Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
The Odon Journal
Friday, July 26, 1929, page 1
AGED VETERAN ANSWERS CALL.
WILLIAM GADBERRY DIES AT HOME IN THIS CITY AT AGE OF EIGHTY-FOUR YEARS.
William GADBERRY, aged and respected resident and civil war veteran, died at his home on East Main street in this city last Thursday afternoon July 18th, after a short illness, his death being caused by general debility that comes from age. Mr. GADBERRY was a son of Isaac and Susanna (nee CADY) GADBERRY and was born in this county April 26th, 1845. He was a farmer by occupation and grew up to manhood in the community. When the war clouds of the rebellion hovered over the land he enlisted in the service of his country in May 1863, serving as a soldier in the 91st regiment of Indiana Infantry. He completed practically three years in service and was discharged April 10, 1866. On September 17th, 1871, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann SEARS and to this union six children were born, all of whom with the mother survive. These are Lemuel, Rachael and Pearl of Odon, Rose and Iva of Indianapolis and Mrs. Odessa WHITING of Topeka, Kansas. Besides the wife and children he leaves one brother, John Richard of this city and two grandchildren, Marilyn and Robert William WHITING. When young in years he was converted and became a member of the Church of Christ at Elnora, later transferring his membership to the First Christian church of this city with which body he was affiliated when called by death. Funeral services were held at the First Christian church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. J. E. Jupin in charge. Burial was made at Walnut Hill.
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