits James Alward

(Thanks to Beccy Alward ( ) for this information -- File re-created 4 August 2010
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