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William J. Ainlay

ALBANY — William John Ainlay, 79, died at the family home Thursday morning, June 8. Funeral services were held from the Fortmiller-Fredericksen chapel Saturday. The body will be sent to Gothenburg, Neb., where concluding services will be held. Ainlay had been in failing health for several months.

Born on Nov. 28, 1870 in Russells, Canada, Ainlay moved to Nebraska at an early age and engaged in farming until coming to Albany 13 years ago. He was a member of the IOOF lodge in Nebraska.

In Feb. of 1893, at Farnam, Neb., Ainlay married Katie Alber[t]. She died in 192[6], and on Aug. 27, 1927, at Alliance, Neb., he married Myrta Furnace. She survives as do five children, John Ainlay of Chicago, Ill., George Ainlay of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Eva Peterson of Puente, Calif., Mrs. Wayne Parker of Farnam, Neb., and Mrs. Agnes Mackey of Lincoln, Neb. Two sisters, Mrs. Charolotte Fitch of Gothenburg, Neb., Mrs. Lulu McNickle of Seattle, Wash.; three brother, Ben Ainlay of Belgrade, Neb., and Watt and Henry Ainlay both of Los Angeles, Calif., also survive.

The Oregon Statesman; Salem, OR; 11 Jun 1950, pg. 17

Published: 12/1/2023 - http://www.historicfarnam.us/cemetery/obits/index.asp
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