Simon Friday Died Friday.
Simon Friday, one of Mt. Sterling’s veterans of the Civil War, passed away last Friday in the Soldiers’& Sailors’ Home hospital, Quincy, where he had been making his home for over a year. The cause of his death was cerebral hemorrhage.
Mr. Friday was born April 4, 1842, in Wayne county, Ohio, and was therefore aged 90 years, 1 month and 2 days. On September 30, 1861 he enlisted in the army and served faithfully for nearly four years, being discharged on July 13, 1865. He was a member of Co. H, 50th Illinois Infantry.
Mr. Friday leaves to mourn his departure his son, William, of this city. Funeral services were held Sunday morning from St. Joseph’s Catholic church and burial was made in the Catholic cemetery.
Source: The Democrat Message, Mount Sterling, Illinois, May 11, 1932