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Vinton ?; ?
JOSEPH KLINE, PIONEER, PASSED AWAY SATURDAY
Joseph Kline

Joesph Kline, a resident of Benton County since 1861, and a resident of Vinton for the past thirty years, died at his home in this city Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. He was past 90 years of age and his death was due to infirmities incident to old age. He had been failing for some time.

Mr. Kline was born June 1, 1831 in New York City, and when he was four yeats old his parents moved to DuPage county, Ill. Here he grew to young manhood and January 1, 1860, was married to Miss Liza B. Backart. The following year they came to Benton county and settled on a farm in Cedar township, about ten miles northwest of Vinton. There they lived and raised a family of seven children. In 1892, they retired to Vinton and lived here the balance of their lives. Mrs. Kline passed away October 5, 1917, and since that time Mr. Kline and his son, Eugene, had lived together in the old home.

Of the seven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Kline, five are living. Mrs. Alice See died in 1910, and Frank died in 1914. The surviving children are Charles J., of Vinton; Joseph E., of Lamar, Mo; William G., of Northfield, Minn.; Mrs. Florence Green, of Jackson township, and Eugene, of Vinton. Mr. Kline is the last of a family of two girls and four boys.

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at two o'clock at the residence on East Ninth street, conducted by Rev. S. S. Smick of Waterloo, and interment was in Evergreen cemetery.

{Submitter comment: This is an obituary for my great-grandfather. I have a clip from the newspaper, but the name of the paper is not on the small piece that I have. His death date was August 27, 1921}

Submitted on 13-Apr-2009 by
Carol Browning, lotsadogshere@hotmail.com

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