On Monday night at midnight [October 19, 1896] A. J. Bilyeu (Uncle Jack), a resident of Scio for many years, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Jesse Ray of Jordan. As a citizen, Uncle Jack was among our most substantial and trustworthy, always ready to accommodate a neighbor or friend he was respected by everyone. [Andrew was born in 1830 Sangamon Co., IL. He married Sarah Ann Terry in 1855 Linn Co. He was the father of eleven children. Andrew is interred in the Bilyeu Den Cemetery with his wife and many other members of the family].
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman