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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Fred Laycock

   Fred Laycock,one of Gladwin's prominent business men, died of heart trouble Saturday afternoon, March 25, 1933, at his home on South Antler street. He had been confined to his bed since Tuesday.

   He was born at May ford, Ontario, Sept. 3, 1874. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Laycock, located on a farm in Gladwin township in 1894. Deceased entered business here in 1899, and is advertised in the issue of the Record of Oct. 13 of that year as having bought the harness department owned by R. A. Smith, who was running a harness and shoe shop at the present location of the Laycock business. Mr. Smith since deceased, continued the shoe business, while Mr. Laycock retained the services of John McIntosh, harness maker.

   In 1904 he married Miss Louis Dawe. Four children, William, Clarence, Harold and Elizabeth were born to them.

   Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday, March 28, at 10:00 a.m., conducted by Rev. L. M. Whitney,followed by burial at Highland cemetery. Mrs. A. O.Boulton and Mrs. C. M. Scrafford sang for the services. Mayor Charles B. Wilmot requested that business places close during the services in respect the deceased.

   Wellington Wagar, Glenn McClure, R. J. Smith, Thomas Stock, T. G. Ayre and J. D. McDonald were pallbearers. Besides his family mentioned above two brothers and one sister, Frank and Herbert Laycock and Mrs. Edith Spooner of Interlaken and Shell Drake Springs, New York, survive him.

   Relatives from out of town who were here to attend the funeral were a sister and a nephew of Mrs. Laycock, Mrs. Frank Gohs of Mayville and Ransom Burgess of Beaverton.

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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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