Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
William A. Tomey (Toucey)
Monday, September 20, 1915, page 1
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WILLIAM TOMEY, PROMINENT CITIZEN OF PLAINVILLE, DIED SUNDAY.
CANCER WAS THE CAUSE.
HE WAS AN UNDERTAKER LIVING NEAR EPSOM FOR MANY YEARS - FUNERAL TUESDAY AFTERNOON
William Tomey, one of Plainville's oldest and most highly respected citizens, passed away at his home near Plainville Sunday morning at 9:45 after an illness from cancer. His death was expected as he had been growing feebler each day. Mr. Tomey was a native of Daviess county, having been born here seventy years ago. He was married twice, the last time in 1880. For many years he made his home near Epsom where he followed the occupation of an undertaker. Nine years ago he moved to a farm near Plainville where he has since made his home. He was a civil war veteran, having enlisted in 1863 in Company G, of the forty-second regiment, captained by J. A. Palmer of this city. He saw eighteen months service in the war. He was a member of the Plainville lodge of Odd Fellows and belonged to the Plainville Methodist church from which place the funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Plainville cemetery. Mr. Tomey is survived by his widow and four children, Austin Tomey, living near this city; Mrs. E. J. Keith and Mrs. J. F. Cox, of Sikeston, Mo., and Mrs. Charles Ellis of Plainville.
Contributed by: Debra Dougherty