OBITUARY. Simeon N. Caryl. Simeon Nathaniel Caryl, father of Russel and Silas Caryl of this village, died suddenly at his home in Oregon, Lapeer county, aged 79 years, on Monday, July 1, 1905, of a paralytic stroke. Mr. Caryl was born in New York state in 1826, and came to Michigan in 1872, and settled on the farm in Oregon township upon which he died, having married Miss Betsey Babbitt in January, 1854. Mr. Caryl was the father of 13 children, 12 of whom eight boys and four girls, with his wife survive him. He was also garndfather to 36 children and great- grandfather to four, and, as his children say, "was a father among fathers"--always loved and cherished in his family, and highly esteemed among his neighbors and friends. Mr. Caryl was a veteran of the Mexican and civil wars, during the former, serving as gunner in the U.S. navy, at the end of which he was promoted to the position of chief gunner of his vessel. During the civil war Mr. Caryl served as a gunner in the 181st New York artillery, and, in company with Edward Austin, father of our drayman, who was a teamster, distinguished himself in the recapture of their squad of 12 guns at Vicksburg, after they had been captured by the rebels. The funeral was held at the German church in Oregon, the Baptist minister from Columbiaville officiating, and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining. Leo Groves, in the absence of his father, very creditably conducted the funeral.
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