Monday, February 27, 2017

E.D. Ayres Jr. (1879-1906)

Death of E.D. Ayres

E.D. Ayres, Jr., died at his residence in Big Piney, January 21, 1906. He was born in Ponca, Neb., Aug. 3, 1879, and was aged 26 years, 5 months, and 18 days. He leaves a father, mother, two brothers, three sisters and many friends, besides a beloved companion. Bro. E.D. Ayres, Jr., came to Big Piney a little over two years ago and engaged in the mercantile business. He made many friends here who will long remember his kindness. On May 28, 1905, Bro. Ayres was married to Miss Lea Rigsby, daughter of J.C. and Laura Rigsby, late of Edonsville. Since the marriage of Bro. Ayres it seemed that the new husband and wife both enjoyed life with all that heart could wish for, until January 11, when he was stricken with the affliction that ended in death. His wants were ministered to by his bosom companion, and also by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Rigsby, his brother and sister, all of whom surrounded his dying couch, besides several friends. His remains were laid to rest in the Big Piney cemetery, on the 23d of January. He was buried with all the honors of the Big Piney lodge of the I.O.O.F, of which he was a faithful member. Long will the memories of our departed friend last. ---D.D. BOYT

The Pulaski County Democrat
Waynesville, Missouri
2 February, 1906
Page 5
Transcribed by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman

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