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William "Old Billy" Froemueller (1848-1927)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Friday, December 16, 1927

Whitehorse Loses Old Resident, 1927

    In the passing Sunday night, December 11th, of William Frommiller [Froemueller], Yukon loses another of her pioneers.

    "Old Billy," as he was familiarly known, was a familiar figure and a highly respected resident of Whiteorse for over twenty years. For a number of years he was in the employ of the Whitehorse Steam Laundry, keeping the books and collecting and delivering the laundry. In the collecting and delivering a dog team was used.

    In later years he has not been able to attempt anything in the way of manual labor, but right up to the time of his entering tha hospital a few weeks ago he kept books for George Ryder.

    Billy had a number of very good friends in town. He was not permitted to want for anything. Wm. Shaw, now of Victoria, was among his closest friends. Sometime ago Mr. Shaw wanted Billy to go to Victoria to make his home with him.

    Billy was 79 years of age. An effort is being made to locate some of his relatives.

    The remains were laid at rest in the Whitehorse cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. The funeral was held from Christ Church, conducted by Rev. I. D. D. Daimpre, and the pallbearers were Capt. P. Martin, W. H. Simpson, J. L. Sansom, Henry Arp, George Ryder and J. E. French.