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Obituary ~ Rev. J. R. Cary
1820 ~ October 11, 1897
Decatur County Journal
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
October 21, 1897
GARDEN GROVE NEWS:
The many friends of REV. J.R. CARY were pained to hear of his tragic death. He, on Thursday, October 7, was taking a horseback ride over his farm at LaPeer, Neb., when he was thrown from the horse, and the horse trampled on him, crushed his lungs and other parts of his body, so that he died the following Monday. His son, L.B. CARY brought the remains here, arriving last Thursday.
After a short service at the M.E. Church, conducted by REV. HORNE, assisted by REV. QUICKENDEN, he was laid to rest beside his daughter, EMMA [Garden Grove Cemetery]. Temple Lodge A.F. and A.M. conducted the service.
His sons, L.B. and J.L., being the only relatives present, MRS. CARY being too feeble to come from Neb. There was a large attendance at the funeral, as MR. CARY was one of the first teachers at this place. Our public school attended in a body.
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