William J. Danner Prominent Astoria Farmer Summoned

William J. Danner, a well known and highly respected farmer, died Thursday morning at his home two miles south of Astoria.

Mr. Danner, son of Solomon and Elizabeth (Litchfield) Danner, was born on the farm where he died, Feb. 16, 1870. He was aged 68 years, 4 months and 14 days.

Mr. Danner had spent practically all of his life in Astoria township. He was united in marriage to Lydia Harland near New Philadelphia, on Feb. 21, 1899. To this union was born one son. After their marriage they established their home on the Danner homestead and lived there until the summons came. He had engaged in farming all of his lifetime and was considered as one of the leading farmers of the community. His benevolent spirit and fair dealings with all of his associates won for him many warm friends among his neighbors and acquaintances.

On August 8, 1909 he united with the United Brethren church at Astoria, and has lived a consistent Christian unto the end. For a number of years he served his church as a member of the board of trustees. After having a stroke two years ago, he was no longer able to fill his office efficiently and he at once insisted that he be released and some one be put in his place that could take care of the business. After a little over a year and seeing that he was unable to attend to his office his request was granted. On a number of occasions he was elected as delegate to represent the local church at the annual conference sessions, and always represented his church in a very commendable way.

The family has lost a devoted companion and father, the church a faithful, consistent member, the community a loyal citizen.

He is survived by his wife, and son Hugh, two grandchildren, Gerald and William, two brothers, John and Samuel, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Grove, all of Astoria. He leaves a number of nephews and nieces and many friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the U. B. church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. I. E. Vanwey. Interment in the Astoria Memorial Mausoleum.


Published in the Astoria Argus-Searchlight on 7/6/1938

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