Nunda Herald, January 7, 1897
Ephriam Seymour died on January 3, 1897, at his home between Algonquin and Cary, aged 81 years and 3 months. Mr. Seymour was born in New York state in 1815, and moved to Illinois in 1841. He was married to Mary, daughter of Joseph and Ruth Patterson, in Tyrone, N.Y.,on April 6, 1836. His wife has already passed to the home eternal. He leaves six children to mourn his loss-four girls and two boys; Mrs. J. Snooks, of Chicago; Mrs. C. Seward, of Elgin; Mrs. H. Peacock, of Cary; and one daughter in Oregon; Joseph and Ephriam, his sons living in the town of Algonquin. The funeral was held on Tuesday, January 5, at the Congregational Church, conducted by Rev. Buck, pastor of the Dundee Baptist church. The remains were laid at rest in Algonquin cemetery, beside those of his wife, who died in October, 1894. Mr. Seymour was very highly respected by his neighbors and friends, a large concourse of whom attended the obsequies. He was one of the oldest citizens in the county, and an honest and influential man in the community in which he lived. When a young man he was converted and united with the Baptist church, bringing his letter to the Dundee church, and later he transferred to the Baptist church in Crystal Lake. His death was caused by old age.