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Gen. Harman Van Antwerp
Died-At Rochester, Cedar county, on the 14th inst., Gen Harman Van Antwerp, aged about 28 years. Gen. Van Antwerp was a native of the state of New York and came to the Iowa Territory about 5 years ago, and shortly afterwards located in Cedar county. In 1840, he was chosen Representative from that district to the Legislature, in which body he distinguished himself as a talented and influential member.
Davenport Gazette, Davenport, Iowa Territory, Sep. 28, 1843
Dorothy Bolton Bunker
Dixon: - Dorothy Bolton Bunker, 95, of 620 N Ottawa Ave., Dixon, died Saturday, May 4, 1996 at Heritage Square Health Center. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tipton Masonic Cemetery, Tipton, Iowa, with the Rev. Marvin Ceynar, pastor of the Tipton United Methodist church, officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements were completed by Jones Funeral Home, Dixon. A memorial has been established for the Cedar County Historical Association, Cedar County, Iowa.
Mrs. Bolton Bunker was born Dec. 31, 1900, in Cedar County, Iowa, the daughter of John Howard and Hulda (Mathews) Bolton. She married Robert C. Bunker on Oct. 2, 1941 in Tipton, Iowa. He died Oct. 24, 1971. She was a 1918 graduate of Tipton High School, Tipton, Iowa, and a 1920 graduate of St. Katherine Academy, Davenport, Iowa. She was a farm manager in Cedar County, Iowa. She was a life-long member of the Tipton United Methodist Church, an active member of the Methodist Church Women's Associations, a charter member and past board member of the Cedar County Historical Association, Cedar County, Iowa, a 4-H leader in Tipton, a charter member of the Virginia Grove Circle King's Daughters, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Tipton PEO Chapter DY, Dixon, the PEO Chapter AC, the Candlelighters, the Dixon Travel Club, the Phidian Art Club, the Dixon Women's Club.
Survivors include one daughter, Martha (William) Cies of Dixon; four grandchilren, Deborah Shannahan of San Carlos, Calif., William Michael (Penny) Cies of Round Top, Texas, Thomas B. (Jody) Cies of Richardson, Texas, and Marti (Michael) DePue of Queen Creek, Ariz.; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Roger M. Bolton; one infant granddaughter, Alan Beth Cies; and one nephew, Douglas R. Fields.
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois May 6, 1996
Celia Wright Cleveland
Mrs. Celia Wright Cleveland, eldest daughter of the late General Ed Wright, died at her home in Des Moines, February 29th. She was born in Cedar County, April 18, 1855, and came with her father and mother to this city in 1867. She was married to D. P. Cleveland in 1874, and they returned to Newark, Ohio, soon after. Her husband died there nine years ago and in 1894 she returned to her father in Des Moines with her two children. A sad sufferer during the illness of her distinguished father, she outlived him little more than two months. Annals of Iowa
Tipton Advertiser, April 24, 1896
Thomas J. Donohue
THOMAS J. DONOHUE CALLED BY DEATH
Former Cedar County Man Dies At Home In Red Oak, Iowa, After Illness Of Seven Weeks
Thomas J. Donohue, whose early life was spent in Cedar County and also was well known to many people, died October 20th at his home in Red Oak. The Express of that city says:
Thomas J. Donohue died at his home 1114 Boundary Street, Saturday, October 20th at 5 p.m., following an illness of about seven weeks, from heart trouble. He was born in Montgomery County, New York, August 28th, 1853, and sent his boyhood days there, moving with his parents to Cedar County, Iowa, in 1866, and came to Montgomery County, Iowa, in 1875. He followed the occupation of farmer for 65 years.
He was married to Ella M. Newlin, March 5, 1885, and to this union were born three children, who with the widow survive. They are Mrs. William Ellis, Concord, Massachusetts, Mrs. O. R. Hoffman, Indianapolis, and William Stanton.
Mr. Donohue retired from the farm and moved to Red Oak in 1909. He is also survived by two brothers and a sister, Hiram J, of Tipton, J. W. of Red Oak, and Mrs. D. O. Mayes of Waterloo. Short funeral services were held from the home on Tuesday afternoon, October 23rd and from the Presbyterian Church, of which deceased was a member, at 2:30 p.m., conducted by the Rev. E. F. Hammond.
