Friday, April 18, 2008


William Kell
The East Liverpool Tribune

William Kell, died at his home in Toronto, Wednesday morning, March 14 (1906), at 1 o’clock, aged 60 years.

Mr. Kell was stricken with apoplexy about a week ago and rallied after the first stroke, which was followed by three others in succession, each being 18 hours apart. The third stroke was followed by several others and for the past two days he has been in a critical condition, passing away yesterday morning in the presence of his family.

He was born in Steubenville and was a brick mason by occupation, going to Toronto sixteen years ago. He was a charter member of the K. of P of Steubenville, a member of the Bricklayers’ union and a veteran of the Civil war, and a G. A. R. man, having enlisted in that city when but 17 years old. He was kindly in disposition and has many friends and comrades to mourn his loss.

He is survived by his wife and the following daughters, Mrs. Jerry Osterhouse, East Liverpool; Mrs. Harry Bilcox, Steubenville; Mrs. Wm. McGilvary, Mrs. Benj. Bray, of Toronto, and Mrs. Shankes Morrow, of Homestead. He also leaves his mother and one brother, John Kell, of Steubenville; and one sister, Mrs. Walker, of Burgettstown; also one half-sister, Mrs. Chappel, of Oakdale, and a half brother, George Curfman, of Steubenville. Funeral services will take place at the M. P. church, Toronto, on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment at the union cemetery Toronto.

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