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PROMINENT RESIDENT DIES AT HOME HERE. WILLIAM S. DEWEES CAME HERE 14 YEARS AGO. WAS BORN IN KENTUCKY AND WAS 77 YEARS OF AGE.—LEAVES LARGE FAMILY. William Shaw DeWees, aged 77 years, a resident of Ellensburg and the Kittitas Valley for the past fourteen years, died yesterday afternoon at his home on South Sprague Street after a lingering illness of six months’ duration. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home under the direction of M. L. Bridgham. Rev. Mr. Sharp will conduct the services. Interment will take place in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery.

Mr. DeWees was born in Kentucky and came to Ellensburg in 1902, taking a farm here which he worked until a few years ago when he moved to the city. He leaves a wife, Mrs. W. S. DeWees, and six daughters, Ina DeWees and Mrs. Ellis Davis, both of Ellensburg, and four daughters living in Kansas; and four sons, George W. and E. B. DeWees, both of Ellensburg, R. G. DeWees, of Thrail, and W. P. DeWees, of Vancouver, B. C.


The obit actually listed William as Walter. I verified the children listed in the obituary and it is definitely William’s obituary. William died February 8, 1917.