Decatur County Journal-Iowa Thursday, January 3l, l9l8
WILLIAM GUY FLORA, youngest son of J.G. and MINERVA FLORA, was born on the FLORA homestead two miles south of Davis City, Iowa, on September 27, l884, where he grew up to manhood.
On August 4, l906, he was united in marriage to MISS INEZ LONGACRE, of near Davis City, Iowa, to which union were born three children, JAMES BOYD, BENJAMIN FAY, and RUTH LOUISE, but little RUTH preceded her father to the unknown beyond fifteen months ago.After his marriage he went to farming for himeslf; the admirable training on the old homestead told in his management of his 200 acres, by stocking it with up to date implements and stock.
He was a victim of the dread disease consumption, and on the advice of his physician, sold out his stock, etc., two months ago and went to Silver City, New Mexico, for rest and recuperation, but alas, it was too late, for although attended with the best physicians and good nursing, he was advised to come back to Iowa.On the return journey he passed away on the train between Silver City and Deming, New Mexico, on Thursday January l7th, l9l8.
He leaves to mourn his death a wife, two children, a father, one sister, three brothers, besides a host of other relatives and friends.
GUY GLORA, as he was familiarly called, was human, but he had great virtues, honest, prompt, big hearted, a true friend, always ready to help his fellow men in need.
The funeral services were conducted with a prayer at the old homestead followed by services at the Methodist Church, Davis City, conducted by the Pastor, Rev. W.E. Shugg, whose text was Ps. l03:l6.The church was packed with a sorrowing congregation.The floral tributes were beautiful.The remains were laid to rest in our new cemetery northwest of town.