OBADIAH HOLMES HUFFMAN

OBADIAH HOLMES HUFFMAN, SON OF DANIEL AND NACKEY HUFFMAN, WAS BORN IN WHAT WAS RICHLAND, BUT NOW ASHLAND COUNTY, OHIO, APRIL 1, 1832 AND DIED JANUARY 30, 1900 AT HIS LATE RESIDENCE IN DELPHOS, IOWA.  HE WAS MARRIED TO SARAH E. RIDER, OF HENRY COUNTY, IOWA, JANUARY 30, 1866. TWO SONS WERE BORN TO THEM, FRIEND L. AND HERBERT T. BOTH OF THESE, WITH THEIR MOTHER, SURVIVE HIM AND WERE PRESENT AT THE FUNERAL. HE UNITED WITH THE M.E. CHURCH IN 1874 AND REMAINED A FAITHFUL MEMBER UNTIL DEATH. HE WAS A KIND AND LOVING HUSBAND, EVER READY TO DO ANYTHING HE COULD TO MAKE HOME PLEASANT AND WAS EVER READY TO OBEY THE MASTER’S CALL. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE M.E. CHURCH OF BENTON, CONDUCTED BY REV. B.D. HIMEBAUGH OF DIAGONAL, AFTER WHICH INTERMENT WAS MADE IN BENTON CEMETERY.

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