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Col. William Passes This Life
End Comes At Hot Springs On Wednesday Of This Week
Was a Resident of Baker County for Forty Years , Services at Cambridge, N.Y.
Masonic Lodge and Episcopal Church to Have Charge of Last Rites
Col. William G. Ayre, prominent Baker resident, local sheepman and globe trotter, died at Hot Springs, Arkansas, Wednesday of this week. He was 71 years old.
Colonel Ayre had been in failing health for more than a year and a half. He left his home here with Mrs. Ayre in June, 1926, for a visit to his old home in England. In Canada he became seriously ill but improved and went on for England. While in England he became so ill that they hired a man attendant to accompany them home.
The Ayres left here a year ago for California. After a stay of some time, they went to Tuscon, Arizona and later to Hot Springs, where they have been several months. Colonel Ayre was born in Devonshire, England, April 29, 1856, according to his Masonic lodge records.
Col. Ayre engaged in the sheep business in the Durkee country about 40 years ago. He retired several years ago and since that time in company with Mrs. Ayre, has spent most of the time in traveling.
The body will be taken to Cambridge N.Y. where services will be under the auspices of the Masonic lodge with services by the Episcopal church.
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