Death of William Deacon*
William Deacon was born ir Wantage. Eng,, May 6, 1833, and died at Elmore, O., March 12,1900.
Mr. Deacon and wife came tc this country in 1866, and for more than 25 years had resided at the pleasant country home east of town where he passed away.
Mr. Deacon had been a great sufferer for several weeks from that most dread disease, cancer of the stomach. For the last eight years he was totally blind and to him death came as a welcome deliverer from pain and darkness.
A just man has gone from among us and a kind and loving father has left his home for the one "over there." Of him it may be truly said, "he has passed from the dark¬ ness into light." 3-/^~-f <%0@
Besides a faithful and devoted wife who survives him, there are six daughters and three sons, all of whom, with the exception of Mrs. Chas. Boggs who is confined to her home by illness, were present much of the time to minister to his wants and to comfort and cheer him in the closing hours of his life. The funeral occurred from the residence on Wednesday forenoon. Inter¬ ment in union cemetery.
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