Obit: Rayhorn, William (1851 - 1928)

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----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 04/19/1928


Rayhorn, William (26 APR 1851 - 9 APR 1928)


William Rayhorn was born in Kyler Co. Penn., April 26th, 1851. The family moved to Winslow, Ill. Where he resided for 40 years and engaged in farming. In 1876 Mr. Rayhorn was married to Miss Catherine Zettle. Three children were born to this union of whom one died in infancy, and also his life’s companion was called from his side leaving to his care one little daughter and son. He was married Jan. 25th 1883 to Miss Louisa Loring. To this union were born four sons and two daughters. About ten years ago Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rayhorn moved to this section of the country, residing on a farm one fourth mile west of Spokeville with their son Loy, where he answered the summons last Monday morning April 9th 1928 at the age of 76 years, 11 months and 13 days.


He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, five sons and three daughters. They are: Mrs. Geo. Leemhuis of Appleton; Wm. Rayhorn Jr. of Freeport, Ill.; Carl of Marshfield; Mrs. Louisa Henke of Spokeville; Emil and Arthur of Rideville, Ill.; Mrs. Wm. McClain of Evansville, Ind.; and Loy of Spokeville. They were all present at the funeral. Two brothers of Freeport and Winslow, Ill, two sisters at San Diego Cal. And one at Elkhart, Ind., 22 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren also survive.


Wm. Rayhorn was a highly respected citizen and neighbor and greatly honored by all who knew him.


The funeral services were held Wednesday at one P. M. at the home of his son and wife Mr. and Mrs. Loy Rayhorn and at 1:30 in the Evangelical Church at Spokeville with the Rev. G. E. Zellmer, pastor of Marshfield officiating. Interment in the Loyal Cemetery.



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