Burial was in the Red Oak Cemetery. Those here for the funeral from a distance were Mrs. William Ellis, Concord, Mass., Mrs. O. R. Hoffman, Indianapolis, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Donohue, Tipton, Mrs. D. O. Mayes, Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Groves, St. Charles, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Todd, Mrs. T. A. Hugus and daughter Elizabeth, of Villisca, Wilbur Donohue and Mrs. Guy Wright of Tipton.
[Tipton Advertiser, Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa, Published November 9, 1923, submitted by Ken Wright]
William Donohue was born in Clare County, Ireland, January 25, 1829.
He came to America in 1850 and settled in Montgomery county, New York. His father's family consisted of nine children, and with the exception of one all are now dead.
He was married to Miss Mary A. Lidy on October 17, 1852. For nearly forty-four years they walked lovingly together until God thus suddenly called him home. Four children blessed their union-three boys and one girl-all of whom have come to years of maturity.
Mr. Donohue moved to Iowa in 1868, settling at York Prairie, Cedar county; at which place he lived until two years ago, when he moved to Bennett, where he died on Saturday evening 1st inst.
He was converted and joined the Christian Church in New York State many years ago. He also connected himself with the same church at York Prairie and was a faithful and consistent Christian.
He was greatly interested in his children's welfare and loved them very dearly. He was kind and benevolent and took a great interest in temperance and reform work. He had a sunny disposition and was noted for his wit. It is safe to say that he brought sunshine into many a life by his jovial manner.
He could always give a reason of the hope within him. He often gave testimony to the fact that he was ready for the changes that might await him in the future. He rests in peace.
The funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church, York Prairie, August 4, 1896. Rev. A. B. Calder preached the sermon, taking for his text II Cor., 4:18 He was assisted in the service by Revs. W. Huddleson and W.E.McCormack.
Tipton Advertiser, Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa, August 6, 1896
Herbert Clark Hoover
MR. HOOVER DIES AT 90; IOWA RITES
New York -- Herbert Clark Hoover, 31st president of the United States, died Tuesday at the age of 90. His death followed a recurrence of massive gastro intestinal hemorrhage. The staunch old statesman, whose life spanned a varied career of engineering, high office and humanitarian service, had kept busy almost to the last.
Hoover's two sons were at this bedside when the end came. "Work" was his rule. He called it "the best antidote to talk of ills and pills." Death came quietly at his apartment at the Waldorf towers which he described as his "comfortable monastery."
Hoover will lie in state in St. Bartholomew's Church, Park Avenue and 51st Street, for two days. After memorial services, he will be taken by train to Washington. There he will lie in state under the rotunda of the national capitol. Following services there, his body will be flown to West Branch, Iowa, where the final services will be held as he is laid to rest in the national park at the site of the small cottage where he was born in 1874.
Repeatedly, and sometimes almost miraculously in his later years, he had fought off serious ailments. But time, and its wear, finally claimed him. No other former president except John Adams, the nation's second chief executive who died at 90, had reached such an advanced age. Adams lived 90 years and eight months, Hoover, 90 years and two months.
Hoover, who passed the 90 mark August 10, 1964, said in a birthday message that the key to America's abundance is its freedom. "Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and of human dignity."
As president when the "great Depression" hit the nation in 1929, Hoover endured much abuse, but he lived to regain wide affection and esteem as a wise, humane elder statesman. He was sought out of console by Democratic office holders as well a Republicans. Countless friends and admirers came to love him as a man of immense sympathies and gentle wit.
Toured C.B. in 1940
Hoover visited Council Bluffs at least once and passed through the city several other times. On February 12, 1940 Hoover took a one hour tour of historical sites in the city. This included a visit to the former home of Gen. Grenville M. Dodge. During the tour he stopped briefly at Abraham Lincoln High School and at the old Pierce Street School. Hoover School on North Broadway is named after the former president.
[Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nonpareil, published October 20, 1964, submitted by Ann]
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HOOVER BURIAL ON GRASSY KNOLL OVERLOOKING IOWA BIRTHPLACE
West Branch -- Herbert Hoover, the only Iowan ever to become president of the United States, will be laid to rest on a grassy knoll overlooking the two room cabin in which he was born. The burial plot is on the grounds of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, which he helped dedicate on his last visit to his birthplace two years ago. The plot, known as the "Overlook," is surrounded on three sides by evergreen trees, shielding it from winds blowing across now barren corn fields to the south. The open side of the 30 foot plot faces the library and a little farther on across the meandering Wapsinonoc Creek, the rough hewn cabin of his blacksmith father and devoutly religious mother.
The body of the 31st president of the United States will be flown to nearby Iowa City, where the cortege will form for the trip here, a distance of about 10 miles. Plans have been made to bring the body of Mrs. Hoover from California to this peaceful village for interment near her husband of 44 years.
[Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nonpareil, published October 20, 1964, submitted by Ann]
Paul David Kamerling
TIPTON, Iowa -- Paul David Kamerling, 42, Tipton, died Friday, March 11, 2005, of heart failure.
The Rev. Lisa Dietrich will officiate the services. Burial will be at Rochester Cemetery, Tipton.
Mr. Kamerling was born April 7, 1962, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Glenn Harold Kamerling Jr. and Honey Lou Osborn Kamerling.
He graduated from Tipton High School.
He was employed in the construction field.
Survivors include his mother, Honey Lou Smith of Tipton; sisters, Sandy Osborn of Iowa City, Sonja Ray and husband, Michael, of Kimberling City, Mo., Jackie Finnell and husband, Mike, of Hastings, Neb., and Linda Emrich and fiance, Jeff Erbe, of Cedar Rapids; brothers, Craig Taylor of Ankeny, Dale Taylor and wife, Dee, of Winterset, Jim Kamerling and friend, Brad Clinton, of Cumming and Michael Smith of Tipton; five nephews; three nieces; one great-nephew; and two great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Mary and Glenn Kamerling and Myrtle and Dewey Osborn; and his stepfather, Charles Smith.
Submitted by June Welsch
Peter J. Kanakares
CLARENCE, Iowa - Peter J. Kanakares, age 44, of Clarence, Iowa, was taken from his loving wife, children, family and friends after 2 years of courageously fighting the ''Monster Within'' on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Funeral at St. John's United Church of Christ in Clarence, Iowa. Burial will follow at St. John's Church Cemetery.
The Chapman Funeral Home, Clarance, is in charge of the arrangements.
Peter was born November 28, 1963, in Davenport, the son of Gregory and Mary Lou Osmers Kanakares.
Peter graduated from Davenport West High School in 1982. On June 29, 1991, he was lovingly united in marriage to his best friend Annette Ruser. Their life together brought him great joy, love, laughter, fun and two beautiful children; Natalie Michele and Trevor Michael, he also has an older daughter Jacqueline (Jon) Hennessee of Davenport. Pete worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 26 years most recently in Clarence. He was a member of St. John's U.C.C. of Clarence where he served faithfully on the church council until he was struck by this monster. He also had served on the City Council in Clarence. Pete was a former member of the Blue Grass Volunteer Fire Dept and joined the Clarence Volunteer Fire Dept in 1992. He was honored in 1997 when his brothers chose him to be their chief. From then on he was known as ''Chief Peter''. As their chief he was rewarded in many ways especially throughout his illness as the men stepped up and took great care of the family. As a devoted father he coached T-ball for both his children and Pee-Wee baseball for his son along with many camping trips, vacations, fishing, hiking, road trips, volleyball and softball games. He enjoyed cigars and backyard bonfires, cooking and watching the Food Channel, but the things he truly loved, cherished and adored the most were his wife and children.
Not only will he be lovingly remembered by his wife, children and parents, he will be missed by his brothers Daniel (Karen) of Dewitt, Tom (Artie) of Illinois, Matthew of Blue Grass, Paul of Bettendorf and Andrew (Julie) of Coralville; sisters Diane (Rahn) Randolph of DesMoines, Theresa (Bill) Thompson of Davenport and Margaret (Alan) Dotts of Nevada, Iowa. Also not to ever be left out his very loving family from his wife's side: Father and Mother in-law Gary and Maureen Ruser of New Liberty, brothers in-law Gregory (Lorene) Ruser of Arkansas and Timothy (Dyannae) Ruser of Princeton and sister in-law Melanie (Jason) Koch of Muscatine. His faithful ''Cancer Cat'' Buttercup and many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and friends.
