Henry D. (1825 - 1897)
Surnames: EYERLY STANNARD GATES DAVIS
----Sources: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 9 Dec 1897
Eyerly, Henry D. (10 OCT 1825 - 3 DEC 1897)
Henry D. Eyerly died Friday morning, Dec. 3, 1897, at 2 o’clock, from a general breaking down and weakness following an operation for relief from stones in the bladder. He had reached the age of 72 years, 1 month and 23 days, having been born Oct. 10, 1825, in Franklin Co., Pa. He was married Oct. 20, 1850, in Marquette Co., Wis., moved to Onalaska, Wis., in 1852, and to this city in 1867. where he had since engaged in lumber and mercantile business, and building. The wife died some fourteen or fifteen years ago, when the family lived in the house that used to stand where Mrs. C. Rossman now lives They raised a family of four children: Orin, now a resident of Sumas City, Wash., Mrs. J.D. Stannard of this city, Mrs. J. L. Gates (deceased), and Frank D. Eyerly of Madison.
Grandpa Eyerly - how much the name means to all of us who have known him well; -- a man of perfect probity, a faithful, lovable, pleasant man, thinking much of his friends, devoted to his lodge, the Masonic; a man whom all esteemed. He suffered much during the last few years of his life, but possessed an iron will and bore up long and bravely. The death of his beloved granddaughter, Gracie Stannard, last year was a terrible blow to him, aging and saddening him.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Congregational Church, Rev. Longenecker speaking, and the Masonic ceremony being performed; the lodge attending in a body, and at the grave performing their beautiful and solemn services. He had suffered so much that the grim messenger was not unwelcome.
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