Friday, April 17, 2009

Two transcriptions

I'm not sure that I've ever seen these before. They are newspaper clippings related to the death of one of my grandfathers. Here's a link to a photograph of the family that includes the four sons as children. Clicking on the image will download a larger, more detailed version of the photograph.

Obituary: David A. Lisle died yesterday afternoon at the residence of his son, Richard L. Lisle, 1651 Tibbits Avenue, after a long illness. Mr. Lisle was born in Beaufort, Wales, seventy-eight years ago and came to America when he was twenty-seven years old and had lived in this city since. He had been connected with the Troy Malleable Iron Works for more than forty years and did not retire from active business until two years ago. Mr. Lisle had been a deacon of the Second Baptist Church for forty-eight years, and he was also a member of Apollo Lodge, No. 13, F. and A. M., and the Troy Masonic Club. The survivors are four sons, Richard L., David B., Herbert and Warren E. Lisle. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at the residence of his son, Rev. William M. Hull officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Resolution: David A. Lisle, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Second Baptist Church for thirty years, died Tuesday, October 23, 1923. The service rendered by Mr. Lisle to the Board and to his Church all these years was never failing and none have ever shown a more constant attention and devotion to the best interest of the Church and its growth.

As fellow members of the Board, we hereby express our sympathy to the family and record our own sense of the loss of a Trustee and friend whom we loved and honored for his charm of personality, his devotion to his Lord and Master and his loyalty to his Church.

A man of simple modesty, but in whose advice there was wisdom and kindliness of thought and a quick decision unerringly in the right.

To have known him and worked with him those years has been an inspiration to all and of untold help in the work of the Board.

We shall miss the lovable and kindly spirit he always showed in all his ways and treasure the memory of our friend and co-member David A. Lisle.
Board of Trustees, Second Baptist Church


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