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Area Obituaries

LAURA EATON ANDREWS

February 15, 1900 |

LAURA EATON , WAS BORN NEAR REDDING, RINGGOLD COUNTY, IOWA, OCTOBER 31, 1861 AND SPENT ALL OF HER EARLIER YEARS IN THE COUNTY. FOR A LONG TIME SHE WAS A TEACHER AND THE INFLUENCE OF HER LIFE IS FELT FOR UNTOLD GOOD BY THE MANY PUPILS WHO RECEIVED INSTRUCTION FROM HER. IN 1886 SHE WAS…

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C. HARRISON

February 15, 1900 |

C. HARRISON, AN OLD AND HIGHLY RESPECTED CITIZEN OF REDDING, DIED SUDDENLY AT 8 O’CLOCK FRIDAY MORNING IN THE STORE OF A.M. HOWARD & COMPANY OF WHICH FIRM HE WAS A MEMBER. MR. HARRISON AROSE IN THE MORNING FEELING AS WELL AS USUAL, AND AFTER HE HAD EATEN BREAKFAST, WENT DOWN TO THE STORE. HE…

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SAMUEL BRUCE

February 8, 1900 |

SAMUEL BRUCE, SON OF HARRISON AND MARY BRUCE, WAS BORN OCTOBER 28, 1842 AT MARIETA, O. HE DIED AT HIS HOME SOUTH OF KELLERTON FEBRUARY 1, 1900 AGED 57 YEARS 3 MONTHS AND 3 DAYS. WHEN FOURTEEN YEARS OLD HE MOVED TO BOONE COUNTY, IOWA. IN 1861 HE ENLISTED IN THE U.S. SERVICE AND WAS…

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JAMES A. DAVIDSON

February 8, 1900 |

JAMES A. DAVIDSON WAS BORN IN NEW YORK CITY, JULY 4, 1842 AND DIED FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, IN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH AT KELLERTON, WHILE ACTING AS PALL BEARER AT THE FUNERAL OF SAMUEL BRUCE. HE WAS AGED FIFTY-SEVEN YEARS, 6 MOTNHS AND 28 DAYS. AT THE AGE OF FIFTEEN YEARS HE MOVED WITH HIS PARENTS…

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NANCY SAVILLE SHEETS

February 8, 1900 |

MRS. SHEETS, WIFE OF OUR CITIZEN, B.F. SHEETS, DIED TUESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 23, AT 9 O’CLOCK. SHE BEGAN TO COMPLAIN OF ILL HEALTH DURING THE SUMMER AND STEADILY DECLINED UNTIL HER DEATH. WHILE HER CONDITION WAS KNOWN TO BE SERIOUS, THE END WAS NOT EXPECTED SO SOON. THE IMMEDIATE CAUSE OF DEATH WAS THE FILLING…

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OBADIAH HOLMES HUFFMAN

February 8, 1900 |

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,…

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O.H. HUFFMAN

February 1, 1900 |

O.H. HUFFMAN WAS BORN IN ASHLAND COUNTY, OHIO, IN 1832 AND DIED AT HIS HOME IN DELPHOS, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 29, 1900. HE HAD BEEN SICK BUT A FEW DAYS AND DEATH WAS DUE TO A GENERAL FAILING OF HIS POWERS. MR. HUFFMAN CAME TO IOWA MANY YEARS AGO LOCATING IN HENRY COUNTY, WHERE HE…

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JAMES INGRAM

January 4, 1900 |

ONE OF THE OLD CITIZENS OF RINGGOLD COUNTY, MR. JAMES INGRAM PASSED AWAY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1899, AT THE HOME OF HIS DAUGHTER, MRS. G.F. LESAN, IN POE TOWNSHIP. MR. INGRAM WAS BORN IN MORROWSHIRE NEAR ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND, APRIL 11, 1812. HE OBTAINED HIS EDUCATION AND SPENT HIS EARLY LIFE IN HIS NATIVE COUNTRY, AND…

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BERTIE GERMAN BASSETT

January 4, 1900 |

BERTIE BOMINNA GERMAN WAS BORN IN MERCER COUNTY, IL MAY 9, 1868. SHE CAME TO IOWA IN 1873 AND WAS MARRIED TO BARDEN BASSETT DECEMBER 25, 1887. THIS UNION WAS BLESSED WITH FIVE CHILDREN. FOUR CHILDREN, HER FATHER, TWO SISTERS, ONE BROTHER AND THE BEREAVED HUSBAND SURVIVE HER AND MOURN THIS GREAT LOSS. SHE DIED…

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THOMAS HUGHES

January 4, 1900 |

THOMAS HUGHES, ONE OF THE OLDEST SETTLERS OF RINGGOLD COUNTY, DIED SUDDENLY OF HEART FAILURE TUESDAY MORNING AT HIS HOME IN LOTTS CREEK TOWNSHIP. HE HAD GONE TO THE BARN TO CARE FOR THE STOCK AND IT WAS THERE THAT DEATH’S SUMMONS FOUND HIM. BECOMING ALARMED AT HIS PROLONGED ABSENCE HIS SONS STARTED IN SEARCH…

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