I’m reblogging this from my AlwaysBackroads blog. I posted many family stories there before I started this blog. They belong here.
In my grandfather’s 1902 diary on April 27th he wrote about the death of “Grandpa Pierce” – this was Daniel Pierce, actually my grandfather’s great-grandfather. Below is a transcript of his lengthy obituary. My copy doesn’t give a source, but I would guess it was from the Sycamore, Illinois newspaper.
DANIEL PIERCE DEAD
Head of Sycamore Banking House
Passed Away Sunday
Had Nearly Reached the age of Eighty-
eight Years – Was Taken Sick with
Pneumonia Last Wednesday —
Lived an Active Life
Daniel Pierce died Sunday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. P. Townsend, at 8:45. He had been sick since last Wednesday. Mr. Pierce was out the previous Tuesday for the last time. The weather then was stormy and he contracted a cold which brought on pneumonia. Complicated with acute brights disease it was seen from the first that he could not…
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