Date of Death: 14 Oct 1914
Subject: William Harvey Tilson
Source: Savannah newspaper, Oct 1914
William Harvey Tilson was born in Franklin County, Indiana, September 6, 1839, and died at his home in Rosendale, October 14, 1914. When seven years of age he came to Missouri with his parents and located near Savannah. He was married to Emaline Dobbs June 25, 1863. Of this union fourteen children were born, eight sons and six daughters, one son and one daughter dying in infancy. Seven sons and five daughters with the mother survive him. He moved to Nodaway County in 1880 and returned to Andrew County about 1892. Since that time this has been his home.
In August 1861 he enlisted in the State Militia and later on he re-enlisted in Company B, 61st Missouri Regiment, of which he was the captain. He was mustered out in the summer of 1865. He has been a member of the Christian Church for more than fifty years. The funeral was conducted from the Rosendale Christian Church by Rev. A. R. Hunt, and interment was in the Coffman Cemetery.