Bay City Times Tribune - August 4, 1898 (Page 5)
DOLLARD IS DEAD.
FIRST BAY CITY VICTIM OF THE WAR WITH SPAIN.
Bay Cityís first sacrifice on the altar of war is William H. Dollard, a private in Co. C, Thirty-third Michigan. The news of his demise came yesterday, his name being among those who died from yellow fever at Siboney. Later dispatches confirmed the news, although there was a report around town yesterday afternoon that it was not true. He was a paper hanger and painter by trade and bore an excellent reputation. He joined the Peninsulars about one year ago and went to the front with them when ware broke out. His wife and two children, a boy and a girl, aged 6 and 3 years respectively, were left in this city.
A Tribune reporter last evening called at the home at 608 Saginaw, between Sixth and Seventh streets, but no one was there. From a neighbor it was learned that Mrs. Dollard and the children had left for Quannicassee in the afternoon to visit her parents, who operate a small farm near that place. Mrs. Dollard had heard a report of her husbandís death but later it was contradicted and she left for the country feeling happy that it had been only a rumor. The neighbors say the family has had hard work in the past to keep the wolf from the door and it will be doubly hard now that the delicate woman is left with two infants to care for. Dollard was a member of the Knights of Labor. The new of his death will conveyed to his wife at Quannicassee as she intended to remain there for a week.