Sometimes, it is something as simple as an obituary that can help correct bad assumptions on our part or clear up a mystery for us or, worse yet, create a new mystery for us. The obituary of my great great Grandfather, Isaac Link, was one of those for me. And the ironic part is that his obituary did all three!
I would have included a scan of Isaac’s obituary except that my dear old reliable scanner isn’t compatible with Windows7 and so it is now sitting over here beside the computer with about as much usefulness as a boat anchor. So in lieu of a scan, below is the text of the obituary that I found for Isaac Link in the Wyandot County Republican from December 16, 1910. I found this obituary several years ago when I was first getting started on my genealogy research and it has proven to be invaluable to me.
Died In Georgia
I.C. Link, a former resident of Nevada, died suddenly Monday morning in his home, in Dublin, Ga. He was aged about fiftysix years and is survived by his wife and five children. They are: N.H. Link, of Nevada; Orville Link, of Pottsville, La.; William Link, of Montgomery Ala.; Mrs. Pearl Lister, of Demopolis, Ala.; and Mrs. Tessie McGearl of St. Francisville, Ala. The Link family moved from Nevada to Georgia seven years ago.
The remains will arrive at Nevada sometime Friday and will be taken to teh home of deceased’s son, N.H. Link. No arrangements will be made for the funeral until the body arrives.