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Family of Richard Arthur WILLING and Ormanta WATSON

Husband: Richard Arthur WILLING (1847-1910)
Wife: Ormanta WATSON (1845-1913)
Children: William A WILLING (1871- )
Adelbert M WILLING (1873-1941)
Baby WILLING (1875-1875)
Robert J WILLING (1876-1931)
Harriet Helen WILLING (1876-1946)
Stuart WILLING (1886- )
Marriage c. 1870

Husband: Richard Arthur WILLING

Name: Richard Arthur WILLING1
Sex: Male
Father: Richard WILLING (1820-1865)
Mother: Elizabeth HARLEY (c. 1816-1849)
Birth 20 Jan 1847 Halwell, Devon, England
Chittleford Mills, Halwell
Death 1910 (age 62-63) Phelps, New York, USA

Wife: Ormanta WATSON

Name: Ormanta WATSON1
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1845
Death 1913 (age 67-68)

Child 1: William A WILLING

Name: William A WILLING1
Sex: Male
Birth 12 Feb 1871 Camillus, New York, USA

Child 2: Adelbert M WILLING

Name: Adelbert M WILLING
Sex: Male
Spouse: Dora E. HORTON (1886-1966)
Birth 1873 New York, USA
Death 1941 (age 67-68) Phelps, New York, USA

Child 3: Baby WILLING

Name: Baby WILLING
Sex: Unknown
Birth 1875 Phelps, New York, USA
Death 1875 (age 0) Phelps, New York, USA

Child 4: Robert J WILLING

Name: Robert J WILLING
Sex: Male
Spouse: Myrtie HORTON ( - )
Birth 1876 Phelps, New York, USA
Death 1931 (age 54-55)

Child 5: Harriet Helen WILLING

Name: Harriet Helen WILLING
Sex: Female
Spouse: Frederick SEVERANCE (1873-1941)
Birth 1876 Phelps, New York, USA
Death 1946 (age 69-70) Phelps, New York, USA

Child 6: Stuart WILLING

Name: Stuart WILLING
Sex: Male
Birth 1886 Phelps, New York, USA
Baptism 1940 (age 53-54) Phelps, New York, USA

Note on Husband: Richard Arthur WILLING

Richard came to Canada with his father and stepmother at the age of 3.


From Geneva Daily Times 26 March 1910.


Phelps, N. Y. - The death of R. A. Willing, a well-known manufacturing and prominent citizen of Phelps, occurred suddenly yesterday afternoon. Mr. Willing was sitting by the window at his residence on East Main street, reading a newspaper when he was seized with a sudden attack of heart trouble. He expired before a physician could be summoned. Thirty-five years ago Mr. Willing came to Phelps and engaged in the milling business. He first built the Star flour mill, half a mile north of Phelps, and then three years later purchased the mill at Unionville. Both concerns he successfully conducted up to the time of his death. About a month ago Mr. Willing gave up active work on the advice of his physician in the hopes that rest and quiet would restore him to health, it having become known that his heart was affected. The deceased was a native of England, having been born at Devonshire 54 years ago. He always took an active interest in the welfare of the village of his adoption, was kind and generous to the needy and a man whose death is a severe loss to this community. He was a lifelong and active member of the Presbyterian church. Forty years ago Mr. Willing was united in marriage to Miss Ormanta Watson, who survives. He also leaves four sons, William A. of Des Moines, Ia., Adelbert and Robert of Phelps and Stuart of Williamson; also one daughter, Miss Helen, who resides at home. (The ages in this notice are a concern)2,3


1"Nick Heard". This GEDCOM is predominantly the work of Nick Heard, but it incorporates the collaborated work of many other family historians. You are welcome to use the information herein but please acknowledge the source. Every effort has been made to ensure the data is accurate, but any use you make of it is entirely at your own risk. (c) Nick Heard 2009
2Transcription by Gordon Felland 22/09/06, "History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa, 1918, Vol II Pages 228-229" (
3Jane Sweet, " Family Trees: Hingston Geraty Kupke".