Peter was preceded in death by by his little sister Amy Hensley.
Submitted by June Welsch
Tipton, Iowa-- At Tipton, a terrible accident recently occurred. A prisoner named Robert Kelso, while smoking a pipe, had his clothes catch fire. He was locked in his cell with no windows open. The smoke got out into the hall, and was observed by the attendants, who opened Kelso's cell and found it filled with smoke. They discovered Kelso upon the floor and every bit of his clothing burned from his body, his hair and beard burned off, and his body burned almost to a crisp. He lingered a few moments in agony and then died.
Jackson Sentinel, March 2, 1876
J. E. Kilbowine
Mr. J. E. Kilbowine, an old and highly respected citizen of Sheffield (AL), died at his home on Montgomery Avenue at 6 o’clock Saturday evening, of cancer of the stomach. He has been slowly sinking for weeks, and some days ago when he attempted to light a lamp, which he dropped, setting fire to his room, the nervous strain occasioned must have hastened death, to the relief of the suffering individual. He was a photographer by profession, of little more than middle age, and though married had no children. He came there from Tipton, Ia., several years ago, and had succeeded in building up a good business in his line. The remains will be laid to rest Wednesday next at Muscatine, Ia.
[Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL, Published June 16, 1892, submitted by Ann]
Mrs. Jacob King
The wife of Jacob King, Cedar County, was killed on the 22d by the team after which she was riding running away.
[Sioux City Journal (28 Oct. 1874) transcribed by FoFG MZ ]
Wilton--James McMillen, 80 years of age, born in slavery and a veteran of the civil war, in which he fought in the Confederate Army beside his master, died Saturday evening at 7 o'clock at the Louise Healy home, four miles northwest of town, where he had worked for many years. He was born in slavery, and was ill with dropsy for a long time. He lived here for forty-five years. The funeral was held this afternoon with Rev. O. B. Lee officiating and the body was buried here.
[Tipton Advertiser, Tipton, Iowa, Published January 17, 1919, submitted by Ken Wright]
Lambert Meir Family
Family of Five Killed in Iowa
Lowden, Iowa, March 26. - The bodies of Lambert Meir, postmaster, his wife, and three children, all shot to death, presumably by Meir, were found in his home Monday by Fred Meir, his father, and M. M. Paul, Town Marshal.
Meir, who was 30, recently was ordered relieved of his duties as postmaster following complaints of his handling of the office, made to the Post-office Department at Washington, and was shortly to have turned his accounts over to a new appointee.
The children were Alice, 7; Jean, 3, and a baby.
[Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Published March 27, 1928, submitted by Cathy D.]
Mrs. Reuben Platteter
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 24 at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Reuben Platteter, 46, of Iowa City, Iowa, at West Branch Methodist church, of which she was a member. The Rev. L. E. Bauman officiated.
Internment was made at Memory Gardens, Iowa City, Iowa.
The former La Verne Mitzlaff was the daughter of the late Louis and Elsie Mitzlaff. She was born July 18, 1914, in the town of Holton. She attended the Pickard school and was a graduate of the Abbotsford high school in 1932. On Sept. 4, 1937, she was married to Reuben Platteter at Dorchester.
The couple lived for 11 years on a farm in the town of Deer Creek, then moved to a farm in West Branch, Iowa, in 1949. She had been in poor health for several years.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Bruce of Ames, Iowa; and Roger at home; three sisters, Mrs. John (Geraldine) Gebert of Stetsonville; Mrs. Chris (Beatrice) Jensen, Colby; and Mrs. Gordon (Adeline) Nolte, Milwaukee.
Attending the funeral from away were Mr. and Mrs. George Platteter and Mr. and Mrs. John Gebert, of Stetsonville; Mr. and Mrs. Chris Jensen, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Nolte, Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Platteter and Alvin Platteter, of Milwaukee.
[Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 29 Dec. 1960; transcribed by Marla Zwakman]
Lt. William Schick
Lt. Schick Remembered on 100th Birthday
MASSILLON - As gentle rain fell on the peaceful, spiritual grounds of the Massillon Cemetery on August 17th, more than 150 participants gathered under a shelter to honor William Schick, M. D. Lt. Schick was killed on December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor, the first medical officer to lose his life in World War II. He was a lieutenant flight surgeon with the 38th Division Reconnaissance Squad.
