Monday, January 30, 2012

Obituary : George W. Haley

Evangelical Messenger, December 20, 1892, page 811

HALEY - George W. Haley was born in Harden Co., O., May 16, 1840, died in Jay Co., Ind., Dec. 3, 1892, aged 52 y., 6 m. and 7 d.  The deceased was sick about one year, a portion of this time his sufferings were exceedingly painful, but he bore his afflictions with great patience.  He was absolutely resigned to the will of his Heavenly Father.  His last moments were full of cheer and hope, an indiscribable smile was seen upon his face a few moments before his departure, thus he passed away to his eternal rest.  He was married to his now broken-hearted companion, Mary Jane Sherrick, 30 years ago.  To this union were born 4 boys and 3 girls.  He also leaves behind him a large circle of friends, a mother, 5 sisters, 4 brothers.  Bro. H. was converted when 13 years of age.  Funeral services were conducted by the writer, assisted by Rev. E.F. Zechiel.  S. Hofferbert

George W. HALEY (1840-1892) was my paternal 2x great-grandfather.  He was the son of George J. HALEY and Rachel GARY.  He married Mary Jane SHERRICK on October 14, 1862 in Ashland County, Ohio.  The names of his children were: Andrew Frank, Eli Weldon, George David Ellsworth, Rachel Emma Pernina, Charles Wesley, Carrie Mae and Ora Amanda.  He is buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana.  Though the obituary states his death date was December 3rd, funeral home records state December 4th.  Will need to obtain death certificate from Health Department to clarify.

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