Name: Jane M. (Temple) Willard
From: The Beaver Dam Argus, Beaver Dam,
Date: Friday, October 4, 1907
For many years Mrs. Willard lived in
Beaver Dam and was identified with the life and progress of the city for half a
century. When her daughter, Mrs. J. L. Scott, removed to London, Ontario, she
went to live with them and was very happy in her new home. Last Tuesday on her
79th birthday she went to her room for rest and when they called her for supper
found her lifeless in her bed. She had passed away as one going to sleep after a
Her maiden name was Miss Jane M. Temple and she was born in Springfield, Mass., Sept. 24, 1828. She came to Watertown, Wis., and was united in marriage with Mr. Andrew Willard, Nov. 21, 1850. Five children were born to them, two died in infancy and David Willard, Fargo, N.D., Mrs. Rose Lander, Beaver Dam, Wis., and Mrs. J. L. Scott, of London, Ontario, survive their affectionate mother.
She was a loving mother, a kind neighbor, and greatly respected by all who knew her.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Scott and Mrs. Rose M. Lander, who was visiting in London, came with the remains to Beaver Dam. Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Lander, 208 North Spring street, on Friday, at 2 p.m. and her burial was in Beaver Dam Cemetery.