The Death Notice of Fannie Hussy Williams

This death notice was taken from the June 17, 1881 edition of the Pepin County Courier.  The notice reflects the death of Fannie Williams, Lon (Maxwell) William's wife.  It is thought that the death of his wife, along with the circumstances of that event, led to the shooting of the Coleman Brothers in July of 1881.

Died:  In Waubeek, June 13th, 1881, Fannie Thompson, Mrs. Williams by marriage, only daughter of Mrs. Wm. Thompson.  She died at six in the evening, but in the morning of her life.  Every means was used to save her life but failed.  God has suffered it-it therefore must be well, and we submit with patience, though it gives us pain.  Funeral at M. E. Church in Arkansaw, attended by a large circle of friends.  Sermon by Elder D. Downer; text, John 14:3.

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