Final rites for Alva Wiser Ayers, 90, retired Pennsylvania railroad conductor, will be at eleven o’clock Wednesday morning at the Fisher funeral home. The Reverend William L. Pifer of Ft. Wayne will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after two o’clock this afternoon. Orient Lodge No. 272, of which he was a member, will have services there at 7:30 tonight. His death occurred at 7:50 a.m. Sunday at Lutheran hospital in Ft. Wayne. He had moved to Ft. Wayne from this city two years ago. He was a member of the St. Luke’s Lutheran church. A veteran of the Spanish-American War he was the last survivor of the David Bender camp of Logansport. Born in Amboy Oct. 25,1871, he was the son of James and Amanda Albery Ayers. His marriage in this city on Aug. 14, 1906, was to Irene Legg. Survivors are the wife; one son, A. M. Ayers, Englewood, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Fred Roembke, Ft. Wayne; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Source: Logansport Press, April 24, 1962.