Wm. Osborn, was born in Kinslingburg, England in 1822. He came to America, with his parents when he was a boy. In 1845 he was married to Desmonia Sprague. he came to Ill. in 1848. In 1860 he moved to Byron where he resided until his death, with the exception of a few years during which he lived in Oregon. His first wife died in 1860. In 1863 he was married to Julia Hutchings (sic, Hutchins). He was the father of seven children six of whom survive him. He was a member of the M. E. Church for a number of years. He suffered severely during the past twenty years with asthma which was the indirect cause of his death. He expired quite unexpectedly about ten o’clock Sunday evening, July 12, aged 69 years.

The funeral was held at the M. E. Church, Rev. F. W. Nazarene preaching from Psalms, 16:11, to the large congregation of sympathetic relatives and friends.

Byron Express, July 17, 1891, p. 1

Contributed by Bob Hutchins

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