William M. Casey died at his home in Centralia shortly after 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, aged 72 years. He was, next to Clinton M. Casey, the oldest of four brothers and his death is the first that takes place of the four.
Deceased was born at the parental home, four miles north of the city, on the place now owned by Sylvanus Foster and lived there until a young man. When about 30 years of age he went to Washington county and lived there ten or twelve years, removing thence to Centralia and has made his home in that city.
He was never a strong man and for several years has been an invalid. The immediate cause of his death is believed to have been diabetes, from which he has been a sufferer for years.
Yesterday morning Mr. Abraham Casey of Larned, Kan., who was visiting relatives in this place, received a telephone message from Centralia that his brother's condition was most critical and requesting him to come at once to his bedside. He left on Air Line train yesterday, and in a message from him later in the day informed the relatives here that there was but little hope of the invalid's recovery.
The deceased leaves a wife and son, Dempey Casey of Centralia, and three
brothers, Clinton M. Casey of Pleasant Grove; Abraham M. Casey of Larned,
Kan., and W. Barg Casey of this city. The latter, with other relatives from
here, will attend the funeral at Centralia tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News, March 8, 1898