Mudge, Byron (1828-1905)
MUDGE, ROLLO, SPRING
Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/10/2011 at 22:01:56
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Death of Byron Mudge
Byron Mudge, one of the honored and pioneer residents of LeMars died at his home on Main street on Saturday, from paralysis. Mr. Mudge was stricken about a year ago with paralysis but rallied during the summer and fall, and after a long illness was able to be out again. A week ago he bad another stroke, which rendered him unconscious and he passed away on Saturday.
Byron Mudge was bom at Canajanain, Heikimer county. New York, on August 1828, where he lived until he was fifteen years old when the family moved to Cortland, N. Y. He received his early education at Cortland academy.
He was married twice, his first wife being Julia Rollo who died on August 9, 1876. He was married on August 16, 1878 to Miss Edwina Spring, who survives him.
When the civil war broke out Mr. Mudge enlisted in the 185th New York Infantry Volunteers and went to the front. He was invalided on acconnt of sickness and sent home but on recovering he re-enlisted and saw much service during the last year of the war. He was badly wonnded at the battle of Five Forks, one of the last battles fought, and suffered the rest
of his life from the effects of his wounds.
Shortly after the war Mr. Mudge came west and was one of the pioneers of LeMars which has been his home since. Early in life he joined the Presbyterian church of which he was a lifelong and consistent member, efficient and faithful in every way in his power. He was devoted to the art of music and was an organist of great merit, and was always a leader in musical circles. He was a charter member of the First Presbyterian church of this city and was a trustee and elder of the church for many years. He was also treasurer and clerk of the sessions.
Mr. Mudge was highly respected and had the good will and esteem of all who knew him.
Besides his wife he leaves a brother-in-law, Albert Rollo, who came here last May to assist in taking care of him and who, with the devoted wife, has most faithfully fulfilled the trust.
The funeral was held yesterday at the Presbyterian church and was very largely attended. Rev. D. W. Fahs, of Independence, an old friend of the family and former pastor of the church, and the pastor. Rev. G. W Moore officiating.
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