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Obituary of Erastus Girton

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Obituary of Erastus Girton

Posted: 7 Nov 2000 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 6 Aug 2001 1:40PM GMT
Surnames: Girton, Christy, Mills
Another Obituary, from the Daily Banner, March 31, 1924:

Obituary

Erastus Girton was born in West Virginia, April 16, 1830, came to live in Indiana, with his parents when a child; departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John H. Christy, March 24, 1924, aged 93 years, 11 months and 8 days.

He united with the Methodist Church when a young man and through all these many years has trusted his God, has been a kind father and a good neighbor.

In the year 1849 he was married to Louise Mills, who passed away February 2, 1907; to this union was born seven children:

Charley, Crawford, John, Nattie, Mary, Agnes and Elsie. All have preceded him to the great beyond but two, John of Greencastle, and Agnes, wife of John H. Christy, with whom he has made his home since his wife's death.

He had been in failing health for several years. Besides these two children, he leaves 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.

When the mists have risen above us,
As our Father knows his own,
Face to face with those that love us,
We shall know as we are known.

Lo, beyond this orient meadows,
Floats the golden fringe of day.
Heart to heart we bide the shadows
Till the mists have died away.

Beneath the obit:

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our sincere thanks to our kind neighbors and friends who assisted us during the illness and death of our father and grandfather, also the minister, the singers, the undertaker and all others who aided us in every way.

John H. Christy and family

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