Obit: Draper, Horace (1838 - 1922)

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----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 09/28/1922

Draper, Horace (17 JUL 1838 - 20 SEP 1922)

Horace Draper was born in the town of Granger, Allegheny Co., N.Y., July 17th, 1838, being the son of Amos and Sally Ann (Doane) Draper. His ancestors came from England and settled in Roxbury, Mass. shortly after the landing of the pilgrims at Plymouth.

He moved with his parents at the age of five years to Sandusky Co., Ohio, where he grew to manhood, obtaining sufficient education to teach school. He taught school for a number of years, working his way through Baldwin University, at Berea, Ohio, and graduated from that institution in the early 1860's. He enlisted in 1864 in Co. B. 166 Ohio, Vol. Infantry of the Civil War, and served with his regiment in the heavy artillery upon Arlington Heights opposite Washington until honorably discharged with the rest of his regiment.

Oct. 23rd, 1866 he was untied in marriage to Lucia S. Clement, who died March 25th, 1921. In the year 1867 he moved to Fond du Lac Co., where he resided until 1872, when he moved with his family to Loyal, Clark County, Wis., settling in the woods on the farm where he lived at the time of his death, which occurred Sept. 20th, 1922. He was married to Mrs. Flora Vogel of this village, May 3, 1922, who survives him. He is also survived by one son, Fred W. Draper of Loyal, and one granddaughter.

For a number of years after coming to Loyal he taught school during the winter months, teaching the first school in the village of Loyal, as well as helping to erect the log schoolhouse in which he taught. It might be said in this connection, that he held the first Grade Certificate ever issued in Clark County.

He was taken with sickness which cause his death, August 5th, and since that time has been a great sufferer and although all was done that medical skill and care could do, he gradually became weaker until the end came. The last words the writer of this sketch heard him utter just before he lapsed in unconsciousness was "Jesus, Savior pilot me, over life's tempestuous seas."

So is closed the well spent life of a man who was strictly honest and upright in all his dealings with his fellow man, intensely patriotic and a firm believer in the Christian faith.

The funeral was held at the Methodist Church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, Rev. J. H. Chatterson officiating. The services was largely attended by those who gathered to pay their last tribute to the departed. As a mark of respect the busienss places close from 2 to 3:30.

He was laid to rest in the Loyal Cemetery.



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