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Cove Loses Farming Legend Bill England

Family Recounts England's Life, Lessons

The Morrisons Cove farming community lost a legend when William England of Williamsburg died on Jan. 6 of this year.

England, son of the late Foster and Frances England, was born into a farming family, but growing up, didn't want to remain on the farm. Instead, he entered Penn State, studying geophysics and geochemistry.

The summer before graduation he went to Redding, Calif., to work for the Phelps Dodge Corporation. The mining company had a subsidiary in Douglas, Ariz., and the company assigned him there. That's where he met his wife, Bertha.

Mrs. England, a resident of Douglas at the time,...


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