|Death: ||May 13, 1909|
May 13, 1909, Cedar Rapids Gazette.
"PASSING OF MRS. AYRES AFTER LONG ILLNESS"
"Death of a Noble and Much Loved Woman, Widow of a Prominent Citizen."
"After months of intense suffering, Mrs. Lyman M. Ayers passed away at 11:30 o'clock this morning at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. H.S. Raymer. Two years ago Mrs. Ayers was suddenly faced with the necessity of an operation for cancer and went through with it with apparent success, regaining a measure of health and strength. Last September Mrs. Ayers sold her home in Central Park and went to Colorado Springs intending to make that place her permanent residence and hoping to be benefited by the change of climate. On the 14th of December last, Mrs. Ayers returned to Cedar Rapids and Mrs. Raymer's home. She was very ill and from the 27th of the same month was confined to her bed. The old trouble had assumed a different form and appeared as a disease of the brain. Crissie Reedie Bailey was born in Springfield, Ill., and in early childhood with her parents Mr. and Mrs. William Bailey, came to Marion, where she lived until her marriage to Lyman M. Ayers, a prominent citizen of Cedar Rapids, twenty-four years ago, May 12. Mr. Ayers died nine years ago and for the greater part of these years Mrs. Ayers has made her home with her sister, Mrs. Raymer. Mrs. Ayers was greatly loved by all who knew her, for her many lovable qualities of mind and heart and was generally known to be a woman of superior character, one who won friends and kept them. She leaves one child, a young son, Parker Henry Ayers. Besides Mrs. Raymer, Mrs. Ayers is survived by three sisters, Mrs. T.G. Bromwell and Mrs. Anna Mitchell of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. F. H. Worthington of Rockford, Ill., a brother Thomas Bailey of Cedar Rapids, and a half brother E.W. Pence of Chicago. ( illegible ).
May 14, 1909 Cedar Rapids Times.
"Death of a Well Known Woman."
"Mrs. Reed Bailey Ayers, who has been very ill for several months, passed away Tuesday evening at the home of her brother-in-law, Dr. H.S. Raymer. Mrs. Ayers was a woman who had many friends and was widely known throughout the city. Since the death of her husband, Lyman M. Ayers, several years ago, she has engaged in the active life of a business woman, having been employed in various printing houses in the city, both as compositor and bookkeeper. She leaves one son, Parker H. Ayers, also two brothers and four sisters to mourn her loss. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock at the residence of Dr. Raymer, 1317 B avenue."
May 14, 1909 unknown newspaper.
"The death of Mrs. L.M. Ayers of Cedar Rapids, Thursday afternoon will be mourned by many old time friends in Marion where her girlhood days were spent. Her maiden name was Miss Reed Bailey. The funeral services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. Her husband was for many years one of the proprietors of the Cedar Rapids Times. He was one of the Linn county's best citizens. Mrs. Ayers was justly popular, both in Marion and Cedar Rapids. One son, and the following named brothers and sisters survive, all of whom will we presume to be present, Edgar W. of Chicago, John of Cedar Rapids, Mesdames Raymer, Bromwell and Mitchell of Cedar Rapids and Worthington of Rockford, Illinois. Mr. Ayers died eight years ago. She was a compositor in the REGISTER office prior to her marriage to Mr. Ayers, after which she assisted in the Times office, and since her husband's death has been, at times, with the Evening Gazette and the Lawrence Press office. She has been in poor health for two years. Her life record is one of which her relatives and friends have nothing to regret. She did her duty faithfully and well."
Lyman M. Ayers (1843 - 1901)
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