FARBROTHER Edmund Obituary 1903
M/F 3-0000-002-075-780; Plainwell Enterprise,Publ: Wed, 18 Feb 1903, Page 8, Col 1
Wednesday, Feb 18, 1903
The death of Edmund Farbrother occurred at his home on North GunPlains at two o'clock last Wednesday morning. The funeral was held from the home at ten o'clock Friday morning, Rev J. Fletcher officiating. Burial was at Hillside cemetery.
Edmund Farbrother was born at Great Rollright, near Chipping Norton, North Oxfordshire, England, April 27, 1826, and would therefore have been seventy-seven years old if he had lived till next April. He came to this country, state and township in December, 1854, about 48 years ago and to the farm on which he died about 45 years ago. He was one of a family of eleven children only three of who are now living, in England. Mr. Farbrother was married about 44 years ago to Celia Brown of Gun Plains. He was a quiet, industrious, well disposed man and was always found attending to his own affairs. The labor of his life was spent upon his farm, transforming it from a wilderness to a pleasant, well-cultivated place. He was a man who always attended religious worship at the schoolhouse in his neighborhood and at the church in the village as circumstances would allow. He was a great reader. To the end of his life he read his newspaper carefully and kept informed as to what was taking place here and elsewhere. The ENTERPRISE had not a more careful and appreciative reader in the township of Gun Plains than Edmund Farbrother. He also read his Bible faithfully and having a good memory retained what he read as well as what had occurred in his life, making him an interesting man in conversation. He would rather suffer wrong that to do wrong to anybody.
He was in failing health for some time, yet kept busy. Everything possible was done for him but he gradually grew weaker until the end came.
Cards of Thanks
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the friends and neighbors, who so kindly assisted during the last illness and death of our father, Edmund Farbrother, also to the pastor for his tender words of consolation and the singers for their beautiful music,
MRS. WM HERBERT