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Buenos Ayres

Obituary #1


NAME OF NEWSPAPER: Unknown - possibly from Geneseo, Henry Co., IL

DATE: Unknown - about Sept/Oct. 1895


FINALLY SUCCUMBS, Mr. Buenos Ayres Dies at Seven A. M. Sunday.
The illness coupled with the old age which has for a long time threatened the life of Buenos Ayres has been chronicled in the ARENA from time to time. The end came Sunday morning at seven o'clock, when, as though tired out, he closed his mortal eyes forever.

Mr. Ayres has not been well since four years ago, when he was stricken with paralysis. His last sickness is only of a month's standing and the final termination has been expected from day to day. Several times the family has been summoned to his bedside, only to find that an iron constitution and firm will had continued life for a time. The funeral will occur tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at the house. Rev. Bidwell assisted by Rev. Miller will officiate. The obituary follows.

Buenos Ayres was born in Chester, Hamden Co., Mass., Jan. 17th, 1810. His parents, Asa and Mary (Waite) Ayres, were natives of Mass. He was the youngest of ten children, and when he was ten years old, his parents moved to Chester, Ohio, where he grew to manhood assisting his parents in clearing a farm in the woods. He afterwards learned the trade of carpenter and millwright, which business he followed many years. He was married Sept. 1st, 1833, to Sarah Osborne, with whom he lived sixty-one years. Eleven children were born to them, four of whom died in infancy. Six sons and one daughter are still living. In 1837 he moved to Defiance county, O., where for a time he engaged in the millwright business but afterwards purchased a farm and followed farming. In 1850 he moved to Fond du Lac county, Wisconsin, where he engaged in mill building. Three years later he came to Ill., living two years in Bureau county, and then coming to this county. He improved his farm in Munson township and lived on it until 1877, when the disabilities of old age unfitted him for active business. Moving to Geneseo, he made it his home until 1891, when he went to Knoxville, Marion county, Ia., living there until the death of his wife Nov. 1, 1894. Since that time he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. J. D. Hill of this city. He died Sept. 29th, 1895, aged 85 years, 8 months and 12 days.

Mr. Ayres was a man of sterling integrity and upright honesty, and pursued his business with energy, accumulating a compitency. His children who survive him are, S. H. Ayres, of Atlantic, Ia.; O. B. Ayres, of Des Moines, Ia.; Mrs. Esther E. Hill, of this city; H. W. Ayres, of Bussey, Ia.; R. O. Ayres, of Knoxville, Ia.; and J. C. F. Ayres, of Munson township all of whom will be ...[clipping torn off]

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Transcribed by Gloria ODOM; descendant of Buenos AYRES.

The copy of this obituary in my possession is incomplete, but seemed almost finished. Originals were in possession of a maternal uncle, now deceased.

In 1810, when Buenos was born in town of Chester, MA it was located in Hampshire Co., MA; in 1812 it merged and became a part of what is now Hampden Co., MA.




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