Obit: Ayers, Martin Vanburen (1834 -
Contact: Ann Stevens
Surnames: Ayers, Miller, Roder,
----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville,
Clark County, Wis.) July 13, 1911
Ayers, Martin Vanburen (Sept 20, 1834 - July 8,
Another of the little coterie of early Clark
County settlers passed away Saturday, when Martin V. Ayers died at
his home in town of Grant. Martin Vanburen Ayers was born in
Springfield township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania on Sept. 20,
1834. He came to Clark County in 1869, locating in
Neillsville where he followed his trade, that of a carpenter,
during the summer and in the winter following the example of other
pioneers and going into the lumber camps. On May 10, 1872 he
was united in marriage to Annie Miller, and they made their home in
Neillsville until the spring of 1876 when they moved to the farm
which has ever since been their home with the exception of four
years which they spent in Neillsville. Mr. Ayers is survived
by his wife, three sons and one daughter, Gustavus R., Joy V.,
Lambert M. and Mrs. Aug. Roder. Also seven
Ayers was a man of exceptional integrity and industry. He
underwent all the hardships of the early pioneers and by his
strength of character, sobriety and honesty he established himself
high in the esteem of his fellow citizens.
The funeral was held at the family residence Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, Rev. Hendron officiating, and the interment was made in the afternoon in the Neillsville Cemetery.
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