Eyres, Thomas 1860-1934
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 1/3/2009 at 21:22:30
TAKEN BY DEATH
Following a lingering illness, Thos. Eyres, widely known resident of Plymouth County, passed away at his home in Union Township Friday, Aug. 10, 1934. Mr. Eyres suffered an illness three years ago from which he never fully recovered, but the indomitable will and energy which marked his character, never slackened and he attended to business and work on his farm until recently despite failing health and recurrent sharp attacks of heart trouble.
Mr. Eyres was a splendid type of citizen and his death is sincerely regretted in a large circle of acquaintances.
Thomas Eyres was born October 31, 1860, in Durham county, Ontario, Canada, where he grew to young manhood. He was the third child in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Eyres, who came to this county in the early eighties with a large family of children.
Thomas Eyres went to LeMars in March, 1882, and lived in Plymouth county ever since.
He was engaged in farming in Union and America townships at different times and at one time lived in LeMars, later returning to his farm in Union.
He was united in marriage with Christina Margaret Watson, November 26, 1890, in LeMars.
Eight children with the mother mourn his loss. The are Mrs. G.E. Held of Hinton; Calvin H. Eyres, of LeMars; Mrs. George Wilson of Charlotte, Mich.; Mrs. Harriett Peterson, New York City; Ethel W. Eyres of Washington D.C.; Dr. Phil Eyres of Traer, Iowa; Dr. Thos. Eyres of Everly, Iowa; Roderick Eyres, living at home. There are five grandchildren.
He also leaves five brothers and three sisters, Will H. Eyres, Richard S. Eyres, Wesley H. Eyres, Charles E. Eyres, A.E. Eyres, Mrs. A.T. Stokes, Mrs. Will Begg, of this county, and Miss Ethel Eyres of Council Bluffs.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the home with services in the Union Township church.
~Source: The Hinton, Iowa, newspaper, August 16, 1934
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