Clay County


Guy Mitchell was born at Rose Hill, in Jasper county, Illinois, March 13, 1889, and departed this life near Clay City, Illinois, March 6, 1930, aged 40 years, 11 months and 23 days. Ill health was the cause of his untimely and sudden death.

He was a World war veteran, serving 20 months altogether, and eight months in France where he saw much active service. He served his country faithfully to the end of the war and received his honorable discharge. Since that time he has made his home near Clay City on the farm living with his brother, George. Here they got along fine together, though his health was poor for some time.

Guy was converted, baptized and united with South Freedom Christian church when just a young man. He never attended church much in late years, but had a warm spot in his heart for the church and was ready to speak out for it.

He was a good neighbor and a friend to all who knew him and his passing is regretted by his many friends.

He leaves to mourn his departure, five brothers, Alva, George, Johnnie, Henry and Elmer Mitchell, with a host of other relatives and friends.

His parents and three sisters preceded him into the great beyond.

Sunset and evening star.
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea;
And such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho' from out our bourn of time and place,
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.
~ Tennyson.

Extracted 12 Jun 2017 by Norma Hass from 1930 Pictures and Biographical Sketches of the Business Men of Clay City, Illinois.

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