May 7, 1942
WILLIAM SCHOBER, 46, IS
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
Pallbearers were Roland
Buettner, Joe Toman, Fred Bruegeman, Clem Riener, Carl Schurra, and Henry
Submitted by Chris Cornett