Date of Death: 31 Jan 1918
Subject: Emeline (Dobbs) Tilson
Source: Maryville MO newspaper, 1 Feb 1918

Mrs. Emiline Tilson, mother of W. R. Tilson of Maryville, died at 8:30 last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. L. Markley, in St. Joseph, as the result of a long illness of paralysis. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock, tomorrow in St. Joseph. The body will be taken to Rosendale for burial.

Mrs. Tilson was over 70 years old and is well known in Maryville, having spent several months here at the home of W. R. and John Tilson. She is survived of twelve children, who are: W. R. Tilson, Maryville, Mrs. William Burks of near Pickering; Mrs. William Turner and Mrs. Samuel Pettigrew, Bolckow; John, Alice, James, Lester, Roscoe and Loren Tilson, and Mrs. G.L. Markley, all of St. Joseph.

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Tilson and Mrs. William Burks left this afternoon for St. Joseph to attend the funeral.