Miami Union
September 25, 1880
DYE, THOMAS C. - Thomas C., oldest son of the late Jas. M. and Letty, died after a brief illness, at his home near Armstrong, Vermillion Co., Ill., Sept. 2d, 1880.  It is not only that we may thus record simply the death of a son and former fellow citizen that we write, but that in the name of the bereaved mother and family there may be made a public acknowledgment and recognition of the tender care of the sick and sympathetic respect to the dead which have so comforted the hearts and assisted to assuage the grief of the bereaved.  Hastening in response to the telegram announcing the illness of the deceased, the brother and sister found that death had already done its work, but that the last hours of the dying the (unreadable) comparative strangers, had been brightened by unremitting kindly attentions, and that the body had been tenderly laid away, accompanied to the grave by a concourse of following citizens, after religious services conducted by the Rev. C. D. Lyon of the M. E. Church.  Nothing had been left undone that even a Mother's affection could desire for her son.  The interment took place in the Armstrong Cemetery Sept. 3rd.  The remains were disinterred and brought to Troy Sept. 8th, where after religious services by Revs. Watson and Ridgway they were laid away for their final earthly sleep in our own beautiful Riverside Cemetery.  The afflicted family wish here and there to return their warmest thanks to all the friends who gathered around their beloved one and stood with them.  In their hour of trial, and especially to those friends in the farther West.     D. C. R.

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