Corwin Matthew Bevington was born September 26, 1869 and died September 21, 1918 aged 48 years, eleven months and twenty-five days. He was the son of John Franklin Bevington and Rebecca Jane (Chance) Bevington, who died January 5, 1897. He was born on a farm in Washington township, and when he was quite small his parents moved to Mount Ayr where he has lived ever since. In early young manhood he learned the business of painting and paper hanging at which he became quite proficient and was noted for his skill in these occupations.
On September 27, 1892, he was united in marriage to Miss Catherine Shiel. To this union were born eight children: J. Otto of Camp Bowie, TX; Mrs Bernice Bentley of Clearfield; James Paul, Anna E., mary M., Charles H., Matthew A. and Clair T. Also one grandchild, Helen Bell Bentley. He leaves besides his immediate family, his aged invalid father and sister, Anna White of Guilford, MO., and a large number of uncles, aunts and cousins. He was a devoted husband and a kind and affectionate father; he was reliable citizen and well respected by those who knew him best.
He was frequently elected to positions of trust in his home town.
The funeral services were held in Saint Joseph’s Church in Mount Ayr and interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery.