Linn County Obituaries


John Newman from Mirror, 7 Feb. 1895.
John N. Newman who came to Linn county in 1851, died at his home near Center point, Jan. 24, aged 68 years .


DAVID AQUILLA NEWMAN-1914
Contributed by,Sandra Sanchez
David was taken by his parents to Indiana while still a child where he grew to manhood. He came west to Iowa in 1842, remaining about one year,returning to Indiana where he was married to Lucinda Ennison, March 31, 1853.Returning to Iowa with his wife in 1854. To this union was born one child W.F.Newman. Lucinda passed away in 1856.
David married again to Mahala Morris of Iowa and to this union was born 3 children, Lydia Cross,Melinda E. and Joseph. Being present with him during his last days. Mr. Newman leaves also 7 grandchildren, 4 others having passed away.His wife having passed away 22 January 1873.
Mr. Newman united with the Christian Chuch of Dry Creek, located on what is known as Singer Hill, southesast of Center Point, Iowa. He served for many years as an elder in the church, and his earnest Christian life is known by all. About 60 years of the life of Bro. Newman has been in Monroe and Washington in Linn Co, Iowa. Here among his friends he was well known and respected by all as an earnest christian, a faithful student of the Bible and accomodating neighbor ever ready to call of help. A few men have made a close study of the Bible as he or were better pseted of it's teaching,his has been a life that may be used as an example of earnest in search of truth.
When the call came in the great Civil War; he was among those that responded, becoming a member of 120th Co. Iowa Vol Inf. Enlisting in 62 and serving until the close of war, mustard in 65, and was engaged in following Battle Prairie Grove Seige and Capline of Vis Bay Mississippi attack and several other battles.
Mr. Newman,while on his sick bed, wrote the following statement and request. I take this opportunity to present before God and man that in Christ Jesus is Salvation and in no other name can man be saved, after death for saving a soul which departs to God, become in his likeness.I want the 13th chapter of 1st Corinthians and 15th Chapter of 1st Corinthians read in my house and prayer made for all men in Christ to be saved. I want the past to take charge of my body and lay it away in peace.
David Aquilla Newman
Services were held to the above request at the home, February 7th and the readings of the scriptures as requested and this was followed by prayer for the salvation of all men after which a short sermon was delivered. Interment made in the Dunkard Burial grounds, woutheast of Center Point, Iowa.



Kearns, Margaret Grubaugh
Contributed by,Russ Jenkins

Died Kearns -
at her residence in Linn Grove, Iowa May 2, 1891, Margaret Kearns, aged 86 years, 4 months and 10 days.
The subject of this notice, whose maiden name was Grubaugh, was born in Ohio, December 2, 1801; was united in marriage to John Kearns in 1829 with whom she lived happily for forty-three years. They had nine children, seven of whom are now living. Her grandchildren number forty-seven, and her great grandchildren twenty-six.
In 1844 her (sic) and her husband became converted to God and united with the Methodist Episcopal church. In 1853 they moved to Linn county, Iowa. In 1872 she committed to their last resting place the mortal remains of her loving and devoted husband and was left a widow to train the surviving children in the way of honor and usefulness, and to fight the battles of life alone. ..............................
And having outlived many whose prospects for life were much better, she "like a shock of corn fully ripe" fell beneath the sure and all gathering sickle of the great reaper at the uncommon age of eighty-six years, and her body now lies beside that of her husband, sleeping in her quiet sepulcher beneath the green sod of the Mt. Zion cemetery, while her soul has gone to God who gave it.
(source: Extract from obit in the 15 May 1891 issue of the Hawkeye newspaper,
Mt. Vernon, IA)


Kearns, John
Contributed by,Russ Jenkins

On the 16th inst. (16 Oct 1872) at his residence in Linn township, John Kearns, aged 69 years, of disease of the stomach. The deceased is an old resident of Linn township. He leaves a wife and eight children to mourn his loss. (newspaper clipping - paper unknown)


