Coston Malchijah Tyler

Mason County Democrat, January 20, 1899, page 10

On Saturday, January 14, 1899, Mr. Coston M. Tyler, an old and respected citizen of this community, departed this life at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Patterson, about one mile west of the city, at the advanced age of seventy-nine years, eleven months, eighteen days.

Deceased was born in Vanderburg County, Indiana, January 27, 1819. His mother died when he was eight years of age, and his father some three years later; after which he found a home with his grandfather, Joseph Tyler, where he spent his boyhood life. Arriving at manhood, he was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth J. Elledge on the 11th day of December, 1845, and in 1858 came to Mason county where they spent the remainder of life. They were parents of eleven children, five of whom survive them, namely: Dr. W. R. Tyler, of San Jose, Robert Tyler of Amity, Mo., Mary Seigrist, of Sutton, Neb., Laura Vanloon of this city (Mason City), and John Tyler whose address is unknown to the family. The former children were present at the funeral.

Mr. Tyler joined the 108th Illinois, August 12, 1862, and was discharged May 17, 1865 after the close of the Civil War. When he came home and settled down to farm life for several years, or until old age and infirmity compelled him to desist, since that time has made him home here. Mr. and Mrs. Tyler shared each others sorrows for many years until on the 13th of March 1874 the wife and mother was called to her home beyond the river. He was again married to Mrs. Jane Trent, October 12, 1875, who passed away October 26, 1882. Not long after his first marriage he and his companion made a profession of religion and joined the Christian church, and after coming to Mason county went into the church which was then forming at Allen's Grove, under the labors of Elder Ryan and others, which from some causes disbanded later on. At a meeting held at that place in the early spring by Elder J. M. Haughey, a new organization was formed and Brother and Sister Tyler became charter members and he was chosen by the brotherhood as an officer. Some years later he became a member here and remained an honored brother until he was called to a higher life on the farther shore. The funeral services were held at the Christian church at 10 O'clock on Monday, Jan. 16, 1899, conducted by Elders Haughey and Roach, the song service being rendered by Messrs Castleberry, Enlows, Badger and Crumrine, The body now sleeps by the silent dead at Cherry Grove while his children mourn the departure of a beloved father, and warm hearted friends condole with the bereaved in this their time of deepest grief.

Contributed by Kris Tyler

George Tyler

Mason County Democrat newspaper, November 18, 1898

George Tyler, age 50 years, 10 months and 13 days, died at his home northeast of this city, Sunday evening, November 13, at 5 o'clock, caused by contacting a severe cold while shucking corn. The funeral services were held at the late residence on Wednesday, November 16, at 10:40 AM conducted by Elder A. C. Roach. The deceased leaves a wife, son and daughter, brothers and sisters and an aged father besides a host of friends to mourn his sudden departure from this life.

Contributed by Kris Tyler