|Birth: ||Aug. 17, 1801|
New Haven County
|Death: ||May 27, 1880|
It becomes our duty to record the death of our esteemed and aged townsman, Mr. Wm. Durand, who departed this life on the 27th day of May, 1880. His disease was cancer of the liver, from which he has suffered for a long time. The subject of this notice was born in Cheshire, Conn., on the 17th day of August, 1802. He came with his parents to Burton, Ohio in 1806, was one of a family of six children, four boys and two girls, all of whom, save one sister, have now passed over to "the other side." The family remained in Burton but a short time, after which they moved to Painesville. Wm. Durand was married to Miss Lucinda Lyman on the 19th day of March, 1828, and the day following the hopeful couple moved on to the farm in Mentor township where they have since lived, passing through seasons of prosperity and adversity, ever sharing each other's joys and sorrows until now that "the one has been taken and the other left" to tread life's pathway alone, until it shall please the Heavenly Father to permit them to be reunited where disappointments and afflictions can never enter and sorrow never come. Mr. Durand was the father of four children, one son and three daughters. One of the daughters, at the tender age of twelve years, preceded her father to the "Realms of the blest;" the others remain to mourn his loss and do what they can to lighten the burdens of her who will now look to them for comfort in her declining years.
Father Durand became a christian under the teaching of Elder Collins, of Chardon, during an annual meeting held there thirty-five years ago. He became identified with the Church of Christ at Painesville about 25 years ago and has since lived a life of the faithful until called upon to "die the death of the righteous." The high esteem in which he was held in the community where he lived was attested by the large attendance and heartfelt sympathy manifest upon the occasion of the funeral, which took place from his late residence last Saturday, at 10 o'clock a. m. While the bereft companion and children are thus called upon to mourn, still they "sorrow not as others who have no hope," but are constrained to say that
"Dear is the spot where our father sleeps,
And sweet the strain his spirit pours;
Then why should we in anguish weep?
He is not lost, but gone before." N.N.B.
Painesville Telegraph 3 Jun 1880
Lyman Durand (1770 - 1849)
Elizabeth Hall Durand (1763 - 1843)
Lucinda M Lyman Durand (1808 - 1904)
Malvina Amanda Durand Hills (1829 - 1887)*
Horace C Durand (1833 - 1900)*
Cordelia L Durand (1837 - ____)*
Melissa S Durand (1845 - 1856)*
Mentor Municipal Cemetery
Plot: Section 3B Row 2
Created by: Stephanie Booth
Record added: Oct 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78760719