Obit: Salsbury, John (1826 - 1911)

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Surnames: SALSBURY GORDON MERRILL

----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 11/09/1911

Salsbury, John (9 JUL 1826 - 31 OCT 1911)

John Salsbury died on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1911, at his home in this village (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) of old age.

He was born in Erie Co., Pa., on July 9, 1826. He went to Elkhart Co., Indiana in 1845 and was married there to Miss Mary Jane Gordon in 1849. He came to Clark County, Wis. in the fall of 1866, and took a homestead, which is now owned by John Lempke in the town of Sherman, and moved to Loyal eleven years ago.

Mr. Salsbury was a man of exalted Christian character, whose feet were early turned in the way of righteousness and who walked in the path of the just for almost seventy years, and that path grew brighter and brighter unto the shining of the perfect day. He held true to his faith throughout all the varied experiences of life and finished his course in the sure and steadfast hope of the crown of life that fadeth not away. In 1842 he joined the United Brethren Church in Indiana, and coming to Wisconsin in an early day and finding no church of his first choice, he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church and remained an honored and consistent member to the day of his death. He will be sadly missed from its communion but our loss is his eternal gain, and he has entered into a well earned rest.

He leaves to mourn one daughter, Mrs. H. E. Merrill, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church at two o'clock last Friday afternoon and the remains buried in the M. E. Cemetery.

 

 


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