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Erastus Girton


Daily Banner, March 31, 1924:

Erastus Girton was born in West Virginia, April 16, 1830, came to live in Indiana, with his parents when a child; departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John H. Christy, March 24, 1924, aged 93 years, 11 months and 8 days.

He united with the Methodist Church when a young man and through all these many years has trusted his God, has been a kind father and a good neighbor.

In the year 1849 he was married to Louise Mills, who passed away February 2, 1907; to this union was born seven children: Charley, Crawford, John, Nattie, Mary, Agnes and Elsie. All have preceded him to the great beyond but two, John of Greencastle, and Agnes, wife of John H. Christy, with whom he has made his home since his wife's death.

He had been in failing health for several years. Besides these two children, he leaves 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.

 When the mists have risen above us,

As our Father knows his own,

Face to face with those that love us,

We shall know as we are known.

Lo, beyond this orient meadows,

Floats the golden fringe of day.

Heart to heart we bide the shadows

Till the mists have died away.

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Submitted by Sherry Mason

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