Kearns, Thomas James
Contributed by,Russ Jenkins

Thomas James Kearns, son of John and Margaret Kearns, was born near Newville, Richmond (Richland ?) county, Ohio, January 29, 1833. With his parents he moved to Iowa in 1853, and settled 3 miles south of Springville. They came to Iowa in a "prairie schooner", theirs was one of three. Many hardships confronted them on their journey but they were not to be daunted. the deceased was well acquainted with the life of a pioneer. He was married to Elizabeth Dunlap, October 28, 1858. To this bond of holy wedlock were born twelve children, eight boys and four girls.
He entered a homestead from the government, upon which he and his wife lived continuously till her death, August 7, 1895. It was here that they labored and sacrificed in order that the children whom God had given them might be trained in the fear and admonition of the Lord and that they might have the blessings of a christian home. The Father sent for the little boy Joseph and while yet only an infant took him unto Himself.
The deceased passed to Homeland as the day was drawing to its close at 6 p.m. December 16, 1910, at the home of his son, Thomas. He leaves to mourn his departure sons and daughters: Mrs. Anna Bateman, Thomas A. Kearns, Mrs. Mary E. Cook and M. M. Kearns, all of Central City; John N. Kearns, James F. Kearns of Clovis, California; Ira A. Kearns of Fresno, California; Mrs Sadie S. Wilson of Camp, Oklahoma; Mrs Susie Wilson of Grandville, Michigan; Wm O. Kearns of Atlanta, Nebraska; and Rev. Frank V. Kearns of New Sharon, Iowa; fifty-six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, two sisters and other relatives and friends.
After the deceased lost his companion he made his home on the farm until two years ago. Owning to advancing years he found much pleasure in making his home in the summertime on the farm with is son Mack, and in the winter time in Central city with his son Thomas.
About six weeks ago he came to reside in town, but did not realize that his stay would be so short. In his last days spent amid the joys of tender and loving hands, he had all the body could wish for and his soul was already satisfied by an unfaltering trust in his Heavenly Father. Of his children, Thomas, William, Frank, Mack, Anna, and Mary, were at his bedside when the soul departed the tenement of clay.
When a young man the deceased was converted and united with the Mt. Zion Methodist Episcopal church in 1856. He transferred his membership to Prairie Chapel in 1880, and in that fellowship until his death, a faithful and devoted member.
The services were held Tuesday at 10 o'clock in the Methodist Episcopal church, the pastor, Rev. C. E. Luce, preaching the sermon. Rev. B. S. Bower, pastor of Prairie Chapel, Rev. J. Franklin Smith, pastor of the local Congregational church, assisted in the service. Interment was in the Jordan's Grove Cemetery.
(Source: page 55 of the book compiled by the caretaker of Jordan's Grove Cemetery)


Kearns, Elizabeth nee Dunlap
Contributed by,Russ Jenkins

Elizabeth Kearns, nee Dunlap, was born in Alleghany county, Pa., March 10th, 1841. Died, Aug. 7th, 1895, aged 53 years 4 months and 18 days. At the age of 1 year her parents moved to Harrison county, Ohio where they lived for two years, thence to Athens county, Ohio living there for five years when they moved to Linn county, Iowa. Oct. 1858 she was married to Thos. J. Kearns. She was the mother of twelve children, eleven of whom are living and was with her during the day she died. She had been a great sufferer for about twenty-two years with neuralgia and lung trouble.
She leaves aged father, her husband, four brothers, three sisters, eleven children, and twenty grand-children. She was interred in the Jordan's Grove cemetery beside her boy who has gone before and will welcome her in heaven. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Piper of Marion, at the home of the deceased, it being her request.
(Obit from newspaper clipping)
(page 11 of the book compiled by the caretaker of Jordan's Grove cemetery)


