Nathan Worley, his wife Melissa, and son Edson
Worley family, c.a. 1916
Nathan Worley family, early 1890's
The Lowell Star, Aug.17, 1872, page 5, column 3, had a list of soldiers who were supporters of Grant in that election. Among them was a Nathan Worley of the 135th Ind.
* NOTE -- This short article lised Mr. Worley's birth date as June 16, 1845, but his obituary listed it as Feb. 4, 1845.
Mr. Worley began to preach in a schoolhouse in January of 1894 and was ordained to the ministry on July the 13th, 1895. He was tinued [sic] to preach for 25 years.
Mrs. Worley died October the 6th, 1918,
(Note: -- The above obituary was written b y Mr. Worley August 31, 1919, and is published word for word as he had it written.)
Mr. Worley died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Frashour, near Hebron, Tuesday evening, August 18. He had been enjoying his usual health and only the day before had returned from a visit with his grand-daughter Mrs. Hale Lee, and family at Greensburg, Indiana, making the trip by automobile. The cause of death was heart failure.
Mr. Worley was a man who bore the respect of all who knew him. He was ever ready to help those in need, and it was with a feeling of sorrow that his many friends learned of his sudden death.
He leaves to mourn him, two daughters -- Mrs. August Westberg, of Chicago, and Mrs. Frank Frashour, of Hebron; five sons -- Frank, John and Edmon, of Lowell, Lewis of Hammond, and Edson, of Donovan, Ill.; one brother, Benjamin, of Lowell, a number of grand-children, and other relatives and friends. Mr. Worley was the third death in the immediate family within the past two months -- his brother, Willis, and sister, Mrs. Maria Vosburg, having passed away only a few weeks ago.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church, Lowell, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. F.B. Nickerson, pastor of the church, preached the funeral sermon. Interment was made in Lowell cemetery, in charge of Undertaker Weaver.
This article listed Mr. Worley's birth date as Feb. 4, 145, but another article listed it as June 16, 1845. A thank-you note from the family apepared on page 5, column 3, of the same issue of the paper:
Go to Nathan Worley, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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