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William Walter Bear

William Walter Bear

Male 1890 - 1958  (67 years)

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  • Name William Walter Bear 
    Born 18 Dec 1890  Brewster, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Jul 1958  Brewster, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 21 Jul 1958  Brewster Cemetery, Brewster, Thomas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I60  Thompson
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2011 

    Father George Bear,   b. 06 Dec 1853, Tiskilwa, Bureau, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1894  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Mary Agnes Conn,   b. 26 Sep 1854, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1929, Norton, Norton, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Family ID F1653  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bessie Mae Thompson,   b. 14 Jan 1889, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1963, Colby, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1910 
    Children 
     1. Lorna Mae Bear,   b. 27 Mar 1911, Thomas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1994, Goodland, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +2. Lloyd Gale Bear,   b. 23 March 1914, Brewster, Thomas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 2000, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +3. George Sheldon Bear,   b. 20 Feb 1917, Thomas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 2000, Goodland, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +4. Mary Violet Bear
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2003 
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    William Walter Bear
    William Walter Bear
    Taken mid 1950s

    Documents
    1917 - World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record
    1917 - World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record
    1900 United States Federal Census Record - Johns, Appanoose County, Iowa - Sheet 8 B
    1900 United States Federal Census Record - Johns, Appanoose County, Iowa - Sheet 8 B
    1910 United States Federal Census Record - Barrett, Thomas County, Kansas - Sheet 6
    1910 United States Federal Census Record - Barrett, Thomas County, Kansas - Sheet 6

    Headstones
    Bear, William Walter
    Bear, William Walter
    Bear, Mother Bessie M 1889 - 1963, Father William W 1890 - 1958, Gone But Not Forgotten.

  • Notes 
    • Span Of Life Of William Walter Bear
      William Walter Bear, son of George and Mary Bear, was born on December 18, 1890, north of Brewster, Kans.; and departed this life on July 18, 1958 at the age of 67 years, 7 months.
      He was united in marriage to Bessie M. Thompson on October 12, 1910. To this union four children were born; Lorna Eicher, Brewster; Lloyd Bear, Brewster, George Bear, Edson; and Violet Miller, Brewster. His father and mother, three sisters and one brother preceded him in death.
      He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Bessie of the home; the two sons and two daughters; one sister, Mrs. Awalt of Paradise, Calif.; one brother, Charley Bear of Colby; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter, Dely Kay; and many relatives, friends, and loved ones.
      Mr. Bear received much pleasure out of his grandchildren, and the grandchildren loved him. Mr. Bear and his family lived north of Brewster for 41 years, then moved to Brewster in the fall of 1947.
      Will was always a good neighbor and a friend to all. He was always ready to help anyone in need of help.
      Funeral services were held in the Brewster Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m., July 21, 1958, with the Rev. Howard Crandall officiating. Interment was in the Brewster Cemetery.


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