Jacob L. Fordyce Obituary

Jacob L. Fordyce

C. F. Wood, of Rogersville, has received word of the death of Dr. Jacob L. Fordyce, of Farwell, Mich., which occurred April 10, from paralysis. Dr. Fordyce was 86 years of age and was born and reared in Center township and was the eldest of a family of fifteen children. He was the son of Archibald G. and Nancy Leonard Fordyce. He taught school several terms in this county and then studied medicine, residing for a time in West Virginia. In 1865 he removed to Michigan. He was a Republican in politics and prominent in the councils of his party having held several important offices in the county in which he lived. His wife, whose maiden name was Sarah Jacobs, sister of Henry Jacobs, late of Waynesburg, died six years ago. Mr. Fordyce is survived by five children: Larkins, Eli, Horace, and Silas Fordyce and Mrs. Clarinda Seymour, all of Michigan. An aged sister, Mrs. Maria Wood, of Holbrook, also survives. He was a faithful member of the Christian church and was the last surviving charter member of the Holbrook Christian church, which was organized in 1853. Mr. Fordyce was an uncle of Henry Fordyce, Clyde Whyte and Mrs. Henry Hudson, of Waynesburg, also John and C. F. Wood, of Rogersville.

Waynesburg Republican, April 24, 1913 (Greene County, Pennsylvania)

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