Obit: Gurley, Jason S. (1845 - 1919)

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----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 01/01/1920

Gurley, Jason S. (27 DEC 1845 - 23 DEC 1919)

Jason S. Gurley, a veteran of the Civil War, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. S. Nourse, in Abbotsford, Wis., on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1919, of a complication of different diseases.

Deceased was born in New York Dec. 17, 1845. For about three years during the Civil War he served with Co. G. 21st Wis. Infantry. After receiving his discharge from the army he located at Waupaca, where he was destined to become one of the foremost citizens. He was elected as alderman of Waupaca for six consecutive years and also held the office of mayor for two years. He was always a great reader and took great interest in political and civic affairs. About three years ago he came to Abbotsford, where he had since made his home with I. S. Nourse and family.

The funeral was held at Abbotsford Dec. 25th at 10 o'clock a.m., Rev. Andrus officiating. The remains were taken to Waupaca on the noon train, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Nourse and children, and Frank Gurley of Waupaca. At Waupaca they were met by other relatives and friends, who followed the remains to Lakeside Cemetery, where burial took place.



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