Nathan S. Grandy

June 27, 1890                    Pontiac Sentinel

            Yesterday evening about suppertime, Nathan S. Grandy, passed away suddenly at his home near this city, at the advanced age of 74 years.  He had been suffering great bodily distress for more than a year, having gone blind about that time.  He was one of the early settlers of this county having come to this county in 1856.  He was a man highly respected by the community in which he lived.


Nathan S. Grandy

July 04, 1890            Friday  Pontiac Sentinel

            The funeral of Nathan S. Grandy took place Saturday afternoon at his late residence and was conducted by Rev. C. D. Merit, of Fairbury.  The interment was made in the Pontiac cemetery and the remains were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of citizens.  Fifty-six teams were in the procession.

Nathan S. Grandy

July 4, 1890      Free Trader & Observer

            Thursday evening last Nathan S. Grandy died quite suddenly.  He had been afflicted several years, and about two years ago lost his eyesight; since that time he has been confined to his home. 

            Mr. Grandy was one of our oldest citizens, living in Owego Township for many years prior to his moving to Pontiac.  He was a public-spirited man, and up to his loss of eyesight took a prominent part in local affairs, holding many local offices and discharging the duties to the satisfaction of the people.  He was a member of the Baptist church.  His funeral was held at the residence, a large attendance manifesting sympathy to the family.  He leaves a wife and several children.


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