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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Wyllys Griswold
Contributed by Judy Richter

The Waterloo Press

Thursday, August 15, 1878

  <>Death of Wyllys Griswold  <>

<>            After an illness of about two weeks, Wyllys Griswold died at his residence in Auburn, on Sunday night last, the 11th instant, in the 75th year of his age.  Mr. Griswold was one of the early settlers of the county, having located in Auburn about the year 1845, where he resided continuously since that time.  He was one of the original members of the Presbyterian church, to which organization he belonged at the time of his death; and he also was a member of the Odd Fellow and Masonic fraternities.  The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, the Presbyterian church—sermon by Rev. Johnson, pastor of the deceased.  The services were attended by a very large concourse of citizens from different parts of the county, in addition to members of the church and benevolent orders.  For many years Mr. Griswold was a Justice of the Peace for Union township, and he served one term as Recorder of the county.  In addition to his general usefulness as a citizen, member of the church, etc., he was widely known as an uncompromising and active friend of the temperance cause.

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