BY MISS IVA MAY TERRY (blind).
A merchant beloved and respected,
As all who have known him can say,
Has gained through untiring effort
Success in a wonderful way.
For though he has finished his life work
And entered that Haven of Rest,
His kindness will long be remembered,
For many a life he has blessed.
He heeded a fond mother's teachings
And made it his business to try
In dealing with friends and employees
To do as he would be done by,
Industrious, faithful and honest,
A patriot, loyal and true,
With love for his home and his country
Inspiring all whom he knew.
To-day his employees are mourning
The loss of their kind, loving friend,
On whom through those long years of service
They felt they could always depend.
A citizen true and devoted,
His memory long will remain
In the hearts of the Trojans who loved him
Until reunited again.
Troy Times. February 15, 1917: 6 col 2.