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Posted By: Karyn Techau
Date: 7/22/2022 at 17:25:28

The Tabor Beacon
July 16, 1925

M. W. Gaylord Obituary:

Having lived practically all of his long life in Fremont county, Moses Warren Gaylord, familiarly known as "Mose" to the older folks of the community, undoubtedly holds the record for longest continuous residence in this county and many other counties. For the past two years his health has been failing rapidly, and for several weeks he has been in a very critical condition. The end of his early life came Monday, and he passed on to that "undiscovered bourne" to receive such reward as is waiting for those who have lived unselfishly, serving their fellow-men well and ever maintaining an honest and upright attitude toward God and man.

Mr. Gaylord saw all the features of pioneer life, and in the days of his activity had a rich store of reminiscences for the enlightenment and enjoyment of his associates.

Moses Warren Gaylord was the son of Eliga and Elizabeth Gaylord. He was born at Macedonia, in Hancock county, Illinois, January 8, 1842. Departed this life July 13, 1925 aged 83 years, 6 months and 5 days.

He was the last of a family of ten children, having two brothers and seven sisters. In the year 1844, he came with his parents to Iowa in a covered wagon drawn by oxen. They came to the place where Council Bluffs now stand, and were located near an Indian village of about 600. All his early playmates except his brother were Indian boys. He and his brothers enjoyed going to the Indian pow-wows and horse races, and also to watch them train for war.

Five years later they moved from this place to a stage station located about three miles south of Tabor. A few years later .(unreadable)... given the name of Dawsonburg. His father kept the postoffice here for several years.

Moses was twelve years old when he attended his first school, his parents being his teachers previous to that time. Upon reaching young manhood he engaged in freighting goods across the county with an ox team, from Nebraska City to Central City, Colorado. He also huckstered, gathering produce from the settlers, hauling it to Council Bluffs, where he exchanged the same for groceries and other provisions, and distributing these supplies among the neighbors.

In February 12, 1863, he was united in marriage to Philinda E. Russel, who had come from Ohio in 1854. To this union were born seven sons and two daughters, two sons, two daughters and his wife having preceded him the the Great Beyond. five sons are left to mourn the loss of a kind indulgent father, F. C., M. L., F. J., and L. J., of Tabor; and W. R. of Atlantic. There are sixteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The deceased took up farming as an occupation, the home being land his father purchased from the government. In 1900, he moved to Tabor, where he has since made his home.

On May 31, 1863, he was baptized by D. M. Garnet into the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in which he held many prominent offices, having been an ordained Elder of the church. He lived an exemplary life before god and his fellow-men. He had great faith in the promise given in James 1:5; "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him."

The funeral was held from his late home in Tabor, Wednesday, July 15, at 2:00 p.m. with a fitting sermon by Elder H. N. Pierce of Bartlett. Burial was in the Tabor cemetery.


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