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Geo. C. Pray's Body Found

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Parent Issue
Day
11
Month
August
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
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Whitmore Lake, Aug. 10. - (Special to Daily Argus). - T. Frank Taylor was born in Wbitmore Labe, March 6, 1873, and at the age oí five years started to school here and went nntil he was 14 years old. His mother died when he was 10 years old and since that time he has been on his own resources. He worked around by the inonthj nntil he accumulated money enough to go to the Ypsilanti normal which place he attended two years. He got a school tachers' certificate and went to teaching school, liaving taaght our school for several terms, and was considured an excellent teacher. He took a trip to Texas but returned to Wbitnjore Lake after a sis mouths stay there and said Michigan was good enongh for bim. On his retorn trom Texas he forrned a co-partnersbip with Maurica F. Lantz in the grocery business and theyare doing a profitable business. Mr. Taylor is a general favorite and everybody's laten string hangs on the outside for biin and he kuows he is welcome. Frank has the confidence and esteein of all onr citizens which speaks volumes for his character. George Onster Pray was born near Dirnodale, Micn., 23 years ago, and hved with his father on the farm where he was born, nutil three years ago when his father, being afflicted with rheurnatism, decided to go west to see if the climate wonld give bim relief. After a two years' stay in Wyoming, Mr. Pray and fainily, excepting Gsorge, moved back to Dimondale. The subject of this sketch remained in Wyoming and bought a half interest in a 40,000 ranch which he was overseeing at the time of his death by drowning according to the followiug whioh we copy from the Detroit Journal, of Aug. 2: "The body of George Cnster Pray. who was drownea in the PJatte river, nea ■ Fort Steel, Wy., has been recovered 100 miles below the scène of the accident. Young Pray was engaged with his father in running a ranch in Wyoming. His father Andrew Pray, served in the Tth cavalry during the civil war, under Gen Ouster and named his boy after the gallant general. ïoung Pray was well knowu in Eaton county. " Mr. Pray was a very sbrewd and energetic young man who has a score ot relatives in Superior who deeply mourn his early demise. He was also the first cousin of the Pray's at Whitmore Lake. Jay G. Pray advises me that a short while before the drowning young Pray got kicked over the heart by a horse which caused faintiog spells and he thins while fordiüg the Platte river at a sand bar with a horse one of those spells uame on and he feil off the horse and drowned as the horse saddled and bridled, went home iiderless and that was the last seen of Mr. Pray until the recovery of the body 100 miles below.