Death has invaded our neighborhood, and a good man has fallen. Cyrus Macomber died Tuesday, April 12th, of consumption of the lungs, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. H. H. Hickok, at Canadice.
He was born at Middlebourough, Plymouth county, Mass., May 7th, 1803. When about two years old his parents removed to Denmark, Erie county, this State, where they remained until 1817, when they came to this town and took up a tract of land, a portion of which the subject of this sketch occupied the greater part of his life and still owned at the time of his death.
In 1826 he married Jane Colister, who is still living. They have had seven children, of whom three survive him. In 1831 the deceased became a child of God, and lived a quiet, Christian life, dying with a firm faith in Him whom He served so long and well. He loved his home and family, attaching himself to them to a degree almost unknown in this age. He was emphatically a peacemaker, always doing good, respected and beloved by all who knew him - a fact well attested at his funeral; which was held at Bald Hill, the Rev Warren J. Hobbs officiating, on Friday of last week.
Mrs. Jane Macomber, who died at her home in Canadice Jan. 21, was born at Palatine, Montgomery county, Nov. 11, 1806. She removed with her parents to this place in 1815, and for seventy-five years resided near the place of her death. She was the oldest of a family of eleven, of whom two survive her.
One brother, Robert Collister, died one day before her, near Lansing, Mich., aged eighty-one years. Early in life she gave her heart to God, and in His strength pursued a consistent Christian course, enduring with remarkable fortitude and patience her many severe afflictions. She died peacefully, and safely awaits the coming of Him whose voice will call the dead from their graves, and at His hand receive eternal life.
The Rev. M. E. Andrews of Springwater spoke words of comfort at her funeral.