Cottonwood Chronicle

Thursday, May 7, 1942


  The sudden and unexpected death of William Schober, 46, about 5 p.m. last Friday came as a shock to relatives and friends.  “Bill” as he was known to all, was taken ill Thursday evening while on duty at the Tap room at the Hotel Royale and was taken home before his shift was completed.  He gradually grew weaker and death came to his release the following afternoon.  His demise was attributed to an internal hemorrhage.

  William Schober was born in Cottonwood June 26, 1895.  He spent his entire life here and made his home with his mother.

  As a young man Bill attained quite a reputation as a baseball player and as a member of the great teams representing Cottonwood from 1911 to 1914.  Drafted in 1918, he served several months in the U.S. army during World War No. 1, and was stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash. during his period of service.  After the war he returned to Cottonwood and continued to make his home here.

  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Schober; two brothers, Henry Schober, Colfax and Frank Schober, Cottonwood; three sisters, Miss Mary Schober and Mrs. W.A. Jacks, Cottonwood; and Mrs. J.F. Rogers, Stanfield, Ore.

  Funeral services for the deceased were held Monday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Cottonwood, with the Rev. J.M. Verhoeven officiating.  The local Post of the American Legion formed a guard of honor at the services.

  Interment was in Cottonwood Catholic Cemetery.

  Pallbearers were Roland Buettner, Joe Toman, Fred Bruegeman, Clem Riener, Carl Schurra, and Henry Schnider.

  Out of town relatives here for the services were Henry Schober, Colfax, Wash; Mrs. Elma Roth, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jacksha and Mrs. John Hoerdeman, Moscow; Mrs. Frank Bruegeman, Joe Bruegeman and Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Malerich, Lewiston and Mrs. J.F. Rogers, Stanfield, Ore


Submitted by Chris Cornett



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