|Fort Wayne News|
September 4, 1911
William H. Summers, a prominent farmer residing near Poe, Allen county, died at Hope hospital Sunday evening. The death was due to obstruction of the bowels. Saturday the deceased was in good health and spirits. Sunday morning he suffered a sudden attack and was at once taken to the hospital, where death occurred in a few hours. For many years, Mr. Summers had resided near Poe and was widely known and respected. He leaves the widow and eight children.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the M.E. church at Poe.
William H. Summers (1844-1911) was the husband of Margaret P. (Pierce) Summers, my maternal 3rd-great grandaunt. William was born in 1844 in Indiana, and married Margaret on September 3, 1868. Their eight children were : Mary Lulu, Parker, Edwin, Girdon, Thance, Chauncey, Mian and Ira.
Shortly after their married they lived in Jefferson Township, Wells County, just south of Ft. Wayne.