'The Marion Daily Star' Newspaper, Marion, Ohio Wednesday, July 5, 1911
WILLIAM R. DIEBOLD DIES IN CALIFORNIA
Death is the Result of a Lingering Illness
LEAVES A WIDOW AND ONE DAUGHTER
Mr. Diebold Is a Veteran of the Spanish-American War and Sees Hard Service in the Philippine Islands ---- Three Sisters and Three Brothers Living --- The Funeral
Word was received here, Tuesday, announcing the death of William R. Diebold, which occurred at his home in Los Angeles, California, Monday evening at 5 o'clock. Death was due to tuberculosis, but not until lately did the victim show signs of the disease, which he contracted while a member of A Company, of the Nebraska volunteers, with which company he enlisted and fought in the Spanish-American War. His company was one of the first in the conflict and was stationed in the Philippine Islands.
The deceased was born and raised in this city and is very well known here. When he felt the effects of illness about nine years ago, he moved to California, going into the grocery business at the place a short time later. For a time, his condition was bettered, but the disease had gained too firm a hold on him and death conquered. Mr. Diebold would have been thirty-five years of age next December.