DeKalb County Indiana Obituary
Ada Gonser Slaybaugh
Contributed by Roselyn (Mills) Wells
June 5, 1924, Thursday, The Waterloo Press
WIFE OF FORMER COUNTY TREASURER DIED
FRIDAY Mrs. Hiram H. Slaybaugh, of Auburn Died Suddenly Friday Morning -
Funeral Held Sunday Mrs. Hiram H. Slaybaugh, wife of former county treasurer,
died at the family home on West Seventh Street in Auburn early last Friday
morning. She had retired in her usual health, but was awakened about three
o'clock when she called her husband and stated that she was sinking away.
The family doctor was called but before he reached the home she had passed
away. The funeral was held from the late home Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.
Rev. S. E. Slater, of the Auburn Lutheran church, officiating and interment
took place in the Fairfield cemetery. Mrs. Slaybaugh was a daughter of Daniel
Gonser, deceased, and was born in Holmes County, Ohio, in 1855, and came
to this county with her parents when she was but two and a half years of
age. Eighteen years ago Mr. and Mrs. Slaybaugh moved to Auburn after his
election to the office of county treasurer, and they have resided in Auburn
since that time. Three children were born to them, two sons having preceded
her in death. One daughter, Mrs. Edwin C. Trovinger of Auburn, who with her
husband and three children, with the husband survive. Two brothers and four
sisters - A. W. Gonser, of Ashley, Daniel Gonser, of Vancouver, Wash., Mrs.
Ella Miller, of Auburn, Mrs. Cyrus D. Hood; of Garrett, Mrs. Olive Parsell,
of Ashley, and Mrs. Curtis Franz, of Michigan also survive. The deceased
was a cousin of Mrs. H. C. Willis, of this place.