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F. J. Tryon
1824 – March 21, 1908
F. J. Tryon died Saturday, March 21, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alice J. Marmaduke, in Denver, Colorado. The body was brought to Bolivar Tuesday morning and was interred at Greenwood Cemetery immediately after its arrival. Mrs. Marmaduke of Denver and Mrs. Ella M. Gray of Kansas City, his two daughters, and Mrs. Ed Wilkins of Springfield, his step-daughter, were here to see to the burial services. A short service was conducted at the cemetery by Rev. R. E. L. Burke. Mr. Tryon lived in Bolivar from 1889 till the fall of 1906, when he moved to Springfield, but soon afterward went to Denver to live. He was 84 years old and died of old age. He had been a rabid democrat since the Grant-Greeley campaign and was one of the Herald’s best friends after he moved here from Iowa in ’89. Obituary later.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: The Bolivar Herald, Bolivar, MO, March 31, 1908, Page 3

F. J. Tryon was born in Litchfield county Connecticut, in 1824; died March 21, 1908, at the home of his daughter in Denver, Colorado. He came to Jones county, Iowa, in 1854, being one of the pioneer settlers of that county. Mr. Tryon came to Missouri in 1889, settling in Bolivar, and here he resided for something like eighteen years.
He was twice married. The first time to Matilda Howard in 1851. To this union were born three children, two of whom are living, - Mrs. Ella Gray of Kansas City and Mrs. Alice Marmaduke of Denver, Colorado. They were both present at the burial. Mr. Tryon was married the second time in Bolivar, Missouri in 1894, to Mrs. L. Nelson, who survives him, but who, by reason of great intervening distance, could not be present at the funeral.
Mr. Tryon, though never having made a profession of religion, was a frequent attendant at church, and contributor to the Lord’s work. He was a Presbyterian by inclination. As a citizen he was upright and honorable in his dealings with his fellow men, a gentleman in all his bearings. He was a man who was well informed on current events, displaying, even in the days just preceding his death, a remarkable memory.
His work on earth is done. A life of more than four score years has ended. He has gone into the presence of his God. He needs no words today from our pen. He has passed beyond the necessity of human help. The body was laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery in Bolivar Tuesday, March 24, 1908, in the presence of friends and relatives of the family.
Rev. R. E. L. Burke conducted a short funeral service at the grave.
May the Lord’s blessings rest upon the bereaved.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: The Bolivar Herald, Bolivar, MO, April 9, 1908, Page 2

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