Obit: Colby, William Walter (1880 - 1881)


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Surnames: Colby, Thompson

----Source: Tombstone photo by Kathy Englebretson, Cemetery Records, Federal Census, Wisconsin Marriage & Birth Records.

William Walter Colby (12 Jan 1880 - 29 May 1881)

Walter Colby, the son of William Watson and Eleanor "Nellie" (Thompson) Colby, is buried in the Brighton Cemetery, Unity, Wisconsin.  He was born 12 Jan 1880 and died when he was just 1 year and 5 months old.

Family Notes

Wisconsin Marriage Records

William Watson Colby
Spouse's Name: Elenor C. Thompson
Event Date: 17 Aug 1878
Event Place: Marathon, Wisconsin
Father's Name: William J. Colby
Mother's Name: Cornelia Colby
Spouse's Father's Name: Lyman A. Thompson
Spouse's Mother's Name: Sarah Thompson

1880 Federal Census, Brighton, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 304

Walter Colby, American, single, male
Age: 0
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birthplace: Wisconsin, United States
Birth Date: 1880
Father's Name: Watson Colby
Father's Birthplace: New York, United States
Mother's Name: Nelly Colby
Mother's Birthplace: New York, United States

Household Members
Self Watson Colby M 22 New York, United States
Wife Nelly Colby F 16 New York, United States
Son Walter Colby M 0 Wisconsin, United States
Brother-in-law Ugene Thompson M 13 New York, United States

Wisconsin Birth Records

William Walter Colby
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 12 Jan 1880
Birthplace: Brighton, Marathon Co., Wisconsin
Race: White
Father's Name: William Watson Colby
Father's Birthplace: American
Mother's Name: Eleanor Eliza Thompson
Mother's Birthplace: American

Record #000346

"Little Walter" Colby died May 29, 1881 at 1 yr., 5 months