Bateman, Margaret Anna nee Kearns
Contributed by,Russ Jenkins

Central City, Jan 3.
Funeral services were held here Friday afternoon, January 2, at the family home for Mrs. William Bateman who passed away December 31(1930) following an illness of seven months duration at the age of 71 years. Margaret Anna Kearns, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Kearns, was born (Sept. 25, 1859) near Springville and later moved with her parents to a farm five miles southwest of Central city where she spent her youth.
October 25, 1877, she was united in marriage to William H. Bateman, who preceded her in death four years ago, and to this union eleven children were born, two having died in infancy, and Marguerite Bateman Herzberger passing away in 1922. Besides her children, Mrs. Chas. Soesbe, Mrs. Arthur Hutchins, Mrs. Nettie Gilchrist of Central City, Jack Bateman, Mrs. Max DuBois of Winthrop, Glen Bateman of Lancaster, Wisconsin, and Mrs. David Hyde of Walker, she leaves five brothers and two sisters, John, Ira, Jim and Mrs. Susie Wilson of California, Will of Nebraska, Milo at Brandon, Frank in Illinois, Mary of Waubeak, and Thomas A. of this place, 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Bateman was a member of the Christian church here until its discontinued service. Since then she has been a member of the Good Will Sunday school class of the Baptist church, was a member of the local Good Will Rebekah lodge, the W.R.C. and the Queen Esther chapter O. E. S of Boulder, Colorado. The Rev. Geo. W. I. and Mrs. Self sang two numbers during the brief service conducted by the Rev. C. Finley Stratton, pastor of the Federated church of this place. Burial was made in Mt. Clark cemetery.


Bateman, William Henry
Contributed by,Russ Jenkins

Mr. W. H. Bateman, long a resident of this community (Central City) and for a great many year associated with its business life, was strickened at the door of his residence last Friday, July 9, 1926, as he was returning from a trip uptown, death occurred 30 minutes later, Mr. Bateman being 70 years, 2 months and 9 days old at the time of his death. He had lived a good life and his first thoughts were always of his family.
William Henry Bateman was born in Burmingham, England, May 1st, 1856, the oldest of nine children born to W. H. and Mary Bateman. He first came to this country at the age of 12 years, returning to England two years later, finally settling here at the age of nineteen years. He crossed the ocean seven times.
In 1877 he came to Iowa and later was united in marriage to Margaret Ann Kearns, settling on what is now known as the Jake Wassmer farm. Eleven children were born to this union, two of whom preceded him in death in infancy. A daughter, Marguerite, died at the age of 23 years.
Mr. Bateman was christened an Episcopalian at birth, later uniting with the Christian church. He joined the Masonic order at Unionville, Connecticut, in 1881, and was transferred to the local lodge in 1886. On his departure for Colorado in 1916, he withdrew his card here and was made one of the few honorary members of the fraternity at Boulder, Colorado.
He is survived by his wife and eight children: Mrs. Charles Soesbe, Mrs. A. F. Hutchins, George K. Bateman, Mrs. Nettie Gilchrist, Mrs. D. W. Hyde of Central City, Glen Bateman of Iowa City, J. W. Bateman and Mrs Max DuBois of Winthrop. He leaves also nineteen grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters.
Burial took place in Mt. Clark Cemetery.



Nellie G. McCleary
Contributed by,

Nellie G. McCleary, 86, died Wednesday, June 17, 1998 in her home after a brief illness. Services: 3 p.m. Friday, Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Matt Miller. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Friends may call from 5 to 7 tonight at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids and after 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel.
Survivors include a daughter, Arlys Kay Huff of Springville,; three sons, Marland and wife Carolyn and Dean and wife Pat, all of Marion, and dayle and wife Linda of Springville; and a sister, Pearl Northland and husband Ted, and a brother dale French and wife Frances, all of Cedar Rapids. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Lyle French; and a sister, Elsie Pike.
Nellie was born Aug. 23, 1911, in Coggon, the daughter of Edward and Lula Fitch French. She married Raymond P. McCleary there on Dec. 24 1929. He passed away in 1960. Nellie was a home-maker and a wonderful mother. She was a member of the Marion Christian Church and Ladies Aid and L.A.L. clubs in Whittier.
A memorial fund has been established.
[Cedar Rapids Gazette, 18-Jun-1998]


