WILLIAM QUINTON DALE
Source: Darlington Herald newspaper (via the Darlington Herald newsletter of the Darlington library published by Butch Dale (Fall 2012) June 9, 1949 p1
William Quinton Dale, 92, very well known in this community where he had lived many years, died Friday afternoon at the home of his son, John Dale at Dowagiac, Mich. He had been confined to his bed for a year. Entering the grocery business at Smartsburg in 1915. Mr. Dale also operated stores at Yountsville, Mace and Bowers over a long period of years. For the past 20 years he had lived in the home of his son, Bert Dale.
Born near Advance, Jan 16, 1857 he was the son of James and Angeline Rader Dale. He was married to Cynthia Nicely who died in 1889. Three daughters, Mr. Nelliue Albertson, Mrs. May Champion and Mrs. Lillie Miller and a son, James Dale, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include two sons, John Dale at whose home he died, and Bert Dale of Darlington, a sister, Mrs. Alice Emmert of Evansville, who is 94 years old; 22 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Mount Zion church east of New Ross, Ev. Orville Emmert of Evansville, nephew of Mr. Dale was the officiating minister. Lloyd Wells sang with Mrs. Arthur Miller as his accompanist. Burial was in Mount Zion cemetery.
Grandsons served as pall bearers: Marvin, Lavon, Robert, Bernard, Albert and John W. Dale.
Flower bearers were the following granddaughters: Doris Charters; Ruth Wells; Barbara Hampton; Catherine Kiser; Geraldin Howell; Thelma TIlson; Mary Jane Benner; Frances Amos; Della Reynolds and Cora Deull.
Relatives from a distance who came for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. John Dale, Dowagiac, Mich; Mr. and Mrs. Lavon Dale, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Dale and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dale, Mrs. Kenneth Kizer and Mrs. Lawrence, all of South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Don Tillson and daughters and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Benner of RIchmond; Mrs. Floyd Amos of Indianapolis; Mrs Della Reynolds of Benton Harbor, Mich; Mr. and Mrs. Fremont Brown of Delhi and Bernard Dale and son, Jimmy of Wheaton, Ill.