Obit: Gray, Justin E. (1850 - 1927)

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Surnames: GRAY HURLBURT ZILLMAN HURLBERT

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Wis.) 12/01/1927

Gray, Justin E. (22 OCT 1850 - 21 NOV 1927)

Justin E. Gray, whose death was reported last week, was laid at rest in the Colby Cemetery last Wednesday, nov. 23, funeral services being held at the Methodist Church, Rev. Fahlgren officiating.

The deceased was born Oct. 22, 1850, at Dundee, Wis., thus reaching the age of 77 years and 30 days. He came to Colby, Wis. in 1875 when this section of the state was still a vast wilderness and was one of the pioneer settlers of Colby. He was married to Sylvia Hurlbert Jan. 1, 1875, at Neillsville, Wis. He died Monday, Nov. 21, 1927, after an illness of but two days, a stroke of paralysis being the cause of his departure to the distant shore.

He is survived by two children, Hert Gray and Mrs. R. Zillmann, both of Colby, and four grandchildren, Sylvia and Kathryn Zillmann and Justin and Myrl Gray.

Those from out of town her for the funeral were Mrs. S. Gray of Marshfield and Delbert and Elaine Seiger of Neillsville.

He, like all old settlers, never forgot the hospitable ways of the pioneers and was a man who united sound sense with strong convictions. He had filled the various relations of life as son, husband, father, brother, friend, and filled them well. The stern reaper found him, "as a shock of corn, fully ripe for the harvest."

 

 


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