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HUMPHREYS, William H.
|Cambria Freeman, 13 Dec 1907, Contributed by Patty Millich|
|Dead at 79 Years |
William H. Humphreys Passes Away at His Home in Cambria
Was Highly Respected
William H. Humphreys, a retired farmer and highly esteemed citizen of Cambria Township, died Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock at his home five miles south of this place of ailments incident to old age. He was 79 years of age and is survived by four sons – David, at home; William and Humphrey of Summerhill and Harry, of Wilmore and one daughter, Mrs. Rorabaugh of Conemaugh. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Edward W. of Ebensburg; Mrs. D. D. Evans of Cambia Township and Mrs. John A. Jones of Ebensburg. Mr. Humphreys was a conscientious Christian all his life and was a member of the South Ebensburg Congregational Church.
The funeral took place Wednesday at 2 o'clock, Rev. Jenkins conducting the services. Interment was made in Lloyd Cemetery. Many Ebensburg people attended the obsequies.
The deceased was born in North Wales but came to America about the time of the Mexican war and settled in Cambria Township. He was married twice. His first wife died a long time ago and his second wife, whose maiden name was Ann Francis, died a year since.
Mr. Humphreys was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in Co. C, 2[numbers faded] regiment. He enlisted at Ebensburg in the fall of 1861 under the captaincy of Robert Litzinger. The first lieutenant of the company was the late Col. Samuel W. Davis. Mr. Humphreys was a member of Capt. John M. Jones Post, Grand Army of the Republic.