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HUMPHREYS, William H.
|Johnstown Weekly Tribune, 13 Dec 1907, Page 6, Contributed by Kelly Kendig|
|WILLIAM H. HUMPHREYS.|
William H. Humphreys, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of Cambria County, died of general debility at 5 o'clock Monday evening at his home in Cambria Township, where he spent the past sixty years, in his eightieth year. Mr. Humphreys had been sick a long time. The deceased was born in North Wales, but came to America about the time of the Mexican War and settled in Cambria County. 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.
William H. Humphreys, who was an uncle of William Humphreys, of the First Ward, this city, is survived by a daughter Mrs. Harriet H. Rorabaugh, of Conemaugh; four sons, Humphrey Humphreys, of Cambria Township; William and David, at home, and Harry, of Wilmore; two sisters, Mrs. John A. Jones, of Ebensburg, and Mrs. David Evans, of Cambria Township, and by a brother, Edward Humphreys, of Ebensburg.
Mr. Humphreys was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in Company C, Two Hundred and Ninth Regiment. He enlisted at Ebensburg in the fall of 1864 under the captaincy of Robert Litsinger. 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.
In religion Mr. Humphreys was a Congregationalist. The funeral took place at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, when his pastor, the Rev. Mr. Jenkins, conducted the obsequies. The remains were laid to rest in Lloyd Cemetery.