Daniel P. Moyer
Contributed by,J/Jay Lash

Daniel P. Moyer died at his home in Buffalo Twp., Linn Co., February 26, 1919. He was 71 years old at the time of his passing away. He was married to Miss Susan Hotz, February 27, 1872. To this couple were born eight children, seven of whom survive; John Albert of Jones County; Gilbert Franklin, Jones County; Nellie Catherine Weaver, Jones county; Charles Ellsworth, Cedar Rapids; James David, Linn county; Mary Estelle McCleary, Morley; Etta Bell Backus, Neb., besides his dutiful wife are twenty-one grandchildren and one brother.
Many years ago Mr. Moyer united with the U. B. church. The deceased was an upright man and a good kind father and neighbor. Funeral services were held at the home and also at Forest Chapel on Friday afternoon. Rev. James Wilson of the Baptist church officiating.
[The Anamosa Journal, 6-Mar-1919]


Mabel L. French
Contributed by,J/Jay Lash

Mabel L. French, 86, of 2765 Fourth Ave. died Wednesday, July 16, 1997 in St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, following a long illness. Services: 9a.m. Fruday, Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories, Cedar Rapids, by Rev. James Warren of Marion Christian Church. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 tonight at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home and after 8:30 a.m. Friday at the chapel.
Survivors include three daughters: Delores "Dee" Blair and husband Hal of Hiawatha, Mary Ann French of Marion and Marlene "Polly" French of Henderson Nev; three grandchildren, Scott Blair, Robin Blair and Dawn Munger and husband Bruce; and two great-grandchildren, Sarah and Bruce Munger.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Raymond and Emmett McCleary; and two sisters, Gladys Blackford and Edith French. Mabel was born May 17, 1911 in Morley, Iowa to William and Estella Moyer McCleary. She married F. Lyle French on June 3, 1933 in Marion. He died Dec 30, 1978. She was a homemaker and a member of the Marion Christian Church.
A memorial fund has been established.


Edith I. French
Contributed by,

Edith I. French
Edith I. French, 82, of 455 31st St. died Sunday June 9, 1996 in St. Lukes Hospital, Cedar Rapids, after a long illness. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories, Cedar Rapids. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Survivors include a sister, Mabel French of Marion.
Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Nellie McCleary of Springville; and several nices and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a brother, Raymond; and a sister, Gladys.
Edith was born May 9, 1914 in Anamosa, the daughter of William and Mary Moyer McCleary. She married Dwain E. French on Nov. 28 1935, at the Little Brown Church, Nashua. He died in 1958. Edith was a member of the Marion Christian Church and worked at Colins Radion as a technical clerk for several years.
Memorials may be given to Marion Christian Church.

John E. Cook

Greenwood, Clark, WI; "The Greenwood Gleaner" 3/12/1903.,The Greenwood Gleaner" 3/19/1903.
John Cook, aged 32 years passed away at his home Wednesday, cause being blood poison. He was from Center Point, Linn county, Iowa, for burdened leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss.
OBITUARY. Hoard, March 10.--Death has visited our communtiy and left a home d---late. John E. Cook was born in Ohio, Oct. 17, 1871, died at Hoard, Wis., March --, 1903, leaving a wife and three small children. Mr. Cook came to Wisconsin from Iowa last September, bought a farm and started to make a home. the deceased ahd been a cripple from youth. About three weeks ago his house took fire and he over exerted himself, the result was, the lame leg gave out and in spite of all friends could do he grew steadily worse. Mrs. S. S. Cook, his widowed mother reached hima few days before his death. A younger brother, Bus-- Cook, and a brother-in-law were here to help the young wife in her trouble. The remains were taken to Iowa. The wife and mother wish to thank all who kindly helped them in their trouble and particulary Messr. G-- and Edward Collier. (sorry, some parts of this obit were unreadable. If anyone can fill in the missing information, please write a response to this obit. John E. Cook was from Center Point, Linn county, Iowa.


