Note: BIOGRAPHY William was born May 17, 1867 in Wayne Co. IA. He returned from Washington, where he grew up, to settle in Phillipsburg where he met and married Frances Jane Burley on Dec. 30, 1895. Frances was born April 17, 1875 in Kerwin KS. William worked for the railroad most of his life, which is why they moved around the way they did. William and Frances lived in Kerwin, KS for five years. It was there that their first four children were born, Elmer, Ella, William, and John. They then moved to Flagler CO, where the next child was born, Mary Alvina. They stayed there for a short while before moving to Peru, NE where their last four children were born, Carrie Myrtle, Anna, Bertha Viola, and Martha Margaret. They moved to Hamburg IA, where shortly after Frances died on Oct. 26, 1912. William then went to Syracuse, NE. where he stayed until he died on Sept. 10, 1943. Frances is buried in Hamburg and William is buried at Park Hill cemetery in Syracuse.
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