James Harvey Fordyce Obituary

It again becomes our unpleasant duty to recall the death of an old-timed, useful and respected citizen of Greene county, who died at his late residence in Greene township, last Wednesday night, aged 79 years. In his death another among the oldest men in the county has passed away, and though having lived all his long life, and been active and industrious, it is a matter of doubt with the writer whether he leaves an enemy behind him. He was honest and upright in all his business relations and in his social intercourse with his fellows - repected by all his neighbors and acquaintances. Being of cheerful disposition he was always kind to those around him - seeking to make others happy. He was long a consistent, useful member of the Methodist Protestant church, a devoted hisband, affectionate father, kind neighbor, good citizen, and christian gentleman.

Harvey Fordyce belonged to an extensive family of the Fordyces which has for generations composed, proportionately, a large citizenship of the county, and exerted a useful and moralizing influence in the growth, and development of the same. The deceased leaves an aged wife and a grown up family of sons and daughters - all respected citizens, also a large connection to lament his death. A funeral discourse was preached on Thursday by Rev. J. L. Simpson, after which the remains were interred in Whitely Chapel cemetery.

Waynesburg Republican, August 21, 1883 (Greene County, PA)

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