Clipped From Alton Evening Telegraph
William Keirle Dies at Age 74 William J. Keirle died at 9 a. m. today at the family home, 1012 Phinney avenue. He had been ailing for three years but was confined to his bed for only a week. A carpenter by trade, Keirle for 12 years prior to his Illness was janitor at Washington school. He was born at Bristol, England, Ma> 17," 1869, and came to this country, at the age of 12, with his parents, who located at Bunker Hill. He remained in Bunker Hill until the family came to Alton 35 years ago. During his residence in Alton he resided in the vicinity in which he died. He is survived by his wife, Annie, to whom he was married in Bunker Hill Oct. 18, 1894. He leaves three daughters, Miss Agnes Keirle and Mrs. Dewey Balster of Alton and Mrs. Russell Chappell of Wood River; two sons, John of Alton and Carl of St. Louis; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Ridgley of Bunker Hill and Mrs. Flora Bryant of Bristol, England, and eight grandchildren including Pfc. Gordon Keirle, Engineering Corps, Camp White, Ore. Funeral arrangements are incomplete awaiting word from Private Keirle. The body is at the Staten funeral home, 220 Court street.