DEATH OF PROMINENT WOOL BUYER AND STOCK DEALER.
J. B. Fordyce Passes Away at His Home in Gilmore Township - Long and Active Life.
J. B. Fordyce, one of Greene county's most prominent citizens and for many years known as an extensive and successful wool and live-stock buyer, died at his home near Pine Bank, Gilmore township, Thursday, April first, at 5 p.m. Mr. Fordyce had been ill from grippe for two weeks, but had seemed to be improving, when three days before his death he suffered an attack of pneumonia, which proved fatal.
He was a son of Corbly and Jane Baily Fordyce, deceased, and was born and spent his life on the farm where he died. He was 77 years of age.
A man of much enterprise and business ability he not only conducted farming upon a large scale, but for many years had been an extensive wool and live-stock buyer. He was well known throughout the county and he was popular among his friends and acquaintances. He was a man who maintained the confidence of all with whom he had business transactions and in buying he had the reputation of giving fair prices. He was genial in disposition, alway courteous and held the good-will of his fellow-men. He was a member of the Methodist Protestant church.
In 1870 he was united in marriage with Mrs. Louisa Garrison Hagan. To this union was born one son, Edward C. Fordyce. Besides the wife and son one step-daughter, Miss Margaret Hagan, is surviving; also one brother Homer C. Fordyce, of Waynesburg, and three sisters, Mrs. Henrietta Rice, of New Freeport, Mrs. Wm. Huffman of Pine Bank, and Mrs. Mary Smith, of Woodlawn, W. Va. Mrs. J. G. Fordyce, of Waynesburg, is a sisterinlaw of the deceased.
Mr. Fordyce was a useful citizen and will be greatly missed by his community. The funeral was held on Sabbath, at 10 a.m., services being conducted at the Pine Bank M. E. Church by Rev. David Jones, of Waynesburg, assisted by Rev. Sutton, of Jolleytown. Interment in Pine Bank cemetery.
Waynesburg Republican, April 8, 1915 (Greene County, PA)
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