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William B. Fritz
Infobox William B. Fritz.jpg
Born 16 January 1860
Blakesburg, Iowa
Died 9 October 1929
near Blakesburg, Iowa
Buried Blakesburg Cemetery
Father Benedict Fritz
Mother Anna Miller
William B. Fritz was born in Blakesburg, Iowa on 16 January 1860, to Benedict and Anna Miller Fritz. He died in near Blakesburg, Iowa on 9 October 1929. He was buried in the Blakesburg Cemetery in Blakesburg, Iowa.

Obituary

The following death notice appeared in the Ottumwa paper, the Ottumwa Courier, in its 10 October 1929 edition, on page 1, column 7.

William Fritz Dies Suddenly

Prominent Blakesburg Resident Found Dead After Stroke.

Blakesburg, Oct. 10. — William Fritz, 69 years old and a life-long resident of this community, was found dead at the side of the road just south of the city at 6:30 o'clock Wednesday evening, with death the result of a stroke of apoplexy. Fritz, a prominent farmer and business man of this section, was returning to the city from his farm which is located about one-half mile south of town. While he was making the trip in on horseback, it is thought that he had dismounted before the stroke proved fatal. His body was found by Dr. O. Barnhardt, a veterinary surgeon, who was driving into Blakesburg. Dr. B. L. Basinger, local physician, was immediately called and pronounced the death the result of apoplexy.

Fritz, who was a bachelor, is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. William Shea, Mrs. Louise Abernathy, Henry Fritz, and Frank Fritz, all of Blakesburg, and by eleven nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Frank Hardy who lived in Ottumwa, and by one brother, George Fritz.

The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the home of his sister, Mrs. Abernathy, in charge of the Rev. Fred Tucker. Interment will be made in the Blakesburg Cemetery.

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Census

1860 United States Federal Census, Wapello County, Iowa, population schedule, Adams Township, Amador post office, folio 697 (back), page no. 110, dwelling 794, family 787, William B Fritz in the household of Frederick Fritz; digital image, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M82T-VJN : 23 December 2012); citing FHL microfilm number 803345; citing NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 343.

1870 United States Federal Census, Wapello County, Iowa, population schedule, Blakesburg City in Adams Township, Ottumwa post office, folio 17 (front), page no. 3, dwelling 17, family 17, William Fritz in the household of Benedict Fritz; digital image, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDKM-XXK : 23 December 2012); citing FHL microfilm number 545921; citing NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 422.

1880 United States Federal Census, Wapello County, Iowa, population schedule, Blakesburg, folio 214-B, page no. 30, dwelling 198, family 199, Willie Fritz in the household of Benedict Fritz; digital image, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDL2-B3Y : 23 December 2012); citing FHL microfilm number 1254368; citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 368.

1885 Iowa State Census, Wapello County, Iowa, Blakesburg City in Adams Township, page 32 (penned, front), page 33 (stamped, back), dwelling 159, family 159, Wm Fritz in the household of Benedict Fritz; digital image, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/H4KJ-GZM : 23 December 2012); citing FHL microfilm number 1020188, roll number not provided.

1895 Iowa State Census, Wapello County, Iowa, Blakesburg in Adams Township, page 43 (penned, front), page 44 (stamped, back), dwelling 252, family (incorrect value on census), William Fritz in the household of Moses H Abernathy; digital image, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VTQ5-LV3 : 30 December 2012); citing FHL microfilm number 1022189, roll number not provided.