ROBERT GLOYD, obituary


ROBERT MOSS GLOYD, 88, died Saturday, January 8, 2005, at Lutheran Hospital.  Born March 11, 1916, in Perry Township, Allen County, he was the son of OTIS and ARVILLA (MOSS) GLOYD and lived most of his adult life on the Gloyd Homestead, where he farmed and raised his family. 


He graduated from Huntertown High School, was employed by Fort Wayne Newspapers for 35 years, and was a lifetime member of Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church. 


Survivors include

            three sons

                        TRAVIS GLOYD (Beverly Engleman) of Fort Wayne

                        SAMUEL GLOYD of Massachusetts

                        DENNIS GLOYD (Roxie Gross) of Churubusco

            two daughters

                        SARA (Charles) LIGGETT of Edon, Ohio

                        SHARON (Ronald) HOOT of Fort Wayne

            17 grandchildren

            22 great-grandchildren


He was preceded in death by his wife, EVELYN M. (Pontius) GLOYD;  and a daughter, PAMELA.


Service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church, 12707 Tonkel Road, with calling one hour prior to service.  Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at D.O. McComb & Sons, Pine Valley Funeral Home.


Burial in Huntertown Cemetery.  Memorials to Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church.




Obituary, published in the Fort Wayne Newspapers on Sept. 3, 2003


EVLYN M. GLOYD, 79, died Sunday, August 31, 2003, at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne, she delivered the News-Sentinel for 31 years, retiring in 1982, and was a member of Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church.


Survivors include husband, Robert of Fort Wayne

            Son, TRAVIS (Beverly) GLOYD of Fort Wayne

            Daughter, SARA (Charles) LIGGETT of Edon, Ohio

            Son, SAMUEL GLOYD of Newton Highlands, Massachusetts

            Son, DENNIS GLOYD (Roxie) of Churubusco

            Daughter, SHARON (Ronald) HOOT of Fort Wayne

            Sister, WILLADEAN HALL of Fort Wayne

            Brother, DONALD (Jean) PONTIUS of Florida

            Brother, JON (Kavon) PONTIUS of Tennessee

            17 grandchildren

            20 great-grandchildren


She was preceded in death by one daughter, PAMELA GLOYD, and a grandson, JUSTIN GLOYD.  Service is 11 a.m. Friday, with calling one hour prior, at Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church, 12707 Tonkel Road.  Calling is from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at D.O. McComb & Sons, Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Road.  Burial in Huntertown Cemetery.  Memorials to Future Building Plans of Robinson Chapel Ministries, 12707 Tonkel Road, Fort Wayne, 46845.


Obituary E. G. GLOYD




E. G. GLOYD, Miller in Early Days of Community, Dies at Kendallville


Kendallville, February 19, EDWIN G. GLOYD, died here early today on the 72nd anniversary of his birth after an illness of several months.  Born in Allen county, just north of Fort Wayne, he spent his boyhood days there and learned the miller’s trade.  Following the death of his father, he took over the management of the Cedar Creek mill, and successfully operated it for many years.  Twenty-two years ago he sold his interest and moved to Avilla, where he operated the Avilla mills for 5 years.  Seventeen years ago he moved to Kendallville, where he has lived since.  His wife preceded him in death 11 years ago.  Surviving are 3 daughters, all of this city:



Mrs. TRACY McMARRELL, with whom he made his home


One son, CHARLES GLOYD, of Okanigan, Washington


The funeral will be held Monday with short services at the McMarrell home at 11 o’clock and the funeral proper at the Union church, Huntington, Rev. F. A. LeMaster, of this city, conducting the services.  Burial at the Union Cemetery.


The Gloyd family was prominent in the early days of the county and Gloyd mills is one of the beautiful spots in the Cedar Creek district, near the county line, where it is hoped some day to establish a state park.   (possibly from a Ft. Wayne newspaper)                  


(From the burial records of Perry Township Cemetery near Huntertown, IN, we find:


Edwin G. Gloyd,  1850-1920, wife Percila

Percila Gloyd, 1852-1910, wife of Edwin)




Born April 10, 1851;  Died January 8, 1935


Short funeral services for MRS. FITELLA GLOYD, 83, who died at 2:45 o’clock Tuesday morning at her home on the Auburn road, will be held Thursday noon at the residence, and 2 o’clock at Robinson Chapel on the Tonkel road, Rev. J. L. Pusey officiating.  Burial will be in the Huntertown Cemetery.


The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Thursday.  D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Gloyd died of injuries she received in a fall at her home.  Her hip was fractured in the mishap.  She was the widow of JEROME D. GLOYD, former Allen county commissioner.  She was a member of Robinson Chapel M. E. church. 


Survivors include a son:

            OTIS GLOYD, at home

Two daughters:

            MISS ESTELLA GLOYD, at home 

            MRS. CHARLES MOUDY of Cedar Creek township

Four brothers:

            AMOS FITCH  of Garrett

            HARVEY FITCH of Huntertown

            ALLEN FITCH of South St. Paul, Minn.

            DAVID FITCH of Auburn

Four sisters:

            MRS. FRANCELLA FAIR, a twin sister of the deceased

            MRS. S. E. STRATTON of Parkersburg, West Virginia

            MRS. M. A. MASON of this city

            MRS. EMMA HARTZELL of New Haven


Five grandchildren also survive. 


(Fitella/Fitelia was the daughter of NATHANIEL FITCH and SARAH DELONG)