Name Age Place of Birth > Place of Death Newspaper Publication Date Submitter
WILLIAMSON, Collins 40  Jefferson Co IL>Clinton Co IL  Carlyle Constitution  28 Jan 1897  Richard Wright 

Collins Williamson, a farmer living 6 miles south of this city, is suffering from blood poisoning and is not expected to live many hours. About two weeks ago, he cut his left thumb while butching hogs. The wound healed over in a few days apparently all right, but it pained him. Dr. Alsop was summoned and noticing symptoms of blood poisioning, amputated the thumb. This failed to stop the poison and his arm swelled to an enormous size, he becoming delirious. When the doctor returned from the visit Wednesday morning, he had no hopes of his living 24 hours. A short time ago, Mr. Williamson applied for membership in Modern Woodsmen of America. The papers had all been returned, the policy for $2,000 insurance on his life was ready for the clerk's seal as soon as he was initiated. The accident prevented his being inducted and the policy is void.

Carlyle Constition Newspaper, Thursday, 4 Feb 1897.

In last week's issue, we chronicled the serious condition of Mr.Collins Williamson, a well known farmer living six miles south of here, of the manner in which he received the injury which resulted in blood poison, and also the fact that his death was hourly expected. Scarcely had the Constitution began to scatter over the county when the news of his death reached the city. He died Thursday morning at 5 o'clock.

Collins Williamson was 40 years old and was born in Jefferson county twelve miles south of Mt. Vernon, IL. He has lived for a number of years on a farm in this county formerly owned by R. N. RAMSAY but recently purchased by J. C. LAMPEN. He was a man who was universally respected and honored by his friends and neighbors for his kindness, generosity and high moral character, and was an active member of the M. E. church. He was a thrifty farmer and by industry managed to acquire quite a good deal of personal property.

He leaves a wife and one daughter, Miss Ida, to mourn his demise. The funeral took place Friday morning from Posey Chapel. The remains were then taken to the Wadsworth cemetery for interment. A number from this city attended the services. 

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