Archibald G. Fordyce, Sr., died at his home in Center township, this county, Friday evening,
April 28 at five o'clock. Mr. Fordyce was 85 years of age and was among the oldest and best
known citizens of that community. He had formerly resided three miles west of Waynesburg at
what is known as the Adamson farm but had lived at his late home for about 55 years. He was
an upright, honest man, known for his integrity and respected by all his neighbors and
acquaintances. He had been a member of the Christian denomination for many years and was
faithful in church work. He was married twice, his first wife being Nancy Leonard who died
about thirty-five years since. He afterward married Miss Elizabeth Simmons, who survives
him. He also leaves a family of eight children living. They are: Silas, Albert G., Mrs.
Jesse Wood, Mrs. A. B. White, all of Bluff postoffice; Jacob L. and Mrs. Edward Wood, of
Michigan, Barnet, of North Dakota and Mrs. E. J. Eagon, of S. Dakota. One child, Wm. C., is
dead. The funeral was held on Sabbath last at 11 a.m. The remains were laid to rest in the
burial ground on the home farm.
Waynesburg Republican, May 4, 1893 (Greene County, PA)
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