Obit: Colby, William (1842 - 1920)

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Surnames: COLBY EDDY WATERMAN EINFELDT LEMLEY

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 05/27/1920

Colby, William (30 SEP 1842 - 17 MAY 1920)

Wm. Colby, born near Calalo, Maine, Sept, 30, 1842, died May 17, 1920. His parents moved to this state, settling in Adams Co., when a small child. He was married at Easton in 1865 to Eliza Eddy, who died in 1910. He came to Clark Co., Wis. in 1880 and lived on his farm in the town of Reseberg until about a year ago, when, on account of illness, he came to Thorp to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Einfeldt. He left to mourn his loss, two brothers, Thomas and Warren of Easton, Wis., and one sister, Mrs. Angelia Waterman of Kilbourne, two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Einfeldt of Thorp, Mrs. Zadie Lemley of Chicago, and one son, Claude of Thorp. Rev. W. H. Sargent of Owen conducted funeral services in the Congregational Church in Reseberg, of which deceased was a charter member, interment following in the nearby cemetery. Mr. Colby was numbered among our most energetic and progressive pioneers. At all times, under all circumstances, he walked in the well beaten path of righteousness and when fully conscious that he was nearing the last of earth, he appeared to be fully impressed with the idea that at the end of time eternity began, and that the bright faith which sustained him during those trying hours of suffering would only grow brighter and brighter as he journeyed toward the Infinite, and the final gloom of death be dispelled by the radiance of God's love.

 

 


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