Cicero Holtsberry was born in Linton county, Ohio,
January 30, 1849, and passed to his eternal rest June
10, 1925, at the home of his son John in Grout
township, aged 76 years, 4 months and 11 days. Mr.
Holtsberry spent the early part of his life in Ohio.
In December, 1891, he came to Gladwin county, where he
resided for a number of years, afterward moving to St.
Louis, Mich., where he lived until a few years ago,
when he purchased a farm in Grout township. Recently
he made his home among his children.
About 1868 he was married to Rebecca Sinift, who
died four years ago. To this union were born two sons
and five daughters. He leave to mourn their loss his
two sons, John of Grout and Forrest of Shephard; his
daughters, Mrs. Wesley Brown of Sherman township, Mrs.
James Thomas of Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. Will Hood of
Flint; one sister, Mrs. James McCabe of Mt. Pleasant;
one brother, Harvey, of Madison, Ohio, besides 13
grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Those attending the funeral from a distance were
Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas and daughter Dorothy of
Memphis, Tenn.; Forrest Holtsberry and family of
Shepherd; Harvey Holtsberry and son Don of Madison,
Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Tucholl and daughter Lois of
Kenosha, Wis., and Mr. and Mrs. James McCabe and
family of Mt. Pleasant.
Dear Father, thus we leave you, but we live in hope
that our loss is your gain, and expect to meet you
over yonder on the pearly shore.