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Warren Washington Walbridge
September 15, 1835–January 4, 1916
Loyal in his Friendships; Honest in His Dealings

W. W. Walbridge died very suddenly at Viola, last Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Walbridge was for many years a citizen of Anamosa, but of late had been dividing his time between this city and Viola where his daughter, Mrs. E. W. Harrison, lives. On Tuesday afternoon he was sitting in the R. P. Lacy store at Viola, busily engaging in chatting and visiting, when death overtook him. The end came like a flash of lightning. He passed beyond without suffering, and without realization that his life work was ended.
Mr. Walbridge had previously suffered a stroke of paralysis. This left him somewhat enfeebled, as it affected his sight and made it somewhat difficult for him to get about. He had so far recovered, however, that he was able to go about alone, and had not lost his customary and habitual good cheer and optimistic spirit. He was about 80 years of age, and is survived by a daughter in Nebraska, Mrs. Chas. Bowers of Anamosa, who is a daughter, besides Mrs. Harrison with whom he was making his home at the time death overtook him.
Mr. Walbridge was a soldier in the civil war, and a member of Fred Steele Post, G.A.R. at Anamosa. He was a man of patriotic impulses, loyal in his friendships and honest in his dealings. He never attained riches in the way that riches are computed by the business world, but nature had endowed him with a heritage which money can never buy—a pleasing personality, and the faculty of making fast friends of those whom he met. He did this without compromising his own beliefs in any way, holding fast to those beliefs while in broad minded way, extending to others their individual rights.
The funeral services will be held at the Methodist Episcopal church in Anamosa tomorrow afternoon, with interment at Riverside by the side of his wife who died some years ago.

Submitted by: [an error occurred while processing this directive], his second great-grandson
Source: Anamosa Eureka, January 6, 1916

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