Located this remembrance of my maternal 3rd-great grandfather, Edmund G. Pierce in the Anderson, Indiana Democrat of January 29, 1875. Edmund had died on January 8, 1875.
WILSON GRANGE, No. __ , Jan. 19, 1875.
WHEREAS, We, with deep regret, must announce the death of our beloved brother and worthy lecturer, Edmund G. Pierce, and,
WHEREAS, We regard his death as a great loss to the community, and to his bereaved family and friends, in as much as he was a good citizen, kind brother, true christian, and as affectionate husband and parent.
RESOLVED, We tender our sincere and heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family and friends.
RESOLVED, That, as a tribute of respect to our deceased brother, we drape our hall in mourning for thirty days.
RESOLVED, That these preambles and resolutions be entered upon the minutes of this grange, and that a copy be presented to each of our county papers with a request to publish.
LEVI BREWER , Committee