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GIER, W. C. 1860-1893

GIER, CRAWFORD

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/22/2011 at 16:53:25

Mr. W. C. Gier, one of Conrad's successful business men, died of malarial fever at his home last Sunday and was buried Monday afternoon, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. H. E. Wilcox of the M. E. church. The church was filled with sympathizing friends and the funeral procession is said to be the largest ever seen in Conrad. Mr. Gier was a young man of 35 years, and was well known and highly esteemed in the community in which he lived. He leaves a wife and three children and other relatives and many friends and neighbors who will miss his familiar face and morn his untimely death.

--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 August 1893

W. C. Gier was born in Goshen, Indiana, February 15, 1860. In early childhood he came with his parents to this county where he has since resided. In Nov. 1885, he was united in marriage to Miss Jennie Crawford, who, with three children, two girls and a baby boy, are left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father. From youth Mr. Gier has been known as a young man of industry and strict business principles. For seven years, as a member of the firm of Gier & Belz, he built a reputation for honesty and integrity, and was as widely known and well respected as any man in our town. A striking testimony of this was the vast company that assembled from town and country to attend the funeral. The services were held in the Methodist Episcopal church on Monday afternoon at 2:30, in charge of the pastor, Rev. H. E. Wilcox. The body was laid to rest in the Conrad cemetery and a mourning populace went sadly to their homes asking God's blessing on the widow and the fatherless.

--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 August 1893


 

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