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William Whitehead
Posted by: Anna Harless (ID *****3099) Date: October 28, 2003 at 18:33:24
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Looking for any information on William W. Whitehead b.1816 Cambridgeshire Eng. s/o Richard and Mary (Fuller) Whitehead.
Mary Fuller Whitehead may have married a Godwin. William married 1) Elizabeth Bartee b.abt 1820 and d. 1861 in Wayne Co. NY married 2) Anna Furgeson-Reed in 1865 Wayne Co. NY.
Anna was the widow of John Reed who died at Bull Rull.
The following is William's Obituary.

Isabella County Enterprise, Volume XXVI Friday December 5, 1890, page 1, column 2

William Whitehead died Tuesday at the advanced age of 74 years and 6 months. he was one of the early settlers of this county, having lived here over twenty-two years and was a respected and honored citizen. In his earlier years, he was a member of the Church of England and his request was that his funeral service might be the form of that church. He was born, raised and married in England and with his family, wife and three children, came to New York state nearly fifty years ago. There four other children were born. Twenty-two years after his arrival from England, the wife and mother died, and a few years after with five of his seven children, he came to this county, having married the present Mrs. Whitehead before starting. One child resulted from this marriage and six of his children, George and Frank, Mrs. Chas Slater, Mrs. Henry Ellsworth, Carrie and Susie still live here. The esteem in which Mr. Whitehead was held among his children was fully demonstrated by their faithful and untiring efforts to make his last days as comfortable as possible. No word was left unspoken or act undone by any of them whereby they could cheer him to the time of his death. The funeral, conducted by Rev. E. L. Kellong, was held Thursday attended by a large number of his friends and relatives and the interment was at Riverside cemetery.

Isabella Co. is located in Michigan.

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