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Dec. 1948
Fred A. Freeman, 86 Dies at Shellsburg
Fred A. Freeman

Benton county News

Special to Daily Times

Shellsburg. Dec 28-Fred A. Freeman, 86 died this morning at his home in Shellsburg after a short illness. Mr. Freeman was born Dec 9, 1862 in Vinton, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer Freeman. He married Ida Jane Inskeep at Bloomfield, Neb., March 29, 1885 and they lived in Nebraska for one year. The rest of their married lives were spent in and around Shellsburg.

Surviving are his widow, five children: Glen E. Freeman of Walker, Ray F. Freeman, Marshall F. Freeman and Mrs. Dora Patten of Cedar Rapids and Mrs. Hazel Greenwood of Shellsburg; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A sister, Lide Gingery and a brother, Jess Gingery, both of Shellsburg, also survive, Three brothers and a sister prededed him in death.

A funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock in the Presbyterian church at Shellsburg. Rev. Jerome Leksa will be in charge...

Submitted on 21-Mar-2010 by
Sheryl Mason Reynolds,

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Feb 15, 1972
Glenn Freeman Sr.,Dies Rites Wednesday
Glenn H. Freeman Sr.

Walker-Glenn H. Freeman, Sr. 81, a retired businessman and resident of Walker for 33 years, died Monday in Center Point nursing home.

Born April 12, 1890, at Urbana, he was married to Leona E. Montgomery Oct. 19, 1910, at Vinton. Mr. Freeman operated locker plants in Walker, Clarence and Cedar Rapids before his retirement.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ray Gartner of Lombard, Ill., Mrs. Arlo Hasselbusch of East Moline, Ill., Mrs. Harold Stange of Chariton and Arlene Anderson of Cedar Rapids; four sons, Claire of Goldfied, Jarvis of Coolidge, Ariz., William of Coralville, and Glenn Jr., of Walker; two sisters, Doris Patten of Cedar Rapids and Hazel Greenwood of Shellsburg; two brothers, Ray and Marshall, both of Cedar Rapids; 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services; Wed 2 p.m. at the United Church of Walker, Burial; Shellsburg cemetery...

Submitted on 21-Mar-2010 by
Sheryl Mason Reynolds,

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Waterloo Daily Courier; Friday, October 6, 1950

James Freeman

Vinton — James L. Freeman, 72, a resident of Vinton for a number of years while employed as manager of the local gas plant of the Iowa Electric Light & Power Co., suddenly Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Coggon; in recent years he had been city clerk at Coggon; was a native lowan; left Vinton in 1935 and had since lived at Coggon; leaves widow, three children, Mrs. Bernice Hutchinson and Lewis Freeman, Vinton, and Richard, of Brooklyn, la.; two brothers and a sister, Mrs. Lora Alsever, teacher at Shellsburg; rites were Friday at Coggon.

{Submitter comment: Not related}
Submitted on Feb 5, 2006 by
John Shuck,

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December 14, 1960
Mrs. Freeman, 85 Dies in Cedar Rapids
Margaret Freeman

Benton County News

Special to the Daily Times

Shellsburg-Mrs. Margaret Freeman died Tuesday night at St. Lukes hospital in Cedar Rapids following an illness, of several weeks.

Mrs. Freeman was born in Wheatland, Ia., Jan. 4, 1875, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis W Riedel. She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers and one sister. She is survived by three children Mrs. Arthur P. Hellwig, Chicago, Mrs. Ted Imler, Shellsburg; and Arnold Freeman, Palmadale, Calif.

Mrs. Freeman had lived in this vicinity all her life and had been active in the work of her community and of the Grace Trinity church of which she was a member.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. in Grace Trinity church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery in Shellsburg. Friends may call at the Fry and Holland funeral home.

{Submitter comment: On her stone it clearly states her birthdate as Jan 24 1875. Newpaper says Jan 4 1875.}

Submitted on 21-Mar-2010 by
Sheryl Mason Reynolds,

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Cedar Valley Times; Sept. 9, 1954
Mrs. Wm. Freeman, 70, Dies at Newhall
Mary Jane Freeman

Newhall - Mrs. William Freeman, 79, died suddenly at her home here last evening at five o'clock.

Mrs. Freeman was born April 16, 1884 at Newhall. She married William Freeman and the couple farmed near here until 1922 when they retired and moved to Newhall.

Surviving are her husband, a foster daughter, Mrs. Henry Miller, two grandsons, Wayne Miller of Newhall and William Miller of Richmond, Ind., and four great-grandchildren, Connie, Candice, Terry and Craig Miller.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Presbyterian church here.

{Submitter comment: not related}

Submitted on 01-Jan-2017 by
John Shuck,

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Patrick Henry Freeman
Patrick Henry Freeman

PATRICK FREEMAN The subject of this obituary was born in Miami County, Ohio, June 12th, 1829, where he lived until he became a young man and on July 224th, 1850, he was married to Rachel Greenlee, also of that county. Two children were born to them, Mrs. Mary Jane Tatman, now of Thornton, Iowa, and Mrs. A. Bosley, deceased. In the autumn of 1854 they came to Iowa, and lived on a farm in Buckeye valley three miles east where Belle Plaine now stands and here they resided until 1868 when they moved to town and Mr. Freeman engaged in grain and stock business. For the past fourteen years he has been on the retired list and died at 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, Sept. 13, 1898, sixty-nine years and three months old. His wife survives him and their one daughter, Mrs. Tatman is here to comfort her.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. N. Pye, at the home, Wednesday afternoon, and many of the old settlers were in attendance. He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Many good things can be said of Mr. Freeman, or “Pat” as he was familiarly known. He respected law and had the reputation for sterling integrity. May he rest in peace.

{Submitter comment: Patrick Henry Freeman was my great-great grandfather. He married Rachel Greenlee in Miami County, Ohio in July of 1850.}
Submitted on May 8, 2001 by
Sally Goehring,

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Feb. 15, 1915
William Freeman Died at Hospital
Well Known Farmer Of Near Shellsburg Succumbs After Short Illness
William Freeman

Well Known Farmer Of Near Shellsburg Succumbs After Short Illness. Funeral Today

Will Freeman, a well known farmer of near Shellsburg, who had gone to Cedar Rapids for special treatment for rheumatism, died Saturday morning at 11:30 o'clock at the hospital. Mr. Freeman had been taken to the home of his brother in the Rapids the first of the week. His condition was not considered dangerous but later complications arose and he entered the hospital for an operation. He died before the physicians could operate. Funeral obsequies were held this afternoon from the Baptist church in Shellsburg at 2 o'clock. Rev Bryden, pastor of the church, was in charge of the services. The body was laid to rest in the Shellsburg cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Andrews, the latter a cousin, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Grant of this city attended the funeral. Mr. Grant and Mr. Freeman were cousins.

Will Freeman had spent nearly all his life in Benton county in the vicinity of Shellsburg. He was 54 years of age and had every appearance of perfect health. His death comes as a shock to his family and friends. A wife and four small children are bereft of a kind husband and father. The aged mother survives together with two brothers and a sister and a half brother and sister.

In the death of Will Freem and Benton county has lost a good citizen, a man of kindly thought and deed whom all liked and respected. The entire community mourns his death and he will be sadly missed in the home and in the locality where he had spent nearly all his life.

{Submitter comment: Clipping by Martha Long}

Submitted on 21-Mar-2010 by
Sheryl Mason Reynolds,

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