Lysias (1824 - 1904)
Surnames: Randall, Gibson, Butler, Selves, Owens, Wilding, Merrill, Bruce
----Source: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 01/05/1905
Randall, Lysias (4 AUG 1824 - 19 DEC 1904)
The death of Lysias Randall occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Addie Merrill, about eleven o’clock a.m., Dec. 19, 1904. He was confined to his bed about three weeks, although he had been gradually failing for several years. He was 80 years, 4 months and 15 days old. He was born in the state of New York, in Allegany Co., Aug. 4, 1824, lived there with his parents until 1835, when he moved to Ohio, when he went to Pennsylvania, and in 1845 moved to Fond du Lac Co., Wis. March 8th, 1849, he was married to Charlotte M. Gibson. In 1855 he moved with his family to Weyanga, Wis., and in 1870 came to Neillsville, where he has since resided. He came to Loyal about four weeks ago. Deceased was the father of 12 children, seven surviving him: Elnora butler of Glendale, Mr. Amasa Randall of Mendota, Mrs. Emma Selves of Neillsville, Jerry Randall of Neillsville, Mrs. Sarah Owens of Withee, Mrs. Elizabeth Wilding and Mrs. Addie Merrill of Loyal. All were present at the funeral except Amasa. He leaves to mourn his loss an aged wife, 7 children, 16 grandchildren. He was the youngest of 15 children, he being the last one to pass away. His parents were both born and married in Scotland, and were the descendants of Robert Bruce, King of Scotland. The funeral was held at the house of his son-in-law’s, Menzo Merrill.
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