Clay County


Callie Miles Prosser, son of John and Amanda Prosser, was born in Rockport, Indiana, April 5, 1860. He departed this life March 22, 1930, at his home in Sailor Springs, at the age of 69 years, 11 months and 17 days.

He was united in marriage to Miss Emma Groves, August 14, 1887. To this union was born ten children, four infants having preceded him in death.

He united with the Christian church, at Union Prairie, at the age of 38 years. He was found at his post of duty, in the church at all times, when his health would permit him to do so.

He was a devoted husband and father, a good neighbor, always willing to do the things he thought to be right.

He leaves to mourn their loss, a wife, three daughters, Maggie Morefield and Nora Schnautz, of Flora, Illinois; Verona Moseley, of Clay City, Illinois; three sons, Billy, Joe and John, all of Sailor Springs, Illinois, and fifteen grandchildren; one brother, Steve Prosser, of Sailor Springs, Illinois; one sister, Mrs. Lon Rice, of Storm Lake, Iowa, and a host of other relatives and friends.

A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recalled,
The boon his love had given;
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in Heaven.

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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