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The Daily Pottstown Ledger, Sat April 21, 1917, pg 4
William Henry Landis:
William Henry Landis died Friday afternoon at the home of his son, George K. Landis, in
Lower Pottsgrove township of ailments incident to old age. Deceased was 79 years, 8
months, and 28 days. Mr. Landis was born in Kenilworth in 1877? [sic - 1837]. He resided
in Chester County for a number of years and later moved to Reading. Two years ago, he
moved from Reading to the home of his son. By trade he was a carpenter. Besides his widow
and his son, with whom he resided, there is another son, John F. at home. Mrs. Ira
Holsopple of Kenilworth, is a niece. The late Mrs. Edwin John, of Kenilworth, who died two
years ago, was a sister of Mrs. Landis. (His sister Mary Ann (LANDIS) JOHN had died Jan
The funeral will be held next Tuesday morning at ten o'clock and interment at Mt. Zion
The Pottstown News; Saturday 4/21/1917,p 7
From a complications of diseases incident to old age, William Henry
Landis, died yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of his son George K Landis
in Lower Pottsgrove Twp. The deceased was 79 years, 8 months and 28 days.
Mr. Landis was a native of Chester County, having been born in Kenilworth in 1837. He
resided in Chester County for a number of years, and later moved to Reading.
Two years ago he moved from Reading to the home of his son. By trade he was a carpenter.
Besides his widow and son whom he lived with, there is another son, John F., at home.
Mrs. Ira Holsopple, of Kenilsworth, is his niece. The late Mrs. Edwin John of Kenilwoth,
who died only two years ago was his sister.
The funeral will be held next Tuesday morning at 10 c'clock from the home of his son
and interment will be in Mt Zion Cemetery.
Pottstown News 4/25/1917, p 3:
Funeral took place yesterday at 10 o'clock at home of George K Landis, Lower
All sevices at the house.
Rev. L. K. Evans, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Reformed Church
Pall barrers: William JOHN
all nephews of the deceased.
J. M. Manger in charge.