Friday, January 17, 2014

Obituary | Barzilla Gray

Barzilla Gray

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Paternal 3rd Great Grandfather

     Barzilla Gray, well known and highly esteemed resident of the town of Scott, died Wednesday, March 14th.
     Deceased was born in Ohio, March 18, 1852, coming with his parents to Richland county in 1863. In 1872 they moved to Iowa, returning to Wisconsin in 1876. July 21, 1878, Mr. Gray was united in marriage to Mary Pickett. They settled on the present homestead in 1882, where they have since resided. To them were born six children, 2 sons and 4 daughters: Mrs. Judson Wilkinson and Mrs. J.W. McDaniel of Scott, Frank of New England, N.D., Floyd and Lura at home and Mrs. Will Elliott, deceased. The wife and 5 grandchildren, with the above, survive.
     Deceased united with the M. E. church and was baptized 43 years ago.
     In failing health, Mr. Gray was taken to Parker hospital in Boscobel Feb. 24 last. For a period he continued to improve and hopes were entertained for his ultimate recovery, but unlooked for complications set in and the final summons came unexpectedly. Mr. Gray was the last one of his family.
     Deceased was an excellent man and worth citizen, respected by the entire community. In the home he will be mourned as a loving husband and devoted father.
     Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ernest Jeffrey, Friday, March 18th, from the home and remains were laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Mt. Zion.
     We desire to thank neighbors and friends for numerous acts of kindness and sympathy during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father.
     Mrs. B. Gray & Children

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