Henry Fordyce Obituary

Henry C. Fordyce

Henry C. Fordyce, a well known and highly respected citizen, died at the home of his brother, V. L. Fordyce, of Fordyce, Thursday morning, aged 72 years, of apoplexy. Mr. Fordyce retired Wednesday evening in his usual health and at six o'clock the next morning Mrs. Fordyce called him for breakfast. When he did not arise she went to his room and found him dead. He evidently had been dead only a short time. Mr. Fordyce was a son of Abner and Eliza Murdock Fordyce and had spent his entire life in Whiteley township. He was a sucessful farmer and stock raiser, and was a member of the Fordyce M. P. church. Mr. Fordyce was united in marriage with Miss Lucy Rinehart, whose death occurred some years ago. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. John Morris, V. L. Fordyce and Misses Flo and Ella Fordyce, of Fordyce, Capt. John Fordyce and James Fordyce, of Berwick, Ill.

Waynesburg Republican, November 23, 1916 (Greene County, Pennsylvania)

Henry Fordyce, a well known and respected citizen of Greene township, died Thursday morning, November 16, 1916, aged a little over 72 years. Mr. Fordyce, since the death of his wife, has made his home with a half-brother, Vincent Fordyce. On the evening before his death he retired in his usual health. Vincent Fordyce has been sick of typhoidfever, and deceased had been in the habit of feeding and preparing Miss Marie Fordyce's horse as she is teaching school a distance from her home. On Thursday morning, Mr. Fordyce was not out at the usual hour, and investigation, at once, revealed the fact of his death in bed. He was a son of Abner and Eliza (Murdock) Fordyce. He was united in marriage with Lucinda (Rinehart) Fordyce, widow of his cousin, John G. Fordyce. He leaves a brother, Capt John Fordyce, of Berwick, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. John Morris, of Whiteley township, also two half-brothers, Vincent Fordyce, of Fordyce post office, and James Fordyce, of Berwick, Ill., and two half-sisters, Misses Ella and Flora, of Fordyce post office. Deceased's grandfather, John Fordyce, came from near Morristown, N.J., and located, near the post office of Fordyce on the farm now owned by Samuel Lemley about 1792. John Fordyce was a teacher, preacher and surveyor and reared a large family. Among the boys were John, Justus, Corbly, Harvey, Abner, Samuel, Joseph and Benson.

Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, Pennsylvania)

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