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DEATH OF HON. W. S. SHRIVER

June 21, 1917

The community of Mount Ayr and the people of Ringgold county have suffered deep sorrow during the week, when learning of the death of Hon. W. S. SHRIVER. He had gained a place in the respect and affections of the people of the county, during his long residence among them, that was in itself peculiar and remarkable. All have been ready and pleased to show him respect when living and moving among them and his death is sincerely lamented.

Mr. SHRIVER passed away at Ashland, Ohio, among his relatives and friends, on Tuesday, June 19, 1917. He had been in a state of decline for some time and the end was expected. He closed his affairs in this county last autumn and moved to Ohio expecting the end. His relatives had called for him in order that they might give him brotherly attention. His end was just what would have been expected of a christian life, a peaceful and happy death. The funeral took place from the old home June 23. Mr. SHRIVER was born in 1845. He came to Ringgold county in 1874 and settled in Benton township, where he engaged in farming. He moved to Mount Ayr in 1894, where he was greatly esteemed as a citizen and a member of the M. E. church. He served as the member of the state legislature for the two terms of 1892-1895. Here he had the respect and confidence of all. He served four years as the president of the county fair association. He was one of the founders of the Ringgold Mutual Insurance Company and the president of the organization for many years. He served several terms as member of the Board of County Commissioners and as president of the Farmers' Institute. In all these positions he served faithfully and well and was always an example of the highest type of honor and usefulness. The county owes him a debt of gratitude and in death lays a wreath of grateful remembrance and affection on his grave. It may be truly said of him as of Barnabas, "For he was a good man and full of the Holy Ghost and faith".

Submitted by Lisa SHOWERS, September 13, 2006

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