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William Dube

1863 - 1944

07 06 1944


William Dube, 81 Dies Here Today

Retired Carpenter and Weed Commissioner to Be Buried Saturday


William Dube, 106 College Street, died at his home this morning, following a lingering illness.  He had undergone a major operation in December and never fully recovered his health.


He was a native of Germany and was born Oct. 11, 1863, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dube.  When he was 18 years old he came to the United States with his parents and the family settled in Pipersville.  On Feb. 24, 1892 he married Annie Karberg at Pipersville and they came here shortly after to make their home.  His wife died Dec. 1, 1935.


Surviving are three daughters, Miss Lillian Dube, at home, Mrs. Hattie Schilling and Mrs. Hugo C. Block, and one son, Edward Dube, all of Watertown. There are six grandchildren.  Mr. Dube was the last surviving member of his immediate family.


He was a carpenter by trade and after retiring from that work had served for 11 years as city weed commissioner.  He was a member of the Moravian church and of the Plattdeutscher Verein and the Carpenters’ union.


Mr. Dube was a man who had many friends in the city.  He was a faithful and trusted worker and was devoted to his home and his family.


The funeral will be held Saturday at 2:40 p.m. from the Nowack Funeral Home, with services at 3 o’clock in the Moravian church.  The Rev. Arthur E. Schwarze will officiate.  Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.


The casket will not be opened at the church, but friends may call at the funeral home to pay their respects Friday afternoon and evening, starting at 3 o’clock, and Saturday up to the time of the service.




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