Lockridge Herald Lockridge, Jefferson Co, IA Friday, February 11, 1916 OBITUARY
Archibald Gilchrist, one of the most highly respected residents of Fairfield died Saturday morning at four o'clock at his home on East Adams street after being suddenly stricken with heart failure. Mr. Gilchrist had been in very poor health for the past year.
Mr. Gilchrist was born in Westmoreland county, Penn., Jan. 1st, 1837, and was the son of Joseph and Eliza Gilchrist. In 1869, the family moved to Greenwood, Jackson county, Mo., and five years later moved to Fairfield where Mr. Gilchrist has since resided.
In 1861 at West Newton, Penn., he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Clendenin who is left to mourn his loss. He is also survived by an adopted daughter, Mrs. T.F. McNew of this city, and one sister and two brothers, Mrs. Sarah Bailey of this city, David Gilchrist of near Libertyville and John Gilchrist of Cochran Mills, Penn.
Mr. Gilchrist has long been a member of the United Presbyterian church and is one of the Elders of the church. He followed the occupation of carpenter and cabinet maker and for many years was one of the principal contractors of the city. He was a man who was liked by every one and his death will be learned with regret by many friends.