CLOSE of a Lingering Illness Sunday
Mr. George Fordyce Dead.
Both He and His Wife Lived in Piqua Until Recently - Body To Be Brought Back Home.
The death of Mr. George Fordyce, of Urbana took place Sunday morning at 5 o'clock at his home. His body will be brought to Piqua this evening at 7:15 and the funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles Simon, at the corner of Main and Grant streets, and Rev. Charles W. Naumann will officiate. Mr. Fordyce was formerly a resident of Piqua, but for several years resided in Urbana. His widow was formerly Miss Caroline Koehler of this city. Mr. Fordyce had been ill for about four months of Bright's disease. He was a prominent G. A. R. and a Red Man. Of the death of Mr. Fordyce, the Urbana Tribune says:
After a lingering illness death came at an early hour Sunday morning and claimed George M. Fordyce, a well known resident of this city. His illness dates back a number of weeks, and although the end was not altogether unexpected, it was nevertheless a severe blow to his faithful wife and large circle of friends.
Mr. Fordyce was born near Piqua, May 4, 1847, being in his 59th year, at the time of his death. During the Civil war he served in the Union cause, enlisting in the 100 day service.
In 1899 he was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Koehler, and she alone survives him. Mr. Fordyce came to Urbana thirteen years ago, where he entered the employ of the Barlow and Kent Furniture factory and has since served in the capacity of foreman. He was greatly liked by both his employers and fellow workmen and his death will be a personal loss to all of them.
Piqua Leader-Dispatch, July 9, 1906 (Miami County, OH)
FUNERAL of George Fordyce Held from Home of Charles Simons This Afternoon at 2 O'clock.
A short funeral service over the remains of the late George M. Fordyce was held at the late home of the deceased in Miami street, Urbana, at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The remains were brought ot Piqua on the 7:15 Pennsylvania train last evening, and the interment took place here, the final funeral service being held her ethis afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles Simon, at the corner of Grant and Main streets, the Rev. C. W. Naumann officiating. A number of the members of the orders to which Mr. Fordyce belonged turned out at the funeral.
For many years Mr. Fordyce was foreman of the Cron Kills company here, and was well liked by both his employes and his employers. He, during his long residence here, made many friends who were pained yesterday to learn of his death.
Piqua Leader-Dispatch, July 10, 1906 (Miami County, OH)
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