Obituaries and Death Notices
Richard Randolph REDFIELD -- Humboldt Union -- February 25, 1908 (condensed)
Richard Randolph REDFIELD died at his home in this city Sunday evening, Feb. 23rd, at six o'clock, and his death was not unexpected, as his vitality had been rapidly falling for a few days before death relieved him of his earthly ailments.
Richard R. REDFIELD, best known to everybody as "Dick", was born in Twindburg, Ohio, and was reared on a farm and worked in a sawmill. Later he moved to Coldwater, Mich., and was engaged in the photograph business. He then removed to Hillsdale, Mich. He came to Humboldt in 1866 and for a few years was clerk in a mercantile establishment, after which he entered into the musical merchandise business.
Mr. REDFIELD was a musician and was the "father" of the Humboldt band, being its leader in the early days and a member of the band until about three years ago. He was known all over Allen county, having taught singing school in every town and village in the county, and also at many country school houses, which he kept up until his health failed.
He was a member of Co. H, 177th Ohio Vol., and served in the war as a musician. He belonged to Vicksburg Post No. 72, G.A.R., of Humboldt, and the post had charge of the funeral services. Interment to Mt. Hope Cemetery, Humboldt. He leaves a wife and son, a brother, and many other relatives to mourn his departure.
Submitted by Ray Downing, 4571 McMillan Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89121 -- RDown3657@aol.com.