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F°r Gabriel DuBrie. 91, oldest citizen of Elmore and the last Civ¬ il War veteran in Ottawa County, last taps were sounded Friday | morning and he passed peacefully j into Camp, after several weeks of s gradual decline. Last rites were j held Monday afternoon in the! home of his son, Lester DuBrie, j with whom he had live d for many years. Rev, K. W. Scheuf-; ler of Cincinnati, former pastor here and neighbor of the Du-j Bries for a number of year?, was called to officiate and Sabroske; and Myers, funeral directors, were in charge. Interment was in Union cemetery here. The Com¬ munity Post American Legion here, of which Mr. Duprie was!
jan honorary member, precc I ] the-funeral c^ru1**- on foot .to; the grave, led by the color bear--j ers, and the usual gun salute wa< l given as the concluding military
j ceremony of the burial service.
Mr, DuBrie was boro at Presque1 Isle, in Lucas County, Septem¬ ber 4, 1846; his father having been a native Frenchman and his mother a native German. His parents came to America shortly after marriage. A second child was born to them which died at birth and claimed the life of the mother. Then, when but four y^ars of age the boy was bereft of his father. Some years later the Civil War broke out and Ga¬ briel DuBrie, then 17, enlisted and served to the end of the war, receiving his honorable discharge. Soon after his return he was mar¬ ried to Mary Sonet ant of Locust Point, Ottawa County, and they [settled on a farm there where j they lived until Mr. DuBrie re- ! fired and- tJbey -^s^ss^, tj^JJljMOjre to | live. His wife died here about 21 j years ago and since then he basj lived with bis son here. A few years ago, when the new Port I Clinton bridge was completed, he J was honored as a pioneer of the; j county, to cut the ribbons at the j dedication opening the bridge to traffic.
Mr. DuBrie was a member of, Robt. H. Caldwell Post G.A.R. * and became acting commander! of the Post upon the death of; Commander Scott Scevens here j a number of years ago. Robt. H. j Caldwell Relief Corps, auxiliary j to the Post, held Mr. DuBrie, in j high esteem and, as an honorary j member of the Corps, their xhar* j ter was ceremoniously draped inj his honor at the Monday night j meeting.
Mr. DuBrie is survived by
his two sons, Lester of this place
and Stanley of Detroit, also one
'daughter, Mrs. Rella 0'Ha£n
of Los Angeles, Calif.
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