Former Astoria Resident Dies In Lewistown Monday

William H. Wherley, a former Astoria resident was found dead in bed at his home in Lewistown Monday morning, following an illness covering a period of five years.

Mr. Wherley had taught school for the past thirty years, teaching in the vicinity of Astoria, Lewistown and Dunfermline. He moved to Lewistown seventeen years ago.

Mr. Wherley was a son of Conrad and Lana (Stauffer) Wherley, and was born Sept. 12, 1884 near Bader. He was the eldest of a family of nine children. He was united in marriage to Miss Hazel Pittman of Lewistown on June 3, 1914, and to this union one son, Harold was born. Surviving are the widow and son, his aged father, Conrad Wherley of Astoria and the following brothers and sister, Harry Wherley, LaPorte, Texas, Earl and Clarence Wherley, Lewistown, Ray and Floyd, South Bend, Ind., Roy of Farmington, and Mrs. Ida Horton, Astoria.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon in Lewistown, conducted by Rev. Gilbert Close of the Presbyterian church. Interment in Woodland cemetery.

Published in the Argus-Search Light on 2/18/1920

 

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