Not Dead but Sleeping
Mr. Wardly was born in Lyons, Wayne County, N.Y. June 27th 1818, moved to Genesse, County, N.Y. in 1830, and in 1836 he removed to Medina County Ohio. In 1840 he removed to York Township, now Fulton County, where he has since resided. In February 1852 he was married to Miss Jane Kane who survives him, five daughters and two sons were born to him. One daughter and one son have preceded him to that rest beyond. 1869 he united with the Presbyterian Church at Delta and in 1882 was elected to the Eldership of said church, which position he held the remainder of his life.
April 12th 1887 he departed this life aged 68 years 9 months and 15 days such is a brief sketch of the life of our pioneer brother. But it tells nothing of his life of industry, of upright and honest dealing with his neighbors of Christian example and tender care of his family, of love and affection for his companion, his unblemished character as a member of the church and the months of wonderful suffering of that dreadful disease cancer which ended his life. All of which he patiently bore looking forward to the coming rest, reckoning that the pain of his disease was not to be compare to the joys of the world to come. His remains were laid to rest in the Delta Cemetery.
Respectfully, Stillman C. Biddle