Obit: Gaylord, Hester A. (1831 - 1921)

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Surnames: MARCY GAYLORD

----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 02/12/1921

Gaylord, Hester A. (9 NOV 1831 - 28 JAN 1921)

Hester Ann Marcy was born Nov. 9, 1831, in Syracuse Co., N.Y., and died at her home at Bruce Mound, Clark County, Wis., Jan. 28, 1921, aged 89 years, 2 months and 19 days.

She was married to George W. Gaylord on Jan. 17, 1848, at Willow Springs, Lafayette Co., Wis. They first settled in Illinois and then at Mineral Point, Wis. The family moved from Mineral Point fifty-one years ago to near Rockland, where they lived eighteen years. From there she moved with her son, A. A. Gaylord, to his farm at Bruce Mound, where the remaining years of her life were passed.

In her seventy-three years of married life she was faithful in her trust, bringing up her family of ten children to womanhood and manhood. A home-lover, where she performed the loving duties for all through the years freighted with sadness, sickness and joy, mingled as all human loves are. In the early days left with little ones to weather hardships while the husband and father went to the war, and son on down through the years we have found her always willing to take the burden from those she loved if they would let her. As she is laid away we thought how the poor hands had labored for all, but they are now at rest, and may her Father above fold her in his loving arms and keep her safe from all storms.

The remains were taken to Rockland, Wis., where they were laid to rest beside her son Marion, who passed on before, thirty-three years ago. Friends gathered to show their last respects to her. Flowers by them, pillow by sons and daughters, and bouquet by grandchildren rested lovingly over her, and we thought how she loved flowers when living. She has seen children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren grow up around her, and in all their hearts there is nothing but love and reverence for the old grandmother who has gone before.

 

 


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