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Richard O. Taylor

At Rest.
The funeral of Postmaster Richard O. Taylor took place from the family residence on Saturday, commencing at 10 o'clock, a. m., the services being conducted by Rev. Hall. All funerals are sad, but this one was the saddest of the year. Hundreds of friends gathered around the hear the last words of consolation, and but few dry eyes were to be found in the vast assemblage. A young man, cut down in his prime, who had grown up among the people, lay cold in death. After the minister had concluded the service, and the people were taking their last look at all that remained of "Dick," the band, of which he was a member, played a funeral selection. The sad, weird strains seemed to express the feelings of his friends. It was all so pitiful. Whe the remains were placed in the hearse, the band took its position in front. Dick's instrument was heavily draped in mourning and carried, it being the only silent instrument of the original organization which Dick helped to form. As the large procession wended its way to the cemetery, the band played a funeral march. When the coffin reached the grave, and was about to be lowered, then it was the mother, sister and brother and all about them realized the truth. Dick had gone forever. He was at rest. The relatives have the sincere sympathies of the community in their great trial.

Mr. John Taylor, by good fortune, reached Chesterton on Friday night on the midnight train and was enabled to attend the funeral. Relatives and friends from Chicago and South Chicago also attended.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: May 16, 1889
Volume Number: 6
Issue Number: 5
Page: 1
Column(s): 5

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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