Contributed Sep 2005
by Lee Freeman

Florence Herald, Thursday, October 6, 1910, p. 5
          Will Freeman died at his home near Burcham's mill Tuesday. He was raised in Florence and his father lives here. He was one of the best citizens of Lauderdale County and will be greatly missed by all. He was public spirited and took great interest in schools and everything for the good of the people. A noble son has fallen in the very prime of life, when his services were so much needed. His place will be hard to fill. The Herald extends sympathy to all who mourn his death.

Florence Times, Friday, October 7, 1910, p. 1.
Death of Wm. J. Freeman
          Mr. W. J. Freeman, a well known and popular young citizen living near Sharp's Mills, died on Tuesday afternoon last, after an illness of eight or ten days, from an attack of erysipelas which later developed into meningitis. But few people knew of his illness and the announcement was a shock to his friends. His body was interred at Wesley's Chapel [sic] Wednesday. Mr. Freeman leaves his wife and three sons, and is also survived by his father, Mr. Wiley Freeman of this city, and two sisters and three brothers. He was a good man, widely popular, and his many friends have been pained to hear of his premature passing away.

From Morrison and Son Undertakers Funeral Home Ledger, no. 3, p. 343.

Freeman Wm. Est. RFD 3 - Box 40*

1910 Oct. 5 To 1 5/9 Casket   50.00
     Delivery of Box to Stony Point   2.50
  Oct. 5  cr. by cash 47.00  
    Burial Robe   6.50
  Nov.  " " " "    59.00


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