Submitted by: Connie Alexander of Aledo, IL
Source:Micro film at Essley Nobel Museum, Nov. 14, 1912 paper.
William McNamara was born in New York State some 57 years ago, and came to Illiois when he was a young man. For the past thirty years he has lived in the vicinity of Norwood, the family home being about four miles west of that village.
In January 1883, he ws joined in the marriage to Miss Mary Sharer and to this union nine children were born, six girls, and three boys, all of whom are left with their mother to mourn their fathers death. The daughters are Ruth and Laura, who are at home. Miss Nancy of Monmouth, Mrs. George Litzenberger of Sunbeam, Mrs. Lou Rowley of Aledo, Mrs. Lou
Litzenberger of Davenport. The sons are Earl, Floyd and John all at home.
Besides the children there are the following brothers and sisters: J. D. McNamara of Monmouth, Dr. McNamara of Kansas City, Mrs. M. H. Burum (sp?), Mrs. Charles Rodgers, and Mrs. William Rodgers of Alexis, Miss Jennie McNamara of
Monmouth, and Mrs. Joseph Thompson of Chicago, IL.
The funeral services were held at 10:30 o'clock on Wednesday Morning November 13, 1912 at The St. Theresa's Church of Alexis. Father Hegley being in charge. Interment was in the St. Marys Cemetery in Alexis.