Special guests at the service were William and Jackie Schick of Chicago, Illinois. Bill was born after his father's death. Speaker Jeff Kauffmann, Iowa legislator and instructor at Muscatine Community College called the ceremony a celebration of honor, not just a birthday celebration.
Lt. Schick was born 100 years ago on August 17, 1910. He and his wife Lois Richman Schick, are buried at the Massillon Cemetery. Lois was from the area, and they were married at her home on May 24, 1941. They first lived in Chicago, his home town, where he was serving as an intern and she was a graduate nurse.
[Maquoketa Sentinel-Press, Published September 1, 2010, submitted by Ken Wright]
Mrs. Nellie Vary passed away at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday in the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert E. Vary, Rt 3, Sterling. The body was removed to the Melvin Funeral Home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Loyal Wilkinson, pastor of the First Congregational Church officiating. At noon Tuesday the body will be sent to the Horner Funeral Home in Mechanicsville, Iowa, where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, with Rev. Wilkinson in charge. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mechanicsville.
Mrs. Vary was born May 08, 1874 in Mechanicsville, and came to Sterling in 1953, following the death of her husband, Elbert H. Vary, who died April 14, 1953. Surviving are one son, Elbert E. Vary, Sterling; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; one brother, William Daugherty, Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Alex Cook and Mrs. Margaret Buchanan, Mechanicsville, Iowa
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
Peter Witman, one of the oldest citizens of Cedar County, died last week by a cancer in the stomach.
[Daily Iowa State Register (26 Mar. 1869) transcribed by FoFG MZ]
DAVID WRIGHT DIES
Settled in Cedar County in 1855
Wilton, March 18-David Wright, one of the old and respected citizens of Wilton, died this morning at 1:15 o'clock, March 18, at his home here, after an illness of short duration. Mr. Wright had not been feeling well for some months, and last Wednesday was taken down in what proved to be his last illness. He grew worse from that date and passed away early this morning.
David Wright was born in Salem County, New Jersey, on May 2, 1821. He spent his youth in that state and came west as far as Ohio in the early 1850's. He was married to Hannah Ford, daughter of George Ford and Phoebe Hutchinson, at Benton, Ohio, January 1, 1851 and after a residence of a few years in that state he came to Iowa in 1855 and settled in Cedar County, 8 miles north of Wilton, where he resided at the time of his death.
Mr. Wright's wife passed away October 20, 1896. Mr. Wright is survived by six children-Mrs. Elizabeth Hall of Peabody, Kansas, Jay Wright of Kellogg, Iowa, David Wright of Tipton, Charles Wright of Atalissa, Lincoln Wright of Wilton, and Mrs. Theodore Kistenmacher of Davenport.
The funeral will probably be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the M. E. Church at Wilton, with interment in Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton.
[Tipton Advertiser, Published March 26, 1907, submitted by Ken Wright]
David Wright was born in Cedar County, Iowa, June 6, 1856, and passed away at his home in Tipton January 22, 1919 at 9 o'clock a.m. being 62 years, 7 months, and 16 days of age. He was the son of David Wright and Hannah Ford, one of a family of six children, having three brothers, Jay, Charles, and Lincoln and two sisters, Elizabeth, and Mary.
Mr. Wright grew to manhood in the environs of Tipton, and May 14, 1878, was married to Ida Elmira Trott. To this union were born eight children, Ralph David, of Mobridge, South Dakota, Earl Lincoln of Glendive, Montana, Ora Mae of Tipton, Charles of Clinton, Iowa, Guy of Tipton, Iowa, Ira of DeWitt, Iowa, Pearl Fern of Tipton, Lloyd J. of Tipton.
Mr. Wright has spent almost all of his life as a farmer in Cedar County, and is well known to the old settlers throughout the community. He has been in failing health during the last year and grew very much worse last July with heart trouble, followed by dropsical condition, the end coming very suddenly on Wednesday morning. He was a patient sufferer through the long months and seemed to realize that the end was near.
