William H. Collett Obituary Iola Register 25 May 1888 Page 5 Column 6
to a Is a WILLIAM H. COLLBTT. Our entire community learned with profouned regret of the sudden death on Monday, the 22d instant, of William William H. Collett, of Marmaton township. township. Only a week ago he was In bis usual robust health.his untimely death being the result of Pneumonia cootrac ted a few days previous. William H. Collett was born in Johnson county, Indiana, October 28, 1839. October 5th, 1862, he was married married to^arab C. Dooslng. In 1S78 he came ta Kansas, settling near Moran where lie has since resided. He has t>een<,':\ consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church since 1806 SuchLs the brief story of his life. But it was a life full of good deeds, characierlzed by manly dignity aud honor, aud graced by the virtues of the upright man and citizen. He was ooe ol tha best of that type of men honored and admirable in every community— an educated, progressive, successful farmer*- He and all like him can 111 l>e spared/ But It Is as a son, father, friend, helgbl)or, that his loss falls the heaviest. In all these private relations of life he had endeared himself to remarkably wide circle. The RBOISTBR deplores hls.losa not only as a friend, butalmoel aa an associate associate in business. For many years, with unfailing regularity, under the nom dc plume of "Pencil" bis ooutribii- tlnus, ai Moran correspondent of this paper, have gone out to the people of the county. His painstaking faithfbl neas In this work was almost phenomenal. phenomenal. We could always look to him wjth at>splute assurance. Our readers cfn l>ta^ testimony to the rare tact and discretion that has enabled him to conduct conduct this correspondence these many years, ttirough all the unhappy difficulties difficulties that have distracted his section section of oiar county, without engendering engendering bitternesa aiaong any of the opposing opposing partlca. He wa^ burried at Moran on Tuesday by the iGupnic lodges of Moran, lola and Brqbaon. No more eloquent tribute ooold be paid to him than the bnmeoM attendanea at the funeral,the cortege biiBg perbapa the largeatavcr intiieooanly., Tmly man baa gona to bia reat.- , •;. '- ' : j .