|Birth: ||Jun. 3, 1796|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 1873|
Taken From the Henry Republican
December 11, 1873
In Magnolia, Dec. 9, of heart disease, Uncle Joseph Raley, aged 77 years.
Another Veteran Gone
Mr. Joseph Raley, one of the oldest settlers of Putnam county and its vicinity, died in Magnolia on Tuesday at the good old age of 77 years. He has been living the past five months with Mr. O. M. Baker, whose family have taken excellent care of him, during his slowly declining feeble health, being assisted by the Masonic order, who have carefully watched with him for some time, and who have done all in their power for their venerable brother.
Father Raley has been a Mason for over 50 years; was a charter member of Lacon lodge, and went long distances in the early day to attend its semi-monthly sessions. He was a gentleman widely respected, being one of the hardy, sturdy, hospitable old pioneers of this region. One of his sons, Eli Raley, is now supervisor of Granville township, who requests, as did the deceased, that the funeral services be conducted by the Masonic fraternity. The funeral will take palce today at 11 a.m., the order being represented by members from Henry, Lacon, Varna, Wenona, Lostant and Hennepin, teh interment to take place at Clear Creek cemetery, in the quaker settlement. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. Crider, also a member of the brotherhood. As uncle Joseph is widely known, undoubtedly the funeral will be large.
Delinda Virgin Raley (1799 - 1869)*
Nancy Raley (1840 - 1858)*
Created by: EL
Record added: Sep 17, 2011
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