Willie B. Tuttle
W. B. Tuttle died at his home at 503 South Eighteenth street at 
seven o'clock Sunday evening after a long illness.

Willie B., son of Henry and Mary E. Tuttle, was born on the 
20th day of October, 1866 in Guernsey county, Ohio.  His parents 
moved to Illinois when Will was about 12 years of age, and settled 
near old Williamsburg, where he attended the public schools of 
the neighborhood and here he grew to manhood.  He was united in 
marriage with Miss Hattie Newberry on the 11th day of September 1895.  
This union was blessed with three daughters, namely, Ruby, Beatrice 
and Laverna, all at home.

Beatrice is a teacher in the Horace mann school of this city and 
is employed for next year. Laverna will graduate from the High school 
this year and will teach in the schools here next year. After Mr. 
Tuttle's marriage he lived in Waltonville and vicinity, with the 
exception of three years spent in the West, for his health, moving 
to Mt. Vernon, last August.  He went to Chester as a state guard 
on December 26, 1921, and has been on duty there.

He has been in failing health for more than two years and in March 
he became worse and gradually declined.  On May 7th he became much 
worse and was brought to his home  at 503 South Eighteenth street 
in this city on May 9th, a very sick man;  all that loved ones could 
do was done, but to no avail and at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 18th, he died.

He was an upright citizen, a kind neighbor, a devoted loving husband 
and father.

Beside his wife and three duaghters, he leaves one sister, Mrs. 
Sylvester Freeman of Scheller.  His father, mother, three brothers 
and one sister preceded him in death.

The funeral will be at Waltonville tomorrow, May 20th at 10:00 a.m. 
with the burial at Knob Prairie cemetery.

Source: Unknown newspaper clipping
Date: 1924
Submitted by: Rosemary Newell Atkins

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