CALVIN B. FORSYTHE GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Buried at Waverly Cemetery, Waverly, Coffey County, KS.
Died: Jan. 13, 1891
DEATH OF C. B. FORSYTHE.
Died, at his residence in Waverly, Coffey county, Kan., Tuesday, January 13, 1891, of jaudice, with dropsy Calvin B. Forsythe, aged 45 years, 2 months and 10 days.
Deceased was a student in the college at Wilmington, Pa., when the war broke out, and while yet two young to be drafted, he enlisted in the 100th Pennsylvania volunteer infantry, known as “The Roundheads of Wilmington.” He came to Kansas in 1869, settling first in Osage county afterwards coming to Waverly. He was married February 1, 1877, to Mrs. Eva M. Cullen, who is left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband.
But above all this, Brother Forsythe was a devoted Christian from early manhood, always taking a deep interest in the church and religious work. At the time of his death he held the office of treasurer of the Presbyterian church of Waverly. During his last sickness of two months duration, he suffered almost constantly, yet he bore up with Christian patience and resignation, speaking frequently of meeting his last enemy, Death, without fear, since his Saviour was an ever-present help.
In his death his wife losses an affectionate companion, the community a good citizen, and the church an earnest worker, and altho’ our hearts are sad because of the death of one yet in the prime of life, let us say; “It is the Lord-He hath done all things well.” On Thursday, January 15th, at 10 o’clock a.m. a large number of friends and neighbors gathered at the Presbyterian church to pay the last sad tribute of respect to the remains and to listen to the funeral sermon from Hebrews,IIII, 9: “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.” The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. L. Combs. A sister of the deceased, Mrs. Judge Glenn of Atchison, arrived Wednesday and was present at the funeral. Business was entirely suspended from 9:00 a. m. until after the funeral, as a mark of respect for the deceased.