Besides the children mentioned he leaves to mourn his loss a faithful and devoted wife, two sisters, Elizabeth Hall of Peabody, Kansas, who could not be present at the funeral, and Mrs. Mary Kistenmacher of Davenport, Iowa, one brother, Charles, of Atalissa, Iowa, eighteen grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Tipton, with the sermon by Rev. J. N. Naly of the Reformed Church assisted by Rev. Will Kirwin, pastor of the Methodist Church and interment was made at the beautiful Masonic Cemetery.
[Tipton Advertiser, Tipton, Iowa, January 31, 1919, submitted by Ken Wright]
Guy Alfred Wright
Funeral services for Guy Alfred Wright, 83 were held at the Presbyterian Church in Mechanicsville, August 22, 1969, with Rev. Ralph Schenck of Stanwood officiating. Burial was in the Tipton Masonic Cemetery. Mr. Wright died August 20, following a long illness.
The son of David and Ida Wright, he was born in Cedar County, March 16, 1886 and was married to Minnie Ridenour in 1930. The couple farmed in the Mechanicsville vicinity until 1948 when they retired and moved to Mechanicsville.
Guy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Cedar Lodge, A.F & AM, Tipton and was a charter member of the Farm Bureau.
He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, Ronald of Cypress, California and Hubert of Cedar Rapids; 4 grandchildren, Richard Clauson,of Carpentersville, Illinois, Kenneth Wright, of Maquoketa, Donald Wright and Carole Wright, of Cedar Rapids; 2 sisters, Pearl Wright, Clinton and Mrs. Ora Schroeder of The Dalles, Oregon and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Clauson, of Farmersburg.
[Tipton Advertiser, Published August 22, 1969, submitted by Ken Wright]
Ida Trott Wright
Mrs. Ida Wright Esteemed Resident of City Called By Death
Funeral Rites Saturday Afternoon
The host of friends in Tipton and vicinity were grieved at the passing of Mrs. Ida Wright, esteemed pioneer resident of this city whose demise occurred at her home Wednesday evening January 26, 1939 at 6:15 o'clock. Mrs. Wright had been in ill health for a number of years and had been attentively cared for by her daughter Pearl and son-in-law, Robert Tracey. She was an active member of the Methodist Church until failing heath confined her to her home a greater portion of the time.
She was born Ida Elmira Trott on December 26, 1860 in Cedar County, Iowa. She married David Wright May 14, 1878. Mrs. Wright had reached the age of 78 years and 29 days at the time of her passing. The immediate cause of death was arterial sclerosis. She was preceded in death by her husband David Wright, who died January 22, 1919.
Surviving are six sons and two daughters, Charles Wright of Clinton, Guy Wright of Mechanicsville, Earl Wright of Davenport, Ralph of Mobridge, South Dakota, Ira of DeWitt, Lloyd of Chickamaugua, Georgia, Mrs. Ora Schroeder of Hood River, Oregon, and Mrs. Pearl Tracey of Tipton.
[Tipton Advertiser, Tipton, Iowa, January 26, 1939, submitted by Ken Wright]
Isaac Lincoln Wright
WILTON MAN DIES SUDDENLY
Wilton, Iowa, Feb. 4-Isaac Lincoln Wright, a prominent business man of this city, dropped dead this morning at 8 o'clock at his home, heart trouble causing his death. Mr. Wright was up early this morning and took a walk to one of the neighboring farmers to purchase some milk for his breakfast before going to his place of business. After returning from his short trip he warmed himself up near a radiator. It was when completely warmed by the heat that he suddenly fell to the floor dead.
Mr. Wright was born on a farm in Cedar County, Iowa, north of Wilton, fifty-three years ago. For a few years he made his home at Kellogg, Iowa. Fifteen years ago he returned to this city and since then has been engaged in the clothing business. He was prominent in the fraternal circles and was a member of the Masonic and K. of P. lodges.
The deceased has two sons in the service of the United States Army, Charles L., a member of the Iowa engineers and Harold D. Wright of the hospital corps, both being stationed at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico. Others surviving besides his wife, Mrs. Emily Wright, are another son, Carl, at home, two brothers, Charles of Atalissa and David of Tipton, and two sisters, Mrs. Theodore Kistenmacher of Davenport and Mrs. Elizabeth Hall of Kansas.
[Tipton Advertiser, Published February 8, 1918, submitted by Ken Wright]