March 8, 1858–June 8, 1916
|The cold hand of death has come once more, and took one of Olin's sons in the person of Silas Moneypenny, son of James and Mary Moneypenny. He was born March 8, 1858, and departed this life June 8, 1916, aged 58 years and 3 months.
He was born on a farm in Hale township east of Olin, and he spent his entire life in Olin and vicinity. He moved to Olin 6 years ago.
He was united in marriage with Mary Green February 25, 1896.
Mr. Moneypenny was the last survivor of a family of nine children. He leaves to mourn his death a wife and adopted daughter, Rachel, eight nephews and two nieces.
On the 1st of June Mr. Moneypenny and wife united with the U.B. church at this place, and he was at one time a member of the K.ofP. lodge.
He was a good man, and one who never by an act of his harmed anyone. He was of a quiet disposition and not given to mingle much in society. All speak well of him, and he will be greatly missed by his wife and daughter, for when not at work he was always at home in their company.
"Dearest one we must lay thee,
In the peaceful grave's embrace,
But thy memory will be cherished,
'Till we see thy heavenly face."
The funeral services were held at the U.B. church last Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Hobson, and the remains were laid away in the Olin cemetery.
Submitted by: Ginger France
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