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David C. Bays
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Birth: Jan. 19, 1873
Christian County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 1899

Wednesday, 2 August 1899 issue, Moweaqua Call-Mail
After a lingering illness of many months, the malady being consumption, David Bays passed peacefully into the infinite on Wednesday afternoon of last week. The deceased carried with him to the end, the loving devotion of a wife and four children. Services were held from the Christian tabernacle on Thursday after noon in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. Rev A R Spicer officiating and interment was in the Cemetery west of town. Death has came and taken from our midst a brother whom we all loved. David Bays, the son of Neul and Sarah Bays was born in Christian County, Illinois on 19 January 1873. On 22 September 1894, he was married to Miss Annie Easley and to this union, were born four children, two boys and two girls, all of whom are living and remain to mourn their loss. David was the fourth of a family of six children and the first to depart to his long home. Carrie Ann, Emma, Jennie, Lizzie and Josiah Bays are the surviving members of the family. The last year of his life was spent in Moweaqua. He was taken sick about two years ago, and died on 26 July 1899 at 3.30 PM of consumption at age 26 years, 6 months and 7 days. He was a constant sufferer from the first and never murmured, but patiently awaited God's time. He often said, "If I could only live to help raise my children", but when asked if he was ready to die, his answer was always 'yes'. He was a dutiful son, kind brother, loving husband and father. He always had a smile and kind word for everybody. Despite constant suffering for months, he was cheerful and bore up with fortitude and hope. At his last moments, he said 'I am gone' and bade goodbye to his wife and sister who were at his bedside.
Obituary furnished by Janet Donner # 46623112
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  Anna Easley Bays (1872 - 1902)*
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Westside Cemetery
Shelby County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Feb 13, 2010
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David C. Bays
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