ff%x WILLIAM T. HEAItSS
William. Thomas Bearss, eldest son of Benjamin Bearss and Dora Cheney Bearss, was born May 12, 1899, in Han-is township, Ottawa county, Ohio, in which home he spent his entire life.
He received his elementary educa¬ tion in the home school after which he atteWed .the Oak Harbor, high school and the Ottawa County'riormal, from which institution he graduated with high honors.
On May II, 1913, he united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Oak Harbor. For a long time he was sec¬ retary of the Sunday school and a faithful worker in the Epworth. League. He served as delegate to the League convention in several in¬ stances.
He enlisted in the Medical Corps on May 13, 1918, and served with the medical detachment of the 55th Infan¬ try, 7th Division, for thirteen months, ten of which were spent overseas. Upon his return from service in France he resumed teaching. For the past three years he has been teaching at Plasterbed and Gypsum, Ohio.
He was taken ill Christmas eve with grippe which developed into pleurisy and. later into doub'e pneumonia, the ( TecU oi' which caused his death the evening of January 4, 1922, at the age o!' 22 years, 7 mouths and 22 days.
He leaves to mourn his untimely death a devoted father and mother, two sisters, one brother, a grand¬ mother, besides a host of other rela¬ tives and friends.
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