An Old Citizen Gone
After an illness of seven weeks S. J. Baze died at his home in Metz
township, near old Metz, and was interred at the Summers graveyard.
Mr. Baze was born in Tennessee sixty-six years ago and for more than
thirty years has been a respected and prominent citizen here. His wife
and four children survive him, and we feel that the entire community, as
well as they, have in his death sustained a loss.
His strong hand was ever ready at the call for help, and his big
heart full of sympathy for the distressed. Truly his nature was such as
to "rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep."
Early in life he became a member of the Christian church and was for
years an elder at Metz. He has not lived in vain. This part of the world
is better for him having lived in it.
His worth as a neighbor and friend was demonstrated by the largest
funeral attendance ever seen in this vicinity.
In honor to an old neighbor and for his many years service as a
public school officer, the Old Metz school dismissed and the entire
school headed by its teacher W. E. Snow, was assigned a place in the
funeral procession as it passed the school house on its way to the
A good man is gone.
The Nevada Daily Mail,
Nevada, Missouri. Nov. 23, 1893.