|Birth: ||Jun. 23, 1833|
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1921|
"The Journal-Telephone", Milton Junction, Wisconsin, Thursday, Jan. 13, 1921, p 1.
Danford Ayers died, after an illness of two months, at the home of Mrs. Alice Ayers, in Milton, Wis., January 7th, 1921, at the age of eighty-seven years.
Mr. Ayers was born in Bakersfield, Vt. June 23rd, 1833, being the seventh child of a large family. At the age of twenty-eight years, he was united in marriage with Maria B. Corse, at Enosburg Falls, Vt. To this union was born eleven children. In 1891, he moved his family to Wisconsin and spent the remainder of his life near Janesville. Since the death of his wife on the 6th of March, 1912, he had made his home with the family of his oldest son, the late Herman D, Ayers, with the exception of time spent in traveling. During the latter period, he visited the homes of all his surviving children.
At the age of twenty-one years, he was converted and joined the Presbyterian church in which faith he continued for nine years. He then embraced the Seventh Day Adventists doctrine and continued in that faith until his death. His life was an example of clean Christian living. Even during the last days of his life, he bore his cross with the true Christian spirit, forever cautioning others lest they over do in ministering to his needs.
Mr. Ayers was a veteran of the Civil War and was a member of the G. A. R.
He is survived by two sisters, Maria Angell, Springfield, Ill., and Lucy Dean, Evanston, Ind., and six sons, Watson W., Santa Cruz, Cal., Clarence O., St. Cloud, Minn., Merrill W., Evansville, Wis., Harlie H., Harwood, Wash., Ray S., Ellensburg, Wash., and Fred W., Elton, Wis. His death is mourned by all who knew him.
Farewell services were held at the home of Mrs. H. D. Ayers, Sunday afternoon, January 9th, when many friends of Mr. Ayers gathered to pay their last tribute of appreciation in this public religious service. Rev. Henry N. Jordan, assisted by Rev. George W. Burdick, had charge of the service. The College Male Quartet sang three beautiful songs of hope. Interment was in the cemetery at Milton.
Hermon Danford Ayers (1865 - 1919)*
Vira L Ayers (1878 - 1896)*
Leon E Ayers (1881 - 1901)*
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