Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday's Obituary - John Laymon and Eliza Olmstead Laymon

John and Eliza Laymon grave
Hardy Cemetery, Hardy
Nuckolls County, Nebraska

John Laymon and Eliza Olmstead Laymon were my great great grandparents
John J. Layman
Death has again entered our midst, and has taken another one of our dear old soldiers, who fought in the Civil War for our freedom. It is so true that Death loves a shining mark, and this time he laid his icy finger mark upon Uncle John Layman, as he was called by his friends and old comrades. Thus another home is broken and an aged companion left to mourn the loss of one who for sixty-one years has toild and labored by her side to make their home a resting place, that they might enjoy in their last days.
John J. Layman was born July 4, 1831, and died May 19, 1922. He is survived by his aged companion, Eliza Layman, one daughter, Mrs. Clara Pecht, of Hardy, Nebr. four sons, Tilson Layman, of Verona, Neb., Geo. W. Layman, of Republic, Kans.,  Herbert and Frank Layman of Sheridan, Wyo., fourteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two daughters, Ida Weir and Martha Layman, having departed this life before their father - Republic City News
Source: Belleville Telescope, Belleville, Kansas, June 1, 1922
Eliza Anne Layman
(By the Telescope's Big Bend Correspondent)
Mrs. Anne Layman was born Sept 10, 1841, and peacefully went to sleep at the home of her son, George W. Layman at Hardy, Neb., Aug 7, 1930, at the age of 88 years, 10 months and 27 days. Her maiden name was Olmstead and her father was a Christian minister. She was married to John Layman, Oct. 3, 1886 in Grundy county, Ill. They came from Illinois to this county in 1876 and settled in White Rock township, Republic county where they lived for many years, later moving to Hardy, Nebr. Her husband was a veteran of the Civil War and passed away near Hardy May 19, 1922 at the age of 83 years, 10 months and 10 days.
To this union seven children were born, three having preceeded her in death; Tilson Layman, Ida A. Wier, and Martha Jane Layman. The children left to mourn her loss are George W. Layman of Hardy, Neb., Mrs. Clara Pecht of Holmesville, Neb., Frank E. Layman of Sheridan Wyo. At the time of her husband's death, Mrs. Layman's eye sight was getting dim and the past few years have been spent with the loss of physical sight, but in spite of this affliction her spiritual sight never wavered.
Source: Belleville Telescope, Belleville, KS, August 14, 1930
Note: Name is spelled Layman throughout articles, instead of Laymon


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