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John Spory

16 May 1816 - 25 October 1896

Mr. John Spory, a well known resident of Hickory township, died Monday from paralysis, in the 82nd year of his age. The deceased was stricken with the malady about a year ago, and his illness dated from that time. He suffered a second stroke Monday which caused his death. Mr. Spory was one of the pioneers of Hickory township, and was highly respected by a large circle of friends. He leaves two daughters,  Mrs. Phillip Garts, of Pymatuning township, and  Mrs. August Miller, of Hermitage, and one son,  Adam Spory, of Neshannock. Funeral services were held from the German Reformed church, at Keel Ridge, Wednesday afternoon,  Rev. Stewart of the Greenfield Presbyterian church conducting the services. Interment in Keel Ridge Cemetery.

from Sharon Herald Oct 30, 1896, Submitted by Beth Rollinson

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