William H. Smull
William H. Smull, 72, resident of Freeport for about 10 years, passed away last night at his home, 517 South Cherry Avenue, after a week's illness. Funeral services will be held at the Walker mortuary, West Main Street, at 1:30 a.m. Saturday afternoon. Rev. John Bruce will conduct the services and interment will be made in Dakota cemetery.
Mr. Small was born at Madisonberg,PA., August 22, 1867, the son of Henry and Mary Hazel Smull. He resided in Freeport the past 10 years. His marriage to Gertrude Mattern took place Sept. 18, 1888. To this union one son was born. Jacob Smull, now a resident of South Beloit, IL. The wife passed away, Sept, 1, 1889.
He came to Illinois in March 1893, locating near Dakota, IL. He was again married June 12, 1884, to Hattie Lapp. To this union three sons were born, Emery Smull, Durand; William Smull, Jr., Freeport; Roy Smull who preceded his father in death. His wife also survives.
Freeport Journal Standard, Thursday, July 11, 1940, Page 18, Column 4. Submitted by: Justine Kamlager-Pennewell-Larson on Sat, 20 April, 2002