|Birth: ||Feb. 15, 1860|
|Death: ||Jun. 7, 1911|
Gilbert Mays Wise was the son of Gilbert MC Wise and Eliza Cannon/Kennon of Webster Parish LA.
G. M. Wise Obituary - 1911
Gatesville TX - June 11, 1911
Again the grim reaper Death has visited our community and cut down in useful manhood, our friend and neighbor, Mr. Gilbert Wise. After nine days of intense suffering from
pneumonia, surrounded by friends and loved ones, who did everything in their power to give relief, all to fail and fail again, for the summons came...Enough of life and its trials....come up higher. Freed from its earhtly prison, the spirit was borne back to God who gave it.
Amid a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives and with all rites and honors of the W.O.W. Order, the body was placed in the grave to await the final judgement.
Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Peebles in his usual impressive manner. Interment took place in the Smith
Cemetary, June 8th.
Mr Wise was born in Claiborne Parish (LA) February 15th 1860. Died June 7th 1911. Therefore at his death, was 51 yrs, 3 mo, and 22 days of age. He came to this country in an early day, an orphan, having lost both parents in early childhood, was thus thrown on his own resources to fight life's battles on the world's rough highway alone and unaided, save by the unseen guide. He breasted the waves of temptation and reached the port of honored manhood. In boyhood, he worked on the big ranches on the frontier, but tiring of the rough life lived by the cowboys in those days and longing for friends and civilization, he made his way back to this country near Purmela Texas, where he met, wooed and won one of Coryell's fair maids, the daughter of Mr and Mrs J. W. Cox, highly esteemed people of this community.
Mr. Wise had by energy, perseverance, honesty and toil gained a footing, and as the years went by, prosperity crowning his efforts, he realized in a measure, his youthful dreams. He was respected and loved for true nobility of character, which was ever displaying itself in good deeds and thoughtful care of and consideration of others.
The aged, sick and discouraged will miss the warm handclasp and true friend, and the words of encouragement he ever gave. With no thought of self he was ever willing and ready to help those who needed assistance. Duty, principle, love and sympathy for his fellow beings were the springs of his actions. How sad he will be missed by all!
He leaves a wife and five children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. The bereaved family have the
sympathy of the entire community.
May God in His all-strengthing power be with them in their great trial and loss. ---- A Friend
Mary Morris Cox Wise (1868 - 1944)*
Kearney Mays Wise (1888 - 1952)*
Pearl Vazilla Wise Mayberry (1902 - 1998)*
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Originally Created by: Jay Skelton
Record added: Jul 24, 2006
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