DAVID B. CORY
Source: Kingman Star March 1 1907
David W. B. Cory was born on Scott's Prairie August 20 1831. His parents, James and Nancy Cory moved from Ohio to this state in 1826, entering government land on Scott's Prairie. David was the third child in a family of eight children. He married Ann Eliza Stiner March 20, 1853. to this union was born six children, Harriet Emily, Joseph Edward, Malinda Ellen, GeorgeWilliam, Sarah Elizabeth and Mary Ann. His wife died July 22 1865 and December 10th 1865he was married to Amanda Redenbaugh., to this union was born four children, John Riley, Luella Jane, Charley Milton and Addison Linsey. These ten children lived to be grown and married and all survive their father except one daughter, Malinda Drollinger. When he was five years old his parents moved to a farm in Mill Creek township and there he lived all the rest of his life, surrounded by his children and their families all of whom lived near him except one daughter, Luella Scott, who resides in Indianapolis. He joined the U. B. church early in life and lived a consistent Christian ever after. He was a loving husband and father and although subject to errors and frailties like all the human family, yet he was a good citizen in every sense of the word, ever ready to aid those in distress, to help along the gospel cause, and promote public improvements. For many weary weeks and months he suffered patiently and although all was done that loving hands and hearts could do and devise, yet they could not keep the dead messenger away and early Monday morning, February 19 1907,his spirit passed away being 75 years, 5 months and 28 days old. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Centennial church by Rev. Smith, who spoke comforting words from the text "There shall be no night there." Rev. 21 Chapter, 25 verse. He leaves two brothers, two sisters, a wife and nine children, thirty-one grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Thus another pioneer has passed away, for seventy years a resident of the same community he saw the surrounding country change from a dense forest and scattered settlers, to well tilled fields thickly dotted with prosperous homes. But he, like many other pioneer fathers, rests from his labors and has gone to his reward.
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