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The Homer Guardian
Sept. 20, 1889
DIED.--Mr. S.Y. Gladney, who has been in bad health for several months, quietly passed away at his home last Wednesday morning. His death was not unexpected, for he had told his family and friends several days prior to his death, that his end was near at hand. The deceased was 51 years old, was born in the sate of South Carolina. He came to Homer about 25 years ago and has resided here ever since. Mr. Gladney was a man of fine business attainments, a splendid judge of the affairs of men, and consequently succeeded and prospered in most all of his undertakings. For the past twenty years, up till about three years ago, he had been engaged in commercial business.
He was a farseeing merchant and but few men had more experience in that line. By his frugality and business sagacity he accumulated quite a competency which is left for his wife and four children. He had been twice married, his wives were sisters, and daughters of Rev. Joe Davidson who died several years ago. His wife who survives him, is a noble christian woman, she has been in bad health for several months. Mr. Gladney was an industrious energetic man and had no sympathy for the indolent, or he would not try and provide for his family. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, also of the secret order Knights of Pythias. The funeral services were conducted at the family residence on yesterday morning by Rev. J.A. Sales, and his remains were interred in the Homer cemetery with Pythian honor. May the sod rest lightly o'er his grave, and his soul in the bosom of his God.