Died - Tuesday, April 28, 1903, at his home near Polo, Harry C. Mades, aged 49 years, 7 months and 6 days. The deceased was born at Keedysville, Maryland, on Sept. 22, 1853. Surviving him are his wife, two brothers, Wm. Mades, near Polo and Josiah Mades at Keedysville, Md., and two sisters, Mrs. Sue Myers, Keedysville, Md. and Mrs. O. J. Ports, Hazelhurst. Mr. Mades came to Polo in the year 1875, and since that time has always resided in this community. On Sept. 23, 1886, he was married to Miss Augusta Judson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Judson. One child was born to them, but was not long spared to make their home happy, being called away in infancy. Mr. Mades was a carpenter by trade and to this he gave all his time and attention. That he was eminently successful in his chosen life-work, is attested to the fact that he was always in demand, always crowded with work.

Many of the fine buildings and elegant home that are adding so much to the country about Polo were built by Harry Mades, he carpenter. As a neighbor, friend and citizen, he was ever obliging, true and loyal. He was held in high esteem by those who knew him. That he was so loved and respected was shown by the kindly interest in him during his long sickness. The respect for him as a neighbor and friend were shown by the many people who attended his funeral services though weather conditions were unfavorable. During his long sickness he suffered intensely, but never complained. He had learned the lesson of patience. Calmly and peacefully he fell asleep having become perfectly reconciled. In his last days Mr. Mades verified the experience of a grand man who said long ago; "For our light affliction, which is for a moment, worketh for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory". Rev. P. B. Holtgreve of the Lutheran Church conducted the funeral services at the house. The Polo Male Quartette sang several appropriate selections. Interment was at Fairmount Cemetery.

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