Leora Gladys Bateman

Leora Gladys Bateman, Winthrop was born Nov 20, 1906 in Troy Mills, IA, the daughter of Will and May Pugh Andrews. She attended local schools and grew up in the Troy Mills area.
Leora was united in marriage to Henry J. Bateman on May 1, 1926, in Manchester, IA. they moved to Winthrop on June 1, 1926. To this union were born six children: Virgil, Willie, James, Larry, Marvin, and Charlotte. Leora was a member of the Church of Christ United in Winthrop and a 50-year member of the Royal Neighbors of America.
Leora died on Friday, July 26, 1991, at her daughter's home near Petersburg, IA, following a lengthy illness. She was 84 years of age. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry on Jan. 31, 1990; two sons, Willie and Larry; and two brothers, Harley and Alvin.
She is survived by three sons, Virgil, and James, Winthrop, IA, Marvin, Oelwein, IA; one daughter, Mrs Walt (Charlotte) Knipper, Petersburg, IA; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 2 sisters, Neoma Walton, Center Point, IA, and Zella Shedeck of Cedar Rapids, IA; 3 brothers, Andy Andrews of Troy Mills, IA, John Andrews of Anaheim, CA, and Harry Andrews of Cedar Rapids; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 1991 in the Fawcett Funeral Chapel in Winthrop with Rev. Janice Springer officiating. Pallbearers were Curtis King, Brian Recker, Brad Bird, Troy Burkhart, Larry Knipper, and Sean Poston. Burial was in Troy Mills Cemetery. The Fawcett Funeral Home of Winthrop was in charge of arrangements.


Sarah Wilson nee Kearns
Russ Jenkins
Sarah Sarilla Kearns, sixth in a family of twelve children born to Thos. J. and Elizabeth Dunlap Kearns, entered this life February 3, 1868, on the home farm, five miles south of Central City, Iowa, and died Monday, March 17, 1919, at her home in Central City. With the exception of five years spent in Oklahoma, Linn county was her home throughout her life. When a girl she attended the Springville schools and for one year taught school in the Gillian school. April 25, 1889, Miss Kearns was united in marriage to J. Arthur Wilson of Coggon, Iowa, where the couple began housekeeping. Three children were born to them: Thomas J., Julia E., and Mary A., of whom one Julia, passed away twenty-one years ago.
About seven weeks ago Mrs. Wilson was stricken with influenza, which left her in such a weak condition she could not overcome the complications that followed. She went peacefully to sleep Monday afternoon, March 17, and never awakened. There remains to mourn her going her husband, Arthur J. Wilson, one son, Thos. J., one daughter, Mary A., all of Central City. Three sisters, Mrs. Anna Bateman and Mrs. Mary E. Cook, Central City, and Mrs Susie E. Wilson, Fresno, California, seven brothers, John N. Kearns of Sarger(sic - Sanger), California, W. W. Kearns, Glendale, Arizona, Rev F. V. Kearns, Burlington, Iowa, and Thomas A. and Mathew M. Kearns of Central City.
Besides her daughter, Julia, Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her baby brother, Jos. Walter in 1873, her mother in 1895 and her father in 1910. The funeral was held from the late home last Thursday afternoon, the Rev C. G. Fort, of the local M. E. church officiating. Interment was made in the Jordan's Grove Cemetery.


Thad F. Cook
Contributed by, Russ Jenkins
Thad F. Cook, son of Perry J. Cook and Mary E. Warren Cook, was born February 2 1877 in Linn county, Iowa, and died Jauary 6, 1957 at his home in Waubeek, at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 4 days.
He was united in marriage to Mary E. Kearns of Linn county, October 26, 1898. To this union were born three children, one daughter and two sons, Mrs. Dewey Alexander of Cedar Rapids, Fred A. Cook of Cedar Rapids and Ted J. Cook of Waubeek. Mrs Cook preceded him in death in February 1936.
He leaves to mourn his passing his daughter and two sons and many other relatives and friends.
He spent most of his life in the Central City and Waubeek vicinities.
He was a member of the Waubeek Methodist church for many years and was faithful in attendance, helping anyplace where he was needed.
Funeral services were conducted at the Waubeek Methodist church Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. O. L. Allison. Burial was in the Jordan's Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Glenn Bateman, Albert Miles, Melvin Wright, David Cook, Ted Cook and Don Cook. Arrangements were by the Passmore funeral home.


