Petersburg Observer, Saturday, March 28, 1903
Diederick Spilly died at his home in this city Monday morning March 23 after a lingering illness of dropsy. Deceased was aged 81 years, 10 months and 12 days. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. Voelker at the Oakford M. E. Church Wednesday at 10:00 o'clock a.m. Interment in Oakford cemetery.
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