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William Knibb Rodway

William Knibb Rodway

Male 1852 - 1895  (43 years)

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  • Name William Knibb Rodway  [1
    Born 12 Jan 1852  [1
    Gender Male 
    FindaGrave ID 18995984 
    Died 8 Apr 1895  Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 10 Apr 1895  Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Griggsville Cemetery, Griggsville, Pike, Illinois USA 
    • W.K. RODWAY - On Wednesday, April 10, 1895 (Died 8 April 1895) we were call-ed upon to lay the mortal remains of our most highly esteemed friend, W. K. Rodway, in their final resting place. The brief services at his late home were con-ducted by the pastor of the Congregational church, Rev. N. L. Burton, assisted by some of his friends who sang appropriate selections. The scripture read was the 14th chapter of the Gospel by St. John, chosen for the occasion by Mr. Rodway himself after he was told by his physician that he could not recover. He said that chapter comforted him and he called the attention of his loved ones to it in hope that they would find comfort there in their coming bereavement. One looking upon the peaceful face in the casket and remembering the expressions of pain which so often were seen upon his face during the last days of the fear-ful malady which terminated his mortal life, could hardly refrain from thoughts like that expressed in the 3d verse of this chapter, "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am there ye may be also." In the weary hours of his last sickness, the lessons taught him in childhood in his Christian home came clearly to his memory, and his acceptance of the salvation of the Gospel was clear and unquestioning. In my last conversation with him he told me that he had hoped to be permitted to enter the covenant of the church of Christ before be was called away, but that it did not seem to be God's will that he should. But said he, "I have the promise of Christ, and that is enough." His final moments were so peaceful that to those who watched beside him he seemed literally to fulfill the favorite expression of the early Christians and fall asleep. After a brief service at the house the Modern Woodmen and the members of the Masonic order, each of which he was a member, conducted his remains to the cemetery, whither he was followed by a large concourse of his grief stricken friends, and with the appropriate and impressive rituals of their orders laid him to his final rest. I esteem it a privilege to supplement the eminently just statement of last week with these words of appreciation, with the hope that they may tend to comfort , those most sorely bereaved by his early death.
    Griggsville Cemetery, Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA
    William Knibb Rodway (1852 - 1895) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Grave of William Knibb Rodway
    Person ID I585  Lasbury Family
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2021 

    Father Eusebius Rodway
              b. 1814 
    Mother Maria 
    Married Y  [1
    Family ID F1293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife Mary Harriet Lasbury
              b. 4 Oct 1860, Shenley, Hertfordshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 30 Aug 1935, Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 31 Oct 1882  Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Mary Louise Rodway
              b. 13 Sep 1883, Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 30 Nov 1908, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +2. Elizabeth Emma Rodway
              b. 25 Jul 1885, Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 May 1970  (Age 84 years)
    +3. Edith Rodway
              b. 4 Sep 1887, Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1963, Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +4. Margaret Elizabeth Rodway
              b. 4 Aug 1892, Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Jun 1985, Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Oct 1882 - Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Apr 1895 - Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Griggsville Cemetery, Griggsville, Pike, Illinois USA - 10 Apr 1895 - Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA
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    William Knibb Rodway

  • Notes 
    • W.K. RODWAY - On Wednesday, April 10, 1895 (Died 8 April 1895) we were call-ed upon to lay the mortal remains of our most highly esteemed friend, W. K. Rodway, in their final resting place.

      The brief services at his late home were con-ducted by the pastor of the Congregational church, Rev. N. L. Burton, assisted by some of his friends who sang appropriate selections. The scripture read was the 14th chapter of the Gospel by St. John, chosen for the occasion by Mr. Rodway himself after he was told by his physician that he could not recover.

      He said that chapter comforted him and he called the attention of his loved ones to it in hope that they would find comfort there in their coming bereavement. One looking upon the peaceful face in the casket and remembering the expressions of pain which so often were seen upon his face during the last days of the fear-ful malady which terminated his mortal life, could hardly refrain from thoughts like that expressed in the 3d verse of this chapter, "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am there ye may be also."

      In the weary hours of his last sickness, the lessons taught him in childhood in his Christian home came clearly to his memory, and his acceptance of the salvation of the Gospel was clear and unquestioning.

      In my last conversation with him he told me that he had hoped to be permitted to enter the covenant of the church of Christ before be was called away, but that it did not seem to be God's will that he should. But said he, "I have the promise of Christ, and that is enough."

      His final moments were so peaceful that to those who watched beside him he seemed literally to fulfill the favorite expression of the early Christians and fall asleep.

      After a brief service at the house the Modern Woodmen and the members of the Masonic order, each of which he was a member, conducted his remains to the cemetery, whither he was followed by a large concourse of his grief stricken friends, and with the appropriate and impressive rituals of their orders laid him to his final rest.

      I esteem it a privilege to supplement the eminently just statement of last week with these words of appreciation, with the hope that they may tend to comfort , those most sorely bereaved by his early death.

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Research by Ernie Eldridge, Ernie Eldridge.