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RIZOR, Eli 1846 - 1888


Posted By: Deborah Brownfield - Stanley (email)
Date: 2/23/2004 at 02:12:00

"The Fairfield Tribune"
September 26, 1888
Page 3 column 4

GLENDALE - On September 6, 1888, Eli RIZOR fell asleep in that sleep which on earth knows no waking. In his death the community loses an affectionate friend, a kind neighbor; his sorrowing wife and children, a loving husband and father. His absence will be more keenly felt by his family as he has been kept at home for several years on account of poor health. His ambition to work was greater than his strength. During the week in which he died he helped a neighbor to thresh. Though in poor health for some time, his death was sudden and unexpected and causes a sorriw in the hearts of his many friends. He was born in Holmes County, Ohio, Jan. 28, 1846. Came to Jefferson county, Iowa, with his parents in Oct., 1853. Was married to Miss Francis HICKENBOTTOM, Oct. 3, 1871. He leaves a wife, son and daughter to mourn their loss.

The very large attendance of friends at his funeral is a token of the high esteem in which he was held by all.

*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I am not related to the person(s) mentioned.

Admin. note: Deborah was given a partial obituary to transcribe in 2004 which left out a few small details. Those details were filled in by this Administrator in April, 2011, from the complete obituary.

Additional note: Eli (spelled Ely on his gravestone) is buried in Lockridge Cemetery. Wife Margaret remarried to Bennett SELLWOOD in 1892, and to Benj. BAYLES in 1908.


Jefferson Obituaries maintained by Joey Stark.
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