|Birth: ||Jun. 9, 1843|
|Death: ||Mar. 11, 1923|
Married Florilla Josephine Williams
November 30, 1874
Gonzales Co., Illinois
OBITUARY: Courtesy of Matt
Schulenburg Sticker, 16 March 1923, page 1
Guilford Ramsey, a man of sterling worth and integrity, heard the call of the Lord last Sunday morning, March 11th., and his spirit cast away the old clay body in which it had resided nearly 80 years, in exchange for its heavenly garment.
Mr. Ramsey was one of the finest characters ever known in Gonzales County. He was a devout christian [sic] all his life.
In 1862 when the heavy war clouds hung over his beloved southland, he immediately enlisted. In the thick of the battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn., a big shell exploded and tore his arm away. He was left on the ground a long time by his comrades thinking him dead. After he was released from the hospital he was entitled to be discharged but no, he took his gun and remained in the war until the end.
Mr. Ramsey lived at Black Jack, this county a short time, about 50 years ago. While in Schulenburg on a visit with his daughter, Mrs. Ballard recently, he remarked that he still had a saw he purchased from Charles Kessler at High Hill.
Mr. Ramsey was Tax Assessor of Gonzales County several terms, was one of the first tax assessors Gonzales county ever had. He also served Gonzales County as Tax Collector for 14 years.
The body was laid to rest in the Wrightsboro cemetery, which is the family burial ground, Monday afternoon at five o’clock. The grave was smothered with beautiful floral decorations of every kind and hue.
Attending the funeral from here were W. D. Cowan, Chas. Vogt, Henry Russek and E. A. Bosl.
He is survived by his widow, five sons and four daughters namely, D. U., Hugh, D. W., R. C., and Ed. Mrs. C. T. Ballard of Schulenburg, Mrs. Della Shelby, Mrs. Ben Davis, and Miss Sue Ramsey of Gonzales.
To these the Sticker tenders its sincere sympathy.
Daniel Ramsay (1804 - 1880)
Wealthy Collingworth Ramsay (1819 - 1890)
Florilla Josephine Williams Ramsay (1856 - 1937)*
Richard Chandler Ramsay (1886 - 1941)*
Guilford Edgar Knox Ramsay (1888 - 1932)*
Created by: LoRetta Hughes
Record added: May 18, 2008
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