Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, September l5, l92l
ZED GORE, a former resident of Leon, was found dead in a wagon in which he was driving from Sedalia, Colorado, to Billings, Montana, at Adams City, Colorado, Tuesday morning, August 30th.The remains were brought to Davis City by his son, ROY GORE, where interment took place.He had been working for his son-in-law, MERT COZAD, near Sedalia, all summer and just a few days before his death, started to drive through to Billings to visit relatives there.The undertaking establishment in Brighton, where the body was taken, was visited by W.H. HAZLET, MRS. EVERETT BRIGHT and others who had known him.It is supposed that his death was caused by heart failure.The Brighton Blade in the issue of August 30th, contained the following account of the death:
"ZED GORE, about 65 years old, who was traveling between Sedalia, Colo., and Billings, Mont., in a lumber wagon, was found dead close to the Adams City School House, Tuesday morning.Monday night he talked with the owner of a filling station at Adams City and told him that he was going to Billings, and that he intended to start early in the morning.By 7 o'clock he had not started and the man at the filling station sent someone to see if anything had happened to him, and he was found dead in the wagon.He was brought to the Jones Undertaking parlors in Brighton, and Mr. Jones thinks that he probably died of heart failure.
"In the wagon were his suitcases and feed for the horses.Letters in a suitcase from his son, ROY, in Castle Rock were the only traces of any relatives which were revealed.His son has been notified of his death.
"He had evidently lived in the Strasburg neighborhood some time ago, as he had a bank book from the Strasburg bank dated l9l8, in his pocket."
Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, September 22, l92l
ZEDRICK GORE was born in the State of Illinois, December 6, l853, and met his death at Adams City, Colorado, August 3l, l92l, at the age of 67 years, 8 months and 25 days.
He came to Iowa with his parents in l856, and lived the most of his life in this state.He was united in marriage to MISS PERLINA GUTHRIE in the fall of l880.To them were born several children, some having preceded him to the better world, and six with his wife surviving him, the children being EMMETT GORE, Broadview, Montana; ROY GORE, Castle Rock, Colorado; BRYAN GORE, Denver, Colorado; MRS. MINNIE AKIN, Zurich, Montana; MRS. MAY MCCUTCHAN, Amadon, North Dakota; MRS. BIRD COZAD, Sedalia, Colorado.He also leaves eight grandchildren, several nephews and nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.All the children were present at the funeral held at Littleton, Colorado, except one daughter, MRS. MAY MCCUTCHAN.Three of the children accompanied the body to Davis City to the old family cemetery, which was always his request.
The deceased was a kind and loving father, a good neighbor, an honest, upright man in all dealings.He was at one time a member of the Providence Baptist Church.After going west he never placed his letter in any church, but always remained a Christian.
Eleven years ago he and his two youngest sons, ROY and BRYAN, went to North Dakota, where he remained five years and went to Colorado in l9l5, where he made his home with his son, ROY.On August 29th, he started driving through to visit his son and daughter in Montana, and met his death the first night's camping, his death being a mystery to everyone.
His son, ROY, and daughters, MINNIE and BIRDIE, accompanied his body back to its resting place.
Funeral services were held at Davis City, Sept. 2, l92l, conducted by Rev. Elba Dale, after which the body was tenderly laid to rest in the old family cemetery, as requested by him.
A CARD -- We desire to thank all our kind friends for their sympathy and condolence in the death of our beloved father.
MRS. J.N. AKIN,
MRS. BIRD COZAD,
MR. & MRS. FLOYD SMITH.
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