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Philip Jarvis

Philip Jarvis passed out of this life August 08, 1924 aged 92 years and 6 days, at the home of his son-in-law, John L. Stephens, surrounded by family, his daughter, Margaret from Nebraska and another daughter, Samantha besides a brother, Levi Jarvis, from Joplin, MO., after an illness of two months or more.  He leaves to mourn his loss, six daughters, Rebecca, Phoebe, Catherine, Ellen, Samantha and Margaret and three sons, John, Levi and James, besides three brothers, Simon Jarvis of Diagonal; Noah Jarvis of Minneapolis, and Levi Jarvis of Joplin, MO.  Also forty-one grandchildren and fifty-three great grandchildren.  Mr. Jarvis came to Iowa before the Civil War and located in Lucas county and immediately after the war moved to Ringgold County, where he spent a very active life in farming, stock buying, and in county bridge building, during which time he was known by nearly all the settlers.  He was always congenial and made many friends; was a strict prohibitionist and never used tobacco in any form.  For twenty years or more he lived in Nebraska, where his daughter Margaret made a home for him after his wife died until about two years ago, when he again returned to Ringgold County to live among his children and old friends.  Mr. Jarvis joined the Missionary Baptist Church at the old Dryden school house in the spring of 1870 and lived that faith until his death.  His body was shipped to Cedar Rapids, NE and buried beside his wife on the 29th of August, accompanied by his daughter and son-in-law. Funeral services were held at the home of John L. Stephens and also at the Baptist Church in Cedar Raids, NE.

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