Garard Fordyce Obituary

Death of Dr. Garard Fordyce

Former Greene Countian Dies at Ancona, Illinois - Prominent Physician and Alumnus of Waynesburg College.

A telegram was received by Mrs. R. E. Kent, Wayne street, on Tueday morning, announcing the death of her uncle, Dr. Garard Fordyce, which occurred at his home in Ancona, Illinois, Monday evening.

Dr. Fordyce was born and raised in Gilmore township, Greene county, and has many friends and relatives in this county, to whom the news of his death will be learned with deep sorrow. He was a son of Corbly and Jane Baily Fordyce, deceased, and was about 75 years of age.

During his young manhood he attended Waynesburg College and was graduated in the class of 1859, among his classmates being Hon. J. B. Donley, Judge James Inghram, Judge Higginbotham, Samuel Montgomery and others.

At the close of the civil war he went west, locating at Ancona, Ill., where he studied medicine and beacme a successful physician. He also became a large land-owner. He had visited here several times in recent years and those visits were most enjoyable to himself and his friends. In politics he was a Republican and was prominent in his party. He was united in marriage to Miss Joan Cole, of near Pine Bank, this county, who with seven children, five sons and two daughters, survive him. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: J. B. Fordyce, of Pine Bank; Mrs. Henrietta Rice, of New Freeport; Mrs. Mary Smith, of Rogersville; Mrs. William Huffman, of Bluff, and Homer Fordyce, of East Waynesburg. The late J. G. Fordyce, of Waynesburg, was a brother.

Waynesburg Republican, February 13, 1913 (Greene County, Pennsylvania)

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