Valentine Kearns
Contributed by,Russ Jenkins
Aged Resident, V. Kearns, 82, Died Sunday (18 Jan 1931)
A pioneer of Linn county and one of the old residents of Marion, Valentine Kearns, age 82, died Sunday at 5:15 p.m. at his home, 344 Ninth Street, after an illness of several months made doubly severe by a broken hip which he suffered last September and from which he never recovered. The son of John and Margaret Kearns, he was born July 22, 1848, in Richland county, Ohio, and was the last surviving member of the family which included three sisters and six brothers. He came to Iowa with his parents in 1853, making the trip in a prairie scooner that took four weeks time in traversing the distance between this state and Ohio. The family settled on a farm near Paralta, which at the time of Mr. Kearns's death was still owned by him. It is a farm of some 140 acres.
He was married to Eliza Ellen Erion Sept 9, 1874 and to them were born eight children, all of whom are living. They moved from Paralta to Marion in 1909 and have lived here since.
Mr. Kearns was an active member of the Presbyterian church, having served as Sunday school superintendent at Paralta and when he moved here transfered his membership to the local church. For six years he was sexton at Oak Shade cemetery.
Surviving are his widow, eight children; The Rev. Carl E. Kearns, pastor of Grace Presbyterian church at Council Bluffs; Clyde W., of near Marion; Joseph M. of Ranlers, Wash.; Ralph of Van Wert; Mrs William Huck, Bowman, N. D., Mrs Charles Keenan, Marion, and Mabel and William at home. He is also survived by four grandsons, seventeen grand-daughters. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Yocom chapel with the Rev. W. E. Fisher officiating. Interment was made in Oak Shade cemetery. (Listed as "Old Pioneer of Linn county - 1853)


Bessie Douglas nee Bagley
Contributed by, Janice Bagley Taylor
Bessie Douglas was born Bessie Bagley, dau of Alonzo Elwood Bagley and Emma Phillips in Cedar Co., IA on 25 July 1880 and died in Linn Co. Feb 20 1972, age 91.
She was the wife of Forest De Bird Matson and Charles Leander Douglas. She is survived by 2 daughters, Dorothy and Ruth Matson. Address 1400 2nd St. Resident here for 60 yrs. Born July 25, 1880 Mechanicsville, IA Member of DAR/Mayflr Soc. Graduate of Cornell and Univ. of Northern IA School Teacher in Anamosa, IA for many yrs. One child survives her, a daughter, Mrs. G. Henry Windsor of Los Gatos, CA 1 grandchild 8 greatgrandchildren.



John Dunlap
Contributed by, Russ Jenkins
John Dunlap was born May 12, 1817 in Antrim county, Ireland, his father and mother, John and Mary Dunlap being natives of North Ireland. Coming to America in 1832 he settled in New Jersey and in 1835 moved to Pittsburg.
In 1837 he was united in marriage to Ann Eliza Johnston of Philadelphia. In 1841 they moved to Harrison county and later to Athens county. In the spring of 1851 they came to Iowa and settled in Linn county on the land he had entered with a Mexican war land warrant.
He and his wife united with the Linn Grove church by certificate December 19, 1863. He also helped haul the brick and lumber to build the church. To them were born ten children. His wife and five children, Fullerton, John, Mary Ann, Elnora and Elizabeth, also nine grandchildren have gone before him.
Those he leaves behind are Rebecca Bolton of Bloomfield, Neb., Margaret Wallace of Jameson, Wash, Hugh Dunlap of Aledo, Ill., William and Thomas Dunlap of Springville. He also leaves 40 grandchildren, 114 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren and many friends who knew him to honor and respect him for his honesty in all dealings.
He was a loyal supporter of all church work and in the pioneer days of Iowa he was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand. the last twelve years of his life were spent in Springville and the last four years he has been confined to his bed most of the time. He tried to bear his trial, feeling it was God's will. He was a great sufferer but at all times he felt he must await is time. He slept peacefully away and answered his summons July 25 (1908) at the age of 91 years, 1 month, 13 days.
The funeral was held Saturday morning at the Linn Grove church, the Rev Mr. Smith having charge of the service, assisted by Rev. A. D. Stevens of Springville. There were present at his funeral two son, six grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. the remains were interred in the Linn Grove cemetery.

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