Ringgold Record, 1890
Rev. U. P. GOLLIDAY, D. D., died at his home in Lenox, Iowa, Sabbath, Jan. 12, 1890, aged 79 years, 10 months and 12 days.
The funeral took place from the M. E. church at Lenox and was conducted by Revs. HOOKER of Creston, CAMPBELL of Villisca,
and McDADE of Bedford. We knew the Dr. well, having worked side and side with him for years as a pastor. We were always the
best of friends, and abounding in christian charity for each other. He often told us his life and heart fully. This was
while he was pastor of the M. E. church at Mt. Ayr. He was of Quaker descent. For years he practiced medicine, and
successfully, accumulating a snug fortune, which of course he spent in the ministry. He had literary tastes and longings
which soon led him into the ministry. For the work he had a natural aptitutde. We have never known a man who could use
words of Latin origin so well as the Dr. He did not hunt for such words, but they came rushing to him. He was a man of
firm convictions and was never found on both sides of the same question. He was never ashamed of an opinion or principle.
To his own church he was loyal to the core, and of temperance and all the humanities he was always a fearless champion. On
a brief acquaintance we set him down as being dogmatic and narrow in his views, but on an intimate acquaintance we found
him to be broad, generous, and chariable. One had to know him well, in order to appreciate him. In his palmy days, he was
a power in the church and was so recognized. If asked what was Dr. GOLLIDAY's great characteristic we would answer,
unswerving devotion to principle. He was indeed one of God's noblemen. His ministry in Mt. Ayr made a deep and lasting
impression upon society in general, for he did not confine himself to the church. He was too large and generous for that.
He labored to lift up all.
He served during the Civil War in the 34th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He was married to
Lucinda (McCOLM) [1807-1874], and they had six children, Lucy, Alfred [Dr. Alfred M. GOLLIDAY, 1830-1908], Benjamin, Mary,
Elizabeth, and Sophia. Rev. GOLLIDAY, his wife Lucinda, and his son Dr. Alfred M. GOLLIDAY were interred at Beford Cemetery,
Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa.
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