a Miami Co Newspaper
County Loses Prominent Educator
Cyrus Bigler, Who Taught in Eastern Part of County For Many Years Passes Away Monday Afternoon At His Home Southwest of Versailles- Had Been ill Four Weeks-Funeral Thursday. People in the townships of Wayne and Adams, along the eastern part of Darke County, are mourning the death of Cyrus Bigler, 83, who for many years was a teacher in the schools of those townships, and who has started thousands on their way in an education, and in an upright and useful life. The death of Mr. Bigler occurred at his home in Wayne township at 1:25 Monday afternoon, and followed an illness of four weeks. He was born in Adams township, and was a son of the pioneer, Moses Bigler and Mary Miller Bigler. He farmed during the summer season, and taught school in the fall and winter, and after retiring from the ranks of the teachers, farmed for a number of years. In addition to his work of teaching, Mr. Bigler was a leader in the religious, social and civic life of the eastern part of the county, and his influence was always exerted for the things that made the community in which he lived, better. The death of this good man is mourned by nine children, they being Mrs. Lula Grove, Centerville, Mich., Chas. Bigler, Bradford, Ohio, Earl Bigler, Greenville R.D., Jacob and Clyde Bigler, Bradford, R.D., Estella Schellert, at home, Mrs. Mabel Burns, Versailles, Mrs. Bessie Brewer, Greenville, R.D., and Ray Bigler, at home. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Nancy Long, Greenville, Mrs. David Martin, Bradford and Mrs. Chas. Jackson, Troy, Ohio. Funeral services at the Oakland Church Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock, fast time; Rev. Galen Royer in charge. Interment in the Greenlawn cemetery at Versailles.
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