Wednesday, November 21, 2012

William W Hoskins

William Wesley Hoskins
Death of W. M. Hoskins
Wm. M. Hoskins died at the residence of D.P. Thomas in this city last night at 10 o’clock.  Mr. Hoskins had been in poor health for the past year or more and last summer he underwent a critical operation in a Salt Lake hospital.  After recovering from the effects of the operation, in company with Mrs. Hoskins and little son, he went to Southern California intending to remain for the winter in the hope that the low altitude and mild climate of that section would benefit his health.  On the contrary, his constitution gradually weakened, and realizing that his time on earth was short, he and his family returned to Montpelier, arriving Tuesday night.  He was so weakened by the journey that the end came sooner than was expected and as Father Time was about to close the records for the year 1908, the spirit of Mr. Hoskins peacefully took its flight to that home where death and sorrow never enter.
Mr. Hoskins had been in business in Montpelier for the past six years and was recognized as one of the city’s substantial citizens.  He was a man who attended strictly to his own affairs yet he was ready at all times to assist in any movement having for its object the advancement and upbuilding of the city.

Besides his widow and son George 10 years old, he is survived by an aged father who resides in Grand Island, Neb., a brother and two sisters at Omaha, a brother at Eureka, Wash., and a sister at Spirit Lake, Idaho.
The funeral will be held from the residence of D.P. Thomas Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock.  The deceased was a member of the order of Eagles and a delegation from the Pocatello lodge, in which he held his membership, will arrive from there Sunday morning to conduct the burial services.
This obituary appeared in the newspaper in Montpelier, Idaho.  The D.P. Thomas mentioned was a brother-in-law, David Phillip Thomas, who was married to Catherine’s sister Esther.  The Register of Deaths in Bear Lake County lists Wm. Hoskins, age 48, dying 12-31-08, from mitral stenosis.  His birthplace is listed as Iowa, father and mother-Thomas Hoskins and Samantha, duration of illness-4 years.  The Montpelier Cemetery also shows his middle initial as “M” in their burial records.

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